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Register for Summer Camp 2015
Professional Clothing Drive - 3/25-4/7
Y Night at Studio Theatre - 4/16
Healthy Kids Day - 4/25

Endless Opportunities to Explore, Learn & Create

Click here to register today for Summer Camp 2015!

Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. 

From traditional to specialty, here are the camp programs we are offering at our Y branches across the region. Be sure to sign up early (before space runs out in your camper's favorite program!).

District of Columbia Camps
YMCA Anthony Bowen
YMCA Anthony Bowen's Camp for Preschoolers
YMCA Calomiris
YMCA Capital View
YMCA National Capital

Maryland Camps
YMCA Bethesda/ Ayrlawn
YMCA Bowie
YMCA Potomac Overlook
YMCA Silver Spring

Virginia Camps
YMCA Alexandria
YMCA Arlington
YMCA Loudoun County
YMCA Reston


Jump-start your spring cleaning by donating to the YMCA DC Youth & Government program’s Professional Clothing Drive. Through the YMCA DC Youth & Government program, high school students are given the chance to participate as city government “officials.” They are taught how to debate, learn the legislative process and build public speaking skills, all to help solve issues facing our community. Yet, not all students are able to afford the professional business attire they need to best represent themselves and DC in local and national conferences. Your donation will help them professionally dress for success!

Clothing is needed between March 25 through April 7, 2015.

  • Women’s attire (skirts, slacks, dresses, and suits), sizes S to XL and 0 to 16
  • Men’s attire (slacks, collared shirts, jackets, and suits), sizes S to XL, 34-44 jacket & 30-40 pants
  • Men’s and women’s accessories including belts, ties, bowties, and cuff links
  • Please properly launder all clothes before donating.
  • NOT accepted: shoes, socks, hosiery, or undergarments.
  • YMCA Alexandria
  • YMCA Anthony Bowen
  • YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center
  • YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase
  • YMCA National Capital
  • YMCA Potomac Overlook
  • YMCA Silver Spring

Thursday, April 16th at 6:30pm
Studio Theatre, Washington, DC

Join YMCA National Capital at Studio Theatre for the world premiere of Laugh! This slapstick comedy is a story of mishaps and moxie, the romance of Hollywood and ultimately a Hollywood-caliber romance. From Beth Henley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Crimes of the Heart. Proceeds benefit the YMCA’s Caring for Community fund, which assures that no one is ever turned away from YMCA programs due to inability to pay. Never has a night of laughter felt so good.

Tickets: $85 per person
Reception at 6:30pm with complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and drinks
Show at 8:00pm

To purchase tickets, visit STUDIOTHEATRE.ORG/YMCA! Sponsorships are available. For more information, contact Michael Anderson at 202-862-9622.

Healthy Kids Day
Saturday, April 25th
Over 10 Events throughout the DMV!

The Y is all about more. The more support, guidance and opportunities we give kids… the more amazing qualities they’ll get out. The more they get out, the more they can achieve growing up. That’s why we provide kids a healthy, caring environment of fun, learning and belonging to help them reach their fullest potential.

That’s also why we celebrate Healthy Kids Day, our biggest day of the year devoted to kids and MORE! Over 1,300 Ys across the country are taking part in Healthy Kids Day, holding free community events that are open to all kids and families and filled with fun, active play and educational opportunities. SAVE THE DATE and check back soon for specific branch locations, schedules and activities!
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