Celebrate all your favorite holidays at camp with us—from Halloween to Valentines Day, St Patrick’s Day to New Years Eve and many more! As if that isn’t enough excitement, we’ll be ending the week with a giant Birthday Party for everybody. You won’t want to miss this week at camp!
Hooray for the red, white & blue! Explore the US and celebrate our beautiful nation at camp this week! This week will be filled with stars and stripes galore with a little bit of geography and patriotic activities thrown in.
STEM shapes our everyday experiences and is designing our future—our Thingamajig camp opens doors to strategic thinking and creative expression by challenging children to invent solutions to everyday problems using only what can be re-purposed around them. This is a very special week as our campers will be invited to attend the 26th Annual YMCA Thingamajig Invention Convention—a one of a kind STEM-based gathering where youth and community partners come together to learn, explore, experiment, and discover.
Get down and dirty in this green thumb camp. Learn all about plants, seeds, & soil as you watch your organic garden grow. This camp offers a special emphasis on outdoor recreation, reconnecting kids with nature and bringing back a sense of adventure to the outdoor experience. Campers will experience fun and exciting outdoor activities that may include team building, sports, nature crafts, scavenger hunts, storytelling and more.
Fairy tales turn into reality at this camp; we’ll follow breadcrumbs, hunt for magic beans, and make up our own magical stories, too! Campers will become one with the story of the day and learn that imagination is everything.
We’re going recycling-crazy! This week we will be reducing and reusing—let your imagination take the reins and create a robot from a shoebox or a volcano from a water bottle and just imagine what you could create from some buttons and a soda can… Many of our creations this week will be submitted to the YMCA’s Annual Thingamajig Invention Convention occurring the following week to be eligible to win some exciting prizes! Campers do not need to be enrolled in camp the week of the Invention Convention to claim their prizes.
Pirates and princesses, oh my! Will you walk the plank, find your own hidden treasure or work together to get off the shipwrecked island? Come along for an adventure this week and you’re guaranteed to discover the best treasure of all, friendship.
The Y is currently supporting critical needs in each community. To learn more, please visit www.ymcadc.org/stayinformed. Virtual group exercise classes, wellness workouts, tennis, youth activities and more can be found at www.ymcadc.org/virtualymca.