YMCA Anthony Bowen Traditional Camps | YMCA DC

YMCA Anthony Bowen Traditional Camps

UNDER THE BIG TOP

Welcome to the greatest show on earth! Learn the ways of the clowns and tightrope walker, create your own carnival games, practice face-painting and much more this week.

CARTOON CRAZINESS

Craft a cartoon creation! This unique, hands-on camp introduces young artists to drawing and storyboarding.

ALOHA SPLASH

Join us for a week of luaus, hula dancing, and more tropical fun! Campers will participate in water and land games, make fun beach scene crafts, and learn water science.

LUNAR MISSION

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND! Join us in a week of exploring outer space as we learn about our solar system and venture off on a mission to star systems unknown.

ESCAPE TO DINO LAND

Long necks, big teeth, sharp claws, OH MY! Come explore all there is to know about the prehistoric creatures of our past! You will learn many fun facts about the extinct species, you may even create your own fossil, or dig for dinosaurs in this week full of everything dinosaur.

UNDER THE SEA

Life is the bubbles, under the sea! Come play with us as we make ocean-themed crafts and figure out how long sea turtles live!

CAPTAIN Y & THE SUPER HEROES

Its a bird…it’s a plane…it’s Captain Y and the Super Heroes! Grab your capes, shields, and masks and get ready to show your true strength this week. Buckle up because you are traveling to another dimension!

SUMMER FIESTA

It’s a party at the Y! Celebrate another awesome summer together in this week-long fiesta! Try you luck with the piñata, play fiesta inspired games and dance to the Macarena. NO SIESTA for this week!

IT’S A THINGAMAJIG

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 Junior and Senior campers will be invited to attend the 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.

ANIMAL ADVENTURES

Do you know what a group of elephants is called? Do you know the difference between a reptile and an amphibian? Do you know how a whale stays warm in freezing water? Find out this week through arts and crafts, science experiments, group games and more!

RECYCLEMANIA

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.

SPACE INVADERS

Attention space cadets! You won’t want to miss out on this camp from another world! This week we will explore our galaxy, create a space craft, and practice some space cadet training.

ADVENTURES IN ART

Craft a creation! This unique, hands-on camp introduces young artists to a variety of art media that may include drawing, painting, clay creations, plaster of paris, paper mâché, and more! Please send campers in appropriate clothing that allow for freedom of expression or send a smock.

AT THE MOVIES

Experience the movies LIVE with us at the Y! Each day we’ll dive into one of our favorite movies for a day of crafts, experiments, games and FUN! In this camp we might plot like Minions, sing like Elsa, learn how the Avengers save the day, or visit Zootopia with our friends.

NEWSFLASH!

STOP THE PRESSES! Y Campers are taking over the airwaves this week! Join our news team to build a newspaper and explore video journalism.

EVERYDAY IS A HOLIDAY

Celebrate all your favorite holidays at camp with us—from Halloween to Valentines Day, St Patricks Day to Christmas, 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!

SMART ART

It’s art with a twist. Art + Science = Cool Craziness! When you mix up art and science, you’ll create all kinds of interesting, cool designs. Experiment with different, colorful substances that produce reactions. Find out what candy chromatography is; put your noodle to work in a nifty chemistry workshop. Show off your pieces at the end of the summer in our Y Art Show!

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