YMCA Arlington Traditional Camps | YMCA DC

YMCA Arlington Traditional Camps

**After-care option is offered as an add-on from 4:00-5:00pm.

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!

UNDER THE SEA

Spend the summer at sea with fun ocean-themed activities and crafts!

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!

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.

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 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.

ANIMAL ADVENTURES

Explore the jungle and come face to face with leopards, tucans, and spider monkeys… Okay, not really face-to-face, but come learn about all the cool animals hidden in the jungle while doing lots of animal crafts, playing jungle games, and most importantly making tons of friends at camp!

SPACE INVADERS

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.

UNDER THE BIG TOP

Come one, come all… to the YMCA Ayrlawn Circus! Learn the ways of the clowns and tightrope walker, create your own carnival games, practice face-painting and much more this week.

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.

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