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YMCA Arlington Traditional Camps

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.

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!

DR. SEUSS

Come along with the Cat in the Hat to figure out what the Lorax is, what kind of mischief Thing 1 & Thing 2 get into and why Sam I am loved green eggs and ham!

EVERY DAY IS A HOLIDAY

Happy Merry St. Valentines Birthday! There’s a reason for every season and why not celebrate them all at once? It’s a holiday redo where every day is a different holiday celebration!

EXPLORING THE WORLD

Around the world in 5 days! We’ll be learning all about different regions, people and their customs from all over the world through arts/crafts, group games and science activities. We may even ask families to bring in items that represent their own cultures.

FROM SEA TO SHINGING SEA

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.

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.

JUNGLE SAFARI 

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!

NATURE RULES

The greatest adventure is in our backyards, but mother nature has some weird rules. Moss only grows on the Northside of the tree but that rule only applies in the northern hemisphere–in the southern hemisphere, moss mostly grows on the south sides of trees. What other rules will we find out?

SHARK WEEK

How big are a Great White’s jaws? What is the smallest known shark species? Let’s find out when TVs must-watch event of the summer comes to Y camp! We will learn shark fun facts, how we can protect these ocean predators, create crafts and play shark games.

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!

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