YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase / YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center Specialty: Arts Camps | YMCA DC

YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase / YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center Specialty: Arts Camps

AYRLAWN’S GOT TALENT

Do you have what it takes to be the next Ayrlawn Y superstar? Let’s see what you got in this imaginative camp. Sing, dance, or perform your way into the hearts of every camper!

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

ART IN 3D

Put down the crayons and build your next masterpiece in 3D. Let your imagination soar as you experiment with form and texture using clay, fabric, papier mache, homemade playdough and more!

ART-O-GAMI

Art and origami – combined in one amazing summer…as you learn to make origami shapes, animals, and other incredible projects. Learn age old techniques and master the art forms secrets!

ART THROUGH THE AGES

Let’s take a trip around the world and through time, exploring art as we go. Stop in Australia and discover aboriginal art. Create your own ancient Greek vase, explore the calligraphy and printmaking of Japan, the landscapes of France and Italy. Art and culture – around the world!

RECYCLIN’ ART

Treasure from “trash.” Shoeboxes, newspaper, paper bags, and more turned into something artistic and fun.

RIP THE RUNWAY

Young fashion gurus will create fashions and awesome apparel in this creative camp.  Campers will learn the basics of clothing construction, from creative inspiration to practical considerations.  This camp will culminate with a fashion show featuring creations by our very own style icons.

MINI ARTISTS

We’ll try it all this week! Our Mini Artists will color, draw, paint, and create in lots of mediums to explore and widen the bounds of our creativity! Please send children in appropriate clothing that allows for freedom of expression

CURTAIN CALL

Campers will learn all of the aspects of theatre from character creation to costumes, and set design to performance. Improvisation, make-up, props and characterization are just some of the techniques to be practiced as they work towards a final Friday performance.

HERE’S TO ME

This camp empowers girls to be girls and experience a full range of specialty activities – arts and crafts, active group games, science and more. The fundamental goal of this program is to have each girl realize they can achieve their objective with a positive outlook. By interacting with others and learning a variety of tasks and skills, inevitably they will develop a stronger self-image. A series of hands-on problem solving activities including challenge course obstacles, “trust games” and creative projects will promote confidence and achievement.

KIDS GONE CRAFTY

Create crafty creations! Develop your creativity with drawing, painting, sculpting and many more cool arts & crafts projects. This hands on camp will introduce the creative camper to dabbling in drawing, plaster of paris, papier mâché, clay characters, and more! Please send children in appropriate clothing that allows for freedom of expression.

MUSICAL THEATRE

Looking for your 15 minutes of fame? Campers will learn all of the aspects of musical theatre from character creation to costumes, and set design to performance. Improvisation, make-up, songs, props and characterization are just some of the techniques to be practiced as they work towards a final Friday performance.

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.

SAVOR THE FLAVOR

Campers really get cooking in this introduction to the culinary arts where they learn to create fun things that you can eat! Incorporating cleanliness, nutrition, cooking terms, measuring, creating, sharing and EATING, this camp allows children to become little chefs. From chopping up to cleaning up, it’s all food for thought.

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