YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase / YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center Traditional Camps | YMCA DC

YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase / YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center Traditional Camps

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.

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.

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!

FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA

Explore the US and celebrate our beautiful nation at camp this week!

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.

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.

EVERYDAY IS A HOLIDAY

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!

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!

ARYLAWN NINJA WARRIOR

Start your training early for this one! This week we’ll tackle challenging obstacle courses and compete for the title of Ultimate Ninja, a title NONE have been able to claim yet…

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