YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase / YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center Travel & Horseback Camps | YMCA DC

YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase / YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center Travel & Horseback Camps

AMUSEMENT PARK ADVENTURES

Are you ready for a fun filled week? Our teens will be checking out all of our favorite amusement parks & water parks in the area! What could be more fun than a trip to Six Flags with your friends? All park entrance fees are included in camp price.

ARTISTS ON TOUR

Harness your creativity on the road with us—we’ll visit pottery studios, art workshops, and of course take advantage of all the amazing art museums the DC area has to offer! This is the perfect camp for your budding artist that wants to experience it all!

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Best of Both Worlds provides a well-rounded experience for your camper with three days of a traditional camp experience on-site and two days of exciting local field trips!

DESTINATION DC

Like learning about almost everything? We’ll check out museums of science, history, art and more. Possible excursions include the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, International Spy Museum, and more…

DESTINATION UNKNOWN

Every day is a surprise in Destination Unknown! This unique camp includes fun and exciting daily trips in the Virginia, Maryland and DC area. This camp requires an adventurous personality as you never know where you might end up!

HORSEBACK RIDING

An introduction to riding basics, horse care, and responsibility taught in a safe and fun environment! Campers are transported by the YMCA to Oatland Stables for 2-3 hours each day to learn what it’s like to care for and ride their own horse. The emphasis of this camp is on safety and respect for the horse and his care. Campers will ride each day; based on experience, campers are split into groups and when groups are not riding they will participate in a variety of fun activities that may include: bathing, grooming, feeding, arts & crafts, and more!
Please wear long pants, sturdy shoes, and a riding helmet for this camp. Helmets can be provided by the stables if you do not bring your own.

PONY CAMP

Horseback riding for our younger riders! This camp is an introduction to riding basics, horse care, and responsibility taught in a safe and fun environment! Campers are transported by the YMCA to Oatland Stables for 2 hours each day to learn what it’s like to care for and ride their own horse. The emphasis of this camp is on safety and respect for the horse and his care. Campers will ride each day and when not riding they will participate in a variety of fun activities that may include: bathing, grooming, feeding, arts & crafts, and more!
Please wear long pants, sturdy shoes, and a riding helmet for this camp. Helmets can be provided by the stables if you do not bring your own.

ROCK CLIMBING

Come along with us to various indoor and outdoor rock climbing sites in this non-stop travel camp! Each day we will travel to a new climb spot to try a multitude of climbing experiences. When not out climbing, children participate in traditional camp activities at the YMCA to include active games, arts & crafts, spirit contests, and more!

BOWLING

Hop on the bus and we’ll head off to a different bowling alley each day to practice our techniques in this classic game. When not at the alley, children participate in traditional camp activities at the YMCA to include active games, arts & crafts, spirit contests, and more!

EXTREME ATHLETES

Come along with us as we try our hand at Paintball, Lazer Tag, Archery Tag, Bubble Soccer, and Top Golf (among other possible trips) in this week of non-stop extreme sports!

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Each week is filled with new activities to explore! Campers learn to respect and appreciate nature through fun adventures like hiking, exploring, fishing, creeking, archery, canoeing, wilderness projects and environmental education, arts and crafts, swimming, camp songs, and many more surprises!

Skilled Y camp staff teach teamwork and provide challenging, safe activities for each small group. Each camper will experience success-building skills that last a lifetime!

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