YMCA Loudoun County Specialty Camps | YMCA DC

YMCA Loudoun County Specialty Camps


An introduction to riding basics, horse care, and responsibility taught in a safe and fun environment! Campers are transported by the YMCA to the 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.


Camp Highroad provides youngsters with firsthand experiences with nature through trail walks, crawfishing, shelter building, field games, archery, canoeing, ropes courses, hayrides, storytelling, swimming, and much more! The zip line for 10+ year olds is also a weekly activity. Campers gain perspectives about themselves, learn about interacting respectfully with others, and discover that they can play an important role in protecting the environment.


Explore the wonderful world of robots. Students will create, build and program robots that can walk, run, make music, dance, and complete an obstacle course. Use LEGO sets to explore, investigate, experiment, question and build engaging hands-on science activities.


Dive into the world of creativity and coding! Campers will enjoy sessions on YMCA-provided computers and will engage in Minecraft creativity.


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.


Young artists will have a blast learning different drawing techniques! Campers will learn different techniques which may include portrait, landscape, still life, cartoons, and shading using a variety of materials


Checkmate! Have you ever been stumped with how the chess pieces move? Have no fear! Chess camp will teach you the basics. Chess players will learn the different chess pieces and how they work. Players learn basic strategies and good sportsmanship.

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