YMCA Prince George's County Traditional Camps | YMCA DC

YMCA Prince George’s County Traditional Camps

AIR & SPACE

Facinated by rockets and planes? Join a team of camp engineers to explore the world of movement building rockets, making parachutes, learning about airplanes, and more! Once each session we will be visiting the Air & Space Museum.

ESCAPE TO DINO LAND

Long necks, big teeth, sharp claws, OH MY! Come explore all there is to know about the prehistoric creatures of our past! You will learn many fun facts about the extinct species, you may even create your own fossil, or dig for dinosaurs in this week full of everything dinosaur.

GOOP & MAGICAL SOLUTIONS

Join us on a wacky adventure through all kinds of cool and crazy chemical reactions. Use chemicals to make slippery slime and watch colors separate before your eyes! Find out how to make volcanoes erupt, what oobleck is, how to make gak and more! Add in messy games and activities, creating a slimy, grimy, goopy and magical experience.

HAVIN’ A BALL

Our all-time-favorite ball games—have a blast playing Kickball, Dodgeball, and Gaga with your friends!

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.

JUST BUILD IT

Calling all junior architects! Construct mini-communities, a mini model of your house and other cool buildings. Transform sticks, cardboard and other common supplies into neat looking structures. Learn about simple architectural concepts and techniques.

ONCE UPON A Y

Fairy tales turn into reality at this camp; we’ll follow breadcrumbs, hunt for magic beans, and make up our own magical stories, too! Campers will become one with the story of the day and learn that imagination is everything.

WEATHER STATION

Campers will learn weather patterns and so much more… We might even build a space shuttle and take an imaginary trip to Mars!

Y OLYMPICS

There’s nothing like a healthy competition to make your summer great! Campers will spend the week split into teams and competing in various sports and challenges for gold.

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YMCA Facility Percentage to Capacity as of 11am: YMCA Alexandria -0% • YMCA Arlington - 7% • YMCA Fairfax County Reston - 47% • YMCA Bethesda Chevy-Chase - 24% • YMCA Silver Spring - 16% • YMCA Anthony Bowen - 21%