YMCA Silver Spring Specialty Camps | YMCA DC

YMCA Silver Spring Specialty Camps

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.

GREEN THUMBS UP!

Get down and dirty in this green thumb camp. Learn all about plants, seeds, & soil as you watch your organic garden grow.

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.

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, paper mâché, clay characters, and more! Please send children in appropriate clothing that allows for freedom of expression.

CONSTRUCTION JUNCTION

Investigate engineering from inside out.  Enjoy taking things apart to see what is inside and discover how they can be put together again.  This is a great camp for curious minds that always want to know how things work.

LEGO BUILDERS

Use Legos to explore, investigate, experiment, question and build engaging hands-on science activities. Campers will have an opportunity to create, build and program robots along with other engineering tasks.

LET’S PAINT

Go beyond the expected! Discover finger-painting, sponge dipping and other exciting possibilities.

SMART ART

It’s art with a twist. Art + Science = Cool Craziness! When you mix up art and science, you’ll create all kinds of interesting, cool designs. Experiment with different, colorful substances that produce reactions. Find out what candy chromatography is; put your noodle to work in a nifty chemistry workshop. Show off your pieces at the end of the summer in our Y Art Show!

WEARABLE ART

Design your own personalized jazzy jewelry and accessories. Create jewelry using clay, pre-made beads, and more. Make pins, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and hair ornaments.

SILVER SPRING’S GOT TALENT

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

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.

LEGO ROBOTICS

Use Legos to explore, investigate, experiment, question and build engaging hands-on science activities. Campers may also have an opportunity to create, build and program robots along with other engineering tasks.

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.

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.

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