YMCA Silver Spring Specialty Camps | YMCA DC

YMCA Silver Spring Specialty Camps

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!

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.

CHESS

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.

CREATIVE WRITING

Whether you are looking to write the next great novel or just an exciting short story, this camp will help you get your creative juices flowing. Bring your writing home to share with your family.

CURTAIN CALL

Campers will learn all of the aspects of theatre from character creation to costumes, and set design to performance. Improvisation, make-up, props and characterization are just some of the techniques to be practiced as they work towards a final Friday performance.

GAME LAB

Do you have an endless imagination and love to create? Come and explore the ins and outs of toys and games – even create and invent new ones of your own. Get ready as we go life-size with some of the most iconic games of all time.

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.

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.

LET’S PAINT

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

RECYCLIN ART

Treasure from “trash.” Shoeboxes, newspaper, paper bags, and more turned into something artistic and fun.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NATURE RULES

Get down and dirty in this green thumb camp. Learn all about plants, seeds, & soil as you watch your organic garden grow. This camp offers a special emphasis on outdoor recreation, reconnecting kids with nature and bringing back a sense of adventure to the outdoor experience. Campers will experience fun and exciting outdoor activities that may include team building, sports, nature crafts, scavenger hunts, storytelling and more.

ANIMAL ADVENTURES

Do you know what a group of elephants is called? Do you know the difference between a reptile and an amphibian? Do you know how a whale stays warm in freezing water? Find out this week through arts and crafts, science experiments, group games and more!

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