YMCA Silver Spring Specialty Camps | YMCA DC

YMCA Silver Spring Specialty Camps


Unleash your child’s creative spirit!  In this engaging and enriching class, campers will focus on the various painting mediums of oil, acrylic, watercolor, and inks.  Beyond realizing their own creations, kids will explore new techniques and learn about the artists who made each style famous.    


Craft a creation! This unique, hands-on camp introduces young artists to a variety of art mediums 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.  


Join us on an adventure in this cool and crazy science camp. Learn about chemical reactions through whacky experiments and fun projects. Follow the scientific method to build your own volcano and watch it explode, create your own vortex, and design your own edible potions. A truly magical experience. 


Campers will explore techniques and cuisine from around the world in this fun camp that will have them making a variety of delectable delights! After learning the basics of following recipes, as well as measuring and cutting techniques, campers will learn to prepare appetizers, healthy snacks, and of course, they’ll get their just desserts!  Key kitchen protocols help campers understand best practices in cleanliness and nutrition as they plan and create a 3-course meal.   


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.