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!
Its a bird…it’s a plane…it’s Captain Y and the Super Heroes! Grab your capes, shields, and masks and get ready to show your true strength this week. Buckle up because you are traveling to another dimension!
Lava lamps, tie-dye, sock hops and cassettes! Get groovy with this camp that is all that and a bag of chips! Maybe you’ll learn to dance like Elvis, construct your own disco ball or even design a new video game like Pac-Man.
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.
Celebrate all your favorite holidays at camp with us—from Halloween to Valentines Day, St Patrick’s Day to New Years Eve and many more! As if that isn’t enough excitement, we’ll be ending the week with a giant Birthday Party for everybody. You won’t want to miss this week at camp!
Around the world in 5 days! We’ll be learning all about different regions, people and their customs from all over the world through arts/crafts, group games and science activities. We may even ask families to bring in items that represent their own cultures.
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.
Explore the jungle and come face to face with leopards, tucans, and spider monkeys… Okay, not really face-to-face, but come learn about all the cool animals hidden in the jungle while doing lots of animal crafts, playing jungle games, and most importantly making tons of friends at camp!
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.
How big are a Great White’s jaws? What is the smallest known shark species? Let’s find out when TVs must-watch event of the summer comes to Y camp! We will learn shark fun facts, how we can protect these ocean predators, create crafts and play shark games.
Pirates and princesses, oh my! Will you walk the plank, find your own hidden treasure or work together to get off the shipwrecked island? Come along for an adventure this week and you’re guaranteed to discover the best treasure of all, friendship.
UNDER THE BIG TOP
Welcome to the greatest show on earth! Learn the ways of the clowns and tightrope walker, create your own carnival games, practice face-painting and much more this week.
UNDER THE SEA
Life is the bubbles, under the sea! Come play with us as we make ocean-themed crafts and figure out how long sea turtles live!
The Y is currently supporting critical needs in each community. To learn more, please visit www.ymcadc.org/stayinformed. Virtual group exercise classes, wellness workouts, tennis, youth activities and more can be found at www.ymcadc.org/virtualymca.