TRADITIONAL CAMPS

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Adventure Awaits

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, and swimming. All activities are focused around the weekly camp theme.

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Aloha Splash

We are celebrating the summer Hawaiian style! Campers will participate in water and land games, learn water safety, make fun beach scene crafts, and learn water science.  
 

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Animal Adventures

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, and swimming. All activities are focused around the weekly camp theme.

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At the Movies

Traditional day camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, swimming, and occasional field trips centered around the theme.

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Backyard Bash

Come join your friends as we enjoy the summer sun! We will have picnics at the park; take part in classic outdoor games; such as limbo, corn hole, Tug-of-War, sack races, re-lay races that you want to miss, and much more. Campers will enjoy a sing off as we karaoke under the shade tree.   We will jam out to back yard tunes as we partake in our good ole Friday backyard BBQ Bash.  

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Blast from the Past

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, and swimming all wrapped around the theme

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Camp Closeout

Traditional day damps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, and swimming centered around the theme.

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Captain Y and The Superheroes

Join the YMCA as we explore the adventurous world of your favorite superheroes! This exciting theme provides children the opportunity to create new superheroes, add new powers to existing ones and visit the many planets and worlds they live on. Buckle up because you are traveling to another dimension!

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Catch the Spirit!

Traditional day camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, and swimming centered around the theme.

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Crazy Concoctions

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, and swimming all wrapped around the theme.

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Decades of Fun

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, and swimming all wrapped around the theme.

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Dinosaur Park

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, swimming and possible field trips all wrapped around the theme.  Don’t forget about our half day traditional camp. It offers just as much fun as our full day camp, just in a smaller package. Camp will run from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM but may vary by branch.

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Dr. Seuss

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, swimming and possible field trips all wrapped around the theme.

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Drip, Drip, Splash

Get ready to make a splash during this wet and wild week of camp!  Campers will enjoy various water activities such as water bucket relays, water balloons, water balloon toss, water tag and more.

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Escape to Dino-Land

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, swimming and possible field trips all wrapped around the theme.

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Exploring the World

Pack your bags, grab your passport, and let's explore! Travel around the globe this week as we discover new arts and crafts, games, and more from all over the world.

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Exploring the World

Pack your bags as we go on a fantastic journey “around the world. “Travel” to different places by learning games, crafts, recipes, and stories from all over the world!

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Game On!

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, and swimming all wrapped around the theme. Held at Algonkian Regional Park, Sterling VA (Picnic Shelter #1)

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H2O-WOW

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, and swimming all wrapped around the theme.

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ICKY STICKY CREATIONS

Put on your lab coats and get ready to experiment with all sorts of slimy, gooey stuff during Icky Sticky Creation Week!  You will make slime, create explosions with soda, and create your own play-dough and more.

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It’s a Thingamajig

"It's a what?" "A thingamajig!" Calling all inventors, let's get the juices flowing and start preparing, before we know it the Thingamajig Invention Convention will be here! Campers will use recycled materials to create a new invention or concoct a new use for an everyday item. 

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It’s Easy Being Green

Passionate about the environment? Learn how to "go green" easily with fun activities and projects as well as learn about how to support our earth through recycling.

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Jungle Safari (Not a Trip Camp)

Lions and tigers and bears!  Oh My!  Come on a safari with us to the zoo and learn everything from animal calls to life at the zoo.  Learn about all different habitats and experience the vast smorgasbord of plant and animal life on our planet.

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Old School Games

Come one, come all as we celebrate a different era in time each and every day!  Campers will enjoy this blast from the past as we play old school games like hop scotch, tag, checkers, chess, hula hoop, board games and more.  These old school games are popular today! 

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Olympic Week

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, and swimming all wrapped around the theme.

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Once Upon A Y (at Ayrlawn PC)

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, and swimming all wrapped around the theme

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Party At The Y

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, and swimming all wrapped around the theme.

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Pirates and Princesses

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, swimming and possible field trips all wrapped around the theme.

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Pokemon Here

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, swimming and possible field trips all wrapped around the theme.   Don’t forget about our half day traditional camp. It offers just as much fun as our full day camp, just in a smaller package. Camp will run from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM but may vary by branch.

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Rockin’ Beach Party (at Ayrlawn PC)

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, and swimming all wrapped around the theme

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ROCKIN’ BEACH PARTY

We don’t have a beach, but we still know how to throw a rockin’ beach party here at the YMCA.  So bring your swim suits and get ready for Water balloon tosses, Water Relays, and MORE!  OH, don’t forget about our Beach Party EXTRAVAGANZA on Friday!  You don’t want to miss it!

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Secrets and spies

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, and swimming all wrapped around the theme

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Shark Week

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, and swimming all wrapped around the theme

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Space Invaders

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, and swimming all wrapped around the theme.

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Stars & Stripes Forever (at Ayrlawn PC)

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, and swimming all wrapped around the theme

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Summer Fiesta

¡Ay Caramba! Join in on our celebration and let’s have a FIESTA! Try your luck at hitting our piñata, playing fiesta inspired games, and dancing to the Macarena! We will have fun learning about the Spanish culture and let’s not forget about our camp fire nachos! NO SIESTA for this week! PS… Look out for special visitors! Campers may be divided into groups by age. Swim at Watermine.  

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Survivor

Who will be the team left standing after a week of challenges? Campers will team up for a week of challenges, adventures, and working together. Campers will spend the week in teams participating in survivor-like challenges that test their ability to work together and think on their feet. Challenges may include an obstacle course, canoe races and a ropes course. Campers may be divided into groups by age. Swim at the Watermine.

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The Great Outdoors

Held at Algonkian Regional Park in Sterling VA, Campers will go on daily outdoor adventures in and around this beautiful park. Campers should be prepared for lots of hiking and sightseeing and should be able to walk for extended periods of time. Campers will explore nature, go on scavenger hunts and much more.

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Thingamajig

It's here! It's finally here! Calling all inventors, the Thingamajig Invention Convention is here! It's time to put your brains together and show off your talents. All campers will be attending the Thingamajig Invention Convention this week! Recycled materials will be used to create masterpieces as we delve into the creative minds of our future!

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Thingamajig Invention Camp

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, swimming and possible field trips all wrapped around the theme.

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TO INFINITY AND BEYOND

Calling all astronauts come and take a spaceship to fun in outer space! This week we will explore Camp Ayrlawn and learn skills while pretending we are lost in outer space. This week is sure to be packed with super space fun!

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Treasure Island

Argh YMCA mateys! Come walk the plank onto me pirate ship! Have some swashbuckling pirate fun with a canon ball toss, stranded island obstacle course, crocodile hunt and more. Send a message in a bottle, try your hand (or hook) at sand art, and become a Captain Hook look alike.

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Under the Big Top

Come one, come all to the greatest camp on earth! Join this wild and wacky circus troupe.  Learn magic, funny tricks, learn about circus animals, arts & crafts, the science of what makes the circus fun.

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Under the Sea

Dive into ocean discovery!  Explore water, sea creatures, sand and more through crafts, games, science activities and more!

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Up With A Blast: Space Camp

Got a yen for lunar learning? Blast off into this fun and activity-filled session learning about the solar system. Campers will let their imaginations soar while learning about the planets, stars, and the moon. They will also build and name their very own spaceship to carry them to the moon and beyond!

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Water Wipe Out

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, and swimming all wrapped around the theme.

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Water, Water, Everywhere

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, and swimming all wrapped around the theme

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Wet, Wild, & Wonderful

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, and swimming all wrapped around the theme.

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Wild Wild West

Traditional Day Camps offer theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, music, swimming and possible field trips all wrapped around the theme.

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Xtend the Summer Fun

Summer's not over yet! We're extending the fun this week with more games, more arts and crafts, more every thing!

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