The Y is offering summer camp to kids, ages four to 12, and a teen camp for teens, ages 13-16, as an adventurous way for them to stay active and healthy this summer. YMCA summer camp programs offer youth unique experiences with an opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that will last a lifetime. The YMCA of the Capital Area provides a welcoming environment for kids and teens where they can belong, build relationships, develop character and discover their potential.
Activities for camp include field trips, sports, swimming, arts and crafts, teambuilding, group games, etc. The YMCA has weekly themes planned for summer camp, as well as teen camp, this year. Each theme gives youth the opportunity to engage in learning, wellness and fun. Some of the weekly summer camp themes include:
Beyond the Stars: Campers will travel through space learning about the stars. This week will have plenty of SCI-FI based activities as well.
Nature’s Own: Campers will explore how plants thrive and produce food. Our junior gardeners will learn about life cycles and even participate in taste testing games. Campers will learn concepts like “leave no trace” and recycling.
Water Mania: Campers will participate daily in outdoor water games or indoor gym and pool games such as beach towel volleyball, water ball and water polo.
Some of the weekly teen camp themes include:
Dollars and $ense: Teens will have fun learning the basics of how money works and how to work with their money. These future leaders will also gain key knowledge in best practices and how to work towards their goals.
Engineering the Future: Teens will participate in meaningful STEM activities by creating and building things such as robots, catapults, bridges and other fun projects and equipment.
Sporting Wars: Everyone will get to experience the thrills of sporting and competing with each other. Team work and team building activities will be a key element this week as they learn how to work within group dynamics.
To ensure that all youth have the same chance to experience camp, the Y offers summer camp to youth with autism, as well as financial assistance to those in need.
A leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of the youth, the Y has been a leader in providing summer camp for over 130 years. The Y continues to give youth an enriching, summer experience with caring staff and volunteers that model positive values that help build their child’s character.
Camp will begin May 29 and run every weekday (except July 4) from 7am-6pm. The registration fee is $20 for members and $40 for program participants. A $10 late fee will be applied after the registration deadline on May 12. The weekly cost of both camps is $110 for members and $150 for program participants.
Registration deadline is May 12. For more information, visit ymcabr.org/camp.