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BEST. SUMMER. EVER.

by YMCA YMCA Marketing | Feb 09, 2018

Have the Best Summer Ever at YMCA Summer Camp

The Y is offering summer camp to kids, ages four to 12, and a teen camp for teens, ages 13-15, 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, team-building, 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:

Summer Safari: This summer safari will foster a love of nature and animals. Campers will explore the zoo, meet friendly zoo animals, and make memories.

Space Station Vacation: 3, 2, 1...Blast off to infinity and beyond! Campers will travel through space and learn about the solar system through hands-on activities involving the planets, stars and moon.

Ocean Commotion: Every day is a great day to get soaking wet! Campers will participate daily in outdoor water games or indoor gym and pool games such as beach towel volleyball, learn water safety, 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.

Full Steam Ahead: Having fun while making things work will be a key goal during this week. Teens will participate in meaningful S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) 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 also 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 28 and run every weekday (except July 4) from 7am-6pm. The weekly cost of both camps is $115 for members and $160 for program participants. Register your child early to save on registration fees. Premiere registration for members and returning campers is open February 1-28, and early bird registration will be open to everyone from March 1- April 15. For more information, visit ymcabr.org/camp. To learn more about the financial assistance program, visit ymcabr.org/scholarships.