Are you ready for the BEST SUMMER EVER?

Registration Opens March 1, 2017

Adventure Camp

Discover and Explore the Great Outdoors

Boys & Girls Ages 6-12

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of every child, YMCA Camps focus on Youth Development, Achievement, Relationships, and Belonging.

 

YMCA Adventure Camp has a strong emphasis on enjoying  nature, and being active in the outdoors. Camp will help each child develop environmental awareness; learn camping skills, and provide enjoyable activities that promotes individual growth in areas of self esteem, responsibility, communication, independence, leadership, and our Christian Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

 

Dates & Weekly Themes

 

June 5-9: Raiders of the Lost Artifact

This week will include games and activities that highlight archaeology, paleontology, dinosaur fossils and more! Activities will include unearthing hidden objects buried throughout time.

 

June 12-16: Food for Thought

This week will highlight one of the most important components of our daily lives: FOOD! Campers will learn about healthy eating habits and nutrition. Activities will include using food as inspiration for a colorful painting and creating a larger-than-life sculpture of a piece of food.

 

June 19-23: Captain Planet

We’re going green at the Y!  Campers will explore how to work as a team to take care of our planet.  Activities will be STEM-focused and include up-cycling, learning about sustainable energy, and how to clean up our local community.

 

June 26-30: The Fun Awakens

This week campers will race through space and learn about stars, planets and space travel. Activities will include creating your own constellation and building light sabers. The force is strong at the Y!

 

July 5-7: All-American Road Trip

Campers will learn about various cultural and historical destinations around the United States like the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty & more! There will be a highlighted guest speaker and campers will write a letter to a Park Ranger in the National Park Service. *This session will only run Wednesday-Friday due to the 4th of July.

 

July 10-14: H2-Oh!

This week campers will be exposed to everything about water! Activities will include water art, water experiments and more. Prepare to get wet!

 

July 17-21: Imagination Stations

This week will revolve around the power of using your imagination. Campers will engage in various imaginative STEM activities including the famous Thingamajig invention competition!

 

July 24-28: It’s Electric

Campers will learn about all types of Engineers and build catapults, roller coasters, bridges and more as they discover all of the different forces of design and electricity at work in our world! You’ll be shocked!

 

July 31-August 4: Mad Scientist

Build it and test it! This week campers will discover the colorful side of science with fun science experiments! Campers will build rockets, drop melons from different heights and more!

 

August 7-11: Under the Big Top

Let’s wrap up a great summer with carnival themed games and activities. Campers will have the opportunity to practice their special skills and talents then perform them in the Adventure Camp Talent Show!

 

 

Activities each week include, but are not limited to:

Exploring the outdoors, hiking various trails, going on river walks, canoeing, swimming, group games, creative crafts, STEM activities, guest speakers and much more! The YMCA will provide a morning and afternoon snack.

What campers need to bring to camp each day:

A healthy & hearty lunch, swimsuit/towel, sunscreen, insect repellent, change of clothes, water bottle, sturdy shoes/boots and an old pair of shoes for water walks.

Fees Per Session:

$130/Members $155/Participant

*July 5-7 (only 3 days) is $75/members $90 Participant

Financial Assistance Available