specialty camps

 

AGES 8-11 SPECIALTY CAMPS

ANN ARBOR YMCA 2014 SUMMER CAMP SESSION DATES:

Session 1 …. June 16-20

Session 2 …. June 23-27

Session 3* ….June 30-July 3

Session 4 …. July 7-11

Session 5 …. July 14-18

Session 6 …. July 21-25

Session 7 …. July 28-Aug 1

Session 8 …. Aug 4-8

Session 9 …. Aug 11-15

Session 10 ... Aug 18-22

Session 11 …Aug 25-29

*Camp will not run on July 4th; Session 3 fees are prorated accordingly.

 

Do you know a child who could benefit from a scholarship to camp? Could you help grow our Scholarship Fund? Please make a tax-deductible charitable contribution to our Scholarship Fund and help another child attend camp this summer. Just write your gift amount on the “camp scholarship donation” line of the registration form.

New! Fencing Camp
Calling all swashbucklers, wannabe Zorro’s, and Musketeers! Come and learn more about Olympic Fencing, also known as “the art of the sword”. It's just one more way to stay healthy and active this summer! Kids will love this unique, physically and mentally challenging sport. Throughout the week, young fencers will discover the roots of fencing history, understand the traditions of fencing competition, and learn basic blade mastery in a safe, inclusive environment. Fencers that display honor, courage, and respect for their opponents will be invited to the Duel of the Swords fencing tournament on the final day of camp.
Schedule: 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Session 4
Session 6

Dance Camp
Your child will be the star of the show as they learn moves to some of their favorite dance routines. This two-week camp will teach campers new dance moves, rhythm, style and coordination as they create a routine to be performed on the final day of camp. Campers should wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes each day. Parents, family and friends are encouraged to attend the Parent Show at 11:30 a.m. on the final day of camp.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Session 3&4*

Design Star
Put your imagination to the test this summer and get creative! Your camper will spend a week designing and making his/her favorite item of clothing as he/she works towards our Parent Show on the final day of camp. Campers will be able to create designs, patterns and beading using Velcro and fabric glues and counselors will be on hand to assist with stitching using sewing machines. Parents are invited to come along to the Parent Show at 3:30 p.m. on Friday to see their child’s creations as they show off what they have worked on during the week. This camp will also include some traditional camp activities such as games and arts & craft projects.
Schedule: 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Session 4
Session 10

Extreme Sports Camp
What can be crazier than a week of extreme sports to get the adrenaline pumping! This is a full day travel-based camp that takes your child on a tour through some of the more exciting sports offered in our area. Activities may include Broomball, Sailing, High Ropes, Laser Tag, Inner Tube Water Polo and more! Extreme Sports are complemented with other team sports throughout the week. Most trips require waivers that must be completed 14 days in advance of the first day of camp.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Session 1
Session 4
Session 7
Session 9

Glee Camp!
Join our very own Glee Club as we work together to prepare for ‘Regionals!’ Budding artists will learn basic dance routines, melodies and harmonies as they prepare for a final day show like no other! Parents, family and friends are encouraged to attend the Parent Show at 11:30 a.m. on the final day of camp.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Session 7&8

Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding - English style! This half-day camp will introduce your son/daughter to the basics of horsemanship and riding. Each day includes a 45-minute riding lesson that will focus on walking, trotting, posting and guiding. Campers will also spend time learning about the various aspects of horse care including general horse safety, grooming and horse identification. This camp is held at a fully accredited United States Pony Club school. Please see Parent Planner for a complete list of items to bring. Drop-off and pick up is at the YMCA. Horseback camp runs as a morning and/or afternoon option.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Session 3*
Session 6

Myth Busters
You’ve been told not to try that at home, so try it at camp instead! Our team of staff will embrace your child’s curiosity as we test various scientific myths throughout the week. Will Mentos cause a cola eruption? Can you really cook an egg on the sidewalk? Is it true that dry ice can carbonate a liquid? Will these myths be confirmed, are they plausible, or are they busted? This camp will also include some traditional camp activities such as games and arts & craft projects.
Schedule: 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Session 5
Session 9 

Survival Camp
Learn how to survive in the wild with our popular Survival Camp! Children will have fun learning about the basics of outdoor living all while developing team building skills. Activities include shelter building, fishing, campfire building and emergency signaling. There will even be a chance to sample some edible bugs! This is only for the most fearless of campers.
Schedule: 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Session 5
Session 8
Session 10

Theater Camp
This two-week theater camp will concentrate on character development, voice projection, stage presence, and other theater basics. In addition to playing theater-based games, the troupe will write a short one-act play that they will rehearse and perform on the last day of camp. Campers will be involved in the entire theatrical production from beginning to end. Parents, family and friends are encouraged to attend the Parent Show at 11:30 a.m. on the final day of camp.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Session 1&2
Session 5&6
Session 9&10

Camp Prodigy Science Camps
Our very own Camp Prodigy has become so popular we’re offering even more selections this year. Keep your child engaged in a fun, hands on learning environment this summer and choose from Crazy Chemists, Eco-Adventurers and Fun with Physics.

Camp Prodigy: Crazy Chemists
Campers will learn about famous chemists and find out why matter matters, as they tackle the questions of science in a fun, hands-on learning environment! Campers will learn the science behind home made ice cream, make a solar powered cooker, make their own slime and create their own crystal decorations. This camp will also include some traditional camp activities such as games and arts & craft projects. 
Schedule: 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Session 3*
Session 7

Camp Prodigy: Fun with Physics
No need to ‘force’ your child into our Fun with Physics camp this year! Campers will learn about the world of physics, and how it’s used to affect the world around us. Campers will build basic catapults, compete in a team-building egg drop activity, construct an electrical circuit, and build and launch their own rockets! This camp will also include some traditional camp activities such as games and arts & craft projects. 
Schedule: 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Session 2
Session 6

Camp Prodigy: Eco-Adventurers
This camp is a fun approach to recycling that will increase your child’s awareness for the delicate world around them. Each day campers will explore creative ways to reduce, re-use and recycle. Learn how to make a throw pillow out of old clothes, recycle old jeans into useful household items, make your own desk organizer, and much more! This camp will also include some traditional camp activities such as games and arts & craft projects. 
Schedule: 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Session 8

 

 

*Camp will not run on July 4th; Session 3 fees are prorated accordingly.