specialty camps

 

AGES 8-11 SPECIALTY CAMP

NEW! Art Explorers
Join us as we explore different themes and artists through projects and various mediums. This unique, hands-on camp introduces young artists to a variety of art media including drawing, painting, clay creations, papier-mâché, and more! Get ready to be creative and enhance your imagination!
Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Session 5
Session 7  

NEW! Adventures in Arts and Crafts
Cut, paste, create! Let your imagination go wild as you discover your artistic talents and create your own masterpieces! Learn to sketch, paint with watercolors, make a nature collage and get covered in papier-mâché. The creativity and projects are endless!
Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Session 11  

NEW! Team Building NERF® Camp
Your child will have a blast this summer as they learn to work with team mates, pursue common goals and develop leadership skills. Each day, campers will take part in missions, challenges, and games that require them to work together in the pursuit of shared goals. With carefully designed rules, an opportunity for reflection and lots of active play, this camp is bound to be a hit this summer!
Schedule: 12:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sessions 3, 7, 12  

Dance Camp: Making a Musical
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 tubing the Argo Cascades, High Ropes, Laser Tag, a trip to Sky Zone trampoline park 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
There’s no better way to enjoy summer than this! Our half-day Horseback Riding camp will introduce your son/daughter to the basics of horsemanship and riding. Each day includes a 50-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 and grooming. This camp will also include some traditional camp activities such as games and arts & craft projects. 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 1 (PM only)
Session 3 (AM or PM)  

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 a scavenger hunt at the Nichols Arboretum. 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, Infinity & Beyond, and Fun with Physics.  

NEW! Camp Prodigy: Infinity & Beyond
This camp is quite literally, out of this world! Take off on a journey to outer space and learn about our solar-system, our neighboring planets and get to grips with gravity! Hands-on experiments and activities broaden your child’s understanding of the universe and we’ll even take a trip to the planetarium! 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 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


ANN
ARBOR YMCA 2015 SUMMER CAMP SESSION DATES:
Session 1 …. June 15-19
Session 2 …. June 22-26
Session 3 ….June 29-July 3
Session 4 …. July 6-10
Session 5 …. July 13-17
Session 6 …. July 20-24
Session 7 …. July 27-31
Session 8 …. Aug 3-7
Session 9 …. Aug 10-14
Session 10 ... Aug 17-21
Session 11 …Aug 24-28
Session 12 …Aug 31-Sept 4