REGISTRATION OPENS SUNDAY, MARCH 14, AT 11 AM ET for Ann Arbor Y Members and Wednesday, March 17, at 7 am for Community Members

Welcome to Summer Teen Programs! The Ann Arbor YMCA is dedicated to providing engaging and productive environments for teens that promote participants to lead with empathy, build healthy relationships, effectively manage emotions, take responsibility for actions, and develop personal skills for success. All teen programs encourage interactive participation, hands-on learning experiences, character exploration, and active citizenship. 

Summer program opportunities for teens, ages 11 – 17, are offered throughout the summer and take place at the Ann Arbor Y downtown location, Greenhills School Campus, Camp Birkett, and virtually.

Who can participate? All teens, near and far, are welcome to participate in our teen summer programming. YMCA membership is NOT required.

How to Register:

2021 summer registration opens Sunday, March 14 at 11 am for Y members and Wednesday, March 17 at 7 am for community member.

  • Online: Click the green CAMP REGISTRATION button (above)
  • By Phone: Day Camp Registrar: 734.661-8039

Summer Teen Programs

Babysitter Certification Course [Ages 12 – 17]

Interested in being certified to care for youth? This one-week training will equip teens with everything they need to know for successful babysitting.  From identifying safety hazards and what to do in an emergency, to how to care for an infant and techniques for diapering, feeding, and calming a baby, this course is designed to develop skills and strategies to increase effectiveness when working with children.  All participants who successfully complete the program will receive an American Safety and health Institute Child and Babysitting Safety Certification.

Schedule (choose one course from the following options):

  • Course A: Friday, June 25, 9 am – 3 pm [In-person at Greenhills School]
  • Course B:Monday, June 28 – Wednesday, June 30, 1 – 3 pm [Virtual]
  • Course C: Friday, July 30, 9 am – 3 pm [In-person at Greenhills School]
  • Course D: Monday, August 9 – Wednesday, August 11, 10 am – 12 pm [Virtual]

Bizology [Ages 12 – 16]

Calling all young entrepreneurs and innovative problem solvers who are intrinsically interested in learning about broad business operations! Bizology offers teens the opportunity to learn about the world of business entrepreneurship through a series of workshops, guest speakers, and interactive shared-learning activities.  Participants will build on cross-disciplinary skills necessary to build effective and efficient business-based solutions.  Topics covered include management, organization, accounting, financing, marketing, effective use of social media, startup culture, networking and more.

Location: Virtual

Schedule: 9 – 11 am

Session 5: July 12 – 16

Digital Media Production [Ages 11 – 15]

Turn up the creativity with these fun and hands-on digital media experiences! Participants will explore the digital media world and learn to develop video and audio content covering all facets of pre-production, production, and post-production.  This opporutnity will harness the power of communication as a medium of artistic expression.

Film Frenzy

Calling all film aficionados! Participants will be tasked to create a short film that raises awareness about a topic of interest and promotes social change in their community. Through facilitated dialogue and exploration of critical social issues, participants will learn basic filmmaking language, cinematography with DSLR camera, scripting, storyboarding, editing, and more.

Location: Ann Arbor YMCA

Schedule: 9 am – 3 pm

Session 4: July 5 – 9

Session 8: August 2 – 6

Dynamic Documentaries

A storyteller’s delight! This digital media program is for those who are seeking to share the truth with others through the production of a short documentary. Participants will work in small groups to research a topic of interest, collect information, and present facts via the film production process.

Location: Ann Arbor YMCA

Schedule: 9 am – 3 pm

Session 6: July 16 – 23

Leader-In-Training (LIT) Program at Camp Birkett [Youth entering into 7th, 8th, or 9th grade]

The Leader-In-Training program allows older campers to build leadership skills and assume some counselor responsibilities while still participating in their favorite Camp Birkett activities. Through a combination of workshops, supervised opportunities with younger campers, program planning and general camp activities, participants will be exposed to the basic elements of youth development through the lens of a camp counselor.  Leadership skills, teamwork, and the development of the YMCA character vales of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility are emphasized.

Location: Camp Birkett

Schedule: See Camp Birkett Details

Teen C.A.M.P. [Ages 12 – 15]

Connect. Achieve. Master. Persevere.

Teen C.A.M.P. offers a transformational experience for teens to connect with others, achieve goals, master new skills, and develop strategies to persevere. With specialized activities such as creative arts, STEM, sports, active citizenship, and teambuilding exercises, this traditional day camp provides options for all!

Location: Greenhills School Campus

Schedule: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Session 1: June 14 – 18

Session 2: June 21 – 25

Session 3: June 28 – July 2

Session 4: July 5 – 9

Session 5:  July 12 – 16

Session 6: July 19 – 23

Session 7: July 26 – 30

Session 8: August 2 – 6

Session 9: August 9 – 13

Questions?

Contact us at TeenPrograms@annarborymca.org or (734) 661-8012