FULL DAY CAMPS
EXTREME SPORTS (AGES 8–11)

This is a full-day travel-based camp that takes your child on
tour to exciting sports venues. Activities may include tubing
the Argo Cascades, Wallyball, Laser Tag, Foot-Golf 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.
Sessions 1, 4, 7, 9

KIDVENTURE DAY CAMP (AGES 5-10)
Kidventure Day Camp is located at the Ann Arbor YMCA, with the kid-friendly Atlantis Room as its home base.  A full-day camp experience, it is designed with a wide range of activities guaranteed to expand your child’s horizons. Kids have fun while making new friends, developing new skills, learning core values, building self-confidence, appreciating team work and growing in self-reliance. Campers will participate in a variety of activities both indoors and outdoors based on weekly themes and each week includes an all-camp field trip, or a visit from a guest presenter. Swimming, arts and crafts and trips to local parks are also offered every week.

MORNING CAMPS AT THE ANN ARBOR YMCA
Whiz Kids Ages 5-8
An achievement-based program, Whiz Kids focuses on weekly themes that help campers grow.  Activities are fun, age-appropriate and designed to build self-confidence and skill.  Campers will have hands-on learning experiences while also taking part in traditional camp activities including  swimming, arts and crafts and group games.  There is something for everyone at Whiz Kids.  Grow with us!
Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sessions 1-11

ART EXPLORERS (AGES 8 – 11)
Join us as we explore different themes and artists through projects and a variety of art media including drawing, painting, clay creations, and more.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 5, 7

ADVENTURES IN ARTS AND CRAFTS (AGES 8– 11)
Cut, paste, create! Learn to sketch, paint with watercolors, make a nature collage and get covered in papier-mâché.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 11

BASKETBALL (AGES 5–11)
Basketball camp welcomes children of all skill levels. Campers will have the opportunity to develop their basketball skills and to scrimmage. Basketball activities are supplemented with other large and small group games. Campers spend time with our experienced coaches and
enjoy basketball on the YMCA courts. Most importantly, campers will develop a sense of teamwork and respect for their teammates.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11

NEW! COMIC BOOK ADVENTURES (AGES 8–11)
Campers will celebrate their favorite superheroes as well as create their own exciting crime fighters and villains. Activities include creating and sharing various comic book stories, as well as trip to Vault of Midnight Comic Book store here in Ann Arbor. Children will also get a chance to
dress as their favorite comic book character or create their own costume.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sessions 3, 8

DANCE: MAKING A MUSICAL (AGES 8–11)
This two-week camp teaches 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 (2-week camp)

FISHING (AGES 8–11)
Explore the outdoors and get hooked on fishing. Campers will learn basic angling skills and spend time fishing in nearby lakes and ponds. During the week campers will learn to tie knots, identify different types of fish and learn various techniques of catching them. Each camper leaves with a starter tackle box.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sessions 3, 6, 8

GLEE (AGES 8–11)
Budding artists will learn basic dance routines, melodies and harmonies as they prepare for a performance. Parents, family and friends are encouraged to attend the show at 11:30 a.m. on the final day of camp.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 7 & 8 (2-week camp)

GOLF (AGES 8–11)
SNAG® Golf contains all the elements of golf but in a modified form. Falling somewhere between miniature golf and regulation golf, SNAG® allows for full shots, pitching, chipping, and putting. Suited for all new players.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sessions 4, 9

GYMNASTICS (AGES 5–16)
YMCA Gymnastics camps combine instruction with years of great traditions, including camp songs and fun group games and activities. All camps are one-week long. Campers will be divided into groups based on age and ability. Recreational gymnastics summer camps are for
campers ages 5-14 and advanced camps are for campers ages 5-16.
Gymnastics Camp Levels:
Recreational Camp: Ages 5-14. For beginning and intermediate gymnasts. Co-ed.
Advanced Camp: Ages 5–16. For gymnasts participating at USAG Level 2 or higher, and for boys who have attended the Intermediate Boys program.
Schedule (All Ages): 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 1,2,3,5,6,7,9,10,11
For questions about camp, including the appropriate gymnastics level for your child, please contact our Gymnastics Program Coordinator, at [email protected] annarborymca.org or 734-661-8022.

NEW! SPANISH ZONE (AGES 5–8)
This educational camp engages young learners of all levels in Spanish language through a variety of activities. Campers will become immersed in Spanish culture, language and traditions from the first Hola to the last Adiós.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 4, 6

TEAM SPORTS (AGES 8–11)
This camp keeps your child active all week with a variety of sports including basketball, football, soccer, baseball, Ultimate Frisbee and more. Throughout the day, campers will experience a variety of active large group games and individual drills focused on improving basic techniques.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sessions 5, 10

TENNIS (AGES 8–11)
Players are taught the fundamental skills of tennis as well as the rules of the game through drills and activities. Lessons are focused on serving, stroke technique, scoring and rallies.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 2, 6

THEATER (AGES 8–11)
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 present a short one-act play to for parents, family and friends at 11:30 a.m. on the final day of camp.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 1 & 2: Disney (2-week camp)
Session 5 & 6: Broadway Baby (2-week camp)
Session 9 & 10: Aesop’s Fables (2-week camp)

VOLLEYBALL (AGES 8–11)
Campers will learn and develop fundamental skills including passing, setting, serving, hitting and defense. Game situations, scoring and strategy will be taught through small-sided games and activities. Campers end the week with a trip to the beach for a game on the sand!
Schedule: 8:30a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 4

AFTERNOON CAMPS

ACTIVE GIRLS (AGES 5–10)
Active Girls Camp allows young girls to experience a full range of specialty activities— sports, arts and crafts, cooking, science and
more! Campers meet in an environment where they can explore their physical capability and be encouraged to be active for a lifetime.
Counselors will lead activities that help develop a sense of empowerment – from character-building games and team-building sports to mindful activities.
Schedule: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11

ALL-STAR SPORTS (AGES 5-7)
This is a great camp for younger campers who want to try a variety of sports such as basketball, soccer, baseball and flag football.
YMCA instructors help develop basic skills and lead organized scrimmages and games. Throughout the week campers will also experience a variety of active large group games designed to enhance teamwork skills.
Schedule: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sessions 2, 4, 8, 11

BASEBALL (AGES 8–11)
Campers will be placed in groups according to age and skill level. Game strategy, scoring, batting techniques and fielding play will be introduced. Campers will take part in daily batting practice using our automatic pitching machine,
and instructors will teach game fundamentals and lead organized games throughout the week.
Schedule: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sessions 2, 10

BOWLING (AGES 8–11)
Campers won’t have a ‘spare’ moment this summer as they ‘strike’ their way to success. No experience is necessary!
Campers increase their skill while having fun through instruction, games and bowling workshops. Campers learn the basics of bowling, scorekeeping, good sportsmanship and team ethics. All necessary equipment and shoes are provided. Remember to pack socks! Drop-off is at the YMCA and pick-up is at Bel-Mark Lanes (3530 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103).
Schedule: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session 1, 4, 7, 9

CHEER (AGES 5–10)
This camp is perfect for kids who love to jump around and encourage a crowd! Campers will learn basic balance, coordination and agility through the sport of cheerleading. They will also participate in team-building and group games.Parents, family and friends are encouraged to attend the Parent Show at 3:30 p.m. on the final day of camp.
Schedule: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session 5, 7

DESIGN STAR (AGES 8–11)
Campers will 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. This camp will also include some traditional camp activities such as games and arts and craft projects.
Schedule: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sessions 4, 10

FIT KIDS (AGES 5–8)
Fit Kids camp provides fun, engaging activities that promote healthy living for campers ages 5-8. Campers will participate in age-appropriate activities that make physical activity and healthy habits fun. In addition to being active, campers will also participate in weekly nutrition lessons.
Schedule: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sessions 1-11

FLAG FOOTBALL (AGES 8–11)
Campers will learn the basics of throwing, passing and receiving and will put those skills into action in small-sided games and scrimmages. Campers will also learn about the traditions of football and the importance of sportsmanship and respect within the game. Mouthguards are required.
Schedule: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session 6, 9

FLASH MOB (AGES 8–11)
Learn dance choreography to perform in a moment’s notice. The dancers will end the week with a final performance. Campers should wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes each day. Hints regarding the surprise flash mob performance on Friday will be sent out during the week to parents.
Schedule: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Session 8

MYTH BUSTERS (AGES 8–11)
Will Mentos cause a cola eruption? Can an egg really cook 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 and
craft projects.
Schedule: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sessions 5, 9

PRODIGY: FUN WITH PHYSICS (AGES 8–11)
Campers will learn about the world of physics, and how it’s used to affect the world around us. Campers will build 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 and crafts projects.
Schedule: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session 2, 6

PRODIGY: YOUNG CHEMISTS (AGES 8–11)
Campers will learn about famous chemists in a fun, hands-on learning environment. Campers will make homemade ice cream, a solar powered cooker, their own slime and crystal decorations. This camp will also include some traditional camp activities such as games and arts
and crafts projects.
Schedule: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sessions 3, 7

SOCCER (AGES 5–11)
Soccer camp welcomes kids of all skill levels. Coaches use a variety of drills and games to help campers improve coordination, skill and agility. Campers learn in an environment that emphasizes teamwork, positive attitudes and good sportsmanship. Shinguards and soccer cleats are
required.
Schedule: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sessions 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11

SOFTBALL (AGES 8–11)
Campers will be placed in groups according to age and skill level. Game strategy, scoring, batting techniques and fielding play will be introduced to all players. Campers will take part in daily batting practice and instructors will teach game fundamentals and lead organized games throughout the week.
Schedule: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Session 6

SPA RETREAT (AGES 8–11)
Join us for a week filled with pampering and crafts cultivating each camper’s inner beauty and strength. Campers will get to make their own lip gloss, bath salts, and much more! It’s a true spa experience—complete with manicures, pedicures, and a pajama party on Friday.
Schedule: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Sessions 8, 11

SURVIVAL (AGES 8–11)
Learn how to survive in the wild! Campers will have fun learning about the basics of outdoor living while developing team-building skills. Activities include shelter-building, fishing, campfire building and a scavenger hunt at the Nichols Arboretum.
Schedule: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Sessions 4, 10

TEAM BUILDING NERF® (AGES 8–11)
Your child will have a blast this summer as they learn to work with teammates, 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.
Schedule: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Sessions 4, 10

TOP CHEF CHALLENGE (AGES 8–11)
Do you have what it takes to be the next top chef? Campers will don chef hats and develop culinary skills as we make and enjoy different dishes each day. Through visits to the local Farmers Market as well as the Y’s Learning Garden, this camp encourages kids to think about
where their food comes from and how they can make healthier food choices. Learn the basics of food and kitchen safety and end the week with a Top Chef Challenge—work with a team to create a tasty dish using only a specific set of ingredients.
Schedule: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Sessions 5, 9

CAMPS FOR TEENS
TEEN ADVENTURE (AGES 12–16)
Teen Adventure is a traditional full-day camp for teens to discover their passions while having fun and creating friendships. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance social skills, practice healthy lifestyles and engage in their community. Activities range from high energy games to creative arts and fun challenges, promoting teen empowerment. Each day teens will travel and embark on new adventures, near and far, that include river trips,local recreation areas, water parks, challenge courses, ice and roller rinks, art studios, sports-related activities and events, local entertainment and more.
*Session details will be made available on our website at www.annarborymca.org.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m.–4:30p.m.
Sessions 1-10

CEDAR POINT ADVENTURE WEEKEND (AGES 12–16)
This adventure is the one for teens interested in having fun and experiencing the excitement of roller coasters and crazy rides! We will be taking a weekend-long trip filled with thrills as we visit Cedar Point, cabin camp and cook outdoors. We will depart at 4:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon, setting up camp, spending Saturday at Cedar Point Amusement Park and returning by noon on Sunday.
Weekend trip: July 28 – 30

BIZOLOGY (AGES 12–16)
This is the perfect camp for young entrepreneurs and innovative problem solvers. Bizology offers teens the opportunity to learn about the world of business and entrepreneurship through a series of workshops, guest speakers and field experience. Participants will build on cross-disciplinary skills necessary to build effective and efficient business-based solutions. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, management, organization, accounting, financing, marketing, effective use of social media, startup culture, networking and more.
Schedule: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Session 10

MEDIA MADNESS (AGES 12-16)
A fun, interactive and hands-on opportunity for teens to create social change in their community through the art of video production. Participants will learn the video production process and gain skills in creative writing, scripting, storyboarding and more. Teens will discuss
and identify important social issues, collaborate with community partners and create a short video that raises awareness about a topic of interest. This opportunity is made available by Community Television Network (CTN) of Ann Arbor.
Schedule: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Session 9

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEENS
BABYSITTER’S BOOT CAMP (AGES 12–16)
Is your teen a babysitter? Are they interested in becoming a babysitter? Our one-week Babysitter’s Boot Camp provides the skills they need. Participants will gain the skills and confidence to keep children of all ages safe, happy and engaged. Participants will learn to identify and
guard against common safety hazards, as well as what to do in an emergency. Learn how to care for an infant, including techniques for diapering, feeding and calming a baby as well as entertaining children at every stage. All participants who successfully complete the program will receive an American Safety and Health Institute Child and Babysitting Safety certification.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sessions 2, 10

LEADER IN TRAINING (LIT) PROGRAM AT CAMP BIRKETT (ENTERING 7TH, 8TH OR 9TH)
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 and teamwork are emphasized, along with development of the YMCA character values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. See Camp Birkett section for more information on daily schedule and transportation.
Sessions 1 – 10

COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING (CIT) PROGRAM (ENTERING 10TH, 11TH OR 12TH GRADE)
The Counselor-in-Training program provides teens with necessary tools to become cause-driven leaders in the camp world. Participating as a CIT offers countless opportunities to interact with children, lead activities and participate in camp programs. Coaching, facilitation, job
skill development, career exploration and learning how to effectively lead others are all elements of the program. CITs are expected to have a sincere desire to work with children, give back to their community and build a strong work ethic. A commitment to positive youth development and learning what it takes to be an effective camp counselor must be made apparent in the application/interview process.
The CIT Program is offered both at Camp Birkett and at the Ann Arbor Y Downtown location. Orientation and training is required and differs between desired location. Please see CIT Application for details. This program is free to teens. An application process is required for interested participants. Please contact Abbey Davis, Teen and Volunteer Director, at [email protected] or 734.661.8012, to receive an
application and/or further inquiries.