Day Camp Themes

Day Camp and eXtreme Camp Themes 2018

Summer is time for building friendships, exploring the outdoors, learning through hands-on activities, and fostering creativity. YMCA Day Camp for ages kindergarten through 4th grade, and eXtreme Camp for 5th-8th grade encourage children to keep growing and learning all summer long. Activities include STEM experiments, gardening, arts & crafts, sports, group games, daily swimming, tumbling, trips to Big Creek Water Park, and field trips.
Camp Director : Tracy Ford
  • Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards for food and fitness
  • Healthy lunch included daily
  • Weekly lessons from Master Gardeners
  • Attend one week or the whole summer

Ice Breakers: May 25
We will spend the week getting to know each other, making new friends, and meeting our counselors, Kara
Ford, Willy Adams, Katie Halsley, and Jesse Caverly.
Art Extravaganza: May 28-June 1
We will get creative this week with a wide variety of arts and crafts, from painting to clay to drawing.
Discovery Week: June 4-8
Kids will explore the world of science and nature around them and make new discoveries.
Earth Week: June 11-15
Go green with us this week as we do activities and talk about ways to protect the environment.
Acting It Out: June 19-23
Have a flair for drama? This week is for you! Act out plays, charades, and skits for a fun week of theater.
Chef Week: June 25-June 29
We will explore types of food, prepare some food of your own, and learn some techniques from Chef Jessica Seidel.
Stars and Stripes: July 2-6
Campers will do activities focused on celebrating the United States of America!
Wacky Water Week: July 9-13
Play games involving water fun of every kind imaginable. Finish the week with a trip to a water park!
Christmas in July: July 16-20
Sing your favorite carols, make Christmas crafts, and visit a Christmas tree farm. July!
Animal Planet: July 23-27
This week, we will do crafts, games and even take a field trip to learn about animals, big and small.
Cultures of the World: July 30-August 3
Learn about people, clothing, homes, and traditions from around the world this week.
Camp Rewind: August 6-14
Campers will revisit the summer, playing favorite games and remembering what they have learned.