Day Camp Themes

Day Camp and eXtreme Camp Themes 2017


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 22-26
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.
Going Green: May 30-June 2
We will spend the week gardening, planting, recycling, and learning about pollution.
Week of the Wild West: June 5-9
Travel back to cowboy times and try activities like square dancing! Don’t forget your hats!
The Magic of Camp: June 12-16
We will spend the week learning about the art of magic and optical illusions.
Reptiles and Amphibians: June 19-23
Campers will slither through the week in search of cold-blooded friends.
Fitness Week: June 26-June 30
Kids will learn about muscles, how to get in shape, and the importance of good health.
Celebrate the Red, White and Blue: July 3-7
Campers will do tie-dye and other activities with our country’s favorite colors!
Aloha Splash: July 10-14
Celebrate summer Hawaiian style! Campers will do water games, learn water safety, and make beach crafts.
Game On: July 17-21
Campers will play group games, do contests, and take part in a competition of their own.
Backwards Week: July 24-28
Wear your clothes backwards, run the bases backwards, and who knows what else!
Science Week: July 31-August 4
We will look at the world through a new lens, doing experiments and activities to learn about science.
Camp Rewind: August 7-11
Campers will revisit the summer, playing favorite games and remembering what they have learned.

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