2018 Summer Camps


CAMPS

 

CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

International Culture Camp: India and Mexico

This week we’re focusing on India and Mexico! Explore their languages, geography, arts, culture, folklore, holidays, and – of course – sample some of their delicious food.

International Culture Camp: Greece and Scotland

This week we’re focusing on Greece and Scotland! Explore their languages, geography, arts, culture, folklore, holidays, and – of course – sample some of their delicious food.

International Culture Camp: Egypt and Italy

This week we’re focusing on Egypt and Italy! Explore their languages, geography, arts, culture, folklore, holidays, and – of course – sample some of their delicious food.

International Culture Camp: France and Kenya

This week we’re focusing on France and Kenya! Explore their languages, geography, arts, culture, folklore, holidays, and – of course – sample some of their delicious food.

International Culture Camp: Germany and Japan

This week we’re focusing on Germany and Japan! Explore their languages, geography, arts, culture, folklore, holidays, and – of course – sample some of their delicious food.

Art Camp: Pottery and Poetry and Prose

Campers will be creating pottery in the YMCA Pottery Studio all week long, as well as hearing and writing poetry and, for those who wish to, reading to the class.

Art Camp: Painting

This week the focus is on painting through different media and different styles: watercolor, finger-painting, acrylic, abstract, realism, expressionism…

Art Camp: Paper

Did you know that paper can be used to make so many kinds of art? We’ll be using it to make origami, homemade books, collages…paper is pretty fun, as you’ll see in this camp.

Art Camp: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Remake

This week is focused on how fun environmentalism can be; we’re going to take items that are no longer needed (cereal boxes and textiles and such) and give them new, fun purposes!

Art Camp: Art with the Outdoors

This camp is all about art using things that are found outside: feathers and rocks and sticks and such. It’s going to be out-of-this world!

Art Camp: Fun with Colors!

Get ready for our brightest and boldest week. We’ll be exploring the color wheel, tie-dying items, and making other very-colorful creations.

STEM Camp: Math Madness

We’re going to explore how amazing math can be this week at camp. Math will help us create delicious treats, and help us win at some math games!

STEM Camp: Together, We Build

Who can make the strongest table out of newspaper? Or tower out of straws? Or bridge out of toothpicks? Work together to make amazing creations out of ordinary materials.

STEM Camp: Making an Amusement Park

Would you like to make a marble amusement park that fills the YMCA event room? This is the camp for you!

STEM Camp: So Many Structures

This week will be full of bridges and castles and other amazing structures. Get ready to design and build all week long, engineers!

STEM Camp: Science Fair

This week we’ll conduct our own cool experiments using the scientific method, make a poster with our findings for a science fair, and learn from camp-mates!

COST

The cost for each 3.5 hour, week-long camp is $85/child.

REGISTRATION

Please register your child(ren) here: Camp Registration

LOCATION

Our summer camps will meet at the Y Center Event Room, 1000 N. Main Street, Blacksburg, Virginia.

FAQs

My child is a mature 5-year-old; could they attend camp?

Unfortunately, these camps are for children who are six years old upon registration.

If I register my child for a morning camp and an afternoon camp on the same day, could they just stay there between camps?

A parent or authorized person will need to sign them out of the morning camp, be with them over the 30 minute period between camps, and then sign them into the afternoon camp.

Do you offer scholarships or discounts?

Not at this time.

Will you have camp on Memorial Day and July 4?

Camp will not be in session on Memorial Day and July 4.

I have a question that is not answered here.

Please email events@vtymca.org with any questions you may have.