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Specialty Camps

Specialty Camps

Grades 3 - 6

Does your camper dream of being a scientist, inventor, or baker? The YMCA partners with local professionals to offer a variety of exciting programs that blend skill development, fun activities and great games.

Y Counselors work alongside local leaders in skilled activities to bring a wide variety of camp options right to your neighborhood.


Specialty Camps

SPECIALTY CAMPS 

Weekly Fee: 
$260FM - $300CP (Wrap Around Camp an additional $50FM/$60CP per week)
9:15 am - 3:45 pm, M-F

»Specialty Camp Fact Sheet

SPECIALTY CAMPS AT AUDUBON ELEMENTARY


DatesThemeDescription
June 26 - 30
Hip Hop Dance and Performance with Expioe Dance
Excited about showing off your dance moves this summer? Join Expioe Dance for a fun filled week of intense upbeat choreographed movement that will focus on precision, sharpness, and coordination!
July 10 - 14 
TechVenture's Games and Robots code camp
Tech Venture's Games and Robots code camp is a mash-up of digital games and robotics. Students use MIT's Scratch and Wonder's Dash Robots to learn computer programming. They participate in the Robot Tossing Competition and other fun projects. While collaborating with partners, students develop math, and problem-solving skills. They gain confidence as they learn coding. Also, unplugged activities keep kid's bodies and minds engaged
July 17 - 21
Art Week with Studio 2 You
Get set to create in this exiting hands-on ceramics art camp that allows campers to be creative and expressive with their hands while making one-of-a-kind pottery pieces.
July 24 - 28  Gymnastics with Jet Gymnastics
Our grade school program is a fun, non-competitive class for boys and girls. It is designed for those parents/children who would like a well-rounded and safe environment for learning gymnastics. We pride ourselves on teaching sound, basic skills, while having a fun and positive experience. We will be learning and perfecting skills on bars, beam, vaulting and in tumbling. 
July 31-Aug 4 Mad Science - Mad Science - Eureka! 
Descriptions Coming SoonOvercome a series of challenges using everyday materials, simple machines, and most of all... Your MIND. With a little bit of ingenuity - and some tips from famous inventors - campers will create catapults and forts, construct working light sticks to take home, and assemble a set of circuits with batteries and light bulbs. While Thomas Edison said, "Invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration," this camp is 100% FUN
August 7 - 11Magic Camp with Bruce Meyers
Be prepared to make things appear, vanish, switch places and levitate! Every day, your magician will learn at least five new and exciting magic tricks that will blow friends and family members away! 
August 14 - 18  
TechVenture's Bits and Bots Camp
TechVenture's Bits and Bots Camp combines the joy of inventing with Little Bits circuits and the thrill of coding robots with Wonder Bots! Kids gain hands-on experience coding a real robot to navigating mazes or responding to a secret code challenge. Kids also create with simple electronic building blocks, creating inventions like self-driving vehicles, a throwing arm and more. Bits and Bots summer camp teaches kids valuable life skills. Boys and girls make lasting memories during our summer program.

SPECIALTY CAMPS AT COAL CREEK YMCA


DatesThemeDescription
June 26-30 TechVenture's Games and Gadgets Mash-up technology samplerTechVenture's Games and Gadgets Mash-up technology sampler combines Scratch game coding & building electronic gadgets with Little Bits. Kids learn to code and invent! Using visual coding blocks to program stories, animations, and games on our laptops and engineer circuits to work with motors, lights, and sensors - creating cool gadgets like an art bot or stomping shoes. A unique camp that lets kid's exercise creativity and critical thinking.
July 10-14
Magic Camp with Bruce Myers 

Be prepared to make things appear, vanish, switch places and levitate! Every day, your magician will learn at least five new and exciting magic tricks that will blow friends and family members away! 
July 17 - 21
Hip Hop Dance and Performance with Explore DanceExcited about showing off your dance moves this summer? Join Explore Dance for a fun filled week of intense upbeat choreographed movement that will focus on precision, sharpness, and coordination!
July 24 - 28        Outdoor MovementDescriptions Coming Soon
July 31 - August 1 Mad Science - Spy CampLook out 007 - The Mad Science spy academy is in session! Sharpen your special operative skills as you uncover the secret world of espionage. Learn the art of listening and observation, sending secret messages and decoding clues, and check out security systems and super cool spy equipment. Discover what it takes to keep things safe and how technology works in the spy game. The key to being a great spy is your ability of "sniff" out your suspects and uncover their secrets.
August 7 - 11Art Week with Studio 2 You

Get set to create in this exiting hands-on ceramics art camp that allows campers to be creative and expressive with their hands while making one-of-a-kind pottery pieces.

August 14 - 18
Gymnastics with Jet Gymnastics

Our grade school program is a fun, non-competitive class for boys and girls. It is designed for those parents/children who would like a well-rounded and safe environment for learning gymnastics. We pride ourselves on teaching sound, basic skills, while having a fun and positive experience. We will be learning and perfecting skills on bars, beam, vaulting and in tumbling. 
August 21 - 25TechVenture's Bits and Bots CampTechVenture's Bits and Bots Camp combines the joy of inventing with Little Bits circuits and the thrill of coding robots with Wonder Bots! Kids gain hands-on experience coding a real robot to navigating mazes or responding to a secret code challenge. Kids also create with simple electronic building blocks, creating inventions like self-driving vehicles, a throwing arm and more. Bits and Bots summer camp teaches kids valuable life skills. Boys and girls make lasting memories during our summer program.


SPECIALTY CAMPS AT SAMMAMISH FAMILY YMCA


DatesThemeDescription
July 10 - 14        
Gymnastics with Jet GymnasticsOur grade school program is a fun, non-competitive class for boys and girls. It is designed for those parents/children who would like a well-rounded and safe environment for learning gymnastics. We pride ourselves on teaching sound, basic skills, while having a fun and positive experience. We will be learning and perfecting skills on bars, beam, vaulting and in tumbling. 

July 17 - 21 
TechVenture's Games and Gadgets Mash-up technology samplerTechVenture's Games and Gadgets Mash-up technology sampler combines Scratch game coding & building electronic gadgets with Little Bits. Kids learn to code and invent! Using visual coding blocks to program stories, animations, and games on our laptops and engineer circuits to work with motors, lights, and sensors - creating cool gadgets like an art bot or stomping shoes. A unique camp that lets kid's exercise creativity and critical thinking
July 24 - 28        Art Week with Studio 2 You

Get set to create in this exiting hands-on ceramics art camp that allows campers to be creative and expressive with their hands while making one-of-a-kind pottery pieces.
July 31 - August 4
TechVenture's Minecraft Mods and Inventions camp
TechVenture's Minecraft Mods and Inventions camp, kids learn the basics of coding Mods in a Minecraft world; and practice hands-on tinkering with circuits to build simple inventions that could help them in the real world. How cool is that? Using both Learn to Mod's visual programming platform and Little Bits circuit building kits to create a torch, box bots, and more. Students exercise their minds in critical thinking and problem solving. This camp combines the thrilling world of engineering with the challenge of writing code! 

August 14 - 18Mad Science - Crazy ChemworksThe wonders of chemistry are revealed as your Junior Chemist creates surprising concoctions, breaks molecules with ease and shakes up a flask full of fun. Kids will use the tools, safety procedures and laboratory techniques of real chemists as they investigate solids, liquids and gases at the atomic level. They'll craft chemical combinations to create super-sticky-stuff, analyze the properties of light and discover why things glow-in-the-dark. Exploring the elements has never been so much fun!


SPECIALTY CAMPS AT SNOQUALMIE VALLEY YMCA 


DatesThemeDescription
July 10 - 14        
Art Week with Studio 2 You
Get set to create in this exiting hands-on ceramics art camp that allows campers to be creative and expressive with their hands while making one-of-a-kind pottery pieces.
July 24 - 28
TechVenture's Games and Gadgets Mash-up technology sampler

TechVenture's Games and Gadgets Mash-up technology sampler combines Scratch game coding & building electronic gadgets with Little Bits. Kids learn to code and invent! Using visual coding blocks to program stories, animations, and games on our laptops and engineer circuits to work with motors, lights, and sensors - creating cool gadgets like an art bot or stomping shoes. A unique camp that lets kid's exercise creativity and critical thinking
July 31 - August 4Gymnastics with Jet GymnasticsOur grade school program is a fun, non-competitive class for boys and girls. It is designed for those parents/children who would like a well-rounded and safe environment for learning gymnastics. We pride ourselves on teaching sound, basic skills, while having a fun and positive experience. We will be learning and perfecting skills on bars, beam, vaulting and in tumbling. 

August 7 - 11Mad Science - Detective ScienceJoin the Mad Science Bureau of Investigation as we discover clues, analyze evidence, connect the dots and solve the crime. Are detectives really scientists in disguise? Using the power of observation - and their nifty Inspecti-Kit - our young detectives will identify clues and collect evidence from fingerprints to trash. They'll discover the skills necessary to be a crime scene lab technician and learn that proper analysis and correct conclusions are critical to solving the crime scene puzzle!
FM - Facility MemberCP - Community Participant

Specialty Camps

Location Address
Audubon Elementary
3045 180th NE, Redmond
Coal Creek YMCA
13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd, Newcastle
Sammamish Family YMCA
831 228th Avenue SE, Sammamish
Snoqualmie Valley YMCA
35018 SE Ridge Street, Snoqulamie

Hours:
M - F, 9:15 am - 3:45 pm

Specialty Camps

Wrap Around Camp provides supervised activities and structured programs before and after camp hours.
Location Address
Audubon Elementary
3045 180th NE, Redmond
Coal Creek YMCA
13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd, Newcastle
Sammamish Family YMCA
831 228th Avenue SE, Sammamish
Snoqualmie Valley YMCA
35018 SE Ridge Street, Snoqualmie

Wrap Around Camp Hours:

M - F
7:00 - 9:15 am & 3:45 - 6:00 pm


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