Specialty
Camps

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uniquely exciting learning
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Specialty Camp

Specialty Camp

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 let kids try on every hat!

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

Specialty Camp

Weekly Fee: 
Half Day: $245 FM - $285 CM
Full Day: $350 FM - $390 CM (Extended Camp included in camp fee)
FM=Facility Member, CM=Community Member

Dates Times
Themes Descriptions
June 22 - 26 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm*Code & Robotics with TechVenture Does your child enjoy creating stories and games?  In TechVenture's Games, Animations & Robots Code Camp, kids learn the joy of computer programming with MIT's Blockly platform Scratch and Wonder Robots. They gain confidence, learning to design and program computer games, animated stories & work with partners to solve robotic programming challenges.  Campers develop their understanding of computer science through game design and play, exercising reasoning, math, problem-solving skills. Daily snack and play breaks along with unplugged activities keep minds and bodies engaged. We provide all equipment.
June 29 - July 3  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LEGO® Robotics with Robot U The ultimate week of robotics. Campers will have a week of uncompromised LEGO® robotic building with almost 100 different builds for all ages and abilities. Our robotics enthusiast instructors will be there to guild our campers to go even deeper into the engineering and programming abilities of the materials.
July 6 - 10 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jump Rope with Ropeworks Whether it's double dutch or single rope, if you love to jump rope this is the week for you. The camp combines single rope skills, double dutch jumping, partner work group routines as well as fun games and is organized for kids to learn the value of teamwork and cooperation.  
July 13 - 17 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hip Hop with Expoie DanceExcited about showing off your dance moves this summer? Join Expioe Dance for the 2020 Hip-Hop Dance & Performance Camp! Experience a fun filled week of intense upbeat choreographed movement that will focus on precision, sharpness and coordination. Be sure to have your child bring their water bottle and dancing shoes, they'll definitely need them. And parents, don't forget to show your support on the last day of camp by having your camera ready.It's performance day and you don't want to miss your child's hard work.
July 20 - 24 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fired Arts with Studio2You Join Studio2You, a mobile ceramic and clay art studio in this hands-on pottery camp. Campers will make a variety of fun and trendy hand-built pottery like garden gnomes and flower pots while learning to use trade techniques and tools. We will explore fun glazing styles on bisque ware and more. This camp is always fun, messy and super creative. Can't wait to see you there! *Due to the natural process of drying and firing, campers will receive their finished pieces 2 weeks later at your Y branch. More details to follow.
July 27 - 31 9:00 am - 4:00 pm**Parkour with Parkour VisionsParkour Adventure Summer Camps are week long, high energy, interactive experiences packed full of precision instruction, fun games, and supervised free play designed to highlight important aspects of parkour philosophy such as goal setting, creative problem solving, collaboration, and overcoming fear. Under the guidance of experienced and certified parkour instructors, campers will learn and hone their ability to run, jump, climb, vault, and roll while exploring local parks and outdoor neighborhood training grounds. So, whether your camper is new to parkour or a dedicated practitioner looking to grow, these camps are perfect for improving movement and making friends.  Come play with us!
August 3 - 7   
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Crazy Chemworks with Mad Science Mad Science reveals the wonders of chemistry 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!       
August 10 - 149:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gymnastics with Jet GymnasticsBig Flips: Learn gymnastics or improve your current gymnastics skills. Our grade school camp provides basic to intermediate gymnastics training. Gymnastics builds strength, balance, coordination, flexibility and confidence, a valuable athletic foundationto excel in a variety of sports. Each student will experience gymnastics including tumbling, bars, beam and vault progressing at his or her own level. Classes are non-competitive and focus on general fitness, self-esteem and fun!
August 17 - 219:00 am - 12:00 pm
LEGO® Robotics with Robots U
The Ultimate week of robotics. Campers will have a week of uncompromised LEGO® robotic building with almost 100 different builds for all ages and abilities. Our robotics enthusiast instructors will be there to guild our campers to go even deeper into the engineering and programming abilities of the materials.

* PM Camp ** Full-Day Camp

 

Specialty Camp

Location Address
Ben Rush Elementary 
6101 152nd Ave NE, Redmond

Hours:
M - F, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Specialty Camp

Extended Camp provides supervised activities and structured programs before and/or after camp hours. 

Extended Camp Hours: 
AM Camp: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
PM Camp: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Full-Day Camp: 7:00 am - 9:00 am / 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Extended Camp Fees:
Half-Day Camp: $105
Full-Day Camp: Included in camp fees 

Location Address
Ben Rush Elementary 
6101 152nd Ave NE, Redmond



Specialty Camp

REGISTER ONLINE FOR SPECIALTY CAMP
Registration is easy, click the links below.

CampsRegistration Links
Code & Robotics with TechVentureClick Here to Register  - Camp, Dates and Location Info
LEGO® Robotics with Robot UClick Here to Register - Camp, Dates and Location Info
Jump Rope with RopeworksClick Here to Register - Camp, Dates and Location Info
Hip Hop with Expoie Dance
Click Here to Register - Camp, Dates and Location Info
Fired Arts with Studio2YouClick Here to Register - camp, Dates and Location Info
Parkour with Parkour VisionsClick Here to Register - Camp, Dates and Location Info
Crazy Chemworks with Mad Science
Click Here to Register - Camp, Dates and Location Info
Gymnastics with Jet Gymnastics 
Click Here to Register - Camp, Dates and Location Info



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