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uniquely exciting learning
experiences close to home.

Specialty Camps

Specialty Camps

Grades K - 10

Does your child dream of being a magician, chef, or engineer? The YMCA partners with local professional organizations to offer a variety of exciting programs that blend skill development, fun activities and great games for your camper.

YMCA staff provide leadership, with special skills taught by qualified staff and partners. Campers enjoy learning with a focus on fun and teamwork.

Specialty Camps

Half day Camps

Weekly Fee: $215 - $250 Half Day Camps 
$175 - $200 (Week of June 27 - 30)

Dates    Theme Grades Times
June 27 - 30 Jr. Chef Cooking 1-6
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Young chefs will have a blast learning basic kitchen skills, age-appropriate cooking techniques, kitchen safety, and important nutrition facts. Learn a lifelong skill, have a good time and get messy while creating and tasting delicious foods and treats.
Transportation provided to off-site locations
June 27 - 30Hip Hop1-69:30 am - 12:30 pmGet your funk on! Campers will learn the latest dance moves in a fun and creative environment while staying active and making new friends. Get ready to wow friends and family with your new moves!
July 10 - 14 Robotics with RobotU 1-6 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Calling all future robotic engineers! Use your imagination to build amazing creations with LEGO robotics while learning about science, technology, engineering, and math.
July 10 - 14
Game Creation with RobotU
1-6
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Get your game on! In this exciting design and programming camp, you'll create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Campers will learn creativity, problem solving, storytelling and programming.
July 17 - 21Archery with Next Step Archery
3-69:30 am - 12:30 pmDiscover the exciting world of archery through a week of FUNdamentals. From beginner to expert, you'll be challenged through daily archery activities. USA Archery certified staff help foster campers' enjoyment and skill of the sport. 
Transportation provided to off-site locations
July 17 - 21Fencing with WA Fencing Academy2-69:30 am - 12:30 pmAnyone for a duel? Beyond Star Wars and the Three Musketeers, fencing is one of the few original Olympic sports and is growing quickly worldwide. Combining athleticism and swordplay with time-honored tradition, kids who fence experience an exciting sport that challenges both the body and mind. Taught by the Washington Fencing Academy, an official member of USA Fencing, classes and camps emphasize safety, respect, physical and mental skill development, and lots of fun!
July 31 - Aug. 4 Magic with Bruce Meyers 1-6 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 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 7 - 11 Art Explosion1-6 9:30 am - 12:30 pmCampers discover their artistic side and let their imaginations soar. Kids create a variety of projects that may include: sketching, watercolors or paints, nature collages, picture frames, necklaces and bracelets and much more. Campers create masterpieces to take home and enjoy!
August 7 - 11Rowing with Kenmore Waterfront Center6-108:30 am - 12:30 pmLearn to row! This camp teaches the basics of rowing in a fun, calm-water environment with stable, 4-rower shells. Sessions will include on-land rowing training, games, skill-building, and plenty of on-water rowing. Open to rising 6th graders and older. No experience necessary. Must be able to swim.
August 21 - 25 Gymnastics with Jets Gymnastics Express
K-6 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. This camp is designed to provide campers with the opportunity to develop gymnastics skills in tumbling, on the balance beam, bar and vault, general fitness, self-esteem, and a positive attitude towards physical development.
August 28 - September 1Jr. Chef Cooking 
(Dessert Baking 101)
1-610:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Young chefs will have a blast learning basic kitchen skills, age-appropriate cooking techniques, kitchen safety, and important nutrition facts. Learn a lifelong skill, have a good time and get messy while creating and tasting delicious foods and treats. 
Transportation provided to off-site locations
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Full Day Camps

Weekly Fee:
$260 - $300 Full Day Camps

$210 - $240 Week of July 3 - 7 (No camp July 4) 

Robotics & Game Creation Weekly Fee: 
$300 - $335 (Wrap Around Camp Included for this camp only)

Dates Theme Grades Times
July 3 - 7
(No camp July 4)
Paintball & Laser Tag Camp 3 - 6 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. This camp combines the best of both worlds, paintball and laser tag! Whether you are a seasoned vet or new to either, you are going to have a blast! Campers will learn shooting techniques, breakouts, bunker movements, game communication, how to develop game strategy, and much more.
Transportation Provided
July 10 - 14        Robotics & Game Creation with RobotU 1 - 6 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Attend both half day sessions for a full day program (WAC included). Calling all future robotic engineers! Use your imagination to build amazing creations with LEGO robotics while learning about science, technology, engineering, and math. Get your game on! In this exciting design and programming camp, you'll create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Campers will learn creativity, problem solving, storytelling and programming.
July 24 - 28Watersports with Seattle Watersports3 - 610:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.Prepare to get wet with this week long adventure! Campers get on-water experiences learning about boating etiquette with fun watersports such as wakeboarding, skiing, tubing and more.
Transportation Provided
July 31 - August 4
Golf with The First Tee
3 - 6
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Grab a club and get ready to develop a skill for life. Young athletes will learn the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting, and body positioning during this week out on the course.
Transportation Provided
August 14 - 18Extreme Adventures Camp3-610:00 am - 3:00 pmTake on a daily extreme challenge each day! Possibilities include go-kart racing, paint balling, rock climbing and/or water sports. This camp will be filled with endless fun all week long!
Transportation Provided
August 21 - 25
Teen Watersports with Seattle Watersports
7 - 10
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Prepare to get wet with this week long adventure! Campers get on-water experiences learning about boating etiquette with fun watersports such as wakeboarding, skiing, tubing and more.
Transportation Provided
Transportation provided to off-site locations= Transportation provided to off-site locations

Specialty Camps

Location Address
Northshore YMCA 11811 NE 195th St, Bothell

Hours:

Times vary. Please refer to the chart on the previous page for the times for each camp.

Specialty Camps

Wrap Around Camp is only offered for Robotics & Game Creation Full Day Specialty Camp (July 10 - 14).
It is NOT available for the individual half day camp options.
There is no additional fee for this specific Wrap Around Camp option.

Location: Northshore YMCA
Wrap Around Camp Hours:
7:00 - 9:00 am
3:30 - 6:00 pm

Wrap Around Camp is not offered for any other weeks of Specialty Camps.

Register for Specialty Camps

Register Online:

Registration is easy and only takes a few minutes.

REGISTER FOR THIS CAMP ONLINE

More Summer Camps

Plan Now for an Awesome-Packed Summer!

There’s tons to learn, play and explore at YMCA Summer Camps. Kids grow, build skills and gain confidence in a safe, values-based environment. We offer camps serving Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville and south Snohomish County.

Outdoor Day Camp

Outdoor Day Camp

Grades 1 - 6

Learn to respect and enjoy the great outdoors through fun, high-energy adventures.

Discovery Camp

Discovery Camp

Grades 1 - 6

Explore fun themes like Under the Sea and Medieval Madness through art, science, storytelling and field trips.

Kids on Their Way

Kids on Their Way

Grades Entering Kindergarten

Campers develop skills and experience opportunities that help prepare them for kindergarten. Y staff lead activities filled with fun and learning!

Preschool Specialty Camps

Preschool Specialty Camps

Ages 3 - 5 years

Leap into an opportunity to learn a sport, develop skills, explore creative expression, build confidence and have fun!

Sports Camps

Sports Camps

Grades 1 - 6

Whether you’re looking to up your play or learn a whole new sport, summer at the Y is a great time to get in the game.

Trek

Trek

Grades 4 - 6

Grab a new adventure each week as Y staff lead tween campers in activities like archery, rafting or hitting the trails for a hike.

Quest

Quest

Grades 7 - 10

Go full speed this summer with trips, hikes, and overnights all over the Northwest.

Climbing Camp

Climbing Camp

Grades K - 7

This 5-day challenge and climbing camp takes adventure to the next level.

Lead

Lead

Grades 9 - 12

Transition from camper to camp leader and make the most of your summer with new friends and new responsibilities.

Flying Horseshoe Ranch Camp

Flying Horseshoe Ranch Camp

Grades 4 - 6

Learn teamwork and horse care as campers enjoy homework riding, creek-side trail hikes, campfires and an adventure away from home.

Overnight Camp

Overnight Camp

Grades 1 - 12

Head to Orcas Island or Puget Sound's Case Inlet to enjoy the classic summer camping adventure that you'll remember for a lifetime!

Outdoor Adventure Programs

Outdoor Adventure Programs

Grades 6-12

While exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, we work together to develop leadership skills that will help you succeed in life, whatever path you choose.