Northshore
YMCA

Specialty
Camps

Building Skills & Exploring Talents

Spark a new interest with
uniquely exciting learning
experiences close to home!

Specialty Camps

Specialty Camps

Grades K - 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 Camps

Half-day camps:
Weekly Fee: $220 FM  - $255 CM  
New This Year: Wrap Around Camp available for Specialty Camps.  Space is limited.  See WAC tab for more info.

Dates    Theme Grades

Times

Descriptions
June 25 - 29 Jr. Chef Cooking Camp 1-6
10:00 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

July 9 - 13Art Sampler Camp1-69:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Explore new types of art to focus on each day - painting, drawing, photography, landscape design and more! Learn about basic art skills and famous artists throughout history.

July 9 - 13Archery Camp with Next Step Archery
3-69:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Discover 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 16 - 20Photography & Coding Camp with TechVenture1-69:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.TechVenture's Photography & Coding Camp provides an exciting mix of arts and computer science. Learn how to take great photos and use them to tell a story in your own coded animations. This project-based camp features outdoor excursions, collaborative photoshoots, and hands-on editing through MIT's Scratch coding platform.

July 23 - 27STEM with Eastside STEM Academy1-69:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.STEM for KIDS instructors will help make Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fun and real for children. Enrichment modules are delivered via Project Based Learning thereby encouraging the 4C's i.e. Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication and Creativity in young minds.

July 30 - August 3Super Science Sampler with Mad Science1-69:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Science comes in all shapes and sizes and we'll examine a few during this hands-on expedition. Become an engineer and build bridges, domes, cubes, and pyramids. Assemble and control pulleys, levers, catapults, and simple machines. Use chemistry to make your own sidewalk chalk and crystal gardens. Become an ornithologist and discover unique characteristics of birds!

August 6 - 10Beginner & Intermediate Drawing Camp1-69:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Express yourself through drawing as you create pieces that inspire. When you're not sketching, you'll be learning about famous artists and our local art scene.

August 13 - 17Hip Hop Dance Camp1-69:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Get 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!

August 20 - 24 Magic Camp with Sterling Diaz 1-6 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 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 27 - 31Jr. Chef Baking Camp
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

Transportation provided to off-site locations= Transportation provided to off-site locations


Full-day Camps:
Weekly Fee: $265 FM  - $310 CM

Week of July 2-6: $210 FM  - $240 CM (Closed July 4)
New This Year: Wrap Around Camp available for Specialty Camps. Space is limited. See WAC tab for more info.

Dates Theme Grades Times Descriptions
July 2 - 6
(Closed Jul. 4)
Paintball & Laser Tag Camp3 - 610:00 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.


July 16 - 20  Robotics & Game Creation Camp with RobotU 1 - 6 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Attend both half day sessions for a full day program. 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 23 - 27Watersports Camp 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 30 - August 3Parkour Camp with MoveFree Academy1-69:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.Parkour is a physical activity that combines the art of play and the science of movement. MoveFree Academy will train your child to control their body through fun, physical and mental challenges the way it was meant to be used. Play games, learn new skills, progress strength and dominate obstacle courses while optimizing your ninja potential!

August 6 - 10Robotics & Game Creation Camp with RobotU1-69:00 a.m. - 3:30 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. 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.

August 13 - 17
Golf Camp with Grass Roots Golf
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 20 - 24Extreme 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

Transportation provided to off-site locations= Transportation provided to off-site locations


FM= Facility Member, CM=Community Member

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

NEW! Wrap Around Camp is offered for all Specialty Camp offerings with a limited capacity. 

Wrap Around Camp Fee:
Half-day Camps: $110 FM  - $145 CM
Full-day Camps: $50 FM  - $65 CM (Week of July 2 $40 FM  - $55 CM)

FM= Facility Member, CM=Community Member

Location:
Northshore YMCA

Wrap Around Camp Hours:
Half Day Wrap Around Camp Hours: 7:00 - 9:00 am & Camp End until 6:00 pm (Limited Space Available)
Full Day Wrap Around Care Hours: 7:00 - 9:00 am & 3:30 - 6:00 pm

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 about the magic of the outdoors through exciting adventures!

Discovery Camp

Discovery Camp

Grades 1 - 6

Set your sights discovery through new adventures every day! One day you’ll be at the beach, the next unleashing your inner artist.

Kids on Their Way

Kids on Their Way

Grades Entering Kindergarten

Kindergarten is coming! Get your child ready for their first day of school with the help of Kids on Their Way!

Preschool Specialty Camps

Preschool Specialty Camps

Ages 3 - 5 years

Leap into a great week of fun, hands-on activities and positive social interactions for your little camper.

Sports Camps

Sports Camps

Grades K - 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 - 5

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

Quest

Quest

Grades 6 - 9, 10 by Director Approval

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.

English Language Exploration

English Language Exploration

Grades 1 - 6

Continue school year learning alongside all the fun of camp adventure!

Lead

Lead

Grades 9 - 12

Take the leap between camper and camp leader with this leadership training course for high schoolers.

Flying Horseshoe Ranch Camp

Flying Horseshoe Ranch Camp

Grades 4 - 6

Happy trails to you as you embark on an exciting overnight horse camp at Horseshoe Ranch in Cle Elum.

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!

Boys & Girls Outdoor Leadership Development

Boys & Girls Outdoor Leadership Development

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.