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uniquely exciting learning
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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 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

Weekly Fee: 
$275 FM / $320 CM (Wrap Around Camp an additional $50 FM / $65 CM per week)
FM= Facility Member, CM=Community Member

SPECIALTY CAMPS: Ben Rush Elementary Location

Dates

Theme

Description

June 24 - 28 Fired Arts With Studio 2 You Fired Arts with Studio 2 You is a hands on ceramic and clay art camp that gives your camper a one of a kind experience in the fired arts world. We will hand build projects using different types of clay as we explore the chemistry behind pottery. Campers will also have the opportunity to express their creative skills while applying specialty ceramic glazes and techniques to their custom projects.

July 8 - 12  TechVenture's Code Games and Robots   Does your child enjoy creating stories and games? In TechVenture's Games & Robots code camp girls and boys learn computer programming with MIT's Scratch and Wonder Robots. They gain confidence, learning to design and program computer games & work with partners to colve robot programming challenges. Kids gain confidence in their understanding of computer science through game design and play, exercising reasoning, math, problem-solving skills. Daily snack and play breaks and unplugged activities keep minds and bodies engaged. We provide all equipment.

July 15 - 19 Young Engineers - Classical Mechanics Classical Mechanics Week - Using stories and simple demonstrations to spark imagination and critical thinking, children participating in our camps will get to experience our flagship Bricks Challenge and Robo Bricks programs. With the use of LEGO® building blocks in conjunction with other tools and mechanical parts, our specially trained educators inspire our campers while teaching theoretical and applied principles of STEM. Campers will also learn and develop their coding skills using the LEGO® WeDo graphic programming language as they build robots and program them to do fun and interactive tasks.

July 22 - 26   Gymnastics with Jet Gymnastics Big 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!

July 29 - August 2 Robot U - LEGO Robotics The Ultimate week of unbridled LEGO building and robotics. Campers will have a week of uncompromised LEGO robotic building with almost 100 different builds for all ages and abilities. They can build working walking trumpeting elephants, fully functional RC racers, color sorting machines, and so, so much more. Our robotics enthusiast instructors will be there to guild our campers to go even deeper into the engineering and programming abilities of the materials.

August 5 - 9 TechVenture's Build & Code Is your child a fan of Minecraft, building and creating things, in the real or virtual world? In this TechVenture Build & Code camp, girls and boys are introduced to the thrilling world of engineering with the challenge of writing code. To learn more about how and why computers work, we've chosen Piper Computer Kits. Campers assemble electronics to a Raspberry Pi to solve puzzles and challenges within a Minecraft adventure game. Campers continue hands-on learning with Edison robots, building and coding their robots to solve challenges. Daily snack breaks and unplugged activities keeping minds and bodies engaged. We provide all equipment.

August 12 - 16   
Hip Hop Dance and Performance with Expioe Dance Excited about showing off your child's dance moves this summer? Join Expioe Dance for the 2019 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 it!And parents, don't forget to show your support on the last day of camp! Have your camera and video ready; it's performance day and you don't want to miss your child's hard work! Sign up today before it's too late!      


SPECIALTY CAMPS: Samantha Smith Location (Sammamish)

Dates

Theme

Description

July 8 - 12 TechVenture's Code Games and Robots Does your child enjoy creating stories and games? In TechVenture's Games & Robots code camp girls and boys learn computer programming with MIT's Scratch and Wonder Robots. They gain confidence, learning to design and program computer games & work with partners to solve robot programming challenges. Kids gain confidence in their understanding of computer science through game design and play, exercising reasoning, math, problem-solving skills. Daily snack and play breaks and unplugged activities keep minds and bodies engaged. We provide all equipment.

July 15 - 19 Gymnastics with Jet Gymnastics   Big 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 foundation to 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!

July 22 - 26 Fired Arts with Studio 2 You Fired Arts with Studio 2 You is a hands on ceramic and clay art camp that gives your camper a one of a kind experience in the fired arts world. We will hand build projects using different types of clay as we explore the chemistry behind pottery. Campers will also have the opportunity to express their creativie skills while applying specialty ceramic glazes and techniques to their custon projects.

July 29 - August 2
Young Engineers - Transportation and Aviation
Transportation and Aviation Week - Using stories and simple demonstrations to spark imagination and critical thinking, children participating in our camps will get to experience our flagship Bricks Challenge and Robo Bricks programs. With the use of LEGO® building blocks in conjunction with other tools and mechanical parts, our specially trained educators inspire our campers while teaching theoretical and applied principles of STEM. Campers will also learn and develop their coding skills using the LEGO® WeDo graphic programming language as they build robots and program them to do fun and interactive tasks.

August 5 - 9 Robot U - LEGO Robotics The Ultimate week of unbridled LEGO building and robotics. Campers will have a week of uncompromised LEGO robotic building with almost 100 different builds for all ages and abilities. They can build working walking trumpeting elephants, fully functional RC racers, color sorting machines, and so, so much more. Our robotics enthusiast instructors will be there to guild our campers to go even deeper into the engineering and programming abilities of the materials.

August 12 - 16 TechVenture's Build and Code Is your child a fan of Minecraft, building and creating things, in the real or virtual world? In this TechVenture Build & Code camp, girls and boys are introduced to the thrilling world of engineering with the challenge of writing code. To learn more about how and why computers work, we've chosen Piper Computer Kits. Campers assemble electronics to a Raspberry Pi to solve puzzles and challenges within a Minecraft adventure game. Campers continue hands-on learning with Edison robots, building and coding their robots to solve challenges. Daily snack breaks and unplugged activities keeping minds and bodies engaged. We provide all equipment.


SPECIALTY CAMPS: Snoqualmie Valley YMCA Location

Dates

Theme

Description

July 8 - 12 Mad Science - Creative Contraptions Our Mad Science inventors go on a journey of discovery. Each day campers are given a series of challenges which they overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors and most important of all... Their mind! Follow in the footsteps of DaVinci, Edison and the Wright Bros. Envision the fantastic futures of Jules Verne and Isaac Asimov. With a little bit of ingenuity they'll construct catapults and forts and then lay siege, fabricate innovative flying contraptions, and design their own gizmo prototypes.

July 15 - 19 Robot U - LEGO Robotics  The Ultimate week of unbridled LEGO building and robotics. Campers will have a week of uncompromised LEGO robotic building with almost 100 different builds for all ages and abilities. They can build working walking trumpeting elephants, fully functional RC racers, color sorting machines, and so, so much more. 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 22 - 26 TechVenture's Shoot and Animate with Code Do your kids love art and animation? TechVenture's Photography & Coding STEAM Camp provides an exciting mix of arts and computer science. Girls and boys learn to take great photos shoots, and hands-on editing. Campers learn to shoot and edit digital photographs, bringing them to life in animated stories or games they program in MIT's Scratch coding platform. We provide all equipment, it is recommended to bring your own SD card or thumb drive.

July 29 - August 2 Fired Arts with Studio 2 You Fired Arts with Studio 2 You is a hands on ceramic and clay art camp that gives your camper a one of a kind experience in the fired arts world. We will hand build projects using different types of clay as we explore the chemistry behind pottery. Campers will also have the opportunity to express their creativie skills while applying specialty ceramic glazes and techniques to their custon projects.

August 5 - 9
Young Engineers - Amusement Park
Amusement Park Week- Using stories and simple demonstrations to spark imagination and critical thinking, children participating in our camps will get to experience our flagship Bricks Challenge and Robo Bricks programs. With the use of LEGO® building blocks in conjunction with other tools and mechanical parts, our specially trained educators inspire our campers while teaching theoretical and applied principles of STEM. Campers will also learn and develop their coding skills using the LEGO® WeDo graphic programming language as they build robots and program them to do fun and interactive tasks.

August 12 - 16
TechVenture's Build and Code
Is your child a fan of Minecraft, building and creating things, in the real or virtual world? In this TechVenture Build & Code camp, girls and boys are introduced to the thrilling world of engineering with the challenge of writing code. To learn more about how and why computers work, we've chosen Piper Computer Kits. Campers assemble electronics to a Raspberry Pi to solve puzzles and challenges within a Minecraft adventure game. Campers continue hands-on learning with Edison robots, building and coding their robots to solve challenges. Daily snack breaks and unplugged activities keeping minds and bodies engaged. We provide all equipment.


 

Specialty Camps

Location Address
Ben Rush Elementary 
6101 152nd Avenue NE, Redmond
Samantha Smith Elementary
23305 NE 14th St, Sammamish
Snoqualmie Valley YMCA
35018 SE Ridge Street, Snoqulamie

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

Specialty Camps

Wrap Around Camp provides supervised activities and structured programs before and after camp hours. Wrap Around Camp is available for an additional fee.

Wrap Around Camp Fees:
$50 FM / $65 CM
FM= Facility Member, CM=Community Member

Location Address
Ben Rush Elementary
6101 152nd Avenue NE, Redmond
Samantha Smith Elemenary
23305 NE 14th St, Sammamish
Snoqualmie Valley YMCA
35018 SE Ridge Street, Snoqualmie

Wrap Around Camp Hours:

Monday - Friday
7:00 - 9:00 am & 4:00 - 6:00 pm


Specialty Camps

REGISTER ONLINE FOR SPECIALTY CAMP

Registration is easy. By clicking the links below you can pick the dates and drop off/Wrap Around Camp locations best for you.

Camp

Registration Links

Fired Arts With Studio 2 You Click Here to Register  - Camp, Dates and Location Info
Gymnastics with Jet Gymnastics 

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Hip Hop Dance and Performance with Expioe Dance
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Mad Science - Creative Contraptions
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Robot U - LEGO RoboticClick Here to Register - camp, Dates and Location Info
TechVenture's Build & CodeClick Here to Register - Camp, Dates and Location Info

TechVenture's Code Games and Robots

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TechVenture's Shoot and Animate with Code

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Young Engineers - Lego Engineering and Coding -  Amusement Park

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Young Engineers - Lego Engineering and Coding -  Classical Mechanics
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Young Engineers - Lego Engineering and Coding - Transportation and Aviation

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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 Issaquah, Sammamish, Fall City and Carnation.

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 - 3

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

Outdoor Specialty Camp

Outdoor Specialty Camp

Grades 4 - 7

Ready for the challenge? We’ve combined some favorite camp activities into fun, week-long, learning adventures.

Mini Camp

Mini Camp

Ages 3 - 5 years

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

Kids on Their Way

Kids on Their Way

Grades Entering K

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

Quest

Quest

Grades 6 - 9

Go full speed this summer with trips, hikes and adventures all over greater Seattle.

Junior Lifeguard Camp

Junior Lifeguard Camp

Grades 7 - 10

Throughout the week you will gain the confidence and knowledge to volunteer as a YMCA Junior Lifeguard.

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.