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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: 
$265 FM / $310 CM (Wrap Around Camp an additional $50 FM / $65 CM per week)

Week of July 2-6: $210 FM / $240 CM (Closed July 4)

FM= Facility Member, CM=Community Member

SPECIALTY CAMPS: Ben Rush Elementary Location

Dates

Theme

Description

June 25 - 29 Hip Hop Dance and Performance with Expioe Dance Excited about showing off your child's dance moves this summer? Join Expioe Dance for the 2018 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!
July 9 - 13  TechVenture's Mind Craft Mashup Does your kid play Minecraft? At TechVenture's Minecraft Mashup summer camp, kids take it a step further with circuit-building, music making, coding and more! Using Piper computer kids, kids collaborate with hands-on tinkering, construction and discovery. Learning to assemble electronics to build a functioning computer, is even more fun and challenging when there are puzzles to solve and challenges to conquer with in a Minecraft adventure map.
July 16 - 20 Mad Science - Super Science Sampler 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!
July 23 - 27   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 30 - August 3 Robot U - LEGO Robotics During a week of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® and WeDo® robotics, Robot U will have us building some pretty advanced robots that use sensors, motors, and customizable programming. In addition to building we will learn how to write our own crazy programs and use the sensors and motors to make our own insane robotic creations. 
August 6 - 10 TechVenture's Code Camp Games and Robotics Code Camp - Games and Robots: TechVenture's camp is a mashup of digital games and robotics. Students us MIT's Scratch and Wonder's Dash Robots to learn the fundamentals of computer programming. The participate in the Robot Tossing Competition and other fun projects. While collaborating with partners, students develop math, and problem-solving skills. They gain confidence in their understanding of computer science through game design and play. Unplugged activities keep kid's bodies moving and minds engaged.
August 13 - 17   
Magic Camp with Sterling Dietz Learn the art of magic and presentation with a professional magician. Create wonder in your performance and amaze your friends and family.
August 20-24
Fired Arts with Studio 2 You
Studio 2 You offers a one of a kind experience to campers that want the hands on trials of sculpting and creating unique clay pieces. Campers will work on a variety of projects over the course of a week learning trade techniques while using a variety of potter tools and more. In addition to using clay, campers will learn about glass variety for kiln use and apply it to one of their projects. A custom step by step designed mosaic will be made by each student and taken home at the end of the week. We will paint our masterpieces with non toxic washable ceramic glazes to complete their unique projects before firing. Campers will leave the week ready and wanting to design and sculpt more fired arts.

SPECIALTY CAMPS: Coal Creek YMCA Location

Dates

Theme

Description

June 25 - 29 TechVenture's Code Camp Games and Robots Code Camp - Games and Robots: TechVenture's camp is a mashup of digital games and robotics. Students us MIT's Scratch and Wonder's Dash Robots to learn the fundamentals of computer programming. The participate in the Robot Tossing Competition and other fun projects. While collaborating with partners, students develop math, and problem-solving skills. They gain confidence in their understanding of computer science through game design and play. Unplugged activities keep kid's bodies moving and minds engaged.
July 2 - 6
(Closed Jul. 4)
Magic Camp with Sterling Dietz Learn the art of magic and presentation with a professional magician. Create wonder in your performance and amaze your friends and family.
July 9 - 13 Robot U - LEGO Robotics During a week of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® and WeDo® robotics, Robot U will have us building some pretty advanced robots that use sensors, motors, and customizable programming. In addition to building we will learn how to write our own crazy programs and use the sensors and motors to make our own insane robotic creations. 
July 16 - 20 Hip Hop Dance and Performance with Expioe Dance Excited about showing off your child's dance moves this summer? Join Expioe Dance for the 2018 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!
July 23 - 27 Mad Science - Crazy Chem Works The 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!
August 13 - 17 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!
August 20 - 24 From Trash to Art with Branch Out From Trash to Art - During this camp children will learn to see ART where others see trash! Recycled materials will be the primary source of artistic inspiration. Children will paint, assemble and arrange various shapes and recycled materials to turn them into adorable compositions. They'll not only have a lot of FUN using their imagination to create very unique pieces of art but their appreciation for what can be done with materials at their reach will increase significantly! Throughout the week, we'll be discussing the environmental impact of recycling. Children will also learn about artists who use recycled materials very creatively to create masterpieces. This camp is designed to encourage and further develop imagination, creativity, self-discovery and artistic expression.


SPECIALTY CAMPS: Samantha Smith Location (Sammamish)

Dates

Theme

Description

July 9 - 13 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 16 - 20 TechVenture's Code Camp Games and Robots Code Camp - Games and Robots: TechVenture's camp is a mashup of digital games and robotics. Students us MIT's Scratch and Wonder's Dash Robots to learn the fundamentals of computer programming. The participate in the Robot Tossing Competition and other fun projects. While collaborating with partners, students develop math, and problem-solving skills. They gain confidence in their understanding of computer science through game design and play. Unplugged activities keep kid's bodies moving and minds engaged.
July 23 - 27 Fired Arts with Studio 2 You Studio 2 You offers a one of a kind experience to campers that want the hands on trials of sculpting and creating unique clay pieces. Campers will work on a variety of projects over the course of a week learning trade techniques while using a variety of potter tools and more. In addition to using clay, campers will learn about glass variety for kiln use and apply it to one of their projects. A custom step by step designed mosaic will be made by each student and taken home at the end of the week. We will paint our masterpieces with non toxic washable ceramic glazes to complete their unique projects before firing. Campers will leave the week ready and wanting to design and sculpt more fired arts.
July 30 - August 3
Robot U - LEGO
During a week of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® and WeDo® robotics, Robot U will have us building some pretty advanced robots that use sensors, motors, and customizable programming. In addition to building we will learn how to write our own crazy programs and use the sensors and motors to make our own insane robotic creations. 
August 6 - 10 From Trash to Art with Branch Out From Trash to Art - During this camp children will learn to see ART where others see trash! Recycled materials will be the primary source of artistic inspiration. Children will paint, assemble and arrange various shapes and recycled materials to turn them into adorable compositions. They'll not only have a lot of FUN using their imagination to create very unique pieces of art but their appreciation for what can be done with materials at their reach will increase significantly! Throughout the week, we'll be discussing the environmental impact of recycling. Children will also learn about artists who use recycled materials very creatively to create masterpieces. This camp is designed to encourage and further develop imagination, creativity, self-discovery and artistic expression.
August 13 - 17 Mad Science - Eureka Overcome 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!


SPECIALTY CAMPS: Snoqualmie Valley YMCA Location

Dates

Theme

Description

July 9 - 13 From Trash to Art with Branch Out From Trash to Art - During this camp children will learn to see ART where others see trash! Recycled materials will be the primary source of artistic inspiration. Children will paint, assemble and arrange various shapes and recycled materials to turn them into adorable compositions. They'll not only have a lot of FUN using their imagination to create very unique pieces of art but their appreciation for what can be done with materials at their reach will increase significantly! Throughout the week, we'll be discussing the environmental impact of recycling. Children will also learn about artists who use recycled materials very creatively to create masterpieces. This camp is designed to encourage and further develop imagination, creativity, self-discovery and artistic expression.
July 16 - 20 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 23 - 27 TechVenture - Digital Photography Do you have an artistic eye? Curious how to make an animation? TechVenture's Photography & Coding Camp provides an exciting mix of arts and computer science Kids learn to take great photos and use them to tell a story in their own coded animations. This project-based camp features outdoor excursions, collaborative phot shoots, and hands-on editing. Students learn to shoot and edit digital photographs, bringing them to life in animated stories they program in MIT's Scratch coding platform.
July 30 - August 3 Fired Arts with Studio 2 You Studio 2 You offers a one of a kind experience to campers that want the hands on trials of sculpting and creating unique clay pieces. Campers will work on a variety of projects over the course of a week learning trade techniques while using a variety of potter tools and more. In addition to using clay, campers will learn about glass variety for kiln use and apply it to one of their projects. A custom step by step designed mosaic will be made by each student and taken home at the end of the week. We will paint our masterpieces with non toxic washable ceramic glazes to complete their unique projects before firing. Campers will leave the week ready and wanting to design and sculpt more fired arts.
August 6 - 8
Mad Science - Spy Academy
Look 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.

 

Specialty Camps

Location Address
Ben Rush Elementary 
6101 152nd Avenue NE, Redmond
Coal Creek YMCA
13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd, Newcastle
Samantha Smith Elementary
23305 NE 14th St, 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. Wrap Around Camp is available for an additional fee.

Wrap Around Camp Fees:
$50 FM / $65 CM
Week of July 2nd: $40 FM / $55 CM (Closed July 4th)

FM= Facility Member, CM=Community Member

Location Address
Ben Rush Elementary
6101 152nd Avenue NE, Redmond
Coal Creek YMCA
13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd, Newcastle
Samantha Smith Elemenary
23305 NE 14th St, Sammamish
Snoqualmie Valley YMCA
35018 SE Ridge Street, Snoqualmie

Wrap Around Camp Hours:

Monday - Friday
7:00 - 9:15 am & 3:45 - 6:00 pm


Register for Specialty Camps

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