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YMCA OF SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS Y. It’s not a question. It’s the answer.


Contents About Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Summer Day Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Financial Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teen Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Counselor In Leadership. . . . . . . . . . . Camp Silver Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The First Tee of Hampton Roads. . . .

ABOUT camp Page 2 Page 3 Page 3 Page 3 Page 3 Page 4 Page 4

Camps by City Chesapeake Camps Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 6–7 Greenbrier Family YMCA. . . . . Page 7-9 Greenbrier North YMCA Wellness & Racquetball Center. . . . . . Page 10–11 Taylor Bend Family YMCA. . . . . . Page 12 Eastern Shore Camps Eastern Shore Family YMCA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 13 Franklin Camps James L. Camp, Jr. Family YMCA. . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 14–15 Norfolk Camp Camp Red Feather. . . . . . . . . . . . Page 16 North Carolina Camps Albemarle Family YMCA. . . . . . . Page 17 Outer Banks Family YMCA. . . . . Page 18 Portsmouth Camps Effingham Street Family YMCA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 19 Suffolk Camps Suffolk Family YMCA. . . . . . . . . . Page 20 Suffolk Regional Day Camp. . . . Page 20 Virginia Beach Camps Hilltop Family YMCA. . . . . . Page 21–23 Indian River Family YMCA . . Page 24-25 Salem Family YMCA. . . . . . . . Page 24-25 Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA. . . . . . . . . . . . Page 26–27

What makes YMCA camps so special? For starters, caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith are the cornerstones of every YMCA program. In addition, the Y adds a unique component to help children develop positive identities, values and social skills. That component is known as “Developmental Assets.” These are 40 essential character-building blocks that young people need to grow up to be healthy, competent, caring and responsible adults. Our goal is to help youngsters acquire these building blocks to create a firm foundation for life—a positive identity; a strong sense of power, purpose and self-worth; and values that will enable them to make wise choices throughout life. We want to help them become compassionate, well-rounded and well-adjusted individuals who care about the well-being of others and learn to place the needs of others above their own.

Top Quality

To achieve high quality in our programs, we follow YMCA of the USA’s Day Camp Guidelines, found in the YMCA Day Camp Manual, while incorporating daily, the components of sports, the arts, spirituality, swimming, and character development education with a significant amount of outdoor programming. Our campers are divided into small groups, with each group led by a specific counselor. We comply with all of our YMCA’s policies and rules, and all local, state and federal laws and licensing requirements related to this program.

Our Staff

The loyalty and dedication of our impassioned, educated and highly trained staff is extraordinary. Our staff are excellent role models for our campers and we pride ourselves on our careful screening and selection to employ the finest camp counselors, directors and support staff in the region. Candidates must meet strict YMCA qualifications, which meet and often exceed licensing standards and YMCA Child Care Administration guidelines; pass a criminal check; Child Protective Services check and participate in several training and certification programs, including infant/child CPR, First Aid, prevention/recognition of child abuse, OSHA blood borne pathogens, child development, curriculum planning and licensing regulations.

Security

Our reputation for consistency, dedication and safety make parents feel confident entrusting us with their child’s camp experience. We continuously review our health and safety policies to ensure the well-being of each child. Our low child-to-staff ratio of 1:12 enables the staff to foster solid relationships and provide sound guidance, while maintaining the stability that contributes so effectively to the comfort, security and development of the children in our programs. All staff related to camp programs have written job descriptions, goals and objectives for their areas of responsibility.

Financial Assistance

We believe every child should have the chance to enjoy YMCA Camp. Our Open Doors program makes financial assistance available, as funds permit, to families who are unable to pay the full program fee. Funds for financial assistance have been made available through generous contributions to We Build People, our annual giving campaign. Contact your local YMCA for more information on how you can participate in the Open Doors program.

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Adventure of a lifetime The Y has an exciting variety of camps offered at locations throughout South Hampton Roads, Franklin, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. Descriptions, times and prices of the various camps offered in each city can be found starting on the next page. Additional camp programs for older children, teens, resident camp and counselor-in-training opportunities are also offered. Once you’ve found the camp or camps that best suit your child’s interests, complete the application in the center of this guide and submit it to the Y where your camp is being held. Space is limited so register early! Prices and availability vary by city. Contact your local Y for more details.

Summer Day Camp

Our traditional Summer Day Camp provides youth with supervised activities that teach core values, conflict resolution and leadership skills. Kids have fun while making new friends, developing new skills, learning core values, building self-confidence, appreciating teamwork and growing in self-reliance. For kids, Y camp is a fun and happy place to enjoy the summer. Our camp components include: themes, daily opening and closing assemblies, camp spirit songs, values time, outside time, swimming, arts & crafts, a family night at least three times during the summer, field trips and so much more.

NEW in 2011!

In addition to the traditional day camp activities, we are adding a brand new Outdoor Education & Leadership component to our day! It is proven that learning about nature can: 1. improve self-confidence and selfreliance by overcoming obstacles and adversity, and learning consequences of one’s actions; 2. develop social skills, by learning to function as a team member as well as individual work and 3. enhance the camper’s relationship with nature and the world around them through education and experience. Some of the activities that make up the curriculum of outdoor education programs may include, but are not limited to: • Plant and tree identification • Animal identification • Ecology • Orienteering

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Green living – reduce, reuse, recycle Conservation Wilderness survival Horticulture and Gardening

Teen Camp

Teens can be a part of the Y summer experience too with Y Teen Camps. The Albemarle Family YMCA, Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA, Great Bridge/ Hickory Family YMCA, Greenbrier Family YMCA, Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA and Taylor Bend Family YMCA will be offering teen programs throughout the summer. Check their camp listings on the following pages for details. Leadership programs, travel camps, sports programs and more are available to ensure your teen has a fun and rewarding summer. Check with the Member Services desk for more information or visit www.ymcashr.org.

of working with children in a safe and structured environment. For more information concerning this program, talk to the camp director at your local Y.

Registration Dates:

Tuesday, February 1: YMCA Members and 2010 participants Tuesday, March 1: Open registration Note: A $25 deposit per child, per camp week and a one-time $50 nonrefundable and nontransferable materials fee is due upon registration. *The $25 deposit will be credited to each week of attendance and is (nonrefundable after June 1). Visit www.ymcashr.org to reserve your spot today!

Resident Camp

Remember what it was like to roast marshmallows over a fire? Run carefree in the woods and hear the leaves rustle beneath your feet? Giggle with a flashlight under your covers when it was “lights out?” Resident camp is where that can happen all week long. Resident camp is a fun and exciting overnight experience for children ages 8-16. Check it out on page 4.

Counselor In Leadership Training

If your teen is ready for something more than the usual camp experience, he or she might make a great counselor. Our Counselor In Leadership Training (CILT) is a full-day program designed to teach enthusiastic young adults leadership skills and the fundamentals 3


YMCA camp silver beach 757 442 4634

Picture yourself having a summer of fun and friendship, responsibility and challenge, community and faith—at Camp Silver Beach they’re all included. Build relationships and confidence while building other skills too—from swimming, boating and climbing, to environmental science, art, drama and more! We offer weekly sessions from mid-June to mid-August for girls and boys from ages 8-16 years old. Three-week teen programs are available for rising freshman, sophomores and juniors. Campers build confidence, learn sportsmanship, find potential, grow friendships and develop a healthy independence through traditional camp and adventure-based activities. Respect and honesty come packaged in water adventures, woodland walks and campfire singalongs. Friendships are what make campers and counselors return year after year. Well trained staff from around the world make for the experience of a lifetime.

Open House Dates this Spring: Sunday, March 13, 2-4 pm Sunday, April 17, 2-4 pm Sunday, May 1, 2-4 pm

Summer 2011 Savings! $50 Buddy/Sibling-Friend Benefit: Refer a camper and both you and the camper will receive a $50 discount! $100 YMCA Member Benefit: All YMCA members receive a $100 member benefit off the full price of $820! $480 Additional Session Fee: Additional resident camp sessions may be added, for the same camper, at the reduced rate of $480 per session (weeks don’t have to be consecutive). Visit CampSilverBeach.org to download a camp brochure and application, view our video and see our camp fair schedule. Or, call 1-877-231-2012 to request a DVD by mail and to reserve your child’s spot today! Camp Silver Beach is located on 151 acres of the beautiful Eastern Shore of Virginia at: 6272 YMCA Lane, Jamesville, VA 23398.

The First tee of Hampton Roads 757 563 8990

For 10 years, The First Tee of Hampton Roads has been a significant youth development program within our community. There are nine core values learned, practiced and reinforced at The First Tee: Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy, and Judgment. These values provide a solid foundation of life skills and character values benefiting our youth and can be applied both on the course and at home, in school and throughout their adult lives. Youth can participate in our youth development program through classes and camps that are offered all year long. Your children can begin with The First Tee certification classes at age 5; they run in six-week sessions throughout the year. 4

All programs teach nine core values and life skills, as well as the techniques of golf. Your child can participate in camp at age 8; camps kick off with Spring Break week, April 18–22 and then run weekly, beginning June 20. Camp is offered in one-week sessions from June 20–September 1. The First Tee location at Upshur Neck on the Eastern Shore also offers one-week sessions, July 11–August 12. Learn more about our upcoming events, including a Golf Exhibition hosted by LPGA professional, Dottie Pepper, June 20-21 and The First Tee Governor’s Cup Tournament, June 27-28.

For a complete listing of our classes and camps, please visit TheFirstTeeHR. org or stop by our main facility for more information and a tour at 2400 Tournament Drive, Virginia Beach.


chesapeake Camps Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA 757 546 9622

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

June 20–24

June 27– July 1

July 5–8

July 11–15

July 18–22

Preschool Camp

Little Sports

Little Sports

Ages 4–5; 6:30 am–12 pm

Members: $60; Prospective Members: $90

Day Camp–All Day

Camp Heron

Camp Heron

Camp Heron

Camp Heron

Camp Heron

Camp Heron

Camp Heron

Camp Heron

Camp Heron

Camp Heron

Ages 6–11; 6:30 am–6 pm

Members: $165; Prospective Members: $195

Day Camp–Half Day Ages 6–11; 6:30 am–2 pm

Members: $125; Prospective Members: $155

Sports Camp

Basketball Camp

Ages 6–11; 7 am–6 pm

Members: $110; Prospective Members: $135

Teen Adventure Camp 7th & 10th grade 6:30 am–6 pm

Teen Adventure Camp

Teen Adventure Camp

Teen Adventure Camp

Teen Adventure Camp

CILT

CILT

CILT

CILT

Members: $200; Prospective Members: $220

CILT 10th–12th grade; 6:30 am–6 pm Members: $55; Prospective Members: $70

Little Sports Preschool Camp Looking for a great way to introduce your child to new sports and encourage skill development like eye-foot coordination, eyehand coordination, improvement of depth perception and sportsmanship? Then we have the camp for you! Little Sports camp is a fun filled week which introduces the basic skills for sports such as, basketball, soccer, t-ball, indoor hockey and more.

Camp Heron Day camping is summer fun at its best. For years, kids have been making great memories at summer camp while surrounded by newly made friends. Whether it’s learning to tie a knot, plant a tree, shoot a bow and arrow, or learning what “going green” means; each activity at camp is geared toward youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. These activities which encourage learning while having fun will also provide campers with a great environment to improve self-esteem while they to learn more about themselves. Activities at camp include sports, arts and crafts, nature education and

horticulture, outdoor exploration teambuilding, character development and more!

Sports Camp: Basketball Camp Campers will participate in team and individual drills designed to build skills such as dribbling, shooting, passing, and rebounding while gaining knowledge of the game of basketball. Sportsmanship including observance of the rules of fair play, respect for others and graciousness in losing will all be discussed while teaching the children to work as a team which is important not only in sports but in life.

Sports Camp: Soccer Soccer is the most popular sport in the world! Known as football in most countries, soccer is a fast paced game that consists of two teams with 11 players on each team. Campers will participate in team and individual drills designed to build skills such as inside foot passing and receiving, dribbling, and throw-ins while learning about typical mistakes made in the game and gaining knowledge of the game of soccer. Sports-

manship including observance of the rules of fair play, respect for others and graciousness in losing will all be discussed while teaching the children to work as a team which is important not only in sports but in life.

Teen Adventure Camp Teen Adventure camp is designed to keep teens active and engaged in a variety of activities designed to build friendships and develop interpersonal and leadership skills. Campers spend their week traveling to local venues and participating in exciting activities such as rock climbing, surfing, kayaking, hiking, swimming, sports, teambuilding, archery and much more! Note: Campers will be grouped by age to ensure YMCA Staff can provide age appropriate expectations, leadership and supervision.

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chesapeake Camps Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA 757 546 9622

Preschool Camp

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8

Session 9

Session 10

July 25–29

August 1–5

August 8–12

August 15–19

August 22–26

Little Sports

Little Sports

Little Sports

Ages 4–5; 6:30 am–12 pm

Members: $60; Prospective Members: $90

Day Camp–All Day

Camp Heron

Camp Heron

Camp Heron

Camp Heron

Camp Heron

Camp Heron

Camp Heron

Camp Heron

Camp Heron

Camp Heron

Ages 6–11; 6:30 am–6 pm

Members: $165; Prospective Members: $195

Day Camp–Half Day Ages 6–11; 6:30 am–2 pm

Members: $125; Prospective Members: $155

Sports Camp

Soccer Camp

Ages 6–11; 7 am–6 pm

Members: $110; Prospective Members: $135

Teen Adventure Camp 7th & 10th grade 6:30 am–6 pm

Teen Adventure Camp

Teen Adventure Camp

Teen Adventure Camp

Teen Adventure Camp

Teen Adventure Camp

CILT

CILT

CILT

CILT

CILT

Members: $200; Prospective Members: $220

CILT 10th–12th grade; 6:30 am–6 pm Members: $55; Prospective Members: $70

CILT (Counselor In Leadership Training) CILT Camp teaches enthusiastic young adults leadership skills and the fundamentals of working with children, including CPR and First Aid Training, Basic Child Development, licensed child care protocol, group management and group games for kids, to name a few. Each CILT spends his or her day with one of our camp groups working alongside a mentoring counselor. They will have the opportunity to interact with the children, teach and play games, sing songs, perform skits and more.

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chesapeake Camps Greenbrier Family YMCA 757 547 9622

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

June 6–10

June 13–17

June 20–24

June 27–July 1

July 5–8

July 11–15

Starter

Starter

Fashion

Hollywood

Sing Out

Awesome Art

Members: $115; Prospective Members: $145

Outdoor Adventure

Stunt Man

Dino Dig

Engineering

Sports Camp

Tennis

Basketball

Karate

Tennis

Baseball

Lacrosse

Golf

Soccer

Extended Day Option Available

Extended Day Option Available

Extended Day Option Available

Extended Day Option Available

Adventureland

Teen Nation

Adrenaline Rush

Preschool Camp Ages 3–5; 7:30 am–12:30 pm

Members: $100; Prospective Members: $120

Specialty Camp Ages 6–12; 7:30 am–12 pm

Ages 6–12; 7:30 am–12:30 pm

Members: $115; Prospective Members: $145

Extended Day 12:30–6 pm

Members: $60; Prospective Members: $70

Teen Camp Ages 12–15; 7:30 am–6 pm

Members: $215; Prospective Members: $235

LIT

Leaders In Training

Ages 13–17; 9 am–6 pm

Leaders In Training

Members: $100; Prospective Members: $130

Starter Camp

Dance and Cheer

Outdoor Adventure

This is perfect adventure for the first time camper! This camp focuses on skill and character development and finishes with a fun family day picnic on Friday.

Master the moves and work on your spirit fingers. This camp combines dance moves and cheerleading skills to create amazing dances that can be done on the football field or at your next family party!

Campers will explore the outdoors and enjoy fishing, canoeing, tent pitching, outdoor cooking and much more.

Awesome Art Campers will work with a variety of mixed media such as watercolor, clay, pencil, and collage, all culminating in an art show at the end of the week!

Commander Camp Left, left, left, right, left! Campers attend a military style boot camp and become Camp New Horizons recruits, completing exercises and drills sure to bring excitement and fun!

Cooking Fun Embrace your inner chef! Campers will learn the basics of cooking, kitchen cleanliness, and kitchen safety. After this camp, you will want your child cooking your next meal!

Crazy Science Ooey, gooey, slimy, and sticky! Campers explore the amazing world of science as they learn fun facts and experiment with volcanoes, silly putty, ice cream, oobleck, and more. It has been scientifically proven that this camp is an explosive hit!

Dino Dig Grab your field journal and embark on a journey of prehistoric proportion. Spend a week working in our simulated lab, traveling back in time to see the dinosaurs, and unearth dinosaur fossils.

Engineering Explore how science and math can be fun! Researching how cars work, bridges are built, rockets are launched and much more.

Fashion Camp From fabulous dresses, to jewelry and accessories, experience the life of a fashionista. Become a trendsetter and design your very own clothing lines and modeling it.

Hollywood Lights, camera, action! Experience the life of a Hollywood star. You will prepare for your role in a movie by designing sets, writing scripts, all culminating in a walk down the red carpet to receive your Oscar.

Secret Agent As a Secret Agent, you will learn teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving skills and discipline. Deploy on a critical mission with your fellow Agents and support one another as you push your limits. Then, test your strength and stamina on a combat field.

Stunt Man It’s time to jump, tumble, stage-fight, and fall at Stunt Camp. Morph into your favorite action hero and try your hand at major motion picture stunts! Learn safe landing and falling techniques, hand-to-hand combat, swordplay techniques, fight scene choreography and more.

Summer Highlights Come relive all the best moments of specialty camp in one week!

Surf Camp Catch the wave! Campers will journey to the beach where they will receive surf instruction and plenty of time to practice hanging ten! Don’t forget your favorite sand toy.

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chesapeake Camps Greenbrier Family YMCA (cont’d) 757 547 9622

Session 7

Session 8

Session 9

Session 10

Session 11

Session 12

July 18–22

July 25–29

August 1–5

August 8–12

August 15–19

August 22–26

Crazy Science

Fashion

Dance and Cheer

Awesome Art

Crazy Science

Members: $115; Prospective Members: $145

Surfin’

Secret Agent

Outdoor Adventure

Cooking Fun

Commander

Summer Highlights

Sports Camp

Baseball

Soccer

Tennis

Basketball

Street Hockey

Street Hockey

Football

Baseball

Karate

Wrestling

Camp Finz

Camp Finz

Camp Finz

12:30–6 pm

Extended Day Option Available

Extended Day Option Available

Extended Day Option Available

Extended Day Option Available

Extended Day Option Available

Extended Day Option Available

Teen Camp

Wet & Wild

Extreme Sports

Surfin’

Survival Instincts

Water World

Summer Remix

Leaders In Training

Leaders In Training

Leaders In Training

Specialty Camp Ages 6–12; 7:30 am–12 pm

Ages 6–12; 7:30 am–12:30 pm

Members: $115; Prospective Members: $145

Extended Day

Water Nation Multi Sports

Members: $60; Prospective Members: $70

Ages 12–15; 7:30 am–6 pm

Members: $215; Prospective Members: $235

LIT Ages 13–17; 9 am–6 pm

Leaders In Training

Members: $100; Prospective Members: $130

Water Nation

Camp Finz

Soccer

How are you going to beat the heat this summer? By coming to our super soaker week of fun, that’s how! We’ll enjoy a wet and wild week of water games, tackle the waves at the beach, extreme pool time, and super soaker fun. Bring your swimsuit and towel and prepare to get wet!

This is a swim clinic for children to improve their swimming techniques and learn new safety skills while playing games.

Our soccer program will focus on skill refinement, passing, kicking and playing to develop well-rounded soccer players. Each player is taught through attention and repetitions in an enjoyable, challenging camp atmosphere.

Sing Out

Football Down...set...hike! Campers will learn the basics of flag football. Passing, catching, route running, and defense will be taught and applied in scrimmage games.

Show off your talents and discover new ones as you become a superstar this week. Campers will sing popular songs, form group vocal harmonies, master choreographed movement, perfect their performance skills, and much more fun!

Golf

Baseball

Karate

Going, going, it’s gone...homerun! Campers will learn the basic fundamentals of baseball. We will conduct drills on fielding, throwing, hitting, base running and sliding.

Become a Zen Master! Campers will learn the basic fundamentals of Karate.

Basketball They dribble...they shoot...they score! Campers will learn the basics of basketball as well as perform individual and team drills for dribbling, shooting, passing and defense. Campers will have scrimmages to let them practice what they have learned.

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Campers will learn the rules and etiquette to golf. Instructors will help campers develop their golf swing and prepare them for the final challenge—using all of their skills on a real golf course.

Lacrosse Campers will leave camp with better individual skills - from making a fast break to field positions. Campers will also develop a greater understanding of team play, learning the concepts to help make their team better.

Multi-Sport Throughout the week we will participate in sports that include soccer, baseball, floor hockey, kickball and flag football.

Street Hockey Shoot and pass on the pavement! Campers will learn the basics of street hockey such as positioning, shooting and passing—all skills leading to scrimmages and games, so campers can showcase what they have learned.

Tennis Our tennis programs focus on skill refinement, practice and match play to develop consistent, well-rounded tennis players. Each player is taught through personal attention and repetition in an enjoyable, challenging tennis camp atmosphere with players at his or her level.

Wrestling Camp It’s all about the mat! Campers will learn the fundamentals of wrestling such as positioning, pinning, and take downs, all culminating in friendly matches with your peers.


Adrenaline Rush

Leaders In Training (LIT)

Are you craving some speed and adrenaline? Feel your heart pound as we race Go Karts, roller blade, ice skate and ride roller coasters at Busch Gardens.

Young adults interested in making a positive impact on children are ideal candidates for our innovative Leaders In Training (LIT) program. LIT explore potential career paths involving children and prepare for possible future work as a camp counselor. The LIT program covers leadership development, behavioral training, motivating campers, portfolio development, job application and interview training. After successfully completing the program participants are given a job interview and future interview preparation tips as well as a letter of recommendation to future employers.

Adventureland Come explore all that South Hampton Roads has to offer as you set sail on a great adventure. In Adventureland camp you will climb, jump, tag, surf, swim and much more.

Extreme Sports Join our version of action sports network including rock climbing, laser tag, skate boarding and more.

Survival Instincts It’s a jungle out there. Learn the basics of survival in the great outdoors, right outside your door; ropes course, canoeing, arcade, and movies.

Surfin’ Chesapeake Learn the basic techniques of surfing with hands-on instruction from seasoned professionals.

Summer Remix Enjoy the last days of summer vacation with highlighted field trips of Teen Adventure Camp.

Teen Nation Interested in helping the community and still having fun as a teen? Join us for a week of service learning and fun.

Water World Spend a week kayaking, boating, surfing and dolphin watching as we explore different water venues of South Hampton Roads.

Wet and Wild Beat the heat during the hottest days of the summer. Cool off with us as we revisit the best spots in Hampton Roads.

Extended Day Extended day care is an option for campers who need all day care. It is an extension of sports and specialty camp. This is a traditional camp setting with daily swimming and special events that keeps campers active.

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chesapeake Camps Greenbrier North YMCA Wellness & Racquetball Center/ Chesapeake School-Age Child Care 757 366 9622

Camp Monarch at Cedar Road Elementary Camp Monarch

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

June 20–24

June 27–July 1

July 5–8

July 11–15

July 18–22

Go Green

Space Voyage

LEGO Island

Art YOUniversity

Team Spirit

Ages K–9 years; 7 am–6 pm

Fashion Frenzy

Members: $135; Prospective Members: $155

Camp Monarch Explorers

Explorers Go Green

Explorers Adventure Quest

Explorers Go Wet & Wild

Explorers Space Out

Explorers Outdoor Chill

Go Green

Space Voyage

LEGO Island

Art YOUniversity

Team Spirit

Explorers Space Out

Explorers Outdoor Chill

Ages 10–12; 7 am–6 pm

Members: $145; Prospective Members: $165

Camp Crossroads at Crestwood Intermediate Camp Crossroads Ages K–9 years; 7 am–6 pm

Fashion Frenzy

Members: $135; Prospective Members: $155

Camp Crossroads Explorers

Explorers Go Green

Ages 10–12; 7 am–6 pm

Explorers Adventure Quest

Explorers Go Wet & Wild

Members: $145; Prospective Members: $165

Sports Camp at Greenbrier North Ages 6–12; 7 am–6 pm

Members: $135; Prospective Members: $155

Camp Monarch & Camp Crossroads

We will host a fashion show at the end of the week premiering their new designs.

The Greenbrier North YMCA Wellness & Racquetball Center is offering completely new and exciting summer camp programming for your children ages 5-12. For children ages 5-9 we have a variety of specialty camps offering a mix of skill building and learning opportunities.

Go Green

Slippery, Slimy & Wet

During this week campers participate in how to be more environmental friendly. We will plant trees, visit arboretums, learn about recycling programs, and discover ways to conserve our environment.

Campers will experience a full week of wet & wild fun. We will visit Ocean Breeze and have some new super sticky creations for them to take home.

If your child is between the ages of 1012, then Explorers is designed just for their needs. Explorers recognizes that children ages 10-12 have different interests and an increased ability to work on more involved subjects in deeper and more meaningful ways while growing deep friendships along the way.

Great Outdoors Campers will be able to choose between the great outdoors, and becoming little chefs. Our outdoor track will take campers on hiking trips, visits to First Landing State Park, as well as crabbing and enjoying the pier.

Learn about the excitement that our solar system holds. We will visit aviation institutes, planetariums, make our very own solar system, and discover what NASA really means.

Art YOUniversity Children will design their very own art studio, and open up an art gallery for others to enjoy. We will discover the true meaning behind art, whether it is music, theater or paintings. Put your Picasso hat on!

Fashion Frenzy Fashion camp will encourage campers to design what they think will be the most up-to-date designs that will be seen on the runway, using a variety of materials. 10

Kids Chef Our Chef track will help children learn how to make fun dishes, and be creative in the kitchen. During this week children will learn food preparations skills, kitchen safety, etiquette, table setting and menu planning. Campers will visit the Young Chefs Academy during this week to stir up some new ideas.

LEGO Island You decide between building the tallest towers with LEGOs, or designing the newest fad in clothing. Our LEGO camp will allow campers to design animals, automobiles, and anything else their heart

desires. This camp will also teach youth the value of patience and teamwork.

Space Voyage

Summer Re-Mix Enjoy the last days of camp, winding down with some good old fashioned lemonade, and nurturing lasting friendships. We will enjoy a fun D.J. and a Luau to bring the good memories home with our family and friends.

Team Spirit This week will allow campers to choose between soccer, basketball, baseball, or cheering and dance. The goal will be to enhance campers abilities to perform their very best in the sport of their choice. This camp will help with endurance, coordination, teamwork and understanding of sports.

Traveling Ticket Get your boarding pass! We will be traveling through the South Hampton Roads area. We


Camp Monarch at Cedar Road Elementary Camp Monarch

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8

Session 9

Session 10

Session 11

July 25–29

August 1–5

August 8–12

August 15–19

August 22–26

August 29– September 2

Zoo Crew

Great Outdoors

Traveling Ticket

Slippery, Slimy & Wet

Summer Remix

Ages K–9 years; 7 am–6 pm

Kids Chef

Members: $135; Prospective Members: $155

Camp Monarch Explorers Ages 10–12; 7 am–6 pm

Explorers Adrenaline Rush

Explorers Animal Universe

Explorers Madness

Explorers Summer Splash

Explorers Social Shout Out

Zoo Crew

Great Outdoors

Traveling Ticket

Slippery, Slimy & Wet

Summer Remix

Explorers Madness

Explorers Summer Splash

Explorers Social Shout Out

Members: $145; Prospective Members: $165

Camp Crossroads at Crestwood Intermediate Camp Crossroads Ages K–9 years; 7 am–6 pm

Kids Chef

Members: $135; Prospective Members: $155

Camp Crossroads Explorers Ages 10–12; 7 am–6 pm

Explorers Adrenaline Rush

Explorers Animal Universe

Members: $145; Prospective Members: $165

Sports Camp at Greenbrier North

Sports Scrambler

Ages 6–12; 7 am–6 pm

Members: $135; Prospective Members: $155

will make our own hot air balloons and watch them soar to new heights. During this week campers will visit the Children’s Museum to learn all about machines, and what makes thing go round. Lastly, we will travel to Norfolk International Airport to design our own airplane and watch them fly into the sunset.

Zoo Crew Learn about the career of a zoo keeper. We will learn all about animals and their habitats. We will also have visitors from local shelters to help us learn the best ways to protect and maintain the animals in our community.

Explorers Adrenaline Rush Campers will begin the week getting a rush by giving back to the community. We will visit senior living homes in order to take them goodies and sing camp songs; plant flowers; and read stories to children. The final rush will be carried out by going to Busch Gardens where their adrenaline will be kicked into high gear!

Explorers Adventure Quest Campers will have a blast as they conquer Adventure Quest. We will swim the open sea by the shore, skate at Mt. Trashmore, and our final quest will be an all-out battle at Laser Quest.

Explorers Animal Universe

Explorers Social Shout Out

We will start the week off by collecting the donated supplies for various animal shelters. The SPCA will come out to visit and educate campers on how to properly care for animals. We will go behind the scenes to see what it’s like to be a zoo keeper. Lastly, we will deliver the supplies donated and discover what it means to give back to the community.

Campers will enjoy the last days of camp by winding down with some good old fashioned lemonade and enjoying lasting friendships. Campers will chill out with a DJ and Luau, and have good memories to take home! Parents, please come enjoy our picnic with the Y.

Explorers Go Green Campers will learn how to be more environmental friendly. We will visit Botanical Gardens, learn about recycling programs in the area and discover ways that we can continue to conserve energy and our environment.

Explorers Get Wet & Go Wild Campers will enjoy riding the waves at Water Country USA, local beaches, and other wet & wild activities will follow. Warning: Clothes will get soaked!

Explorers Madness Test your driving skills on the track to the unknown while Go-Karting in Virginia Beach. Every day of the week we will visit various local attractions to show our explorer spirit.

Explorers Outdoor Chill This week will allow campers the opportunity to take a breath of fresh air. Campers will learn the skills of kayaking, fishing, archery and much more.

Explorers Space Out Campers will design their own rockets and launch them! We will visit planetariums, Space Centers and learn about the solar systems. We will also enjoy building our very own solar system, as well as learn about constellations in the summer sky.

Explorers Summer Splash Campers will experience a full week of wet & wild fun. We will swim at local Ys, take a trip down slip and slides, and have a water balloon bash! Our big splash will be a trip to Ocean Breeze.

Sports Scrambler at Greenbrier North YMCA Our fun-filled camp will focus on interactive games for children to learn and challenge themselves. Children will participate in physical activities and field trips and not even realize they are giving themselves a workout! Some field trips will include swimming, skating, rock wall climbing and more. 11


chesapeake Camps Taylor Bend Family YMCA 757 638 9622

Specialty Camp Ages 6–10; 6:30 am–6 pm Members: $200; Prospective Members: $250

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8

June 27– July 1

July 5–8

July 11–15

July 18–22

July 25–29

August 1–5

August 15–19

August 22–26

Camp Venture: Deep in the Jungle*

Camp Venture: Adventureland*

Camp Venture: Survivor*

Camp Venture: All Stars*

Camp Venture: Wet & Wild

Camp Venture: Summer Remix* Camp Upward Bound: Surfin’ Chesapeake

Camp Upward Bound: Adrenaline Rush

Teen Camp Ages 11–15; 6:30 am–6 pm

Members: $200; Prospective Members: $250

*Children will be allowed to attend 5 of the 6 weeks only.

Camp Venture: Deep in the Jungle Whoa, did you hear that? Grab your binoculars—I think I see something. Join us as we go explore animals of all sorts at the Virginia Zoo, the Virginia Living Museum, and more.

Camp Venture: Adventureland Do you love the great outdoors? Join us for an awesome week full of outdoor adventures that include rock climbing, canoeing, hiking trails and more.

Camp Venture: Survivor Campers will compete in trivia challenges, a scavenger hunt, survivor games, and more! Field trips include Virginia Air and Space Center, Virginia Beach Rock Gym, and more!

Camp Venture: All Stars Calling all sports fans! Come join us for a week of sports games, activities, and field trips. Field trips include a Norfolk Tides game, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and more.

Camp Venture: Wet & Wild Beat the heat during the hottest days of summer! Cool off with us as we visit local beaches, play water games and visit Ocean Breeze Water Park.

Camp Venture: Summer Remix Enjoy the last days of summer vacation as we highlight the best of our activities and field trips from Camp Venture!

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Camp Upward Bound: Surfin’ Chesapeake Learn the basics of surfing from seasoned instructors while getting advice on equipment, technique and hands-on instruction.

Camp Upward Bound: Adrenaline Rush Do you crave speed and adrenaline? This is the week for you! Feel your heart pound as we race go karts, ride roller coasters, and more!


Eastern Shore Camps Eastern Shore Family YMCA

757 787 5601

Specialty Camp Ages 6–10 7:30 am–5:30 pm

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

June 20–24

June 27– July 1

August 8–12

August 15–19

August 22–26

Nature Camp

Fine Arts

First Responders

Members: $90; Prospective Members: $120

Sports Camp

Sports Mix

Sports Mix

Ages 6–10; 7:30 am–5:30 pm

Members: $90; Prospective Members: $120

Explorers Ages 11–13; 7:30 am–5:30 pm

Explorers First Responders

Explorers Nature Camp

Explorers Fine Arts

Members: $90; Prospective Members: $120

Explorers Sports Camp

Explorers Sports Mix

Explorers Sports Mix

Ages 11–13; 7:30 am–5:30 pm

Members: $90; Prospective Members: $120

First Responders

Sports Mix

Daily visits from first responders such as the Police, Fire and EMS will give children an opportunity to learn about safety and an inside look at what it means to become trained in each of them. Children also get lessons in water safety and an opportunity to go through the American Heart Association’s Friends and Family CPR program.

This camp is a great way to introduce your child to new sports and encourage skill development like eye-hand coordination and sportsmanship. Children learn to play a different sport every day. Mornings will be filled with instruction and drill followed by afternoon games and scrimmages. We will play everything from soccer to flag football, and even lacrosse.

Fine Arts

Explorers Fine Arts

Historically, the five greater fine arts were painting, sculpture, architecture, music and poetry, with minor arts including drama and dancing. This week, children will experience many of these art forms along with a “dabble” in the culinary arts. Mornings will be filled with skill introduction and individual projects and afternoons will have a group project focus.

Historically, the five greater fine arts were painting, sculpture, architecture, music and poetry, with minor arts including drama and dancing. This week, children will experience many of these art forms along with a “dabble” in the culinary arts. Mornings will be filled with skill introduction and individual projects and afternoons will have a group project focus.

Nature Camp

Explorers First Responders

This week will be full of outdoor education opportunities. Your child will learn about tracking, orienteering, plant identification, and other outdoor skills. Five basic survival skills will also be taught which includes: Knowing how to build a fire, shelter, signaling in a variety of ways, rationing of food and water and lastly, First Aid. Also includes leadership and teambuilding activities.

Daily visits from first responders such as the Police, Fire, EMS will give children an opportunity to learn about safety and an inside look at what it means to become trained in each of them. Children also get lessons in water safety and an opportunity to go through the American Heart Association’s Friends and Family CPR program. Explorers will also work

on leadership and teambuilding with a focus on the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith.

Explorers Nature Camp This week will be full of outdoor education opportunities. Your child will learn about tracking, orienteering, plant identification, and other outdoor skills. Five basic survival skills will also be taught which includes: Knowing how to build a fire, shelter, signaling in a variety of ways, rationing of food and water and lastly, First Aid. Of course, all of these will be intertwined with leadership and teambuilding activities.

Explorers Sports Mix This camp is a great way to introduce your child to new sports and encourage skill development like eye-hand coordination and sportsmanship. Children learn to play a different sport every day. Mornings will be filled with instruction and drill followed by afternoon games and scrimmages. We will play everything from soccer to flag football, and even lacrosse. Explorers will also have an opportunity to coach and referee.

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Franklin Camps James L. Camp, Jr. Family YMCA 757 562 3491

Early Bird

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

June 20–24

June 27–July 1

July 5–8

July 11–15

July 18–22

Early Bird

Early Bird

Early Bird

Early Bird

Early Bird

Movin’ & Groovin’ Session 1

Movin’ & Groovin’ Session 2

Just Outside My Window

Cheerleading

Habitracks Animal World

Ages 5–12; 7:15–9 am

Members: $15; Prospective Members: $25

Specialty Camp Ages 5–12; 9 am–12 pm

Members: $47; Prospective Members: $67

Sports Camp Ages 5–12; 9 am–12 pm

Members: $47; Prospective Members: $67

Animation Station

It’s Mummy Time Cover 3 Flag Football* Members $67 Prospective Members: $87

Sports Sampler

Outdoor Survival Challenge

Game, Set, Match Session 1

Sports Camp

Challenger Soccer

Ages 3–5; 9 am–12 pm

Members: $88; Prospective Members: $140

Sports Camp

Challenger Soccer

Ages 6–8; 9 am–12 pm

Members: $119; Prospective Members: $170

Sports Camp

Challenger Soccer

Ages 9–12;1–4 pm

Members: $119; Prospective Members: $170

Day Camp

Camp Crescent

Camp Crescent

Camp Crescent

Camp Crescent

Camp Crescent

Counselor In Training

Counselor In Training

Counselor In Training

Counselor In Training

Counselor In Training

Ages 5–12;12–6 pm

Members: $90/week; Prospective Members: $120/week

Counselor In Training Ages 13–14

Members: $55/week; Prospective Members: $85/week

Early Bird

Faceoff: Challenge of the Pirates!

Mixed Media Artfest

For working families, this camp offers early morning fun for your child, beginning at 7:15 am. Come and join us for lots of fun to start the camp day.

Your camper will work in teams, learning to read maps, locate treasures, and outsmart other pirate teams in a friendly end of the week contest. Mystery-solving, role-playing and games all week long!

Your camper’s creative juices will flow as we explore fiber, drawing, painting, sculpting, and more! Imagination and self-expression are the tools needed for this canvas, along with fun and friends.

Animation Station In this camp, your child will explore cartooning and create original cartoon characters, flip card animation and claymation. This week will end up with cartooning in the modern age.

Cheerleading Camp Your little cheerleader-to-be will love to learn warm ups, jumps, routines, chants and how to dress like a cheerleader! The week will culminate on Friday, when your camper will cheer at a soccer match.

Construction Zone Your child’s safety is #1 in this camp where he or she will work with wood and will learn the basics of building a miniature structure. Taught by an experienced Industrial Arts Teacher, this camp stresses workshop safety and etiquette. 14

Habitracks: Animal World

Movin’ & Groovin’ Session 1

We will explore how animals play, eat, sleep and affect the world around us; how they are similar and how they are different from one another. Campers will come away with a greater respect for animals and their place in our world.

This high-energy camp gives campers a glimpse into how to become a fitness instructor, from warm-ups, to music, to cueing, to dressing the part. This is week one of a two-week camp. Join us for a week’s worth of fitness fun!

It’s Mummy Time

Movin’ & Groovin’ Session II

Your camper will take an imaginary trip to Egypt to explore history, geography, traditions, games, cuisine, clothes and more. All aboard for a fascinating journey to ancient Egypt!

Your camper will pick up where he or she left off with Session 1. This week includes selecting music, creating routines, cueing and more. The week will end with creating a brand new fitness routine! This is high-energy fun for your camper.

Just Outside My Window Your camper will explore nature and its everyday miracles! This camp will leave your child with a greater appreciation of plants, animals and the environment. Experience outdoor education with an emphasis on fun!

Outdoor Survivor Challenge! Sign your camper up for the most fun he or she can have while NOT being on a survivor television show. Outdoor education, obstacle courses, team building, nutrition and an Continued...


Early Bird

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8

Session 9

Session 10

July 25–29

August 1–5

August 8–12

August 15–19

August 22–26

Early Bird

Early Bird

Early Bird

Early Bird

Early Bird

Construction Zone

Water World

Faceoff: Challenge of the Pirates!

Bouncing Off the Walls Supercharged!

We’re in this Together

Mixed Media Artfest

Ages 5–12; 7:15–9 am

Members: $15; Prospective Members: $25

Specialty Camp Ages 5–12; 9 am–12 pm

Members: $47; Prospective Members: $67

Sports Camp Ages 5–12; 9 am–12 pm

Members: $47; Prospective Members: $67

Sports Camp

Game, Set, Match Session 2

Ages 3–5; 9 am–12 pm

Members: $88; Prospective Members: $140

Sports Camp Ages 6–8; 9 am–12 pm

Members: $119; Prospective Members: $170

Sports Camp Ages 9–12;1–4 pm

Members: $119; Prospective Members: $170

Day Camp

Camp Crescent

Camp Crescent

Camp Crescent

Camp Crescent *9 am–6 pm

Camp Crescent *9 am–6 pm

Counselor In Training

Counselor In Training

Counselor In Training

Counselor In Training

Counselor In Training

Ages 5–12;12–6 pm

Members: $90/week; Prospective Members: $120/week

Counselor In Training Ages 13–14

Members: $55/week; Prospective Members: $85/week

end of the week friendly competition are waiting for your eager, energetic camper!

Water World Your camper will splish, splash, and have a bash, all in one wet week. Come and enjoy water-based fun all morning long! Bring your bathing suit, sunscreen, and tons of energy.

We’re in this Together Your camper will learn simple things we can do to love and respect our environment. A team recycling project rounds out the week. This camp will stress personal responsibility and setting the example for others to follow.

Bouncing Off the Walls— Supercharged! This camp promises action, action, and more action for the high-voltage camper who loves to run, throw, catch, race, aim, swing, dodge, hop and jump! You’ll be on the go all week, stopping long enough to catch a breath and grab a snack!

Challenger Sports British Soccer

Sports Sampler

Led by licensed Challenger Sports British Soccer coaches, your camper will learn or improve dribbling, turning, passing, shooting and heading skills. Each day culminates in a friendly match. This popular camp is back for its 3rd summer.

This camp is for you sports lovers! Youth development and healthy living are attributes rolled into this sport camp. Each day features a different sport which is introduced, demonstrated, then played in a friendly competition. Sportsmanship, sport history, and sport statistics are included in this camp.

Cover 3 Flag Football Franklin’s own Greg Scott, former Washington Redskins player, returns to share his passion for football with campers. Warmups, drills, plays, sportsmanship and a fullblown Flag Football challenge rounds out this terrific week!

Game, Set, Match Tennis Camp I Come and learn or improve your tennis skills with USPTA Tennis Pro Ken Cussick. Learn fundamentals, rally with Ken and compete in a tennis challenge! All skills welcome. Space is limited in this popular camp. Sign up soon!

Game, Set, Match Tennis Camp II Come and learn or improve your tennis skills with USPTA Tennis Pro Ken Cussick. Learn fundamentals, rally with Ken and compete in a tennis challenge! All skills welcome. Space is limited in this popular camp. Sign up soon!

Camp Crescent Join us at Camp Crescent, our extended day option if your child attended a morning enrichment camp, or simply wants an afternoon camp only! *Note: August 15–19 and August 22–26 camps run 9 am–6 pm.

Counselor In Training Young teens (must turn 13 by May 31, 2011) learn about all aspects of camp operation and develop work ethic, responsibility, leadership and supervisory skills. This is a great way to prepare for work as a counselor at the Y! Times: 7:30 am–1 pm or 1– 6:30 pm.

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Norfolk Camps Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA / Camp Red Feather 757 622 9622

Day Camp Rising 1st grade–5th 6:30 am–6 pm

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

June 20–July 1

July 5–15

July18–29

August 1–12

August 15–26

School-Age Adventure Camp

School-Age Adventure Camp

School-Age Adventure Camp

School-Age Adventure Camp

School-Age Adventure Camp

Week 7

Members: $299/two week sessions Prospective Members: $355/two week sessions

Adventure Camp

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 8

Week 9

Rising 6th grade–10th 6:30 am–6 pm

June 20–24

July 27– July 1

July 5–8

July 11–15

July 18–22

July 25–29 August 1–5

August 8–12

August 15–19

Teen Extreme

Teen Extreme

Teen Extreme

Teen Extreme

Teen Extreme

Teen Extreme

Members: $178/one week sessions Prospective Members: $199/one week sessions

Teen Extreme

Teen Extreme

Teen Extreme

Week 10 August 22–26 Teen Extreme

Camp Red Feather is an exciting outdoor camp located on the beautiful 300 wooded acres of Virginia Wesleyan College. A variety of activities are available in the forests, in the fields and on the water allowing children to experience a very traditional outdoor day camping experience. Be sure to pick up a Camp Red Feather brochure today!

School-Age Adventure Camp is

Teen Extreme Adventure Camp

being presented to rising 1st through 5th graders. Their summer will be filled with sunshine, activity and friends. Your child will be a part of a small group led by welltrained, caring counselors who want to help make memories for your child that will last a lifetime. Weekly activity offerings include:

is designed for rising 6th through 10th graders, this one week-long program will keep teens active and engaged in a variety of activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, tubing, swimming, sports and other recreational pastimes. Campers will stay active throughout the summer while building friendships and developing interpersonal and leadership skills.

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Archery Boating & canoeing Fishing Nature exploration Overnight campouts Swim lessons Free swim Music/drama Arts & crafts Daily devotions Family nights Special events Sports Teambuilding Challenge Course Character Development Field Trips

Sample of Weekly Activities:

• Sample of Daily Activities: 9:00 am

Opening Council

9:30 am

Canoeing/Boating

10:30 am

Archery

11:30 am

Lunch

12:00 pm

Arts & Crafts

1:00 pm

Environmental Studies

2:00 pm

Swimming (lessons included)

3:00 pm

Sports

4:00 pm

Closing Council

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Y Earth Service Corps–Save The Bay projects Hiking and Nature Exploration Rock Climbing Surfing Geo Cashing Fun Runs Kayaking River tubing Berry picking Swim/Dive Lessons Nature Games Board Sports

Overnights to Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Mountains, Outer Banks, Eastern Shore and Williamsburg. Odd weeks include an overnight at Camp Red Feather on Friday. Even weeks include a field trip overnight on Thursday. Space is limited and summer is fast approaching, so don’t wait— register your teen today!

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North Carolina Camps Albemarle Family YMCA 252 334 9622

Session 1 Session 2

Session 3

Session 4 Session 5 Session 6 Session 7 Session 8 Session 9

Session 10

June 13–17

June 27– July 1

July 5–8

August 8–12

August 15–19

Camp Sea Breeze

June 20–24

Preschool Camp Ages 3–5 9 am–12 pm

July 11–15

July 18–22 July 25–29 August 1–5

Little Sports

Little Sports

Little Sports

Little Sports

Camp Sea Breeze

Camp Sea Breeze

Camp Sea Breeze

Camp Sea Breeze

Camp Sea Breeze

Explore More Robot Revolution

Explore More Big Time Kayaking

Explore More Challenge Yourself

Explore More Outdoor Adventure

Members: $45 Prospective Members: $55

Day Camp Ages 5–12 7:30 am–5:30 pm

Camp Sea Breeze

Camp Sea Breeze

Camp Sea Breeze

Camp Sea Breeze

Members: $110 Prospective Members: $135

Specialty Camp Ages 7–12 7:30 am–5:30 pm

Members: $130 Prospective Members: $155

Explore More Young Chefs

Sports Camp

Soccer Star

Ages 6–12 7:30 am–12 pm

Members: $60 Prospective Members: $75

Teen Camp Ages 12–17 7:30 am–5:30 pm

Teen Adventure Camp

Teen Adventure Camp

Teen Adventure Camp

Teen Adventure Camp

Members: $130 Prospective Members: $155

Little Sports Camp

Explore More—Robot Revolution

Soccer Star

Looking for a great way to introduce your child to new sports and encourage new skill development? Then we have the camp for you! Little Sports camp is a fun filled week which introduces the basic skills of sports such as basketball, t-ball, indoor hockey, swimming, and more.

Has your child ever wondered what was inside a computer or thought of creating his or her own? Campers will explore and learn the principles of robotics and build their very own programmable robot.

This program is designed for your soccer star in the family. Campers will learn to dribble, shoot, pass, and fundamentals of the games. This program is sure to get your little soccer player off to the right foot.

Explore More—Big Time Kayaking

Teen Adventure Camp

Campers will learn the fundamentals of kayaking such as entering and exiting, paddling, and navigation skills. Campers will do pool work and then will be traveling on the Albemarle Sound and at the end of the week take a full day kayaking trip.

This camp is designed to keep your teen active in engaged in variety activities while building friendships and developing interpersonal skills. Campers will spend their week traveling to local venues and participate in fun and exciting activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, tubing, surfing, and other extreme sports.

Camp Sea Breeze Come enjoy the sweet sounds and activities of Camp Sea Breeze. This traditionally-based summer day camp offers a wide variety of activities for your child to build memories that last a lifetime. Activities will include sports, teambuilding, swimming, singing, arts and crafts, field trips, and more. Along with these daily activities, each week will include a special activity related to the week’s theme.

Explore More—Young Chefs Looking for a great summer camp program? Are your children always “helping” in the kitchen asking to bake cookies or a cake? Do they ask you how to cook? This is the camp for your little Chef. After a week of learning to cook healthy snacks, menu making and visiting a real restaurant they will be ready to cook for you.

Explore More— Challenge Yourself Each day will be a full of extreme sports. Activities will include rock climbing, surfing, kayaking, skateboarding, and much more over the week. This camp teaches campers to challenge and encourage each other as a unit.

Explore More— Outdoor Adventure Campers will explore the outdoors including fishing, canoeing, kayaking, tent pitching, outdoor cooking and more. At the end of the week campers will have an overnight to put all their skills they learned to the test.

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North Carolina Camps Outer Banks Family YMCA 252 449 8897

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6 Session 7 Session 8 Session 9 Session June June June 27– July 5–8 July 11–15 July18–22 July 25–29 August August 10

Day Camp Ages 6–12 7:30 am–6 pm

13–17

20–24

July1

Camp Seaside

Camp Seaside

Camp Seaside

Camp Seaside

Camp Seaside

Camp Seaside

OBXtreme

OBXtreme

OBXtreme

OBXtreme

OBXtreme

OBXtreme

1–5

8–12

August 15–19

Camp Seaside

Camp Seaside

Camp Seaside

Camp Seaside

OBXtreme

OBXtreme

OBXtreme

OBXtreme

Members: $125 Prospective Members: $180

OBXtreme Skate Camp Ages 5–11 11 am–3 pm

Members: $75 Prospective Members: $95

Camp Seaside

OBXtreme Skate Camp

Camp is a powerful experience that can strengthen the values parents teach each day. Camp Seaside strives to provide a unique, quality adventure that, by its very nature, enhances your camper’s potential in spirit, mind and body.

Skate Camp will provide a safe environment that encourages friendship, communication, laughter, personal growth and, of course, skateboarding. Our program provides a variety of activities throughout the day to ensure that there is never a dull moment at Skate Camp. Daily skate activities will include instructional skate time, learning new tricks and lots of free skate time. Youth will be broken up by age and skill level.

Our day camp provides children with supervised activities that embrace core values, teach leadership skills, build self-confidence and promote creativity. Activities include themed-based weeks, music and dance, arts and crafts, sports, outdoor play, recreational swimming, special family events and more. Come every week or pick and choose from 10 weeks. Let the Outer Banks Y make your child’s summer, one they will never forget! Camp is limited to 75 participants and is first-come, first-serve.

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Portsmouth Camps Effingham Street Family YMCA

757 399 5511

Day Camp Ages 4½–12 6:30 am–6 pm

Session 1

Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6 Session 7

Session 8

June 20–24

June 27– July 1

July 5–8

August 8–12

Camp Portside

Camp Portside

Camp Portside

July 11–15

Camp Portside

July 18–22

Camp Portside

July 25–29

Camp Portside

August 1–5

Camp Portside

Camp Portside

Session 9 Session August 10 15–19

August 22–26

Camp Portside

Camp Portside

Members: $80 Prospective Members: $105

Camp Portside Camp is a powerful experience that can strengthen the values parents teach each day. Camp Portside strives to provide a unique, quality adventure that, by its very nature, enhances your camper’s potential in spirit, mind and body. Our licensed, traditional Summer Day Camp provides children with supervised activities that embrace core values, teach leadership skills, build self-confidence and promote creativity. Activities include themed-based weeks, field trips, music and dance, arts and crafts, sports, outdoor play, recreational swimming, special family events and more. Through the day camp experience, campers will have the opportunity to grow physically, mentally and spiritually. At YMCA Camp Portside we focus on three main goals for your children’s:

• • •

Forge Friendships Strengthen Confidence Sharpen Character

Let our Effingham Street Y camp make your child’s summer one they’ll never forget!

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Suffolk Camps Suffolk Family YMCA 757 934 9622

Suffolk Family YMCA Ages 5–12; 6 am–6 pm

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3 Week 4

Week 5 Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

June 20–24

June 27– July 1

July 5–8

July 11–15

July 18–22

July 25–29

August 1–5

August 8–12

Camp Mohawk

Camp Mohawk

Camp Mohawk

Camp Mohawk

Camp Mohawk

Camp Mohawk

Camp Mohawk

Camp Arrowhead

Camp Arrowhead

Camp Arrowhead

Camp Arrowhead

Camp Arrowhead

Camp Arrowhead

Week 9 Week August 10

Week 11

15–19

August 22–26

August 29– Sept. 1

Camp Mohawk

Camp Mohawk

Camp Mohawk

Camp Mohawk

Camp Arrowhead

Camp Arrowhead

Camp Arrowhead

Camp Arrowhead

Members: $110; Prospective Members: $155

Suffolk Regional Day Camp NEW! Camp Ages 6–12; 6 am–6 pm One Week:

Arrowhead

Two Weeks (with Free Swim Lessons):

Camp Arrowhead

Camp Arrowhead

Camp Arrowhead

Camp Arrowhead

Camp Arrowhead

CILT

CILT

CILT

CILT

CILT

CILT

Members: $150; Prospective Members: $200

Members: $299; Prospective Members: $399

CILT

CILT

CILT

CILT

CILT

CILT

Ages 14–15; 6 am–6 pm

Members: $55; Prospective Members: $78

Suffolk Family YMCA Camp Mohawk Our licensed, summer program is for ages 5–12 and is for those children who are not the “outdoor type”! This year our program will be housed in our child care center and will include some “camp-like” components such as: daily opening and closing assemblies, arts and crafts, spirit songs, values time and swim time. Other components will be some year-round favorites like SPARK (Sports Play and Active Recreation for Kids) and weekly themes that drive the daily experience. Children will be group according to age and sex and will rotate through a variety of activities once the daily opening is complete. If your child enjoys our afterschool program then he or she will love this!

Suffolk Regional Day Camp (NEW!) Camp Arrowhead New this summer, Camp Arrowhead, at our Kenyon Road location! Are you tired of your children suffering “nature deficit?” Well this camp will “leave no child inside!” Children ages 5-12 will spend their summer building lifelong relationships while enjoying 55 acres of field and forest. Suffolk Regional Day Camp is being presented to rising 1st through 5th graders. Their summer will be filled with sunshine, activity and friends. Your child will be a part of a small group led by well-trained, caring counselors who want to help make memories for your child that will last a lifetime. 20

Weekly activity offerings include:

• • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Archery Community Garden Nature exploration Overnight campouts Free swim Music/drama Arts & crafts Daily devotions Family nights Special events Sports Teambuilding Challenge Course Character Development Field Trips

Sample of Daily Activities: 9:00 am

Opening Council

9:30 am

Gardening

10:30 am

Archery

11:30 am

Lunch

12:00 pm

Arts & Crafts

1:00 pm

Environmental Studies

2:00 pm

Swimming

3:00 pm

Sports

4:00 pm

Closing Council

CILT (Counselor In Leadership Training) CILT Camp teaches enthusiastic young adults leadership skills and the fundamentals of working with children, including CPR and First Aid Training, Basic Child Development, licensed child care protocol, group management and group games for kids, to name a few. Candidates must submit an application no later than May 30. Once selected, each CILT spends part of his or her day in the classroom learning new skills and the rest of the day with one of our camp groups working alongside a mentoring counselor. They will have the opportunity to interact with the children, teach and play games, sing songs, perform skits and more!


Virginia beach Camps Hilltop Family YMCA

757 422 3805

Day Camp

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

June 20–24

June 27–July 1

July 5–8

July 11–15

July 18–22

Camp Billy Goat

Camp Billy Goat

Camp Billy Goat

Camp Billy Goat

Camp Billy Goat

Explorers Camp

Explorers Camp

Explorers Camp

Explorers Camp

Explorers Camp

Big Time Basketball

Football Fanatics

Soccer Superstar

Wrestling

Crafts for Kids

Creative Clay

LEGO Madness

Crazy Chemistry*

Ages K–4th grade; 6 am–6 am

Members: $130; Prospective Members: $160

Explorers Camp Ages 5th–7th grade; 6 am–6 pm Members: $160; Prospective Members: $180

Sports Camp Ages 7–13; 6 am–6 pm

Members: $150; Prospective Members: $170

Specialty Camp Ages 7–13; 6 am–6 pm

Members: $150; Prospective Members: $170

Trash Band

Members: $180 Prospective Members: $210

CILT

CILT

Specialty Camp Ages 8–13; 6 am–6 pm

Members: $150; Prospective Members: $170

Counselor In Leadership Training (CILT)

CILT

CILT

CILT

Ages 14–16; 6 am–6 pm

Members: $55/week; Prospective Members: $75/week

Camp Billy Goat This is a camp designed for campers to build lifelong friendships, self-confidence, gain new skills and to have fun. This year there is a new component—an Outdoor Education & Leadership curriculum! It is proven that learning about nature can improve selfconfidence and self-reliance, enhance the development of social skills and enrich the camper’s relationship with nature and the world around them through education and experience. Campers will spend their weeks in groups of 5 or less, enjoying the outdoors, going on field trips & special events, and venturing well beyond their expectations.

Hilltop Explorers Camp This preteen camp can be an impactful contribution to the emotional and social development of each camper. This summer of exploring will include adventure and discovery of many fun and fascinating local attractions which will provide campers the opportunity to enhance the skills necessary to live, work, and play well together. Explorers work as a team to build confidence, problem solve, and become positive members of the hilltop community. The counselors set positive guidelines and build strong

supportive relationships that enable each camper to reach his or her full potential.

that will allow them the opportunity to showcase their new and improved skills. 

Summer Night Camp *

Catch-a-Wave Surf Camp

This is a special event for campers ages 5-13. Everyone is invited to enjoy a night of fun on the evening of July 29, 2011 at the Hilltop Family YMCA for our 8th Summer Night Camp. The camp begins at 7 pm Friday through 8 am Saturday. Campers stay all night and will not be able to leave unless signed out by a parent! We will provide a pizza dinner and an ice cream social. Activities will include swimming, basketball, volleyball, video games, scavenger hunts, and many other games for the kids to enjoy. We will also set up a movie theater for the children, including a concession stand full with drinks, snacks, and other treats that the kids can enjoy.

There is no better time for learning than when you are a kid. Get your camper started off in the sport of surfing on the right foot. This 3- to 4-hour surf lesson is geared towards campers ages 7-13 to experience and learn all about the ocean and the thrill of surfing. Learn the basics of surfing from seasoned instructors, while getting advice on equipment, technique and hands-on instruction. All instructors will be certified and trained in CPR and First Aid and children will always be accompanied by certified Lifeguards.

Big-time Basketball Camp Instructors will work on passing techniques including the bounce pass, chest pass, and overhead pass. Shooting games will help campers with lay-ups, close range and medium range shots. Instructors will also work with the kids to improve defense, footwork, and rebounding. Each day, campers will take part in team games

Football Fanatics Camp This camp is for fanatical football players that want to get prepared for a season on the grid iron. Football Fanatics Camp will focus on skill development, football fundamentals, conditioning, offensive and defensive plays, and 7-on7 noncontact competition. This camp will be led by Derry Chalker, a former Salem High-School and North Carolina Wesleyan football standout. Be sure to sign up for Football Fanatics today!

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Virginia beach Camps Hilltop Family YMCA (cont’d) 757 422 3805

Day Camp

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8

Session 9

Session 10

July 25–29

August 1–5

August 8–12

August 15–19

August 22–26

Camp Billy Goat

Camp Billy Goat

Camp Billy Goat

Camp Billy Goat

Camp Billy Goat

Explorers Camp

Explorers Camp

Explorers Camp

Explorers Camp

Explorers Camp

Ages K–4th grade; 6 am–6 am

Members: $130; Prospective Members: $160

Explorers Camp Ages 5th–7th grade; 6 am–6 pm Members: $160; Prospective Members: $180

Summer Night Camp (*July 29th)

*

Ages K & older; 7 pm–8 am

Members: $25; Prospective Members: $35

Sports Camp Ages 7–13; 6 am–6 pm

Members: $150; Prospective Members: $170

Catch-a-Wave*

Team Tennis Pros

Members: $195 Prospective Members: $230

*Must be 9 years old

Specialty Camp

Priceless Painters

Ages 7–13; 6 am–6 pm

Clone Wars

Members: $150; Prospective Members: $170

Specialty Camp

Blazing Rocket

Ages 8–13; 6 am–6 pm

Photography

Cadet

Cadet

CILT

CILT

Cheer-tastic

Members: $150; Prospective Members: $170

Counselor In Leadership Training (CILT)

Summer Fashion

CILT

CILT

CILT

Ages 14–16; 6 am–6 pm

Members: $55/week; Prospective Members: $75/week

Soccer Superstars Soccer is the most popular sport in the world! Known as football in most countries, soccer is a fast paced game that consists of two teams with 11 players on each team. Campers will participate in team and individual drills designed to build skills such as inside foot passing and receiving, dribbling, and throw-ins. Sportsmanship including observance of the rules of fair play, respect for others and graciousness in losing will all be discussed while teaching the children to work as a team. As campers improve, instructors will work with position-specific games to make every one of our soccer superstars well equipped to play every position. This camp will be lead by Ashley Gillies, a standout soccer player at Western Branch High School and Iona College.

Team Tennis Pros This camp is designed for campers to improve their overall tennis skills and game. Instructors will focus on all aspects of tennis, from footwork to scoring, and will teach proper technique on all tennis strokes. Instructors will work on forehands, backhands, volleying, serving, lobbing, and overheads and they will prepare games 22

and drills to work on these skills. The campers will participate in both singles and doubles. Campers will be able to take part in tournaments and games that present them with real in game scenarios to test their skills. As with all sports camps, sportsmanship will be taught and reinforced.

Wrestling Camp This is a traditional style wrestling program that offers kids the opportunity to develop more self-confidence and self-reliance than one might receive from a team sport.  Participants will learn the importance of one-on-one competition while training with others. Seven basic wrestling skills will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced. They include: stance, motion, level change, penetration step, back-step, back-arch & lift. Additional skills such as: go behinds, par terre defense, balance drills, and step-ups may be practiced. This camp will be lead by student athletes from Norfolk State and Old Dominion University.

Clone Wars This camp is a week of Jedi training. Campers will have to the opportunity experience life as their favorite Jedi warrior or villain. They will design their own Jedi costume and light saber. They will also take

part in games and special event that will test their understanding of the force.

Crafts for Kids This is a camp for children who enjoy creating. This camp will extend campers the time and liberty to pursue arts & crafts projects that other more traditional settings often do not allow. In this camp, children will have both time and resources to explore their creative sides in both quick crafts and long term projects. Activities will include crafts that instructors will lead as well as more individual tasks. Crafts will also be tailored to accommodate children of different ages and skill levels.

Crazy Chemistry This camp allows the camper’s inner mad scientist a chance to explore the world of chemistry. Instructors will go over safety guidelines and rules to ensure the safety of the children and the reliability of our experiments. Materials used will be ordinary household items. Instructors will lead experiments to see how different solutions and chemicals affect things they interact with and to show the children that science is exciting. This camp will be lead by chemistry students from Norfolk State and Old Dominion University.


Creative Clay Camp

Trash Band Camp

This camp will take an in depth look at sculpture. We will work with clay to approach different artistic activities in a much different way than either drawing or painting. Children will really get their hands dirty learning how to work in a 3-D space. The artistic challenges are different when it comes to working with clay and the projects will reflect these differences. Instructors will teach the children the basics of molding, scoring, and how to manipulate the clay.

This is a great opportunity for campers to explore music, and a fun way to refine skills for experienced musicians. In this camp, campers will design and construct their own instruments using recycled materials. They will learn how to write rhythmic compositions and will perform those compositions on their newly created instruments as a group. A Trash Band has many things in common with a traditional drum corps but presents participants with unique opportunities to be engaged with the direction and construction of the materials as well as the structure of the camp.

Lego Madness Camp This camp will give campers a chance to do anything and everything possible in world of LEGOs. Activities will focus on all elements of building, from how things are built to how they work. Campers will build vehicles, animals, buildings, spaceships, statues, and anything else that they can wrap their imaginations around. Instructors will also arrange team-building exercises some of the bigger projects. This camp will be led by Alex Parker noted LEGO expert and Brown University Graduate.

Priceless Painters This camp is a comprehensive look at the art of painting. The children will work with oil paints, acrylic paints, watercolors and we may even have some finger painters. Instructors will teach the kids about mixing paints and blending colors. For those younger and more inexperienced painters, the instructors will go over the color wheel and teach how all of the colors in the rainbow can be achieved using only a few to start. Instructors will make sure to work with all skill levels.

Summer Fashion Camp This specialty camp aims to increase the confidence level of young designers and show them that anything is possible in fashion, art and design. Each camper will have a chance to create his or her own unique project in the areas of accessory design, clothing design, jewelry design and fashion illustration. They will also get the chance to participate in designer challenges and produce and star in a fashion show! This camp will be lead by fashion students from Norfolk State and Old Dominion.

Blazing Rocket Camp Blazing Rocket Camp will take the campers on a fun and exciting journey through space. Each camper will become an astronaut for a week. Campers will take part in weeklong projects where they will design their own space stations and build their own rockets that they will launch at the end of the week. Throughout the week, campers will learn about our universe and space exploration through a range of activities, including science experiments and astronaut training. The campers will also make their own space food.

Cadet Camp Cadet Campers will become more distinguished as each individual learns the valuable lessons in teamwork, precision and core values; honor, courage, and commitment. Drills will keep the participants fit through everyday exercises and basic drill movements and routines. Marching will provide them the knowledge of what it takes to be a leader, team player, and how to combine the both through basic, intermediate, and advance marching techniques. Campers will be able to seize knowledge from visiting places such as Nauticus, the Air and Space Museum, and Hampton Roads’ Military community. Cadets will be led by a group of well trained ROTC and ex-ROTC/Military members.

Cheer-tastic This is a cheer camp for both boys and girls. Campers will have the opportunity to explore, discover, and fine tune their talents

and skills in cheerleading. The skills that will be demonstrated and practice include: tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers and stunting. Instructors will provide leadership and guidance in the areas of skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship. The campers will finish the week with an opportunity to showcase their work in a pep rally.

Photography Expedition Camp This five-day camp will take campers on journeys to capture the world around them. Campers will engage in photo-activities that teach them things like composition, focus, reading the light, and how to see things with their own artistic eyes. Campers are welcome to bring their own cameras but cameras will be provided. Photo sessions will be heavily geared towards photographing the outdoors and the campers will take field trips to local parks and beaches where they will have to opportunity to go on photoexplorations. Other areas of focus will include portraits and still lifes. This camp will be lead by Hilltop’s well known artist and former Tidewater Community College Architecture Design teacher, Dee Glashceen.

Counselor In Leadership Training (CILT) Young adults interested in making a positive impact on children are ideal candidates for our innovative Counselor In Leadership Training (CILT) program. CILTs explore potential career paths involving children and prepare for possible future work as a camp counselor. CILT Camp teaches enthusiastic young adults leadership skills and the fundamentals of working with children, including CPR, First Aid, basic child development, licensed childcare protocols, group management and group games for kids and more. Each teen works alongside a mentoring counselor. CILTs will be an integral part of leading games, arts & crafts, projects, songs, skits, field trips and more. The CILTs will also have designated time during the week for CILT specific activities, games, seminars and special CILT field trips. All CILTs must submit an application, will be interviewed and will attend pre-camp Trainings. Interviews begin May 9, 2011; mandatory training begins June 13-14, 2011. 23


Virginia beach Camps Indian River Family YMCA & Salem YMCA Family Center 757 366 0488 • 757 471 9622

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

June 20–24

June 27–July 1

July 5–8

July 11–15

July 18–22

Cheer

Spanish

Dance

Art-rageous

Day Jams

Members: $130; Prospective Members: $160

Fashion*

Outdoor Exploration*

Cooking*

Sports Camp

Sports Mix

Flag Football

Soccer

Specialty Camp Ages K–6th grade; 6:45 am–6 pm

Members: $145 Prospective Members: $175

Members:: $145 Prospective Members: $175

Hollywood

Members: $145 Prospective Members: $175

Ages K–6th; 6:45 am–6 pm *Salem starts at 6:30 am–6:30 pm

Introduction to Surfing*

Wet & Wild

Members: $195 Prospective Members: $225

Members: $130; Prospective Members: $160

Volleyball

Counselor In Leadership Training (CILT)

CILT

CILT

CILT

CILT

CILT

Ages 13 and older; 6:45 am–6 pm Members: $70; Prospective Members: $90

Art-rageous Campers will work with a variety of mixed media such as watercolor, clay, pencil, and collage, all culminating in an art show at the end of the week. Let your inner Picasso show!

Cheer Camp So you want to be a cheerleader? Get your introduction this week, as you will learn about different cheers and their components. Different jumps, tumbling, and cartwheels are the main skills that will be demonstrated and practiced throughout the week. This camp combines dance moves and cheerleading skills to create amazing dances that can be done on the football field or at your next family party!

while working together to put on a talent showcase at the end of the week.

Fashion Camp

Ultimate Frisbee Camp

From fabulous dresses, to jewelry and accessories, become a trendsetter by designing and modeling your very own clothing line at the end of the week with our version of “the runway”.

Learn the game that is all the rage! Ultimate Frisbee improves speed, visual acuity and teamwork. Principles of soccer and football combine with the classic game of Frisbee catch to create fun and excitement for young athletes.

Hollywood Camp Lights, camera, action….you are the star this week. Campers will work together to write, direct, and produce a live action production.

Outdoor Exploration

Embrace your inner chef! Campers will learn the basics of cooking, kitchen cleanliness, etiquette, menu planning and kitchen safety. After this camp, you will want your child cooking your next meal!

Campers will learn basic outdoor survival skills in addition to incorporating fitness and environmental education. It is proven that learning about nature can improve self-confidence and self-reliance, develop social skills as children learn to work in teams and enhance campers’ relationships with nature and the world around them. This week will end with a “camp out” with our outdoor experts.

Dance Camp

Science Camp

Cooking Camp

Master the moves and work on your spirit fingers. This camp focuses on dance moves from ballet to hip-hop, even salsa! Take what you learn in this camp and dance the night away.

Day Jams Bring out your inner rock star during this week. Campers will learn the fundamentals of rhythm and timing all

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will end their week planning a fiesta to have a taste of the Spanish cuisine.

Ooey, gooey, slimy, and sticky! Campers explore the amazing world of science as they learn fun facts and experiment with volcanoes, silly putty, ice cream, oobleck and more!

Spanish Camp ¡Hola! ¿Cómo Está? There is nothing off limits for this camp, history, cuisine, dialect, music, dance and more. Campers

Baseball Camp Going, going, it’s gone...home run! Campers will learn the basic fundamentals of baseball. We will demonstrate and then practice the skills of fielding, throwing, hitting, base running and sliding. Practice games will occur daily with the “world series” (Indian River vs. Salem) happening on Friday. Will you be there to root for your team?

Flag Football Camp Down...set...hike! Campers will learn the basics of flag football. Passing, catching, route running, and defense will be taught and applied in scrimmage games at the end of the session.

Introduction to Surfing Learn the basics techniques of surfing with hands on instruction from seasoned professionals. This camp is available for children ages 8 and older. All children participating in Surf Camp must pass the YMCA swim test prior to the start of camp.


Specialty Camp

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8

Session 9

Session 10

July 25–29

August 1–5

August 8–12

August 15–19

August 22–26

Ultimate Frisbee

Cooking*

Fashion*

Hollywood

Art-rageous

Members: $130; Prospective Members: $160

Science*

Members: $145 Prospective Members: $175

Sports Camp

Surf Camp II*

Wet & Wild

Ages K–6th grade; 6:45 am–6 pm

Members: $145 Prospective Members: $175

Science*

Members: $145 Prospective Members: $175

Ages K–6th; 6:45 am–6 pm *Salem starts at 6:30 am–6:30 pm

Members: $195 Prospective Members: $225

Counselor In Leadership Training (CILT)

CILT

Members: $145 Prospective Members: $175

Baseball

Sports Mix

CILT

CILT

Kickball

Members: $130; Prospective Members: $160

CILT

CILT

Ages 13 and older; 6:45 am–6 pm Members: $70; Prospective Members: $90

Kickball Camp Think one part soccer, one part baseball, and a whole lot of fun. This is what Kickball Camp is all about! Campers will participate in a camp-wide kickball game at the end of this session.

Soccer Camp Center, Charge, Header, Save and of course Goal are just some of the words your campers will come home knowing after this week. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world! Campers will participate in team and individual drills designed to build skills such as inside foot passing and receiving, dribbling, and throw-ins while learning about typical mistakes made in the game and gaining knowledge of the game of soccer. Sportsmanship including observance of the rules of fair play, respect for others and graciousness in losing will all be discussed while teaching the children to work as a team which is important not only in sports but in life.

Sports Mix Camp Throughout the week sports fans will participate in sports that include soccer, baseball, kickball, and flag football and swimming. Although there will not be enough time to learn any of these five sports in-depth, there will be sufficient time to play hard at each one of them, each day.

Surf Camp II This surf camp is for all surfers who have attended Intro to Surf Camp or are regular surfers. Surfers will learn tricks all while applying the basic techniques taught in

Intro to Surf Camp. This camp is available for children ages 8 and older. All children participating in Surf Camp must pass the YMCA swim test prior to the start of camp.

Volleyball Camp Bump, set, spike! Are you ready to learn the fundamentals to volleyball? Campers will be provided with beginning volleyball rules and regulations that will lead up to a game at the end of the week.

Wet and Wild Spend a week during the heat of the summer keeping cool with various water activities that will be sure to keep you in your bathing suit all week long.

CILT (Counselor In Leadership Training) CILT Camp teaches enthusiastic young adults leadership skills and the fundamentals of working with children, including CPR and First Aid Training, Basic Child Development, licensed child care protocol, group management and group games for kids, to name a few. Each CILT spends his or her day with one of our camp groups working alongside a mentoring counselor. They will have the opportunity to interact with the children, teach and play games, sing songs, perform skits and more!

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Virginia beach Camps Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA 757 456 9622

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

June 20–24

June 27–July 1

July 5–8

July 11–15

July 18–22

Preschool Camp

Preschool Camp

Preschool Camp

Preschool Camp

Preschool Camp

Art Studio

Crazy Science

Military Madness

Drama

Cooking

Members: $150; Prospective Members: $170

Cheer and Dance

Outdoor Survival

Fashion

Animal Adventure*

Engineering

Sports Camp

Basketball

Soccer

Volleyball

Golf

Swim Camp

Members: $130; Prospective Members: $150

Tennis

Street Hockey

Baseball

Karate

Lacrosse

CILT (two week sessions)

CILT

Preschool Camp Ages 3–5; 6 am–6 pm

Members: $150; Prospective Members: $170

Specialty Camp Ages 6–12; 6 am–6 pm

Ages 6–12; 6 am–6 pm

Members: $190 Prospective Members: $210

CILT

CILT

Ages 13–17; 6 am–6 pm

Members: $120; Prospective Members: $140

Preschool Camp

CSI at the Y

Out in Space

This is an exciting time filled with a variety of activities for children to do all day long. Our activities provide developmentallyappropriate, hands on learning environment. During summer camp your preschool child will enjoy fun-filled activities based on summer themes. Special in-house field trips, visitors, swim lessons and physical activities are incorporated and two snacks are provided.

Become a private investigator! Learn fingerprinting, myths and legends, and analyze evidence gathered from a mock crime scene.

Become an astronaut and enter our virtual camp learning about galaxies, solar systems, and past, present and future space travel.

Days of the Dinos

Photography

Zoom back in time to the land of dinosaurs! Campers become junior paleontologists, archeologists and geologists, all in one week of camp. Campers will learn about the different types of dinosaurs, dig for dinosaur bones, and create a life size dinosaur from head to tail.

Starting out in photography is a wonderful time full of creativity and discovery. Campers will create our camp yearbook by taking a variety of pictures while learning about angles, lighting, composition, background, foreground, focus and aesthetics in pictures.

Animal Adventure Become a trainer and meet a variety of land and water animals while learning about species and their habitats. This camp includes a trip to the Norfolk Zoo and Virginia Beach Aquarium.

Art Studio Experience the world of art through watercolors, clay, painting and sculpting. Create own pieces of work for an art show at the end of the week.

Cheer and Dance Go, fight, win! Learn routines, cheers, and dance moves to perform for basketball/ football games and during Friday morning assemblies.

Cooking Turn your child into the next Rachael Ray or Bobby Flay. Learn the basics of cooking, kitchen safety, and prepare fun meals and yummy desserts.

Crazy Science Explore and investigate the world of science by experimenting through gak, ice cream, volcanoes and more. 26

Drama: Lights, Camera, Action! This camp will provide every future director and movie star the skills to create and build sets, write scripts, perform scenes, and learn the art of theater.

Engineering Explore how science and math can be fun! Researching how cars work, bridges are built, rockets are launched and much more.

Fashion Shop ‘til you drop just like a true fashion diva. Learn how to build a runway, design and style models, and create your own catwalk for a fashion show at the end of the week.

Military Madness Attend boot camp and learn about different military branches while participating in exercises and drills needed to be our camps newest recruits.

Outdoor Survival This camp teaches fishing techniques, tent pitching, outdoor cooking and every skill needed to survive in the great outdoors.

Rock Star Jam out with your band! Learn about rhythm, music styles, and a variety of instruments.

Summer Highlights Enjoy the last days of summer vacation as we cram ten great weeks of camp into one!

Baseball Calling all future Yankees, Cubs, and Dodgers! This camp will conduct drills needed to improve on fielding, throwing, hitting, base running and sliding skills for future bigleaguers.

Basketball Campers will participate in team and individual drills designed to build skills such as dribbling, shooting, passing, and rebounding while gaining knowledge of the game of basketball. Sportsmanship including observance of the rules of fair play, respect for others, and graciousness in losing, will all be discussed while teaching the children to work as a team which is important not only in sports but in life.


Session 6

Session 7

Session 8

Session 9

Session 10

Session 11

July 25–29

August 1–5

August 8–12

August 15–19

August 22–26

August 29– September 2

Preschool Camp

Preschool Camp

Preschool Camp

Preschool Camp

Preschool Camp

Preschool Camp

CSI at the Y

Crazy Science

Out in Space

Art Studio

Cooking

Members: $150; Prospective Members: $170

Cheer and Dance

Rock Star

Days of the Dinos

Military Madness

Photography

Summer Highlights

Sports Camp

Soccer

Surfin’

Wrestling

Baseball

Multi Sports

Tennis

Volleyball

Preschool Camp Ages 3–5; 6 am–6 pm

Members: $150; Prospective Members: $170

Specialty Camp Ages 6–12; 6 am–6 pm

Ages 6–12; 6 am–6 pm

Members: $130; Prospective Members: $150

Flag Football

Members: $195 Prospective Members: $230

Basketball

CILT (two week sessions)

CILT

CILT

*CILT not available this session

Ages 13–17; 6 am–6 pm

Members: $120; Prospective Members: $140

Flag Football

Soccer

Tennis

Touchdown! Passing, catching, route running and defense skills are taught in order to compete in scrimmages.

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world! Known as football in most countries, soccer is a fast paced game that consists of two teams with 11 players on each team. Campers will participate in team and individual drills designed to build skills such as inside foot passing and receiving, dribbling, and throw-ins while learning about typical mistakes made in the game and gaining knowledge of the game of soccer. Sportsmanship including observance of the rules of fair play, respect for others and graciousness in losing will all be discussed while teaching the children to work as a team which is important not only in sports but in life.

This camp is developed for beginners just learning the basic skills and for experienced players looking for skill refinement needed for match play.

Golf Fore! Yes, it is all in the swing. Campers will learn the basics of setting up for the swing with knees flexed, eyes behind the ball, weight balanced and the “V”. Then, the basics of the swing will be taught—club swings back parallel to the ground, shoulder under the chin, shift your weight from right to left, head down, finish high and then hold that pose. Time will also be spent learning to putt and chip. All of these skills are needed to complete a round of golf.

Karate Karate is an ancient form of self-defense and exercise. Campers will learn the proper way to execute a round kick and side kick, how to block kicks and punches and how to adopt the karate stance. They will even learn the proper way to tie their belt!

Lacrosse For kids learning how to play lacrosse, the key skills to start with revolve around the lacrosse stick. Campers will learn how to cradle, how to catch and throw a lacrosse ball, and basics like scooping up ground balls. There will be a ton of practice so that campers can move those skills to the field learning field position and the importance of teamwork for passing, shooting and defense.

Multi-Sports Each day focuses on a different sport such as soccer, basketball, football and more.

Street Hockey Compete in games while learning the basics such as forehand passing, backhand passing, pass reception, stick handling, positioning, and shooting.

Surfin’ Virginia Beach Hang Ten! Skills like: body & board positioning, getting into the water, Eskimo roll, Duck diving and catching a wave are just a few of the skills that will be taught as kids receive instruction and practice at the beach just like a pro surfer.

Swim Camp

Volleyball Bump, set, spike! Participate in drills around setting, jumping, serving, blocking, digging and passing to prepare for matches while learning team play.

Wrestling Gain the skills and knowledge of the game such as pinning, positions, and take downs to compete in matches.

Counselor In Leadership Training Young teens learn about all aspects of camp operation and develop work ethic, responsibility, leadership and supervisory skills. CILT Camp teaches enthusiastic young adults leadership skills and the fundamentals of working with children, including CPR and First Aid Training, Basic Child Development, licensed child care protocol, group management and group games for kids, to name a few. Each CILT spends his or her day with one of our camp groups working alongside a mentoring counselor. They will have the opportunity to interact with the children, teach and play games, sing songs, perform skits and more!

Campers will spend lots of time in the pool improving swimming techniques, learning safety skills, and some face-paced water games. Campers must be able to swim length of the pool and be able to tread water as this is not for beginner level swimmers. 27


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Greenbrier Family YMCA 1033 Greenbrier Parkway Chesapeake, VA 23320 P 757 547 9622

NORFOLK

Suffolk YMCA Regional Day Camp & Family Center 275 Kenyon Road Suffolk, VA 23434 P 757 923 3303

Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA 633 S. Battlefield Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23322 P 757 546 9622

Greenbrier North YMCA Wellness & Racquetball Center/ Chesapeake School-Age Child Care 2100 Old Greenbrier Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 P 757 366 9622 Taylor Bend Family YMCA 4626 Taylor Road Chesapeake, VA 23321 P 757 638 9622

EASTERN SHORE

YMCA Camp Silver Beach 6272 YMCA Lane P.O. Box 69 Jamesville, VA 23398 P 757 442 4634 W www.CampSilverBeach.org Eastern Shore Family YMCA 26164 Lankford Highway Onley, VA 23418 P 757 787 5601

James L. Camp, Jr. Family YMCA 300 Crescent Drive Franklin, VA 23851 P 757 562 3491 Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA/ Camp Red Feather 312 West Bute Street Norfolk, VA 23510 P 757 622 9622

NORTH CAROLINA

Albemarle Family YMCA 1240 N. Road Street Elizabeth City, NC 27909 P 252 334 9622 Currituck Family YMCA Coming Soon! 130 Community Way Barco, NC 27917 P 252 453 9632

Outer Banks Family YMCA 3000 South Croatan Highway Nags Head, NC 27959 P 252 449 8897

PORTSMOUTH

Effingham Street Family YMCA 1013 Effingham Street Portsmouth, VA 23704 P 757 399 5511

Suffolk Family YMCA 2769 Godwin Boulevard Suffolk, VA 23434 P 757 934 9622

Virginia Beach

Hilltop Family YMCA 1536 Laskin Road Virginia Beach, VA 23451 P 757 422 3805 Indian River Family YMCA 5660 Indian River Road Virginia Beach, VA 23464 P 757 366 0488 Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA 4441 South Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23452 P 757 456 9622 Salem YMCA Family Center 2029 Salem Road Virginia Beach, VA 23456 P 757 471 9622

The First Tee of Hampton Roads YMCA 2400 Tournament Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23456 P 757 563 8990 W www.TheFirstTeeHR.org


Summer 2011 Day Camp Guide