These camps offer a blend of traditional camp games and STEAM activities that will focus on honing a child’s creativity through thought, expression, and craft.
YMCA Alexandria Specialty Camps
WEEK 2: LET’S PAINT
Unleash your child’s creative spirit! In this engaging and enriching class, campers will focus on the various painting mediums of oil, acrylic, watercolor, and inks. Beyond realizing their own creations, kids will explore new techniques and learn about the artists who made each style famous.
WEEK 4: GOOP & MAGICAL SOLUTIONS
Join us on an adventure in this cool and crazy science camp. Learn about chemical reactions through whacky experiments and fun projects. Follow the scientific method to build your own volcano and watch it explode, create your own vortex, and design your own edible potions. A truly magical experience.
WEEK 5: CHEER
Join in a week full of choreography and SPIRIT! Campers get approximately 2 hours of instruction daily mixed in with group games, arts & crafts and everything else children love about camp!
WEEK 6: KIDS GONE CRAFTY
Craft a creation! This unique, hands-on camp introduces young artists to a variety of art mediums that may include drawing, painting, clay creations, plaster of paris, paper mâché, and more! Please send campers in appropriate clothing that allows for freedom of expression or send a smock.
WEEK 7: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
Join us on a wacky adventure through all kinds of cool and crazy chemical reactions. Use chemicals to make slippery slime and watch colors separate before your eyes! Find out how to make volcanoes erupt, what oobleck is, how to make gak and more! Add in messy games and activities, creating a slimy, grimy, goopy and magical experience.
WEEK 8: HIP HOP DANCE
This high energy dance camp will have campers learning hip hop foundations & street dance styles, hip hop history/culture, grow in team building, character building and so much more!