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: 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 5: 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. Field Trip to National Kids Museum
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 allow for freedom of expression or send a smock. Field Trip to National Gallery of Art
WEEK 7: 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! Parents are invited to a Friday Showcase each session to see what our performers learned throughout the week.
WEEK 8: CONSTRUCTION DESTRUCTION
Investigate engineering from inside out. Campers will get to deconstruct popular toys and everyday household items and discover how they can be put together again. This is a great camp for curious minds that always want to know how things work. Field Trip to National Kids Museum.