Program camps are Camp Indian Valley's version of Specialty Camps. These camps are designed to have the campers explore, grow and discouver new worlds while having fun. All camps are age specific and are designed with the camper's interestes in mind. Choose a program and watch your imagination soar!Program Camps are held at the Indian Valley Family YMCA, 11 Pinney St, Ellington, CT.All Camps are $230 unless otherwise noted.
Creative Campers (Grades 1-3)
6/19-6/23 Session 1
Geared for the younger campers, this camp will focus on arts and crafts. Kids explore a variety of projects such as: clay sculpture, sketching, watercolors or paints, nature collages, paper mâché, picture frames, necklaces, bracelets, and so much more. Campers create masterpieces to take home and enjoy!
Science Detectives (Grades 5-8)
6/26-6/30 Session 2
Campers will get to explore science at camp this week. They will experiment with different occurring elements and everyday items to see how they work. Previous experiments include growing bacteria from sample as taken in the YMCA, making rock candy, changing the color of a flower, and making solar oven s’mores. This camp is not just cool science experiments; campers will also get to play camp games such as gaga ball and go swimming.
Time Traveller (Grades 1-3)
7/18-7/22 session 5
Take a trip through time. Campers will get to experience a new time period every day during this week of adventure. We will visit the dinosaurs, sail on the high seas with the pirates, visit cowboys in the Wild West, jump on a space ship to the stars, as well as spend time in Tomorrowland.
Sports Excursion (Grades 3-6)
7/24-7/28 session 6
Lcampers will get a chance to improve their skills in a wide range of sports while making new friends and having fun at camp. This camp is designed for campers to have fun while learning new techniques within their favorite sports. Campers will work on Willle Ball and Softball skilld, archery precision, soccer skills, along with may other fun games.
Soccer Camp (Ages 8-14)
7/31-8/4 session 7
Come spend a week perfecting your soccer skills, making new friends, and having fun at our soccer specialty camp! Expert instruction from a special guest included. This camp is designed to develop great soccer players through sound instruction in fundamental soccer skills. All campers will receive skill instruction appropriate to their age level, including: dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, heading, goalkeeping, teaching skills to others, communication, leadership, positive team interaction, self-practice methods, and laws of the game
Master Builders (Grades 3-6)
8/8-8/12 session 8
The twin sister to the camp of the same name at Camp Yankee Trails, this camp is for all those who love to build. Building competitions, week long projects, and other exciting events for the LEG® enthusiast in your house are just some of the fun things your camper will get to do during this spectacular week of LEG® building fun.
ThDo you want to be a spy? Are you brave enough to accept this mission? Can you decode messages? We are looking for the few brave secret agents that we can count on to help with Camp Indian Valley's mission. Do you have what it takes? Come and find out during our all new SPY CAMP!
Our youth specialty camps are designed to provide campers with an array of theme-specific activities. Specialty campers will participate in some traditional camping activities for part of the day and their specialty camp activities for the other part. Specialty Camp activities are done from 9:00AM-4:00PM.
Hollywood Camp (Entering Grades 3rd-8th)
6/19-6/23 Session 1
This camp is for the actor, dancer, comedian, and musician in all of us. This week is all about careers in Hollywood! Campers will get to take part in improv acting, dancing, singing, and music, and will plan and act out their spectacular camp show for Friday afternoon! Come and have some fun with other aspiring entertainers!
Camp Wars (Entering Grades 5th-8th)
6/26-6/30 Sessions 2
In this camp, campers will battle at Yankee Trails every day in some of the wildest, dirtiest games you can think of. Better dress down for this camp as your artillery will include: Jell-O, shaving cream, and mud. Lots of mud! Participate in a variety of games too see who will be the last one standing!
Master Builders! (Entering Grades 3-6) 7/3-7/7 Session 3 - no camp July 4
SPACESHIP! SPACESHIP! SPACESHIP! Calling all Master Builders (and construction workers)! Do you like to create things out of LEGOS? Then this camp is for you. A whole week of nothing but LEGOS!!!! With building contests, group projects, and new building ideas you can showcase your skills at this awesome specialty camp. Campers will participate in free swim, boating, and archery throughout the week, as well.
Boating & Archery Adventure Camp (Grades 3rd-8th)
7/10-7/14 & 8/7-8/11, Sessions 4 & 8
Our most popular specialty camp will be all about boating and archery! Boat races, relays, games, adventures, tournaments and challenges are just a few of the activities planned for this week. Space is LIMITED-- Register now!
Outdoor Cooking Camp (Grades 3rd-8th)
7/17-7/21 Session 5
In this camp, campers will experience cooking over a campfire at a whole new level! Campers will help prepare and cook items such as baked potatoes, popcorn, pizza, brown bears, banana boats, and many other campfire foods. Campers will also prepare their very own ice cream! Throughout the week campers will create their very own cook book to bring home on Friday.
Secret Agent Camp (Grades 3rd-6th)
7/24-7/28 Session 6
Are you a spy? Are you brave enough to accept this mission? Can you decode the message? We aer looking for the few, the brave, the secret agents that we can trust with the YMCA's mission secrets. Do you have what it takes? Come and find out during our Spy Camp!
Mad Scientist (Grades 4rd-8th)
7/31-8/4 Session 7
Are you ready to explore the world of science? thie week campers will get to experiement with differentelements and everyday items to see how they work together. Previous experiments include growing bacteria, making rock candy, changing the color fo a flower, and making a solar over to raost s'mores. If you are a mad scientist and like to experiment then this camp is for you!
ACampers will get a chance to improve their skills in a wide range of sports while making new friends and having fun at camp. This camp is designed for campers to have fun while learning new techniques within their favorite sports. Campers will work on Wiffle ball and Sofeball skills, archery precision, soccer skills and basketball shooting along with many other fun games.
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