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 $225 unless otherwise noted.
Creative Campers (Grades 1-3)
6/20-6/24 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)
6/27-7/1 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.
Drama Camp (Grades 4-8)
7/5-7/8 Session 3 ($180)
Do you enjoy acting, dancing, or otherwise performing for an audience? Come and join us as we share our talents with other campers in our first drama camp at Camp Indian Valley. Campers will take part in dancing, singing, and acting in a variety of settings. They will plan and act out their play during a midday ceremony on Friday.
Teen Excursion Camp (Ages 13-16)
7/11-7/15 session 4 ($250)
Are you between the ages of 13&16? Not sure if you want to do sleepover camp? Want to do something with your friends? This is the place for you. Our teen excursion camp will take you away from the sedintary boredom of summer vaction. We will have day long trips to the beach, Lake Coumpounce, Camp Woodstock, Soaring Adventure Park, and a day hike and picnic at a local state park. Can't wait for you to join us.
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.
Fireside Feasts (Grades 5-8)
7/25-7/29 session 6
Learn to build a campfire and use a camp stove for exploring the culinary arts of the woods! Join your trusty outdoor guide for a week focused on outdoor cooking, accompanied by learning firebuilding and shelter building skills. We’ll spend the week in the Indian Valley Woods creating a group
encampment and feasting on the delicacies you design.
Soccer Camp (Ages 8-14)
8/1-8/5 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.
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-3:30PM.
Hollywood Camp (Entering Grades 3rd-8th)
6/20-6/24 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)
6/27-7/1 & 8/1-8/5 Sessions 2 & 7
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) 7/5-7/8 Session 3
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)
7/11-7/15 & 8/8-8/12, 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)
7/18-7/22 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)
7/25-7/29 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 BRAND NEW Spy Camp!