Swimming, fun, and friends is what Camp Indian Valley is all about. At Camp Indian Valley campers have a great camp experience right at the Indian Valley YMCA. Our caring and well trained counselors lead campers through fun activities such as games, arts and crafts, and science and nature! Campers also get to swim every day in the Indian Valley Family YMCA pool in Ellington! Each session campers will celebrate a theme day and will have a special event such as a moonbounce, a magic show, or musical entertainment! Campers are broken down in three separate groups based on age.
Nipmunks: For campers entering K – 2nd Grade
Day Camp is a whole new experience for younger campers! Nipmunk campers will be introduced to the adventure of camp while getting the special attention our younger campers need. All activities are designed with the interest of your younger camper in mind.
Chippewas: For campers entering 3rd – 5th Grade
Chippewa campers enjoy choosing among a variety of age-appropriate and fun activities. Activities are more challenging to capture the interest of our older campers. Campers will have the opportunity to learn new skills and create many friendships and memories.
Mohegans: For campers entering 6th – 8th Grade
Mohegan campers will enjoy the best of what Camp Indian Valley has to ofer. Activities will be adapted to meet the needs of our oldest campers. These campers will be given weekly opportunities to be mentors to our youngest campers through our mentoring activity.
Sessions and Dates
Session 1 6/24 – 6/28
Session 2 7/1 – 7/5 (no camp on July 4)
Session 3 7/8 – 7/12
Session 4 7/15– 7/19
Session 5 7/22– 7/26
Session 6 7/29– 8/2
Session 7 8/5– 8/9
Session 8 8/12– 8/16
Camp Activities: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Indian Valley Family YMCA, 11 Pinney Street, Ellington
Our half-day preschool program will give your child the opportunity to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills. Every day will include activities such as arts and crafts, games, stories, and nature exploration. Each week campers will explore an exciting theme. Any child who is 3 years of age by June 20th and has not yet attended Kindergarten may register. Participants should bring a mid-morning snack and drink each day. All children must be potty-trained. All programs are held Monday - Friday from 9:00AM to 12:00Noon. Ages 3 to 5 years. These camps are held at the Indian Valley YMCA Child Care Center, 375 Hartford Tpke, Vernon, CT 06066.
Little Scientist 1/2 Day Preschool Camp (Ages 3-5)
6/25-6/29 Session 1
This hands-on camp will allow pre-schoolers the opportunity to delve into the world of Chemistry, Biology, and Physiology. Children will explore, observe, make their own hypothesis and test it out with age appropriate experiments. They wilwill have so much fun that they will not even realize how much they are learning.
Tumble Bugs 1/2 Day Preschool Camp (Ages 3-5)
7/2-7/6 Session 2
Preschoolers will enjoy spending each morning moving, singing, and playing along with Lomax, the Hound of Music. Preschoolers will enjoy hands-on activities to develop expressiveness and creativity, unique vocal warm-up exercises, and exciting games and activities to encourage rhythm development.
Dinosaur 1/2 Day Preschool Camp (Ages 3-5)
7/9-7/13 Session 3
Preschoolers will enter the prehistoric world of dinosaurs, as they participate in many fun dinosaur themed activities. Campers will learn the different types of dinosaurs, dig for dinosaur bones, go on a dinosaur hunt, create their own dinosaurs, and sing some popular purple dinosaur songs.
Fairy Tale 1/2 Day Preschool Camp (Ages 3-5)
7/16-7/20 Session 4
Preschoolers will delve into the wonderful world of Peter Pan, Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty, and Goldilocks as they read about the character's fun adventures. There will also be theme-related art, and of course, lots of dress up and dramatic play.
Animal Adventures 1/2 Day Preschool Camp (Ages 3-5)
7/23-7/27 Session 5
This half-day preschool camp is for all animal lovers. Campers will enjoy lots of fun and furry activities including live animal visits, and animal arts and crafts. Above all, campers will make new friends and have a great YMCA experience.
Community Hero 1/2 Day Preschool Camp (Ages 3-5)
7/30-8/3 Session 6
This camp is a fun summer camp experience that will help preschoolers build their sense of community. A community hero will visit each day. Children will meet heroes such as a real policeman, fireman, postman, and crossing guard. Children will also enjoy theme-related art and play activities.
Trains, Planes, & Automobiles 1/2 Day Preschool Camp (Ages 3-5)
8/6-8/10 Session 7
Everything that goes! Does your preschool love Thomas the Train? Construction Trucks and Race Cars? Jay, Jay, the Jet Plan? If so, you have found the right camp. We'll all have a great time with transportation-themed fun and games. Singing "The Wheels on the Bus", building a car out of cardboard boxes, and painting our own train engines are some of the planned activities. Children will especially love riding bikes and toys on our make-believe road.
Little Chefs 1/2 Day Preschool Camp (Ages 3-5)
8/13-8/17 Session 8
We will stir up creative recipes and have a blast making some of our favorite treats, while learning basic kitchen and cooking skills. Join us as we prepare healthy snacks and goodies. All materials and ingredients provided.
JAM BAND SPECIALTY CAMP
ages 12-18 Held at Indian Valley YMCA, 11 Pinney Street, Ellington
Have you ever wanted to be part of a band? Want to learn how to perform in front of people? Do you desire to
learn how a band functions? You now have the chance! Come be a part of Jam Band Camp. Learn the ins and outs
of being a rock band member. Practice together for a fnal performance in front of Indian Valley YMCA campers,
members, staf, & family! Bring your instrument - all amplifcation is included. Swimming and other camp
activities are interspersed throughout the day. This camp is NOT for beginner musicians.
When: Session 8 • aug 12-16 • 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Session Fee: $200
ages 8-14 Held at Indian Valley YMCA, 11 Pinney Street, Ellington
Come spend a week perfecting your soccer skills, making new friends, and having fun at our frst ever 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.
When: Session 8 • aug 12-16 • 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Session Fee: $225
Looking for something to do with the kids after camp ends? Look no further! Drop the kids off at our Summer Vacation Camp and leave the worrying to us. Children will participate in camp related activities in a safe, secure, and fun setting. Games such as ga-ga, 4-square, and capture the flag will be played along with swimming in our wonderful heated indoor pool. Vacation Camp will run from 7am-6pm. Come for one day or all of them. Registration is required. Register in person at the YMCA in Ellington or Vernon.
Dates: June 17,18,19,20,21, August 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Indian Valley Family YMCA, 11 Pinney Street, Ellington 860-871-0008