FULL WEEK OPTION
Children attend all 5 days during the chosen week and participate in all camp activities. There is no camp on Wednesday, July 4. Week 4 full-week camps are prorated.
Ages 5-13: $200/Member, $235/Program Participant.
Children attend 3 days during the week and participate in all camp activities on the chosen days. Days of the week must be selected at the time of registration.
Ages 5-13: $138/Member, $158/Program Participant.
STEAM INTO SUMMER
Week 1 | June 11-15
Get ready to start your summer off right! This week we’ll introduce campers to summer by studying a different aspect of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) each day.
Week 2 | June 18-22
This week we’re hanging out with Mother Earth and learning as much as we can from her! We’ll discover animal habitats, glacial trails, and local landscapes and how they have changed over the years.
Week 3 | June 25-29
We’re diving down to the darkest depths this week! Join us as we learn all about underwater animals, currents, beaches, and pollution.
Week 4 | July 2-6
Create your own fossils, identify different types of minerals, and check out the rock cycle this week--we’re excavating all types of new information about geology!
Week 5 | July 9-13
Calling all detectives! The YMCA Crime Lab is open to new recruits. Do you have what it takes to read fingerprints, understand blood types or solve mysteries? Find out this week!
Week 6 | July 16-20
If you’ve ever wanted to predict the weather, this camp is for you! We can’t wait to learn all about different types of storms, and maybe even make some of our own!
STEP RIGHT UP!
Week 7 | July 23-27
Why is it so hard to win carnival games? Why don’t you fall out of a roller coaster when it goes upside down? Let’s find out together! This week, we’re learning about the science of the carnival! Pick up your child after camp and join us at the West Suburban YMCA for our Family Carnival on Friday, July 27 from 5:00-8:00 PM.
Week 8 | July 30 - August 3
Wisconsin is our home, and there’s so much to learn about it! This week we’ll learn all about our state and what makes being a Wisconsinite so great! We will explore cheese making, agriculture and farming, famous musicians, Wisconsin animals and habitats.
DETOUR! CONSTRUCTION AHEAD
Week 9 | August 6-10
Ever wonder how cities, roads, and parks are constructed? This week as we learn how to plan and build a city. We’ll explore architecture, urban planning skills, and park design.
SHOOT FOR THE STARS
Week 10 | August 13-17
Find your place among the stars this week! We’ve got activities straight from NASA as well as intergalactic art projects. Let’s blast off!
Week 11 | August 20-24
Can you make s’mores using sunlight? How does cake batter go from liquid to solid in the oven? How does milk turn to butter? Join us as we study the science of food!
HOLLYWOOD: BEHIND THE SCENES
Week 12 | August 27-31
Have you ever dreamed of creating a movie? Do you like making your own comic strips? We’re learning about things like stop-motion animation, graphic design, and sketching. By the end of the week, maybe you’ll win an Oscar or get your name on a Hollywood Star!