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Summer Day Camp at the Waldo County YMCA is for age 4 (by March 1, 2024) through grade 7. Each of the four camps we are offering in 2024 offers age-appropriate programming around a weekly theme.

CURIOSITY CAMP:  Age 4 & 5 (must be 4 by registration date and be potty-trained)

For our youngest campers’ first camp experience we offer this structured & creative camp focusing on building independence. Games, activities & crafts change weekly supporting our theme. Time is spent at the Y swimming in our pool, outside on our playground, and under our Pavilion. Field trips to local parks.  

Annual Member benefit - Little Learners Preschool sign up first.

DISCOVERY CAMP: Completed grades K - 1

Get ready for guaranteed fun and discover what the Y can offer. This camp will break into smaller groups and fill them with a variety of creative activities, crafts and swimming.  We encourage all campers to participate in team-building activities as well as those centered around our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect & Responsibility.

EXPLORER CAMP: Completed grades 2 - 3

Our goal is to guide campers to embrace nature in a safe environment to explore and create memories for life. This group will venture on field trips, swimming and fun activities that pertain to the weekly themes.

ADVENTURE CAMP: Completed grades 4 - 7

We will travel around Belfast and utilize the surrounding schools as our home base. Our focus is on physical and mental team building games mixed with some healthy competition. Some of the many games we play are kickball, flag football & dodgeball. Campers will spend much of the day outside & swimming at the Y. Dress in or bring layers in case of weather.

Programming in each camp will be age dependent. Refer to weekly camp emails for specific details.

Disney Heroes & Villains

Week 1: June 24 - 28

Disney-Pixar-Marvel- Star Wars- Nat. Geo…oh my! Campers will explore the magical world of Disney, both Villains and Heroes through exciting stories, activities and games.

 

Pirates in the USA

Week 2: July 1– 3

(Prorated-3 day week only)

Prepare to set sail and raise the Jolly Roger as we take to the high seas in search of hidden treasure. Take an adventure across America as we celebrate pirate style.

 

Winter Wonderland

Week 3: July 8 - 12 

A week to escape from the summer heat. Campers will enjoy a week filled with fun snowy activities, crafts, and games centered around a winter wonderland. From snowflake art projects to snowball fights - ending with ice cream.

 

Amazing Artists

Week 4: July 15 - 19

Become your own Van Gogh or Picasso. Enjoy arts and crafts, performances and games associated with the art, along with a visit from visit from Bridget of Waterfall Arts.

 

Maine Coastal Creations

Week 5: July 22 - 26 

Campers will embark on a coastal adventure, learning about our ocean and life on our Rocky Maine coast.

 

Color Wars

Week 6: July 29 - Aug 2 

Put on your game face! Each camp will enjoy a variety of races, games, and healthy competition to encourage sportsmanship & teamwork.

 

Y– Olympics

Week 7: Aug 5– 9

Campers will go for the gold and enjoy a spirited week of competition while experiencing games and sports from around the world Summer Olympic style.

 

Music Fest

Week 8: Aug 12 - 16

Music Fest The final week of music and fun. Campers will have the opportunity to explore different genres of musical activities and participate in our end of the season talent show on the last day of camp.

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