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Midlothian Camps

Nothing says summer like camp! And we have a huge variety of camp programs for your little camper to choose from.

Midlothian Camps

Registration for YMCA members begins February 1 and for non-YMCA members on February 15.


Camp Saponi at Midlothian

Camp Saponi offers a traditional outdoor summer camp day experience! Our trained and certified staff will work with each child in a small group setting. They will build relationships, foster a sense of belonging and create opportunities for each of our campers to achieve and learn.  We offer a wide range of engaging specialist activities, 30 minutes of reading every day, as well as character development and swim lessons. Every week has a fun and exciting theme with an educational focus and exciting twist. YMCA Camp Saponi – you belong here!

A typical day at Camp Saponi may include:

  • Arts: creative arts, camp songs & skits, and music & drama
  • Sports:  field games, gym games, and gaga ball
  • Archery and Shooting Sports: archery, slingshots and bbs.
  • Nature: outdoor education
  • Aquatics: swim lessons and free swim.

Ages: Rising K – rising 5th graders
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 15
YMCA Member: $182 per week   Non-Member: $240 per week

  • A fixed weekly payment will be drafted each Monday, one week prior to the start date.

Weekly Themes
Week 1: Camp Saponi Blast Off
Week 2: Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho, A Camp Saponi Life for me
Week 3: 4 Seasons of Celebration (No camp on July 3rd)
Week 4: Animal Planet’s The Zoo: Camp Saponi
Week 5: Wild Wild West
Week 6: Super Saponi Week
Week 7: Saponi Olympics: Celebration of Nations
Week 8: Color Wars
Week 9: Summer with a Chance of Meatballs
Week 10: Shark Tank

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Camp EDGE (Previously LIT)

Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, and Enable. The Camp EDGE program focuses on personal development, goal setting and learning to work as a member of a group. The program prepares campers for leadership roles at camp and in their communities. The campers participate in typical camp activities but will also have supplemental projects focused on service and team-building. Each camper has one field trip and one service task per week.

Ages: Rising 6th – rising 8th graders
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 15
YMCA Member: $182 per week  Non-Member: $240 per week

  • A fixed weekly payment will be drafted each Monday, one week prior to the start date.
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Teen Extreme

For teens looking for a fast-paced, fun program that combines a variety of exciting outdoor activities, Teen Extreme has it all. The group will participate in field trips that include team-building, character development and leadership opportunities like Ropes Course, tubing down the James River, water parks, paintball, and more.

Ages:   rising 8th – rising 10th grade (MUST be 13 years old by July 6, 2020)
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 6 one-week sessions beginning July 6
YMCA Member: $255 per week  Non-Member: $335 per week

  • A fixed weekly payment will be drafted each Monday, one week prior to the start date.
  • Teen Extreme campers go to Kings Dominion one time every week. Each camper must have his/her own season’s pass OR a ticket can be pre-purchased through the YMCA. Please contact Ryan Corbin for more information. Corbinr@ymcarichmond.org

Weekly Field Trips: (subject to change due to weather and other circumstances)

Week of July 6: Rudee Rocket, Kings Dominion, Launch Trampoline Park, Marine Corp. Museum, Colonial Beach

Week of July 13: Tubing on the James, Kings Dominion, Cobblestone, Thunderbolt Karts, iFly – STEM

Week of July 20: Skyzone, Kings Dominion, Challenge Discovery, Skycoaster/Virginia Beach Boardwalk, Yorktown Beach

Week of July 27: Colonial Beach, Kings Dominion, Drive Shack, Bear Creek Lake, Lake Anna

Week of August 3: Buckroe Beach, Kings Dominion, Pocahontas State Park, Massanutten Waterpark, Ocean Breeze

Week of August 10: Splat Brothers Paintball, Kings Dominion, Splashdown, Richmond Raceway Pace Car Ride, Pontooning

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Leaders In Training at Midlothian (Previously CILT)

The Leaders in Leadership Training (LIT) program is designed to teach and inspire rising 9th and 10th graders. Hands-on training experiences and professional development workshops provide the foundation of the program. Participants will learn basic safety, group control, games, camp best practices and engage in activities that provide valuable employment skills, healthy relationship and opportunities to lead. Each session contains one association wide meet-up that engages all of our LIT’s from all of our camps into one day of leadership development and fun. While at camp, campers engage in all day camp activities but also get to observe and help counselors, specialists, and leadership staff. 

Ages: Rising 9th – rising 10th grade
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 4 two-week sessions beginning June 29
Members: $187 per session   Non-Members: $206 per session

  • A fixed weekly payment will be drafted each Monday, one week prior to the start date.
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Camp Explorers at JB Watkins

Camp Explorers provides traditional camp experiences like swimming, archery, arts-n-crafts, and field games, but with a focus on our younger campers.  With access to the gym and cafeteria, this camp will have more “inside” time than our traditional day camps.

This camp will be located at JB Watkins Elementary School.

Ages: Rising K – rising 3rd graders
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 7 one-week sessions beginning June 22
YMCA Member: $182 per week Non-Member: $240 per week

  • A fixed weekly payment will be drafted each Monday, one week prior to the start date.
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Sports Camps

From basketball to soccer to lacrosse, your child will love our sports camps.

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Specialty Camps

From Legos to Arts and Splash, check out our specialty camps for your child.

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FINAL FOUR at YMCA CAMP THUNDERBIRD

Final Four is our post-camp experience* that happens the week after camp ends and before school begins. It runs Monday through Thursday at Camp Thunderbird! Come celebrate the end of summer at Camp Thunderbird with swimming, fishing, gaga, crafts, reading and a few more surprises!

Ages: Rising K – rising 8th grade
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: August 31 – September 3
YMCA Members: $182   Non-Members: $211

*Camp activities and availability will be adjusted due to staffing during this week.  

Bus Pick-Ups available at the Shady Grove Family YMCA, Tuckahoe Family YMCA and Millworks Center (across Woolridge Rd from the Midlothian Family YMCA).

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Camp Forms

Most information is now collected during the registration process.  But for the small number of additional forms needed, you can find them on our Camp and Child Care Forms page.

 

For information about summer day, sport, teen or specialty camps, please contact our Camp Directors:

Camp Director: Haley Scifres scifresh@ymcarichmond.org
Assistant Camp Director: Chris Saraceni saracenic@ymcarichmond.org
Camp EDGE & LIT Director: Phil Falke falkep@ymcarichmond.org
Teen Extreme Director: Ryan Corbin corbinr@ymcarichmond.org
Regional Director: Daniel Jongleux jongleuxd@ymcarichmond.org

Sports Camps: Shannon Moffatt moffatts@ymcarichmond.org

Camp Explorers at JB Watkins: Ana Leahy  leahya@ymcarichmond.org