Weekly Camp Themes

Camp is more fun with themes! And each week, our camps choose a weekly theme where counselors and campers go crazy with fun programs!

Weekly Camp Themes

ALL CAMPS

Week 1 (June 21) “Superheroes” 

The imagination is a place where you can fly, you can soar, and you can dream.  Make those dreams come true by opening up an enchanted world full of superhero powers and defeating evil!  Our instructors will train you to be the best superhero you can be!

Week 2 (June 28) “Ahoy Matey!” 

Ahoy Matey! Pirates of all ages, come with us on a voyage to discover ourselves and new worlds! The search for the treasure within each of us begins with taking the first step!  Our camp activities will be swash-buckling fun!

Week 3 (July 5) “Galaxies Far Far Away Week”

The First Order is back. Camp is in imminent danger! Throughout the week, our Padawans will learn the ways of the Force, the art of the lightsaber, and how to calm their mind and trust their instincts. All these skills will be vital to help save our galaxy!

Week 4 (July 12) “Paint Me Crazy” 

The colors fly high during Paint Me Crazy week! This number one themed week, rated by campers and parents, is back again.  Prepared to get messy as we toss, play, and make camp colorful!

Week 5 (July 19) “Summerween” 

All Hallows Eve may fall in October but we’re bringing the ghostly games and frightening festivities to camp! Join us for a haunting week of spooky, scary fun!

Week 6 (July 26) “Walk of Fame”

The paparazzi is in full force at camp this year! It’s because our campers are famous.  Take a step into Hollywood for the week, and experience the music, the flashing lights, and the talent that our campers have!

Week 7 (August 2) “Wizarding World Week”

Hogwarts has moved over to “YMCA camp this summer! ever made a potion? Ever seen magical creatures and wizards? We will transform your imagination into the wonderful world of wizarding!   

Week 8  (August 9) “Camp Before Time”

Long, long ago dinosaurs roamed the earth. Let’s bring them back to life and discover what we can learn from them.  Go with us on an archeological dig through time to discover amazing possibilities!

NON-CHESTERFIELD CAMPS

(YMCA Camp Thunderbird will still be open.)

Chesterfield County Schools begin the school year early this year, so our Chesterfield County camps will not host a week 9 – 10.

Week 9 (August 16) “Adventure Land” 

Adventures are a regular part of the day camp experience! This week, explore nature, experience treasure hunts, hikes, and activities that will make you want to explore even more of the great outdoors!

Week 10  (August 23) “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” 

Did you know it’s everyones birthday? You didn’t? Well, this week of camp, you will be in for a real surprise.  Since we don’t get to see you through the year as much, let’s celebrate your birthday in a big way! Dr. Seuss will help us along the way!  Transportation will be made available from Shady Grove, Tuckahoe, and the Downtown YMCA. *Some activities may be altered due to staffing.

CAMP THUNDERBIRD ONLY 

Week 11 (August 30) “FINAL FOUR”

It’s the last hoorah! Go out with a bang for this summer! Final Four week is a chance for campers to get one last shot at building relationships and getting outdoors before heading back to the classrooms.  Transportation will be made available from Shady Grove, Tuckahoe, and the Downtown YMCA. *Some activities may be altered due to staffing.