Weekly Camp Themes

Chesterfield Camps and Camp Thunderbird Only

Chesterfield County school year ends earlier than other counties.

June 6 - "Creepy Crawly Creatures"

Bugs, Spiders, Snakes... OH MY! Spend a week of adventure with the creepy crawlies at camp! We will spend time doing many scavenger hunts and games revolving around all the creatures in camp.

June 13 - “DINO-mite!” 

ROAR!! Make some noise and lets travel back to a time when dinosaurs were alive! We will begin working as archaeologists digging for fossils and playing various games and crafts related to Dinosaurs.


All Camps

June 20 - “Aloha, Summer!”

Say ALOHA to summer! Surf into a week of camp with some Hawaiian traditions! Camp will be filled with the positive and welcoming vibes from the Hawaiian traditions. We will observe many Hawaiian traditions throughout the week.

June 27 - “Ready, Set, Match” 

GAME ON! Join us for a week filled with Sports Fun! Be prepared for a week filled of sports activities, ranging from football, basketball, soccer, and traditional camp games!

July 5 - “Holiday in July” 

Bring on a week of holiday cheer! Celebrating the various American Holidays! Come celebrate Christmas, Halloween and more!

July 11 - “Paint Me Crazy”

Like getting messy? This week we will be getting colorful throughout camp! This week will be all about the colors we see everyday, which will include our traditional fan favorite Paint Wars!

July 18 - “Around the World”

Get your Passports together, we are going to travel around the world and play games, eat food, and learn about other cultures!

July 25 - “SplashTACULAR”

From swimming to other water actvities like water balloon races, your camper will love this week at camp!

August 1 - “Go Green” 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! It's all about learning the importance of limiting our carbon footprint on earth. Many of the activities this week will be revolved around the use of cardboard boxes and how we can reuse these items for our own entainment.

August 8 - “Camp-A-Con” 

Calling all superheroes to camp! We need your help to fight off all of the camp villains, by leading and creating strageties to protect the entire camp. BRAIN NEEDS HELP!?


Non-Chesterfield Camps (Camp Thunderbird is still open)

Chesterfield County Schools begin the school year early this year, so YMCAs in Chesterfield County will not hold camp weeks 11 - 12.  YMCA Camp Thunderbird will still be open.

August 15- “Y Got Talent”

We've got spirit, yes we do. We've got spirt, how 'bout you? Lets see all the talent at camp this week! Week filled with talent shows and drama!


Petersburg, Hanover, Camp Thunderbird Only

August 22 - "Blast from the Past"

We are taking a trip in our time machine back through the decades.  Bring on the bell bottoms and neon clothing!  Hitting back to the 20s, 50s, 70s, 90s and today!