Specialty Camps - Meadowlands Area YMCA

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Specialty Camps

WONDER WEEK               Ages 6-10

Monday-Friday     9:00AM-12:00PM OR 9:00AM-3:30PM
August 29-September 2
Y Program Center, East Rutherford

This is your chance to get a sneak peak at all of the WONDERful classes the Y has. Each day your child will get to enjoy previews of all the different classes we offer throughout the year. Some classes they will see include Kids Bop, Art Basics, Adventure Club, and much, much more!!

 

Science Discovery Camp       Ages: 5-10          register on line      

Monday-Friday     12:30pm-3:30pm
Y Program Center, East Rutherford
Session 1 : July 11-July 29
Session 2 : August 1- August 12

If you like to figure out how things work and try new experiments, then you’ll love our Science Discovery Camp. We’ll explore all sorts of topics, from water and air pressure to ooey-gooey concoctions. You’ll make a simple robot, and learn new uses for household items, while having lots of fun with these experiments. Volcanoes, tornadoes, potatoes and more are featured in this fun camp. Campers will receive instruction in age-appropriate activities.

 

MUSical theatre CamP                                       register on line

All campers will have the opportunity to participate in this show with lots of dancing, acting and singing! All will have a part, but auditions for parts will take place during the first 2 days of camp.  Camp will culminate in a 60 minute performance for family and friends on the final day of camp.

All campers will have the opportunity to learn different aspects of musical theatre: Dancing, Acting and Singing! This show will feature all of our campers displaying the skills they’ve learned throughout camp! Musical Theatre Camp focuses on developing skills and bringing out the talents of our campers.  Everyone will have a singing and acting part if they would like!  Camp will culminate in a performance for family and friends on the final day of camp. Please dress in comfortable clothing to dance, act and sing!  Sneakers are a must. Also bring a bottle of water!  We are going to have a blast!

Session i:   THE VARIETY SHOW            Ages: 5-14

Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm                    June 27 - July 8 (no camp 7/4)

 

Session II:  THE PINOCCHIO SHOW                  Ages: 5-14  

Monday-Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm                  July 11 - July 29                

This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historical Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

 

Art Camps               AGES 5-11

August 21-August 26
Y Program Center, East Rutherford

Our brand new Specialty Camp will bring out all your little one’s talents and teach them unqiue skills in their crafts. Lunch Break is from 12:00pm (Noon) to 12:30pm and is supervised by YMCA staff.
Participants must pack a brown bag lunch.

 

PRINT MAKING   9:00AM-12:00PM

Come learn how to be a Printmaker! Printmaking has made its mark throughout history on paper, fabric, and many other surfaces. You will learn the printing techniques used by artists past and present thru stamping, rolling, and etching, and take home your own printing portfolio.

MIXED MEDIA AND ART HISTORY   12:30PM-3:30PM

Please join us for a double session of creative fun, where your child will learn a broad range of art techniques that will spark their creativity. Mixed Media will involve a variety of hands on projects that explore painting, sculpting, weaving, and more.  Our Art History session will intrigue and inspire your child as they learn interesting and historical facts about legendary and contemporary artists. Each day a different book will be introduced that highlights an artist. Discussions will follow allowing children to think critically about who the artists are, how their art represented their era, and how their art changed history or impacted their viewers. The discussion will be followed by creative time where students will draw their thoughts and inspirations based on the artists’ story or imagery using a variety of art supplies.

 

MAD SCIENCE CAMPS             AGES 5-11

August 15-August 19
Y Program Center, East Rutherford

Our brand new Specialty Camp will bring out all your little one’s talents and teach them unqiue skills in their crafts. Lunch Break is from 12:00pm (Noon) to 12:30pm and is supervised by YMCA staff.
Participants must pack a brown bag lunch.

 

EUREKA!   9:00AM-12:00PM

Inventing means curiosity, practicality, necessity, and imagining the future! Join us in our Eureka camp as we step into space by launching self-built stomp rockets. Children will witness a volcanic eruption, and learn how magnets can help search for shipwrecks. They will work together to design and build bridges and boats to eventually escape an island and find their way home! Children will even have the chance to launch projectiles with catapults and a large trebuchet!

SHOCKINGLY STICKY SCIENCE  12:30PM-3:30PM

In Shockingly Sticky Science, your child will learn Watts-Up with electricity and build their own static tubes, learn the marvels of magnets in Magnetic Magic as they construct their own Magnet Maze, and get sticky with polymers while we stretch it out with slime! We will explore all of our senses in Tantalizing Taste as we create our own soda pop; they will use their ears in Sonic Sounds and take home a very cool sonic horn! Don’t look now…or well … actually do look, as we use our eyes in Optical Illusions and create their own periscope. Just when they thought they’ve had all of the awesome science they can handle, its time for Lights…Color...ACTION!! as we create indoor fireworks and lighten things up with fantastic lights and color displays, and as a grand finale to this amazing program the kids will learn all about heat and get to make their own cotton candy to eat!! This program promises to be educational and entertaining, so don’t miss out on Shockingly Sticky Science!!!!