Wacky and Wonderful
Give your children the opportunity to enjoy fun games, build character and self-esteem and make lasting friendships by enrolling them in the Y’s 2018 Summer Day Camp! The Y is planning a fun filled summer for your child. Join us for fun, exciting, and stimulating activities for children in Kindergarten through age 12. Each week will include a field trip, inventions, hands-on play, arts and crafts, swimming, water games and other sports recreational activities. We will also have a theme for each week that will include related fun and interesting on-site activities, club ideas, and character building stories and games. These themes will explore sports, nature, the arts, imagination, and history. Our camps also incorporate STEM, literacy, and other academic components having a focus on learning through play. Our goal is to prevent summer learning loss while providing your child with a variety of creative outlets.
The Y is dedicated to providing quality youth programs, including Summer day camp, which has an overall goal of providing quality care in a safe, healthy, and fun atmosphere. Many activities are offered at each site for your child to participate. We operate on a child choice system. The children will be given options during activity times to choose from. Healthy snacks are provided each day.
The Y Summer day camp is different from routine baby-sitting because it provides a variety of supervised activities and fun-filled events. Ratios are kept low to provide more individual attention. Our staff is fun, responsible, and caring, chosen for their experience with and love of children. At least one staff member is certified in CPR and First Aid, and all attend on-going training and professional development. The Y Child Care Services Programs are open to all children regardless of race, color, sex, handicap, religion or national origin. The Y never denies anyone participation in a program due to financial restrictions.
Summer Day Camp Eligibility
Summer day camp is open for children in K – 6th grade at 5 locations. Ages and grade level served vary by site. Please contact each site individually for more information
THEME – Wacky and Wonderful
Every year in Summer day camp we tie all of the children’s fun and learning activities to a central theme based on Christian principles. Weekly themes include the opportunity to explore plans for the future: career explorations, STEM, creativity, space, inventions, card board challenge, ecosystem, and more! We will a
lso have guest speakers relating to the themes, various activities such as music, art/craft activities, character development, and engaging club activities, i.e. multi-cultural arts and crafts, soccer, basketball, dance & fitness fun, science & nature, gardening, recycling projects, cooking, scrapbooking, and many more.
2018 Weekly Themes & Dates
May 29 – June 1 , “Mad Science” – Hands on Science Learning – On-Site Activities
June 4 – June 8, “Welcome to the Jungle” – Study of our Ecosystem – Knoxville Zoo
June 11 – June 15, “Inventors Workshop” – Make an Invention – Putt Putt
June 18 – June 22, “Full Steam Ahead” – What is Engineering – Three Rivers Rambler
June 25 – June 29, “TBD” – Animal Planet – TBD
July 2 – July 6, “Lost at Sea” – Survival Skills – Lost Sea
July 9 – July 13, “Wacky World of Sports” – Sports for Everyone – Strike and Spare Bowling
July 16 – July 20, “Out of this World” – Into Space – Jump Jam
July 23 – July 27, “Rock n Roll” – Music – Roller Skating
July 33 – August 3, “Imagination Station” – STEAM – TBD
*all field trips are subject to change
**due to the Knox County Schools maintenance schedule the last week for school location camps (Beaumont, Hardin Valley, Halls, Cedar Bluff) will not be determined until mid April.
YMCA Resident Camp Information
If you are interested in learning more about Y resident camps in our East Tennessee area, please check out Camp Ocoee in nearby Ocoee, Tennessee by clicking here.