Weekly Themes | YMCA Summer Day Camp

Summer Camp at the Y

Are you ready for an amazing summer of camp? In Activity Central for children ages 5–9 and Tween Camp for children ages 10–12, weekly themes help set the tone for all sorts of fun activities where kids explore, discover and grow. Here's what we've got planned for this year.

Crazy Science


June 8–12
Currituck Family YMCA only

Learning this week may be MESSY & WILD but it’s guaranteed to be FUN!

Spirit Week


June 15–19

Show us your best camp spirit ever; through team banners, crazy socks, minute to win it games, friendship circles, wacky relays and MORE!

Super Hero


June 22–26

It’s a bird, it’s a plane—it’s a superhero! Grab your cape and join us. Superheroes don’t just fly, they help others too. This week campers will learn about everyday heroes like nurses, teachers, firefighters, and more.

Water Nation


July 29–July 3
Splish! Splash! It’s an attack! Join us for this wild week of camp with water fights & water balloons to cool off the right way with the YMCA!

Secret Agent Spy Camp


July 6–10
There is a secret double agent amongst us! Come join us at camp and we’ll combine our best STEM skills to capture the double agent before it’s too late!

Color Explosion


July 13–17
Campers are put onto teams and participate in a host of activities including gaga pit, crawl races, a camp-wide scavenger hunt, kickball, basketball, and so much more!



July 20–24
Campers are immersed in the wonderful world of fairy tales as they enjoy stories and discover illumination, castle building, and more.

To infinity and beyond


July 27–31
Future engineers, astronauts, and yes aliens, unite as we explore beyond our reach. Design your own planet and create your own spaceship to travel out of this world!



August 3–7
Campers will spend the week learning the customs and rich cultural history of their camp’s chosen country. Run, skip, and laugh your way through various challenges all week long.

Lights. Camera. Action!


August 10–14
With a focus on the basics of singing and acting, campers will learn about a variety of music genres, perform skits, and express their creativity through music and drama.

Carnival Crazed


August 17–21
Ringmasters, feats of strength, performances and excitements will flavor their week of camp as campers enjoy the start to the best summer ever!

Summer Safari


August 24–28

Put on your safari hat and grab your binoculars because it’s about to get wild in here! Campers will spend the week exploring and learning about our favorite safari animals—lions, tigers, zebras, and more!

Crazy Science


August 31–September 4
Select Virginia camps only

Learning this week may be MESSY & WILD but it’s guaranteed to be FUN!