Boothbay Region YMCA Summer Camp Guide 2019

Posted:  Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 3:30pm

The Boothbay Region YMCA is offering 10 weeks of an expanded summer camp experience to give kids and teens an active and healthy summer!

The Summer Camp program guide will be available online and at both Ys beginning Monday, February 18. Registration is online at your home Y’s website.

Registration for Y members begins at 8am on March 4, then opens to the general public at 8am on March 14. Camps run Monday-Friday from June 17-August 23.

Summer camps at the YMCA provide youth ages 3-14 with safe and exciting opportunities to explore, learn, create and discover the world around them. Under the guidance of caring, enthusiastic and trained staff, children will create lasting friendships and lifelong memories. From sports and swimming to arts and adventure, the YMCA camps span a broad range of interests. The camps inspire campers to embrace the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and challenge them to grow physically, mentally and spiritually. Staff are positive role models and will encourage campers of all ages to become better leaders, friends, and of course, have fun!

Summer camp offerings include Day Camp at Camp Knickerbocker, 157 Barters Island Road, Boothbay, with weekly activities that include beach play, swimming, kayaking and canoeing, field and court sports, gaga ball, theme week activities, arts and crafts, Baldwin Center Adventure Course, Exhilarating Playground and field trips to local venues and hiking preserves.

LIT and CIT programs at Camp K will also run once again and provides leadership opportunities that prepare teens to not only become staff members at camp but to also become productive members and volunteers in their home communities. Participants work side by side with Camp Directors and Camp Staff to lead daily camp activities and will join forces with local organizations to volunteer in and around the community.

Boothbay Critter Camp is designed to provide kids ages 3-4 socialization and educational growth through fun-filled activities focused on the unique developmental stages of preschool children. The program takes place at the BRYMCA Child Enrichment Center on the main Y campus. Campers will spend time on the natural playground and grow a garden, create art, go on picnics, play at the beach and park, learn about health and nutrition, play educational games, visit Camp K, go on exciting field trips, and more!

Summer Adventure Camp for Maine Explorers, ages 8-14, is for small groups exploring the best Maine has to offer: Fishing, Boating and Blazing Trails; Survivor Camp; Aqua Adventure; and Lighthouse & Beach Exploration.

Y-Arts’ ever popular Music Theatre Camp for youth ages 6-12, offers two-week sessions focusing on all areas of the dramatic arts. Campers work in groups to learn acting and performance skills, theatre games, improved singing and dancing. Campers also enjoy traditional day camp activities like swimming and sports. Along with improving their theatre skills, campers will participate in the Theatre Olympics and rehearse and perform a fully staged Broadway Junior Musical! LIT and CIT programs are offered for youth interested in continuing their dedication to the Arts at the Y.

Y-Arts also includes a two-week camp, Scary School 2, a Musical Sequel, where kids ages 6-12 will join us travel to locations around the state as we film a movie musical sequel to composer Joel Biron’s original show. The camp concludes with a short preview of the movie on the Lincoln Theater big screen. The full movie will be premiered at the Lincoln Theater on August 23. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to be in the 2nd annual Y-Arts movie!

Broadway Babies for kids ages 3-6 is back again this session for a performance of Peter Pan. Music Video Camp, where youth ages 6-12 produce an outline, create choreography and film a music video. Two half-day Y-Arts camp offerings for youth ages 6-12 are Dance Camp, where kids explore various styles of dance all set to Broadway music, and Theatre Workshop which focuses on the many aspects of musical theatre—from dance to stage makeup to improv.

Boothbay specialty camps are held at Camp K include Boating Camp; STEM Camp: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math; new Junior Naturalist Camp; new Frontier Camp; and Archery/Riflery Camp.

Boothbay sports camps at the Y include TGK Football, TGK Basketball, Tennis, Gymnastics and Soccer.


Summer Camp Guide