YMCAs announce 2020 summer camps

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 7:45am

    The Central Lincoln County (CLC) YMCA and Boothbay Region YMCA are proud to announce the release of their joint 2020 YMCA Summer Camp Guide. It should be an exciting summer for the kids and teens in Lincoln County with an adventurous, active and healthy summer ahead.

    CLC and BRYMCA partner to bring the entire community the traditional summer camp experience. Camp Knickerbocker provides 65 acres of forest and wetland on beautiful Knickerbocker Lane in Boothbay. What better way to explore and enjoy the outdoors but at summer adventure camp!

    For Maine Explorers, ages 3-19, four unique camp opportunities are offered: Outdoor Adventure: Fishing, Boating and Blazing Trails from June 22-26 or Aug. 17-21, where campers spend their days hiking regional trails, fishing, and boating at Camp Knickerbocker and various other locations. Camp families can now enjoy a night of fun with their kids, Activities will range from swimming, boating, crafts, and games. End the evening with a campfire and S’mores! Family Nights at Camp K will take place on June 26, July 17 and Aug. 14.

    Our goal is to show campers leadership and build positive thinking skills for their future. Aqua Adventure from July 13-17 or July 20-24 is for kids who love water play! Field trips include the Yacht Club, Regional swimming holes and more. For the fish in your family, this is the camp for them.

    CLC Sailing camps will continued to be offered this summer where campers can learn sailing fundamentals, spend time on the water and enjoy a week of fun learning to sail. This experience is also extended to adults this summer from July 27- 30 or Aug. 3-6.

    CLC Specialty Camps will include Metal Detecting June 22 - 26 or July 27- July 31 for grades 3-8; Arts and Crafts July 27-July 31 or Aug. 10 - 14 for grades 1-6; Lego Camp July 6- July 10 or Aug. 17 - 21 for grades 1-6; Skate and Scooter Aug. 3 - 7 for grades 3-8; Sprouts June 14-Aug. 21 for ages 4-5; and Candlepin Bowling July 6- July 10 or Aug. 17 - 21 for grades 3-6.

    FARMS at The Y Camps allow campers to learn cooking and gardening skills, while gaining knowledge on how to eat healthy and where their food comes from. These camps will include Junior Chef Competition July 13-July 17 & Aug. 3 - 7 for ages 8-12; Micro Cooking Camp July 6 & 7 or July 20 & 21 or July 27 & 28 for ages 8-12,; and Week-Long Cooking Camp June 29-July 3, Aug. 10 - 14 and Aug. 17 - 21 for ages 8-12

    Y ARTS Summer Camps are a great way for campers to explore the world of theater and art. These camps will include Broadway Babies July 20-July 24 for ages 3-6, Mixed Media Art July 13-July 17 or August 17-August 21 for grades 1-8, Dance Camp July 13-July 17 or Aug. 17 - 21 for grades 1-8; Music Theater Camp offers a number of performances this year including “Moana Jr,” “Madagascar Jr,” “Dear Edwina,” and “Pirates Past Noon.” This camp will be offered in 2-week sessions from June 15 - Aug.14.

    Boothbay Specialty Camps this year include 2 sailing camps in partnership with Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club. These camps will be for grades 3-6 and 7th grade and up ensuring that campers different ages, sizes and strengths get the best learning experiences possible. Sailing Camps will be offered July 6 - 10 and Aug. 10- 14. Junior Naturalist Camp, in partnership with Boothbay Region Land Trust, will be offered July 27-July 31 for grades 1-4. This camp will give campers the opportunity to explore land trust properties and participate in activities that connect children to the outdoors.

    Boothbay Sports Camps this summer will feature Football Camp for grades 3-8, June 29-July 3; Soccer Camp for grades 1-8, August 3- 7; Basketball Camp for Grades 5-8, July 27 - 31; Tennis Camp for grades 2-8, Aug. 17 – 20; and Gymnastics Camp June 22-June 26; July 20-July 24; Aug. 17 - 21 for grades 1-6.

    CLC Sports Camps include Tennis Camp for ages grades 2-8, July 6-July 9 or July 20-July 23; Baseball Camp for grades 3-8, July 13- July 17; Softball Camp for grades 3-8, July 20- July 24; Girls’ Gymnastics for grades 1-6, Dates to be determined; Golf Camp for grades 3-9, July 20-July 24 or Aug. 10 - 14; and Soccer Camp for Pre-K through grade 8, July 20-July 24.

    Download the 2020 Summer Camp Guide at your Y’s website: www.boothbayregionymca.org or www.clcymca.org. Contact the Y in Boothbay Harbor at 633-2855 and the CLC YMCA at 563-9622.