SUMMER CAMP 2019

Best Summer Ever

Whether you’re considering a traditional day camp or a specialty camp, summer at the Y is always filled with excitement, adventure, new friends, lifelong memories, and most of all fun!

Registration for Summer Day Camps at the Keene Family YMCA opens March 1, 2019. Camp is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. We recommend early registration to secure your spot.

All camps run Monday-Friday 9:00-5:30

Before Care (7:00-9:00am) available for all camps

Summer Camp

Welcome to summer at the Keene Family YMCA! Whether you’re considering a traditional day camp or a specialty camp, summer at the Y is always filled with excitement, adventure, new friends, lifelong memories, and most of all fun! Our camp programs are based on the Y values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, delivered in a safe and supportive environment where safety is our top priority. We provide affordable, quality summer experiences for youth ages 3-12. There are few experiences as unique and special as camp. At camp, children become part of a community and form friendships as they learn how to be more independent and contribute to a group. Amidst all the fun of sports, crafts, outdoor adventures, and more, children develop skills that build character and promote leadership. At the Y, we believe every child should be given the opportunity to experience the joy of summer camp. Don’t miss out!

Camps for 2019

Your Child's Safety

Camper safety is our top priority. Our staff are highly trained and highly engaged in all aspects of Youth Development. All Y staff undergo reference and criminal background checks before being hired. Our counselors have competencies in team building, character development, conflict resolution, emergency procedures, child abuse awareness and prevent.

Kelly Fleuette, Camp Administrator & Specialty Camp Director: 603-283-5240 or kfleuette@keene-ymca.org

Deb Ellison, Camp Registrar: 603-283-5254 or dellison@keene-ymca.org

Ashley Engelbrecht, Camp Wakonda Director: 603-283-5241 or aengelbrecht@keene-ymca.org

Mariah Smith, Camp Hummingbirds Director: preschoolatJD@keene-ymca.org or 603-313-1750

Camp Hummingbirds - New for 2019

Our Preschool camp will help ease the transition for our youngest campers from a preschool setting to summer day camp experience. The schedule creates daily consistency, allowing campers to experience all that a camp offers in a supportive and nurturing way. The campers will be bused to the YMCA two days per week for swimming in the YMCA Pool. Activities will include arts and crafts, sports, games, nature walks and explorations, friendship building, songs and so much more. The camp will utilize both the classroom and the outside areas throughout the day. There will be rest time after lunch for the campers who may need to rest.

This camp is located at Jonathan Daniels Preschool. This is the home of our school year preschool program. This site offers two classroom spaces, fenced in playground, tennis courts, baseball field, and walking trails.

For children ages 3-5. Must be potty trained. 

Weekly Rates:
Member: $180
Community Member: $200
Week 2 Rates:
Members: $144
Community Members: $164
Week 7: 8/5-8/9- CLOSED! FULL!

Before Care Option:

7am-9am

$25 per week

Camp Wakonda 2019

For children in grades 1 – 6. Join us for 1 week or all 8! Camp Wakonda is the perfect local day camp for the camper who wants a traditional summer day camp experience. Each week’s daily activities are based on that week’s theme. At Camp Wakonda we offer small group swim instruction in our pool, focusing on water safety. Check out our 2019 Camp Wakonda themes below.

Weekly Rates:
Member: $175
Community Member: $195

Week 2 Rates:
Members: $140
Community Members: $160

Before Care Option:
7am-9am
$25 per week

Week 1: Backyard Bash

Full! Closed!

Campers are welcomed into the traditional camp setting to kick-off a summer filled with fun! We will participate in backyard games such as Capture the Flag, Corn Hole, and Frisbee Golf. Campers will also get to express their creative side with crafts like dream catchers, friendship bracelets, and homemade s’more ovens. Our mastery skill for the week will focus on hand-eye coordination.

Week 1 dates: 6/24-6/28

Week 2: Mythical Adventures

Full! Closed!

This week campers will tap into their imaginations as we explore ancient mythical stories. Campers will participate in traditional camp games with a mythical twist; Escape the Minotaur, Achilles’s Heel Chase, and Orion’s Archery Challenge. We will also be making Unicorn Slime and engineering our own mythical creatures. Our mastery skill for the week will focus on building survival shelters.

Week 2 dates: 7/1-7/5 (no camp 7/4)

Week 3: S.T.E.A.M.

Full! Closed!

This week campers will discover their inner Einstein through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Campers will make their own bouncy balls and box lid marble mazes as we explore the fascinating world of science; exercising our brains and our bodies. Our mastery skill for the week will focus on constructive measuring.

Week 3 dates: 7/8-7/12

Week 4: Splish-Splash

Full! Closed!

Come to camp prepared to get wet this week! We will play a variety of water games such as Water Balloon Baseball, Ship Wrecked and have water relay races. Water will be our artistic medium for the week as we create colorful projects to take home. Campers will also get the opportunity to soak their camp counselors in a camper vs counselor water balloon battle! Our mastery skill for the week will focus on knot-tying and problem solving skills.

Week 4 dates: 7/15-7/19

Week 5: Super Hero

Full! Closed!

Campers will discover their inner super human abilities of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. This week we will endure Super Hero boot camp, an obstacle course and race the clock in relay races. Campers will challenge their brains by cracking secret codes and solving a camp mystery. We will also create our own flexible Ninjas and omelets in a bag. Our mastery for the week will focus on formal letter writing skills.

Week 5 dates: 7/22-7/26

Week 6: Hollywood Boulevard

Full! Closed!

This week at camp we will focus on our hidden skills and prepare for a Talent Show on Friday! Campers will be encouraged to practice their unique skills and put together a show of their own. We will also participate in some traditional camp games with a Hollywood twist. Campers will bring home their very own Hollywood star and everlasting memories. Our mastery skill for the week will focus on mindfulness.

Week 6 dates: 7/29-8/2

Week 7: Galaxy Quest

Full! Closed!

To infinity and beyond! This week at camp we will explore the wonders of the universe. Campers will play galaxy themed games such as Stranded on the Moon and Alien Invasion. Our space explorers will defy gravity while climbing the Rock Wall. We will also create mesmerizing nebula jars, galaxy play dough and astronaut pudding. Our mastery skill for the week will focus on navigating with a compass.

Week 7 dates: 8/5-8/9

Week 8: Y-lympics

Full! Closed!

Join us for the 2019 Summer Games! This week campers will participate in various Olympic themed activities, such as Bobsled Racing, Javelin Throws, 3-legged Race, and more. We will create an atmosphere of positivity and encouragement for all of our Olympians. Campers will also be training and conditioning for our EPIC end of the summer Color Run! Our mastery skill for the week will focus on athletic agility.

Week 8 dates: 8/12-16

SPECIALTY CAMP

Camp Smorgasbord
FULL!

Campers have the opportunity to experience a variety of activities throughout the week including cooking, science experiments, lego competitions, outdoor activities, a field trip and more. Campers will also have the opportunity to use the Y pool and Aquatics Center during the camp week.

Week Options:
Week 3: 7/8-7/12 – CLOSED! FULL!

Week 7: 8/5-8/9- CLOSED! FULL!

Weekly Rates:
Members: $215
Community: $235

Before Care Option:
7am-9am
$25 per week

Creative Art Camp

Is your child a future Picasso? This hands-on camp experience introduces young artists to a variety of art-based activities including crafts, painting, drawing, and sculpting. Plus campers get to enjoy swimming throughout the week in the Y’s Aquatics Center! Friday includes a Parent Art Show in the Lobby from 3-4pm. 

*Please send your camper with appropriate clothing for the freedom to express their creative side.

Week Options:
Week 1: 6/24-6/28
Week 5: 7/22-7/26 – CLOSED! FULL!

Weekly Rates:
Members: $215
Community: $235

Before Care Option:
7am-9am
$25 per week

Outdoor Adventure Camp
FULL!

Perfect for your outdoor child! Campers will be out and about this week experiencing outdoor rock climbing, exploring local hiking trails, a Camp Takodah visit and more! Depending on field trip times, campers will also have the opportunity to use the Y pool and Aquatics Center during the camp week.

* Activities may change due to weather conditions and are not guaranteed.

Week Options:
Week 4: 7/15-7/19 – CLOSED! FULL!

Week 6: 7/29-8/2 – CLOSED! FULL!

Weekly Rates:
Members: $230
Community: $255

Before Care Option:
7am-9am
$25 per week

GYMNASTICS SUMMER CAMPS 2019

Gymnastics & More Camp

Jump in the pit! Bounce on the trampoline! Play games and do crafts! Campers can do it all during a week at Gymnastics & More Camp, the perfect balance of gymnastics activities and a summer camp experience. Our talented coaching staff use a positive and enthusiastic approach with campers to build strength, balance, and self-confidence. Campers will participate in open gymnastics time, swimming, reading, arts and crafts and outside activities. For children ages 6-12.

Week Options:
Week 1: 6/25-6/28
Week 6: 7/29-8/2
Week 8: 8/12-8/16 – CLOSED! FULL!

Weekly Rates:
Members: $215
Community: $235

Before Care Option:
7am-9am
$25 per week

Gymnastics Skills Camp

Designed for children with prior gymnastics experience, campers get the chance to improve their skills, practice what they’ve learned, and get expert coaching during a week at the Y’s Gymnastics Skills Camp. Grouped by skill level, campers rotate through stations to improve their existing skill base. Emphasis is placed on strength, flexibility, balance, and skill development. At the end of each week, campers have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills for family and guests. For children ages 6-12.

Week Options:
Week 3: 7/8-7/12
Week 7: 8/5-8/9

Weekly Rates:
Week 3: 7/8-7/12
Week 7: 8/5-8/9

Before Care Option:
7am-9am
$25 per week

Ninja Camp
FULL!

Designed for aspiring ninjas everywhere! During the week, campers will push themselves to beat the clock on timed obstacle courses, while they learn to roll and flip. Strategies for stopping and falling are also taught. Camper will also enjoy open time in the gymnastics center, swimming, reading, crafts, and outdoor time. For children ages 6-12.

Week Options:
Week 2*: 7/1-7/5 – Closed! Full!

Week 5: 7/22-7/26 – Closed! Full!
*(No camp held 7/4)

Weekly Rates:
Members: $215
Community: $235

Before Care Option:
7am-9am
$25 per week