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Specialty Camps 2017

Not only do we have day camp all summer long, we also have specialty camps.  Youth will increase skills, learn through active play, and experiment through group activities.  Summer Specialty Camps may just make this the Best Summer Ever!

Upcoming Specialty Camps include: Agility Camp, Robotics Camp, Science Camp and Arts Camp

Agility Camp

Take your game to the next level by improving speed and agility performance.  This specialty clinic is designed to introduce athletes to agility drills and to improve athletic speed, agility, and coordination to be applied to any sport.  Two certified personal trainers will teach athletes the proper form and technique when executing drills and they will measure each participant’s time for agility tests, ladder drills and sprint drills.

Dates:  June 26-30th      Age/Times:  1st-3rd grades 9-10am (space for 20 children)/  4th-6th grades 10-11am (space for 20 children)

Cost: $50 for Y members/$75 for non-members


Robotics Camp

In this fun course, your child will learn how to build and program robots-all while making friends, developing new skills and have a blast with STEM.  Hands on projects including building and animating LEGO® robots.  This camp is designed to develop critical thinking skills while enjoying the energy of small group teamwork.

Dates: July 3, 5, 6 ,7   Age/Times:  1st-3rd grades 9-10:30am/  4th-5th grades 1-2:30pm

Cost:  $45 for Y members/ $55 for non-members

This course is made possible through a collaboration with Sylvan Learning Center and the Mattoon Area Family YMCA.


Science Camp

Children learn best when they can get their hands dirty and be active participants in the learning process.  During this camp, your kids will enjoy learning about science in a fun, hands-on learning environment.  Each day is a new opportunity and will offer fun-filled experiments in science.  Wear clothes that can get messy!

Dates:  July 10-14th   Ages/Times:  1st-3rd grades 9-11am ( space for 20 children)/ 4th-6th grades 1-3pm (Space for 20 children)

Cost:  $40 for Y members/ $50 for non-members


Arts Camp

So many aspects of art to explore!  With an emphasis on enjoying the creative process, this camp is all about different varieties of arts and trying a little of it all!  Join us for a fun week of originality and creativity.  Project possibilities include:  painting, cardboard string art and pottery.  Wear clothes that can get messy!

Dates:  July 24th-28th    Ages/Times:  1st-3rd grades 9-11am (space for 20 children)/ 4th-6th grades 9-11am (space for 2o children)

Cost:  $40 for Y members/$50 for non-members



For more information on summer camp or specialty camps, contact Kayla at