DJ Stouffer, Camp Director
Luke Draper, Camp Director Assistant
Rhoni Mills, Specialty Camps
David Smith, Sport Camps
Camp weeks and pricing for 2019 will be coming soon. Registration opens at the Camp Open house on April 6th, 2019 10- 2 pm.
Adventure Camp (Ages 4-5)
The adventure awaits your camper. With a relaxed summer atmosphere, this camp includes swimming, arts and crafts, games, outdoor fun, educational activities and field trips. Breakfast, lunch and field trip fees will be included in the your weekly fee. Weeks 1 – 11.
Camp Holiday (Ages 6-10)
While based at the Hagerstown YMCA, campers will travel on field trips three times per week. Some trips include Hershey Park, Six Flags and more! Additional activities include sports, arts and crafts, outdoor adventures, swimming, guest speakers and more. Breakfast, lunch and field trip fees are included in your weekly fee. Weeks 1 – 11.
CIT Program (Ages 14-15)
You can have fun while working with children! The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program is designed to give teens the opportunity to gain leadership and job skills. The focus of the program is hands on learning promoting teamwork, and providing a positive attitude. Individuals who wish to apply for the Counselor in Training Program may download an application here: CIT APPLICATION. The deadline to submit a CIT application is June 11, 2018. Weeks 1 – 11.
Camp Bear Claw (Ages 6-12)
Camp Bear Claw will operate at Bester Elementary School and will provide an enriching learning experience for your child. Camp will walk to various local sites such as Potterfield Pool, the library, Suns baseball games and more. A variety of local agencies will also be coming to the site for hands on activities and presentations. This camp will only be available to our Bester families. Proof of residency will be due at the time of registration. Hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. -6:00 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Weeks 1 – 8.
NEW! Camp Panther Pride (Ages 6-12)
BRAND NEW! This camp will operate out of Hancock Middle/Senior High School. We will be providing various activities for the children such as arts and crafts, sports, water play, science, fitness and nutrition. We will be having several local agencies come in to work with the children with hands on activities. Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. Hours are Monday- Friday 7:00 a.m – 5:30 p.m. Weeks 1 – 11.
**** Registration will be held at Hancock Community Center; TBD***
Camp Saber Tooth (Ages 6-12)
Back by popular demand, Camp Sabre Tooth will operate at Salem Avenue Elementary School and will provide an enriching learning experience for your child. Camp will offer weekly themes and a wide variety of camp activities. A variety of local agencies will also be coming to the site for hands on activities and presentations. Hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Weeks 2 – 8.
Hub Club (Ages 7-12)
Through supervised activities, children can have fun, make new friends and learn new skills. This camp offers weekly theme-based activities and campers participate in a wide variety of traditional camp activities including arts and crafts, swimming and more. Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. Weeks 1 – 11.
All specialty camps include breakfast and lunch as well as swimming.
Creation Station (Ages 7-12)
This creative arts camp is geared to campers who will construct projects and participate in imaginative activities centered on a new theme each day. Your child will express their creative side with rubber bands, duct tape, perler beads, fabric and clay.
Little Bakerz (Ages 8-12)
Can’t wait for dessert? Become your family’s dessert chef and learn how to make and decorate your favorite yummy goodies. Children will learn how to follow recipes, prepare and decorate yummy treats.
Dance (Ages 8-13)
Bust a move! Your children will spend the week learning contemporary, hip hop and improv dance styles. Through creative games, campers will leave knowing basic dance techniques and how to express themselves through dance moves. At the end of their experience, they will perform a choreographed piece in front of their camp peers and parents.
Lego Robotic (Ages 9-13)
Campers will learn the true engineer design process as they build models to solve a variety of environmental and transportation problems. Campers will learn block based coding with the program LEGO Windstorm EV3 robots. They will get their hands dirty in a maker space environment as they test out various mechanisms.
KidzArt (Ages 7-12)
Children will explore different art mediums like paint, tie dye, string art and more. This camp is not just for artistic children. Families are invited to our KidzArt Show on the last day of camp from 4 – 6 pm in the lobby area. Each participant needs to bring an adult shoe box—all other materials are provided.
Animal Adventures (Ages 7-13)
Campers will travel to the Humane Society of Washington County where they will get a behind the scenes look at what goes into working with and caring for animals, arts and crafts, tour of the facility, story time with the animals and play time with the furry babies.
Medieval (Ages 7-12)
Campers will travel back in time during this fun filled week. They will design their own castle, joust with pool noodles, craft swords ad much more. Camp includes a trip to Medieval Times at the Arundel Mills Mall.
All sports camps include breakfast and lunch as well as swimming.
Basketball (Ages 6-14)
This camp will provide youth players of all ages and abilities with a solid
foundation of basketball skills and knowledge. The main focus is to have
fun playing basketball. Players develop their individual skills, while learning
team concepts in a positive, game oriented environment.
Volleyball (Ages 8-12)
Bump, set, serve! Whether you want to work on your game or are just beginning, this
camp offers it all! Focus on fundamentals and player development with opportunities
to work within a team.
Golf (Ages 7-14)
Campers will have the opportunity to learn basic golf skills. Campers will meet at
the YMCA and take a bus to The Greens at Hamilton Run to learn putting, driving,
rules, etiquette and safety. Come experience a real golfing atmosphere!
Soccer (Ages 6-14)
Looking to improve your foot skills, agility and positioning? This is the camp for you!
Soccer fundamentals will be emphasized with individualized player development all
within a team setting.
Lacrosse (Ages 8-13)
Players will learn about lacrosse in a fun, coed environment. Players will practice basic skills of passing, catching, dodging, and shooting while learning about the rules of the sport in scrimmages. This is a great way to gain experience and build confidence before participating in a lacrosse league.
Sport Spectacular (Ages 7-13)
During this week, the campers will participate in several different sports. Campers will have the opportunity to learn about pickleball, raquetball, floor hockey and flag football. Campers will learn the fundamentals of each sport along with teamwork and most importantly have fun playing the game.
Dodgeball (Ages 8-13)
A classic game with classic fun. Enjoy the original and add-in some crazy, mixed up
versions of kickball for a week of high flying fun. Children will learn many ways to
play dodgeball, not just the way we learned when we were children. Campers will
have a chance to try out all of the new games with a trip to SkyZone at the end
of the week.
PLAYGROUND CAMPS (hours 9:30-2:30)
Hellane Park (Ages 6-12) and Pangborn Park (Ages 6-12)
Sponsored by the City of Hagerstown, these camps are offered free
of charge. Activities include sports, games, arts and crafts, math and
reading enrichment, science and nature. Swimming at Potterfield Pool
on Wednesdays and Fridays. Breakfast and lunch are provided.