Tuesday, May 3, 2016

YMCA announces Summer Adventure Camps for ages 9-15

The CLC YMCA and the Boothbay Region YMCA will hot 8 weeks of Adventure Camp this summer for ages 9-15. Campers can choose 1 week or the whole summer! Exploreres (ages 9-14) will enjoy one overnight trip per week and Navigators (ages 12-15) will enjoy 2 or more overnight trips per week. Camps are limited to 12 campers per week, so early registration is recommended. Scholarships are available for all summer camps but must be submitted by May 27th.

  • EXPLORERS SURVIVOR July 5-8 & August 22-26 This camp is designed for kids who like a challenge and adventure. Campers will learn cooperative games, team building and basic survival skills. The goal of this camp is to show leadership and build positive thinking skills. There will be an overnight at Camp K and the week will include time at the ropes course at the Y Baldwin Adventure Center as well as other local areas for skill building.
  • AQUA ADVENTURE July 18-22 ~ This camp will focus on having a blast in the water and exploring some of the incredible wildlife in Maine. Aquaboggan, Maine Wildlife Park, DEW Haven and ocean swimming holes will be visited for a combo week of excitement.
  • LIGHTHOUSE & BEACH EXPLORATION August 8-12 ~ A true adventure will take place during this camp when campers visit Burnt Island, Reid State Park, Rockland Breakwater and have an overnight at Camden Hills State Park on Thursday. A week of fun in the sun exploring lighthouses and beaches in the Midcoast of Maine!!
  • NAVIGATORS BAXTER AND BEYOND July 11-15 ~ Campers will explore the northern woods of Maine during this camp geared around hiking, swimming, and enjoying nature with a visit to Baxter State Park, the true beauty of Maine can be spent with no electricity, running water or cell phone service. This is the best wilderness experience!
  • WHITE WATER RAFTING July 25-29 ~ Brave the rapids of the Kennebec River during this action packed week! Campers will begin their adventure at Camp K where they practice paddling skills, experience team building skills at our Y Baldwin Adventure Center and swimming in Knickerbocker Lake. Wednesday morning, campers head north to set up tents and enjoy a meal prepared by Magic Falls Rafting (magicfalls.com). Thursday and Friday will be spent rafting along with a BBQ and sharing river stories before heading back to Boothbay.
  • ISLAND NAVIGATOR August 1-5 ~ Campers will explore the rocky coastline of Maine with a visit to Squirrel Island, Monhegan Island and Burnt Island to name a few! There will be two overnights on Wednesday and Thursday, before returning to Camp K on Friday. 
  • COASTAL NAVIGATOR August 15-19 ~ Camper who love the Ocean will explore Boothbay Harbor for a paddle board cruise, canoe to Spectacle Island for an overnight, then onto Powderhorn for a night’s excursion. Campfire stories will be told!
To register online for this camp, please visit your home Y’s website - clcymca.org or boohtbayregionymca.org. Questions about camp registration or scholarships can be directed to the Camp Registrar at campregistrar@brymca.org.

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