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Camps at the Complex

Interested in our specialty camps this Summer? Check out the Summer Camps at the Complex brochure below to view your favorite camps. Once you find the camp you like, please register under the description on the website.


Bob Doster’s Metal Sculpture Camp

If you missed this camp the past couple of years, you have missed a great camp! Back by popular demand, Bob Doster, a local artist known best for his metal work through this region, will work with your child to design and create their own metal sculpture! It’s amazing to see the unique sculptures developed from a sheet of metal. Your child can create their own masterpiece! No two projects are the same.

Age:
9 & up

Registration Dates:
January 2-July 22, 2019

Program Dates:
July 22-July 26, 2019

Program Days and Time:
Monday-Thursday | 9:00 am -12:00 pm

Cost:
Y Member $110 | Non-member $125

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Camp Create Advanced

A camp where your child will expand their creativity and artistic awareness! They will create Amazing journals working with leather, learn about contrast while sketching and painting, and have time to act out creating skits with their friends! Creativity and laughter! What a great way to spend a summer week! Each day campers will have snack time (please be sure to send a snack). *Early drop off is available at 8:30am at no extra charge. Sign your camper up quickly! With only 1 week available this camp will fill up fast! Instructor: Christine Covington

Age:
10-14 years old

Registration Dates:
January 2-July 29, 2019

Program Dates:
July 29-August 2, 2019

Program Days and Time:
Monday-Friday | 9:00 am -12:00 pm

Cost:
Y Member $150 | Non-member $165

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Camp Improv Comedy

Camp Improv Comedy

It’s like a week of a family friendly “Whose Line is It Anyway?” Campers exercise their sense of play through improv games and exercises that are the foundations of many of life’s (personal and professional) most important lessons. Scott Pacitti, an 18- year improv comedy professional, will work with these young improvisers/comedians to help enhance their ability to communicate with others and develop confidence in their own creativity while working as part of an ensemble. No experience necessary. Camp will end with an improv comedy performance.

Age:
8-13 years old

Registration Dates:
Week 2: January 2-June 10, 2019
Week 6: January 2-July 8, 2019
Week 10: January 2-August 5, 2019

Program Dates:
Week 2: June 10-June 14, 2019
Week 6: July 8-July 12, 2019
Week 10: August 5-August 9, 2018

Program Days and Time:
Monday-Friday | 9:00 am -12:00 pm

Cost:
Y Member $130 | Non-member $145

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Camp Sketch Comedy

It is like a week of a family friendly Saturday Night Live. Campers will work and support each other as a team as they grow in their theatre knowledge, character development, writing, imagination skills and comedic timing. Scott Pacitti, an 18-year improv comedy professional, will work with these young sketch writer/comedians to help enhance their ability to communicate with others and develop confidence in their own creativity while working as part of an ensemble. No experience necessary. Camp will end with a sketch comedy performance.

Age:
8-13 years old

Registration Dates:
Week 2: January 2-June 10, 2019
Week 6: January 2-July 8, 2019
Week 10: January 2-August 5, 2019

Program Dates:
Week 2: June 10-June 14, 2019
Week 6: July 8-July 12, 2019
Week 10: August 5-August 9, 2019

Program Days and Time:
Monday-Friday | 12:00-3:00 pm

Cost:
Y Member $130 | Non-member $145

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Preschool & Primary Dance

Preschool Dance: 3-5 year olds Coed | includes ballet and tap

Primary Dance: Kindergarten – 1st grade (5-7) Coed | includes ballet and tap

Activity Dates: September 9, 2019 – April 30, 2020

Members: One Class: $40 per month $320 in full | Two Classes: $55 per month $440 in full | Three Classes: $70 per month $560 in full

Non-members: One Class: $55 per month $440 in full | Two Classes: $70 per month $560 in full | Three Classes: $85 per month $680 in full


Drawing with Young Rembrandts: Fantasy Forest

Magical, mythical, marvelous art is coming your way in this new Young Rembrandts Drawing Workshop! Join us for five days filled with fun and creative thought as we explore deep in the Fantasy Forest. Students will tap into their imagination while learning to draw otherworldly creatures like fairies, trolls and a forest queen. Your child’s talent will truly enchant you as they create beautiful scenery and new masterpieces every day. Register now to save your child’s spot in this fanciful workshop focused on creativity and whimsy! All materials provided each day.

Age:
6-12 years old

Registration Dates:
January 2-August 5, 2019

Program Dates:
August 5-August 9, 2019

Program Days and Time:
Monday-Friday | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost:
Y Member $180 | Non-member $195

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Engineering for Kids: Electronic Game Design: Racing Games—Hydrocrafts

Prepare for some fast splashing fun as we use the Engineering Design Process to design and create our very own racing game to race our personally designed hydrocrafts! We will create a storyboard to identify and capture the rules of play and characters for our game, and then use Clickteam Fusion 2.5® to bring our storyboard to life with programming. At the end of the unit, everyone takes home a working Windows compatible game (Clickteam Fusion 2.5® does not support Mac or Android operating systems).

Age:
8-12 years old

Registration Dates:
January 2-July 29, 2019

Program Dates:
July 29-August 2, 2019

Program Days and Time:
Monday -Friday | 9:00 am -12:00 pm

Cost:
Y Member $180 | Non-member $195

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Engineering for Kids: Junior Pirate Academy

Arg Matey! Come join Kelvin’s crew as we sail the ocean blue searching for buried treasure. Join us as students build their very own pirate ship, go fishing for treasure, and work together in Kelvin’s crew to create a delicious treat that is more precious than gold. Hop aboard the Green Ghost and set sail as we explore The Engineering of Pirates!

Age:
4-8 years old

Registration Dates:
January 2-July 22, 2019

Program Dates:
July 22-July 26, 2019

Program Days and Time:
Monday-Friday | 9:00 am -12:00 pm

Cost:
Y Member $180 | Non-member $195

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Engineering for Kids: Medieval machinations: MinecraftEDU Redstone

MinecraftEDU is an expansive game that lets players design and create unique worlds with amazing structures. One of the more complicated aspects of MinecraftEDU is Redstone, which is MinecraftEDU’s version of electrical circuitry. This program will introduce students to the many uses of Redstone through a Medieval themed adventure of creation, exploration, and castle besieging, with students making mine cart tracks to help them gather resources, working together to build their kingdom, and designing traps to defend their castle, all with the use of Redstone.

Age:
8-12 years old

Registration Dates:
January 2-July 29, 2019

Program Dates:
July 29, 2019-August 2, 2019

Program Days and Time:
Monday-Friday | 1:00 am-4:00 pm

Cost:
Y Member $180 | Non-member $195

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Hip-Hop Class

Hip-Hop Class

Hip-Hop 1 | 2nd and 3rd grade (Ages: 7 – 9) Coed

Hip-Hop 2 | 4th and 5th grade (Ages: 9 – 11) Coed

Activity Dates: September 9, 2019 – April 30, 2020

Members: One Class: $40 per month $320 in full | Two Classes: $55 per month $440 in full | Three Classes: $70 per month $560 in full

Non-members: One Class: $55 per month $440 in full | Two Classes: $70 per month $560 in full | Three Classes: $85 per month $680 in full

 


JumpBunch Fitness Challenge Week

Kids will get up and get moving this summer at our Fitness Challenge Camp! This camp is all about playing fitness games and activities that promote teamwork, good sportsmanship, and self-confidence. Some of the fitness challenge games we play are Chicken Pops, Unicorn Catch, Head Bucket Ball, Cup and Catch, Flying Discs, Cone Knock Down, Fling and Fly, Kooshie Ball, and so much more!  This camp will also teach several components of physical fitness, and ways to make healthy nutrition choices. Kids will play in teams or race against the clock as they complete new fitness challenges each day! We encourage everyone to wear appropriate fitness clothing/shoes, and to bring a water bottle and snack each day of camp. Kids will have so much fun, they won’t even realize they are exercising!

Age:
7-10 years old

Registration Dates:
January 2-August 5, 2019

Program Dates:
August 5- August 9, 2019

Program Days:
Monday-Friday | 9:00 am -12:00 pm

Cost:
Y Member $166 | Non-member $181

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JumpBunch Super Hero Training Camp

This camp is all about training to be your favorite superhero! To be a super hero means having strength, agility, balance, and speed. We focus on learning special superhero training skills through fun games and activities such as “jumping over hot lava,” “dodging fireballs,” “lightsaber training,” “scooter flying,” “ghostbuster tag,” and so many more! Being a superhero also means having a compassion for society, a kind heart, and a willingness to do-good and help others. These are qualities we discuss and talk about with our campers. This camp really encourages campers to be a superhero in everyday life! We encourage everyone to wear appropriate fitness clothing/shoes, and to bring a water bottle and snack each day of camp. We look forward to meeting our superheroes this summer!

Age:
4-7 years old

Registration Dates:
January 2-July 22, 2019

Program Dates:
July 22-July 28, 2019

Program Days and Time:
Monday-Friday | 9:00 am -12:00 pm

Cost:
Y Member $166 | Non-member $181

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Little Hoots

Little Hoots

Little Hoots Camp is for ages 3 years old, and potty trained, to 5 year olds who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall. Each week your camper will discover new activities, enjoy pool time, gain independence and make lasting friendships and memories.

Age:
3-5 years old

Registration Dates:
Week 1: January 2-June 3, 2019
Week 2: January 2-June 10, 2019
Week 3: January 2-June 17, 2019
Week 4: January 2-January 24, 2019
Week 5: No Little Hoots Camp
Week 6: January 2-July 8, 2019
Week 7: January 2-July 15, 2019
Week 8: January 2-July 22, 2019
Week 9: January 2-July 29, 2019

Program Dates:
Week 1: June 3-June 7, 2019
Themed: Aloha Summer! Say hello to summer Hawaiian style! This week we will kick off summer as if we were living in Hawaii. Can you translate your name into Hawaiian, do the Limbo Rock or make Hawaiian arts & crafts? Join us this week for a Luau to celebrate the beginning of summer!
Week 2: June 10-June 14, 2019
Themed: It’s A Garden Party. This week we will plant flowers, make fairy houses and visit an enchanted forest! Join us for this magical week.
Week 3: June 17-June 21, 2019
Themed: Dino-Mite! Let’s go back to a time when Dinosaurs roamed the earth!! We’ll have fun pretending to be Paleontologists and dig for fossils!
Week 4: June 24-June 28, 2019
Themed: Oh, The Places We’ll Go! Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss? Come celebrate reading, and of course, be silly and willy and sappy and happy…just like that famous Cat!
Week 6: July 8-July 12, 2019
Themed: Christmas in July! Welcome all you little elves for crafting and creating fun “summer” ornaments!
Week 7: July 15-July 19, 2019
Themed: One Bite At A Time. Exploring our world one bite at a time…this is a week of cooking, tasting and exploring foods found around the world!
Week 8: July 22-July 26, 2019
Themed: Super Heroes! What super powers do you possess? From Spiderman to Wonder Woman…show us your inner super hero this week.
Week 9: July 29-August 2, 2019
Themed: Under the Big Top! Have you ever wanted to join the circus? Let’s pop some popcorn and watch the animals on parade!

Program Days and Times:
Monday-Friday  |  9:00 am -12:00 pm

Cost:
Y Member $100 | Non-member $115

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Mad Science: Junior Engineers

Strap on your engineer helmet and enter the Mad Science construction zone! Investigate the world of simple machines as you assemble and control pulleys, levers, catapults and mega-pinchers! Inspect the elements of structures and shapes as you build and test designs like rubber band launchers and Zipline racers! Your simple machine constructions will be so fun they’ll make work seem like play! 

Age:
7-12 years old

Registration Dates:
January 2-August 5, 2019

Program Dates:
August 5-August 9, 2019

Program Days and Time:
Monday-Friday | 9:00 am -12:00 pm

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Photography Camp

This camp is designed to introduce your camper to the art of photography. Campers will learn camera functions, focus, exposure, composition, rules of three, copping and so much more. Photography is a lifetime activity that can be share with anyone. Give you child the art of photography. Cell phone or digital camera is required. Instructor: Jim Eisner

Age:
10-13 years old

Registration Date:
Week 3: January 2-June 17, 2019
Week 6: January 2-July 8, 2019
Week 9: January 2-July 29, 2019

Program Dates:
Week 3: June 17-June 21, 2019
Week 6: July 8-July 12, 2019
Week 9: July 29-August 2, 2019

Program Days and Time:
Monday-Thursday | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost:
Y Member $140 | Non-member $155

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Play-Well: STEM Challenge + Jedi w/LEGO Materials

Gear up for a full-day LEGO® camp packed with hands-on and minds-on STEM fun! In this challenge-based program, build projects inspired by cool machines close to home such as Forklifts, Houseboats, and a Mini-Golf Course. Then build X-Wings, Pod Racers, and AT-AT Walkers from a galaxy far, far away! Learn about BOTH kinds of The Force in this new full-day advanced engineering camp for LEGO® fanatics!

Age:
6-10 years old

Registration Dates:
January 2-August 5, 2019

Program Dates:
August 5-August 9, 2019

Program Days and Time:
Monday-Friday | 9:00 am -4:00 pm

Cost:
Y Member $334 | Non-member $349

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Play-Well STEM Explorations w/LEGO Materials

Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Gear Cars, Gondolas, Merry-Go-Rounds, and Scissor Lifts. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this camp.

Age:
8-12 years old

Registration Dates:
January 2-June 3, 2019

Program Dates:
June 3-June 7, 2019

Program Days and Times:
Monday-Friday | 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost:
Y Member $167 | Non-member $182

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Playball Sports Plus Camp

Playball Sports Plus Camp

Summer is a time for running, jumping, splashing and fun! Throw in a healthy dose of castles and dragons, bats and rats, French fries and cookies, race cars and flying saucers and you get the Playball Sports*Plus Camp. Campers are introduced to a wide variety of sports each week, learning skills for football, basketball, baseball, kickball, soccer, tennis and volleyball. Camps are run by certified Playball coaches who supervise structured sporty activities, dry and wet (using splash balls) playground games and short, on-site nature walks. Campers need to bring a drink, healthy snack, sneakers, sun block and a hat, as we will include some outdoor activities.

Age:
3-6 years old

Registration Dates:
Week 2: January 2-June 10, 2019
Week 6: January 2-July 8, 2019
Week 7: January 2-July 15, 2019
Week 9: January 2-July 29, 2019

Program Dates:
Week 2: June 10-June 14, 2019
Week 6: July 8-July 12, 2019
Week 7: July 15-July 19, 2019
Week 9: July 29-August 2, 2019

Program Days and Time:
Monday-Friday | 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost:
Y Member $125 | Non-member $140

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Reading Giraffe

Reading Giraffe

Children naturally like to read. But they LOVE to read when stories come to life! Developed and hosted by local author (and coach) Derick Wilder, Reading Giraffe is the place where books run wild! We’ll  include some of the most creative and fun children’s stories, from the classics to popular present-day reads to Derick’s own works. We combine interactive read-aloud with spelling exercises, creative craft projects, mini-plays and energetic games, all based on the storylines and characters we read about. We will include a StoryWalk© behind the Complex, an exciting concept that combines a nature hike with reading a children’s story! Campers need to bring a drink, healthy snack, sneakers, sun block and a hat, as we will include some outdoor activities.

Age:
3-6 years old

Registration Dates:
Week 3: January 2-June 17, 2019
Week 8: January 2-July 22, 2019

Program Dates:
Week 3: June 17-June 21, 2019
Week 8: July 22-July 26, 2019

Program Days and Time:
Monday-Friday | 9:00 am -12:00 pm

Cost:
Y Member $125 | Non-member $140

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Scuba Camp

Kids can experience what SCUBA diving is like under the direct care and supervision of Certified SCUBA Instructors. Camper should be comfortable in the water, being able to swim at least the length of the swimming pool. Campers will learn to snorkel first and then they will take their first breath underwater and learn about and use SCUBA diving equipment. All equipment is supplied. Safety and correct learning are emphasized at Jr. SCUBA Camp while encouraging kids to explore the underwater world. This camp will not certify your camper as a SCUBA diver. Instructor: Randy Evans, randy@xplore-scuba.com.

Age:
10-15 years old

Registration Dates:
January 2-July 22, 2019

Program Dates:
July 22-July 26, 2019

Program Days and Time:
Monday-Friday | 8:30 am -12:30 pm

Cost:
Y Member $284 | Non-member $299

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Stay & Play

We heard you! You love the specialty camps but need full afternoon care also. We are offering the afternoon Stay & Play as a viable option to your child’s full day care. Take a specialty camp in the morning 9:00am-Noon (separate pricing) and we will make sure that your child transfers from that camp by staff and brought to Stay & Play. Activities will include gym time, pool time, outdoor play, games, arts and some special guests. Sign up for one week or all nine weeks. Children will need to pack a lunch each day along with bathing suit and towel. Space limited to 42 children each week.

Age:
6-12 years old

Registration Dates:
Week 1: January 2-June 3, 2019
Week 2: January 2-June 10, 2019
Week 3: January 2-June 17, 2019
Week 4: January 2-June 24, 2019
Week 5: No Stay and Play
Week 6: January 2-July 8, 2019
Week 7: January 2-July 15, 2019
Week 8: January 2-July 22, 2019
Week 9: January 2-July 29, 2019
Week 10: January 2-August 5, 2019

Program Dates:
Week 1: June 3-June 7, 2019
Week 2: June 10-June 14, 2019
Week 3: June 17-June 21, 2019
Week 4: June 24-June 28, 2019
Week 6: July 8-July 12, 2019
Week 7: July 15-July 19, 2019
Week 8: July 22-July 26, 2019
Week 9: July 29-August 2, 2019
Week 10: August 5-August 9, 2019

Program Days and Times:
Monday-Friday | 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Cost:
Y Member $120 | Non-member $135

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Youth Dance

Youth I: 2nd – 3rd grade (7-9) Coed | Ballet, Tap, and Jazz

Youth II: 4th – 5th grade (9-11) Coed | Ballet, Tap, and Jazz

Youth III: 10-14 year olds Coed | Advanced Ballet, Tap, and Jazz

Activity Dates: September 9, 2019 – April 30, 2020

Members: One Class: $40 per month $320 in full | Two Classes: $55 per month $440 in full | Three Classes: $70 per month $560 in full

Non-members: One Class: $55 per month $440 in full | Two Classes: $70 per month $560 in full | Three Classes: $85 per month $680 in full