Let's explore the great nearby! Camp in a Box brings the magic of camp to your home for kids entering Kindergarten through 5th grades.
Sure, this summer looks a little different, but that's no reason to stop exploring! Beginning July 6 and continuing through August 14, the Y's Camp in a Box brings camp to wherever you are. Each week, the box will be filled with the tools you need to explore the great nearby, including classic camp activities like arts and crafts and hands-on STEM projects (science, technology, engineering and math). Plus, campers will stay connected with each other and their counselor through twice daily interactive meetings.
Y Camp in a Box is a virtual way to bring summer day camp to you! The goal is to keep kids connected to camp, maintain social interaction and enrichment that is vital to their development, and most importantly… have fun! We offer two weekly options for Camp in a Box, with or without supplies.
Each week you will pick up your box containing supplies for the weekly activities at your local YMCA. Basic supplies like markers, crayons, scissors, glue, and other common household items are not included.
Activities will be emailed home the Wednesday before camp starts with a shopping list of supplies needed.
Each box will feature age-appropriate activities that will vary each week based on the theme. Activities are designed with step-by-step instructions for kids to complete mostly on their own. Y camp counselors will be available to answer questions along the way.
Campers will also participate in interactive, live group virtual Zoom meetings twice per day with counselors who will offer guidance on activities and lead camp assemblies with songs, games, and more.
3 to 4 activities that promote investigation, inquiry, and discovery and encourage campers to explore the outdoor world around them.
3 to 4 projects that allow campers to discover new ways to creatively express themselves at home.
6 quick ways to get the whole family involved in movement and conversation including 4 thought-provoking questions and 2 activity suggestions.
A weekly calendar of ideas to support campers in mind, body, and spirit including, Mindfulness Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Wellness Wednesday, Thoughtful Thursday, and Fitness Friday.
If you register for three or more weeks of Camp in a Box by June 29, you will receive a special registration box with your first week of camp that includes a Y backpack to hold your supplies, a base set of materials for the summer including scissors, markers, glue, and crayons, plus a personalized note from your Y camp counselor.
Our Education & Curriculum Director has programmed six great weeks of activities, each around a fun and engaging theme!
Discover your own superpowers in a week filled with superhero STEM, designing your own superhero costume, and more!
Want to know what astronauts know? We'll orbit the earth and explore the stars, comets, and planets along the way. 3 – 2 –1, blast off!
Go explore! Learn about the great outdoors, make some s’mores, and have fun through camping inspired crafts!
When you combine one part science and two parts imagination, the weird world of science is sure to capture your attention and make you say 'WOW!'
It’s a jungle out there! Explore amazing jungle creatures as we learn about our wild world.
Discover a symphony of the five senses as each day we hear, see, touch, taste, and smell our way through fun!
Explore the magic of Camp Colman and Camp Orkila through water activities, challenge course experiences, campfires, and more while getting to spend quality time with your loved ones.
Our outdoor leadership trips will take teens to some of the most beautiful and natural places in the Pacific Northwest while inspiring them to be their most courageous and confident selves.
Fill summer days with fun camp activities to engage brains, exploration rotations to encourage kids to try new things, and plenty of physical activity and games to keep bodies active.