Day Camps

Summer Day Camps

Location: Palm Desert YMCA, 43-930 San Pablo Ave
Times: 7:00am – 6:00pm
Cost: $165 per week (*With some exceptions below)

Dates

Camps

Ages


June 14th – 15th
Adventure Camp
6 – 12

June 18th – 22nd *
Legos, Sports
Adventure Camp
6 – 12
6 – 12

June 25th – 29th *
Jedi Training, Adventure
Move & Groove
6 – 12
6 – 12

July 2nd – 6th *
Dodge Ball
Adventure Camp
6 – 12
6 – 12

July 2nd – 6th *
Splash Camp
6 – 12

July 9th – 13th
Slime, Hero Quest
Adventure Camp
6 – 12
6 – 12

July 16th – 20th
Nerf Tag, Art
Adventure Camp
6 – 12
6 – 12

July 23rd – 27th
Jedi Training, Girl Power
Adventure Camp
6 – 12
6 – 12

July 30th – Aug 3rd
Harry Potter, Hot Wheels
Adventure Camp
6 – 12
6 – 12

Aug 7th – 11th
Comic Con, Dodgeball
Adventure Camp
6 – 12
6 – 12

Aug 13th – 17th
Cake Decorating, Dodgeball
Adventure Camp
6 – 12
6 – 12

Aug 20th – 22nd *
Adventure Camp
6 – 12

The Week of June 14th – 15th = $65.00
Dodgeball, Adventure Camp July 2nd – 6th = $130.00
The Week of August 20th – 22nd = $95.00

Annual YMCA Registration Fee is:
$30 per player of $60 per family

Credit Statement: A PROGRAM CREDIT is issued for any participant cancellation.
A REFUND is given ONLY when the YMCA cancels the activity


About Our Camps

Adventure Camp

Adventure camp is for campers who believe variety is the spice of life. Campers won’t miss a beat as they are encouraged to participate in variety of experiments, games and fun activities. This summer camp will open campers eyes as they keep their minds active. Campers will attend a trip and visit the Palm Desert Aquatic Center each week.

Sports Academy

Sports fans, you will love this camp. Each day we will learn the rules, practice skills and compete in different sports. These will be games you know and some new games. Have fun while learning teamwork, sportsmanship, fundamentals, and more. Games will include Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Football and more.

Lego Master Builders

Calling all Master Builders! Using these classic building blocks, design and build a variety of constructions including machines, catapults, pyramids, demolition derby cars, truss and suspension bridges, and buildings. Explore concepts in physics, engineering and architecture. Build curved shapes with rectangular bricks. Learn tricks and tips used to build LEGOLAND, then try your hand!

Groove & Move

Calling all dancers and cheerleaders! Come smile, bounce, jump and dance your way through cheer instruction and a choreographed dance routine. This camp proves to be full of spirit and teamwork for the ultimate dance experience. The squad will end their week with a final performance to showcase their talents that will be posted on youtube!

Jedi Training

Our program includes all of the basic training a Jedi needs. Children will create their own Jedi character, develop their balance and coordination through fun Jedi training games and, of course, learn to wield a light saber. Students will also learn to pilot a star fighter as well as master Jedi mind tricks. At the end of the week, students will be tested to conclude their training and receive their Jedi certificate!

Splash Camp

This wet wild and fun camp is sure to keep you busy. We will visit the Palm Desert Aquatic Center each day. Campers will learn water polo, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, water volleyball and more with outstanding YMCA certified lifeguards. Campers will also have use of the water slides. At the of the week campers will receive a pass to visit the aquatic center for an additional day of fun!

Dodgeball

All dodgeball, all the time. Learn new and different ways to play your favorite game. We will play all of your favorite dodgeball games and teach you a few new ones. We use light weight non-sting dodgeballs to avoid any worry of injury. Get yourself in shape for throwing, catching and dodging. Better move quick this camp fills up faster than a throw to the back.

Slime

Get ready for a week of messy fun! We will make very kind of slime you can think of as well as a shaving cream slip n’ slide, slimy crafts, to gooey projects, to squishy games and more. A fun day camp with a messy twist. Wear clothes and shoes that can get stained and dirty.

Hero Quest

Ever wonder if you have what it takes to be a hero? Well here’s your chance to find out. It takes skills, teamwork, cunning and courage. Spend a week training, creating firepower and strategies for battle. You’ll also get a chance to create your own hero character for the camp.

Art Camp

This summer, the Y will be holding an art camp for kids 6 to 12 years old. Everyone will get a chance to create some wonderful works of art. Work with different mediums like Charcoal, Water Colors, Pastels, Sculpture and more. Our artists will also put on an art show at the end of the camp to showcase all their works of art.

Nerf Tag

If action and fast-paced fun is what you’re looking for… you’ve just found it! This camp will give you the opportunity to play different dart games involving strategy and teamwork. The Y will provide everything you need to participate in this great camp such as dart blasters, vision protection and supervision.

Girl Power

Girls can do anything they set their minds to, but some times they just want to have fun. This week they’ll do both. Everything from learning new skills to nails and hair to just being silly with friends. Come join us for this brand new camp and a week of fun.

Harry Potter

So you’ve read the books and now you think your ready to learn how to be a wizard? Every wizard needs to go to school. Subjects include: Magic, Potions, Flight, and Spells. Science, fun and magic will be the focus of this school. At the start of the week, all students will create a wand, cape and a magic box to fill with tricks and spells. In addition, you will learn to play the game of Quidditch.

Hot Wheels

Ladies and gentlemen… Start your engines! OK race fans… Spend a week creating race tracks, building cars and fighting for the checkered flag; putting together Hot Wheels race tracks like you’ve never seen before. We will even build a pinewood derby car and experience fast-paced action on the slot car track. Witness amazing car jumps, spectacular crashes and much more.

Comic Con

We are going to embrace our inner nerd. Play mind craft games, card games like Magic the gathering and Pokémon. Learn how to survive a zombie apocalypse. Create your own comic book. Dress up in cos play out fits. Risk, Dungeons & Dragons. We will end the week with our own Comic Con.

Cake Decorating

Here’s a week for those with a sweet tooth. Learn tips and tricks to decorating delicious desserts. We’ll provide the icing and techniques you provide the inspiration and creativity. Daily contests, themed challenges and showcases are part of the program.