Location: Palm Desert YMCA, 43-930 San Pablo Ave
Times: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Annual YMCA Registration Fee is:
$30 per camper or $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 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 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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanksgiving Break Camp
Thanksgiving Break 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 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.
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break 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 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.