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Amusement Park Fanatic

This camp offers daily excursions to exciting locations through Virginia, Maryland, and DC. Possible destinations include swim parks, King’s Dominion, Six Flags and more.  Amusement and swim parks and more make this an unforgettable experience for everyone. Possible trips include water activities, Six Flags, King’s Dominion and more! Some fees may be extra.
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Best of Both Worlds!


Always wanted to try residential camp? Not sure if spending a week away from home is right for you? Come sample resident camp with our trusty YMCA Staff. Spend Monday and Tuesday participating in Traditional Camp at Ayrlawn. On Wednesday, pack your bags, grab your sleeping bag and head to Camp Letts for 2 nights at our beautiful residential camp on the Chesapeake Bay. It’s the best of both worlds!
 
 
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Bug Walks & Critter Talks

Children explore the outdoors and search for nature’s fascinating creatures. Through forest walks, trips to aquariums, zoos, and other natural locations, campers develop a better understanding of the natural world.
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Campers On The Go

This camp is designed for the active younger camper who wants to be on the move from place to place. Each week campers will travel to water parks, zoos, parks, museums, and much more. Don't miss the bus on this camp!
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Destination DC (at Ayrlawn PC)

Like learning about almost everything? We’ll check out museums of science, history, art and more. Possible excursions include the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, International Spy Museum, and more.
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Destination Unknown

You will have to come to find out what happens! In this unique adventure camp, daily trips will take place in Virginia, Maryland and DC. Activities may build on one another and may include an overnight trip, hiking, water activities and more. This camp requires willingness, teamwork, and an adventurous personality. 
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Down On the Farm

Ever wonder what life would be like on the farm? Campers will travel to some local farms to get a taste of a different world. Pick fruits and veggies, pet an animal, maybe even milk a cow!
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Equestrian

Enjoy a week of horseback riding and enhance your camper’s basic skills. Beginner and intermediate level riders are welcome. The program includes rudiments of trail riding, theory lessons, ring lessons, safety and general horsemanship. Riders will be taught by the professionals at Oatland Stables in Gaithersburg, MD.
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FLOATIN’ FRENZY (at Ayrlawn PC)

Don’t forget to pack your swim suits as they surely will be needed as we cruise along the lazy rivers and make a splash at water parks and pools.
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Gone Swimmin'

Join us in the area’s great swimming holes. We’re not traveling down a lazy river but a real river! Jump off floating docks, slide down into a lake, and build a castle on the beach!
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Hiking Explorers

Allow our experienced instructors to lead your camper in exciting high adventure activities!  Your child will experience the feeling of a real team as group members support one another through various outdoor challenges.  For the child that likes to keep their feet firmly planted on the ground, Hiking Explorers is the perfect camp. 
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Horseback Riding

An introduction to riding basics, horse care, and responsibility taught in a safe and fun environment! Campers will go to the stables for 2.5 hours each day to learn what it’s like to care for and ride their own horse. Riders will learn basic horse care skills, such as grooming, hoof cleaning, tack care, barn chores and how to maintain the well-being of horses, while learning to be safe around the barn. The emphasis of this camp is on safety and respect for the horse and his care.  Campers will ride each day and beginners will learn basic position on the horse, to walk, halt, trot- posting and sitting, and control the direction of their horse. Based on experience; intermediate and advanced riders will improve their skills and learn more difficult movements. Campers will be split into 2 groups and while not riding, campers will participate in various horsemanship lessons and fun activities that may include bathing, grooming, feedings, scavenger hunts, horse jeopardy, painting horseshoes, and more.  Please wear the following: Long pants, sturdy boots (or sneakers) and a riding helmet. Riders may borrow a helmet from the stables if they don’t have one. Additional registration form and waiver form is required for all campers participating in the Horseback Riding Camp!  
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Little Movers (at Ayrlawn PC)

Travel camps for our youngest campers have kids on the move as they enjoy daily excursions to local areas of fun and excitement!
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Movin' On Trip Camp

Get movin' on exciting trips to age appropriate areas of interest and excitement. Possible trips include water parks, zoos, museums, sports activities and much more!
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On The Move (at Ayrlawn PC)

Campers get movin’ with our age-appropriate active field trips each day. Travel to local parks, go on your next adventure, and join us for a week full of fun in our local community.
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On the Move For Young Teens

Campers get movin' as they enjoy daily, age-appropiate excursions to local areas of interest and excitement. Various field trips throughout the week provide an experience to remember!
Monday- Animal Activity (zoo, aquarium, etc.) Tuesday- Swimming/Waterpark Wednesday- Nature Activity (hiking, nature center, etc.) Thursday- Sports or Skills (bowling, mini golf, creative arts, etc.) Friday- Fun Time! (Arcade, inflatables, amusement park, etc.)
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Outdoor Encounters (at Ayrlawn PC)

Campers will have an amazing adventure each day while experiencing the outdoors in fun ways like paddling and hiking.
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Playground Around

Playground Around is the perfect camp for Campers who love to explore new places. Each day the group will travel to a local park with age appropriate outdoor playgrounds.
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Ride & Splash

YMCA Travel Camps provide campers an opportunity to travel, combine fun and freedom. At Ride & Splash, we'll be visiting and having a blast at water parks and theme parks
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Ridin' High

This camp is a RUSH! Amusement and swim parks make this an unforgettable experience for everyone. Trips may include Six Flags, King’s Dominion, Watermine, and more!
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Rock Climber's Delight

Campers will experience climbing in a whole new way. In addition to learn how to tie knots, belaying, and team work, campers will also experience climbing both indoors and outdoors.  
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Rolling & Bowling

Campers will get the opportunity to bowl three games per day and improve their handicaps or just learn the basic rules, terminology, or how to pick up a 7-10 split. Our bowlers will try out both ten-pin and duckpin bowling.
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Stunning Science (at Ayrlawn PC)

This hands-on experience will take campers on different excursions to learn and discover science in ways you just can’t do in one place.
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Super Science

YMCA Travel Camps provide campers an opportunity to travel, combine fun and freedom.  At Super Science, we'll be visiting science museums, centers and organizations where we can interact with science experts and strive to learn more about the biology, chemistry and physics components in our world. 
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Tracks and Trails

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Traveling Sports Fanatic

Travel with us to this DMV’s great sports arenas, stadiums, and fields. We will take tours, watch players practice and even get to watch games in action. Campers will also perfect their technique at the batting cages, driving ranges, and so much more!
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WATER PARK FRENZY

Make a splash with this action packed wet and wild water adventure! Kids get soaked at local pools and water parks.
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