2017 Specialty Camps

Whether giving campers a way to explore a current passion or develop a new one, Specialty Camps are a YMCA favorite.

Campers will spend their morning receiving specialized instruction on their camp theme and then spend the afternoon enjoying traditional camp activities such as Camp Readers and water play.

Check out what the Dorchester Family YMCA has to offer!

9:00 am– 4:00 pm

Full Day Camp: Member Fee $150/ Community Fee $200

Half Day Camp (9:00 am-12:00 pm): Member Fee $75/ Community Fee $100



Wk #1     June 19- June 23     Grossology

Welcome to the wonderful world of stinky & smelly science! This camp is a specialty themed science camp focused on learning the science behind “gross” stuff like odd smells, boogers & germs. Learn about some of the grossest things in nature and make your own nauseating discoveries!

Wk#2     June 26 - June 30     Lego Robotics Camp

Put your engineering skills to the test as you explore, build & program computerized Mindstorm Lego Robotics. This camp is geared towards the more advanced Lego enthusiast!

Wk# 3     July3 - July 7 (Closed 7/4)     Chespeake Bay Experience

A Dorchester YMCA favorite, explore all your beautiful county has to offer.  Fishing, hiking, oystering & more. End your week w/ our annual crab feast & picking lesson!

Wk#4     July 10 - July 14     Zombie Survival Camp

THIS IS ONLY A DRILL! Zombies have been spotted near the DFY! Learn how to create your own outdoor shelter, “in the field” health & safety, & other outdoor survival techniques in this theme based camp. Identify other campers strengths & create teams of survivors as you “battle the zombies” in a nerf battle!

Wk#5     July 17 - July 21     YMCA on Air!

Learn all about the media that drives our community with this hands on camp! YMCA campers will work with WHCP radio to create their own radio station, with WCEI radio to produce public service announcements & visit WBOC for a live news broadcast.

Wk#6     July 24 - July 28     Camp Bon A Petite

Join us for some fun in the kitchen w/guest chefs & cooking challenges. Participate in the “Cupcake Wars” and see which cupcake our local celebrity judges votes as camp’s Top Chef. Bring your apron & imagination!

Wk#7     July 30 - Aug 4     An Artist Within

Discover your inner Picasso when you try your hands at different arts & medias. From pottery & soap-making to recycled art, every camper is sure to find their hidden talent! A tip to the Easton Arts Museum & our own art show are sure to be highlights!

Wk#8     Aug 7 - Aug 11     "Mind"craft

 A week of STEM & building challenges based on the popular game “Minecraft”, this camp will show campers the engineering aspects of the game without the screen time! Have a live Q&A w/ the actual support personnel from the game!

Wk#9     Aug 14 - Aug 18     YMCA Lego Part 2

Are you more into building & creating than robotics? Then this camp is for you! Join us for this hands on imagination camp with Lego challenges, team building activities & more. This camp is geared towards the more novice/younger Lego enthusiast.

Click here to download our 2017 Summer Camp Flyer!