Green Valley Y Camps at Urbana Middle School

Hours Of Operation

*Unless otherwise noted, camp specific activities will occur from 9am-4pm

Drop-Off & Pick-Up

  • Campers can be checked in the Cafeteria of Urbana Middle School from 7:00am until 9:00am.
  • Pick-up will take place in the same location from 4:00pm until 6:00pm.

Camp Weeks

Week 2 July 1 – July 5*
Week 3 July 8 – July 112
Week 4 July 15 – July 19
Week 5 July 22 – July 26
Week 6 July 29 – August 2
Week 7 August 5 – August 9

*Four day week for day camps; fees will be prorated.

Camp SurvivorCommunity Connections
This fun filled week will be full of physical and mental challenges, outdoor adventures, co-operative games, theme days, arts and crafts, and team building activities that will bring out the SURVIVOR in them. Campers will learn how positive thinking and leadership wins the day! Field trips include a trip to the pool and a national park.Through service projects and local trips, Community Connections leaves campers with a positive and lasting impression by having them work together to help make a difference in their community where it is needed the most.
Environmental ActivismFarm To Table
Indoor and outdoor learning about our local flora and fauna and how we can help save our local endangered species. We can make a difference- let’s start now!Campers will have the opportunity to learn the origins of many of their foods. They will learn how to grow, harvest, and prepare some of those foods. Campers will spend time planting, tending, and harvesting in the Y’s Giving Garden on its Urbana property. They will also help collect food for local food drops to help community members in need of fresh produce. Campers will visit local farms and take a trip to the pool!
Dance ExplorationHappy Trails
Our dance and performance art camp is taught in collaboration with local professionals and award winning poms and performance art alumnae of the Urbana High School Dance programs. Family and friends are welcome to observe a performance during the week. This camp also includes a field trip.Campers will hike the trails on the Y’s property in Urbana, paths in the Villages of Urbana, and surrounding areas. They will explore their senses while investigating nature’s treasures found all around them in the forests, creeks, the Y’s Giving Garden, and the Catoctin Zoo. They will create arts and crafts, and participate in small experiments and studies of the local ecosystem.
History Surrounds UsImagination Station
When you live in a corridor of incredible local, national and international history it would be a shame to not take advantage of it! Join us for trips to a wide variety of historical places; from George Washington’s home at Mt. Vernon, to colonial and civil war sites in Frederick County, and our nation’s Capital in Washington D.C. Campers will enjoy learning about our nation’s history through arts and crafts, historical games, and visits to museums and various monuments in the metro DC area. This camp involves a lot of walking.This creative arts camp is geared for campers who will construct projects and participate in imaginative activities centered on a new theme each day. Campers also enjoy trips to the swimming pool and other outdoor recreational activities. The week ends with a trip to the Discovery Station in Hagerstown!
Language CampsMaker Space
Campers will have the opportunity to learn the basics of a new language including simple conversation
skills, classroom vocabulary, colors, and numbers. Campers will also study culture, learn songs & dances, create arts & crafts, and make tasty treats. Language instruction is taught by native or fluent speakers. Language camps provide
a strong foundation for the future study of
foreign language.
• American Sign Language
• Spanish
Campers are guided through a variety of projects using science, technology, engineering, art and
mathematics while working independently as well as in collaboration with others. Field trips include a trip to the pool and the Smithsonian Museum.
Science Surrounds UsSecret Agent
This camp promises to make Science fun! Science camp will use guided discovery to help kids understand the science that “surrounds” us each and every day!
Campers will conduct various STEAM activities and experiments throughout the week as well as take a field trip.
Campers have the chance to create their own secret agent identity, take lessons in a few foreign languages, learn what it takes to be an agent physically, study the newest in surveillance technology, how to survive in all types of conditions and more. The week ends with a trip to the Spy Museum in downtown Washington D.C.!
Space OdysseySports Unlimited
A summer camp experience with games, crafts, and activities centered on a space theme. Campers will
experience a number of STEM activities such as
making moon sand, creating a mock drone, studying about different aerospace planes, delving into what
it is like on the space station, and learning about our universe with a focus on our own spectacular planet -
Earth. Campers take trips to the ESSL in Frederick as well as to the Air and Space Museum in Washington
So many sports, so little time! A wide variety of
sports will be played. Sports included are: soccer, flag football, basketball, badminton, yard games such as
corn hole and ladder golf, capture the flag, and more. This camp takes a trip to the pool and to a Frederick Keys game!
Teen Trek
If your teenagers say that they are too old for summer camp, then this camp is perfect for them. Teen Trek travels to a different location each day including theme parks, sporting events, pools, water parks, outdoor adventures, and so much more! Weekly price includes costs of admissions to daily excursions.

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Day Camp Staff Directory

Green Valley Y……301-607-6900
Peter Mannix, GVY Camp Director

Camp Documents

OUR MISSION: To Put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.