Specialty Camps

Specialty camps give campers the opportunity to spend their camp day doing what they love most!

OPEN DOORS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE is available while funds last. Please apply if you need help.
 

Science (entering grades 1-6)

SPY SCHOOL
Learn the basic elements of forensic science. With a crime solving partner, create letters using invisible ink, decode encrypted messages and solve puzzles. Can you use clues to solve the mystery and escape before time runs out?

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $276 Open Rate - $325
See locations for dates: The Y in Ellicott City (Dancel) | The Highlands School in Bel Air
  The Y in Abingdon (Ward) | The Y in Catonsville | The Y in Pasadena
  The Y in Westminster (Hill) | The Y in Towson (Orokawa)
  St. John's Parish Day School in Ellicott City | Camp Whippoorwill in Pasadena
  The Y in Parkville | Camp Ilchester in Ellicott City


SOLAR SYSTEM SCIENCE
Explore the solar system and beyond! Learn about the universe around us and enjoy some fictional fun too!

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $276 Open Rate - $325
See locations for dates: The Y in Ellicott City (Dancel) | The Highlands School in Bel Air
  The Y in Abingdon (Ward) | The Y in Catonsville | The Y in Pasadena
  The Y in Westminster (Hill) | The Y in Towson (Orokawa)
  St. John's Parish Day School in Ellicott City | Camp Whippoorwill in Pasadena
  The Y in Parkville | Camp Ilchester in Ellicott City | The Y in Arnold


Trade (entering grades 1-6)

CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Learn the different phases of construction from planning to building. Work in teams using camp materials to design and assemble your own structure.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $276 Open Rate - $325
See locations for dates: The Y in Ellicott City (Dancel) | The Highlands School in Bel Air
  The Y in Abingdon (Ward) | The Y in Catonsville | The Y in Pasadena
  The Y in Westminster (Hill) | The Y in Towson (Orokawa)
  St. John's Parish Day School in Ellicott City | Camp Whippoorwill in Pasadena
  The Y in Parkville | Camp Ilchester in Ellicott City | The Y in Arnold


FUN-GINEERING
Campers will explore engineering-related strategies based on creativity and fun! Enjoy hands-on projects you'll want to try at home. Includes a trip to the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $311 Open Rate - $360
See locations for dates: The Highlands School in Bel Air | Camp Whippoorwill in Pasadena
  The Y in Abingdon (Ward) | The Y in Catonsville | The Y in Pasadena
  The Y in Westminster (Hill) | The Y in Towson (Orokawa)
  The Y in Parkville | Camp Ilchester in Ellicott City | The Y in Arnold


Environment (entering grades 1-6)

ANIMALS A TO ZOO
Join us for a week of everything animals! Learn about creatures big and small, make toys for local animal shelters, and learn the essentials of proper animal care. Includes a trip to Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $311 Open Rate - $360
See locations for dates: The Y in Ellicott City (Dancel) | The Highlands School in Bel Air
  The Y in Abingdon (Ward) | The Y in Catonsville | The Y in Pasadena
  The Y in Westminster (Hill) | The Y in Towson (Orokawa)
  St. John's Parish Day School in Ellicott City | Camp Whippoorwill in Pasadena
  The Y in Parkville | Camp Ilchester in Ellicott City | The Y in Arnold


FARM TO TABLE
Learn where food comes from, how it grown, easy healthy cooking concepts, and more! Includes a trip to Sharp's at Waterford Farm.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $311 Open Rate - $360
See locations for dates: The Y in Ellicott City (Dancel) | The Highlands School in Bel Air
  The Y in Abingdon (Ward) | The Y in Catonsville | The Y in Parkville
  The Y in Westminster (Hill) | The Y in Towson (Orokawa)
  St. John's Parish Day School in Ellicott City


Art (entering grades 1-6)

ART MIX
Create art that is personal and expressive as you learn drawing, printing, sculpting, collage, and mixed media techniques. Includes a trip to the American Visionary Art Museum.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $311 Open Rate - $360
See locations for dates: The Y in Ellicott City (Dancel) | The Highlands School in Bel Air
  The Y in Abingdon (Ward) | The Y in Catonsville | The Y in Pasadena
  The Y in Westminster (Hill) | The Y in Towson (Orokawa)
  St. John's Parish Day School in Ellicott City | Camp Whippoorwill in Pasadena
  The Y in Parkville | Camp Ilchester in Ellicott City | The Y in Arnold


PAINT & POTTERY
Learn new painting styles by imitating some of the greatest artists in the world. Explore finger painting, water colors, acrylics, and more advanced styles.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $276 Open Rate - $325
See locations for dates: The Y in Ellicott City (Dancel) | The Highlands School in Bel Air
  The Y in Abingdon (Ward) | The Y in Catonsville | The Y in Pasadena
  The Y in Westminster (Hill) | The Y in Towson (Orokawa)
  St. John's Parish Day School in Ellicott City | Camp Whippoorwill in Pasadena
  The Y in Parkville | Camp Ilchester in Ellicott City | The Y in Arnold


CURTAIN CALL
Casting calls are out for a week of theater! Act out scripted short plays, make props, design costumes, and write skits. The week concludes with a short performance.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $276 Open Rate - $325
See locations for dates: The Y in Ellicott City (Dancel) | The Highlands School in Bel Air
  The Y in Abingdon (Ward) | The Y in Catonsville | The Y in Parkville
  The Y in Towson (Orokawa) | St. John's Parish Day School in Ellicott City
  Camp Ilchester in Ellicott City


MVP (entering grades 1-6)

SPORTS OF ALL SORTS
Basketball, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, flag football, and more. Learn body mechanics through a wide range of sports with a focus on fundamentals, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun!

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $237 Open Rate - $289
See locations for dates: The Y in Ellicott City (Dancel) | The Highlands School in Bel Air
  The Y in Abingdon (Ward) | The Y in Catonsville | The Y in Arnold
  The Y in Towson (Orokawa)

*Rates include non-refundable deposit