All branches will close at 7pm Wednesday, November 25 and will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

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Shady Grove Camps

Whether your camper is in preschool or heading for high school, we have amazing camp experiences to suit you!

Shady Grove Camps

Health Precautions for Summer Camp 2020

Due to the unprecedented nature that this summer holds, we will be changing our usual safety precautions to correspond with recommendations from the CDC and Virginia Department of Health.

  • We will take the temperatures each day for children and staff as they arrive.
  • Children will wash hands prior to joining their group at the beginning of each day.
  • We will enforce increased hand-washing and sanitizing throughout the day.
  • Children will be in the same group during the day.
  • We will avoid large group gatherings.
  • Equipment and touch points will be wiped down on a regular basis throughout the day.
  • Working with CDC to follow guidelines for Summer Day Camp/Child Care

For more information regarding how we’re changing our camp procedures, visit our Parents Guide to Camp page.


 

Camp Shady Grove

Camp Shady Grove offers a traditional outdoor summer camp day camp experience! Our trained and certified staff will work with each child in a small group setting. They will build relationships, foster a sense of belonging and create opportunities for each of our campers to achieve and learn.  We offer a wide range of engaging specialist activities, 30 minutes of reading every day, as well as character development. Every week has a fun and exciting theme with an educational focus and exciting twist. YMCA Camp Shady Grove you belong here!

A typical day at Camp Shady Grove may include:

  • Camp Arts: creative arts, camp songs & skits, music, drama & dance
  • Outdoor Sports: archery (basic and advanced), sports & field games, gaga ball, low ropes course
  • Outdoor Education: nature, STEM activities
  • Aquatics: recreational swimming is available!

Ages: Rising K – rising 5th graders
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 12 one-week sessions beginning June 1
YMCA Member: $204 per week   Non-Member: $260 per week

Save 25% on this camp when you register for a Sports or Specialty camp. (Discount will be applied after registration.)

  • A fixed weekly payment will be drafted each Monday, one week prior to the start date.
  • Registration closes Thursday at midnight for the upcoming week. Registrations will not be taken after this time.

Weekly Themes:
Week 1: Pre-Camp
Week 2: Pre-Camp
Week 3: Aloha, Summer!
Week 4: Full STEAM Ahead
Week 5: Party in the USA (no camp on July 3rd)
Week 6: Around the World
Week 7: Paint Wars
Week 8: Shady Grove’s Got Talent
Week 9: Wet ‘n’ Wild
Week 10: The Grove Olympics
Week 11: Up, Up and Away
Week 12: Summer Throwback

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Camp EDGE at Shady Grove (Previously LIT)

Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, and Enable. The Camp EDGE program focuses on personal development, goal setting and learning to work as a member of a group. The program prepares campers for leadership roles at camp and in their communities. The campers participate in typical camp activities but will also have supplemental projects focused on service and team-building. Each camper has one service task per week.

Ages: Rising 6th – rising 8th graders
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 12 one-week sessions beginning June 1
YMCA Member: $204 per week   Non-Member: $260 per week

  • A fixed weekly payment will be drafted each Monday, one week prior to the start date.
  • Registration closes Thursday at midnight for the upcoming week. Registrations will not be taken after this time.
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Leaders In Training at Shady Grove (Previously CILT)

The Leaders in Leadership Training (LIT) program is designed to teach and inspire rising 9th and 10th graders. Hands-on training experiences and professional development workshops provide the foundation of the program. Participants will learn basic safety, group control, games, camp best practices and engage in activities that provide valuable employment skills, healthy relationship and opportunities to lead. While at camp, campers engage in all day camp activities but also get to observe and help counselors, specialists, and leadership staff.

Ages: Rising 9th – rising 10th grade
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 4 two-week sessions beginning June 29
YMCA Members: $187 per session   Non-Members: $206 per session

  • A fixed weekly payment will be drafted each Monday, one week prior to the start date.
  • Registration closes Thursday at midnight for the upcoming week. Registrations will not be taken after this time.
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Shady Grove Sports Camps

Sports Camps are back!  Check out our summer sports camps for the remainder of the summer.

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Shady Grove Kinder Camp

Kinder Camp is a week of art, singing, games, learning centers, cooking and outdoor play built around weekly themes. Bring a peanut/tree nut-free snack. We provide curbside service. Campers must be independently potty trained.

A complete camp licensing packet must be turned in to the branch to finalize your registration.

Ages: 3 – 6 years old
Times: 9 a.m. – noon
Dates: 12 one-week sessions beginning June 3
YMCA Member: $95 per week  Non-Member: $155 per week

  • A fixed weekly payment will be drafted each Monday, one week prior to the start date.

Shady Grove Specialty Camps

Specialty camps are returning!  Check out our offerings for specialty camps.

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FINAL FOUR at YMCA CAMP THUNDERBIRD

Final Four is our post-camp experience* that happens the week after camp ends and before school begins. It runs Monday through Thursday at Camp Thunderbird! Come celebrate the end of summer at Camp Thunderbird with swimming, fishing, gaga, crafts, reading and a few more surprises!

Ages: Rising K – rising 8th grade
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: August 31 – September 3
YMCA Members: $182   Non-Members: $211

*Camp activities and availability will be adjusted due to staffing during this week.  

Bus Pick-Ups available at the Shady Grove Family YMCA, Tuckahoe Family YMCA and Millworks Center (across Woolridge Rd from the Midlothian Family YMCA).

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Camp Forms

Most information is now collected during the registration process.  But for the small number of additional forms needed, you can find them on our Camp and Child Care Forms page.

 

For information about summer day camps, sports camps, teen or specialty camps, please contact the branch:
Phone: 804.305.1364

Day Camp Director: Logan Livingston livingstonl@ymcarichmond.org
Camp EDGE, LIT & Teen Extreme Director: Ryan Corbin corbinr@ymcarichmond.org
Regional Director: Kayla Dransfield dransfieldk@ymcarichmond.org
Preschool & Kinder Camps: Margina Grow growm@ymcarichmond.org
Sports Camps: Kamren Gilliam gilliamk@ymcarichmond.org
Specialty Camps: Kourtney Boughey bougheyk@ymcarichmond.org