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Swift Creek Camps

Are you ready to amplify, intensify, and electrify your summer? Swift Creek Family YMCA’s summer day camp provides 10 one-week sessions for rising Kindergarten through 8th grade that will take summer to a new level.

Swift Creek 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 Swift Creek

Are you looking for a summer full of fun and excitement, outdoor adventures and new skills, memorable counselors, and lifelong friends? Camp Swift Creek has it all in our traditional Summer Day Camp! Our trained and certified staff will work with each child in a small group setting focused on teambuilding and fun. They will build relationships, foster a sense of belonging and create opportunities for each of our campers to achieve and learn in new and exciting ways. At Camp Swift Creek, we are more than just a safe place for campers to play. We offer a wide range of engaging specialist activities, 30 minutes of reading every day, as well as character development and swim lessons! Every week has a fun and exciting theme with an educational focus and exciting twist. Join us for a summer of unforgettable experiences that will transform your camper into a YMCA legend! Camp Swift Creek – You Belong Here!

A Typical Day at Camp Swift Creek Includes:

  • Creative Arts: Music, Dance, Drama, Art Projects, Skits, Songs, and more! Unleash your creativity!
  • Outdoor Sports: Gaga Ball, Soccer, Basketball, Field Sports, and more! Physical activity just got a camp twist!
  • Marksmanship: Basic and Advance Archery, Slingshots, and B.B. guns are here for you to learn safety and new skills from our Range Master!

Due to construction to expand the Swift Creek Family YMCA, Camp Swift Creek will now be held at Clover Hill Elementary School this summer.

Ages: Rising Kindergarten – rising 5th Grade
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 15
YMCA Members: $182 per week   Non-Members: $240 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.

Weekly Themes:
Week 1: Camp Swift Creek Blast Off
Week 2: Yo-ho, Yo-ho, a Swift Creek Life for Me
Week 3: 4 Seasons of Celebrations (no camp on July 3rd)
Week 4: Animal Planet’s The Zoo: Camp Swift Creek
Week 5: Wild Wild West Week
Week 6: Super Swift Week
Week 7: Creek Olympics: Celebration of Nations
Week 8: Paint Wars
Week 9: Summer With a Chance of Meatballs
Week 10: Shark Tank Week

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Leaders In Training at Swift Creek (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. Each session contains one association wide meet-up that engages all of our LIT’s from all of our camps into one day of leadership development and fun. While at camp, campers engage in all day camp activities but also get to observe and help counselors, specialists, and leadership staff.

Due to construction to expand the Swift Creek Family YMCA, Camp Swift Creek will now be held at Clover Hill Elementary School this summer.

Ages: rising 9th – rising 10th grade
Time: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 4 two-week sessions, beginning June 29
YMCA Member: $187 per session   Non-Member: $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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Camp EDGE (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 field trip and one service task per week.

Due to construction to expand the Swift Creek Family YMCA, Camp Swift Creek will now be held at Clover Hill Elementary School this summer.

Ages: Rising 6th – rising 8th grade
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 15
YMCA Members: $182 per session   Non-Members: $240 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.
Register Online

Sports Camps

Sports Camps are back!  Check out our sports offerings for the summer!

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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, sport, teen or specialty camps, please contact the branch:
Phone: 804.510.3343

Camp Swift Creek Day Camp Director: Paige Springman springmanp@ymcarichmond.org
Camp EDGE and LIT Director: Emily McLaughlin mclaughline@ymcarichmond.org
Regional Director: Syomn Long-Miller longmillers@ymcarichmond.org