BVSD LIFELONG LEARNING CAMP

The YMCA of Northern Colorado and BVSD Lifelong Learning are collaborating again to offer a fun and educational camp opportunity for youth in the community. The Y offers STEM Adventures and Sports Clinics through BVSD Lifelong Learning. BVSD Lifelong Learning also has many other camps including music, cooking, science and more.

Register through BVSD Lifelong Learning

Ages

6-12

Hours

  • Camp Classes: 9:00am-4:00pm

Camp classes are officially 9:00am-4:00pm (consisting of AM and PM camps). Bring your own lunch and water bottle.

In addition, the Y offers before and after camp care for camps at Bear Creek, Foothill and Fireside. If you choose a full-day camp option, you must register for an AM camp, a PM camp and extended care all at the same location.

  • Pre-Camp Care: 7:30am-9:00am
  • Post-Camp Care: 4:00pm-6:00pm

SPORTS CLINICS

Soccer Clinic

Experience the skills and drills designed especially for budding soccer players. Our program is designed to meet each player at their current level of play and provide opportunities to increase their individual skills. The goal is that these opportunities lead to an overall enjoyment of the game for years to come. Through participation in drills and games, players learn sportsmanship, discover how to work as a team and build quality relationships with other players. There will be breaks in the routine for more fun games and some “re-fueling” activities. Short “playoffs” will be a part of the agenda with a focus on good sportsmanship!

AM Session: 9:00am-12:30pm

  • Foothill Elementary: May 28-31 (no camp May 27)
  • Fireside Elementary: June 3-7 
  • Bear Creek Elementary: June 17-21 
  • Meadowlark K-8: June 24-28
  • Foothill Elementary: July 1-5 (no camp July 4)

Basketball Clinic

This camp focuses on skill building to help your child grow and develop in the game of basketball. There will be scrimmages and fun competitions mixed in to keep your child moving forward. Teamwork, ball handling, shooting, passing and fun are daily components of camp. There will be breaks in the routine for more fun games and some “re-fueling” activities. Short “playoffs” will be a part of the agenda with a focus on good sportsmanship! Participants should wear athletic clothing.

PM Session: 12:30-4:00pm 

  • Foothill Elementary: May 28-31 (no camp May 27)
  • Fireside Elementary: June 3-7 
  • Bear Creek Elementary: June 17-21 
  • Meadowlark K-8: June 24-28
  • Foothill Elementary: July 1-5 (no camp July 4)

Flag Football Clinic

Experience the thrilling sport of football without getting tackled! Using flags instead of helmets and pads, participants will learn the proper techniques to improve skill such as throwing, receiving and blocking, and gain an understanding of football rules and strategies. These skills will be taught and practiced in both drills and actual game play. There will be breaks in the routine for more fun games and some “re-fueling” activities. Short “playoffs” will be a part of the agenda with a focus on good sportsmanship! Participants should wear athletic clothing without pickets or belt loops and athletic shoes.

PM Session: 12:30-4:00pm 

  • Eldorado Elementary: July 8-12
  • Fireside Elementary: July 15-19
  • Bear Creek Elementary: July 22-26
  • Eldorado Elementary: July 29-Aug 2

Tennis Clinic

The YMCA tennis program is designed to help develop all dimensions of the players’ abilities, including mental, emotional, and social skills, in addition to the physical skills required to become a complete tennis player. The focus is always on making the game fun and enjoyable while engaging all players throughout the class. Please bring a tennis racquet, water bottle and wear comfortable athletic clothing and tennis shoes. 

AM Session: 9:00am-12:30pm

  • Eldorado Elementary: June 10-14
  • Eldorado Elementary: July 8-12
  • Eldorado Elementary: July 29-Aug 2

Floor Hockey Clinic

Hockey in the summer? You betcha! The YMCA floor hockey clinic will help develop all the skills related to the game of hockey, minus the ice skating. Campers will participate in drills that will focus on shooting, passing, offense and defense strategies and goal tending. There will be breaks in the routine for more fun games and some “re-fueling” activities. Short “playoffs” will be a part of the agenda with a focus on good sportsmanship! Participants should wear athletic clothing as well as bring 30 SPF sunscreen, a snack and a water bottle. 

AM Session: 9:00am-12:30pm

  • Fireside Elementary: July 15-19
  • Bear Creek Elementary: July 22-26

PM Session: 12:30-4:00pm 

  • Eldorado Elementary: June 10-14

STEM ADVENTURES

Fizz, Pop, Bang!

Fun chemical reactions that will have the campers squealing with delight when things fizz, erupt, pop and more.

AM Session: 9:00am-12:30pm

  • Foothill Elementary: May 28-31 (no camp May 27)
  • Foothill Elementary: July 1-5 (no camp July 4)

LEGO Challenge

Campers will participate in a variety of Lego challenges — creating Lego movie making, Lego STEM challenges and much more.

PM Session: 12:30-4:00pm 

  • Foothill Elementary: May 28-31 (no camp May 27)
  • Foothill Elementary: July 1-5 (no camp July 4)

Water, Water, Everywhere

Water is awesome for summer STEM because it’s so cool (pun intended). Campers will love to explore water science in all kinds of playful ways.

AM Session: 9:00am-12:30pm

  • Fireside Elementary: June 3-7
  • Fireside Elementary: July 8-12

All Things Slime-tastic!

We LOVE making slime, and there are tons of fun ways to explore slime this summer.

PM Session: 12:30-4:00pm 

  • Fireside Elementary: June 3-7
  • Fireside Elementary: July 8-12

Up In Space

Blast off! Campers will explore science through the adventures in outer space. Keep your space boots firmly on the ground.

AM Session: 9:00am-12:30pm

  • Meadowlark K-8: June 10-14
  • Meadowlark K-8: July 15-19

Things That Go

Land, air and sea included! Campers will create things that go… camper-powered ideas using common materials. We will also explore Newtons Laws of Motion and using chemical reactions to make things go.

PM Session: 12:30-4:00pm 

  • Meadowlark K-8: June 10-14
  • Meadowlark K-8: July 15-19

Edible Science

Science you can eat? Yes, please! Really what’s better than science you can eat? Not much! Campers will dive into edible science through tasty or mostly tasty science activities to tickle the senses. They will  want seconds. 

AM Session: 9:00am-12:30pm

  • Bear Creek Elementary: June 17-21
  • Eldorado Elementary: July 22-26

Robots

Campers will channel their inner Transformer and create robots in creative and scientific ways. Lego robots… Check! Robots made from soda cans… Check! And much more.

PM Session: 12:30-4:00pm 

  • Bear Creek Elementary: June 17-21
  • Eldorado Elementary: July 22-26

Shark Week

Why don’t sharks sink? Great question! Campers will explore the depths of the sea and all its wonderful creatures.

AM Session: 9:00am-12:30pm

  • Eldorado Elementary: June 24-28
  • Bear Creek Elementary: July 29-Aug 2

Build It!

Do you love to build things with all types of materials? Then this is the camp for you. Campers will explore a variety of ways to build and create.

PM Session: 12:30-4:00pm

  • Eldorado Elementary: June 24-28
  • Bear Creek Elementary: July 29-Aug 2
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