Grades 5-7 in May 2017
For students in grades 5-7 as of May 2017
Extreme Teens is a program designed to teach our middle-schoolers specific skills in addition to creating and using their own budget for special activities. Each morning, participants will experience and learn about the specific skill set for the week. In the afternoons, participants are in charge! They will design and manage their own budget and schedule to pick the activities that they want to do most. Do they want to go bowling? See a movie? Grab a milkshake? It's up to them! Extreme Teens is led by our our Y staff team with the help of each week's teachers. All transportation to and from activities is included.
Weekly sessions run Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:30pm.
July 9-13, 2017: Traversing our Rivers- We are partnering with the Wenatchee Row and Paddle Club to provide skill-building lessons on the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers. Spend this week on the water learning how to canoe and kayak both as a team and going solo!
July 16-20, 2017: Trekking through the Valley- Learn how to hike from experienced hikers in our valley. Spend this week on five of our beautiful hiking trails and coordinate your final hike on Friday with the other participants. Also included in this week is an afternoon at the Washington State University Extension Challenge Ropes Course.
LAKE WENATCHEE YMCA CAMP
Each one week session of resident camp offers traditional camping experience for both boys and girls. Programs are tailored to the appropriate age groups to provide fun positive activities and games. Leadership Development Program (LDP) are for grades 8-9 and help bridge into our Counselor In Training (CIT) program. Lake Wenatchee Y Camp has professional, well-trained, enthusiastic staff that ensure a positive camping experience for your child. For more information visit the Lake Wenatchee Y Camp website.
ABOUT THE Y’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS
Getting a break from learning in school doesn’t mean that kids should not be learning outside the classroom this summer. The Y’s summer programs give children opportunities for new experiences and personal growth. Young people in our care learn new skills, make new friends, and develop self-confidence and self-esteem while having fun. We understand that you want the very best for your child and we would be honored to be part of your child’s summer. A well-trained, enthusiastic staff is the key to a positive summer program experience. Y staff members are dedicated to providing a safe and wholesome environment for each child. They are chosen for their maturity, strong values, enthusiasm and ability to be positive role models for children. Before they work with your child, Y staff members have criminal history and multiple reference checks completed and undergo extensive training emphasizing safety, child growth and development, and group dynamics. All Y staff members are certified in First Aid and CPR and aquatic activities are supervised by certified lifeguards. The Y is committed to the health and well-being of every child in our care.