This camp gives older school-aged kids a chance to spread their wings and experience new adventures. Opportunities are offered for campers to make their own choices and build relationships that last a lifetime while developing important life skills though character values. Campers will swim and hike once during the week and attend two field trips that relate to the theme for the week. All themes take place at each location. Please check your specific location for the theme for that week. RISE OF THE MINIONS! Learn everything it takes to join the Minions and defeat Gru! We’ll learn the Minions banana language, make some Minion goggles and have a blast dressed as one of those fun-loving mischief makers! TREASURE HUNTERS We will sharpen our problem solving skills as we explore new challenges in search of treasure. Map making, exploring, panning for gems, and games are all a part of the treasure hunting experience. Adventure awaits you! TACKY WORLD TOURISTS Everyone will be a tourist this week as we gain a worldly view! Each day we’ll discover food, games & crafts from a new country and play the part of a tourist in our own town. COLOR GAMES Welcome to the Camp Olympics where you and your team will compete in Olympic inspired events throughout the week. Extra points are given for team spirit and pride! H2WHOAH! Traditionally our most popular week of the summer, we’re back at it again with fun field trips, games and activities that will leave you soaked! Field Trip: White Water Rafting & Last Chance Water Park in Helena [**Grades 3rd-5th are invited to stay overnight with us at the Helena YMCA Thursday evening after playing at the water park all day, where we’ll have pizza and try to get some sleep! *There is an additional $20 fee for the overnight.] WELCOME TO FROGWARTS Spend the week learning how to become a Wizard! Make magic wands and potions, play quidditch, and graduate with an official Wizard certificate! ROCK STARS AND MUSIC MAKERS Sing and dance your way through the week as we take on all things music! Hear talented musicians, learn some awesome dance moves and play some games. JUNIOR RANGERS We’ve partnered with the Compassion Project to learn the importance of compassion for ourselves, others and the beautiful lands around us through explorations in mindfulness and art. We’ll also talk Forest Rangers to get a glimpse int the important work of protecting our public lands while learning about flora, fauna and all the living things in the forest. JUST MESSIN’ AROUND Bring a change of clothes because this week because things are gonna get messy! To wash everything off, we’ll take a trip to the park and go down the slip-n-slide! GIZMOS AND GADGETS Gather your inventing supplies and use that creative brain of yours as we spend the week coming up with original inventions to enter in our 3rd annual Thingamajig invention competition on Friday; families are invited to join! This years invention categories for the Thingamajig include: gizmos, robots, catapults, and inventions for mom. ENDLESS SUMMER If only Summer Camp would never end! Say farewell to summer as we re-live all of our favorite games and activities and create some new ones. We’ll have an ice-cream social on the last day of camp where parents are welcome to attend. WEEKLY THEMES [3RD-4TH GRADES] YOUTH SUMMER camps FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 3rd-4th GRADE Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are provided. Site 1: The Commons Site 2: Hawthorne Elementary [Bozeman] Site 3: Ridgeview Elementary [Belgrade] Alternate Belgrade pick-up /drop off site is available at Saddle Peak for no additional charge. Campers should bring a water bottle and sunscreen each day and apply sunscreen prior to arriving at camp. Campers should pack a swimsuit and towel every day. All children are swim tested. Camp runs 7:30am-5:30pm each day. Registration Deadline: Two weeks prior to start of camp. Member: $145 per week | Non Member: $195 per week [NO CAMP JULY 4th. Price reflects pro-rated week] Weeks of August 6th -24th Hawthorne camp will move locations. Three separate locations to choose from: Life jacket will need to be provided by parent if child cannot swim. Arm floaties do not qualify as a life jacket. 15