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Build, Test, Battle

Summer Day Camp

Our exceptional educational specialty day camps combine the traditional fun of YMCA day camps with the more specialized skills and learning of our outside specialty camp providers or YMCA experts.

educational specialty day camps allow your camper to learn new skills, take a deep dive into a particular interest and explore new ideas.


6 - 12


On or before 07/06/2020


After 07/06/2020




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This week campers will prepare for battle! Using the Engineering Design Process campers will create a life-size wooden catapult. Each camper will measure, cut and build each piece needed to create their very own take-home catapult. Campers will discuss tool safety and then be able to use real tools to build a catapult. This includes handsaws with miter boxes, drills and electric sanders. At the end of the week campers will test their catapults by creating forts and launching water balloons!

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Learn more about Day Camp at Dan McKinney Family YMCA.