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YMCA Camp Clay themes help to make your camper’s experience more fresh and fun each week. Theme activities are sprinkled into the schedule throughout the week and they may include craft activities, active games, or we may take a traditional camp activity and put a theme twist on it!  Check out our theme activities and descriptions below!


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Week 1: (June 6 - 10) Career Week

Campers will get to explore different career paths and learn from members of their community about what they do and how it benefits Van Wert!  They will also participate in traditional camp activities like fishing, archery, and more!  There will be a guest speaker each day that will talk to our campers about their careers!

Week 2: (June 13 - 17) Color Wars Week

This week is full of fun competition and team bonding.  Campers will participate in games and activities to earn points for their teams.  the team with the most points at the end of the week wins the GRAND PRIZE.  Everyone is a winner at Camp though, so bring your friends and lets have a COLOR WAR!

Week 3: (June 20 - 24) Wacky Science Week

Come try out some "camp style" experiments.  How much force does it take to crack and egg?  Find out at Camp Clay!  This week may be messy and wild but fun is guaranteed.

Week 4: (June 27 - July 1) Disney Week

This week is full of fun games and activities each day that will correspond with the Disney movie theme of the day.  The camper who wears the most Disney gear throughout the week will receive a prize!  Bring your Disney imagination and head over to Camp!

Week 5: (July 5-8) Animal Planet (No camp on Monday July 4 - reduced price this week)

Do you enjoy learning about and interacting with animals?  Come enjoy nature and its friends in our own backyard at Camp Clay.  Campers will find an appreciation for the delicate balance between humans, animals, and nature!

Week 6: (July 11 - 15) Prehistoric Dinosaurs Week 

We will be STOMPING back to prehistoric times to discover dinosaur history!  We may excavate dinosaurs, discover fire, and use primitive tools to have a fantastic week at Camp.

Week 7: (July 18 - 22) 3..2..1 Blast Off!

Imagine what it's like beyond the stars!  Launch into a great adventure and enjoy some out of this world fun at YMCA Camp Clay.  We will be climbing to the stars and blasting off rockets in the great outdoors!

Week 8: (July 25 - 29) Build It Week

Plan it, design it, and Build It!  That's the project this week at Camp Clay.  Campers will work together on various building projects while they build long lasting friendships.  Can we build it? Yes we can!

Week 9: ( August 1-5) Adventure Camp

Let YMCA Camp Clay take you on a week long adventure!  Enjoy exhilarating activities such as rock climbing, zip line, and archery.  Hike our trails and build natural forts or swim our camp ponds for sunken treasures!  Learn how to build a campfire and cook over that fire.  Come and enjoy the adventure at YMCA Camp Clay!

Week 10: (August 9 - 13) Splash Week 

Wrap up your summer with a SPLASH!  This wet and wild week of fun is the perfect way to say goodbye to summer.  Come enjoy different water attractions each day and make some new friends!  (Additional fees may apply for off camp trips).