THE REGIONAL

YMCA OF WESTERN CT

ESCAPE to the Arts Summer Programs

ESCAPE to the Arts Summer Programs

The YMCA’s ESCAPE to the Arts Summer Program enables children to explore creativity, learn artistic technique, discover the value of teamwork, and build self-esteem. We provide a fun summer learning experience through the arts with variety of weeklong programs.

Half day or full day options are available for campers in Art Explorers and Art Specialists. Campers who choose the full day option will take a YMCA van from ESCAPE to Camp Greenknoll in Brookfield.

ESCAPE to the Arts Summer Contact:

Bill McNamara
Youth & Teen Director
203.794.1413
wmcnamara@regionalymca.org

Camper’s choosing the half-day option will take part in the activities at ESCAPE until 11:30am.

kids drawing with chalk

Camper’s choosing the full day option will take part in the activities at ESCAPE until 11:30am. Then they will take the YMCA van from ESCAPE to Camp Greenknoll in Brookfield to eat lunch, swim and enjoy outdoor activities. Parents must pick up their child from Camp Greenknoll. Limited spaces available. Additional paperwork is required.

woman teaching kids at garden

For campers ages 4 to 7 we offer an exploration option. Children will explore different themes each week, creating works in a variety of media (clay, drawing, painting, paper).

The themes this summer are:

  • 7/10 Animals in Art
  • 7/17 Art Around the World
  • 7/24 Bugs & Butterflies
  • 7/31 Under the Sea
  • 8/7 Circus
  • 8/14 Famous Artists

Projects incorporate educational enrichment with the arts. Families are invited to a mini art show at 11:15am each Friday. Course content is subject to instructor availability.

two girls painting

For campers ages 8 to 12 we offer a specialty option. Children will explore different themes each week, creating works in a variety of media (clay, drawing, painting, paper).

The specialties this summer are:

  • 7/10 Cooking/Cartooning
  • 7/17 Woodshop/Painting
  • 7/24 Mosaics/Jewelry Making
  • 7/31 Printmaking/Painting
  • 8/7 Pottery/Photography
  • 8/14 Woodshop/Pottery

Each week children will focus on a specialty area in the arts to enhance or learn a new skill. Families are invited to a mini art show at 11:15am each Friday. Course content is subject to instructor availability.

outside of ymca building

The weekly fees for camp are as follows

Half Day:

$150/week ages 4-12 ONLY
9am – 11:30am at ESCAPE

Full Day:

$285/week ages 6-12 ONLY
9am – 11:30am at ESCAPE / 12pm – 4pm at Camp Greenknoll

Greenknoll Post Camp Care:

NO ADDITIONAL FEE
4pm – 6:30pm

For your convenience the YMCA accepts Master Cards, Discover, Amex, Visa, and debit cards

ESCAPE to the Arts Summer Contact:

Bill McNamara
Youth & Teen Director
203.794.1413
wmcnamara@regionalymca.org