holiday break camps and activities

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Holiday Break Activities with the Y

Come winter, the Y has lined up a feast of fun for your kiddos. Here, we’ve compiled holiday break events and camps from nearly every YMCA department, so you can see all that we have to offer in one place. From basketball at the Y to dance and LEGOs in local schools, the Y has more fun than a snow day!

Winter Break Sports Camps and Activities

For details and to register, click on the following links:

YMCA Jr. Buffs Holiday 3v3 Basketball Tournament

Location

Grade

Date

Day

Time

Mapleton Y 4th-8th Dec 28 Sat Varies depending on age

Holiday Hoops Camp at the Mapleton Y

Location

Grade

Date

Day

Time

Mapleton Y K-8th Dec 26-27 Thu-Fri Varies depending on age

For info about sports camps and activities, contact Jackson Dreiling at 303-664-5455 x2300 or jackson.dreiling@ymcabv.org.


Holiday Break Camps for K-5th Grade

When the kids are out of school and you are busy prepping for the holidays, we are here to help! The Y will offer camp two weeks during winter break at numerous BVSD schools. Plus, we’ll have a New Year’s Eve camp at the Mapleton Y. Each week will include different excursions and activities, such as games, drama exercises, arts and crafts, sports and more. Children should bring a sack lunch. Healthy snacks will be provided.

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Location for all 3 days of camp are the same.

Winter Break Camp (Register by Dec 2)

Days

Dates

Time

Fee (per child)

Mon, Thu, Fri

Dec 23, 26-27

7:00am-6:00pm Member $175
Non-member $185
Mon, Thu, Fri Dec 30, Jan 2-3 7:00am-6:00pm Member $175
Non-member $185

Registration Information for Winter Break Camps

Register at the Arapahoe or Mapleton Ys or click here for a registration form. Completed registration forms may be submitted to the Arapahoe or Mapleton Ys or to your school's site director (see registration form for participating schools).

Registration form, emergency form and parent agreement form must all be submitted by the registration deadline.

For more info about Winter Break Camps, contact Tasia Krause at 303-443-4474 x4291 or tasia.krause@ymcabv.org.

Click here for more school day off camp options.

New Year's Eve Day Camp

Let your kiddo enjoy the last day of 2013 at the Y! Our very own New Year's Eve Day party is filled with games, sports, gym activities, arts and more. They'll ring in the new year with their friends. Register by December 16 by 6:00pm. Click here for more info and to register.

Location

Dates

Days

Time

Mapleton Y Dec 31 Tue 8:00am-4:00pm

Holiday Break Camps for 6th-8th Grade

Click here to check out our winter break options for middle schoolers.


YMCA Holiday Break Enrichment Classes Through BVSD Lifelong Learning

Join us for LEGO, dance, art or sports classes for 3 hours in the morning and/or afternoon at High Peaks/BCSIS Elementary in Boulder or Superior Elementary in Superior.

Lunch supervision will be provided if you sign up for a morning and afternoon class on the same day at the same location for $5 per day. Please bring a nutritious non-perishable lunch.

Lifelong Learning Refund/Cancel Policy: If you need to cancel a class registration for any reason, you must do so at least seven days prior to the class start date to receive a refund minus a cancellation fee (15% of the cost of the class). There will be no refunds six or less days prior to the start of class. If a class is canceled by Lifelong Learning, a full refund will be given.

Register for winter break enrichment classes with BVSD Lifelong Learning by clicking here.

If you have any questions, contact stacie.hoffmann@ymcabv.org or shaun.barnes@ymcabv.org.

Art

Flip, Fold, Fly!

Join us for fun and creative projects made with paper. In this session we will create paper airplanes and test their success in flight, make flip action books, and construct origami animals and modular pieces while learning the history of the art of folding. We will even use a dollar bill to create an origami piece, so bring one with you!

Location

Grade

Date

Time

Fee (per child)

High Peaks 2nd-5th

Mon, Dec 23

8:30am-12:00pm $55

Animation Creation

Students will learn how animation works and create their own animation either using paper or clay. They will explore simple expressions of movement and learn about examples in current video games and film. Students will have an opportunity to see how computer animation is created and create their own short animation projects!

Location

Grade

Date

Time

Fee (per child)

High Peaks 2nd-5th

Mon, Dec 23

12:30-4:00pm $60

LEGO Mania Classes

LEGO Mania: Game Building Day

Ready, set, GO! You can build anything out of Legos, right? How about a soccer game or a checker board? What about a ski jump? Or better yet—make up your own game. These classes are hands-on and imagination-driven. Challenges are tailored to a participant’s age and skill level to maximize their experience of fun. There will be playtime each class as well as theme-based activities that will help young builders develop their projects.

LEGO Mania: Amusement Park

Amusement parks may be closed for the winter, but we’ll just build our own! Together we’ll learn how to make rides that spin, slide, roll and turn. We might even create a water ride or two – all out of Legos. But we need builders! These classes are hands-on and imagination-driven. Challenges are tailored to a participant’s age and skill level to maximize their experience of fun. There will be playtime each class as well as theme-based activities that will help young builders develop their projects.

Location

Grade

Date

Time

Fee (per child)

Superior K-5th Mon, Jan 6 12:30-4:00pm $55
High Peaks K-5th Mon, Jan 6 8:30am-12:00pm $55

LEGO Mania: Knights, Castles and Dragons

Be knighted, young lady and young lad. Come hither and join us anon. Our castle is in need of re-building, and our knights are in need of new catapults. Wait! Does the attacking army come with a dragon? Quick! Prepare to defend the kingdom. These classes are hands-on and imagination-driven. Challenges are tailored to a participant’s age and skill level to maximize their experience of fun. There will be playtime each class as well as theme-based activities that will help young builders develop their projects.

Location

Grade

Date

Time

Fee (per child)

Superior* K-5th Mon, Dec 23 8:30am-12:00pm $55
Superior K-5th Thu, Jan 2 12:30-3:30pm $55
High Peaks K-5th Thu, Jan 2 12:30-4:00pm $55

Combination of Amusement Park and Knights, Castles and Dragons.

LEGO Mania: Watch It Move

Cars, planes, boats, submarines, spaceships and bikes, oh my! Your child will explore motion with creations they develop, race a friend's creation, or see if they can make their boat float. Participants can work with others or on their own. There will be playtime each class as well as theme-based activities that will help young builders develop their projects. Challenges are tailored to participant’s age and skill level to maximize their experience of fun. There will be playtime each class as well as theme-based activities that will help young builders develop their projects.

Location

Grade

Date

Time

Fee (per child)

Superior K-5th Fri, Jan 3 12:30-4:00pm $55
High Peaks K-5th Fri, Jan 3 12:30-4:00pm $55

LEGO Mania: Junior City Planners

What makes a great city? How it’s put together! It might need some good roads, impressive buildings, playgrounds, parks, and even a train. In this class we’ll design and build a massive Lego city that any upstanding minifigure citizen would be proud to call home. These classes are hands-on and imagination-driven. Challenges are tailored to a participant’s age and skill level to maximize their experience of fun. There will be playtime each class as well as theme-based activities that will help young builders develop their projects.

Location

Grade

Date

Time

Fee (per child)

Superior K-5th Thu, Jan 2 8:30am-12:00pm $55
Superior K-5th Mon, Jan 6 8:30am-12:00pm $55
High Peaks K-5th Thu, Jan 2 8:30am-12:00pm $55
High Peaks K-5th Mon, Jan 6 8:30am-12:00pm $55

LEGO Mania: Out of this World

Galaxies, aliens, spaceships, and empires. These are the matters that young astronauts ponder. In this class we’ll explore space travel designs, work on our Jedi skills, and maybe build a spaceship or two. These classes are hands-on and imagination-driven. Challenges are tailored to a participant’s age and skill level to maximize their experience of fun. There will be playtime each class as well as theme-based activities that will help young builders develop their projects.

Location

Grade

Date

Time

Fee (per child)

Superior K-5th Fri, Jan 3 8:30am-12:00pm $55
High Peaks* K-5th Thu, Dec 26 12:30-4:00pm $55
High Peaks K-5th Fri, Jan 3 8:30am-12:00pm $55

*Combination Game Building and Out of this World

Dance

Movement Expression

Imaginations come to life in this creative movement environment. Theme of the day is open for personal interpretation of the dancer. Kids will work with dance inspired by stories, both already written and imagined by them to create living and moving stories of their own dreams and fantasies. We will incorporate these dreams and fantasies into games and crafts.

Location

Grade

Date

Time

Fee (per child)

Superior K-2nd Fri, Jan 3 8:30am-12:00pm $50
High Peaks K-2nd Mon, Jan 2 8:30am-12:00pm $50
High Peaks K-2nd Mon, Jan 6 8:30am-12:00pm $50

YMCA Hip Hop Dance

This high energy dance camp explores hip hop in relation to other exciting dance styles. Kids will explore a balance of choreographed movements and technique with developing their own personal style. By blending traditional hip hop; popping, locking, house, breaking and floor work, with a diverse range of other dance styles; Salsa, Flamenco, Jazz, West African, Afro-Cuban and more. The kids in this camp will quickly develop their own flair and dance attitude!

Location

Grade

Date

Time

Fee (per child)

Superior 3rd-5th Fri, Jan 3 12:30-4:00pm $50
High Peaks 3rd-5th Mon, Jan 2 12:30-4:00pm $50
High Peaks 3rd-5th Mon, Jan 6 12:30-4:00pm $50

Sports

YMCA Gym Ventures

A fun and action filled time for active youth designed for this age group! Join us for a multitude of games like capture the flag, dodge ball, and floor hockey along with some non-competitive team building opportunities. Kids will also have an opportunity to suggest their favorite game and be on a team to create a brand new game! Bring a water bottle and a smile because this is a fantastic opportunity to play hard and make some friends while we go on a Gym-Venture.

Location

Grade

Date

Time

Fee (per child)

High Peaks 3rd-5th Mon, Jan 6 8:30am-12:00pm $50
High Peaks K-5th Mon, Jan 6 12:30-4:00pm $50

Floor Hockey Skills and Drills  

Skills and Drills designed especially for our budding floor hockey players.  They will be breaks in the routine for some other fun gym games and some “re-fueling” activities in between.  Short “playoffs” will be a part of the agenda with a focus on good sportsmanship! We need at least 10 players, so sign up with your friends!

Location

Grade

Date

Time

Fee (per child)

Superior K-2nd Mon, Jan 6 8:30am-12:00pm $50
Superior 3rd-5th Mon, Jan 6 12:30-4:00pm $50

Indoor Soccer Skills and Drills

Skills and Drills designed especially for our budding soccer players.  There will be breaks in the routine for some other fun gym games and some “re-fueling” activities in between.  Short “playoffs” will be a part of the agenda with a focus on good sportsmanship! We need at least ten players, so sign up with your friends!

Location

Grade

Date

Time

Fee (per child)

Superior K-2nd Thu, Jan 2 8:30am-12:00pm $50
Superior 3rd-5th Thu, Jan 2 12:30-4:00pm $50
High Peaks K-2nd Fri, Jan 3 8:30am-12:00pm $50
High Peaks 3rd-5th Fri, Jan 3 12:30-4:00pm $50

Register for winter break enrichment classes with BVSD Lifelong Learning by clicking here.