Our half day Specialty Camps offer a variety of camps kids love. With a full range of activities, your camper can do it all, under the careful supervision of our highly trained camp staff. More activities mean more fun!
2023 Specialty Camp Descriptions
Fitness & Fun
Come and see just how FUN it is to be healthy and active! Fit & Fun isn’t about lifting weights or developing a workout regimen. It’s about showing kids that you can have just as much fun by moving around and getting exercise as you can by binging Netflix and watching Tik Tok! On Friday please join us to learn about the games your child fell in love with at camp this week!
Yoga & Art
Yoga & Art is a great class to bring some calm and relaxation into life while also learning new and useful lifelong skills! Our certified yoga instructor will teach your child the very basics of yoga and we’ll base our art projects around the skills and values learned from them each day. On Friday you can enjoy a yoga class taught by your now seasoned Yogi who will walk you through the steps they’ve learned throughout the week!
Archery specialty camp is designed to teach the basics of archery as well as hone your skills. All campers will learn and improve as the week progresses. Campers will be able to show off their new skill on Friday with a fun competition which parents will be invited to.
Let’s get outside this summer and enjoy the beautiful nature here in Albuquerque! In Outdoor Adventure your child will be led by a trained staff member on hikes and trails to learn how to safely enjoy the outdoors. Along the way they will learn how to identify various plants and animals in nature and tell you all about them. On Friday join us for a hike with your child so they can tell you everything they’ve learned!
Bring your soon-to-be chef to the YMCA’s Top Chef Camp to learn their way around the kitchen! We’ll teach them the basics about safety in the kitchen, the tools we have at our disposal, and how to prepare some basic dishes. Join us on Friday for a meal prepared for you by your child. Bon Appétite!
Throughout the camp, kids will learn and get introduced to the sport of disc golf, while also providing an opportunity to develop new skills, make new friends, and enjoy the great outdoors. The program is staffed by an experienced disc golf player who will work with the kids through instruction, fun games, and friendly competition.
With technology growing all around us, it’s not a bad idea to get an early start on how it all works! This is an exciting and educational program that introduces young kids to the world of computer programming and coding! Through the guidance of an experienced, real life coder, participants will learn a variety of coding languages and concepts along the way through the amazing world of technology!
Kids Gone Crafty
Come join us for a week of awesome art projects! This specialty camp provides a unique and enriching experience for children, allowing them to explore their artistic passions and develop their skills and creativity in a supportive and fun environment. Our experienced staff will lead your child through guided projects, and help them with their own ideas and creations during their free time, creating an awe-inspiring portfolio to show off at the end of the week
Although improving skills is the focus, our camps are still designed with fun in mind. Fun games and drills keep players engaged and energized, while improving the fundamentals required for the game. Plus, our coaches will reinforce the importance of sportsmanship and fair play throughout the week.
Specialty Camp Location:
Netherwood Park Church (next to the Horn YMCA)
5101 Indian School RD NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
McLeod Family YMCA*
12500 Comanche NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
St Paul’s United Methodist Church
9500 Constitution Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112
Wilson Middle School
1138 Cardenas Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
*Subject to change based on availability
2023 Specialty Camps & Dates
|Date||Netherwood Camps||McLeod Camps||St. Paul’s Camps||Sports Camps*|
|June 5 – 9||Fitness & Fun / Kids Gone Crafty||Outdoor Adventure / Yoga & Art||—||Soccer Camp|
|June 12 – 16||Fitness & Fun / Kids Gone Crafty||Outdoor Adventure / Yoga & Art||—||Soccer Camp|
|June 19 – 23||Archery / Coding||Yoga & Art / Kids Gone Crafty||—||Basketball Camp|
|June 26 – 30||Archery / Coding||Yoga & Art / Kids Gone Crafty||—||Basketball Camp|
|July 3 – 7**||Outdoor Adventure / Fit & Fun||Coding||Top Chef||Basketball Camp|
|July 10 – 14||Outdoor Adventure / Fit & Fun||Coding||Top Chef||Volleyball Camp|
|July 17 – 21||Disc Golf||—||Top Chef||Volleyball Camp|
|July 24 – 28||Disc Golf||—||Top Chef||Volleyball Camp|
Each camp has different age range. See the table below.
|Fitness & Fun||6 – 12|
|Yoga & Art||6 – 12|
|Archery||8 – 12|
|Outdoor Adventure||6 – 12|
|Top Chef||7 – 12|
|Coding||8 – 12|
|Kids Gone Crafty||6 – 12|
|Disc Golf Camp||6 – 12|
|Soccer Camp||6 – 12|
|Basketball Camp||6 – 13|
|Volleyball Camp||8 – 14|
Second Child Discount: $5.00
*A YMCA family or single parent family membership required. Call for non-member pricing.
Specialty Camp Hours
There will be a morning and afternoon sessions to choose from. Camps are 1 week long Monday – Friday.
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Camp Activities
Drop off is 8 AM
Pick up 12 PM
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Camp Activities
Drop off is 1 PM
Pick up is 5 PM
Members Only registration day March 6, 2023.
Non-member Registration starts March 7, 2023.
Only in person registration will be accepted for members only day. Online registration starts March 8.
Registration closes two weeks prior to each camp start date or when camps fill.
What you need to register
- $10 deposit for each week your child will attend. (Specialty Camp Only)
- Membership fee (if your child is currently not a member)
- Current copy of your child’s shot records.
- Completely fill out your child’s online registration form and enrollment agreement.
Financial Aid Application
Parent Handbook – 2023
Specialty Camp Parent Guide
For questions or info, please contact:
Director of School-Aged Childcare
505-595-1515 extension 3106
For questions or info, please contact for Sports Camps:
Director of Fitness & Sports
505-595-1515 extension 3117