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A SEUSStastic Summer is underway for YCampers.
YCamp 2014 is taking creative cues from Dr. Seuss with each week themed after specific Dr. Seuss books. Everything from science projects to arts and crafts activities will bring these books to life.
Theme weeks and field trips are as follows:
The first week there was a summer introduction to the program. The week of June 9, “The Cat and the Hat” was the book of inspiration, followed by a field trip to Rockin’ Rollers in Santa Fe.
“Horton Hears a Who!” was the book for the week of June 16 with a field trip to the ABQ Biopark zoo in Albuquerque.
June 23, “The Lorax” is the book of choice and the field trip will be the YMCA Camp Shaver. June 30, “Fox in Socks” will be the book along with a trip to the Children’s Museum in Santa Fe. “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” will be the book with a trip to Tsankawi/Rover Park.
Christmas in July week will be July 14-18 and will have the “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” with a trip to the Natural History Museum.
Zoo to You will come to the campers as the book will be “Green Eggs and Ham.”
The YCamp will have a So Long to Summer Party Week beginning July 28. The book will be “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”
New for YCamp is the creation of Morning Camp. Morning Camp is geared toward kids with busy afternoons and/or to help parents that may need assistance getting their child to and from summer school.
YCamp will be at Barranca Mesa this year. For parent convenience the YMCA will offer a YShuttle that runs White Rock campers from Chamisa to Barranca and back, at the beginning and end of every camp day. This shuttle makes in-town stops at Sullivan Field also.
For more information on YCamp and the YMCA, call 662-3100 or visit laymca.org.