SPECIALTY CAMPS

Our specialty camp activities are designed to give experienced campers more time to enjoy a special interest. Morning periods are spent on their specific specialty area and their afternoon is filled with traditional camp experiences such as free swim, games, team building, ropes, archery, nature, boating, and arts and crafts. 

NINJA WARRIOR

entering grade 3 to 8

Participate in exciting challenges, training regimens, and camp activities to gain strength, agility, speed, stealth and honor! Campers are in for a session of high-action adventures as they develop and become their own Ninjas by the end of the session. 

PARKOUR CAMP

entering grade 3 to 8

Campers will be transported to AMParkour where they will work with trained professionals to improve their running, jumping, climbing, balancing and more! Complete with team building challenges, positive reinforcement, and a love for movement, this camp will help your children find a love for fitness and movement that you can't find anywhere else!

NEW! OLDERS SPORTS CLUB

entering grade 6 to 9

For campers who can't get enough of sports, spend your mornings participating in a variety of sports with your friends. Campers will have the freedom of choice throughout the session.

GLEE CAMP

entering grade 5 to 9

For campers who love to sing or would love to learn how to perform, spend the session singing Top 40 songs and classics. Learn group performance and harmonizing techniques before putting on a stage performance at Family Night. 

FILM CAMP

entering grade 5 to 10

In a small group setting, campers will work to create, plan, film, edit and produce a variety of short films, newscasts and more as they learn the skills needed to operate the tools and software we use. 

GAME ON!

entering grade 5 to 9

Spend the mornings playing a variety of strategic board and card games, introducing your favorite, and learns the necessities in creating your own. Learn, share tips, and compete again other campers and their counselors. 

ARTS & CRAFTS CAMP

entering grade 2 to 4

The perfect choice for campers who enjoy the opportunity to be creative and express their artistic talents. Drawing, painting, larger scale art projects, and more will be offered throughout the session as campers explore their interests and learn new art skills. 

LET'S DANCE

entering grade 3 to 9

Learn basic dance routines and choreography. Both beginners and experienced dancers combine different genres of dance to put on a stage performance at Family Night.

CAN WE BUILD IT?

entering grade 3 to 5

Imagine, design, and create awesome Lego® structures! Learn the tricks of the trade needed for team builds, contests, free creative builds, and a variety of challenges. 

MEGA ADVENTURE

entering grade 3 to 5

An introduction to shelter building, fire starting, knot-tying, orienteering, and more. Includes a field trip canoeing down the Farmington River and a day trip hiking off-camp.

STEAM CAMP

entering grade 3 to 7

STEM Camp combines the best parts of Rocketry, hands-on science labs, engineering challenges, and more, all designed to immerse campers in the exciting principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Campers have fun, make friends, and think creatively while they participate in planning, building, and carrying out daily experiments. 

EXTENDED WILDERNESS

entering grade 8 to 11

Learn how to survive and have fun in the wilderness at camp! Campers put those skills to the test as they canoe from Portland to Seldon's Neck Island during a two-night trip down the CT River. 

ADVENTURE CAMPING

entering grade 6 to 9

Campers face challenges together on the low/high ropes course and continue to achieve new heights during a series of day trips including rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, and more. Includes campout at Seldon's Neck the 2nd Thursday of the session.

OLDERS ADVENTURE

entering grade 6 to 9

For older campers looking for more adventure and excitement, this new camp focuses on creating opportunities to bond with new friends while enjoying time spent off-camp on field trips including Nomads Adventure Quest, Lake Compounce, Bowling and Mini Golf.

CAMPFIRE COOKING

entering grade 3 to 8

Grab your apron and let's get cooking! Campers plan, prepare, and cook daily, learning about outdoor cooking safety, cooking techniques, nutrition, and essential tips for making delicious meals and snacks like baked potatoes, popcorn, and pizza in the great outdoors. 

FORT BUILDING

entering grade 3 to 9

Construct real tree forts with instruction on using hand saw, hammers, and other basic tools while making friends, working together, and gaining a better understanding of construction.

ALL THINGS AQUA

entering grade 4 to 6

Aquatic Adventures await the water enthusiast! Extended swim time, long pond swims, more boating and creative water games help campers become more comfortable and confident in the water. Includes a canoeing field trip. 

ALL STAR SPORTS

entering grade 2 to 4

NEW AGE! We have opened this camp to a younger age to provide a fun and instructional introduction to all things sports! With and emphasis on teamwork and good sportsmanship, campers will spend their mornings playing soccer, football, basketball, volleyball and more!

TRIATHLON TRAINING

entering grade 3 to 6

Campers improve their abilities and confidence in swimming, biking, and running in preparation for the Race4Chase Youth Triathlon. Campers of all fitness levels are welcome to join in the fun and friendship! Race fee is included

FISHING CAMP

entering grade 3 to 8

Learn skills through instruction, challenges, and practice at Jobs Pond and other local hot spots. This camp includes 5 field trips per session, including a deep sea fishing trip. 

HORSEBACK

entering grade 2 to 9

High quality half-day lessons every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Lessons will be in both riding and grooming at Hunter's Run in Glastonbury. Campers will be transported via bus from camp.

BASKETBALL ALL-STARS

entering grade 3 to 5

Recreational fun and skill development in a progressive goal oriented program that also focuses on friendship, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

SOCCER ALL STARS

entering grade 3 to 5

Campers develop into strong soccer players through age appropriate instruction and skill clinics all while having gun, working as a team, and making friends. 

HORSEBACK EXPERIENCE

entering grade 3 to 6

Campers will be transported to Hunter's Run Stables every afternoon during the session where they focus on learning new skills while honing existing skills. Prior experience is required for this advanced program which can be gained by participating in an earlier Horseback session.

BASKETBALL LEGENDS

entering grade 6 to 9

Recreational fun and skill development in a progressive goal oriented program that also focuses on friendship, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

SOCCER LEGENDS

entering grade 6 to 9

Campers develop into strong soccer players through age appropriate instruction and skill clinics all while having gun, working as a team, and making friends. 

Northern Middlesex YMCA

YMCA CAMP INGERSOLL

Location: 94 Camp Ingersoll Road Portland, CT  

860-342-2267
Mailing: 99 Union Street Middletown, CT 06457  

860-342-2267

A Community of Caring People for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility