For students in grades 5-8 as of May 2019
Extreme Teens teaches our tweens and early teens specific outdoor recreation skills in addition to creating and using their own budget for special activities. Each morning, participants will receive instruction from our team of avid hikers and paddlers in our community. In the afternoons, participants are in charge! They will design and manage their own budget and schedule to pick the activities that they want to do most. Do they want to go bowling? See a movie? Grab a milkshake? It's up to them! Extreme Teens is led by our Y staff team with the help of each week's volunteer instructors. All transportation to and from activities is included.
Member $230 // Community Member $250
This summer, we explored:
Bike Week– This two-wheeled week is spent on our local biking trails with the Wenatchee Valley Velo Club. Learn how to safely ride and manage a bike, adhere to biking rules and laws, and maintain and clean trails! Bikes are available for those in need.
Hike Week- Spend this week learning to hike on our Wenatchee Valley trails with Seth Wendzel and the Washington State University 4-H Challenge Programs. In addition to hiking, this week will feature an introduction to climbing and ropes courses at the WSU Extension Challenge Ropes Course.
Paddle Week- We are partnering with the Wenatchee Row and Paddle Club to provide skill-building lessons on the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers. Spend this week on the water learning how to canoe and kayak both as a team and going solo!
LAKE WENATCHEE YMCA CAMP
Each one week session of resident camp offers traditional camping experience for both boys and girls. Programs are tailored to the appropriate age groups to provide fun positive activities and games. Leadership Development Program (LDP) are for grades 8-9 and help bridge into our Counselor Development Program (CDP). Lake Wenatchee Y Camp has professional, well-trained, enthusiastic staff that ensure a positive camping experience for your child. For more information visit the Lake Wenatchee Y Camp website.
ABOUT THE Y’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS
Getting a break from learning in school doesn’t mean that kids should not be learning outside the classroom this summer. The Y’s summer programs give children opportunities for new experiences and personal growth. Young people in our care learn new skills, make new friends, and develop self-confidence and self-esteem while having fun. We understand that you want the very best for your child and we would be honored to be part of your child’s summer. A well-trained, enthusiastic staff is the key to a positive summer program experience. Y staff members are dedicated to providing a safe and wholesome environment for each child. They are chosen for their maturity, strong values, enthusiasm and ability to be positive role models for children. Before they work with your child, Y staff members have criminal history and multiple reference checks completed and undergo extensive training emphasizing safety, child growth and development, and group dynamics. All Y staff members are certified in First Aid and CPR and aquatic activities are supervised by certified lifeguards. The Y is committed to the health and well-being of every child in our care.