YMCA Loudoun County Youth Development Center

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At the YMCA, strengthening the community is their cause! They work side-by-side with neighbors to ensure everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive!

Their Loudoun County Youth Development Center, located in Sterling, VA, offers everything from early childhood programs, afterschool care and enrichment programs to fitness programs and a state-of-the-art gym. They even offer camp opportunities! So this summer, your children are invited to join them for fun, friends, and adventure!

Summer 2022 opportunities include traditional camps, specialty camps, and sports camps. All camps are week-long, full-day (8 am-6 pm) opportunities for boys and girls ages 5 to 12. Choose one week or as many as you like!

Click here to learn more or scroll below for camp details and dates at their Sterling, VA, Youth Development Center.

To learn more about opportunities at their other Loudoun County locations, including Ashburn (Cedar Lane ES), Sterling (Sterling ES), Leesburg (Cool Spring ES), and South Riding (Liberty ES), click here and choose your search parameters.


Cartoon Craziness
June 21-24, 2022
Does your child like to read comics? In this camp, kids will learn the basics of cartooning, including figure design, movement, and the process of drawing and coloring a strip. They will then use their imagination to storyboard and create an adventure to share! Click to register.

Aloha Splash
June 27-July 1, 2022
Kids are invited to join the YMCA for a week of luaus, hula dancing, and tropical fun! Campers will participate in water and land games, make fun beach scene crafts, and learn about water science. Click to register.

Escape to Dino Land
July 4-8, 2022
Long necks, big teeth, and sharp claws — oh my! Campers will explore all there is to know about the prehistoric creatures of the past! They’ll also learn fun facts about extinct species and even create a fossil or dig for dinosaurs! Click to register.

Captain Y & the Superheroes
July 11-15, 2022
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Captain Y and the Superheroes! Kids should grab their capes, shields, and masks and get ready to show their true strength this week. Buckle up because they’re traveling to another dimension! Click to register.

It’s a Thingamajig
July 18-22, 2022
STEM shapes everyday experiences and is designing the future. The YMCAs Thingamajig camp opens doors to strategic thinking and creative expression by challenging children to invent solutions to everyday problems using only what can be re-purposed around them. In addition, campers will be invited to attend the 26th Annual YMCA Thingamajig Invention Convention — a one-of-a-kind STEM-based gathering where youth and community partners come together to learn, explore, experiment, and discover! Click to register.

Animal Adventures
July 25-29, 2022
Does your child know what a group of elephants is called? Do they know the difference between a reptile and an amphibian? Do they know how a whale stays warm in freezing water? They’ll find out through arts and crafts, science experiments, group games, and more! Click to register.

Space Invaders
Aug 1-5, 2022
Attention space cadets! You won’t want to miss out on this camp from another world! Campers will explore the galaxy, create a spacecraft, and enter space cadet training. Click to register.

Exploring the World
Aug 8-12, 2022
Around the world in 5 days! Campers will be learning all about different regions, people, and customs from all over the world through arts and crafts, group games, and science activities. Click to register.

Backyard Bonanza
Aug 15-19, 2022
If your child can think of it, this camp will have it! Campers will enjoy a week of outdoor games and adventures, including playing corn hole, badminton, kickball, and fun backyard games. Click to register.


Savor the Flavor
June 21-24, 2022 & July 18-22, 2022
Campers really get cooking in this introduction to the culinary arts, where they will learn to create fun things to eat! Incorporating cleanliness, nutrition, cooking terms, measuring, creating, sharing, and tasting, this camp allows children to become little chefs! From chopping up to cleaning up, it’s all food for thought. Click to register.

LEGO Robotics

July 4-8, 2022 & Aug 1-5, 2022
As campers explore the wonderful world of robots, they’ll create, build, and program robots that can walk, run, make music, dance, and complete an obstacle course. Kids will use LEGO sets to explore, investigate, experiment, question, and build engaging hands-on science activities! Click to register.

July 11-15, 2022
Checkmate! Have your children ever been stumped with how the chess pieces move? Have no fear! Chess camp will teach them the basics, including learning the different chess pieces and how they work, basic strategies, and good sportsmanship. Click to register.

Minecraft & Coding
July 25-29, 2022
In this camp, campers will dive into the world of creativity and coding on YMCA-provided computers. Click to register.

Creative Arts
July 25-29, 2022
Young artists will have a blast learning different drawing techniques, which may include portrait, landscape, still life, cartoons, and shading while using a variety of materials. Click to register.


June 27-July 1, 2022
Campers will spend part of the day learning and practicing basketball fundamentals, including dribbling, shooting, passing, fast breaks, ball handling, and the importance of teamwork. Plus, they’ll enjoy a fun daily scrimmage. Click to register.

Sports Festival
July 11-15, 2022
Campers should lace up those sneakers — it’s time to have a ball with an assortment of sports! The YMCA has the FUNdamentals of children’s favorite sports covered in this safe, pressure-free arena. Click to register.

July 25-29, 2022
Soccer camp allows campers to take their dribbling, passing, and shooting to a new level! Activities include individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, and coached scrimmages. Click to register.


• Ages 5-12
• Weekly, Full-Day


• (703) 430-2781
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• 20733 Great Falls Plaza, Sterling, VA 20165 (Map)
• Loudoun County

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