St. Michael’s Speciality Camp

This year the Central YMCA will host a variety of sports and interest based specialty camps at St. Michael Catholic School in Gastonia for the first time! We are very excited about being able to provide these opportunities for our campers. There are 12 different specialty camps being offered at St. Michael with a range of interests from which campers can choose one week or all six!

Ages: K to Rising 5th Grade

Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.

Registration: Now Open!

  • Click here for a registration form
  • NEW! Online Registration
  • St. Michael’s At-A-Glance: Click here

Season or Schedule: 6 Weeks

  • Week 1: June 12th-16th
  • Week 2: June 19th– 23rd
  • Week 3: June 26th– 30th
  • Week 6: July 17th-21st
  • Week 7: July 24th-28th
  • Week 8: July 31st– August 4th


COST: Members $152, Program Participants $181


Camp Week

Option 1

Option 2

Week One

Football Camp

Campers will learn and advance their core skills in both offense and defense through drills, technical skills clinics and scrimmages.

Cheer & Dance Camp

Campers will work on formations, vocalization, jumps, spirit and teamwork. Campers will work on honing their abilities each day and perform cheer and dance routines in competition form at the end of the week for family and friends.

Week Two

Soccer Camp

Campers will engage in technical skill development through clinic style training for footwork, goal keeping, passing and endurance. Daily scrimmages will be held to showcase campers’ newly learned skills and improvement.

Cake Wars! Camp

Baking, decorating, presenting and of course tasting vari- ous baked goods in teams and individually to win challeng- es is the daily goal of this camp. Campers will record their challenges for our Y-Youthbakes Youtube channel. Each team will have the opportunity to teach others via the web about fun, safe and successful baking experiences!

Week Three

Lacrosse Camp

This skills learning camp is structured to teach campers the basics of stick handling, passing, and goal keeping, Campers will learn the rules of La- crosse, become familiar with the gear and put that knowledge to use through scrimmages.

Smart Art Camp

Digital design, 3D pen printing, recycled materials art, knitting, and fashion design will give campers a chance to use technology and creativity to produce marketable items and sell those in an Etsy store. All proceeds from the store go to a community outreach fund to teach campers valua- ble life skills and character traits.

Week Six

Boys Basketball Camp

During basketball camp, the focus will be on learning and improving technical skills, gaining confidence, working with a team and playing a game so many love.

Page to Stage Camp

This reading, writing and performing arts camp focuses on all aspects of creating a great story and producing and performing a great show! Of course the grand finale would be a live performance of a play written by, acted by and produced by the camp for family and friends

Week Seven

Girls Basketball Camp

During basketball camp, the focus will be on learning and improving technical skills, gaining confidence, working with a team and running drills and plays that play to the girls’ strengths.

Sports Camp

This week, campers will be introduced to a different sport each day and have a chance to learn a few basic skills in variety of sports including softball, field hockey, golf, la- crosse, and tennis. The goal of this week is to allow campers to discover their interests in a safe fun environ- ment.

Week Eight

Volleyball Camp

Ready, Set, Spike! From beginners to veteran players, campers will work on new and existing skills to improve their team play and find their niche position through clinic style training and matches.

RoboTecs Camp

The future is here! Science, technology, engineering, math- ematics and teamwork will be the focus of RoboTecs camp. Our campers will a chance to design, build and operate a variety of robots.