YMCA Camp Gordyland (Wilton, CT)

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Listing Category: Camps, Day Camps, School Vacation Week Camps, Traditional Day Camps, and Special Needs Camps

  • Welcome to Camp Gordyland! Our camp directors dedicate year-round planning and collectively have over 100+ years of camp experience to ensure our campers learn life-lasting skills and foster friendships in a safe environment. Our camp sits on 22 acres where we enjoy a 50 meter pool, 25 yard indoor pool, pond, mini-golf course, ropes course/climbing wall, 2 ball fields, fishing area, archery range and more!

    Weekly Themes/Schedules 

    Week 1: Gordy’s 9 Kingdoms June 25th-29th
    The Summer is Here! Be ready to cheer on your grade as you compete to be the King or Queen of Gordy’s 9 Kingdoms. Will you joust to the finish line or make meat pies at Gordy’s Gourmet?  Dress like your favorite knight in shining armor, princess or fairy tale character for Dress-up Thursday. Hope to see you at the castle!
    Week 2: Holiday Hoopla July 2nd -6th  (No Camp, Wednesday, July 4th)
    Can you imagine celebrating some of your favorite holidays all at your favorite place? Guess what, you can this year at Camp Gordyland! Come join us as we celebrate “Gordy-tines” Day, Friendsgiving, the 4th of July and a Gordy New Year. We’ll make “Gordy-tine” cards to give to our friends, enjoy a special lunch altogether and toast to the camp year. Be sure to wear your Red, White & Blue for Dress-up Thursday and don’t forget your $3 for Hot Dog Thursday (a favorite weekly tradition).
    Week 3: Cosmic Comic Carnival July  9th -13th (Carnival Wednesday, July 11th at 1pm & Dunk your Director Thursday, July 12th starting at 3pm)
    Get your popcorn, hot dogs and win big at our annual Carnival, Wednesday July 11th. This week we will be featuring a Cosmic Comic Carnival complete with Out of this World games and prizes. Do you have the skills it takes to fly to space? Test your speed, agility, and Earthly knowledge at our Opening Ceremonies and activities. At our camp activities you will be able to do Space Training Obstacle Course, catch Alien “Bad guys” at Canoe, and for our older campers, assess your target accuracy at Archery. Find your favorite Superhero, space shirt or costume for Dress-up Thursday! Don’t forget to stop by during pick-up on Thursday to Dunk your Director (2 balls for $1). All money raised will go towards our Camp Scholarship Fund! We’ll see you under the Big Top!
    Week 4: Gordy’s Gold Rush July 16th-20th
    Did you know that Camp Gordyland is at the base of a mountain where gold was once mined? Well, now you have the chance to find this very special Gordy’s Gold. All coins collected will go towards our annual Color Games points. Help your Color team get a jump to earn the Character cup. So dress like a miner or maybe cowboy/girl and be ready to search high and low during Gordy’s Gold Rush!
    Week 5: Color Games XXVI July 23rd -27th (The Big Show, Friday, 27th at 1pm)
    Let’s get ready to dance, cheer and show your color pride for our 26th Annual Color Games! Cheer on your color team each morning during opening ceremonies, earn points for loudest team, and bring your Spirit to activities like Color Craze and Dance.  Team Building helps demonstrate our 5 Character values as well as team spirit and enthusiasm. Save your pennies and silver coins for our Penny Wars where we will help raise money for our scholarship fund and points for your Color Team. Wear your Team’s Colored t-shirt all week and give it all you got for your color on Friday the 27th at 1 pm for the BIG SHOW! Be there to see who will win the Big Show Belt and the Character Cup.
    Week 6: Sports of All Sorts July 30th– August 3rd **
    Give me a “C,” Give me an “A,” Give me an “M”, Give me a “P,” what does that spell? CAMP! Come join us for a week full of Sports of All Sorts! Sports will be played at all activities of course; we’ll make pennants and “foam fingers” to cheer on our teams and counselors during our Annual Volleyball Tournament and our Counselor vs. Director CF Football Game Fundraiser, Wednesday, August 1st! So pick out your favorite jersey and start practicing a cheer, we’ll see you on the field!
    Week 7: Gordyland’s Got Talent August 6th -10th  Talent Show: Friday, August 10th at 10am) **
    Can you sing, dance or juggle and sing at the same time? Whatever your talent might be, we want to see it for our annual Gordyland’s Got Talent on Friday, August 10th at 10am. Throughout the week you will have the opportunity to practice or choreograph and plan your performance with your camp group or friends. We will have music trivia and dance offs at Opening Ceremonies, test your minute to win it talents at our Theme activity and use your engineering skills as you build sandcastles at Picnic Games. You will use your talent as an Iron Chef at Gordy’s Gourmet as you have only a few minutes to make the special ingredients into a edible work of art. Be sure to dig out your feather boas, leather jackets, and shades to become a celebrity for Dress-up Thursday. We’ll see you on the red carpet!
    Week 8: Magical Marsh August 13th -17th**
    Welcome to the land of imagination, where anything is possible! Dream of magic and make believe as we play Quidditch Games, fish for unicorn fish, climb the vines of a castle or score against a Troll. Dress-up like a magical character or being or embrace a favorite fantasy character. We can’t wait to see what your imagination brings to life during our last week of camp!
    ** Denotes that camp may be potentially on a modified schedule based on construction. We appreciate your patience in this matter.

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