General 2013 Camp Information
Growth and exploration for kids of all ages
For more than 80 years, the Summit Area YMCA has provided our community’s children with a safe, exciting opportunity to explore the outdoors, learn new skills, build self-esteem, and make lasting friendships and memories.
Organized by age group, our programs range from traditional day to teen leadership and specialty sessions designed around interests like science, cooking, space exploration, math, and the arts. Regardless of focus or subject matter, every camp program reinforces the Y’s core values — nurturing potential, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility in tomorrow’s leaders.
Week A June 24 to June 28
Week 1 July 1 to July 5 (no camp July 4)
Week 2 July 8 to July 12
Week 3 July 15 to July 19
Week 4 July 22 to July 26
Week 5 July 29 to August 2
Week 6 August 5 to August 9
Week 7 August 12 to August 16
Week 8 August 19 to August 23
Week B August 26 to August 30
In addition, the branches offer Extended Day Camp.
Hours are 7:00 am - camp start and 4:00 - 6:30 pm.
Summer Camp Open House
Saturday, April 13, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Summit YMCA
Welcome to Camp BBQ
Saturday, June 15, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Watchung Reservation, Playground Loop
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Sunday, January 13 Priority registration for returning campers and siblings.
Monday, January 14, general camp registration begins.
Register online or in person at the Y. When registering in person, return registration forms to Membership Services (one form is required per child.) Attach payment or supply credit card information on form Space is limited so register early.
Download Camp 2013 Complete Registration Packet
Download Camp 2013 Camp Health History Form
A doctor’s immunization form must be submitted to the attention of the Camp Director for each child by June 1, 2013.
Camp fees will be refunded before March 30, 2013. All deposits are non refundable.
Summit Area YMCA membership is required for each child to attend all camps. A youth membership is $96 and is good for one year. Teen membership will be drafted on a monthly basis.
Individuals and families may apply for financial assistance for membership or programs such as child care and day camp. We make Financial Assistance available to those in need, and is based on a number of factors including total household income and number of dependents in the household. The process is confidential and application forms are available at each of our three branches.
Applicants must live within the Summit Area YMCA service area. Springfield, Millburn, Short Hills, Summit, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Gillette and Stirling.
Note: Camp registration is still required and your child must be signed up for camp during the regular registration schedules. All camp registration rules will apply
The Summit Area YMCA summer day camp operates out of the Summit YMCA, located at 67 Maple Street, Summit and the Berkeley Heights YMCA, located at 550 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, The Learning Circle YMCA, located at 95 Morris Avenue, Summit, and at the Loop Playground in the Watchung Reservation.
Camp Locations and Hours
The Summit Area YMCA summer day camp operates out of the following locations:
Parents may drop-off and pick-up for Sports, Cannundus, Teen Trek, CIT, and LIT at Watchung Reservation.
Parents may also utilize our two convenient bus stop locations. (Additional fees apply)
Hours of camp vary. We offer both full and half-day camp options.
Specialty camps may be held at several different and offsite locations..
Parents must provide transportation for drop-off and pick-up.
Parents may utilize our 2 convenient bus stop locations, see transportation below.
Camp Cannundus, Sports Camp, CIT’s and Teen Trek Camp are held at the loop in the Watchung Reservation. Cheerful Chipmunks and Playful Porcupine preschool camps take place at the Summit YMCA.Busy Bee’s preschool camp takes place at the Berkeley Heights YMCA.
Specialty Camps take place at the Summit YMCA and Berkeley Heights YMCA's.
Hours of camp vary- please view the brochure description for specific hours.
We offer 2 bus stops for you to choose from:
Little Flower Church, Berkeley Heights, Drop off at 8:30 am / Pick up at 4:00 pm
Summit Middle School, Drop off at 8:30 am / Pick up at 4:15 pm
We will bus children to specific camp locations and return them to their morning bus stops at the end of the day. Full day campers will be returned to their morning bus stop for parent pick up. Fee: $40 per week/per child (round trip). One way options are available for a fee of $10 per week/per child.