SUMMIT, NJ - Registration for Summit Area YMCA's summer camp offerings will open on January 10, 2022 at 8:00 AM. Parents and guardians can choose from over 30 unique summer camps for children and teens ages 3-16! Enjoy traditional, outdoor, travel, art, dance, music, science, technology, robotics, engineering, agriculture, sports and much more! Take advantage of early bird savings through February 28, 2022 and secure a spot in the summer to make plenty of fun and everlasting memories.
Don’t miss out on your chance to save for the summer compared to regular camp prices. Reserving your child’s spot for the best summer ever only takes a few minutes and is only $50 deposit per camp.
The Summit Area YMCA offers a wide variety of summer camps designed to meet every interest and passion for every week of summer – from June 13 through August 29! Our summer camps are located at the Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights Community Pool at the YMCA, Summit YMCA, The Learning Circle YMCA and at the Watchung Reservation! We also have a variety of travel camps who visit and make memories all over the tri-state area.
Parents who cannot drop-off or pick up their children and teens at off-site camp locations may opt for YMCA bus transportation to and from the Y, bringing campers between their specific off-site camp locations. Plus we have extended care options at both the Berkeley Heights YMCA and the Summit YMCA for full and half day options.
• Art Camps: Art Adventures, Sew Creative, Slime Time
• Culinary Camps: Kitchen Creations, Fun on the Farm
• STEM Camps: Full Steam Ahead, Video Game Design, Engineering with Lego®, Lego® Superhero Academy & Transformer Challenge, Inventor's Camp, Junior Robotics, EV3 Advanced Robotics, Mission:Code, NASA Space Academy, Wilderness Adventures and much more!
• Preschool Camps: The Adventurers (4-7), Busy Bees, Young Explorers (3-4)
• Camps that Promote Physical Activity: Sports Camp, Camp Cannundus, Camp Lagoonland, Obstacle Warriors, and more!
• Travel Camps: Camp Discovery, Camp Enterprise, Teen Trek, Junior Travelers, Travelers and more!
• Teen Camps: Teen Trek, Leaders-In-Training
You can search camp options at the Summit Area YMCA by age, category, date or name!
For teens ages 14 – 16, we offer Teen Camps and leadership programs like Leader’s in Training (LIT). Our camps encourage campers to become better leaders and positive role models! Teens can have a blast on excursions to New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania in our most popular Teen Trek camp, while being supported and surrounded by positive role models to help them build important leadership and life skills.
Read more about how our Teen Camps can help teens escape their fear of missing out!
Camp is a place where children can unplug from technology and enjoy just being a kid. Under the guidance of caring, enthusiastic, trained staff members, YMCA campers will create lasting friendships, lifelong memories, and find positive role models to look up to. According to the American Camp Association, “Camps and other youth development programs provide the opportunity to reduce summer learning loss in an expanded learning environment where children are engaged and have an opportunity for additional academic enrichment.” The Summit Area YMCA's summer camps are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), an independent body that establishes standards for key aspects of camp operation, program quality, health and safety of campers.
Our programs inspire campers to embrace the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and challenge them to grow physically, mentally, and socially by gaining an appreciation for other perspectives, encouraging campers to become better friends, students and leaders and, of course, to have tons of fun!
“We had close family friends from our town that had kids that had come to camp the year before and they raved about it. I’m a working mom so when I saw all the camps available at the Y and the Sidekick program we knew that would be something that would work out great for us. I didn’t want them to miss out on all of the different opportunities and camps that were out there so it was nice that the Y was able to be flexible with the camps in the morning and in the afternoon. I was glad that there were programs for my kids and something for parents that work. The girls attended several camps throughout the summer including Camp Cannundus, Science Camp, Bricks 4 Kidz, Sports Camp, Sidekick and loved them all.”— Michelle, Parent and Summit Area YMCA Member
“I recommend the Y to friends all the time. I tell them that their kids are not only going to have fun, but they’re going to be in a safe place. They’re going to be with people who are going to take care of them, people who are going to be there for them if they get hurt. Summer camp provides a safe environment, but it also provides fun. The field trips they go on and the activities they do are things they would not get anywhere else.”—Cara, Parent and Summit Area YMCA Member
“My daughters Ayanna and Laetitia had a wonderful time at camp with the Y. Laetitia went to Mad Science camp and she would come back with a science experiment every day and talk about what she did with cylinders and pipettes. Being a scientist myself, I was enthralled by her enthusiasm and impressed that the Y actually hired professionals and experts from the related fields to teach and engage the children. Ayanna also loved Camp Cannundus and had a great time outdoors with all the team spirit and nature activities. Both of them enjoyed the Y for both the indoor and outdoor activities!” — Sonia, Parent and Summit Area YMCA Member
You can register online and reserve your child's spot in camp now for only $50 deposit per camp. Use the online promo code EBP2022 to take advantage of early bird pricing through February 28, 2022!
As always, summer camp scholarships and financial assistance are available to those with demonstrated need.
We're gearing up for another awesome summer, and we hope you’ll be a part of it too!
The Summit Area YMCA's summer camps are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), an independent body that establishes standards for key aspects of camp operation, program quality, health and safety of campers. Under guidance from the American Camp Association and the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) the Summit Area YMCA has incorporated and implemented several new Camp Policies and Procedures based on the New Jersey COVID-19 Youth Day Camp Standards & Guidelines for summer camps at the Berkeley Heights YMCA, Summit YMCA and Watchung Reservation in order to to continue offering the safest and highest quality summer camp program. Should there be any further changes to policies, programs and/or operations, the YMCA will share updates with registered participants as additional information is made available. If you have specific questions, please contact us.
Childcare and Summer Camp Director
SUMMIT AREA YMCA
tel:1-908-464-8301 ext. 2027
In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values, and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring and respect — are integral to everyday operations.
Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.
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