• The Summit YMCA is hosting the annual Deep Freeze Swim Meet this Saturday & Sunday, February 4 & 5. As a result the pools & gymnasium will be closed. Parking around the Y will be available but limited. Members may/ visit the Berkeley Heights YMCA or other local YMCAs as part of their nationwide membership benefit.

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SUMMER CAMPS - all camps




ADVENTURERS

THE LEARNING CIRCLE YMCA

JULY – AUG | 7:30AM-6:00PM | Ages 4-7 | COST: $1,855/mo

Children experience the summer in a fun, supportive environment with experienced nurturing teachers. Each week the Adventurers will investigate a new theme in a fun, exciting way that combines activities, special on-site events and field trips. Daily activities include arts and crafts, playground time and water play, swimming at the Summit YMCA, special programs, dance, sports clinics, gardening, hiking, reading and writing, STEAM activities and games.

TLC Camps are full day, month-long camps. Total price includes healthy meals (breakfast, lunch, snacks) and any field trips or enrichment programs. TLC camps are not eligible for special offers such as early bird pricing.

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Art Adventures

Springfield Community Pool

Week 4 | Ages 6 - 10 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $320 | REG: $335

Campers will focus on a variety of art topics such as drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking! Led by experienced art instructors, the children will learn about some of the most influential artists of the past and present to recreate some of their most famous works of art. Each day campers will create and explore their newly discovered creativity in Art Adventures!

 

 


 

Art Adventures

SUMMIT YMCA

Week 3 & 6 | Ages 6 - 10 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $320 | REG: $335

Campers will focus on a variety of art topics such as drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking! Led by experienced art instructors, the children will learn about some of the most influential artists of the past and present to recreate some of their most famous works of art. Each day campers will create and explore their newly discovered creativity in Art Adventures!

 

 


 

Bricks 4 Kidz- "Galaxy Far Far Away" LEGO Camp

SUMMIT YMCA

Week 7 | Ages 6 - 10 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $345 | REG: $360

Are you a Star Wars fan? Join us on an adventure journey through space. Build the Redstone Rocket to blast through the atmosphere into a realm that is truly out of this world. Travel back in time to build NASA's Gemini Capsule. Each day also includes LEGO Star Wars-themed models, group games, challenges, and more. Trust your astronaut's building skills to pilot a spacecraft that will bring you back to Earth safely. We'll build motorized models that represent spacecraft from your favorite popular space movie. Come experience this stellar journey to a galaxy far away!

 

 


 

Bricks 4 Kidz- LEGO Battle Royal

Berkeley Heights YMCA

Week 3 | Ages 6 - 10 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $345 | REG: $360

Skydive down from a flying bus into a world of brick building! Imagine living in this brick world for a fortnight, and working on a fun mission while you're here. Campers will love building popular game characters, llamas, and motorized character models that dance! This fun game-based camp focuses on the fun of building, navigating, and teamwork.

 

 


 

Bricks 4 Kidz- LEGO Transformer Challenge

Berkeley Heights YMCA

Week 8 | Ages 6 - 10 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $345 | REG: $360

Get ready to build and discover how your model transforms! Campers will love the combination of building models that can be rebuilt into something completely different. These awesome 2-in-1 models will include exciting characters, robots, vehicles, and more! Follow the step-by-step building plans and ignite your inner engineer by using your imagination to transform models into something unique. Join us for this fun-filled camp where campers can apply their creativity and engineering skills to build and transform!

 

 


 

Bricks 4 Kidz- LEGO Video Game-On

SUMMIT YMCA

Week 1 | Ages 6 - 10 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $345 | REG: $360

This camp is all about the world of online video games and apps! In this interactive summer camp, campers will use LEGO Bricks to create and build different characters from their favorite video games. Themes such as Super Mario Bros., Roblox, Beyblades, Pokemon, Fortnight, and Minecraft come to life through motorized LEGO kits, mosaics, and 3D art. Don't forget classic Nintendo and SEGA themes such as Zelda, Duck Hunt, Pacman, and Sonic the Hedgehog. Each day will be a new adventure as the virtual and LEGO worlds combine!

 

 


 

Bricks 4 Kidz- Minecraft LEGO

Berkeley Heights YMCA

Week 4 | Ages 8 - 12 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $345 | REG: $360

Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. Experience the world of Minecraft with LEGO bricks in this fun summer camp! Kids will be crafting their shelters and some of the mobs, critters, and tools using LEGO Bricks. Students will have new challenges each day, building models and crafting key elements from the popular Minecraft game. Campers will be challenged to bring their virtual designs to life by building new mob figures, mosaics, and customized models incorporating LEGO bricks.

 

 


 

Bricks 4 Kidz- Pokemon LEGO

Berkeley Heights YMCA

Week 2 | Ages 6 - 10 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $345 | REG: $360

Get ready for an adventure in the world of Pokemon! Capture wild Pokemon creatures and train them for battle. Improve your accuracy and power as you learn new moves and use special abilities. Tap into your inner engineer as we build Dratini, Picachu, Poke Balls, and more. Bring your own Pokemon trading cards if you wish to play and trade at the end of each day. Show off your skills as you battle for power in your journey through the Pokemon Universe. Do you have what it takes to become a Pokemon Master?

 

 


 

Bricks 4 Kidz- Remote Control Mania

Berkeley Heights YMCA

Week 6 | Ages 6 - 10 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $345 | REG: $360

Making it move is the name of the game at this exciting camp! Kids will love to see their creations in motion using LEGO® remote controls. Each day, campers will use fascinating and challenging LEGO® to create dynamic vehicles, inventions, machines and more. As they enjoy the fun of building, campers will understand the basic working principles of many ingenious devices that are part of our everyday lives. Campers will also learn how to magnify, diminish and redirect force to move objects at different speeds and in different directions. This camp is loads of fun and learning for budding builders.

 

 


 

Bricks 4 Kidz- Superhero LEGO Camp

SUMMIT YMCA

Week 5 | Ages 6 - 10 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $345 | REG: $360

Campers will build customized 3-D superhero figures and motorized models with LEGO® bricks to create a fantasy world and protect it against all the evil arch enemies. Each day, campers will also use fascinating and challenging LEGO® components to create dynamic vehicles, inventions, machines and more.

 

 


 

Busy Bees

Berkeley Heights YMCA

Week 1 - 10 | Ages 3 - 5 | 9AM - 4PM
EBP: $360 | REG: $375

A first summer experience for preschool children, a chance to make new friends, swim three times a week, do arts and crafts, do STEM, storytime, sports, group games, field trips/special events, and more! Campers must be 3 years old by June 1, 2023, and fully toilet trained. Counselor to camper ratio is 1:6.

 

 


 

Camp Cannon Ball

Springfield Community Pool

Week 1 - 9 | Ages 5 - 13 | 9AM - 4PM
EBP: $350 | REG: $365

Join us at the beautiful Springfield Community Pool for a summer full of camp fun and adventures under the sun. Campers will swim daily, and participate in sports, group games, arts and crafts, STEAM activities, and more. Extended hours for Pre and Post Camp are available onsite. Each week's activities are planned around a theme including a weekly enrichment or special event. Half Day options are also available: 9 AM-12 PM or 1-4 PM, EBP $210 | REG $235.

 

 


 

Camp Cannundus

Watchung Reservation

Week 1 - 10 | Ages 5-13 | 9AM - 4PM
EBP: $350 | REG: $365

Making friends, learning new skills, understanding more about the natural world, and having good old fashion fun is what Camp Cannundus is all about. Hosted outdoors at the Watchung Reservation, each day offers many enjoyable activities to choose from including arts and crafts, nature hikes, games, and swimming at the Summit YMCA. Cannundus campers participate in theme day, STEM day, and field trip day every week!

 

 


 

Camp Discovery

SUMMIT YMCA

Week A | Ages 7 - 14 | 9AM - 4PM
EBP: $480 | REG: $495

This travel camp blasts off and ends summer with a bang! Children enjoy whole days of field trips to state parks, the beach, museums, fun centers, and other exciting locations like Jenkinson's Aquarium, the Bronx Zoo & Liberty Science Center!

 

 


 

Camp Enterprise

SUMMIT YMCA

Week B | Ages 7 - 14 | 9AM - 4PM
EBP: $480 | REG: $495

This travel camp blasts off and ends summer with a bang! Children enjoy whole days of field trips to state parks, the beach, museums, fun centers, and other exciting locations like Jenkinson's Aquarium, the Bronx Zoo & Liberty Science Center!

 

 


 

Camp Lagoonland

Berkeley Heights YMCA

Week 1 - 10 | Ages 5 - 8 | 9AM - 4PM
EBP: $385 | REG: $400

Lagoonland campers get the best of both, swimming every day at our outdoor pool (except on scheduled trip days), in addition to games, arts and crafts, and field trips to local attractions. Field trips may include state parks, sporting events, movies, mini-golf, and more.

 

 


 

Camp-A-Palooza

SUMMIT YMCA

Week A & B | Ages 5 - 8 | 9AM - 4PM
EBP: $335 | REG: $350

Looking for a camp option for the weeks that transition into summer and then back to school, well look no further! Camp-A-Palooza campers will build, create arts and crafts, explore S.T.E.A.M. experiments, play games as well as take local walking trips to the playground to local eateries in downtown Summit. Swimming, gym and playground time is also part of the daily schedule!

 

 


 

Full STEAM Ahead

SUMMIT YMCA

Week 4 & 8 | Ages 5 - 8 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $320 | REG: $335

Full STEAM Ahead Science Camp provides an extraordinary atmosphere for students to build unique creations, play games, and have loads of fun experimenting with a wide variety of STEAM activities. Activities are designed to trigger the lively imaginations of children and build their self-confidence. We'll explore exciting topics such as skyscrapers, flight, chemical reactions, and much more!

 

 


 

Fun on the Farm

Berkeley Heights YMCA

Week 5 | Ages 6 - 10 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $340 | REG: $355

Our mission is to connect campers to nature and food through farm-based education! Campers will grow, learn and play through creative, hands-on projects, visiting the farm each day to see how farms function. Campers will visit the animals, learn about planting seasons and have fun while doing it!

 

 


 

Junior Travelers

Watchung Reservation

Week 2 - 8 | Ages 7 - 8 | 9AM - 4PM
EBP: $390 | REG: $405

Jr. Travelers camp is the perfect combination of traditional camp activities, swimming at the Y and fun adventurous trips based out of the Watchung Reservation. Every week is different and full of fun! Possible trip destinations include Wild West City, FunPlex, Somerset Patriots Game, Laser Tag, Mini Golf, Arcade, and more!

 

 


 

Kitchen Creations

Berkeley Heights YMCA

Week 2 | Ages 6 - 10 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $340 | REG: $355

Ever wonder how your favorite pizza pie is made? Or what goes into the cream to make it your favorite sundae? How do you hand roll a bagel? Join us in this week-long adventure to some of our favorite local restaurants as we explore how these creations come to life. Not only will campers get to eat a variety of amazing food but they’ll get a complete behind-the-scenes tour and learn kitchen secrets from some of our area’s greatest chefs.

 

 


 

Leaders In Training (L.I.T.)

Watchung Reservation

Week 1 - 8 | Ages 14 - 16 | 9AM - 4PM
EBP: $230 | REG: $245

Leaders in Training is a great program for teens to develop leadership skills, learn how to work with children of all ages, and have fun at the same time. LITs receive weekly leadership lectures, practical skills training and performance evaluations. LITs accompany Camp Cannundus on weekly trips and gain opportunities to become future Summer Camp Counselors.

 

 


 

Mad Science- Chemicals, Cells & Crime

SUMMIT YMCA

Week 7 | Ages 8 - 12 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $340 | REG: $355

Children explore the inside of the body and learn about the organ systems and the cells that it's composed of. They discover cool chemical reactions, and how to solve a crime, in this hands-on summer science adventure!

 

 


 

Mad Science- Crazy Chemworks

Berkeley Heights YMCA

Week 8 | Ages 6 - 10 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $340 | REG: $355

During this action-packed camp, kids safely explore chemistry. With spectacular hands-on activities and amazing demonstrations, kids will both learn and apply the concepts, tools, and techniques of real chemists. Campers will start by learning lab techniques and safety procedures, and then use these to mix crazy concoctions and chemical combos. Kids even get fun lab gear to take home!

 

 


 

Mad Science- Eureka! For Inventor's

Berkeley Heights YMCA

Week 3 | Ages 6 - 10 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $340 | REG: $355

Inspire the inventor and scientist at Eureka camp! Children will overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors, and – most importantly, their minds. With a little bit of ingenuity, we will create catapults and forts, construct working light sticks and assemble a set of circuits with batteries and light bulbs. While Thomas Edison said “Genius is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration”, this camp is 100% FUN!

 

 


 

Mad Science- NASA Space Academy

SUMMIT YMCA

Week 4 | Ages 6 - 10 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $340 | REG: $355

Mad Science and NASA® have teamed up to bring the excitement and wonder of space to our campers, for their chance to be a junior rocket scientist! We'll not only explore the science behind rocket construction but build our own. Through teamwork, we'll complete an important space mission and build a model space station. Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system and create a lunar eclipse in our planetary tour. This stellar camp is your child's ticket to the stars. Let's journey through the galaxy with Mad Science!

 

 


 

Mad Science- Red Hot Robots

Berkeley Heights YMCA

Week 5 | Ages 6 - 10 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $340 | REG: $355

Children learn about the uses of robots in our world and spend time experimenting with super cool red-hot robots. They discover the science of circuits and how robots use sensors to explore things around them. They build their very own working robot to take home with them!

 

 


 

Mad Science- Rockin' Rocketry

SUMMIT YMCA

Week 2 | Ages 8 - 12 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $340 | REG: $355

Blast your way into rocket science! Learn about Space travel; build your own rocket made of recycled materials. Investigate anti-gravity and Newton’s Laws of Motion first-hand. Learn about propulsion with air-propelled miniature rockets. Make your own comet and create bubbling potions with Dry Ice. Learn about parachutes, streamers, helicopters, and other types of recovery systems on this fun-filled day. Demonstrate the rocket principles that you have learned all week with a launching finale!

 

 


 

Mad Science- Super Spies & Daring Detectives

SUMMIT YMCA

Week 6 | Ages 6 - 10 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $340 | REG: $355

This program features fun-filled, hands-on, secret agent-themed science activities that allow kids to play detective, explore forensic science, sharpen their surveillance skills, and crack encrypted messages. Kids become super sleuths!

 

 


 

Mad Science- Underground Explorers

Berkeley Heights YMCA

Week 1 | Ages 6 - 10 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $340 | REG: $355

We're digging up the ancient past to solve real-life mysteries! Learn about archaeology and the techniques scientists use to excavate long-lost cities. This indoor camp explores how scientists discover ancient civilizations by analyzing the tools and artifacts they used in everyday life. We'll study bone fragments, pottery shards, amber deposits, and fossils to learn what they can tell us about history. Make and take home projects each day, like a fossil reproduction and an amber time capsule!

 

 


 

Obstacle Warriors

Springfield Community Pool

Week 7 | Ages 6 - 10 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $320 | REG: $335

Obstacle Warrior camp combines inspiration from the popular TV show American Ninja Warrior along with gym class games. Campers will face challenging obstacles and learn how to blow by them with ease! Obstacle Warrior Camp is perfect for children who are looking to have fun, stay active and improve their agility and speed!

 

 


 

Obstacle Warriors

Watchung Reservation

Week 5 & 9 | Ages 6 - 10 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $320 | REG: $335

Obstacle Warrior camp combines inspiration from the popular TV show American Ninja Warrior along with gym class games. Campers will face challenging obstacles and learn how to blow by them with ease! Obstacle Warrior Camp is perfect for children who are looking to have fun, stay active and improve their agility and speed!

 

 


 

Slime Time

Berkeley Heights YMCA

Week 1 & 7 | Ages 5 - 8 | 9AM - 12PM
EBP: $320 | REG: $335

Does your child love gooey things? Would you prefer they didn’t create them at home? Send them our way to Slime Time where we'll explore the science behind all things slimy and gooey - think slugs, chewing gum, and marshmallow fluff, and experiment with a variety of ingredients to make a number of slime-based creations every day in this week-long exploration of sticky icky things!

 

 


 

Sports Camp

Watchung Reservation

Week 1 - 10 | Ages 7 - 12 | 9AM - 4PM
EBP: $350 | REG: $365

Designed for the sports enthusiast and using the Y Super Sports Model, campers will develop fundamental athletic skills and techniques for a variety of sporting activities, while learning the value of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play. Sports camp is held outdoors at the Watchung Reservation and each day includes drills, skill development, learning the rules, game time & open play. Sports camp partakes in field trips to local sporting events and we may occasionally have a visit from the Jr. NBA!

 

 


 

Teen Trek

Watchung Reservation

Week 1 - 9 | Ages 11 - 14 | 9AM - 4PM
EBP: $445 | REG: $460

Teen Trek is one of our most popular camps, where teens enjoy daily excursions to New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania for adventure, cultural awareness, the deconstruction of comfort zones, new friends and lots of fun! Last year's trips included Seven Presidents Beach, Six Flags, Camel Beach Water Park, Outdoor Laser Tag, Tomahawk Lake, Dorney Park, Tree Escapes, Laser One, American Dream Water Park and Dave & Busters, to name a few.

 

 


 

Travelers

Watchung Reservation

Week 2 - 8 | Ages 9 - 10 | 9AM - 4PM
EBP: $390 | REG: $405

Travelers camp is the perfect combination of traditional camp activities, pool days and fun adventurous trips. Sign up for a week or join us for the whole summer! Every week is different and full of fun! Last summer's trips include Dave & Buster's, Branchburg Sports Complex, Wild West City, Liberty Science Center, Tomahawk Lake, iPlay America, Funplex & Splash Zone, Mt. Creek, Medieval Times, Dave & Busters, Castaway Cove Mini Golf, Wild West City, Laser Tag and more!

 

 


 

Wilderness Adventure

Watchung Reservation

Week 4 | Ages 8 - 12 | 9AM - 4PM
EBP: $360 | REG: $375

Children will explore the Watchung Reservation each day to learn fundamental wilderness survival techniques... like how to read and use basic maps and compasses, emergency fire making, locating and purifying water in the field, reading and creating emergency signals, understanding common wilderness emergencies and take part in an introduction to wilderness first aid course.

 

 



YOUNG EXPLORERS

THE LEARNING CIRCLE YMCA

JULY – AUG | 7:30AM-6:00PM | AGES 3-4 | COST: $1,855/mo

The Young Explorers is a first summer experience for preschool children to participate in an encouraging and supportive environment with nurturing teachers. Each week the Explorers will investigate a new theme in a fun, exciting way that combines special activities, on-site events and programs. The children will frequent the Summit YMCA for swimming, enjoy daily playground time and water-play.

TLC Camps are full day, month-long camps. Total price includes healthy meals (breakfast, lunch, snacks) and any field trips or enrichment programs. TLC camps are not eligible for special offers such as early bird pricing.

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The Summit Area YMCA offers a variety of unique camp options to ensure your child has every opportunity to enjoy the best possible summer camp experience ever!  

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

As a nonprofit, the Summit Area YMCA is committed to enhancing the lives of individuals and families in our community. We do so by offering financial assistance to those with demonstrated need so that they may enjoy all the Y has to offer, regardless of their ability to pay. This helps us ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Families with low or moderate household income or those who are experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to apply. Applicants must live or work in the Summit Area YMCA service area which includes Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit.

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