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HOW DO I REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP?

You can register online at thesay.org/camp or in-person at the Summit YMCA, Berkeley Heights YMCA or The Learning Circle YMCA. Early bird registration pricing is offered until Feb 28.
During the camp season, online registration closes on Thursday at midnight for the following week of camp. Any registrations after the deadline will be accepted on an exception basis only with approval of Camp and/or Branch Executive Director subject to availability. Late registrations will be subject to a late fee.
Please check the camp brochure for details.

If you need assistance signing up for a membership online please call give us a call during business hours: Summit YMCA (908) 273 3330 or Berkeley Heights YMCA (908) 464 8373

WHEN DOES MY CHILD NEED TO WEAR HIS/HER CAMP T-SHIRT?

Your child must wear our brightly colored camp t-shirt on ALL field trip days as the shirts help us easily and quickly identify and keep track of our campers. Each camper is provided with two camp t-shirts. Extra t-shirts may be purchased from the Summit YMCA Member Services desk for an additional cost.

WHEN DOES MY CHILD GO ON FIELD TRIPS FOR SUMMER CAMP?

Please refer to the weekly schedule for each camp posted online at thesay.org/camp  

WHAT WILL MY CHILD BE DOING AT SUMMER CAMP THIS WEEK?

Parents will receive an email from their child’s camp director the Thursday before the camp week begins. This email will provide information that pertains to the upcoming week’s events. Parents can also view a general daily schedule and a trip calendar for camps at thesay.org/camp 

WHERE DO I PICK MY CHILD UP FROM SUMMER CAMP?

Parents may drop-off and pick-up directly for Sports, Cannundus, Travelers, Teen Trek and LIT Camps at the Watchung Reservation. Parents may also use our two convenient bus stop locations (additional fees apply). Please note that specialty camps may be held at offsite locations.  Please check the camp brochure for details.

HOW DO I GET TO THE WATCHUNG RESERVATION?

Directions to the Watchung Reservation can be found here: http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/trailside-nature-science-center/directions/

DO I NEED TO SEND LUNCH FOR MY CHILD EVERY DAY OF SUMMER CAMP?

Yes, please send a lunch for your child every day as we do not provide lunch. For summer camps that are located outdoors, we strongly recommend that you include an ice pack to keep the food cool.

CAN YOU APPLY SUNSCREEN FOR MY CHILD AT SUMMER CAMP?

Per child safety guidelines, we are not permitted to apply sunscreen for your child. However, we will teach your child how to correctly apply and reapply sunscreen and remind them periodically during the day to protect themselves from the sun at summer camp. Please remember to pack sunscreen for your child.

WHEN DOES EARLY BIRD PRICING END FOR SUMMER CAMP?

Early Bird Pricing ends on Feb 28. We encourage you to secure a spot early and take advantage of this special lower pricing.

WILL I GET A REFUND IF MY CHILD CANNOT ATTEND SUMMER CAMP THE WEEK I AM SIGNED UP FOR?

Summer camp deposits are non-refundable. Camp fees may be refunded before May 1 at the discretion of the Camp Director.

IS TLC YMCA OPEN DURING THE SUMMER?

The Learning Circle YMCA is open 51 weeks of the year for children ages 6 weeks through 6 years. We also provide an age-appropriate camp month-long experience during the months of July and August for children ages 3 through 7.

Have a Question ? Want to Learn More?

Contact

  • Kelly McHugh

    • Program Director, School Age & Camp
      • Summit YMCA
      • The Learning Circle YMCA
    • (908) 273-7040 ext. 5217