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ADVENTURERS

THE LEARNING CIRCLE YMCA

JULY & AUGUST | 7AM-6PM | Ages 4-7 | COST: $920 - $1,750

Children experience the summer in a fun, supportive environment with experienced nurturing teachers and a full time nurse on duty. The children will frequent the Summit YMCA for swimming, enjoy daily playground time and water play. Daily activities include arts and crafts, talent shows, dance, soccer and baseball clinics, gardening, hiking, summer reading and writing club, STEM activities, games and more.

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

SUMMIT YMCA

WK: 2&6 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 | EBP: $290 | COST: $305

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!

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BRICK CITY ENGINEERS LEGO® CAMP

SUMMIT YMCA

WK: 1 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 | EBP: $335 | COST: $350

Let’s build a CITY! There are many different types of engineering jobs, and building is one of the most fun! What would a city be without the architects and engineers who come up with the ideas, plans and building skills to make it all come together? Campers will put their engineering and architecture skills to work as they collaborate and build city themed models, buildings, and vehicles using LEGO® Bricks. They’ll have a blast using custom-built cars to move the people of the city all around town – brick by brick! What an accomplishment to be able to proudly exclaim “We built this city!”

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Brixology® - Engineering with LEGO®

SUMMIT YMCA

WK: 2 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 8-12 | EBP: $310 | COST: $325

This Mad Science Brixology® Camp sets the foundation for our next generation of makers! Children learn about different types of engineering and then team up to construct a project using LEGO® bricks. They learn about aerospace engineering while assembling a space station. They explore mechanical engineering as they build boats and vehicles. That’s not all, from carnival rides to drawing machines, mechanical animals to truss bridges, your future engineer will build upon their creativity to solve real-world design challenges, while developing their problem-solving and team-building skills. Let the tinkering begin!

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Busy Bees

BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA

WK: 1-10 | 9AM-4PM | Ages 3-5 | EBP: $330 | COST: $345

A first summer experience for preschool children, chance to make new friends, swim twice a week, arts and crafts, STEM, story time, sports, group games, local field trips, special events and more! Campers must be 3 years old by June 1, 2021 and fully toilet trained. Counselor to camper ratio is 1:6.

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Camp Cannundus

the WATCHUNG RESERVATION

WK: 1-10 | 9AM-4PM | Ages 5-13 | ebp: $320 | COST: $335

Making friends, learning new skills, understanding more about the natural world and 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 YMCA. Cannundus campers participate in a theme day, STEM day and a field trip every week!

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CAMP DISCOVERY & ENTERPRISE

SUMMIT YMCA

WK: a&b | 9AM-4PM | Ages 7-14 | EBP: $480 | COST: $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 Jenkinsons Aquarium, the Bronx Zoo & Liberty Science Center! Per diem or partial week is also available at $125 per day.

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Camp Lagoonland

BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA

WK: 1-10 | 9AM-4PM | Ages 5-8 | EBP: $375 | COST: $390

Campers swim everyday at Camp Lagoonland (except on scheduled trip days), in addition to games, arts and crafts and field trips to local attractions. They also participate in weekly swimming lessons. Field trips may include state parks, sporting events, movies, mini-golf and more.

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Camp-A-Palooza

SUMMIT YMCA

WK: A,1-10,B | 9AM-4PM | Ages 5-8 | EBP: $305 | COST: $320

Does your camper prefer the great indoors? Celebrate summer at the Summit YMCA with a full day of specialty camp. 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 and downtown Summit.

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CRAZY CHEMWORKS

BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA

WK: 9 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 | EBP: $300 | COST: $315

During this action packed Mad Science camp kids explore chemistry in a safe manner. With spectacular hand-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. weird experiments to make exploding toothpaste, slimy boogers and more.

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Eureka! Inventor's Camp

BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA

WK: 3 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 | EBP: $300 | COST: $315

Inspire the inventor and scientist in your child at Mad Science Eureka Inventor's camp! Children will overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors and – most importantly, their mind. 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% creative fun!

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full steam ahead

SUMMIT YMCA

WK: 4&8 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 5-8 | EBP: $290 | COST: $305

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!

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FUN ON THE FARM

BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA

WK: 5 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 | EBP: $290 | COST: $305

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!

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HIP HOP & ROCKIN’ CHEER

BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA

WK: 3 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 | EBP: $290 | COST: $305

Does your child have happy feet? Encourage them to come hip hop and rock away at our cheer camp! Campers will learn fun high-energy hip hop dances, cheers, chants, and jumps plus work as a team to create routines and coordinate their very own pep rally. Family and friends are invited to watch the BIG show at the end of the week!

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JR. TRAVELERS

THE WATCHUNG RESERVATION

WK: 3-6 | 9AM-4PM | Ages 7-8 | EBP: $360 | COST: $375

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, Round Valley, Laser Tag, Mini Golf, Arcade, and more!

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KITCHEN CREATIONS

BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA

WK: 2 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 | EBP: $290 | COST: $305

Ever wonder how your favorite pizza pie is made? Or what goes into the cream to make it your favorite sundae? 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.

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LEADERS IN TRAINING

THE WATCHUNG RESERVATION

WK: 1-8 | 9AM-4PM | Ages 14-16 | EBP: $205 | COST: $220

Leaders in Training (LIT) 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.

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LEGO® EV3 Advanced Robotics

SUMMIT YMCA

WK: 7 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 8-10 | EBP: $310 | COST: $325

Experience the cutting edge of technology in this Bricks 4 Kidz camp with this introduction to LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 Robotics. Using the newest generation of motors, sensors and software, programming commands are sent directly into the intelligent brick, then students get to test their capabilities by moving an object with a robotic claw, building a robot that draws, or a creating a mouse trap. Our endless list of builds provide a variety of opportunities for your future engineer to experience the complete fundamental components of robotics at its best!

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LEGO® Superhero Academy

SUMMIT YMCA

WK: 5 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 | EBP: $310 | COST: $325

In this Bricks 4 Kidz camp, children will build customized 3D superhero figures and motorized models with LEGO® bricks to create a fantasy world and protect it against all the evil arch enemies with challenging LEGO® components to create dynamic vehicles, inventions, machines and more.

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LEGO® TRANSFORMER
CHALLENGE CAMP 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA

WK: 7 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 | EBP: $310 | COST: $325

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!

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Mission: CODE

SUMMIT YMCA

WK: 8 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 8-12 | EBP: $310 | COST: $325

A unique summer camp experience, Mission Code Mad Science camp uses a hands-on approach combined with fun and games to introduce children to elementary coding. Children will develop computational thinking concepts like algorithms, functions, relative directions and sequences and problem solving skills in an online game environment where a robot is given a set of instructions to follow in order to solve each level. Our combination of online activities paired with engaging offline activities like scavenger hunts, code-cracking mysteries, robotics challenges and more!

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NASA Space Academy

SUMMIT YMCA

WK: 4 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 | EBP: $300 | COST: $315

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!

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Obstacle WARRIORS

SUMMIT YMCA

WK: 5&9 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 | EBP: $290 | COST: $305

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!

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RED HOT ROBOTS

BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA

WK: 5 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 8-12 | EBP: $335 | COST: $350

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!

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REMOTE CONTROL MANIA LEGO®

BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA

WK: 6 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 | EBP: $310 | COST: $325

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.

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SEW CREATIVE

BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA

WK: 4 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 | EBP: $290 | COST: $305

In sewing camp, we teach children how to sew, express themselves and experiment with creativity to design and make wearable or usable items. This offers campers opportunities to experience success, build confidence and self-esteem. Through guidance from our expert sewing instructor, we’ll create items such as pillows, animals, sachets, quilts and more to learn to sew anything!

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SLIME TIME

BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA

WK: 1&6 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-8 | EBP: $290 | COST: $305

Does your child love the ooey 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 slimey 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!

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SPECIALTY SIDEKICK

WATCHUNG RESERVATION

WK: 1-9 | 12PM-4pm | Ages 5-14 | EBP: $180 | COST: $195

The perfect afternoon compliment to any morning specialty camp! Sidekick campers join Camp Cannundus at the Watchung Reservation for a half day of activities outdoors. Specialty Sidekick is only available as an add-on to campers enrolled in our half day specialty camps. Transportation for Specialty Sidekick is included between campsites.

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SPORTS CAMP

THE WATCHUNG RESERVATION

WK: 1-10 | 9AM-4PM | Ages 6-12 | EBP: $320 | COST: $335

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!

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SUPER SPIES AND DARING DETECTIVES

SUMMIT YMCA

WK: 6 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 | EBP: $310 | COST: $325

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

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TEEN TREK

THE WATCHUNG RESERVATION

WK: 1-9 | 9AM-4PM | Ages 11-14 | COST: $415 | COST: $430

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! Past trips included Seven Presidents Beach, Six Flags, Camel Beach Water Park, High Point State Park, Round Valley, Dorney Park, Bushkill Falls, Laser One, Delaware River and Dave & Busters, to name a few.

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TRAVELERS

THE WATCHUNG RESERVATION

WK: 2-8 | 9AM-4PM | Ages 9-10 | EBP: $360 | COST: $375

Travelers camp is the perfect combination of traditional camp activities, pool days and fun adventurous trips. Every week is different and full of fun! Past trips include Dave & Buster’s, Keansburg Amusement Park, Wild West City, Silver Ball Museum & Arcade, Tomahawk Lake, iPlay America, Funplex & Splash Zone, Dorneypark, NYC Freedom Tower, Lake Hopatcong, Castaway Cove Mini Golf, Round Valley, Ziplining, Bounce Factory, Laser Tag and more!

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Underground Explorers

BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA

WK: 1 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 | EBP: $300 | COST: $315

In this Mad Science camp, 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 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!

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Video Game Design - jr.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA

WK: 2 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 | EBP: $310 | COST: $325

Designed as an introduction to video game design, this Bricks 4 Kidz helps children learn basic coding and programming using Scratch Jr. Programming via iPad. The camp curriculum focuses on teaching campers the fundamentals in creating animations and games using data structures, algorithms and game design. Students will learn to create unique game design projects with functions that involve math and logic. Challenging problems are given in each class to enhance students understanding and encourage creativity

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Video Game Design - Level 1

SUMMIT YMCA

WK: 3 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 8-12 | EBP: $310 | COST: $325

In this beginner Bricks 4 Kidz Video Game Design camp, students will build their coding and programming foundation using the Scratch Programming. The camp curriculum focuses on teaching campers the fundamentals in creating animations and games using data structures, algorithms and game design. Students will learn to create unique game design projects with functions that involve math and logic. Challenging problems are given in each class to enhance students understanding and encourage creativity.

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Video Game Design - Level 2

BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA

WK: 4 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 8-12 | EBP: $310 | COST: $325

In this intermediate-advanced level of Bricks 4 Kidz Video Game Design camp, students will develop a range of coding and problem-solving skills as they think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively to create various video games for fun. They will broaden their understanding of variables, operators, and event-driven programming while applying existing knowledge in new ways of thinking about Scratch Programming. Each game progressively teaches more advanced capabilities within the video game design software. Students will be proud and excited to develop and play their very own video games.

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WILDERNESS ADVENTURES

THE WATCHUNG RESERVATION

WK: 4 | 9AM-4PM | Ages 8-12 | EBP: $320 | COST: $335

Children will explore the Watchung Reservation each day to learn 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.

 

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YOUNG EXPLORERS

THE LEARNING CIRCLE YMCA

JULY & AUGUST | 7AM-6PM | AGES 3-4 | COST: $920 - $1,750

The Young Explorers is a first summer experience for preschool children to participate in an encouraging and supportive environment with nurturing teachers and a full time nurse on duty. Each week the explorers will investigate a new theme in a fun, exciting way that combines special activities, on-site events and programs. 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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