Age 8

 


Art Adventures (SPECIALTY)

SU | WK: 8 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 
COST*: $230

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Campers will focus on a variety of art topics such as drawing, painting, sculpting and printmaking! Each day campers will create and explore their newly discovered creativity in Art Adventures!

*This camp is eligible for the Camp More Save More Program - ENJOY MORE CAMP FOR LESS! 


CAMP CANNUNDUS (Traditional)

WR | WK: 1-9 | 9AM-4PM | Ages 5-13 
COST*: $330

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE TRANSPORTATION

Making friends, learning new skills, understanding more about the natural world and each other is what Camp Cannundus is all about. Hosted at the Watchung Reservation, each day offers many enjoyable activities to choose from including arts and crafts, nature, games and swimming at the Summit YMCA. Cannundus campers participate in theme days every Tuesday and go on trips every Thursday.

DAILY SCHEDULES TRIPS & THEMES


*This camp is eligible for the Camp More Save More Program - ENJOY MORE CAMP FOR LESS! 


CAMP DISCOVERY & ENTERPRISE (Traditional)

SU | WK: A & B | 9AM-4PM | Ages 7-14 
COST*: $490 | DAILY: $125

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

Enjoy daily field trips to museums, fun centers and many other exciting locations. Field trips depart promptly by 9:00 AM and return by 4:00 PM. Trip destinations will be announced March 2019. For details or to register for partial week, please contact us.

TRIPS & THEMES


*This camp is eligible for the Camp More Save More Program - ENJOY MORE CAMP FOR LESS! 


Camp Lagoon - Highland (Traditional)

BH | WK: 1-9 | 9AM-4PM | Ages 5-8 
COST*: $385

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

Camp Lagoon and Camp Highland have merged together (campers will still be grouped by age). In addition to games, arts and crafts and field trips to local attractions, campers will swim everyday (except on scheduled trip days) and participate in swimming lessons once a week. Field trips may include state parks, sporting events, movies, mini-golf and more. Trip schedules will be released March 2019.

DAILY SCHEDULES TRIPS & THEMES


*This camp is eligible for the Camp More Save More Program - ENJOY MORE CAMP FOR LESS! 


Camp-A-Palooza (TRADITIONAL)

SU | WK: A,1,3,5,7,9,B | 9AM-4PM | Ages 5-8 
COST*: $315

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Does your camper prefer the great indoors? Come celebrate summer with a full day of specialty camp options available at the Summit YMCA. 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.

*This camp is eligible for the Camp More Save More Program - ENJOY MORE CAMP FOR LESS! 

 


CONCEPT OF MONEY - BRICKS 4 KIDZ (SPECIALTY)

SU | WK: 7 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 8-12
COST: $315

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Designed to give students a deeper financial understanding, the Concept of Money reviews financial management skills, forms of currency, how to create a personal budget, an introduction to our current financial and economic system and how it impacts our daily lives. The goal of this program is to provide children with real-life experience and to teach them the principles needed to help them make more informed financial decisions in the future.


Crazy Chemworks - Mad Science (SPECIALTY)

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

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Campers will have a blast shaking up a flask of fun in the lab and becoming a junior chemist! Learn to recognize chemical reactions by mixing up reactive ingredients for sensational results. Check out the colors of chemistry with the power of pH paper. Probe the properties of light and discover the unusual applications of glow-in-the-dark technology. Take home projects include a reaction tube kit, atomic coins, slippery slime, Professor Beakerdude and more!


CULINARY ADVENTURES (SPECIALTY)

SU | WK: 5 | 9AM-12PM | AGES 8-12
COST*: $300

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Have fun exploring the food scene in the downtown Summit area in this week! Not only will campers get to eat at a variety of amazing local restaurants but they’ll get a complete behind-the-scenes tour and learn kitchen secrets from some of our area’s greatest chefs.

*This camp is eligible for the Camp More Save More Program - ENJOY MORE CAMP FOR LESS! 


Destination Earth - Mad SciencE (SPECIALTY)

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

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

Discover how science will help us protect our planet with hands-on experiments that will increase their understanding of Earth and its residents! Where do owls live? What do they eat? How do some bugs walk on water? How do ants collect their food? Walk on the wild side as we explore owls, birds and all kinds of bugs. Learn the basics of water pollution, acid rain and the benefits of solar energy.


Digging Dinos - Mad Science (SPECIALTY)

SU | WK: 6 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10
COST*: $315

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

Calling all dinosaur lover's! Here's your chance. Become a junior paleontologist at the Y! Experience dinosaur digs, black tar pits & bone reconstruction. See fossil replicas and touch real dinosaur fossils. Learn about casting and preserve your own T-Rex tooth and fly in amber as proof of your exciting journey hunting for these giants.


Food Magicians (SPECIALTY)

bh | WK: 1 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 5-8
COST*: $230

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This week will turn your camper into a food magician! Using edible science, we will explore delicious chemical reactions. Campers will measure and mix and watch their food grow and shrink and take on new shapes. Playing with your food has never been so much fun!

*This camp is eligible for the Camp More Save More Program - ENJOY MORE CAMP FOR LESS! 


Full STEAM Ahead (SPECIALTY)

SU | WK: 3 | 9AM-12PM | AGES 5-8
COST*: $300

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BH | WK: 6 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 5-8
COST*: $300

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

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. The 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!

*This camp is eligible for the Camp More Save More Program - ENJOY MORE CAMP FOR LESS! 


Fun at the Farm (SPECIALTY)

bh | WK: 4 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10
COST*: $300

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

Our mission is to connect campers to nature 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!

*This camp is eligible for the Camp More Save More Program - ENJOY MORE CAMP FOR LESS! 


HIP HOP & ROCKIN CHEER (SPECIALTY)

BH | WK: 3 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10
COST*: $300

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

Learn fun high-energy hip hop dances, cheers, chants, and jumps all in one rockin’ camp! Learn to work as a team and have fun playing games, making a craft, and performing in a pep rally. Family and friends are invited to watch the BIG pep rally at the end of the camp week!

*This camp is eligible for the Camp More Save More Program - ENJOY MORE CAMP FOR LESS! 


Jr Engineering LEVEL 1- Bricks 4 Kidz (SPECIALTY)

BH | WK: 3 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10
COST: $350

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

Students are captivated in this super fun and hands-on class as we explore various STEM projects, create exciting gadgets, learn the basics of electricity, build a circuit, construct an electromagnet, discover marvelous machines and how they make work and life more efficient! The knowledge and learning experience from this class not only helps students build a strong foundation in STEM, but also strengthens their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.


Jr Engineering LEVEL 2 - Bricks 4 Kidz (SPECIALTY)

BH | WK: 1 | 9AM-12PM | AGES 8-12
COST: $350

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

Students are captivated in this super fun and hands-on class as we explore various STEM projects, create exciting gadgets, learn the basics of electricity, build a circuit, construct an electromagnet, discover marvelous machines and how they make work and life more efficient! The knowledge and learning experience from this class not only helps students build a strong foundation in STEM, but also strengthens their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.


LIL' BAKERS (SPECIALTY)

BH | WK: 2 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 5-8
COST*: $230

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BH | WK: 2 | 1PM-4PM** | Ages 5-8
COST*: $230

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

Join us for a week of baking and tasting! All recipes will be made from scratch and campers will learn about healthy alternatives to the not-so-healthy ingredients found in many popular baked goods. 

**We have added a complimentary morning Speciality Sidekick Camp for Week 2 if you require care from 9:00AM - 1:00PM during this week.

SPECIALTY SIDEKICK AM

*This camp is eligible for the Camp More Save More Program - ENJOY MORE CAMP FOR LESS! 


NASA Space Center - Mad Science (SPECIALTY)

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

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

Mad Science and NASA® have teamed up to bring you the excitement and wonder of space along with your chance to be a rocket scientist! Explore the science behind rocket construction as you build your own. Use teamwork to 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 ticket to the stars, come journey through the galaxy with Mad Science!


Ninja Warriors (SPECIALTY)

BH | WK: 5 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 
COST*: $230

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WR | WK: 9 | 1PM TO 4PM** | AGES 6-10
COST*: $230

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

Ninja 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! Ninja Warrior Camp is perfect for children who are looking to have fun, stay active and improve their agility and speed! Ninja Warrior Camp is held indoors at Berkeley Heights YMCA and outdoors at the Watchung Reservation.

**We have added a complimentary morning Speciality Sidekick Camp for Week 9 if you require care from 9:00AM - 1:00PM during this week.

SPECIALTY SIDEKICK AM

*This camp is eligible for the Camp More Save More Program - ENJOY MORE CAMP FOR LESS! 


PiratES, Princes & Princesses (SPECIALTY)

SU | WK: 2 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 5-8 
COST*: $300

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Calling all pirates, princes and princesses! Join us as we sail off to mysterious imaginary lands! A return to the days when pirates ruled the seas and royalty ruled the land. We'll make castles, crowns, pirate maps & more. ARRRRGGGHH, your majesty, this camp is filled with a bounty of music, games, activities and creative art experiences for our noble princes, princesses and seafaring pirates! 

*This camp is eligible for the Camp More Save More Program - ENJOY MORE CAMP FOR LESS! 


Pocket Brick Monsters - Pokémon® - BRICKS 4 KIDZ  (SPECIALTY)

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

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BH | WK: 7 | 9AM-12PM | AGES 6-10 
*EBP (ENDS 2/28): $295 | REG: $315

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

Get ready for an adventure, capturing wild Pokémon® creatures and training them for battle. Improve your accuracy and power as you learn new moves and special abilities. Tap into your inner engineer as we build Dratini, Pikachu, Poké Balls & more. Bring your own Pokémon® trading cards to play and trade. Show off your skills as you battle for power in your journey through the Pokémon® universe. Do you have what it takes to become a Pokémon® Master?


Red Hot Robots - Mad Science (SPECIALTY)

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

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

Join Mad Science and our Radical Robots for a scientific journey through circuitry and sensors. Explore several different types of robots, like ones that follow lines and sounds, robotic arms like the ones you see in the big factories on TV and more. Play robot tag via remote control and build your very own robot to take home!


Remote Control LEGO® Mania - Bricks 4 Kidz (SPECIALTY)

SU | WK: 1 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 
COST*: $315

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

Making it move is the name of the game here! Kids love seeing their using LEGO® remote controls creations in motion. Each day, campers will create dynamic vehicles, inventions, machines & more. Campers gain understanding of basic working principles for many ingenious devices that are part of our daily lives and earn how to magnify, diminish and redirect force to move objects at different speeds and in different directions. 


Secret Agent Lab - Mad Science (SPECIALTY)

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

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

The following camp description is TOP SECRET: Suspects! Schematics! And Sleuths! Connect the dots using science to help solve a crime in this hands-on investigation of the science of sleuthing, evidence gathering, analysis and fingerprinting detection. Enhance your recall, observation skills and learn how to use spy equipment. This camp will sharpen your special operative skills and teach you all about the secret world of espionage. 


Sew Creative (SPECIALTY)

BH | WK: 4 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 
COST*: $230

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

BH | WK: 4 | 1PM-4PM** | Ages 6-10 
COST*: $230

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

Learn how to sew, express yourself and experiment with your creativity. Designing and making a wearable or usable item allows campers to feel success, build confidence and self-esteem. Learn just how easy it is to sew and create items such as pillows, animals, sachets & quilts. Join our creative sewing expert and together you can learn to sew anything!

**We have added a complimentary morning Speciality Sidekick Camp for Week 4 if you require care from 9:00AM - 1:00PM during this week.

SPECIALTY SIDEKICK AM

*This camp is eligible for the Camp More Save More Program - ENJOY MORE CAMP FOR LESS! 

Slime Art (SPECIALTY)

BH | WK: 5 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 5-8 
COST*: $230

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

Does your child love the ooey gooey things? Would you prefer they didn’t create them at home? Send them our way to Slime Art Camp! We will create a variety of slime based doughs and mixtures every day in this week long exploration of sticky icky things!

*This camp is eligible for the Camp More Save More Program - ENJOY MORE CAMP FOR LESS! 

Specialty Sidekick (SPECIALTY)

WR | WK: 1-9 | 12PM-4PM | Ages 5-14 
COST*: $190

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

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. Making friends, learning new skills and enjoying the outdoors is what Camp Cannundus is all about. Each day offers activities to choose from including arts and crafts, nature, games and swimming twice a week at the Summit YMCA.  

Please note: Specialty Sidekick is available as an add-on only to campers enrolled in our half day morning specialty camps. Transportation for Specialty Sidekick is included between campsites.

*This camp is eligible for the Camp More Save More Program - ENJOY MORE CAMP FOR LESS! 


Sports Camp (TRADITIONAL)

WR | WK: 1-9 | 9AM-4PM | Ages 6-10
COST*: $330

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE TRANSPORTATION

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. 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 occasionally may have a visit from the Jr. NBA.

DAILY SCHEDULES TRIPS & THEMES


*This camp is eligible for the Camp More Save More Program - ENJOY MORE CAMP FOR LESS! 


VIDEO GAME DESIGN - Bricks 4 Kidz (SPECIALTY)

BH | WK: 8 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 
COST*: $315

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

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. Each Game Design unit includes a themed mini-model built with LEGO® Bricks that will be the main character of all of the games. Each game progressively teaches more advanced capabilities within the design software. Students will be proud and excited to actually play their very own completed video games.


WILDERNESS ADVENTURES (Teen)

WR | WK: 4,8 | 9AM-4PM | Ages 8-12 
COST*: $330

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE TRANSPORTATION

Children will be bussed to the Watchung Reservation each day to learn learn fundamental wilderness survival techniques... like how to read and use basic maps and compasses, recognizing and treating exposure, 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.


*This camp is eligible for the Camp More Save More Program - ENJOY MORE CAMP FOR LESS! 

 


The Summit Area YMCA offers over 50+ unique camp options to ensure your child has every opportunity to enjoy the best possible summer camp experience ever!  

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Contacts

  • Kelly McHugh

    • Program Director, Child Care & Camp
      • Berkeley Heights YMCA
    • (908) 464-8301 Ext. 2027
  • Deb Graisser

    • Business Manager, Childcare & Camp
      • Association Services
    • (908) 738-2165