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 29.
Please use our Summer Camp Online Registration Help Guide for step by step instructions.
During the camp season, online registration closes on Tuesday 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 and is subject to availability. Late registrations will be subject to a late fee.
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
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 for an additional cost.
Please refer to the weekly schedule for each camp posted online at thesay.org/camp
Parents will receive an email from their child’s camp director the Thursday before the camp week begins and following camp to share what they've done. 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
Parents may drop-off and pick-up campers from directly from their campsite, including off-site locations like Sports Camp, Camp Cannundus, LIT, Specialty Sidekick, Travelers Camp and Teen Trek held at the Watchung Reservation. The SAY offers transportation to and from off-site locations and the YMCA for an additional fee (View Transportation Options).
Directions to the Watchung Reservation can be found here: http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/trailside-nature-science-center/directions/
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.
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.
Early Bird Pricing ends on Feb 29. We encourage you to secure a spot early and take advantage of this special lower pricing.
Summer camp deposits are non-refundable. Camp fees may be refunded before May 1 at the discretion of the Camp Director.
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.