Science Camps

 


Explore the glory of chemistry, invention, space exploration and more! Bricks 4 Kidz summer camps boost confidence and foster learning, creativity, and discovery. Our specialty camps can be paired with a half-day Specialty Sidekick Option to add traditional camp activities like swimming, arts and crafts, exploring nature and fun and games to your camper's day.



3-2-1 Blast Off - Mad Science (SPECIALTY)

BH | WK: 8 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 8-12
EBP (ENDS 2/28): $330 | REG: $350

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

This action-packed week will focus solely on rockets and the physics of rocket flight. After learning the model rocket safety code, campers will build a number of different rockets and participate in the launching, mission control, propulsion, and finally recovery of the rockets they build.



ADVENTURERS (TRADITIONAL)

TLC | JUL & AUG | 7AM-6PM | Ages 4-7

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Children experience the summer in a fun, supportive environment with experienced nurturing teachers and a full time nurse on duty. Each week the adventures 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. Price includes healthy meals (breakfast, lunch, snacks) and any field trips or enrichment programs.


Busy Bees (PRESCHOOL)

BH | WK: A-9 | 9AM-4PM | Ages 3-5 
*EBP (ENDS 2/28): $320 | REG: $340

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

Make new friends, enjoy swimming twice a week, arts and crafts, STEM, story time, sports, group games, local field trips, special events and more! Must be 3 years old by June 1, 2019 and fully toilet trained. Counselor to camper ratio is 1:6.

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 
*EBP (ENDS 2/28): $295 | REG: $315

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

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! 


CAMPER SAMPLER (Traditional)

BH | WK: A & B | 9AM-4PM | Ages 6-10
*EBP (ENDS 2/28): $320 | REG: $340 | DAILY: $88

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

Start your summer off right, with a full day of variety! Join us to create art and kitchen masterpieces, STEAM activities, lego creations, play board games and adventure on a few trips to local playgrounds. Each day will be fun filled, with a different theme. For details or to register for partial week, contact us.

*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
EBP (ENDS 2/28): $295 | REG: $315

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

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
EBP (ENDS 2/28): $295 | REG: $315

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

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!


Destination Earth - Mad SciencE (SPECIALTY)

bh | WK: 9 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10
EBP (ENDS 2/28): $295 | REG: $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
EBP (ENDS 2/28): $295 | REG: $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
*EBP (ENDS 2/28): $210 | REG: $230

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

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
*EBP (ENDS 2/28): $280 | REG: $300

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE


BH | WK: 6 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 5-8
*EBP (ENDS 2/28): $280 | REG: $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
*EBP (ENDS 2/28): $280 | REG: $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! 

 

Jr Engineering LEVEL 1- Bricks 4 Kidz (SPECIALTY)

BH | WK: 3 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10
EBP (ENDS 2/28): $330 | REG: $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
EBP (ENDS 2/28): $330 | REG: $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.


Lemonade Stand Entrepreneurs - bricks 4 kidz  (SPECIALTY)

SU | WK: 6 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 8-12
*EBP (ENDS 2/28): $295 | REG: $315

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

The camp is designed to mentor, support, and equip children with the necessary skills for becoming future entrepreneurs and take on the challenge of a creating a business of their own! Budding entrepreneurs will be working in teams and individually to generate business ideas, create a product name and logo, analyze the competition, organize accounting, sales and launch their own small business at the camp!


NASA Space Center - Mad Science (SPECIALTY)

SU | WK: 4 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10
EBP (ENDS 2/28): $295 | REG: $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!


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

SU | WK: 4 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 
*EBP (ENDS 2/28): $295 | REG: $315

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE


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 
*EBP (ENDS 2/28): $330 | REG: $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 
*EBP (ENDS 2/28): $295 | REG: $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. 


Sci-Art (SPECIALTY)

BH | WK: 2,6 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10
*EBP (ENDS 2/28): $280 | REG: $300

REGISTER EXTENDED CARE

Ignite your camper’s stellar imagination through an integrated STEAM approach to learning. Campers will learn about science, technology, engineering and math through creative hands-on art projects. Campers will create one take home project each day!

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

Secret Agent Lab - Mad Science (SPECIALTY)

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


Slime Art (SPECIALTY)

BH | WK: 5 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 5-8 
*EBP (ENDS 2/28): $210 | REG: $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! 

VIDEO GAME DESIGN - Bricks 4 Kidz (SPECIALTY)

BH | WK: 8 | 9AM-12PM | Ages 6-10 
*EBP (ENDS 2/28): $295 | REG: $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 
*EBP (ENDS 2/28): $310 | REG: $330

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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! 


YOUNG EXPLORERS (PRESCHOOL)

TLC | JUL & AUG | 7AM-6PM | Ages 3-4

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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, programs and the occasional field trip. The children will frequent the Summit YMCA for swimming, enjoy daily playground time and water-play.

TLC Camps are full day, month-long camps. Price includes healthy meals (breakfast, lunch, snacks) and any field trips or enrichment programs.

Registration for TLC Summer Camps are only accepted in person at The Learning Circle YMCA.


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

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