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.
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.
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!
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, 2020 and fully toilet trained. Counselor to camper ratio is 1:6.
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 Summit YMCA. Cannundus campers participate in theme day, STEM day and field trip day every week!
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 Jenkinson's Aquarium, the Bronx Zoo & Liberty Science Center! Camp per diem or partial week is also available.
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.
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 to local eateries in downtown Summit.
Sphero fuses physical robotic toys, digital apps, and entertainment experiences to unlock the true potential of future play. This lively robot rocks, rolls, and lights its way through mazes and over obstacles. With a built-in LED matrix, speed, and directional sensors, and the application of the Scratch programming, the Sphero robot assists campers in building a foundation for real-world robotics. Each student will bring home a Sphero robot at the end of the camp.
Inspire the inventor and scientist in your at Eureka 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% FUN!
Campers will experience the cutting edge of technology with this introduction to LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 Robotics. With the newest generation of motors, sensors and software, programming commands will be 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!
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!
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!
Miss Manners might not approve but your child definitely will! Gross Out Science is a week of learning about the many different body functions we have that most people think are gross. Burping, boogers, germs and more are all needed for our bodies to work. We'll conduct our very own weird experiments to make exploding toothpaste, slimy boogers and more.
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!
Students are captivated in this hands-on science camp 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. Campers will create one to two take-home projects each day.
Enter the world of elementary robotics and encourage your child to put their imagination to the test! Junior Robotics is geared towards basic circuitry, mechanical science and robot building. Campers get a chance to design their own robots, learn about the parts inside, and build one they'll take home at the end of the week!
Travelers camp is the perfect combination of traditional camp activities, pool days and fun adventurous trips. Sign up for a week or join us for the whole summer! Every week is different and full of fun! This summer's trips may include Game Vault, Colonial Park, Liberty Science Center, movies, bowling, Fun Plex, Spruce Run, Turtle Back Zoo, a Patriots Game, Sterling Mine, Round Valley, Keansburg Amusement Park and more!
Kidventures preschool camp will include a wide variety of activities such as: free play, circle time, outdoor play time, library visit, and art activities. A small snack will be provided at the end of class time each day. Children must be potty trained and able to take care of their bathroom needs. Camp is led by Kidventure Preschool instructors. Fee includes: instructions, supplies and snacks.
Leaders in Training 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 (like CPR) and counselor performance evaluations. LITs accompany Camp Cannundus on weekly trips and gain opportunities to become future Summer Camp Counselors.
Imagine skydiving from a flying bus into the world of bricks and working on a fun mission while you’re here! Campers will love building popular game characters from the Fortnite game along with llamas and motorized character models that really dance! This fun game-based camp focuses on the fun of building, navigating, and teamwork. Please note: Video games will not be played at this camp. Children will build the characters and participate in activities related to the Fortnite game.
A unique summer camp experience, Mission Code uses a hands-on approach combined with fun and games to introduce children to elementary coding. Campers 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 available as an add-on only to campers enrolled in our half day specialty camps. Transportation is included between campsites.
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!
Campers 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. Each day, campers will also use fascinating and challenging LEGO® components to create dynamic vehicles, inventions, machines and more.
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! Last year's 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.
Travelers camp is the perfect combination of traditional camp activities, pool days and fun adventurous trips. Sign up for a week or join us for the whole summer! Every week is different and full of fun! Last summer's 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!
In this intermediate-advanced level of 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.
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.
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.
The Summit Area YMCA offers over 40+ unique camp options to ensure your child has every opportunity to enjoy the best possible summer camp experience ever!