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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!