Traditional Camps

Fun and exciting activities keep your camper active…indoors or outdoors! Teens enjoy leadership programs.

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For weeks offered and online registration, click the link below. Camp descriptions and ages are available in by clicking the “i” (info) icon.

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FUN FOR SUMMER
Age 4 – 5

A full day of fun with indoor and outdoor experiences including hands-on learning, exploration with art, dramatic play, building, two large playgrounds, water activities, games and music. Campers must be 4 years old at the start of the session and fully toilet trained. Space is limited so please register early.

 

PUDDLE JUMPERS
Ages 3-5

Develop friendships and build skills through inquiry, exploration and fun weekly themed activities in this air-conditioned location. Camp includes outdoor playground time, water play, arts & crafts, camp sing-a-longs, games and guest performances. Campers must be at least 3 years old at the start of the session and toilet trained. 3-day session is Tuesday-Thursday.

 

LITTLE EXPLORER
Ages 3-5

Build confidence and friendships through exploration, creativity and fun! Campers participate in activities which foster positive growth and development including outdoor play, arts & crafts, water play, stories, songs and specialty days. Fine and gross motor skills are incorporated daily. Children must be at least 3 years old at the start of the session. 3-day session is Tuesday-Thursday.

 

SUNSHINE
Entering grades K-2

It’s like walking on sunshine at camp! This fun and educationally-structured environment encourages exploration time through centers and outside discovery. The development of children’s self-esteem and their social-emotional learning are reinforced and expanded upon throughout the day. Each week we explore a different theme which comes alive through art and science projects, games and activities. Camp also includes sports, team building, themed dress up days, playground time and much more. Campers and staff travel by bus to the Main Y Facility for instructional swim and/or recreational swim. Plus, there is a weekly special event or trip!

 

EXPLORER
Entering grades K-5

Hello Summer! Inside or outside, the fun doesn’t stop. This versatile camp includes a spacious outdoor field as well as fully air-conditioned indoor classrooms. Campers have the opportunity to get their bodies moving with outdoor team building games and cool down with classic arts and crafts and indoor play! Each week includes an exciting
special event or trip. Campers and staff are bused to the Main Y Facility for swimming. Come join us for the best summer ever! 3-day session is Tuesday-Thursday.

 

BLUE SKY
Entering grades 2-6

This is an active camp that allows children to explore the wilderness that is around them. Pack your sunscreen and bug spray, we love the sunshine and fresh air that the Watchung Reservation has to offer! We experience the great outdoors through hikes, compass activities, animal watching, and just playing in the dirt. Other activities include traditional sports,team building games, creative art projects, and STEAM projects. Use of the Loop Playground and Trailside Museum are incorporated in the weekly schedule. Recreational swim is at the Main Y. Grey skies and rain never ruin Blue Sky, we simply bring the fun to an indoor space! Each week features an exciting special event or trip.

 

DISCOVERY
Entering grades 3-6

Discover the adventures of summer camp in an indoor air-conditioned facility. Campers experience the summer in a fun and supportive environment with skilled and nurturing staff. Each week offers a new theme to investigate through exciting activities and special projects including arts and crafts, science, team building, group games, outdoor fun, recreational swim and a special event or trip.

 

LEADERS IN TRAINING
Entering grades 6-8

Our motto is “Work Hard, Play Hard.” This camp combines elements of work and play to bring out the leader within each camper. Different topics are addressed each day such as listening, communication, trust, self-esteem, stress, anger management, responsibility, respect and teamwork. Activities include outdoor sports, games, special events, trips and swimming. The goal is to prepare to be CITs and future community leaders.

 

COUNSELORS IN TRAINING
Entering grades 9-10

CITs build leadership and life skills, participate in community service projects and focus on group dynamics. CITs not only learn techniques for working with young children but will be provided educational experiences for career readiness. From mock interviews to resume tips, these activities and workshops will be motivating, interactive and fun. The goal is to obtain the skills necessary to become successful in the workplace and a positive role model. Other activities include team building, outdoor sports, games, special events, trips and swimming.

INCLUSION CAMP PROGRAM

We have an inclusion camp program for children with special needs. Limited spaces are available in our traditional camps. Contact x405 to schedule an individual appointment to determine if this is the right program for your child. Register by 4/1. Funded in part by the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation.

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