Registration for Summer 2019 begins January 5.

We recommend that you register early to secure your camper’s schedule as most camps fill quickly. Current members may register online at www.westfieldynj.org. In-person registration is at the Main Y or Bauer Branch Welcome Centers.

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The following is required at registration:
– Active membership (unless camp is available to non-members)
– Deposits (or full payment after the due dates below)
– Completed registration form

DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS

Deposits are included in the listed camp fee and are as follows: $50 per 1-week session, $100 per 2 or 3-week session, and $20 per extended care session. Deposits are not required to be placed on a wait list.

Final camp payments/balances are automatically charged to the credit card provided at registration (unless arrangements are made in advance to pay by cash, check or alternate credit card) as follows:
– May 10 for weeks 1-4
– June 10 for weeks 5-8
– July 10 for weeks 9-10

Unpaid balances after the due date are considered a cancellation, and the deposit is forfeited. The camper’s spot is made available the following day. Limited openings may remain just prior to a camp session. There is a $25 fee for registering as of Thursday before the session.

SPECIAL OFFERS

January Early Bird Special:
Pay in full for camps and get a 10% discount. Not valid for Before Care, After Care or Combo Care. Offer is valid 1/5-1/30/19.

Multiple Child Discount:
Receive a 5% discount for all additional children in the same family registered for the same week(s) of any traditional camps. Discount is applied to the camper(s) with the lower camp fee.

NOTE:  To receive both specials simultaneously, in-person registration is required.

CHANGES OR CANCELLATIONS

All changes and cancellations must be made in writing and handed in person to the Welcome Center. There is a $25 fee per family for a change and a $10 fee for a cancellation that is refunded. There are no Y credits or refunds for deposit amounts or membership fees. There are no refunds after June 1. Y credits are issued, and valid up to one year, as follows:

– June 1 or earlier: 100% Y credit or refund, less camp deposit amount
– June 2-15: 50% Y credit, less camp deposit amount
– June 16 or later: No Y credit

If the Y cancels a camp due to lack of enrollment or facility conflict, a full Y credit or refund is issued.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

We believe in serving the needs of all members of our community including those who may be unable to pay the full cost of membership or programs. Financial assistance is available for Traditional, Extended Day and Leadership camps. Financial assistance requests for camp are due by April 30. Applications received later will be considered on an as-available basis. The application is available online and at all Westfield Area Y locations. Please contact Susan Morton at 908-301-YMCA (9622) x228 or smorton@westfieldynj.org for more information.

HEALTH HISTORY FORM

No child can attend camp without a completed and signed Health History Form for Summer 2019. After registering for camp, you will be emailed a link from CampSpace to create a profile and complete the required fields. This applies to all new and returning campers.

A separate “Medication Distribution Form” signed by a physician is required prior to the first day of the camp if your child requires medication, an EpiPen or an asthma inhaler. This form is available online or at the Welcome Center.

PARENT HANDBOOK, NEWSLETTERS, PERMISSION SLIPS AND OTHER INFO

Include your e-mail address on the camp registration form to receive important information and required forms for camp.

Information is also posted throughout the summer on the camp pages of our website at www.westfieldynj.org. Also, be sure to “like us” at www.facebook.com/westfieldareay to see great photos and news!

MEMBERSHIP

Most camps are only available to Westfield Area Y members. Membership must be active at the time of registration and through the end of camp. Family and Teen members receive the lowest camp fees and have full membership privileges. For camp only, pre-teens and teens may obtain a Basic membership (normally ages 12 and under). A Non-Member fee is available for a total of one week of specialty camp if listed with a “NM” fee.

Full-facility members get so much more than camp! To learn more about the benefits included with your membership, ask at the Welcome Center or contact Janice A. Carthens at 908-301-YMCA (9622) x227 or jcarthens@westfieldynj.org.

JOIN US FOR A CAMP OPEN HOUSE!

Jan. 5  9:30-11:00AM Garwood Family Center Y
Jan. 5  10:00AM-Noon Main Y Facility
Feb. 23  1:00-4:00PM Main Y Facility (at Kids Expo)
Mar. 7  6:30–7:30PM Bauer Branch

QUESTIONS?

Contact our Welcome Center at 908-301-YMCA (9622) or our camp directors:
Westfield-based camps
• Marty Collett, Director at 908-301-YMCA (9622) x405 or mcollett@westfieldynj.org
• Melinda McHale, Associate Director at 908-301-YMCA (9622) x273 or mmchale@westfieldynj.org

Garwood Family Center YMCA-based camps
• Shannon McGillis Jackson, Director at 908-301-1616 or smcgillis@westfieldynj.org