We provide a safe, engaging, and meaningful camp experience for all ages.

We will comply with all CDC and Health Department guidelines to ensure the safety of your child at camp, including all COVID 19 guidelines which may be in place. All programs and program activities are subject to change based on CDC guidelines at time of camp.

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We are looking forward to a fun-filled safe summer with your children.  Let’s Bring Back the Fun!

REGISTRATION

Registration for Summer 2021 begins January 2. We recommend that you register early as many camps fill quickly. Current members may register online. In person registration is available at the Main Y Welcome Center. The following is required: active membership for camper (unless available to non-member), deposits (or full payment after the due dates below), and a completed registration form.

SPECIAL OFFERS

January Early Bird Special: Pay in full for camps and get a 10% discount. Not valid for Before Care or After Care. Offer is valid 1/2-1/31/21.

Multiple Child Discount: Receive a 5% discount for 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.

DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS

Camp deposits are $100 per session. Deposits are not required to be placed on a wait list. Final Camp Balances are automatically charged to the credit card provided at registration on May 10 (for weeks 1-4) or June 10 (for weeks 5-9) unless arrangements are made in advance to pay by cash, check or another credit card. Unpaid balances after the due date re considered a cancellation-the deposit is forfeited and the registration is canceled.

CHANGES OR CANCELLATIONS

All changes and cancellations must be made in writing and handed in person to the Welcome Center. There are no Y credits or refunds for deposits or membership fees. Y credits expire one year from date of issue. All refunds will be charged a 5% cancellation fee.

Changes are permitted, if available, up to two weeks prior to session without a change fee. A change within two weeks of a camp date has a $25 fee.

Cancellations before February 15: Receive a refund minus 5% cancellation fee or Y credit for total amount paid.

Cancellations February 15-April 1: Receive a refund minus $100 per week deposit (if paid in full, $100 per week is considered deposit) and 5% cancellation fee. Or receive a Y credit minus $100 per week deposit.

Cancellations after April 1: No refunds or credits

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.

MEDICAL FORMS

All forms are required before a child can attend camp and are available online or at the Main Y Welcome Center. All campers need a Health History Form, which does not require a physician’s signature. A Medical Distribution Form, signed by a physician, is required if your child needs medication while at camp, such as use of an EpiPen, asthma inhaler or any other medication. The medication must be in its original container labeled with child’s name and prescription. An Allergy Action Plan Form must be completed for a child with allergies. This form requires a physician’s signature.

SUMMER NEWS & FORMS

Include your e-mail on the registration form to receive newsletters, permission slips and other required forms for camp. Information is also posted throughout the summer on our website at www.westfieldynj.org. Also, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram!

MEMBERSHIP

Most camps are only available to Westfield Area Y members. The camper’s membership must be active at the time of registration and through the end of camp. A non-member fee is available for a total of one week of specialty camp if listed with a “NM” fee.

Family category members receive the lowest camp fees and have full membership privileges. To learn more about the benefits included with your membership, ask the Welcome Center or  contact Amanda Aguirre at 908-301-YMCA (9622) x258 or aaguirre@westfieldynj.org.

STAFF TRAINING

Our staff receive over 20 hours of pre-camp training including certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid with EpiPen administration, asthma inhaler training, anti-bullying prevention, behavior management, child abuse awareness and much more. We also have a full time first responder on staff for summer camp.

QUESTIONS?

Our Welcome Center may be reached at 908-301-YMCA (9622) during Main Y Facility hours and can answer most questions regarding camp. NEW! Camp Information Hotline: call 908-301-YMCA (9622) x405 and leave your name, phone number, the age of your child(ren) and a brief message, a member of our camp team will contact you!