Traditional Camps

Enjoy your summer and fill it with educational and fun activities for all ages

Traditional Camp

Our Traditional camps consist of a mix of fun and exciting activities to help keep your camper active throughout the day.

Whether you’re looking to explore the great outdoors or learn new leadership skills, we have the camp for you!

Financial assistance is available for Traditional camps other than Travelers.

 

PUDDLE JUMPERS

Ages 3-5
Campers develop friendships and build skills through inquiry, exploration and weekly themed fun in this air-conditioned location. Activities include 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.

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LITTLE EXPLORER

Ages 3-5
The fun includes outdoor play, arts & crafts, stories, songs and specialty days in this air-conditioned location. Activities that build gross and fine motor skills are incorporated daily. Children must be at least 3 years old at the start of the session and toilet trained.

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SUNSHINE

Entering grades K-2
Located in an air-conditioned facility, activities include arts & crafts, sports, games, cooking, science projects, themed dress up days, playground time and more. Campers and staff travel by bus to the Main Y Facility for instructional and recreational swimming. Each week features an exciting event or a field trip (no more than 30 minutes away!). We are always walking on sunshine at camp!

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EXPLORER

Entering grades K-5
This fun-filled camp is in an air-conditioned location and includes tons of outdoor fun! Age-appropriate activities include field games, playground time, sports, art projects, team building and water games. Each week features an exciting field trip. Friday includes a special themed event! Campers are bused to the Main Y Facility weekly for recreational swim.

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BLUE SKY

Entering grades 2-6
This is an active camp for the outdoor enthusiast, so pack your sunscreen folks! Activities include traditional sports and games along with hikes, fishing, arts & crafts and nature/science activities. Use of the Loop Playground and Trailside Museum are incorporated in the weekly schedule. Daily recreational swim is at the Main Y. There is no rain during camp, only liquid sunshine, in which case we use an indoor space. Each week features an exciting event or field trip.

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DISCOVERY

Entering grades 3-5
Discover the adventures of summer camp in this indoor air-conditioned location. Campers participate in traditional activities including recreational swimming, arts and crafts, science, team building, high energy group games, outdoor fun and so much more! Each week has a new theme and features an exciting event or field trip.

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TRAVELERS

Entering grades 5-10
Campers are grouped by age and travel daily to exciting attractions in New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania. Travelers visit amusement parks, water parks, museums and more. Financial assistance is not available for this camp.

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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 and swimming. Field trips are taken throughout each session. The goal is to prepare to be CITs and future community leaders.

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COUNSELORS IN TRAINING

Entering grades 9-10
CITs build leadership skills, participate in community service projects and focus on group dynamics. CITs learn techniques for working with children and apply that knowledge firsthand by assisting with our younger campers and our Early Learning Center participants. Activities include outdoor sports, games and swimming. Field trips are taken throughout each session. The goal is to develop the skills necessary to become a successful camp counselor and a positive role model.

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LAST BLAST

Entering grades K-6
End your summer with a blast! This camp is specifically designed to help meet the needs of working parents. Activities include specialty days, arts & crafts, recreational swim and more.

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INCLUSION CAMP PROGRAM

The Westfield Area Y is proud to offer traditional full-day camp for children with special needs entering grades 1-8. Contact Marty Collett to schedule an individual appointment to determine if this is the right program for your child. Limited spaces are available weeks 3–8, 2 weeks maximum. Must register by 4/1. Funded in part by the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation.

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