Our Traditional camps consist of a mix of fun and exciting activities to help keep your camper active throughout the day. This summer, we are pleased to offer:
Sunshine Camp at the Bauer Branch for children entering K-1st grade
Discovery Camp at the Main Y for children entering 2nd-5th grades
Blue Sky at the Main Y for children entering 2nd-5th grades
Explorer Camp at the Garwood Family Center Y for children entering K-5th grades
Before Care, After Care and Combo Care (both before and after care) will be held at each location.
Check back for the full complement of Westfield Area YMCA Summer Day Camps listed below in 2021!
Develop friendships and build skills through inquiry, exploration and weekly themed fun 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 program is Tuesday-Thursday.
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. 3-day session is Tuesday-Thursday.
FUN 4 SUMMER
Age 4 1/2 – 5
Perfect for working families, this camp offers an extended full-day of indoor and outdoor fun at an air-conditioned location. Activities include hands-on learning and exploration with art, dramatic play, building, playground time, water play, sing-a-longs, games and special events. Swim class is included once a week in 5-day program. Campers must be 4 1/2 years old at the start of the session and toilet trained. Space is limited.
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!
Entering grades K-5
This fun-filled outdoor camp includes tons of outside play and indoor fun in an air-conditioned location! 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. The 3-day session is Tuesday – Thursday unless approved by the director.
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.
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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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 Counselors in Training and future community leaders.
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.
INCLUSION CAMP PROGRAM
We have an inclusion camp program for children with special needs. Contact Marty Collett to schedule an individual appointment to determine if this is the right program for your child. Limited spaces are available; register by 4/1. Funded in part by the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation.