Traditional Camps

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

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Join us for one week or all summer long.

FUN 4 SUMMER

Age 3 1/2 – 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 31/2 years old at the start of the session and fully toilet trained. Space is limited so please register early.

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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 program is Tuesday-Thursday.

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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. 3-day session is Tuesday-Thursday.

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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 twice each week for instructional swim and once for recreational swim. Plus, there is a weekly special event!

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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 together through exciting activities and special projects including arts and crafts, science, team building, group games, outdoor fun, recreational swim and a weekly special event.

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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, fishing, 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. Daily 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.

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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 some classic arts and crafts and indoor play! Each week includes an exciting special event. Four days a week, campers and staff are bused to the Main Y Facility for recreational swim. Come join us for the best summer ever!

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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, special events and swimming. 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 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 and swimming.

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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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