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Fairview Lake YMCA Camps

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Since 1915, our extensive programs provide opportunities for children to grow through fun and challenging experiences.  Fairview Lake YMCA Camps is a leader in traditional camping, environmental education, adult & family camping as well as conferencing.


  • Parent/Child Fishing Derby

    Parent/Child Fishing Derby thumbnailPut your fishing skills to the test with our annual parent/child fishing derby. This is a friendly fishing competition with prizes for our younger friends of fishing. This is a catch-and-release event. The competition will be for the longest caught fish, shortest caught fish, and most overall caught fish. Be sure to arrive on time to maximize your fishing time. Also, keep View Full Story >

  • E.T.C: Through the Eyes of a First-Year Camper

    E.T.C: Through the Eyes of a First-Year Camper thumbnailMy name is Michael Dickinson, and I was a camper in the Environmental Trips for Challenge Adventure Sampler program at Fairview Lake YMCA camps in the summer of 2015. I had first heard about Fairview Lake the year previously when my church organized two trips to Family Camp on Memorial Day and Labor Day. I enjoyed my experience so much that I wanted to try another trip View Full Story >

  • NEW Minisink Explorers Program

    NEW Minisink Explorers Program thumbnailWe are excited to introduce our newest Summer Camp program! Minisink Explorers is a special three day, three night session designed specifically for younger, first-time campers June 24-27. It is the perfect way to give campers an introduction to the traditional, sleepaway camp experience at Fairview Lake YMCA. The Minisink Explorers schedule includes arts and crafts, View Full Story >

  • Out of the Ashes - NEW Minisink Lodge Built

    Out of the Ashes - NEW Minisink Lodge Built thumbnailWhen people walk into the new Minisink Lodge at the Fairview Lake YMCA, their reaction is usually the same. “I have heard on several occasions my favorite line — ‘hello, old friend,'” Bob Kahle, the camp's executive director, said. “It feels like the old lodge, but it is a lot nicer, and everyone says that.” The new 8,000-square-feet, View Full Story >

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NEWTON, NJ 07860

1035 Fairview Lake Rd

1 800 686 1166

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  • 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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Accreditation: Fairview Lake YMCA Camps is accredited by the American Camp Association  and licensed by the State of New Jersey.