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South Mountain YMCA

Environmental Awareness Camp

The Environmental Awareness Camp is perfect for the camper who is looking for a blend of activities centered on the exploration of environmental concerns. Campers will gain interest in the conservation and preservation of our planet and beyond.



2014 CAMP Registration Form

Camp Handbook and  General Forms

Daily outdoor activities and explorations both locally and on weekly field trips will help campers learn hands-on about how to become more environmentally-minded. Field trips in previous years have included: Watchung Reservation, Sandy Hook, Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Liberty Science Center and other environmental and educational centers.

Weekly activities will incorporate environmental discussions and arts and crafts using products directly from the natural environment and man-made recycled materials. Level-appropriate swim instruction occurs three times a week and is followed by free swim time. Creative recreation is scheduled to keep campers healthy and active while also enjoying nature hikes, collecting specimens and participating in sculpture and molding projects. This camp is for the inquisitive camper who is looking to gain knowledge about the world we live in. Be prepared to have lots of conversations about our planet and beyond at the dinner table each evening!

Camp Dates for : June 30 - August 29
Camp Hours:
9:00am - 3:30pm
Camper to Staff Ratio: 9:1
Camp Location:  Civic House, 124 Dunnell Road, Maplewood in Memorial Park.
Camp Fees: $314 each week
Before and After Camp Care is available and held at the camp location for an additional fee. Before Camp Care is $45 per week and After Camp Care is $80 per week.
Camp Director: John Kane, Year-round Assistant Director of School Age Child Care

The Environmental Awareness Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association

Parent Testimonies

“My two sons went to the Environmental camp for 4 weeks and loved it.  They were so excited every day.  The field trips were fantastic.  The counselors were incredibly friendly and caring.  We were very happy.”


Camp information, weekly activity webs and forms

Information and Forms

Welcome to
Environmental Awareness Camp

Permission to Medicate 

Alternative Pick Up Form

2013 Camp Parent Guide

Weekly Themes and Trips

Swim Level Descriptions


Newsletters  FROM SUMMER 2013

Week 1: July 1 - July 5

Week 4: July 22 -July 26

Week 7: Aug 12 - Aug 16

Week 2: July 8 -July 12

Week 5: July 29 - Aug 2

Week 8: Aug 19 - Aug 23

Week 3: July 15 -July 19

Week 6: Aug 5 - Aug 9

 Week 9: Aug 26 - Aug 30

13 Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

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