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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.

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:



2014  Registration Form

WELCOME to Environmental Camp!

Camp Handbook and  General Forms

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!

Grades Served: Entering Grades 2-4
Camp Dates:
June 29 - August 28, 2015
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: $325 each week
Before and After Camp Care is available and held at the camp location for an additional fee. Before Camp Care is $46 per week and After Camp Care is $80 per week.
Camp Director: Eric Stoddard, Year-round Senior Program Director

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

 Camp Parent Guide

Weekly Themes
2014 Field Trip Details

Swim Level Descriptions
STEM Release form

Activity Webs for SUMMER 2014


Week 1: June 30 - July 3

Week 4: July 21 -July 25

Week 7: Aug 11 - Aug 15

Week 2: July 7 - July 11

Week 5: July 28 - Aug 1

Week 8: Aug 18 - Aug 22

Week 3: July 14 -July 18

Week 6: Aug 4 - Aug 8

 Week 9: Aug 25 - Aug 29

13 Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Early Childhood Learning Center
10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040


  • Mon-Fri: 7:00am-7:00pm

Welcome Center
Mon: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Tues-Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm

How to Register Online

Fall 2 Class Schedules
Pre-School Programs
School-Age Programs

 Upcoming Events

11/21 APPLE PIE Family Night
11/22 Laser Tag TEEN Trip Saturday

11/27 & 28 Branch is Closed in observance of Thanksgiving

12/6  Parent's Night OUT
12/13  RED CROSS Babysitting Course

12/20 Parent's Night OUT
12/24  Branch closes at 3pm
12/25 Branch closed in observance of Christmas Happy Holidays!

12/24, 29, 30 & 31 Vacation Camp

12/31 - Branch closes at 3pm Happy New Years!!

1/1 Branch is Closed in observance of the New Year

1/2  Vacation Camp
1/13 Camp Open House
1/19 Vacation Camp