Pre-Teen Adventure (Entering Grades 5-6)
Teen Adventure Camps are designed to strengthen decision-making skills, encourage social responsibility, and team work through challenging and fun character-building experiences. The pre-teen and teenage years are an important time in a child's life as they learn to make decisions on their own and come to understand some of the impact of their own actions.
The Pre-Teen and TEEN Adventure Camps follow an extensive travel schedule with trips each week to places such as: Dorney Park, Mountain Creek, Camel Beach, Laser Tag, Dave and Busters, NY City, bowling, roller skating, museums and local beaches and lakes. Teen Campers (7th-9th graders) attend three overnights held , including a camp-out at our beautiful "sister" branch, Fairview Lake YMCA camp grounds. The camps will be divided by grades for groups, but may interact for activities such as team-building exercises, games, sports, crafts, community service projects and swimming twice a week when not on trips. Staff are college-educated, fully trained and demonstrate a desire to develop positive values in youth.
Camp 2014 Dates and Hours: June 30 - August 29; 9:00am -3:30pm
Camper-to-Staff Ratio: 10 to 1
Camp 2014 Fees: $349 per week, plus membership. This camp is now sold by individual weeks.
Camp Location: Maplecrest Park, Maplewood (corner of Tuscan and Oakland Roads - across from Hilton Library) and South Orange Community Pool.
Bus transportation to and from camp is provided from various locations in Maplewood and South Orange. Click HERE for details.
Before and After Camp Care: is held at the YMCA 13 Jefferson Avenue in Maplewood for an additional fee. Before Camp Care starts at 7:00am and is $45 per week and After Camp Care ends at 7:00pm and is $80 per week. Campers are bussed between camp and extended care.
Rainy Day Site: Marshall Elementary School - 262 Grove Road, South Orange
Camp Director: Tommy Donaldson, Enrichment Director
“The camp provided my camper with an active and fun-filled summer with the opportunity to serve the younger campers through the camp carnival, reinforcing our family value of community service.”
Information and Forms
Newsletters FROM SUMMER 2013
SESSION 1 SESSION 2 SESSION 3
Week 8: Aug 19 - Aug 23
Week 9: Aug 26 - Aug 30
HOURS OF OPERATION
Early Childhood Learning Center
Mon: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Tues-Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
3/3 Winter 2 classes Starts
3/7 Be Well and Thrive Inclusive Excercise
3/8 Parents' Night OUT Until 11pm
3/10 &11 Spring Travel Basketball Tryouts
3/14 CAMP OPEN House
3/14 Family Night
3/22 Parents' Night OUT
3/29 American Red Cross Babysitting Training
3/30 FAMILY SWIM
5/3 Healthy Kids Day!
5/3 Last Camp Open House
5/3 Parents' Night OUT
5/17 Parents' Night OUT
5/26 Closed for Memorial Day