There are many options for your children ages pre-school to eighth grade to have a summer experience of a lifetime. From half day programs at our facility in Hardyston, to full day camp with bus transportation to Fairview Lake in Stillwater, there is something for everyone.
In a challenging world, the Sussex County YMCA camps try and guide children in making the right decisions, building self-esteem and displaying empathy and compassion towards others. Our staff promise to demonstrate and develop the Four Core Values of the YMCA in all aspects of working with the children, but staff alone cannot make a difference.
A strong partnership between all parents and staff, including the support and reinforcement of our values must be present in order to foster the growth of happy, confident and caring children. The Y's commitment to character development makes it valuable to the camp community.
All aspects of programming and interaction highlight the Four Core Values of the YMCA.
Our camps seek to promote these values in every experience and relationship.
CARING: To be sensitive to the well being of others and to love others.
HONESTY: To tell the truth; to act in such a way that you are worthy of trust; to have integrity and to make sure your
choices match your values
RESPECT: To treat others as you would have them treat you; to value the worth of every person, including yourself
RESPONSIBILITY: To do what is right, what you ought to do; to be accountable for your behavior and obligations
Resident Camp is also available at the Fairview Lake YMCA Camps.
All our summer camp programs have the same goals:
The Sussex County YMCA's Blue Mountain Day Camp, for ages Pre-school - 8th Grade, is perfect for working parents or those searching for a full day program for their child. Located in the beautiful setting of Fairview Lake Camp and Conference Center in Stillwater, Blue Mountain Day Camp offers a wide range of traditional camp activities from archery to canoeing to nature studies, fishing trips, overnights and more. Plus, transportation to and from camp is included in tuition! More >
To provide a safe and nurturing environment through careful supervision To provide activities that build confidence, develop skills, make new friends and have fun To build character by incorporating the core values of the YMCA; caring , respect, honesty and responsibility; into all aspects of summer camp programming and interaction. More >
All Sports Camps are located at Wallkill Valley Regional High School and coached by High School Coaches. We offer an atmosphere of fun and fitness for your and maturing athletes to learn to love the game and grow in confidence through skill development, small sided games and teambuilding activities.
Children will be grouped according to age. Daily activities include... More>
The Sussex County YMCA and in colllaboration with the Andover Township Recreation Department will be offering Summer Y Camp for children 3 - 5 (Junior Y Camp) and children entering grades (1 - 6) for two weeks:
Terrific Scientific July 8th - July 11th
Art-Rageous! July 15th - July 18th
Camp will be held at Hillside Park in Andover, NJ
YMCA Membership not required
The Sussex County YMCA, Newton Recreation Department and Newton High School have partnered up and are leading the way to support youth development and a lifetime of healthy activities and enjoyment of sports.
Lacrosse camp will run July 22 - 25 at 9:00am - 1:00pm. Camp is open to boys and girls entering grades 2 - 8. Children will be grouped according to age.
Your child will receive instruction in the development of beginner and intermediate lacrosse skills. Skills covered during the week include: cradling, throwing and catching, dodging, limited checking, shooting, ground balls, offemse and defense concepts and game tactics.
Boys Beginner Lacrosse Equipment:
Mouth Guard MUST BE WORN
Sticks will be provided if necessary
Boys Intermediate Lacrosse Equipment:
Helmet and mouth guard
Shoulder & elbow pads
The focus of this camp is to improve your child's stick skills and techniques through a series of fun drills and small games. Skills covered during the week include: cradling, throwing and catching, dodging, shooting, offense and defense concepts, and game tactics.
Girls Lacrosse Equipment
Mouth Guards MUST BE WORN
Sticks will be provided if necessary
Lacrosse goggles recommended
For more information or to register: SUMMER LACROSSE CAMP
Memorial Day - Closed
June 3 - Facility Members
June 6 - Program Members
June 8 - Open Registration