Sussex County YMCA

Specialty Camp

Summer Y Specialty Camps are enrichment camps designed to prepare children for the 21st Century by giving each child the knowledge, confidence, and self-esteem to be successful life-long learners.

Summer Y Specialty Camps are located at the Hardyston Middle School. 
July 9 – August 10  9:00am to 3:00pm
Children will be grouped according to age. Daily activities include thematic skill development, hands-on experiential learning, problem solving, teambuilding activities, fun daily challenges, end-of-week “sharing” for families, guest specialists, and more. Children should bring water and lunch daily. Camp is designed for children entering grades 5 - 9.

Build IT! Camp: July 9 – July 3
Campers are immersed in innovation and hands-on STEM activities daily. Aspiring engineers & architects work together to imagine, design and build individual and group projects. Small learning teams go head to head to showcase bridges,boats, towers, vehicles and rockets.

Chopped Challenge Camp: July 23 – July 27
Chopped Challenge Camp is a great way to have fun while honing your culinary skills. Prepare dishes from global cultures while improving your culinary techniques including sautéing, whisking, flavor blending, and presentation. The last day of camp teams will compete in a mystery basket challenge. Each team will develop a unique recipe and create a culinary masterpiece using the mystery ingredient. Emphasis will be on friendly competition, teamwork and fun!

GLAM Camp: July 16 – July 20
GLAM -Girls Leadership And Mentoring through fashionable clothing accessories and jewelry design builds confidence and inspires creativity. Learn the art of jewelry making and accessory fashion design through hands-on projects which teach the science of color, symmetry, texture, and perspective. GLAM camp is all about designing and illustrating, concept boarding and branding, creating and sewing, and
sharing with friends!

Troupe Camp: July 30 – August 3
Troupe Camp is a performing arts camp designed to foster personal growth and discovery. Participants are actively involved in a variety of drama activities including acting, voice, improvisation, and creative dramatics. The week concludes with a “sharing” for family and friends. 

Explorers Camp: July 30 – August 3
Get ready to become an expert explorer. This outdoor adventure camp is geared towards the adventurous at heart. Campers explore the trails around camp, learn how to read a map, use a compass, participate in outdoor scavenger hunts and learn outdoor survival skills.

Cupcakes & S'mores Camp: July 30 – August 3
Camper explore the popular and delicious world of cupcake and s'more baking, assembling, decorating, and tasting! Campers will have an opportunity to make cupcakes and s'mores with plenty of hands-on experience, measuring, weighing, making batter and decorations. Campers will leave each day with plenty of goodies to share and a unique recipe book at the end of the week.