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 10 – August 4  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.

CyberSTEM Camp: July 10 – July 14
CyberSTEM Camp is designed specifically for children interested in the growing field of cybersecurity and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Participants will learn and apply basic concepts of programming, networking, forensics, cryptography, modeling, intrusion detection, simulation activities, and explore the interconnections of science, math, technology and computers. The last day of camp teams will compete in a CyberSTEM quest challenge putting their new knowledge to the ultimate test.

Chopped Challenge Camp: July 24 – July 28
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 17 – July 21
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 31 – August 4
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.