West Essex YMCA

Teen Adventure Camp

For campers entering Grades 7th to 9th

Teens in 7th-9th grade are learning to make decisions about the world on their own and need caring adults to provide guidance along the way. Our Teen Adventure Camp is designed to develop decision-making skills in young teens by encouraging positive values and providing challenging, fun and character-building experiences.

Campers participate in activities such as team-building exercises, games, sports, crafts, community service projects and swimming twice a week. Teen Adventure Camp follows an extensive an extensive travel schedule and each session includes one overnight trip.

"As my first year directing this camp, I am ecstatic to be part of such an elite camp program. This summer is going to be full of exciting trips, fun learning, and new friendships will be made. On behalf of the Teen Adventure Camp team, we know that this will be the BEST SUMMER EVER!" -Mike Lee- Teen Adventure Camp Director

"Teen Adventure Camp was amazing last year. Camp is supposed to be a combination of friendship, fun, and a little bit of structure, and we were just that!  I did not expect all the fun we got into last year and I can't wait to be back." - Keenan Green (Teen Adventure Counselor)

Registration Form

2018 Camp Guide

Camp Location: Livingston High School/West Essex YMCA

Camp Dates: June 25 - August 24, 2018 (No Camp on July 4th)

Camper-to-Staff Ratio: 10 to 1

Camp Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Before and After Camp Care is available from 7:00am - 9:00am at Livingston High School and 5:00pm - 6:30pm at the Y (no additional charge)

Director: Mike Lee, mlee@metroymcas.org

2018 Camp Calendar (last updated 3/6/18)

Permission to Give Medication

Permission to Walk Home


"I was pleasantly surprised of all the great trips that they offered. The camp is well-planned and it was a relief to me as a working parent not leaving my child to hang out at home or at a friend's house but be with kids her own age having fun, socializing, and learning!" - Teen Adventure Camp parent.

"I had a blast!  The counselors were so cool and relatable. The trips were fun and I learned so much on each trip.  I can't wait to go back this summer!" - Teen Adventure Camper (8th grade)

"I made a lot of new friends. I was a little nervous not knowing anyone but the counselors and the other kids made me feel right at home. I enjoyed myself last year and am inviting some of my friends from school this summer." -Teen Adventure Camper (7th grade)