YMCA of Greater Bergen County

Oratam Day Camp - Entering Grades 2-7

A Traditional Day Camp Experience

Day Camp Oratam offers a well-rounded YMCA camp experience allowing campers to discover and explore their interests, values, and talents in a structured and nurturing environment. Through supportive encouragement offered by our counselors, campers have an opportunity to experience self-confidence, a sense of pride, and accomplishment.

Day Camp Oratam is located in Harriman State Park, NY, on Lake Kanawauke.  The camp site was previously operated as a sleepaway camp by the YWCA of Greater Bergen County.

A Place For Kids To Grow

At Day Camp, our campers have the opportunity to acquire, practice, and perfect valuable skills including problem-solving, teamwork, and making healthy and safe choices.  Each fun-filled day, campers are led in arts & crafts, sports & games, nature activities, boating, and swimming. Campers swim twice daily receiving a swim lesson each day by our certified instructors along with time for free swim.

Fun and Enriching Camp Activities

Camp-wide special activities occur throughout the summer including color war, camp Olympics, and camp talent show.

Optional overnights at camp take place once each session for campers ages 9-12 where campers have a cook-out, participate in a night hike or carnival night, and sleep in cabins to receive a taste of the overnight experience. Campers’ days are filled with playing, socializing, exploring, and experimenting in the company of friends and counselors.


Archery, Arts & Crafts, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Nature Studies, Paddle Boats, Team Challenges, Sports & Games, and Swimming.

2 week sessions
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2018 Camp fees:

2 week sessions: $550 YMCA members*, $650 Community members*

Encore week: $305 YMCA members, $355 Community members

Camp Sessions

Session 1: June 25 - July 6*
Session 2: July 9 - 20
Session 3: July 23 - August 3
Session 4: August 8 - August 19
Encore Week: August 20 – August 24
*No camp July 4, reduced rate available

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Extended care available 7-8 am and 5-6 pm for an additional fee.