YMCA of Greater Bergen County

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Camp at the Y is a great place for summer fun and adventure! Our dedicated staff return year after year to help campers develop skills in athletics, arts, and swimming, all while having fun, making new friends, and creating lifelong memories.  Age-appropriate divisions within the camp offer enriching, active, creative opportunities for playful learning.  Head counselors are college-age, and a registered nurse is in attendance each day. All campers receive a camp t-shirt.

All of our camps offer traditional, back-to-basics summer camp experiences promoting the Y’s core values of Caring, Respect, Responsibility, and Honesty.

Activities

Depending on camper age, activities include swimming, archery, canoeing, rock climbing, campouts, nature, games, arts and crafts, outdoor skills, and special events.

BROCHURE AND OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION (see registration page for all other forms) 

2020 SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE AT THE YMCA in Hackensack: February 26, March 25, April 29 or May 20 at 7pm

2020 SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE AT HARRIMAN STATE PARK: Open House at Camp Sunday, June 7, 1-4pm): visit camp before the season begins. take a tour of the site, meet camp staff, and get a taste of camp.

Our Staff

Our well-trained YMCA camp staff is dedicated to providing your child with an exceptional camp experience.  Summer camp staff are carefully chosen for their enthusiasm, talent, and dedication - many of our counselors are former Kahagon, Oratam and Michikamau campers.  All staff participate in pre-season training to further develop their skills to create an environment where our campers feel cared for, accepted, and encouraged.  Advanced training is provided for staff in rock climbing, challenge course, overnight hikes, lifeguarding, and boating.

All staff are subject to reference and background checks.  Staff members receive first aid training, as well as, instruction on policies and procedures specific to the camp programs prior to the start of camp. Our well-trained, dedicated staff return year after year to help campers develop skills in athletics, art and swimming, all while having fun, making new friends, and creating lifelong memories. 

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At the Y, we believe camp is a time for making new friends, developing new skills, and building confidence with safe, positive experiences.  Our traditional summer camps allow campers to experience swimming in a lake, shooting an arrow at the archery range, and gaining an appreciation for the outdoors.  Join us for the best summer ever where your child will create memories that will last a lifetime.

The YMCA of Greater Bergen County has been providing Children's Summer Camp Programs in Harriman State Park, NY for over 90 years.  With summer day camp programs for children about to start kindergarten all the way through to teens; and a sleepaway camp for kids entering 3rd grade all the way through to our counselor in training (CIT) program for 16 and 17 year-olds; we truly have something for everyone. Come join us at camp this summer!

For kids, summer camp is a place for fun, excitement, and adventure.  A place where you can unplug from electronics and have the time of your life in a safe and welcoming environment.  Visit our summer camp testimonials page to see what our parents and campers have to say about our hugely popular summer camp programs.

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