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.


NEW TOP CHEF (Week 4) at Hardyston Middle School
9:00am-3:00pm Who will be our next top chef?
Top Chef camp is a great way to have fun while building your culinary skills. Prepare dishes from global cultures while improving your culinary techniques including sautéing, whisking, flavor blending, and presentation. It’s an unforgettable week full of cooking, learning, team challenges and FUN!


NEW SWEETS & TREATS (Week 5) at Hardyston Middle School
9:00am-3:00pm
Get ready to bake the most insanely awesome sweets and treats! This camp is inspired by sweets, treats, and all things sugary sweet! Join us as we explore the sweet world of candy making, cupcake decorating, cake pops, and cookies! Campers can indulge themselves in the joy of learning to dip, frost, bake, and decorate each yummy treat. We encourage responsible snacking and send most of the goodies home to share with family and friends.


NEW SEWING STUDIO PLUS (Week 6) at Hardyston Middle School
9:00am-3:00pm
Spark your creativity while having fun and creating projects that you made with your own hands! Campers will learn sewing machine operation and safety, basic sewing skills, and project design process from concept to completion. Starter projects include a small goodie bag, fashion accessories, and a fun pillow of choice. The focus is on learning a new skill and the individual growth of each camper.


NEW MEMORY QUILT (Week 7) at Hardyston Middle School
9:00am-3:00pm
Campers will design and sew their own memory quilt. The memory quilt will be created with your own old t-shirts from events in your life or any special clothing items that you want to include. Sewing experience or participation in Sewing Studio Plus is preferred. Your Memory Quilt is sure to become a family keepsake!


CUPCAKES & S'MORES (Week 8) at the Sussex County YMCA
9:00am-5:00pm
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.