Sussex County YMCA

Summer Y Camp


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The Summer Y Camps are held at the Sussex County YMCA.  Our camps provide a safe and nurturing environment where children have fun, make new friends and explore new activities!  All camp activities are created around exciting weekly themes with an emphasis on building confidence self-reliance, problem solving skills.  With the Y, you can be assured that your child will have a positive environment to play, learn and grow.           
Before and After Camp care available.

Summer Camp Registration Form

Summer Y Camp Brochure

Each week of camp has a different theme which keeps the camp experience new throughout the summer and encourages the campers to expand their areas of interest.

Summer Y Camp is packed with a variety of age-appropriate activities.  Each day starts with a gathering at the flag pole, followed by a structured morning filled with activities and daily swim lessons followed by an afternoon of free swim and activities.  Campers are grouped by the grade they will enter in September.  Activities follow a daily schedule, with specialty classes.

All you need to do is send your child to camp with a packed lunch, a swim suit and a towel!

Our full-day camp options also include field trips. 2019 trips will include visits to High Point State Park, the New Jersey State Fair, and the Farm Tour.

For more information on the following programs, please call at 973 209-9622.

Summer Y Camps Parent Guide

Permission to Medicate

Summer Y Camp will run Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


June 17-21 | Vacation Camp
Camp this week can be prorated based on the number of needed days. This is helpful to parents as local area schools may dismiss for summer break on different  days depending on the number of snow days used during the school year.

Week 1: June 24 – June 28 | School’s Out for Summer
Celebrate every day this week because school’s out for summer! Join us as we kick off our exciting summer camp season. Learn, laugh and make friends playing traditional and new camp games this week in our playground, grass play areas, indoor Play Zone, gymnasium, and updated Youth Room. Learn how to play our favorite camp games like GaGa, Nine Square in the Air, archery, swimming, Castle Ball, backyard games, and more!
Special Event: Ice Cream Social for Camp Families-Friday, June 28
Wear your Camp T-shirt!

Week 2: July 1 – July 5 (No camp on July 4) | Red, White and Blue
Show your American pride during Red, White and Blue week! Have fun participating in activities that celebrate our country and traditions. Activities and games include capture the flag, create a giant chalk map of the United States, pie throwing contest, watermelon roll derby, bike and skateboard parade, and patriotic themed crafts! 
Special Event: Bike and Scooter Parade-Friday, July 5
Visit from the Hardyston, Hamburg, and Franklin Fire, Police, and EMS Departments-Friday, July 5 - Wear your Camp T-shirt!

Week 3: July 8 - 12 | Splashtacular
Splash and explore this “spectacular” week while learning about the wonders of water and the creatures of the sea.
Create your own splash painting, gummy fish in a bowl, and bottled waves. Play Splash Tag, slide on our Slip and Slide, water balloon toss, and get ready to get splashed!
Special Event: Field Trip to High Point State Park TBD
Wear you Camp T-shirt!

Week 4: July 15 - July 19 | Imaginarium
Let your imagination soar this week and think "outside the box" with fun and outrageous games and hands-on projects. This week is all about exploring and trying something new. Have fun making a glitter relaxation bottle, sensory slime, or marble painting. Join your friends and favorite counselors to solve camp riddles and participate in a camp wide scavenger hunt!
Special Event: Rhythm Sticks TBD
Wear you Camp T-shirt! 

Week 5: July 22 - July 26 | Insane Science
Challenge yourself this week to explore and discover the weird wonders of insane science. Get ready to get messy as you create your own slime, light up LED circuit with playdough, build a toothpick tower, design and test your own mini-parachute, and more! Work together with your science team to find solutions to STEM challenges!
Special Event: Rocket Launch – Friday, July 26
Wear your Camp T-shirt!

Week 6: July 29 – Aug. 2 | Splatter
Ready, Set, Splatter! Get ready to get messy in Splatter week! Explore your imagination and express yourself as we create our way through camp with hands-on projects. Mold with clay, tie dye tee shirts or socks, make friendship bracelets, paint pet rocks, and more! Games include paint tag, living sculptures, and camp tie-dye day!
Special Event: Camp Tie Dye Day - Friday, August 2
Wear your tie-dye t-shirt and/or socks!

Week 7: Aug. 5 – Aug. 9 | Fabulous Fair
Step right up and enjoy this fun and fabulous fair themed week. Play classic and new fair games including ring toss, balloon pop, Frisbee throw, and parachute games too! Laugh and learn with your friends while face painting, having a three legged race, sharing popcorn, and creating and playing your own unique fair games!
Special Event: Field Trip to the Sussex County Fair-August 8/ Fabulous Fair Day at Camp-August 8
Wear your Camp T-shirt!

Week 8 : Aug. 12 – Aug.16 | Down on the Farm
EIEIO….Join us for an exciting week of farm themed activities including games, crafting, creating snacks, and more. Create haystack dipped pretzels and puffy paint popcorn art. Participate in barnyard tag, “hot” potato relay races, and a find the crazy chicken quest. Learn about farm life first hand on our camp field trip to a local farm.
Special Event:       Field Trip to the a local farm TBD
Wear your Camp T-shirt!

Week 9: Aug. 19 – Aug. 23 | Amazing Avengers
Who’s your favorite Avenger? Why pick just one when you’ll have a chance to role play all your favorites! Join us this week as we design and create your own Avenger’s mask or shield. Participate in our camp wide Avenger’s fitness challenge!  Plan and build our Avenger’s challenge obstacle course using items around camp, such as hula hoops, agility ladders, gymnastics mats, and more. Then run, climb, hop your way through the obstacle course to see who will be the most Amazing Avenger!
Special Event:       Camp Color Wars – Avengers Style!-August 23
Wear a T-shirt the color of your team’s Avenger

Week 10: Aug. 26 – Aug. 30 | Funtastic Final
Bring our camp season to a close with our camp fantastic finale. Join your camp friends and your favorite counselors as you plan and create skits that highlight the fun of camp. Camp traditions and songs come to life and all have a chance to participate in their own unique way. Friends and family invited to join us on the last day of camp for our Y Funtastic Finale celebration!
Special Event:       Y Funtastic Finale – Friday, August 30, 4pm
Please bring a healthy snack to share! Wear your Camp T-shirt!

*Projects, activities, and trips are subject to change based on availability of supplies and weather.