YMCA OF MONTCLAIR
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Camps

Thank you for your interest in the 2014 YMCA of Montclair Summer Camp season. The key information listed for each camp is current and up to date. You may call the individual Camp Director assigned to each camp for further information. We look forward to making memories to last a lifetime for your child!

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Summer Sparks Camp
Summer Sparks Camp

Summer Sparks is an enrichment camp that inspires campers with a variety of activities they choose from weekly. Part science, part art, part fitness, Summer Sparks energizes and stimulates kids’ minds, bodies and spirits. The camp is staffed by caring teachers and subject matter experts who highlight teamwork and the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Sample activities include:

  • Pop Up Book Art, campers create their own books
  • Dribble, Dribble, Shoot, where basketball, fitness and fun all come together
  • Around the World in Arty Days, campers explore exotic locations through art
  • Einstein for Everyone, campers face the same problems, puzzles and mysteries that Einstein faced and discover the thrill of making revolutionary scientific discoveries through hands on activities, experiments and demonstrations
  • Seven one week sessions. (No camp July 4.) Register for each week of camp by the previous Thursday at 3 pm
  • Session 5 (7/21-7/25) is closed.
  • Session 6 (7/28-8/1) and Session 7 (8/4-8/8) are open.

Camp Hours:

  • Morning (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), afternoon (1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) and all day sessions (8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) available.
  • Before Care: 8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.: additional fee of $25 per session
  • After Care: 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.: additional fee of $25 per session)

For more information, contact Kimberley Griffiths, Director: Youth, Teen & Family at kgriffiths@montclairymca.org or 973-415-6102.

Location:
Forest Avenue School, 118 Forest Avenue, Verona, NJ
Ages:
6-11
Session Dates:
Jun 23rd - Aug 08th
Camp Fee:
$130 per session for half-day; $260 per session for a full day (campers bring lunch).

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS / LEARN MORE:

Summer Sparks Camp Brochure And Application Form
Summer Sparks Parent Info Pack


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June Bugs
June Bugs

June Bugs “bridges the gap” between preschool ending and summer beginning. It includes fun activities to keep your child active and learning, include daily swimming, art, gym and outdoor time. To further enhance each camper’s experience, “special enrichment” classes such as music, dance and cooking will be added throughout the week.

  • Mon thru Thurs 4 days a week for 3 weeks

Location:
Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ages:
3-6
Session Dates:
Jun 02nd - Jun 19th (See brochure for more details)
Camp Hours:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Camp Fee:
$160 for Members per session, $180 for Non-Members per session

For more information contact
Kristin Herzog at 973-415-6115
kherzog@montclairymca.org


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I’m a Big Kid Now
I’m a Big Kid Now

I’m A Big Kid Now is a summer program filled with free play, exploratory art, singing, snack and outside play time. Campers fill their days with fun activities while gaining preschool readiness experience for the future. Potty training isn’t necessary.

  • 8 one-week sessions
  • May sign up for multiple weeks
  • No camp July 4

Location:
Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ages:
2-3
Session Dates:
Jun 23rd - Aug 15th (See brochure for more details)
Camp Hours:
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Camp Fee:
$140 for Members per session, $160 for Non-Members per session (Session 2, $115/$130)

For more information contact
Amy Costa at 973-559-9286
acosta@montclairymca.org

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS / LEARN MORE:

2014 Parent Information Packet


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Academic Camp Experience (A.C.E )
Academic Camp Experience (A.C.E )

Research shows that the key to stemming summer reading loss is finding novel ways to get books into the hands of children during the summer break. A.C.E., a summer education alignment program, helps keep kids on track with reading, writing and math skills and includes DEAR (Drop Everything And Read). The program is lead by an Elementary Education certified teacher. Students bring lunch and a drink, we provide the rest.

  • Monday thru Thursday (4 days a week for 4 weeks)

Location:
Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ages:
7-9
Session Dates:
Jul 07th - Jul 31st (See brochure for more details)
Camp Hours:
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Camp Fee:
$150 per session

For more information contact
Kimberley Griffiths at 973-415-6102
kgriffiths@montclairymca.org


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Early Adventures Camp
Early Adventures Camp

Early Adventures Camp offers children a safe, fun and creative first time camp experience. Activities include swim lessons, gym activities, storytelling, arts and crafts, music, dance and special events created around weekly themes.

  • 10 one-week sessions
  • No camp July 4
  • After Care: 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: additional fee of $80 per session (Session 2, $64)
  • Before Care: 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.: additional fee of $30 per session (Session 2, $24)

For more information about what to expect on the first day of camp, click here.

Location:
Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ages:
3-6
Session Dates:
Jun 23rd - Aug 29th (See brochure for more details)
Camp Hours:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Camp Fee:
$185 for Members per session, $205 for Non-Members per session (Session 2, $148/$164)

For more information contact
Kristin Herzog at 973-415-6115
kherzog@montclairymca.org

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS / LEARN MORE:

2014 Parent Information Packet


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New Discoveries Camp
New Discoveries Camp

New Discoveries Camp offers daily activities, including swim, sports, water sports, arts and crafts, nature, nutrition, drama and science. All weeks are theme-based and include special event Fridays, such as Wacky Wild West, Carnival Day and Olympic Hoopla. Monday camp opening includes skits and an introduction to the week ahead. Wacky Wednesdays include Crazy Hat Day, Mismatch Day and Crazy Hair Day.

This camp experience will give campers an opportunity to form relationships while developing skills and confidence.

  • Session 8 (8/11-8/15) is open.
  • All other sessions are full.
  • No camp July 4
  • Early Adventures  is a great half day option (after camp hours available) for 3-6 year olds.
  • Afternoon Specialty Camps are still open for 4-8 year olds.
  • Camp at the Lake is available for 5-13 year olds.
  • Before Camp Hours: 7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.: additional fee of $70 per session (Session 2, $56)
  • After Camp Hours: 3:15 p.m.–6:30 p.m.: additional fee of $95 per session (Session 2, 76)

Location:
Montclair Community Pre-K, 49 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ages:
4-9
Session Dates:
Jun 23rd - Aug 22nd (See brochure for more details)
Camp Hours:
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Camp Fee:
$250 per session

For more information contact
Rob Casale at 973-415-6117
rcasale@montclairymca.org

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS / LEARN MORE:

2014 Parent Information Packet


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Creative Arts and Sciences Afternoon Camps
Creative Arts and Sciences Afternoon Camps

Every week features a different theme. From Hammers & Nails to Science or Music, you’ll find a creative outlet for your child.

  • 9 one-week sessions

Location:
Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ages:
4-8
Session Dates:
Jun 30th - Aug 29th (See brochure for more details)
Camp Hours:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Camp Fee:
$150 for Members per session, $170 for Non-Members per session (Session 2, $130/$150)

For more information contact
Amy Costa at 973-559-9286
acosta@montclairymca.org

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS / LEARN MORE:

2014 Parent Information Packet


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School of Performing Arts Afternoon Camps
School of Performing Arts Afternoon Camps

Kids will have fun while learning in these jam-packed one-week sessions. Campers learn skills in different performing arts disciplines like ballet, hip hop, acting and singing.

  • 9 one-week sessions

Location:
Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ages:
4-8
Session Dates:
Jun 30th - Aug 29th (See brochure for more details)
Camp Hours:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Camp Fee:
$150 for Members per session, $170 for Non-Members per session (Session 2, $130/$150)

For more information contact
Amy Costa at 973-559-9286
acosta@montclairymca.org

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS / LEARN MORE:

2014 Parent Information Packet


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Camp at the Lake
Camp at the Lake

Camp at the Lake offers swim lessons, sports, crafts, nature, science, outdoor survival skills, hiking, archery, recreational swimming, low ropes challenge, drama, dance, boating and fishing. This American Camp Association accredited camp provides children with exciting adventures, cooperative learning and tons of fun! Campers express their creativity, unleash their boundless energy, learn new skills and develop meaningful relationships. FREE transportation provided from bus stops in Montclair, Upper Montclair, Verona, Cedar Grove, Bloomfield and Clifton.

  • 10 one-week sessions
  • No camp July 4
  • After Camp Hours: Camp dismissal–6:30 p.m.: additional fee of $90 per session

The following sessions of Camp at the Lake are closed:

  • Session 8 (8/11-8/15) is completely closed
  • Outdoor Living Skills: Session 6 (7/28-8/1) and Session 8 (8/11-8/15)
  • Adventure Camp: Session 7 (8/4-8/8)
  • Science Specialty Camp: Session 5 (7/21-7/25) and Session (8/18-8/22)
  • Creative Arts Specialty: Session 8 (8/11-8/15)

Cost:

  • Traditional Camp for 5–13 years: $255–$285 per session
  • Sports Camps (Basketball, Soccer, Sports Fan Club, World Wide Sports) for 8–13 years: $255–$285 per session
  • Arts or Outdoor Education Camps (Creative Arts, Performing Arts, Dance, Science, Outdoor Living Skills) for 8–13 years: $265–$295 per session
  • Adventure Camp for 10–13 years: $300–$330 per session

For more information contact Kim Burrows at kburrows@montclairymca.org or 973-415-6118, or James Goodger at jgoodger@montclairymca.org or 973-415-6116.

Location:
YMCA of Montclair Outdoor Education Facility, 131 Germantown Road, West Milford, NJ 07480
Ages:
5-13
Session Dates:
Jun 23rd - Aug 29th (See brochure for more details)
Camp Hours:
7:30 am - 4:30 pm

For more information contact
Kim Burrows at 973-415-6118
kburrows@montclairymca.org

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS / LEARN MORE:

2014 Outdoor Education Camp Descriptions
Camp at the Lake Open House Dates
2014 Creative Arts Camps – Projects and Trips
2014 Sports Camp Trip Information
2014 Parent Information Pack
Camp at the Lake Map
Prescription Medication Authorization Form
Special Event Themes & Wacky Wednesdays
2014 What to Bring to Camp at the Lake


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Explorers Camp
Explorers Camp

Explorers Camp offers a combination of fun filled activities and trips to local attractions. Campers participate in a daily schedule of games, recreational swim and activities based around weekly themes.

  • All sessions are full with a waiting list.
  • Teen Travel Camp has been opened to 12 year olds and still has space.
  • Camp at the Lake offers exciting adventures.
  • Before Camp Hours: 7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m.: additional fee of $30 per session (Session 2, $24)
  • After Camp Hours: 3:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.: additional fee of $85 per session (Session 2, $68)

Location:
Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ages:
8-12
Session Dates:
Jun 23rd - Aug 29th (See brochure for more details)
Camp Hours:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Camp Fee:
$260 per session (Session 2, $205)

For more information contact
Amy Costa at 973-559-9286
acosta@montclairymca.org

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS / LEARN MORE:

2014 Parent Information Packet
Explorers Trips


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Youth Basketball All Stars (YBA) Camps
Youth Basketball All Stars (YBA) Camps

Camp Youth Basketball All Stars (YBA) is the perfect place for your camper. YBA is an intense four week basketball program for basketball players of varying abilities. YBA campers further develop their skills, learn game strategies and achieve goals on and off the court. Each day is spent improving fundamentals, performing interactive drills, building offensive and defensive skills, playing in house tournaments and getting in shape. Campers may register for one or all four weeks of the program.

  • Limited Availability 6/23 – 6/27
  • Camp YBA is full with a waiting list 7/7 – 8/1
  • There is still space in Camp at the Lake Sports Camps
  • After Camp Hours: 3 p.m.–6 p.m.: additional fee of $45 per session

Location:
Gymnasium at Immaculate Conception High School, 33 Cottage Place, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ages:
8-13
Session Dates:
Jul 07th - Aug 01st (See brochure for more details)
Camp Hours:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Camp Fee:
$220 per session

For more information contact
Kimberley Griffiths at 973-415-6102
kgriffiths@montclairymca.org

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS / LEARN MORE:

2014 Parent & Player Packet


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Teen Travel Camp
Teen Travel Camp

Teen Travel Camp is the place where teens can participate in leadership workshops, discuss social and cultural awareness, perform community service projects and go on thrilling excursions. Participation during in house days is required in order to participate in field trips. Trained adult staff maintain a high level of safety, fun and mentoring for all participants. Day trip opportunities may include, but are not limited to, Six Flags Amusement Park, Local College Tours, the Statue of Liberty, SONY Wonder Lab, Ellis Island, bowling and movies.

  • 8 one-week sessions
  • Note that camp hours may extend past 6:00 p.m., depending on trip destination.

Location:
Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ages:
13-15
Session Dates:
Jul 07th - Aug 29th (See brochure for more details)
Camp Hours:
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Camp Fee:
$300 per session

For more information contact
Kimberley Griffiths at 973-415-6102
kgriffiths@montclairymca.org

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS / LEARN MORE:

2014 Parent Info Pack
Trip Schedule


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Counselor in Training (CIT) Program
Counselor in Training (CIT) Program

Our CIT Program is a unique opportunity to develop skills necessary for working with children in a hands-on environment. CITs are involved in daily activities, assisting our staff with camp projects, camper activities, lesson plans and more. CITs develop communication and leadership skills through team-building exercises, hands-on training with senior counselors and experiences with camper groups and activities. A CIT Director facilitates this program and, along with all of our Camp at the Lake staff, mentors the CITs throughout this two week program.

  • June 30-July 11 (no camp July 4)
  • July 21-August 1
  • August 11-August 22

Download the application HERE.

Location:
YMCA of Montclair Outdoor Education Facility, 131 Germantown Road, West Milford, NJ 07480
Ages:
14-15
Session Dates:
Jun 30th - Aug 22nd (See brochure for more details)
Camp Hours:
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Camp Fee:
$495/$525 per 2 week session (June 30-July 11 session $445/$495)

For more information contact
Kim Burrows at 973-415-6118
kburrows@montclairymca.org


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