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2015 Camp Information

For a quick summary of each of our camps, dates and pricing click on the camp of your choice below.

For more detailed information, check out our 2015 Camp Guide

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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 Elementary Education certified teachers. Students bring lunch and a drink, we provide the rest. Sessions are 2 weeks long. Discounts are offered for more than one session

Ages: 7-10 years old (2nd through 4th grade students for the 2015 school year)

Session Dates:
Session 1: Safari Adventure on the African Savanna July 6-17
Session 2: The Final Frontier- SpACE Exploration July 20-31
Session 3: Way Back When- Colonial Times August 3-14

Hours: 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
After Camp Hours: 3:00-6:00 Fee: $50 per week (location TBD)

Note: Respecting the Kosher tradition, camp lunches will have to be “meat” and “shellfish” free.

Location:
Temple Ner Tamid, 936 Broad St, Blomfield, NJ 07003
Ages:
7-10
Session Dates:
Jul 06th - Aug 14th (See brochure for more details)
Camp Hours:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Camp Fee:
$400 per two week session ($325 for additional 2 week sessions)

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

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Afternoon Specialty Camps
Afternoon Specialty Camps

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

  • 10 one-week sessions

Location:
Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ages:
4-6
Session Dates:
Jun 22nd - Aug 28th (See brochure for more details)
Camp Hours:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Camp Fee:
$155 for Members per session, $175 for Non-Members per session (Session 2, $130/$150)

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

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Camp YBA: Youth Basketball All-Stars
Camp YBA: Youth Basketball All-Stars

Filling up! Will Sell Out SOON:
Sessions 1, 5, 6
SOLD OUT Wait list available:
Sessions 2, 3, 4

Other Camp Options:
Summer Sparks

  • Sessions 7 & 8 (Aug 10-14 & Aug 17-21) PM Session — Hoops (Grades 4-6)
  • Session 7(Aug 10-14) PM Session — Wide Word of Sports (Grades 1-3) Campers will get a taste of many different sports, including basketball.
  • Session 8 (Aug 17-21) AM Session — Wide Word of Sports (Grades 1-3) Campers will get a taste of many different sports, including basketball.

Camp At The Lake

  • Sessions 3 & 7 (July 13-17 & Aug 10-14) Basketball Bonanza (Ages 8-13)
  • Sessions 2 & 6 (July 6-10 & Aug 3-7) Sports Fan Club (Ages 8-13)Campers will get a taste of many different sports, including basketball.

Youth Basketball All Stars Camp (YBA) continues to be the perfect place for your basketball enthusiasts. YBA is an intense program for basketball players of varying abilities. 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 as many weeks of the program as they like.

  • Six one week sessions.

After Camp Hours: 3:00pm-6:00pm – additional fee of $50 per week (located at the Park Street Branch)

Location:
Gymnasium at Immaculate Conception High School, 33 Cottage Place, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ages:
8-13
Session Dates:
Jun 29th - Aug 07th (See brochure for more details)
Camp Hours:
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Camp Fee:
$220 per week long session

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

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Camp at the Lake
Camp at the Lake

Filling up! Will Sell Out SOON:
Outdoor Education Session 5: Splash Camp

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, West Orange and Clifton.

  • 10 one-week sessions

Camp Fees:

  • Traditional Camp for ages 5–13 years: $260/$290 per session
  • Sports Camps for ages 8-13 (Basketball, Soccer, Sports Fan Club, World Wide Sports) for 8–13 years: $290/$320 per session
  • Arts Camps for ages 8-13 (Creative Arts, Performing Arts, Dance): $290/$320 per session
  • Outdoor Adventure Camps for ages 8–13 years: $290/$320 per session
  • After Camp Hours: 3:45–6:30 p.m.: additional fee of $95 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 22nd - Aug 28th (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

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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.

  • Before Camp Hours: 7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.: additional fee of $35 per session for members, $40 non-members
  • After Camp Hours: 1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.: additional fee of $85 per session

For more information contact Megan Clesca at mclesca@montclairymca.org (973) 744 6161 ext 253 or Amy Costa at acosta@montclairymca.org 973-559-9286

Location:
Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ages:
3-6
Session Dates:
Jun 22nd - Aug 28th (See brochure for more details)
Camp Fee:
$185 for Members per session, $205 for Non-Members per session (Session 2, $148/$164)

For more information contact
Megan Clesca at 973-744-6161 ext 253
mclesca@montclairymca.org

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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.

  • Before Camp Hours: 7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m.: additional fee of $30 per session
  • After Camp Hours: 3:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.: additional fee of $85 per session

Location:
Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ages:
8-12
Session Dates:
Jun 22nd - Aug 28th (See brochure for more details)
Camp Hours:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Camp Fee:
$260 per session

For more information contact
Cheyenne Bailey at 973-744-6161 ext. 254
cbailey@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.

  • 9 one-week sessions
  • Choose morning or afternoon hours
  • May sign up for multiple weeks

Location:
Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ages:
2-3
Session Dates:
Jun 23rd - Aug 15th (See brochure for more details)

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

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June Bugs
June Bugs

June Bugs is here for those that need a great program 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, “specials 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 01st - Jun 18th (See brochure for more details)
Camp Hours:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Camp Fee:
$165 for Members per session, $185 for Non-Members per session

For more information contact
Marlon Pollard at 973-415 6139
mpollard@montclairymca.org

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New Discoveries Camp
New Discoveries Camp

Filling up! Will Sell Out SOON:
Session 3: Medieval Times

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.

  • 9 one-week sessions
  • Before Camp Hours: 7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.: additional fee of $70 per session
  • After Camp Hours: 3:15 p.m.–6:30 p.m.: additional fee of $95 per session

Location:
Montclair Community Pre-K, 49 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ages:
4-9
Session Dates:
Jun 29th - Aug 28th (See brochure for more details)
Camp Fee:
$255 per session

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

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Summer Quest Leadership Camp
Summer Quest Leadership Camp


Summer Quest gives adolescents a great foundation in preparation for the working world in a fun, creative and skill oriented way. Everything they’ll need to know to get them started on a career path will be explored:

  • Writing resumes
  • Dressing for the part
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership development

Teens can earn first aid certifications, learn how to interview and be a part of fun and engaging internships at our YMCA branches and our various summer camp locations. The first two Fridays are TRIP DAYS where teens will celebrate their dedications and commitment to learning with an exciting excursion to a local amusement park. They’ll put their new skills and self confidence to the test in the final week of their session having ‘interviewed’ for a one week volunteer position at one of our summer camps or at the YMCA. Two Directors facilitate this program and mentor the teens throughout this three week program.

Limited spaces available
2 three week sessions

  • Session 1: June 29-July 17
  • Session 2: July 27-August 14
  • No camp the week of July 20th
  • Camp Hours: 8:30 am-4:30 pm (afternoon times may vary)

Location:
Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ages:
14-15
Session Dates:
Jun 29th - Aug 14th (See brochure for more details)

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

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Summer Sparks Camp
Summer Sparks Camp




Filling up! Will Sell Out SOON:
Week 2—am session: To Infinity & Beyond
Week 3—am session: Young Engineers
Week 3—pm session: Readers Theatre
Week 6—am session: Beginners Tech
Week 7—pm session: Natural Disasters
Week 8—am session: Madcap Math
Week 8—pm session: Early Writers

Summer Sparks enrichment programs are all completely hands on as well as highly interactive. Program examples are science, writing, social skills, building, drama, music, travel and so much more. All classes taught by professional educators with experience in specific subject areas. It’s your child’s choice of morning or afternoon sessions or sign up for a full day (2 sessions). Enrichment activities expand the minds of campers and keep them educationally engaged in a fun way during the summer months. All activities take place on site.

Camp Hours:

  • Morning (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) and/or afternoon (1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.)
  • Before Care: 8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.: additional fee of $10 per session
  • After Care: 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.: additional fee of $20 per session)

Location:
Memorial Middle School, 500 Ridge Road, Cedar Grove, 07009
Ages:
6-12
Session Dates:
Jul 06th - Aug 21st
Camp Hours:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Camp Fee:
$130 per session for half-day; $260 per session for a full day

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

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Voyagers Teen Travel Camp
Voyagers Teen Travel Camp





Voyagers is the camp where youth go on thrilling excursions, make an impact in their local community and each week get to choose their camp activities such as drama, art, sports, cooking and so much more. Day trip opportunities are Wednesday-Friday and may include, but are not limited to, Laser Tag, Six Flags Amusement Park, rock climbing, Mountain Creek, race car driving, the beach, Bronx Zoo, bowling and movies. Trained staff maintains a high level of safety, fun and mentoring for all participants.

  • 9 one-week sessions

Location:
Central Presbyterian Church, 46 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ages:
12-14
Session Dates:
Jun 29th - Aug 28th (See brochure for more details)
Camp Hours:
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Camp Fee:
$300 per session

For more information contact
Tabel Reyes at 973-559-9283
treyes@montclairymca.org

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