General Information

2017 Summer Day Camp is HERE!

Check out our camp video below - welcome back! 

Our Camps

Click each camp name to be directed to that page - you will be able to download a Registration Packet and Parent Handbook. All registration must be completed at the Y.  

Camp Mini-Me (Ages 3-5)

Camp Hiawatha (Ages 6-8)

Camp Mini Merrywood (Ages 8-10, held at our Camp Merrywood)

Camp Merrywood (Ages 11-15, held at our Camp Merrywood)

Specialty Camp (Ages 9-15) 

All camp information can be found in our Registration Packets and Parent Handbook. Here are a few "highlights" for you!

Camp Hours: Our camp day begins at 9:00am and ends at 4:00pm. We ask that all children arrive by 9:15am so that they do not miss any of the fun. We will not accept kids after 9:30am, unless it is a special circumstance. The camp day ends at 4:00pm and we do not begin "releasing" campers until that time. If you need to pick up a camper before 4:00pm, we ask that you fill out the camp early pick-up log. Campers picked up after 4:15pm will be included in the "Extended Day" program.

Early Bird Club: We offer an "Early Bird" club for parents who need to drop off extra early. This "club" is available from 6:30-7:30am at the Y for an additional fee (listed on the registration packet).

Extended Day: Our "Extended Day" is availabe from 7:30 to 9:00am and/or from 4:00-5:30pm, at the Y for an additional fee. Children picked up after 5:30pm will be charged a late pick-up fee.

Membership: All campers must have a Program Membership to the Y. This membership allows children to take advantage of Y programs throughout the year. The cost of the program membership is $25.00 per child or $50.00 for a family. Facility Membership options (which allow access to the Y facility) are also available. Please visit our Membership page for details.

Financial Assistance: Assistance is available for those who qualify. Third party Rutgers Regional Child Care Resource and Referral is available by calling 856-462-6800. If you are denied, you may apply through the Y Cares Financial Assistance Program (click HERE for details on Y Cares) 

Counselors: Low ratios of staff to children, as required by the state and ACA. Our staff go through intensive training and are background screened prior to hire.

Accreditation: All of our Y camps are American Camping Association accredited (ACA) and are a state licensed day camp facility. ACA Accreditation means that your child's camp cares enough to undergo a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of its operation - from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. American Camp Association collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at your child's camp reflect the most up-ot-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Camps and ACA form a partnership that promotes growth and fun in an environemnt committed to safety.