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ADVENTURE AWAITS THIS SUMMER!

Our 2021 Summer Day Camp season will run June 21 through August 27 - come one week or all 10! At Y day camp, kids can develop skills, self-confidence, new friendships, and a sense of belonging all while having tons of fun. 

           

  • Day Camp runs 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Both Early and After Care are available for an additional fee from 7:30 am-5:30 pm
  • Healthy breakfast and lunch will be provided to all campers
  • Pool/lake swim time – location specific at the YMCA and Camp Merrywood.  State safe swim instruction and recreation swim for ages 6 and up.  It is unclear at this time with Covid protocols if Camp Mini Me will be able to use the pool.  We will provide more information if the regulations change.
  • All camps provide a variety of different educational, health-focused, creative, and of course, FUN activities, as well as, a different weekly theme throughout the summer
  • “Special Event” days including ice cream day, pretzel day, and special event Fridays!
  • Three Camp locations available to serve our communities:
    • Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA (1159 E. Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ) – Camps provided: Camp Mini-Me and Camp Hiawatha
    • Camp Merrywood (1249 Jesse Bridge Road, Pittsgrove) – our beautiful 88-acre outdoor campground located 15 minutes away from the Y! Camp Sequoia and Camp Arrow campers will attend this location. Bussing to and from the Y and Camp Merrywood included for campers.
    • Camp YMCA of Atlantic County (129 Jordan Road, Somers Point) – our newest day camp located in Atlantic County! Camps provided: ages 3 to 15 years
  • Low staff to child ratios; all staff are intensively trained and certified (included CPR/AED/First Aid) before working at our Y
  • Third-Party assistance and State subsidies accepted, contact our Financial Service Coordinator, Chanyra Williams at cwilliams@ccaymca.org, for more information
  • Our camps are American Camping Association Accredited and licensed through the State of New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services

Our Y has the ability to provide third-party assistance at the local level. Our staff works closely with parents to ensure timely paperwork completion. Please contact Chanyra Williams, Financial Services Coordinator, at 856-691-0030 ext. 111 or email Cwilliams@ccaymca.org for more information or to ask questions. 

Childcare Financial Services Options

 

 

 

YMCA Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions

1) Will my child need to wear a mask?
The State of New Jersey, Department of Health guidelines state that all child wear a cloth
face-covering during the day with the exception of meals, swim, and nap times.

2) Will the camp supply the cloth face coverings?
Parents will need to supply their child with cloth face coverings. Be sure to write your
child’s name on the covering. We will have face coverings available for sale if you or your
child forgot their face cloth.

3) Will my child be outside and have to wear a mask in extremely hot weather?
Our summer camps will be providing ample shaded areas, water stations to refill water
bottles, misting stations, and activities that promote social distancing outdoors; as long as
social distancing is being maintained by the children cloth face coverings are not required.
However, if the children are having trouble remaining socially distant from one another the
counselor or director may require the children to put their masks on for an activity. In
extremely inclement weather, children may be brought indoors. If they come indoors, they
will be required to wear their cloth face coverings.

4) What steps will be taken to limit potential exposure?
Every day, staff and campers will have a health screening and temperature check performed
upon arrival. If staff or campers have a temperature or have symptoms of Covid-19 they
will not be permitted in camp and must go home.

5) How will breakfast and lunch be handled?
Children will remain with their small group to eat breakfast and lunch. Children will be
spaced 6 feet apart in order to maintain social distancing while they eat. After a group is
finished eating and before the next group arrives, tables and chairs will be cleaned with a
CDC-approved cleaner/sanitizer.

6) Should I send hand sanitizer with my child?
No, hand sanitizer should be kept out of the reach of children and will need to be
confiscated by staff for safety reasons. Camp will have ample soap/water and hand
sanitizing stations throughout camp. Children will be instructed to clean or sanitize their
hands with proper supervision.

7) How many children to a group?
Our intention is to provide the safest situation possible for your child to enjoy the summer.
Campers will be placed in small groups of 10 children with one counselor except for ages 3
– 4 which will be 1:7; the children and counselors will be consistent every day. They will 
travel through the camp together, participate in activities, eat breakfast and lunch together;
while ensuring social distancing or wearing of cloth face coverings were appropriate.

8) Will they swim? If so, will they need to wear face coverings?
We are still waiting for state guidance on swimming. Presently, we are looking at small
groups without masks but having the children maintain 6 feet social distancing while in the
pool or lake. This may be updated as more information is received from the state and CDC.

9) How will check-in and check-out be handled?
Parents will be assigned a check-in and check-out time frame. This will eliminate large
groups of parents gathering waiting.

10)Will visitors be permitted in camp?
Visitors and parents, will not be permitted on the campgrounds or in the YMCA. During
check-in and check-out parents will remain in their vehicle.

11)Will children still gather in large groups during before and aftercare?
Large groups have been eliminated from our camp this year. Groups will remain 10 children
and 1 counselor ages 5 and up and 1:7 for ages 3 & 4; supervised by a Camp Director or
Lead Counselor at all times to ensure protocols are strictly enforced. Small groups will be
maintained during before and aftercare programming. 

12)Will Early Bird Care still available?
Unfortunately, this year we will not be able to provide Early Bird Care due to our
staffing/small group ratios. Before care will begin at 7:30 AM.

13)How do I register?
Visit our website at www.ccaymca.org. Download the registration packet. Complete and
email to Cwilliams@ccaymca.org. Chanyra will call you to register and receive payment.
Feel free to call 856-691-0030 and enter extension 111.

American Camp Association (ACA) Accreditation means that our YMCA summer camp undergoes a thorough peer review of our 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-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Camps and ACA form a partnership that promotes growth and fun in an environment committed to safety. Click the photo below to learn more about ACA accreditation. 

 

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