Somers Point Camp Hiawatha

Camp Hiawatha is the coolest place to be this summer!

Our 2021 Summer Day Camp season will run June 28 through August 20 – come one week or all 8! At Y summer camp, you’ll have a different adventure every day and you’ll return home each afternoon with new experiences to share with your loved ones!

  • YMCA Camp Hiawatha is open to all children ages 6 to 8 years old and is held at the YMCA; the day is 9:00 am - 4:00 pm with early and aftercare options available from 6:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • A variety of activities will be provided throughout the camp season which consists of outdoor games, outdoor water play, reading time, bike and scooter riding, non-elimination games through the CATCH curriculum, as well as traditional day camp arts & crafts
  • A Healthy breakfast and lunch are provided to all campers
  • NEW for 2021! Spikeball is a new sport that's sweeping the nation. It is described as a combination of volleyball and four-square. It is played 2 vs 2, with a taut hula hoop sized Spikeball net placed between the teams.  They have up to three hits between them (just like Volleyball) to control the ball and bounce it back off the net.
  • NEW for 2021! Scooters for outdoor riding!
  • Sports including soccer and basketball
  • Field games such as: relay races and obstacle courses
  • Gaga – the coolest summer camp game. It is a friendlier version of dodgeball that uses the backboards of the gaga pit to tag an opponent.
  • Reading time – intentional programming time for children to complete their summer reading.
  • Water play including water sprinklers and water games
  • Scooters
  • Fun and educational STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities
  • Healthy U Activities and Games which teaches about healthy eating and physical activity through fun non-elimination games.
  • Arts and Crafts focusing on fine motor skill development and creativity
  • Sanford Harmony Social and Emotional Learning activities for children to learn how to express their emotions
  • Walking trips
  • Special guests
  • Ice Cream Day
  • Pretzel Day


  • Camp Hiawatha weekly fee for camp: $175
  • Early Option (6:30 AM to 5:30 PM): $50.00 per week
  • Before and After Care option (7:30 AM to 5:30 PM): $35.00 per week
  • We accept third party assistance such as Rutgers and Inspira; learn more by contacting our Financial Services Coordinator, Chanyra Williams at 856-691-0030 extension 111.
  • The YMCA also provides financial assistance options should you be denied from outside agencies

Upcoming Events

Oct 27, 2021
Wellness Check Wednesday!
Oct 29, 2021
Nerf Wars

Join us for Nerf Wars tonight! ...

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Nov 3, 2021
Wellness Check Wednesday!
Nov 25, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving - Y Hours (7am-1:30pm)

Get your workout in before the big dinner! We are open 7:00am-1:30pm today. Happy Thanksgiving ...

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