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Summer Day Camp Programs

The focus of the Lakeland Hills Family YMCA Summer Day Camps is to foster individuality, creativity, socialization, and fun inside of our campers!

The Y has developed a comprehensive summer camp program that delivers age-appropriate fun and discovery for kids ages 2½ – 16 years old. Our camp grows with your child offering campers a place where friendships are forged, memories are made, and the sense of security to take risks and express their true selves is found. We focus on individuality, creativity, socialization, and fun!

Half Day Preschool Camp (Ages 2½ – 5 Years Old)

Monday – Friday | 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

This unique experience is one of our most successful programs for pre-school children and is designed to provide both physical growth and socialization through fun-filled early childhood activities. Campers use the air-conditioned indoor facilities of the Y pre-school and the enclosed outdoor playground.

Activities Include:
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Kid-approved Cooking
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Instructional Swimming
  • Music & Dance
  • Outside Water Play
  • Messy Art
  • Summer Science
  • C.A.T.C.H. Fitness Program
Lunch is Included… Don’t Forget to Order!

Lunch is included but you will still need to make your selections for each day. Please select NONE on any day your child will not be receiving camp lunch and remember to send lunch from home on that day(s).


For more information, contact April Ryder.
$345 Y Members  |  $370 Non-members
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Half Day School Age Camp (Ages 6 – 8 Years Old)

Monday – Friday | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

This program is designed for the camper who wants to experience the full day program, but for a partial day. Following drop off, campers have three 40-minute rotations each day. They also get swimming lessons on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. These campers will also experience the amazing theme days that are planned once per session. Next, these campers will have a catered lunch time from 11:30-12:00 pm. Ice cream will be available after lunch. Finally, campers will end their day with fun group time activities planned by their counselor based on the interests of the group.

Daily schedules, swim schedules and staff biographies will be available on the Y Parent Pages of our website beginning in June.
Morning Rotations Include:
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Character Counts
  • Fun with Science
  • Art Instruction
  • DS Center
  • Instructional Swimming
  • Net Games
  • GA-GA
  • Counselor-run Sports
  • Creek Exploration
  • Giant Games
  • C.A.T.C.H. Fitness Program
  • Lego Engineering
  • Art Instruction
  • Junior Card Games
Lunch is Included… Don’t Forget to Order!

Lunch is included but you will still need to make your selections for each day. Please select NONE on any day your child will not be receiving camp lunch and remember to send lunch from home on that day(s).


For more information, contact Camp Director, Shannon Bujoreanu.
$360 Members*  |  $385 Non-Members*

*An additional $25 per child will be charged for the Session 2 camp trip.
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Full Day Kindergarten Camp (5 Years Old)

Monday – Friday | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This program, designed for campers going into Kindergarten in the fall, provides the TLC that first time campers need in a smaller group setting. Each group will only have 15 campers, one group for boys and one for girls.

Following drop off, campers have three 40-minute age-appropriate rotations each morning. These campers will also experience the amazing theme days that are planned once per session.

Campers will then eat lunch and have recreational play time where they can interact with campers of all ages. During this time, campers can play on the blacktop, have fun on the playground or just relax with their friends in a shaded area. We also offer ice cream each day during recreational lunch time.

Next, it’s off to group time where the campers experience fun activities planned by their counselors. These activities are based on the interests of the campers in the group.

Two instructional swim periods are offered per week. Look for daily schedules, swim schedules and staff biographies on the Y Parent Pages of our website beginning in June. Campers grouped by gender.

Lunch is Included… Don’t Forget to Order!

And, don’t forget to order lunch! Lunch is included but you will still need to make your selections for each day. Please select NONE on any day your child will not be receiving camp lunch and remember to send lunch from home on that day(s).


For more information, contact Camp Director, Shannon Bujoreanu.
$505 Y Members*  |  $530 Non-members*

*An additional $25 per child will be charged for the Session 2 camp trip.
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Full Day School Age Camp (6 – 12 Years Old)

Monday – Friday | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

For parents looking for full day coverage, these campers, grouped by age and gender, rotate with their groups each morning to a variety of fun-filled and exciting specialty areas. Specialty Instructors plan and execute activities in the specific curriculum areas. Group counselors assist the campers with projects and with the overall supervision and safety of their group as they rotate through the morning. Junior campers experience three 40-minute rotations per day. Senior campers experience three 45-minute rotations per day. New this year…progressive scheduling for morning rotations, and smaller group sizes for the Junior Boys!

Also new this year…separate lunch and recreational times for Juniors, Seniors, and Sports campers that will shorten wait lines for ice cream and allow campers of similar ages to interact together. During this time campers can play four square, basketball, have fun on the playground (for the junior division only) or just relax with their friends in a shaded area. We also offer ice cream each day during recreational lunch time.

Next it’s off to group time where campers experience fun activities planned by their counselors in assigned camp areas. These activities are based on the interests of the campers in the group. Swimming is offered two times per week, both swim lessons with 10 minutes of recreational swim on the second swim day.

Finally, for the last hour of the day, campers get to choose what activities they would like to participate in during what we call “Hobby Time.” Hobby time is daily themed afternoons where campers can pick from 10-12 activities each day. Active games and sports are offered on the field, water and cooperative games on the blacktop, healthy food and special activities in the pavilion, arts and crafts in the tent and/or chill out in the lower picnic area where campers can just relax. This time can be an adjustment for our youngest campers, so please be sure to review the afternoon calendars on the web with them each morning before camp.

Parents Please Note: One friend request per camper may be submitted by April 1st. Friend requests are only offered for this camp option and are not guaranteed.
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Specialty Camps (Ages 8 – 12 Years Old)

Monday – Friday | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Specialty instruction runs each morning between 9:15-11:45 am then these campers join up with the rest of camp for afternoon activities (lunch, recreation time, group time, swimming, and hobby time) until 4 pm. It is recommended that all sports campers have some athletic background in order to be successful in these options.

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Pre-Teen Camp (Ages 11 – 12 Years Old / 6th & 7th Graders)

Monday – Friday | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sessions: 2, 3 & 4 ONLY.

This camp is designed for middle school age children who would like something more than just the day camp experience. This option does include one all day trip each week such as: Bike Ride on the Delaware Water Gap, Zoo & Zip Lining, Water Park, etc.). Campers in this group will be supplied with a camp t-shirt that must be worn on trips. On trip days campers must pack a brown bag lunch or purchase lunch at the destination. Participants are grouped by gender.

Lunch is Included Except on Wednesday… Don’t Forget to Order!

Lunch is included but you will still need to make your selections for each day. Please select NONE on any day your child will not be receiving camp lunch and remember to send lunch from home on that day(s).


$565 Y Members  |  $590 Non-members
For more information, contact Camp Director, Shannon Bujoreanu.
*An additional $25 per child will be charged for the Session 2 camp trip.
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Leaders in Training (13 – 15 Years Old / 8th – 10th Graders)

Monday – Friday | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

For older campers the LIT (Leaders-in-Training) Program provides teens with 3 daily trips Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (Six Flags, Water Parks, Medieval Times, Laser Tag, etc.).

Tuesdays and Thursdays, the LIT camp experience is balanced with AM local trips, fitness electives & leadership training consisting of entrepreneurial & community service projects.

Group Projects (w/ Community Service Director) will be summer long and includes Give a Kid the Y Fundraiser, Sports Event in Camp, etc.

All first time LIT participants are required to attend the mandatory Parent-Camper Orientation on Sunday, June 11 at the YMCA from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

Lunch is Included on Non-Trip Days… Don’t Forget to Order!

Lunch is included on non-trip days but you will still need to make your selections for each day. Please select NONE on trip days and any day your child will not be receiving camp lunch and remember to send lunch from home on that day(s).


For more information, contact Camp Director, Shannon Bujoreanu.
*An additional $25 per child will be charged for the Session 2 camp trip.

$710 Y Members**  |  $735 Non-members**
**Pre and Post supervision included at no extra cost!
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Counselor in Training (15 – 16 Years Old / 10th – 11th Graders)

Monday – Friday | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Our CIT (Counselors-in-Training) Program is ideal for teens interested in a career with children. Hands-on training under the supervision of camp staff allows for interaction with young campers each morning. In the afternoon, CITs take part in informative group workshops and assist with hobby time. Each CIT will receive a written evaluation for each session.

Pre and Post supervision is included at no cost for CIT’s.

Lunch is Included… Don’t Forget to Order!

Lunch is included but you will still need to make your selections for each day. Please select NONE on any day your child will not be receiving camp lunch and remember to send lunch from home on that day(s).


$320 Members  |  $345 Non-member
Must call director for acceptance into the program

For more information, contact Camp Director, Shannon Bujoreanu.
*An additional $25 per child will be charged for the Session 2 camp trip.
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Vacation Camp Weeks (5 – 12 Years Old)

Monday – Friday | 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Early Vacation Week: June 19 – 23
Late Vacation Week: August 21 – 25

Vacation camp is a one-week session that immediately precedes session 1 and immediately follows session 4. Vacation camps are specifically intended to bridge the gap between camp and school for working parents. There are no major theme days during these weeks and there will be no swimming included in the August Vacation Week. Due to limited space and facilities, friend requests cannot be honored this week.

In order to participate in this session you must have your child enrolled in at least one 2-week session of camp for the summer.

  • Swimming not available this week
  • Includes Lunch and Pre & Post Supervision
  • Space is limited
  • Not available for Preschool Half Day Campers
  • No friend requests due to limited space

June week offered as daily option – fees are incremental.
JUNE WEEK:  $55-250 for 1-5 Days  |  $60-275 for 1-5 Days

August week offered as full week only.
AUGUST WEEK:  $250 Y Members  |  $275 Non-Members


Lunch is Included… Don’t Forget to Order!

Lunch is included but you will still need to make your selections for each day. Please select NONE on any day your child will not be receiving camp lunch and remember to send lunch from home on that day(s).


For more information, contact Camp Director, Shannon Bujoreanu.
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Extended Supervision

For those who need to be dropped off before camp begins and /or picked up after camp ends. This is supervised recreational time.


Pre-Supervision

Monday – Friday | 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
$55 Per Two-Week Session (Not available for Preschool Half Day Campers)

Post-Supervision

Monday – Friday | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
$65 Per Two-Week Session (Not available for Preschool Half Day Campers or School Age Half Day Campers | Parents should supply snack for Post Supervision.)

To Register:

During the registration process for any of the above camps you will be prompted to make your selection for Pre/Post Supervision for each session.


Attention LITs & CITs: Pre & Post Supervision is included at no additional charge for LITs & CITs, however, you must still select these options during the registration process in order for your teen to be included on the Pre and/or Post roster(s).
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S.K.O.R. Services (Ages 6 – 15 Years Old)

Special Kids Organized Recreation Services

Our Summer Camp program encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. Inclusion within our Summer Camp program means that individuals with disabilities (including but not limited to: ADD, ADHD, Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome and physical disabilities) are welcome to participate in the same environment as their peers. Reasonable, individualized techniques and resources are utilized to enhance program participation without fundamentally altering the program.

We have a team of qualified staff to ensure that your child has a fun, successful, quality experience within a large group setting. We do not have the resources to provide a one-on-one aide for those children who may not otherwise be able to function within a large group. However, if, at the parents expense, an aide is provided, we are happy to work with them to ensure the best outcome for your child and the program as a whole. Aides will be required to go through YMCA training and background checks

To Register:

Children should be enrolled in one of the age-appropriate camp offerings above. Additionally, a Participant Profile will be required in order to provide us with the information we need to best help your child. We also encourage parent/guardian to contact the Camp Director.

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Performing Arts Camp (Specialty Camps)

Performing arts instruction is held from 9:15 – 11:45 AM. Then the group will join the rest of Full Day Camp for lunch, recreational time, group time and hobby time. It is recommended that all campers in this group enjoy being in the spotlight.

The goal of this program is to introduce young children to the magic of theater. Program will include creative play, creating characters, basic acting technique, voice and movement work, following stage directions as well as basic set and prop building and costume design. All campers will perform in an exciting end of session show during group time for campers. Each performance will be video recorded and camp parent will be emailed a link to view it. This group is co-ed and will have up to 20 campers per session with 2 counselors.

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Tennis Camp (Specialty Camps)

Held at Mountain Lakes Racquet Club each morning.  We use 2 tennis courts at the club where campers are placed by ability. The morning is comprised of tennis skills and drills, games and tournaments. Participants must bring own racquet daily. Tennis campers will participate in morning theme days at the Y twice over the summer. This group is co-ed and will have up to 20 campers with 2 counselors.


Must be on-site by 9:00 AM for bus transportation. Parents may not drop off or pick up at the Racquet Club, as per state and YMCA Safety guidelines.
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Gymnastics / Cheer Camp (Specialty Camps)

Our gymnastics program is comprised of gymnastics and cheerleading, which incorporate warm-ups and stretching. Our gymnastics program is made up of skill development on both beam, bars, vault  and floor. Cheerleading and dance is built upon stunting progression and dance elements. During the first three sessions, the campers work on desired skills to show off at our Y-Lympics (showcase exhibition). This group is typically all girls.

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Basketball / Hockey Camp (Specialty Camps)

We offer basic basketball instruction for campers with all levels of ability. We teach all facets of offense, defense, shooting, rebounding, passing, ball handling, game situations and more. From speed and agility training to both team and individual hockey drills, you’re sure to improve every aspect of your game. Held at the Y. Co-ed grouping, mostly boys.

  • One week of: Basketball in the air conditioned gymnasium
  • One week of: Hockey on the blacktop. Helmet required (not supplied)
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Travel Sports Camp (Specialty Camps)

Held at various locations throughout the area. Trips include roller skating, golf, ice skating, rock climbing, bowling and laser tag.  Co-ed grouping, mostly boys.


Must be on-site by 9:00 AM for bus transportation.
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Football / Team Handball Camp (Specialty Camps)

Our football camp provides kids with the opportunity to develop technical football skills in a fun, semi-competitive game environment.  They will also run offensive and defensive drills and clinics.  When you attend our hockey camp, you’ll learn how to play hockey through a variety of formats.

When you attend our Team Handball camp, you’ll learn how to play handball through a variety of formats – from speed and agility training to both team and individual passing handball drills. Held at the Y. Co-ed grouping, mostly boys.

  • One week of: Football on the field.
  • One week of: Team Handball on the field.
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Soccer / Bowling Camp (Specialty Camps)

During soccer, campers will learn to dribble, pass, head, attack and score. Drills and skills will also focus on speed and agility. Co-ed grouping, mostly boys.

During bowling, campers will get instruction on how to improve their game. Campers will also have a bowling competition with trophies throughout the week. Co-ed grouping, mostly boys.

  • Week 1: Soccer on the Field at the Y
  • Week 2: Bowling held at Boonton Lanes.

Must be on-site by 9:00 AM for bus transportation.
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2017 Camp Sessions & Dates

Session

Dates

Session 1

June 26 – July 7*

Session 2

July 10 – July 21

Session 3

July 22 – August 4

Session 4

August 7 – August 18

Vacation Camp Week**

August 21 – August 25

*No Camp on July 4
**Must be enrolled in at least one 2-week session. Not available for Preschool Half Day Camp.