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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!

Grade for options below are based on entering grade in September.

The Y has developed a comprehensive summer camp program that delivers age-appropriate fun and discovery for kids ages 2½ years through 12th grade. 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!

Munchkin Village (Ages 2½ years-Kindergarten)

Monday – Friday

This summer program provides campers with a variety of structured activities at an age-appropriate level. They will experience fun and exciting camp “theme Days” nature, science and exploration, arts & crafts, outside field and playground time and ice cream Fridays! Counselors are chosen to work with this age group because of their exceptional patience and caring nature. Camp takes place primarily indoors for the comfort of our young ones with a nice balance of outdoor times!

There are full day (7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) and half day (9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) options. Full Day (7:30 am-6:00 pm) options include 2-week camp sessions or monthly sessions. Half day (9:30 am-1:30 pm) runs in 2-week camp sessions.

Half Day Camp: $385 member | $410 non-member

Full Day Preschool Camp: $660 member | $685 non-member

Full Day Month Option is $1100 member | $1125 non-member (For this option, contact April Ryder at 973.507.7014 for more information)

 


 
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Explorers Village (1st-3rd Grades)

Monday – Friday

The Explorer program focuses on developing skills in a variety of athletic, cooperative and creative outdoor activities, improving their swimming skills, and continuing to develop their social and emotional intelligence. There are full day and half day options available. The explorers will be grouped by age and gender and have 14-16 campers in each group with 2 counselors.
The daily group schedules are customized to satisfy the interests of the campers. Specialty instructors plan and execute activities in the specific curriculum areas. The group counselors assist the campers with the projects and with the overall supervision and safety of their group. All campers will have two 45-minute rotations per day. Each day the groups will have 1 rotation with a specialty instructor and 1 rotation facilitated by the counselors. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the half day explorers will have swim lessons in the morning and full day explorers will have swim lessons 2 days per week in the afternoons.

Explorer Rotations Include:

Outdoor Cooking, Sports & Games, Fun with Science, Interactive Story Time, Giant Games, Kids Zone, Field Games, Card Games, Lego Engineering, Basketball, Arts & Crafts, GA-GA, NEW! Top Secret Special Activities 

Full and half day explorers will eat lunch and have recreational play time where they can interact with campers within their village. During this time campers can play four-square, basketball, GA-GA, have fun on the playground or just relax with their friends and have ice cream. All campers must be signed up via online waiver for ice-cream before the start of camp.

Half day explorers will be picked up by their parents. For the full day explorers, there is a customized schedule for each group, based on the group swim time in the afternoon. The components of the schedule are as follows:
Play Time/Chill Out: After a busy morning of scheduled activities campers take a 15-minute chill out time to relax with friends, sit in the shade and cool off before jumping into afternoon activities. This time is also used for bathroom and drink breaks as well as sunscreen application.
Group Time: A 30-minute period where counselors run age appropriate structured group activities each day.

Elective/Choice Time: Afternoons allow your camper to choose activity based on his/her interests. Electives/Choice will cover a a diverse line-up through the sessions (i.e. Sports & Games, Arts & Crafts, Board Games, Backyard Games, Makers Space (STEAM) and Camp Water Activities and surprise vendors).

Treat Tuesday: Each Tuesday campers will be offered a fun treat in the afternoons during Elective/Choice Time.
Swimming: Each camper will have two 30-minute instructional swim lessons each week. There will be 10 minutes at the end of each lesson for recreational swim time. Swimmers are broken into 3 smaller groups based on ability after completing a swim evaluation with the Aquatic Deck Supervisor.

BFT (Big Fun Time): Once per week the Activity Leaders will run a fun and exciting large group activity with their groups. This time will showcase the fun and silly personalities of the staff while engaging the campers in some group fun!

FFO (Friday Face Off): Every Friday, groups will face off with one-another in different games, team-building activities or brain teaser challenges.

Camp Director Corner:  Weekly time with the camp director and behavioral team to talk about helping others, differences in others, peer pressure, self-control and choices/consequences, and the 4-core values of the Y.

One friend request per camper may be submitted by April 1. Friend requests are only offered for the full day explorer village option.
Full Day Pricing: $530 members*|$555 Non-Members*
Half Day Pricing: $385 members*|$410 Non-Members*
*An additional $35 per child will be charged for the session 2 camp trip.

 

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4th-7th Grades|MONDAY-FRIDAY|9AM-4PM

Super Senior Campers continue with a more advanced morning rotation schedule. A NEW highlight of the summer will be a morning field trip each session to a local park, weather permitting. Summer Camp is where the campers often find their passions and talents by experiencing new activities. This quality camp experience provides our campers with the opportunity to learn powerful lessons in community, character building and healthy living.

Super Senior Campers will experience ten 45-minute rotations each week, including:
Outdoor Cooking, Sports & Games, Science, Kids Zone, GA-GA, Togetherhood-Community Service, Arts & Crafts, Giant Games, Archery, Basketball, Senior Card Games, Field Games, Four-Square, NEW! Top Secret Special Activities

Super Seniors will eat lunch and have recreational play time where they can interact with campers within the Super Senior and Adventure Villages. During this time campers can play four-square, basketball, GA-GA, have fun on the playground or just relax with their friends and have ice-cream. All campers must be registered for ice cream via online waiver before the start of camp.

In the afternoon, there is a customized schedule for each group, based on the group swim time. The components of the afternoon schedule are as follows:
Play Time/Chill Out: After a busy morning of scheduled activities campers take a 15-minute chill out time to relax with friends, sit in the shade and cool off before jumping into afternoon activities. This time is also used for bathroom and drink breaks as well as sunscreen application.
Group Time: A 30-minute period where counselors run age appropriate structured group activities each day.
Elective/Choice Time: Afternoons allow your camper to choose activity based on his/her interests. Electives/Choice will cover a a diverse line-up through the sessions (i.e. Sports & Games, Arts & Crafts, Board Games, Backyard Games, Makers Space (STEAM) and Camp Water Activities and surprise vendors).
Treat Tuesday: Each Tuesday campers will be offered a fun treat in the afternoons during Elective/Choice Time.
Swimming: Each camper will have two 30-minute instructional swim lessons each week. There will be 10 minutes at the end of each lesson for recreational swim time. Swimmers are broken into 3 smaller groups based on ability after completing a swim evaluation with the Aquatic Deck Supervisor.
BFT (Big Fun Time): Once per week the Activity Leaders will run a fun and exciting large group activity with their groups. This time will showcase the fun and silly personalities of the staff while engaging the campers in some group fun!
FFO (Friday Face Off): Every Friday, groups will face off with one-another in different games, team-building activities or brain teaser challenges.

Camp Director Corner: Weekly time with the camp director and behavioral team to talk about helping others, differences in others, peer pressure, self-control and choices/consequences, and the 4-core values of the Y.

One friend request per camper may be submitted by April 1.

Fee: $530 members*|$555 Non-Members*

*An additional $35 per child will be charged for the session 2 camp trip.

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S.K.O.R. Village (1st-6th Grade)

SPECIAL KIDS ORGANIZED RECREATION Services

Monday-Friday, 9 AM-4 PM

Our summer camp program encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. Inclusion in our summer camp means that individuals with disabilities (including but not limited to: ADD, ADHD, ODD, OCD, Sensory Issues and Spectrum Disorders) are welcome to participate in the same environment as their peers. The SKOR Village will allow campers to be exposed to the same activities as day camp, but in a much smaller group size (6 campers) with a staff ratio of 1:3. These small groups will target a wide range of skills including conversations: (i.e. winning and losing, personal space, joining a group, social cues and so much more).

Our team of qualified staff ensures that your child has a fun, successful, quality experience within a camp setting. We do not have the resources to provide a one-on-one aide for children, however, if, at the parent’s expense, an aide is provided, we are happy to work with them to ensure the best outcome for your child. Aides recruited by families will be required to go through YMCA training and background checks. Additional information and an intake meeting with the family is required prior to enrollment.

For more information, contact Camp Director, Shannon Bujoreanu.
$530 Members* | $555 Non-members

An additional $35 per child will be charged for the session 2 camp trip.

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Adventure Village (3rd-7th Grades)

Monday – Friday | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Campers in this village have the option of choosing specialty camp options for the morning hours before joining the rest of camp for lunch. It is recommended that all sports campers have some athletic background in order to be successful in these options.

After lunch, these campers will join the Super Senior Village and head to recreational play time. During this time campers can play four-square, basketball, GA-GA, have fun on the playground or just relax with their friends and have ice-cream. All campers must be registered for ice cream via online waiver before the start of camp.

In the afternoon, there is a customized schedule for each group, based on the group swim time.

The components of the schedule are as follows:
Play Time/Chill Out: After a busy morning of scheduled activities campers take a 15-minute chill out time to relax with friends, sit in the shade and cool off before jumping into afternoon activities. This time is also used for bathroom and drink breaks as well as sunscreen application.
Group Time: A 30-minute period where counselors run age appropriate structured group activities each day.
Elective/Choice Time: Afternoons allow your camper to choose activity based on his/her interests. Electives/Choice will cover a a diverse line-up through the sessions (i.e. Sports & Games, Arts & Crafts, Board Games, Backyard Games, Makers Space (STEAM) and Camp Water Activities and surprise vendors).
Treat Tuesday: Each Tuesday campers will be offered a fun treat in the afternoons during Elective/Choice Time.
Swimming: Each camper will have two 30-minute instructional swim lessons each week. There will be 10 minutes at the end of each lesson for recreational swim time. Swimmers are broken into 3 smaller groups based on ability after completing a swim evaluation with the Aquatic Deck Supervisor.
BFT (Big Fun Time): Once per week the Activity Leaders will run a fun and exciting large group activity with their groups. This time will showcase the fun and silly personalities of the staff while engaging the campers in some group fun!
FFO (Friday Face Off): Every Friday, groups will face off with one-another in different games, team-building activities or brain teaser challenges.
Camp Director Corner: Weekly time with the camp director and behavioral team to talk about helping others, differences in others, peer pressure, self-control and choices/consequences, and the 4-core values of the Y.

 

Camp Specialty

Y Member / Non-Member

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Gymnastics / Cheer

$555 / $580

Tennis

$640 / $665

NEW! Makers Lab

$555 / $580

Performing Arts

$630 / $655

NEW! Futsal / Basketball

$630 / $655

Travel Camp

$700 / $725*

Football / Lacrosse

$630 / $655

NEW! League Weeks

$630 / $655

*Includes additional $35 for session 2 trip. All others that meet during session 2 will be $35 more than price shown for trip.


 

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Leaders in Training (8th – 10th Grades)

Monday – Friday | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

For older campers the popular LIT (Leaders-in-Training) Program provides teens with a balance of social time with peers as well as training components and volunteerism through community service projects. It is this balance that will give teens leadership skills to help them find success in the future. Teens are expected to participate in all facets of the program.

The LIT’s will have three all day trips on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (Six Flags, Water Parks, The Jersey Shore, Laser Tag, etc.). Most trips fall within the 9:00 am – 4:00 pm program times, however, there are some exceptions. See the LIT calendar mailed out in June for more detailed specifics (departure and arrival times, what to wear, lunch specifics for the trip, etc.). All campers must be onsite 15 minutes prior to departure times for attendance.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the LIT camp experience is composed of morning local trips, group time activities and community service projects with the Y’s Community Service Director.

All first time LIT participants are required to attend the mandatory Parent-Camper Orientation on Sunday, June 9 at the YMCA from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

Per two-week session: $735* members*|$760 non-members*
*An additional $35 per child will be charged for the session 2 special camp trip.
Pre and Post Supervision included at no extra cost!

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Counselor in Training (11th – 12th Grades)

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. Mornings will also allow time for group workshops with the CIT Coordinator. Afternoons, CITs will be placed in areas to help facilitate Elective/Choice Time with campers. Each CIT will receive a written evaluation for each session. Must complete an interview with the Camp Director prior to acceptance in the program.

 Pre and Post supervision is included at no cost!
 Per 2-week session: $345 Members*|$370 Non-Member*
*An additional $35 per child will be charged for the session 2 camp trip.

For more information, contact Camp Director, Shannon Bujoreanu.
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Vacation Camp Week (1st through 7th grade only)

Monday – Friday | 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Vacation Week: August 19 – 23

Vacation camp is a one-week session that immediately follows session 4. Vacation camp is specifically intended to bridge the gap between camp and school for working parents. All rotations will be run by camp counselors following and dynamic rotation schedule (i.e. cooking, CATCH, Arts & Crafts, 9-Square, GA-GA, Kid Zone, Sports & Games, Giant Games, Lego Engineering and more). Due to limited space and facilities, friend requests cannot be honored this week. This camp week has approximately 175 participants and 25 staff. There are usually 4 boys’ groups and 3 girls’ groups. In order to participate in this session, you must have your child enrolled in at least one 2-week session of camp to be eligible for this program.
Swimming is only available Monday – Wednesday this week.
Space is limited
No friend requests due to limited space
All SKOR participants should speak with the camp director about this week before registering.
Fee: $250 Members | $275 Non-Members


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
$65 Per Two-Week Session

Post-Supervision

Monday – Friday | 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM
$65 Per Two-Week Session (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. 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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Adventure Village (3rd-7th grades)

MONDAY – FRIDAY | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Campers in this village have the option of choosing specialty camp options for the morning hours before joining the rest of camp for lunch. It is recommended that all sports campers have some athletic background in order to be successful in these options.

After lunch, these campers will join the super senior village and head to recreational play time. During this time campers can play four-square, basketball, GA-GA, have fun on the playground or just relax with their friends and have ice-cream. All campers must be registered for ice cream via online waiver before the start of camp.

In the afternoon, there is a customized schedule for each group, based on the group swim time. The components of the afternoon schedule are as follows:

  • Group Time – A 30-minute period (3-4 times per week) where counselors plan fun games, activities, contests, or crafts based on the interests of their group.
  • Elective Time – This is a new component of camp for this summer which will allow all campers to choose an age appropriate activity based on his/her interests for a one hour period each day in the afternoon. Seniors will be separated from juniors for this period to allow more advances activities for the seniors. Electives will cover a variety of activities each day including Performing Arts, Strategy Games, Culinary Arts, Sports & Games, Arts & Crafts and Science and Technology. Campers must choose their elective for the day.  Each activity has limited space for each day to help alleviate lines and overcrowding in each activity area. Activities during this elective period are designed specifically for senior campers.
  • Chill Out time – A 30-minute period each day where campers can have a snack from home while relaxing and being social with their peers.
  • Swimming – Each camper will have two 30-minute instructional swim lessons each week. At the end of the second swim lesson each week, there will be a 10-minute recreation swim period.  Swimmers are broken into three smaller groups during swim based on ability after completing a swim evaluation with the aquatic deck supervisor.
  • Group Face off– A 30 minute period once per week where senior groups will face off with one-another in different games, team building activities or brain challenges.
  • Camp Talk – A 30-minute period once per week where campers talk as a group about likes, dislikes, upcoming camp events and activities, kindness, character building. This time will also include some fun activities for the older campers to make new friends.
  • BFT (Big Fun Time) – A 30-minute period once per week where the Activity Director for 3-4 groups at camp will run a fun an exciting large group activity. This time will showcase the fun and silly personalities of the staff while engaging the campers in some group fun!
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).

Ice Cream is included…Don’t Forget to Order!

Ice Cream is included but you will still need to give permission for each day. Please select “NO” on any day your child will not be receiving ice cream.

Performing Arts Camp (sessions 2, 3, & 4)

Performing Arts is held on stage at the Craig School Auditorium in Mountain Lakes. 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. Each performance will be 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 two counselors.

All campers must be onsite by 9:15AM for offsite bussing. Parents may not drop off or Pick up at offsite facilities as per state and YMCA Safety Guidelines. Therefore, if campers are running late, they can be dropped off at camp at 11:15AM when their group returns. Fees for this program include facility and bus rental fees.

• $630 Members*|$655 Non-Members*
• *An additional $35 per child will be charged for the session 2 camp trip.

 

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Tennis Camp (all sessions)

This camp option is held at the Knoll Tennis Club. The morning is comprised of tennis skills and drills, games and 1 tournament per session. Participants must bring their own racquet daily in order to play. Tennis campers are invited to participate in one morning theme day and the session 2 camp trip. This group is co-ed and only accepts 12 campers per session.

All campers must be onsite by 9:15AM for offsite bussing. Parents may not drop off or Pick up at offsite facilities as per state and YMCA Safety Guidelines. Therefore, if campers are running late, they can be dropped off at camp at 11:15AM when their group returns. Fees for this program include facility and bus rental fees.

$640 Members*|$665 Non-Members*
*An additional $35 per child will be charged for the session 2 camp trip.

 

 

 


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Gymnastics / Cheer Camp (all sessions)

Gymnastics/Cheer instruction is held from 9:30-11:15AM in the YMCA Gymnasium. Our gymnastics program is compromised of gymnastics and cheerleading, which incorporate warm ups and stretching. Our gymnastics program is made up of skill development in beam, vault and floor. Cheerleading is built upon stunting progression and dance elements. Campers work on desired skills to show off at our Y-Lympics (showcase exhibition held in session 4 only). This group is typically all girls.

$555 Members*|$580 Non-Members*
*An additional $35 per child will be charged for the session 2 camp trip.

 

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Mornings will be onsite where campers can tinker and create using squishy circuits, coding, robotics and Make-do construction. This group is co-ed and will have up to 12 campers per session.

$555 Members*|$580 Non-Members*
*An additional $35 per child will be charged for the session 2 camp trip.

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One week of Futsal instruction will take place offsite in the Craig School Gymnasium. Futsal is a variant of soccer played on a hard court with a smaller low-bounce ball and indoors.

Basic basketball instruction will take place in the Y gymnasium for campers of all levels and abilities. Campers will be taught all facets of offense, defense, shooting, rebounding, passing, ball handling and game situations.

All campers must be onsite by 9:15AM for offsite bussing. Parents may not pick up or drop off at offsite facilities, as per state and YMCA safety guidelines. Therefore, if campers are running late, they  can be dropped off at the YMCA at 11:15AM when their group returns. Fees for this program include facility and bus rental fees.

$630 Members|$655 non-members

 

 

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Travel Camp (session 2)

The travel camp option will have morning trips to area venues each day of the session. These trips can include bowling, gymnastics facilities, arts and craft locations, and even a trampoline park! These groups are co-ed. Fees for this program include facility and bus rental fees. All campers must be onsite by 9:15AM for offsite bussing. Parents may not drop off or pick up at offsite facilities as per state and YMCA safety guidelines. Therefore if campers are running late, they can be dropped off at camp at 11:15AM when the group arrives back onsite.

$700 Members|$725 Non-Members

(Fee includes $35 session 2 camp trip)

 

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Football / Lacrosse Camp (session 3)

This camp option is held and an off-site indoor-turf facility each morning. The mornings will consist of warm ups, technical skills and drills and a fun semi-competitive game environment. All campers must be onsite by 9:15AM for offsite bussing. Parents may not pick up or drop off at offsite facilities, as per state and YMCA safety guidelines. Therefore, if campers are running late they can be dropped off at the YMCA at 11:15AM when their group returns. Fees for this program include facility and bus rental fees.

One week: Flag Football
One week: Lacrosse (lacrosse stick and helmet required each day)

$630 Members | $655 Non-members | Session 3 Only

 

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The first week of this program will be a Dodgeball League where campers will pick teams, practice and drill as well as participate in a dodgeball tournament. This program will take place at an offsite indoor facility. Awards will be given to the winning teams.

The second week of this program will take place at a local bowling alley. During bowling, campers will get placed on teams and compete in a week-long tournament. Awards will be given. Co-ed grouping.

All campers must be onsite by 9:15AM for offsite bussing. Parents may not pick up or drop off at offsite facilities, as per state and YMCA safety guidelines. Therefore, if campers are running late, they can be dropped off at the YMCA at 11:15AM when their group returns. Fees for this program include facility and bus rental fees.

$630 Members| $655 Non-members

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2019 Camp Sessions & Dates

Session

Dates

Session 1

June 24 – July 5*

Session 2

July 8 – July 19

Session 3

July 22 – August 2

Session 4

August 5 – August 16

Vacation Camp Week**

August 19 – August 23

*No Camp on July 4
**Must be enrolled in at least one 2-week session.