NEWTON, NJ - Families from across New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania are invited to the 660-acre Fairview Lake YMCA Camps on Sunday, Jan. 24 to explore sleepaway and day camp options available this summer for ages 6 - 16. To confirm attendance, please fill out a brief online form.

Children and parents can speak with staff and tour the property from 2-4 p.m. to learn about Fairview Lake YMCA’s Blue Mountain Day Camp and sleepaway camps, which span the traditional to the artistic to the adventurous. Staff will also be on hand to answer registration and payment questions, and assist with applications for Financial Assistance. The Y will adhere to social distancing protocols and face masks are required for participants ages 2 and older.

For families who cannot attend on Jan. 24, Fairview Lake Y will hold a Virtual Open House on Wednesday, Jan. 27. The Day Camp portion will take place from 6-7 p.m. RSVP here. The Sleepaway Camp portion will be held from 7-8 p.m. RSVP here.

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Fairview Lake YMCA campers enjoy a wide range of activities in a beautiful, fun, and adventurous setting. 

With easy access to the Appalachian Trail and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the campus provides an ideal setting for children who want to explore the natural world in one of our Environmental Trips for Challenge programs. 

Those seeking a more traditional camp experience can choose from four traditional sleepaway camps that offer a variety of activities to challenge campers, while promoting their confidence and independence. 

Families can also learn more about the range of specialty camp options that foster their child’s interests in horseback riding, animals, arts, science, sports and more. 

Blue Mountain Day Camp is another way for local children to experience the great outdoors, build skills and confidence, and make lifelong friends, while spending nights at home. 

All camps are accredited by the American Camp Association and transportation is available, including daily bus transportation from surrounding towns to Blue Mountain Day Camp.  

Fairview Lake YMCA Camps follows the guidance of the ACA, as well as state and local health authorities in operating camps during the pandemic. Staff are thoroughly trained in the latest health and safety measures, and our programs and facilities will be designed to create a safe environment for all campers and staff.

For more information, visit fairviewlakeymca.org or call 973-383-9282.

About Fairview Lake YMCA Camps

Fairview Lake YMCA Camps, an ACA accredited camp, has been helping children realize their potential since 1915. Experienced, dedicated staff help youth build confidence and self-esteem through a wide range of activities. Staff receive regular training in child protection and sexual abuse prevention. Fairview Lake Y runs a variety of programs throughout the year, including an annual Summer Day Camp, Weekly Sleepaway Camps, Environmental Education Programs, and Weekend Retreats. 

ABOUT THE Y

Established in 1885, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges invests in its diverse communities to promote wellness, safety and quality of life for children, adults and seniors. Its seven branches in East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Hackensack, Hardyston, Stillwater and Wayne are committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility through an array of programs. Some 35,000 people belong to the Metro Y, which awards more than $2.8 million annually in direct and indirect financial assistance.