HARDYSTON, NJ —  Families can learn about the variety of summer camps offered at the Sussex County YMCA during virtual Open Houses on May 6 and 20.

Throughout the summer the Sussex County Y runs a variety of day camp programs for children preschool age to grade 7, building self-esteem, confidence and social skills in a fun, safe and enriching environment. They include:

  • Junior Y Camp (Age 3 – Kindergarten)

  • Kids Y Camp (Grades 1-6)

  • Sports Camps in Basketball, Tennis, Soccer, Flag Football, Golf, and more (Grades 3-7)

All camps are held at the Sussex County Y in Hardyston. Archery, arts and crafts, group swim lessons, and nature and science activities are some of the daily activities a child may take part in, depending on the camp.

Camps are accredited by the American Camp Association. Financial assistance is available through the Y. 

The Y 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.

Families can meet camp directors and ask questions during a virtual Open House on May 6 at 7 p.m. To attend, please fill out a brief online form. A virtual Open House is also planned for May 20 at 7 p.m. RSVP here.

Families can now register for day camp at the Sussex Y. For more information, visit metroymcas.org/scycamp or call 973-758-9309. 


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.