Register for camp at the Summit Area YMCA by February 29, and your child will receive a special camp kit made up of: a sling backpack, sports water bottle, thermal lunch bag and swim towel. Visit the Summit YMCA on Wednesday, February 29 at our parent information session starting at 7:00 pm. Register for camp and meet our camp directors.

This summer the Y has expanded its specialty camp offerings to include science camps, robotics, and drama camp, a variety of art camps, dance and golf, and horseback riding.  Many specialty camps run for half day sessions and can be combined with a half day Camp Cannundus session, the Y’s traditional outdoor day camp, to fill out your camper’s day. Extended care for before and after camp hours are also available.

For first time camper experience our preschool camps for ages 3 to 5 offer a program especially geared for our youngest campers. Camps at the Summit YMCA and Berkeley Heights YMCA are available for either half day or full day sessions. The Learning Circle YMCA runs camp programs for children ages 3 to children who have completed 1st grade at their Summit facility. These are month long full day programs.

For the sports enthusiast, Sports Camp teaches a variety of sports through a games approach method. Campers develop skills and techniques while learning the value of sportsmanship and fair play.


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Back by popular demand, Teen Trek, for older kids ages 7 to 9 and 11 to 14, is a trip and travel camp offering daily adventures spanning New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Some points of interest this summer include Sandy Hook, Delaware Water Gap, Mountain Creek Water Park, Newark Bears Baseball, Miniature Golf, Museum of Natural History, the Bronx Zoo and more. As a parent of a 2011 camper stated,”My son said to me that this was the best summer of his life.”

Summit Area YMCA Day Camps provide high quality camp experiences for your child, and incorporate the Y values of honesty, respect, caring and responsibility in every aspect of our programs. All of our camps are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), an independent body which establishes standards for camp operation, program quality, and health and safety issues. Our summer camp staff are carefully screened and trained to ensure your child has a safe and positive camp experience. All staff is CPR and First Aid certified.

Register by February 29 to receive your free camp starter kit either online at or in person at the Summit YMCA, 67 Maple Street, 908-273-3330; the Berkeley Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Avenue, 908-464-8373; or the The Learning Circle YMCA, 95 Morris Avenue, Summit, 908-273-7040. For more information and to download a summer camp brochure visit

Financial Assistance is available through a confidential application process. The Summit Area YMCA is one of the area’s leading charitable 501(c)3 organizations. Our programs and services are open to all through our financial assistance programs made possible through the generosity of our members, donors and partners. To help us help others, make your tax-deductible donation today at