Making summers totally amazing... one camper at a time is the goal of the Summit Area YMCA this summer. Summer camps at the Summit Y, Springfield Y and Berkeley Heights Y provide fun and educational summer camp options that get kids and teens outdoors. Campers enjoy sports, active games, arts and crafts, nature explorations, special field trips and events, swimming, leadership development, theatre and performance arts.

Camps are available for youth and teens, ages 3 to 17, and include preschool camps (half and full day), traditional day camps, specialty camps, and teen adventure and leadership camps. Registration has begun for the camp season which runs from June 21 through August 27. Extended care is offered for pre and post camp, and financial assistance is available to qualified candidates. Early registration discounts are also available until February 15.

Complete details about camp programs, fees, financial assistance, and registration forms can be found at www.summitareaymca.org. Registration is in person at the Summit Y, 67 Maple Street, 908-273-3330; the Springfield Y, 100 S. Springfield Avenue, 973-467-0838; and the Berkeley Heights Y, 550 Springfield Avenue, 908-464-8301.

Our YMCA is one of the area's largest charities. No one is turned away from life-enhancing YMCA programs because of the inability to pay. If you need financial assistance, ask any Y staff member how to apply. If you can help us help others, visit our website www.summitareaymca.org