Arts & Entertainment

Press Releases

Y Summer Camp Early Bird Registration Ends February 28

GET YOUR CAMP ON Credits: Copyright 2017. All Rights Reserved. Summit Area YMCA

Time to get your CAMP on! With the weather getting warmer, we can’t help but look forward to sunny, warm days filled with fun and laughter at Summer Camp! Registration for Y Camp at the Summit Area YMCA is now open, and with over 40 different unique camps, there’s something for every kid (ages 3-17)!

Get hands on with art, cooking, building, science and more! From month long camps at The Learning Circle YMCA to week long camps at the Summit YMCA and Berkeley Heights YMCA, parents have a variety of options to fit a summer of fun for their kids into their busy schedules. With pre and post camp extended care options, parents can rest well knowing their kids are safe and having plenty of fun while they go to work.

Join Camp Cannundus (5-13) for a more traditional day camp experience where you’ll be enjoying the great outdoors, or try out more specific camps like Cookies Galore (5-7) to learn how to bake your favorite cookies from scratch! Not a baker? Try any one of our cool science camps (6-10), run by Bricks 4 Kids, and learn anything from how to build pokemon, to remote controlled machines, to your very own rocket to explore outer space! 

Sign Up for E-News

Do you prefer more time in the spotlight? Take Drama Mania (ages 8-10) where you can start off your acting career with expert coaching to hone your imagination and acting skills! Participants put on their own production at the end of 2 weeks to show all that they’ve learned to become the next big star on the silver screen! Not an actor, but prefer to lead others? Try our Leaders-in-Training Camp, a great opportunity for teens looking to learn leadership skills, working with children of all ages, and having lots of fun! LIT campers receive weekly leadership staff training and evaluations, and can even apply for camp counselor positions in the future! A great resume builder!

Have lots of energy and prefer to be active? Try our Sports camp (ages 6-10) or Camp Highland (ages 7-8), where campers develop skills and techniques of various sports while learning the importance of fair play and sportsmanship! If you like to explore new places, join any one of our travel camps like Camp Discovery, Enterprise (ages 7-14), Travelers (ages 9-10), and Teen Trek(11-14), where you’ll be able to visit theme parks, museums, hiking trails, beaches, lakes, and much more! After a summer of unlimited fun, wind down with our Skill Sharpener Camp (ages 8-12) by reinforcing your academic skills and kick off the new school year on the right foot! Refresh your memory on math, reading, and writing lessons to combat and prevent summer learning loss to get a head of the game when school starts again!

Whether you’re an artist, scientist, mathematician, actor, traveler, cook, or leader, the Y has a camp for you! YMCA summer camp counselors and instructors model values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Every child is taught to value the importance of difference and diversity, caring and acceptance. 

The Y offers Financial Assistance to those in need, to ensure that all have the ability to participate in Y programs. For Maiya, the financial assistance program provided more than just the ability to go to camp. “When I lost my job, I was lost. The only clarity I had was that I didn’t want my children to go without. I turned to the Summit YMCA for financial assistance so that my son could attend summer camp. The staff at the Y were very welcoming, caring, and respectful—they made me feel like family and gave me the will to push forward. My son learned skills he wouldn’t have at home. He had fun, gained confidence as a swimmer and how to get along with others. The Y offered my family hope when I felt there was none. With the biggest smile from my heart, I say thank you to the YMCA.”

Check out the 2017 Camp Guide online and enroll at or visit the Summit YMCA or Berkeley Heights YMCA to register in-person. Take advantage of early bird pricing for all camps and when you register before February 28, 2017. Don’t wait! Space is limited and spots are filling up quickly!
For more information, visit or contact Kelly McHugh, General Camp Director, at 908. 273. 3330 x 1125 or email

The Summit Area YMCA is one of area’s leading 501c3 organizations. Our programs and services are open to all through our financial assistance programs made possible through the generosity of our members, donors, staff and partners. To help us help others, please make your donation today at

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Berkeley Heights

Berkeley Heights’ Women of the Week (WoW) Series features Beth Ferris Sale

March 18, 2018

In honor of the women who are driving change, blazing trails and nurturing society, the Berkeley Heights Diversity Council is pleased to announce an exciting initiative called, Women of the Week (WoW) Series. In the spirit of community, we wanted to honor the women right here in Berkeley Heights who are impacting the world in their own way for the remaining weeks of Women’s History ...

Friends and Family Week at THE MAX Challenge of New Providence

March 22, 2018

We have had people tell us that they haven’t exercised for years before enrolling with us and just a few short weeks into their 10 week challenge they rave about their energy level, their focus, their confidence and so much more!

Exercise is for EVERYONE! Put your faith in a program that is Dynamic, Led by a team of owners, ...

Union County Celebrates Arbor Day 2018 with Free Trees for Schools

In recognition of Arbor Day 2018, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is once again partnering with the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board to sponsor the annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Program, which provides free trees for participating schools.

“The Arbor Day tree planting program is a Union County tradition that provides students with important hands-on lessons about the ...

Rutgers University Percussionist Leads Day of Percussion at New Jersey Youth Symphony April 14

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ—Traveling by car and bus from Albany, Paterson, and New Brunswick, over 70 young percussionist from middle school to undergrad will convene at 570 Central Avenue in New Providence on Saturday, April 14 for a Day of Percussion. Led by Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Art’s Head of Percussion, Joseph Tompkins, students from New Providence and surrounding ...

ELCR to Host Webinar: ‘How to Use and Understand ELCR’s 'Horse-Friendly Zoning Practices in American Communities'

LEXINGTON, KY — Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR), in partnership with My Horse University, announced a new webinar “How to Use and Understand ELCR’s “Horse-Friendly Zoning Practices in American Communities” guide. Author and planner Christine Hughes, AICP, will show viewers how to navigate and use the new guide.

The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March ...

New Providence's Allen W. Roberts School Gets Security Walk Through by Police Department after Bomb Threat

March 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Police Department sent a letter to parents and guardians of students at Allen W. Roberts Elementary School after a non-specific bomb threat was reported on Monday afternoon.

It's the second threat  reported at a New Providence school in March. The first threat was reported on March 5th at New Providence High School.

Emergency ...

Somerset County Freeholders Endorse Armed Security in all Somerset County Schools

March 23, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Following the Parkland, Fla school shooting last month in which 17 students and staff were killed, Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione and Freeholder Mark Caliguire Thursday announced that the freeholder board will fund a second armed school resource officer at the county Vocational & Technical High School in Bridgewater, and urged every school ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, March 23, 9:30 AM

Dunkin Donuts, Berkeley Heights

Let’s Meet Up to Clean Up! BH Walks, a New ...


Fri, March 23, 8:00 PM

Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood

Strollers Present John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt"

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, March 24, 10:00 AM

Burent Middle School , Union

Union County Wide - March for Our Lives

Government Law & Justice

Sat, March 24, 11:00 AM

Home For Good Dog Rescue, Berkeley Heights

Dog Adoption Event


Sat, March 24, 2:00 PM

New Providence United Methodist Church, New Providence

New Providence United Methodist Church Easter Egg ...

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Religions And Spirituality

Sat, March 24, 2:00 PM

New Providence United Methodist Church, New Providence

New Providence United Methodist Church Easter Egg ...

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Religions And Spirituality

JCP&L Representative Describes Utility’s Actions During Storm Quinn, Answers Residents' Questions

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The format of this week’s  Berkeley Heights 'Here and Now' was turned on its head this week. Mayor Bob Woodruff reviewed what happened in the township following Storm Quinn and its predecessor Storm Riley, complete with statistics. He then asked a representative of JCP&L questions about the utility’s response, and how it was ...

Berkeley Heights, Here and Now: Redevelopment Updates

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Mayor's Round Table has been rebranded to "Berkeley Heights, Here and Now." This new format will continue to provide updates from Mayor Bob Woodruff, municipal offices and the Communications Committee want to hear from citizens, businesses and community organizations.

Included in this episode, Mayor Bob Woodruff addresses the status of the ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert, Spring Edition

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your ...

You Want a Check for How Much!

 My first admissions gig was working for a small liberal arts college with a pretty hefty price tag.  Picture me at a college fair: name tag in place, pile of brochures ready to go.  An eager family would walk up and we’d start a conversation.  One of the first questions I’d get from parents was about cost and the moment that $50,000-plus figure left my mouth I ...