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JCC of Central Jersey Returns This Summer with Camp Yachad

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Camp Yachad, the JCC of Central New Jersey’s summer camp, offers summer programs for children ages 18 months – 14 years and their travel camp program is perfect for campers who are 10 – 14 years old. Based in Springfield, NJ, Camp Yachad’s travel camp provides a cannot-miss experience. 

It is the most comprehensive travel camp in the area, offering children a great summer filled with fun and varied outdoor experiences. Depending on the unit, travel can range from daily trips to beaches, aquariums, ballparks, water parks and amusement parks to extended overnight trips.

This year, campers can look forward to daily destinations such as Camelbeach Waterpark, tours of the Prudential Center, Yankee Stadium, Metlife Stadium, Tree Tops Adventures, New York Mets games, Broadway shows, the Jersey Shore, and so much more.

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When they hit the road this summer, the older campers will fly to Disney World and take other week-long trips to Virginia Beach, Club Getaway in Connecticut, Boston, and Washington DC.

For summertime flexibility, Camp Yachad travel camps offers flexible week options. Campers can sign up for four, five, six, seven, or eight weeks. For summertime convenience, door-to-door transportation is included. Their Springfield site, “home base” for travel campers, features a large swimming pool and open field space for a range of onsite activities.

All Camp Yachad camps provide a memorable, fun and activity-filled experience where children are encouraged to grow as individuals, develop self-esteem, learn new skills, and build friendships. Camp Yachad is proud of its Jewish heritage, but at the same time, is also very proud to be a non-sectarian and diverse camp – open to everyone in the community.

For more information on all Camp Yachad camps, visit www.jccnj.org, call 908-889-8800 x209, or email campyachad@jccnj.org.

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