The Westfield Area Y is gearing up for another summer of fun, skill-building summer camps.  The Y is a safe, thriving environment for campers to try new activities, be creative and make lasting friendships.  The Westfield based camps are American Camping Association (ACA) accredited.  The ACA is the only organization that accredits all types of camps and applies nearly 300 national standards for health and safety. 

At the Westfield Area Y, campers gain new skills and have fun under the watchful eye of highly trained counselors. Y camp staff receives pre-camp specific training including certification in CPR and First Aid. An Open House will be held on May 10th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Robert & Virginia Bauer Family Branch located at 422 East Broad Street in Westfield.  Participants will be entered into a drawing to win a free week of traditional camp.  Arts and craft activities, games and refreshments will be available.  Members of the summer camp staff will answer any questions you may have. 

Camps are available in Westfield, Mountainside, Garwood and Cranford.  Whether it’s a traditional camp filled with sports, swimming, games and crafts, or a specialty camp like skateboarding or cooking, the Westfield Area Y has a camp that’s right for you. All camps are built around the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.  Full and half-day traditional, specialty and sports camps are available for children ages 3-15 from June 25th - August 29th, is before and after camp care. Camp complement is available for campers interested in a half-day specialty camp but want a full day program.   Financial assistance is available.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit www.westfieldynj.org to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs.  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.