Many excellent local camps are winding down as August approaches and families head out for vacation. But for parents who need to work through August, what options are there?
One great choice is the South Mountain YMCA Summer Day Camps which “provide a safe and enriching environment for campers to participate in healthy, developmentally-appropriate activities and learning experiences.”
Camps run through August 28 and there is even Vacation Camp in early September to bridge that gap between August and the start of school. Campers range in age from 2-1/2 years to 9th grade. Read more below.
Do you know of other local camps that provide August programming? Let us know at [email protected].
SOUTH MOUNTAIN YMCA – SUMMER DAY CAMPS
Unless otherwise noted all camps run from June 20 to August 28, 9:00am-3:30pm
Mini Y-Knots – (2 1/2 – 4 years) Hours: 9:00am – 12 Noon
Y Knots 1 Camp (Preschoolers starting at 3 1/2 years) Hours: 9:00am-3pm
Y Knots 2 Camp (Entering Kindergarten & 1st Grade) Hours: 9:30am-3:30pm
SOMAPY Camp (Entering Grades 1-5)
Pre-Teen Adventure Camp (Entering Grades 5 & 6)
Teen Adventure Camp (Entering Grades 7 – 9)
Creative Drama Camps (Entering Grades 1 -6)
Environmental Awareness Camp (Entering Grades 2-4)
Global Arts Camp (Entering Grades K-2)
Sports Galore Camp – (Entering Grades K-5) (one more week August 3-7)
Before and After Camp Care Care is available for an additional fee for those parents that need coverage for their child before camp starts in the morning, and after it ends in the afternoon. Morning care begins at 7:00 am, and afternoon care ends at 7:00 pm. Both programs are held at the YMCA Jefferson Avenue location – except for the Drama, Global and Environmental Camps, which are held at their campsites. Healthy snacks are provided and campers will be engaged in activities such as sports, arts & crafts, enrichment programs and more.
HOW TO REGISTER
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Y Knots, SOMapY, Drama, Environmental, and Pre-Teen and Teen Adventure camps are all proudly accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA) and all camps are licensed by the State of New Jersey.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Tues-Fri: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Early Childhood Learning Center
10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
- Mon-Fri: 7:00 am-7:00 pm
8/17 Registration Starts for FALL Classes
9/3 SACC STARTS – 1st Day of School
9/8 Fall Session Classes Start!