GREAT SUMMERS START AT THE Y!

Our 2022 Summer Camp Brochure is out now! We’re excited to offer a number of camps for kids ages 2.5 and up, including Preschool Camps, School Age Camps and our ever-popular Specialty Camps. Read on for more information about registration, dates to remember and our camp offerings for the summer of 2022. 

Read our full 2022 Camp Brochure here

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Summer Camp Registration is open to active FSPY members and will kick off online on Monday, Nov. 15 at 9:00am at fspymca.org/register under “Daxko Program Registration.” Once there, you will see a tab marked “Summer Camp 2022,” which will enable you to register for camp. We recommend you register early to secure your camper’s schedule as most camps fill quickly. *Please have your FSPY account login and password available at time of registration as you will need to log-in to your account to register.

If your child is enrolled in at least one (1) week of camp, they need to have an active membership at the time of registration. Individuals who are new members of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, or have previously canceled their membership, can join our YMCA online here.

Please read our 2022 Camp Brochure for additional information regarding registration policies and procedures, including wait lists, deposits and payments, and changes and/or cancellations.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Online Registration Begins: Monday, November 15 at 9:00am

Financial Assistance Application Due: Tuesday, March 1, 2022; click here to learn more

Registration and Health History Forms/Checklist Due: Within 7 days of registering your child for camp online. Please email forms to Kate Lizer. If registering in person, please bring forms with you. (see forms below)

Immunization Records Due: By Friday, May 6, 2022 (see forms below)

Virtual Camp Q&A: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 7:00pm; be on the lookout for more information

OUR 2022 CAMPS

For more information on each camp, please read our 2022 Camp Brochure.

PRESCHOOL CAMP INFORMATION

Make your child’s first camp experience a positive one! Our preschool camps are for children wishing to go to camp, but not yet ready for a full day. Both Apple Seeds Toddler Plus Camp and Little Sprouts Preschool Camp feature age-appropriate activities, designed to encourage physical and social development, along with character development. Throughout the day, children will participate in hands-on and engaging activities including arts & crafts, sports and games, music and movement, story time, science/nature and cooking.

For more information on Preschool Camps, contact Kate Lizer at klizer@fspymca.org.

Apple Seeds Toddler Plus
Apple Seeds Toddler Plus Camp is for children 2.5 – 3 years of age. This camp meets 3 times per week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00am – 11:30am, at our main Y building. (Child does not need to be toilet trained.)

Little Sprouts Preschool Camp
Little Sprouts Preschool Camp is for children 4-5 years of age (entering Preschool through Kindergarten). This camp meets 5 times per week, 9:00am – 1:00pm, at our main Y building. Children MUST be toilet trained. Little Sprouts Preschool Camp also includes swim lessons.

SCHOOL AGE CAMPS

We offer a summer of fun for kids entering Kindergarten through 9th grade! These camps are 5 days per week. For more information on School Age Camps, contact Kate Lizer at klizer@fspymca.org.

Discovery Camp – Entering Kindergarten only
Kids will spend the summer making new friends, having fun and making cool discoveries about themselves and the world they live in. Camp offers all of these things and more in a structured environment that also encourages free play, creativity and the development of positive self-esteem and confidence. Each day will include a morning circle, sports of all sorts, arts & crafts, discovering nature & science fun. This camp is held at our main Y building.

Explorer Camp – Entering Grades 1-3
Explorer Camp is a thrilling, active day camp program for boys and girls entering grades 1-3. Our weekly sessions allow campers to unplug, connect and grow. We believe that a camp experience provides children with the unique opportunity to try new things, and discover who they truly are. We will help children to make new friends, build memories and to challenge themselves daily. This camp will be held at a SP-F School TBD.

Adventure Camp – Entering Grades 4-6
Adventure Camp provides a great experience for your child to have fun with friends. Activities include sports & games, crafts, team building exercises and more. Field trips are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Trips in the past have included Lake Hopatcong, Dorney Park, NJ State Fair, Dave & Busters and Sunrise Lake. Mondays and Fridays will be spent at Terrill Middle School or a park with an afternoon swim at the Y.

Crossroads Camp – Entering Grades 7-9
Crossroads Camp is filled with fun and exciting trips so your teen won’t feel like they are in a day camp, but more like they are hanging out with friends. Field trips are 5 days a week. This camp is held at Terrill Middle School.

SPECIALTY CAMPS

We offer a variety of half-day Specialty Camps for kids entering grades 1-3. All Specialty Camps are held at our main Y building.

*Specialty Camps can not be combined with Traditional Day Camps.

Theatre Camp
PRESENTING YOUR CHILD! Our staff will encourage your child to think freely and get creative through games, activities and productions. Children develop characters based on their favorite childhood stories, and will culminate at the end of each week in a small presentation. Campers learn how to work as a team while spending time rehearsing and preparing for the shows. All aspects of each show are child-inspired, including set design, costume design and choreography. Your child will shine in our Y Theater Camp. For more information, contact Jennifer Glander at jglander@fspymca.org.

Big Top Y – A Performance Camp
Come one, Come all, to a GREAT camp that will combine the elements of gymnastics, ninja warrior, some creativity and will bring the circus to life. Together, we will work to create a one-of-a-kind performance incorporating all the thrills associated with the circus. Get ready to perform gymnastics skills as an acrobat, perform that daring act of courage as a “tight rope walker,” or crack up the audience as one of our silly clowns. Get ready to let your imagination soar and join the circus. For more information, contact Jennifer Glander at jglander@fspymca.org.

Cook & Grow
New camp! Cook & Grow is a fusion of gardening and cooking. Campers will work with our Square Foot Master Gardener for weekly topics related to what is taking place in our garden. They also will learn how gardening and sustainable practices can impact our lives and our world. Topics included, but not limited to: pollinators, butterflies, and recycling and composting. Campers will be hands-on in the garden daily, planting, watering and harvesting. Using the harvest from our Square Foot Garden as inspiration, campers will make entrées and snacks in true farm-to-table fashion. Campers will follow recipes and learn various baking techniques. Focus will be on making foods that are healthy, seasonal and kid friendly. For more information, contact Kate Lizer at klizer@fspymca.org.

Gymnastics Camp
Jump and Roll into summer in our Gymnastics Gym! Your energetic camper will learn a full range of activities using the Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam and Floor, such as balance, cartwheels and more. Campers will be placed into groups based on skill level to maximize their camp experience. For more information, contact Jennifer Glander at jglander@fspymca.org.

Art Camp
Your camper’s inner artist will be drawn out during a week of arts and craft fun! Kids can grow so much when they have the opportunity to explore their imagination and creative side. The Y Art Specialty Camp program celebrates creativity, individuality, respect and diversity, and kids are free to learn and create through new artistic experiences. Children will experiment with a variety of artistic mediums like pencil drawing, painting, arts & crafts, messy art and more. For more information, contact Jennifer Glander at jglander@fspymca.org.

Sports Unlimited Camp
On your mark, get set, GO – and be ready for a great time! We will play a wide range of sports and games throughout the week, from the traditional, like soccer and basketball, to ultimate like Frisbee golf and dodgeball. Our camps focus on building self-esteem, confidence and social skills while increasing independence, health and wellness awareness. Your camper will have fun and make new friends while exploring new experiences. Sports Specialty Camp is the perfect camp for the child who wants a little bit of everything when it comes to sports. For more information, contact Jennifer Glander at jglander@fspymca.org.

Splash Camp
Children who love being in and around water will love this camp. Kids will experience a variety of activities including swim lessons, water games and water-related activities focusing on water safety and team building. Children must be able to swim independently for 15 yards demonstrating rudimentary freestyle. Children will be outside (weather permitting) for snack time and team building activities. For more information, contact Ellen Daudelin at edaudelin@fspymca.org.

STEAM Camp
You’ll go full STEAM ahead as we travel ahead and explore. Each week we will concoct and construct hands-on experiments and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) projects that delight a child’s sense of wonder. Weekly themes are always centered on STEAM. We like to keep our campers’ bodies and minds healthy and active while enjoying the outside, collecting specimens and participating in construction and molding projects. For more information, contact Jennifer Glander at jglander@fspymca.org.

FORMS/DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR CAMP

(due by Friday May 6, 2022 to Kate Lizer)

Registration/Health History Forms and Registration Checklist

Immunization Card

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan

Asthma Treatment Plan 

Camp Change Form