FIND YOUR FUN. FIND YOUR Y.
We are gearing up for another amazing Summer Camp season at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA. In the Summer of 2023, we will be offering: preschool camps for ages 2.5-5, school age camps for kids entering grades K-9, and our popular Summer Enrichment programs!
Our Summer Camp brochure is out now here or by clicking the cover image.
Below you will find information on:
Important Dates to Remember
School Age Camps
Camp Forms and Documents
CAMP 2023 REGISTRATION
NEW! UPDATED CAMP REGISTRATION PROCESS:
Camp-only participants do not have to pay membership fees until June 1, 2023. Please read below for the new registration process beginning on Tuesday, November 15 at 9:00am.
Online or in-person registration – if you have an active Fanwood-Scotch Plains Y membership:
If you have an active FSPY family, youth or teen membership, you may register in person or online beginning Tuesday, Nov.15 at 9:00am. For online registration, please visit fspymca.org/register and click the “Daxko Registration” button. Once there, you will see a tab marked “Summer Camp 2023,” 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.
Please note: If you wish to put your membership on hold at a later date, you may do so by completing our on hold form available at the Welcome Center or send an email request to email@example.com. Your membership must remain active through the end of the month of your registered camp weeks to secure your spot. It is the member’s responsibility to cancel membership following their camp weeks. We require 15 days’ notice to cancel a membership.
In-person registration only – if you do not have an active Fanwood-Scotch Plains Y membership:
If you do not have a current, active FSPY membership, you must register in person, at the Y, beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 9:00am. At the time of registration, you will need to complete a membership application, camp registration form, and health history form and you will be charged a $50 non-refundable deposit for each week of camp. Your membership will automatically activate on June 1, 2023 and must remain active through the end of the month of your registered camp weeks to secure your spot. It is the member’s responsibility to cancel membership following their camp weeks. We require 15 days’ notice to cancel a membership.
All camp forms that need to be completed are below. We recommend you print and complete the forms to bring with you at the time of registration or stop by our Welcome Center to pick up the forms in advance.
Please read our 2023 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
Registration Begins: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 9:00am
Financial Assistance Application Due By: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Registration/Health History Forms/Checklist Due: At the time of registration; if registering online, please email in pdf format only to Kate Lizer at firstname.lastname@example.org (see forms below)
Immunization Records Due: By Monday, May 1, 2023 (see forms below)
Virtual Camp Q&A: Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 7:00pm; be on the lookout for more information
Camp T-shirt Pick Up: TBD; email to be sent closer to camp start
OUR 2023 CAMPS & ENRICHMENTS
For more information on each camp, please read our 2023 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 Diane Romond at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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. Location TBD.
Adventure Camp – Entering Grades 4-6
Trip Schedule will be out in April! 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. Location TBD.
Crossroads Camp – Entering Grades 7-9
Trip Schedule will be out in April! 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. Location TBD.
We offer a variety of half-day Summer Enrichment programs for kids entering grades 1-3. All Summer Enrichments are held at our main Y building.
*Enrichments can not be combined with Traditional Day Camps.
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 end each week with a small presentation. Participants 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 Theatre Enrichment program. For more information, contact Jennifer Glander at email@example.com.
Big Top Y
Come one, Come all, to a GREAT enrichment that will combine the elements of gymnastics, ninja warrior, some creativity and will bring the circus to life. Together, we will work to create one-of-a-kind acts incorporating all the thrills associated with the circus. Get ready to learn gymnastics skills as an acrobat, daring acts of courage as a “tight rope walker,” or crack up your fellow campers as one of our silly clowns. Get ready to let your imagination soar and join the circus. Bring a healthy snack and water each day. For more information, contact Jennifer Glander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cook & Grow
Cook & Grow is a fusion of gardening and cooking. Participants 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 include, but are not limited to: pollinators, butterflies, and recycling and composting. Participants will be hands-on in the garden daily, planting, watering and harvesting. Using the harvest from our Square Foot Garden as inspiration, participants will make entrées and snacks in true farm-to-table fashion. Participants 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 Jennifer Donahue at email@example.com.
Jump and Roll into summer in our Gymnastics Gym! Your energetic child will learn a full range of activities using the Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam and Floor, such as balance, cartwheels and more. Participants will be placed into groups based on skill level to maximize their experience. For more information, contact Jennifer Glander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your child’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 Enrichment 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 email@example.com.
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 sports like Frisbee golf, dodgeball and even a color run. Our program focuses on building self-esteem, confidence and social skills while increasing independence, health, and wellness awareness. Your child will have fun and make new friends while exploring new experiences. For more information, contact Jennifer Glander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children who love being in and around water will love this enrichment. 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. For more information, contact Ellen Daudelin at email@example.com.
Participants will go full STEAM ahead as we explore the world around us. 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 participants’ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FORMS/DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR CAMP
Registration/Health History Forms and Registration Checklist
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan