We are so excited for Summer Camp 2021 and know it’s going to be a summer filled with fun, friends and fantastic memories. We have tons of engaging and amazing activities planned for kids entering grades K-6, with updated health and safety procedures in place to ensure our campers and staff have the best summer ever. Camp will be held from June 28-August 27, 2021 and you can register for one, two, three or all nine weeks of camp! If you have any questions regarding camp, please contact Katie Lizer at klizer@fspymca.org.

You must be a full, active Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA member to register for camp and must maintain your membership through your camp weeks to participate. You can take your membership off hold here or join our Y here. For questions regarding membership, please email membership@fspymca.org.

View our full brochure here or read on for more information.

Here are some important dates to remember:

Membership Activation Due: By Tuesday, February 23 (for those with a membership currently on hold); taking it off hold by this date ensures you will be able to sign up for camp when registration opens and can be done here. If you are new to our Y, or have previously canceled your membership, you can join our Y online here.

Online Registration Begins: Tuesday, March 2 at fspymca.org/register under “Daxko Program Registration”

Financial Assistance Application Due: By Friday, May 14; learn more here

Registration/Health History Forms Due: By Friday, May 14 (see forms below)

Virtual Camp Q&A: Tuesday, June 8 at 7:00pm; be on the lookout for more information to come

Our 2021 Summer Camp Offerings

Full camp information available in our 2021 Summer Camp Brochure

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. Bi-weekly trips will also be made to our square-foot garden!

DISCOVERY CAMP will be held from 9am-4pm at our main Y building, 1340 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains. AM & PM Care available.

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.

EXPLORER CAMP will be held from 9am-4pm at an offsite Scotch Plains-Fanwood School TBD. A small group of Explorers will be hosted at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Y to accommodate families with children in our Child Care and Discovery Camp. AM & PM Care available.

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, a gardening component and more. This year, due to restrictions, trips may not be taken during Adventure Camp. *If trips are held, they will be at an additional cost.

ADVENTURE CAMP will be held from 9am-4pm at an offsite Scotch Plains-Fanwood School TBD. AM & PM Care available.

SPECIALTY CAMPS

Can not be combined with the above traditional camps.

ART CAMP – Entering Grades 1-3
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. The projects we create are not your typical camp crafts. Children will experiment with a variety of artistic mediums like pencil drawing, cartooning, painting, arts & crafts, messy art, papier-mâché and more. We also will include a day of culinary arts. Please dress ready to create art. Some of the materials we will use may create a mess; so please dress your child in clothes that can get a little messy. If you would like to provide an oversized T-shirt or smock, that would be helpful. Please send snack as we will have a brief snack in between activities.

ART CAMP will be held during Week 3 (July 12-16) and Week 5 (July 26-30) from 9:00am-12:00pm. AM Care is available. It will be held at our main Y building, 1340 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains.

SPORTS CAMP – Entering Grades 1-3
Get ready for a half day of sports fun. We will play a wide range of sports and games throughout the week. Sports Specialty Camp provides a safe and enriching environment for campers to participate in healthy, developmentally-appropriate activities and learning experiences. Our camps focus on building self-esteem, confidence and social skills while increasing independence and health and wellness awareness. Your camper will have fun and make new friends while exploring new experiences. Young athletes will develop new skills and a new appreciation for sports and fitness with a week filled with multi sports. Sports Specialty Camp is the perfect camp for the child who wants a little bit of everything when it comes to sports.

SPORTS CAMP will be held during Week 4 (July 19-23) and Week 6 (Aug. 2-6) from 9:00am-12:00pm. AM Care is available. It will be held at an offsite Scotch Plains-Fanwood School TBD.

FORMS/DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR CAMP

2021 Summer Camp Brochure

Camp Change Form

Registration/Health History Forms and Registration Checklist

Immunization Card

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan

Asthma Treatment Plan