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Camp Timber at Bridgewater YMCA is a 10-week program that runs from Monday, June 24th through Friday, August 30th. Campers may sign up for one or more weeks. Customize your child’s camp schedule with both traditional and specialty camp options—there are over a half dozen traditional, arts and STEM camp options to choose from for children entering Kindergarten through 10th grade in September 2019. Mix and match camps for more summer fun!


Important Dates

Camp Dates Registration Dates Open House Dates
Camp Timber
at Bridgewater YMCA

6/24 - 8/30 2/9 - Members
2/25 - Community
2/2, 3/3, 4/14 | 10am - 1pm

Schedule of Camp Weeks

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American Camp Association Accredited

Camp Timber at Bridgewater YMCA is state-licensed and ACA-accredited. Children are supervised by qualified, experienced and caring counselors and program directors. We offer extended hours options to provide families with flexibility and convenience.

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Traditional Camp Options

Traditional camp options offer an array of activities to keep campers engaged and entertained including weekly theme days. Campers will develop social skills and build long lasting friendships as they learn to work together through daily activities that include arts and STEAM projects, teambuilding activities, as well as traditional and non-traditional sports. Campers will also gain the courage and confidence as life-long swimmers through their participation in daily swim lessons and a daily recreational swim time.
Traditional Camps
  • Counselor in Training (CIT) Camp (Grades 8-10)
    This camp is designed for teens who are looking to develop skills as future leaders. It is a terrific opportunity to gain first-hand experience while building values of responsibility, motivation, creativity and dependability. Participants will learn leadership skills and have the opportunity to experience personal growth while working with younger campers in a supportive setting under the direction of mentors. Training includes leadership and communication skills, problem-solving and program planning. CITs will also be coached in effective interview techniques and given opportunities to participate in mock interviews with Y professionals. Interested individuals must complete and submit the CIT Application Form to Jerryl Sharif prior to camp registration in order to be accepted into this program.

    Campers must be entering 8th-10th grade in Sept. 2019
    Weeks offered: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10
  • Teen Travel Camp (Grades 7-10)
    This camp is designed especially for teens to provide a sense of adventure, independence and fun. Campers will attend trips with peers from our Somerville branch.

    Each session provides a variety of daily trips to locations. Trips planned for the 2019 summer are themed by week and include:

    WEEK 3 - Science
    Liberty Science Center
    RVCC Planetarium
    Adventure Aquarium
    Crystal Cave

    WEEK 4 - Sports & Games
    Branchburg Sports Complex
    Bushkill Falls
    Patriots Baseball
    Sky Zone

    WEEK 5 - Arts & Music
    Grounds for Sculpture
    Grammy Museum
    Philly Art Museum
    Movie Theatre

    WEEK 6 - Adventure
    Mountain Creek
    Tomahawk Lake
    Great Adventure
    iPlay America
    Camp Linwood

    The majority of trips run from 8:30am-4:30pm, however, a few trips will require 8:00am drop-off and/or 6:30pm pick-up. In an effort to accommodate working parents, children may be dropped off as early as 7:00am and picked up as late as 6:30pm. 

    Campers must be entering 7th-10th grade in Sept. 2019
    Weeks offered: 3, 4, 5, 6

  • Weekly Trip Options (Grades K-10)
    To add even more fun and excitement to the camp week, we offer a weekly trip on Wednesdays for kids registered in Traditional Camp. The weekly trips are optional and are offered for an additional fee. If your child does not attend the trip, he or she will stay in Traditional Camp with all age groups and still have a great time with activities at camp that day.

    Weekly trips planned for the 2019 summer include:

    Week Date Location (Grades K-3) Location (Grades 4-10)
    1 6/26 Bowlmor Bowling Lanes
    Bowlmor Bowling Lanes $35
    2 7/3 Liberty Science Center
    Liberty Science Center
    3 7/10 Princeton Museum Philly Art Museum
    4 7/17 Crayola Factory
    Mountain Creek Park
    5 7/24 Camp Linwood Camp Linwood
    6 7/31 Rock Climbing
    Rock Climbing
    7 8/7 Land of Make Believe
    Coastal Sports
    8 8/14 CoCo Keys
    Tomahawk Lake
    9 8/21 iPlay America iPlay America $35
    10 8/28 Branchburg Sports Complex
    Branchburg Sports Complex

Specialty Camp Options

Our themed specialty camps are terrific opportunities for campers to explore their creativity and pursue their passions in science, art, sports, technology, performing arts and more! It is a perfect way to add variety to their summer camp experience as they learn and grow.
Fine Arts Camps
  • Art Camp (Grades K-9)
    Painting, drawing, sculpting and sketching will be the basis of this camp. Learn about different mediums in a way that will stretch the imagination. Each week ends with a gallery style art show in which the rest of campers and parents can admire the talent and hard work of our artists.

    Weeks offered: 1, 2
    Campers must be entering K-5th grade in Sept. 2019 for Week 1
    Campers must be entering 6th-9th grade in Sept. 2019 for Week 2
S.T.E.M. Camps
  • Future Engineers Camp (Grades 2-5)
    Learn the concepts that go into the design of buildings, bridges, rockets and much more! Each day campers will complete a hands-on project that will require careful planning and building.

    Campers must be entering 2nd-5th grade in Sept. 2019
    Week offered: 3
  • LEGO® Robotics Camp (Grades 3-6)
    Utilizing the new EV3 and Mindstorm® technologies, campers will build and program our unique robot models. S.T.E.M. concepts and teamwork are combined in this action-packed program where kids learn valuable skills while having a blast!

    Campers must be entering 3rd-6th grade in Sept. 2019
    Week offered: 4


American Camp Association AccreditedWe are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) which sets the highest standards or day camps in the nation. This important seal of approval means we comply with up to 300 health, safety and program quality standards set by the ACA. We have gone to great lengths to provide a safe and quality environment.


Thanks to funds raised through our Annual Campaign, we are able to provide financial assistance to qualifying individuals and families so that everyone has a chance to learn, grow and thrive. The financial assistance process is confidential. 

For more information about financial aid, please contact Pam Nelson at 908 722 4567 or via webmail.

Please note: As part of the online registration process, a $50 deposit is due per child, per camp in order to complete your registration. The deposit is fully refundable prior to May 1, and partially thereafter, should you need to make any changes to your camp selections.
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