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2019 SUMMER CAMPS BY INTEREST

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

Traditional Camps at Camp Star
Hillsborough YMCA

  • Counselor in Training (CIT)
  • Kid Travel
  • Kindercamp
  • Traditional Camp
  • Weekly Trip Options


Traditional Camps at Camp Timber
Bridgewater YMCA

  • Counselor in Training (CIT)
  • Teen Travel Camp
  • Traditional Camp
  • Weekly Trip Options

Traditional Camps at Camp Sunburst
Somerville YMCA

  • Counselor in Training (CIT)
  • Kindercamp
  • Preschool Camp
  • Special Needs (inclusion opportunities)
  • Teen Travel Camp
  • Traditional Camp
  • Volunteer Camp
  • Weekly Trip Options

Traditional Camps at Somerset Hills YMCA Day Camp
Somerset Hills YMCA (Mount Airy) & Bernards High School

  • Adventure Camp 
  • Challenge Camp
  • Counselor in Training (CIT)
  • Kindercamp
  • Special Needs (inclusion opportunities & Carousel Kids)

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.
Animal & Nature Camps

Animal & Nature Camps at Camp Star
Hillsborough YMCA

  • Creepy Crawlers 
  • Dino
  • Future Vets 
  • Kid Travel

Animal & Nature Camps at Camp Timber
Bridgewater YMCA

  • Teen Travel

Animal & Nature Camps at Camp Sunburst
Somerville YMCA

  • Teen Travel


Animal & Nature Camps at Somerset Hills YMCA Day Camp

Somerset Hills YMCA (SHY) & Bernards High School (BHS)

  • Explorers (BHS)
Culinary, Visual & Performing Arts Camps

Culinary, Visual & Performing Arts Camps at Camp Star
Hillsborough YMCA

  • Cheer/Dance
  • Creative Writing
  • Culinary Creations
  • Dance (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced)
  • Drama
  • Hip Hop/Jazz
  • Hollywood Horror
  • Musical Theater
  • Video Production

Culinary, Visual & Performing Arts Camps at Camp Sunburst
Somerville YMCA

  • Actors & Actresses
  • Culinary Creations
  • Dance Camp
  • DJ/MC
  • Hip Hop & Jazz
  • Karaoke Camp
  • Music Matters

Culinary, Visual & Performing Arts Camps at Somerset Hills YMCA Day Camp
Somerset Hills YMCA (SHY) & Bernards High School (BHS)

  • Art of Gaming (BHS)
  • Behind the Scenes (BHS)
  • Cheerleading (SHY)
  • Cooking (BHS)
  • Dance Boot Camp (SHY)
  • Digital Media (BHS)
  • Performing Arts (BHS)
  • Rising Stars (BHS)
Fantasy Camps

Fantasy Camps at Camp Star
Hillsborough YMCA

  • Campocalypse
  • Future Teachers
  • Princesses, Fairies & Mermaids
  • Treasure Hunt

Fantasy Camps at Camp Sunburst
Somerville YMCA

  • Kidventure

Fantasy Camps at Somerset Hills YMCA Day Camp
Somerset Hills YMCA (SHY) & Bernards High School (BHS)

  • Super Hero (BHS)
Fine Arts Camps

Fine Arts Camps at Camp Star
Hillsborough YMCA

  • Art (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced) 
  • Art Meets Science
  • Craft
  • Eco-Art
  • Extreme Room Makeover
  • Messy Art


Fine Arts Camps at Camp Timber
Bridgewater YMCA

  • Art

Fine Arts Camps at Camp Sunburst
Somerville YMCA

  • Art

Fine Arts Camps at Somerset Hills YMCA Day Camp
Somerset Hills YMCA (SHY) & Bernards High School (BHS)

  • Digital Media (BHS)
  • Fashion Design (BHS)
  • Fine Arts (BHS)
Sports Camps

Sports Camps at Camp Star
Hillsborough YMCA

  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheer/Dance
  • Flag Football (JV & Varsity)
  • Golf Academy
  • International Sports (JV & Varsity)
  • Soccer (JV & Varsity)
  • Team Sports (JV & Varsity)
  • Water Games

Sports Camps at Camp Sunburst
Somerville YMCA

  • Cheer/Tumble
  • Gymnastics

Sports Camps at Somerset Hills YMCA Day Camp
Somerset Hills YMCA (SHY) & Bernards High School (BHS)

  • Cheerleading (SHY)
  • Sports (BHS)
  • Tumbling (SHY)
S.T.E.M. Camps

S.T.E.M. Camps at Camp Star
Hillsborough YMCA

  • Art Meets Science
  • Chemistry 
  • C.S.I.
  • Future Engineers
  • Future Vets
  • Young Einstein’s


S.T.E.M. Camps at Camp Timber
Bridgewater YMCA

  • Future Engineers
  • LEGO® Robotics

S.T.E.M. Camps at Camp Sunburst
Somerville YMCA

  • Future Engineers
  • LEGO® Jr. Robotics
  • LEGO® Robotics 
  • Ooey Gooey Camp


Somerset Hills YMCA Day Camp

Somerset Hills YMCA (SHY) & Bernards High School (BHS)

  • Challenge (SHY)
  • Crime Busters (BHS)
  • Games of Strategy (BHS)
  • LEGO® Mania (BHS)
  • Science (BHS)

Teen Camp Options

Our teen camps help children build their self-esteem, confidence and independence. From our Counselor in Training to Volunteer Camp, there’s something for all teens who want to give back to their community while gaining valuable work and life skills and a sense of social responsibility.

Special Needs Camp Options

Inclusion Program
Our inclusion programs offered at Somerset Hills YMCA Day Camp and Camp Sunburst at Somerville YMCA are for children with mild to moderate disabilities who are capable of thriving in a typically developing camper atmosphere and who will benefit from a fully integrated summer day camp experience. Our summer day camps often result in positive therapeutic outcomes through their recreational nature. Shadows assigned to children who need extra support will provide basic assistance with engaging in social and recreational activities within a group setting.

Carousel Kids
Carousel Kids is a week-long, camp-like program at Somerset Hills YMCA designed for children with more significant needs for support. It provides families with quality care for their child with special needs, and offers children the opportunity to learn and practice social and recreational skills, and have fun while making friends. Activities include swimming, arts and crafts, music, creative movement and outdoor games in a structured environment. We will utilize visual schedules, sensory tools and transitional prompts to help ensure your child’s success.

AMERICAN CAMP ASSOCIATION ACCREDITED

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.


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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

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:

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.