600 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Summer Day Camps

The Newark YMCA offers excellent educational and recreational summer day camp programs. When a child joins the Y’s Summer Day Camp, exciting learning opportunities, unparalleled sports programs, strong friendships and caring mentors are just the beginning.

Whether a child is learning to swim the length of our pool, participating in a scavenger hunt in the woods of our Camp Linwood facility, laughing with friends as they learn a game together, or writing in her journal with the guidance of a high school honors student, the Y is helping to build the community through our core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

NEW: LITTLE LOOPERS Camp Blog! Follow the link for exciting camp photos and updates!


Follow the links below:

2014 Summer Day Camp Parent Manual

2014 Summer Camp Camp Brochure and Registration Materials

Summer Day Camp operates for eight weeks, from June 30 - August 22, 2014. Daily hours are from 9:00 am until 5:00pm, with extended hours available from 7:30am - 6:00pm.

Newark Y Summer Day Camp Options:


Belleville School #8, 183 Union Avenue, Belleville



YMCA, 600 Broad Street, Newark



New: Summer Day Camp in Newark Public Schools! Click here for more information.


SUMMER LEARNING at the Newark YMCA Summer Day Camp

To succeed in school and life, children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. This is especially true during the summer months, when children begin to lose some of what they learn during the school year.
YMCA  Day Camps offer high-quality summer learning designed to improve reading and math skills, while children explore music, drama, art and sports. Through fun, themed curriculum, children will practice and further their academic skills, plan and create projects, learn teamwork and develop new skills.


Once each two week session, campers will spend a day at the Y's Camp Linwood - McDonald in rural Sussex County, making the most of the peaceful rural setting. In addition to the superb environmental education program, children can hike through miles of lush, wooded trails or just sit under a tree and sketch their surroundings.  Camp Linwood has a 20 acre lake for swimming, kayaking, and other water sports. In addition, the Camp’s forest, ponds and streams provide a perfect setting for environmental education.




The Newark YMCA Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program fosters student interest in community development and leadership in a camp setting. During this  eight-week program, teenagers build confidence and have fun, while learning the necessary skills to become successful leaders and counselors. While implementing camp curriculum, CIT counselors improve public speaking skills,  enhance problem-solving, and practice team-building strategies. A day in the life of a CIT includes swimming, arts & crafts, field trips, fitness, community service, and leadership training.


For more information about YMCA Summer Day Camp, please contact our 

Program Service Office at Youth@newarkymca.org.


For information about our camp and conference center, Camp Linwood MacDonald, click here.


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