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.
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 Locations:
Newark YMCA, 600 Broad Street, Newark
Belleville School #8, 183 Union Avenue, Belleville
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 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, swim or just sit under a tree and sketch their surroundings. Camp Linwood has a 20 acre, spring-fed lake for swimming, kayaking, and other water sports. In addition, the Camp’s forest, ponds and streams provide a perfect setting for environmental education.
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NEWARK TEEN COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING | Ages 13-16
The Newark YMCA Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is designed to foster student interest in community development and leadership in a camp setting. This is an excellent, eight-week opportunity for teenagers to build confidence and have fun, while learning the necessary skills to become successful leaders and counselors. The program includes implementing camp curriculum, decision-making, public speaking, problem solving, and teambuilding. A day in the life of a CIT includes swimming, arts & crafts, field trips, fitness, creating a camp activity, community service, and leadership training. A certificate will be presented to campers who successfully complete the entire eight-week Counselor-in-Training program.
For more information about YMCA Summer Day Camp, please contact Darnell Benjamin at 973-624-8900 or email@example.com.
For information about our camp and conference center, Camp Linwood MacDonald, click here.