The West Essex Y has the right camp to meet your needs! Choose from our progressive camps: Camp Peanut Shell for preschoolers, Super Summer (entering K – 6th Grade) and Teen Adventure Camp (entering Grades 7 – 9)- or our traditional day camp, Pioneer Trails, for Pre-K – 8th Grade.
West Essex YMCA Day Camps provide 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 a sense of health and wellbeing. The Y values of caring, respect, honesty, and responsibility are emphasized throughout our programs.
Our Staff are the key to a positive camp experience. Our Camp Directors work year round for the YMCA and are committed to ongoing professional development. Our Directors carefully select and screen caring role models who demonstrate a passion for developing confidence and good character to work with our campers. The Y is committed to a recruiting process that includes comprehensive training and background checks.
All West Essex YMCA camps provide Before and After Camp Care at no additional cost, providing peace of mind for working parents.
All of our camps are ACA accredited.