Summer Camp and Program Scholarships
Did you know that the Ridgewood YMCA has been serving children through our summer camp programs for over 60 years?
Parents feel good about sending their children to our camps, both in Ridgewood and at Camp Bernie, because we offer quality programming, experienced leadership, and a long-standing reputation for excellence.
The goal of our camp programs is to provide opportunities for well-rounded social, emotional, and physical development. Our camp activities emphasize socialization, character development, effective communication, goal setting, problem-solving, and decision-making. Each year, hundreds of children enjoy the opportunity to expand their talents and interests, build self-confidence, and create lasting memories and friendships.
Physical fitness is an essential piece of the camp curriculum, focusing around sports and “play” activities that promote movement, balance, and flexibility. We are especially proud of our new nutrition program, which promotes healthy eating and lifestyle choices. The impact of our camp programs is far-reaching and touches the entire family.
In 2011, 65 children in need were given scholarships for camp through our Y Cares financial assistance program. The need is greater than ever before.
Working parents simply don’t have many options. They trust the Y to ensure the safety and well-being of their children during long summer days. This year, with your help, we hope to meet the growing need by offering even more camp scholarships.
Please consider a donation to our camp scholarship fund
A contribution in any amount would make a tremendous difference in the life of a child and family in need this summer.
To make a donation, please click the blue Donate Now button above or call 201.444.5600 x320.
To apply for a summer camp scholarship, please download and complete the below financial assistance form or contact Megan Heller at ext 375