RIDGEWOOD YMCA 201.444.5600
Ridgewood YMCA 201.444.5600

Summer Day Camp 2021


Welcome to the Ridgewood YMCA Summer Day Camps! We believe the values and skills learned early on are the building blocks for the future and we are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing environment for your camper. We are committed to helping children strengthen their abilities to set reasonable goals and encourage them to interact with their fellow campers in a respectful manner and to have FUN. 


Please join us for one of our Open Houses to learn more! 

March 15th 7:00-8:00pm  (virtual via Zoom)

March 21st 11:00am-1:00pm (in person)

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Save big when you sign up for multiple weeks of Camp! The earlier you register the more you save!

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CAMP FOR Ages 3-5

Your child's first camp experience is a special one!  The Ridgewood YMCA camp has  been specially designed with our youngest campers in mind, to provide a safe environment for them to play, grow, learn new skills and have plenty of new experiences.  Days are filled with fun and stimulating activities including swim lessons, games, theme days, art projects and special guests.  

Note: Children need to be fully potty-trained to attend camp.


CAMP for ages 6-11

Building confidence by accomplishing goals! Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. Few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. Our camps teach self-reliance and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership, amidst the fun of sports, art, games, outdoor adventure, water activities and meaningful relationships. Plus, our specialized instructors in STEM, arts and crafts, swim and sports are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.


Specialty Camps

One-week sessions, available throughout the summer.

STEM (6-11 years): (6/28 & 7/5) 
Unleash your child’s creativity! Through interactive projects campers explore fun and innovative ways to problem solve as they collaborate with friends and stimulate their curiosity!

Baking (3-5 years): (8/2-8/6)
Join us for a week long road trip across the country, right from the comfort of our own camp! We will cook and bake different dishes that are special to each state we visit. We will learn about measurements, reactions and our five senses as we read stories, do crafts and prepare our own dishes!

Spanish (3-5 years): (7/12 & 7/26)
Introducing a fun and active way to learn a new language! Camp includes music, movement, color, pictures and associations, pronunciation, lots of games and practical conversation to help your child learn in a fun and engaging way.

Performing Arts (6-11 years): (7/12 & 7/19)
Prepare to immerse yourself in the wonder of the arts! Campers explore theater, dance and music, as they work together to enhance communication skills and promote artistic expression.

Creative Arts (6-11 years): (6/28, 7/19 & 8/9)
Unleash your creativity, energy and imagination!  Explore a variety of projects that may include sketching, watercolors, paints, nature collages, charcoal, clay and much more

Creative Cooks (6-11 years): (6/28, 7/19 & 8/9)
Do you love the cooking channel shows, chefs and recipes? Then this program is for you! Learn to chop, mix and bake healthy meals and snacks to share with your family. Kids prepare their own lunches all week long.

Music Camp with Mrs. Pillow (3-5 years): (7/5, 7/19 & 8/9)
Join Marlene Pillow for a week of Musical Theater Camp at the Ridgewood YMCA. Watch campers bring stories to life through song, dance, theater games and crafts- concluding in the big performance!


All Specialty Camps are $250, with Before & After Care available.


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Check back soon for Camp updates & exciting promos!


At time of registration, a $100 non-refundable deposit is required for each week of camp enrolled per child. 

Camp has is limited space and processed on a first come, first served basis.

Families registering for more than one child are entitled to a 10% discount on camp, may not be combined with other camp promotions.

All outstanding camp balances are due 2 weeks (10 business days) prior to your campers first camp date. Camper slots are subject to forfeiture if payment is not received by due date.


All camp week deposits and program enrollment fees are non-refundable. A $25 processing fee will be charged for all refund requests. Cancellations submitted at least 2 weeks (10 business days) prior to your campers first camp date will receive a 50% refund (minus deposit, program enrollment fee, and refund processing fee). No refunds will be allowed within 2 weeks (10 business days) of the start of your camper’s session. If your child is absent from camp for medical reasons for five consecutive days, we will attempt to place your child in another camp week or will issue a credit to be used at the Ridgewood YMCA within two years. A physician’s note will be required. There will be no credits issued for vacations, incidental absences, transportation delays or dismissals from camp.


All campers must submit completed medical form and immunization record (signed by a physician) prior to their first day of camp. Campers will not be able to attend camp is medical forms are not received. Medical forms may be found on our website at www.ridgewoodymca.org/camp, picked up in person at our Welcome Center or call 201.444.5600 ext. 500 to request forms in the mail.


Our counselors complete at least 25 hours of YMCA training including child abuse prevention, risk management, youth development and more. Prior to hiring, all staff over the age of 18 undergo a thorough background check.


Camp Scholarships are available based on camp capacity, demonstrated need and the YMCA’s ability to fund the assistance. To apply for a camp scholarship, please complete the Financial Assistance Application and return to Megan Heller at mheller@ridgewoodymca.org. All requests for camp scholarships are confidential. 


Every day, campers should bring a backpack with their name on it including:

  • Healthy lunch (meal and beverage)
  • Afternoon snack
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Sneakers
  • Swim suit and towel

Please label all of your child’s belongings. All left items will be donated at the end of summer, Ridgewood YMCA is not responsible for any lost or misplaced items.


iPads, Tablets, Nintendo Switch, etc., The Y is not responsible if items are lost or stolen. These items can be a distraction to the agenda, activities and other campers. All left items will be donated at the end of summer, Ridgewood YMCA is not responsible for any lost or misplaced items.  


Please note on your child’s medical form any special medication (prescription or non-prescription) that he/she needs.


Please contact us at 201.444.5600

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