Teen Camps-7th grade through 10th grade

LEADER IN TRAINING (LIT) and COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT) TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS AT CAMP

The camp environment provides a unique opportunity for youth to build leadership skills, particularly in assisting counselors with younger campers. The goals of CIT and LIT camp programs are to teach the general skills of leadership that can be used at school, home and community (not just at camp.) For younger camp leaders (ages 12-13), the curriculum includes types of leadership, communication style, and community service. LIT’s still have the chance to participate in out of camp trips and traditional camp activities. Counselors-in-Training or "CITs" (ages 14-15) are the oldest campers who typically want to apply for a job at camp the next summer, as a Junior Counselor.  They need to learn more specific skills for working with kids and co-workers, and more experience planning and leading activities.  Both programs give kids age-appropriate challenges that build their skills, confidence and capacity for working with people of all ages.

Join us for our next Camp Kick Off Day on Saturday, June 9th! Bring the family and meet our counselors, participate in our fun camp activities and enjoy delicious camp snacks!  The fun begins from 11am till 1pm!   Download flyer

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LIT: The Leaders-in-Training program will give teens the values of teamwork while enjoying several team building activities. Campers will be given opportunities to participate in service projects that leave a lasting impact their camp and the local community the Y serves. This is a great transitional program for teens that still provides them with the ability to participate in several traditional camp activities, including trips.

AGES: 12 - 13 in grades 7th and 8th*

HOURS: 9:00am-4:00pm (determined by destination)

LOCATION: Meets at Travell Elementary School in Ridgewood

RATIO: 10 campers per 1 YMCA Counselor; limit 30 campers/session

FEES: $300 per week.  Week 2 is $240 as there is no camp on July 4.

BEFORE CARE FEES (7 - 9am): $75

AFTER CARE FEES (4 - 6pm):   $75

*Your grade as of Fall 2018 school year

2018 DATES AND REGISTRATION LINKS

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 Week 1 June 25 - June 29 REGISTER
 Week 2 July 2 - July 6  (no camp on July 4th) REGISTER
 Week 3 July 9 - July 13 REGISTER
 Week 4 July 16 - July 20 REGISTER
 Week 5 July 23 - July 27 REGISTER
 Week 6 July 30 - August 3 REGISTER
 Week 7 August 6 - August 10 REGISTER
 Week 8 August 13 - August 17 REGISTER
 Week 9 August 20 - August 24 REGISTER

CIT: This hands-on Counselor-in-Training program is intended to provide teens with the opportunity to learn the basic responsibilities of being a camp counselor in a supportive environment. This program provides the perfect mix of experiential learning, leadership, and fun for a memorable summer. Specialty workshops and team building exercises help build skills such as: collaboration, effective teamwork, public speaking, and understanding stages of youth development. Each CIT will be provided the chance to put their newly learned skills into action assisting with both camper groups and program areas.

AGES: 14 - 15 in grades 9th and 10th*

HOURS: 9:00am-4:00pm (determined by destination)

LOCATION: Meets at the Travell Elementary School in Ridgewood

RATIO: 10 campers per 1 YMCA Counselor; limit 30 campers/session

FEES: $225 per week.  Week 2 is $180 as there is no camp on July 4,

BEFORE CARE FEES (7 - 9am): $75

AFTER CARE FEES (4 - 6pm):   $75

*Your grade as of Fall 2018 school year

2018 DATES AND REGISTRATION LINKS

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 Week 1 June 25 - June 29 REGISTER
 Week 2 July 2 - July 6  (no camp on July 4th) REGISTER
 Week 3 July 9 - July 13 REGISTER
 Week 4 July 16 - July 20 REGISTER
 Week 5 July 23 - July 27 REGISTER
 Week 6 July 30 - August 3 REGISTER
 Week 7 August 6 - August 10 REGISTER
 Week 8 August 13 - August 17 REGISTER
 Week 9 August 20 - August 24 REGISTER

 

 


Downloads

Registration Form

Camp Medical Form

Camp Handbook 

 

HOW TO REGISTER

Register in one of the following ways:

  • Click the "Register" link above to register online
  • Download a registration form using link at bottom of this page.
  • Email: Request a registration form by emailing Tricia Centrella at tcentrella@ridgewoodymca.org.
  • Call 201.444.5600 ext. 500 to request a registration form and we’ll be happy to mail one to you.
  • Mail or bring your completed registration form and deposit to Ridgewood YMCA Day Camps, 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.
  • Fax your completed registration form to 201.493.0606.

If your child is absent from camp for medical reasons (a physician’s note will be required) for five consecutive days, we will attempt to place your child in another session or will issue a credit voucher. There will be no credits issued for vacations, incidental absences, transportation delays or dismissals from camp

THINGS TO KNOW

All campers must have a Ridgewood YMCA membership valid through the entire camp session for which they are registering. To purchase a YMCA membership for your child (starting at $50 per year), please call 201.444.5600 ext. 500 or stop by the Y. Memberships may also be purchased or renewed online on our website. If you are unsure of your child's expiration date, please give us a call to confirm.
 

  • At time of registration, a $100 non-refundable deposit is required for each week of camp enrolled per child. 
  • Space is camp is limited and processed on a first come, first served basis.
  • Additional siblings are entitled to a 10% incentive on camp.
  • All outstanding camp balances are due by June 1, 2018. Camper slots are subject to forfeiture if payment is not received by due date. Payments made to date will not be refunded. 
  • For your convenience, automatic installment payments are processed through credit or debit cards. For more information, please call 201.444.5600 ext. 500. All deposits are due at registration.

All campers must submit completed medical and immunization forms (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. 

REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY

All deposits and membership fees are non-refundable.

Camp fees may be refunded as follows:

  • Cancellations more than 30 days before your session start date will receive 100% refund (minus deposit and membership fees)
  • Cancellations within 15-30 days before your session starts will receive a 50% refund (minus deposit and membership fees)
  • No refunds will be allowed within 2 weeks of start of your camper’s session.

If your child is absent from camp for medical reasons (physician’s note required) for five consecutive days, we will attempt to place your child in another session or will issue a credit voucher. There will be no credits issued for vacations, incidental absences, transportation delays or dismissals from camp

YMCA CAMP STAFF

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 FOR ALL - SCHOLARSHIp application

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 at the bottom of this page and return to Megan Heller at 201.444.5600 ext. 375 or email mheller@ridgewoodymca.org. All requests for camp scholarships are confidential. Completed camp scholarship applications must be submitted by April 8, 2018.

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR

Every day, campers should bring a healthy lunch and afternoon snack, a water bottle, sunscreen, sneakers, and, if needed for trip, a swim suit and towel. Please label all of your child’s belongings. All left items will be donated at the end of summer.

DO NOT BRING

We are a nut free camp so please do not send your child to camp with any products containing nuts. Also, please do not send your child to camp with electronics (iPods, Nintendo DS, etc.). The Y is not responsible if items are lost or stolen.

MEDICATIONS

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

CAMP HANDBOOK 

2018 Camp Handbook

CAMP CONTACT INFORMATION

Bianca Perez, Camp & Sports Director / bperez@ridgewoodymca.org / 201.444.5600 ext. 337

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