Y’s Kidz Camp-Ages 3 to 5 years

Your child's first camp experience is a special one. Our Y's Kidz day camp has been specially designed with our youngest campers in mind to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to play, grow and make friends. Days are filled with fun and stimulating activities including swim lessons, sports and games, theme days, art projects, songs and much more!

All swim lessons are taught under the direction of our certified YMCA Aquatics Directors.  To attend Y's Kidz, children must be toilet trained.

Download Ridgewood YMCA Day Camps 2018 Brochure


AGES: 3-5

HOURS: Half Day Camp: 9am-2pm or Full Day Camp: 9am-4pm; Before Care 7-9am; After Care 4-6pm

LOCATION: Ridgewood YMCA

RATIO: 7 Campers to 1 YMCA Counselor

FEES: 2018 Camp Fees

Weekly camp fee for half day camp is $295.   Please note the week of July 2 is a 4 day week and the fee is $236.

Weekly camp fee for full day camp is $375.    Please note the week of July 2 is a 4 day week and the fee is $300.

Before care fee (from 7-9 am) is $75

After care fee (from 4-6 pm) is $75


new for 2018!

  • New extended hours for before and after care (open at 7am and close at 6:00pm)
  • New extra session week added in August
  • STEM Programming added
  • Aftercare Adventures! Add a la carte option to after care (offer swim or enrichment classes for kids to choose from after the regular camp day ends). 
  • New age groups for Y’s Kidz (3-5 years old)
  • New pricing structure -Full or partial day camp options
  • Snack Shack!  Kids can purchase their own snacks!

2018 DATES AND THEMES

Session Date Theme & Special Guest Visitors
Session 1 June 18-June 22

Under Construction Campers at Work

Special Guest on June 22 is Tumble Buss

Session 2

June 25-June 29

Aloha Summer & Special Guests on June 29 are Hula Dancers

Session 3

July 2-July 6 (no camp July 4)

Stars and Stripes & Special Guests on July 6 are Papertrails Crafts
Session 4 July 9-July 13

Let's Get Messy & Special Guest on July 13 is Mad Science featuring Wiggly World of Worms and Weather Wonder workshops

Session 5 July 16-July 20

Winter Wonderland & Special Guest on July 16 Jumpin Jamie music and puppets

Session 6 July 23-July 27 H20 Whoa & Special Guest Mermaid Venilia on July 27
Session 7 July 30-August 3

Superhero Academy & Special Guest Child's Play Challenge Course

Session 8 August 6-August 10

Color Wars & Special Guest on August 10 Zak Magic

Sessiom 9 August 13-August 17

Once Upon a Time & Special Guest on August 17 Princess Ice Queen

Session 10 August 20-August 24

Bon Voyage Summer & Special Guest on August 24 

Bounce On Inflatables

 

INCLUDED IN EACH SESSION

  • Daily educational focuses including: Math, Technology, Science, Reading and Fitness.
  • YMCA swim lessons to promote personal water safety and to learn and improve swim skills from beginner to advanced levels.
  • Every Friday is pizza!
  • Special guest visitors come every week to entertain and teach the kids about nature, magic, story characters and more!
  • Art projects using recycled materials to raise environmental awareness and spark creativity and imagination.
  • Camp-wide charitable event in support of community agencies and non-profit groups.
  • Camp songs to encourage participation, camp unity and leadership, and provide the opportunity for organized silliness and fun.

Downloads

Registration Form

 Camp Medical Forms

 Registration Form

 Camp Financial Assistance Form

 Camp Handbook

Camp For All  - Scholarship Application

HOW TO REGISTER

Register in one of the following ways:

  • 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.

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 x500 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 $50 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% discount 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.

REFUNDS AND CANCELATION 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 backpack, a healthy lunch and afternoon snack, a water bottle, sunscreen, sneakers, 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 CONTACT INFORMATION      

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

 

Membership Survey

Please take this brief survey to help us serve you better!

Get Started

Stay Connected