Specialty Camps

Fairview Lake YMCA Camps offers a selection of summer camp programs that focus on specific areas of interest. They are offered during the first and last weeks of summer camp. Campers are housed based on gender and age.


NEW! Fairview Adventure

Coed, Entering Grades 2-7

June 25 - July 1
July 2 - July 8

It's the adventure you've been waiting for! Join us for a week of camp and experience what Fairview has to offer! Campers will select week-long activities, like archery, climbing, boating and so much more. In the evenings, specialized activities, like horseback riding, will enhance each day, so campers will have the best summer ever!

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Fairview Discovery

Coed, Entering Grades 5-10

June 18 - June 24
August 6 - August 12 FULL
August 13 – August 19 FULL

Fairview Discovery is the ideal program for a camper looking for a fantastic week-long traditional camp experience. This is also the perfect program for three-week traditional campers to extend their stay and to participate in one more week of their favorite camp activities. Campers in our Fairview Discovery program may select from a wide array of daily activities. Each day’s activities are capped with a selection of sports and games at our sports field, or a swim at our waterfront.

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NEW! Culinary Adventures 

Coed, Entering Grades 3-8

June 18 - June 24
August 13 - August 19 FULL

What’s cooking at Fairview Lake this summer? A brand new program! Budding cooks will start with the fundamentals of cooking - learning food identification and kitchen vocabulary, and more experienced chefs will learn cutting techniques and which seasonings can be used to achieve their intended taste. All campers will participate in lessons in meal planning, nutrition, and sustainable food practices. Campers will also learn the proper way to set a table and rules of kitchen safety and health.

Creative Arts 

Coed, Entering Grades 4-10

June 18 - June 24
August 6 - August 12 FULL

Creative Arts Camp is a full week of fun for budding artists in both the performing and visual arts in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Activities include drama, improvisation, drawing, dance, voice, creative writing and guitar. Recreation time and all-camp activities supplement your arts program.

NEW! Hero's Quest

Coed, Entering Grades 5-10

June 18 - June 24
August 6 - August 12 FULL

Imaginations will run wild at our new Role Playing Games specialty camp. Solve riddles, think critically, play games, work in teams and be creative! Campers will learn strategy games, save camp from mythical beasts during live action role play, explore uncharted territory and face awesome challenges without even leaving New Jersey. When not doing battle to save Fairview Lake, campers can try their hand at archery, swimming, climbing and a whole host of other great camp activities.

Sailing/Windsurfing

Coed, Entering Grades 5-10

June 18 - June 24
August 6 - August 12 FULL

Learn sailing skills and proper terminology to become proficient sailors, or try windsurfing! Campers use three beginner boats—Sunfish, Lasers and Comets. Campers must pass the Advanced Swim Assessment to participate in this camp.

Target Games

Coed, Entering Grades 5-10

June 18 - June 24
August 6 - August 12 FULL

At Target Games, campers will have the opportunity to participate in a number of exciting activities including archery, riflery and catapults. Campers will begin the week shooting stationary targets at our ranges. As the week progresses and their skills improve, they will learn to shoot moving targets. This program is great for beginners as well as advanced marksmen.

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