Fairview Lake YMCA Camps has long played a vital role in providing summer camp and educational experiences for thousands of families each year. When the novel coronavirus hit the area, the Y responded by providing access to a basic need that has rapidly increased during the crisis: the need for food.
As the health and economic toll of the COVID-19 crisis began to hit our area, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges stepped in to increase food access for people struggling with job loss and other hardships during the pandemic.
As families shift their summer plans amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges offers virtual program options to keep kids active and engaged all summer long.
By now you have received the official announcement from Marc Koch, our Executive Director, that we have canceled our sleep-away camps at Fairview Lake for the summer of 2020. Along with our camp families and friends, we share the disappointment and sadness a summer without camp brings.
We also recognize you will need to break this difficult news to your family, and we want to help support you as a parent. You know your child best, and you are the best person to talk with them about what this summer will look like.
Fairview Lake YMCA Camps, a branch of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, will operate the weekday sleep-away camp Campus Kids in Blairstown beginning with the 2020 summer camp season.
Families can explore sleepaway and day camp options available during the summer for children ages 6 to 16.
The holidays are a great opportunity to start encouraging children to appreciate what they have in their own lives.
For the ninth straight year, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, which includes Fairview Lake YMCA Camps, has received the top rating from the largest charity evaluator in the U.S. for its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.
The YMCA offers the following tips to help children of military families cope while loved ones serve overseas.
Fairview Lake YMCA Camps’ unique location provides for easy access to two national destinations for outdoor recreation: the Delaware Water Gap and the Appalachian Trail. It also allows for campers to learn about the natural world by experiencing its beauty, and its challenges.
Here are some easy ways to involve Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math in everyday activities and interactions.
The change in temperatures and fewer hours of sunlight that come with the colder months can make it difficult to maintain routines of getting outside and exercising.
To Fairview Lake YMCA Camps’ newest executive director, Marc Koch, working at camp is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle.
A lunch that is both filling and nutritious can also cut down on after-school snacking. Additionally, healthy eating habits can help prevent childhood obesity, and provide kids with the nutrients they need for their growth and development.