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Important Announcement About Sleep Away Camps

By: Emily Rearer | Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | Summer Camp

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Dear Families & Friends of Fairview Lake,

We hope you are healthy and well. It is with great sadness we announce we are canceling sleep-away camp at Fairview Lake YMCA Camps for the summer of 2020.

The State of New Jersey will not be allowing overnight/residential programs at this time. If the state updates or changes this policy later in the summer, we will evaluate the potential for overnight programs. We know you have been waiting patiently with us for this decision, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support of the Y, and for the grace and understanding you have shown our staff. 

Fairview Lake YMCA Camps remains your partner in providing safe and quality camp programs for your children and family. We understand the disappointment and sadness that comes with this news, but remain hopeful for a successful summer with our other camp programs. 

While planning for the summer of 2020, we have also been planning for a summer without traditional sleep-away camp – and how we can continue to serve families. We are excited to announce our new Family Summer Rentals – a way for you to enjoy camp as a family for a week or more this summer. We hope that many of you will be able to join us this summer.


We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you in the future,


Marc Koch                          
Executive Director
Fairview Lake YMCA Camps


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