Family Camps & Programs in New Jersey
Every family is different, but Fairview Lake YMCA Camps in New Jersey has something for everyone. We are dedicated to serving the youth and the families in our beloved state. From youth development to healthy living and social responsibility, we believe in challenging the mind and body while promoting fun, laughter, and love. Plenty of children have dreamed about spending their summer at camp. At Fairview Lake YMCA Camps, it’s possible for the entire family. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and so do our programs. From family summer camp to weekly family rentals and parent/child weekends, we offer it all while keeping love at the center of our programs. Love is at the center of every family, and you can expect to find it within all our programs.
Why Choose Us?
We offer programs to fit the diversity of campers we cater to – from children to the entire family. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, social services organization, you have a lot to look forward to when you summer camp with us. We're an accredited sleepaway family summer camp situated on a beautiful New Jersey lake. We're are immensely proud to offer a myriad of fun activities for the entire family. If you’re looking to experience a memorable summer camp with Fairview Lake YMCA Camps. Our camps are designed to cater to any skill set, interest, or personality. Learn more about our summer camps to find out which is best for your child.
What to Expect at Family Summer Camp
If it's your first time coming to camp, you can expect a lot of fun and a very memorable summer. We encourage our camp-goers to spend their summer at Fairview Lake YMCA Camps, trying new things, making new memories, and experience an overwhelming amount of fun. You’ll be able to create new and lasting friendships, too. You can expect our family summer camp to be your best, most memorable summer vacation yet! From canoeing and competitive sports tournaments to a myriad of other fun activities, we offer it all and then some. We have something for everyone, from archery and climbing walls to numerous athletic fields. You’ll quickly find your niche at our summer camp for families.
We Offer Fun Activities for the Entire Family
For over 100 years, the staff of Fairview Lake YMCA Camps in New Jersey has been providing premier sleepaway camps for children and adolescents alike. Our highly-skilled and compassionate staff help us ensure that any child who attends our family summer camp program will leave with a heightened sense of confidence and belonging. It’s important for children to feel connected to one another, and to feel like they have a place of belonging from a very young age. This sets a foundation for confidence, social skills, and cognitive development. Our dedicated staff provides various programs, all of which promote achievement and abilities, and plenty of which provide time to relax by a campfire.
Kick Back & Relax at Summer Camp
While we definitely encourage participation and activeness during summer camp, our staff also understands family summer camp should be a time to kick back and relax. So, whether you’re kicking back by a warm, crackling fire, or relaxing while watching a beautiful sunset, there’s something for everyone. Lounge by the large lake or chill out under the shade trees with your new friends! We also have a number of seasonal activities like swimming and fishing, as well as camp favorites like archery and climbing.
There’s So Much More to Summer Camp!
With a wide variety of traditional summer camp activities, such as hiking, canoeing, and sitting by the warmth of a crackling campfire, Fairview Lake YMCA Camps has also modernized their family summer camps. We’ve integrated arts and crafts, theatre, sailing, science, farming, and so much more. So, if your child has a particular area of interest, they’ll be able to explore it and practice it while at summer camp! We encourage children to find their talents and interests here. We do this so that they can continue growing their minds outside of school. Below are summer camp additions you don’t want to miss:
- Arts & Crafts: Watch as your child hones their sewing, painting, and design skills with arts and crafts! This imaginative activity is for artists or children who love to create.
- Theatre: Theatre is for children who wish to act in plays, or even write them. We work with our team to help children stage their very own play.
- Sailing: We offer sailing and windsurfing to those who are interested in these water-loving activities. Your child will learn sailing skills, terminology, and so much more.
- Science: Children with a high level of curiosity will love focusing on physical and environmental sciences. We try new experiments and projects daily.
- Farming: If your child loves animals, this activity will be perfect for them. They'll learn the basics of caring, responsibility, and teamwork.