Fairview Lake At Home

Welcome to Fairview Lake at Home, your digital camp experience. We've been working hard to put together resources for your family - from our Y, our sister branches, Y's from around the country and from trusted resources. Do you have suggestions for videos, resources or information?  Please email us! We'll be updating this page frequently, so bookmark it and check back!

Facility Updates:

Follow our blog for the latest details on our facility and program updates


Youth Development:

We know how isolating being home can be for kids and parents, so we are putting together resources for your whole family. 

From Our Backyard to Yours:

We've got science, songs and silliness in this series of videos from our staff. They are sure to bring the spirit of camp into your home. Remember to like and subscribe so you get the latest videos as we upload them!

Fairview Lake at Home Videos

Live from the Lake!

We've been posting live videos on Facebook Monday - Thursday at 10am. If you missed one, we'll also have them uploaded on YouTube! Some are educational, some are silly and all are going to bring you joy! 

Fairview Lake LIVE

From the Branches of the Metro Y:

Around our association, our amazing staff have been putting together videos and resources for kids of all ages. From books for preschoolers to at home slime creation, we have something for everyone. 

Y at Home

Healthy Living:

Our staff from around the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges are putting together resources so that you can stay healthy while you are home. Fitness classes from our branches, as well as from other Y's around the country will be available!

Work Out At Home

Social Responsibility:

Child Care for Essential Workers

The Y has temporarily opened two of its licensed child care facilities in East Orange and Livingston for families of health care workers, first responders, and other essential personnel who need care for their children during the coronavirus pandemic. Families do not need to be YMCA members to utilize this program.

Locations, ages, and operating hours include:

  • East Orange YMCA, 314 William St., East Orange
    • First date is Friday, April 3
    • Ages 3-13 
    • 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Peanut Shell Early Learning Childhood Center (part of the West Essex YMCA), 7 Regent St., #706, Livingston  
    • First date is Thursday, April 2
    • Ages 6 weeks to 13 years
    • 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

To learn more and register for the program, visit our Emergency Child Care page.

Community Events

Impacts to our staff

The loss of revenue associated with the closure of our Y has resulted in unimagined financial circumstances, requiring a temporary layoff of many of our staff members, effective March 31.

To help employees affected by the closure of our facilities, you can make a secure online donation to our Employee Assistance Fund. 

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