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What to Expect at a Parent Child Weekend

We want you to see Fairview Lake YMCA Camps as your home away from home. To do that, we strive to provide you with the best facilities, best staff and best experience possible. We take pride in our cabin areas, programs and dining facilities, and work hard to select and train caring, fun staff to make your stay at Fairview a memorable experience.

Parent Child Weekend Information

Each of our Parent Child Weekends are a unique experience. About two weeks before you arrive you'll begin to receive emails about the schedule for the weekend. 


General Packing Recommendations

Camp is about comfort and fun! Below is a packing list to help guide you when packing. For children, bringing an extra pair of shoes, and an extra outfit for unexpected mud-puddles is always recommended.
 Packing List


Year Round Units:

The year-round side of Fairview Lake YMCA Camps has three winterized cabin units and a large lodge. Each family, unless they request something different, will have their own cabin to call home for the weekend. For parent/child weekends, cabins will be shared based on the age of the child. 

Traditional Cabins

Wickapeck Lodge Floorplan duplex style

The buildings are duplex in style. Each side of a building is identified by a cabin number (listed below). Each cabin has 10-12 built in bunks and its own indoor bathroom with flush toilets and showers. The cabins have heat, electric lights and outlets. Smoke detectors and fire extinguishers are standard in each cabin.

Cabins #1-6 Capacity:64
Hudson/Edison Capacity: 20

Laurel Ridge
Cabins #7-14 Capacity: 80

Cabins #15-24 Capacity: 104

Wickapeck Lodge

Wickapeck is a unique lodge located near the entrance to camp. The converted farmhouse has bedrooms and bathrooms on two floors, plus a dorm-style wing. A snack kitchen (refrigerator, stove, sink; no kitchen ware), porch and living room make this a great place for large groups and families. Capacity is 50.


Seasonal Units

Available: Mid April - Mid June / Mid August - Mid October

The Seasonal side Fairview Lake YMCA Camps has three cabin units available for groups. Seasonal cabins are open in the Spring, Summer and Fall only. Each unit has its own bath house with electrical outlets. Each unit also has its own fire pit for campfires and cooking. We also have room for tent camping. 


Nine cabins nestled on the hillside, each with eight built-in bunks. (Cabin capacity: 72) A bathhouse with hot showers, flush toilets and sinks is centrally located in the unit. The center of the unit also has field space for additional tents to be pitched or games to be played. Delaware also has a pavilion area with picnic tables and is near a large athletic field. Adventure Weekend parent/child programs are based out of this unit. Memorial Day, Labor Day and Fall Family Camps will also be able to rent cabins or tent in this area. 


Six cabins, each with eight built-in bunks. (Cabin capacity: 48; not suitable for tenting) A bathhouse with hot showers, flush toilets and sinks is centrally located in the unit. A basketball court, Kittatinny Program Lodge and the Wakigan Waterfront are a short walk away.


Ten Adirondack shelters with two bunk beds each accommodate four people. (Cabin capacity: 40, Tenting is also possible) A bathhouse with hot showers, flush toilets and sinks is centrally located in the unit. The unit features its own waterfront. (Please note that the waterfront must be staffed by Fairview Lake Lifeguards to be used.)


Hot, nutritional, family-friendly meals will keep you energized during your stay at camp! Each cabin will be assigned a picnic table and dining hall table*.

*Following NJ Department of Health and local health department regulations.
Options and Special Requests
For guests with special dietary needs, we can provide a range of options. Please contact us to discuss your menu needs. We do not serve peanuts or peanut products in our dining hall.


Birthdays and Celebrations

Will someone in your group be celebrating a birthday or milestone? Please let us know so we can celebrate camp style!


Our experienced staff are chosen for their ability to relate to a variety of age groups, their enthusiasm and their spirit. Staff are available for many activities and programs to make your time at camp memorable and enjoyable. A background check is conducted on each employee to ensure the safety of all of our guests. Meet our professional staff


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