Established in 1915, Fairview Lake YMCA Camps has been providing Sleep Away Summer camping for grades 2-11, Environmental Education for schools, Family Programs, and Weekend Retreats for individuals and groups. We develop programs for children, adults and families to realize their potential by focusing on specific skill sets, building confidence and creating a sense of belonging.
Fairview Lake YMCA, an ACA accredited camp, sits on mile-long Fairview Lake in Stillwater, New Jersey. Our 660 acres adjoin the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, providing access to the Appalachian Trail, Delaware River, hiking and breathtaking views. Two waterfronts are complete with a fleet of canoes, rowboats, kayaks, sailboats and windsurfers to offer a variety of activities and unlimited fun with ample trained lifeguards.
Beyond the mesmerizing views of the lake at the center of camp, we have three athletic fields, two basketball courts, two tennis courts, hockey court for in-line skaters, sand volleyball court, archery and rifle ranges, low and high-ropes courses, and indoor and outdoor climbing walls.
Our cabins are clean and well maintained, complete with screened windows, built-in bunks, storage areas, electricity, flush toilets, hot showers, and most importantly - smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. For an experience closer to nature, we also offer seasonal cabins that have amenities nearby.
Board of Managers
Our Board of Managers works to ensure that all families and children have the opportunity to experience camp, regardless of their ability to pay. The board also works hard to ensure that the quality of life and facilities you will experience here at Fairview Lake YMCA Camps fits within our mission and strategic plan.
Jim Griffin, Chair, President, New Century Education
Matt Block, Vice Chair & HR, Livingston Public Schools
Steven Abrahams, Secretary/Treasurer, Milepost Capital Management, LLC
Trudy Atkins, Buildings & Properties, East Brunswick Public Schools
Bill Benkendorf, Buildings & Properties, Benks Land Services
Jonathan Clemente, Finance, Clemente Mueller, P.A. Attorneys at Law
Paul Gomperz, Program & Marketing, Voluntary Benefit Systems of America
Joan Griffin, Promontory Financial Group
Andrew Pfaff, Sovereign/Santander Bank/Santander Holdings USA
Gus Schmidt, Board Development, Pompton Lakes Board of Education (Retired)
Jess Seamon, New Jersey Community Capital
Frankie Williams, Marketing, Independent Networker
Scott Ross, Building-Properties, Global Aerospace, Inc.
Erin Drinkwater, City of New York
Clayton Nelson, Expedia Group
Greg Damell, Retired from Somerset Savings Bank
Susan Day, Retired from Union County Parks & Recreation
David Goldblatt, Family Service Manager, Beth Israel Cemetery
Jeff King, Chairman & CEO, Quaker Funds Inc
Robert M. Liegner, MD-MBA, Dentist
Margaret (Peggy) Pfaff, Retired
Alan Williams, Retired
Meet Our Staff
We are committed to providing everyone with an enjoyable and positive experience in a caring environment. We hire mature, caring, patient and responsible staff who have a sincere interest in working with people, especially children, in the out-of-doors.
If you need to contact a member of the staff, click on the names below. Our staff members are focused on ensuring that your camper, school, or group will have a wonderful time at camp!
Our general e-mail box is firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unsure who to contact.
Associate Executive Director
Summer Camp Director
Day Camp Director
Day Camp Registrar
Assistant Environmental Education Director
Shawn Van Hook
Food Service Director