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Specialty Camps in New Jersey

 

Check Out Our Various Specialty Camp Programs

Fairview Lake YMCA Camps in New Jersey offers a wide selection of specialty camp programs, each of which focuses on a specific area of interest. Our campers live in cabins based on gender and age. We host a variety of specialty camps designed to challenge and engage children. We offer a wide range of specialized camps, including: arts and crafts camp, Fairview Discovery camp, farm camp, sailing and windsurfing camp, science camp, taste of tradition camp, theatre camp, wet and wild camp, and more. To learn more about each camp option and the activities each offer, we’ve gone into detail below.

One Week Sessions

NEW! Arts and Crafts Camp

Coed, Entering Grades 4-10

Bring out your creative side with our arts and crafts specialty camp. This program is for our budding artists who love to craft, paint, print, design, and create! Imagination, coupled with arts and crafts, allows for limitless possibilities. When you're not making something beautiful, you'll be participating in the many additional great activities camp has to offer. This imaginative activity is perfect for those with an artistic side. Watch as your child hones their crafting, painting, and design skills at arts and crafts camp!

JUNE 27 - JULY 3 $1,143

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Fairview Discovery Camp

Coed, Entering Grades 5-10

This summer camp program is ideal for campers seeking a traditional camp experience. Campers involved in the Fairview Discovery program can choose from a wide range of daily activities, such as sports, games, swimming, and so much more. If your child requires additional support to have a successful camp experience, we have partnered with Children's Specialized Hospital to provide recreation therapists at camp during Fairview Discovery. To learn more and see if your child is an ideal candidate, Children's Specialized Hospital is offering free screenings.

JUNE 27 - JULY 3 $1,143
AUGUST 15 - AUGUST 21 $1,143
 

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Farm Camp

Coed, Entering Grades 4-10

At farm camp, kids will enjoy learning and experiencing the basics of animal care, as well as life on a small animal farm. As one of our most popular specialized camps, farm camp charges children with overseeing and caring for our goats, chickens, and bunnies. Additionally, children will be allotted the opportunity to learn about other animals, participate in fun camp activities, and be educated about responsibility and teamwork. Children will most certainly love this fun and educational camp experience.

AUGUST 22 -  AUGUST 28 $1,015
Please Note - Farm Camp will be staying on the seasonal side of camp this week. These units have a bathhouse and do not have electricity in the cabins. 

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Sailing & Windsurfing Camp
Coed, Entering Grades 5-10

From sailing skills to proper sailing terminology, children who participate in our sailing and windsurfing camp will become proficient sailors in just one summer! With our beautiful fleet of Sunfish sailboats, you’ll love every minute that you’re out on the lake! Kids can sail solo, race their friends, or relax next to the stunning scenery of the lake and the forest. In order to participate in this specialized camp, camp-goers must pass the advanced swim assessment.

JUNE 27 - JULY 3 $1,215
AUGUST 22 -  AUGUST 28 $1,015
Please Note - Sailing and Windsurfing will be staying on the seasonal side of camp this week. These units have a bathhouse and do not have electricity in the cabins. 

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NEW! Science Week
Coed, Entering Grades 5-10
If you’re one of New Jersey’s future scientists, our science camp is the perfect specialty camp for you! This camp helps children explore physical and environmental science in a fun and creative way – with a new experiment or project each day! Additionally, those involved will be permitted to participate in many other camp-related activities as well.
 
JUNE 27 - JULY 3 $1,143

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Taste of Tradition Camp
Coed, Entering Grades 5-7

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This camp favorite was developed to help camp-goers transition into a longer summer camp stay. This is accomplished by effectively immersing children in the culture and traditions of traditional summer camp. If your child is new to sleepaway camp, and you are looking for a program to help them transition to a longer stay, our taste of tradition camp provides the perfect starting point.

Due to the nature of this program, bunk requests will not be taken. Cabin placement will depend on the age of the camper and session enrollment.
JULY 4-10 $1,143 
JULY 11-17 $1,143 
JULY 18-24 $1,143 
JULY 25-31 $1,143 
AUGUST 1-7 $1,243* 
AUGUST 8-14 $1,143 
 

*Campers enrolled in these sessions will participate in a field trip to the New Jersey State Fair - Sussex County Farm & Horse Show. Price includes transportation, admission and $25 of spending money. 

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NEW! Theater Camp
Coed, Entering Grades 4-10
For the love of theatre, you’ve got to try this specialty camp! If your child is an aspiring actor or playwright, this camp is the perfect fit for them. With various activities to improve improv skills, you’ll be acting your heart out in no time during this fun camp. Help write a short play or scene for your friends to perform. When you're not on the stage, you'll be participating in many of the great activities that camp has to offer.
 
JUNE 27 - JULY 3 $1,143

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NEW! Wet & Wild Camp
Coed, Entering Grades 5-10

This summer camp is all about the wet and wild fun that camp can offer! Participating children will spend time at our beautiful, 110-acre lake. We also have a wide range of water-related activities such as sailing, paddle-boarding, mountain sliding, and so much more. When you’re not splashing around in the lake, try some of our wild activities such as soaring through the air on our zipline, playing on our giant swing, or making your mark at our archery and ax-throwing ranges.

AUGUST 15 - AUGUST 21 $1,143

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Our Staff Will Ensure You Have the Best Experience Possible

Our specialized camp staff is dedicated to providing kids with positive and enjoyable summer experiences. We want the experiences children have at Fairview Lake YMCA Camps in New Jersey to be memorable and to leave a lasting impression. Our hiring process is rigorous to ensure only the most mature, caring, patient, and responsible people join our exceptional staff. Prior to hiring a new staff member, we ensure they have a genuine interest working with children and in the great outdoors. Our staff is passionate, dedicated, and focused, and will do everything in their power to ensure your children has the best summer camp experience possible.

How to Register for One of Our Specialized Camps

Registration is online and easy for our camps. If you have questions contact our staff. For those interested in one of our specialized camps, don’t delay registering! As one of the most popular places to summer camp in the state of New Jersey, our slots fill up quickly. Contact us today!

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