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Traditional Camps

Traditional Summer Camps in New Jersey

Explore Fairview Lake YMCA Camps' Traditional Camps

If you're looking for a traditional camp experience for your child, look no further than Fairview Lake YMCA Camps. Located on a lake in beautiful New Jersey, this traditional camp has everything you'd expect from a summer camp and then some. We provide camping adventures for kids, as well as sports, swimming, and much more. We focus on building confidence and fostering a sense of confidence through a wide range of activities. Fairview Lake YMCA Camps has been open for over 100 years, and in that time, we've seen many a camper grow into the best version of themselves. Curious about our traditional camps? Learn more here or ask our staff!

Consider One of Our Traditional Camps

Summer camps are important for a plethora of reasons. Not only do children learn to be independent, but they also develop the skills to make friends and think for themselves. At Fairview Lake YMCA Camps, we strive to make our traditional camps a home away from home. As a 501(c)3 organization, we're dedicated to providing an environment where children can develop social responsibility and learn healthy living skills. To meet this goal, we offer four distinct traditional camps for children throughout New Jersey.


Camp Minisink Perfect for Younger Campers

Coed, entering grades 2-4

Three minisink boys biting into apples

Camp Minisink is perfect for children in grades 2 through 4. Younger campers need a unique experience to handle time away from home and make connections with their peers. As this might well be your child's first time away from home, we strive to provide a comforting environment where they can be themselves. Our daily programs offer a mix of structured activities and free choice. Each camper learns to swim and participates in group activities with their cabin mates. In addition to these daily sessions, your child might also play sports with their new-found friends or try their hand at arts and crafts. One, two, and three-week sessions are available.

 

 

3 WEEK SESSIONS:
JUNE 28 - JULY 18 $2,999
JULY 19 - AUGUST 8 $3,125*
2 WEEK SESSIONS: 
JULY 5 - JULY 18 $2,115 GIRLS - LIMITED SPACE LEFT!
JULY 26 - AUGUST 8 $2,215* GIRLS - NOW WAITLISTING!
1 WEEK SESSIONS:
JUNE 21 - JUNE 27 $1,110
JUNE 28 - JULY 4 $1,110
JULY 5 - JULY 11 $1,110
JULY 12 - JULY 18 $1,110
JULY 19 - JULY 25 $1,110 BOYS - LIMITED SPACE LEFT!
JULY 26 - AUGUST 1 $1,110 GIRLS - NOW WAITLISTING!
AUGUST 2 - AUGUST 8 $1,210* 
AUGUST 9 - AUGUST 15 $1,110 GIRLS - NOW WAITLISTING!

 *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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Sample activities


Give Your Daughter the Best Summer at Camp Laurel Ridge

Girls, entering grades 5-10

two girls smiling

If you're seeking a traditional camp for your daughter in grades 5 through 10, Camp Laurel Ridge is the place you've been looking for. Fairview Lake YMCA Camps is proud to operate this camp for young women, and we've designed our activities to promote self-confidence and teamwork. Your daughter will have the chance to participate in swimming lessons, free play, and even some special activities such as dance, photography, and much more. Camp Laurel Ridge offers registration for three-week sessions.

3 WEEK SESSIONS:
JUNE 28 - JULY 18 $2,999
JULY 19 - AUGUST 8 $3,125* ONLY 2 CABINS LEFT!

*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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SAMPLE ACTIVITIES


Your Son Can Spend Summer at Camp Kittatinny!

Boys, entering grades 5-10

group of children singing silly songCamp Kittatinny is geared toward boys in grades 5 through 10. Our campers participate in a wide range of activities, including sports, swimming, and free choice sessions. During their time at this traditional camp, young men learn to build confidence and become motivated. Available for three-week sessions, campers leave our programs with a heightened sense of self-esteem and a plethora of lifelong friends! In addition to basic activities, your son might also enjoy archery, nature exploration, and more over the summer.

3 WEEK SESSIONS:
JUNE 28 - JULY 18 $2,999
JULY 19 - AUGUST 8 $3,125*

*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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SAMPLE ACTIVITIES


Register for Our Coed Camp, Camp Tupelo

Coed, entering grades 5-10

boy in blue playing soccerOur coed traditional camp, Camp Tupelo, is perfect for campers looking for a two-week experience that packs in all the fun of a full-length program. Your child will experience camping adventures for kids, try new challenging activities, and participate in old favorites such as tennis and swimming. Every evening, we hold community-building exercises and group games. Your child will enjoy campfires, hiking trips, and an array of special activities. Make it a summer to remember with Fairview Lake YMCA Camps' Camp Tupelo.

2 WEEK SESSION: 
 
AUGUST 9 - AUGUST 22 $2,380  ALL - LIMITED SPACE LEFT!

 

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SAMPLE ACTIVITIES 


Learn More About Our Staff's Goals

Our experienced staff operates under one overarching goal: to provide the best experience for each child enrolled in our camps. Everyone from our executive director to individual camp counselors is instrumental in realizing this mission. Each staff member is handpicked for their dedication to helping children achieve their goals and experience with kids of all ages.

Register for a Traditional Camp Today!

Registration for a traditional camp is simple when you choose Fairview Lake YMCA Camps. Our online portal is designed for you to enroll your child or children in multiple camps, all in one place. We're happy to offer financial assistance, and we always have staff members ready to address your concerns or difficulties with registering.

Get in Touch with Our Team

Summer camp is a fantastic experience for any child. Even if your child tends to be shy, Fairview Lake YMCA Camps is here to make a traditional camp experience enjoyable. We have a 100-year history, and in that time we've worked with all kinds of children from all walks of life. Our team is proud to offer such a wide range of traditional camps for kids throughout New Jersey and beyond. If Fairview Lake YMCA Camps sounds like the summer experience for your child, contact us today for more information.

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