The best part about camp is sharing it with our friends and neighbors! At Fairview Lake YMCA Camps we have developed special events held throughout the year to promote family, friendship and fun through outdoor experiences for our community. These free or low-cost events bring together everyone for afternoons of exploration and growth through meaningful activities. Come out and play and make Fairview Lake YMCA Camps your home away from home! For more information, contact Matt Lifschultz.
Join us for a great evening of making friends and having fun. This program is designed for people with special needs and their families – with camp activities, games, adventures and experiences that will create amazing memories for everyone. Volunteers and Fairview Lake staff will lead our monthly adventures!
Learn more about our programs for individuals with different abilities!
FAMILY FISHING DERBY
September 29th, 2019, 2-4:30pm
Get those rods ready as we cast our way into our annual Fishing Derby. Check out our event on Facebook
October 20th, 2019, 10am-3pm
Come enjoy a walk in the woods as we hike all day! People & Pups of all ages are encouraged to come and hike around Fairview Lake. We want to see who can circle the lake the most from 10am-3pm. We hope to see you join us and strut your stuff, silly costumes are always encouraged! Dogs must be kept on leash at all times, and should be well mannered towards other people and dogs.
December 2019 6-8pm
Join us for a wonderful evening at camp as we celebrate the season! Seasonal activities, including cookie decorating & candle making are great for the whole family. We'll also sing some traditional carols, light the tree and maybe even see if Jolly Old Saint Nick can stop by! No registration required, but if you're 18 or over, please bring a photo ID!
WINTER WONDERLAND AND ICE-FISHING DERBY
January, 2020, 1:30-4:00 pm
Come play in the Winter Wonderland that is Fairview Lake in January! We’ll have the fire stoked in the Minisink Lodge fireplace, our archery range will be open and special winter activities will be available for you and your family to enjoy! If there is snow on the ground, bring your own sled for our sledding hill, or rent a pair of cross country skis to tour camp. We’ll also have our indoor climbing wall and candle making room open for your family to enjoy.
Parent/Child Ice Fishing Derby
Bring Your Own Gear!
Put your ice fishing skills to the test with our annual Parent-Child Ice Fishing Derby. This is a friendly fishing competition and a catch and release event. The competition will be for most overall fish caught. Be sure to arrive on time, to maximize your fishing. Keep in mind to please follow the honor code! Have a fun and memorable family fishing experience no matter the size of the catch. Safety is our number one priority, please call ahead for ice conditions.
VOLUNTEER DAYS OF SERVICE
Please contact our office if you are interested in volunteering!
POLAR BEAR PLUNGE
February 16th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Want to show how much you love Fairview Lake? How about by jumping in this February! After registration, you'll receive information on how to earn a t-shirt or form a Polar Bear Plunge Team. Plus, we'll have great prizes for costumes and spirit! The Stillwater EMT squad will be on hand at the Lakeside waterfront just in case, and we'll have a warm fire waiting after your quick dip!
FAIRVIEW TRAIL RUN
Let's hit the trail! Our 5K course will take you through the trails and roads of camp, looping through our units, along the lake and past some of the iconic locations on camp. After the race, enjoy camp activities, refreshments and fun at camp. Registration coming soon.
This two day, volunteer event, is a great way to experience camp and lend a helping hand. Volunteers can come Friday night starting at 7pm and enjoy a night hike and a campfire or arrive Saturday morning and get right to work. Volunteers will help on Saturday morning with our Easter Egg Hunt set up (see below) and getting our seasonal cabins ready to be opened for the year. This will involve a lot of cleaning ranging from sweeping to dusting to wiping things down, but also collecting tinder and clearing brush, as well as other tasks. After Lunch, volunteers can continue to help with the Easter Egg Hunt or become guests for the event free of charge (usually $10 per car).
To register, please call our office at 973.383.9282
THE GREATEST EASTER EGG HUNT
Join us at Fairview Lake YMCA Camps as we celebrate Easter with our annual Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny will be joining us before his big day for some pictures and fun. This event is rain or shine with egg hunts for various ages throughout the afternoon. We will also have some other egg themed activities including an egg toss, egg relay race, an Easter craft and some camp activities. Don't forget to bring your basket!
Egg Hunt Times:
2nd grade and younger: 2:30 pm
3rd to 6th grade: 3:00 pm
All Ages: 3:30 pm
times subject to change
HEALTHY KIDS DAY
Come to Fairview Lake and celebrate your families health and well-being. The day will be filled with fun, active programs as well as many local vendors that promote healthy living. This day will offer many physical challenges including our climbing wall and archery, with much more. So come on out for a fun filled day! This event is free and open to everybody young and old! No registration is required. Event is rain or shine.
Looking for other local events? Check out www.njskylands.com!