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Youth Development is an area of focus for the YMCA, and at Fairview Lake YMCA Camps, we foster a healthy mind, body and spirit in youth and teens all year long!  Interested in Camper Reunions? Click Here!


Counselor-In-Training: FALL EDITION

Current Grade 11
Cohort A: November 7-8, November 21-22, December 5-6 & December 19-20
Commuter: $800
Overnighter: $840

Becoming a CIT at Fairview Lake is one of the important steps for our campers who want to become Junior Counselors. From learning how to help kids navigate friendships, to teaching new skills, to handling homesickness, to keeping everyone safe, our CIT program covers a huge variety of topics. Our program allows our staff to evaluate the maturity, values and reliability of the CITs, and prepare them for the interview process. This fall, we are offering two cohorts of 16-year-old campers the chance to learn all of that, and more, in a series of CIT Weekends.

CITs will arrive on Saturday morning and be immersed in trainings that will promote communication, leadership, safety and diversity. On Sunday, our CITs will help deliver programs, work on service projects and brush up on their camp skills so they can become successful camp counselors.

CITs have the option of “commuting” to camp, arriving by 9am on Saturday, departing at 8pm, and returning on Sunday from 9am - 3pm. Lunch and Dinner are provided on Saturdays, and Lunch on Sundays. A limited amount of space is available for CITs who would like to spend the night with us on Saturday, and will be served breakfast Sunday morning.

CITs are asked to commit to four weekends beginning in November.

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This program is listed under "Vacation Camps, Reunions & Year-Round Programs 2020"

November Vacation Camp

Grades 2-10
November 4-6, 2020
$170

Join us for a summer camp style adventure during NJ's Teacher's Convention! Enjoy traditional summer camp activities such as hiking, archery, climbing, arts & crafts and more. Whether this is your first time at Fairview Lake, or you are a returning camper, this is a great opportunity to try something new, make new friends and preview our awesome summer camp programs.

We’ll stay in our traditional cabins, which have private bathrooms and showers. Youth will be supervised by staff in the cabin. Meals will be served in our dining hall, and activities will be led by our program staff.

We are still living the dream we may be able to run this camp...Covid 19 regulations will determine if we can. So, sign up and we will see what happens by November! 

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This program is listed under "Vacation Camps, Reunions & Year-Round Programs 2020"

 

NEW! November Vacation Camp DAY TRIP

Grades 2-10

November 5 $65
November 6 $65

Enjoy traditional summer camp activities such as hiking, archery, climbing, arts & crafts and more for a great day at camp! Whether this is your first time at Fairview Lake, or you are a returning camper, this is a great opportunity to try something new, make new friends and preview our awesome summer camp programs.

Campers should plan to arrive at camp by 8:30am, and depart at 5pm. 

Before Care and After care is available for campers to arrive as early as 7:30am, or stay until 6pm. Campers can bring their own lunch, or you can order lunch when you register!

Before Care: $5
After Care: $5
Lunch: $5

 

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2020 Last Year Camper Retreats

Current Grade 10
November 14-15 & December 13-14, 2020
Commuter: $200
Overnight: $210

Was 2020 going to be your last year as a camper at Fairview Lake? Did you miss some of the fun traditions you’d been waiting for? Join us for a special series of weekends just for current 10th graders. We’ll have fun activities and plenty of time to socialize at camp!

On Saturday, everyone will arrive at camp by 9am and our commuters will depart at 8pm, and then return on Sunday from 9am - 3pm. Lunch and Dinner are provided on Saturdays, and Lunch on Sundays. Campers staying overnight will have breakfast on Sunday morning.

Overnight accommodations will be in cabins at 50% capacity (or less), alternating top and bottom bunks to allow for the most space between the beds. Cabins will be fully sanitized prior to the campers’ arrival, and all guests and staff of Fairview Lake are monitored for symptoms daily. Masks, handwashing and social distancing will be strictly enforced.

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This program is listed under "Vacation Camps, Reunions & Year-Round Programs 2020"

Winter Camper Reunion 2020

Grades 4-10
December 27-29, 2020
$170

There's SNOW place like camp! Join us for a fun-filled time at camp as we reunite with campers and staff. Campers from previous summers and future campers are welcome to join. We'll have tons of great activities, both indoors and out. You'll stay in our traditional cabins (they might not have a/c, but they do have heat!), and enjoy food in the Dining Hall. 

We are still living the dream we may be able to run this camp...COVID 19 regulations will determine if we can. So, sign up and we will see what happens by December! 
 

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This program is listed under "Vacation Camps, Reunions & Year-Round Programs 2020"

2021 PROGRAMS

Girl's Camporee I

Parent/Child and Groups
January 1-3, 2021
$150 for Weekend, $80 Saturday Only

Let’s hear it for the Girls! Fairview Lake YMCA Camps is hosting two winter experiences in nature for girls of all ages! We’ll have something for everyone at camp. Groups are paired with specialized staff to facilitate your programming. We can also accommodate individual Parent/Daughter registrations. 

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This program is listed under "Scouts 2021"

Girls Camporee II

Parent/Child and Groups
January 8-10, 2021
$150 for Weekend, $80 Saturday Only

Let’s hear it for the Girls! Fairview Lake YMCA Camps is hosting two winter experiences in nature for girls of all ages! We’ll have something for everyone at camp. Groups are paired with specialized staff to facilitate your programming. We can also accommodate individual Parent/Daughter registrations. 

Learn More & Register

This program is listed under "Scouts 2021"

Spring Vacation Camp

Grades 2-10
March 29-April 1, 2021
REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 28, 2021 FOR EARLY BIRD: $275
$300

Join us for a summer camp style adventure this Spring Break! Enjoy traditional summer camp activities such as hiking, archery, climbing, arts & crafts and more. Whether this is your first time at Fairview Lake, or you are a returning camper, this is a great opportunity to try something new, make new friends and preview our awesome summer camp programs. 

We’ll stay in our traditional cabins, which have private bathrooms and showers. Youth will be supervised by our camp counselors in the cabin. Meals will be served in our dining hall, and activities will be led by our program staff.

Register Today!

This program is listed under "Vacation Camps, Reunions & Year-Round Programs 2021"

YOUTH WITH PRIDE - LGBTQ+ YOUTH CAMP WEEKEND

Entering Grades 6-11 in Fall 2021
June 18-20, 2021
$150

Join us for an incredible weekend of fun, education, support, love and pride at our LGBTQ+ Youth Weekend. This weekend will include traditional camp activities, including climbing, archery, the giant swing, & arts and crafts. 

We’ll stay in our traditional cabins, which have private bathrooms and showers. Youth will be supervised by our camp counselors in the cabin. Meals will be served in our dining hall, and activities will be led by our program staff.

Register Today!

This program is listed under "Vacation Camps, Reunions & Year-Round Programs 2021"

November Vacation Camp

Grades 2-10
November 3-7, 2021
REGISTER BY OCTOBER 3, 2021 FOR EARLY BIRD: $275
$300

Join us for a summer camp style adventure during NJ's Teacher's Convention! Enjoy traditional summer camp activities such as hiking, archery, climbing, arts & crafts and more. Whether this is your first time at Fairview Lake, or you are a returning camper, this is a great opportunity to try something new, make new friends and preview our awesome summer camp programs.

We’ll stay in our traditional cabins, which have private bathrooms and showers. Youth will be supervised by our camp counselors in the cabin. Meals will be served in our dining hall, and activities will be led by our program staff.

Registration Coming Soon

This program is listed under "Vacation Camps, Reunions & Year-Round Programs 2021"

Teen Leadership & Adventure Weekend

Grades 6-12
December 3-4, 2021
$95
Teens from all around NJ and PA unite to build incredible friendships, programs and opportunities. The weekend will include food, accommodations, team building in our ASE course, a service project, climbing, high ropes, archery & ax throwing and (of course) so much more! Over the weekend, our teens will be broken into groups based on grade (6-12) and have  sessions focused on the YMCA's core values, and how they apply in a leadership setting. 
 
We’ll stay in our traditional cabins, which have private bathrooms and showers. Youth will be supervised by staff in the cabin. Meals will be served in our dining hall, and activities will be led by our program staff.
 
Are you an adult who works with teens at the Y? This weekend is also a great networking opportunity for everyone who works with youth & teens. You can meet up with other YMCA professionals and volunteers who work to enrich the lives of teens! 
 
Registration Coming Soon
This program is listed under "Vacation Camps, Reunions & Year-Round Programs 2021"

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