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SUMMER STARS DAY & ENRICHMENT CAMP                         

The RARITAN BAY AREA YMCA and PRAHD provide a safe, affordable, and fun day camp for preschool, elementary school, and middle school youth. The camp experience is one of wonder and exploration. Camp is packed with activities that fill summer days and offer independence and adventure. At camp, kids live and learn the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Campers and CITs will be provided a healthy lunch and snack daily.

SUMMER STARS DAY CAMP   Ages 3-12

WHEN: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4pm    
Before & Aftercare
Mon-Fri, 7:30am-8:30am & 4pm-6pm

LOCATION: Preschool - Ignacio Cruz School E.C.C.
                   601 Cortland Street, Perth Amboy, NJ

                   School Age - Dr. H.N. Richardson School
                   318 Stockton Street, Perth Amboy, NJ

FEES: Registration: $30.00
          Weekly Fee: $140.00/Member
                             $160.00/Community-member

          Before Care: $20.00 per week
          After Care: $30.00 per week
          B&A Care Combo: $40.00 ($10 Savings)

15% Sibling savings & financial assistance available. Sibling savings does not apply to before & aftercare. 3rd party subsidy accepted.

Day Camp Contacts
YMCA- Marivel Ramirez: 732.442.3632 ext. 6512
PRAHD- Maritza Rodriguez: 732.442.1081

 
ENRICHMENT CAMP   Ages 6-12

WHEN: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4pm

LOCATION: RARITAN BAY AREA YMCA
                   357 New Brunswick Avenue
                   Perth Amboy, NJ

FEES: Registration: $30.00
          Weekly Fee: $150/Member
                             $170/Community-member

Week 1: June 26th - June 30th
Martial Arts Camp                      Ages: 8+
Martial arts teaches techniques while building character, strength and self-confidence with a variety of traditional martial arts forms, such as Aikido, Capoeira, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi and Karate. YMCA Martial Arts camp builds coordination and balance. Uniform may be purchased at the Y, but not required.

Week 2: July 3rd – July 7th (Camp CLOSED July 4th)                                                     
Swim Camp                                Ages: 6-13
Swim Camp offers the opportunity for beginning and intermediate swimmers, who love to be in the water, a chance to strengthen their skills. Swim camp will emphasize mechanics, technique, stroke, and personal safety tips in and around water. In addition, campers will have fun playing water games, jumping on our wibit and will receive a pair of goggles to keep.

Week 3: July 10th – July 14th
Dance Camp                              Ages: 8+
Dance like a pop star while incorporating aerobics and hip hop in this fast-paced, high-energy camp. Campers will learn the basic fundamentals of hip-hop thru its many styles. It is designed for children who love to jump, exercise, and dance. Emphasis is on energy, rhythm and attitude! End of the week performance will show off their skills!

Week 4: July 17th – July 21st
Cooking Camp                           Ages: 6+
Cooking Camp offers a week of exploration in culinary delight. Proper nutrition is essential for the healthy growth and development of all. While most eating habits begin at home, The Y is here to teach healthy eating habits through its healthy cooking camp. These little chefs will receive lessons in cooking safety, cooking techniques, nutrition, menu planning, and the essentials for making healthy snacks and scrumptious meals.     

Week 5: July 24th – July 28th
Basketball Camp                       Ages 7-13
Basketball Camp prepares campers to do more than win on the court. It prepares them to be winners in life! Players will be put through a challenging curriculum deducted to improve their technique and offensive skills. Experienced coaches will teach the following: passing, dribbling, shooting, Rules and Traditions of Basketball, Fitness and Safety Concepts and Character Development. Drills will develop hand-to-eye coordination. In addition, campers will have fun playing competitive games and will receive a team Jersey to keep.

Week 6: July 31st – August 4th                                                      
Swim Camp                                Ages: 6-13
Swim Camp offers the opportunity for beginning and intermediate swimmers, who love to be in the water, a chance to strengthen their skills. Swim camp will emphasize mechanics, technique, stroke, and personal safety tips in and around water. In addition, campers will have fun playing water games, jumping on our wibit and will receive a pair of goggles to keep.

Week 7: August 7th – August 11th
STEAM Camp                             Ages: 10+
You do not just learn science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. You make it. You create it. You build it. At STEAM Camp, campers will participate in hands-on inquiry based STEAM activities that will allow them to explore their world and try new things; all while having fun and making new friends at summer camp.

Week 8: August 14th - August 18th 
Martial Arts Camp                      Ages: 8+
Martial arts teaches techniques while building character, strength and self-confidence with variety of traditional martial arts forms, such as Aikido, Capoeira, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi and Karate. YMCA Martial Arts camp builds coordination and balance. Uniform may be purchased at the Y, but not required.

WEEK 9: August 21st - 25th 
Soccer Camp                             Ages: 7-13
Soccer Camp is an intense week of specialized training for soccer players who are looking to improve their offensive skills, such as attacking, passing, dribbling, shooting and scoring. In addition, campers will have fun playing games through match situations. Each camper will receive a team jersey.

Enrichment Camp Contacts
Swim & Sports Camps- Samantha Burd: 732.442.3632 ext. 6516
Martial Arts Camp- Brenda Guiles: 732.442.3632 ext. 6530
Cooking, Dance & STEAM Camps- Jennifer Roche: 732.442.3632 ext. 6513

 


Youth Leaders & Junior Counselor In Training

 
YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM       Pre-teens age 13

Youth Leaders In Training is an exclusive program designed to give selected students (13 years of age) an innovative summer program that focuses on  leadership training, teamwork, self-government, and volunteer opportunity to help build confidence – and connections. Youth Leaders In Training consists of leadership training and actual work experience with a small group of campers under the supervision of a YMCA staff person. The program will give youth the opportunity to take the roles as leaders while in the Summer Day Camp.

  • Meet other youth
  • Build new skills
  • Participate in your community programming
  • Plan for your future 
  • Obtain innovative skills through Public Speaking
JUNIOR COUNSELOR IN TRAINING    Teens ages 14-15

The Junior Counselor in Training Program is designed to give selected students (14-15 years of age, grades 8 thru 10) the opportunity to learn and develop leadership and program skills while in the Summer Day Camp Program. This program is for those students who are interested in learning about leadership and responsibility. The program consists of training and actual work experience with a small group of campers under the supervision of a YMCA staff person. Maturity and a sincere desire to work with children are essential.

All participants have the opportunity to shadow our Day Camp leaders and develop leadership skills. Space is limited.

FEE: $100 (Scholarships Available)

 


DOCUMENTS:

Summer Camp Postcard

Summer Camp Application

Summer Camp Parent Handbook

Youth Leaders & Junior Counselors In Training Packet