Summer Camp


The RARITAN BAY AREA YMCA provides 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.


WHEN: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:00pm    *8-weeks, June 29 - August 21
            Before & Aftercare:
            Mon-Fri, 7:15am-8:30am & 4:00pm-6:00pm

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

                   School Age - Rose M. Lopez Elementary School
                   435 Seaman Street, Perth Amboy, NJ

FEES**: Registration: $30.00
              Weekly Fee: $150.00/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. **The Y believes that cost should never deter someone from attending our programs. For this reason we offer financial assistance to those in need, for more information please contact Jennifer Roche, 732.442.3632 ext. 6513.

Day Camp Contacts
YMCA- Marivel Ramirez: 732.442.3632 ext. 6512



WHEN: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:00pm

                   357 New Brunswick Avenue
                   Perth Amboy, NJ

FEES: Registration: $30.00
          Weekly Fee: $160/Member

15% sibling savings & financial assistance available. Sibling savings does not apply to Before & Aftercare. 

Week 1: June 29th – July 3rd                                              
Splish Splash I Camp

Splish Splash Camp offers the opportunity for beginning and intermediate swimmers, who love to be in the water, a chance to strengthen their skills!  Splish Splash Camp will emphasize personal safety tips in and around water.  In addition, campers will have fun playing water games and jumping on our WIBIT.  Goggles will be available for purchase at the YMCA. 

Week 2: July 6th – July 10th
Team Sports Camp

Variety of Sports and non-stop FUN!  Campers have the opportunity to experience several sports and learn skills to compete in popular sports such as Basketball, Flag-Football, Soccer and more.  Emphasis on sportsmanship and playing with character.

Week 3: July 13th – July 17th
Feet To The Beat

Get the Best of both worlds!  Summer camp traditions with the latest and greatest in dance moves.  Campers can dance motivated by their own goals and be encouraged by our creative instructors.  A week of movin’ and grooving’ and shaking those sillies our.

Week 4: July 20th - July 24th 
Olympic Swim Camp

Ready for more water fun?! Olympic Swim camp will emphasize mechanics, technique and stroke while building on their current skills! Swimmers learn all about competition and sportsmanship while operating as a team. Coaches will help develop new strokes while boosting endurance and encouraging fun! Goggles will be available for purchase at the YMCA.

Week 5: July 27th – July 31st
Ninja Warriors Camp

Martial Arts and Summer Fun Activities!!!  Variety of super fun and a great way to introduce your child to martial arts.  Learn fundamentals, rolls, punches and kicks all taught in a safe environment.  Emphasis on discipline, respect and teamwork.

Week 6: August 3rd - August 7th
Top Chef Jr. Camp

Let’s take cooking to an entirely new level!  At our Top Chef Jr. Camp, chefs will grow in their knowledge of the culinary arts, self-confidence and experience running a restaurant.  They will experience new recipes, techniques and the art of cooking and creating.  On the last day, the young chefs will invite their parents to come to our Top Chef Jr. Camp restaurant for the full VIP treatment and 5-star restaurant.

Week 7: August 10th - August 14th                                                      
Metal Hoops Camp

Pass, Dribble, and Shoot your skills to the next level as you have FUN!  A week of fundamentals, footwork, balance and conditioning.  Get exposed to new ideas, skills and training methods as you make new friends and connect with old ones.

Week 8: August 17th – August 21st
Weird Science Camp*

Are you READY?  Are you SET? GO into the crazy world of experiments that reach beyond your wildest imaginations.  Experience and experiment with wild and crazy science!  Campers will add a little of this and a little of that, some solids, some liquids and anything in between to bring to life the slimiest, stickiest and gooiest concoctions possible.

Enrichment Camp Contacts
Swim Camps- Samantha Hague: 732.442.3632 ext. 6516

Enrichment Camps- Brenda Guiles: 732.442.3632 ext. 6530

*Campers will go on a field trip for a small additional fee. Contact the Y for more details.

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. Your child will:

  • Meet other youth
  • Build new skills
  • Participate in your community programming
  • Plan for the future 
  • Obtain innovative skills through Public Speaking

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: $150 (Scholarships Available)

Youth Leader & Junior CIT Contact
Marivel Ramirez: 732.442.3632 ext. 6512



Summer Camp Flyer

Summer Camp Application

Summer Enrichment Camp Application

Summer Camp Parent Handbook

Summer Camp Weekly Charge Authorization Form

Summer Camp Food Allergy Form

Summer Camp Life Saving Medication Disclosure Memo