Somerset Hills YMCA

Somerset Hills YMCA Day Camp

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SAFE SUMMER CAMP FUN AT THE Y

Let's get outside and enjoy the sunshine together!

 

Get EXCITED—Summer Camp at the Y Starts July 6thWe are so happy to welcome you back to summer camp at the Y! Our camp directors have been hard at work reimagining our summer camp program to create a safe, fun, and memorable summer for our campers—whether you choose to join us in-person or virtually. 

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NEED-TO-KNOW INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES:

Space is limited. 

To comply with mandated social distancing guidelines and ensure a safe camp experience, we have reduced the total number of campers we can accommodate this season to 100 total campers—that’s just 28% of our typical capacity

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Updated registration timeline: 

We’ve modified our registration process to support current safety guidelines that recommend keeping the same group of campers together all summer long. The revised summer camp registration schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, June 19th and beyond
    • Space permitting, open registration for YMCA Members and Non-Members looking to register their campers for an 8-week option, 4-week option, or 2-week option
  • Parents will not be able to register for single weeks this season

Pricing details: 


Entire 8-week summer camp season

  • Regular hours: YMCA members - $2660 per child
  • Regular hours: Non-members - $3060 per child
  • Extended hours: YMCA members - $3240 per child
  • Extended hours: Non-members - $3640 per child

4-week summer camp option

  • Regular hours: YMCA members - $1330 per child
  • Regular hours: Non-members - $1530 per child
  • Extended hours: YMCA members - $1570 per child
  • Extended hours: Non-members - $1770 per child

2-week summer camp option

  • Regular hours: YMCA members - $665 per child
  • Regular hours: Non-members - $765 per child
  • Extended hours: YMCA members - $785 per child
  • Extended hours: Non-members - $885 per child

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Updated payment schedule:

  • First half (50%) of your child’s total summer camp fees will be due on the registration date
  • Remaining half (50%) of your child’s summer camp fees will be charged to your payment method on file on July 15th

Refund details:

  • There will be no refunds this camp season. 
  • The only exception to the refund policy is for a cancellation due to a medical reason that has been documented by a doctor.

Financial aid information:

  • Families interested in applying for financial assistance are encouraged to visit gscymca.org/fa to learn more

*Not a member or is your membership on hold?

For assistance in activating or reactivating your membership prior to registering for summer camp, families are encouraged to email Kim de Zutter at kdezutter@gscymca.org or call 908 766 7898 x507.

 


WHAT TO EXPECT AT CAMP THIS YEAR

Curious what camp will look like this summer? 

Spoiler alert: It’ll feel like the familiar, fun, and exciting summer day camp experience you’ve come to expect from the Y! Below is a brief overview of what parents and campers can expect this summer.

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Somerset Hills YMCA’s Traditional In-Person Day Camp Option: Team Y Camp

  • An 8-week program that runs five days per week, Monday, July 6th through Friday, August 28th
  • For campers entering grades K-6 in September 2020
  • Regular camp hours: 9:30am-3:30pm
  • Extended camp hours: 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Camp location: Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mt Airy Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
  • Somerset Hills YMCA Day Camp offers a traditional multi-activity day camp called “Team Y Camp.”
  • Campers have the opportunity to experience a variety of engaging daily activities such as Sports & GamesArtWoodworkingScienceJust DanceDaily Challenge, and Water Play to name a few!
  • Team Y campers will be divided into groups for age-appropriate fun and engagement all summer long. Team Y groups for 2020 are: Pros, Varsity, JV, Freshmen, and Newbies.
  • No field trips this year and no swimming for all campers to adhere to current social distancing guidelines
  • New drop-off and pick-up procedures as mandated by state and local officials

The way we’ll interact with campers and each other will be different, but at the Y, parents can rest assured that the nation’s largest nonprofit child care provider is here to support your family, nurture your camper’s potential, and help strengthen our community.  

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UPDATED CAMP SAFETY GUIDELINES

Safety first at the Y—always. 

As we prepare to reopen, please be assured that your safety – and the safety of all our campers and camp staff – is our number one priority. We’re following guidelines from health experts and local officials to ensure that our summer camp programs meet the highest standards for health and safety, and we have modified our camp policies and procedures to facilitate all recommended safe physical/social distancing practices. Some modifications parents can expect include but are not limited to:

  • Campers and staff are encouraged to stay home if not feeling well.
  • Camper drop-off and pick-up will take place in car lines only. Parents/guardians will NOT be permitted in the outdoor or indoor camp spaces.
  • Daily screenings required for every camper and all staff each morning of camp. Screening will include a temperature check and brief questionnaire about symptoms the person is experiencing and potential exposure to someone who has tested positive of COVID-19. Screening questions include:
    • Have you administered medications to lower the child’s temperature.  
    • Is the child experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath, and/or symptoms of a cold or flu?   
    • Ask if anyone has been complaining of sore throat or body rash?   
    • Has the child been in close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days; or has anyone in the household had symptoms of respiratory illness (e.g. fever, cough, shortness of breath). 
    • Are you, parent or guardian, essential personnel?  
    • Is there any reason these symptoms exist for you? (regarding issues with seasonal allergies)
  • Campers will stay together in “groups.” Groups will consist of no more than 10 campers and 2 counselors. 
    • Groups will remain isolated from other groups for the majority of the day, with social distancing measures in place. 
    • Campers that register for multiple weeks will be assigned to the same group for the entirety of their camp registration.
  • All campers and staff are required to wear face masks/coverings whenever utilizing indoor spaces or in outdoor spaces when distancing is not possible. Face masks/coverings are not required in outdoor spaces when distancing is practiced. Campers must bring their own face masks/coverings each day. The Y will have extra face masks on hand in the event a replacement is necessary.
  • Activities that promote distancing will be emphasized throughout the camp day as much as possible.
  • Camp equipment will be designated per group as much as possible to limit sharing of items. Equipment that is shared will be sanitized thoroughly between each use.
  • All campers and staff will wash/sanitize hands between every activity block throughout the camp day, approximately every 40 minutes.
  • All camp spaces will be thoroughly sanitized at the end of each camp day.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

We’re here to help! For questions about your membership, camp registration, updated policies and procedures, payment, and more, families are encouraged to email Kim de Zutter at kdezutter@gscymca.org or call 908 766 7898 x507. 

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Get EXCITED—Summer Camp at the Y Starts July 6th! We are so happy to welcome you back to summer camp at the Y!

Together, We're a Better Us.

 

 


We give campers a S.P.A.C.E. to spread their wings and soar

Somerset Hills YMCA Day Camp’s very own S.P.A.C.E. philosophy is integrated throughout every traditional and specialty camp all summer.

What is S.P.A.C.E.? It stands for swimming, play, art, community, and enrichment. We embed these signature elements across our entire camp program to create a truly holistic day camp experience for each child. It’s just one of the many ways the Y comprehensively supports the development of the whole child while they are here with us.


 

 

American Camp Association Accredited

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We are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) which sets the highest standards or day camps in the nation. This important seal of approval means we comply with up to 300 health, safety and program quality standards set by the ACA. We have gone to great lengths to provide a safe and quality environment.