School Aged Camp


4/13-4/30 10% Off

5/1-5/31 5% Off

Take advantage of the early bird by putting a $100 deposit down in the time frame of the discount. Balance of the first payment will be drafted 5/15. Regular draft payments begin 6/1.

Camp dates: 6/29/2020-8/28/2020


A Summer To Remember

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SUMMER DAY CAMP (Ages 6 to 16)

YMCA Day camp provides youth with supervised activities that teach core values (Honesty, Caring,Respect and Responsibility), conflict resolution and leadership skills.  Campers have fun while building self-confidence, appreciating teamwork and gaining independence. Day camp activities allow kids to create arts and crafts, explore science and technology, swim and appreciate nature.  When a child attends our summer day camp, he or she sees the Y community consistently modeling these values and before long, they become second nature. Program includes free lunch, one t-shirt and swim camp. 

 *We offer field trips, Specialty Camps, Karate, Swim Team and progressive swim lessons for an additional fee.  



The YMCA Counselor-in-Training program is designed to foster student interest in community development and leadership with children in a camp setting. This is an excellent, eight-week opportunity for teenagers to build confidence and have fun while learning the necessary skills to become successful leaders and counselors.

The program includes implementing camp curriculum, decision-making, public speaking, problem-solving, and team building. A day in the life of a CIT includes swimming, arts & crafts, field trips, fitness, creating a camp activity, community service, and leadership training. A certificate will be presented to campers who successfully complete the entire eight-week Counselor-in-Training program.

CIT’s are never responsible for the direct supervision of children. The CIT will assist counselors with programs and activities and will be responsible for helping the children to learn skills. The program is divided into two major components: a 90-minute workshop in the morning and a practicum in the afternoon.

Specific duties: 
  • Assist counselors to prepare equipment and supplies for activities.
  • Help to secure supplies and equipment after activities.  
  • Aid children in their learning by providing a good example. 
  • Help to teach skills to campers and monitor activity areas.  
  • Provide children with role models; help them grow in character.
  • Help children keep track of their belongings.  
  • Contribute ideas to make the program better.
  • Report any unsafe actions to supervisor

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Pee Wee: Grade 1st and 2nd
Garfield YMCA; 33 Outwater Lane, Garfield, NJ 0702

Juniors & Seniors: Grade 3rd to 8th
Garfield High School 500 Palisades Ave Garfield NJ 0702 

C.I.T. Counselor-in-training: Ages 13 - 17
Garfield High School 500 Palisades Ave Garfield NJ 07026

Specialty Camp: Ages 4 to 12

Garfield High School 500 Palisades Ave Garfield NJ 07026


The Garfield YMCA Summer Day Camp is a nine-week program that runs
June 29-August 28  from 7:00am – 6:00pm.

Weekly Rates Also Available


TO BEGIN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS DURING OUR Covid-19 Shutdown: (Registration opens 4/13/20)



The Garfield Y will work with families to maintain social distancing and not require parents to come to the YMCA to register. You may email your draft form to Tara at For families that can't print a packet at home, email Tara as well. To the extent that we can, the Y will deliver packets by hand. Please be advised our information in no way negates the Governor's mandates or executive orders. We remain closed until we are able to open; however, if our opening is within our summer camp timeline, the program information provided will be the service provided. If we can't open, we will adjust as the Co-Vid 19 Pandemic develops. Your child must be a member of the Garfield YMCA. Youth membership is $60 a year for school aged children. 


  • Upon opening for parents who need the service and have not registered yet- visit the Garfield YMCA located at 33 Outwater Lane to pick up a Parent Manual and Registration form or download each form from this website. (See the end of page for downloads below)
  • You must completely fill out all registration forms; include a copy of your child’s Immunization form and make payment for camp.    
  • Your child will NOT be able to attend camp without a valid membership, all balances paid, completed registration information and copy of Immunization on file.
  • If your child has any special needs or will need special accommodations at camp, please contact Tara Campistrous, Youth Development Director at 973.772.7540. 
  • If you need financial assistance, applications are located at 33 Outwater Lane.  Call for more information 973.772.7450

For more information about the Y Summer Day Camp, please contact:

Tara Campistrous, Youth Development Director
(P) 973-772-7450
(F) 973.772-2632







Financial Assistance Request Form (Must call to make an appointment. Scholarship summer cases are heard in the month of April and spots fill up quickly. Must bring supporting documentation to appointment.) 

For preschool-aged summer camp please follow this link 

For specialty camps please follow this link