YMCA Day Camp offers children positive developmental experiences and encourages them to forge bonds with each other and with staff, building confidence through skill-building activities suited to their age. Children experience a sense of achievement through opportunities in the outdoors and are welcomed to a physically and emotionally safe and stimulating environment whether in a Y facility or at an outdoor day camp site or park. Day campers are able to explore creativity, teamwork and leadership in a wide range of physically active programs that influence lifelong healthy living. They have the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor environment where they develop an appreciation of nature.
Day camp builds an interest in community with experiences in local and global cultures where campers gain an appreciation for others different from themselves. Today, Day Camp is more vital than ever, with an increased emphasis on child safety, summer learning traditions, personal values and social skills. As with any Y program, the purpose of Day Camp is to help youth grow spiritually, mentally, and physically. Day Camps give young people an experience that can last a lifetime and inspire them to continue an involvement with the Y for years to come. LOOKING FOR A CAMP TO SEND YOUR CHILD?
Early registration discounts, subsidies accepted (WFNJ, CCAP, NJCK) Financial Aid Available!
THERE’S NOTHING LIKE CAMP YMCA AT RIDER
When you count on us, you can count on the best summer ever for your kids.
We’re here to inspire kids to work together and play together, creating friendships that can last a lifetime.
We are here to surround your kids with fantastic chances to try new experiences. Show them all they can do when they believe in themselves.
We’re here to make kids feel welcome, feel comfortable being themselves and know they’re a part of something great.
MEET THE DIRECTOR
Victoria Gist has been working with children of all ages from Kindergarten to high school for over 17 years. Ms. Vicky, as her families affectionately call her, has been a family worker in the city of Trenton for over 10 years. She also helps run the highly successful dance school at the Trenton Y. To add to her many community roles, Ms. Gist also currently serves as the director of an award winning academic after school program in the city of Trenton. Victoria’s motto has always been to give a child a wonderful experience that will last them a life time, and that is what she continually strives for while planning programs for children. She’s happy to be leading a staff of excited team members while they all aim to help your child have the BEST SUMMER EVER.