Summer Days: Your Child’s Day Camp Experience

Academic Enrichment

The Y recognizes that while camp gives children an opportunity to gain new skills and perspectives through experiences, it is also an opportunity to advance their love of academic learning. Everyday campers will have specific time set aside for reading and fun academic games that will increase their self-confidence and build on the skills they obtained the previous academic year.

Lunch Program

A variety of meal options will be available to all campers providing them with a healthy and delicious lunch.

A Typical Day at Camp YMCA at Rider

We are planning many fun small and large group activities. The schedule will keep the campers interested, engaged and energized throughout the day, but don’t be surprised if they come home tired!

  • 7:30 to 8:30 am….. Before Care (Campers should arrive by 8:30 am)
  • 8:30 to 8:45 am ….. Opening Ceremony
  • 9:00 to 9:20 am….. Small Group Meeting
  • 9:30 to 10:30 am….. Swimming
  • 10:45 to 11:45 am….. Academic Enrichment/Reading Round Up
  • 12:00 to 1:00 pm….. Lunch
  • 1:15 to 2:00 pm….. Tennis
  • 2:15 to 3:00 pm….. Theme Week Activity
  • 3:15 to 4:00 pm….. Arts & Crafts
  • 4:15 to 5:00 pm….. Super Science
  • 5:00 to 6:00 pm….. After Care
  • This is a sample schedule and is subject to change.

Theme Weeks

Week One (June 24-28)

A fun week of ice breakers and team building.

Week Two (July 1-5)

Our Country Tis of Thee
Campers will learn fun facts about the history of our nation while making special art projects and taking trips to local historic landmarks and sites. (Closed July 4 & 5.)

Week Three (July 8-12)

Super Science Week
Campers will engage in science-themed games, experiments, and science lab. Did somebody say “Let’s make a mess”

Week Four (July 15-19)

CSI Week
Campers will learn how to follow clues to unmask the secrets of our greatest mysteries.

Week Five (July 22-26)

Culture Week
Learn more about world cultures and traditions and the history that makes us all unique.

Week Six (July 29-August 2)

Team Spirit Week
Campers show team pride, share their chants, and support/compete in team challenges

Week Seven (August 5-9)

Let’s go Camping
Get the outdoor experience by learning to pitch a tent and survival tactics. Somebody bring the marshmallows

Week Eight (August 12-16

Campers become a character in a book or an author. They will have a ball acting out their favorite chapters! Parents are invited on Friday for a special afternoon performance.

Week Nine (August 19-23)

Basketball Camp

Make this summer an ALLEY-OOP with Tom Caldwell at Basketball Camp at Camp Rider! Your kids will focus on improving their game and focus on developing offensive and defensive skills for a well-balanced player that will carry over into next year’s season. Kids will learn tons of tips and tricks from our highly qualified and experienced staff.  Special Trip the last day.

What are you doing this summer?

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