Read Gay Parent magazine's list of quick descriptions of day and sleepaway camps for your child.

Day Camps

BOLD Arts Dance Camp

BOLD Arts invites children to join in a week of dance and the arts, which culminates in a high-energy, original performance to live music. Participants are immersed in a thought-provoking theme used to inspire their show. Together, we build a performance using student-made scenery, costumes, and dances created by the group. Expect to have fun, be challenged, and exposed to various styles of dance, storytelling, and incredible music.

Join us on the Upper East Side or Upper West Side for 1-4 weeks of camp serving ages 4-14. Register before March 1st for our Early Bird Rates at!


Musical Theatre Sleep Away Camp at Beach Haven, NJ
July 28-Aug. 2, 2019

Musical Theatre Sleep Away Camp at Pocono Plateau, PA
June 23– 28, 2019

Musical Theatre Day Camp in Morristown, NJ - a two week camp for grades 2-12, in separate divisions.
July 8-19, 2019

All camps include: Daily classes in singing, acting and dancing.

Daily rehearsals for Broadway title show presented on Friday night for the public.

All campers featured! Talented, experienced, certified teachers work with your child, whether beginning in musical theatre or having been in many shows. References available.

This is an inclusive, one-of-a-kind program! Day campers sing the National Anthem at The Somerset Patriots Ball Game. All participants receive private voice lesson.

Cambridge, MA
Summer @ BB&N : Established in 1949 and continuing a proud tradition of providing enjoyable and memorable summer learning experiences for children. Summer @ BB&N is located at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School at our Upper School Campus at 80 Gerry's Landing Road, Cambridge, MA 02138.
BB&N provides a valuable and enjoyable summer experience for boys and girls from 4 years old thru rising 10th grade every summer. Campers must be 4 years old by June 1 of the camp year. All children are welcome regardless of the school they attend. We give all campers a careful balance of recreational and creative activities in small groups. All of our camps are both comfortable and friendly, and we believe in a program that encourages new friendships to develop and established ones to grow. Whether you spend one week with us or several, we are hopeful that you will look back on a well-rounded experience full of fond memories that will last a lifetime.
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The Cape Cod Sea Camps are premier day and resident children’s camps located on the shores of Cape Cod Bay. Owned and operated by the same family for over 90 years and serving campers from throughout the world.
At CCSC developing friendships are essential and integral parts of campers’ connection to and enjoyment of the experience. Counselors are sensitive to the task of helping new campers feel comfortable in their away from home surroundings as quickly as possible. Campers enjoy an Elective Program with a wide variety of activities, including Sailing, Tennis, Arts, Archery, Sports, Swimming, Drama, Nature, Woodworking, Riflery, Guitar and much more.
Intentional goals for campers include Independence, Exploration, Respect, Self-Confidence and Self-Reliance. Going away to camp is a big step for any age child. Familiar support of family and hometown friends is carefully supplanted by caring, engaging staff and new peer groups to create a comfort zone from which new experiences dare to be tried. The feeling of accomplishment at having mastered a new situation is a source of pride forever and a great building block for other goals.  Community Core Values are addressed on a daily basis through morning assembly talks, cabin/unit meetings and activities.

500 Saratoga Ave. San Jose, CA 95129

The Harker School’s summer programs for children K-grade 12 offer the perfect balance of learning and fun!

Camp Plus for K-5 students is school and camp rolled into one. Morning academics focus on math, language arts and science. Summer Institute for grades 6-12 has academic options including rigorous for-credit high school courses and non-credit opportunities for enrichment and growth. All classes are taught by exceptional, experienced faculty and staff on our beautiful lower, middle and upper school campuses in San Jose. Afternoon activities for all include swimming, games, sports and more.

Sports camps and Swim School allow students to try something new, improving their skills in a positive, skill-focused environment.

We’re excited to announce a new program: Summer @ The Conservatory is for students grades 6 -12 who are passionate about performing arts and want to improve their skills with classes focused on technique and performance instruction. Classes take place in the new Rothschild Performing Arts Center.

Harker has been offering outstanding summer programs for over 50 years. Our professional, caring faculty, enthusiastic activity staff, great facilities and positive environment add up to a well-rounded summer experience. Join us for a seriously smart (and fun) summer at Harker!

Register today at

Moorestown Friends Summer Programs

(856) 914-4493

Moorestown Friends School offers a variety of Summer Programs for children throughout South Jersey – from age 3 to 15. Summer Scholars (Preschool-Grade 10) have the opportunity to further personal interests by participating in a variety of one-week core classes related to technology, science, the arts, sports, and more! LEAP Academics students participate in summer opportunities to advance both their professional interests and academic progress.

While every day learning is important, we take pride in the fact that we have created a summer culture where students feel confident, comforted, challenged, and safe. Additionally, our teachers return each year because they are stimulated to explore new ideas and feel supported by an attentive administrative staff.

Summer Scholars
Full Day and Half Day Camp
Summer 2020: June 22 - August 7
Programming for Grades PS (age 3) through Grade 10

Full Days runs 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Half Days run 9:00 - 11:30 am and Noon - 3:00 pm
Extended Day available from 7:45 am - 5:30 pm

LEAP Academics
Academic Transitions consists of thirteen different classes for students from MFS and all over South Jersey to help “bridge the gap” between June and September. Summer learning loss is real. Let MFS LEAP classes bring your child to a more confident place when starting the school year. For program dates and costs, click HERE.

90-Minute classes (Mon-Thur)
August 10-20, 2020


St. Andrew’s Episcopal School will be hosting summer fun for all young artists, athletes, thespians and children that would like to keep their bodies and brains active throughout the summer. Half-day and full-day camps are available for all students aged 4-18 in the greater Central Austin area and beyond. Camps are offered at two different locations: the St. Andrew’s Elementary and Middle School Campus located at 1112 West 31st St. and the High School campus located at 5901 Southwest Parkway. Sessions begin June 1 and run through July 10th.

Each year our summer program offers a robust selection of courses. This summer students can participate in classes such as:

Lacrosse Camp: This camp is open to both beginners and experienced players, allowing players of all ages and skill levels to develop and learn in a competitive and fun environment. Drills and game like situations will be among the many facets of this camp.

Summer Musical Theater Camp: During this popular camp, elementary and high school students will each spend a week developing and improving their vocal, acting and dancing abilities in a fun environment. Each week of camp culminates in a full musical production performed in front of family and friends at the state of the art Dell Performing Arts Center at the St. Andrew’s High School campus.

Pre-Kindergarten Camps & Activities: Looking for camp and activities for your Pre-Kindergarten child? We’ve got you covered! Each week we have specialized classes to keep your young ones entertained and amazed.

Family Flexibility: Summer at St. Andrew’s was designed with the working parent in mind. Parents can drop their kids off for camp beginning at 8:00 and enroll them in our teacher and staff supervised camps until 5:00 each day. Enroll in camp for full day and there's no charge for this service!

For more information about all the summer programs at St. Andrew’s go to or contact Ken Allen at or 512-299-9708.

Summer Camp @Ross offers campers ages 0–14 opportunities to explore their creativity, develop skills, discover passions, and make new friends!
Our unique Majors and Minors programming allows campers to choose a Morning Major and an Afternoon Minor each week from a multitude of themed topics, including sports, creative arts, and science and nature exploration. Each Major and Minor is guided by experts in the field so that campers get the most out of their experience. Pick different Majors and Minors each week, or repeat the courses for more in-depth investigation!
Special Programming
• The Summer Camp @Ross Counselor-in-Training program invites 13- to 14-year-old campers to participate in their desired Morning Majors and Afternoon Minors while learning to mentor their fellow campers as they train to become a camp counselor.
• Early Childhood camp includes caregiver-participant classes for infants and preschool-oriented sessions in Music and Movement, Creative Explorations, and Sports Explorations that are developmentally appropriate for our youngest campers.
Visit our website at for detailed descriptions of all the fun that awaits your camper this summer at Summer Camp @Ross!
Full-day (including lunch) and half-day options are available.

Summer Play Camp at Blue Rock School
110 Demarest Mill Road
West Nyack, NY 10994

Summer Play Camp at Blue Rock is a refreshingly simple yet creative approach to summer fun, designed for children ages 3 to 12 years. An enchanting place for children to spend summer days, Summer Play offers a variety of hands-on, imaginative and playful activities with a warm, caring and experienced staff.

Children can delve into art, music & movement, nature & science, gardening, woodworking, drama, chess, baking, swimming, sewing, games, water play and free play on the school’s charming wooded campus− where playgrounds abound and there are enough magical play spaces for the most vivid imaginations.

Older campers can choose the Excursion Option one day each week where they explore the great outdoors on a variety of hikes at area parks and trails accompanied by an experienced environmental educator. CIT program also available for children ages 13 and older.

Five-week program: June 25 to July 26, Monday-Friday, 9:30 am - 3 pm.

Open House Dates: Saturday, March 10 at 1pm and Saturday April 15 at 10am.

Please register at or 845/627-0234.

Summer Play Camp−Where Special Friends and Lasting Memories are Made!

66 Spring Street
Marion, MA 02738

Come join us at Tabor Summer Camp for an unforgettable summer by the sea full of friends, sports, adventures, and learning! You will enjoy the company of campers from all over the US and from around the world. You will learn new skills, appreciate new activities, and discover new aspects of yourself. A supportive staff will encourage you to explore, grow, and challenge yourself throughout summer. By the program’s end, you may have made a new friend from another country, mastered sailing, or simply learned to love being part of a community. Coed, Day, Residential and LIT programs are available from ages 6-17. If your child is ready to try a new sport, such as sailing on Sippican Harbor, and/or simply wants to learn more in our classrooms, like our Marine and Nautical Science center, please browse through our website at to find out more about our wonderful opportunities. A summer of friends, new experiences, and learning awaits you at Tabor Summer Camp.

Textile Arts Center

Textile Arts Center Summer Camp welcomes campers ages 5-13 to create and connect with the world of contemporary and historical textiles in interactive and exciting week long programs.

With each new session of camp your child will create an in depth project in Weaving Class or Textile Surface Design Class, as well as daily craft projects using fiber and textile processes and concepts drawn from the exhibition we visit on our field trip.

Textiles exist in the world of utility as well as fine art and exist in nearly every aspect of our everyday life. Learning about how something is made and the labor that goes into it promotes appreciation of makers and our ecological impact. We empower youth to see themselves as the makers and innovators of the future and to continue their relationship with textiles well after their week at TAC.

Overnight Camps

Camp Clio
Camp Clio

Camp Common Ground

Come to Common Ground Center this summer for a weeklong family camp vacation in beautiful Vermont.

Our signature program is Camp Common Ground, an all-inclusive, week-long family camp founded in 1994.

Fun structured morning programming for kids ages 3-12 gives parents a break and an opportunity to pursue their own interests. Our adult program teachers are professionals with years of teaching experience. Each week teens and adults choose from classes in arts, music, movement, and reflection.

Afternoons and evenings offer a variety of multi-age activities for the entire family. Our professional kitchen staff prepares inspired vegetarian meals and freshly baked delicacies using local and organic ingredients that meet a wide variety of dietary needs. The meat-eaters and picky eaters will love the food too!

In addition to our traditional family camps we are proud to partner with different organizations and community groups to offer a variety of programs for young people and families including Camp Outright, a camp for LGBTQA teens; Camp Kaleidoscope, a camp for families with children on the autism spectrum; and multiple day camps for local youth.

Anya, a previous board member, states, "Plenty of spaces simply claim to be open to gay and lesbian families, but Camp Common Ground truly achieves the integrated, open and affirming community so many of us hope to create."

Common Ground Center welcomes people of all ages, lifestyles, ethnicities, abilities and economic backgrounds.  Site rental is available for your own programs, weddings, reunions, meetings or other events.Check out our website today at We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Camp Hawkeye is the un-traditional camp!
Camp Hawkeye is for ALL HUMANS! A sleepaway camp for 8 to 17 year olds that maintains an organizational commitment to creating a diverse community.
With 60 campers and 25 staff Hawkeye is perfect for first time campers of any age. Hawkeye includes campers and staff from a variety of social, ethnic, economic, religious, and geographic backgrounds as well as across the gender spectrum.
Camp Hawkeye strives to be the most diverse and inclusive camp community possible.
Hawkeye is different; with the feel of family and the healthy experience of the outdoors, Camp Hawkeye uses the joy and fun of camp to break down social and cultural prejudices, misconceptions and barriers. The Hawkeye leadership is deeply committed to each member of the community and look forward to joining you in the healthy development of your child.
Visit our web site or call 781-315-1297.


Camp JORI, on 75 pristine acres in Wakefield, Rhode Island, is a co-ed Jewish overnight camp for children in grades K-10. Our comprehensive program of sports, arts, adventure and special activities is enhanced by our Jewish and Israeli culture and our strong sense of “TACEO”- Taking Care of Each Other. Our pristine lake provides the perfect spot for waterfront activities and our pools are the ideal place to cool off all summer long. Whether your child is a full season camper or is trying camp for the first time, we offer a wide variety of session options. Our Jump Into JORI weekend program is perfect for those who want to get a taste of overnight camp. In addition, we have a wonderful day camp program for children entering kindergarten. Summer days here are action-packed and an incredible value! or contact

Ottsville, Pennsylvania

The Quaker camp in rural Bucks County, PA, Camp Onas is a coed, residential camp for all kids, ages 8-13. Camp Onas is a caring community where individuals are nurtured and group unity is fostered through recreation and education in a peaceful and simple environment. Our program stresses sharing, cooperation, understanding, simple living, and most essential of all -- fun. Campers choose their activities from a daily schedule that includes sports and games, arts & crafts, woodworking, gardening, swimming, canoeing, nature study and animal care, archery, drama and music. Special activities include theme weekends, camp-outs at the overnight site, team challenge activities, high ropes and rock climbing. A four-day out-of-camp backpacking and canoeing trip is available for older campers. The camp's Meeting for Worship on Sundays and Wednesdays is held in keeping with the Quaker practice of silent worship and recognizes and respects the spiritual needs common to all people. Sessions are two weeks in length.

For dates, rates and more information go to


Camp Quest is a national network of secular camp communities rooted in empathy, discovery, and critical thinking. Camp Quest provides campers aged 8-17 an educational adventure shaped by fun, friends and freethought, featuring science, natural wonder and humanist values. Camp Quest programs are the synergy of our commitment to helping campers develop critical thinking skills, growing empathy in our relationships and communities, and to offering a one-of-a kind learning experience grounded in science, ethics, philosophy, and nature. We envision a world in which children grow up exploring, thinking for themselves, connecting with their communities, and acting to make the most of life for themselves and others.
Weeklong resident programs serve campers aged 8-17 in 13 states, including Arizona, California*, Colorado, Kansas*, Virginia*, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, Washington*, Ohio*, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas*. Day camp is available for children 4-8 in Minneapolis, MN. *Gender Inclusive Cabins Available
Camperships and counselor-in-training programs are available at most locations. Volunteer leadership opportunities are available for adults 18 and older. Please contact us at for more information.


Camp Walden is a family-owned, traditional summer camp in beautiful Northern Michigan. For 61 summers, Walden has been providing exceptional experiences for children from all of the United States and the world! Our camper-choice program offers more than 50 different activities: extensive team and individual athletics; an array of water sports; visual and performing arts; nature and wilderness skill-building; horseback riding; and media (radio, photography, and a daily newspaper).

Walden's veteran administrative staff come from education backgrounds, and many (including camp’s directors of waterfront, athletics, riding, media, and programming) have spent decades at camp. In our quest for the best possible cabin staff, Walden hires only college-age counselors who have demonstrated an interest in working with children in a positive, supervised environment. Camp’s second-generation directors, Liz Stevens and Scott Ruthart, dedicate themselves to creating an atmosphere of acceptance, empathy and kindness. The result is a welcoming community that soon becomes more like family.

Walden offers 2-, 3-, 4- and 7-week sessions for campers entering 2nd-11th grade. Our three-day Mini Mini Session welcomes campers entering 1st-3rd grades. Visit our Website,, or call us at 248-225-1256.

Camp Wigwam, founded in 1910, is a private boys camp, located in southwestern Maine, in the foothills of the White Mountains. The entire property is cradled in a majestic pine grove on the natural white sand beach of the 250 acre Bear Lake. Each camper is encouraged to participate, on a regular basis, in tennis, golf, and a wide variety of waterfront programs, including a world class waterskiing program. Additionally, Wigwam boasts extensive creative arts programs including ceramics, jewelry craft, music/ theatre, woodworking, and model rocketry. Golf lessons are offered daily, and nine hole outings, at no extra charge, are arranged five days a week to one of four local courses. Wigwam offers four, five or seven week programs in a very low-key, personalized, traditional approach to overnight camping. Contact


The F&W experience will offer your child new friendships, exciting challenges, immersion in the natural world, and the discovery of new skills. Our six camps nestled on 4000 acres of Vermont woods and lakes are the perfect setting for a wilderness summer. We offer overnight programs from three and a half to seven weeks for children 9-17 and day camp programs for children 4-10. At F&W, children practice outdoor living skills, participate in a working farm, swim in the lake, make their own music and art, discuss social issues, and play rousing games.

F&W campers experience a sense of confidence and joy in their daily lives, because they have an important role in the community. Campers participate in real work at camp, and find it really fun. They learn to build cabins, milk cows, harvest vegetables and serve them for lunch, paddle canoes, blaze trails, and much more. Our programs include hiking, canoeing, and rock climbing adventures. We work to have a diverse staff and camper community. Our counselors receive anti-bias training and discuss issues of diversity with campers in age appropriate activities. Financial aid available. For information, write or call 802-422-3761.

Fairview Lake YMCA Camps offer campers a beautiful, fun, adventurous setting in which to grow, play and thrive. Each of our camps has traditions, songs and stories that develop a sense of belonging for campers, even if it's their first time away from home. Our highly trained and caring staff are selected to ensure the safety of our campers, and to help them realize their full potential, make new friends and try new activities. Join us this summer as we turn moments into magic at camp!
We’re located in Sussex County, NJ, with 660 acres of forests and fields to play and learn in and a 100-acre lake for swimming, sailing, boating and fishing. Children entering grades 2-11 can choose from a variety of programs – one, two or three-week adventures set in an inclusive, fun and safe environment. Kids can try their hand at archery or woodworking, take a sunrise hike to the ridge, stargaze in an open field, learn to feed a goat and ride a horse, or skim across the lake in a sailboat.
To learn more, visit or give us a call 7 days a week - 1-800-686-1166 or email us at
Have a wonderful, Fairview Lake kind of day!


Frost Valley YMCA offers traditional overnight summer camp, teen and pre-teen adventure trips, equestrian camps, farm camp – and the very first Bear Grylls Survival Academy Summer Camp!

But what’s the best part about Frost Valley? Every aspect of a Frost Valley experience integrates 8 signature core values: caring, community, diversity, honesty, inclusiveness, respect, responsibility, and stewardship. And a mission to serve all guides every activity, program, and event the camp offers.

Children and teens grow in a safe and engaging environment, spending their first nights away from home, gaining skills as young leaders, and bonding with new friends on mountain hikes, swimming and boating in Lake Cole, ziplining, sleeping beneath the starry Catskill sky, putting on music concerts for their friends, singing silly songs, and more. Frost Valley YMCA offers 1- and 2-week programs from June to August for grades 2 through 10. Come for an open house or schedule a private tour. While camp only takes place for a matter of weeks – Frost Valley is an experience that lasts a lifetime!

To learn more, visit But hurry - sessions fill fast! Avoid the wait list and call: 845-985-2291 or email today.

July 18 – July 24, 2020
Loma Mar — Northern CA

(1 ½ hour drive from SF Bay Area in the beautiful redwoods)

An Unforgettable Week of Music, Dance and Vocals

Ages 10-15

Fee: $995

(Fee includes all food, lodging, daily classes, and evening activities)

All Skill Levels Welcome!

Instrumental ensembles • vocals • dance • percussion • steel drum • spoken word • turntable • ukulele • songwriting • theory and more!

ALL Star Faculty including Terrence Brewer, Marcus Shelby Josiah Woodson, Samara Atkins, Tammi Brown, Mark Rosenthal and More!

JAM CAMP WEST is an exciting, creative and fun 7-day (6-night) music, dance and vocal program held in the beautiful redwoods of Loma Mar, No CA. Designed for 10-15 year olds, Jam Camp provides youth with an extremely high quality music curriculum taught by leading educators, which includes traditional and contemporary musical styles and exposure to the cultural underpinnings of jazz (ie: blues, Afro- latin, gospel, etc.). In addition, fun outdoor activities and creative adventures are held each day.

A great alternative to traditional music camps, Jam Camp is an inclusive, supportive program where all classes are taught by ear, offering hands-on group experiences for all levels and an array of classes that can reach kids through a diverse blend of musical styles and contemporary sounds.


Founded in 1972, Shire Village Camp was described by The Boston Globe as a camp that "...espouses liberal values; it's nonprofit, nonsexist, nonracist, nonhomophobic, nonsectarian, and noncompetitive." A coeducational residential summer camp for 7 to 13 year olds, it also offers vegetarian meals and has a policy to avoid chemical additives and preservatives in their food. Shire Village Camp is located on 96 acres of beautiful hills and woodland in Cummington, Massachusetts. On the grounds are two riding rings, a tennis court, athletic fields, a filtered pool and a large brook which flows into a private pond and into the Westfield River which flows through the campgrounds. Traditional activities offered are theatre, music and dance, arts and crafts, film and photography, swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, gymnastics, field trips, and nature exploration. In addition, the camp offers tai chi, shiatsu, meditation, yoga and emphasizes a nonsexist, noncompetitive approach to sports activities which include archery, soccer, tennis, softball, volleyball, basketball and Frisbee. This approach has created a more relaxed atmosphere and according to a camp counselor, more girls are playing sports and more boys are trying to motivate them.

Many Shire village campers return year after year and former campers have sent their children. Some return to work as counselors, support staff and administrators. The camp boasts a popular teen staff training program and several former campers are now serving on the Board of Directors. Sessions begin the first week of July through the end of August and introductory two-week sessions are available for children 7 to 9 years of age. Discounts are available for siblings and early tuition payment. To receive a brochure and enrollment information contact Beth Schneider, 175 Eastern Parkway, Apt. 6J, Brooklyn, New York 11238, telephone 718-622-8204. Summer contact information: Shire village Camp, Mellor Road, Cummington, Massachusetts 01026, 413-634-2281. Visit

Silver Lake Conference Center is a place where young people experience nature, make new friends, and explore their faith. With more than 60 acres of wooded land on lakeside shores in Northwestern Connecticut, Silver Lake offers many opportunities for young people to take risks and try new things with the support of an intentional Christian community.
Time and again we hear from our campers: "Silver Lake is where I can be the real me!" We invite you to take the plunge this summer and find your true self, new friends, and a closer connection to God.
We worship, learn, play, serve, and work together, respecting the right of private judgement. We seek to provide a safe environment of acceptance regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation, reflecting our unity in Christ and respecting the faith journeys of all of God’s children.
Silver Lake is the Outdoor Ministry of the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ. Visit us online at

A summer full of opportunities await at The Storm King School! Located just one hour north of New York City, the SKS campus sits on the crest of the majestic Storm King Mountain overlooking the Hudson River and surrounded by thousands of acres of protected forest land. Here we provide an inclusive and nurturing summer environment for students to live and grow while engaging in our enrichment programs. In the afternoons and evenings, students will have the opportunity to relax and play on campus with peers, attend local festivals, attractions, and events; access exercise facilities, hike Black Rock Forest & Storm King State Park, and visit the world-famous Storm King Art Center.
Storm King School summer program options include:
SKS Summer Theater: July 20 - August 2 - Students will have an opportunity to work collaboratively on stage and behind the scenes to produce and perform Footloose the Musical in spectacular Storm King School style!
SKS Hudson River School Plein Air Experience: July 20 - 25 - Visit the sites made famous by the Hudson River School artists and learn to paint “en plein air” as they did!
SKS Summer Film School: July 20 - August 8 - From script to screen and everything in between, students collaborate in writing, directing, acting, and editing a short film shown on the final day. Past films have been shown at the Manhattan Short Film Festival, and students receive IMDB credits!
SKS Fashion Workshop: July 27 - August 8 - From conception to construction, students learn essential skills and techniques to design, alter, and create clothing. The program culminates with a fashion show on the final day!
SKS Focused Riding: July 27 - August 7 - This unique program combines skill building in mountain biking and academic / personal development. Research-based, and designed for students with ADHD or other Learning Differences, it is a perfect back-to-school primer for high energy students.
Our campus also hosts preeminent soccer and fencing camps throughout the summer. Visit

Surprise Lake Camp



Surprise Lake Camp is celebrating its 110th Anniversary of being “The Best In Jewish Camping.” Camp sits on 450 pristine acres in the beautiful Hudson Valley just 60 miles north of NYC.

Our program is filled with camp favorites like softball, soccer, volleyball, low and high ropes, golf, basketball, tennis, gaga, archery, floor hockey and much more. For those creative campers, we offer extensive arts and crafts, performing arts, music, dance, photography and Israeli Culture.

Our waterfront program offers Red Cross swim instruction, swim teams, sailing, canoeing, row boating, kayaking, windsurfing and aqua-jump water trampolines.

We offer delicious kosher food service, two kinds of Shabbat services, fun and engaging Jewish activities, and a unique Bar/Bat Mitzvah program.

Sessions offered are two, four, six and eight weeks depending upon age. For campers who are considering a sleep away experience for a future season, we offer a 5-day Get Your Feet Wet program in August for first time campers entering grades 1-5. Surprise Lake Camp has a sliding fee scale based on family income and size and we offer $1,000 discounts to most first time campers.

A summer experience that creates memories that last a lifetime!

At the Y, all are welcome!
Looking for a Special Place for You and Your Family? Visit YMCA Camp Chingachgook, located on the nationally recognized shores of Lake George in the Heart of New York’s Adirondack Mountains.
We instill confidence and an appreciation for the natural world with a variety of fun options. From free family days, to overnight youth camps, to adult retreats and adventure trips, to weddings and reunions, we’re happy to welcome you to Camp Chingachgook all year round!
Give your family a getaway to remember. Call 518.656.9462 or visit today for more information.
Better Together — The Capital District YMCA is a leading Capital Region charity devoted to strengthening our communities.


YMCA Camp Loma Mar, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, offers traditional overnight summer camp, pre-teen and teen overnight programs, and teen leadership programs.

But what’s the best part about Camp Loma Mar? Every aspect of a Camp Loma Mar experience integrates 4 signature core values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. And a mission to serve all guides every activity, program, and events the camp offers.

Children and teens grow in a safe and engaging environment, spending their first nights away from home, gaining skills as young leaders, and bonding with new friends on forest hikes, swimming in our pool and creek, zip lining, sleeping beneath the starry Bay Area sky, putting on skits for their friends, singing silly songs, and more. YMCA Camp Loma Mar offers 1-week programs from June to August for grades 2 through 12. Come for an open house or schedule a private tour. While camp only takes place for a matter of weeks – Camp Loma Mar is an experience that lasts a lifetime!

To learn more, visit But hurry - sessions fill fast! Avoid the wait list and call: 650-879-2100 or email today.


Give your kids a life-changing summer experience! Since 1900, YMCA Camp Mason has inspired kids with countless opportunities to laugh, lead and make lasting friendships. Together, our proven programs and trained counselors engage and encourage young people and deliver meaningful and memorable experiences that keep families coming back year after year after year.

For children and young people, summer camp at Camp Mason builds confidence, self-esteem and relationships while developing independence and empathy. It’s also an opportunity to switch off, go tech-free and enjoy spending time outdoors.

Check out this video to see a snapshot of summer in action at YMCA Camp Mason:

Sessions start June 21. Open Houses March 8, April 5 or May 3, all with a 1pm start. Please call 908-362-8217 for more information or email We look forward to seeing you for the BEST SUMMER EVER!


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