Y Camps and Youth Development

Camping, like many programs at the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. Few environments are as special as camp. Campers become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. Camping teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.

Camp Safety: Our First Priority

Safety is our #1 priority!  Our counselors are hired based on  their skills and receive intensive training in a variety of topics prior to the start of each camp season and are First Aid and CPR certified.

Our locations may look different, but all our summer camps offer:

> Red Cross Certified Swim Instructors & Lifeguards
> Allergy-Aware Staff & Facilities
> Low Camper-to-Counselor Ratio
> Instructional & Recreational Swimming
> Counselor-in-Training Programs
> Flexible Scheduling
> Extended Day Options

Camp Locations for the Best Summer Ever

YMCA campers

  • Camp Topanemus
    Camp Topanemus provides a traditional day camp experience that helps children and teens grow in spirit, mind and body based on the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. With our safe, affordable, quality programs you can be assured that your child will have an amazing camp experience!
  • Camp Zehnder
    Camp Zehnder is where kids 3-15 explore nature, discover new talents, try new activities and make lasting friendships at this beautiful camp on 140 acres with an outdoor aquatics complex, KaBoom! Playground, shade pavilions, soccer fields, basketball court, charming pond and more!
  • Freehold Borough Summer Camp
    Freehold Borough's Summer Camp program offers special theme weeks, exciting trips, instructional and recreational swim, music, arts and crafts and special guest visitors over nine fun-filled weeks of summer camp at one affordable, low price!
  • Freehold Day Camp
    Just the right amount of swimming and sports for your child in a safe, nurturing environment where we incorporate our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility into all that we do.
  • My Y Summer Camp
    Our My Y Camp program is the perfect age-appropriate camp for children ages 3-5 yrs. old. We offer 9 weeks of camp with flexible full, half, and extended day options. You can choose your days and weeks!
  • Old Bridge Day Camp
    The Old Bridge Y provides a safe and loving environment for each and every child. We are committed to developing your child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth, in a fun camp atmosphere.
  • Preschool Summer Camp
    For kids ages 2 1/2 – 5 offers a variety of fun and engaging activities in a caring and safe environment to encourage summer learning and school readiness.
  • Red Bank Family YMCA Day Camp
    Red Bank Family YMCA Summer Camp is a great way for kids to try a new sport, activity, or game and make new friends in a safe environment. With a focus on teamwork and sportsmanship, children ages 5-12 years will enjoy a variety of activities including daily swim lessons, arts and crafts, playground games, recreational activities, walking trips to local spots like Strollo’s Lighthouse, parks, Red Bank Public Library, and more!
  • School’s Out Camps
    When School is Out, the Y is IN! Jump In with the Y during a school break. We’re excited to offer a variety of flexible full-day and half -day activities at Red Bank Family YMCA for kids 5-12 years old when schools are closed. Our School’s Out camps provide creative enrichment opportunities, swimming, supervised athletic play, informal games, and daily activities.
  • Summer Daze Camp