3911 Herbertsville Road, Wall, NJ 08724

Camp Inquiries: 732-836-9177 ext. 815
Camp Coordinator, Karen Little: summerfun@ymcanj.org


Camp Zehnder is an ACA Accredited summer camp 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! Campers engage in positive activities with caring staff that model the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and inclusion.

We’re Hiring Role Models

YMCA Camp Zehnder takes pride in hiring counselors who want to make a difference in a child’s life. If you love the outdoors, hiking, swimming, and children then Camp Zehnder is your next summer job. Interested role models who will be 16 by June 1 are invited to attend one of our job fairs.


June 17-August 30, 2024 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.| Registration now open!

Week 1 : June 17-21
Week 2 : June 24-28
Week 3 : July 1-5**
Week 4 : July 8-12
Week 5 : July 15-19
Week 6 : July 22-26
Week 7 : July 29-Aug. 2
Week 8 : Aug. 5-9
Week 9 : Aug. 12-16
Week 10 : Aug. 19-23*
Week 11 : Aug. 26-30*
* Limited enrollment
** 3-Day/4-Day option only, limited enrollment.

Members Non-Members
Preschool (ages 3-5) $385(4-day) $430(5-day) $400(4-day) $445(5-day)
School-Age (ages 6-12) $350(4-day) $405(5-day) $355(4-day) $415(5-day)
RMIT (ages 13-15) $200(5-day) $225(5-day)

* Special rate for active members of Freehold, Red Bank and Old Bridge Family YMCA


Before Care (7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.) $60 (4-day) $75 (5-day)
After Care (4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.) $80 (4-day) $100 (5-day)

YMCA OF GREATER MONMOUTH COUNTY is proud to offer the Role Model In Training Program for campers who are interested in becoming a summer camp counselor. The RMIT program has been developed for teen campers who demonstrate strong leadership abilities and have a desire to work with children.  This program assists teens in learning and developing the necessary skills to work with children as a camp counselor or, as we call them, Role Models.

RMITs must be flexible, talented, energetic, and caring candidates who want to make a difference in the lives of the children. Simultaneously, RMITs acquire life skills and on-the-job leadership training relevant to the mission and values of the Y. During a weekly session, RMITs may earn their certification in First Aid & CPR, learn and participate in team building activities, develop and practice group management techniques, learn problem solving & de-escalation tactics, discuss current events, build cover letters & resumes, and partake in program & activity creation and delivery. RMITs will be paired with camp Role Models, Specialists, and Directors in order to gain experience working with campers in different settings. Successful completion of the Role Model In Training Program will allow candidates to apply as a camp Role Model when they are of employment age.

To apply for the Role Model In Training Program, please reach out to our Camp Coordinator to RSVP to Training & Orientation.

Assistance is available for those who demonstrate need. Please know that all information is kept confidential. > Learn more

Open House:
Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
March 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Job Fair: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
April 27 – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Volunteer Camp Clean Up Day 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
May 18 – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Volunteer Site Set Up 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Stay tuned for more information!

To improve the quality of programming we provide to our families, The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County has made the decision to partner with a company called CampDoc. CampDoc is a YMCA Preferred Vendor and is the leading Electronic Health Record (EHR) system for camps. Designed by camp doctors, nurses and directors, CampDoc provides a secure and easy-to-use web-based solution which manages health forms, allergies, medications, and illness/injury tracking for our camps and programs both throughout the summer and during the off season.

After your registration is processed, you will receive an email from CampDoc to create your camper’s Health Profile. All parents are required to complete CampDoc forms for each of their children attending summer camp. All information in the health profile is kept confidential, and health details are shared with staff only when necessary, for proper care and safety.

If you do not receive an email, please check your junk/spam mail folder. CampDoc sends out periodic reminder emails for incomplete health information. These notifications come from CampDoc, so please add them to your safe sender list to avoid accidental delivery to junk and spam folders.


Ages 8-12. Immerse yourself in the world of archery at the YMCA Archery Camp! Led by certified instructors, this camp caters to all skill levels, providing expert guidance in a safe and supportive environment. Emphasizing safety first, participants receive comprehensive training and gear. The structured curriculum covers shooting form, target aiming, and bow handling. Enjoy the thrill of friendly competition through archery games and challenges, fostering teamwork and communication. Outdoor adventures, campfire stories, and a sense of community enhance the overall experience. We provide all necessary equipment, ensuring everyone has access to high-quality bows and arrows. Join us for an unforgettable journey of skill-building, laughter, and hitting the bullseye!

5 Day: $252 Member / $300 Non-Member

Extend the Fun! Extend your child’s camp day 12-4 p.m.
Members – $125
Non-Members – $200

Event Calendar

Nurtured Heart Approach® Workshop @ YMCA of Greater Monmouth County
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Nurtured Heart Approach® is a relationship-focused methodology founded strategically in The 3 Stands™ for helping children (and adults) build their Inner Wealth® and use their intensity in successful ways. It has become a powerful way of awakening the inherent greatness in all children while facilitating parenting and classroom success.

Monday, July 29, 2024 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Register for this free workshop: https://YMCANHA724.eventbrite.com

  • 8-hour course with 30 minute break for lunch.
  • Complimentary lunch with vegan and gluten free options provided.
  • Certificates will be issued after workshop completion.
  • 8 hours of attendance is required for the certificate of completion.
  • Facilitated by NHA Certified Trainer, Talesha McLawhorn.

These training sessions are being held at YMCA Greater Monmounth County Counseling & Social Services.

This training is funded by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

150th Anniversary Gala @ Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
150th Anniversary Gala @ Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury | Shrewsbury | New Jersey | United States

We are thrilled to celebrate the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County’s 150th anniversary on Thursday, November 14, 2024, from 6-10 p.m. at The Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury! Since 1874, our Y has provided vital programs that strengthen generations of children and families, and nurture connected communities.

> Reserve tickets, ads and sponsorship!

Join us for an elegant evening of entertainment and community spirit in the theme of the “Gilded Age”. Proceeds will support our mission to provide life-changing programs like childcare, early learning, summer camp, college readiness, therapeutic counseling, swim lessons, wellness, and access for all.

November 14, 2024 | 6-10 p.m.
The Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury | 1 Obre Place | Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Dress: “Gilded Age” Cocktail Attire

Individual tickets are $275, including dinner, cocktails, live music and d