Camp Topanemus YMCA gives children and teens the opportunity to have their best summer ever by meeting new friends, exploring nature, discovering new interests, being physically active and creating memories that last a lifetime!

380 Monmouth Road
Millstone, NJ 08510

Facility Rental Available

Contact: Camp Office
732.294.7727

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. Safety is our #1 priority!  Counselors are carefully selected and hired based on their skills and participate in a week long training.  Our excellent swim instruction program is staffed by Red Cross Certified swim instructors and lifeguards.

We have convenient, optional transportation from Clarksburg, Englishtown, Freehold, Hightstown, Howell, Jackson, Manalapan, Marlboro, Morganville and Old Bridge. We also offer Extended Care as early as 7am and as late as 6:30pm in 2 locations; Camp Topanemus and the Freehold YMCA.

COLOR WARS  •   CARNIVAL   •   HOLIDAYS IN JULY
SUPER HEROES WEEK   •   TALENT SHOW

COOKOUTS & SO MUCH MORE!

With our safe, affordable, quality programs you can be assured that your child will have an amazing camp experience!

Choice of Electives
Flexible Days – Choose 3, 4 or 5 days per week
Swim Lessons
Arts & Crafts
Sports
Archery
Zip Line / Climbing Wall
Pool Slide
Specialty Camps
Travel Camp
Leader-In-Training Program
Lunch Program
Optional Transportation

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Ages of Campers?

  • We base our groups on the grade your child will attend in the fall
  • Our campers start at age 5 going into Kindergarten in the fall and go up to age 15

Are your Groups Coed?

  • Yes, all our groups are coed.
  • Sometimes a particular camp has more campers of one sex than another; the group is still open to anyone wishing to participate.

Can You Extend the Camp Hours?

  • Yes. We provide extended care here at Camp Topanemus and at the Freehold YMCA facility located at 470 E Freehold Road, Freehold.
  • Extended Care hours are from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and from 4:00 pm to 6:30 p.m. If your camper has extended care at the Freehold YMCA, the shuttle bus fee is included in the extended care rate.

Can You Enroll Anytime?

  • Camp enrollment is on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis and many camps fill up early on, however, if we have an opening we will accept enrollment throughout the camp season.
  • Registration is available online.

Do you Provide Lunch?

  • An optional lunch meal plan is available for a small fee. Please contact the office for more information.

Can Campers Buy Snacks?

  • Yes. We have a Trading Post that stocks drinks and snacks. The Trading Post also offers toys and other novelty items.

Can You Switch from One Camp Program to Another?

  • As long as there is availability, you can switch your child.
  • There is a $25 charge for each program change as well as any charges for differences in the cost of the camps.

What About Ticks?

  • We have an aggressive, professional spraying program, done off-hours on a regular basis for ticks and mosquitoes.

Is There Trained Medical Personnel on Site?

  • Yes. We have a trained staff member during regular camp hours.

What Do the Campers do if it’s Raining or Excessively Hot?

  • Camp Topanemus has indoor space to accommodate campers on rainy days.
  • In excessive heat we modify the schedule to give more time in the water and we limit high exertion activities.

What About Refunds or Credits?

  • The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County and the YMCA Camp Topanemus does not issue refunds.
  • A credit may be issued for an illness resulting in 3 consecutive days’ absence from camp. A doctor’s note is required.
  • There are no refunds or credits for vacations. We will make every effort to switch your camper to different weeks if necessary.
  • In the rare instance a child is expelled from camp, there will be no refund or credit issued.

What is the Swim Program Like?

  • At Camp Topanemus we have an excellent swim program. We have two pools – Little Creek which goes up to 3 feet in depth and Big Creek which goes up to 6 feet.
  • All of our campers get a recreational swim. Campers in the Day Camp Programs also get an instructional swim.
  • While our swim instructors are trained to encourage your child to participate in both swim instruction and recreational swims, no child is forced to go into the water.
  • All lifeguards and swim instructors are certified in life guarding, first aid and CPR.

What are the Ages and Experience of your Staff?

  • Many of the staff are teachers and/or individuals who work with children year round.
  • Our Specialty Camp Leaders have special knowledge and training in that specialty.
  • Our Senior Counselors are a minimum of 18 years old while our Junior Counselors are a minimum of 16 years old before the summer starts.
  • ALL CAMP STAFF UNDERGOES A BACKGROUND CHECK AND SPECIAL TRAINING BEFORE STARTING WORK.

What is the Staff/Camper Ratio?

  • Ratios are 1 to 8 for K and Grade 1 and 1 to 10 for Grades 2-8.
  • Each programmed activity has a specialist who is involved with each group during those special activities, along with the groups regular counselors.

Is there Bus Service?

  • Inside each registration packet is a busing schedule. Choose the location closest to you and we will place you at that stop on a first come first serve basis.
  • We have a shuttle bus that leaves from the Freehold YMCA.
  • There is no home busing with extended care.
  • We can not pickup and drop off children at different locations.
  • All the drivers are specially licensed and have a background check through our contracted bus service. They are under the supervision of our Camp Director.

Are There Any Special Events over the Summer?

  • Throughout the summer we have special programming such as Theme Days, Carnival, Hot Dog Roasts and Special Guests.

Do You Have A Special Program for Teens?

  • Yes. Travel Camp is one of our most popular programs. Tuesday through Friday our teens go on a different trip. They spend time at camp on Monday.
  • Trips are to outdoor recreational areas, water parks, sporting events and on rainy days to the movies, bowling, etc.
  • Please see our Travel Calendar.
  • Our Travel Camp is very well chaperoned. The Unit Leader is a full-time Y staff member and the counselors are mature and experienced.

Do You Have A C.I.T. Program?

  • Our Program is called Leadership Training. It is an 8-week program only.
  • Our L.T.’s are 14-15 years old, attending 9th or 10th grade.
  • Campers in our L.T. program are charged a program fee; they do not get paid, they are campers.
  • Applicants in this program must fill out a separate Leadership Training Packet and have an interview with the Camp Director.
Sep
24
Tue
Tee Off for Community at the Y’s 14th Annual Golf Classic @ Due Process Stables Golf Course
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm

The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County’s Annual Golf Classic, led by event co-chairs, Peter J. McCarthy and Benedict J. Torcivia, Jr., will take place on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Due Process Stables Golf Course in Colts Neck.

 

Join our cause and help the Y be here Today, Tomorrow and For Good.

Registration is limited to the first 18 foursomes.

Register online or by contacting Stacy Vasta: giving@cymca.org or 732.671.5505, ext. 120.

The Y’s Golf Classic is designed to be a truly special day and unlike other outings. Everything is included in your foursome price. It’s going to be a great day of golf.

To cap the day off, the club will offer a casual cocktail hour and dinner reception on the clubhouse patio.

By supporting the Y’s Golf Classic, you are helping the Y’s cause to strengthen our community.

Your support helps ensure that we can reach more kids and families in need with life-changing programs and services such as affordable childcare, swim lessons, summer camp and therapeutic counseling. Together, we can build a better us.

 

The Community YMCA Golf Classic

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Rain date: October 1

Event Schedule

10:00 a.m. | Registration and driving range opens
11:00 a.m. | Lunch begins
12:30 p.m. | Shot gun start
5:30 p.m. | Cocktails and dinner reception
7:30 p.m. | Adjournment

Format will be one of best ball foursome with individual low gross, low net and team low net.

Due Process Stable Golf Course prefers its guests to walk the course, but carts are available for the day of the outing for those who would rather ride.

As a small token of appreciation, The Community YMCA will provide gratuities to all caddies for the day.

Become a Sponsor!

View Sponsorship opportunities and become a Sponsor by contacting Stacy Vasta: giving@cymca.org or 732.671.5505, ext. 120.

Sep
27
Fri
Stronger Together Gala @ Addison Park
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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