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SUMMER BETTER THAN OTHERS
Camp Discovery Day Camp
The YMCA has found the perfect setting for your child to spend their summer days and maybe even some summer nights. Camp Discovery is located at Upper Twin Lakes in Harriman State Park just minutes away from the top of Route 6.
Each year, since its opening, Camp Discovery continues to grow. We are enthusiastic as we gear up for this summer after an incredible 2013 season. This rustic and wooded area spans many acres and includes cabins, a dining hall, buildings for special activities, a basketball court, along with boating and swimming in Upper Twin Lakes.
Bus transportation is available with pick up times at 7:00am or 8:00am and drop off times at 5:00pm or 6:00pm at Central Valley Elementary School or the South Orange Family YMCA in Monroe. If you would like to drop your child at Camp you can, but not before 7:30am and pick up is no later than 5:30pm.
CAMP SESSION DATES
Session 1: June 30th-July 11th
Session 2: July 14th-July 25th
Session 3: July 28th-August 8th
Session 4: August 11th-August 22nd
Totally Trip Week: August 25th-August 29th
Every child looks forward to a summer of fun. At Camp Discovery, Pioneer campers enjoy a summer jam packed with stimulating activities and adventures. Our Pioneers participate in all the traditional and even some not so traditional camp activities such as swim lessons, arts and crafts, sports, dramatic arts, nature, gardening, and music. The Camp Discovery experience teaches campers to appreciate diversity, improves their social skills, and helps develop leadership skills while having fun making lasting summer camp memories.
Each day Adventure campers explore new things and partner with other campers to forge new friendships. Nature, arts & crafts, sports, games, drama, special events, swimming, boating and environmental education activities fill a typical camp day. Adventurers build confidence through participation in both individual and cooperative challenges. Group dynamics will be part of the day; problem solving as a team and realizing the positive results of cooperation. Hikes through the hilly terrain of our beautiful wooded camp encourage your child to appreciate the outdoors as they learn to read a compass while maneuvering through the woods. We also have some special activities planned such as Color Wars, talent shows, cook outs and family events.
Leaders in Training (LIT’s)
What better way to keep teens active throughout the summer then to enroll them in a summer program where they will learn important life skills including the skills needed to become future camp counselors. LIT’s spend most of their day shadowing our camp counselors learning to mentor and provide assistance to young campers but there is also plenty of time for them to build positive relationships with their peers. At Camp Discovery, our LIT’s will participate in activities that focus on personal growth, build self-confidence and encourage team work.
Totally Trip Week
Totally Trip Week is unique in that both Pioneers and Adventurers can participate. During this week we’ll be venturing out each day on an exciting field trip to Sterling Hill Mining Museum, The Intrepid Museum, Bushkill Falls, Zoom Flume, Bronx Zoo. (Trips are subject to change). To participate in this program your child must attend at least one session of our summer camp or be in our Club Kid program.
Camp Discovery Fees 2 Week Session 1 Week
7:00am-6:00pm $448 $249
7:00am-5:00pm $424 $237
8:00am-6:00pm $424 $237
8:00am-5:00pm $405 $226
Totally Trip Week
Bus Transportation $35 per session
There is NO discount on transportation for campers who attend for only 1 week.
Stay Overnight at Camp Discovery.
Each session we host an Overnight full of FUN. Dates are TBA.
Overnight Fee: $10.00
To register please visit our Welcome Center or for more information please contact:
Irene Rumsey at (P) 845 956 1493 or (E) email@example.com.
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