It’s the Best Summer Ever at Ridgewood YMCA’s Day Camp

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Y encourages parents to sign up kids for day camp beginning June 20.

This summer, the Ridgewood YMCA’s day camp program is offering kids the best summer ever through an enriching and learning experience to help kids get more out of the summer break – more learning, more exploration and more achievement. Through a mix of fun and educational activities aimed at improving well-being, kids will try new adventures, learn and master new skills, share and trade interests with friends, and get plenty of high-fives along the way.

Working with SEER Analytics to find out how camp benefits kids, the Y recently surveyed nearly 30,000 parents and caregivers with kids enrolled in camp at nearly 190 Y associations nationwide. Ninety-two percent of parents/caregivers said they agreed the Y’s day camp program helped kids make new friends. In addition, 83 percent said they agreed the program helped their kids discover what they can achieve, while 87 percent agreed their child felt a sense of belonging at their Y camp.

“At the Y, we know that when kids are given an opportunity to accomplish things, make friends and feel like they belong, they are comfortable expressing individuality and feel more confident, connected and supported,” says Gary Imhoff, Director of Marketing and Membership at the Ridgewood YMCA. “We are focusing on these youth development areas to ensure that kids in our day camp program go home with so much excitement for all they’ve accomplished and enjoyed that they can’t wait to come back the next day.”

The Y’s day camp activities focus on helping kids grow socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. These activities include team-building games, swim lessons, youth sports, creative projects and more.

As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, the Y offers so much more than a place to play and have fun. Through a holistic approach to youth development, the Y nurtures the potential of children and teens from birth to career to help them achieve in school and life. Through day camp and other youth development programs, the Y is working to keep kids active and address gaps in learning when school is not in session.

Ridgewood YMCA’s Summer Day Camp Program begins June 20 and registration is now open. Online registration is available at

To learn more about the Ridgewood YMCA’s day camp program, please contact John Duke at, phone 201.444.5600 x500 or visit

The Ridgewood YMCA is located at 112 Oak Street in Ridgewood.