For Parents

Parents Say Hello to Confidence

Thank you for your interest in Camp Ockanickon for Boys and Camp Matollionequay for Girls. We consider ourselves lucky to be able to partner with parents to inspire kids to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 609-654-8225 or email at info@ycamp.org if you need additional information.

Click here to ask Gabrielle, our Matollionequay Girl’s Overnight Camp Director, a question, or click here to ask Rich Rupert, our Ockanickon Overnight Camp Director, a question.

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Open Houses

Our Open Houses for 2016 Summer Camp are over, but please contact one of our camp directors for more information about 2016 summer camp. These are great opportunities to meet our staff, tour our facility and enjoy some of our activities. As an added bonus, if you are a first-time camper with us, you receive a $50 discount per camper for registering at any of the Open Houses.

Safety

Your child’s safety and health is our primary concern. We have on-staff nurses who reside on the property and an on-call doctor. We have lifeguards on duty for all aquatic activities and staff members trained in CPR/First Aid. In the unlikely event of an emergency, we are located a short distance from major hospitals.

Communication

We believe it is important for you to share in your child’s experiences so we have many ways to keep in touch with camp. We maintain a summer blog, a Facebook page, a Twitter feed, a daily email service and we post camp pictures every day to a secure site.

Facilities and Lodging

Campers are separated into two camps by gender, Camp Ockanickon for Boys and Camp Matollionequay for Girls. We believe the single gender nature of our camps is vitally important and enhances the experience for boys and girls alike. Each camp has its own program areas, trails, lake, dining hall, meeting places, nature center, Challenge Courses and cabins. In keeping with the natural beauty of our area, our cabins are rustic, wooden buildings, served by centrally located modern bathrooms. Each camp is located on approximately 400 acres in the beautiful Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey.

Food Service

Traditional camp cuisine is served family style in our dining halls. We believe that eating as a family group is beneficial to youngsters as they learn to share, learn to communicate and everyone participates in helping either serve the meal or assists in cleaning up. Our healthy and delicious menu includes a main entrée plus cereal, fruit and yogurt selections in the morning and a salad bar at lunch and dinner to complement the main course, as well as vegetarian options at every meal. Our friendly, professional food service staff will work to accommodate special dietary needs as well.  Click here to ask Jason, our Food Services Director, a question.

aca_logoAmerican Camp Association Accreditation

We are proud to have our camps accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). This means that we care enough to undergo a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of our operation- from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. ACA collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross and other youth-serving agencies to ensure that current practices at our camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based best practices in camp operation.

Financial Assistance

The YMCA Camps strive to serve all people, regardless of their ability to pay. Our camps have a tiered pricing system designed to make camp affordable and accessible. You may choose from any Tier of pricing for camp. All children will receive the same camp experience and your chosen level will remain confidential. In the event you need additional assistance, scholarships are available. Please contact our Main Office for additional information or download our Financial Aid Application here.

To Register

You may easily register your child online by clicking our Register For Camp button located on the top right on this page, download and print the registration forms by clicking the Download Forms button and reviewing the Overnight Camp section or visit us at camp and we will be happy to take your registration. Upon receipt of your registration, you may also need to complete several required camp forms. These forms will be emailed to you.

Other Information

Our Family Handbook can help you and your camper prepare for an amazing summer.  To view, download or print our 2016 Summer Camp Brochure, Family Handbook and other pertinent overnight camp information, please click here and review the individual forms under the Overnight Camp section. Please do call us at 1-800-442-2267 or email at info@ycamp.org with any questions you may have. Thank you.

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