School's Out Before and After Child Care Program

School Year 2020-2021

School's Out registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open!

Registration is now open for YMCA of the Pines Before and After School Child Care Program.

Get Your Trading Post Gear!

Camp apparel and other items from our famous Trading Post are so popular that we’re offering our best-selling items for purchase online. Before long, you’ll be sporting your favorite camp look!

Welcome to YMCA of the Pines

Summer Camps, Retreats, Family Programs, Child Care

Our beautiful camp property in Medford, New Jersey provides enriching, life-enhancing outdoor experiences for people of all ages and abilities. We’re located on more than 800 acres in the heart of the South Jersey Pinelands, just a half hour from Philadelphia and less than two hours from New York City. We provide year-round access to nature, adventure, environmental education and fun through our top-notch summer camps (both overnight and co-ed day camp), our state-of-the-art Outdoor Center (challenge course, zipline, high and low rope elements, etc.) our weekend retreats and our full schedule of family friendly programs. Visit us today and experience the magic!

Upcoming Events

Matollionequay & Ockanickon Alum... @ YMCA of the Pines
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Matollionequay & Ockanickon Alum... @ YMCA of the Pines
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us Tuesday, September 22nd at Camp Ockanickon Council Ring for a night of songs, s’mores and smiles around the campfire. All proceeds go to our Camp Scholarship Fund. COVID Talk & Financial Policies As we have communicated with our summer camp families, we cannot stop COVID-19 from coming to YMCA of the Pines. Rather, we can merely implement protocols in an effort to mitigate against the spread of the virus if a carrier does come to YMCA of the Pines with it. With that said, during these uncertain times in which things change frequently, you may register with confidence...
Mother/Child Weekend @ YMCA of the Pines
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – Sep 27 @ 1:30 pm
Mother/Child Weekend @ YMCA of the Pines
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – Sep 27 @ 1:30 pm
Mother/Child Weekend @ YMCA of the Pines | Medford | New Jersey | United States
Lodging is FULL, day only option is available. Please fill out the registration form and return it with payment to   Mother/Child Weekend at YMCA of the Pines is officially on, and as expected due to the circumstances, it will look a little different. Dates & Check-In Mother/Child Weekend is September 26-27, 2020. To allow our property to be thoroughly cleaned and prepared, participants will check-in on Saturday morning rather than the typical Friday evening. Check-in will be from 9 – 11:30 AM Saturday. Meals will be served from Saturday lunch through Sunday lunch. Families will be required to...
School’s Out at Camp @ YMCA of the Pines
Sep 28 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
School’s Out at Camp @ YMCA of the Pines
Sep 28 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
A fun place for kids when school is closed! There is no need to despair when area schools are closed. YMCA of the Pines offers School’s Out at Camp on our 800-acre property for all students, regardless of whether a child is enrolled in our regular School’s Out Program or not. School’s Out at Camp is operated at YMCA of the Pines, 1303 Stokes Road, Medford from 7 AM to 6 PM. Activities start at 9 AM and vary daily based on weather and availability; Nature Walks, Climbing Wall, Outdoor Center Challenges, Games, Arts and Crafts & More! Participants should...
CANCELLED Women’s Wellness Weekend @ YMCA of the Pines
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm
CANCELLED Women’s Wellness Weekend @ YMCA of the Pines
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm
Unfortunately, due to circumstances related to COVID-19 mitigation efforts, Women’s Wellness Weekend at YMCA of the Pines is cancelled for 2020. We have looked forward to this event each year, and have enjoyed watching it grow from its inception in 2016. We hope that we will be able to bring this program back strong in 2021, possibly with both spring and fall weekends. Stay tuned, as we will update regarding our spring intentions in early 2021.  In the meantime, if you would like to stay connected to the property or spend some time outdoors with family, please check out our...

Give the Gift of Opportunity 2020!

When you donate to YMCA of the Pines, you are donating directly to members of our community, making it possible for children, teens and families to have access to our wide array of programs. You will be providing them with opportunities to explore, grow and thrive – you will be changing their lives.

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YMCA of the Pines is the premier camp facility in the heart of the Pines of South Jersey


Overnight Camp for Boys

At Camp Ockanickon, our focus is on the individual growth and development of skills and talents distinctive to boys. Living in rustic cabins with boys their own age, Ocky campers learn cooperation, sharing, fair play and how to forge new, lasting friendships. They spend their days swimming, kayaking, canoeing, enjoying a sport with new friends, improving their aim on the archery range or learning a new appreciation of nature in our Earth Education program. Counselors, trained to be mentors, help teach new skills that build confidence, self-esteem and self-reliance. Character-building while connecting with nature; this is the hallmark of a Camp Ockanickon experience.


Overnight Camp for Girls

Camp Matollionequay offers the best of a traditional summer camp experience – amazing friendships, challenging and fun activities – all with a focus on inspiring girls to reach their full potential. With encouragement from an extraordinary staff, Matolly girls have the opportunity to develop positive self-esteem and discover independence in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment. Our campers participate in nature hikes, horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, creative arts, archery, scavenger hunts, a ropes course and so much more. Besides sing-alongs and s’mores by a campfire, Matolly campers end each day with “cabin chat,” to reflect on the day and strengthen friendships. Future leaders are born at Camp Matollionequay.


Day Camp for Boys & Girls

At Lake Stockwell Day Camp, children grow, develop and forge lifelong relationships while exploring a host of new and exciting activities. From water activities and sports to creative arts and the challenge course, each day is packed with safe, age-appropriate activities. The Lake Stockwell program also features weekly theme days, talent shows and family nights, providing an exceptional experience for the first-time camper and returning campers. Counselors are trained to be “Professional Role Models” and their incredible character traits are always on display. A Lake Stockwell experience will positively impact a child, creating memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Outdoor Center

We offer the perfect setting for affordable and rewarding day and overnight programs for individuals and groups, including school trips, team-building, family weekends, retreats, Scout and Adventure Guide activities, company picnics and corporate outings. Our professional staff provide participants with a positive environment, as well as fun, safe and age-appropriate activities. Each program is individually tailored to meet the specific needs of your school or group. The possibilities are plentiful; from a leisurely trek on an interpretive nature trail to a challenging climb up a 50-foot wall. Mixing adventure and communing with nature; that’s what we call a perfect outing.

School Age Child Care

We offer quality before- and after-school childcare at eight different school locations, with a philosophy of nurturing each child through caring, understanding and affection. Our well-trained School’s Out staff provide programs that promote learning through play, recreation, age-appropriate instruction and homework assistance. More than just child care, School’s Out is modeled after our top-notch summer camp programs, where personal growth, character-development and relationship-building are at the very core. We also offer a School’s Out At Camp program during selected school closings, where children are supervised by a professional staff and enjoy a full day’s worth of fun and exciting activities at our camp facility.

Our YMCA affiliation means we include the Y’s six core values...

caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, courage and inclusion

... in every aspect of our programming.