Your Year-Round Adventure Starts Here!

We’re More than Just a Summer Camp!

Situated on nearly 800 acres in the beautiful Pinelands of Southern New Jersey, YMCA of the Pines provides the perfect setting for affordable and rewarding day and overnight programs for schools and groups. Most people know us as the place for Summer Camp (Ockanickon, overnight for boys; Matollionequay, overnight for girls and Lake Stockwell, co-ed Day Camp) – and that’s a good thing! We’re extremely proud of our 111-year history. But there’s so much to do here – even after the last of the summer campers go home!

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Throughout the year, we offer a host of activities for schools, groups and families, including: Environmental Education, Teambuilding/Challenge Course, Historical/Cultural, Adventure, Seasonal, etc. Our YMCA affiliation means we include the core values – Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Courage and Inclusion – in every aspect of our programming. Through safety inspections, staff training and background checks, we strive to ensure the safety and well-being of every child. Our professional staff members provide participants with a positive environment, as well as fun, safe and age-appropriate activities that aim to foster new relationships, build self-confidence and teach new skills. Inclusion, sportsmanship and learning to treat others with caring, honesty and respect are key values that we model for campers. Our programming promotes friendships, positive self-esteem, healthy development and encourages individuality and independence.


For more information, please contact Grace Tierney, Outdoor Center Director at or 609-654-8225 x1522.

Learn More About Family Offerings...

  • Family Programs
    The Family Programs at YMCA of the Pines are a time for the entire family to experience traditional camp activities and to be campers together. Families spend their nights in our rustic cabins and lodges, enjoy delicious meals in our dining halls and participate in a wide variety of fun and exciting camp programs.
  • Membership
    YMCA of the Pines offers the opportunity for the local community to share nearly 800 acres of open space, hiking/biking/running trails, and community programs. Bring the family and enjoy all that Camp has to offer.
  • Birthday Parties
    The Birthday Party Packages at YMCA of the Pines are designed to be organized, hassle free, and above all, fun. Our experienced and well-trained staff can customize your child’s birthday to meet all of their special interests with the option of an exciting sleepover right here at Camp!
  • Teen Leaders Club
    Become part of our Teen Leaders Club when it starts up in the fall. This enterprising group will focus on community service, leadership training and having a great time with new friends.