Welcome Camp Matollionequay for Girls!
Hello Matolly Parents!
My name is Charlotte Brown, Executive Director of Overnight Camps. Whether you are a new camp family, returning or alumni, we are so thankful to have you apart of the Camp Matolly community.
Through my years in working in camping, I truly believe that sleep away camp is the most magical and transformative place on earth. At Camp Matolly, we challenge and support your camper to explore, grow and thrive to become their truest and best self through our age appropriate activities and character development program. We believe that your camper will come home more confident, resilient and independent.
If you have any questions or would like to chat about camp or your child, you can reach me at 609-678-1523 or Charlotte@ycamp.org. I look forward to meeting you at camp.
Executive Director of Overnight Camps
Matolly Parent Testimonials
“My daughter feels a sense of belonging and care at Matolly that is rare. She calls it her second home and thrives while in camp. Her self-confidence and independence is increased every year she attends!”
"My older daughter has social anxiety and struggles to fit in at school and she LOVED camp. It was her first time going to sleep away and she was really scared, but she was made to feel at home and left with a new confidence in herself. I really appreciated how the counselors seemed to really value each camper for who they are."
"Our girls returned refreshed and happy - kids again - after a tough year. They were 100% more independent by virtue of their prep work to go to camp (learning to do things independently, building up confidence reserves, etc.) and the effects have continued since they got home."
"I think the biggest benefit for my daughter was independence and connections to other adults. She already loves the outdoors, is active and likes making friends. But it helped her develop adult role models other than just her parents and teachers."
"My children get to meet children from other places than their own town. They get to be disconnected from electronics and enjoy the simple things in life with like-minded friends."
"My daughter LOVED it! I can't wait for her to have another experience next summer. This time, two weeks instead of one!"
"She has an experience that’s all her own. She learns to rely on her own skills and push her own limits to grow and become part of a community."
"Both of my daughters have had incredible experiences at Camp Matolly and we look forward to continuing this summer tradition for years to come!"
"My older daughter came home with much greater self-reliance and confidence. It was noticeable after only a week away. It’s made her much more likely to go after the things she wants to do."
"My children learn to be more independent and self sufficient. They also leave camp with greater empathy for others."
"Bonding with cabin mates, building strong friendships, provides a safe environment for growth."
"Fun fun fun with NO technology. Such great energy at Camp Matolly!"
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 email@example.com if you need additional information.
Your child’s safety and health is our primary concern. We have on-site nurses who reside on the property. 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 only a short distance from major hospitals.
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. During the summer, we have a Parent Liaison which you are welcome to connect to at anytime. In addition, we maintain an updated Instagram and Facebook page and we upload camp pictures every day to Bunk1.
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 facilities, including 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.
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.
American 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.
YMCA of the Pines strives 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.