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Meadowlands Area YMCA


Teen Camps


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(ages 11-15)

Teen Camp activities are designed to encourage decision-making skills by providing fun, challenging, and character-building experiences. Each week includes team-building exercises, games, sports, crafts, community service projects, special event days, field trips and more. This camp is held in the new Meadowlands YMCA facility, which features an NBA-grade gymnasium (former practice headquarters of the NBA Nets), Teen Center with ping-pong tables, fusbol and plenty of games, and our brand new Aquatics Centers with a 6-lane, 25-yard swimming pool. Teen Camp features 3 days of travel for various age-appropriate field trips around the Tri-State area. Mondays and Fridays will include swimming and activities in the pool.  

2017 Travel Schedule (2018 coming soon)

Counselor-In-Training (cit)

(teens entering 9th and 10th grade)

Building Tomorrow's Leaders Today

Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Many of our staff started their YMCA careers as a Counselor-in-Training and you can too! CITs work with our Teen Camp Director and Camp Staff to develop the skills needed to become a great counselor, such as leadership, organization, problem solving and teamwork. CITs will be assigned to a senior counselor to shadow each week where they will be exposed to the full range of counselor experience.

CITs will assist in the welfare of the campers as well help in the execution of camp activities. They’ll meet every Monday at 390 Murray Hill Parkway for teambuilding activities and to learn a new leadership skill to focus on that week. CITs receive a 50% discount off the price of Camp.

CIT's are chosen by completing the application below and returning the form, with references, to the Meadowlands YMCA Attn: Kyle Auer. 

As part of the application, the CIT camper must request a minimum of four (4) weeks.  (CIT's will receive a 50% discount on regular camp costs).  Space is limited to apply now.


CIT's are chosen by completing the application (link below) and returning the form, with references, to
Meadowlands YMCA
390 Murray Hill Parkway
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Attn: Kyle Auer

Download CIT Application Form


Registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Download our Camp Guide and Parent Pack.

Please complete and submit the appropriate registration form to the the Meadowlands Y with your deposit, which includes the following:

  • $50 non-refundable tuition per session payment, $25 processing fee per child 
  • Additional fees for field trip 

Submit Registration Forms in-person at Meadowlands YMCA or email them to