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, community service projects, special event days, field trips and more. This camp is held in the new Meadowlands YMCA facility, which features the NBA-grade Gatorade gymnasium (former practice headquarters of the NBA Nets), Teen Center with ping-pong tables, fusbol and plenty of games, and our brand new Aquatics Center 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. 


2018 Travel Schedule




  • Liberty Science Center
  • Medieval Times
  • Zoo
  • Aquarium
  • Buehler Challenge
  • Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty
  • Lincoln Center
  • Chelsea Piers
  • Land of Make Believe
  • Crayola Factory


  • Longstreet Farm
  • Health Barn
  • Garden State Discovery Museum
  • Newark Museum
  • Montclair Art Museum
  • Morris Museum
  • Sterling Hill
  • Rainbow Art Glass
  • Waterloo Village
  • Circus Place
  • Crossroads of American Revolution
  • Jersey Shore Pirates
  • Diggerland
  • Imagine That


  • Harlem Wizards
  • Rizzo’s Wildlife World
  • Mobile Ed
  • Dinosaurs Rock
  • Music IQ
  • Team Makers


Counselor-In-Training (cit)

Building Tomorrow's Leaders Today

Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Develop your child’s career potential by becoming a CIT this summer! They’ll learn valuable lessons in leadership, organization and responsibility that will build a strong foundation to help them excel in any career path. CITs work with our Teen Camp Director and staff to develop the management skills and strategies that are vital in today’s job market. They’ll also gain the experience needed become Y Camp Counselor next year.

It’s not all work and no play! CITs also get to enjoy field trips, swimming, and all other activities for campers. It’s truly a win-win! They’ll receive a 50% discount off the price of Camp for their work. Formal application and additional paperwork required. Please contact Camp Director, Auldine Latko at (201) 955-5300 ext. 216 or (Limited space available. For teens entering 9th and 10th grade.)


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

Download CIT Application Form


  1. Download Camp Guide and Parent Pack
  2. Complete 7-step Registration Form and Parent Pack
  3. Submit all forms to the YMCA office via one of the following:

Download Parent Pack