Travel Camps

ADVENTURE AWAITS!

Campers will take to the road with a combination of exciting weekly field trips and modern day camp activities like swimming, playing sports, creating art projects and much more. We’ll enjoy new experiences by taking age-appropriate trips every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Our Travel Camp trip destinations will provide campers with engaging summer experiences at destinations like iconic American landmarks, museums, and outdoor theme parks. 

On Mondays and Fridays, campers will spend time swimming, engaging in enrichment activities, such as yoga and martial arts, creating art and crafts projects, and doing so much more! The core mission of this camp is guiding kids to become more self-sufficient and independent through travel and mindful activities.

Our travel camps are divided in three age groups: 

Camp Quest

Ages 5-8

Camp Quest offers age appropriate field trips and activities for our younger campers, ages 5 – 8.

Location: Washington School, Rutherford, NJ

Camp Journey

Ages 9-11

Camp Quest offers a summer camp environment for older grade school children, ages 9 – 11. 

Location: Washington School, Rutherford, NJ

Camp Trailblazers

Ages 12-14

Camp Trailbazers offers a positive summer camp environment for teens, ages 12-14. 

Location: Washington School, Rutherford, NJ


Travel Camps

TRAVEL CAMP IN CLIFFSIDE PARK

In addition to the camps listed above, we also provide a travel camp for those in the Gold Coast region, hosted at Bergen County Headstart in Cliffside Park, NJ. 

Camp Odyssey

Ages 5-13

Hosted in Cliffside Park, Camp Odyssey combines the best of both camp worlds for Gold Coast area residents. Campers will take field trips, spend time at the Headstart facility, and at the Y pool. They’ll take part in a variety of camp activities like arts and crafts, sports, team-oriented projects and plenty of swim time!

Location: Bergen County Headstart, Cliffside Park, NJ         


2019 TRIP DESTINATIONS 

  • AMC Theaters 
  • Bowlero Bowling 
  • Bronx & Turtleback Zoo 
  • Crayola Factory
  • Darlington Lake
  • Delaware River Tubing
  • Diggerland 
  • Dino Land 
  • Escape Rooms 
  • Freedom Tower in NYC 
  • iPlay America
  • ISCA Inline Skating 
  • Jenkinsons Aquarium 
  • Lake Waywayonda
  • Lakota Wolf Preserve
  • Liberty Science Center
  • Monster Golf 
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Palisades Park Pool 
  • Seaside Heights Beach & Boardwalk 
  • Statue of Liberty 
  • Urban Air 

Additional Field Trips 

  • Land of Make Believe 
  • Dorney Park
  • FunPlex
  • Mountain Creek

Prices are available on our Registration Form. 

2019 TRAVEL SCHEDULE

BEFORE & AFTER CARE

We understand that flexibility is a big help when it comes deciding on the right summer day camp. That's why we offer extended care for all days of Travel Camp. 

Before Care 7 – 8:30AM

After Care 4:30 – 6:30PM


SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE

VIEW SCHEDULE


HOW TO REGISTER

Please complete and submit the Registration Form below, along with:

  • $25 processing fee*
  • Cost of additional field trips
  • Cost of additional t-shirts
  • Your selected payment option

REGISTRATION FORM

Once the form is completed, it can be submitted via e-mail, in-person, or mail:

E-mail: camps@meadowlandsymca.org

Mail & In-Person: 390 Murray Hill Parkway, East Rutherford, NJ  07073


CAMP DOC

We're excited to offer you a more convenient way of providing us important information about your camper. The former “Parent Pack” will be replaced with the online CampDoc system, which will allow us to:

  • Quickly access important health and safety info on your camper
  • Carry over information year-to-year
  • Provide an easier process for parents/guardians

Upon the completion of your Meadowlands YMCA Summer Camp registration, you will receive an e-mail from CampDoc to setup your account. 


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

We believe that every child deserves a summer camp experience. Through our Annual Support Campaign, the Meadowlands YMCA raises money to provide camp scholarships to local families in need. Please call 201.955.5300 for more information and an application. Scholarship application submissions are on-going and may be submitted at any time.