Meadowlands Area YMCA


Kiddie Camp


Ages: 3-5

This program provides an introduction to the camp experience on an intimate scale for our youngest campers encouraging all children to reach their full potential. Our staff creates a positive learning environment, encouraging every camper to make new friends, become more independent and gain a new understanding of the world around them.

Summer CAMP for preschoolers

Choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week! 

Location: Meadowlands Area YMCA 

Dates: 11 one-week sessions from June 18 to August 31, 2018. No camp on July 4, 2018.

Full Day: 8:30AM-5:30PM

Half Day: 9AM-1PM

Camp Director: Jen Grinberg, Director, Mara Center for Early Childhood Learning - - 201.636.0053

Kiddie Camp combines the excitement of a YMCA summer camp with an educational twist. Campers will enjoy swim time in the new Y pool, outdoor play, educational games, interactive science projects, literacy activities, theme-based crafts, and special event days with guests.

Located in our new Mara Center for Early Childhood Learning, we’ll focus on providing your little ones with a variety of age-appropriate activities designed to the build confidence, self-reliance, social skills, teamwork, and friendships to provide the proper foundation for kindergarten and beyond! Each week will have its own exciting theme that games and projects are based around, such as dinosaurs, nature exploration, beach week, and more.


At Kiddie Camp your child will:

  • Learn new skills: Whether it's practicing the fundaments of a new sport, working on an art project or trying their hand at baking, campers develop new skills in a supportive environment.
  • Experience a program rich in literacy and numbers: Daily story time and Y interactive circle time with music, drama, movement and songs, coontinually reinforce the lessons learned in camp in a fun, playful way.
  • Gain a new understanding of the world: Through themed activities, nature walks and gardening projects, campers will have the chance to experience the world around them in new ways.
  • Be active! Camp is full of opportunities to play both inside and outside. Movement and sports are part of our camp adventure, as well as Friday Swim Days!

Is Your child too young for Kiddie Camp?

 The Meadowlands Area YMCA offers a half & full day preschool programs for your little one. Want to learn more about our morning/afternoon enrichment and day care services? Click for more information.


  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