Mara Center Kiddie Camp


Ages: 3-5

Kiddie Camp is the perfect introduction to the summer camp experience for preschoolers. Held within the state-of-the-art Mara Center for Early Childhood Learning at the Meadowlands YMCA, our staff creates an engaging environment that encourages campers to learn, play, make new friends, and become more independent. Kids will enjoy an array of awesome age-appropriate activities that are designed for a full summer of fun and positive learning experiences!

Developmental Activities for Growing Minds

Mara Center Kiddie Camp combines the excitement of a YMCA summer camp with an educational twist. Campers will enjoy outdoor play, educational games, interactive science projects, reading activities, theme-based crafts, and special event days with guests that are all developmentally appropriate activities so children are challenged, not bored; and successful, not frustrated.

Flexible Summer Camp for Preschoolers

We understand that flexibility is a big help when it comes deciding on the right preschool summer camp. Social integration is so important at this age but sometimes easing into the process is best for both the child and parents, whereas others are eager to hit the ground running. 

That's why we offer a flexible schedule of full or half day options for 3, 4 or 5 days per week. 

Full Day 9am-5pm

Half Day 9am-1pm

Need extended care? Kiddie Camp also offers Before & After Care for all camp days. 

Before Care 7 – 8:30AM

After Care 4:30 – 6:30PM

Last Year's Themes

At Kiddie Camp Children Will...

  • Learn new skills. Whether it's practicing the fundamentals 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, continually reinforce the lessons learned in camp in a fun, playful way.
  • Gain a new understanding of the world through themed activities, and gardening projects.
  • Be active! Camp is full of opportunities to play both inside and outside. Movement and sports are part of our camp adventure!

Too Young for Kiddie Camp?

The Meadowlands YMCA offers a half & full day preschool programs for your little one at our Mara Center for Early Childhood Learning. Want to learn more about our morning/afternoon day care services? Call the Mara Center to learn more.