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

3 or 5 full day options available. Camp hours are 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. 

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. 





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


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


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


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. 


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.