Childcare & Camp

The YMCA organization is the largest provider of child care in the world. The Wyckoff Y offers care for children from infants through school-age. Our summer camp program emphasizes learning, exploration, fitness, and fun!

Camp Juniors Grades 3 – 5

Camp Wydaca GRADES 3 – 5

Session 1 – 5
Ideal for the campers who are journeying through Elementary School, and preparing for Middle School. CAMP JUNIORS are challenged with more advanced Art projects and Science experiments, as well as music, dance, swim, and sports. Community service outreach is planned as part of the curriculum, stressing the importance of their role in the Community, as well as visits from those in our neighborhood who keep us safe. Juniors will “Discover America” as they talk, play, and participate in activities and travel on their own day trips.

Advanced Dance Camp (Gr. 4-5)

Director Approval Only
Advanced Dance Camp is for serious dancers who want to improve their technique, strength, and coordination. The schedule includes classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, and tap. This camp will give dancers a jump start in their classes in September. No swimming. Contact:

Backstage Crew (GR. 4 – 8)

It’s your turn to be the production manager and bring the story to life! Create and complete set design, costumes, lighting, and sound for our Conservatory of Dance and Theatre Production.

Camp Masterpiece

Explore your interest in fine arts! Learn to express yourself through various media including acrylics, oils, pastels, and a variety of professional drawing techniques. Projects will be displayed in the end of session Art Show.


You’ll “flip” for our cheerleading camp! Experienced high school and college cheerleaders will share their passion and all the latest moves. Campers get the opportunity to cheer for the basketball players at an end of session show/game!

Conservatory of Dance & Theatre (Gr. 3 – 8)

4 Weeks
This four-week dance and theatre camp offers the unique opportunity for performers to challenge themselves in the area of performing arts. Whether you like to sing, dance, or act; this is the place to nurture those talents. Daily schedule will include core classes, lunch, and rehearsal for the end of session performance. Limited recreation time includes swim and improvisation games. Auditions will be held the first day of camp.


Build on essential kitchen skills and master the fundamentals of cooking to prepare meals from start to finish along with appetizers and desserts. Expand your culinary repertoire and enjoy the “fruits” of your labor.


Calling all dancers! Come and enjoy an educational and rewarding experience where dancers will learn, grow, and laugh. Learn jazz terminology and exciting choreography. Get ready for a performance at the end!


Step into summer with song and dance! Join us in stretching your voice and dance technique. We will put on a Broadway review at the end of the session.


Stretch your limits to develop skills, technique, and self-confidence in a positive environment. Learn tumbling routines, vaulting, beam, and bars while also being encouraged to reach your full potential. Campers participate in an end of session gymnastics Presentation.

It’s Sew Fun

Do you like to sew or want to learn how? Campers will make a lap/ bed quilt approx. 45” x 60”. Select colors and fabrics, arrange the squares, and stitch them together. After stitching, use batting and backing to assemble the quilt. Sweet dreams are sure to follow!

Setting The Stage (Gr. 1-3)

Two weeks of rehearsal for a performance is jammed packed with acting, singing, and dancing. Let’s have fun putting on a show!

The Scientists

Join us for interactive experiments, guided discovery, exploration, and science games each day! Enter our lab and make your own bouncy balls, lava lamps, and slime. Growing gummy bears, constructing catapults, and creating elephant toothpaste will promote mental stimulation and keep their brains sharp.


Train in the fundamentals of baseball including the mechanics of throwing, fielding, catching, and hitting. This camp will be taught by some of the best coaches and players in the area.


Lace up the high-tops and learn basketball where it was invented… the YMCA! Individualized instruction helps to develop dribbling, passing, and shooting skills with an emphasis on team play. Campers participate in an end of session Basketball Game.

Competitive Swim

Designed for the developing swimmer and the seasoned competitor. Swimmers will be grouped according to age, skill level, and fitness. Daily workouts in the pool and lake will be complemented by training videos, games, and camp activities.

Flag Football

Learn the fundamentals of throwing and catching, as well as running and maneuvering through a defense. Proper method for taking a hand-off and how to run basic pass routes are covered.

Floor Hockey

Grab a stick and take the “faceoff” to the fast, exciting game of hockey with an emphasis on skill development. Focus is on stick handling, passing, and shooting for gameplay. Be fast on your feet and ready to score in this action-packed camp.


Learn the lifelong sport of golf with TGA (Total Golf Adventures) right here at Camp Wydaca! Developed by certified PGA professionals, TGA provides all the equipment and instructors to ensure a great experience for young golfers.


Build solid foundational skills and proper technique: throwing, catching, cradling, shooting, defense, checks, and positioning. This instructional program will also build game experience.

Martial Arts

Focus on the importance of self-defense, leadership, self-control, and character development. Learn a combination of punches, strikes, kicks, and self-defense skills both while on your feet and on the ground.

Rugged Rangers

For kids who love adventure…a rugged but exciting camp experience. Learn basic survival skills such as pitching a tent, first aid, hiking, and rock climbing.


Cover all aspects of the game through drills, skills, and gameplay. Practice passing, dribbling, receiving, shooting, and so much more. This camp will challenge every level of player and bring out their personal best.

Speed & Agility

Maximize the performance of both mind and body while building power, endurance, speed, and agility. This camp is geared toward challenging and improving the overall skills of the competitive athlete.

Sports & Games

Participate in a variety of team sports: football, baseball, kickball, basketball, etc., with an emphasis on engaging and exciting gameplay!


Learn volleyball skills such as serving, passing, setting, and spiking while emphasizing proper footwork and technique.

Add on Tennis (Gr. 1-5)

Session 1 – 5
Extended day with a 5:15pm pick up.
Right after Camp, enjoy a 90-minute tennis lesson at the Franklin Lakes Racquet Club (round trip transportation provided). Players are grouped according to ability to ensure a high level of achievement.