Child Care & 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!

Specialty Camps

Kindergarten Specialty Camps

Does your kindergartner have a special interest or talent? Camp Wydaca offers specialty camps with curriculum set for kindergartners. Camper’s day will include two hours of specialty activity, instructional swim, arts and crafts and free swim.

Kinder Cooking

Session 1
Bon Appétit, it’s time to eat! From start to finish, these little chefs will make creative treats, which will include a daily nutritious lunch.

Dance Camp Jr.

Grades K – 2  Session 4 & 5
Calling all Kindergarteners and First Graders!  Move, shake and laugh while learning jazz dance technique.   An end of session performance will show off the dancers’ hard work!

Kinder Sports

Session 1 & 3
Ready, Set, Go! A basic introduction to “outdoor” team sports, learn the fundamentals of T-ball, Soccer and Flag football. The day will be complete with an afternoon of traditional camp activities.

Princess Camp

Session 3
Wave your magic wand, sprinkle fairy dust and get the royal treatment in Princess Camp. Dazzling arts and crafts, tea parties, dancing and dress up will make each day a dream come true.

Kinder Bricks

Session 4
Designed and created by teachers, architects and engineering professionals, this hands-on curriculum introduces children to the concepts of engineering, architecture and mechanics using Lego bricks.  Lessons from math, science, language arts and social studies are integrated into the activities.  Students design and construct machines, buildings and other models with Legos.

Kinder Soccer

Session 2
Introduce your child to the basics of soccer – dribbling, passing and receiving – through a combination of fun and thematic games.

Kreative Kinders

Session 2
Explore, create, and achieve!  Engage in drawing and painting through projects that stimulate imagination and encourage creativity. Explore composition, texture, and design using various mediums to create masterpieces to display at the end of session Art Show for all to see!

School Age Specialty Camps-Creative Learning

Never stop learning—even during the summer months! Our creative learning camps enrich your child’s mind!

Bugs & Slugs

Grades 1 – 2  Session 2
Explore new worlds both large and small in our Bugs & Slugs environmental camp! Focus on plant, insect, and animal life, and our responsibility for the environment.

Culinary Camp

Grades 1 – 2  Session 3 & 5
Grades 3 – 5  Session 2 & 4
Let’s do breakfast, lunch and dinner! Prepare meals from start to finish. Learn to measure, chop, grate and enjoy the “fruits” of your labor.

It’s Sew Fun

Grades 3-5  Session 2
Do you like to sew or want to learn how?  Campers will make a lap/bed quilt approx. 50″x 70″.  They will select colors and fabrics, arrange the squares and stitch them together.  After stitching, they will use batting and backing to assemble the quilt.   Finally, they will hand or machine stitch to complete the quilt and enjoy their finished product!

Wydaca Competitive Sports for Grades 1 – 6

Kick it up a notch! Local high school coaches and athletes will focus on teaching campers sport-specific skills, game concepts and the importance of sportsmanship. After a hard day on the field, cool off in beautiful Spring Lake.

Baseball Camp

Grades 1-2, 3-5  Session 1  
Our baseball camp will provide your child with a great foundation in the fundamentals of baseball. We will focus on the basic mechanics of throwing, fielding, catching and hitting. The athletes will be grouped according to age and skill level. This camp will be taught by some of the best coaches and players in the area. It will be a fun, yet competitive environment.

Basketball Camp

Grades 1-2  Session 2 & 4
Grades 3-5  Session 2 & 5
Hone your basketball skills in an environment of fun and healthy competition that your athlete will enjoy. We develop the complete basketball player. Your son or daughter will be taught the fundamentals of shooting, ball handling, and being a sound defensive player. Directed by some of the top coaches and players in the area.

Cheerleading Camp

Grades 1-2   Session 4
Grades 3-5   Session 2

You’ll “flip” for our cheerleading camps. Experienced high school and college cheerleaders will share their passion to cheer and all the latest moves.

Floor Hockey

Grades 1-2  Session 1
Grades 3-5  Session 3

Get ready to collect your Stanley Cup while learning the fundamentals of floor hockey in our gymnasium! Be fast on your feet and ready to score in this action-packed camp.

Flag Football

Grades 1-2 & Grades 3-5  Session 4
Flag football program is designed to educate young people about football while emphasizing participation and sportsmanship. Players learn skills and lessons that help them succeed both on and off the field. The program provides young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork.

Golf (Total Golf Adventures)

Grades 1-2 & Grades 3-5   Session 1 & 5
Learn the lifelong sport of golf with TGA right here at Camp Wydaca. Developed by certified PGA professionals, TGA provides all the equipment and instructors, providing a great experience for young golfers.

Gymnastics Camp

Grades 1-2  Session 3 & 5
Grades 3-5  Session 1

Stretch and flex your body, mind and spirit! Gymnastics Camp develops skill, technique and self-confidence in a positive and healthy environment. Qualified instructors teach basic tumbling routines, vaulting, beam, and bars while encouraging each gymnast to reach his or her full potential.

Lacrosse Camp

Boys Grades 1-2 & Grades 3-5  Session 2
Girls Grades 1-2 & Grades 3-5  Session 5

Build solid foundational skills in one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Learn the basic strategies of lacrosse while developing your talent and mastering game elevating skills in a fun and competitive environment.

Martial Arts

Grades 1-2 & Grades 3-5  Session 1 & 3
Learn basic kicks, blocks and punches through games and exercises. Emphasis on learning respect, discipline and self-confidence.


Boys Grades 1-2 & Grades 3-5  Session 3
Girls Grades 1-2 & Grades 3-5  Session 2
Cover all aspects of the game through drills, skills, games, and challenging experiences directed by high level coaches and collegiate players. Practice passing, dribbling, receiving, shooting, and so much more. This camp will challenge every level of player and bring out their personal best. Achieve the skills that will enable your athlete to reach their full potential as soccer players.

Speed & Agility

Grades 3-5  Session 1
Grades 6-9  Session 2

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 Combo

Grades 1-2 & Grades 3-5  Session 4
Participate in a variety of team sports: football, baseball, kickball, basketball, etc., with emphasis on fun!

Tennis Camp

Grades 1-5  Session 1-5
Our unique camp allows you to enjoy a full day at Camp Wydaca followed by a 90-minute tennis lesson at the Franklin Lakes Racquet Club (round trip transportation provided). Lessons are directed by John Russo, certified teaching pro and USPTA member, and his qualified staff. Tennis students enjoy quality instruction while developing competitive skills. Players are grouped according to ability to assure a high level of achievement.
Tennis campers have an extended day with a 5:15pm pick up.

Volleyball Camp

Grades 3-5  Session 4
The perfect camp to teaches volleyball skills such as serving, passing, setting, and spiking while emphasizing proper footwork and technique.

Visual Performing Arts

Sing, dance and act your way through a summer of fun in theatre and dance camp. Perform on the Y’s Carl Pfeifer Stage for friends and family in evening performances that will “wow” your audience.

Advanced Dance Camp

Director’s Approval only
Grades 4-5 & Grades 6-9   Session 5

Advanced Dance Camp is for serious dancers who want to improve their technique, strength and coordination.  The schedule for advanced dance camp will include classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern and tap.  This camp will give dancers a jump start in their classes starting in September.  No swimming.  Contact for interest.


Grades 1-2   Session 1
Grades 3-5   Session 5

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.

Backstage Crew

Grades 4-8  Session 3
It’s your turn to be the production manager of the show! Help create and complete set design, costumes, lighting and sound for our Conservatory of Dance and Theater production. You will make decisions and help bring the story alive. This is a special talent and includes a lot of planning and hands on activities.

Conservatory of Dance and Theater

Grades 3-8 (4 weeks)  Session 2 & 3
This four week dance and theatre camp offers the unique opportunity for performers to challenge themselves in the area of performing arts.  Whether your child likes 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.

Camp Masterpiece

Grades 3-5   Session 3
Explore your interest in fine arts! Campers learn to express themselves through various media including acrylics, oils, pastels, and a variety of professional drawing techniques.

Dance Camp Jr.

Grades K-2  Session 4 & 5
Calling all Kindergarteners and First Graders!  Move, shake and laugh while learning jazz dance technique.   An end of session performance will show off the dancers hard work!

Dance Camp

Grades 3-5   Session 4
Calling all dancers! Come and enjoy an educational and fun experience where dancers will learn, grow and laugh. Learn jazz terminology and fun choreography! Get ready for a parent performance at the end!

Setting The Stage

Grades 1-2   Session 2 & 4
Let’s have fun putting on a show! Two weeks of rehearsal for a performance is jammed packed with acting, singing, and dancing.

Watercolor Art

Grades 1-2  Session 4
Campers choose from over dozens of pictures that are ready to ink, color, and paint using a combination of watercolor pencils, pastels, and brush markers. Have fun while learning basic skills to further develop talent and creativity. Take home framed artwork!

The Scientist

Grades 3-5  Session 5
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.