Camp Wydaca


Welcome Campers!

We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.

What better way to do that than through Summer Camp, swim programs, and good, clean, summer fun?

Join us throughout the summer months to cultivate values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and lifelong friendships.

This summer come to Camp Wydaca and focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility, and "Celebrating...Us!" as we turn 75 this year! We will celebrate the best of the best that the Wyckoff Y has brought to our community. Including getting down to the core of what it means to be a true "Y Camper at Wydaca", a Camp that will be celebrating and learning all summer long!

The “CAMP LIFE” includes:

A typical day offers a wide range of activities that encourage learning and creativity to meet the needs of every child. Campers participate in Instructional and Free Swim, exercise through Sports and Games, share experiences in Activity/Choice Time, and of course, take a break for Lunch.

Specialty Camps participate in Free Swim, Instructional Swim, and Lunch, along with their specialty of choice. Campers improve their skills with an in depth look to become the best Artist, Performer, Chef, Scientist, or Athlete they can be! Impactful, adventurous field trips, on-site educational assemblies, and jam-packed Fun Fridays, help expand and round out the Camp Wydaca experience.

Summer 2018 Camp Wydaca Trips Announcement!

We are excited to announce another summer full of great field trips! Check them out below to see where your camper will be headed!

Traditional and Speciality Camp Trips:


Wednesday, June 27 Traditional Grades 2 and Speciality Grades 1-2 Turtle Back Zoo, W. Orange, NJ


Wednesday, June 27 Traditional Grades 3-5 and Speciality Grades 3-5 Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY


Thursday, June 28 Traditional K and Grade 1 Turtle Back Zoo, W. Orange, NJ


Wednesday, July 18 All Camp On Site Carnival


Tuesday, July 31 Traditional Grades 3-5 and Speciality Grades 3-5, 6-8 Liberty Science Center, Jersey City


Wednesday, August 1 Traditional Grades 1-2 and Speciality Grades 1-2 Liberty Science Center, Jersey City


Thursday, August 2 Traditional K Liberty Science Center, Jersey City


Tuesday, August 14 Traditional Grades 3-5 and Speciality Grades 3-5, 6-8 Bowcraft, Scotch Plains, NJ


Wednesday, August 15 Traditional Grades 1-2 and Speciality Grades 1-2 Bowcraft, Scotch Plains, NJ


Thursday, August 16 Traditional K Bowcraft, Scotch Plains, NJ


Wednesday, August 22 All Camp On Site Water Park

Good to Go and Teen Scene Trips:


Wednesday, June 27 Boundless Adventures, Rye Brook, NY
  Thursday, June 28 Spashplex, East Hanover, NJ
  Tuesday, July 3 The Beast Speedboat, NYC
  Thursday, July 5 Ramapo Reservation, Mahwah, NJ


Tuesday, July 10 Jenkinson's Beach, Point Pleasant, NJ
  Thursday, July 12 Kittatinny Rafting, Milford, PA
  Wednesday, July 18 On Site Carnival
  Thursday, July 19 Medieval Times, Lyndhurst, NJ


Tuesday, July 24 Camel Beach, Tannersville, PA
  Thursday, July 26    Dave and Busters, West Nyack, NY
  Wednesday, August 1 Yankee Game, Bronx, NY
  Thursday, August 2 Bear Mountain, Bear Mountain, NY


Wednesday, August 8 Madame Tussauds, NYC
  Thursday, August 9 I-Play America, Freehold, NJ
  Tuesday, August 14 Staircase to Heaven Hike, Glenwood, NJ
  Thursday, August 16 Dorney Park and Cracker Barrel, Allentown, PA


Wednesday, August 22 On Site Water Park
  Thursday, August 23 The Castle, Chester, NY

Please note all trips subject to change. In the event of inclement weather, Camp Wydaca reserves the right to substitute a trip to the movies or bowling.

Parent Orientations:

Meet & Greet

Q&A, Confirmation Packets, and Camp T-Shirts will be distributed. Choose one meeting to attend.

Thu., JUNE 7

6pm New Parents
7pm Returning Parents

Sat., JUNE 9

9am New Parents
10am Returning Parents

2018 Camp Wydaca Dates & Weeks: trees

It is highly recommended that campers are registered by Session in order to take advantage of the full camp experience.

Early Bird     

  • Week 1     June 18 – June 22

Session 1     

  • Week 2     June 25 – June 29 
  • Week 3     July 2 – July 6 

Session 2

  • Week 4     July 9 – July 13 
  • Week 5     July 16 – July 20

Session 3     

  • Week 6     July 23 – July 27
  • Week 7     July 30 – Aug 3

Session 4

  • Week 8     Aug 6 – Aug 10
  • Week 9     Aug 13 – Aug 17

Finale Week

  • Week 10    Aug 20 – Aug 24

Camp Wydaca Hours:camp wydaca logo

Mon. – Fri. 9am – 4pm

Staggered Times according to Last Name –
Camper Drop Off:
  • A – L 8:25 – 8:45am
  • M – Z 8:45 – 9:05am
Camper Pick Up:
  • A – L 3:25 – 3:45pm
  • M – Z 3:45 – 4:05pm

Additional Care Available:

BEFORE CAMP CARE: 7:30 – 9am $60/week
AFTER CAMP CARE: 4 – 6pm $80/week

Join the Team! Seeking Camp Counselors:

We are looking for Counselors who are reliable, personable, enthusiastic, and has a love for outdoor activities and working with children. 

Wydaca Application


CAMP WYDACA:Summer camp

8am - 4pm Mon. - Fri. Full Day - Wyckoff Family YMCA

(Campers Gr. K-9) Application Attn: Chris Pillari


3pm - 5:30/6pm Mon. - Fri. Part Time - Wyckoff Family YMCA

(Campers Gr. K-9) Application Attn: Sharon Twiddy


9am - 1pm Mon. - Fri. Half Day - High Mountain School (Campers Gr. K-3)

9am - 1pm Mon. - Fri. Half Day - Woodside Avenue School (Campers Gr. 4-8)

Application Attn: Sharon Twiddy


9am - 1pm Mon. - Fri. Half Day - Washington School (Campers Gr. 5-8)

Application Attn: Sharon Twiddy