Y Camp Location

All of our ACA (American Camp Association) accredited summer camps are located on Lake Kanawauke, in the beautiful and scenic woods of Harriman State Park which provides a beautiful natural setting with access to hiking trails and a number of lakes.  The camps are 45 minutes from Hackensack, in Bergen County NJ, and campers are bused to camp from the YMCA.  Most of our campers come from Hackensack and surrounding towns in Bergen County such as Teaneck, Leonia, Englewood and Ridgefield Park.  We have no residency requirements and are proud to welcome campers from anywhere, including other states and other countries.



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Each camp has its own waterfront with a fleet of canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and paddle boats that offers a wide variety of waterfront activities.

Athletic facilities include a blacktop area, 2 sports fields, an archery range, rock climbing wall (real rock!), and challenge course.

For indoor activities, each camp has a recreation hall and an arts and crafts cabin.



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ACA Accreditation:

Our summer camps are accredited by the American Camp Association(ACA). What does this mean? It shows that we have undergone a thorough review of our operation to maintain accreditation. ACA camps must meet up to 300 standards for health, safety and program quality. These benchmarks are recognized as standards of the camp community. Accreditation is voluntary; our accreditation reflects our commitment to maintaining industry standards. For more information about ACA visit their website: www.acacamps.org

With a variety of day camp programs for 5-16 yr olds and sleep-away camp programs for 8-17 yr olds, the YMCA truly offers something for everyone.