At Camp Yachad we offer a traditional summer day camp, travel camp, a performing arts specialty camp, a sports specialty camp and a counselor training program. All Camp Yachad camps provide a memorable, fun and activity-filled experience where children are encouraged to grow as individuals, develop self-esteem, learn new skills and build friendships. We offer some Jewish programming, but at the same time, we are also very proud to be a non-sectarian and diverse camp – open to everyone in our community.
SUMMER DAY CAMP
Our day camp, for ages 18 months through 4th grade, is at the Jewish Community Center of Central NJ in Scotch Plains and offers summer programs for your children filled with a mix of sports, fine arts, movement, Judaic, dance, nature, arts and crafts, science and all of the extras to keep your child excited, interested, active and loving every moment of summer.
MACCABI SPORTS CAMP
Camp Yachad's Maccabi Sports camp, a sports day camp held at the expansive Wardlaw-Hartridge campus is for 1st – 5th graders. It features multi-sports instruction and play including soccer, baseball/softball, tennis, basketball and more. Each day includes competitive play, and Fridays are tournament days. Instructional and free swim is also included.
Our Camp Yachad's travel camp, based out of our Springfield site, provides a great summer filled with travel experiences for children ages 10 - 14 years. Depending upon the unit, travel can range from daily trips to beaches, aquariums, ballparks and water and amusement parks to extended overnight trips to locations such as Toronto, New Orleans, South Carolina and Lake Placid. Each unit returns to the JCC in Scotch Plains on Friday afternoons for a rocking' Shabbat celebration. Our Springfield site features a large swimming pool and open field space for any onsite activities.
Both our onsite and travel camps offer flexible week options: 4, 6, 7 or 8 weeks, and our younger day camp units also offer flexible day and time options. Door-to-door transportation is offered for all campers ages 3+, and lunch is included with all day (non-travel) programs.
JCC PERFORMING ARTS CAMP (JPAC)
JPAC is a unique theatre arts camp experience for 2nd through 8th graders in partnership with Dancers Pointe in Scotch Plains. Dance, theater and music all come together with the fun of camp and friends. Campers are divided by age and the program is tailored accordingly.
LEADERS IN TRAINING
For campers entering 9th grade, we offer our Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) program which gives valuable hands-on leadership skills needed to be a successful summer camp counselor. L.I.T.s will alternate their weeks as camper and counselor, and L.I.T.s successfully completing at least one 4-week session of the program are accepted to work in camp the following summer as a Counselor in Training (C.I.T.).