Groups

  • Jr. Camp: Ages 4 to 5
  • Rangers: Ages 6 to 7
  • Scouts: Ages 6 to 7 (Note: Rangers and Scouts are identical groups)
  • Pathfinders: Ages 8 to 9
  • Explorers: Ages 8 to 9 (Note: Pathfinders and Explorers are identical groups)
  • Trailblazers: Ages 10 to 11
  • PIONEERS: Ages 11 to 12 years old (Split by gender)

Camp Carr is located in beautiful Clinton Township along the south branch of the Raritan River. We believe camp is a place where children have the opportunity to try new activities, take on new challenges, increase their self esteem and grow in a safe, nurturing, fun environment. We accomplish this through a dynamic and creative program organized by our warm and caring professional staff. One-Week Sessions
Sibling Discount Available.

SPECIALITY CAMPS:

TRAVEL CAMP

Ages 8 to 14 years old
Travel camp is for the adventurous camper.  Each day the group will hop onboard a bus that departs Camp Carr and travel to an exciting destination.  Most trips are within an hour radius of the camp (some may be a bit further).  Trip destinations can include, but are not limited to, roller and ice-skating, historical destinations, indoor and outdoor amusement parks, pizza and movie day, swim destinations, and much more.   The Travel camp schedule is posted early in the year.  We do our best to keep the schedule as published, however due to the early creation of the schedule or weather issues we sometimes need to alter the trip destinations.  Please be aware the schedule may change; it will be updated on the YMCA website if changes occur. Each Wednesday trips are planned to a further destination and will require an early drop off (7:45am) and a late pick-up (6:00pm) at Camp Carr.  If your child is a bus rider to and from camp you will need to make other arrangements that day as they will not be able to utilize the bus.
 


 

MAD SCIENCE CAMPS

Ages 6-10 years old
Mad Science summer camps give kids the opportunity to learn about science through our interactive and hands-on science activities. Our summer science programs let children become junior scientists for the summer and embark on a series of science adventures!
 

BRICKS 4 KIDZ® CAMPS

Ages 6 to 13 years old
BRICKS 4 KIDZ® camps are a high-energy, fast-paced setting where kids discover, explore, invent and create. The camps provide a child the opportunity to take a simple model, add their own imagination, and test the limits of their creativity. Whether building specific Bricks 4 Kidz® motorized models and then modifying them or building during free play, the campers will have a great time. In addition to lots of building with LEGOS® our themed camps include games, challenges, and role playing. 
 

COMMUNITY IMPACT AND SERVICE PROGRAM

Ages 11-14
In this new partnership between the YMCA and America’s Grow a Row campers will be guided through an experience that will broaden their knowledge of community impact and service. Through hands on and interactive workshops campers will learn about food insecurity and access issues, community health factors, and the importance of eating fresh produce. Working on the farm at America's Grow a Row, they will learn about the role of agriculture in the Garden State and get their hands in the soil, harvesting food for people in need. Campers will learn about the mission on America’s Grow a Row, and the week will culminate in a trip to deliver produce to our Free Farm Market in Jersey City (Supervised by YMCA and AGAR staff).
Click here for the Community Impact Camp Application
 

HORSEBACK RIDING CAMP

Ages 8-13 years old
Campers will be transported from Camp Carr to Kierson Farms and return to Camp Carr. Campers’ mornings will be spent at the horse farm experiencing all the challenges of owning, caring for,  and riding horses.  Experienced staff will instruct children in English and Western style riding along with the daily upkeep of the barn, tack, and grooming of the horses. Each day, campers will ride horses appropriate for their knowledge and skill level. Speakers may include a ferrier and a veterinarian. Afternoons will be spent taking part in traditional camp activities such as arts & crafts, hiking, sports and games or swimming at Camp Carr. 


ENVIRONMENTAL ADVENTURE CAMP AT THE ROUND VALLEY YOUTH CENTER

Ages 6-10 years old
Children will be transported from Camp Carr to the Round Valley Youth Center in the morning and then return Camp Carr in the afternoon. Give your children a day camp experience they’ll never forget. Environmental Adventure Camp offers children the opportunity to explore the great outdoors and the wonders of nature while they enjoy fun, hands-on activities. Each camp day will be action-packed with a variety of activities that teach children about our environment. Hiking, field games, crafts, fishing, outdoor cooking, camp fires, special guests and much more will fill their days. We teach environmental appreciation and do so in a fun and educational way. This camp is held at the Round Valley Youth Center located on Route 629 on the West side of the Round Valley Reservoir. The sparkling blue water and green woodland environment of the Round Valley Reservoir and Youth Center provide an excellent habitat for native wildlife. The reservoir is also surrounded by great hiking trails that children take advantage of during the camp.
 

For more information contact Kristin Heimall at 908-483-4932.


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