Since 1902, the Ridgewood YMCA has stood for caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, and has provided programs designed to teach and promote these core values. The YMCA embraces people of all ages, incomes, abilities, religions and ethnic backgrounds; we are for everyone.
We need your support to help children and teens grow up happy and strong; to support families in their efforts to be successful and to make our communities safer, healthier, better places to live and work.
The Oak Street Branch and YMCA Camp Bernie rely on the generous support of hundreds of donors every year to ensure that its programs and facilities are available to all. Our commitment is that every person can be a member of the YMCA regardless of economic circumstances.
When you give to the Y, your gift will have a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own neighborhood.
Did you know that YMCA Camp Bernie has been serving children through our summer camp programs for over 60 years?
Parents feel good about sending their children to YMCA Camp Bernie, because we offer quality programming, experienced leadership, and a long-standing reputation for excellence.
The goal of our camp programs is to provide opportunities for well-rounded social, emotional, and physical development. Our camp activities emphasize socialization, character development, effective communication, goal setting, problem-solving, and decision-making.
Each year, hundreds of children enjoy the opportunity to expand their talents and interests, build self-confidence, and create lasting memories and friendships.
YMCA Camp Bernie gives scholarships for camp through our financial assistance program.
The need is greater than ever before. Working parents simply don’t have many options. They trust the Y to ensure the safety and well-being of their children during long summer days. This year, with your help, we hope to meet the growing need by offering even more camp scholarships.
The Y defines and meets the community’s needs through our deep commitment to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
All together we can make a difference in the lives of others.
Every dollar you give to the Y’s Annual Appeal can transform the life of a child, or family in need. The Y makes a promise to the community that all are welcome. Help us keep that promise.
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Based on indications from Governor Murphy, YMCA Camp Bernie is planning to start Day Camp on June 22 and Overnight Camp on June 28. We are working to implement new procedures to address COVID-19 into our summer camp programs for summer 2020 which will be posted here in the next week.
New to Camp Bernie? Join us for our Virtual Open Houses on May 31st.
1pm - Day Camp Click here to RSVP
Existing Camper Families please join us for our Virtual Town Hall on May 31st at 11am. Click here to RSVP
To register for Family Archery, please call 908-832-5315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org