Vacation Camp is a chance for students to enjoy a day of summer camp while school is closed. Rather than sitting home, students can make new friends and experience adventures on the climbing tower, at our low ropes obstacle course, in the nature lodge and much more!



9 a.m.-4 p.m. with the option to add on before care, 7-9 a.m., and after care, 4-6 p.m., for an additional cost.


Parents must arrange drop off & pickup at YMCA Camp Bernie. Pickups must be on our authorized pickup list. Drop off & pickup is at our Dining Hall.


Participants must bring a lunch & have the option to bring their own snacks. Trading Post, camp store, will be made available for participants who bring cash to purchase snacks or souvenirs.

Dates & Rates


Rosh Hashanah

September 30

Yom Kippur

October 9

Professional Development

October 14

NJEA Convention

November 7 & 8

Winter Break

December 23, 26, 27, 30

Martin Luther King Day

January 20

President’s Weekend

February 14 & 17

Spring Break

April 10, 13-17




Before Care


After Care


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Sample Schedule

Time Activity
7:00-9:15am Drop off & Before Care at Dining Hall
9:15-10:30am Low Ropes Course
10:30am-12:30pm Archery
12:30-1:15pm Lunch
1:15-2:30pm Giant Swing
2:30-4:00pm Candle Making
4:00-6:00pm Pick up & After Care at Dining Hall

Kids need camp more than ever this summer!

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

2:30pm - Overnight 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