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!

Camp Bernie will be implementing new procedures into our camp program for summer 2020 to address COVID-19.  These are in accordance with State, CDC, and YMCA/ACA guidelines and are available on our Day Camp web page.


Overnight Camp has, unfortunately, been canceled for the summer of 2020.  Please see our Events page for info on our alternate programs this summer: Family Archery, Family Horseback Riding, Weekend Cabin Rentals, Community Swim Lessons, and Labor Day Family Camp!