YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties’ Summer Camps Are Intense without Being ‘In Tents’

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The YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties has numerous offerings for summer camps, kicking in after the school year ends.
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If your vision of summer camp was formed by either the 1962 or 1998 film versions of The Parent Trap, the YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties wants to change that image.

True, some things depicted in the movies are still part of the Y’s summer camp experience: sports, bonding, outdoor time, creativity.

But the Y’s version is also absent some of the drawbacks, like homesickness, sketchy meals, and mandated letters to parents.

Most of the Bucks County Y sites offer camps, which can be for half days, full days, and extended days.

The roster of educational programs is impressive:

  • Creative arts
  • Swimming (grouped by experience level, beginning to advanced)
  • Archery
  • Culinary skills
  • Gaming and esports
  • Problem solving
  • Girls’ empowerment/kids’ empowerment
  • Guitar
  • STEM

If a little athlete is eager to sharpen skills before fall sports season, the Y has plenty of opportunities, boosting proficiency in:

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Dodgeball
  • Gymnastics
  • Triathlon running
  • Flag football
  • Obstacle ninja
  • Skateboarding and scootering
  • Soccer
  • Speed agility
  • Sports frenzy (a little taste of a lot of sports)

Camps start the week of June 13–17 and run to Aug. 22–26. Many of these are already full, so interested parents should hop to.

More information on the Y’s extensive summer camp program — including details on financial assistance to help with costs — is online.