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We’re More than Just a Summer Camp!
In our serene location in the Pinelands, the joy of nature and strength of community come together beautifully. Free from the distractions of everyday life, schoolwork and jobs take pause. Connections are made without cell phones; the sound of songbirds replace the bustle of noisy traffic. Families and groups have the freedom to strengthen their relationships, in simple ways that truly create memorable experiences.
Throughout the year, we offer a host of activities for schools, groups and families, including: environmental education, team-building/challenge course, historical/cultural, adventure, seasonal, etc. Our YMCA affiliation means we include the Y’s four core values – caring, honesty, respect and responsibility – in every aspect of our programming. Through safety inspections, staff training and background checks, we strive to ensure the safety and well-being of every child. Our professional staff members provide participants with a positive environment, as well as fun, safe and age-appropriate activities that aim to foster new relationships, build self-confidence and teach new skills. Inclusion, sportsmanship and learning to treat others with caring, honesty and respect are key values that we model for campers. Our programming promotes friendships, positive self-esteem, healthy development and encourages individuality and independence.
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- School Trips School trips focus on education, communication, teamwork and trust. Our staff will help you design and conduct programs that meet the goals and standards of your district’s curriculum. We serve more than 12,000 students annually and offer more than 60 different programs and courses that give students an experience that complements and enhances their lessons back in the classroom.
- Retreats YMCA Camp Ockanickon is a place to enjoy activities, strengthen family ties, bring groups closer together and enjoy the peace and quiet found on our 800-acre wooded Camp property. Whether you are looking for a weekend or weekday retreat, a corporate get-together, a family reunion or are part of a community group or another organization, YMCA Camp Ockanickon is the place for you.
- Scouts & Adventure Guides YMCA Camp Ockanickon provides a wonderful experience where Scouts and Adventure Guides can realize their strengths, learn new skills, achieve goals and have fun! We are ready to work with you to customize a weekend that fits your needs.
- Team-Building Programs The Challenge Course programs at YMCA Camp Ockanickon are built on the philosophy of experiential learning and can benefit participants of any age and background. Professionally trained staff members provide quality experiences that build relationships, inspire learning, strengthen character and leave a lifelong impression.