Our Y Camp impacts the community by giving each camper a place where they belong. At the Y, campers develop new friendships, explore creativity, experience new opportunities and learn life lessons. The Y is committed to investing in every child’s future by giving campers the building blocks to be successful.

The Gateway Family YMCA offers camp programs at 3 branch locations Elizabeth, Five Points and Rahway, New Jersey:

    Elizabeth Branch
    135 Madison Avenue
    Elizabeth, NJ 07201

    Contact: SACC & Day Camp Director

    Five Points Branch
    201 Tucker Avenue
    Union, NJ 07083

    Contact: SACC & Day Camp Director

    Rahway Branch
    1564 Irving Street
    Rahway, NJ 07065

    Contact: SACC & Day Camp Director

    Benefits of our Program

          Safe and Secure Facilities

          Trained and Compassionate Staff

          Experiences to Last a Lifetime

          Weekly Themed Program Activities

          Swimming and Water Safety

          New Friends and Lasting Friendships

          AM and PM Extended Care Offered

          Exciting Trip Opportunities

          10% discount rate for siblings

          Financial Assistance is available

"In 2008, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and the NJ YMCA Alliance partnered in the development of Healthy U - a program aimed at preventing childhood obesity through improved nutrition, increased physical activity, and parental involvement.

Today, the program is implemented in all 21 counties throughout NJ, reaching more than 40,000 children ages 3-13 at 480 Y locations and 50 public elementary school partners."

Summer Camp at The Gateway Family YMCA

The Gateway Family YMCA is five branch YMCA association, with three branches providing Summer Day Camp programs - The Five Points Branch YMCA in Union, NJ, the Elizabeth Branch YMCA in Elizabeth, NJ and Rahway Branch YMCA in Rahway, NJ. Our commitment is to strengthening the foundations of community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Gateway Family YMCA offers Summer Camps to serve the communities of Union County and Middlesex County, as well as the surrounding areas. Parents need a summer camp they can trust and children need a summer camp that will hold their attention and spark their imagination. The Gateway Family YMCA offers that and more. At The Gateway Family YMCA Summer Camp is more than a program, it's an adventure to last a lifetime!

Summer Camp Open House

Join us at the Elizabeth Branch, Five Points Branch and Rahway Branch for our Summer Camp Open House events to learn more about the Best. Summer. Ever.

Summer Camp Locations

The Gateway Family YMCA offers Summer Day Camp in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union, NJ.

Summer Camps in Elizabeth, NJ

Summer Camp at The Gateway Family YMCA - Elizabeth Branch includes opportunities to make friends and gain lasting skills.

Summer Camps in Rahway, NJ

Summer Camp at The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch includes options for regular summer day camp and also specialty camps. Summer Day Camp programs are offered for children entering Kindergarten through 10th grade.

Summer Camps in Union, NJ

Summer Camp at The Gateway Family YMCA - Five Points Branch includes opportunities for children from preschool through middle school.

Specialty Summer Camps

The Summer is a time to let your child do what they love, or try new things! Our specialty camps combine fun with technique to help your child become the next all-star!

Vacation and Holiday Camps

In addition to traditional summer camps, The Gateway Family YMCA also offers Vacation Day Camps including, Holiday Break Camps during school holidays, Spring Break Camp and in certain circumstances Snow Day Camps.

Summer Camp options include:

  • Discovery Camp
  • Explorer Camp
  • Adventure Camp
  • Pioneer Camp
  • Leaders in Training Camp (Located at the Five Points Branch for all members)

Specialty Summer Camp options include:

  • Tennis Camp
  • Basketball Camp
  • Youth Soccer Camp
  • Flag Football Camp
  • Baseball Camp
  • Hip Hop Kidz Camp
  • Water Sports and Games Camp
  • Messy Fingers Art Studio Camp

Summer Camp Video from the Five Points Branch