Hamilton Area YMCA

Summer Camp is a vital childhood experience and more important than ever. Turn off the electronics because through play, kids learn to solve problems, make new friends, and discover the world around them which helps them grow.  With a variety of camp electives ranging from Sports to STEM, energetic staff and daily special events the Hamilton Area YMCA is the ideal environment for campers to make new friends, create lifelong memories and experience Summer Fun in ’21!

Click here to learn about camp

Click here to learn the benefits of camp

Click here to learn about our four step registration process

Click here to register for Day Camp

Click here to register for Diverse Abilities (SKOR) Camp

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Dates & Rates

Camp Dates
June 21 - September 3

Camp Hours & Options

5 day per week options:
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4: 00 p.m.
$380 per week

Pre Camp 
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - $30 

Post Camp 
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - $40

Baseball and Soccer Camps

Sawmill Summer Camp is proud to have partnered with the coaches of Rider University Baseball and Red Bulls Soccer to provide a quality sports camp.  

Click on the link below for more information and to register.  Registration for these camps is available only via these links. 

Baseball Camp

Red Bulls Soccer Camp

Camp Goals

  • Encourage each child to make friends and have fun in a safe nurturing environment
  • Broaden each child’s horizons with new and different experiences ranging from the creative to the physical throughout a variety of different camp options
  • That each child learn to push beyond their limitations and learn what they are truly capable of and in so doing, become inspired to reach further
  • To encourage creativity and imagination in each child 
  • Build strength of character, courage, determination, and focus by encouraging sound decision making skills
  • Teach children that their relationships and the larger community benefit from their investment
  • Encourage children to emulate positive role models in camp staff
  • Encourage willingness to accept guidance when challenged with a decision, giving each child the freedom to feel confident in their choices  
  • Enhance respect for self, others and the natural world around them

Meet Our Staff

Each of our staff undergoes a series of interviews, reference checks and a complete background/criminal history check.  Our coordinators are college graduates who are working professionals in the fields of education and child development with over 36 years of camp experience and 17 years of teaching experience.  Our senior staff are at least 18 years of age with prior experience working with children.  Many of our staff have been former campers and have gone through our counselor in training program.  All staff participate in over 25 hours pre camp training.  Our senior counselors and leadership staff are all certified in First Aid and CPR.  We have a camp nurse on site each day. Click here to meet our senior staff.

Typical Camp Day

This is just an example of what a schedule may look like.  It will vary depending on what camp you sign up for.

9:00 a.m. Morning Meeting
9:20 a.m. Activity Period 1 (Specialist, Kickball, Capture the Flag, Gaga)
10:30 a.m. Break/Snack Time
11:00 a.m. Morning Swim
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Activity Period 2 (Specialist, Art, Science, Camp Songs, Camp Games)
1:30 p.m. Afternoon Swim
2:15 p.m. Activity Period 3  (Specialist, Water Relays, Sprinkler Time, Water Tag)
3:25 p.m. Daily Closing
3:45 p.m. Arrive at Departure Locations

What To Bring To Camp

Please click here to view our handy graphic on what campers should bring to camp and what should stay at home.  

Camp Swim Lessons

Our certified YMCA instructors will teach and develop campers’ swimming through 5 group sessions.

Campers will be evaluated and split into the appropriate stage based on their swim ability. Group sizes will be limited to maintain social distancing. Instructors will utilize benchmarks from Safety Around Water and the Y Swim progression. 

The Y’s Safety Around Water program teaches children of all ages and from all backgrounds that water can be fun, not scary. Knowing how to be safe around water is one of the most important life skills we can teach our children. It gives them confidence. And, it can save their lives.

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Facility Features

•  50 acres of outdoor recreation
•  Large L-Shaped pool - largest in Mercer County!
•  Small Wading Pool
•  100 foot water slide 
•  3 pavilions each with picnic tables, water fountains and restrooms
•  Big top tents each with picnic tables and water stations
•  Climate controlled multi-sport gym
•  Outdoor basketball courts
•  Sand volleyball courts
•  Gaga Courts
•  Quoit Pits
•  Human foosball court
•  Traversing Wall
•  Playground 
•  Soccer fields
•  Baseball fields
•  Water tag course
•  Misting and sprinkler stations
•  Foot and Disc Golf Course
•  Slip & Slide Station

Follow us on Facebook! 

Click here for the Camp Facebook page 

We’re just minutes from the Hamilton Market Place. Click here for directions!

Click here for a bird's eye view our Sawmill Branch!