Fairview Lake YMCA is a traditional and adventure based sleepaway camp located on 660 acres of pristine forests and fields around a 110 acre lake. Since 1915, we have provided quality summer camping for thousands of children.

FOR KIDS ONLY...keep reading! Everything you want from a summer camp is at Fairview Lake YMCA. When you sign up for our traditional sleep away camp, you get to make your own schedule and choose the activities you like most! Our great activities include windsurfing/sailing, archery, arts & crafts, canoeing, rock climbing, dance, drama, in-line skating, kayaking, high and low-ropes courses, snorkeling, street hockey, swimming, voice, guitar, and of course tons of other sports options. We also have a horseback riding camp and other specialty camps for tennis, fine arts, sailing/windsurfing. Some of these specialty camps are only for boys and others are only for girls. If you are the adventurous type, you might want to sign up for one of our challenging adventure trips where you can do some real rock climbing, backpacking, canoeing safaris, fishing, biking or cave exploring.

We have over 600 acres of forests and fields, a 70,000-acre national park in our backyard and a mile-long beautiful lake for you to explore. Our kids and counselors come from all over the world. C'mon, make new friends and learn something new. Parents, our kids will want to make Fairview Lake their home away from home!
Please contact Jeremy M. Culpepper for a personal camp tour.

2. Monmouth County Park System Summer Odyssey Adventures

Offering well balanced, high staff to participant ratios, and a wide range of activities, our camps offer something for everyone; both for our participants and staff.

3. A.J. Meerwald's Maritime Camp

Exciting and educational camping adventures onboard the historic oyster schooner AJ MEERWALD. Campers become part of the AJ MEERWALD’S crew, sailing and living aboard an historic tall ship.

There are two camps offered by Bayshore Center at Bivalve:

Maritime Camps; Five days, Four nights, for Ages 13 to 17

Maritime campers become part of the AJ MEERWALD’S crew, sailing and living aboard an historic tall ship. Campers learn to raise and furl sails, coil lines, navigate and steer the ship. With deckwashes, sea chanteys, knots and standing watch, campers will truly become a tall ship sailor! The program also incorporates our award winning education program connecting and teaching campers about the environment and how we all affect it. Campers help to perform trawls, catching various sea animals in our trawl net, monitoring water quality, analyzing plankton of the local water environment, and learning about local watersheds.

The first 2012 camp is from July 8 beginning in Liberty State Park, NJ and docks in New London, CT on July 12 where the 2013 SailFest will be held for the weekend. On the final day of the camp, the Crew invites the parents to join us at 1:30 for a sail to see what their children have learned that week while on board. So bring the family for a fun weekend of Tall Ships, activities, and fireworks.

The second maritime camp will start in Liberty State Park, NJ and finish in Beach Haven, NJ from July 22-July 26. On the last day, each camp offers a campers and parents sail at 1:30 so that the young sailors can show their parents what they accomplished and learned all week.

Cost $750 includes meals and all accommodations

Sailor For A Day Camp: for Ages 10 to 16, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Campers aboard our Sailor For A Day program learn how to become a member of the crew. The morning begins with an introduction to the ship. Campers then help raise sail so we can get on our way! They also participate in our award winning educational program, learning all about our environment and how we affect it. They help to monitor water quality, help trawl for fish and other sea animals, learn about our local watershed, and so much more! In the afternoon, campers learn the skills of the maritime trade including navigation, important knots, how to stand bow watch, and even learn how to steer the boat!

Cost: $70 – Bring lunch, water bottle, and sunscreen.

The AJ MEEWALD travels throughout the state of New Jersey so look for us at a port near you! 2013 dates are as follows:

Atlantic City (Gardner's Basin), NJ
Wednesday August 7

Cape May, NJ (Utsch's Marina)
Wednesdays August 14, 21, and 28

4. AdventuresAboard

Experience the arts of Seamanship. Hoist & trim the sails, navigate & maintain watch. *Take the helm and plot a course for adventure. Voyage historic waters. *Build confidence and trust. *Experience a unique perspective on our planet.

Scouts, Youth groups & Organizations
*Experience the arts of Seamanship. Hoist & trim the sails, navigate & maintain watches.
*Take the helm and plot a course for adventure. Enjoy life aboard while voyaging historic waters.
*Build confidence and trust in yourself, your crew mates, and the Sea.
*Learn valuable lessons working as a crew, while experiencing a unique perspective on our planet.

Having specialized in week long adventure voyages since 1997, the foundation of our program was developed serving the Florida Sea Base, a National BSA High Adventure facility in Islamorada FL. Your Capt. & craft are able to provision the Sea Faring Adventure of a lifetime. Having operated successfully under contract for the Boy Scouts “Coral Reef Sailing” program, we have an experienced understanding of the mechanics involved in creating a memorable and educating experience at Sea.

We currently offer customizable High Adventure Sailing voyages in the coastal waters of NJ/DE/NY/CT/RI/MA.
While the root of our academia is maritime based ,we can tailor any trip to suit the needs of your program. Spring 2013 we will be adding boatbuilding programs with limited availability. Please contact to inquire.

To date 250+ Crews of approximately 1700 Boy, Girl, Venture, and Explorer Scouts...Jr ROTC Cadets, University students, outreach programs and their adult leaders from around the country; have grown aboard!
*Past Crew evaluations & comment history provided upon inquiry.
*All crew members are TWIC holders (Homeland Security background clearance ID)
*Your Captain is a USCG Licensed 100Ton Master, trained in Youth Protection policies, and a Father himself.

5. Longacre Expeditions

Mission: to inspire students to grow in leadership and personal responsibility, to feel empowered by their adventures and discover self-confidence, to lead healthy and active lives, and to become more environmentally conscious.

Mission: to inspire students to grow in leadership and personal responsibility, to feel empowered by their adventures and discover self-confidence, to lead healthy and active lives, and to become more environmentally conscious.

Since 1981 over 9,000 students have joined us for world-class adventures in some of the world’s most breathtaking destinations. Our students make connections with peers and leaders, with their natural surroundings and especially with themselves. Longacre offers the summer of a lifetime!

Longacre Expeditions offers some of the most unique multi-sport adventures in the industry for Student Grades 5-12. Ice climbing and Eco-Service in Iceland. Surfing and Caving in Costa Rica/Panama. Falconry and Surfing in Ireland. Mountaineering and Leadership training in Colorado and Alaska. Sailing and snowboarding in The Pacific Northwest. Schooner sailing and sea kayaking in Maine. Bike touring in Nova Scotia. Multi-sport adventures in New Hampshire, the Outer Banks, Oregon, and Washington!

Groups of 10-15 kids and their leaders are an ideal size to foster leadership skills, effective communication, confidence building, and fun. Each 15-28 day expedition is co-ed, grouped by age, and offers a multitude of activities. Explore the world, challenge yourself, learn to lead and make a difference!