Situated on nearly 800 acres of pristine land in Southern New Jersey, our camp experience offers wonderful opportunities for children, allowing them to build the character and confidence they will need to go out into the world as adults.
Our boys Overnight Camp for ages 7-16, will provide your child with a high-quality program in a safe, supportive environment led by an enthusiastic group of professionally trained adult role models. Unlike most camps, which are co-ed, the single-gender nature of Camp Ockanickon means campers experience something different and uniquely supportive. Our younger campers are happily engaged in activities and challenges appropriate to their ages, and our teen programs for boys are perfectly suited to older campers as they mature and take on more responsibilities and challenges. The beautiful Pinelands setting is the perfect backdrop for character-building while connecting with nature at our boys summer camp.
At Camp Ockanickon, there is a focus on the individual growth and development of skills and talents distinctive to boys in their journey toward independence. Ocky boys spend their days swimming, boating, kayaking, hiking, enjoying a sport with new friends, improving their aim on the archery range or learning a new appreciation of nature in our earth education program. They may also choose to take up digital photography, learn how to play rugby or go fishing. Ocky boys also have the opportunity to develop confidence, self esteem and leadership skills on our high and low ropes courses, the climbing wall and the zipline. Ocky campers know that they are part of something meaningful, something bigger than themselves.
The end of each day often brings night-sky viewing and time spent around the campfire. Living in rustic cabins with boys their own age, Ocky campers learn about loyalty, cooperation and how to forge lasting relationships. Bunkmates often become lifelong friends. Compromise, fair play, sharing, self-reliance, and leadership development for boys are the hallmarks of this YMCA Camp experience.
At the end of the summer, Ocky campers know that they have been part of something meaningful, something bigger than themselves.