2023 Camp Y Achievers/Summer Learning Loss: 
Perfect balance of learning and Summer Fun

Registration now open! 

Our Camp Y Achievers consists of a structured day of educational work in the morning and a fun afternoon of activities with our Camp Hiawatha campers! 

Register for one or both sessions, one session will also be available at our Somers Point day camp location! Summer camp is where your child can make new friends, learn and discover, get creative and have fun trying new things in a safe and nurturing environment!

What is the Summer Learning Loss Prevention program? 

The Y’s Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program (SLPP) focuses on engaging students over the course of the summer through educational programming. Students that consistently attended SLLP gained up to three months in reading – thus reducing summer learning loss.

More statistics:

● Reading scores substantially increase over the course of the program for students in first through third grades, when comparing pre- and post-test STAR scores. STAR scores also increased for fourth and fifth graders, but those changes were not statistically significant. Overall, 67 percent of participants met the goal of avoiding the summer slide by maintaining or increasing their literacy/reading skills.

● Gains in literacy are stronger for the kids who need it most. 78 percent of participants starting at or below the 20th percentile (performing below 80 percent of their peers nationwide) maintained or improved percentile rank while 67 percent of all participants maintained or improved percentile rank.

● Evidence suggests the program makes an important difference in children’s attitude and reading behaviors. Parent and caregiver survey responses reflect substantial evidence that the summer program not only prevented summer learning loss but also improved academic attitudes, behaviors, and performance. More than 90 percent of parents/caregivers agree that the program helped their child to read more often, have a more positive attitude about school, and improve their self-confidence.

  • For children entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades
  • 6 week session
  • Healthy Breakfast and Lunch
  • Before and After Care available
  • Taught by a certified teacher
  • Structured to prevent summer learning loss with the Four Block Curriculum, which is a balanced-literacy framework for teaching language arts. This program integrates four language arts areas into reading instruction. These areas are: guided reading, self-selected reading, writing and working with words.
  • Y Achievers merges with Camp Hiawatha after lunch. For more information on Camp Hiawatha, click here.
  • We accept Third Party Assistance

YMCA of Vineland (2 Sessions) - 1159 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, NJ 08360
Session 1: July 3-August 11 (*closed July 4)
Session 2: July 10-August 18

Jordan Road School (1 Session) 129 Jordan Road, Somers Point, NJ 08244
Session 3: July 10-August 18
*Click HERE to visit the Y Camp at Somers Point page!

Session 1 (YMCA): July 3-August 11 (*closed July 4)


Session 2 (YMCA): July 10-August 18


Session 3 (Somers Point): July 10-August 18


Packets are also available for pick up or mailing. Contact Christine Madison at cmadison@ccaymca.org for more information. 

  • Camp Y Achievers weekly fee: $190
  • Early Option (6:30 AM to 5:30 PM) $50.00 per week
  • Before and After Care option (7:30 AM to 5:30 PM) $40.00 per week
  • We accept third party assistance such as Rutgers, Inspira, etc.; learn more by contacting learn more by contacting our Financial Services Coordinator, Chanyra Williams at 856-691-0030 extension 111. Our staff works closely with parents to ensure timely paperwork completion regardless of current childcare provider
  • The YMCA also provides financial assistance options should you be denied from outside agencies

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