The YMCA is a leading non-profit cause, committed to delivering programs that meet our areas of focus: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. YMCA camps have been in operation for over 125 years, with YMCA Camp Bernie running continuously since 1957. We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to explore the outdoors, try new things and overcome challenges, all within a safe and nurturing environment.
We are welcoming to all people and believe that a camp experience offers a lifetime of possibilities. Our programs build skills and emotional wellness through interactive, hands on activities. We encourage healthy lifestyles through active, outdoor educational and recreational opportunities. We are committed to offering children, in particular, the chance to engage with others and build a lifetime of memories that will guide and impact them through adulthood.
With a foundation based upon the YMCA mission, our camp exists to provide people of all ages a safe, fun environment to interact with one another and the beautiful environment which we inhabit. Our variety of programs will meet recreational and educational goals, and will build long lasting memories for all participants. Click Here to Learn More
YMCA Camp Bernie houses over 200 participants in heated modern cabins and lodges. Every cabin or Lodge is equipped with either a working fireplace or wood-burning stove. Bathroom facilities with private showers are located in each cabin. Click Here to Learn More
YMCA Camp Bernie knows the importance of good home cooking. We take special care to provide quality, wholesome meals each day. All meals are freshly prepared and menus are set in advance by Camp Bernie. Click Here to Learn More
Our staff is composed of professional caring adults and dedicated role models. We take great care in assuring that our staff will meet our guest’s expectations of fun, learning and safety. We are proudly Accredited by the American Camp Association and licensed by the state of New Jersey. Click Here to Learn More
In continuous operation since 1957, YMCA Camp Bernie has a proud heritage. We have evolved and developed throughout our history with appreciation for the countless people that have walked through our property and shared in the positive experiences we offer. Click Here to Learn More
YMCA Camp Bernie is searching for camper and staff alumni. Reunite with old friends and make new ones while sharing memories and creating new ones. Click Here to Learn More