Parent FAQs

The important stuff

Let’s answer some of the questions that we are often asked by parents as they register for Day Camp at Camp Mason.

Why Camp Mason?

Camp Mason gives kids room and time to play, learn and grow surrounded by nature and good company. There is no shortage of different summer opportunities for kids, but there are very few where kids gain confidence, make lifelong memories and have so much fun all in one place. This is what makes Camp Mason stand out. The community spirit and range of activities at camp help kids feel accepted and challenged all summer long!

How many weeks of Day Camp do most kids do?

It varies from kid to kid and family to family. Some kids join for one week and others are with us all summer. Either way, we start each week with get-to-know-you games and spend time becoming familiar with each camper, and their individual needs. We adjust groups each week and modify schedules so each week has its own flavor.

What do you do when it rains?

We prefer the term “liquid sunshine”! We love nothing better than a spot of puddle jumping and singing in the rain! That being said, when we encounter long rainy spells or a heavy storm we head indoors to continue with a range of activities under cover. The staff are prepared for rainy days, heatwaves and whatever else comes their way.

Which activities will my camper do at Day Camp?

We make each group’s schedule week by week and listen to the requests of campers and staff. We also look at what activities Day Camp groups can safely do based on their ages and needs. It’s impossible to share exactly what they will get up to right now, however we can promise plenty of pool time and lots of other fun and games!

Get ready for camp

Read the Day Camp Parent Handbook to find answers to the most common questions families ask as they prepare for the summer.

If you can’t find the answer on this page or would like to chat with one of the team, get in touch and we can help.


YMCA Camp Ralph S. Mason
23 Birch Ridge Road
Hardwick, NJ 07825
Phone: 908-362-8217
Fax: 908-362-5767
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