For Parents/Guardians

If You’re Considering Camp Mason…

Come visit! No brochure or video can substitute for a guided tour of the camp led by one of our directors.

We schedule a number of open house events and other opportunities for families to come see the camp in person. If an open house date doesn’t work for you let us know. We’ll be happy to take you on a personal tour of the camp and answer any questions you might have.

Safety is our highest priority. Every parent wants be be sure that his or her child will be safe at camp and we take this responsibility seriously. From the recruitment and hiring of our staff (all are interviewed and have extensive background checks completed) to their training (7-14 days of pre-camp orientation), we ensure that our campers are in the care of mature, competent and caring counselors. Our on-site health center is staffed by registered nurses and EMTs who are responsible for the medical care of our camp community.

Camp Mason is accredited by the American Camp Association, which has established standards for all areas of camping programs and operations. Aquatics, Health & Safety, Food Service and Facilities are just a few of the areas in which ACA has developed guidelines for camps.

Maybe most importantly, we’re proud of the community and culture that exists at Camp Mason. We’re big enough to be able to offer a wide range of activities and programs, but small enough so that every camper receives the individual attention that he or she deserves. Our community is based upon the four core YMCA values of respect, honesty, caring and responsibility. We encourage all our campers to try new things and to do their best. Camp is a place that celebrates the leap as well as the landing!

If You’ve Selected Camp Mason…

We’re so pleased that your family has become part of the Camp Mason community!

As you prepare for camp, please feel free to call or email us as questions arise. If you haven’t yet seen Camp Mason, please consider a pre-summer visit. Even for an enthusiastic first-time camper, the opportunity to see the camp, to walk inside the cabins, and to meet the director can be very beneficial. It can build even more excitement about the camp experience and, more importantly, can help to ensure that the opening day drop-off is smooth and easy. Please contact our office to arrange a visit, or come on one of our scheduled open house dates.

Summer camp is an adventure; it’s also an opportunity to develop lifelong interests and lifelong friends. Many of our alumni count their Camp Mason summers as among the most important formative experiences in their lives. More than anything, this is what we wish for your child.

Parent Documents

Below are some useful guides with helpful information for parents/guardians.

Financial Assistance

Each summer Camp Mason helps families to afford the cost of camp. We provide more than $150,000 of assistance to families each summer. One in eight campers attend Camp Mason through our financial assistance program.  Please consider a donation to help campers and families to afford an empowering summer at camp.  If you would like to help, please click HERE!  Thank you so very much!

If you wish you apply for financial assistance, please click HERE to go to our Financial Assistance information.  If you have any questions please call our office at 908-362-8217.

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