‘Camp YMCA at Rider University” will yield significant benefits for working families and their children throughout Mercer County

Working parents in Mercer County will have a new option for childcare this summer thanks to a partnership between the Trenton YMCA and Rider University. “Camp YMCA at Rider University” will combine a traditional summer camp experience with a University setting to provide a unique experience for campers and an affordable option for their parents.

Children ages 5.5 to 13 years old are eligible to attend Camp YMCA at Rider University on a week-to-week basis from June 26 through August 25. Campers will have access to university resources like the pool, cafeteria, athletic facilities, and educational spaces.

By combining their resources the Trenton YMCA and Rider University are able to offer this experience to families for a low $225 per week. Campers who register and pay in full before March 31 receive an even lower rate of $195 per week rate. In a departure from traditional summer camp fee structures, “Camp YMCA at Rider University” includes before and after care at no additional cost.

“Families in our community need an affordable option for their kids during the summer months,” said Trenton YMCA CEO Samuel T. Frisby. “Our mission at the Trenton Y is to fill that need. By partnering with Rider, we will provide youth with a summer full of experiences that will establish a foundation for a lifetime of success.”

“It’s never too early to introduce young people to a university setting,” said Rider University President Dr. Gregory Dell’Omo. “We’re looking forward to hosting the Y’s campers this summer, introducing them to new concepts and experiences, and hopefully setting them on a path toward higher education in the future.”

Financial assistance for summer camp is available through the YMCA of Trenton for families that qualify. For more information about Camp YMCA at Rider University, visit www.yridercamp.org.

According to the American Camping Association, the average cost of day camp in Mercer County is $304 a week.

The YMCA of Trenton was founded in 1856 and is the Capital City’s oldest non-profit, serving families in Trenton, Ewing and Lawrence. For more information about the YMCA of Trenton visit www.trentonymca.org.

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