MVP Sports Camp is the ideal program for the young athlete who can’t get enough of sports and loves the spirit of competition. At MVP Sports Camp, campers will receive quality instruction and guidance in sports such as soccer, basketball, baseball, football, floor hockey and special YMCA group games. Coaches work with campers to challenge them and give them the one-on-one attention they need to grow and learn each sport. Campers divide into groups based on age. Younger campers focus more on having fun while learning sports fundamentals and the importance of teamwork. Older campers focus on expanding their knowledge and athletic abilities. Daily scrimmages help further develop skills through competitive play. At the Y, we use sports to teach lifelong skills and values.
Sample Daily Schedule
7:30am-9:00am – Drop Off at the YMCA
9:00am-9:30am – Camp Community
9:40am-10:15am – Skills & Drills Rotation
10:25am-11:00am – Athlete Training Rotation
11:10am-11:45am – Head to Head Game Rotation
11:45am-12:30pm – LUNCH
12:20pm-12:45pm – Free Time
12:45pm-1:30pm – Group Time!
1:30pm-2:10m – Change for swimming
2:15pm-2:55pm – Swimming!
2:55pm-3:15pm – Change from swimming
3:15pm-3:45pm – All Camp Activity
3:45pm-4:00pm – Snack / Community
4:15pm-6:00pm – Camper Pick up
Curious what your child needs every day? What to Bring to Camp (PDF)
Field Trips and Special Events
Each week, campers will take part in either a special event or a field trip. For information on specific weekly activities, please see our MVP Summer Camp Calendar. This will give you an overview of your child’s summer camping experience at the Princeton Family YMCA. In addition, campers will receive a camp T-shirt which should be worn on any field trips your child is attending.
Campers will swim at the Princeton Family YMCA pool. Each camper’s swimming ability is tested prior to pool time. In order for any camper to be allowed in the deep end, they must be able to swim two pool lengths non-stop, and tread water for one minute.
Certified lifeguards are always present and flotation devices are used for non-swimmers. Each day, campers will receive 20 minutes of swim lesson taught by our certified swim instructors and 20 minutes of free swim. Campers should come to camp prepared with a bathing suit, sun block and a dry change of clothes if needed.
As a YMCA member you’ll feel great knowing that you’re involved in an organization that cares deeply about your health and well-being, as well as that of the community, and is committed to building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.
For campers and families that may not need a full-day camp care, the Princeton YMCA offers an affordable half-day option. During AM Half Day, campers can arrive any time between 7:30am-9:00am. Activities will begin at 9:00am and campers must be picked up by 1:00pm. Please pack a lunch for AM Half-Day Campers. During PM Half-Day, campers can arrive at 1:00pm and will participate in activities from 1:00pm-4:00pm. The PM Half-Day Campers can be picked up any time between 4:00pm-6:00pm. PM Half-Day Campers will swim daily, AM Half-Day Campers will not swim. All Half-Day Campers will be placed in the appropriate age group and participate with that age group throughout the day. Half-Day Option is for Discovery or MVP camps only.