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Summer Enrichment Programs

Our goal is to empower your child through educational, social, emotional and physical growth through positive experiences. Our activities are designed to provide a sense of inclusiveness, pride, and achievement in each program. Your children will be treated with respect and their safety is our first priority.


Summer at YWCA Princeton has become a time-honored tradition for thousands of families over the generations. Our high quality programs, dynamic staff and premier location, make for a great summer experience. We offer programs for children ages 2 ½– 14. Choose a program that fits your family’s needs!


For your convenience, before and after program care options are available.

Summer Enrichment Programs:

  • Ballet Camp for Boys & Girls (Ages 4-10)
  • Lego® Robotics (Ages 5-10 & Ages 11-14)
  • Nursery School (Ages 2-6)

Programs include:

  • American Red Cross Instructional Swim
  • CPR/AED and First Aid Certified Counselors
  • Daily Snack
  • Special Guests/Presentations

Extra Hours

You will have peace of mind knowing your child is in a safe, supervised environment. You may elect any or all of our extra camp options: before camp, after camp, and lunch hour care. Just indicate when registering, which options you would like to add on to your child’s camp. Available for campers ages 5 to 14.

Before and After Care available 7:30-9:00am; 4:00-6:00pm.

Exceptional Staff

Our qualified staff is dedicated to providing a positive camp experience for your child. As nurturing, professional educators and seasoned college-aged camp counselors, your child will feel at ease quickly. All are CPR/AED and First-Aid certified and trained in safety, supervision, decision making, and problem solving.

Financial Assistance

Financial scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis. Applications can be obtained by contacting (609) 497-2100 ext. 319 and must be submitted by May 1, 2016 for consideration.


Last minute changes present a challenge that can affect staffing, supply ordering, trips, and registration processing. Therefore, a Transfer Fee of $50 applies if less than one week notice prior to session start date is given. Withdrawals are permitted any time but subject to a $100 non-refundable fee (per child per week/session). Refunds will not be given for absences.
















Ballet Camp for Boys & Girls (Ages 4-10); M-F 9:00am-12:00pm or 9:00am-4:00pm

Your child will transform into a prima ballerina on stage with all the fabulous characters from famous ballets! From lilac fairies to dancing dolls, swan princesses to dancing mermaids, this camp is special! Includes daily classical ballet lessons, choreography, and constructing the props to go along with these wonderful storybook favorites. Campers should wear a leotard, ballet slippers, and have hair neatly pulled back (tights not required).
Full day campers enjoy instructional American Red Cross swim lessons (2x/wk), field trips, set production, lunch hour supervision, and a second ballet class every afternoon.
Week 1 June 20-24 The Little Mermaid
Week 2 June 27-30 Beauty and the Beast
Week 3 July 5-8 Swan Lake
Week 4 July 11-15 Coppelia
Week 5 July 18-22 Cinderella
Week 6 July 25-29 Sleeping Beauty
Week 7 Aug 1-5 The Lion King
Week 8 Aug 8-12 Princess and the Frog
Week 9 Aug 15-19 Snow White
Week 10 Aug 22-26 Mary Poppins



Lego® Robotics (Ages 5-10 and 11-14); Two-week sessions

This marvelous “hands-on” summer program exposes your children to the world of robotics through LEGO ® MINDSTROMS education. Supportive, teacher-led instruction is followed by applied learning experiences. Short, simple demonstrations enable students to spend time exploring and strategizing with one another on different structures. An excellent way to cultivate interest in science, technology, teamwork and problem solving skills — your child will be eager to share their mastery and successes!
Participants will be learning Robotics using kits designed for competitions around the world. Your child will work with a team and will learn to design, construct, program, and drive a robot for a camp challenge. Previous experience with robotics is welcomed but not needed.
Level 1: Give your kids an introduction using Lego robotics kits. Students will learn general concepts of robot design and programming as they work in groups to build robots to compete in class challenges.
Level 2:
Option 1: Students take legos to the next level and learn how to incorporate sensors and logic into what they are used to building.
Option 2: Students are introduced to one of the fastest growing kid friendly robotics competitions in the world with VexIQ. They take control of their robots to see who can take the most points in this year's challenge. Students will be taught the basics of design, problem solving, and engineering principles as they build and program a competitive robot from the ground up.
Level 3:
Option 1: Same writeup with Lego or VexIQ but more advanced sensors etc.
Option 2: Students move away from kits and are introduced to the circuits behind the plastic. Students will learn how to construct and program their very own autonomous robot using kits designed for the highly popular Arduino microcontrollers.
Participants will be divided into groups depending on their age and past robotics experience.


Nursery School Summer Session(Ages 2-6)

Where fun and learning never end! Join our Nursery School this summer for days filled with engaging activities for children ages 2 ½ - 6. A perfect balance of summer activities including American Red Cross instructional swim lessons, music and movement, culinary arts, scientific discovery, outdoor play and more, all led by educators that are members of the National Association for the Education of the Young Child. Our dynamic, experienced teaching staff is here year-round allowing for an easy transition for your child into the school year.
Open from 8am-6pm, Monday through Friday.

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YWCA Princeton
59 Paul Robeson Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone 609-497-2100, Fax 609-924-8644