256 Macopin Road, West Milford NJ, 07480

Call 973.838.0942 or Email info@hi4y.org For More Info

Welcome to Camp Vacamas!

Every summer, hundreds of young people from the tri-state area come to Vacamas for a summer to remember and meet friends they will never forget. Our 12- and 19-day trips provide exciting and challenging age-specific adventures for campers ages 6-17, having completed 1st through 11th grades. In addition to our sleep-away camp, we also have a rapidly-growing day camp which operates between 9am and 5pm each day with before-care and after-care options also available.

Location - Less than 1 hour from New York City.

256 Macopin Road, West Milford, NJ. Buses available at no additional cost from selected locations in NY & NJ.


Sleepaway Camp Dates:

Session 1: June 30th to July 11th (12 days), Session 2: July 14th to August 1st (19 days), Session 3: August 4th to August 22nd (19 days)

Day Camp Dates:

Week 1: June 26th - June 28th (3 day. Day-Care not usual programming)
Week 2: July 1st - July 5th
Week 3: July 8th - July 12th
Week 4: July 15th - July 19th
Week 5: July 22nd - July 26th
Week 6: July 29th - August 2nd
Week 7: August 5th - August 9th
Week 8: August 12th - August 16th
Week 9: August 19th - August 23rd

Some Of Our Activities Include:

  • Hiking Trails

  • Canoeing, boating and swimming

  • Children's playground

  • Amphitheater

  • Campfire Circles

  • BBQ Stations

  • Challenge Course (Low/High Ropes)

  • Zip-lining

  • Large Ball Field

  • Two Basketball courts

  • Gymnasium with indoor basketball court

  • Indoor Stage

  • Beach

It was the best four years of my life at Camp Vacamas and I can’t wait to return this summer.
— Isiah Miller, Camper 2013-2017


Our number one priority is the safety of your child. We maintain a high staff-to-camper ratio, and our experienced staff members are background-checked, fully trained and carefully supervised. Camp Vacamas is accredited by the American Camp Association, as well as local and state Health Departments. We have an onsite medical team, and there is a hospital just minutes away. All waterfront activities are conducted by certified American Red Cross Swim Instructors, Lifeguards, and a Waterfront Director.



As a non-profit organization, HI4Y’s  aim is to make sure that summer camp is affordable for all children. Each child’s fee is set individually, taking into account family income and size and using a sliding fee scale. Our fees are a great deal less  than other summer programs, and sibling discounts are available. At Camp Vacamas, fees range from $900 to $2,000 per session for a full compliment of comprehensive services and activities. Financial aid and scholarships are offered based on eligibility. Transportation to camp is provided from NYC, Nassau and Suffolk counties, and selected locations in New Jersey at no additional cost.

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I can’t begin to sum up all the fond memories I’ve had while at camp. But what I can say to any parent who is looking for a place to send your child, This is it! Camp Vacamas is truly a magical gem!
— Former Camper