2022 MYSS Summer Camp registration is now open!

Jersey City


Join Us

Join us at Miss Yvonne Swim School Camp this Summer! MYSS has been teaching young campers and swimmers ages 3 and up since 2002! We currently serve 200+ students each year. Come join our growing swimming community and let us teach your child about the benefits of swimming!

Letter from Miss Yvonne

Hello Swimmers! Miss Yvonne here, believe it or not, I learned to swim at the late age of 15. Shortly thereafter my passion for swimming began, I then quickly became certified as a Water Safety Instructor (American Red Cross WSI Certified) and as a Lifeguard (American Red Cross CPR, First Aid & AED certified).

Since 2004, I have taught individuals of all ages and abilities through group & private swim lessons. My experience also spans from coaching proficient swimmers at the swim team level, as well as being a licensed educator in the State of NJ. Currently, I teach swimming as a Health & Physical Education teacher at a local middle school. As an undergraduate at Stevens Institute of Technology, I swam on the Division III NCAA Varsity Team. I also have a side passion and have experience working, as a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor.

I love finding ways to creatively integrate my unique experiences into our swimming classes through encouraging children to love exercise by swimming! Finally, I find value by maintaining an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification.

At MYSS, our team is very excited to share our love of swimming and passion for having fun in the water in a safe instructional environment. Our camp will immerse your child in programming that will be led by educated and trained Swim Instructors. Together we can create memories and foundations that will last a lifetime becoming strong, safe, happy swimmers together!

Registration?

Registration is currently open and will remain open until all spaces are full. There is a non-refundable $50 registration fee. There will be no refunds after March 31, 2022. Prior to March 31, 2022, we will gladly refund 100% of tuition costs, cancellations after this date are not subject to a refund. Children must be mature enough to attend a full day camp, there will be no refunds for children who are not emotionally ready to participate or become ill during the camp. Tuition includes accident insurance, swim lessons, all camp activities. This is a day drop-off and pick-up camp, there is no bus service offered to this location. 





Registration Fee:

The $50 registration fee will cover the cost for each registered swimmer to have: swim goggles, swim cap, swim bubble (Tadpoles & Tadpole Advanced only), towel, sports bottle, swim bag, and a minimal processing fee. 


Weekly tuition: $1399/wk (drop-off and pick-up on site in Jersey City only, no from home bus pick-up/drop-off) 

What can I expect?

  • Swim instruction 2x per day
  • Small groups 4:1 ratio 
  • Swim practice 2x per day 
  • Practice makes perfect! 
  • Swimmers are given their own personal equipment to keep 
  • Weekly progress report 
  • Weekly swim video 

 

Who are the Swimming Instructors?

  • Swimming Instructors have a zeal for working with children
  • All Swimming Instructors have gone through a detailed hiring process including: a state and federal criminal and background check and a Megan’s Law check, reference checks and pre-camp orientation & training
  • Our Swimming Instructors dedicated to working with children and are committed to providing a safe, instructive, fun camp experience, these are our main responsibilities
  • Rest assured that your child is being offered plenty of personalized time throughout the day with a mature Swimming Instructor!

Jersey City?

  • Daily pick up at 161 Fitness & Swim (formerly Hamilton Health & Fitness)
  • Outdoor swim daily at the Secaucus Recreation PLUS indoor swim daily at 161 Fitness & Swim (formerly Hamilton Health & Fitness)
  • Outdoor time: we will spend our morning at Hamilton Park before heading over to the Secaucus Recreation Center for more outdoor time, there are various shaded areas that we will be using, weather permitted
  • Indoor space: Hamilton Park (indoor area TBD, walking distance) and 161 Fitness & Swim
  • Every activity area will have something for the different needs of the specific age level

FAQs

We are offering MYSS Camp in Jersey City this summer, with a daily field trip to Secaucus. The Jersey City drop off location will be located at Hamilton Park (indoor area TBD, within walking distance on days of inclement weather) . The pick-up location will be at 161 Fitness & Swim (formerly Hamilton Health & Fitness). 

MYSS Summer Break Camps
June 20-24
June 27-July 1
July 5-8 (no camp on 7/4)
July 11-15
July 18-22
July 25-29
August 1-5
August 8-12
August 15-19
August 22-26
August 29-September 2

Every child learns at their own pace given their past experiences or lack of experience in and around water. We recommend that you attend camp for consecutive weeks for optimal results. We believe in our program so strongly that if you sign up for 3 consecutive weeks and your child does not learn how to swim by the end of the 3rd week, we will gladly give you your money back.

A typical student to teacher ratio is: 4 campers: 1 instructor

A typical day at Miss Yvonne Swim School camp day runs from 9am – 4:00pm. We will enjoy a blend of the outdoors and indoors for the day in downtown Jersey City with a daily field trip to the Secaucus Swim Club. Campers must be dropped off at Hamilton Park (or our indoor area TBD, that will be within walking distance during inclement weather) and picked-up at 161 Fitness & Swim in Jersey City, there is no from home transportation. Each day, we take the campers through a carefully balanced schedule of our key areas: sports (Hamilton Park), a bus ride to Secaucus Swim Club for 1-hour of swim lessons (Secaucus Swim Club) follow by swimming enrichment time (pirate ship (Mon), water slide (Tue), rock wall (Wed), diving board(Th), and free choice (Fri)), a picnic lunch (Secaucus Swim Club), then a school bus ride back to Jersey City for arts & crafts/science experiments (indoor area TBD, walking distance), then another 1-hour swim lesson (161 Fitness & Swim), and snack time with pick up at 161 Fitness & Swim! 

We allow campers aged 3 and up to join us. They must be potty trained, no swim diapers.

Campers need to meet by 9:00am at Hamilton Park (if inclement weather, indoor area TBD, within walking distance). There is no ‘from home bus’ service for the summer 2022 season.

Our campers are mainly from the Hudson and Bergen County areas.

We will not be offering ‘from home’ bus service this 2022 season as we will be having bus service in the middle of our morning for our daily field trip to the Secaucus Swim Club. Bus service for our daily field trip is COMPLIMENTARY.

Yes! We can help you coordinate with others who are attending the similar weeks your child is attending.

MYSS Camp in Jersey City has been carefully chosen with inclement weather in mind. We are excited to share that pending weather will not stop our fun-filled day. If we have a rain day, we will keep all campers in the Jersey City sites and swim indoors both times in the day alongside having our indoor space (TBD, walking distance) to facilitate all our daily activities, even on a rainy day.

We provide all their swimming gear: goggles, cap, swim bubble, & swim bag (on Monday and sent home on Friday). You will need to pack 2 bathing suits, your MYSS towel (we provide on Mondays for new campers only), sunblock, an additional set of clothing for emergencies in addition to what they wear to camp in the morning, lunch, and a refillable water bottle (we provide on Monday) and 2 snacks.

Please help us by staying nut-free, here are some suggestions: Lunch: sandwiches (sunflower seed with honey) cold pasta salads, quesadillas with cheese and beans, hummus sandwiches with sliced cucumbers turkey/cheese roll ups. Snacks: sliced veggies, bell peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, carrots, fruit (clementines, grapes, bananas, apples) with cheese stick granola bars, applesauce/squeeze pouches, dried fruit & seed mixture (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds) muffins. We recommend a heavy carbohydrate diet for the time they will be swimming with us!
At the end of the week, campers will receive a short progress report from Miss Yvonne Swim School via email. We will also make every effort to send a video with swimming lesson footage of your swimmer in action as well!
All MYSS Swim Instructors are patient, friendly, warm and caring. Instructors have been trained on how to deal with difficult situations during transition and adjustment to camp. Additionally, by having a small 4:1 camper to instructor ratio, this allows us to closely monitor group dynamics during camp.
Space is limited, please register early to reserve your spot!

Space is limited, please register early to reserve your spot!

We would love to hear from you! Check out our website at: www.missyvonneswimschool.com to read more. Any questions, please let us know. You can email us at missyvonneswimschool@gmail.com. If you prefer chatting on the phone, call us at 201.600.4640 or schedule a time for a call here. We reply to all emails within 48 hours or less.

Delivering the MYSS Camp experience requires Camp to incur numerous irreversible spending decisions many months before the summer begins. The Camp makes these irreversible spending decisions based on the number of Campers enrolled and in reliance on each Camper maintaining (i.e., not canceling) their enrollment and not leaving Camp early. Moreover, holding a space for a Camper may result in turning away other Campers throughout the year.

For these reasons, parents acknowledge and agree to the following refund policy:
A. If a cancellation occurs on or after the first day of April preceding the relevant Camp season, no refund will be given.
B. If a cancellation is received prior to the last day of March of preceding the relevant Camp season, the Camp will issue a full refund.
C. As set forth above, if the Camper is dismissed from Camp for a disciplinary reason or leaves early for any other reason (including emotional, a medical reason, etc.), no refund will be given.

To be added to our waitlist for an upcoming swim session and up-to-date upcoming programming details, email us.