New Jersey

YMCA Camp Ralph S. Mason

Since 1900, Camp Mason has been one of New Jersey’s premier sites for outdoor education, group camping, day trips, and overnight trips for school, scout, and extracurricular groups. Camp Mason has 460 acres of beautiful forests, streams and lakes, and miles of trails. We offer more than 50 educational, adventure and recreational programs for groups. Educational objectives include environmental thinking, ecology, history and culture, team building and character development, outdoor skills, and earth sciences.
Contact Info
Address: 23 Birch Ridge Rd., Hardwick, NJ 07825. Warren County.
Tel: 908-362-8217.
Hrs: Vary by season.
Camp Mason will work with teachers to develop an educational program that meets your class' needs. Programs can cover a range of subjects, from environmental and cultural education to outdoor adventure. Students can participate in experiential education activities such as ecology hikes and pioneer activities, adventure education such as rock climbing and ropes courses, and outdoor recreation such as wilderness survival, archery, and canoeing.
Contact Info
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-5 days.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies, on average 15:1
Registration: Email.
Food Options: Catering, Family Style, Salad Bar, Allergy Sensitive Alternatives
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: n/a.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Life Science, Earth Science, Social Studies, Physical Education.
Topics Covered: adventure education, cultural history & heritage, environmental education, outdoor living skills, outdoor recreation

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue