A Community Association with a Ministry to People (CAMP YDP) is an umbrella organization whose mission is to cultivate achievement and map out possibilities for the children and families of Paterson, New Jersey. We strive to work in partnership with parents, administrators, and community members to provide a safe haven for children and their families to grow, learn, and be empowered academically, socially and emotionally. Through our full day preschool program, after school enrichment programs and summer camp program we encourage our children to become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and productive members of society.
Over 60 years ago the late Rev. Maxwell Tow was called to the Northside of Paterson to handle some “complicated problems” and “great concerns.” Paterson like most of the country was experiencing a time of civil unrest. Race relations were strained and majority of the city was living in substandard housing. Rev. Tow along with other local pastors, laity, and volunteers made their mission to become active in the community and reach out to people and families in need. During his tenure he and organized various groups and organizations to meet the needs of this underserved population. Although many of the organizations have fizzled and died out, CAMP YDP has prevailed and continues to remain steadfast in its mission to provide high quality affordable childcare to the families on the Northside of Paterson.
Hours of Operation:
7:30 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Age Groups: 2 1/2 to 13
13-15 N 1St Street, Paterson, NJ 07522
License Number: 080800164