Camp Jefferson Summer Camp registration begins!
The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is excited to announce that its 8th season of summer day camp at Camp Jefferson will run from June 27 through August 26 in a safe and natural environment at the township’s 94-acre facility at 81 Weldon Road in Lake Hopatcong, NJ.
Camp Jefferson’s facilities include a spring-fed lake for boating and fishing, open grass fields, an amphitheater, fire pit with seating, skate park, numerous themed cabins, main community lodge with full kitchen, a recreation hall, basketball courts, picnic pavilion, high and low ropes courses, archery range, and a state-of-the-art playground.
Camp fees remain unchanged from last year for a five-day week or a three-day week (both 9 AM to 3 PM) – you choose the days! Special early bird prices offer a significant discount of $30 per week if registration is received by April 18; and a discount is offered for campers who are Jefferson Township residents and each additional sibling registered within the same five-day program week.
The program is open to all children 3 years old as of June 26 and completely potty trained, those children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade in September 2011, and a teen program for children entering 7th and 8th grades in September 2011.
Before and/or after camp care, electives, special trips, and morning only bus transportation will be available for an additional charge. There will be exciting camp themes each week and exciting activities at no extra charge including rock wall climbing, inflatable water activities, special treat days, a roller derby show, and a live mammal show. Camp Jefferson offers lunch options four times a week at very reasonable prices.
Special optional all camper off-site trips are offered including bowling, the movies, Frog Falls Water Park, Camel Beach Water Park, Liberty Science Center, and Skylands Ice World. In addition, there are off-site trips specifically for the younger campers, pre-teen campers, and teen campers.
Elective programs are optional and include such activities as Glitz and Glamour, Critters and Stuff, guitar and piano lessons, cooking, dancing, skate park, tie dying, Karate, horsemanship, fitness is fun, create-a-plane, Lego’s, Icing on the “Cake”, chocolate making, martial arts, gymnastics, specialty arts and crafts, and fabric art as well as optional sports-specific clinics such as basketball, cheerleading, football, lacrosse, etc.
Log on to www.jeffersontownship.net, click on the “Residents” tab, scroll down to “Form Center”, and then scroll down to “Recreation” to download a camp brochure and/or registration form. Both will soon be available in the display racks of the Jefferson Township Public Library, Municipal Building, and Camp Jefferson office. Or call the office at 973-663-8404.
An Open House will be held on Sunday, March 20th from 1 to 4 pm - drop in anytime to take a tour.
Have your child experience Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp this year – it’s an experience they will never forget!