Summer Camps


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Camp Guide 2018

Give your children a summer to remember by signing them up for summer camps in your county parks. Park System camps offer beautiful park settings, low staff to camper ratio, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff, an emphasis on safety, inclusion services and supports, and a variety of scheduling options.

The highlight of any child’s summer vacation, these camps feature everything you’d want - games, crafts and nature activities. Some Park System camps allow children to focus on a particular sport or interest such as Summer Garden Camp, Fishing Extravaganza and Eco-Survival Camp for Teens.

Here's just some of what we have planned for our campers this summer:

Can’t choose? You donEco Camp ’t have to. Most Park System camps last a week, allowing children to register for multiple camps and experience new activities throughout the summer. Half-day, full-day, and overnight camps are offered. We also offer lunchtime flex care at Dorbrook Recreation Area and before and after care (both daily and weekly options) at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center.

While Dorbrook Recreation Area and Fort Monmouth Recreation Area are known for their summer camp offerings, the Park System offers camps throughout the county.

Here’s a complete list of locations offering summer camps this year:

The Park System also offers sports camps at St. John Vianney High School, Holmdel and a Circus Skills Camp at the New Jersey Circus Center, Morganville.

You can view the Park System’s 2018 Summer Camp/Swim issue online or check out our summer camps listed by calendar week to help you plan your summer.

Here's how to sign up for Park System camps:
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    • Online 24/7.
    • By phone at 732-842-4000, ext. 1, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • In person at Park System Headquarters, Thompson Park, Lincroft, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • By mail using the registration form located within the Summer Camp & Swim Lesson Parks & Programs Guide.
  • After registering, be sure to visit the Summer Camp Forms page for the Camp Form Packet, what-to-bring-lists, and more.

Here’s what some parents and campers had to say about our camps:

“My daughter Julianna loved Pine Seedlings. I wish that you would run it for the entire season. She couldn't wait to get there every morning. She loved her counselors.” - T. T.

“My son did the hat trick hockey camp last week July 5-8 with Cory. Thought it was a great program and Cory is extremely patient with the kids and a great coach!!!” - T.B.

“My son Logan had the time of his life this week. Even with the brutally hot days, he still wished that he could do flag football for the rest of the summer! The main reason for such a great week was truly the incredible counselors…” - S.B.

“I had so much fun and I was glad I came to this camp! Thanks to you I will always remember this amazing experience.” – R.G.


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