Day Camps 2018
Summer is a great time for kids to head outdoors and have some good old-fashioned fun while enjoying nature! If you are still looking to fill in a week or so of day camps for your kids, here's a list of a few general day camps in the Madison area. Most of these camps give kids a variety of fun activities throughout the day, including sports, crafts, nature, and in some cases, water fun such as swimming and boating. Some camps might already be filled up at this point, but even if they list "full" on their Web site, they might have some last-minute cancellations, so call them up to get your name on a waitlist. If you are looking for camps that have more of a specific focus, be sure to check out my posts from earlier this season on sports camps, art camps, STEM camps, social studies and language camps, and preschool and special needs camps.
Address: Washington Avenue School, 102 Washington Ave, Chatham
Entering kindergarten through current fifth grade.
Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts
Address: various camps in the area. Several have bus service from Madison and local towns.
Boys and girls grades 2-5 for Cub Scout camps. Boy Scout camps for older boys.
Address: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham Campus285 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ
Phone: 201-692-6500; 1-800-338-3887
Children entering grades 1-7; Leaders in Training for Grades 8-9.
Chatham Fish & Game
Address: 42 Fairmount Avenue, Chatham, NJ
Address: 116 Hillcrest Rd., Warren, NJ 07059
Clubhouse for preschoolers and kindergartners; Riverbend Experience for grades 1-8; Teen Adventures for grades 7-9.
Camp Sunrise Lake
Address: 270 Mendham Road, Morris Twp
For ages 5-11. CITs for ages 12-14.
Chatham Day Camp
Address: 700 Shunpike Road, Chatham, NJ 07928
Preschool - Grade 3.
The Connections for Women and Children
Address: 79 Maple St., Summit
Ages 3 and up.
Address: College of St. Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ
Girl Scout Camps
Address: multiple locations in North Jersey, including Jockey Hollow camp in Morristown, with bus pickup locations in local towns.
Girls entering grades 1-9. Counselor in Training from grade 9-11. Girls who are not registered Girl Scouts can attend, too.
Kent Place Summer Camp
Address: 42 Norwood Ave., Summit
Phone: 908-273-0900 ext. 297
For boys and girls, ages 3-15.
Madison Area YMCA Summer Camp
Address: 111 Kings Road, Madison, NJ
Kids entering kindergarten - grade 10. Leader in Training for grades 9-11.
Morristown Beard Day Camp
Address: 70 Whippany Rd., Morristown
Phone: 973-539-3032 ext. 569
New Horizons Day Camp
Address: 235 Brooklake Road, Florham Park
Grades K-9. CIT program grade 9. Counselor program ages 15-17/
Oasis Day Camp
Address: Drew University, 36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ
PreK-9th grade. CIT program for grades 9-11.
Oak Knoll Summer Adventures
Address: 44 Blackburn Rd., Summit
Pingry Big Blue Summer
Address: 131 Martinsville Road, Basking Ridge, NJ
Phone: 908-647-5555 ext 1642