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 campsSTEM camps, social studies and language camps, and preschool and special needs camps.

A-Day Camp


Address: Washington Avenue School, 102 Washington Ave, Chatham

Phone: 973-769-0566

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.

Phone: 973-765-9322

Boys and girls grades 2-5 for Cub Scout camps. Boy Scout camps for older boys.

Camp Discovery


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

Phone: 973-635-8131

Ages 3-10.

Camp Riverbend


Address: 116 Hillcrest Rd., Warren, NJ 07059

Phone: 908-580-CAMP

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

Phone: 973-326-7600

For ages 5-11. CITs for ages 12-14.

Chatham Day Camp

Address: 700 Shunpike Road, Chatham, NJ 07928

Phone: 973-410-0400

Preschool - Grade 3.

The Connections for Women and Children


Address: 79 Maple St., Summit

Phone: 908-273-4242

Ages 3 and up.

Future Stars


Address: College of St. Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ

Phone: 215-674-0494

Ages 4-13.

Girl Scout Camps


Address: multiple locations in North Jersey, including Jockey Hollow camp in Morristown, with bus pickup locations in local towns.

Phone: 973-248-8200

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

Phone: 973-822-YMCA

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

Ages 6-14.

New Horizons Day Camp


Address: 235 Brooklake Road, Florham Park

Phone: 973-850-6640

Grades K-9. CIT program grade 9. Counselor program ages 15-17/

Oasis Day Camp


Address: Drew University, 36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ

Phone: 646-519-5059

PreK-9th grade. CIT program for grades 9-11.

Oak Knoll Summer Adventures


Address: 44 Blackburn Rd., Summit

Phone: 908-522-8186

Ages 3-16.

Pingry Big Blue Summer


Address:  131 Martinsville Road, Basking Ridge, NJ

Phone: 908-647-5555 ext 1642

Grades K-8.