Day Camps 2019


Summer is a great time for kids to head outdoors and have some good old-fashioned fun while enjoying nature! If you are 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. If you are looking for camps that have more of a specific focus, I will be updating my posts from last year on sports camps, art campsSTEM camps, social studies and language camps, and preschool and special needs camps over the next several weeks. You will know if it has been updated if it has 2019 in the title. In the meantime, I have kept 2018’s specialty camp lists up so you can get started filling your kids’ summer with some camp fun!

A-Day Camp


Address: Washington Avenue School, 102 Washington Ave, Chatham

Phone: 973-769-0566

Kids entering grades K-5 from Chatham and surrounding towns. Monday-Thursday from 9am-12noon. Two-week sessions, June 24-July 5, July 8-July 18, July 22-Aug 1.

Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts


Address: Camps in Stanhope, Somerset, Edison, and Mountainside.

Phone: 973-765-9322

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

Camp Discovery


Address: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham Campus, 285 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ

Phone: 201-692-6500; 1-800-338-3887

Children entering grades 1-7; Leaders in Training for Grades 8-9. One-week sessions July 1-August 9. Field trip once a week.

Chatham Fish & Game


Address: 42 Fairmount Avenue, Chatham, NJ

Phone: 973-635-8131

Ages 3-10. Ages 11-14 has CIT program. 8 week-long sessions end of June through mid August. 9am-1pm. early drop-off and late care available.

Camp Riverbend


Address: 116 Hillcrest Rd., Warren, NJ 07059

Phone: 908-580-CAMP

Clubhouse for preschoolers and rising kindergartners; Riverbend Experience for grades 1-8; Day Trippers 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. Three one-week camps in July.

Chatham Day School Summer Camp


Address: 700 Shunpike Road, Chatham, NJ 07928

Phone: 973-410-0400

Preschool - Grade 3. 9am-1pm. Weekly camps from June 10 through July 26.

The Connections for Women and Children


Address: 79 Maple St., Summit

Phone: 908-273-4242

Ages 3 and up. CIT positions available for ages 14-15.9am-4:30pm, with early and late options. Weekly camps late June through late August.

Future Stars


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

Phone: 215-674-0494

Ages 4-13. 8am-3:15pm, with early and extended day options. Weekly camps June 24-Aug 9.

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: location depends on age: Kirby Center or Drew University, Madison; or local fieldtrips

Phone: 973-822-YMCA

Camp Wantago for kids entering K-2 held at the F.M Kirby Children’s Center; Camp KidsQuest for grades 3-5 held at Drew University; Camp SummerQuest for grades 6-10 has drop-off at the Madison Area YMCA, but then fieldtrips to local places. Leader in Training for grades 9-11 at Drew University.

Morristown Beard Day Camp


Address: 70 Whippany Rd., Morristown

Phone: 973-539-3032 ext. 569

Ages 4-5, and 6-13. Weekly camps June 24-Aug 9.

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. 8:45am-3:45pm. Busing available.

Oasis Day Camp


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

Phone: 646-519-5059

PreK-9th grade. CIT program for grades 9-11. Weekly camps, but must do at least 2 weeks. July 1-Aug 23. 9am-5pm. (drop-off starts 8:30, pick up ends 5:30) (also short day option) Busing available.

Oak Knoll Summer Adventures


Address: 44 Blackburn Rd., Summit

Phone: 908-522-8186

Various camps for preK-grade 11.

Pingry Big Blue Summer


Address:  131 Martinsville Road, Basking Ridge, NJ

Phone: 908-647-5555 ext 1642

Grades K-8.