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 camps, STEM 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!
Address: Washington Avenue School, 102 Washington Ave, Chatham
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.
Boys and girls, scouts and non-scouts, grades 2-5 for Cub Scout camps. Boy Scout camps for older boys.
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
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.
Address: 116 Hillcrest Rd., Warren, NJ 07059
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
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
Preschool - Grade 3. 9am-1pm. Weekly camps from June 10 through July 26.
The Connections for Women and Children
Address: 79 Maple St., Summit
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.
Address: College of St. Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ
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.
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
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
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
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
Various camps for preK-grade 11.
Pingry Big Blue Summer
Address: 131 Martinsville Road, Basking Ridge, NJ
Phone: 908-647-5555 ext 1642