Camp Jefferson plans 11th season

| 16 May 2014 | 11:43

The Jefferson Township Recreation Department will host its 11th season of summer day camp at Camp Jefferson for nine weeks weeks from June 23 through Aug. 22 in a safe and natural environment at the township’s 94-acre facility.

Registration is ongoing at this time with a policy of registration and payment due two Tuesdays Before the week you want your child to attend.

Camp Jefferson’s facilities include a spring-fed lake for boating and fishing, open grass fields, an amphitheater, fire pit with seating, numerous themed cabins, a main community lodge with full kitchen, a recreation hall with table games, basketball courts, a picnic pavilion, high and low ropes courses, an archery range, a 40-foot rock climbing wall with a vertical playpen and a 250-foot zip line, two GaGa Pits, and a state-of-the-art playground.

Camp Jefferson offers a five-day week or a three-day week (both 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. — participants choose the days. A discount is offered for campers who are Jefferson Township residents; and on 5-day weeks, each additional sibling registered within the same five-day program week gets a $10 discount!

The pre-school program is open to all children 3 years old as of June 23 and completely potty trained, an elementary school-aged program for those children entering kindergarten through 5th grade in September 2014, a ‘Tween program for children entering 5th and 6th grades in September 2014, and a Teen program for children entering seventh and eighth grades in September 2014.

Camp Jefferson’s program is a` la carte – you pick and choose any and all options or choose none and let your child just enjoy an exciting regular fun-filled camp day. Before and/or after camp care, electives, special trips, and morning only bus transportation are available for an additional charge as well as lunch options four times a week at very reasonable prices.

For more information, call the Recreation Department at 973-663-8404 or log on to and click on the Log Cabin icon for Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp for everything you want to know about summer camp in Jefferson Township.