Adventures in Nature
Scaly or Slimy?
Feathered or Furry?
Wild Explorers Closed
Branching Out Closed
Camp Sunrise Lake
Figure Skating Camp
Ice Hockey Camp
Junior Golf Player Development
Junior Golf Intermediate Clinic
Junior Police Academy
Travels in Time - "History Survivor"
Introduce your kids to the nature camp experience! Little campers, accompanied by an adult, explore the trails and a variety of natural history topics with stories, games, walks, and activities!
Learn to experience the natural world with all five senses and discover how animals use their senses to survive!
Kids leave camp looking at reptiles and amphibians in an entirely new way! Finish the week with the “Slimy and Scaly Olympics!”
Campers love learning about the warm-blooded creatures that share their world. The extended last day features a mini backpacking and camping experience with a picnic!
Spend each day of camp on a different adventure around the county. Swim in a lake, take hikes, learn to canoe, hunt for hidden reptiles and amphibians, and more! Finish the week with a campfire and s’mores!
This camp offers an opportunity for older children to continue to get out into nature with a week of guided, educational hikes around Morris County. Each day the group explores a different park in Morris County with hiking and team-building activities. Campers may also experience swimming, horseback riding, canoeing, a ropes challenge course, and on the final day, a game day and barbeque.
Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Twp.
“Branching Out!” is the hands-on, gardening program for young people who are encouraged to play in the dirt. This is the 41st gardening season for this fun, educational program that takes place on Saturdays in the spring and two days a week in the summer, depending on age level. Gardeners may attend spring, summer, or both.
The children learn that with a little work and much patience, the food you grow yourself is often better! Time to get dirty and get digging. Registration information is available on The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s website at
www.arboretumfriends.org. Registrations begin in January.
Gardeners are welcome to register for one or both sessions.
Camp Sunrise Lake fills every camper’s day with new adventures, safe exploration, and active fun! This one-week camp is located at Sunrise Lake, situated on over 1,000 acres of Lewis Morris County Park in Morris Township. Each day of camp is packed with a variety of activities for kids to enjoy! Explore the trails of Lewis Morris County Park and discover the wildlife that lives in its woods and creeks. Campers play on the sandy beach of the beautiful Sunrise Lake and splash in the water. They have a blast running, jumping, sliding, and climbing across the Wibit, an inflatable obstacle course that sits on the lake.
Kids also enjoy games of Quidditch, parachute activities, paddle boat rides, relay races, and a day of fun when campers take a field trip to Mennen Sports Arena! There are special theme days that are designed around all the activities, such as Super Heroes, Safari, Olympics, Pirates, Sports, and much more! Creativity and hands-on development is encouraged through daily craft sessions. Camp Sunrise Lake is designed to maximize the camper’s experience through exhilarating activities and individual attention.
William G. Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township is offering an exciting ten-week summer figure skating camp for all levels of skaters. Beginner through elite and children through adults have an opportunity to hone in on skills and have fun! This exceptional camp is flexible for all campers, and there are many options available. Skaters can choose the number of weeks, a full-day or half-day camp, and lunch options.
The “on-ice” portion of the camp allows skaters to develop their skills and progress to the next level. Sessions include Power Stroking, Creative Footwork, Jumps, Spins, Moves, Ice Dancing and Artistry in Motion. The “Off-Ice” sessions include: Ballet, Jazz, Leaps n’ Turns, Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Circuit Training, Stretching, Conditioning, and Plyometrics. Private lessons are available upon request for both on and off-ice sessions.
Beginner skaters are encouraged to take a private lesson for an assessment prior to the start of camp to ensure proper placement. Instruction for these classes are offered by Mennen’s elite coaching staff. Special clinics are incorporated into Camp Mennen that are listed as Mennen’s Summer Seminar Series.
Campers can take full advantage of the unique opportunity to take part in Mennen’s 9th Annual Summer Extravaganza. This is an ice show with a collaboration of Learn-to-Skate participants, Men and Ladies soloists, Pairs, Dance and professional staff.
William G. Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township presents its 38th Annual Summer Hockey School. This camp focuses on skating and fundamental hockey skills including balance, agility, acceleration, the use of edges, puck handling, passing, and shooting. The goal of this camp is to lift players to a more competitive level so they can have a lifetime of fun enjoying the great game of ice hockey.
A two group format is used, with 6 though 9 year olds in Group One, and 10 through 15 year olds in Group Two. Group One starts its day at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2:15 p.m. Group Two begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.
What makes this Hockey Camp so special is the coaching staff is comprised of some of the top high school and prep programs in the east. Staff includes, Pete Herms, Head Coach Seton Hall Prep; Rich McLaughlin, Head Coach Randolph High School; Brian Day, Head Coach Noble and Greenough School (MA); Jamie Plunkett, Head Coach Meadville High School (PA); Jennifer Perry, Power Skating Instructor; and Mike Valvano Goalie Coach.
The Annual Junior Police Academy is a popular summer camp that provides lessons for both boys and girls in police practices and the training involved in becoming a police officer. During this five-day program, activities include, physical training, detective work, handcuffing techniques, motor vehicle stops, and tours of the county jail.
Special guests have included the Mounted Unit, Sheriff’s Office, and other State and Federal Law Enforcement agencies. Each recruit receives a hat, t-shirt, gym shorts, and bag. Upon completion of the Academy, recruits participate in a graduation ceremony and earn an honorary Junior Police Academy certificate. Class size is limited to 50 participants.
During this four-day history camp, young history adventurers work with their ‘tribes’ using the newly acquired historic survival techniques. Campers compete to survive in the 1840s, 1880s, and 1920s and visit Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township, Historic Speedwell in Morristown, and Cooper Gristmill in Chester.
Camp begins on Tuesday in Morristown, at Historic Speedwell, “Birthplace of the Telegraph”, circa the 1840s. On Wednesday, the ‘tribes’ travel to Chester to the Cooper Gristmill, a working gristmill since the 1880s. On Thursday, the campers face challenges at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township, a working historical farm set in the early 20th century. Their week ends back at Historic Speedwell on Friday.
We also offer a unique volunteering experience for “Travels in Time” graduates. Any teen, 15 years of age and older, who attended camp is invited to participate in “Junior Counselor Program.” These volunteers work with the ‘tribes’ and adult staff making the camp experience rewarding for everyone.