Adventures in Nature
Who Lives here?
Art and Nature Camp New for 2014
Cool Creepy Crawlies
Wild in New Jersey
Counselors-in-Training (CIT) New for 2014
Camp Sunrise Lake
Figure Skating Camp
Ice Hockey Camp
Junior Police Academy
Travels in Time - Apprentice Camp
Introduce your youngsters to the nature camp experience. Little campers, accompanied by an adult, explore the trails and discover a variety of natural history topics with stories, games, walks, and activities.
Discover the wonders of New Jersey’s special animals with fun-filled activities, walks, crafts, and more. New this year, sign up for one or two weeks.
New for 2014! After care for K - 1
Great Swamp OEC and Pyramid Mountain NHA, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Cost: an additional $120/camper per week.
Enjoy a week of drawing, journaling, painting, and crafts with the natural world for inspiration. Kids work with professional artists to create masterpieces and learn all about wildlife and habitats, too.
After this camp, your child looks at insects and other ‘unhuggables’ in an entirely new way. They even meet some unusual bugs up close.
Could you survive in the wilds of NJ? Nature provides for all our basic needs, and in this camp, campers learn orienteering, shelter-building, wild edible plants, animal tracking, and more. The 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, learn to canoe, hunt for hidden reptiles and amphibians, try geocaching, and more! Finish each week with a campfire and s’mores! Sign up for one or two weeks.
This camp offers an opportunity for older kids to continue to get out into nature with a week of adventures around northern New Jersey. In addition to many hiking and team-building activities, campers may also experience lake swimming, horseback riding, canoeing, a ropes challenge course, floating down a stream, Monster Golf and, on the final day of each week, a game day and barbeque. Sign up for 1 or 2 weeks.
Teenagers who enjoy the outdoors and working with young children can gain resume-building experience and knowledge by becoming CITs! For two weeks, weekdays only, CITs work with campers, are mentored by camp staff, and are trained by the Superintendent of Environmental Education. Training topics include natural history, how to work with children, and a final leadership project. Interested teens need to complete an application and submit a letter of recommendation. Upon completion, CITs receive a certificate detailing their hours of service.
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 42nd gardening season for this fun, staff supervised, educational program. It takes place on Saturdays in the spring and two days a week in the summer, depending on the age level. Gardeners may attend the spring, summer, or both sessions. The children learn that with a little work and much patience, the food you grow yourself is often much better! Time to get digging and get dirty. Registration information is available on The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s website at www.arboretumfriends.org. Gardeners are welcome to register for one or both sessions.
Gardeners are welcome to register for one or both sessions.
Description: Camp Sunrise Lake is an adventurous, fun-filled outdoor recreation camp your kids will talk about for years! Campers can play on the sandy beach of the beautiful Sunrise Lake or cool off in the refreshing water after a morning of fun. They have a blast running, jumping, and climbing across the Wibit, an inflatable obstacle course that sits on the lake, or slide down the new Zoom Floom. Campers enjoy daily craft sessions and a wide variety of activities, such as parachute activities, paddle boat rides, and relay races. Each week campers are bussed off site for a day of fun when they take a special field trip!
New to 2014 is the Campers In Transition or CIT program. This program provides a safe opportunity for preteens, ages 12 and 13, who are experiencing a sense of growing independence and responsibility to have a new camp experience with added privileges that they would not have as a general camper. This program affords opportunities to develop and expand their leadership skills, become a role model for younger children, assist in motivating others, and become part of a high-performing team, all while having fun!
William G. Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township is offering an exciting ten-week summer figure skating camp for all level of skaters. Beginner through elite, and both children and adults have an opportunity to hone their skills and have fun! This exceptional camp is flexible for all campers and there are many options available. Skaters can choose the number of days, a full-day or half-day camp, and lunch options as well.
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.
William G. Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township presents its 39th Annual Summer Hockey School. This camp focuses on skating and fundamental hockey skills including, balance, agility, and acceleration, the use of edges, puck handling, passing, and shooting. The goal of this camp is to lift the player to a more competitive level so they can have a lifetime of fun enjoying the great game of ice hockey. What makes this Hockey Camp so special is the coaching staff comprised from many of the top high school and prep programs in the east.
The annual Junior Police Academy is an extremely popular summer camp that provides boys and girls lessons 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 Morris County Park Police 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.
Kids are up-to-date on the latest technology, but are they ready for time travel? With the Travels in Time Apprentice Camp, campers can have a unique opportunity to go back in history. Campers, along with trained museum staff, travel through time to the 1840s, 1880s, and 1920s and experience a range of hands-on historic careers.
This four-day interactive camp transports campers to apprentice at the Speedwell Iron Works at Historic Speedwell in Morristown, live like a farmer at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township, and learn the skills to grind grain and manage Milltown at the Cooper Gristmill in Chester Township. Campers will learn the trades that were popular during these time periods through hands-on activities, crafts, and fun!
We also offer a unique volunteering experience for “Travels in Time” graduates. Any teen, 15 years of age and older, who previously attended camp is invited to participate in our Junior Counselor Program. These volunteers work with the campers and adult staff to bring the camp experience alive for the next generation of time travelers.