Adventures in Nature
Predators and Prey
Art and Nature Camp
Camp Sunrise Lake & Counselors-in-Transition
Figure Skating Camp
Ice Hockey Camp
Junior Golf Clinics
Junior Police Academy
Travels in Time - "History's Mysteries"
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.
Learn how animals and plants compete for food and survival in nature. Meet LIVE animals, have adventures on the trails, play games, make crafts, and more!
Enjoy a week of drawing, journaling, painting, and crafts with the natural world for inspiration. Kids create masterpieces and learn about wildlife and habitats at the same time.
The tremendously popular Survivor Camp has been revamped and expanded so that campers can have new experiences every year. Could you survive in the wilds of NJ? In this camp, kids learn everything they need to know to camp and survive in nature. On the last day, campers travel to a new park for a mini backpacking adventure and a picnic!
Spend each day of camp on a different adventure around northern New Jersey. 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 kids to continue to get out into nature with a week of adventures around northern New Jersey. In addition to hiking and team-building activities, campers may also experience lake swimming, horseback riding, canoeing, a ropes challenge course, floating down a stream, indoor skating and, on the final day of each week, a game day and barbeque.
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Teenagers who enjoy the outdoors and working with young children can gain resume-building experience and knowledge by becoming CITs! For two weeks, 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 a hands-on, gardening program for young people who are encouraged to play in the dirt. This is the 43rd 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 is an adventurous, fun-filled, outdoor recreation camp your kids will talk about for years! This one-week camp, now in its 7th year of operation, is situated within 1,000 acres of Lewis Morris County Park in Morris Township. Counselors strive to create new activities to enhance each camper’s experience year after year.
For kids ages 5 through 11, Camp Sunrise Lake is packed with a variety of activities to enjoy. Campers play on the sandy beach of the beautiful Sunrise Lake or cool off after a morning of fun in the refreshing water. 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. Plus, there are special theme days that are designed around all the activities. Past themes include, Super Heroes, Safari, Olympics, Pirates, Sports, and many more! On Water Wars Day be prepared to have your child talk about all the fun they had.
Last year, the ‘Campers In Transition’ or CIT program was added to Camp Sunrise Lake with great success. Designed for kids ages 12 and 13, this program provides a safe opportunity to explore their developing need for independence and growing maturity by giving them new experiences and added privileges that they would not have as a general camper. This program provides them additional opportunities to develop and expand their leadership skills, to become a role model for younger children, assist in motivating others, and become part of a high-performing team, all while having fun!
Each week is limited to 50 campers and 10 CIT’s.
William G. Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township is offering an exciting nine-week summer figure skating camp for all levels of skaters. Beginners, who can skate unassisted, through elite, as well as children through adults have an opportunity to develop 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 is offered by Mennen’s elite coaching staff and special clinics are incorporated into Camp Mennen that is listed as Mennen’s Summer Seminar Series.
Campers can take full advantage of the unique opportunity to take part in Mennen’s 11th 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. Costs and times vary.
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William G. Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township presents its 40th 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 that the coaching staff is comprised of some of the top high school and prep coaches 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.
With the Junior Golf Clinic for Player Development and the Intermediate Junior Golf Clinic, campers can put themselves to the test on the green. Campers receive instructions in putting, chipping, driving, rules, score-keeping, etiquette, and more.
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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 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 interactive program, history detectives have the unique opportunity to investigate a historic mystery using primary documents and artifacts, archaeology, and other investigative techniques to solve a ‘crime’. Through various hands-on activities and crafts, the campers compile evidence to present a case at a mock trial.
Graduates, 15 years of age and older, of ‘Travels in Time’ are invited to participate in the Junior Counselor Program. Work with the campers and adult staff to help make the camp experience rewarding for everyone.