AFTER CAREFUL REVIEW AND CONSIDERATION THE MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION HAS MADE THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO CANCEL DAY CAMP SUNRISE LAKE THIS SUMMER.
We know camp is an important place for many of our campers and staff. Summer camp is our favorite time of year, too! We are already counting the days until next summer so that we may continue our camp traditions. We hope to see you then.
If you are looking for an adventurous, fun-filled, outdoor camp, then look no further than Camp Sunrise Lake! Situated within 1,000 acres of Lewis Morris County Park in Morris Township, Camp Sunrise Lake offers 4 week-long sessions. Established in 2008, this camp continues to improve activities and enhance each camper’s experience. New activities for this coming year include outdoor skills, science, and ecology in addition to our traditional program of hiking, swimming, boating, arts and crafts, and much more.
Camp Sunrise Lake welcomes campers aged 5-11 and CITs aged 12-14. Each week is limited to 50 campers and 16 CITs, so early registration is encouraged!
CAMP 2020 DATES: CANCELLED
Week 1: July 6-10
Week 2: July 13-17
Week 3: July 20-24
Week 4: July 27 - 31
Camp Sunrise Lake seeks to provide a safe, fun environment in which children can learn and grow. We seek to foster leadership skills and encourage responsibility trying new things, confronting challenges, and working with a team, all while having a fun and exciting camp experience.
Camp Sunrise Lake 2020 Registration Checklist:
* Completed Registration Packet
Front and back copies of Insurance Card attached
2x3 Photo of camper attached
SIGNED Discipline Policy
* Payment sent by check or credit card
Completed registrations (full payment due at confirmation) may be sent to:
Morris County Park Commission
Attn: Camp Sunrise Lake
P.O. Box 1295
Morristown, NJ 07962-1295
Dropped off: (9:00am-4:00pm)
300 Mendham Rd.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Checks must be made payable to the Morris County Park Commission.
Campers at Camp Sunrise Lake experience days filled with new adventures, safe exploration, fun obstacles, and make memories that last a life time. Campers spend the morning at age-appropriate activities and spend the afternoon at Sunrise Lake Beach Club, where they participate in swimming, boating, and have the opportunity to play on our inflatable obstacle course, the Wibit, and the Zoom Floom slides.
Each week campers participate in Color Wars, a friendly day of competition, and have two themes days.
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Morning Explorers allows your camper to start camp as early as 8:15. Campers will be completely supervised and led in fun games and activities each morning. Our goal is to make camp more accessible to everyone and accommodate working and busy parents.
8:15 am - 9:00 am
The new Swim Lesson program is an opportunity for campers to improve their swimming ability and gain confidence in the water each day before the start of camp. A 30 minute lesson is led by a certified swim instructor and monitored by lifeguards.
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
The CIT (Camper in Transition) Program began in 2014 for growing campers to take on a leadership role within camp. The CIT Program provides a safe opportunity to explore their developing need for independence and growing minds by providing new experiences and added privileges that they would not have as a general camper.
CITs are given the unique opportunity to have the fun of camp while learning about helpfulness and responsibility. CITs work closely with staff and counselors, and while it may seem that they are preparing to be counselors, they’re truly learning how to become great leaders and role models beyond Camp Sunrise Lake.
CITs take part in a mandatory CIT Training in July. This all day training session orients them to camp, works on leadership skills, and prepares them to assist their campers and lead activities.
At Camp Sunrise Lake, each CIT:
* Is paired with a group of campers, who they assist and lead throughout the day
* Leads an activity, teaching and instructing young campers in a subject they feel comfortable with
* Has the opportunity to shadow staff members, including activity leaders, counselors, and the Camp Director
* Participate in CIT-only trainings and activities
This program offers the opportunity to develop and expand 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!
Seasonal Positions Available:
- Camp Sunrise Lake – Camp Counselors – June 26 – July 31, 16 years old and older
- Sunrise Lake Beach Club – Boat Attendants and Cashiers – Memorial Day through Labor Day, must be at least 14 years old
- Sunrise Lake Beach Club – Lifeguards – Memorial Day through Labor Day, must be 16 years old or older