Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the difference between the Junior Camp and the Senior Camp?

The Junior Camp is for children entering grades 1-5; and the Senior Camp is for children entering grades 6-8. The Junior Campers go on a weekly field trip or have entertainers and shows come to campus. The Senior Campers will have two field trips a week. They travel to Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in West Long Branch for a beach trip on Tuesdays, and have a second field trip on Thursdays.

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How old are the counselors?

Most of our general counselors are 18 years or older. We offer counselor roles to a handful of staff who have been involved in our camp as a Counselor in Training (CIT) or another summer camp leadership opportunities. These members of the staff are ages 16-17. The majority of our general counselors are pursuing a college degree in Education and plan on working with children as a career. The Head Counselors are experienced adults who are full-time teachers/coaches during the academic year; and are responsible for the daily operations of the day camp. All counselors are given a thorough background check and must be certified in Adult and Child AED/CPR/First Aid. 

What is the counselor-to-child ratio?

Camps have different ratios depending on the children's age and the camp activities. Most of our camps have 1 counselor for every 8 children. The first graders will usually have a 1:7 or 1:6 ratio.

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What are the swim accommodations?

First through third graders will travel to Nassau Swim Club on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons during the week.

Fourth and fifth graders, along with Senior Campers, will use the Denunzio Pool on campus on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. There will always be a lifeguard on duty in both locations.

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What if it gets too hot?

If the temperature gets too hot during camp, every effort is made to keep the children cool including less strenuous activities, indoor games, sprinkler time, and water relay games.

What if my child becomes sick?

We have an EMT on site for all medical emergencies. The Health Director's office is located in Dillon Gym. They are available to talk with parents concerning any questions you may have. We do not offer a refund if your child is sick and cannot attend camp.

Where can I find more information on the NJ Immunization Schedule requirements?

Please go to https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/imm_requirements/k12_parents.pdf, and make sure that your camper complies with this schedule.

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What is a typical day like?

Every Monday, parents will be given a schedule of the week's activities and trips. Junior and Senior Campers will spend their days doing a variety of games and sports; arts & crafts; dance; and other camp activities. On Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays everyone will have a free swim session. Once a week the Junior Campers will go on field trips or have a special guest entertainer visit; while the Senior Campers will be going to the beach every Tuesday and a different field trip on Thursdays. Every Friday campers will have Pizza and Ice Cream lunch following our Dance Competition.

COVID-19 Guidance

All camp participants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (at least 2 weeks have passed since receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or the single dose of a one-dose vaccine) and follow the policy for masks in effect at the time of their visit

  • If your child has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, they may continue to attend camp as long as they feel well while wearing a mask and monitoring their symptoms. 
  • If your child has tested positive for COVID-19, please contact Tim Phanthavong as soon as possible.
  • Please review the Princeton COVID Resources for additional guidance.

1Close contact: having been within approximately six feet of someone infected with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more cumulatively over a 24-hour period; close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a room with a COVID‐19 case; or having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID‐19-infected person (e.g., being coughed on).