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Registration open for Camp Jefferson summer camp

  A veteran youth camp counselor once said…“School prepares you for college.  Camp prepares you for life.”

     The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is excited to announce that its 12th season of summer day camp at Camp Jefferson will run for 9 weeks from June 22 through August 21 in a safe and natural environment at the township’s 94-acre facility at 81 Weldon Road in Lake Hopatcong, NJ.  Registration is on-going at this time with a policy of registration and payment due Two Tuesdays Before the week you want your child to attend.

     Camp Jefferson’s facilities include a spring-fed lake for boating and fishing, open grass fields, an amphitheater, fire pit with seating, numerous themed cabins, a main community lodge with full kitchen, a recreation hall with table games, basketball courts, a picnic pavilion, high and low ropes courses, an archery range, a 40’ rock climbing wall with a vertical playpen and a 250’ zip line, two GaGa Pits, and a state-of-the-art playground.

     Camp Jefferson offers a five-day week ($190) or a three-day week ($150) where you choose the three days — both 9 AM to 3 PM.  A discount is offered for campers who are Jefferson Township residents; and on 5-day weeks, each additional sibling registered within the same five-day program week gets a $10 discount!

     The Pre-School program is open to all children 3 years old as of June 22 and completely potty trained, an elementary school aged program for those children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade in September 2015, a ‘Tween program for children entering 5th and 6th grades in September 2015, and a Teen program for children entering 7th and 8th grades in September 2015. 

     Camp Jefferson’s program is a `la carte – you pick and choose any and all options or choose none and let your child just enjoy an exciting regular fun-filled camp day.  Before and/or after camp care, electives, special trips, and morning only bus transportation are available for an additional charge as well as lunch options four times a week at very reasonable prices.

     Log on to www.jeffersontownship.net and click on the link on the homepage entitled “Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp” to learn everything you need to know about the program.  Or just click on the “Forms Center”, and then scroll down to “Recreation” to view/print a Camp Brochure, Registration Packet, and/or the Off-site Trips and On-site Activities Guidebook.  All are also available in the display racks of the Jefferson Township Public Library, Municipal Building, and Camp Jefferson office.  Or call the Recreation Department at 973-663-8404 to have a packet mailed to your home. 

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