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Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp returns for its 14th season of Camp in 2017! The staff continually strives to offer exciting new activities on site and stimulating off-site trip experiences to the Camp program while still providing campers with their ever-favorite games and events.  This year, Camp will continue to offer its popular Fun Food Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays,  Hot Diggity Dog Thursdays, and the alternative of a PB&J  or Yogurt/cheese lunch.  

with the Recreation Department's new online module through Community Pass

                                                    ALERT:  Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Community Pass is finalizing the online computer program on their end, we’re finished with our inputting of weeks and all options along with registration deadline dates and eligibility, and we will be running a final test tomorrow and on Friday.  Hopefully,  if all goes well,  the site will be live for the summer day camp registration program beginning at       9 am on Monday, March 13th.   Transitioning is not an easy task, and everyone is doing their best to reach our target date of next Monday.
The deadline for Early Bird rates and full payment of weeks associated with the EB rates is May 3rd this year and all changes made to any week from the day you register for any week or option will incur a $25 administrative change fee if you change your mind for any reason.   Therefore, we encourage everyone to choose their weeks and options wisely.
We will be posting a Camp Parent Worksheet  on our website FORMS CENTER which will display all the options you will find in the online registration screens to better help you navigate and make your choices with your child.
We will also be posting an Onsite and Offsite Activities Handbook on our website FORMS CENTER with detailed information as to each week’s activities which will also help you decide on weeks and days as well as options.
We thank everyone for their patience as we transition to online registration this camp season.

The Camp Jefferson staff does its utmost to ensure that campers are in a safe and caring environment at all times.  Its colorful state-of-the-art playground, open fields, rustic buildings, lake area, and woods lend themselves to a picturesque natural environment offering activities for kids of all ages. 

Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services' Consumer, Environmental and Occupational Health  Service under the Youth Camp Safety  Act.  In addition, the Camp facilities are thoroughly inspected each year by the Jefferson Township Health Department and the Jefferson Township Fire Bureau.   The Camp's lake is treated for aquatic vegetation on a regular basis by Aquatic Analysts, Inc., and the facilities are kept under repair throughout the year by the Jefferson Township Recreation Department's park and maintenance crews.  The Camp's rope courses, climbing wall with vertical playpen and zip line are inspected every year and repairs and upgrades are made when needed.  

Registration is open to all children and not limited to only Jefferson Township residents.  However, campers who are Jefferson Township residents are entitled to a $10 per week discount for any 5-day week. 

Early Bird registration provides a considerable $30 discount per week!

Navigate this website for details that should answer all your questions.

Contact the Jefferson Township Recreation Department at 973-663-8404 or via email at or stop into the office at Camp Jefferson, 81 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849 any time.


Pre-school program for 3* and 4* year olds

a program for children entering Kindergarten* through 4th grade
in September 2017

a Tween Program for those entering  5th and 6th grades in September 2017!


a Teen Program for those entering  7th and 8th grades in September 2017!


 *MUST be 3 years old by 6/26/17, fully potty-trained, and a copy of certified birth certificate is required at registration


In a SafeWise Report dated January 20, 2014, Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp was mentioned when Jefferson Township was named as the 30th safest community in the State of New Jersey!!
Here's the excerpt...

Jefferson Township

Touted as the “year-round recreational capital of New Jersey,” the community of just more than 20,000 residents lives up to its motto. Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp is one of the community’s strongest programs. The nine week, affordable, summer camp program offers youth the chance to enjoy a huge array of activities, including miniature golf, archery, fishing, zip-line fun, character development, science and nature activities, leatherworks, water slides and more.

Jefferson also operates a rich program for special needs children that includes the Challenger Soccer Program. Just 50 miles west of Manhattan and two hours north of Philadelphia, entrepreneurs and business owners will appreciate Jefferson’s strategic locale.

Jan 20, 2014 ... When you're in the market for a home in New Jersey, selecting the ideal neighborhood to settle in is critical to your long-term happiness.

50 Safest Communities in New Jersey




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