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Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp returns for its
12th season  -- June 22 to August 21, 2015

Registration is open
at Camp Jefferson Summer Day 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.

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 zip line, two GaGa Pits, and a state-of-the-art playground plus so much more.

Camp Jefferson offers a five-day camp week or a three-day camp week (both 9 AM to 3 PM) – you choose the days!  Special early bird prices offer a significant discount of $30 per week if registration is received by Thursday, April 16.  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 is also eligible for a 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.

There are stimulating camp themes each week and exciting weekly age-appropriate group events and activities as well as exciting optional off-site trips, optional elective programs and sports-specific clinics.  You decide what, if any, options you wish to add on but rest assured that if your camper does have any “extras”, he/she will have a fun-filled day enjoyed all the activities included in tuition.

Log on to 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. 

Remember that camp changes lives so have your child experience Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp this year – it’s an affordable experience they will never forget!  


Stop in at the Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp’s Open Houses    - MARCH 29 and APRIL 12, 2015

Tour Jefferson Township’s 96-acre facility at Camp Jefferson on Sunday, March 29 or Sunday, April 12 and learn firsthand what it has to offer your child this summer during the Recreation Department’s 12th annual summer day camp program.  The facility is located at 81 Weldon Road in Lake Hopatcong, NJ, easily accessible via Routes 80, 15, or 23. The first 50 families at each open house will receive a complimentary tote bag.

Children accompanied by their parents/guardians are encouraged to drop in anytime between 1 and 4 PM on either day to tour Camp Jefferson and view the Camp’s exciting video and slide presentation. Camp Jefferson’s summer camp directors and several staff members will be on hand to answer your questions with summer day camp brochures and registration forms available for you to take home. 

The camp program is open to residents and non-residents.  Great news – no increase in tuition for this summer’s program which will run from June 22 through August 21 for a total of nine weeks in a safe and natural environment.  Early bird registration price specials will be offered again this year but only until Thursday, April 16.

Visit the spring-fed lake for boating and fishing, open grass fields, amphitheater, fire pit with seating, numerous themed cabins, main community lodge with full kitchen, recreation hall, basketball courts, movie theater, picnic pavilion, high and low ropes courses, archery range, a state-of-the-art playground, and the 40’ rock climbing wall, vertical playpen, and zip line (weather permitting).

Summer Camp offers a variety of games including ping-pong, foose ball, pool, air hockey, tetherball, croquet, hopscotch, horseshoes, bocce ball, and shuffleboard.  Add in Can Jam, Spike Ball, Baggo, Trangle Ball, and two GaGa Pits!  There are exciting optional off-site trips and interesting optional elective classes to choose for an enhanced camp experience.

Log on to to download and print the 2015 summer day camp Off-Site and On-Site Activities Reference Guide to use with the 2015 Registration Packet directly from the Form Center link on the left side panel of the homepage.  You can also click on the Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp link also located on the left side panel of the homepage and choose a specific page you would like to explore about the camp program. There will also be links within the Camp’s web pages to download and print out the Reference Guide, the Registration Packet, and the Brochure.       

You can call the Recreation Department office at 973-663-8404 or e-mail for more information. 

Summer begins at Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp!

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