Chester Township
1 Parker Road
Chester, New Jersey 07930

Summer Rec Camp – priority registration for Chester residents is taking place now until 4/3.

Regular camp registration opens 4/3/17.

To register please visit

You can easily register online at any time, day or night.

Camp employment application deadline 3/31/17 (see below).

Scholarship applications – now accepting, deadline 4/15/17 (see below).

Summer Recreation Camp Information

Chester Township Summer Recreation Day Camp is a classic camp providing affordable summer fun for children in Chester and the surrounding community entering 1st-8th grade. Chester Rec camp runs for six weeks beginning in early July and ending in mid-August. The camp is held at Black River Middle School and the Chester Area Pool.

Children love our traditional camp format where they rotate through a variety of supervised activities throughout the week including games, team building, arts & crafts, sports, music, swimming, entertainment, weekly talent show, camp Olympics and field trips, all in one week of fun.

The children enjoy swim time at the Chester Area Pool, on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings. Children are transported on a school bus for Field Trips which take place every Wednesday. Special entertainment is provided every Monday including live animal shows, magic shows, and much more.

Camp hours are 9am–3pm with before and after care conveniently offered to extend the camp day fun for kids. After care offered from 3–6pm and before care offered from 8-9am.  Register and pay for any before or after care at our weekly camp sign-in with our camp directors the first day of camp. There is no pre-registration required for our before or after care program.

Camp priority registration for Chester residents will take place 3/13/17 – 4/3/17. Non-residents registration opens 4/3/17. A $50 late fee will be applied to all registrations and unpaid balances after 5/15/17.  To register please visit


Chester Township Recreation Summer Day Camp has a limited number of partial scholarships available. Please complete the scholarship application in its entirety and return to Recreation Director, 1 Parker Rd., Chester NJ 07930 or email to:
Deadline for applications is 4/15/17.

Sponsor a Child

Would you or your company like to donate to send a kid to camp? Please call 908-879-5100 x 825 for more info and how you can make a difference in the life of a child!

Employment Opportunity

Chester Township Recreation Summer Day Camp is now accepting applications for employment. Kindly fill out this application and send it to the Recreation Director by the deadline of March 31, 2017. Mail to: Recreation Director, Chester Township, 1 Parker Rd., Chester NJ 07930 or e-mail to:

To learn more, please contact the Recreation Director at

Camp Field Trips 

Some of our recent field trips have included: Turkey Brook Park, Circle Lanes Bowling, Somerset Patriots Baseball Game, Medieval Times, Frog Falls Water Park, Picatinny Arsenal, and Turtle Back Zoo.