Chester Township
1 Parker Road
Chester, New Jersey 07930

Beginning Monday, May 3, at 6:00am all remaining space will be open to all Chester Township and Borough residents.  

The Chester Summer Recreation Day Camp is back this year providing affordable, classic camp summer fun for children in Chester and the surrounding community entering grades 1 through 6 in the fall. Due to COVID guidelines and restrictions from the CDC, State, and local health departments, the Chester Recreation Camp will be running on an abbreviated schedule limited campers per grade per week. 

The camp will be held at the Black River Middle School and the Chester Area Pool. Camp hours are 9 am–1 pm, Monday through Friday.  There will be no before or aftercare this year.

Campers will rotate through a variety of supervised activities throughout the week including games, team building, arts & crafts, sports, music, and entertainment.

The camp is run in six, 1-week sessions.  The campers will enjoy swim time at the Chester Area Pool on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. Special entertainment will be provided every Tuesday and Thursday including live animal shows, magicians, and much more.

Beginning on May 10 at 6:00 am nonresidents may register. A $50 deposit is due upon registration and full payment is due by May 21. A $50 late fee will be applied to all registrations and unpaid balances after May 21. Please make checks payable to Chester Township Recreation. There will be no refunds on deposits, late fees, or cancelations after May 21. Our camp fills up quickly, so register early. 

The camp fees and schedule are as follows:

Week 1, week of July 6 (no camp on July 5) Fee: $235

Week 2, week of July 12 Fee: $260

Week 3, week of July 19 Fee: $260

Week 4, week of July 26 Fee: $260

Week 5, week of August 2 Fee: $260

Week 6, week of August 9 Fee: $260

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Would you or your company like to donate to send a kid to camp? 

Please call 908-879-5100 x 876 for more information and how you can make a difference in the life of a child!

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