Chester Township Summer Recreation Day Camp
This camp is for children entering grades 1 through 6 as of the fall. It runs for six weeks in the summer. Children will enjoy a variety of supervised activities including games, sports, arts and crafts, swimming, and field trips. This camp will run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with pre and after care available. The camp is run in six, 1-week sessions. You can sign up for one, any, or all of the weeks.
Chester Summer Rec Day Camp Staffing
The camp is divided into 4 groups with a 1:5 staff to child ratio. Groups will be combined as follows:
- Group 1 – first graders (20 per week)
- Group 2– second graders (20 per week)
- Group 3 – third and fourth graders (15 each grade per week)
- Group 4 – fifth and sixth graders (15 each grade per week)
Camp location and activities
The camp meets at the Black River Middle School, 133 North Road, Chester.
Swimming - The campers will enjoy 3 days a week at the Chester Area Pool.
Field Trips - Campers are transported on air-conditioned school buses for weekly Field Trips.
Special Entertainment/Activities – Special entertainment and activities are brought in weekly to engage the campers.
Daily Activities -Campers enjoy various activities while at the camp specially geared toward each age group. Groups will rotate from Gym, Art, Music, and Games in addition to the above additional activities.
9:00am – 3:00pm, daily.
Registration opens first for Chester Township and Borough Residents , and later for nonresidents. There is a deposit required, and enrollment is on a first come first served basis.
Each child will need a lunch and beverage in an insulated container as there is no access to a refrigerator, and sunscreen and water bottle(s). They will need a swimsuit and towel for swim days. Each camper will be required to sign a code of conduct agreement.
Summer Recreation Camp Employment
For Counselor in Training (CIT) and Counselor positions, please email Pam Wilson, Program Director at Summercamp@chestertownship.org. CIT positions are only available to students 15 years of age and entering 9th grade or higher and have completed two recent years in the Summer Recreation Program. There is a fee of $150 if selected to be a CIT. All other positions are for 16 years old and up.