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. Swim days are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
2018 Season–Summer Rec Camp meets 9am-3pm every day.
Week 1 is the week of July 2 (no camp on July 4th). $190
Week 2 is the week of July 9. $200
Week 3 is the week of July 16. $200
Week 4 is the week of July 23. $200
Week 5 is the week of July 30. $200
Week 6 is the week of August 6. $200
CIT Program for 15 year olds and up is available for $150 each week of camp.
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 or Tuesday including live animal shows, weather 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 Starts on March 12th. Non-residents registration opens on March 26. A $50 deposit is due upon registration and full payment is due by May 15, 2018. A $50 late fee will be applied to all registrations and unpaid balances after May 15, 2018. Please make checks payable to Chester Township Recreation.
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!
Camp Field Trips:
Week 1 – Field Trip on Friday, July 6 – Funplex
Week 2 – Field Trip on Wednesday, July 11 – Adventure Aquarium in Camden
Week 3 – Field Trip on Wednesday, July 18 – Liberty Science Center
Week 4 – Field trip on Wednesday, July 25 – Pirates on the Manasquan
Week 5 – Field Trip on Wednesday, August 1 – I-Play America
Week 6 – Field Trip on Wednesday, August 8 – Camelbeach