Chester Township
1 Parker Road
Chester, New Jersey 07930

All remaining space are open to all children, entering grades 1 through 6, including all Chester residents and nonresidents.

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 continued guidelines regarding indoor space and social distancing from State, 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 9am–1pm, Monday through Friday.  There is no before or aftercare this year. The camp will run in six, 1-week sessions starting July 6 and ending August 13.  Families will enjoy the flexibility and convenience of being able to pick and choose the weeks that fit best their summer schedules.  Sign up for one, multiple, or all six weeks.  The choice is yours.

The campers will enjoy swim time at the Chester Area Pool on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Special entertainment will be provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays, including live animal shows, magicians, sport clinics, Mad Science, Edible Eats, and much more.  Each day Campers will rotate through a variety of supervised activities throughout the week including but not limited to games, team building, arts & crafts, sports, music, and entertainment.

A $50 deposit is due upon registration and full payment is due by May 28. A $50 late fee will be applied to all registrations and unpaid balances after May 28. Please make checks payable to Chester Township Recreation. There will be no refunds on deposits, late fees, or cancelations after May 28. With the flexibility of choosing your weeks, we expect our camp to fill. Don’t hesitate, register NOW.

The camp fees and schedule are as follows: Resident/Nonresident

Week 1, week of July 6 (no camp on July 5) Fee: $235/$265

Week 2, week of July 12 Fee: $260/$295

Week 3, week of July 19 Fee: $260/$295

Week 4, week of July 26 Fee: $260/$295

Week 5, week of August 2 Fee: $260/$295

Week 6, week of August 9 Fee: $260/$295

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