Chester Township
1 Parker Road
Chester, New Jersey 07930

Summer Rec Camp – registration is taking place now

To register please visit

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

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 M, T, Th.

2017 Season–Summer Rec Camp meets 9am-3pm every day.

Week 1 runs July 5-July 7 (not a full week of camp)

Week 2 runs July 10-July 14.

Week 3 runs July 17-21.

Week 4 runs July 24-28.

Week 5 runs July 31- Aug 4.

Week 6 runs August 7-11.

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 takes 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

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 7- Circle Lanes

Week 2- Field Trip on July 12- Field Station Dinosaur

Week 3- Field Trip on July 19th- Liberty Science Center

Week 4- Field Trip on July 26th- Keansburg Amusement Park & Runaway Rapids Waterpark

Week 5- Field Trip on August 2nd- Circle Bowl & Entertainment

Week 6- Field Trip on August 9th- Powerhouse Studios: kids’ trivia, slime, and DJ dance party.