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2017 Kid's Camp

Calling all Kids Camp Campers from Maplewood AND South Orange!


SIGN UP TODAY to ensure a spot for your desired weeks:  sign up today:


Session dates and featured activities:

Session I:              June 26 – June 30

                                Tuesday in-service:  Dragons and Dreams Science Presentation

                                Thursday field trip:  Liberty Science Center MythBusters tour and Big Dreams IMAX presentation

Session II:             July 3 – July 7 [no camp on 7/4]

                                Thursday field trip:  Lakota Wolf Preserve

Session III:            July 10– July 14

                                Tuesday in-service:  Meteorology event with John Marshall

                                Thursday field trip:  Field Station Dinosaur Tour

Session IV:            July 17 – July 21

                                Tuesday in-service:  Imagination Station event day – fiesta fun           

                                Thursday field trip:  Reeves Reed Arboretum

Session V:             July 24 – July 28

                                Tuesday in-service:  Visit from the farm – meet the animals!

                                Thursday field trip:  Point Pleasant Boardwalk

Session VI:            July 31 – August 4

                                Tuesday in-service:  Learn about flowers, and plant your own for home!

                                Thursday field trip:  Bow Craft trip for their last season

Session VII:          August 7 – August 11

                                Tuesday in-service:  Creativity Day with Aunt Selma

                                Thursday field trip:  Turtleback Zoo and Carousel Ride

Session VIII:         August 14 – August 18

                                Tuesday in-service:  Planetarium inside the Woodland!

                                Thursday field trip:  Morris Museum


Each week you will receive a newsletter and calendar along with great care from counselors and Directors.


Monday and Wednesday mornings we take the jitney to the pool and we mix up sports, gardening, arts and crafts along with team building themes and exercises.


Let’s make memories – sign up today!

Registration can also be done in person at the Recreation Department at 574 Valley Street. 

If you have any questions, feel free to call (973) 763-4202. 


Maplewood Ultimate Summer Camp 2017: 
Ultimate Camp is back this summer! Come work on your Ultimate Frisbee skills in the Town where it was invented! Camps will be held at Memorial Park and will be Monday-Friday.  

Girls Only Week- July 31st-August 4th, Grades 6-12 Half day 9-12pm ($120.00 Per camper) 

Session #1 Beginner - August 7-11, Grades 6-8 Half day- 9am-12pm ($155 per camper)


Session #2 Intermediate- August 14-18, Grades 7-9 Half day- 9am-12pm ($155 per camper)


Session #3 Intermediate/Advance - August 21-25, Grades 8-10 Full day- 9am-3pm ($175 per camper)


Online Registration is open and can be done

 Registration can also be done in person at the Recreation Department at 574 Valley Street. 

If you have any questions, feel free to call (973) 763-4202. 



Summer Prep Camps in Maplewood New Jersey

OPEN TO ALL TOWNS, not exclusive to Maplewood Residents 


Kindergarten Prep: For children entering Kindergarten in September

August 28 - September 1, 2017, 9:00-12:00,  $170, Burgdorff Building 
Kindergarten is an amazing year filled with much laughter and lots of learning. Allow your child to prepare for one of the most important school years, while making new friends and having lots of fun.  Our camp helps to create a smooth transition into Kindergarten by providing songs, games, crafts, and play that will teach the fundamental skills required for Kindergarten success.

Several key skills where we focus development: Fine and gross motor skills, Sight Word knowledge, Word Family skills, handwriting development, writing skills, number sense, basic addition and subtraction, graphing, fractions, time, money, comprehension strategies, Sticky Word Strategies, fluency


Reading & Writing Made Fun: For children entering grades K-3 in September

August 14-18, 9:00-12:00, $170, Burgdorff Building 
 It is our goal to create a love of reading and writing in your child. Through our extensive training and experience as Reading Specialists, we are able to bring exciting learning games, strategies, and methods to help your child develop and/or build upon his love of reading.  All activities will be done in whole group and small achievement level groups.  Phonics Fun, Teachers College, Orton-Gillingham, and Wilson Methods are used.??

Reading and Writing Camp will focus on the following skill development: Sight words, writing development 

Reading development including: fluency and comprehension strategies, decoding and encoding skills including: blends, word families, vowel combinations

Math Made Fun: For children entering grades K-3 in September

August 21-25, 2017 9:00-12:00, $170, Burgdorff Building 
Mastery of math facts and math fundamentals are imperative to becoming successful in math.  Our camp focuses on building math skills through exciting games, centers, songs, crafts, and teaching strategies to gain confidence and build on essential skills for a smooth transition into the next school year.

Math Camp will Focus on the following skill development: Grade level math facts, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, word problems, time, money and fractions, Comparing numbers: greater than, less than, place value Mental Math strategies


 sign up today!


DST Basketball Camp is back with a NEW feature

This year we have 8 foot baskets to offer the camp to kids of all ages

Grades k-3 will play on 8 foot baskets

Grades 4-8 will play on the standard 10 foot rims

This camp will teach fundamental basketball skills while promoting full participation, sportsmanship,
and most importantly FUN! 


*For boys and girls entering grades K-8 in September*

Campers will be grouped by age and ability level. 

SESSION 1                               SESSION 2

August 7-10, 2017                      August 14-17, 2017

Rain Date Friday, August 11th              Rain Date Friday, August 18th 


        TIME:      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

        PLACE:   Maplewood Memorial Park

        FEE:        $90 per camper – minimum 10 campers required

                        $160 per camper if you attend both sessions          

**Each camper will receive a free basketball.**


 sign up today!

574 Valley St.
Maplewood Township, NJ 07040
Hours of Operation 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Ph: (973) 762-8120