The Summer Hill camp setting needs to be seen to be truly appreciated. In addition to our own two heated pools, sports fields, playground, basketball court and indoor facilities, we have the unparalleled opportunity to incorporate the hundreds of acres of Monmouth County Park facilities, which lie adjacent to us. Marked nature trails, streams (known for their shark tooth fossils) meadows, County playgrounds, fishing ponds, and a fitness course are all within a minutes walk.
Skilled staff members, who creatively challenge each child to seek his or her own greatest potential while emphasizing cooperation and fair play, supervise Summer Hill’s activities. We have created a unique camp experience which maximizes the joy of physical exertion and physical accomplishment, while supporting and encouraging the primary age child’s natural curiosity about the world and its people.
Activities include: swimming lessons and free swim, sports, computers, performing arts, indoor and outdoor games, and arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games. We offer chess instruction to any child interested, and our chess Championship has become a favorite among many of our campers. Our dance and drama program is especially noteworthy and the Summer Hill End of Year Show is a huge hit with campers and parents alike.
Friday is our Special Events Day. We offer a variety of special activities such as pony and horseback rides, giant slide, carnival day, field day, career day (where parents and community workers demonstrate their special talents), wet and messy day, etc.
Our first and primary goal is to provide a Fun-Filled summer for every child. However, some “academic” skills will be intermingled with games and activities in such a way that your child (maybe for the first time) will be having so much fun they will not notice they are learning.
Afraid your child is too young for day camp?
Pre-School is our specialty! Our staff are caring and experienced with pre-school children. Our environment is well suited for the younger camper. Our pre-school, kindergarten and afternoon enrichment programs are well know for academic and programmatic excellence. Now we are offering a summer program which provides ongoing and diversified activities to further enhance your child’s development. Now offering 3 day program for 4-6 year olds and their siblings and half day programs, making our day camp ideally suited for even the youngest child.
Each child will have a daily swim lesson and free swim!
All pool staff are Red Cross trained and provide expert instruction and supervision. Swim lessons are individualized to provide support and encouragement to even the most hesitant child. In addition to swimming skills, children are taught water safety procedures.
We have 2 heated pools on the premises!
The Explorers will participate in a wide range of day camp activities and in addition they will attend weekly outings into the community. The vast majority of their week will involve our regular sports, crafts, swimming, and performing arts program. We will, however, incorporate weekly off grounds structured activities, including: movies, bowling and Monmouth County Park System Programs.
During these well-supervised outings, we will emphasize safety procedures and appropriate behavior, thus preparing the camper for their ever-expanding role in the community.
Our On The Move (OTM) campers will be off grounds 3-4 days a week exploring exciting, interesting sights and engaging in a wide variety of community based, fun filled activities. Some of the activities include: Bowling, Great Adventure, water park, Blue Claws game, fishing, hiking, trips to parks, museums, laser tag, Funtime America, Black Beard’s Cave, canoeing, and kayaking are just a few of the events normally scheduled.
When at Summer Hill, OTM campers will have access to our pools and will also have the opportunity to take First Aid and CPR training. They will participate in the Day Camp’s special events such as our Carnival Day, Field Day, and End of the Year Show. However the majority of their week will be spent off grounds.
WE BELIEVE THE TRAVEL CAMP PROGRAM OPTIONS PROVIDE THE STRUCTURE THE CAMPERS NEED, WHILE ALSO ADDRESSING THE OLDER CAMPERS NATURAL CURIOSITY AND DESIRE TO EXPAND THEIR HORIZONS.
Many of our staff started out as campers. Older campers who demonstrate good attitude, judgment, and a willingness to help others may be eligible to participate in our training program with reduced camp fees and an opportunity for employment when age appropriate. (Ask for our CIT fact sheet)
We are a small highly individualized program.
We do not want to disappoint anyone…
So Please register early.
Early registration discounts available!