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Summer Camps

The Township of Ewing Recreation Department is pleased to offer a number of summer camp opportunities for children entering grades K – 10.  Camp programs include the following:

  • Summer Day Camp for children entering grades K – 5
  • Teen Travel Camp for students entering grades 6 – 9
  • Counselor in Training program for students entering grade 9 & 10.

It is our goal to provide summer enrichment and fun through a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, games, fitness, sports, and swimming, day trips, special events and much more. Camp to counselor ratios average 1:5, so campers always have staff with them.  We strive to find fun activities and exciting locations for our trips so that our campers are busy all day, every day!   Your child will make new friendships and cultivate old ones, all while learning independence, trying new things and much more.  Many of our campers are new each year, but many come back year after year.  Some come with their friends while others come alone and make new friends during the camp season. Lunch can be purchased from the snack bar. Menus are given to campers a week ahead of time.

Camp Facilities

All camps are held at the Ewing Senior & Community Center (ESCC) 999 Lower Ferry Road. ESCC full outdoor camp facilities that include an Amphitheatre, ball field, tennis courts, pool complex, snack bar, art shed, large playground, and more. Indoor facilities include Nurses Office (The Camp Nurse works every day camp is open) gym, dance studio, large community room, class rooms, kitchens and more. So rain or shine there are always fun things to do!

Camp Days and Hours

Day Camp dates and hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 – 4:30 unless noted. Early drop off runs from 7:30am – 8:15am  and late hours from 4:30pm - 6:00pm.   (Additional fees apply).


Camp Descriptions

Summer Day Camp

The Summer Day Camp is a full day program that offers 8 regular camp weeks from late June – mid-August and 2 post camp weeks to complete the summer from mid-August – late August.   The weekly schedule includes fields trips every Thursday, daily swim lessons and free swim in the afternoon, arts and crafts, nature, sports, cooking, dancing, special events and much more.  Unless noted on the schedule or other camp documents, all camp activities take places at the ESCC.  The registration fee includes all transportation and admissions. 
2018 Camp Activity Calendar

Teen Travel Camp

The Teen Travel Camp is a seven-week program starting in early July.  The staff consists of certified teachers, college graduates, and college-aged students who will help to supervise the teen campers.  Campers take a different trip each day to places like the beach, theme parks, and cultural centers in the Tri-state area.  One day each week they remain at the ESCC or take a half day trip.  The registration fee includes all transportation, admissions and camp T-shirts.  Each day the group will meet at and depart from the ESCC.  All trips are subject to change due to availability, weather, enrollment, etc.
2018 Teen Travel Trip List

Counselor in Training

The Counselor in Training (CIT) program is for Ewing residents only and runs from weeks 2 – 8.  This program is for mature and responsible applicants and offers enrollees the opportunity to develop the leadership qualities necessary to be a Camp Counselor while offering on the job training.  Performance evaluations are given regularly throughout the camp sessions and are referred to when the CIT applies for work the next year. The camper can also attend regular Summer Camp on weeks #1, Post 1 and Post 2 or Teen Travel. Regular camp fees apply.


2018 Registration

Register online at communitypass.net. Registration starts in February and runs until the program is full. Early registration runs until April 2, any fees paid on or before April 2 will receive a 5% discount. You may register for full or partial weeks. You do not need to live in Ewing for your child to attend the Summer Day and Teen Travel Camps; however, additional fees do apply for non-residents.  Fees are set at the beginning of each year for each camp.

Discounts/Financial Aid

A multiple child discount is available as is limited Financial Aid.  The Recreation Department reviews requests for financial aid and tries to establish fees that work for both parties.  Applicants must fill out the Financial Aid Request form and return it with along with a copy of your most recent tax return.  Applicants are encouraged to enclose a note with any additional information that will help make the decision on your financial aid request. 

Please complete the form and return it in a sealed envelope marked confidential to Ted Forst, Director, ESCC, 999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08628.  For questions call 609-883-1776 ext. 6203 or email tforst@ewingnj.org. All information is kept confidential.

All Child Care Connection applications and Financial Aid applications must be approved before registration deadlines.


Sports Camps

Summer Baskeball Camp

For boys and girls grades 4 - 8.   Daily activites: 3 on 3, skills, speakers, prizes, awards and more. EHS Gyms.
Fee: $75 per camper, T Shirt included
Registration deadline: TBA.
Director: Shelly Dearden, EHS Boys' Basketball Head Coach
2017 Summer Basketball Camp Registration form in PDF. (Look for 2018 update coming soon.)

Tennis Camp

July-August, ages 5-16, BOYS/GIRLS, Cadwalader Park and Ewing High Courts. Instructional program.
Registration: Late May – Early June.
Fee: $50 Donation Requested.
National Junior Tennis League, Director.

Field Hockey Camp

Mid July. Girls in grades 4-8, instructional program at EHS Turf field.
Anna Burd, Director, Assistant Field Hockey Coach, Fisher MS

Application Forms 

Below are the forms you will need to apply for the Summer Day and Teen Travel Camps.  All registrations are to be done using Community Pass.  If you require assistance, staff can assist you with a computer set up for that purpose at the Rec Center.
 

Schedules 

The 2018 Trip Schedules will be posted shortly.

Financial Forms

Camp Lunch Menus

The 2018 Lunch Menus will be posted at the beginning of the camp season.

Municipal Building 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628
 
(609) 883-2900 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Senior & Community Center 
999 Lower Ferry Road 
Ewing, NJ 08628 
(609) 883-1776 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Hollowbrook Community Center
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Ewing, NJ  08638
(609)  883-1199
M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm
 

Scotch Road (Public Works) 
Bulk and Electronic Items 
Th-F: 7:00am - 3:00pm 
 Sat: 7:00am - 2:30pm

Jack Stephan Way (Brush Drop-off) 
M-Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm 

Ewing Animal Shelter 
4 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 771-8076

Ewing Police 
2 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 882-1313

Ewing Branch Library 
61 Scotch Road 
 (609) 882-3130

Rental Property Concern Hotline 
 (609) 323-1177

Ewing Public Schools 
2099 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08618
P: (609) 538-9800
F: (609) 538-0041

Weather Central 
Courtesy of PHVFC 
phvfc.org/Weather.html
 


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