Hello Camp Families,
We are so excited to be able to offer camp this summer! Although COVID-19 safety protocols will require camp to be different this year, it will still be the fun summer experience you have come to expect from The Connection and a great opportunity for your child(ren) to spend time being active, learning new skills, and socializing with other children.
The camp program described below is based on the standards required by the New Jersey Department of Health with the guidance of the CDC and the American Camp Association.
Camp will run from Monday, July 6th to Wednesday, August 26th. There will be a morning-only option (9:00am-1:00pm) or full-day (9:00am-4:30pm). Afternoon only camps (1:00pm-4:30pm) will be provided if there is sufficient enrollment since we are not permitted to mix groups. Please click here to view the revised camp program.
Whenever feasible, the majority of the camp day will be spent outside on The Connection’s property. There will be gymnastics and warrior activity rotations inside the large gym and children will be escorted inside to use the restroom. On poor weather days (extreme heat or rain), camp will be inside the building.
- SUNRISERS & CAMPER CLUB
Due to the inability to mix groups, we are not able to offer before or after camp care. If you are currently enrolled, camp staff will contact you separately.
- MORNING ONLY CAMP (9:00am-1:00pm)
Placed in age-based groups of 10 children, campers will attend Guppies, SummerFun or SummerFun Pros/All Stars. Rotations will include sports, gymnastics/warrior, art, yoga and STEM. There will be no morning specialty camps.
- FULL DAY CAMP (9:00am-4:30pm)
Campers who stay for the afternoon will remain with their morning group and attend that age-group’s originally scheduled specialty camps, regardless of previous registration. For example, week two, five-year olds will participate in a mix of Creative Kids, The Great Outdoors and Hip Hop Flip Flop specialty camp activities. Each day of the week will center on a specialty.
The state of NJ recently issued clearance for indoor pools to reopen with limitations. We must secure approval from the local health authority and don’t know how long that process will be. We will send a separate email regarding camp pool usage when we have more details.
- THEATER CAMP
While we cannot provide Theater Camps as initially scheduled and have had to eliminate the Back Stage Pass option, during weeks 7 and 8 we are offering a special Theater Camp session of The Descendants with a virtual performance.
- CAMP FEES
We hope you understand that camp fees will remain the same due to the cost of increased safety measures and the need to hire additional staff to accommodate fewer campers.
Below you will find a highlight of the policies and procedures we have put into place to ensure the safety of our campers, staff, and families. They are based on COVID-19 standards and guidelines from the New Jersey Dept. of Health, CDC, and American Camp Association.
We appreciate your continued patience as we prepare a safe and fun summer camp for your child(ren). Please contact us if you have any questions.