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2016 Kid's Camp

Kid's Camp will run single-week sessions from June 27th-August 19th.  New for this year, we're adding a 7th and 8th week!  Camps will be Monday-Fridays except for holiday conflicts. Children must be in grades Kindergarten-5th grade. Must be at least 5 years of age. Camp's location will be at the Maplewood Community Center - 120 Burnett Avenue.  

Full Day Camp: 8:30am-3:30pm
Half Day Camp: 8:30am-1:00pm

The camp will run for 8 one-week sessions:

Session I:
June 27 – July 1:

Tuesday
– Inflatable Activities Fun Day 

Thursday: Reeves Reed Arboretum Field Trip.  Enjoy a lesson called Seed to Plant which walks through the lifecycle of a plant – activities include seed dissection, planting, pollinating and a seed dispersal game.  We then head into the woodlands and do a walk discussing adaptations.

Session II: July 5 – July 8 (No camp July 4th)

Thursday: 
Morris Museum field trip for a scavenger hunt and Earth Explorers Presentation. A combination of the best of Rockin’ Minerals and Dinosaurs and the Prehistoric Earth. Students will also learn about prehistoric life, while handling fossils, such as dinosaur eggs, tracks, and teeth in the permanent exhibition, Digging Dinosaurs.

Session III: July 11 – July 15

Tuesday:
 Creation Station Event – a hands-on imaginative and unique activity awaits.  Campers can paint and decorate their initial, make a selfie cookie, and emoji candies!

Thursday:  Turtleback Zoo field trip with a carousel ride!

Session IV: July 18 – July 22

Tuesday:
 Meteorology event with John Marshall!  Our campers will have the opportunity to be weather forecasters for a day when meteorologist John Marshall brings his mobile weather studio to camp!  Mr. Marshall previously worked as a broadcast meteorologist for NBC and CBS, and will speak to campers about weather concepts and about his job as a meteorologist. He’s bringing his green screen for campers to try their hand at meteorology!  You don’t want to miss this special event!

Thursday:  Rebounderz field trip, includes 2 hours of trampoline jumping, some arcade time and lunch.   

Session V: July 25 – July 29 

Tuesday:
 Don’t’ miss our Lego event at camp!  Kids are already naturally gifted creators. Then they get added inspiration from specially trained instructors. They dive into massive collections of LEGOs® and they built elaborate objects, structures and vehicles, as they explore fundamental principles of engineering and physics. They also learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes. The experience is joyful, the impact long-lasting.

Thursday: Point Pleasant Boardwalk field trip

Session VI: August 1 – August 5 

Tuesday:
 A Planetarium Experience awaits– we are going to observe the evening sky and become amateur astronomers!  A huge dome will be blown up as our presenter helps campers locate major stars, planets that are visible, and the moon.  Students will be engaged as they learn about astronomy and other celestial objects.

Thursday:  FunPlex field trip includes a foam frenzy, lazer tag, pizza lunch and more!

Session VII: August 8 – August 12

Tuesday:
 Compost project!  Campers will be introduced to the benefits of vermicomposting, through a fun hands-on lesson.  Each camper will get to make their own compost bin to take home!

Thursday: We’re heading to Action Park for a day of water park fun!

Session VIII: August 15 – August 19

Tuesday:
Imagination Station is dropping in for an awesome day of creativity. Campers can ‘Become the Band’ with song writing, making instruments and costumes and then performing their new hit.  Younger campers can write a puppet show, make the puppets and then perform their new masterpiece.

Thursday:
Liberty Science Center promises to be a day filled with learning and fun, including an IMAX show about our National Parks.

Campers must bring lunch each day unless otherwise notified. 

Campers swim two days a week at the Maplewood Community Pool.  All campers are swim tested and assigned pools accordingly.  Parents now have the option of having their children enrolled in swim lessons during camp hours.

Each week the camp leaves the community center for a field trip. 
Your child must be wearing their camp shirt, and we recommend that you send extra spending money with your child for games and food.  Half Day campers go on all field trips too. 


Our staff is comprised of local high school and college students. They are trained, and hold certifications in CPR and First Aid.  All of our staff is available to help answer your questions.


Registration begins March 3rd and can be done at:

https://register.communitypass.net/maplewood.


You may also register in person at the recreation office in the Town Hall Building, 574 Valley Street in Maplewood. For additional information about Kid’s Camp, please call 973-763-4202.
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2016 Camp Maple
Camp Maple is a 6-week program offered to children with special needs.  You DO NOT need to reside in Maplewood or South Orange. The program provides opportunities for gross and fine motor development as well as cognitive and social growth.

Camp Maple will run for 6 weeks from June 27th-August 5th. Children must be in grades Kindergarten- 5th grade or five years of age. 

Camp's location is at the Maplewood Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. 

Camp will run from 8:30am-1:00pm  

Camp Price: $100 PER WEEK


The camp will run for 6 one-week sessions:

Session I: June 27 – July 1
Session II: July 5 – July 8 (4 day week – prorated)
Session III: July 11 – July 15
Session IV: July 18 – July 22
Session V: July 25 – July 29
Session VI: August 1 – August 5


Online Registration is open and can be done 
at http://register.communitypass.net/maplewood. 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. 

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Maplewood Ultimate Summer Camp 2016: 
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.  

Session #1- August 1-5, Grades 5-8 Half day- 9am-12pm ($100 per camper)

  

Session #2- August 8-12, Grades 6-9 Full day- 9am-3pm ($120 per camper)

 

Session #3- August 15-19, Grades 7-10 Half day- 9am-12pm ($100 per camper)

 

****Note: After July 4th all prices will increase by $10.00****

 

Online Registration is open and can be done athttp://register.communitypass.net/maplewood. 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. 

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BUDDING LEARNERS KINDERGARTEN CAMP 2016

 Monday - Friday, August 8-12, 9:00-12:00 -Burgdorff Center for Performing Arts  

    Kindergarten is an amazing year that is 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 that are required for Kindergarten success. Several key skills that we will focus on include fine and gross motor development, sight word development, handwriting development, math, and reading development.  



Certified and experienced elementary education teachers run this camp. All activities are aligned with S.T.E.M. and Common Core principles.

For further information or for any questions, please visit our website www.buddinglearnerscamps.com or email at

Cost: $170



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BUDDING LEARNERS READING AND WRITING CAMP 2016

Monday-Friday, August 22-26, 9:00-12:00 - Burgdorff Center for Performing Arts

For children entering grades K-3 in September

Help your child prevent “Summer Learning Loss” and prepare for a successful transition back to school; all while having fun. Through exciting songs, crafts, games, and fun activities students will practice sight words, fluency, blends, word families, vowel combinations, decoding skills, and reading/writing strategies. All activities will be done in grade and small achievement level groups.  Phonics Fun, Orton-Gillingham, and Wilson Methods also used. 



Certified and experienced elementary education teachers run this camp. All activities are aligned with S.T.E.M. and Common Core principles.

For further information or for any questions, please visit our website www.buddinglearnerscamps.com or email at

Cost: $170

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BUDDING LEARNERS MATH CAMP 2016

 Monday-Friday, August 15-19, 9:00-12:00 - Burgdorff Center for Performing Arts 

For children entering grades K-3 in September

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 to smoothly transition into the next school year. Grade level math facts, word problems, time, money, and fractions, are some of the areas that will be covered.  All activities will be done in grade and achievement level small groups. 


Certified and experienced elementary education teachers run this camp. All activities are aligned with S.T.E.M. and Common Core principles.

For further information or for any questions, please visit our website www.buddinglearnerscamps.com or email us at

Cost: $170

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Drills, Skills, and Thrills Basketball Camp 2016
Drills, Skills and Thrills is back for another summer! This camp will teach fundamental basketball skills while promoting full participation, sportsmanship, and most importantly FUN! This camp is for boys and girls who are entering grades 4-8 in September. Campers will be grouped by age and ability level. Camps take place at Memorial Park Basketball Courts. Cost is $90 per camper. If you register for both sessions, price will be $160. Each Camper also receives a free basketball! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Coach Ferrare at (908) 720-6747 or by email @ .

Session 1- August 1 to August 4 (rain-date is August 5)
                9am-12pm

Session 2- August 8 to August 11 (rain-date is August 12)
                9am-12pm                                   

 

 

Register now at http://register.communitypass.net/maplewood  You can also register by calling (973) 763-4202 or visiting the Recreation Department at 574 Valley Street, Maplewood.




574 Valley St.
Maplewood Township, NJ 07040
Ph: (973) 762-8120