Day Camp

Rutgers Rec Kids Summer Camp (formerly New Horizons Day Camp) is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association! RU Rec Day Camp offers children a supervised, positive environment where they can learn and grow through a variety of activities. Camp experiences are an integral part of a child’s total education. It offers an opportunity for children to build long lasting friendships while learning valuable life lessons.

The RU Rec Day Camp is supervised by Recreation professionals, state-certified teachers, as well as specially trained college aged staff. ALL staff is certified in First Aid, CPR & AED. Swim lessons are taught by Red Cross certified instructors. All lifeguards are Red Cross certified lifeguards.

Day Camp Features:

  • Sports & Games
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Fitness/Movement
  • Swim lessons and free swim
  • Weekly themes
  • Special events and trips
  • T-shirt and daily snack are provided
  • Exposure to a variety of safe & fun, age appropriate activities
  • Utilizes Rutgers University recreational facility and fields
  • Offers pre and post-camp supervision
  • Mature, well trained, creative and energetic staff

Age: 5-11 (Co-Ed)

Weeks of Camp

Week 1 (June 25-29)

Week 2 (July 2- July 6) (no camp on July 4) *

Week 3 (July 9- July 13)

Week 4 (July 16-July 20)

Week 5 (July 23-July 27)

Week 6 (July 30-Aug 3)

Week 7 (Aug 6-Aug 10)

Cost:

Public:

$350 per camper, per week

Early Bird Special – $325 per camp per week if purchased before March 31

Rutgers Affiliates

$325 per camper, per week.

Early Bird Special-$300 per camper if purchased before March 31

Time: 8:30AM-4:30PM

Pre-Care: Available starting at 7:30AM for an

additional fee of $35/week or $9/day.

After-Care: Available until 6:00PM for an additional

fee of $40/week or $10/day.

Pre-Care and After-Care are paid separately from camp registration. It can be purchased on-site at the Cook/Douglass Recreation Center during the camp season.

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

If cancellation is made prior to April 15, 2018, a full refund, minus a $25 processing fee, will be made. Cancellations from April 16 – June 1, 2018 will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations after June 1, 2018 will receive NO refund.

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Day Camp Trips

All events subject to change.

Week 1- Howdy Campers

minis (5-6 yr olds, k-1st graders)- Jersey Shore Pirates

Juniors (7-8 year olds, 2-3rd graders) – Silver Ball Museum

Scarlets- 9-11 years old, 4-6th graders) – Branchburg Sports Arena

 

Week 2- Start Spangled Spectacular

Trips will be local/Rutgers-based 1/2 day trips TBD since it’s a short week

 

Week 3- World of Sports

Minis- Jumping Jungle

Juniors- Rebounderz

Scarlets- iPlay America

 

Week 4- Wild and Whacky

Minis- Coco Key

Juniors- Sahara Sams

Scarlets-Splash Plex

 

Week 5 – Movin’ and Groovin’

Minis- Imagine That Museum

Juniors- Diggerland

Scarlets- High Exposure

 

Week 6- All Mixed Up

Minis- Crayola Factory

Juniors- Field Station Dinosaurs

Scarlets- Liberty Science Center

 

Week 7- Knight’s Quest

Minis- Turtleback Zoo

Juniors- Medieval Times

Scarlets- Somerset Patriots Baseball Game

Directions for Camp Registration for a Rutgers Affiliate

  1. Go to services.rec.rutgers.edu
  2. Click on “Log In” in the top right corner
  3. As a Rutgers Affiliates (you have a Rutgers netID), you should click on the red bar in the center of the page that says “Rutgers NetID Credentials” and log in
  4. Once logged in, click on your username in the upper right corner of the screen
  5. Click on “Profile”
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Add a Dependent”
  7. Type in your child’s name and birthdate and gender and click “Save”
    1. If you need to add additional children, click on “Add Family” and add another child until you have put in all of your children
  8. Once you have added your children as dependents, go to the top of the screen and click on the three horizontal bars to the left of “Rutgers Recreation” and then click on “Programs”
  9. Scroll down the page and under “Semester” click on “Summer 2018” on the left side of the page
  10. From there, click on the week(s) you want to register for camp and follow the rest of the prompts to register and pay

If you are registering for DAY CAMP ONLY, there will be a $25 discount applied in the cart from now until March 31st.

Children must be the ages of 5-11 years during the time of summer camp or entering Kindergarten through 6th grade for DAY CAMP

Children must be ages 11-14 years old during the time of summer camp for ADVENTURE CAMP

Directions for Camp Registration for the Public

  1. Go to services.rec.rutgers.edu
  2. Click on “Log In” in the top right corner
  3. For the Public (and you do not have an account in Fusion), you should select “Sign Up if you don’t have a local account” at the bottom of the screen on the left, and register
  4. As the parent/guardian, you need to create a username and password and proceed to put in YOUR own personal info (not your child’s)
  5. Once finished, click “register” at the bottom of the page
  6. You will then have to check your email that you created your account with and click on the link in the email to activate account
  7. Once activated, you can go back to services.rec.rutgers.edu and click “log in” in the top right corner
  8. Under “Use a local account to log in” put in your username and password that you just created and click “log in”
  9. Once logged in, click on your username in the upper right corner of the screen
  10. Click on “Profile”
  11. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Add a Dependent”
  12. Type in your child’s name and birthdate and gender and click “Save”
    1. If you need to add additional children, click on “Add Family” and add another child until you have put in all of your children
  13. Once you have added your children as dependents, go to the top of the screen and click on the three horizontal bars to the left of “Rutgers Recreation” and click on “Programs”
  14. Scroll down the page and under “Semester” click on “Summer 2018” on the left side of the page
  15. From there, click on the week(s) you want to register for camp and follow the rest of the prompts to register and pay

If you are registering for DAY CAMP ONLY, there will be a $25 discount applied in the cart from now until March 31st

Children must be the ages of 5-11 years during the time of summer camp or entering Kindergarten through 6th grade for DAY CAMP

Children must be ages 11-14 years old during the time of summer camp for ADVENTURE CAMP