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)



$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.

Payment Plan

We are pleased to offer our Early Bird Discount (save $25 a week if you register before March 31). We also provide a payment plan. The payment plan option allows you to divide your camp registration into 4 equal payments; 25% at your initial registration and 25% on each of the following dates; April 2, May 1 and June 1. We hope that these conveniences as well as running a quality program keep you coming back year after year.

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.


Please check back later in the spring for the 2018 trips for Day Camp