Recreation Summer Camp

Summer Camp Registration for the 2022 season will be opening on Monday, January 3, 2022.

Camp registration will be done completely IN PERSON at the Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ. We will only open online registration once all in person individuals have registered should any spots remain.


Registration will begin in person at the Community Center at 7:00 AM. If you choose, you may line up outdoors prior to the beginning of registration. Doors will not open before 7:00 AM. We are opening early in order to accommodate working individuals.
Also, you may ONLY register your children. No one may register other individuals children.
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REGISTRATION POLICIES FOR 2022 - A couple of things to take note of and a few new policies:
  • When registering, you must bring your child's report card as proof of what grade they are currently in and what grade they will be in next year.
  • When registering, you must bring your child's vaccination record. Please note this is their pediatric vaccine listing that can be obtained from your family doctor. This is not for the COVID vaccination. Having a copy of the vaccine record on file is mandated for camp licensing by the State of New Jersey.
  • Without a report card and vaccination record, we will not be able to process your registration even if you are here to register in person.

2022 Summer Camp

Registration for the 2022 Summer Camp held at the Summit Community Center and Summit Family Aquatic Center.

CAMP SCHEDULE AND HOURS: Camp will run daily from Monday, June 20 through Friday, August 12. Camp hours are 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM (Monday-Thursday) and 8:00 AM until 12:30 PM on Fridays. Se below for information on our new wrap around program.

CAMP COST: Camp cost is $550 for all eight weeks. In 2018, camp ran for six weeks and in 2019, camp ran for seven weeks. We strive to provide exceptional recreational programs for children all summer long, which is why we have added additional weeks (which also leads to increased cost). For the last three years, minimum wage has also increased by $1.00 per hour, also reflected in the price increase. 

This eight-week camp includes arts & crafts, special events & outings, sports & games. Campers can also look forward to both yoga and other classes, as well. Many special appearances are made by a variety of entertainers, including magicians, weathermen, and more! There is so much to offer.

Drop off and pick up are both at the Summit Community Center for the general camp. Pick up and drop off is likely to be at the Summit Family Aquatic Center for the CIT program.

Be aware when registering that there are three separate programs. There is the program for children entering first grade, the program for children entering second through sixth grade and the counselor in training program for children entering seventh through night grade.

 This general camp is open to Summit residents only. The TryCAN portion must be from a collaborating town and have participated in TryCAN programs previously. 

Returning for 2022: CAMP WRAP AROUND PROGRAM

Do you need childcare after 3:30? This year, we will be adding a wrap around program where children will be welcome to stay at the Community Center for a more relaxed, free structured “afterschool” type program. This program will run Monday through Thursday from 3:30 until 5:30 PM. You may add this program by the week for $35 per week.


Campers Entering First Grade 

Open to Children Entering Grade 1 (30 spots)

The Recreation Summer Camp is now open to children entering first grade. They will experience all the fun as the General Camp in a smaller group setting! Limited Spots Available!


General Summer Camp
Open to Children in Grades 2-6 (160 spots)

This six-week camp includes arts & crafts, special events & outings, sports & games, as well as afternoons spent swimming at Summit’s Family Aquatic Center. Campers can also look forward to both yoga and hip hop classes. Many special appearances are made by a variety of entertainers, including magicians, weathermen, and DJ Fusco! There is so much to offer.

Counselor In Training Program (UPDATED PROGRAM) 
Open to Children in Grades 7-9 (40 spots)

Assist Recreation Summer Camp Counselors in facilitating all programs and activities for Recreation Summer Campers. Counselors-in-training will still enjoy the full Recreation Summer Camp experience while learning the basics of what it takes to be a great summer counselor. This Counselor in Training Program will meet at the Summit Family Aquatic Center (or Community Center pending COVID guidelines) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

On Tuesdays, every other week the camp will travel to the beach for a day at the beach. Then on non-beach weeks (weeks 2, 4, 6, 8) a special trip will be scheduled to locations which may include a baseball game, bowling, SkyZone, Medieval Times, Top Golf, Twin Rivers Tubing, etc. A full schedule is to be announced. Trip admissions are covered as a part of registration. CIT program includes a $15 per week transportation fee. If your child plans to attend camp on trip days, the camp fee will be $670. If your child will not attend trips, there will be no camp of Tuesdays and the fee remains $550. 

On Thursdays, the camp will meet at Cornog Field House and volunteer with the GRACE program. Following their volunteer project, they will perform camp activities at Memorial Field. Campers will then head down town for lunch. From there, they will head to the pool for the afternoon. 

TRY CAN INCLUSION CAMP (25 spots)

This component of our program is open to ALL municipalities in the TryCAN Collaboration for children who require accommodations for their successful participation in camp. 

Your child will be placed into a group with a 1:3 ratio that will be a subsection of grade appropriate groups of our general summer camp program. This model allows for your child to have a little extra attention and receive supports they require, while also getting the full camp experience! All camp counselors will be students in Seton Hall's Elementary/Special Education Program. Please be sure to select the Inclusion Camp option when registering. If you have any specific questions about the inclusion program, please contact dguidajr@cityofsummit.org.

Must provide documentation of special needs or have previous participation in TryCAN Programs. 

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