The following is a list of questions frequently asked of the Cedarville Country Day Camp Staff. For other questions not listed here, please contact the camp.
What are the hours of camp?
Camp runs from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day. For those parents needing extended hours, we are available as early as 7:00 am until as late as 6:00 pm.
What are the ages of the campers?
Our campers range in age from three years old to fifteen years old.
What are the camper groups like?
Our groups are separated by the grades the campers are entering rather than by ages. All groups are co-ed. We do our best to group friends together. If one friend is older, we move the older camper to the younger camper’s group. We have found that the younger camper moving to an older group is tougher on the younger camper.
Cedarville communicates extensively with emails. We use it to send announcements and updates but also, we send a daily email. If you provide us with an email address, we will send an email home letting you know what the camp day was like. We will never share your email address. Perhaps you would like a Grandparent to receive the daily email? No problem, give us their email address and we will add them to the list. Anytime you would like us to stop emails, just reply to the email with the word “Remove” in the subject line and be sure to add your name so we find your email address.
When can I register my camper?
Cedarville Country Day Camp accepts campers on a first come first served basis. Registration typically begins the last week of camp and continues until the programs are at capacity. We will accept campers throughout the summer as well as long as there is room.
Who are the Cedarville Staff team?
One of the areas we are most proud of here at Cedarville is our staff. We spend a great deal of time selecting the best staff possible. These staff have the desire to help the campers and make Cedarville the best camp possible. Our staff consists primarily of school teachers, college students, and other adults that bring so much to our program.
Tell me about all the Special Events that I hear about. What are they?
A Cedarville summer is a quality program through and through. The icing on the cake is the addition of special events to our daily schedule. Every week has a theme, every day has a special event, and once a week, there is a BIG special event.
Our events include shows, dances, events, carnival with rides, olympics, parties, tournaments, and everyone should be ready because you never can tell when color war might break out!
What are the camp hours?
Cedarville Country Day Camp offers you three options to best meet your needs.
- Mini Camp Day 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Full Camp Day 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Extended Day 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Arrival and Dismissal
Arrival Times: Campers may be dropped off fifteen minutes prior for Mini Day and Full Day sessions. Campers for Extended Day may be dropped off beginning at 7:00 am.
Dismissal Time: Campers must be picked up on time. If your child needs to leave early, please notify the camp so we may have your child in the office waiting.
Campers will only be released to a parent or guardian on the Authorized Pick Up list. Adults picking up campers must have a photo ID available. All campers MUST be signed out with the camp staff.
Are snacks or lunch provided?
Each afternoon, all of our campers receive an ice cream snack. The younger campers may bring in snacks for a snack time in the morning if they choose.
A vending machine is available that will include water, lemonade, iced tea, regular, and diet soda. Drinks are also served with lunch to all campers regardless of whether they bring their lunch or purchase it here.
An optional lunch program is available to campers at our cost. All meals are prepared by local area restaurants. Please view our lunch menu on the “Forms” page.
Do you offer swim lessons?
YES! Learning to swim is very important. We have three swimming pools to serve campers with all levels of ability. Each camper here in camp receives a swim lesson each morning and a recreational swim each afternoon. In addition, if the camper is there for Extended Care, there is an additional free swim.
Does my camper really get a t-shirt and bag?
Absolutely! Please be sure to list the camper’s shirt size on the order form. We ask that the shirt be worn for Photo Day. The bag is large enough to hold all their belongings for camp.
The t-shirt and bag will be distributed the first day of camp for each camper.
What should my camper bring to camp?
The best way for a camper to carry their items is in their camp bag but any bag will do. In this bag, pack a towel, bathing suit, pump type suntan lotion, and a water bottle to refill throughout the day. A good idea is to keep a sweatshirt packed in the bag for those cool mornings.
What should my camper leave at home?
We hear this a great deal. Remember this, cherished items may become lost or broken. Please leave them at home.
Don’t bring your best bath towels to camp. Things get dirty when you’re outside all day. A general idea of what NOT to bring to camp would be CD players, cell phones, chewing gum, MP3 players, pool toys, video games, and trading cards.
Sandals, crocs, and flip flops are not to be worn as primary foot wear. Wearing sandals may lead to stubbed toes. They may wear these in the pool area or during water activities.
Lost and Found
Each summer, we find many items left behind by campers. We can’t return them if there is no name on it. Please use a permanent marker and label all of your camper’s possessions. Lost and Found items are donated to charity after camp ends.
Friday Parent’s Day Off
Each Friday during camp, we provide parent’s a day off from packing a lunch. This lunch is included in the camp fee and available at no extra cost. We serve pizza from a local restaurant, Barone's, unless we specify in the email something different. Our fourth of July cookout would be an example of this.
Health and Medical
The NJ Youth Camp Safety Act requires that all campers have a completed medical form before they come to camp. Please have the forms returned to camp no later than June 1st. If you need a form, please visit our website to download a copy. It is attached to the registration forms. Please notify camp, in writing, of all allergies your child may have. Be sure to let us know if there are any activities in which your child should not participate.
Cedarville Country Day Camp has qualified staff trained in first aid in accordance with the Youth Camp Safety Act standard. In addition, all of the camp’s lifeguards are certified in first aid and CPR.
What happened when it gets excessively hot or if it rains?
Not to worry, Cedarville Day Camp is able to handle all weather conditions. We have numerous buildings where the campers can go and enjoy the day indoors. When the temperature gets too hot, we have three beautiful swimming pools that keep the campers cool and healthy. In addition, we have water games and activities that are played in the shade to help minimize the amount of time spent in the excessive heat.
What is the refund policy?
Cedarville Country Day Camp allows for refunds until May 15 of each year just before camp opens. After that date, there is no credit or refunds.