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2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

Summer Camps

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The Township of Ewing Recreation Department is pleased to offer a number of summer camp opportunities for children entering grades K – 9.  Camp programs include the following:

  • Summer Day Camp for children entering grades K – 5.
  • Teen Travel Camp for students entering grades 6 – 8.
  • Counselor in Training program for students entering grade 9.

It is our goal to provide summer enrichment and fun through a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, games, fitness, sports, and swimming, day trips, special events and much more. Camp to counselor ratios average 1:5, so campers always have staff with them.  We strive to find fun activities and exciting locations for our trips so that our campers are busy all day, every day!   Your child will make new friendships and cultivate old ones, all while learning independence, trying new things and much more.  Many of our campers are new each year, but many come back year after year.  Some come with their friends while others come alone and make new friends during the camp season. Lunch can be purchased from the snack bar. Menus are given to campers a week ahead of time.

Due to Covid 19 and facility changes from the ESCC fire, schedule changes may be made at any time. Indoor location will be at the Fisher Middle School..

Camp Facilities

All indoor camps will be held at the Fisher Middle School. ESCC full outdoor camp facilities that include an Amphitheatre, ball field, tennis courts, pool complex, snack bar, art shed, large playground, and more. Indoor facilities include Nurses Office (The Camp Nurse works every day camp is open) gym, dance studio, large community room, class rooms, kitchens and more. So rain or shine there are always fun things to do!

Camp Days and Hours

Day Camp dates and hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 – 4:30 unless noted. Early drop off runs from 7:30am – 8:30am and late hours from 4:30pm - 6:00pm. (Additional fees apply).


Register online at Registration will begin on March 1st and runs until the program is full. Early registration runs until April 12, any fees paid on or before April 12 will receive a 5% discount. You may register for full or partial weeks. You do not need to live in Ewing for your child to attend the Summer Day Camps; however, additional fees do apply for non-residents. Fees are set at the beginning of each year for each camp.  

Deadlines Once a week fills up, registration is closed.

  • Weeks 1 - 4 - June 3
  • Weeks 5 - 9 July 15

Daily or Weekly fees must be paid before child attends camp. Payment for the first week a child will attend camp must be made when registering.  There is a $25 late fee for registering after the deadline for both sessions. 

Payments made after June 3rd must be made by credit card, cash, Money Order, or Certified Check. No personal checks will be accepted after June 3rd.

Single Day Registration: Dates must be emailed to Nancy at and approved before adding the camper to the camp roster.

Discounts/Financial Aid

A multiple child discount is available as is limited Financial Aid. The Recreation Department reviews requests for financial aid and tries to establish fees that work for both parties. Applicants must fill out the Financial Aid Request form and return it with along with a copy of your most recent tax return. Applicants are encouraged to enclose a note with any additional information that will help make the decision on your financial aid request.

Please complete the form and return it in a sealed envelope marked confidential to Ted Forst, Director, HCC, 320 Hollowbrook Drive, Ewing, NJ 08638. For questions call 609-883-1776 ext. 6203 or email All information is kept confidential.

All Child Care Connection applications and Financial Aid applications must be approved before registration deadlines.

Application Forms

All registrations are to be done using Community Pass. If you require assistance, staff can assist you with a computer set up for that purpose at the Rec Center.


Summer Day Camp

The Summer Day Camp is a full day program that offers 8 regular camp weeks from late June – mid-August and 2 post camp weeks to complete the summer from mid-August – late August.   The weekly schedule includes fields trips every Thursday, daily swim lessons and free swim in the afternoon, arts and crafts, nature, sports, cooking, dancing, special events and much more.  Unless noted on the schedule or other camp documents, all indoor camp activities take places at one of the Ewing Schools (TBD).  The registration fee includes all transportation and admissions. Day Camp Activity Calendar

Teen Travel Camp

Teen Travel Camp is a seven-week program starting in early July.  The staff consists of certified teachers, college graduates, and college-aged students who will help to supervise the teen campers.  Campers take a different trip each day to places like the beach, theme parks, and cultural centers in the Tri-state area.  One day each week they remain in Ewing or take a half day trip.  The registration fee includes all transportation, admissions and camp T-shirts.  Each day the group will meet at and depart from the ESCC.  All trips are subject to change due to availability, weather, enrollment, etc.) Travel Schedule

Counselor in Training (CIT)

The Counselor in Training (CIT) program is for Ewing residents only and runs from weeks 2 – 8.  This program is for mature and responsible applicants and offers enrollees the opportunity to develop the leadership qualities necessary to be a Camp Counselor while offering on the job training.  Performance evaluations are given regularly throughout the camp sessions and are referred to when the CIT applies for work the next year. The camper can also attend regular Summer Camp on weeks #1, Post 1 and Post 2 or Teen Travel. Regular camp fees apply.   Camp Calendar  

Sports Camps

Summer Basketball Camp

Open to: boys and girls grades 4 - 8.  
Daily activites: 3 on 3, skills, speakers, prizes, awards and more. 
Location: EHS Gyms.
Fee: $75 per camper, T Shirt included
Registration deadline: May 15th 
Tryouts: May 18th at 6 pm
Director: Shelly Dearden, EHS Boys' Basketball Head Coach
Season start: week of June 5th