Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2021

Please note: All Camp locations have filled and closed.

The Stafford Township Recreation Department is pleased to announce our offerings for summer camp programs for the 2021 season.

We are excited at the thoughts of providing much needed recreation services to the children of Stafford Township in a way that meets or exceeds the guidelines set forth by the New Jersey Department of Health and the CDC to comply with COVID-19-specific health and safety protocols. We will be strictly following all rules and regulations from the New Jersey COVID-19 Child Care and Youth Summer Camp Standards. 

Temperature checks, health history questions, staff masks, frequent hand washing, hand sanitizing stations, social distancing, disinfecting of camp locations, deep cleaning and sanitization of facilities are just some of the procedures we will follow this season.

Here are some of the highlights of the programs we are offering:

  • Day Camp programs for grades K-6(entering Kindergarten-entering 7th grade) from 10 AM to 2 PM for 7 weeks from July 6, 2021 until August 19, 2021 at Ocean Acres (Monday through Thursday) and Mill Creek Park (Monday through Wednesday). 

  • Preschool Camp for ages 3 & 4 (must be fully potty trained) from 10 AM to 12:30 PM for 6 weeks, Monday through Wednesday from July 6 through August 12 at the Ocean Acres Community Center.

  • Parents must commit to one week blocks of camp but can choose different locations throughout the 7 weeks.

  • No camps on Fridays.

  • Expanded offerings of Specialty Camps at various locations, both indoors and outdoors.

  • Registration period will be May 5 through June 1, no exceptions.

  • Out of town residents may register for any programs offered for an additional 10% fee.

Registration procedures and forms are available at the tab at the bottom of this page.

Please note, that any of these programs are subject to change should any new guidelines or restrictions be brought forth by the state or the CDC. Programs may also be changed, cancelled or modified at the discretion of Stafford Recreation at any time.

Our staff will be masked at all times. They will also have their temperatures taken daily and health surveys will be taken and logged each day. Campers temperatures will be taken every day as well as health survey questions will be asked of parents each day before admittance will be allowed. For campers, when attending outdoor camps, while masks will not be required, they will be allowed. For indoor camps, masks will not be required but recommended.

We are excited and confident about bringing nothing but the best to the children of Stafford Township for summer camp in a safe and healthy manner. This will be our 37th summer offering camp programs and while it may look different, we are certain that our offerings are just what children need. 

We thank you for your interest and look forward to another exciting summer!

If you have any questions regarding any of this information, please contact the Recreation Department at 609-597-1000 ext. 8583 or dbudesa@staffordnj.gov


  1. Covid19 Camp Standards
  2. Preschool Day  Camp
  3. Ocean Acres Day Camp
  4. Mill Creek Park Fun in the Sun
  5. Specialty Camps
  6. Parent FAQs

Registration Procedure

There will be no in person registration.

The registration period will be from May 5 through June 1. No exceptions.

Please note: All Camp locations have filled and closed.


  • Registration forms must be printed out at home and filled out by parents.
  • If you do not have a printer, please call 609-597-1000 ext. 8573 and we will print all forms needed and arrange for curbside pickup at the Bay Avenue Community Center, 775 E. Bay Avenue.
  • All parents must fill out a Permission Form, a Covid-19 Release and any registration forms for each child.
  • Specialty Camps each have their own Registration Form that must be filled out as well as a Permission Form and a Covid-19 Release.
  • Do not mail payment at this time.
  • Please be sure to print email address legibly so that parents can receive important information throughout the summer.


  • Once completed, forms are to be…
  • Mailed to Stafford Recreation 260 E. Bay Avenue Manahawkin NJ 08050 OR
  • Dropped off at the drop box at the Bay Avenue Community Center 775 E. Bay Avenue between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday OR
  • Scanned and emailed to dbudesa@staffordnj.gov


  • Once received, all documents will be reviewed by our staff. All camps are subject to availability. If available, we will invoice parents for all programs selected and return a confirmation packet.
  • We will contact parents with any questions or for any missing information.
  • No activities registered for are guaranteed until confirmation is received by Stafford Recreation.
  • If you cannot comply with any of these policies or procedures your child cannot participate.


Registration Forms

Every child MUST have a Permission Form and a Covid-19 Waiver signed to participate in ANY Stafford Recreation Summer Camp activities. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Permission Form

Covid19 Waiver

Once these are filled out, proceed to filling out registration forms for Day Camp and Specialty Camps

Day Camp  - Ocean Acres - Preschool - Mill Creek Please note: All Camp locations have filled and closed.

Registration Form


Specialty Camp Registration Forms

Bike Camp Please note: this camp has filled and closed. 

Dinosaur Camp Please note: this camp has filled and closed. 

Fiber Art Please note: Session 1 of this camp has filled and closed. 

Kids on Canvas Please note: Sessions 2, 3, 4 and 6 have filled and closed. 

Kindness Camp

Magic Camp Please note: Session 1 of this camp has filled and closed. 

Marine Science Camp Please note: this camp has filled and closed. 

Multi Sport Camp Please note: this camp has filled and closed. 

Ocean Animals Under the Sea  Please note: this camp has filled and closed.

Tennis Camp

Youth Police Academy Please note: this camp has filled and closed.