Summer Camp 2021


The Stafford Township Recreation Department is pleased to announce that we will be offering 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 Governor as well as 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.

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 still in the planning stages of these programs as updated guidelines for Summer Camps have not yet been released from the State of New Jersey. We are however confident after last year that we can offer a summer of safe and fun activities for all campers and even expand some of our offerings.  We are asking for your patience as we understand the guidelines from the State of NJ Department of Health are coming in the next few weeks, possibly a month.

Here are some of the options we are planning:

  • We would like to offer Day Camp programs from 10 am until 2 pm for grades K-6 for 7 weeks from July 6, 2021 until August 20, 2021 at Ocean Acres (indoor camp) and Mill Creek Park (outdoor camp). 

  • Preschool Camp for ages 3 & 4 from 9:30 am until 12 Noon for 6 weeks from July 6 through August 12 at the Ocean Acres Community Center.

  • No camps on Fridays.

  • Indoor camps will be offered Monday through Thursday. Outdoor camps will be offered Monday through Wednesday, with Thursday as a weather make up day. 

  • We will also offer a wide variety of Specialty Camps at various locations. If we are able to offer any trips they will be local, with no bus transportation.

Registration information will be released in the coming weeks as guidelines are announced and planned activities are confirmed. Please check back to this site as well as our Facebook page for updates. If you have attended camps in the past we will also send updated information via email as it becomes available. 

If you would like to be added to our email list to be updated on release dates please send your contact information to dbudesa@staffordnj.gov.

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

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 patience as we navigate through this process. We hope to have all of the information from the State of NJ soon, with a goal of camp offerings being published in late April, with a registration period in May. 

If you have any questions regarding any of this information, please contact the Recreation Department at 609-597-1000 ext. 8578 or jhazelton@staffordnj.gov