MONTCLAIR SUMMER CAMP · DATES: TBD · AGES: 4–12 · ADDRESS: Lacordaire Academy, 155 Lorraine Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043 · email@example.com · 973.587.8420
Steve & Kate's
Montclair Summer Day Camp
Kids Take Charge
At Camp, kids take chances and take charge, shaping their day, their way. More choices and fewer expectations creates more possibilities, more self-trust and less self-doubt.
Our adaptability works to our advantage. Right now we can’t quite operate as usual, but we’ve made the most of mandates and modifications so that kids can make moves (or movies, or magic monster mittens) that matter to them.
Fair And Flexible Fees
Buy any number of days (or weeks, due to pandemic procedures) without worrying you’ll lose what you don’t use. If plans un-plan or cancellations crop-up, we’ll always issue refunds for any unused Passes after the Camp session wraps for the season. It’s how our enrollment rolls with the punches.
New Format, Same Flex
Modifications are required for both registration and rollout of activities as we navigate pandemic protocols. Booking by week instead of by day, and moving through Camp in smaller pod-like “Squads” will feel different than past years. But, these adjustments are temporary (and for everyone’s safety) and won’t compromise our commitment to featuring fan favorite programming and issuing fair, automatic refunds.
What The Day Will Look Like
After registration, but before attending, campers select and sign up to an interest-based, pod-like group, called Squads. At Camp, they’ll gather with their fellow enthusiasts in indoor or outdoor spaces, to immerse themselves in activities or pursue projects with an emphasis that speaks to their tastes (or, in Sampler Squads, a little bit of everything!). Each Squad will have related go-to supplies and equipment, as well as general goodies for games and artistic freestyling.
Campers will also have the opportunity to enjoy outdoor classes, socially distanced indoor and outdoor rec, performances, fan-favorites like Gameshow, gaga, and wacky or wet inflatables, or cruise a circuit of rotating activities featuring RC cars, Lego blocks, and more.
We’re still dreaming and drafting up Squad types and crafting activities to fit pandemic protocols, but our current working list looks a little like this:
Campers sign up for these "mini-camps" within the camp before attending.
Sewing with sewing machines, knitting, crochet, hand sewing and embroidery
Basic maker kits, fort building, digital drawing with a stylus, and Rexlace
Performance and Film
Improv, acting, dancing, singing, comedy, animation, filming and recording performances
Coding and Gaming
Coding/computer building activities, iPads with a variety of coding and digital gaming apps, board games, and assorted card games
Sports, playground games, pillow polo, coneball, capture the flag, and obstacle courses
Tastes and tries of sewing machine projects, animation, coding/digital games, board games, Rexlace, game tables, and arcade favorites
These activities cruise through Squads for more chances to choose.
Food or Clay Activity
Campers can get their hands messy making something to eat or sculpting something to take home
Dynamic Marble Runs
Marble sports are the in-thing this year and campers can create their own raceways that twist, turn and send marbles flying down the track
When campers can't visit the camp Arcade, we bring it to them
Sewing machine and Basic Supplies
For Squads that don't specialize in sewing, this kit makes the rounds for campers who want to get crafty
Robots or RC Cars
For campers looking to rev and race, battery-based vehicles and remote controllables
KEVA Planks and LEGO
Building with blocks never goes out of style and doing it with your friends adds a whole other dimension
Classes, Specials, Water and Outdoor Play
Campers may choose to venture beyond their Squad and participate in socially distanced classes, performances and good ol' outdoor play. These will differ depending on location.
Special Daily Events
Performances such as a magician, a dance troupe or a stunt bicycle rider
Active Outdoor Classes
Possibilities include martial arts, yoga, and hip-hop dances
Inflatable Slip ‘n Slide
Our classic slip-and-slide with an inflated track and a splash pool at the end
A climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course, and other large active recreational equipment are all possible this summer
Campers will be able to log-in to a variety of Online sessions throughout the day
This camper favorite involves dodging, striking, running and jumping a rubber playground ball in an octagonal walled pit
Our sites are staffed with kids’ number one fans, hailing from all kinds of backgrounds but with the common denominator being they’re all about our campers. Curious, compassionate and creative, both our year-round and seasonal teams are eager and equipped to give kids just the right amount of structure and guidance.
All staff members are at least 18 years old, are background checked, and are trained in CPR and First-Aid. Counselors will wear masks at all times and are trained on all COVID-19 best practices.
Lunch Is On Us
We provide lunch and snacks in alignment with the current state safety guidelines of our new normal. While more options will be added later, we know that we can provide caesar salad and sunbutter and jelly sandwiches daily, on top of campers' favorite item: pizza. Hot from ovens and in sealed boxes, we can get this item safely into kids' hands without worry. You can, of course, choose to pack something instead or as a supplement.
We’ll also offer an array of snacks for kids to nosh on throughout the day. All snacks will arrive to each squad pre-portioned. We’ll announce specific line-ups closer to the start of season, but rest assured, tummies will be full.
Flexible and Fair
For as long as COVID regulations require it, registration will be in weekly blocks, instead of by the day (which is our norm). So, please think about your plans in weekly increments. That being said, we know that things happen. If you do miss a day, we’ll still refund it automatically—COVID may impact flexibility, but it won’t impact what is fair. Fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm.
Registration will be in weekly blocks, instead of by the day (our norm). So, please think about your plans in weekly increments. That being said, we know that things happen. If you do unexpectedly miss a day, we’ll still refund it automatically at summer's end. Fair is fair. Prices may go up in January.
$100 per day
For anyone attending more than 30 days, consider our Summer Pass, with one fee that covers the entire summer. If you end up coming to camp less, worry not. We’ll add up what you would have paid at the Day Pass rate and refund the difference automatically at summer's end. Prices may go up in January.
$3,000 per child
Dates & Times
Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
155 Lorraine Avenue,
Montclair, NJ 07043
In New Jersey, we welcome campers between the ages of 4-12
We want to meet you and your camper. Our directors work year-round and would love to help you learn more about our program and at the same time learn more about you and your camper. To keep everyone as safe as possible, we're encouraging families to email, call, or schedule a virtual hangout with their director.
This will be Andrew's 5th year working with us! While he primarily runs summer camp in Montclair, he also directs our Counselor At Home programs in New Jersey and New York.
Still have questions? We’d love to chat and see how we can tailor camp to you! Get in touch with Andrew, your local Director:
Really Important Camp Information
- Additional state-required paperwork must be submitted for every child before their first day of day camp. Click here to complete New Jersey state- required forms before attending camp, as well as read the Paperwork FAQs. Please click the link for the Online Orientation below to find out more.
- Squads will be “stable,” made up of 10-15 campers (depending on local regulations), and won’t mix with other groups on campus. Squads will be assigned consistent staff members, too. Squads will remain as stable as possible for the duration of camp. Squad equipment and materials will be sanitized throughout the day.
- Staff and campers will have to complete a wellness survey and/or other screening to identify any potential health concerns upon arrival each day. Staff will be required to wear a mask at all times. Campers will be strongly encouraged to do so at all times, and required when they are indoors and/or unable to physically distance from other squads or campers (except for when eating or drinking, or contraindicated per CDC recommendations). Campers will not need to wear them during water activities or if they are playing or sitting outside at least 6ft away from others. Please send a mask to camp for your child each day in anticipation of this.
- You can expect the following at all locations: bathrooms cleaned between each group, equipment sanitized and disinfected before use each day, individual places to store camper belongings, and plenty of hand sanitizer, hand washing, and self-applied sunscreen to go around.
- Check back in the spring for your virtual camp orientation. Once we get closer to summer, we'll email you a link to our Online Camp Orientation. This will provide information relevant to all of our camp locations, including videos about how to check-in and check-out, what to bring (and not bring) and a few more things.