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GRCC Day Camp

Glen Ridge Country Club

555 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028

A Traditional Day Camp at Your Club

Our camp offers the unique balance of a traditional day camp experience in the convenient and familiar setting of the country club.  With a combination of outstanding amenities, exciting programming, and an experienced and energetic staff team, our structured and fun day camp will be the perfect place for your child.

Camp Dates

Week 1

Mon - Fri 6/29 - 7/3
Wacky Wednesday
Happy Birthday, USA!
Thankful Thursday
Cards for A Million Thanks

Week 2

Mon - Fri 7/6 - 7/10
Wacky Wednesday
Camp's Got Talent
Thankful Thursday
Alex's Lemonade Stand

Week 3

Mon - Fri 7/13 - 7/17
Wacky Wednesday
Treasure Hunters
Thankful Thursday
Kindness Rocks

Week 4

Mon - Fri 7/20 - 7/24
Wacky Wednesday
Camp Olympics
Thankful Thursday
Dog Toys for Animal Shelters

Week 5

Mon - Fri 7/27 - 7/31
Wacky Wednesday
Island Paradise
Thankful Thursday
Relay-a-thon for Project Morry

Week 6

Mon - Fri 8/3 - 8/7
Wacky Wednesday
Winter Wonderland
Thankful Thursday
Giving Jar for SCOPE

Camp Hours

Full Day

9:00am - 3:00pm

Half Day

9:00am - 12:00pm or 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Complimentary Before-Care Start

8:30am

Complimentary After-Care End

4:00pm

Camp Tuition

Members
Weekly - Full Days $505
Weekly - Half Days $280

One-Time Registration Fee: $40

This one-time non-refundable fee includes 2 camp t-shirts for your child.

Club Registration Requirements

GRCC Day Camp is open to children and grandchildren of Glen Ridge Country Club only.

Age Range: 4 - 9

All campers must be at least 4 years old by the first day they attend camp. In addition, campers must be potty-trained and able to handle a full day program.

Activities

Each day of camp will be a new and exciting experience for our campers as no two days with KE Camps are exactly alike!  Our days begin with Hello Camp, a morning meeting of sorts where, through an assortment of organized activities, campers and staff get to know each other, review the day’s schedule and sing our special camp song! Similarly, we will end our days with Goodbye Camp, a time for wrap-up activities and reflections, SMILE Bands, snacks, and “see you later’s”.   The bulk of camp will be spent participating in a wide variety of activities throughout the day that may include:

For more information on the golf and tennis lessons at camp, please click here.

Golf: 2 recreational group lessons (half-day campers will have 1 lesson per week)
Tennis: 2 recreational group lessons (half-day campers will have 1 lesson per week)
Swimming: recreational swim time in the club's pool (half-day campers may not swim every day - contact us for more details)
Arts & Crafts
Group Games
Fun with Foods
STEM Challenges

Wacky Wednesdays

Every Wednesday at camp is a wacky one with a different festive theme – a true highlight of each week! Check out this summer’s Wacky Wednesday Calendar!

Thankful Thursdays

We are excited to announce the return of Thankful Thursdays into our camp program! In true camp spirit, every Thursday campers will have the chance to give back to their community by working together on a simple, fun and rewarding community service project. Check out this summer’s Thankful Thursday Calendar!

Lunch & Snacks

The club will provide a kid-friendly lunch and snack to all campers daily.

Please note that we are a “nut aware” camp. We ask that you do not pack any food for your child that contains nuts. If your child has a food allergy and you have questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Packing List

KE Camps requires all campers to wear our official camp shirt each day of the week. Please leave all electronic devices and cell phones at home. Campers should dress in comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Additional shirts may be purchased at camp. Camp is a place to un-plug! Please pack the following items in a labeled bag or backpack

Golf Clubs (Optional)
Sunscreen: Spray for body is preferred
Swimsuit
Tennis Racquet (Optional)
Towel
Water Bottle

Payments, Cancellations, Refunds

Registration & Payments

Registration for Summer 2020 is open and will continue until we are full.  So, you may add additional weeks as the summer goes on. You must be enrolled in advance, however, in order to attend camp. We are happy to accept online registrations up until the night before the start of each week of camp, provided that space is available.

Full payment is due upon registration.  This includes a one-time non-refundable registration fee of $40 which includes 2 camp t-shirts. We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.

If your child has special needs or will require extra assistance while at camp, please contact us before you enroll to discuss!

Cancellations & Refunds

All requests for cancellations or changes must be made in writing to our office via email at info@kecamps.com. Cancellations made by June 28, 2020 will be refunded in full (less the registration fee).  After that, there are no refunds. We will, however, always offer a credit towards a future week (if space is available) or for next summer.

Form Downloads

Don’t forget to take a look at the important camp forms below.

The State Health Department requires a record of immunization OR letter stating the medical or religious exemption reason to be collected before your child may attend camp.

Parent Manual

Be sure to read this manual for important and specific details about camp.

NJ Camper Health Form Supplement

Download this health form, print, complete and fax or email back to us as soon as you can and definitely before camp begins. You may also log back in to the registration site after you have enrolled your child to upload the paperwork there. We will ask for some medical information about your child during the online registration process. In addition, NJ state law requires that this supplement be on file for every camper. We thank you for your cooperation in getting this form to us in a timely manner.

Authorization to Administer Medication Form

Should your child require any medication during the camp day (including an Epi-Pen or Inhaler), we ask that you complete this form and send it directly to our office or hand it to your Camp Director on your child’s first day of camp.

Meet Your Camp Director

Dear Campers and Families,

My name is Allison Backer, and I am the new GRCC Day Camp director! I am so excited to get to know you. We are going to have a BLAST!

I graduated from the University of Delaware in 2013 with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and graduated from Binghamton University in 2017 with a M.S. in Educational Studies. For the past 7 years, I’ve been a classroom teacher for pre-k, 3rd grade, and kindergarten. This year was my third year teaching kindergarten in Newark, New Jersey!

To me, the best thing about teaching is when a child has an “a-HA!” moment—the moment where they understand a concept, try it on their own, and explore new and different ways of doing something. I see this is in the classroom all the time, but the truth is, learning happens every single day. In the spring and fall, I coach Girls on the Run in Montclair, and the transformation from the beginning of the season to the end is incredible. The girls try new things, take new risks, and make new friends at every practice. When I was a camp counselor in college, I loved sharing those moments with my campers. It was amazing to see shy, timid campers blossom in to capable, confident adventurers. I am excited to cultivate these experiences at camp! Kids are natural-born explorers. They want to know how things work and why things happen. They are curious, adventurous, and courageous. My favorite thing about working with kids is their openness to new experiences and their willingness to try hard—things that even adults can re-learn to do every once in a while. The best way to work with kids is to “get in the mess”, to show kids that you are ready to be open, curious, and brave. This summer, I am so excited to join our campers on this journey. I am excited to learn new skills, try new ways to problemsolve, and make new friends!

When I’m not teaching or coaching, I love to spend time with my family and friends. I’m a born-and-raised Jersey girl, and most of my family lives here, too! We especially love spending time together down the shore. I love watching baseball (Go Yankees!), reading, baking, and going to concerts. I also love running--I have completed 10 half marathons and 4 full marathons!

I’m counting down the days until summer is here and camp begins! I can’t wait to get to know you all.
Allison Backer