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Monday, June 17, 2024

Summer Recreation & Camps

  1. Camp Auxilium                                  

14 Old Swartswood Road

Newton, NJ 07860 

#973 383-2621

Girls Day Camp 4th to 8th grade / Boys Day Camp 4th to 6th grade

Camp Auxilium is a traditional summer day camp. We foster the growth of the whole child: physical, social, emotional, and spiritual; according to the teachings of Jesus Christ in the Salesian spirit of Saint John Bosco.

2. Blairstown Recreation Summer Camp Programs

Blairstown Elementary

1 Sunset Hill Road

Blairstown, NJ 07825

Patricia Sagan, RA Director

 908 362-6663 Ext 232

Day Camp K to 6th grade

Your children will enjoy the summer spending time with friends, we offer many traditional camp activity’s at our day camp. Blairstown Recreation also offer science camp and sports camp throughout the summer. Program details and registration can be found on our web site.

3. Camp Hope

15 Ridgeway Ave.

Blairstown, NJ 07825

908 459-4435

Overnight Camp grades 4 to 7 Adult programs age 18 to 35

At Camp Hope campers can spend their summer in the fresh air, by the lake, in the pool, around the campfire. All our programs are Christian fellowship programs. We have much to offer including Music Theater Camp, Adult Mission Camp and much more.

4. Camp Nejeda

910 Saddle Back Rd 

Newton, NJ 07860

 973 383-2611

Any child with diabetes and their siblings, age 6 to 17 years, is welcome.

Camp Nejeda has been providing empowering summer camp and other programs for children with type 1 diabetes and their families. In addition to providing eight weeks of traditional Summer Sleep-Away Camp, Camp Nejeda offers Family Camps, Day Camps, spring and fall weekend programs, T1D Adult Weekend, Nurse Education seminars. Camp is free, however donations are accepted.

5. Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco

11 Sand Pond Road

Hardwick, NJ 07825


Day Trips for Scouts Overnight Camp for Scouts

Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco has been providing summer camp and other year-round programs for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and their troops since 1927. Scouts can earn a wide variety of badges. The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated to provide programs for community organizations that offers effective character, citizenship, and personal fitness training for youth.

  • Fun Fact: Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco’s Crystal Lake served as the setting for several scenes in the 1970’s horror movie, “Friday the 13th”

6. YMCA Camp Mason

23 Birch Ridge Road, Hardwick


Day Camp ages 7 to 14 / Overnight Camp ages 7 to 15

At Camp Mason we pride ourselves in offering our campers a blend of traditional overnight camp and adventure summer camp experiences. We offer day camp, adventure trips, or counselor-in-training program. Throughout the year we offer family camp and programs for community organizations.

*Camp Mason has engaged in Community Outreach with Hardwick Township to host many of the popular Hardwick Day public events.

7. Fairview Lake YMCA Camp

1035 Fairview Lake Rd

 Newton, NJ 07860

973 383-9282

Day Camp grades 2 to 10 Overnight Camp grades 2 to 10

At Fairview Lake YMCA Camps, we strive to make our traditional camps a home away from home. Children will live in a cabin with bunkmates of similar age, supervised by trained counselors. As a traditional camper, they will choose activities that interest them as well as participate in group activities, swim lessons and more.

8. Happiness is Camping (HIC)

62 Sunset Lake Rd, 

Hardwick, NJ 07825

 908 362 6733

Overnight Camp grades 1 to 12

Any child with cancer and their siblings, age 6 to 17 years, are welcome. Camp is FREE however donations are accepted.

Happiness Is Camping’s main goal is to provide children with cancer a traditional camp experience. Campers climb the high ropes, shoot archery, swim in the pool, and so much more…

*HIC has often initiated or engaged in Community Outreach whereby together with the Township, they’ve hosted many highly popular ‘Hardwick Days’, Free Swims, Easter Egg Hunts.

9. Lake in the Woods YMCA Camp @ Blair

(Lake in the Woods – Fairview Lake YMCA)

Blair Academy 

Blairstown, NJ 07825 

973 383-9282

Lake in the Woods YMCA camp serves children in day camp and resident camp on the picturesque 525-acre Blair Academy. Lake in the Woods is a place where campers build friendships and learn new skills using the state-of-the-art facilities at Blair Academy – including the heated indoor pool, turf fields, tennis courts, a 9-hole golf course, fine arts studios, and more!

Day Camp K to 8th grade

10. Johnsonburg Camp

Johnsonburg Camp

822 Route 519

Johnsonburg NJ 07825

908 852-2349

Day Camp K to 8th grade

Johnsonburg Camp & Retreat Center was established to provide experiential Christian education in support of the Presbyterian Church in New Jersey. We encourage our campers to take another vital step toward realizing oneness in Christ.

11. Princeton-Blairstown Center (PBC)

13 Resell Road, Suite B109

Princeton, New Jersey 08540


Camp location:

1158 Millbrook Road, Hardwick

Contact: #908-362-6765

Princeton University’s outdoor education and leadership development program, annual Frosh Trip outdoor orientation program for incoming first-year students, the Leader Training program which trains current students to be leaders and role models to incoming students on the Frosh Trip, and alumni through on-campus events and outdoor-based adventure travel trips.

*In recent years, PBC has engaged with the local community by hosting several ‘Hardwick Days’, Wilderness Camps, and rentals of their facility.

12. Wrestling Camp

Day Camp elementary to mid-high school

Located on the campus of Blair Academy, each session will consist of a mixture of technique and drills, live wrestling and specialized training activities to increase strength, speed and endurance.

Yelens Choban
MB Journe, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

MB has been a resident of Frelinghuysen for the past 22 years. She lives in an old farmhouse on the side of the road. She enjoys the simple life, puttering in her flower garden, practicing Qi Gong under her redbud tree, or creating art on the deck.
MB's experience as a journalist began when her son was quite young, she began writing for The Paulinskill Valley Chronicle, often bringing him to work with her. Her responsibilities were writing articles with photos, selling ads, and billing. This suited her, as a single mother not wanting to be separated from her small child.

She considers herself a lover of nature, often seen photographing its beauty. She has worked as a seasonal employee of YMCA Camp Mason for the past 17 years. She is a teacher and mentor of children, always emphasizing the YMCA’s core values - caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. She tries to listen carefully to each individual she interviews, getting their viewpoint. That is why she likes to write about the interesting people and places that make Warren County such a nice place to live.