Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will camps be taking place?

Camp will be housed at NJCU’s state of the art athletic facilities. The school year camp will be held at the John J. Moore Athletic and Fitness Center and the summer camps will utilize both the JMAC and the Thomas M. Gerrity Complex which is our outdoor athletics facility.

Consent Forms - This is a multi-page PDF document. Print, complete and return all pages. NO CAMPER WILL BE PERMITTED TO ENTER CAMP WITHOUT THESE FORMS.

Why are the some camps scheduled during the school year?

School year camps are scheduled around the JCBOE school calendar. Our goal is to offer affordable child care during academically scheduled days off. Parents can feel confident that your child will be engaged in learning and fitness for an affordable cost during the scheduled breaks in the school calendar instead of worrying who about who will be home to watch them or feeling worried that they are sitting inside and bored for hours on end while you are at work.

Will my child be utilizing the swimming pool in the JMAC?

Yes, pool time will be an activity provided by the camp. A certified Aquatics Director and a certified and trained lifeguard will be on duty during all swimming hours to ensure all safety regulations are followed – being able to swim is not a requirement for ‘pool time.’ Campers will be able to enjoy the 3-4FT area of the pool to cool off and play if they are not strong swimmers. The Aquatics Director will perform a pool test on the first day of camp to designate which area of the pool is allowed to be used by each camper. If your child does not wish to swim alternative activities will be available for them.

Are the camps insured?

Yes the camps are fully insured through New Jersey City University. However, it is a requirement that all campers must have primary health insurance and coverage. The child’s primary health care provider will be the insurance used and billed for any and all injuries sustained during camp. NJCU will not be responsible for any health insurance claims or payments.

Will lunch be provided?

NJCU summer camps does NOT provide campers with lunch. It is your responsibility to provide your child with lunch for the day. We also strongly suggest send enough water to keep your child hydrated as they will be participating in various athletic activities.

Can I send my child to camp with any lunch?

Because of allergy concerns – NJCU summer Camp is a NUT FREE CAMP. No child should bring any type of nut with them as a snack or lunch in consideration for those campers who have severe allergies to said food. We also encourage you to pack a healthy and nutritious lunch for your child since camp is focused on teaching the benefits of health and fitness.

Will a concession stand be made available?

A small concession stand that may include things such as water and small snacks for purchase. This will not be enough to suffice as a lunch for your child so please provide them with a bagged lunch for camp.

Is there an academic component to camp?

All 6 summer sessions will include academic structured activities that vary between math, reading, language, and health education and are geared towards age and grade of each camper. The lesson plan structures for academic activities will be coordinated with NJ State Board Certified Teachers and in compliance with the NJ State Standards.

What counselor will be in charge of my child?

All of the staff members of our camps are current employees and athletes of NJCU’s Athletic Department. The camp counselors who will be teaching your child about fitness and health education are DIII Athletes – members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

What is the counselor to camper ratio?

In accordance with NJ State Camp Regulations the counselor to camper ratio will be about 1:8.

What will my child do while at Camp?

Your child will be taught about the importance of fitness and a healthy lifestyle. They will be educated in various sports and activities as well as arts and crafts. They will have the opportunity to grown and learn while making friends from the community in a safe and secure environment.

What safety precautions are taken at camp?

In compliance with state regulations all staff members are trained in various emergency situations. There are fire and safety plans that staff and campers are required to go through during each camp session in case of an emergency. There is a Certified Athletic Trainer on site at all times in case of injury and all camp supervisors are CPR certified.

What is the Anti-Bullying Policy at Camp?

New Jersey City University is an anti –bullying camp and community. Any child who fails to uphold the anti-bullying initiative during camp will be removed indefinitely from camp without a refund. New Jersey City University and its camps are committed to prohibiting all acts of harassment, intimidation, and bullying. We strive to create a safe and secure environment where your child will be able to grow and learn in a positive atmosphere.

CONTACT

ATTN: Danielle Beam

New Jersey City University
John J. Moore Athletic Center
110 Culver Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
Phone: (201) 200-2528
Fax: (201) 200-2365
Email: ComRec@njcu.edu

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