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First Time Campers


Welcome prospective camp families. You’ve come to the right place – we are here to help families of Greater MetroWest New Jersey find the right camp. First-time campers at 150+ overnight camps and teen programs may be eligible for a gift of up to $1,000 One Happy Camper grants and additional financial resources.

One Happy Camper NJ is a free resource to provide guidance throughout the camp search process. We will learn about your family and guide you to toward the perfect options for each child. Request a consultation today or call Tracy Levine at 973.929.2970.




Here are our top 5 tips for finding the right camp:

  1. Take time to do research – ideally start more than a year in advance (though we can help you find a camp on short notice as well!)
  2. israeli-spiritInvolve your child, so that they have a vested interest
  3. Talk with the Director, staff and other families
  4. Ideally visit camps during the summer while in session; alternatively, consider off-season visits, home visits by Director or camp events
  5. Evolve as you proceed through the process – and trust your gut feeling!

It is never too early or too late to begin camp – including many program options for teens of all ages!