Old Bridge Township

Middlesex County, NJ

1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Phone: 732-721-5600     Fax: 732-607-7900

 

Registration for 2019 

All of the Township Full Day Summer Recess camps are completely full for the summer. 

There will be no additional registrations for the full day summer camp program. 

The half day camp will start registration in May.  Please visit www.oldbridge.com/recreation 

 

Tiny Turtles will register ONLINE ONLY on March 5th at 6:00 p.m

Sharks will register ONLINE ONLY on March 6th at 6:00 p.m.

Middle School and High School will register ONLINE ONLY on March 7th at 6:00p.m. 

 

How to get a Recreation Account to register for our program

If you have never been part of any of the recreational program in our town you will need to create an account prior to registration.  To do this please go to www.oldbridge.com.  Next click on the RESIDENTS tab.  Then click on RECREATION REGISTRATION link on the left.  CREATE an account with the adult's name as the primary account holder.  You will also need to fax(732-588-1990) or email(afterschool@oldbridge.com) us a copy of your child's birth certificate and proof of residency.  Once we receive that information we will approve your account and you will be able to register. 

Refund & Change of Program Policy

All refunds and change of camp programs must be submitted by email to our program prior to May 1st.

NO REFUNDS will be given after May 1stNO change of programs will be allowed after May 1st.  If your tuition is not paid in full by June 15th, your spot will be forfeited and given to somebody on our waitlist.   Submit all refund requests and change of camp program request to afterschool@oldbridge.com.

Please note you may only sign up for one program from each section.  You can't sign up for both 4 week programs if the 8 week program gets filled.

Payment Information

Please note you will be required to login and make all your payments online.  We don't bill credit cards. No child is allowed to start the program if payment is not paid in full by June 1st 

For additional camp information, please email us Afterschool@oldbridge.com  or call our office at 732-721-5600 ext. 4040,  2395.

 

Full Day Summer Recess Program

The Old Bridge Township Full Day Summer Camp has camps for children in  Elementary, Middle, & High School.  Old Bridge Township is a non-profit organization that has been providing affordable camps to township families for over 25 years!! We offer a 8 week camp session and two 4 week camp sessions. Please see below for camp dates.  The camp hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Elementary & Middle School camps. The High School Teen Travel camp hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Please see below for which camp your child is eligible for:

Camp Name Grade Level
Tiny Turtles
This camp is for children who will complete kindergarten and complete first grade at the end of June 2019.  If your child will be graduating 2nd grade in June they must go to the Great White Sharks camp. Tiny Turtles camp is held at McDivitt Elementary School
Great White Sharks
This camp is for children who will complete 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade at the end of June 2019. If you child is graduating 5th grade in June they must go to the Middle school camp.  Great White Sharks camp is held at the Grade Nine Center (First building on the right when you go to Old Bridge High School)
Middle School Camp
This camp is for children who will complete 5th grade, 6th grade and 7th grade at the end of 2019.   If your child has completed 8th grade they are eligible for the High School Teen Travel camp. Middle School camp is held at Old Bridge High School
High School Teen Travel Camp This camp is for children who will graduate 8th and 9th grade at the end of June 2019.   If your child has completed 10th grade they are not eligible for any of our camps.   High School Teen Travel camp is held at the Old Bridge Recreation Building

 

Summer Session Schedule:

Summer Session #1-  Starts on July 1st and will end on Aug. 23rd. (We are closed July 4th & July 5th)

Summer Session #2-  Starts on July 1st and will end on July 26th. (We are closed July 4th & July 5th)

Summer Session #3-  Starts on July  29th and will end on Aug. 23rd. 

 

TRIP CALENDARS 2019

Camp trips are subject to change.  If you have any questions about the trips please email us at afterschool@oldbridge.com

Click HERE for Tiny Turtles

Click HERE for Great White Sharks

Click HERE for  Middle School Camp

Click HERE for High School Teen Camp

 

Important Policies and Parent Handbook

Parent Handbook-  Please click HERE TO review the Parent Handbook

Old Bridge Township Summer Recess Camp

Code of Conduct & Expulsion Policy


Old Bridge Township requires the parents of enrolled children, at all times, to behave in a manner consistent with decency, courtesy, and respect. One of the goals of Old Bridge Township is to provide the most appropriate environment in which a child can grow, learn and develop. Achieving this ideal environment is not only the responsibility of the employees of Old Bridge Township, but it is the responsibility of each and every parent/guardian and child who enters the center. Parents/guardians and children are required to behave in a manner that fosters this ideal environment. Parents/guardians and children who violate the Code of Conduct will not be permitted on agency property thereafter. Please refer to the Code of Conduct, Suspension and Expulsion information below.


1.) Swearing/Cursing and Fighting:

No parent/guardian or child is permitted to curse or use other inappropriate language on agency property at any time. Such language is considered offensive by many people and will not be tolerated. If a parent/guardian or child feels frustrated or angry, it is more appropriate to verbally express the frustration or anger using non-offensive language. At NO time shall inappropriate language be directed toward members of the staff. A parent using inappropriate language towards a staff member will not be permitted on agency property thereafter. A child who uses inappropriate language will be suspended for 1 day from the program immediately following the incident If another incident should occur with inappropraite language it will be up to the Director to determine the length of the suspension. No parent/guardian or child is permitted to use physical abuse towards another child or staff member. Any physical abuse will result in suspension from the program. The suspension will be determined by the Director. If a reoccurrence of physical abuse should happen again after a suspension, the child will be TERMINATED from the program effective immediately.

2.) Threatening of Employees, Children, other Parents or Adults:

Threats of any kind will not be tolerated. In today’s society, Old Bridge Township Before & After School Program can not afford to sit by idly while threats are made. In addition, all threats will be reported to the appropriate authorities and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. While apologies for such behavior are appreciated, the agency will not assume the risk of a second chance. PARENTS/GUARDIAN AND CHILDREN MUST BE RESPONSIBLE FOR AND IN CONTROL OF THEIR BEHAVIOR AT ALL TIMES. ANY ADULT/GUARIAN OR CHILD WHO MAKES A THREAT WILL BE TERMINATED FROM THE PROGRAM IMMEDIATLEY.

3.) Physical/Verbal Punishment of your Child or Other Children at our program:

The Old Bridge Township Before & After School Program does not support or condone corporal punishment of children. These acts are not permitted in the child care facility. While verbal reprimands may be appropriate it is not appropriate for parents to verbally abuse their child, since this may cause undue embarrassment or emotional distress. Parents are always welcome to discuss a behavior issue with the teacher and to seek advice and guidance regarding appropriate and effective disciplinary procedures.

Parents are prohibited from addressing, for the purpose of correction or discipline, a child that is not their own. Of course, no parent or other adult may physically punish another parent's child. If a parent should witness another parent’s child behaving in an inappropriate manner, or is concerned about behavior reported to them by their own child, it is most appropriate for the parent to direct their concern to the classroom teacher and/or Center Director.

Furthermore, it is wholly inappropriate for one parent to seek out another parent to discuss their child’s inappropriate behavior. ALL behavior concerns should be brought to the attention of the teacher and/or the Center Director.

4.) Violations of Safety Policy:

Parents and students of the Old Bridge Township Before & After School Program are required to follow all safety procedures at all times. These procedures are designed not as mere inconveniences, but to protect the welfare and best interest of the employees, children, and associates of the Old Bridge Township Before & After School Program. Failure to follow the safety policy may result in immediate suspension from our program.

5.) Confrontational interactions with employees, other parents, children, or associates at our program:

While it is understood that parents will not always agree with the employees of the Old Bridge Township Before & After School Program, or other parents of the other children, it is expected that all disagreements be handled in a calm and respectful manner. Confrontational interactions are not an appropriate means by which to communicate a point and are strictly prohibited. Confrontational interactions will not be tolerated and will result in immediate termination from the program. 

Additional Important Policies

Pick up Policy

Upon drop off in the morning or pick-up in the afternoon, only a person over the age of 18 will be allowed to sign in or sign-out your child. Your child will not be released to a minor.

Payment Policy: 

Payments must be kept up-to-date in order to continue childcare services. If payments are not kept current, your child will not be able to attend.  THERE IS A $25 LATE FEE FOR PAYMENTS RECEIVED AFTER THE DUE DATE.  NO child will be able to start camp unless all tuition payments have been received.

Late Pick up Policy

We allow ONLY 3 late pick-ups for the entire summer camp program.   A late pick up is considered any time after 6:00 p.m. It is up to the parent/guardian to guarantee a pick-up by 6:00 p.m. After the 3rd late pick-up, a letter will be sent home by the Director informing the parent/guardian that we can't allow another late pick-up from camp.  If a parent/guardian is late an additional time, your child(ren) will no longer be able to attend the program for the rest of the summer and no refund will be given.
** Please note that if a parent/guardian has not contacted us 30 minutes after our program has closed and we can't reach anybody on your emergency contact list, we will need to contact DYFS and the Police Department.  

Late Pick Up Fee

If a parent is late picking up their child from camp there is a $5 late pick up fee per each 5 minutes. Again after the 3rd late pick up, your will be asked to find another daycare and no refund will be given.

 

 

Elementary Camp Tuition Rates 2019

Tuition rates include ALL trips.  Tuition also includes 2 snacks & juice everyday.  Tuition rates don't include lunch.  Parents must drop off and pick up children at the camp sites.  We don't offer transportation.  A breakdown of the tuition payment schedule for each camp is below.  Please note you after your initial registration you will be required to login and pay off the balance prior to June 1st.  No child will be allowed to start the program if there is a balance on your account.  ALL campers must go on the trip as no counselors are left behind at the camp site. If you do not want your child to attend a particular trip, you may bring your child to camp once we have returned from the trip. Some trips will change from last year. On swimming days, all children are swim tested on the first day at the pool. Children are given colored wrist bands so lifeguards and staff know which area of the pool the campers are allowed in. If your child has difficulty swimming, swim lessons are given by lifeguards free of charge.

Camp Tuition can be paid in FULL or as a flexible payment schedule at the time of registration. All payments must be kept up to date and all camp tuition must be paid by June 1st.  Children with outstanding balances wont be able to start camp. The camp flexible payment schedule can be found below:

Tiny Turtles & Sharks 8 Week Tuition Rate- $1,525.00

1st Payment Due at time of Registration- $396.25

2nd Payment Due by April 1st- $ 376.25

3rd Payment Due by May 1st- $376.25

4th Payment Due by June 1st- $376.25

 

Tiny Turtles and Sharks 4 Week Tuition Rate- $1,025.00

1st Payment Due at time of Registration- $271.25

2nd Payment Due by April 1st- $251.25

3rd Payment Due by May 1st- $251.25

4th Payment Due by June 1st- $251.25

 

Middle School Camp Tuition Rate: (Tuition includes a Great Adventure Season pass & Food Pass)

Tuition rates include ALL trips.  Tuition also includes 2 snacks & juice everyday.  Tuition rates don't include lunch.  Parents must drop off and pick up children at the camp sites.  We don't offer transportation.  A breakdown of the tuition payment schedule for each camp is below. Please note you after your initial registration you will be required to login and pay off the balance prior to June 1st  No child will be allowed to start the program if the balance is not paid in full prior to June 1st.

ALL campers must go on the trip as no counselors are left behind at the camp site. If you do not want your child to attend a particular trip, you may bring your child to camp once we have returned from the trip. Some trips will change from last year. On swimming days, all children are swim tested on the first day at the pool. Children are given colored wrist bands so lifeguards and staff know which area of the pool the campers are allowed in. If your child has difficulty swimming, swim lessons are given by lifeguards free of charge.

 

8 Week Middle School Camp Tuition Rate: $1,675.00

1st Payment Due at time of Registration- $433.75

2nd Payment Due by April 1st- $413.75

3rd Payment Due by May 1st- $41375

4th Payment Due by June 1st- $413.75

 

4 Week Middle School Camp Tuition Rate: $1,125.00

1st Payment Due at time of Registration- $281.25

2nd Payment Due by April 1st- $281.25

3rd Payment Due by May 1st- $281.25

4th Payment Due by June 1st- $281.25

 

High School Teen Travel Camp


WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER FOR THE CAMP?
All students must be township residents to register for camp. Students who have graduated 8th grade, 9th, & 10th grade are eligible to join the camp. Students who have graduated 11th or 12th grade are NOT eligible for this camp. Please note we must have a minimum of 15 students to run the camp.  If we don't meet this requirement the camp would be cancelled and you would receive a full refund by May 30th.

WHAT ARE THE CAMP HOURS?
Camp hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Students can sign themselves out at 4:00 pm or wait for their parents to sign them out at 4:00 pm. For parents who can't arrive by 4:00 pm, your child can walk over to the Old Bridge Library and wait inside the library. Many of our students have done this in the past years as the library offers many things for them to do until you pick them up.

HOW MUCH IS THE HIGH SCHOOL TUITION RATE?

High School Camp Tuition rate is $1,675.00.  High School Camp ONLY has an 8 week option.

8 Week Middle School Camp Tuition Rate: $1,675.00

1st Payment Due at time of Registration- $433.75

2nd Payment Due by April 1st- $413.75

3rd Payment Due by May 1st- $413.75

4th Payment Due by June 1st- $413.75

 

What is different about this camp compared to the middle school camp my child attended?

The trip camp has many aspects that are similar to our younger camps, but also has many differences that make this camp truly amazing.  This camp teaches kids to be much more independent, socializations skills, and most of all the teenagers get to have great experiences on our trips that are geared towards this age level.  Our camp is designed to give kids more independence, but still give parents the comfort of knowing their teenagers are at camp having fun and being watched by our staff.  Our supervisors have over 15 years of experience with our camp and continue to come back year after year because they love working with kids

The most exciting part of camp is of course our trips. With this age group of kids there is so much more we can do.  This also means some big changes on how we run this camp.  Kids get to pick their own groups before we leave for a trip. This also means they must stay with this group the entire time we are on our trip. You might be asking why??  As we stated earlier our camp is designed to teach kids more independence.  When we arrive at a destination such as Great Adventure, your teenager along with the other teens will no longer be “holding the supervisors hands” to walk around the park. Your child’s group will walk around as a group for the entire day by themselves.  The group will be given check in points and times during the course of the day in which they will meet up with our supervisors.  Our supervisors will also be walking around the park during the course of the day to ensure the kids are behaving and staying together as a group.  For additional security we give each teenager our camp cell phone number that they can call at anytime during the course of the trip.  Our staff will also have each child’s cell phone number programmed into our camp cell phone.  The only time our staff will call your child’s cell phone number will be if your child’s group misses their check-in time.

While at the Recreation Center your teenager will be given much more flexibility than our younger camps.  Teenagers get to pick what activities they want to do instead of being told what activities the group will be doing.  Our Recreation Center has pool tables, ping pong tables, foosball table, air hockey table, bowling game table, big screen T.V. s ,  board games, basketball hoops outside, WII gaming system, and tennis courts are a short walk from our building.  Your teen will never be bored with all these things to do when they get back from their trip.

WHAT KIND OF TRIPS WILL MY TEENAGER GO ON DURING THE SUMMER?
A season pass to Great Adventure & Hurricane Harbor is included in your child's camp tuition!! 
Some of our amazing trips include…

  • Whitewater Rafting on the Delaware River
  • The “Beast” Speed boat tour NYC
  • Rock Wall Climbing
  • Lakota Wolf Preserve
  • Dorney Park
  • Great Adventure & Hurricane Harbor - 2 times a week!!! 
  • Broadway Show
  • Staten Island Yankee game
  • Hot Air Balloon Festival
  • Camel Back Mountain Ropes Adventure Course

    * GAMES, GAMES, AND MORE GAMES!! Our Teen Center has pool tables, ping pong tables, foosball table, air hockey, big screen T.V.s with WII game console. We also have outdoor basketball hoops and tennis courts a short walk from our building.