Summer 2018 Day Camp Registration Form
The New Weis Center offers weekly nature day camp programs at our beautiful Ringwood location in the Highlands region of northern NJ! The 152 acre property features a historic main building, picnic facilities, a large recreational field and a stream for nature programs and exploring. Our site is also ideally situated adjacent to the Highlands Natural Pool for swimming and Norvin Green State Forest for additional explorations!

We are excited to offer an extended camp session for 2018! In addition to adding a seventh week, this year's camp will take a new approach to immersing our campers in nature. Our program will engage campers in outdoor learning and promote an understanding and appreciation of the world around them, within a structure that will allow campers access to a wider variety of activities and experiences.

Our goal is to create a space for our campers to express themselves, build confidence, grow friendships - and learn some science along the way. Our revised activity schedule will give campers a unique featured activity for each day of the week. The intent is to interest and engage campers and provide them with an unforgettable summer camp experience and a lifelong connection with the world around them.

Camp will run from Monday, July 16 - Friday, August 31. We are starting our program a bit later so we can extend it through the end of the summer, in order to provide a camp experience after other area programs have finished. We hope that providing activities for area children later in the summer will have a positive impact within the community. We encourage you to have your camper(s) participate in more than one week of camp, as there is great value in allowing children time to find their place in the outdoors.

Sample Weekly Schedule
Each day will include a special activity focused on an aspect of these areas:
Monday - Adventure/Exploration
Tuesday - Maker Day
Wednesday - Survival Skills
Thursday - Arts/Earth/Exercise
Friday - Special Guest

Sample Daily Schedule (9:00am - 3:00pm)
9:00 am - Camper drop off at The New Weis Center's main gate
9:30 am - Counselor led special activities
10:00 am - Welcome circle - daily nature reading, review of the day ahead
10:30 am - Weekly scheduled activity
12:00 pm - Lunch - campers will eat at various locations throughout the week
12:30 pm - Open rec time
1:00 pm - Pool time - swimming at the adjacent Highlands Natural Pool
2:00 pm - Arts & crafts
2:30 pm - Closing circle & afternoon snack
3:00 pm - Camper pickup

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