Friday 7/19/2013 Important announcement!!
Officer Savino will be hosing down the campers at 12:15 along with the Emerson fire department! Don't forget to bring your bathing suit and towel! (7/19/2013) Camp will be closing early today. Please pick up your child by no later than 1 pm.
Camp Tomorrow 7-19-13
Due to the extreme heat today 7/19/2013 camp will be closing early! Please pick up your child by no later than 1pm! Have a great safe weekend !
2013 Campers & Parents!
All camp dates and activities have been posted on the website calendar! Looking forward to another successful and fun filled summer!
You will be able to find all camp cancellations posted by 7:30 a.m. on this website the morning of camp.
Pascack Valley Swim Club
Reminder to Parents: All campers attending the Pascack Valley Swim Club will have to pass a swimming test administered by lifeguards to be allowed in the deep end or on the diving boards. If you do not want your child in the main pool you must notify the camp directors in advance. Thank you for your cooperation
Letter to parents!
Welcome to the Emerson Recreation Camp of 2013. We are very excited to be running the camp again. We are happy to see some familiar faces, as well as many new campers. This is the fifth year the camp will be a full day. In order to increase communication, we set up a website so you can know what is happening each day. You can also check this site if camp is canceled for the day. The website is http://recreational-camp.jshs.emerson.k12.nj.us
First, camp begins at 8:30 and ends at 2:45. Please make sure you carefully drive into the lot at 8:30 and quickly drop off your child. There will be counselors at the driveway to make sure every child knows what to do and where to go. Please be sure to send in a labeled lunch every day and also include some extra water. We do not have a refrigerator to put lunches in, but we do have an air conditioned room, please keep that in mind when you’re packing their lunch. When the students arrive in the morning, they will put the lunch in the arts and crafts room. There will be an area marked with a group number. Every child is in a group and can put their lunch in that area, then join their group and counselor in the field behind the library.
Second, since our camp is outdoors, it is weather permitting. If it is raining in the morning, especially thundering and lightning outside, camp will be canceled. We will not cancel if it is lightly drizzling during the day, but use your best judgment. We do have some sprinklers and a hose to cool everyone down, but if the heat is excessive, over 100 degrees, we would ask parents to pick up their children. Also, please make sure you send your child in with a change of clothes and a towel. Speaking of clothes, we understand that every child gets one camp shirt and we do ask that they wear it as much as possible, but we also understand that it can’t be washed every day; we just ask that your child wears a white t-shirt that day.
Finally, we will have the children lined up and ready to go at 2:40, in the front corners of the rec center. Please do not walk to the back of the rec center to pick up your child. All counselors are instructed to make sure they see the parent before letting any children go. If for any reason your child needs to leave camp early, make sure you write a note to your child’s counselor including the time they will be picked up.
Thanks again for signing your child up for camp this year; we will have lots of fun, make lots of friends, and hopefully learn a few new things on the way. If you have any question or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. Enjoy your summer!
There will be a mandatory counselor meeting Monday, June 10th @ 3:30 sharp! The meeting will be held in the Rec center. Please make sure you bring your working papers with you.
2013 Counselors are posted under the FILES section. Thanks
Emerson Summer Camp Application
Emerson recreational camp applications will be open from 3/26/13 to 5/10/13. The application deadline for all applicants will close on 5/10/13 (No exceptions will be made).
Final camp counselor decisions will be made by 5/17/13 and will be posted on our recreational camp website. Twenty five full –time counselors will be hired this year along with only ten volunteer positions. Good Luck to everyone and see you in July!