JR STAR Offerings
Campers will be placed in groups named for colors that are organized by age/grade and will remain with their group throughout the day. They will attend a full day of classes led by certified teachers and instructors and will attend all seven classes each day.
Campers must be at least 4 years old to attend JR STAR Camp.
*Please note: Due to the renovation of MKA's pool during weeks 3-6 (July 17-August 4), JR STAR is happy to announce that campers will be bussed to Montclair State University for their swimming lessons. The revised swim schedule will guarantee that all campers will receive an extended swim lesson two times per week. We appreciate your understanding during this renovation period and look forward to a brand new pool for next summer!
Swimming will NOT be a course offered during STAR Camp during those dates.
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Campers’ schedules include:
JR STAR Sample Schedule
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Drop-off/Morning Meeting
9:00 - 9:40 a.m. Gym Games
9:45 - 10:25 a.m. Swimming
10:30 - 11:10 a.m. Storytime/Legos/Games
11:15 - 11:55 a.m. Art Adventures and Crafts
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch (in the classroom) and Recess (outdoor play)
12:45 - 1:25 p.m. Mad Science/Maker Lab
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Sports Spectacular--a mix of basketball, soccer, and hockey
2:15 - 2:45 p.m. Showtime!--dance, talents, singing, and more!
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Clean up/Pack up
3:00 p.m. Dismissal
JR STAR FAQ
My child is a non-swimmer. What does swim instruction look like at JR STAR?
Pool safety is our top priority at camp! Campers are put into small groups according to ability. Swim instructors are in the pool with them while their counselors are poolside. There are many eyes on the pool at camp! After a few weeks at camp all campers make significant progress.
What happens at extended day?
Extended day is supervised by our JR STAR counselors. After checking in at 3:00 p.m., campers have a choice of sport activities in the gym, outdoor playground, or access to our indoor playroom. Our program has two options: 1 hour (pick up at 4:00 p.m.) or 2 hour (pick up at 5:00 p.m.). You can add extended day options in your Camp Brain cart when you register.
What snacks are provided?
Campers will have a mid-morning snack consisting of Goldfish, Pirate Booty, Nutri-Grain bar, or fruit snacks. All options are peanut-free. In the afternoon, campers will receive ice-pops!
Swim Instruction — Every camper will participate in an instructional swim time each day. Campers are tested every Monday and placed into a small group according to their current skill level. Campers will receive a progress report at the end of each week.
Gym Time — JR STAR Camp strongly believes that all children require physical activity during their day. Every camper will participate in gym time each day. Gym activities include gym games, obstacle courses, and much more!