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Camp Lou Henry Hoover
Middleville, New Jersey

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961 West Shore Drive,
County Road 521
Middleville, New Jersey 07855

1171 Route 28
North Branch, NJ 08876

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TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Overnight

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.


BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Hoover has been shaping great summer memories for girls ingrades 1-12 since 1953 through learning, discovering, exploring, challenging opportunities, and creating! Camp Hoover is a journey into independence—a place where girls and their counselors plan weekly adventures together in a relaxed, non-competitive, tech-free environment.

Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Gymnastics, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, Science, Technology, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Lifeguard Training, Quilting, Basket Weaving, Sailing, Cooking, Archery, Gymnastics, Horseback Riding, Outdoor Survival, Canoe Trips, Hiking Trips, Level 1 Archery Instructor Training, STEM Program

TOP NEW JERSEY SUMMER CAMP: Camp Lou Henry Hoover is a Top Summer Camp located in Middleville New Jersey offering many fun and enriching camp programs. Camp Lou Henry Hoover also offers CIT/LIT and/or Teen Leadership Opportunities, too.

CAMP LOCATION: We are one hour from New York City and Central New Jersey, located in Sussex County, New Jersey. Camp Hoover is situated on 340 beautiful acres in Middleville on Swartswood Lake.

For more information, please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link:

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Hoover has a large, modern dining hall, three cabins, five tent sites, a primitive site, a recreation building and full usage of Swartswood Lake for swimming, boating, and sailing. A large playfield, ropes course, archery course, hiking trails and a craft center are available for all campers.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Girls entering grades 1 to 12 can choose from one or all of the camps operated by GSHNJ. All girls are welcome to participate in our summer camp programs regardless of race, religion, physical ability, economic status, or national origin. Our camp program is based on the values of the Girl Scout Promise and Law. GSHNJ camps provide a strong focus on Girl Scout fundamentals and in many of our programs girls will earn a Badge or portions of one.

Camp sessions run from July 5 through August 15. Hoover offers two experiences: General and Specialty.

General Camp programs are designed for girls entering grades 1-12 and provide a broad camp experience with varied activities and waterfront time daily. General Camp programs enable you to experience an array of camp activities every day.

Our Specialty Camp programs are designed for girls entering grades 3-12. Activities are grouped according to program, age, and interest level. Specialty Camp programs focus on a particular interest combined with traditional camp activities like swimming, boating, hiking, cook-outs, crafts, and games.

GSHNJ camps are a place where each and every girl can feel safe, valued and supported while making new friends and challenging themselves to try new things. Camp staff is committed to ensuring the health, safety and overall well-being of all campers. GSHNJ camps follow the program standards for health, safety and security guidelines of GSHNJ, GSUSA, ACA, and the New Jersey Youth Camp Standards.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Lifeguard Training: Spend a week at Camp Hoover learning the basics of water rescue and safety and earning the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification, as well as First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED. Note: All campers participating in this program need to be strong swimmers and demonstrate ability to complete a series of pre-course water tests including a continuous distance swim. (Ages 15+, Fee $950)

Level 1 Archery Instructor: Become a certified Level 1 Archery Instructor! This course provides the necessary tools to maintain safety both on and off the archery range, covering range safety, range setup, the steps of shooting, equipment and repair, programs and lesson plans. Level 1 Instructors are well prepared to teach beginner archery programs in both indoor and outdoor settings. Minimum age requirement is 15. Successful completion of the course (passing both written and practical exams) provides a three year certification. (Ages 15+, Fee $575)

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp is the perfect time to bring your group to Hoover and enjoy a day or two (or more!) of fun summer activities. The waterfront is fully staffed for you to go swimming, boating or just bathe in the sun. You can participate in the Challenge Course, take a hike up Hoover's hills, try your hand at archery, make arts and crafts, enjoy cookouts and much more.

Come join us from Friday, August 21st to Monday, September 7th for this wonderful overnight camping experience. Registration information can be found on our website, Our Camp Website Link:

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Lou Henry Hoover is available year- round for groups and families to rent our facilities. Located on 340 acres in Middleville, New Jersey, there is something for everyone at Camp Hoover! We offer three types of accommodations: heated cabins that have sleeping quarters with bunkbeds, full bathrooms, and kitchens stocked with cooking equipment; platform tent sites that have bathhouses and pavilions for shelter; and pitch-your-own-tent sites that either have a covered pavilion and bathroom facilities or a simple trough sink. Groups are invited to plan your own adventures, select all-inclusive weekends (May to June), or arrange for individual program activities for your event. We are here to make your stay easy, enjoyable, and fun!

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Sessions run from July 5-August 15, and offer two experiences: general and specialty. General Camp programs offer girls an array of different camp activities every day. Specialty Camp programs focus on a particular interest combined with traditional camp activities
like arts & crafts, nature, hiking, archery, ropes course, games, cookouts, swimming, and boating. Girls develop responsibility through “kapers” (jobs that help keep Hoover in order) and other fun and enriching activities.

We offer the opportunity for girls to explore nature and the outdoors, the arts, STEM and much more. Our camp programs are designed to be fun, interactive, challenging and a time for personal growth. There is nothing better than hearing our girls say, “I did that!”

July 5 - 11, 20120
July 12 - 18, 2020
July 19 - 25, 2020
July 26 - August 1, 2020
August 2 - 18, 2020
August 12 - 15, 2020

Fees range from $190 to $1,475.

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Camp Hoover hires enthusiastic and dedicated adults to provide our summer camp program for girls. All camp staff participate in one week of pre-camp training conducted by trained professionals and many have taken additional training in their specialty areas. All waterfront activities are supervised by American Red Cross certified lifeguards.

We are currently looking for Role Models to participate in our programs in a variety of positions from Counselors to Lifeguards and more!

Camp Hoover follows the program standards for health, safety and security guidelines of GSHNJ, GSUSA, the American Camp Association, as well as the New Jersey Youth Camp Standards.

Camp listings are available on our website at Our Camp Website Link:

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