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Jockey Hollow Day Camp
Mendham, New Jersey

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973-543-2156 (during camp) 973-248-8200 (off season)
rjaffe[AT]gsnnj.org
Mendham, New Jersey 07945

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey 95 Newark Pompton Turnpike Riverdale, NJ 07457

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CAMPER AGES: 6 - 14 years old

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Mon.-Fri. daily 9am-3:30pm. for seven weeks. Aftercare offered to 6pm at camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Girl Scouts

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Jockey Hollow Day Camp is owned and operated by Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey. The camp’s 212 pristine acres are located in Mendham Township, Morris County, NJ. The camp offers a large “L” shaped swimming pool, a Low Ropes Challenge Course and Zip Line, an Equestrian Center, archery range, large playing field and adventurous hiking trails. Six deluxe log cabins and activity shelters, a large troop house, and a spacious pavilion provide protection for bad weather days and overnight experiences. Each cabin is equipped with a kitchen and bathroom.

Girls entering grades 1 to 9 enjoy outdoor cooking, hiking, environmental programs, arts & crafts, archery (grades 4-9) songs & games (grades 1-3), and swimming. The Low Ropes Challenge Course, comprised of cable wires and ropes, is designed to build self esteem and team collaboration. Pony or horseback riding at our equestrian center is an optional for horse lovers.

The day camp program offers a diverse schedule that gives each girl a variety of outdoor experiences in a safe environment. She will develop her confidence, self-reliance and leadership skills while making friends and memories that will last a lifetime. Jockey Hollow is open to all girls regardless of race, religion, ethnic background or socio economic status.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We will try and accommodate a girl with special needs. It will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Science, Technology, Academics, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Geocaching, Archery, Outdoor Cooking, Low Ropes Challenge Course, Zip Line, Stream Exploration, Hiking, Arts & Crafts, STEM Activities, American Red Cross Swim Lessons, & Girl Scout Badge Work.

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

CAMP LOCATION: Jockey Hollow Camp is owned and operated by Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey. The camp's 212 pristine acres are located in Mendham Twp., Morris County, NJ. Visit our website and FB page at: Our Camp Website Link: www.facebook.com for pictures from last summer's activities.

CAMP FACILITIES: Jockey Hollow Day Camp offers a large "L" shaped swimming pool, Low Ropes Challenge Course with Zip Line, Equestrian Center, archery range, large playing field, flowing stream, and adventurous hiking trails. Six log cabins and activity shelters, a large Troop House and a spacious pavilion provide protection for bad weather days and overnight experiences. Each cabin is equipped with a fully stocked kitchen and bathroom.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Celebrating our 87th year in operation this summer, Jockey Hollow makes the health and safety of the girls at camp our primary concern. Jockey Hollow is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). This accredidation is a thorough review (up to 300 standards) of its operation from staff qualifications and training, health and safety procedures to emergency management. Additionally, the camp complies with standards set by the New Jersey State Department of Health, American Red Cross and Girl Scouts of the USA. We abide by the Girl Scout Mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Jockey Hollow Camp is open to ALL girls regardless of race, religion, ethnic background or socio economic status. A girl does not have to be a currently registerd Girl Scout to attend Jockey Hollow Camp. Our staff are First Aid/CPR certified. Girl to Adult ratios are adhered to in accordance with GSUSA and ACA standards. All staff are background checked and attend a Pre-Camp Orientation prior to the start of camp.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: A 2-week CIT program for girls entering 9th grade (and 14 yrs. of age by July 5) is offered Sessions 1 & 2. During the first week, girls will develop the skills needed to mentor younger girls and understand their needs in a camp setting. During the second week the CIT's will use their newly-acquired skills under the guidance of camp counselors in the units. Girls who completed the CIT program the previous summer can participate in the 2-week CIT II program held Sessions 1 & 2. The first week, girls will focus on one of the four specialty areas of camp, as well as learn safety and risk management and unit planning. During the second week the girls will be assigned to a specialist who will supervise them as they plan and execute activities for the campers and work alongside unit staff. CIT II's will also plan and execute a portion of the All Camp Program. CIT and CIT II's are encouraged to volunteer for any or all of the remaining weeks of the camp season.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Girl members of Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey may apply for Financial Aid. Form is posted on our website. Must be submitted by April 17.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Girls entering 3rd and up can opt to participate in a one night overnight held during Sessions 2, 3, & 4. Teen theme focused programs offered every session to girls entering 6th grade and up. Select from STEM, Cooking, Fine Arts and Survivor to name a few. Very popular daily 1.5 hr.Pony program for girls entering 1st-3rd grade and daily 2 hr. Horsemanship program for girls entering 4th-8th grade.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.gsnnj.org for complete information and to view the 2016 camp brochure which will be posted early January. Registration opens on-line February 16.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Jockey Hollow Day Camp, located in Mendham Township, NJ is seeking Unit Counselors and Unit Leaders for the 8 week 2016 summer camp season.

To apply visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.gsnnj.org, or Contact Mary-Ann Lewis, Camp Director, for more informationĀ at mlewis[AT]gsnnj.org.


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