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Maplewood, NJ

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908-947-1726 Camp Director (all year)
908-393-0902 Camp Main Office (July-August)

South Mountain Reservation
West South Orange Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07079

1171 State Route 28, North Branch, NJ 08876

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TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Before/after care, 1-night optional overnight program in sessions 2,4,6

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.


BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The OVAL Day Camp is located in the picturesque South Mountain Reservation in Maplewood, NJ. The OVAL has been offering girls the opportunity to explore and discover the out-of-doors since 1959. Our programs are designed to challenge girls while creating friendships and memories to last a lifetime. The OVAL offers six weeks of outdoor summer camp for girls, age 5 and up, in grades K – 10.

Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Cheerleading, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Volleyball, Team Sports, Science, Technology, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Archery, Ga-ga, Geocaching, Hiking, Team Building, Arts & Craft, Outdoor Cooking, Firebuilding, Low Ropes Challenge Course

TOP NEW JERSEY SUMMER CAMP: The OVAL is a Top Summer Camp located in Maplewood New Jersey offering many fun and enriching camp programs.

CAMP LOCATION: Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey welcomes you to The OVAL Day Camp, located in the picturesque South Mountain Reservation in Maplewood, NJ. We are about 30 minutes from New York City and located in Essex County.

CAMP FACILITIES: Rustic cabins surround the large play field and provide a cool retreat after fun in the sun. Miles of hiking trails surround the camp. Girls have the opportunity to enjoy nature and spend time in small and large group activities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Day camp sessions run from July 6 - August 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, Monday through Friday, for girls entering grades K to 10. Before and after care is also available.

Girls are grouped according to age in units. Girls participate in a program theme each week along with art studio, hiking, outdoor cooking, nature, sports, games, archery (grades 2 and up), and all-camp activities. During their time at camp, girls will develop a sense of responsibility and independence in a relaxed, non-competitive setting.

Campers in grades 4 and up can opt to participate in an 1-night overnight during sessions 2,4,6.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Our camp program is based on the values of the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Several of our programs are designed for girls to earn a full badge or part of a badge during their time at camp.

Our summer day camp fees include all activity supplies, t-shirt (one per camper), daily snacks, and bus transportation.

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

Session 1 - July 6-10, 2019
Session 2 - July 13-17, 2019
Session 3 - July 20-24, 2019
Session 4 - July 27-31, 2019
Session 5 - August 3-7, 2019
Session 6 - August 10-14, 2019

Prices range from $345-$650 per session.

A full list of program offerings and fees is located in our Camp Guide, located at Our Camp Website Link:

The OVAL Day Camp provides fun and education programs that are designed to give girls new and unique opportunities to learn, grow, and make friends.

All staff participate in a week of pre-camp training where they become oriented to the camp, job responsibilities, procedures, and rules and work on their counseling and camp skills. The OVAL follows the program standards for health, safety, and security guidelines of GSHNJ, GSUSA, the American Camp Association and the New Jersey Youth Camp Standards are followed.

Staff positions and applications are available on our website at Our Camp Website Link:

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