Pre-registration for the Jersey City Youth Summer Camps will begin with locations in all six wards on Monday, officials said this morning.
With over 2,000 campers anticipated for this year’s Summer Camp, the city will host six camps with locations in each ward. Pre-registration is from March 21st through March 27th.
“It is especially critical to provide these city services that are not only fun and engaging but also provide a safe outlet for this age group that has had to endure unprecedented circumstances during their most formative years,” Mayor Steven Fulop in a statement.
“What’s more, we’ve had great success staffing our camps with JC Youth Works employees who obtain paid work experience while mentoring younger camp participants from the same community. Everyone involved can really make the most of their summer vacation.”
The summer camp, the first in two years due to his the COVID-19 pandemic, consists of weekly activities that provide campers with experiences they may not otherwise be exposed to. The free camp includes breakfast and lunch daily.
Camp curriculum is designed to create a fun, safe, and enriching environment where children can learn, grow, and play. Campers will participate in active play through sports, games, art, and crafts. Activities include:
• Money Move Mondays: Teaching Financial Literacy
• Think Green Tuesdays
• Wellness Wednesdays
• Snack and Paint
• Mad Science
“In our programs, we want to give Jersey City kids the opportunity just to be kids, to get them out active and outdoors. Our summer camp helps to build self-confidence and leadership skills while also promoting socialization and outdoor physical and mental stimulation,” added Director of the Department of Recreation and Youth Development Lucinda McLaughlin.
“We’ve seen a significant growth in all of our programming over the past year, and we expect this year’s summer camp to be the best yet.”
Beginning July 5th, Summer Camp 2.0 will operate weekdays 8:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Pre-registration for camp will open online on Monday at 7:00 a.m. through Rec Desk: jcrec.recdesk.com.
Following the pre-registration period, week-to-week camp registration will begin on Monday, April 4th, until all available spots are filled.
To register in person or for any registration assistance, please call the Recreation Division at (201) 547-5003.