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Summer Resident Camp Life

General Information


Our summer resident camp fees cover all direct services the camper receives during her stay. These include housing, food, activity supplies, T-shirt (one per camper), unit photo, health and accident insurance and transportation. See the Camp Brochure for specific fees.




Arriving and Departing by Bus: The summer camp experience begins on the bus.  Bus transportation to and from camp is included in the camp fee. Each bus is staffed by two counselors, who greet and supervise the campers on their journey. Bus stops are centralized and designed to serve as many girls as possible in the area. Bus selection must be made at the time of registration. Charter buses depart on Monday morning and return on Saturday morning to stops in the Paramus, Riverdale, and Rockaway areas.   See the Camp Brochure for specific bus information.

Arriving and Departing by Car: Campers driven to camp should arrive between 9:00 and 9:15 a.m. on Monday and be picked up between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. on Saturday. You must sign your daughter in and out at the Health Center and provide ID for pickup. Select Parent Transport during online registration to drive your camper to and from camp.


Camp Living


Camp housing assignments are made based on program, level and availability. The majority of campers live in tents set up on platforms off the ground. Modern bathroom and shower facilities are nearby. Some summer camp units may stay in troop houses, however, the unit may be moved into a tent unit if circumstances arise or the girls may take a vote to sleep in a neighboring tent unit or under the stars.  For more information on housing, visit the camp facilities page.


Themed Sessions


Every summer resident camp session has its own theme that culminates with the all-camp activity at the end of the session. Girls are requested to bring an outfit to wear that coincides with the theme for the session.


2012 Summer Camp Themes:

»  Session 1  :  Van Gogh's Vacation
»  Session 2 :  Forensic Forest- Spey's CSI
»  Session 3 :  Amazing Journey
»  Session 4 :  Way Off Broadway


Special Needs


Parents of girls with special healthcare needs or having behavioral, mental or physical disabilities are asked to contact Joann Sweeney, Resident Camp Director, at 973-248-8200, ext. 4506 prior to registering for camp. At that time, we will discuss the program and the nature of her needs. It can then be determined if the camp can provide the proper support, supervision and necessary accommodations for your camper to have a safe and fulfilling camp experience.


Free to All Campers


Every camper will receive one free Camp Glen Spey T-shirt! It should be worn every Monday that she attends a new session to be ready for her unit photo. Each camper will also receive a free unit photo for each session that she attends to help her remember friends she made at camp.


For more information about summer resident camp at Camp Glen Spey, contact Joann Sweeney, Resident Camp Director at 973-248-8200, ext. 4506 or

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