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Summer Day Camp Life
General Information
Our summer day camp fees cover all direct services the camper receives including activity supplies, T-shirt (one per camper), unit photo, health and accident insurance and transportation.  Additional optional services are available (see below for details). See the Camp Brochure for specific fees.
Programs Just for Teens
The Teen Adventure program is open to girls entering grades 8 to 12, with the exception of the final week when girls entering grade 7 may also join. The program includes a teen only overnight and trip(s), depending on the session. The CIT Counselor in Training program is  open to girls entering grades 9 to 11 and is a tremendous leadership endeavors. CITs will complete the two-week camper session and then a two-week internship during the rest of the summer in order to satisfy remaining requirements and have the opportunity to return the following summer as a Junior Counselor.
Arriving & Departing by Bus: Bus transportation to and from camp is included in the camp fee. Each bus is staffed by a chaperone, who greets and releases campers to their parent/guardian. Bus stops are centralized and designed to serve as many girls as possible in the area. Bus selection is to be made at the time of registration.  See the Camp Brochure for specific bus information.

Arriving & Departing by Car: Campers driven to camp are due at the Shuffleboard Pavilion in the main parking lot at 9 a.m. and should be picked up at 4 p.m. These times apply unless before and/or after care arrangements are made in advance with registration.  Select Parent Transport during online registration to drive your camper to and from camp.

Free to All Campers
Every camper will receive one free Lake Rickabear Day Camp T-shirt. It should be worn every Tuesday 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.

Camp Unit and Buddies

Girls like to make new friends at camp, but if they need to be with a particular friend, we will try to accommodate a request to be placed with a buddy. Campers are assigned to camp units basedo n grade level and stay with their unit for the session. Girls wishing to be buddies cannot be more than a grade apart and must be in the same program. Only one buddy can be requested and it must be reciprocal on the buddy’s registration. 

Optional Services

The following services are offered by Lake Rickabear for an additional fee. See the Camp Brochure for specific fees. 


AM/PM Care: This optional service is available for campers who are driven to and from Lake Rickabear. AM care is from 7 to 9 a.m. and PM care is from 4 to 6 p.m.  


Lunch Program: Am optional cold lunch program is provided by Simply Gourmet, an independent food service company. Simply Gourmet offers "kid-friendly," nutritious, nut-free meals delivered daily and individually packaged with the camper's name. Participate by going to


Overnights: An optional overnight is available during certain sessions. During their stay, girls participate in an evening campfi re and sing-along, and sleep in a building, tent, or yurt with their unit. Three meals (dinner, and breakfast and lunch the next day) and a snack will be provided.



For more information about summer day camp at Lake Rickabear, contact the Outdoor Program Department at 973-248-8200.
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