• Jeff Lake Camp

    A Premier New Jersey Summer Day Camp for Children Ages 3 to 15

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    Jeff Lake Day Camp, located in beautiful Sussex County New Jersey, offers an exciting, creative summer day camp experience for children. With facilities normally seen only at overnight camps, Jeff Lake Day Camp's 350 acres provide endless opportunities for children to explore and learn. Key to this camping environment is a 50-acre lake with 2 water trampolines, a water climbing wall & slide, fishing, stand up paddle boards, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boats and row boats. Tennis courts, ropes & climbing courses, sports fields, art & pottery studios, and 5 heated pools are just a few of the other great facilities at Jeff Lake Day Camp.

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Dates & FAQs


Opening Date:June 25th
Closing Date:August 17th
No Camp:July 4th

Jeff Lake Day Camp staff members will be required to wear staff shirts (that will be provided) from Monday-Thursday. Friday is “Jeff Lake Retro T-Shirt Day”! If this is going to be your first summer, don’t worry; we have several vintage Jeff Lake Tees to go around.

General Counselors must also be in sneakers and a respectable bathing suit every day.


Being on staff at Jeff Lake Day Camp is a full 8-week commitment. We do not offer time off for vacations and we have 3 meetings, prior to camp starting, that are mandatory as well. However, working outside everyday and providing a fun and safe environment for your campers is an exciting summer vacation in itself!


If you are a Jeff Lake Day Camp staff member who lives on an existing bus route, you are eligible for door-to-door transportation. However, you may not get picked up from your house, rather at a camper’s house on the bus route in your neighborhood.

If you live outside an area that we bus, you can drive and meet a bus from a nearby area or you may receive a parking spot at camp, however this is not guaranteed, as parking spots on camp property are limited.


The first period of the Jeff Lake Day camp day starts at 9:30am and the day ends at 4:00pm. If you ride on a bus you may get picked at 8:00am and dropped off 5:15pm.

HOWEVER – the day doesn’t have to stop there. After the last bus pulls out of camp feel free to join us at camp Softball Games. They are a great way to meet new and old staff and keep the Jeff Lake Day Camp spirit going into the evening. After hours is also a great time to get together with your counselor to make awards for your group and plan other fun activities.

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