Spring Lake Day Camp has been single-family owned and operated by Mitchell and Michelle Kessler since 1989 providing an authentic summer day camp experience with the look and feel of a sleepaway camp. Our mission is to enrich the lives of every single boy and girl, ages 3–15, in an environment that will ignite and excite their imagination and help them discover their own unique abilities, talents and passions.
Our swim, sports, arts and adventure programs as well as our optional trip program for 3rd graders and up are amazing and offer new and different programs and special events each summer. We offer over 35 specialty areas including aerial tree tops courses, 5 zip lines, climbing walls, Lego robotics, a full fitness center, fashion center, ceramic studio, fishing, boating, discovery science, horseback riding and every athletic sport you can imagine. Hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, lacrosse, gaga, golf, basketball, volleyball, martial arts and more will help keep the day action packed. Spring Lake hires only the highest quality staff who love what they do and offer professional skilled instruction and are positive role models.
We understand that it is our specialty programs as well as our quality Aquatics program that are the backbone of a successful camp community. But what makes us different from the rest is that we also understand that it is the integrity, honesty and commitment of our staff that makes SLDC successful. Spring Lake Day Camp is known for having a high return rate of its staff, which highlights the quality of our counselors, lifeguards, specialists and administrators and their commitment to our campers. As mentors our staff lead by positive example and understand the importance of nurturing and fostering our campers’ recreational, developmental and social abilities in a safe and family oriented environment. We believe that children need to be exposed to an outdoor learning environment which includes any healthy risk-taking adventure that only a real camp like SLDC can provide.
SLDC has a magnificent facility nestled in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains. Our unique campus includes 5 pools, a state of the art heated pool complex which is designed to teach all levels of swim. We have daily swim instruction in the morning and free swim each afternoon. We are proud to be an official training site for the American Red Cross. Our aquatics facility includes a private 5 acre lake, water slides and a cool WIBIT. We have athletic fields as well as indoor, air conditioned and covered areas to keep us moving beautifully on rainy and heat wave days. Our 3:1 camper counselor ratios as well as very low camper to swim instructor ratios ensure quality attention and care. Door-to-door air conditioned mini bus transportation, catered hot lunch plus two daily snacks, camp shirts and a camp bag are included in our tuition. Our program, facility and philosophy is the key to our success. Spring Lake Day Camp was voted Bergen’s Best in 2015 and 2106!
Let your child have FUN and develop "skills for life" at Spring Lake Day Camp! Seeing is believing!
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