Spring Lake Day Camp of Ringwood, New Jersey, is located on Conklintown Road between Skyline Drive and Ringwood Avenue. Our central location and easy access off of I-287 enables us to pick up children from parts of Bergen, Passaic, Morris and Essex Counties as well as portions of Manhattan. Mini Day is available only for campers entering Nursery or Pre-Kindergarten subject to availability and transportation. Camp hours are Monday thru Friday 9am to 4pm. Mini Day hours are Monday thru Friday 9am to 1:20pm. Mini Day is available only for campers entering Nursery or Pre Kindergarten. Campers entering Kindergarten thru 10th grade are full day campers.
At Spring Lake we have created a warm, friendly and structured environment. Our goal is to enhance self-confidence, develop leadership skills, and instill positive socialization within our non-competitive, highly instructional program. Our staff members are mature, professional, and dedicated individuals who lead the campers in expanding their recreational abilities and meeting new challenges.
Our Magnificent 30 acre campus includes a 40,000 square foot heated pool complex divided into 5 awesome pools, a 5 acre lake for boating and fishing, water slides, manicured baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts, 4 basketball courts, 2 hockey rinks, 4 GaGa pits, Go Kart track, recording studio, climbing towers, 500 foot zip-line, ropes course, 4 person bungee, beach volleyball, indoor dance studio, gymnastics pavilion, arts & crafts and fine art pavilions, cooking class rooms, computer centers, wood working, ceramics, science, nature, archery, whiffle ball, music and more.
"Straight Run for Fun!" Air-conditioned door-to-door transportation is provided using only Department of Transportation approved mini-buses. All of our mini-buses are driven by professional drivers provided by professional bus companies. They are each equipped with seat belts, a two-way radio system and car seats for our youngest campers if necessary. A van counselor supervises each bus and is trained to monitor and maintain our Van Safety Rules and Regulations for the benefit of each and every camper. They are able to contact the camp office directly throughout the bus trip to and from camp.
Camp begins when your child is picked up in the morning and ends when your child arrives safely home. There are daily bus activities planned for the bus ride, as well as fun songs, games and van decorating that add to the summer camp experience! Please call our office should you have any transportation questions. Our Transportation Department will make every effort to accommodate your request.
Optional Adventure Travel Program
Our optional Adventure Travel Program is available to campers entering grades 3-10 and includes such adventures as amusement and water parks, Broadway shows, baseball games, and much more. There is one overnight trip offered during the summer season for campers entering 5th grade through 10th grade. One registered nurse accompanies campers on trips. Campers who choose to not go on a trip will enjoy a regularly scheduled camp day with those in their group who also do not attend the trip. All Adventure Travel trips utilize chartered, deluxe air conditioned, video coach buses. Please see our Adventure Travel Program for more information about this summer's exciting trips!
Our newly-renovated 10,000 square foot open air covered pavilion overlooks a magnificent 5-acre lake blanketed with beautiful pines. In addition to beverages and a mid-morning and afternoon snack, a daily hot lunch is served to every camper and staff. Substitutes to the daily menu include bagels, tuna fish, yogurt, buttered noodles, grilled cheese, soup, fresh fruit and an organic salad bar. We have a camp mom on staff in the dining room to make sure all dietary needs are met. SLDC adheres to a "nut aware" policy. In addition to our mid-morning and afternoon snack, campers have access to a "fruit of the day" stand.
Health and Safety
SLDC always considers its campers' health and safety a priority. Our gate guard is posted at the entrance of our camp during camp hours. All visitors must sign in with our main office and receive a Visitor's Pass before walking on the camp grounds. We have an open door visitation policy during the eight weeks of camp, but we ask that our office be called and given advance notice of the visiting date. Only our Junior Camp has designated visiting days as indicated on our summer calendar, and no prior notification is necessary for attending.
Spring Lake Day Camp is a proud member of the American Camping Association and adheres to the highest health and safety standards. It is the goal of the SLDC Health Office to ensure a happy and healthy summer season for all of our campers. Our modern on-site health facility is supervised by three or four registered nurses, who also chaperone many out of camp trips. Camper health/medical forms are reviewed prior to the start of camp by our nurses. It is essential for the health and welfare of our campers that all medically pertinent information be provided. Open communication between our nurses, administration and families is an important component of our campers' having a successful summer experience, along with appropriate supervision throughout the day by our camp staff. Please see our Parent Handbook for more detailed information about our Medical Information and Policies.