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, and are equipped with seat belts, a two-way radio and car seats 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. Camp begins when your child is picked up in the morning and ends when your child arrives safely home, and so there are daily bus activities planned to and from camp. Please call our office if you should have any transportation questions. Our Transportation Department makes every effort to accommodate your requests.
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
Spring Lake Day Camp, a member of the American Camping Association, adheres to the highest health and safety standards. Our on-site health facility is supervised by three registered nurses. Campers are supervised throughout the day by their counselors, administrators and specialists.