"Hello and happy last day of camp! I just wanted to take a minute to thank each of you from the bottom of my heart for giving Cole the most amazing summer ever. Eight weeks flew by in a flash, and there was not one single morning that Cole didn't jump out of bed ready to hop on that bus and get to camp. He absolutely loved his counselors, the lifeguards, the coaches and instructors, the nurses, and all the great activities throughout the summer, and we've loved watching his confidence and enthusiasm grow exponentially through his experiences at SLDC.
We had a crazy year, but - and this will sound corny - when we came to SLDC for the open house back in April, we truly felt like we had come home. Everyone was so warm and welcoming that Chad and I instantly knew that we had made the right choice for Cole. To say that SLDC has met our expectations for the summer would be the understatement of the year. Simply put, y'all rock and we are thankful to now be a part of the SLDC family.Thanks again, wishing you all the best for the rest of the year - we will see you in 2016!"
"Michelle, I just wanted to let you know you how unbelievably appreciative I am to you and Mitchell. We just happened to randomly come across your camp and what a wonderful decision we made. At the time, the girls and I were going a lot of uncertainty and fear. You gave them the love, happiness, calm and the 'escape' that they so desperately needed. For that I will forever be grateful! Our experience has been beyond my wildest imagination and words cannot describe how thankful I am.
You have a very special place in Spring Lake Day Camp and I'm not sure what our future holds, but one thing I know for sure is that we will be hard pressed to find another SLDC!"
"SLDC is truly the best! The entire staff is caring and nurturing for our children, while letting them experience new things on their own. The instruction is top rate. We cannot say enough about the level of expertise, especially in the swim program!
From your first meeting with Michelle, Mitchell and Arlene and all the wonderful people at the camp you truly feel like part of the SLDC family. When moving to Bergen County, it was never a question of "which camp" it was a question of "what age" should our children start!
We are proud parents of 2 very happy Junior Campers! SLDC is not just your summer camp, it is a year round experience in which reminiscing about summer fun and friendships happens daily (including breaking out into Cheer and Color War songs), and of course having a countdown to the next Summer occurs!
Thank you SPRING LAKE DAY CAMP - for taking such safe and wonderful care of our children from the minute they get on the bus to the moment they return home. Thank you for the amazing experience and thank you for being there for us!"
(Happy SLDC Parent since Summer '14 and can't wait to return!)
"Spring Lake and your team has been one of the best, smartest and most successful decisions we have made for the kids. It is the easiest 8 weeks we have all year as parents and probably the best my kids have also."
"Spring Lake Day Camp was an amazing experience for my kids. My kids came home every day with big smiles on their faces and singing new camp songs. They were in the best mood for the entire summer. They could not wait to get on the bus each morning and literally cried on the last day."
"Thank you again for taking the time to take my mom and me on a personal tour of the facilities at Spring Lake. Looking back on my camping years, I don't recall any day camp being THAT AMAZING! We truly were astonished to see what a beautiful, creative and exciting camp is in our hometown of Ringwood; it's the best kept secret. We would definitely love to enlist our children in the day camp. Again, thank you for your time and also for allowing us to peek in on your camp family. It filled me with camp memories, ones that as you know -will last a lifetime."
"This will be Jordyn's third summer at SLDC, starting camp when she entered kindergarten. We remember how nervous and excited we were for Jordyn that first summer but our nerves quickly went away when we saw how happy she was every day when she came home from camp. A reassuring phone call from the group leader helped ease our minds too! Jordyn quickly adapted to camp life with all of the activities, including swimming, dance, arts, go carts, basketball, science and her favorite activity, gymnastics. She loves trying everything at SLDC!! Not only does SLDC give Jordyn an opportunity to try new things but she has made so many new friends too. In our opinion we think it is the counselors and staff that make SLDC so special. They are warm and genuinely caring. At six years old Jordyn is already aspiring to be a camp counselor at SLDC, and as parents we can actually see this in her future!"
"When I asked Sienna to describe her favorite things about Spring Lake, it really was a challenge for her to narrow it down! She loves instructional swim because she learns something new every day and she works to get to the next level! "Kickball with Coach Pizza! Arts and Crafts! Gymnastics! Ceramics! There are so many things! Trading post! Cooking! Even when we have to wait for a group to finish we find fun at the park! Spaghetti and meatballs! Thanks to the Spring Lake family for taking my city 'Hoboken' kid for the last two summers. Best decision ever. By the way, she is still talking about Carnival, Song and Banner, Land and Sea! Never a dull moment! Xoxox
PS --she pretends she has DJ Mario at home and does a dance party at our apartment during the winter to keep it real!"
"Amazing camp! Everything has been thought of. Every 't' crossed, every 'i' dotted. Outstanding staff. Facilities are the best. My daughter loves SLDC and so do her parents!"
"I want to let you know that Annie has had the MOST fabulous time the past 4 weeks - in case there was any question! She has been thrilled about everything she's done, and all the people she's met, both campers and counselors. And after my visit today, I can see why! I already knew the facilities are amazing, there's so much to do and that communication between the camp and families is superb. But I was truly impressed when Annie's head counselor, other counselors and swim teacher came up to me to introduce themselves and chat. I jokingly asked the counselor in training if part of their training is in interpersonal skills, because everyone was so friendly and helpful! I know that your whole family puts its heart and soul into Spring Lake - I loved seeing you dancing with the kids on late night, and serving up pizza last night! You run a very special place, and Annie has loved every minute of it. Thank you so much!"
"I just wanted to send a note now that camp is over and tell you that this year was FANTASTIC.
Billy had a very busy summer with his club baseball team so he only made 4 weeks of JTP, but he loved it. Especially the trips. I don't know if you've considered a larger travel program... but I'll tell you - you do it right! Andy had the summer of his life. No issues, fun all the time. The counselors he had this year were the very best... ever! He loved every day of camp. From Gaga to archery to mastering the box stitch to the buttered noodles and famous SLDC chocolate cake, he just loved it all.
Have a great off season! And thank you again for making SLDC my kids' summer home!"