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Cornerstone Day Camp is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Hackensack, NJ
Hello, All! It’s hard to believe we are wrapping up the summer already. It has been a joy to serve the Lord by serving you this summer. We have all had a really great summer and are already making plans to be together again next year. Please help us make next year as good as possible by filling out an end of the year survey. I would love to know what worked well and what we can improve on.
ALSO! We are collecting school supplies for children in Newark and Ghana! There will be a basket out for you to put your items in Monday-Friday… there is a flyer with a list of suggested items on the registration table.
If you are registered for Early Care, you can begin dropping off your campers at 7:30 am; all other campers may begin arriving at 8:00am. Campers can be picked up at 4:30pm. If campers are present after 5pm, they will have late care billed to them at a rate of $15/week. Late care ends at 5:30pm… All campers should be picked up by 5:30pm. There is a fee of $10 per camper every 10 minutes after 5:30pm.
Day Camp Specific Tips and Reminders:
Monday, we will have a home day… we will be starting into the theme of Under the Sea. We will be playing games, having a Bible lesson, and hanging out around the school. Please make sure your camper has a lunch and wears sneakers.
Tuesday, we will be golfing at Bogota Golf Center. Campers need to wear their camp shirts and bring a bag lunch. We will be eating lunch around 11:30 and loading the bus afterwards. Please send extra water they can take with them to the golf center. They will be returning to camp for regular pickup.
Wednesday will be our last water day of the season. We will set up the slides on the front lawn, and they will have the opportunity to run around on those all morning. Campers are welcome to order pizza for lunch. The cost is $5 for two slices of pizza and a drink. If you send money Wednesday morning, please make sure your camper is on the list to receive pizza. We will be at Bogota Swim Club for a refreshing afternoon. Please be assured that the campers are double supervised while swimming as we have all of our staff present as well as the lifeguards and pool staff. Please send your camper with a one piece bathing suit, sunscreen, a towel, and extra water.
Thursday will be our last home day. We will continue to emphasize our theme “Under the Sea”. Campers may feel free to dress up on this day. Campers will be doing one last craft and having final games around the facility.Please make sure your camper has a lunch and wears sneakers.
Friday is an exciting day as campers will be going to Turtleback Zoo!! Campers need to wear their camp shirts and bring a sack lunch and plenty of water to drink. We will be leaving right after flagpole, so please make sure your camper is here on time. They will be returning to camp by 4:30.
Adventure Camp Tips and Reminders:
Monday, campers will load the bus first thing in the morning and head down Jenkinson’s Boardwalk at Point Pleasant Beach. Please have your camper here by 9:00. They will have access to rides, the boardwalk, and food areas. Campers will not be going onto the beach, so they don’t need to wear swimming suits. Bring plenty of water for the bus ride and money for lunch. They will be returning to camp around 5.
Tuesday, they will have a home day. There will be a Bible lesson and games around the building. Please bring lunch or money for lunch. Breakfast and lunch runs will be happening, please plan accordingly.
Wednesday will be our last water day of the season. Campers are welcome to order pizza for lunch. The cost is $5 for two slices of pizza and a drink. If you send money Wednesday morning, please make sure your camper is on the list to receive pizza. We will be at Bogota Swim Club for a refreshing afternoon. Please be assured that the campers are double supervised while swimming as we have all of our staff present as well as the lifeguards and pool staff. Please send your camper with a one piece bathing suit, sunscreen, a towel, and extra water.
Thursday, campers will be going to Turtleback Zoo to participate in the Ropes Courses. In order to participate, all campers MUST wear sneakers. Campers will be doing a breakfast run and hanging out at camp until late morning. We will be returning to the school for regular pick up.
Friday is the last home day of this season. We will be doing a breakfast and lunch runs. Please send lunch or money. The campers will be playing games and doing activities around the facility. In addition, we will finish our series on Godly Character Traits.
As always, If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email me!
Cornerstone Day Camp Director
I can’t believe we are more than halfway through this summer. I am glad that so far everything has been running smoothly. God is good! Continue praying for the campers and staff as we keep up the pace for a couple more weeks.
If you are registered for Early Care, you can begin dropping off your campers at 7:30 am; all other campers may begin arriving at 8:00am. Campers can be picked up at 4:30pm. If campers are present after 5pm, they will have late care billed to them at a rate of $15/week. Late care end at 5:30pm… All campers should be picked up by 5:30pm. There is a fee of $10 per camper every 10 minutes after 5:30pm.
Day Camp Specific Tips and Reminders (Grades 1-5)
Monday will be a home day that starts the new theme of Super Heros! Kristen will have a Bible lesson and many fun activities around the church. Please make sure your camper brings a sack lunch and water.
Our destination on Tuesday is Florham Park Roller Rink! All campers need to wear socks for this activity. Please have your camper wear their camp t-shirt. Campers will be leaving school around 9:15am and returning around 1pm. Have your campers to the school prior to 9AM to make sure they make the bus! Please pack them a snack to be eaten before heading off to the rink and lunch to be eaten upon their return.
Water Day is Wednesday!! We will have a slide up and the slip ‘n slide on the front lawn. Campers need to bring a one piece bathing suit, sunscreen, water, and snacks. Either sign up for pizza lunch and pay $5 for pizza and a drink OR send a sack lunch with your camper.
Thursday will be the second home day of the week. Campers are invited to dress up as or wear a t-shirt with their favorite superhero on it! Have fun and be creative! All campers need to bring a sack lunch.
Friday we will be taking a big, long trip to Mountain Creek Water Park. Please have your campers to school around 8:30 so that we can be driving away by 9:00! We want to get in as much time at the park as possible! Campers will need to bring lunch or plenty of cash to purchase lunch. We will be returning to camp around 5:00pm. Please have your camper wear their camp shirt.
Adventure Camp Specific Tips and Reminders (Grades 6-10)
Monday we will have a trip to Bogota Golf Center. Campers will be leaving camp facilities around 11:15… lunch will be provided at the Golf Center. Their package for the day includes basketball, mini golf, and batting cages. It would be a good idea to wear tennis shoes for these activities. Campers will be returning around 4pm.
Tuesday’s plan is a home day… campers will be making a breakfast run in the morning and walking to lunch if they would like to. Campers should either bring money for lunch or a sack lunch. They will be having devotions and a Bible lesson in the afternoon.
Water Day is Wednesday! Campers can go on a breakfast run in the morning, but lunch will be the pizza lunch at school. If campers would like to purchase pizza and drinks for $5, they need to sign up by Wednesday morning so they are added to the count!
Thursday, campers will be going to Mountain Creek Water Park. They need to leave the school by 9AM, so please help them be at the camp facility around 8:30 to be pulling out by 9. Campers need to bring a sack lunch or plenty of money for concessions on site. They will be returning to camp around 5:00pm.
On Friday’s home day, we will be working together to prepare a big brunch! Campers will be helping in the kitchen as we get pancakes, eggs, and more ready. Bring your appetites and a healthy work ethic! Campers will be getting devotions and a Bible lesson like a regular home day and will be playing games in the afternoon.
Please feel free to call the camp line or email me if you have questions about anything!
Cornerstone Camp Director
This morning and afternoon, campers were challenged to ponder what patience is and how it should be reflected in their lives. The day campers participated in many activities such as pin the eye on Mike, an Up balloon competition, and having water balloons lobbed at them.
It sounds like a day with a lot going on here at Cornerstone Day Camp!!