Cedar Brook Day Camp canoe

Frequently Asked Questions


  How much does Camp cost?


Tuition rates are based on the grade you child is entering next fall. In addition, for campers age 3-5, we offer a 3, 4 or 5-day option. If you have any questions, please call the camp office at (732) 609-5357. We accept American Express, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or personal checks. Click here to see our Tuition Rates and Click here to Enroll Today!


As a reminder, day camp tuition is eligible for child care/dependent care reimbursement through your employer or as a straight deduction on your taxes. Most camp families take advantage of this and many pay less than 50% of their tuition out of pocket.



girls-candyWhat are the hours of camp?


Our camp day runs from 9:00 a.m. until 4:15 p.m.



Do you have before and after care?


Yes, we offer extended hours for families that are not able to be at home for the bus during normal pick-up or drop-off times.



girls-computerCan I register Online?


Yes! Click here to visit our online registration page.













Is transportation included?


We keep camp tuition low by allowing parents to drop-off and pick-up at camp. Parent drop-off is from 8:25-8:40 am and pick-up is from 4:25-4:45 pm.

While transportation is not included, we do offer 3 options for an additional fee. All the options must be selected for your entire enrollment period. Click here for more info.



What is your staff to camper ratio?


At Cedar Brook we focus on keeping our groups small in combination with a mature staff. Children in pre-kindergarten through second grade have a 1:6 counselor to camper ratio and are in groups no larger than 10. As children grow older the groups remain small with a 1:8 supervision ratio. Campers are grouped based on grade they are entering in the fall. While Counselors In Training (CITs) are working with most groups, they are not counted in our supervision ratios.



rutgers-1How old are the counselors? Where do they come from?


All of our counselors and specialty instructors are supervised by certified teachers. The teachers meet with their staff throughout the day to observe, disseminate information and address any camper concerns. Our counselors and specialty instructors are college students or high school seniors. High school juniors are hired as junior counselors.



Is there a nurse or doctor at camp?


We always have a registered nurse on staff during the camp day in our Wellness Center. A pediatrician is on call.



counselor-fishingWhat are the ages of the campers that attend Cedar Brook?


We offer a full-day program for ages 3-15 (entering 10th grade).

In addition, for campers ages 3-5 (entering kindergarten) we have a half-day option along with a 3, 4 or 5-day option. Campers in grades 1-10th participate in our trip program.

We also offer a Leader-In-Training (LIT) program for campers entering 9th grade and a Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program for campers entering 10th grade.



Do you have sibling discounts?


Yes. Take 6% off your tuition for your second, third and fourth child (fifth child is free!) The discount will automatically be deducted by our office and reflected on your invoice when paying your tuition.



special-daysWhat is a Special Day?


Every day at Cedar Brook is special, and our summer calendar of events will keep you on track! In addition to our daily activities we have a huge weekly event that is wild, wacky and the kids love it

Click here to see our Special Events Calendar.



How many campers attend the camp?


We have approximately 300 - 400 campers throughout the summer.




Can I visit Camp?


Yes. We have an open visiting policy and we welcome parents to come and visit our camp! You may visit camp most days between 9:30 am - 11:30 am and from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm. When you arrive at camp you will be greeted by our security personnel and directed to the office.


When you visit, we ask that you limit your time to 30 minutes per child so as not to disturb the groups. Check our weekly camp newsletter for specific information on visiting.



Do you provide lunch?


Yes, Cedar Brook provides a hot lunch program for all campers. We provide a tasty menu that alternates throughout the summer. Click here for our Lunch Program.



What is your refund policy?


Cedar brook provides a no-worry money back guarantee before June 1st. We are so confident with our camp program and facility that you may receive a no-questions-asked 100% refund at any time prior to June 1st.  There is no refund after June 1st.  The $350 Deposit Fee is non-refundable.



I want to sign up now and get the low price but I'm not sure which weeks I want!


No problem. You can register now and change your enrolled weeks up to June 1 with no fee.