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Summer Camp 2023 FAQ

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Can I choose a prorated option to only attend a few days a week?
We do not offer a prorated option for partial attendance.
What time does camp start and end? 
Our camp day starts at 8:30 a.m. Families may drop their campers off early beginning at 8:00 a.m. at no additional charge. The camp day ends at 4:00 p.m. We offer Aftercare Monday-Friday 4:00-6:00 p.m. for an additional charge.

Can I sign my child up week-to-week or do I need to sign my child up for the whole summer?
You may sign up week-to-week. We understand that family schedules vary during the summer and some families may choose to go out of town or opt out of a week of camp. Choose any or all of the eight weeks! Families may also switch between the Traditional Day Camps and the Enrichment Camps Programs from week to week based on family preference. Note that programs fill up quickly so registering on a rolling basis throughout the summer may not be feasible if some camps are already full.

Where is Summer Camp @ Stevens located?
Our 3- through 6-year-old programs take place at 339 River Street in Hoboken, NJ, while our 4-year-old through 13-year-old programs run at 100 River Dr. South in the Newport area of Jersey City*. Both locations are a 10-minute walk from the Hoboken Train Terminal, which provides access to the PATH, NJ Transit trains, buses, light rail, and NY Waterway ferries. 

Note: Parallel Enrichment programs for 4-year-olds through 6-year-olds will run at both locations. Families can select which location they prefer.



How do I contact camp administrators?

The best way to reach us is via email:
The phone number to contact Summer Camp @ Stevens is 201-792-3688.  

  • Ext. 200 for the Front Desk at River St.  
  • Ext. 400 for the Front Desk at Newport
  • Ext. 407 for the Auxiliary Programs Director

What is the camper-to-teacher ratio?
The ratio is 8:1 representing two camp teachers and 15 campers in each camp group.  There are additional specialists and support staff beyond classroom teachers.

Who are our camp teachers?
Each camp class has two teachers, including a head and an associate teacher. All Summer Camp @ Stevens head teachers are employed teachers throughout the school year, either at Stevens Cooperative School or another institution. All associate camp teachers are either Associate Teachers during the school year or college students with experience working with kids.

Do you have any camps offered after August 11?
No. Summer Camp @ Stevens is housed within the Stevens Cooperative School buildings. We use the remaining weeks of August for facilities work that must be done in preparation for the start of the school year in September.

Do campers have swim lessons?
Yes! All campers at both locations swim multiple times per week. Both locations are staffed with a lifeguard. Swim sessions consist of both instructional and free swim periods. Campers in Hoboken swim at the Sky Club in partnership with Compass Learning Advantage. Campers in Newport/Jersey City swim at Newport Swim and Fitness Center.

How recent should my child’s health form be?
All campers must have had a physical exam by a licensed provider completed within the last calendar year.

What if my child has allergies?
Summer Camp @ Stevens has adopted a nut-free policy. This includes all nuts and nut butters. We have many children in our summer programs who have severe nut allergies resulting from ingesting nuts or even being close to nuts. We ask that no child bring foods with these ingredients to camp. We appreciate your assistance in keeping all children safe and healthy. If there are other allergies, please make sure to include these on your health forms and turn in necessary medications to camp staff.

My child’s birthday is while they are at camp. Do you do anything special to celebrate? 
We love to celebrate birthdays! If your child has a birthday while they are at camp and would like to celebrate it, please let us know. We will provide the fun and special treat for your camper’s birthday at the end of the camp day.

Do you offer snack or lunch?  
Stevens provides a healthy, fun, and nut-free snack for both the morning and afternoon, such as Cheez-Its, Pirate’s Booty, Graham Crackers, or other similar options.  A lunch service is now available to our camp families. Simply Gourmet offers allergy-friendly and customizable offerings. Families choose from a fully customizable menu each day and pay through their family portal. For more information click here.

Do you offer transportation to and from camp?
Both our Hoboken and Jersey City locations are conveniently located within a 10-minute walk from the Hoboken Train Terminal, which provides access to the PATH, and NJ Transit trains, buses and light rail. We do not offer private transportation for our campers.
Where do I park to drop off or pick up my camper?
Jersey City / Newport
Access to the drop off area runs from Newport Parkway to River Drive. Parents/guardians may pull up on the northbound side of the street by the building during drop off. 

River Street, Hoboken
Parents/guardians may pull up and park on the northbound side of River Street. Note that on Tuesday mornings, street cleaning is scheduled, so cars may be subject to ticketing if left unattended when street cleaning occurs.

Can I see photos of my child while they are at camp?
Yes! Photos of camp activities will be uploaded to a Google album throughout the week and shared with families. We also post on our social media sites. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @stevenscooperativeschool.

Does my five-year-old child have to sleep during rest?
No, your child does not have to sleep during the rest period. Each child will be provided a rest mat and we ask that families send in a fitted sheet, small blanket, and stuffed animal if they choose. Light music or a story will be played during this time and children have the option to rest, nap, color or read a book quietly. 

Do you apply sunscreen?
Yes, sunscreen is applied before going outside each time. Sunscreen may be applied before campers come to camp and will be reapplied in the afternoon again. Camp provides sunscreen but families may send in sunscreen labeled with their camper’s name as well. Teachers will be available to help with sunscreen application and will wear gloves.

Does my camper need to be potty trained?
Children must be potty trained to attend camp.

What happens if I have to pick my camper up early?
While the camp day goes until 4:00 p.m, we do open the doors for dismissal beginning at 3:45 p.m. Given that we ID every camper’s adult, the logistical hurdles of dismissal can be difficult. We ask that if you need to pick your child up prior to 3:45 p.m. that you do so before 3:15 p.m., as the closer we get to the actual dismissal time, the more difficult it may be for staff members to arrange individualized dismissal times.