MEDFORD LAKES COLONY CAMP

During the month of July, Medford Lakes Colony offers a day camp for Medford Lakes children ranging from pre-school through 8th grade. Children enjoy activities including arts and crafts, swimming, canoeing, field games, and music that they bike to throughout the town depending upon their age. All children must have a parent or grandparent with a current membership to attend.

Colony Camp Dates 2023
ML Colony Camp will be held from
Mon., July 3 - Fri., July 28
(NO Camp on July 4th)
for children entering grades 1-9
8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Monday – Friday

** Grades 1-4:  Lower Camp:  Day begins behind Nokomis School
** Grades 5-8:  Upper Camp:  Day begins at Brooks Field
** Grade 9/10:  Day begins with assigned group

"Extended Hours" Program will be held from
Mon., July 3 – Thurs., July 27
(NO EH Camp on July 4th)
for children entering grades 1-5
1:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday
If Camp is canceled for the day, EH will run from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
If Camp has an early dismissal, EH will run from Camp’s dismissal to 6:00 pm

“Extended Hours” for August will be held from
Mon., July 31 – Fri., August 25
for children entering grades 1-5
8:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Parents will be able to pick and choose which week(s) they would
like their child(ren) to attend – 4 weeks (or sessions) in total

If Lower and Upper Camp are canceled or dismissed early due to inclement weather, "Extended Hours" will resume for the remainder of the day until 6:00 pm. For days Lower and Upper Camp are canceled, "Extended Hours" runs for a full day from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm. Please be advised, for these days, a packed lunch with a drink - preferably one without any peanut / tree-nut products - and additional snacks must be brought with your child(ren). Light snacks will be provided.

Preschool Camp will be held from
Mon., July 10 - Fri., July 21
for potty-trained children ages 3, 4, and 5
9:00 am – 11:00 am, Monday – Friday, at Neeta School

Five-Year-Old Swim will be held from
Mon., July 3 - Fri., July 28
(NO FYO Swim on July 4th)
for children entering Kindergarten in September 2023
Sessions will be held at 1:45 pm, 2:15 pm,
or 2:45 pm, Monday – Friday, at Beach #3

 

Bronze Shield Recipients 2022
The first year a child attends camp, they are given a wooden shield with their name on a decal stating, “Medford Lakes Colony Camp Athletic Achievement Award.”  If a child then successfully attends and completes nine years of our summer camp, they are eligible to earn their Bronze Shield. This achievement started back as early as 1937.

The following campers have received this outstanding achievement:
Katie Adamson, Lyle Byrne, Riley Byrne, Aidan Carter, Leah Christianson, Steven Collison, Charlotte Coskery*, Lleyton Coughlin, Darrin Doyle*, Jason Eline, Mikayla Farbman, James Gilmartin, Jackson Haney, Lexi Hummel, Cole Johnson, Madison Jones, Kayden Maybury, Madeline McComsey, Tyler McCrum, Braeden Morganti, Sean O’Reilly, Kyle Powell*, Marisa Reichelt, Christopher Rickert, Brayson Thurber, and Grace Wessel

The Bronze Shields will be given out in a ceremony at a later date to-be-determined.

*Additional CONGRATULATIONS to the Bronze Shield Recipients of the Year!

Campers Say Thank You!
To the many, many wonderful people and organizations that gave funds to our Camp Scholarship Program – thank you! Every child who needed help to attend camp was granted a scholarship. Your donation made it a fun summer that will grow into a fond memory for each and every child.

Mile Swim, Triathlon, and Endurance Swim – Results 2022
Mile Swim (127 participated) – Leah Christianson (31:47), Jaiden Dalal (33:16) & Cole Haussman (33:17)

Triathlon (123 participated) – Cole Haussman (25:53), Molly Doyle (26:55) & Rowan Nix (27:15)

Endurance Swim (65 participated) – Derek Andryca, Cole Haussman & Rowan Nix

A HUGE thank you with a tip of our campers’ hats goes out to Frank Messenger with South Jersey Race Timing, LLC. He very gratuitously and voluntarily let our camp use his electronic timing mechanisms for both the Mile Swim and Triathlon. THANK YOU for your professionalism and time in giving these young campers a memorable experience!


Upper Camp Awards 2022
Archery Shootout – Daniel Germano

Canoe Races – Singles:  Rowan Nix & Doubles:  Chase Hirsekorn & Rowan Nix

Tennis Champions – Singles:  Cole Haussman & Doubles:  Graham Dent & Cooper Koncewicz

 

Notice

NJ State Code requires Youth Camps, like the MLC Summer Camp, to have every registered camper’s immunization record on file.

The NJ Health Department also allows us to accept valid medical and religious exemptions.

At your earliest convenience, if you have not done so already, please drop off, fax, email, or mail a current copy of your camper’s immunization records to the Colony Office – thank you for helping us be compliant!

Camp Documents and Applications