Great Times Day Camp is a family owned and operated business and has been serving south jersey families for 44 years! Our 55 acre facility in Waterford Works, New Jersey, is conveniently located near Rt. 73 and Rt. 30. We are just a few miles past the Berlin Circle Plaza, and we provide door-to-door transportation from most towns in southern New Jersey. Our goal is to provide a safe, exciting, and fun summer for our campers, while giving them the opportunity to meet new friends and try new activities that are not available in your neighborhood. All of our counselors are state certified teachers, and many have been working at Great Times for many years.

Camp is broken down into different groups based on age or grade. Each group is given a schedule for the week to follow allowing them to try the many different activities at camp. A normal camp day consists of 8 - 35-minute periods. There are at least 2 swim periods each day to help campers stay cool and practice the basics of swimming. Swim instruction is included. There are also several air-conditioned indoor buildings that can be used on rainy days, or to take a break from the hot summer sun.

Great Times Day Camp Highlights


  • Weekly Trips included in Camp Tuition.
  • Daily Hot Lunch and Snack included in Tuition.
  • Door to Door Transportation - Pick up and drop off at your house or job
  • State Certified Teachers as Counselors – 10:1 Camper to Counselor Ratio
  • 2 through 9-week sessions- 3, 4, & 5 days per week.
  • Ages 3 - 15 years old - Pre-School programs available!
  • 2 Pools for swimming lessons
  • 25-acre lake for boating and fishing.
  • Sports including Soccer, basketball, street hockey, and tennis!
  • Unique activities including Archery, horsemanship, cooking & nature, arts-n-crafts, creativity, wood working, ropes course and more.
  • Summer Enrichment Available to help students stay ahead in their studies.

MOST FREQUENT QUESTIONS

Can I Visit Camp ?

Yes, you may visit any day that camp is in session. If you would like to visit and explore before the camp year begins we have several open houses each spring. Please call us today to schedule a tour!

Does my child have to attend all of the trips ?

If for some reason you would like your child to miss a trip, you may do so by simply submitting a letter or by calling the office. He/she can still attend camp on that day and spend the day with another group that is not going on the trip.

Is there a nurse at camp?

Great Times has a nurse trained in CPR and first aid on duty at all times.

How does extended care work?

Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 AM and/or picked up as late as 5:45 PM. Extended care also includes an afternoon snack. Rates can be found on the website.

Should I send spending money to camp with my child?

You may want to spend additional spending money with your child to camp on trip days for snacks or souveniers, however all entrance fees, etc. are paid through your tuition. We also do have a snack bar at camp for children who would like to purchase an additional snack throughout the camp day.

Is my childs camp tuition due all at once?

No, A deposit of $200.00 per child is required to reserve a space for each child. The remaining tuition is spread out in to three payments over the course of the spring. All tuition must be paid prior to June 15th.

How does upper camp choice work?

Children in Upper Camp (Grades 5th and Up) have 4 choice periods each week on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Each Monday campers will choice their choice periods - they can pick the same or new ones each week to cusomize their camp experience.

How do I find out how my child is doing at camp?

Please feel free to call the office at any time to request a report from your child's counselor. Our counselors are very helpful and experienced and will be happy to call you during the evening hours to discuss your childs camp experience.

What are the camp hours?

The normal operationg hours are 9:15 AM to 3:30 PM. Times for pick-up and drop off vary according to your location. Furthermore, extended hour care programs are available upon request.

Great Times Day Camp

Summer of 2020 will be our 44th summer serving South Jersey families. Join us this year for a summer of memories that will last a lifetime!

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