What ages does our camp accommodate?

Our campers range in age from Toddlers (2 1/2) through teens entering 9th grade. Our campers are grouped based on the grade they are entering in the Fall of 2024. The groups are co-ed.

What does a camp day consist of?

We follow a 40 minute rotating schedule at camp. Every 40 minutes each group will move to a different area in our facility for a new activity. Daily activities include 2 free swim pool times, arts and crafts, sports such as soccer, dodgeball, kickball, basketball, wiffle ball, flag football, etc. and a daily themed activity. (See our Daily Theme Calendar under Activities) Our activities directors are constantly coming up with new activities so our campers are not doing the same thing every day. Our facility offers both air-conditioned indoor areas and outdoor areas for our campers to enjoy. (Toddler/Pre-K schedule is separate.)

What if my child does not want to participate in a particular activity?

We encourage every camper to at least try each activity. After they try it, if they still do not want to participate we will allow them to do something else.

What are the camp hours?

Our daily camp hours are 9am – 4pm.
We do offer Before Care from 7am – 9am and After Care from 4pm – 6pm.

What does the camp cost?

Camp pricing varies based on when you sign up and how many days your child will be attending. See our rates page for pricing. For best pricing register by December 1st!

What is your scheduling policy?

We offer very flexible scheduling making us different from most camps! Here at ACDC you get to choose your camp days. You do not need to lock in to 4 or 8 weeks like most camps. You get to make a schedule that fits your family’s needs! Do you need 4 days 1 week & 3 the following week? Are you going away for a week in July? No problem! You pick your days! Your schedule must be submitted no later than April 1st. See the Schedule Page of the registration packet for more details. Minimum of 18 days.

What towns do our campers come from?

Our camp accommodates families throughout Monmouth County and Ocean County. We have campers from Howell, Wall, Brick, Neptune, Tinton Falls, Ocean, Jackson, Toms River, Manasquan, Point Pleasant, Spring Lake, Freehold, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Farmingdale, Long Branch, Colts Neck, Sea Girt, Brielle, Oceanport, Lincroft, Rumson, Little Silver, Avon, Deal, Middletown, Manalapan, Beachwood, Shark River, Asbury Park, Red Bank, Ocean Grove, and more!

Where are we located?

We are conveniently located on Hwy. 138 East in Wall Twp. Our location is right off Exit 98 on the Garden State Parkway and Exit 6B off Route 18. You can also get to us from Rt. 34 & Rt. 35. Our prime location is great for commuting parents!

Do we offer transportation?

We do not offer transportation to and from camp at ACDC.

Who do we have on our staff?

Our summer camp staff is hand selected by the directors to ensure we have the best, qualified staff in the area. Our staff consists of certified teachers, college students, and high school students who have an interest in working with children.

Do you have medical staff on-site?

Yes. We have a full time medical personnel on staff at our summer camp. All of our staff takes part in a first aid and medications class as well.

Are criminal background checks conducted on our staff?

In addition to reference checks, we conduct criminal background checks and sex offender registry checks on ALL staff over the age of 18. The safety of your child is our primary concern.

What is your staff to camper ratio?

Our staff to camper ratio is better than state standards!

  • Toddlers and PreK – 1:5
  • Kindergarten – 1:6
  • 1st through 3rd grade – 1:8
  • 4th through 9th grade – 1:10
Are my children with the same staff every day?

We like our counselors to be consistent as we feel it is imperative for the staff and campers to get to know each other. Our staff is broken down as follows:

  • Directors/Supervisors: Oversee different aspects of the camp as a whole
  • Head Counselors: 2-3 Teachers/College students who are assigned to a specific grade for the entire summer. They handle the group administratively and oversee the day-to-day activities.
  • Assistant Counselors: College/High School Students who assist the head counselors in organizing activities and getting the campers involved. These counselors can be assigned different groups as needed.
Do campers go off-site?

We offer Field Trips such as baseball games, bouncy houses, waterparks, indoor trampoline facilities, and many more. These trips are optional and an additional fee to camp. Spots are reserved on a first come first serve basis. If your child is NOT attending a field trip they participate in a normal, fun day of camp! Majority of the campers remain on-site while a small group attends a field trip. In order to sign up for a field trip you must be registered for the day of camp as most trips are only 2-4 hours during the camp day. See our Field Trip page for a full list of trips.

Do we offer snacks & lunch?

Snacks and lunches can be packed in an insulated bag or they are available for purchase. We have a snack bar filled with chips, cookies, pudding, soft pretzels, granola bars, ice cream & more. Snacks range from $1 to $4. Our lunches are provided by Attilio’s of Wall. Lunch is $8 a day and includes an entrée, side and a drink. Alternate options daily from our snack bar are available for $7. Lunches must be pre-ordered every Wednesday for the upcoming week.

Are we peanut/tree nut free?

We are not a peanut/tree nut free facility. We do take many precautions to accommodate campers with food allergies. Our directors, medical personnel, and staff have a list of all campers with food allergies. If we have campers with severe food allergies we will set up a peanut free table for them to sit at. (They will not be excluded from the group. Counselors will make sure campers sitting with them have peanut/tree nut free food items.) All of our staff is familiarized with the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction and how to administer an epi-pen if needed. Tables are cleaned before every group enters the room.

Are there any items campers cannot bring to camp?

Campers are not allowed to bring any electronics to camp. Cell phones, ipods, ipads, gaming systems, etc. are prohibited. If you feel your child needs to have their phone for emergencies it must stay in their bag. If a staff member sees them on ANY electronic device it will be confiscated and can be picked up by the parent at the end of the day. Toys from home should also stay at home unless there is a designated day to bring them in for a special occasion. Allaire Country Day Camp is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.

What is our discipline policy?

We want our campers to have a fun, safe summer with us. In order to provide a good atmosphere, campers must follow basic rules of safety and respect. We have a no bullying policy. Our staff follows a 4 step procedure.

  1. Head Counselors are trained to address any basic behavior issue with camper(s)
  2. Supervisors will intervene when necessary and an incident report will be filled out and signed by a parent/guardian.
  3. For any serious offense or persistent poor behavior we will do our best to work together with the camper and parent/guardian to come up with a solution.
  4. As a last resort, in extreme circumstances, we will expel a child from camp. This is not a decision made lightly and we do everything we can to avoid this.
Do we offer swim lessons at camp?

Swim lessons are not a part of camp. Swim lessons are offered at our location through GoodSports USA and can coincide with camp. There is an afternoon lesson. Please visit this link on our website for more information.