E L L I S O N   E X P L O R E R S   S U M M E R   C A M P

Interactive fun for all ages

  • Children Ages 15 months -12 years old 


  • Camp Hours - 8:00am-3:00pm


  • Free AM/PM Care - Come as early as 7:30am - Stay as late as 5:30pm - With no extended care fees


  • Attend just one week !    Pick & Choose a few !  Come all 9 weeks or just for 5! Special discounts for 5 and 9 week registrations.


  • Flexible Schedule - Single Day Weeks Available - Full- & Half-Day Options


  • Sibling Discounts

  • Field Trips & Specialty Seminars

  • One Camp T-Shirt included in family registration

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Registration Form

  • Week 1 - June 24– June 28 Tropical Beach Bash - Let’s kick off the summer with a beach bash that's “shore to be fun! Your camper will enjoy water games and summer crafts during their first week of camp.

  • Week 2 - July 1 – July 5 Let's celebrate USA! - (no camp July 4th)  - Celebrate America during this red, white and blue packed week. Campers will enjoy Olympic-inspired games, and historical discoveries while learning about the USA.

  • Week 3 - July 8– July 12 Disney Week - (Pitman Theater Trip "Aladdin" -  July 11) - When you wish upon a Star, makes no difference who you are… who will you be dressing up as for Disney Week!?

  • Week 4 - July 15 – July 19 Space is the Place - (Rowan Planetarium Trip -  July 19)  - Campers will explore planets, constellations, astronauts, and spaceships, while creating artwork that is out of this world!

  • Week 5 - July 22 – July 26 Color me Crazy - Are you ready to “ blue” away!! Sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows... everything that’s wonderful for color week! Campers will go crazy with colors!

  • Week 6 - July 29 – August 2 Mix It Up! - Mix it, make it, decorate it! Campers will enjoy exploring all types of mediums from painting to cookie decorating!

  • Week 7 - August 5 – August 9 Super Heroes vs Villains - Grab your capes, shields, and masks and get ready to show your true strength in this week of crime fighting.

  • Week 8 - August 12– August 16 Mad Science - Campers complete a number of engaging activities including building a bridge, launching a model rocket, creating tornadoes and much more!

  • WEEK 9 - AUGUST 19 - AUGUST 23 END OF SUMMER SPECTACULAR - The summer may be winding down but that doesn't mean the fun has to! Campers will enjoy the "best of" the summer, including; water fun, inflatables, and more! Let's make this the best week yet and a summer to remember!

Registration Fee

  • $25 Family Registration Fee (non-refundable) is required per family

  • One fee per family, regardless of number of campers

  • One-Time Fee for entire summer (even if weeks are non-sequential)

  • Includes ONE camp T-shirt.  T-Shirts for additional campers in same family are $10 each.

  • Sibling discount applies to full-day campers only.




Tuition & Payments: 

  • Please ensure you have paid the one time camp registration fee of $25.00 in your first payment. 

  • Payments should be dropped off in the office or paid online.

  • Weekly tuition and field trip fees are due one week in advance (by Tuesday of each week).  For example, campers registered for Week One, must submit weekly tuition and trip fees by June 18. 

  • Children cannot attend camp if weekly tuition and trip fees are not paid in full by Tuesday of the week before they are scheduled to join us. 

  • Additional fees will be required for field trips

  • No refunds for days missed/skipped days


  • Missed days or weeks will not be carried over to the following week or month.

  • Regular Camp activities take place between 8am and 3pm. 

  • Before- and after-care times are from 7:30 to 8am and from 3pm to 5:30pm. These times are childcare times.  Formal summer camp activities are not planned for these times.

  • Half-day camp time is from 8am to 12pm.  We ask that you arrive on-time and pick-up by 12 noon.  We need to be able to count on consistent scheduling in order to safely staff our program.  We also need to be able to know when all of our part-time campers are on-site.  Maintaining consistent hours of 8-12 assists us in these safety measures.

  • If not attending camp all five week days, we ask that you choose your days when registering and remain consistent with these same days throughout the summer.  Again, this is for safe staffing purposes.  Exceptions can be made to weekly scheduled days by inquiring with the main office two weeks in advance.



  • We will be using e-mail as our primary tool for communicating information concerning trips, reminders, etc. 

  • You will receive weekly updates via e-mail.

  • Prior to the start of camp, or on your child’s first day, please check that all contact information and release forms are filled out completely. 


Arrival and Morning Drop-Off: 

  • Grade TT-PK4 campers should enter the building at our Early Learning Center Wing and be brought directly to their classrooms.

  • Grade K-6 campers should enter the building at our main entrance and proceed directly to the gym

  • AM Care begins at 7:30am and is free of charge for all campers

  • Regular camp activities begin at 8am

  • All campers should be here by 8am


Dismissal and Afternoon Pick-up:

  • All campers must be signed-out by an adult.  Photo IDs will be required.

  • We will only release a camper to the people listed on your application, so please be sure it’s up to date.  Photo IDs will be required

  • Please let teacher know what time your camper will be picked up.  If there is ever a change, please call the office and let us know as soon as possible.

  • Half-Day camp activities end at 12:00pm. Grade K-6 campers can be picked-up in the office.   Grade TT-PK4 campers can be picked-up in the ELW classrooms.

  • Regular camp activities end at 3:00pm.  Grade K-6 campers can be picked-up in the gym.   Grade TT-PK4 campers can be picked-up in the ELW classrooms.

  • PM Care ends at 5:30pm.  Grade K-6 campers can be picked-up in the gym.   Grade TT-PK4 campers can be picked-up in the ELW classrooms.


What to Wear: 

  • Comfortable play clothes as we will be doing lots of running around, arts & crafts, etc. 

  • While sandals are acceptable, sneakers are best. 

  • Younger campers should have a change of clothes placed in a labeled bag.


What to bring

  • Full Water Bottle:  This should be labeled with your child’s name and brought to camp every day.

  • Backpack:  Please have your child bring something to carry home art creations, notes and other projects.

  • Two Small Snacks:  Campers will need two small snacks – one for the morning and one for the afternoon.  If your child is utilizing AM and PM care, more snacks will be necessary.

  • Lunch and a Drink:  Campers will need to bring a lunch and drink each day.  It should be packed in an insulated lunch bag (with an ice pack).  For your convenience, we will have snacks for sale during lunchtime for $1 each.  If you would like your child to have a snack, please send in $1 in an envelope with his/her name on it. 

  • Sun Block:  We will be spending a lot of time in the sunshine, so please apply sun block each morning before you arrive and send in an extra tube (labeled) so that we can re-apply it as needed. 

  • Over-Sized T-Shirt or paint smock for use in staying clean while we create! 


15 month through Kindergarten Campers

  • Bring in a complete change of clothes (including shoes), as well as a supply of diapers and wipes. 

  • Please label ALL items. 

  • If your little one will be staying for a full day, please send in a small blanket and small pillow and/or stuffed animal for nap time.  These will be sent home for laundering on your child’s last day of camp each week.  Please label everything.

Ellison's Got Talent !

(Summer 2018)

T H E    E L L I S O N    S C H O O L

1017 South Spring Road

Vineland, New Jersey 08361




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