Q: How long has Seashore Day Camp been in business?
Seashore Day Camp, a landmark at the Jersey Shore, is entering its 95th summer.
Q: What sets Seashore apart?
Seashore Day Camp was voted the 2020 MOST LOVED ALL AROUND DAY CAMP and has been the SHORE CHOICE with generations of area families for nearly a century. Established in 1926 as the first day camp in New Jersey and one of the first in the United States, Seashore is home to more than 45,000 children, who say this is where their best summers were spent. Located a block from the beach, Seashore features ocean breezes, swim instruction second to none, water sports that rival Caribbean vacations and endless activities, sports and special events. Plus specialty Surf, Sports and Theater Camps. Seashore is known for its family environment and well-rounded program that encourages children to explore new talents, expand horizons and make friendships that last a lifetime.
Q: Where do most students live?
Campers come from 15 miles around Long Branch.
Q: How much is tuition?
Tuition for both camp and theater camp is very competitively priced. Affordable payment options are available. Rates for each session are listed on the Day Camp Application, which can be found on this website under Admissions or Camp. You can also call our Main Office at 732.222.6464.
Q: Is there still availability at camp?
Camp 2021 is already half full. Call Admissions at 732.222.6464 to find out about openings in your child’s group.
Q: What time does camp start and end?
Camp begins each day with a fun overview of the schedule, announcements, sports reports, and chance for campers to share information with the group at 9:15a.m. Following that, they head to instructional swim and a morning onsite or offsite activity. Half-day nursery campers are dismissed at 12:15p.m. After lunch, full-day campers participate in an afternoon activity and free swim. They meet for a wrap up of the day and ice pops at 3p.m. before boarding buses at 3:35p.m. Our last bus is on the road by 3:45p.m.
Q: Is there childcare before and after camp?
Morning childcare is available from 7:30-9a.m. at no charge and extended care is offered for an additional fee. Children must be picked up at 410 Broadway by 6p.m. at the latest.
Q: What does my child need to bring to camp on a daily basis?
Campers should wear clothes suitable for sports (shorts, tee-shirt and SNEAKERS. Flip flops are not appropriate footwear for any areas other than the pool). Campers need two bathing suits, a towel and lunch in a lunchbox with insulation unless they are ordering. We suggest packing water bottles and freezing an extra bottle to send with your child on extremely hot days. Please label everything.
Q: Who do I call if my child will be absent from camp?
If your child is not coming to camp, we ask you to CALL our office before 7:30a.m. Please do not leave transportation messages on the answering machine.
Q: What lunch options are available?
Campers can bring lunch in an insulated lunch box or order online from Tuzzio’s or the Salad Shack. Ordering instructions are on this website, which you will find under Resources or Ordered Lunch. In addition, soda and snacks are sold at the concession stand on the premises.
Q: What shouldn’t my child bring?
Please do not send any electronics or glass bottles. Cell phones are for emergencies and must stay in the Seashore bag. If used during the day, the phone will be held in the office to be picked up by the parent.
Q: What should I do if my child is taking medicine?
Any medication must be brought to our nurse PRIOR to the start of camp. By LAW, for children to take medicine (even Tylenol) on our premises, it must be labeled with their name and be accompanied by a written consent signed by the parent.
Q: What is the bullying policy?
Seashore Day Camp has a ZERO bullying policy. Children are expected to treat each other and our staff with respect and courtesy. If a child verbally or physically hurts another, he or she will be suspended for one day. If it happens again, the child will not be allowed to attend the camp.
Q: What are the qualifications of the drivers?
Our drivers must be at least 21 years old. They hold a CDL license with a passenger and school bus endorsement. As part of the CDL (Commercial Drivers License), a background check and fingerprints are required.
Q: How will transportation follow COVID-19 protocols?
Buses are sanitized/disinfected before routes and at the end of the day. Drivers and campers are required to wear face coverings (kerchiefs please) on the bus. Siblings will sit together. Buses will be at 60 percent capacity. Routes will be kept as short as possible. And, arrival times will be staggered.
Q: What time will my child be picked up and dropped off?
Your driver will call you the weekend before school or camp starts to introduce him or herself and let you know the pickup time. Depending on where you live, pick up usually is from 8 to 8:30a.m. and drop off is between 4 and 5p.m.
Q: What should I do if I need to pick up my child early?
Please call the Main Office at 732-222-6464 in the morning. All requests for early pick up need to be made before 2p.m. To observe COVID-19 protocols for Camp 2020, we require you to call the office when you arrive, remain in your car at the back gate at Bath Avenue or Broadway and a staff member will bring your child to you.
Q: Can my child go home on the bus with another camper?
If there is room on the bus, we usually can accommodate the request for parents who call our main office before 2p.m. and send a note to the counselor or teacher so we can make the arrangement. In accordance with COVID-19 protocols, we need to LIMIT THE SIZE OF BUS ROUTES AND KEEP THEM INTACT. THEREFORE, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEND CHILDREN HOME ON OTHER BUSES DURING CAMP 2021.