Frequently Asked Questions

Our campers range in age from Toddlers (2 ½) through teens entering 9th grade. Our campers are grouped based on the grade they are entering in the Fall of 2018. The groups are co-ed.

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, archery, 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.

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.

Our daily camp hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm. We do offer Before Care from 7:00am-9:00am and After Care from 4:00pm-6:00pm.

The 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 March 24th!

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 and 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 May 1st. See the Schedule Page of the registration packet for more details.

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!

We are conveniently located on Highway 138 East in Wall Township. 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 Route 34 and Route 35. Our prime location is great for commuting parents!

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

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.

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.

Our staff to camper ratio is better than state standards!

  • Toddlers and PreK – 1:4
  • Kindergarten and 1st grade – 1:6
  • 2nd and 3rd grade – 1:8
  • 4th through 9th grade – 1:10

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.

All campers must be potty trained. The Toddler group does have a short quiet/rest time built in to their schedule. The Pre-K and Kindergarten children do not take naps.

We offer field trips such as baseball games, bouncy houses, waterparks, IMAX movies, Pirates on the Manasquan, 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 Special Event page under Activities.

Snacks/Lunch 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, and more. Snacks range from $1.00 to $2.00. Our lunches are provided by Red Wagon meals. Lunch is $6.00 a day and includes an entrée, side, and drink. Lunches must be pre-ordered every Friday for the upcoming week.

We are not a peanut/tree nut free facility. We do take many precautions to accommodate campers with food allergies. Our directors, nurse, 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.

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.

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 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.

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 see our GoodSports swim lessons page here.