Summer Quest 2024

Barnyard Bonanza!

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Elementary Summer Quest

The TCS Summer staff is fully committed to the health and safety of your child both physically and emotionally during their time with us. We employ a registered nurse to be on campus at all times throughout the summer. This person manages all camper health forms and allergy concerns, relaying necessary information to other staff members, and monitoring campers closely throughout each day. Our camp nurse is not tied to a specific schedule during the camp day to ensure availability to handle any situation that may arise in a timely manner.

Program Dates:
  • June 24 – August 16
  • There is no camp on July 4 & 5 (Independence Day observed).
Time:
  • 8:30am – 3:00pm (Full day camp) and 8:30am – 12pm (half day camp)
  • Additional fee required for half day campers who want to attend field trips.
Extended Care is available:
  • 7:00am – 8:00am and 3:15pm - 5:45pm (paid for in advance)
Health forms:
  • Must be received before the first day of camp
Food:
  • Campers should bring a snack, lunch, and a reusable water bottle to camp.
  • Pizza is provided to all full day campers on Fridays.
Swimming:

There will be weekly swimming on Friday mornings at the Rivercrest Cabana Club. Campers should arrive in swim suits and bring a towel and change of clothes.

*Extended Care is $6.00 for each hour.

 

Payment Policy
  • A non-refundable registration fee of $50 and 10% deposit is required at the time of registration. We offer flexible payment plans for your convenience.
  • A $25 fee will be assessed on all late or returned payments.
  • It is highly recommended that you enroll for all required weeks at the time of registration (first come, first served basis).
Refund Policy
  • No refunds after June 1st. There are no refunds of paid camp weeks/days for vacations or sickness.
Location:

2008 Ethel Rd Piscataway, NJ 08854. Drop off is at building #7 at the rear of campus.
Please make sure all required forms have been returned before camp starts.

 

What to bring:
  • Lunch and Snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Smock (apron or old t-shirt) to wear for painting activities
  • Swim day: Change of clothes/shoes/towel/plastic bag
What not to bring:
  • Cell phones and other electronics
  • Pocket knives or other tools
  • Small toys that are easily lost

Little Explorers Daily Program

  • Before Care 7:00 am – 8:00 am
  • 8:00 am check in & Journal Activity (composition notebooks)
  • 8:35 am Devotion and Morning Meeting
  • 9:00 am Playground Free Play
  • 9:45 am Snack time
  • 10:00 am Activity 1 Arts and Crafts /Group A goes to PE
  • 10:45 am Group B goes to PE/ Activity 1 Arts and Crafts
  • 11:00 am Activity 2 STEM
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 12:30 pm Story Time
  • 1:00 pm Outdoor Free Play
  • 2:00 pm Activity 3
  • 2:30 pm Pack up and Indoor Free Play
  • 3:00 pm Dismissal
  • 3:15pm – 5:45pm Extended Care

Weekly Themes & Field Trip Schedule*

Field trip days are scheduled for the Thursday of each week. *Field trip schedule is subject to change. 

  • Week 1 Sheep Week: Happy Day Farm (6/27)
  • Week 2 Goose Week: The Raptor Trust (7/3)
  • Week 3 Horse Week: Happy Trails (Petting zoo & Pony ride at TCS) (7/11)
  • Week 4 Duck Week: Sea Quest Woodbridge (7/18)
  • Week 5 Pig Week: Turtleback Zoo (7/25)
  • Week 6 Cow Week: Sutton Farms (8/1)
  • Week 7 Chicken Week: Brookhollow’s Barnyard (8/8)
  • Week 8 Goat Week: Oasis Family Farm (8/15)