How long is the camp day?
Your child will be at camp from approximately 9:15am-4:00pm Monday through Friday (not including transportation time.) However, the camp day begins before your child will even set foot in CDR! When your child gets on the bus each morning, he or she will be met with fun games and great programs for the ride to and from camp with our qualified bus counselors.
What are my camper’s transportation options?
- Door to door transportation (applicable to most towns within Morris & Essex Counties) for your child to and from camp (door to door is only guaranteed for campers whose applications are received by May 1st)
- Centralized transportation for your child to and from camp is available from the Cooperman JCC in West Orange. Parent Transportation is always available should you choose to drive and pick up your camper daily.
Will I have to send my child to camp with lunch?
Campers eat lunch in our open-air pavilion or lunch tent.
How long does a session run at camp?
CDR offers 2, 3, 4,5,6,7,8 week sessions. Choose your own weeks! We ask that your first two weeks are consecutive.
Does Camp Deeny Riback offer a Special Needs program?
Our “Camp Friends” Inclusion program is for campers with mild to moderate special needs. In this program, your child is mainstreamed in a camp group enjoying all that camp has to offer. Your child is assigned a one-on-one Shadow Counselor to assist with all needs and to help your child find success in the program. Generally speaking, it is often difficult to distinguish the Shadow Counselor from the General Counselor as the group is designed to work as a fluid and cohesive group. This program is offered for campers in PreK to grade 6. To make sure we’re the right fit for your camper, an interview and acceptance into the program is required. For more information, please contact the camp office! This shadow program was made possible in part by support from Anonymous Donors and Greater MetroWest ABLE. Greater MetroWest ABLE is convened by Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. Camp Deeny Riback is a certified provider of services through PerformCare. JCC MetroWest strives to ensure access and meaningful participation by all members of the community.
Is there medical staff on site?
Our Health center is always staffed during camp hours, by an RN or a certified EMT.
What should my camper bring to camp every day?
Every camper should come to camp with 2 bathing suits (we recommend coming to camp already wearing one) and 2 towels. Campers may leave labeled sunscreen and extra clothes (if needed) in their cubby.
Is there a camp uniform?
Comfortable clothes and closed-toed sneakers are required daily. Sandals or flip-flops are only permitted in the pool area. Each camper will get one complimentary Camp T-Shirt. Additional shirts may be purchased by contacting the camp office. Campers are required to wear their camp shirt on any off-site trip or picture day.
What does it mean to be an American Camp Association (ACA) Certified Camp?
ACA Accreditation means that our camp regularly undergoes a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of its operation – from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. American Camp Association collaborates with experts from The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth service agencies to assure that current practices at the camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Camps and ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.
How can I be involved in my campers experience?
At CDR, the support and dedication of our parents is paramount. We are fortunate to have a year-round group of parents who work towards achieving all the great innovations and upgrades our campers can enjoy summer after summer. The CAMP COMMITTEE is already busy getting ready for the summer. If you are interested in joining the camp committee, please contact the camp office!
What are the Units at camp?
Yeladim Katan: (Small Children) Entering Pre-K
Yeladim Gadol: (Big Children) Entering Kindergarten
Rowim: (Visionaries) Entering 1st Grade
Tsofim: (Scouts) Entering 2nd Grade
Chaverim: (Friends) Entering 3rd Grade
Shomrim: (Guardians) Entering 4th Grade
Alufim: (Champions) Entering 5th & 6th Grade
Giborim: (Heroes) Entering 7th, 8th & 9th Grade
Leadership In Training: (L.I.T) Entering 9th & 10th Grade