How long is the camp day?
Your child will be at camp from approximately 9:15 AM – 4:00 PM 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. **New for Summer of 2022, we have a free-of-charge option for your child to stay at camp until 5 PM.
What are my camper’s transportation options?
Click here to visit our transportation page.
Will I have to send my child to camp with lunch?
CDR is a nut-free and kosher camp, and we provide all food onsite for our campers and staff. Our younger groups receive a healthy morning snack. For lunch have a daily menu, plus a salad bar, pasta, and Sun butter and jelly sandwiches. Campers eat lunch with their groups in our open-air pavilion or lunch tent. Finally, we provide a snack at the end of the day, and a “bus snack” for the ride home.
How long does a session run at camp?
At CDR we know that families appreciate flexibility. We start at 2-week sessions where we ask that your first two weeks are consecutive. Families can choose 2,3,4,5,6,7 or 8 weeks of camp.
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 Advocate 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 Advocate 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 7.
To make sure we’re the right fit for your camper, an interview and acceptance into the program are required. For more information, please contact the camp office! This Camp Friends program was made possible partly by support from Anonymous Donors and Greater MetroWest ABLE. Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ convenes Greater MetroWest ABLE. 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 a water bottle, 2 bathing suits (we recommend coming to camp already wearing one), and 2 towels and water shoes (ex crocs, flip flops.) 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 at [email protected].
What are the Units at camp?
Katan: (Small Children) Entering Pre-K
Gadol: (Big Children) Entering Kindergarten
Rowim: (Visionaries) Entering 1st Grade
Tsofim: (Scouts) Entering 2nd Grade
Chaverim: (Friends) Entering 3rd Grade
Shomrim: (Guardians) Entering 4th & 5th Grade
Alufim: (Champions) Entering 6th & 7th Grade
Giborim: (Heroes) Entering 8th & 9th Grade
Leadership In Training: (L.I.T) Entering 10th Grade