Camp Riverbend is a 7 week program. Campers can register for anywhere from 2 consecutive weeks through the full 7 week season. Minimum enrollment is 2 consecutive weeks. Additionally, minimum enrollment for our 3/4 day campers is 3 days per week. Grouping is done based on the grade being entered in September after the camp season.
Camp runs Monday July 1 to Friday August 16, 2019. Camp will be closed on Thursday July 4.
Check back soon: Summer 2020 registration opens in late July
You can use our secure Online Registration form if you are paying by MasterCard, Visa or American Express.
Alternatively, you can print out and complete a registration card and send it to us via mail, fax, or drop-off. We do not accept any enrollments over the phone. Please download the appropriate registration card below:
2019 Tuition Rates
|In Camp: Grade 1-8||In Camp: Pre-K & K All Day||Day Tripper: Grade 7-9|
|Any 6 Weeks||$5700||$5500||$6400|
|Any 5 Weeks||$5250||$5050||$5900|
|Any 4 Weeks*||$4675||$4475||$5325|
|Any 3 Weeks*||$3775||$3575||$4550|
|Any 2 Weeks*||$2875||$2675||$3600|
3 And 4 Year Old Three-Quarter Day: $165 per day
* minimum of two weeks must be consecutive
Sibling Discount (excluding 3 and 4 Year Old Three-Quarter Day Campers): For the 2nd child in your family, deduct $250 from the 7 or 6 week tuition, $200 from the 5 week tuition, $150 from the 4 or 3 week tuition, or $100 from the 2 week tuition. For the 3rd child in your family, deduct $500 from the 7 or 6 week tuition, $400 from the 5 week tuition, $300 from the 4 or 3 week tuition, or $200 from the 2 week tuition.
Sibling Discounts for the 3 and 4 Year Old Three-Quarter Day Campers: deduct $50 from the tuition, regardless of the number of weeks.
2 Week Session (Not Applicable for 3 and 4 Year Old Three-Quarter Day Program): If your 2 week session includes the week of July 4, deduct $200 from the total tuition.
Referral Discount: Refer a first-time family to Camp Riverbend. When they enroll, they list your name under “Which family referred you to Camp Riverbend” on our registration form. You earn a $100* discount for your summer tuition for each camper who enrolls and has listed your name. This discount does not apply to enrollment of returning campers or siblings of returning or current campers. Discount is not valid if first-time family/camper drops out before attending camp. First-time families may list only one referring name. Discount may only be applied toward paid tuition in that camp season. *$50 discount for referred Three-Quarter Day camper.
Registration Policy: Campers must enroll for at least two consecutive weeks. Each camper’s registration requires a $500 initial tuition payment ($20 per enrolled day for Three-Quarter Day program). At the time of registration, $200 of this payment becomes non-refundable ($10 per enrolled day for Three-Quarter Day program). We require a second tuition payment of $1000 per child on March 1 ($40 per enrolled day for Three-Quarter Day program). The final tuition payment is due on May 1. After March 1, all tuition payments made prior to and on or after that date are non-refundable, regardless of dropouts or reductions in weeks prior to or during the camp season. After May 1, we cannot guarantee that weeks are available for switching or adding. Days missed due to injury, illness or any other reason may not be “made up” and will not result in a credit or refund. Each camper’s tuition includes either bus transportation to camp OR a place in our extended day program at camp. There is an additional fee if your family wants to use bus transportation AND extended day daily. For 3 and 4 Year Old Three-Quarter Day program, transportation to camp is included in tuition; with a sufficient number of Three-Quarter Day campers in a town, we will provide afternoon bus service at 2:00 pm. Otherwise, a parent or guardian must pick up these campers at 2:00 pm.
Visiting Camp: You may visit Camp any day during the 2019 season except July 1, July 26, August 15 or August 16. Please don’t come to visit during lunch (12 noon – 1 pm). Visitors must come to the Camp Office to sign in and get a visitor’s badge. They must know the security password for the child they are visiting.
Signing Out Campers: No one may ever take a camper out of camp without signing that child out at the Camp Office. Any adult picking up a camper must know the security password that was given to us at the time of the child’s registration. Password changes can only be made in writing. The latest a camper can be picked up before dismissal is 3:30 pm. After that, you must wait until 4:30 pm, when our buses have left camp. Parents may not enter camp grounds between 3:30 and 4:30 pm.
Medical Forms: The New Jersey State Youth Camp Safety Act and the American Camp Association require every camper to have a medical form signed by a physician. Medical forms are due to camp by June 1. Your child does not need a doctor’s exam just for this purpose. The doctor can fill out our form based on any physical any time after June 1. A parent/guardian must authorize Camp Riverbend to treat your child if he or she is sick or injured at Camp.
Tipping: Tipping counselors is permitted but not required. Some families give their children’s group and bus counselors letters to thank them for their work over the summer.
Camper Absences: There are no refunds or credits if a camper misses time from Camp due to illness, injury or any other reason. Missed days may not be “made up.”
Birthdays during Camp: Since many campers have all types of food allergies, we do not allow any food from home to be given to other campers. For birthdays we suggest you send in simple, non-edible, party favors for the group.
Group Lists: Group lists are sent to the parents of children in each group, via email, in the first week or two of camp. We include a family’s phone number, usually the cell phone of one parent. If you don’t want your phone number given out, you must notify us before camp starts.
Deposits and Refunds: A $500 initial tuition payment is required for each camper at the time of registration ($20 per enrolled day for Three-Quarter Day campers). A second tuition payment of $1000 is due on March 1 ($40 per enrolled day for Three-Quarter Day campers). Final tuition balance is due on May 1. At the time of registration, $200 becomes non-refundable ($10 per enrolled day for Three-Quarter Day campers). After March 1, all tuition payments are non-refundable. After May 1, we cannot guarantee that weeks are available for switching or adding. We will gladly arrange a personalized payment plan with you if you are paying by credit card; all payments need to be made by the first day of the month the camper attends camp.