What Makes Frogbridge One of the BEST Day Camps in New Jersey?
Since we built Frogbridge in 1999, our mission statement has remained the same: Children First! Making a difference in the life of a child has always been our number one priority! Our magnificent facilities were carefully designed with children in mind. We ensure every camper has an unforgettable day camp experience.
Frogbridge boasts the highest staff to camper ratio in the industry. The average age of our team members is age 33. With the most mature and experienced team in the country, it’s safe to say we have the best staff ever!
All groups in Pre-K through 3rd grade, most activity areas, plus all overnight travel and C.I.T. groups are led by fully licensed and accredited NJ state teachers! A majority of our 4th through 8th grade camp groups are led by Collegiate Education Majors who are supervised by licensed teachers as well.
Keeping children healthy and safe is our top priority at Frogbridge! Our campus is both fenced and gated. Our camp entrance is manned for the duration of the camp day. Frogbridge nearly doubles the recommended national guidelines for staffing. We offer an exceptionally safe day camp environment where children are looked after and cared for by “the best of the best!”
We follow enhanced health and safety protocols when it comes to the cleanliness and sanitizing of our facility. Our dedicated ‘health and welfare sanitizing’ team ensures restrooms and water stations are cleaned and sanitized throughout the day. Heavily touched surfaces, activity rooms and buses are sanitized daily. And did we mention… our sinks are now touchless!
- Mario Kart Go-Kart Raceway
- Over 70,000 Sq. ft. of Indoor Air-Conditioned Activities
- Four heated swimming pools for daily swim instruction
- Three lakes for boating, tubing and fishing
- Independent AC facilities for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st Graders
- 14 Independent AC craft & activity studios
- 3000 Sq. Ft. Air-conditioned dining hall
- 3000 Sq. Ft. Dance & Theater Center
- 6000 Sq. Ft. Air-conditioned gymnasium
- Air-conditioned infirmary, led by 2 registered nurses
- Ribbits Ice-Cream Parlor
- Frogarita’s Island Oasis
- Aqua Lakeside Activity Center
- 30-foot Rock Wall with two 500-foot Zip lines & 6 element high ropes course!
- Spin Zone Bumper Cars
- Little Fenway Wiffle Ball Stadium
- LeapFrog Alley Inflatable Zone
- Championship GaGa Stadium
- Bungee Trampoline
- One Acre Laser Tag Course
Summers may be hot, but indoor activities at Frogbridge are beyond COOL! All indoor activities are air-conditioned to keep our campers comfortable and refreshed throughout the day.
Frogbridge offers laundering services for your child’s bathing suit, as well as poolside towel service! No need to do the wash each night at home. We take care of it for you right here at camp!
We offer both Door-to-door and central express, air-conditioned transportation. All buses are driven by professional CDL licensed drivers. Our drivers are fingerprinted and drug tested with extensive background checks yearly to ensure the complete safety of our campers.
NO HIDDEN FEES! Frogbridge has no service charges, processing, clerical or credit card fees. If for any reason your plans change, every dollar of your child’s tuition is fully refunded to you up until June 1st!
The ONLY CAMP in Western Monmouth County to be voted one of the Best Summer Camps in the Asbury Park Press Reader’s Choice Awards.
“One must visit the most outstanding camp in America. There are no other camps like it.”
– B. Marvin Domsky “My 65 Years In Camping”
Mr. Domsky, the 2009 recipient of the American Camp Association “Legends in Camping” award, is considered by many to be a day camp icon.
Frogbridge is proud to be the ONLY camp where campers eat their lunch in a fully air conditioned lakeside catering hall, appropriately named Windows on the Water!
Hot lunch is prepared fresh daily by our experienced culinary team. Food quality and service are taken seriously at Frogbridge! We are happy to accommodate any dietary and allergy restrictions, with gluten-free options given every day, and are a “nut aware” facility.
Areas We Serve in New Jersey
- Millstone Township
- Freehold Township
- Manalapan Township
- Colts Neck
- Tinton Falls
- Toms River
- Old Bridge
- New Egypt
- East Windsor
- West Windsor
- Cream Ridge
- Monmouth County
- Mercer County
- Ocean County
- Middlesex County
TAKE THE DAY CAMP CHALLENGE!
Visit any other summer day camps in central NJ and then visit Frogbridge to experience the Frogbridge Difference! We stand behind our word, and promise to offer your children an OUTSTANDING day camp experience – at highly competitive rates!
The Story of Frogbridge
Have you ever wondered how Frogbridge got its name? And how exactly did our Frog, Harry J., get his? Here’s the story of how Frogbridge came to be!
It started many, many years ago, in the small town of Plymouth, Vermont, in the heart of the Green Mountains, at the Hawk Inn and Mountain Resort. With beautiful mountainside accommodations and some of the finest scenery, skiing, and snowmobiling in the country, it’s easy to see why the The Pugliese family chose to vacation there year after year. They would always request their favorite villa, named Frog Bridge, because it was truly one of a kind! Upon arrival, guests would park their cars and walk on a small footbridge over a stream to get to the home’s front door. When it came time to name their day camp and recalling this special place, Frank said to his son, J.R., “This is the perfect name we have been looking for!” And with that, their dream finally had a name and Frogbridge was born!
But their work wasn’t done. They needed a mascot that every child in Central New Jersey would soon come to know and love. With a name like Frogbridge, it had to be a frog, and soon several names were tossed into the hat, but none of them were the ONE. With the grand opening right around the corner, it was all hands on deck! One of the people helping get the facility ready was Mr. James Harrison, the property manager of many years and a wonderful old man. He told amazing stories and his on-site knowledge of the property was extraordinary – he even taught J.R. to drive a tractor! Sadly, Mr. Harrison passed away just before the grand opening. It was then that J.R. came up with the wonderful idea to name our mascot Harrison J. Frog in tribute. This way, Mr. James Harrison will always be in our hearts!
It all began on Billings Road in the small town of Plymouth, Vermont. This was the home of Hawk Inn and Mountain Resort, a private,1200-acre resort right in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains. Once at Hawk, guests may select from any number of the mountainside villas and guest homes available throughout the year. The Pugliese family would make an annual trip out to Hawk each winter to enjoy some of the finest scenery, skiing, and snowmobiling available throughout the country.
For those families attending Hawk each year, some of the owners would name their villa, making it easier to remember which guest house you stayed in each year. This way, for many of the homes available, you could simply call each year and ask for the name of the villa you liked most.
The Pugliese’s tried many different homes over the years and found one particular villa to be their favorite, it was the house named “Frog Bridge”. This place was far different from the rest, it truly set itself apart from all other villas in the mountainside.
The home was named “Frog Bridge” because of its beautiful entrance. Upon arrival, guests would park their cars and walk on a small footbridge over a stream to get to the home’s front door. “This”, said Frank to his son, J.R. “is the perfect name we have been looking for. It will provide instant name recognition because it offers a logo and a character that people young and old will remember forever!”
For the remainder of their stay, Frank and J.R. marveled at the idea that their dream was that much closer to reality. Their paradise finally had a name!
Their work was not done just yet. They also had to name their new mascot. This was to be a character they dreamed would someday rival Mickey Mouse himself. Pretty big aspirations, huh? For now, however, they needed a character that every child in Central New Jersey would soon come to know and love. With a name like Frogbridge, it had to be a frog, and soon several names were tossed into the hat. Names like “Freddie the Frog”, “Frankie the Frog”, “Felix the Frog” and even “Kelsie” the new cousin of Kermit, were thought up.
Back at 7 Yellow Meeting House Road, however, time was of the essence. The builders were building, the designers were planning, the landscapers were landscaping, and Frank and J.R. were working feverishly 24 hours each day, hoping to be ready for their projected opening day of June 28, 1999.
One of those people helping to get our new facility ready for its grand opening was Mr. James Harrison, a wonderful old man that loved to share stories of the past years of 7 Yellow Meeting House Road. You see, he knew all of the tales of this wonderful place because he lived them! For many years prior to meeting Frank and J.R. at Frogbridge, this property had many uses and many names, and Mr. Harrison, the facilities caretaker, was there for all of them. He told us the story of the years when 7 Yellow Meeting House Rd. was a private lakefront swim club. So private in fact, that celebrities such as Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow even visited here during the summer. He even had the pictures to prove it!
Throughout his stay with us, he taught us many things that helped to make Frogbridge the incredible place it is today. To sit and listen to all of his amazing stories was a thing of beauty. We learned so much from Jimmy. From his stories, to his on-site knowledge of the property, his presence was extraordinary. He even taught J.R. to drive a tractor!
And if you were one of the first families to tour our facility back in 1998 or 1999, your tour was given on a hayride, pulled by a tractor. The tractor belonged to Mr. Harrison, the tour guide was Frank, and the driver of the tractor was J.R.!
Sadly, James Harrison passed away just months before our spectacular grand opening in June of 1999. It was then that J.R. came up with a wonderful way to recognize the man that had spent most of his life living, teaching and working at 7 Yellow Meeting House Road. “Our mascot still needs a name”, he said. “And what better name than Harrison J. Frog. It will be recognized as a tribute to Jimmy.” He will forever be in our hearts!
So there you have it folks, the story of how Frogbridge came to be and how Harry J got his name. Do you have any thoughts on how Tadpole Village, Ribbits Ice Cream Arcade or Frogarita’s got their names? I think you can figure it out!
The Frogbridge Day Camp Mission
Simply put, our Mission Statement is “Children First”!
At Frogbridge Day Camp, our primary goal is to provide Frogbridge campers with a happy, healthy and rewarding experience in a safe environment! Children will gain self-esteem and self-confidence, learn from new experiences, make new friends and create memories that will last a lifetime!