Located less than twenty minutes away from New Egypt, New Jersey, families are thrilled to find a wonderland packed with fun and activities when they bring their kids to Frogbridge Day Camp! Our summer day camp sprawls across 86 acres of woodlands, freshwater lakes, with endless activities that campers from preschool to high school look forward to visiting all year long. We opened in 1999, and ever since, we’ve stayed true to our mission statement: Putting Children First. Our main goal is to provide a rewarding, happy, and healthy summer camp experience that allows campers to make new friends, learn new skills, and grow in self-confidence by becoming more independent.
Families in New Egypt return to Frogbridge Day Camp year after year because of the experience that we provide to parents and children alike. We take time to nurture and build long-lasting relationships with families who choose Frogbridge. We believe in transparency and are more than happy to take families on tour throughout our immersive day camp experience, so you know exactly what to expect.
Parents in New Egypt especially enjoy peace of mind in the ease and ability to stop in and visit their children while they’re at camp. With less than a twenty minute drive, we encourage parents to visit and see what all the fun that their children are having when they’re at Frogbridge Day Camp. When summer camp isn’t in season, we’re still happy to provide tours and assist new or returning families in any way that we can.
Summer camp plays a significant role in the development of children as they learn to become leaders and more independent. Educator, Peter Scales, Ph.D., with the Search Institute of Minneapolis, said it best when he noted:
“Camp is one of the few institutions where young people can experience and satisfy their need for physical activity, creative expression and true participation in a community environment. Most schools don’t satisfy all these needs.”
When Frogbridge was established more than 20 years ago, our founders were aware of these advantages that summer camp provides. Since then, we’ve watched children in New Egypt grow as they come back year after year to participate in our summer day camp. Some of the benefits that we’ve consistently seen in our campers include the following:
The skills that children build at summer day camp are skills that they will have for the rest of their lives. Campers understand how to be a team player and work together to accomplish common goals. An example of learning this skill in action is during our annual Color War, where all campers divide into two groups and compete to win the championship. You’ll notice a difference in your children as they return home from summer camp with smiles on their faces and sparkles in their eyes. When school starts in the fall, they return ready and confident to take on the school year ahead.
While the advantages of summer camp can indeed be found on other day camps, there is a tremendous difference among them; when New Egypt parents choose Frogbridge over others, they get something we call “The Frogbridge Difference.”
You’ll find that our day camp employs fully licensed and accredited NJ state teachers to lead groups of campers. For ALL groups in Pre-K through 3rd grade – this is mandatory. Your children are in good hands with the highest staff to camper ratio in the industry. Rather than being led by younger and less experienced staff members who are still learning themselves, the average team member at Frogbridge is 31 years old, with years of teaching and camping experience.
Campers particularly enjoy the freshly prepared lunches that are created every day by our team of renowned chefs and culinary experts. Rather than eating outside under a tent as is customary in most camps, Frogbridge campers enjoy dining in our fully air-conditioned lakeside catering hall appropriately named “Windows on the Water.” We pride ourselves on being a “nut aware” facility and our ability to accommodate all dietary and allergy needs for campers. We provide gluten-free options every day made by our experienced team of culinary experts.
You can be confident in the safe and secure environment that we’ve created at Frogbridge. The entirety of our campus is fenced and gated. There’s only one point of entry, which is through our Security team at our staffed checkpoint entrance. More than anything, safety is our primary concern.
Something we encourage families in New Egypt to do is the day camp challenge. We are sure that after visiting any day camp in Central NJ and then returning to Frogbridge, you’ll see for yourself the difference and quality of care that our day camp provides. Since 1999, we’ve stayed true to our promise to keep “Children First” and give the most extraordinary experience to your children while at summer day camp.
We encourage you and your children to join us during one of our Open House sessions offered on select Saturdays throughout the winter. Tour our campus and see for yourself the wonders of Frogbridge Day Camp! If you missed the winter open house season, we are happy to provide personal tours as well! Call us to schedule yours today at 609-438-8275.