Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of camp is Camp Liberty?
We are a day-time summer camp. We run for 8 consecutive weeks each summer.
How long has Camp Liberty been around?
We were founded in 1974. Click HERE to see the timeline of our parent organization, Educational Arts Team.
Where is Camp Liberty located?
Our address is 300 Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305. We are located in Liberty State Park, just past the exit off of the turnpike. Click HERE to see a satellite image of the space. Click HERE to see pictures of the property.
What age does my child have to be to attend Camp Liberty.
Campers must be between the ages of 6-12.
Campers in the 13-15 age range can register for the Teen Mentor program. Click HERE for more information.
Who works at Camp Liberty?
We are proud to say that many of our senior staff members have been employed here for 15+ years. Click HERE to see bios of senior staff.
All counselors are over the age of 16 and must complete an intensive week-long series of training.
Many of our counselors are Camp Liberty alumni themselves!
Our camper-to-counselor ratio is under 10:1.
What activities can children choose at Camp Liberty?
We offer a wide range of activities for your child to choose from. Sports offered include basketball, softball, handball, and soccer. Children also have the opportunity to do arts & crafts, theater, music, dance, small group games, gardening, vaudeville, and puppetry.
What does a typical day at Camp Liberty look like?
Each day is divided into 4 periods, plus an hour for lunch. Different activities are offered for different age groups each period. Please see above for an extensive list of activities offered. Your child gets to choose their activity for each period.
My child doesn’t know how to swim. Can he/she still use the pool?
Our in-ground swimming pool ranges from 3-5 feet deep. The deep end is roped off from the shallower end. In order to swim in the deep end, campers must complete a swim test with one of the lifeguards. The swimming pool is always staffed with 2-3 lifeguards at all times. All lifeguards are certified, as well as trained in CPR and First Aid.
What should my child bring to camp each day?
Please click HERE for a list of what to bring and what to leave at home.
What is Camp Liberty’s policy on personal electronics?
In order to maintain the integrity of the Camp Liberty experience, we ask that campers do not bring personal electronics with them. If you would like your child to bring a cellphone for emergencies, they must leave it in their backpacks, in the closet, and cannot use it during camp hours.
How much does Camp Liberty cost?
Please click HERE for more information about camp rates. Every summer, we have a limited number of need-based scholarships. Please call the office for more information and/or to be considered for financial aid.
Do you offer transportation?
We have 5 bus routes that make stops all over Jersey City. Transportation is included in camp tuition rates. Please refer to the application to see specific bus stops. Click HERE to read more about our transportation policies.
I still have questions. Who can I speak with?
Our phone number is 201-432-1912, and we love to hear from you! Feel free to give us a call any weekday between the hours of 9 AM – 4 PM.