Black Bear Lake is a Summer of Choice

When you send your child to summer camp, you genuinely want them to have a magnificent experience. Is it a good way to also get them out of the house? Definitely. Summer camp, though, is also an investment in your child’s future. Here at Black Bear Lake, we want our campers to enjoy themselves throughout the summer while taking part in activities that actually interest them. Fortunately, our innovative Elective Program allows them to do just that. Learn more about how our elective day camp in New Jersey can give your child an amazing summer of choice. 

New Experiences Every Week

At the start of each week, on Mondays, you and your child will select electives online that they will participate in the following week. There’s room for a lot of experimentation here as we offer over 70 electives! While your child can choose to change up their electives every single week and really run the gamut of our options, they can also stick with the same electives if that’s where their specific interests lie. If your son or daughter happens to be heavily sports-focused, they can choose to stick with athletic electives like basketball or gymnastics, for example.  

On the other hand, if your child is more interested in creative pursuits, they can choose all fine art electives like BBL camp show or creative crafts. Making these choices at the beginning of every camp week keeps your child engaged with their core interests as well as with their overall summer camp experience.

Electives Provide Incredible Individual Growth

The beautiful thing about giving our campers their choice of schedule for summer camp is that they have the opportunity to dive into activities they may not have been exposed to otherwise. Perhaps your very girly daughter finds out she loves fishing or your athletic son discovers his love for chess. Giving our campers the chance to pick their own adventures every week, and seeing how much they flourish in the process, makes our team incredibly proud to be an elective driven day camp.

At school, kids are often funneled through the typical school day without much choice regarding what they are interested in. At camp, we include all of the interest and none of the homework. When their schedule can be variable each and every week, we find kids arrive at camp with vigor and excitement as opposed to knowing that every day will essentially be more of the same. Choice allows our campers to have their own personalized version of summer fun. 

Enroll in Our Elective Day Camp in NJ

If you want to give your child the opportunity to spend summer how they see fit while knowing they are in a safe, supportive environment, there’s no better option than Black Bear Lake Day Camp. Our elective driven schedule powered by your child’s personal preferences are what set us apart from the rest. Give your child the summer of choice they deserve and get in touch with our team. Call us at 609-259-1777, email us at, or enroll your child now! We can’t wait to hear from you.