In Addition to Our Caring Staff, Wonderful Facilities, Excellent Activities, Fun Special Events, and Safety First Transportation, Black Bear Lake has Many Unique Features That Make Us Stand Out From All Other Camps
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Our Unique Elective Program

  • Black Bear Lake has the most complete Elective Program of any day camp
  • Campers from ages 6-15 get to choose from 4 to 5 elective activities each week!
  • Campers are sent home a weekly list of over 50 electives to choose from and can complete their choice online, with their parents’ help
  • Campers go to their electives every day with other children their age, so if they are learning a dance routine on Monday, they will perform for the camp on Friday
  • We have 3 full-time office staff dedicated to processing elective choices to ensure your child gets their first choices in classes with other children their age
  • Campers may take the same activities each week or try new ones – so if you are into basketball – no need to go to basketball camp this summer- you can play every day of the summer with professional instruction for top notch clinics and games!
  • Our program design allows us to offer many unique activities with true professionals including Fencing, Scuba Diving, Skateboarding, Chess, and more…
  • Campers meet other children their age with similar interests when they go to their electives, so they can expand their friendship circle beyond their immediate group.

All Air-Conditioned Activity Rooms

  • Black Bear Lake has over 30,000 square feet of indoor air-conditioned space
  • All campers eat in our 5,000 square foot air-conditioned Dining Hall every day
  • All activities except for sports and swim are held in air-conditioned facilities

Fully Air-Conditioned Buses

  • BBL has the most transportation options of any summer program
  • Tuition includes transportation on Fully Air Conditioned Buses
  • Utilize the Early and/or Late Air-Conditioned Buses convenient for any work schedule
  • You can even drive your camper to and from camp for an additional discount – Click here for Transportation details

30 Acres of Tree Shaded Grounds and Lake

  • In addition to its 3 sports fields, Black Bear Lake is situated on over 30 acres of tree shaded grounds – which keeps our campers cooler all summer long
  • Numerous activities are held in the shade so our campers are always comfortable – including Morning and Afternoon Line-Up, Archery, Camping, Zip Line, Laser Tag, the Giant Swing, and GaGa
  • Our Horseback Riding Corral and miles of trails are all completely shaded by trees!
  • Our private lake is naturally stocked with many different varieties of fish – sunnies, catfish, bass, and even eel! Everyone can catch a fish at BBL!
  • In addition to boating, campers can also enjoy our Lake Water Park, with giant Water Trampolines, Water Slides and fun inflatables!

What are we going to do when it rains?

  • It never rains at Black Bear Lake… it’s only liquid sunshine! During inclement weather, our indoor activities go on as usual – nothing is cancelled or postponed. We have space to watch movies on our high-definition screens, play over 50 different board games with friends, and participate in wild and wacky division-wide competitions for awesome prizes – like Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?, Blurt, Indoor Scavenger Hunt, the Newlywed Game, or the BBL Annual Spelling Bee! At Black Bear Lake, our indoor space can accommodate all of our campers and staff at any time. In addition, on those super-hot days – our campers stay super-cool because all of our indoor space is AIR-CONDITIONED as well!

Black Bear Lake takes pride in having the most dynamic menu in Day Camping!

  • We offer a healthy menu of high quality, camper-friendly foods with lots of alternatives every day.
    All meals are carefully selected and prepared to be both nutritious and delicious!SAMPLE DAILY ENTREES:

    • Oven Baked Pizza
    • BBQs with Hamburgers & Kosher Hot Dogs
    • Baked Chicken Tenders
    • Breakfast for Lunch
    • Chicken Parm Subs
    • Tacos with all the Fixins’


    • Boar’s Head Premium Turkey Sandwiches
    • Homemade Tuna Salad
    • Bagel Bar which includes Cream Cheese, Butter, Soy Nut Butter & Jelly
    • Pasta Station
    • Our “World Class” Salad Bar with Deli Meats, Fruit Salad, Hard Boiled Eggs, Fresh Veggies, Croutons, Chinese Noodles, and a wide selection of Salad Dressings

    Water & “Bug Juice” are always served along with a choice of desserts daily

    All Inclusive Tuition & Generous Discount Programs

    • Everything is included in our tuition: Air-conditioned transportation, lunch, snacks, towels, trip fees and much more
    • Trip fees are all included – when your camper is scheduled for a trip to the movies – we pay for the ticket and the popcorn!
    • All Activities are included in our tuition – Horseback Riding, SCUBA Diving, and Fencing are all part of our Electives and no limits are placed on them

    Our Unique Refund Policy

    • We are so confident that your family will enjoy the Black Bear Lake Experience that we offer the most liberal refund policy for any camp.
    • All payments and deposits are fully refundable until the first day of camp, with no fees or penalties
    • Once camp begins, if you need to drop any amount of full weeks for any reason, you will be given a refund for any unused weeks. So if you signed up for 8 weeks and need to drop to 4 weeks, you will be given a refund of the differential between the 8 week rate and the 4 week rate
    • No Other Camp Can Make This Claim! READ MORE…