Adventure Days

Summer Adventures in the Meadowlands

For individual children entering grades 1 through 5

Understanding the different needs children and families have during the summer months, the Meadowlands Environment Center is now offering day programs for when traditional camp programs are finished, but school hasn’t started yet.  These programs are not only fun, but the age appropriate, hands-on activities offered encourage exploration, learning, and discovery to make sure your child is practicing the standards set forth by the NGSS.  Designed to meet the needs of working parents, these day camps are offered from 7:30am until 5:30pm.

Cost: $80 per day, per child 

Regular Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Before Care or After Care Hours:  Available for an additional $20, beginning at 7:30 am and/or ending at 5:30 pm

Dates: August 21st – 24th or August 28th – 31st 

A minimum of 10 children is required on any given day to run, and pre-registration required.  

If you have any questions or to register, please call 201-460-4623.

Note: Each day is different during the week so any child participating on more than one day will not repeat a program. Come to one; come to all!  However, week 2 is a slight repeat of week 1.

Adventure Options

Adventure Day Camp (PDF version)

Habitat Hunters

Grades 1 – 3


Fantastic stories have long been told of dark, soggy places where hungry monsters with gnashing teeth dwell.  Though such places do exist there aren’t any monsters living in them.  So what does?  As a habitat hunter in our vacation day camp, you’ll find out firsthand. Each stand-alone day will involve new and exciting investigations, from experiments with exotic soils and the animals that live in them, to explorations of the aquatic world including an up-close look at live fish, turtles, and other animals that inhabit the Meadowlands. Each day will include a practical take-home craft you can use to explore the various habitats of the Meadowlands and around your home.


Environmental Explorers

Grades 4 – 5


Each day of this day camp will focus on a different natural science topic, such as astronomy, water, plants, or animals.  There will be hands-on lessons, games, and themed arts & crafts that are all content-based and correlated to the same standards adhered to in schools.  Weather permitting, we will try to include some time outside every day, so please dress appropriately.


After registering online, you will receive a separate email from an administrator requesting the following:

  • Completion of an online form so that we can learn more about your child and obtain emergency contact information. The direct link will be within the email.
  • Completion of  the Universal Child Health Record including immunization history.  This is mandatory and must be completed by a healthcare professional. This form will be attached to the email.
  • A copy of your child’s insurance card.
  • Payment in full in the form of cash or a check made payable to the Ramapo College Foundation.

The above must be provided 5 days prior to the start of the program and mailed to:

The Meadowlands Environment Center

3 DeKorte Park Plaza

PO Box 640

Lyndhurst, NJ 07070

Re: Vacation Day Camp

Failure to provide these requirements 5 days prior, will result in your child being deregistered.

Note: If your child has any learning needs that are addressed in their school setting via accommodations outlined in an IEP or a 504-plan, we respectfully request information on how we can best meet your child’s needs at our facility.  Indicating this when completing the online form regarding your child, will result in contact from Michele Daly, Director of Disability Education. Our staff is very familiar with educating children with all types of learning needs and the presence of a disability will not preclude your child from attending.  Our science building, environment center, outdoor trails, and restrooms are all accessible; however, if your child needs an aide, a nurse, or specialized attention by a qualified third-party at any possible time during the day, it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to provide such a person.  If you would like to reach Michele Daly directly, she can be reached by Email or at 201-460-4623.