Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Camp Apogee?
Camp Apogee shares two locations. The morning S.T.E.A.M. enrichment activities are held on the campus of Hilltop Country Day School, 32 Lafayette Road Sparta, NJ. The afternoon session of Camp Apogee, lunch, sports, games and swimming is just an 11-minute bus ride across town to the Lake Mohawk Pool on Marine Terrace in Byram, NJ.
How old does my child need to be?
Camp Apogee is for children between the ages of 6 and 13.
What are the group sizes?
Both the S.T.E.A.M. enrichment classes and the Lake Mohawk Pool activities keep groups small with 10 students to one instructor/counselor.
How are staff chosen?
All instructors and counselors are selected based upon their expertise, experience with children, personal character, responsibility and enthusiasm.
Do you do background checks on staff?
All staff undergo a face-to-face interview, reference checks, criminal background check and training.
What happens if it rains?
Both of our facilities have indoor space.
What do I need to send to camp with my child every day?
Camp Apogee provides lunch, a morning and afternoon snack and bottled water with lunch and snacks. A swimsuit and towel should be sent every day, rain or shine, in a labeled, waterproof bag. All clothing, swimsuits, towels, and bags should be clearly marked or labeled with your child’s name. Enrolled families will receive additional information prior to the beginning of camp.
How do the campers get to Lake Mohawk Pool from Hilltop Country Day School?
Campers are transported by bus from the Hilltop campus to the Lake Mohawk Pool. A professional New Jersey licensed driver who has also undergone an intensive Camp Apogee orientation drives Camp Apogee’s bus. The bus route from Hilltop CDS to Lake Mohawk Pool is a 3.3 mile / 11 minute ride across town. A Camp Apogee director is on the bus to attend to the needs of your camper in transit.
What is the registration process?
Online and hard copy registrations are accepted. Payment in full is due with the application.
Is there swimming?
Campers have pool time everyday. Campers are tested when they arrive at camp to assess their skill level and to determine where they can safely swim in the pool. Basic swim instruction is offered during regular scheduled swim times twice a week.