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Day Camps & Playgrounds

Thank you for visiting! We are excited that you are interested in learning more about our Linden Recreation Summer Day Camps & Playgrounds!

Day Camps

Summer Camp is approaching! Camp is available for grades K–6. Attending summer camp this year would be a wonderful opportunity for kids to keep their minds and bodies active. At Linden Summer Day Camp, kids get to learn about nature, take on new responsibilities, gain independence, and develop essential social skills and new relationships. We really encourage parents to give their kids the gift of camp so that every child can benefit from the experience. Sign up now so we can create memories that will last a lifetime!

For Summer 2024, the Linden Recreation Summer Day Camp program consists of four age appropriate camps:

Children Entering Kindergarten:

  • Kiddie Camp (must be toilet taught) is held at School #4 Annex (Peach Orchard Park – back entrance, Grant & Mildred Avenue)
  • Rain Site – School #4 Annex gymnasium

Children Entering 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade:

  • Al Kalla Day Camp is held at School #10 (Highland Avenue)
  • Rain Site – School #10 gymnasium
  • McGillvray Day Camp is held at McGillvray Park – 8th ward (Bedle Place off Park Avenue)
  • Rain Site – 8th Ward Park Recreation Building

Children Entering 4th and 5th Grade:

  • Tremley Day Camp at Memorial Park (Tremley Playground on Tremley Point Road)
  • Rain Site – 7th Ward Recreation Building

Children Entering 6th Grade:

  • McManus Day Camp is held at McManus Park (Dewitt Terrace and Myrtle Terrace; the actual location of the camp is behind McManus Middle School)
  • Rain Site – McManus Middle School gym/cafeteria

Special Needs Children Entering Kindergarten through 6th Grade:

  • Special Needs Day Camp is held at McGillvray Park – 8th Ward (Bedle Place off Park Avenue).
  • Rain Site – 8th Ward Park Recreation Building.


The Playgrounds program is designed for school-age children ages 5-18. Summer Playgrounds operating hours are 12pm until 8pm. The program is free of charge, and participants are able to enter and leave the Playground, as they desire. Events designed for Playground participants include soccer, basketball, wiffleball, fishing, and kickball.

The following parks have Summer Playgrounds programs for Summer 2023:

  • Fifth Ward Park – Dill Avenue and Adams Street
  • Seventh Ward Park – So. Stiles, between 17th & 18th St.
  • St. Marks Park – Between Hussa Street & Essex Avenue
  • Newton Street Park – Pallant Avenue
  • Woodrow Wilson Memorial Park – Academy between Orchard & Summit
  • Al Kalla Park – Between Wickersham & Highland Avenue

Select parks participate in the Spring Playgrounds and Fall Playgrounds programs. Spring Playgrounds and Fall Playgrounds operating hours are 5pm until 8pm. For additional information about the Summer Playground program, always feel free to contact Branly Cadet at 908 474 8600.

Please check out the following pictures and video content for a sample of the experiences that our participants have.

Click here to see the Day Camp/Playgrounds Photo Gallery

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