The Fair Lawn Recreation Department operates a special needs summer camp called Camp Shining Star.  This diversified program is run by the Borough of Fair Lawn with the cooperation of the Fair Lawn Board of Education.

The camp program runs for six weeks starting Monday, July 1 and ending on Friday, August 9. The camp is divided into six individual weeks. You may select the weeks you would like your child to participate in.

Please see our fee schedule. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The participants age is 5 to 18 and are divided into groups according to age and ability. Please see details within the application.

** IMPORTANT ** - Parents of any new perspective camper must contact the Camp Director, Scott Homa, at the Fair Lawn Recreation Department for details pertaining to Camp Shining Star.   

From the onset Camp Shining Star is designed to reward all of those involved in the program.  Before the scheduled opening all "NEW" parents are require to an orientation.  Camp Shining Star orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fair Lawn Community CenterAt this time parents personally meet with the counselors and supervisors who will be working with the children and are given a walk through of a typical day of what their child’s summer will be like.

Located in Fair Lawn Memorial Park, the camp has the advantage of using over 29 acres of open space, shade trees, walkways, sports fields and a fully supervised Memorial Pool bathing facility.  The campers will also utilize the new multi-functional playground structure. The participant’s daily activities include group and individual games, music and rhythmic activities, sports, fitness and exercise activities and daily supervised water safety and swim lesson instruction.

Various entertainment shows including clown acts, magic shows and folk singing are offered. The children also take field trips to Fair Lawn Bowlero for bumper bowling, the Fair Lawn Community Center (movies, gymnasium and arcade) and Bounce-U (interactive play facility). Other field trips will be announced.

Camp Shining Star does not close for inclement weather. The participants are simply moved indoors to the Memorial Middle School located next to Memorial Park for indoor passive and active games, films and other activities. When possible the Fair Lawn Community Center will also be utilized. Both facilities are fully accessible to the handicapped.

We are extremely proud of Camp Shining Star and hope our program can help make the summer a very special and fun-filled experience for your child. 

Please contact the Fair Lawn Recreation Department at (201) 796-6746 or email us at for registration information.

Shining Star Camp Packet: 2019_CAMP_SHINING_STAR_PACKET.pdf

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