The Fair Lawn Recreation Department presently 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 June 26 and ending on August 4, 2017. The camp will be divided into 6 weeks. You may pick and choose the exact weeks you would like your child to attend.

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

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 invited to an orientation.  At this time they 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 the Fair Lawn Memorial Park, the camp has the advantage of using over 29 acres of open space, shade trees, walkways, sports fields, and the fully supervised Memorial pool bathing facility.  The campers also utilize the new multi functional playground structure located at Memorial Park.  The participant’s daily activities include group and individual games, music and rhythmic activities, daily supervised water safety and swim lesson instruction.  New activities for our campers are outdoor/nature activities and programs, music and dance, and increased sports, fitness and exercise activities.

Each week various shows including clown acts, magic shows and folk singing are on hand to entertain.  The children also take field trips to the Fair Lawn Lanes Bowling Alley for bumper bowling, Fair Lawn Recreation/Community Center (movies, gymnasium, and arcade), and Bounce-U (an interactive play facility).

The Camp Shining Star program 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 used. 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:

F.L.B.O.E. Extended School Year Information: