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Camp Shining Star

Welcome to 2022 Camp Shining Star!!!

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 (6) weeks beginning Monday, June 27 and ending on Friday, August 5.  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 our orientation. During this time they personally meet with the camp 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 the fully supervised Memorial Pool and Spray Park facility. The campers also utilize the multi functional playground structure. The participant’s daily activities include group and individual games, music and rhythmic activities, daily supervised swimming and the Spray Park.  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 may also take field trips to the Fair Lawn Bowlero Bowling Alley for bumper bowling, Fair Lawn Community Center (movies, gymnasium and arcade),  Bounce-U and Fun Time Junction (both an interactive play facilities).

The Camp Shining Star program will run during inclement weather. The participants are simply moved indoors to Memorial Middle School. They will then be bused to the Fair Lawn Community Center. Pick up will be at the Fair Lawn Community Center. 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 time of the year for your children.



Last Updated: Thu, 05/05/2022 - 4:03pm