Scarlet KIDS Summer Program

Summer 2017

Scarlet KIDS Registration 2017 is now OPEN!

Summer 2017 Dates
June 26-August 21, 2017
9 Weeks!!

Institute for Food, Nutrition & Health
Center for Childhood Nutrition, Education & Research
61 Dudley Road, New Brunswick

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The Scarlet KIDS Summer Camp is a co-ed recreational program for school-aged children based on the grades that they are enterring in the upcoming fall:

Scarlet KIDS Juniors: first/second/third graders

Scarlet KIDS Seniors: fourth/fifth/sixth graders

All camp groups are conveniently located in brand-new Center for Childhood Nutrition, Education, and Research on the Cook Campus.

Many Rutgers faculty, staff and students appreciate the on-campus location that allows their children to spending a happy and safe summer nearby. Scarlet KIDS'on-campus location also provides for access to campus amenities such as large fields, college pools and college gymnasiums.


Our regular Scarlet KIDS program offers flexible registration and parents have the opportunity to register for the number of weeks that they wish and in any combination that they wish.

Summer 2017 Registration is now OPEN!

Please download the registration form found in Links for Parents and return the form with applicable registration fee and deposits.

Upon receipt of your registration form & applicable fees, you will be mailed a Camp Packet. Final registration is contingent upon returning your completed Camp Packet.


Scarlet KIDS keeps kids happy and busy! A variety of activities and events are planned throughout the day and over the course of the camp season to keep kids stimulated and engaged. The camp offers weekly activities based upon a theme of the week and plans weekly, off-campus fieldtrips that complement the theme of the week. The campers look forward to each week's trip and are excited to explore our state.

In addition to theme weeks, other activities include: arts and crafts, science activities, special event days, fitness classes, recreational swimming, group games, weekly trips, and "cool" cooking.

Scarlet KIDS is a participating program in the NJ Division of Wildlife's Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs program and has activities for this program scheduled every week, as well as special HOFNOD field trips!

Click on the HOFNOD logo to learn more about this program sponsored and funded by the DEP and NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife!

"Special" classes are conducted once weekly and may include archery, capoeira, tae kwon do, gymnastics, or fitness classes.

Swimming takes place at the Cook/Douglass Recreational Center and is recreational only; lessons are not provided. Children have the opportunity to enjoy swimming in an indoor, Olympic-sized pool that's heated for their comfort. Our non-swimmers must wear flotation devices in the pool and the Camp Supervisor will hold swim tests throughout the summer to ensure each child is safe. The recreational center provides lifeguards who are present when the children are in the pool. Program staff members swim with the children and facilitate games and fun during our pool sessions. Swimming is not offered during the last 3 weeks of camp due to scheduled yearly maintenance. Alternate activities will be planned.

Fees and Registration:

The weekly fee includes breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack daily, camp T-shirt, trip fees and transportation, swimming, fitness classes, and all materials. Tuition is all-inclusive and there are no additional, hidden fees. Our camp hours are full-day (7:30am-6pm), so we do not charge additional fees for before/after care.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis with priority given to those enrolling for the entire camp season.

$25 Registration Fee/family & $200/camper deposit due with registration form. We now accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover payments in addition to checks and money orders!


All fees are non-refundable.

For further information, contact

For questions or comments about this site, contact
Douglass Psychology Child Study Center
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
26 Nichol Avenue New Brunswick New Jersey 08901-2882
(848) 932-8881
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Last Updated: 03/12/2011
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