Is this a co-ed camp?

Yes. Boys and girls live in separate cabins, but all activities are shared.

How much money does my child need to bring?

No money is to be taken to camp by any child. There are no additional charges while at camp. See Packing List

Can I go up to camp while my child is in session?

For the smooth adjustment of campers and the efficient operation of camp, visits and phone calls are not allowed. Please feel free to e-mail your child. See Bunk 1

What if my child's birthday falls on a day when he/she is at camp? 

Not a problem!  Every child who celebrates a birthday while camp is in session will receive a cake, a crown, a small gift and a special birthday song sung by our Kitchen and Dining Hall staff.  Their table is decorated with balloons and party hats for everyone in their cabin to join in on the special ocassion.  Although toys and/or expensive gifts are discouraged, we do encourage you to send a birthday card.

What activities are available?

Take a look at our Programs page.

Can my child be placed in the same cabin with a friend?

Children are placed in cabins according to age and gender. For the most part friends, siblings, and other relatives are not placed in cabins together. Camp is a place to make new friends and by not allowing friends and relatives to be placed together it starts everyone off on the same foot.

Where do most of the staff come from?

Our staff mainly come from the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In addition roughly 15% come from over seas. See Diverse

How many sessions can my child attend?

Presently a child may attend all sessions per summer unless a prerequistie is indicated. Children are registered on a first come-first served basis. Once all slots are filled, your child will then be placed on a waiting list. Register early slots are limited.

How do I register my child?

To register your child Contact your local Salvation Army Corp.

What if my child misses the session he/she was registered for?

You will need to contact your local Salvation Army Corp that you registered with.

Do you offer meals for special diets?

Special meals are offered to children who have documented allergies to certain foods.

How are emergencies handled?

In the event of illness or an emergency or when a child must return home early, a parent or guardian will be the first person to be notified. It is to the child's advatage that we are able to reach you promptly.

How old are the counselors?

Counselors age range start from 17 yrs. old & up. See Recruited

How are the counselors trained?

Counselors receive 5-6 days of pre-camp training according to NJ Health & Safety Standards and American Camp Association related to the procedures of camp programming and the supervision of your child. See Trained

Tell me more about your Leadership Staff?

Leadership Staff have to be at least 21 years old. They receive additional training during our Leadership Development period related to supervision and program skills.

How can I find out more about Star Lake?

Feel free to contact Tammi Hamilton to request a copy of our Informational Brochure for Parents and Children.