Our Willy P Summer Day Camp

Join in on the fun at William Paterson University’s all day summer camp! Formally known as Summer Life on Campus, Willy P Summer Day Camp is open to students who will be beginning Grades 4 - 9 in September and allows your child(ren) to enjoy a traditional summer camp experience, including outside group sports activities and access to weekly indoor swimming. Additionally, your child(ren) will get a break from the heat when they take an exciting academic enrichment class in the afternoon. This program empowers your child(ren) to bolster their social skills! Covid-19 took many students away from their friends; this program offers them a chance to interact safely outdoors.

The Willy P Summer Day Camp program offers morning outdoor fun and swimming from 9am – 12 noon and functions as a traditional summer camp with academic enrichment classes from 1pm – 4pm after lunch. This offers your child(ren) the best of both worlds, interacting with peers their age through sports and field day activities but also explore fun, engaging, and creative activities through academic enrichment.  

Our WP Summer Day Camp experience offers your children a chance to build lifelong friends and memories. Empower your child(ren) to develop meaningful friendships and enroll today! Parents can register students for one week or multiple weeks.

A typical week includes:

  • Morning indoor and outdoor activities using University facilities
  • Afternoon Academic Enrichment workshops
  • Weekly indoor swimming
  • WP lanyard with program name tag
  • Class materials are included!
  • Before and after care is included in Summer Day Camp registration fee.

Students are asked to wear sneakers and bring the following:

  • A bagged lunch (vending machines are available for drinks and snacks)
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle (The university has filling stations available)
  • Enrichment items needed should students not wish to share:
    • Pencil and eraser
    • Colored Pencils
    • Notebook or loose leaf paper


This is an ideal program for working parents who seek a full-day camp that offers both recreational and academic activities. The program runs Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., beginning June 27 and ending August 11, 2022.

We are also offering the addition of a Friday class, pending student enrollment and is subject to cancelation based on enrollment, but it will NOT be an academic day. Fridays will function as the Willy P Summer Day Camp option ONLY, offering traditional summer camp experiences such as group sports and group bonding activities and a chance to de-stress and enjoy time with students ranging from Grades 4 – Grades 12.

Allow your children to experience the best of both worlds by participating in both our Monday to Thursday academic classes and our Friday Summer Day Camp programs—giving them a well-rounded summer experience!

We will be closed Monday, July 4, 2022 in accordance with the University's 4th of July Observance. Summer Day Camp will run Tuesday - Friday that week.

Register for Multiple Weeks of Willy P Summer Day Camp and Receive an Additional Discount!

WPSDC $25 Off Grid

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Summer 2022 will run Monday - Thursday with the exception of July 5-9.