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Learn new skills, go on trips, make new friends this summer at the
Neighborhood Center
10 Weeks of Camp starting June 25th through August 31th for children in
grades K-8
Full Day Camp from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Extended program options and transportation are available upon request

All you need to know about Camp Kumbaya!!

Camp Kumbaya adopts practices designed to engage children in positive and developmentally appropriate activities that are fun and constructive. We seek to foster an environment where children build strong bonds with their teachers and peers while understanding the importance of contributing to their community.

Our Summer schedule is filled with trips, daily athletic experiences, Arts and Crafts, Christian Education and life skill development.

Day Trips

We take many trips to local area parks and community gems. We will also travel as far as Cape May beach! Our camp also offers many trips where our children can have experiences specific to their age group. We look for every opportunity to broaden their horizons and try new things!

Arts & Education

This summer, we will be exploring Tropical Climates and locales and venturing through time to study the Prehistoric World. Campers will engage in hands on learning experiences as well as freely explore
materials in our thematically curated learning centers.


Our Athletics Director is committed to not only getting our campers (and staff) moving with fun games and activities, she will also challenge campers to grow in their fundamental skills while learning new sports! This summer, we revive “THE GAUNTLET” which is a full-camp sports tournament that promotes fitness and good sportsmanship.

Christian Education

We will learn to be “Anchored in God’s Word” through an amazing Bible curriculum that incorporates songs, character building lessons, arts and crafts and FUN FUN FUN!!

So, Are you ready to make new friends and have a fun-filled summer???

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How to register

1. Complete and sign the registration form.

2. Complete and sign the Child Care & Food Program form.

3. Drop off forms at the Center, submit forms via scan and email to or mail to 278 Kaighn Ave. Camden, NJ 08103.

4. Pay $50 Registration Fee to hold your spot. Online payments can be made by clicking the button below. Checks can be made out to The Neighborhood Center and mailed with the registration form.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration Fees are non-refundable.


Activities Include

  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Gardening
  • Theater
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Cooking
  • Day Trips
  • Games
  • Christian Education
  • Family Activities
  • and More!
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Tuition & Discounts


Tuition Includes:

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Snack every day, prepared on site in our community kitchen!
  • Excellent Counselors!
  • Fun Activities!
  • Transportation for trips!

Extended Care Options:

  • Before Camp Mornings: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • After Camp Afternoons: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Want to help make this a memorable summer?

You can donate by purchasing any of the item(s) on our Summer Camp Kumbaya wish list on Amazon!



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Want to be a Counselor in Training?

Are you a leader? Ready for a challenge? Engaged in your community? Care about kids? Want to have FUN this summer? Do you have a hobby or skill you can teach our campers?

Calling teens ages 14-18 who are passionate about working with kids, are engaged in the community and want to expand their job skills, leadership and volunteer experience. 

Become a Camp Kumbaya Counselor in Training (CIT), you can even earn up to $450 this summer!

Complete the application by clicking below. APPLY TODAY - SPACE IS LIMITED!

want to be a Teen Farmer?




Looking for a summer job?

Earn up to $12/hour from Spring to Fall 2017!

What will a Teen Farmer do?

  • Work 20/hours a week, some weekends required
  • Perform hands on gardening in the Neighborhood Center's Urban Farm
  • Learn how to plant, care for and harvest crops
  • Work on innovative ways to distribute produce to the community
  • Lead workshops for younger farmers
  • Attend twice-weekly enrichment workshops
  • and most importantly, HAVE FUN!!

What are the requirements to become a Teen Farmer?

  • Willing to learn
  • Be able to take direction
  • Be independent, responsible and punctual
  • Have an interest in gardening, farming and business
  • Willing to get their hands dirty
  • Strong communication skills

What will I learn as a Teen Farmer?

  • Business skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Agriculture
  • Nutrition
  • Workplace etiquette
  • Job skills

Questions or for more information please contact Ms. Taylor Bailey at

Complete the application by clicking below. APPLY TODAY - SPACE IS LIMITED!