HUNTERDON COUNTY YMCA CAMP CARR
We are please to be able to open our gates for another season of camping at our small campground owned and operated by the Hunterdon County YMCA.
**IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE:
(TENT CAMPING FOR OFFICAL ORGANIZED GROUPS ONLY - SCOUTS GROUPS, RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS, ETC (CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE WILL BE BE REQUIRED FROM THESE ORGANIZATIONS)
*NEW SAFETY PROTCOL - ALL GUESTS ON PROPERTY MUST LISTED WITH CAMP OFFICE. LINK TO PROVIDE INFORAMTION IS IN YOUR CONFIRMATION LETTER. ALL GUEST WILL BE PROCESSED THROUGH THE NATIONAL CHILDABUSE DATABASE.
We will be offering scout, school, church, and similar organized groups tent camping opportunities in specialized areas which will include pavilion use. Contact Kristin Heimall for more information.
If you have any questions you can contact Kristin Heimall, Senior Program Director for the Hunterdon County YMCA. [email protected]
- SITES ARE A MAXIMUM OF 5 PEOPLE PER SITE AND MAX OF 2 VEHICLES.
- LENGTH OF VISIT MAY NOT EXCEED 2 WEEKS.
TO BOOK A SPECIFIC SITE YOU MUST FIRST ENTER YOUR ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DATES. CLICK "SEARCH AVAILABILITY" THEN IN THE NEXT WINDOW CLICK "BOOK VIA INTERACTIVE MAP" SITES THAT ARE IN GREEN ON THE MAP ARE AVAILABLE. IF THEY ARE NOT IN GREEN, THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE DATES YOU SELECTED.
Camp Carr is part of the Hunterdon County YMCA. June 20TH - SEPTEMBER 1ST - 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday - Friday we host a large youth day camp (300 campers 100 staff). During these hours campground guest must remain on camping sites. The bathhouse and restrooms will not be accessible during day camp hours.
Each camping site is located along the beautiful South Branch of the Raritan River. Our property is adjacent the South Branch Nature Preserve as well.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
QUIET HOURS: 10:00 pm - 8:00 am. All children 12 and under must be accompanied/ supervised by an adult at all times. Music volume and or other noise must be managed as not to disturb other guests. Example: music volume that can be heard beyond your site is disruptive to other guests.
POOL: Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All guests must have a wristband to enter pool. DANGEROUS OR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR IS NOT TOLERATED. If lifeguards need to speak with you or your group on multiple occasions you will be dismissed from pool area. Open from last weekend in June through Labor Day. Free to overnight campers. Pool hours for campers are, Monday – Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Friday 5:00-8:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM -7:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
DISORDERLY BEHAVIOR: Any type of behavior that is considered unruly, dangerous, disrespectful or illegal will result in the immediate eviction from the campground. This includes disorderly behavior at the pool also. Furthermore, local authorities will be called if behavior is deemed dangerous, illegal or warranted. This is at the discretion of any YMCA staff member.
RIVER: NO SWIMMING IN THE RIVER
SITE CAPACITY: Nightly fees include 5 people per site. Maximum of 2 cars per site. Additional vehicles must be parked up at the front of the camp property near the dumpster in the field.
ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION: Possession and consumption of alcohol is limited to inside of camping unit/ site. Alcoholic beverages are not to be carried through the campground. Alcohol consumption must follow all state laws. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted during picnics on either pavilion. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL CONSUMPTION BY MINORS BE TOLERATED. If it is assumed you are under the consumption of alcohol or other substances and could be a danger to yourself or disruptive to our guests the authorities will be called.
SPEED LIMIT: 5 miles per hour. Traffic should be kept to a minimum, exercising caution and consideration for campers. Please observe all applicable speed limits on Pine Hill and Hamden River Roads for the safety of all. During Day Camp season, please exercise extreme caution during Day Camp hours 7:15am-6:00pm.
PETS: Maximum of 1 pet. Must be leashed, quiet and cleaned up after. Pets may not be left unattended. Waste should be disposed of appropriately.
FIRES: Use fire rings. Be conscious of overhead trees, combustibles and safety. Do not leave fires unattended. Bonfires and stacking of fire rings are not permitted. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to put out your fire completely before leaving. USE FIRE RINGS PROVIDED AT SITE. DO NOT BUILD YOUR OWN RING. DO NOT PUT GLASS BOTTLES, CANS OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF TRASH IN THE FIRE.
PAVILION: Use of pavilion with bathhouse is free to camping groups if available and reserved with group reservation. Also, this pavilion is rented to group picnics, reunions, parties, etc. ALCOHOL NOT PERMITTED.
NOISE AND MUSIC: Excessive noise (MUSIC, BARKING, SHOUTING, ETC.) from sites and or pavilion rentals will not be tolerated. Music volume and or other noise must be managed as not to disturb other guests. Example: music volume that can be heard beyond your site is disruptive to other guests.
FISHING: Is permitted in the river, subject to State fish and game regulations.
WASTE DISPOSAL: All sewage and gray water must be disposed of at dumping station. NO DISPOSAL TO GROUND OR RIVER.
BIKES, MINIBIKES: Only licensed road vehicles and licensed drivers permitted to drive in camp. No mini-bikes, ATV's or other unregistered vehicles. Bicycle helmets must be worn by youngsters as required by law and there will be no bike riding after dark for the safety of all.
LENGTH OF STAY: Clinton Township regulations limit maximum stay to two weeks.
DAY CAMP: From June 21 - September 2, 2021 Day Camp operates on the campground Monday-Friday from 7:15 am – 6:00 pm. During the morning drop off time of 8:45 am – 9:15 am and afternoon pick-up time of 3:45- 4:15 pm there is significant traffic on the property. We recommend that you stay at your camp site during these times and or do not return to camp during these time frames.
HEALTH CARE: We recommend that a member of your party be CPR certified and a first aid trained person accompany any youth group. We also recommend that you bring first aid supplies with you during your visit. Finally, we also recommend you keep a list of your group including names, addresses, emergency contacts, any health problems/allergies and permission to treat for any minors. During pool operating hours, lifeguards will serve as first aid and CPR staff for those utilizing the pool. Local rescue squads have been notified as to the hours/dates of the camp season and will respond to a 911 call.
SITES: Are to be kept clean, neat and orderly. The woodlands and natural environment at camp is to be undamaged or altered.
TRASH/RECYCLING: Per NJ State law, please separate aluminum cans and bottles from your trash. Keep trash contained while at your site and place in dumpster and recycling bins upon your departure. The dumpster is located behind a brown fence near the entrance to the campground.
VIOLATION OF ANY OF THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN THE IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF YOUR VISIT AND FUTURE VISITS. THIS IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE YMCA STAFF. FURTHERMORE, THE YMCA WILL ENGAGE LOCAL AUTHORITIES IF ILLEGAL BEHAVIOR IS SUSPECTED OR BEHAVIOR IS DANGEROUS TO STAFF AND GUESTS.
HUNTERDON COUNTY YMCA CODE OF CONDUCT
The YMCA is committed to providing safe and welcoming environment for all members and guests. To promote safety and comfort for all, all individuals are asked to act appropriately at all times when in our facility or participating in our programs. We expect persons using the YMCA to act maturely, to behave responsibly, and to respect the rights and dignity of others. Our Member’s Code of Conduct outlines prohibited action, but the actions listed below are not an all-inclusive list of behaviors considered inappropriate in our facilities and programs:
· Using or possessing illegal chemicals on YMCA property, in YMCA vehicles, or at YMCA sponsored programs.
· Carrying or concealing a weapon or any device or object that may be used as a weapon.
· Harassment or intimidation by words, gestures, body language, or any type of menacing behavior.
· Physical contact with another person in an angry, aggressive, or threatening way.
· Verbally abusive behavior, including angry or vulgar language, swearing, name-calling, or shouting.
· Sexually explicit conversation or behavior: any sexual contact with another person.
· Inappropriate, immodest, or sexually revealing attire.
· Theft or behavior that results in the destruction or loss of property.
In addition, the YMCA reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who has been accused or convicted of any crime involving sexual abuse, is or has been registered sex offender, has ever been convicted of any offense relating to the use, sale, possession, or transportation of narcotics or habits forming and/or dangerous drugs, or is presently or habitually under the influence of dangerous drugs or chemicals, narcotics, or intoxicating beverages. Members and guests are encouraged to take responsibility for their personal comfort and safety by asking any person whose behavior threatens their comfort to refrain from such behavior. Anyone who feels uncomfortable in confronting a person directly should report the behavior to a staff person on duty. YMCA staff members are eager to be of assistance. Members and guest should not hesitate to notify a staff member if assistance is needed. In order to be able to carry out these policies, we ask that members and guests identify themselves to staff when asked. A YMCA Director will investigate all reported incidents. Suspension or termination of YMCA visit and privileges may result from determination by the YMCA Director if in their discretion a violation of the YMCA Code of Conduct has occurred.
HUNTERDON COUNTY YMCA CAMP CARR