The camp was great for my 10 year old. It was a little run down but overall ok. The food was good according to my daughter. It was like school caf food. She wants to go back and learned a lot about God and loving your enemies which was great. The only fault I have was there wasnt a lot of Adults most were college age or younger. The medical directer was maybe 20 and my daughter fractured her thumb right before camp and was in a splint. When I call to check they said she didnt need it because she wasnt in pain. Pain didnt really matter because it was a fracture. After my call they made her wear it. They did make sure she took her meds which was great. Overall I thought it was wonderful.
It was partially fun but beat up . The concilers were very nice. We only did a couple things a day like activities n go swimming which was okay . I think the best thing about it was learning at our lord n meeting other kids my age. I honesty rather be home and go shopping with my mom for all that money my mom spent on the camp:/
Haluwasa is a wonderful place. There is never a dull moment while camping there, from the moment you wake up to the second you fall asleep.Tons of games, and activities occupy the campers at all times! The staff is great, and are only there to help your child(ren) have fun and accel on their religious walk.
Send my children here for an overnight camp. They had a ball. They have swimming, boating, crafts, fishing, paintball target range, a zip line, they sing songs & play night games. The camp was very safe with excellent counsels. My kids a so much fun they want to go again this summer. The only down fall is the bathrooms. Could improve on them.
Last year was my granddaughter's first experience at being away from home for a whole week. She can't wait to go back there this year and has friends ready to go with her. It was both a good experience for her self esteem and for her Christian development.
Many years ago, her mother went to this camp so she felt comfortable sending Brianna there too.
The two other reviews are both wrong. They have hot meals every day for the kids. My son loves Camp Haluwasa! The train runs great and they give camp tours, and they also give the kids a train ride through the bible with actors and all! New this year they added Paintball targets practice, a new 25' Climbing Wall, new Zipline, and a nature/animal show! All in All, Camp Haluwasa is the best kids camp around! My kids are all going there this summer. They offer overnight camp and they have a great Day Camp program! Visit them online at www.campingnj.com
A little run down, the train doesn't work sometimes, the lake is brackish water. The staff are pretty nice people, although at times seem short with children who don't have good discipline. They are a Christian based camp that year use to have a live manger scene that you would ride the train through, not sure if they still do this. There is plenty to do, but be aware you are in the woods and ticks are plentiful, check your kids carefully when they return home daily. The price is compariable with daily costs of child care, and they have activities through out the day to keep the kids entertained. No food is provided, you must pack lunch and snack and drink for you own child(ren).
PROS: Woodsy setting for campers
CONS: kind of run down feeling, not well maintained
My son went to Camp Haluwasa last year for 1 week during the summer. It is a religous camp and the kids not only learn and read from the bible, they also play alot of games and learn about each other. My son had a good time but wasn't thrilled about having to leave his gameboy at home! The camp offers alot of activities for the kids and on pick up day, they have a large barbecue for all the families and they put on a little show for the parents.
PROS: good for the kids
CONS: can't contact child while there