Scarlet KIDS Program


New Jersey's children returned to in-person classrooms this school year and looked almost the same as pre-pandemic years. Masks were optional and children were finally able to see the smiles on the faces of their classmates and teachers. Despite this, many children are still recovering from the impacts of the pandemic and continue to hold onto stress, fatigue, and worry. For many children, SCARLET KIDS is the light at the end of the tunnel! 

Camp this summer will look like pre-pandemic camp and it is our hope that another summer of "normal" camp experiences will help those pandemic memories fade. Last summer, our campers enjoyed the fun and relaxation that only happens during summer break and for many, it was the return to their first fully pre-pandemic experience. Our Scarlet KIDS Camp staff’s priority continues to be to provide dynamic programming in a safe and FUN manner. Our health and safety protocols prioritize the health and well-being of our campers, families, and staff through the implementation of targeted health and safety protocols which support the well-being of all camp participants without feeling like "pandemic policies." We will continue to require our camp staff to be fully vaccinated and boosted, unless they obtain a religious/medical waiver from Rutgers and test weekly. Camper Vaccination and Testing requirements will be based on the Rutgers Vaccination and Testing policies in effect during the camp season. Swimming will be subject to campus pool availability and may not occur for some or all weeks.

The Scarlet KIDS Summer Camp Program is a co-ed recreational summer program for school-aged children based on the grades they are entering in the upcoming fall. Children going into first through fifth grades may enroll in our summer camp program. 6th graders who were enrolled in Scarlet KIDS last year may request to return this summer. 7th-9th graders who participated in Scarlet KIDS previously may apply to be considered for volunteering with camp. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if your older camper would like to join us this summer.


2023 Scarlet KIDS Registration is NOW OPEN!

Scarlet KIDS is an all-inclusive, full-time/full-day program and the weekly summer camp fees include:

   *  Entire camp day (8am-6pm)  We DO NOT charge Before- or After-Care Fees!

   *  Meals:  Breakfast/Lunch/Afternoon Snack  served indoors in air-conditioned rooms

   *  Activities

   *  Field-trips

   *  Camp shirt for each registered camper


Many Rutgers faculty, staff and students appreciate the on-campus locations that allow their children to spend a happy and safe summer nearby. Scarlet KIDS' on-campus locations also provide for access to campus amenities such as large fields, college pools, and college gymnasiums.

Scarlet KIDS In Action!