Drive down the Lindgren drive and you know you’ve entered into a very special place. Set in our woodland oasis, Lindgren camp is a haven, unlike any summer camp in the local area. The beautiful outdoor grounds and pavilions create a true outdoor camp experience,“a bit of country right here in Closter.” Lindgren teachers, local elementary teachers and artisans bring their talents to each department offered at the camp. 

Children have the freedom to choose how to spend their time in an atmosphere free of pressure. Campers can choose painting or playing games, making mud pies or real pies, learning about birds or learning to swim. 

From an extensive arts and crafts program, to sports and swim lessons, the farm animals and gardens, and the adjacent Closter Nature Center, it’s a country atmosphere that engages and inspires campers—and lets children be children.


The camp offers a rich variety of activities from which the children can choose to participate. Each day the campers must go to their appointed swim lesson, and meet up with their counselors and troop for morning roll call and for lunch time. Otherwise, our campers are free to spend as long as they wish, with whom they wish, in any of our activity areas. Our spacious-fenced in campground is an environment that invites exploration, genuine play, industrious work, and relaxation. 


We are committed to a safe, fulfilling experience for every child. All our activities are well supervised by head counselors. With a ratio of one counselor to every 5 campers, there is always attention and guidance for every child. The teenagers and college students attended Lindgren as children. The pool is supervised at all times by Red Cross certified lifeguards and we have a full time Registered Nurse on staff.


Camp Hours

Before-care: 8:00AM–9:00AM
Monday–Thursday: 9:00AM–3:00PM
(4-day camp week)
After-care: 3:00PM–5:30PM


Local busing is available one way or round trip, am and pm (there is no midday bus). Bus rates apply.  

Camp Age Groups

Lindgren Summer Camp is an 8-week long day camp serving ages 3 to 11.

Main Camp: Ages 4 to 9

Each camper is assigned to a troop led by a Head Counselor and a CIT (counselor-in-training). The counselors monitor their campers throughout the day. The troop comes together for morning roll call, a morning swim lesson, and lunch. (Plus 2:30PM ice pops for the full-day kids).

Hill Camp: Age 3

3-year-olds have a separate, one-acre camp.  The counselors are veteran teachers of young ones, specializing in TLC and toilet training. The Hill Camp has a sand area, water spray-park, climbers and swings, and a table pavilion for arts & crafts. This camp is designed for our youngest campers to enjoy a real outdoor camp experience.

Expeditioner Camp: Ages 10 & 11

Campers who will be entering 5th and 6th grades are offered this exciting and challenging camp experience of field trips and local hiking. The focus of the expeditions is to introduce young people to local outdoor physical activities, as well as to the natural beauty of this area and the importance of preserving our woodlands and watersheds.


Camp Sessions

Camp is 8 weeks, with a minimum two-week enrollment.

Sessions run Monday–Thursday, 9:00AM–12:30PM (half day) or 9:00AM–3:00PM (full day).

Each child receives two Lindgren Camp T-shirts, an insulated lunch tote, clean towel service, and a name tag. Campers bring their lunch on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. We provide a BBQ cookout every Thursday, and daily snacks are provided.