Where Kids Can Be Kids Again!

Short Hills, New Jersey (September 22, 2020) — Community Congregational Church is excited to announce the launch a first-of-its-kind Fall Camp for children pre-K to 5th grade. The camp will run for 7 weeks, twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays. The Fall Camp is COVID-conscious and unplugged, with hands-on activities such as sports, art, music, group challenges, and STEM. Classic Bible stories form the basis of each week’s theme. Classes are taught by professional teachers.

When: Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 PM and Sundays 10:15-11:45 AM from October 7 to November 22 (seven weeks of camp)
Where: 200 Hartshorn Drive, Short Hills, NJ
Who: Children pre-K to 5th grade. Children 6th grade and up can volunteer as Counselors and
receive community service hours.
Registration Fee: $475 for the 7-week program.

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Community Church has consulted with some of New Jersey’s top camp directors and is implementing best-practices for holding a safe camp during the pandemic. Children will be grouped in pods with children the same age and will have little interaction with other pods. Children will rotate through 25 minute classes with their pod. Temperature checks and frequent sanitizing are part of the daily routine. Activities will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Snacks are served in individual packages.

Pastor Jennifer Testa Hrynyk, Camp Director, who specializes in Children and Family Ministry, says “In the months since the pandemic started, kids have become “zoomed-out” and are tired of screens. With the cancellation of some sports programs, we want to offer an alternative to families — to promote socialization, physical activity, and educational enrichment outside the home.” She goes on to say, “CommunityKids Fall Camp is something completely new, and we
hope families will give it a try. We invite you stay on Sunday mornings while your kids are in camp and join us for a church service at 10:30 AM.”

Visit for more information and to register.


ABOUT COMMUNITY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH — We are an inclusive church community in Short Hills, where everyone who wishes to follow Jesus is welcome, where worship is a multimedia experience of Bible-based messages and engaging music, where our children’s ministry is fun and faith-building…and where we’re excited to welcome you!