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Directions to Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp
Watchung Day Camp Phone
908-654-4510 - manned 8:00 am to 4:00 pm when camp is in session. Call the council office at 973-765-9322 x222 before or after these hours or outside of the summer camp season.
Driving Your Son to Camp
If your son is not taking the bus, please park in the Trailside Nature and Science Center lot and check your child in with the uniformed camp staff by the planetarium. For the safety of the Cub Scouts, and by order of the Union County Police Department, only buses will be allowed into the camp area. Do not attempt to drive down to the camp. If you are picking you son up at camp in the afternoon, please park in the Trailside Nature and Science Center lot. Then walk toward camp. Pickup is between 3:45 and 4:00 pm. The meeting point is at the tree line, below the planetarium.
When picking up your son in the afternoon, please wait until the camp staff has safely checked the other campers onto the busses. You may then sign your son out. With everyone's cooperation, each camper will will be safely sent home for the day.
Parking at Camp
If you are coming to orientation, the family campfire or for another reason outside of the morning arrival afternoon departure times, please park in the Trailside Nature & Science Center lot and walk down to the camp.
Trailside Nature and Science Center lot
Use the address 452 New Providence Rd, Mountainside, NJ 07092 on your GPS. This will take you to the Trailside Nature & Science Center parking lot. Camp is a short walk down hill from the parking lot. Click on the get directions link below the map for turn-by-turn directions from any location.
Directions to Camp - From Route 22
Going Eastbound: Take the Glenside Avenue jug handle after Bowcraft amusement park in Scotch Plains. Cross Rt 22 and head up Glenside Avenue (a large hill). At the top of Glenside Avenue, you will reach a T-intersection with a stop sign. Make a right onto Skytop Drive. Skytop Drive will turn into Coles Ave. Coles Avenue dead-ends into the Trailside Nature & Science Center Parking Lot.
Going Westbound: Take the New Providence Road Exit in Mountainside and make a right onto New Providence Road (you will pass the Mountainside Fire Department on your left).
You will reach a fork in the road with New Providence Road going right and Deer Path to the left. Take the left fork (Deer Path) which will take you up a hill. Go past the orange and green sign that says “Watchung Reservation” and make a right onto Ackerman Avenue.
Ackerman Avenue is a steep hill. At the top of the hill, you will reach a T-intersection with a stop sign. Make a right onto Coles Ave. Coles Avenue dead-ends into the Trailside Nature & Science Center parking lot.
Directions to Camp - From Route 78
Going Eastbound: Get off at Glenside Avenue Exit 45. Make a right onto Glenside Avenue. Take the first left onto WR Tracey Drive (Union County Route 645). Follow to the “Loop Playground” Follow the road around to the right, passing a small brick building on your right. Take the first right off the circle into the woods to continue on WR Tracey Drive. Follow to the traffic circle; then take first right (Summit Lane, County Route 642) and follow signs to the Trailside Museum. Summit Lane turns into New Providence Road at a slight right turn. The Trailside Nature & Science Center parking lot is on your right.
Page last updated: 10-06-2013 06:45 pm