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Great Times Camp Ground

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· Waterford Works, New Jersey
52 acres
1 site
1 Lodging
Great Times Camp ground has been the home of "Great Times Day Camp" for 25+ years. In the heart of the pinelands, GTDC provides a beautiful ground for campers to enjoy the outdoors and experience new things like boating, hiking, and more.  Update - We have added a parking location close to the main site area! It is now extremely easy to access the site location! AC Available!  Great Times Camp Ground consists 52 acres of the amazing outdoors including a large natural lake, acres of woods to explore, and lots of fun activities such as volleyball, basketball, and even a beach to enjoy. Great Times operates as a children's day camp during the summer months, but now can be enjoyed all year round. Activities Available: - Basketball Courts - Tennis Courts - Fishing - Beach - Sport Fields for Activities If you would like the bunkhouse / cabin - you must add it as an extra, otherwise it will be assumed that you are tent camping.
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Waterford Works, New Jersey, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Will K.Joined in August 2019
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31 ratings · 24 reviews
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Dave F.recommends
October 12, 2022
Great Times Camp Ground Site
3rd year staying here, great times again. Will was prompt in answering any questions we had and was able to accommodate our needs and I was comfortable knowing we had privacy but were only ever a phone call away.
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Matt G.recommends
September 25, 2022
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Nice pond views and a sense of privacy. It was awesome to have so much land to roam around on and Will provided sporting gear so we could take advantage of the basketball courts, soccer field, volleyball court, and more. Slept in tents near the huge firepit. The bunkhouse and bathroom were bare-bones but equipped with all you need. Great host. Great location. Great times.
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Egbert L.recommends
July 4, 2022
Great Times Camp Ground Site
Have the whole location to the group. It is also great for fishing. It is a nice experience for outdoor and also have option for wood cabinet.
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Maribel A.recommends
June 2, 2022
Great Times Camp Ground Site
Extended Our Stay! Amazing Place
We book the place for Memorial Weekend friday-sunday for 30 adults and 9 kids and half of the family decided to extend another day because we simply love the privacy that we have in the area. Simply amazing place and above and beyond service!! Don’t hesitate to give a great time campsite a try! Your Family will surely love the experience ❤️
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Maribel A.recommends
May 30, 2022
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Highly Recommended 10/10
Our Family of 30 adults and 9 kids had amazing memorial weekend at Great Times Camp Site! Great communication with Will and very responsive. We are welcome by great assistance with Patrick! Amazing outdoor experience with so much activities to offer for kids. Cabin had a 12 bunk beds, tent area is spacious. Fire pit with convenient hose and ample picnic table to use. Plenty of parking and with alloted 3 cars near the camp area. Everyone in our family love the place and will surely make it us a yearly camp activity. Thank you Will!
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Matthew P.recommends
May 2, 2022
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Quiet Camping on a Private Tract!
What a fun and unique experience we had at Will's camp at the Great Times Day Camp. We had the whole place to ourselves and made the most of it. We tried out the ropes course, took a rowboat out on the lake to fish, enjoyed a few great campfires, and explored many of the trails. We rented the bunkhouse, which was very rustic but served its purpose. The space heater kept the place fairly comfortable despite night temperatures in the upper 30s. The kids pitched tents around the campsite. Plenty of great spots for that. Will was incredibly reachable throughout the trip. Within minutes, if I sent a question, it was met with a response. He makes you feel very comfortable. If you're on the fence about this, give it a shot. It's a cool spot to camp with a lot to do. And the privacy is just hard to beat.
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Tim A.recommends
April 11, 2022
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Great overall experience
The grounds were awesome for our sons 10th birthday party. Plenty of room to run around and explore. Nice basketball courts, target area, and commons areas. Bathrooms were adequate. Cabins were perfectly fine, a bit chilly at night, but we were there in early April and that night in particular was rather cold. All in all, it was a great time, easy, and good communication.
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Page D.recommends
November 22, 2021
Great Times Camp Ground Site
Friendsgiving campout
This location was picturesque, private, and wonderfully kept. The bathrooms were awesome, they even were well lit! This was great for our larger group. We put up 5 tents total and still had plenty of space. The fire ring was nice and large, perfect for lots of campfire cooking. Our dogs ran free and we had no worries since the grounds are enclosed. There was a wheelbarrow provided which was very useful. We enjoyed our stay very much. Thanks Will!!!
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Erin C.recommends
November 9, 2021
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Great Times is a Great Location!
Property owners are very helpful, responsive and kind. The location is fantastic and the layout perfect for hosting. We had issues with the bathroom, but was due to a huge storm rolling through with torrential downpour. Would definitely recommend.
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Steve R.recommends
October 24, 2021
Great Times Camp Ground Site
Versatile property for big groups. We had 5 families camp together and the kids ran around the property all weekend with little in the way of planning or structure. Facilities were clean and functional.
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Maryanne T.recommends
October 17, 2021
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Kid-friendly camping spot
Great stay for a camping group with kids. Remote enough to justify unplugging, and with playgrounds/space to keep them occupied. Saw a heron, frogs, crickets, etc. and a bunch of geese on the lake. We bought pumpkins to carve from a farm store less than a mile away (thanks for the tip Dane!), though there are plenty of apple orchards and pumpkin patches in a half-hour radius. The parking spot was near the campsite and had a fairly even path, so our Amazon wagon was perfect for carting firewood, the cooler, etc. The best part was being the only group on site for privacy, safety, and the freedom to have the run of the place.
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Danny L.recommends
October 11, 2021
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Awesome spot
Great place to camp with large family. We had 11 people in our group plus dogs. Huge fire pit with garden hose close by. Bathrooms just a few minutes walk. The pond, playgrounds, basketball court, volleyball, soccer field, kickball diamond and large field gave the kids and dogs plenty to do. We will definitely be coming back!
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Dave F.recommends
October 6, 2021
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10/10, would tell a friend!
Great times was great, so great that we came back here for our 2nd year in a row! Will was very accomodating and was swift responding with last minute questions and concerns. Migratory geese cwrtainly woke us up in the morning but the views of the lake make it worthwhile! Lake was in a short walking distance as was tennis and basketball courts and other sport and field activities. Fun for all ages!
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Bophal S.
July 27, 2021
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Rustic campground
Will was prompt with communication. Listing needs to be updated for checkout and checkin time while summer camp is still active - Host did communicate that immediately after booking. My partner and I, best friend and her 2 kids had a good time. We rented the cabin just in case the heat, 90 plus temperature, was unbearable. I enjoyed camping outside and the kids love the playgrounds! The camp is booking for one group at a time only so you get the entire place to yourself which is mainly why I decided to book. We took the boat out to the lake. It was alot of vegetation in the water which makes it difficult for fishing so I would not recommend fishing here. Even paddling the boat was a challenge but we made the best of it. It was a good workout in the sun! Rustic bathroom has flushing toilet and the only one we had access to is by the cabin. O
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Alicine Q.recommends
June 27, 2021
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Really, Great Times
Really great people, really great site. Really, Great Times. The campsite is spacious with lots of seating and table space which made it very inviting. Privacy was a pleasant unexpected surprise. I goofed on adding the cabin and Will helped me out graciously. The cabin was simple but surprisingly quiet inside and quite convenient, which came in handy. The mattresses were more comfortable than expected. 2 light bulbs, AC that did ok on a cooler June weekend. Single outlet electric to plug into. The fire ring was amply large. The firewood mentioned is ample in quantity but prepare to forage it yourself. Would definitely recommend :)
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Jennifer L.recommends
June 22, 2021
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So much to do!
It really is a great time! There is so much to do here- tennis, playground, boating, fishing… it’s a summer camp and you have it all to yourself! It was kind of unreal. It’s a great place for multiple families with kids. Will, our host, was super helpful and responsive as well.
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Chad U.recommends
May 31, 2021
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Rainy Day Adventures
A really cool camping site with a lot of fun activities. Unfortunately it poured the whole weekend we came so we didn’t get a chance to use the whole area but we will be coming back again at another date. The host answered questions quickly and was very helpful. A great place for people with kids and pets.
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Eve D.recommends
May 23, 2021
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Such a fun change of pace!
My partner and I took our recently rescued dog camping for a night and we were a little nervous how he’d do. We were the only ones there and it was such a special feeling. We had so much fun that we forgot to bring pillows and we still had a great time. Would stay here again no questions asked.
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Suzanne.recommends
April 7, 2021
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It was indeed Great Times!
Great Times Camp Ground was a blast. Our group made great use of the tennis, volleyball, basketball courts. It was great to have so much activity space and then walk back into the forested area to camp and light the fire. Walmart and big stores were close buy when we needed to run out quickly. We left saying we want to make this an annual visit. So fun, thank you Will!
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Scott G.recommends
March 29, 2021
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best camping experience ever!
i am not much of a camper, but i had fun! the bathrooms are a short walk away from the campsite, there are places to play basketball, volleyball, football, and soccer. and there is also a huge fire pit with picnic tables. the host is helpful and very flexible! overall 10/10 experience!
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Evan G.recommends
October 26, 2020
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Great weekend getaway!
We had a great weekend at Great Times Camp Ground. Just a short ride from Philadelphia, we were greeted quickly and shown around the grounds. Lucky for us we were the only campers staying here. We pitched our tent in a wooded area near the cabins that had been closed up for the winter. There was a fire pit (with a convenient hose) and picnic tables all around. The grounds are great for exploring. Plenty of activities like volleyball, basketball, fishing, and playground equipment. We will certainly return again!
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Dave F.recommends
October 11, 2020
Great Times Camp Ground Site
10/10 Would reccomend
What an amazing weekend! First of all, I booked for 10 less than 24 hrs before checking in and our host Will was very responsive and answered all my last minute questions at 6pm and helped ensure our stay was to be as expected. We arrived and Will was there to meet me, leaving a bag of balls for basketball, soccer, etc. and gave me a tour of the grounds. 50+ acres, and lots to explore! When coming in (and packing up to leave) it is 2/5th of a mile (5 min walk) between the parking lot and the grounds, but Will generously left us a wheel barrel to push/pull our gear in, but do keep this in mind when packing heavy gear. Lots of tree cover at the grounds, here in October we had no need for ez-up canopies. Lots of privacy! Will did leave contact information and was a phone call away at all times but otherwise we had the entire place to ourselves. There is 4 cabins, one of which was bundled in the package we booked. Inside was 12 cots that we didn't use for much other then storage but there were 2 outlets for electricity (bring a long extension cord and a power strip to power multiple lights/devices). Nobody slept in the cabin, plenty of space for 10+ tents without getting in the way of common area. Also 60 second walk to bathrooms that were clean with toilets, sinks, soap, paper towels, mirror, etc. There are showers but the water was turned off which is advertised so bring your own camp shower/wet wipes! Cabin had drinkable well water hooked up to a high powered hose which was great to get some pressure for cleaning dishes... Massive firepit and 4-6 picnic tables so feel free to leave foldout tables at home as they can be a pain to lug in and out of the grounds. Dont forget to pack firewood or buy local, plenty of woods to forage for but ideally bring your own. If camping in October be prepared to be serenared at 7am by lots of geese/ducks on the lake. If you would rather sleep in, bring earplugs! Grounds were very nostalgic bringing me back to summer camp days between all the sport fields and volleyball nets, but also playgrounds and a beach on the lake. Bring fishing poles and kayaks if you got them, its a short distance to carry a kayak from car to lake, or at least take some time to sit on the docks and enjoy the scenery. Plenty of parking and local to gas stations and amenities but once in the grounds definetly has the middle of nowhere feeling that everyone hopes for when camping in the woods. 10/10, would love to come back again, thanks!
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Maureen C.recommends
September 21, 2020
Great Times Camp Ground Site
The Great Outdoors at Great Times
Our extended family had a great weekend at Great Times campground. We were a large group ages 7-54 and it worked out well to have the whole place to ourselves. And to have it be so close to home since some of our nieces were juggling sports schedules. We were close to civilization but so remote and we didn’t have to worry about playing music or letting our fur family run free. The facility is clean, but no-frills and the owner and a handful of workers were around during the day cutting the lawn and doing maintenance. We spent a sunny Saturday at the beach. The lake water is definitely NOT swimmable, but scenic, and we took turns paddling in a row boat and fishing. A local fishing in the lake said he’d had lots of luck fishing there. But we didn’t catch anything. A small group of us drove to nearby New Brooklyn Lake and caught quite a few. The LARGE firepit is in the area near the cabins and once we all claimed our tent spots and set up, it was a great home base for us to hang around, play games and talk. There were lots of trash cans with trash bags around. We had access to public bathrooms, but no showers. There is a hose by the firepit for cleaning up, but not potable water so bring your own. If you rent the cabin, you have access to an electric outlet. We used the cabin for storage but we all slept in tents. The cabin was clean with 12 small bunks and plenty of room for an air mattress if you’d prefer not to tent. Will kindly left us a bag of balls to use in the various fields and courts. If you plan to stay keep the following in mind: 1. Consider bringing a grill. There is not one there. So if you are not good with cooking over the fire (no grate) or eating cold prepared food, you’ll need one. 2. We were told we could set up camp wherever we wanted, but it made the most sense to set up by the fire ring. The issue there is that the fire ring is 300 yards from the parking lot. We assumed we could pull up and unpack our gear, but we couldn’t. So definitely pack according and consider bringing a hand truck or beach cart or wagon to get to the site. Packing in and out was HARD. Luckily we had lots of hands to do the work. 3. There is no firewood onsite. A friend of ours supplied us with some, but plan on driving to Walmart or research somewhere close by to buy wood. Overall, it was a unique experience and a great rustic, weekend getaway.
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Greg F.recommends
September 7, 2020
Great Times Camp Ground Site
Amazing grounds to camp for a weekend on. Having multiple sport fields and activities available to our fearsome foursome was everything we could have asked for. We appreciated our host being thoughtful and helpful and for showing us around the camp. The site was also generously wonderful for a dog with all of the space to run and roam free. Wonderful weekend, would recommend to all.
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