FDU - Central NJ

JUNE 28-JULY 2, 2020


Fairleigh Dickinson University will play host to the first session of the ARETE SWIM CAMP. FDU is located about 30 miles west of downtown Manhattan and about 20 miles north of Rutgers University, New Brunswick. The 1728 acre campus is enclosed in a beautiful sprawling setting.  For Detailed direction please click HERE.

Check-in will be Sunday June 28 at 3:00 pm.  Check-out on Thursday July 2 at 4:00 pm.

Registration Fees:

A non-refundable $190 deposit is due when first registering. The balance is due May 1 (generally by auto pay on your credit card.)

Before March 1: Com $620, Res $810

Before May 1: Com $665, Res $855

May 1 or later: Com $710, Res $900

Tues & Thurs Early AM Training: $25

Florham Skyview 1 Left FULL

 The Ferguson Recreation Center houses the gorgeous FDU Aquatic Center. The eight-lane 25 yard pool allows for coaching and teaching from each of the four different sides of the pool. The Recreation Center will be accessible for camp lectures, video review and mental training games.

We will have more pool time than ever before at FDU, allowing for extended skill work on starts and turns.


 The dinning hall will provide all you can eat meals to our campers. Resident campers will enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner, while commuters will be join the full camp for lunch.

For a Campus Tour Click Here.

For a Video Of A Day at the ARETE Swim Camp 

Click Here





3:00-3:45 Check-In - Rutherford Hall

4:00 - Orientation, Recreation Center Second Floor

5:00 Underwater video recording (Commuters depart approximately 5:45 pm)



7:15 Wake-Up for Residents (Tues/Thurs 6:30-8:00 Optional Training)

7:45 Breakfast for Residents

8:15 Day Campers Arrive

8:30 Inner Engineering

9:45 Morning Stroke Lecture

10:15 Pool Session - Stroke Drill Progression

12:15 Lunch

1:05 Video Review 

2:15- Pool Session

4:00 - Energy Eating Discussion, Campus Tour, & More

5:00 Commuters PIck-Up

6:00 Dinner for Residents

7-9:00 Adventure Games, Talent Show, Capture the Flag, & More

9:30 In Own Rooms

10:00 Lights Out

THURSDAY CHECK OUT 4:00 pm - Rutherford Hall


·         Suits                         

·         Goggles

·         Caps (We will give you one with your first name on it to enhance coaching.)                        

·         Plenty of towels

·         Alarm clock

·         Personal toiletries

·         Snacks and drinks

·         Linens, blanket, and pillow (Sleeping bag works great as well)

·         Water bottle

·         Sneakers

·         Plenty of comfortable shorts, socks, and t-shirts

·         Bug spray

·         Sun screen

·         Spending money for souvenirs (suggestion $25-50)



·         Training equipment

·         Lap top, video games, electronic equipment

·         Expensive Jewelry



Some of the best experiences at camp are dealing with new adult leadership and making new friends. Cell phones tend to inhibit this from happening. Cell phone use while walking through  the grounds of a camp or college can be a safety hazard. Therefore, if you choose to bring a cell phone we expect it to be left in your room and to be used only in the evening – preferably for a quick call to mom and dad. 

For A Campus Map go to: click here

Directions to FDU: 285 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ

From Northeast

Take I-287 across the Tappan Zee Bridge to exit 14A, Garden State Parkway. Follow Parkway South to exit 159, I-80 West. Follow I-80 West to I-287 South to exit 35 (NJ124). Turn left

onto NJ124 East. Go 2.5 miles to FDU entrance on left.

From South

Take NJ Turnpike to exit 10, I-287 North to exit 35. At end of exit, turn left at light. Make a quick right, go one block and make another right onto Madison Avenue (Route 124 East).

The entrance to campus is approximately 2.5 miles on the left, shortly after passing the Madison Hotel.

From East to West

Take I-80 to I-287 South (Exit 43). Exit I-287 at Route 124 East (exit 35). Go 2.5 miles to FDU entrance on the left.

From Newark Area

Take I-78/24 West. Follow Route 24 West (Morristown) and take exit 2A (Route 510 toward Morristown). Go to the first light and turn left onto Park Avenue. At the fourth traffic light (Hamilton Park Conference Center) turn right, winding past the conference center parking to the campus gate at the top of the hill.

From Pennsylvania

Take I-78 East to I-287 North to exit 35. At end of exit, turn left at light. Make a quick right, go one block and make another right onto Madison Avenue (Route 124 East). The entrance to the campus is approximately 2.5 miles on the left, shortly after passing the Madison Hotel.

On the FDU Campus (285 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ):

The FDU campus is very small. You should orient quickly. When you come into the campus from Madison Ave, you will reach a Gate House. To go to Rutherford Residence Hall (check-in) turn right after the gate house. Rutherford Residence Hall is a few hundred yards on the left. There is parking on the right.

To Ferguson Recreation Center, turn left at the gate house and it will be a few hundred yards on the right. There is parking on the left.

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