Community Update for May 19, 2021

Category : General

The water has been on for over a month and it’s great to see the many families that have already moved in this season.  I wanted to share some information that may help you to plan for your season and enable you to get the most enjoyment of your time at the Lake.  Many of the tips below were sent to me from members of the community and I thank you for taking the time to pass this along.  Looking forward to seeing all of you soon!


2021 Operations and NJ COVID Orders

  • Let’s start with the really good news.  NJ has ended it’s Travel Advisory and visitors to NJ no longer need to quarantine!  I know this advisory was problematic for many residents and hopefully this enables more of our friends and family to come visit.
  • For outdoor events and activities, capacity restrictions have been removed and masks and social distancing are no longer required.  However, for indoor events, masks are still required and there are capacity and spacing restrictions.
  • We are still waiting for official guidance from the state and township around beach and lake activities, but we anticipate that will be coming soon. The Board is meeting on Monday to evaluate how we will operate this season, so expect to hear more next week.

Contact Information

  • Throughout the year you may have questions about our operations and facilities or may need to report a problem.  You can look at our Committee Information page to see Director responsibilities and reach out to the appropriate person.  You can find contact information for current Board members in our Directory and Phone List.
  • Our caretaker, Brian Williams, is standing by should you need to report a non-emergency, safety issue (such as trespassers on the property).  You can call or text him, but be aware that he may not be able to respond immediately.
  • For all emergencies (such as fires, medical issues, and urgent safety concerns), please call 9-1-1 as this is the fastest way to connect with Police, Fire, and EMS.
  • If you are interested in hearing about local road closures and other township updates, you can sign up to receive alerts from the Denville Police Department.


  • As you open up your cabin and scare off the critters, take a few minutes to clean out your mailboxes as well.  To make it easier for people to access, please clear any overgrown brush around your mailbox and make sure that any “winter residents” have been removed from the inside as well.
  • During the season you may notice the flag on your mailbox has been raised.  This is an indication that someone has left an item in your mailbox and you should look inside.
  • If you plan to have mail or packages delivered to your lake address, please be sure to use the following format to ensure it is delivered properly:

    65 Estling Lake Road
    Camp XX
    Denville, NJ 07834
  • For those who plan to set up mail forwarding, be aware that the USPS online site will not allow you to specify a camp number.  You will have to use “65 Estling Lake Road” alone.  If you visit your local USPS office, you can pick up a Movers Guide which includes a paper version of form PS 3575 where you can add a camp number.

Upcoming Events

  • Our community calendar will be finalized over the next couple of weeks and can be accessed via a browser or added to the calendar on your mobile phone.  Work Weekend is scheduled for June 12th and 13th and we need all the volunteers we can get to help open things up.  A note will be sent out as we get closer with opportunities to support the community and prepare for the upcoming season.
  • Morris County is hosting hazardous waste drop off events over then next several months.  You can find the schedule and list of accepted materials at the MCMUA website.
  • The Denville Library has a number of activities for kids and adults including passes to museums, outdoor summer reading events, and “take and make” kits.  You can sign up for these events and their weekly email updates at the Library website.
  • On June 3rd at 7PM, the Newark FBI office is hosting a virtual information session on how to project yourself and your family from the latest frauds and scams (including online, phone, and mail).  The event is free and registration is not required.