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NJ Summer Camp Guide for Kids & Teens in New Jersey

welcome to kids guide new jersey
2018 summer camp guide!

nj camp fairs begin january 13, 2018 (see below)

get the best discounts for summer camp with early registration,

Here you will find an extensive list of camps committed to providing a fun and enriching summer experience for kids and teens. From half-day to full-day traditional day camps, teen travel to sleepaway camps or the many special interest camps in the index below, there is a camp for every age and interest. These camps invite you to visit their websites (use the convenient links in each listing), call for info, plan a visit or attend an upcoming open house. 

Registration begins early in the year and continues until full. Look for early-bird discounts offered for early enrollment.

By June, there are still plenty of summer programs to choose from. Registration is open all summer for half-day, full-day, one week or multi-week camps for all ages and interests, so don't hesitate to inquire and visit website links below for more information.

Summer is also a great time to visit camps in session and start planning for next year. The Kids Guide NJ 2019 Summer Camp Guide will be published in January, 2019.

Camp Fairs Day Camps Nature / Environment Camps
Camp Referral Services Gifted Camps Performing Arts Camps
Academic Camps Girls Camps Science/Technology, S.T.E.M.
Animal Camps Health / Fitness / Weight Loss Sleepaway Camps
Arts / Craft / Film Camps History Camps Special Needs Camps
Computer Camps Horseback Camps Sports Camps
Cooking Camps Language Camps Teen Camps
Culture Camps Music / Dance Camps Theater Camps

more camps...
Browse through the listings under the Enrichment Classes, Sports and Outdoor Education Center categories for additional summer opportunities that may not be repeated under Kids Guide NJ's Summer Camp Guide.

Recreation Departments often offer summer playgrounds and enrichment or sports options. In addition, some school districts hold summer enrichment sessions and school coaches frequently offer week-long sports camps.

Check the programs of local Ys and JCCs (see Ys/JCCs/Rec Facilities). They typically offer a wide selection of camps for all ages, including traditional day camps, special interest, sports and travel camps.

attention: new jersey camp directors...
See the Field Trips & Outreach under the Enrichment category, Partiy Places, Party & Special Event Entertainment and other Enrichment and Entertainment categories to book educational and entertaining on-site programs and day trips for campers.

american camp association
Founded in 1910, the American Camp Association accredits summer and fall camp programs for health, safety and program quality. Call or visit the New York / New Jersey affiliated website for a list of accredited camps in the northeast and visit the ACA's site for parents for information about selecting the right camp for your child. American Camp Association New York & New Jersey, 1375 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018, 212-391-5208, 800-777-CAMP.

Enjoy your summer!

camp fairs

The NJ Camp Fairs
Camps of all kinds: day, overnight, adventure, computer, STEM, foreign language, sports, special interest, special needs, travel and more.
   Meet Camp Directors, get door prizes, free giveaways from camps, free snacks, free DVDs of camps, free brochures, jobs available. Bring the family. Free parking. Bring a copy of the ad on page 120 of the 2018 print Kids Guide NJ or print online coupon here for FREE GIFT (first 100 families).
2018 Camp Fairs
Jan 13
          Bergen Town Center, Rt. 4 East, Paramus, 12-3pm.
Jan 14
Freehold Raceway Mall, Rt. 9S, Freehold, 12-3pm.
Jan 20
Quaker Bridge Mall, Rt. 1 North, Lawrenceville, 12-3pm.
Jan 21
Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Ave., Summit, 12-3pm.
Jan 27
Menlo Park Mall, Rt. 1 South, Edison, 12-3pm.
Jan 28
Livingston Mall, Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston, 12-3pm.

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take advantage of the 2018 summer camp discounts below!
best savings in january!

Camp Invention
Use promo code ThinkBig25 to save $25 (expires 3/23/2018) and ThinkBig15 to save $15 (expires 5/4/2018).

International Ivy Summer Enrichment Programs
Use code KDG18 for $50 off each child. Expires 1/31/2018.

JCC Camp Ruach
SAVE $150 on new camp registrations (good through January 7, 2018, some restrictions apply). Open House January 7, 11am-2pm.

NJ Camp Fairs
Bring copy of ad on page 120 in 2018 print Kids Guide or print online coupon for free gift
(limited to first 100 families).

Pulse Sports Camps
Save 10% and use code PSKG2018 at checkout.

Seaton Hackney Stables
Use coupon from online coupon page or on page 61 in the print Kids Guide NJ for 10% OFF ANYTHING (lessons, camps, parties, trail rides, more)! Morristown, NJ. Good thru December 31, 2018.

mark your calendars for these

Albrook School Summer Camp
361 Somerville Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-580-0661
January 21, March 4
          Open House, 1-3pm. Register online.

Camp Riverbend
116 Hillcrest Rd., Warren, NJ 07059, 908-580-CAMP
Jan 20, Feb 25, Mar 18, Apr 7, May 5
          Open House, 10am-12 noon (May 5th: 11am-2pm), sample activities, meet counselors, tour grounds. RSVP required.

JCC Camp Ruach
Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center
775 Talamini Rd. (conveniently located off Rt. 202-206) Bridgewater
908-443-9018, Fax: 908-725-9753. Email:
Jan 7
         Open House Sunday: Party Showcase, JCC Camp Ruach and Blaustein Early Childhood Center Open House, 11am-2pm. Save $150 on new camp registrations through Jan. 7, 2018, some restrictions apply).

Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Rd., Cranbury, 609-427-3052
Jan 20
Summer Camp Open House, 12-3:30pm. Meet the staff, toast marshmallows, visit camp facilities, and copmlete a simple camp craft.

camp referral services

American Camp Association New York & New Jersey
1375 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018, 212-391-5208, x1002. Free referral service affiliated with the American Camp Association recommends only ACA accredited camps in the northeast, including day, sleepaway, travel and specialty camps. Search online or call or email for personal assistance.

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