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Sleepaway Camps for NJ Kids & Teens

The Sleepaway Camps listed below have served New Jersey families for many years. They invite you to visit their websites (use the convenient links in each listing), call for info, schedule a visit or attend an upcoming open house.

For helpful information about selecting a sleepaway camp, consult the American Camp Association's Guide to New Jersey Accredited Camps or the National Directory of Accredited Camps at 877-488-CAMP.

Teens can apply to Counselor-in-Training, community service or wilderness experience programs. See listings under Teen Camps for pre-college and study abroad opportunities and Volunteer listings for volunteer and summer internship positions.

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Camp Fairs Day Camps Nature / Environment Camps
Camp Referral Services Gifted Camps Performing Arts Camps
Academic Camps Girls Camps Science / Technology Camps
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

Appel Farm Arts Camp
457 Shirley Rd., Elmer, NJ, 800-394-8478, 856-358-2472
    2, 4, 6 and 8-week sessions for ages 7-17 build skills in music, dance, theater, visual arts, recording arts, creative writing, sports and swimming. Co-ed residential camp is staffed by artists and arts educators.

Camp Louemma
43 Louemma Lane, Sussex, NJ 07461, 973-287-7264
    Since 1941, Camp Louemma has been providing a summer of fun and a lifetime of memories. Join us for one of our three week sessions or our six week full summer. Become part of our vibrant camp community.
    Situated on over 150 acres with our own private lake for boating, outdoor pool, athletic fields and courts, 30 foot climbing tower with zip line, indoor facilities, day trips, overnghts, a nutritious meal with accommodations for every dietary need, our Tinker program power by STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), our engaging and imaginative creative and performing arts programs, yoga and so much more.
    Our nurturing and caring staff engage our campers in age appropriate activities geared toward their individual skills. Our spirit is never ending as we sing and dance everyday. Campers learn to problem solve and become "Camp People" who by definition, look forward to giving back.
    Schedule a tour, hop on Skype with us or simply give us a call. We can't wait to meet you and have you join the Camp Louemma family. For more information, please check out our website or call now, 973-287-7264.

Camp Lou Henry Hoover
Sussex County, NJ, 908-518-4400
Email: summercamp@gshnj.org
    Resident camp, open to all girls in grades 1-12. Six weekly sessions run from July 8-Aug. 18. Located in Middleville with access to Swartswood Lake, Camp Hoover provides general and specialty camp programs. Girls will experience all the exciting and traditional activities that Hoover has to offer. Sponsored by Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey.

Camp Mason YMCA
23 Birch Ridge Rd., Hardwick, NJ, 908-362-8217

Camp Vacamas
256 Macopin Rd., West Milford, 973-838-0942

Fairview Lake YMCA Sleep-Away Camp
1035 Fairview Lake Rd., Newton, 973-383-9282

Frost Valley YMCA
2000 Frost Valley Rd., Claryville, NY, 12725, 845-985-2291

Lindley G. Cook 4-H Camp
100 Struble Rd., Branchville, 973-948-3550
    Overnight camp in Stokes State Forest is open to all boys and girls ages 8-16. Traditional one-week sessions are offered all summer.

Play By Play Sports Broadcasting Camps
800-319-0884
    Nation's #1 Sports Broadcasting Camp. Learn from the pros, meet sports celebrities, make play-by-play and reporting tapes, make sports anchor tapes from TV studio and much more. For boys and girls ages 10-18. Day and overnight options available. Visit website, facebook and youtube for more information.
Jul 9-13, 2018
         Montclair State University.

Speers-Eljabar YMCA Camp
143 Nichecronk Rd., Dingmans Ferry, PA, 570-828-2329

Vanguard Theater Company
P.O. Box 1048, Maplewood, NJ 07040, 862-205-3525
Email: vanguardtheatercompany@gmail.com
    Founded in 2015, Vanguard Theater Company is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization committed to producing transformational theater with an emphasis on D.R.E.A.M.—Diversity, Reciprocity, Education, Awareness and Mentorship. Vanguard serves people of all ages, races, genders and nationalities in the northern New Jersey area. In the spring, we have our Broadway Buddy mentorship program, and our touring program, VTC/NYC. In the fall, we rehearse and present our MainStage show.
    In the summer, we offer a 16 day performing arts immersion sleepaway Summerstock experience, culminating with a weekend of performances that are open to the public. In addition to honing their performance skills, campers bond over campfires, go swimming in the lake, have late night karaoke/dance parties, and create lifelong memories. Our camp takes place at Camp Glen Gray, nestled in the Ramapo Mountains in Mahwah, NJ. Check our website for rates and more info.

YMCA of Greater Bergen County
360 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601, 201-487-6600
        Traditional day or resident camp at Harriman State Park for children ages 5-17.

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