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NJ Day Camps for Kids & Teens in New Jersey

From traditional day camps to specialty camps, half day to full day camps, a fun and exciting summer experience awaits kids of all ages and interests. The Day Camps listed below 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.

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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
Oak Knoll Summer Adventures
44 Blackburn Rd., Summit, 908-522-8186
    Ready for a summer adventure? From June 25–August 10, 2018, Summer Adventures at Oak Knoll offers excitement and fun for ­children ages 3-16. We offer a variety of activities including swimming, fencing, cooking, sports, arts, and more! Age-appropriate divisions offer enriching and creative opportunities for playful learning. Head counselors are certified teachers, and a registered nurse is in attendance every day. All campers receive a nutritious lunch and snack. We create an environment where your child can make new friends while creating lasting memories. Summer Adventures is a great place for children to spend all or part of their summer.
Pulse Premier Sports Camps
The Ultimate Coaching Experience
732-563-2526
    Pulse Premier Sports Camps deliver best-in-class sports education to dedicated young athletes of all skill levels at outstanding facilities. Program highlights: • daily swim and lunch included • indoor/outdoor facilities • extended day options • high profile professional sports coaches • low coach to player ratio • ages 5-14 • programs grouped by age and ability • multiple weeks available • soccer, tennis, basketball and multi-sports camps. Visit our website or call for more information, special offers and to find your closest venue. SAVE 10% and use code PSKG2018 at checkout.

The Acting Space
Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne St., Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-275-2699.
      The Acting Space holds classes out of the Barrow Mansion in the historic district of Jersey City. We are a boutique premier performing arts acting school providing the highest quality theater education to kids, teens and adults in a fun, safe, and creative environment. During our summer camps, we produce and perform a variety of Disney's and other musical plays, improv acting and Broadway singing. Students will master musical theater and acting techniques while building self-confidence in a collaborative learning environment. We also offer in-school, after-school and other summertime programs and accept everyone at any level. Our expert faculty has vast professional experience in acting, singing, and dancing for theater, musical theater, film, and TV, with advanced degrees from the top schools.

The Albrook School Summer Camp
361 Somerville Rd., Basking Ridge
908-580-0661

Apple Montessori Summer Camp
201-468-9320 • Email: info@applemontessorischools.com
Cliffside Park: 600 Gorge Rd.
Edgewater: 8 Adelaide Place
Edison: 1876 Route 27
Hoboken: 1055 Maxwell Lane; 220 Sinatra Drive
Kinnelon: 10 Maple Lake Rd.
Mahwah: 75 East Ramapo Avenue
Metuchen: 12 Center Street
Morris Plains: 1339 Littleton Rd.
Oakland: 192 Ramapo Valley Rd.
Randolph: 470 Millbrook Ave.
Towaco: 9 Waughaw Rd.
Wayne: 25 Nevins Rd.; 1219 Ratzer Rd.
         Apple's Summer Camp has been loved by children and parents for 45 years. Apple stands apart for infusing fun into every exceptional learning experience. Daily swim lessons at most locations • Indoor/outdoor activities • Year-round teaching staff • Jam-packed activities like art, science, music and more • Field trips, events, theme weeks • Research-proven Montessori curriculum • FastTracKids e-learning • Ages 2-12 • July and August • 7:00am-6:30pm (7pm in Hoboken) • 3-8 weeks.

Bernardsville Recreation Day Camp
Bernardsville locations, 908-766-2546
    Programs for children entering grades K-4 include science, art, crafts, and sports. Extended day available.

Black River Preschool Outdoor Play Camp
2091 Black River Rd., Pottersville, 908-334-8210
    Join us for a fun preschool summer experience of outdoor play and full sensory integration in nature. Program runs June 18-July 27.

Branchburg Sports Complex
47 Readington Rd., Branchburg, 908-203-1600.
         New Jersey's premiere sports and family entertainment center features 78,000 square feet of action-packed activities. Lacrosse, soccer, baseball, tennis, basketball and NFL flag football programs. Don't miss out on our School's Out and summer day camp programs.

Camp Agnes DeWitt
Hillsborough, 908-518-4400
Email: summercamp@gshnj.org
    Day camp, open to all girls in grades K-10, follow a fun theme each week with both general and specialty camp programs. Six weekly sessions run from July 9-Aug. 17. Sessions run Mon.-Fri. 9am-4pm. Extended hours and bus service available. Sponsored by Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey.

Camp Invention
800-968-4332
    Multiple locations throughout northern and central New Jersey. This summer's all-new curriculum allows children in ­grades K-6 to create a vehicle of the future, design a mechanical robot dog and build futuristic dream homes. Local educators lead the week of fun, hands-on STEM activities! Visit Camp Invention online or call 800-968-4332 to register. Use promo code ThinkBig25 to save $25 (expires 3/23) and ThinkBig15 to save $15 (expires 5/4).

Camp Newark Museum
49 Washington St., Newark, 973-596-6637
    Spend the summer at a fun, innovative experience where children expand their knowledge through exploration of the Museum's world-class art and science collecitons. Ages 3-14, six one-week sessions, 8am-5pm, July 9-Aug. 17. Online registration starts March 1st.

Camp Riverbend
116 Hillcrest Rd., Warren, NJ 07059, 908-580-CAMP
Email: info@campriverbend.com
    Daily swimming lessons, full range of sports, creative activities and environmental programs, with a non-competitive approach, well-trained, mature staff, and lots of fun. For boys and girls, ages 3 to 14.
Jan 20, Feb 25, Mar 18, Apr 7, May 5
          Open House, 10am-12noon (May 5th: 11am-2pm), sample activities, meet counselors, tour grounds. RSVP required.
Jun 25-Aug 10
          2018 Camp Dates.

Camp Yachad
JCC of Central New Jersey, 1391 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains
908-889-8800, Cathy Pizzella, x209
Email: campyachad@jccnj.org
    Ages 18 mos. to 9th grade. Traditional day camp, travel camp, a performing arts specialty camp, counselor training program and sports day camp are offered. Flexible week options available. Lunch is included with all day (non-travel) programs and door-to-door round-trip transportation is provided for all camps.

Catholic Charities Child Care Summer
P.O. Box 676, Perth Amboy, NJ 08862, 732-934-2800
    Catholic Charities Diocese of Metuchen child care programs offer enriching educational and recreational programs for children during the summer. Programs offered in Hillsborough, New Brunswick, Hackettstown, Phillipsburg, and Long Valley.

The Children's Corner
45 Church St., Liberty Corner, 908-647-8401
    Full, half, and extended day programs for infants through kindergarten prep. Afterschool program for students in grades K-5, summer camp, science lab, indoor gym, learning garden, enrichment classes, field trips, Bible, community service learning projects. Now enrolling for summer camp and fall classes.

Circus Place
6 Jill Court, Building 23 Unit 10, Hillsborough, 908-829-3784
    Children and adults can discover, explore and perform unique cirque arts in a safe and nurturing environment. Professional facility and staff. 25 circus disciplines include: juggling, hula hooping, wire walking, plate spitting, acrobatics, human pyramids, clowning, aerial silks, lyra, trapeze, rope, stilt walking and unicycle. Summer camps, daily classes, private lessons, workshops, day camps, class trips and birthday parties.

Cleared for Take-Off Aviation Camp
Alexandria Field, 63 Airport Rd., Pittstown, 908-735-0870
    Camp: 9am-1pm (separate flight option 1-5pm). Camp: $225 (flight option at current price).
    The experiential curriculum takes students (4th grade–9th grade) on a quest for new learning to see what they can find looking at science, technology, engineering, and math through the lens of aviation.
Jul 9-13, 2018

The Connection Day Camps
79 Maple St., Summit, 908-273-4242
    Weekly day camps for ages 3 and up, full day and half day. Activities include swimming lessons, dance, STEAM activities, performing arts camp, travel camp, sports camps and gymnastics camps. Before- and after-care.

Dapple Hill Farm Pony Camp
Minutes from I-78, Bedminster 201-725-0047.
       Dapple Hill Farm's annual Pony Camp proudly features a truly unique experience with the addition of our Foal Program. Campers will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to work with three foals alongside our professionals. No other area camp has this opportunity. DHF's Pony Camp is a top rated introductory camp for children and young teens. Campers will enjoy riding 5 days a week, while learning about horses, horse care and having fun! Traditional camp activities can be expected paired with DHF's exclusive camper/pony teams bobbing for apples race, scavenger hunts and culminating at "The Wedding." Campers can do a full week session for $500, a Monday-Wednesday-Friday for $375. Please visit our website for further details about Pony Camp and other opportunities at DHF.

The Do-Re-Mi School of Music & the Arts
113 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, 973-758-1500
Email: info@doremi-nj.com
    We offer day camps Mon.-Fri. 9am-3pm.
• Chess Camp: for ages 5-14 with our very own certified FIDE Instructor/National Master, July 23-27, Aug. 20-24.
• Russian Immersion Camp: for ages 3-10 with RSL/RFL certified instructors. June 25-29, Aug. 27-31.
• Music and Art Camp: for ages 5-12. July 2-6, July 9-13.

Girl Scout Camps
Take your Girl Scout experience outdoors! Open to all girls.
Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey, 908-518-4400
• Resident camp: Camp Lou Henry Hoover, located in Sussex County with access to Swartswood Lake. For girls entering grades 1-12.
• Day camp: The OVAL, located in Essex County in the South Mountain Reservation. For girls entering grades K-10.
• Day camp: Camp Agnes Dewitt, located in Somerset County in the Sourland Mountains. For girls entering grades K-10.
Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, 732-938-5454
• Camp Sacajawea Day Camp in Howell Twp. for ages 4 through high school.
Girl Scout Council of Northern New Jersey, 973-248-8200
• Jockey Hollow Day Camp for ages 5-14, Mendham Twp.
• Lake Rickabear Day Camp for grades 1-12, Kinnelon.
• Camp Glen Spey, sleepaway camp in Glen Spey, NY.
Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ
800-582-7692, 856-795-1560.

Green Brook Day Camp
Irene E. Feldkirchner Elementary School, 105 Andrews St., Green Brook Twp. Email: foundation@gbtps.org

Hunterdon County Parks & Recreation
908-782-1158.
           Full- and half-day week-long nature camps for grades K-9 in theater, art, music, sports and nature.

IncrediFlix
We make incredible movies with kids! Locations throughout New Jersey, 201-331-3306. Whether your child likes stop motion animation, or creating live action movies, we're here to guide them. All movies are downloadable by parents for memories that last a lifetime.

International Ivy Summer Enrichment Programs
908-899-1338 • Email: info@iisummer.com
• Burlington: Doane Academy, 350 Riverbank
• Chatham: Chatham Day School, 700 Shunpike Rd.
• Jersey City: French American Academy, 209 3rd St.
• Livingston: Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, 110 S. Orange Ave.
• New Milford: French American Academy, 1092 Carnation Dr.
• Oakland: Academies at Gerrard Berman Day School, 45 Spruce St.
• Paramus: Ridgewood Montessori School, 70 Eisenhower Dr.
• Princeton: Chapin School, 4101 Princeton Pike
• Scotch Plains: Language and Enrichment Center, 551 Park Ave.
• Short Hills: The Pingry School, 50 Country Day Dr.
• Somerset: Rutgers Preparatory School, 1345 Easton Ave.
• Summit: Kent Place School, 42 Norwood Ave.
• Wayne: Pioneer Academy, 164 Totowa Rd.
    Mon.-Fri.: Full day 9-5; half-day 9-12:30 or 1:30-5pm. $780 per week for full day; $390 per week for half day.
    International Ivy is about hands-on learning and having fun. We have over 50 classes to select from, including video game creation, robotics, computer programming, arts, math, business, science and engineering. Learn more at online or come to an open house. Use code KDG18 for $50 off each child. Expires 1/31/2018.

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: LPaniccia@ssbjcc.org
    Camp Season: June 25–Aug. 24. Located on 14 acres with programs for campers ages 15 months through 9th grade. Busing included. Lunches available. Camp Ruach nine weeks of camp. Our traditional day camp offers sports, swim (indoor and outdoor pools), low and high ropes course, karate, theater, art, cooking, dance, tennis, nature, game room, zip line, mini-golf, music, musical theatre, cooking, archery, weekly ­entertainment and so much more! Pre-school and Kindergarten campers have half and full-day ­options. 4th-6th grade programs consist of three days onsite and two days of offsite trips per week. Road Rulz Teen Travel for grades 7-9 offers day trips and two week-long trips. Sababa for 7th–9th grade campers offering two day trips/week and three days at camp. LIT (Leadership in Training) for Grade 8 and 9. Programs for campers with special needs (call for intake process). Specialty camps offered throughout the summer. Post-Camp week Aug. 20-24 for ages K-6 offering numerous options. Age appropriate post-camp program available for campers ages 3-5 August 20-24. Save $150 on new camp registrations (offer good through Jan. 7, 2018, some restrictions apply).
Upcoming JCC Events
Jan 7
         Open House Sunday: Party Showcase, JCC Camp Ruach and Blaustein Early Childhood Center Open House.
Jan 28
         The Big Meltdown.
Feb 1
         Designer Handbag Bingo.
Feb 21
         Camp Ruach Open House.
Feb 25
         Family Carnival.
Mar 18
         Mah Jongg Tournament.
Apr 22
         Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) Community Celebration.
Apr 28
         Beer Festival.
Apr 29
         5K Run & 1 Mile Family Walk.
Jun 4
         Golf & Tennis Tournament.
Jun 25
         Camp Ruach begins.

Kean University Summer Camps
Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave., Union
    Pre-college and summer camp programs in athletics, science, performance arts and more.

Kent Place Summer Camp
42 Norwood Ave., Summit, 908-273-0900 x297
    Coeducational program for ages 3-15 offering traditional day camps, sports camps, special camps for middle school students, a summer academy, CIT program and extended hours. Our 26-acre campus offers regulation turf playing fields, tennis courts, an arts center, air conditioned classrooms, dining hall and modern computer labs. Visit our website for more information, "like" us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram.

Kinderprep
808 South Ave., Westfield, 908-317-6900
Email: kinderprep95@aol.com
    Directors: Lara Pallant and Jennifer Kelly
    Full day summer camp for ages 2½-6. 9am-3pm. Extended hours available from 7:30am-6pm. Camp activities follow a weekly theme with special days planned each week. Register for all 8 weeks or individual weeks.

Madison Area YMCA Camps
111 King's Road., Madison, 973-822-YMCA
         Camps for children entering Kindergarten–Grade 11.

Mendham Country Day School
204 Morristown Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-766-3323.
        Summer camp programs. Call today for more information.

Mickey Fried Preschool's Camp Splash & Play
170 Scotland Rd., South Orange, 973-762-7069

Morris County Camp Sunrise Lake
Lewis Morris Park, 270 Mendham Rd., Morristown, 973-326-7616
    One-week sessions for ages 5-13 offer daily swimming, paddle boats, guided hikes, crafts and organized games.

Morris County Junior Police Academy
Park Police Headquarters, 300 Mendham Rd., Morris Twp., 973-326-7632
    Week-long camp for girls and boys 11-15 gives campers a hands-on experience in the training and practice of a police officer.

Morristown-Beard Day Camp
70 Whippany Rd., Morristown, 973-539-3032 x569
    State licensed facility, located on a beautiful 22-acre campus, offers a traditional day camp as well as specialty camps including arts and crafts, mountain biking, world languages, history adventures, math skills, writing workshop, teen­xtreme, college essay, graphic design, digital film editing, strength and conditioning, musical theatre boot camp and sports clinics.

Musical Theatre Conservatory
St. Mary's Church, 200 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston, 973-868-6259
     Kids love to perform on stage, under the bright lights, and at MTC, their dreams come true! In just three weeks, they'll travel from classes to rehearsals culminating in a costumed, Broadway cabaret. Students meet and study with agents and Broadway/TV actors. They'll celebrate with a splash at our Pool Party, then cap things off with the grand finale—a one-of-a-kind showcase in NYC (Broadway district). S
Jul 2-21
         Broadway Boot Camp, for ages 7-18 meets Mon.-Fri. 9:30am-3:30pm for all levels, from beginner to advanced.

My Gym Camp Fun Days
Glen Rock: 522 Broad St., 201-444-4644
New Providence: 1330 Springfield Ave., 908-665-2122
Westfield: 1100 South Ave. W., 908-317-0888
                  West Orange: 235 Prospect Ave., 973-731-2022
       Simply the best! When school is out, your children participate in energizing fitness games, non-competitive gymnastics, arts and crafts and so much more. Each Fun Day program is uniquely designed to keep your children moving and active, as we emphasize physical development and personal success. Themes and programs change daily, so no two Fun Days are ever the same. Drop-off program, flexible schedule, multi-day and sibling discounts. Children must be at least 2 1⁄2 yrs. old, potty-trained and able to separate.

Oak Knoll Summer Adventures
44 Blackburn Rd., Summit, 908-522-8186
         Ready for a summer adventure? From June 25–August 10, 2018, Summer Adventures at Oak Knoll offers excitement and fun for ­children ages 3-16. We offer a variety of activities including swimming, fencing, cooking, sports, arts, and more! Age-appropriate divisions offer enriching and creative opportunities for playful learning. Head counselors are certified teachers, and a registered nurse is in attendance every day. All campers receive a nutritious lunch and snack. We create an environment where your child can make new friends while creating lasting memories. Summer Adventures is a great place for children to spend all or part of their summer.

Oasis Summer Day Camp
Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, 800-317-1392
    Oasis is for boys and girls ages 3-11, and teens ages 12-14. Early Start Imagination Camp for preschoolers with modified sports, arts and a "Ready for September" enrichment. Our Traditional Camp offers fun, exciting programs for children 1st to 6th grade, with sports, swim, performing arts, crafts, trips, and special events. Our Teen Travel program offers daily trips and team building.

The Oval Day Camp for Girls
South Mountain Reservation, Maplewood, 908-518-4400
Email summercamp@gshnj.org
    Day camp, open to all girls in grades K-10, follow a fun theme each week with both general and specialty camp programs. Six weekly sessions run from July 9-Aug. 17. Sessions run Mon.-Fri. 9am-4pm. Extended hours and bus service available. Sponsored by Girls Scouts Heart of New Jersey

Palermo Show Stable
1555 Burnt Mills Rd., Bedminster, 908-719-7500, 210-860-5688. Info@palermoshowstable.com. Mon.-Fri. day camps. Horseback riding lessons, all ages of children and adults–beginner to advanced. Summer day camps, ages 6 to 16 and youth camp ages 3-5. Boarding, training, showing, horse sales and leases, and monthly horse shows.

The Peck School Summer
247 South St., Morristown, 973-539-8660 x388
    Academic enrichment and summer activities for grades K-8. Experienced and outstanding Peck School faculty. State of the art facilities. Early morning and afternoon care available. Join us! Call 973-539-8660 ext. 388 or email summer@peckschool.org for full brochure or visit us online.

Pulse Premier Sports Camps
The Ultimate Coaching Experience
732-563-2526
    Pulse Premier Sports Camps deliver best-in-class sports education to dedicated young athletes of all skill levels at outstanding facilities. Program highlights: • daily swim and lunch included • indoor/outdoor facilities • extended day options • high profile professional sports coaches • low coach to player ratio • ages 5-14 • programs grouped by age and ability • multiple weeks available • soccer, tennis, basketball and multi-sports camps. Visit our website or call for more information, special offers and to find your closest venue. SAVE 10% and use code PSKG2018 at checkout.

Randolph Summer
Ironia School, 303 Dover Chester Rd., Randolph, 973-361-0808 x8603
    A variety of day camps for grades K-8 are operated by Randolph Community School. Non-residents welcome.

Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Rd., North Branch, 908-526-1200, x8404
    Visual and performing arts, computer, languages, ­science, gifted and talented and sports camps for ages 6-17.

Raritan Valley YMCA Camp
14 Tices Lane, East Brunswick, 732-257-4114
    Weekly camp options for ages 3-15, extended day included, daily swim instruction and recreation.

Somerset County 4-H Summer Camp
4-H Office, 310 Milltown Rd., Bridgewater, 908-526-6644
    Call or visit website for information on this year's camp.

South Orange Maplewood Community Summer Program
973-378-7620
    Creative and performing arts, academic enrichment, sports for grades 1-12.

Sprout House
200 Main St., Chatham, 973-635-9658

Spruce Street Community Center
1040 Spruce St., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648, 609-695-6060.
         Hours: 7:30am-6:30pm. Our programs are designed to enhance our camper's self-esteem and leadership skills through structured activities, trips and interactive themes. We offer Kids Camp (5-10), Travel Camp (11-15), and specialty camps. Affordable pricing with flexible enrollment and extended hours included.

Summer Plus
Frelinghuysen Middle School, West Hanover Ave., Morris Twp., 973-292-2063
info178969.wixsite.com/msdk12
    Morris School District Community School's alternative to camp for children who have completed grades 1 through 7. Calling All Kids program for 4- and 5-year-olds.

The Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel's Iris Family Center
for Early Childhood Education

432 Scotland Rd., South Orange, 973-763-4600

Westfield Area Y
220 Clark St.; 422 E. Broad St.; 170 Elm St., Westfield, 908-301-YMCA (9622)
500 East St., Garwood, 908-301-1616 and various offsite locations
    Our ACA-accredited camp features traditional, sports, S.T.E.A.M., leadership, and travel programs. Weekly full-day, half-day and extended day programs are for campers ages 3-15. The camp curriculum promotes teamwork, enhances self-esteem and builds skills while incorporating the Y core values. Camp staff receive over 20 hours of pre-camp training.

The Willow School Day Camp
1150 Pottersville Rd., Gladstone, NJ 07934, 908-470-9500
Email: Camp Director Alicia Zurlo, azurlo@willowschool.org
    Explore nature, go on adventures, play games, make crafts, and meet new friends at The Willow School's Day Camp. Special interest camps, including drama, art, music, and coding, will also be offered throughout the summer, as well as early drop-off and aftercare. Willow's camp is led by the school's expert faculty and set on the school's idyllic 34-acre campus. Campers will play, learn, and create in Willow's woods, open fields, streams, ponds, and LEED/
Living Building-certified school buildings. Willow's foundational emphasis on ethics, sustainability, and project-based learning will carry through in this exciting summer camp program!

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