Baristanet 2017 Summer Day Camp Guide: Big Kids

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Do you have a Tween or Teen? Our 2017 Summer Day Camp Guide: BIG KIDS, for middle school and high school kids, lists many nearby camps under the following categories:

ACADEMIC, ART & CRAFTY, LANGUAGE, MUSIC, SCHOOL CAMPS, SPECIALTY CAMPS, SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS, SPORTS, YOGA &DANCE, THEATER & ACTING, TRADITIONAL, TRAVEL & ADVENTURE, YMCA CAMPS.

We will continue to update. If you know of a great camp that’s not on our list, please send us an email.

The Baristanet Summer Day Camp Guide 2017 link will be listed on our sidebar so you can check out our comprehensive list all year!

 

BIG KIDS CAMP GUIDE SPONSOR: L3 ACADEMY. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

Academic Camps

STEM CAMPS: L3 ACADEMY

Where: L3 Academy, One Greenwood Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 & Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
Who: Rising 3rd to 8th Graders
What: Weekly STEM-themed  camps with ½ or full-day options.

 

 

  • Coding: Game Design and Interactive Programming
  • Robotics & Chess
  • L3 Academy Robotics Club/Competitive Robotics Training
  • Minecraft
  • Jedi Science & Engineering

When: Weekly sessions in July and August.
Cost: $125 to $349 per session. 

For more information, contact L3 Academy at 973-783-8333 or [email protected].

STEM+ SUMMER CAMP

Where: 73 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Who: Rising 1st to 8th grade
What: Families can select individual classes, 1/2 days or full days in four areas:

1- Chess with Grand Master

2- Maker Lab

  • Robotics
  • Arduino
  • Waterbotics
  • Solar Car Challenge

3- Code Academy

  • Programming with Scratch, Python, Java and App Development
  • Video GameMaker
  • 3D Design/3D Printing
  • Digital Arts
  • Minecraft Mania and Advanced Minecraft

4- STEAM/Engineering

  • Electricity & Inventions
  • Engineering Challenges
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Civil Engineering: Bridge Design & Building
  • TeamUp and Solving Fun
  • Space Exploration
  • Machines & Chain Reactions
  • 5- Girls-Only STEM+ Camp
    • For Girls in grade 1-5: Coding & Science Experiments, Girls Who STEAM, Robotics & Engineering
    • For Girls in grade 6 and up: Coding & Science Experiments, Coding & STEAM, Coding & Electrical Engineering
  • When: 8 weekly sessions from June 26th to July 28th and August 7th to August 25th

Cost: $200 to $450. For more information call (973) 744-7464 or check our website www.mlcplus.com.

MINECRAFT CAMP

Where: 360 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Who: Rising 1st to 8th grade
What: Minecraft Mania! and Advanced Minecraft Camps, 2 weekly sessions 9am-11:30am and 12:30pm-3pm

Minecraft is a widely popular 3D video game that lets users explore, construct, create, and interact inside an open and changeable virtual world. Each week’s instruction introduces a new world or civilization, with different missions, quests, or challenges. These tasks encourage students to learn, to think strategically, and to work together to accomplish their goals. Students do not need a Minecraft account as we use a proprietary curriculum where kids access Minecraft using our accounts and explore and learn in our networked server. 

 The Advanced Minecraft option allows students to take the Minecraft game to the next level:

  1.      Students will learn how to edit or build new maps
  2.      Students will explore engineering with Redstone. Redstone is an analogy for electricity and electric circuits in Minecraft.

When: 9 weekly sessions from June 26th to August 25th
Cost: $175. For more information call (973) 744-7464 or check our website www.mlcplus.com.

SCIENTIFIC KIDS CAMP

What: Camp For the Curious! Bring your imagination and explore, experiment, design, and build! Science and engineering topics from snake behavior to food chemistry to designing and launching your own rockets! Inquiry curriculum designed and led by Science Sarah, Elementary Science Specialist.
Where: 
Montclair Cooperative School – 65 Chestnut St., Montclair, NJ 07042.
Who: Ages 3-12 (campers) and 7th-9th grade (CIT Program).
What: Engaging, playful, and inquiry based science and engineering themes, led by elementary science specialist. Outdoor space for games, science exploration, experiments and play.

  • Lab Girls
  • Chem Lab
  • Creepy Crawly Critters
  • Make it Move
  • Buildorama
  • Electric City

When: Weekly sessions from June 26th – August 4th.
Cost: $135-$500 per session. For more information, visit www.scientifickidscamp.com. Contact Sarah Thornton at 917-324-5531 or [email protected].
*Paid positions available for rising 10th- 12th graders as assistant teachers. Call Sarah for more information.

College Application Camp
Where: Montclair State University, Montclair
Who: Rising high school seniors intent on completing their college application essays prior to the start of senior year.
What: A four-day intensive designed to address some of the stress of applying to college. Our primary focus is on developing and writing the essay, with daily one-on-one coaching support built into the program. Students also create an academic/extracurricular resumé and practice their interviewing skills. Price includes an extra hour of private coaching after the completion of the camp program—ideal for developing the supplemental essays that many colleges require.
When: Two sessions available—June 26 to 29 and July 31 to August 3, 2017 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Space is limited.
Cost: $850. Ask about our early bird discount. Visit collegeapplicationcamp.com or contact Pat Berry at (973) 435-7066 or [email protected]

Destination Science Day Camp
Where: Several locations in Bergen County, NJ
Who: Kids between kindergarten and sixth grade.
What: At Destination Science, kids can design and build robo-chameleons, make scabs and pus, grow a life-size model of their brains, and create soccer cyborgs using CSI. Kids also will find out how sound waves and electricity become music as they build their own portable digital music system. The summer camp is committed to creating a spirit of teamwork, as kids are rewarded for helping their peers throughout the day, learning the power of community, collaboration and character development.
When: Four-week camp sessions in July.
Cost: Depends on length of session and program. Please check website for dates and rates.

International Ivy Summer Program
Where: Caldwell, Chatham and Short Hills locations
Who: Programs for kids ages 5 – 14.
What: Classes based on what kids would love to learn like video game creation, robotics, minecraft, performing arts, weird science. We design the classes to be hands-on where kids learn by doing. There are plenty of choices across many disciplines so kids explore what they are interested in. Our ultimate goal is to help our students find their passion. Once they find it, they are self-motivated to learn and explore further.
When: June – August. Full-day 9 am – 5 pm / Half-day 9 am – 12:30 pm / Half-day 1:30 pm – 5 pm
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call 855.678.6335 or email here for more information.

Montclair State University’s Academically Gifted & Talented Summer Programs
Where: Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07043. (973) 655-4104.
Who: Children in kindergarten – 11th grade.
What: Families can personalize their schedules by selecting from over 300 courses in science, mathematics, technology, sports, visual and performing arts and the humanities. Anticipated courses include robotics, SAT Prep, algebra, Chinese, fencing, anatomy, and physics.
When: One or two, three-week sessions (Half-day or Full-day).
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.655-4104 for more information.

MKA Summer Skills Camps
Where: MKA’s Middle School campus
Who: Students entering grades 5 – 10
What: MKA’s Summer Skills for Success program offers courses in reading, writing, and mathematics for students entering grades 5 – 10 looking for advanced credit, enrichment and skill development in those areas.  Students meet in small groups taught by outstanding faculty in air-conditioned classrooms at MKA’s Middle School campus.
When: Check website for details. Single course sign up is not available.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. For more information, contact the SUMMER SKILLS for Success office by phone at 973-509-4529 or by email.

NJIT Early College Prep Summer Program
Where: NJIT, University Heights, Newark, NJ.
Who: Academically talented students from post-fourth to post-eleventh grades.
What: The Center for Pre-College Programs offers a series of summer programs for high achieving students from post-fourth to post-eleventh grades. The programs are designed to encourage and prepare students to succeed in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
When: Monday – Thursday. Dates depend on the grade and course. See offerings here.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. For more information call 973.596.3550 or email here.

 

 

Art and Crafty Camps

MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM YARD SCHOOL OF ART

Where: 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Who: Kids ages 5+.
What: The Montclair Art Museum’s SUMMERART Camp for kids is perfect for keeping children cool and creative during their summer break. What continues to set MAM apart is access to our renowned collections of American and Native American art, and campers will be inspired by a range of art on view. The Museum offers four camp options: Studio Art Camp, SummerART at Van Vleck, Pottery Camp, and Digital Media Camp. In addition, we have a full schedule of classes for teens including the new Creative Coding and Teen Space open studio. Each session is themed and concludes with a student exhibition of the artwork done in the children’s camps and teen courses.
When: Four two-week sessions June 26 – August 18, plus a bonus ninth week August 21–25. Choose from Morning Program (Ages 5–12) 9:30 am – 1:45 pm, Full-Day Program (Ages 8–12) 9:30 am – 5 p.m., or Afternoon Elective (Ages 8–12) 3:30–5 pm.
Cost: Ranges vary depending on age, length of day, and camp choice. Please check website for dates and rates.

Watch the 2016 SummerART Video!
Complete schedule of summer art classes can be seen here. 

Bass Arts Studios – Summer Arts Camp
Where: 202 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042, (973) 509-7588.
Who: Children ages 7-12
What: Children’s Art Camp, Five Weeks, June – July, from 9 am-2 pm (you may sign up for any number of weeks). Young Designers Fashion Camp, two weeks in July, 10 am-4 pm.
When: Several dates for each program.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.509.7588 for more information.

Blueprint: The Art of Fashion and Design Camp
Where: Maplewood / South Orange area
Who: Kids ages 6 – 12
What: Campers will learn the art of photography, fashion design, and style accessories with classes, hands -on projects, trips an more.
When: Seven weekly sessions from July  – August.
Cost: TBA. Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973-798-8BLU for more information.

Brave Girls Art Camp
Where: 16 Enclosure Street, Nutley, NJ
Who: Girls ages 8 – 14
What: A five-day foray into art-making. Each day features a collection of creative activities and adventures and that will boost self-confidence and self-expression while building camaraderie and collaboration. Campers will spend time in the studio, but also head outside and use Mother Nature to inspire and inform  creations. On the final day, there will be an art show to share favorite pieces from the week. Don’t forget to bring your own lunch!
When: Check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Camp Style: Tweens & Teens Sewing & Fashion Camp
Where:
 Sew Montclair, 41 Glenridge Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
Who: Creative kids ages 9-15
What:  At CAMP STYLE you’ll learn a variety of sewing of skills — there’s no previous sewing experience is necessary. All weeks start with beginner projects and increase in complexity as more skills are learned. We provide all the sewing machines, tools and supplies you’ll need to sew and design your own unique creations. Weekly themes include stuffed animals, clothes & accessories or cool things for your room. Most projects can be completed in one or two days, so you’ll have lots of wonderful handmade creations and the skills needed to make more on your own.
When:  June – August. Half-day or full-day sessions available.
Cost:  Please check website for dates and rates. Discounts for siblings & bring-a-friend referrals.

Express Yourself Studios Summer Art Camp
Where: 1877 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
Who: Artists ages 5 – 12.
What: Offers children the opportunity to experiment with a variety of media in a fun and supportive environment. Children will be encouraged to use their imagination freely. Participants will create 10-15 art projects per week. The projects are inspired by different Master Artists. Children will learn about the Artists through discussions, examples, and art-making. Projects include painting, drawing, mixed media collage, sculpture, printmaking and paper mache (relative to the artists). An exhibition and reception featuring students’ artwork will be held at the conclusion of each workshop week.
When: Please check website for dates and rates.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Geralyn’s Art Studio Camp
Where: 103 Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ
Who: Kids ages 8+
What: Campers will do a variety of art, such as cartooning, painting, wooden sculpture, watercolor, and more.
When: Check website
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.275.1966 for more information

GlassRoots Summer Programs
Where: 10 Bleeker Street, Newark, NJ
Who: Kids ages 12 – 18
What: GlassRoots’ Summer Programs are specifically designed to foster an appreciation of glass art. GlassRoots introduces you to a variety of materials to evoke curiosity and hone natural creativity. Experienced teaching artists emphasize exploration and a fun environment where you can express your creativity and gain new skills. Students will work with peers and instructors, be part of group decision-making processes, and explore their ingenuity and imagination.
When: Check details here.
Cost: Depends on program. Please check website for dates and rates.

The Handywork Studio Camps
Where: Montclair State University, Little Falls / Montclair, NJ.
Who: Kids ages 5 – 12
What: The Handwork Studio is a kids’ needle arts and fashion camp. Its purpose is to pass down the tradition of teaching practical arts such as knitting, crocheting, hand and machine sewing, embroidery, quilting, fashion and crafts in a fun and relaxed environment. Several camp options available: half-day, full-day, afternoon program and machine sewing for older kids.
When: Check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Montclair Art Museum Digital Media Camp
Where: 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Who: Kids ages 8 – 12.
What: This camp exposes students to working collaboratively while using new technology as a tool for creative expression and communication in our increasingly connected and digital world. Camp is open to all levels and no prior knowledge of software is required; however, basic comfort using a computer is recommended. Students will be provided with a USB drive to take home their projects.
When: Four sessions offered from July – August. 9:30 am – 5 pm (depending on the age and program). Please check website for details.
Cost: Ranges depending on age and length of day. Please check website for dates and rates.

 

Montclair Art Museum — SummerART
Where: 
3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Who: Kids ages 5 to teens.
What: The theme-based SUMMERART Camp provides four two-week sessions during which children will work in mediums such as drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, collage, and printmaking. Visits to the Museum’s galleries are included to enrich the child’s knowledge of fine arts. In addition to making art every day, children are encouraged to interact, talk, and learn about the history of art, its role in society, and how it affects our daily lives. Children are grouped in age-specific classes (5 – 7, 8 and 9, and 10 – 12).  Media based classes are offered for teens including Sculpture, Digital Photography, and more. Classes are limited to 12 – 15 children and projects are never repeated.
When: Ages 5-7 are offered a morning session (9:30 am – 1:45 pm). Ages 8-12 have morning, afternoon, and full day options. Please check website for details.
Cost: Ranges depending on age and length of day. Discount for museum members. Please check website for dates and rates.

Passaic Valley Summer for the Performing Arts
Where: Passaic Valley High School, 100 East Main Street, Little Falls, NJ 07424
Who: Students going into 4th grade through High School
What: Camp includes classes in Music, Theatre, Art, and Dance all located inside Passaic Valley’s air conditioned classrooms.
When: Check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Rutgers Design Camp – Level I & II
Where: All camp activities are held on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University.  Nicholas Music Center and Marryott Music Building are where majority of camp activities are held.
Who: Ages 14-18
What: Design Camp seeks to develop skills in graphic design for motivated high school artists. Created and supervised by Mason Gross faculty, the curriculum focuses on core principles of design while also introducing relevant software. The course includes focused studio work, technical demonstrations, group critiques and a field trip to New York City. Students will become familiar with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign while exploring creative visual problems and producing work suitable for a college admissions portfolio. The emphasis is on building visual awareness and on making the software serve the designer’s creative vision. Design Camp also features a Portfolio Workshop addressing how to present work effectively for college admissions. Design Camp uses traditional classroom space as well as top-notch computer lab facilities in the Department of Visual Arts at the Mason Gross School of the Arts on the New Brunswick Campus of Rutgers University.
When:  Check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. (includes materials; trip to New York City; lunch not provided)

Visual Arts Center of NJ Camps
Where: 68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ.
Who: Kids ages 5 – 12.
What: Various Art Camps available offering exploration of a variety of mediums, including: such as drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, and three-dimensional work under the guidance of highly qualified instructors. Teens have an option of a Portfolio Development Intensive camp.
When: Offered for several weeks throughout the summer. Saturday Summer Camp available too.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Language Camps

FIAF – FUN IN FRENCH DAY CAMP FOR KIDS (AGES 5 – 10)
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Where: 22 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10024
Who: Kids 5-10.
What: All aboard! The theme for Summer 2017 is Around the World in 80 Tales. On this voyage to the four corners of the world, children will follow the adventures of a jokester jackal, discover the story of the Mongolian monster, and go on a journey with a pair of children who get lost in the woods. They will learn why the sea is salty, meet the rainbow weaver, and set off in search of the legendary black pearl necklace.

Kids laugh, play, and explore in a program that keeps them active en français all summer long! Each day includes 2 language classes plus a variety of activities that take kids on a journey through French culture. Themes come to life through cooking, theater, art, music and sports.

Special outings include Central Park Zoo, the Metropolitan Museum, the American Museum of Natural History and more!

Special workshops taught by Sheridan Fencing Academy, New York City Football Club and more!
When: June 19 – August 11. Monday – Friday, 9am-4:30pm.

HudsonWay Immersion School Immersion Summer Camp: Mandarin or Spanish
Where: 587 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ
Who: Kids ages 2.5 – 12, all language levels welcome!
What: HWIS Immersion Summer Camps are not only language immersion, but cultural immersion as well. Campers will have a blast as they engage in hands-on, multicultural activities aligned to the introduction and strengthening of the target language. Instruction is 100% in Mandarin or Spanish. Experienced, native speaking teachers use non-verbal cues to guide campers of all levels as they acquire language skills and become global historians.
When:  6 weekly sessions from June 27 – August 5.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

 

Music Camps

 

All-Girls Jazz Camp at Montclair State University
Where: NJPAC/Center for Arts Education, 24 Rector Street, Newark, NJ
Who: Girls in grades 6 – 12.
What: NJPAC is partnering with Montclair State University to host a one-week, all-girls jazz camp. The camp will provide young women the opportunity to experience jazz training in supportive environment. Students will receive instruction in improvisation, musicianship, jazz theory and more. Student will stay on campus at Montclair State and will have a culminating performance at the end of camp
When: Check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.353.7058 for more information.

The ASTA/NJ Chamber Music Institute
Where: All camp activities are held on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University.  Nicholas Music Center and Marryott Music Building are where majority of camp activities are held.
Who: Ages 12–23
What: Now in its 10th year, the American String Teacher’s Association of New Jersey (ASTA/NJ) Chamber Music Institute provides participants with the opportunity to perform in small chamber ensembles under the guidance of renowned faculty. Students participate in daily rehearsals, master classes, elective courses, special presentations, and a variety of social activities. Each session features a concert and master class with a professional, visiting artist ensemble and concludes with a performance featuring student ensembles. Students may audition to be placed in specially formed advanced ensembles; preformed ensembles are welcome.
When: Check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Jazz House Summer Workshop
Where: Montclair State University, John J. Cali School of Music
Who: Ages 12-18, All levels
What: Students receive mentoring and top-notch instruction from Jazz House teaching artists and special guests to develop key skills and enhance knowledge in fundamentals of music and the art of performance, for both instrumental and vocal.  Highlights include masterclasses, small groups and big band ensembles, private lessons, history and culture, composition and film scoring.  Students perform at NY’s Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center and Montclair Jazz Festival for 8,000+ jazz fans.  Artistic chair: Christian McBride; director: Ted Chubb.
When: July 31 – August 11, 2017. 9 AM – 5 PM + Montclair Jazz Festival on August 12.
Cost:$1,545; $25 registration per family. Residential camp options available for an additional fee. Discounts for early bird, repeat campers and siblings.  For more information: www.jazzhousekids.org973-744-2273

Middle School Hip-Hop Institute
Where: NJPAC/Center for Arts Education, 24 Rector Street, Newark, NJ
Who: Ages 11 – 14.
What: This two week intensive hip-hop program for middle school students will allow them to immerse themselves in all aspects of hip-hop culture including History of Hip-Hop, Popping and Locking: West Coast Hip-Hop Techniques, Breakdancing, Hip-Hop Musical Form and Style and much more!
When: Check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Email here or call 973.353.7058 for more information.

Rutgers Summer Jazz Institute
Where:  All camp activities are held on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University.  Nicholas Music Center and Marryott Music Building are where majority of camp activities are held.
Who: Ages 13-18
What: This dynamic week-long workshop features music of the great jazz masters taught by the world-class faculty of the Jazz Department at the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Students will learn and perform the music of Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and many more in a comprehensive workshop environment on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University. The 2014 Rutgers Summer Jazz Institute is ideal for young musicians, ages 13-18, interested in improving their jazz improvisation, small group, and large ensemble skills. Students will work intensively in daily rehearsals with the internationally renowned, award-winning jazz faculty of Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts.
When: Check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Rutgers Summer Symphonic Wind Band & Chamber Music Camp
Where:  All camp activities are held on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University.  Nicholas Music Center and Marryott Music Building are where majority of camp activities are held.
Who: Ages 13-18
What: Experience a week of intense orchestra and band training with Mason Gross School of the Arts faculty members, renowned professional musicians, and leading music educators from the New York-New Jersey area. Students participate in daily large-ensemble and chamber-ensemble rehearsals, group lessons, clinics, master classes, electives, and recreational activities. Students share newly developed performance skills during the final Gala Concert, open to the public at the 740-seat Nicholas Music Center.
When: Check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

School of Rock Montclair Rock Camps
Where: 
125 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
Who: Various camps for kids ages 6 – teens
What: Various themed rock and roll camp for all ages and abilities. There’s also a songwriting and recording camp for kids ages 10 and uphttps://montclair.schoolofrock.com/camp-signup
When:  Check here for all details.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

School Camps

MKA S.T.A.R Camps
Where: 
201 Orange Road, Montclair, New Jersey 07042
Who: Jr Star Camp ( grades Pre-k – 2) STAR Camp (grades 3 – 8)
What: Campers entering grades Pre-K-8 choose from dozens of different course offerings led by our highly qualified staff of professional teachers and coaches. This personalized schedule guarantees that your child will spend the day involved in activities that he/she enjoys! Two age-appropriate locations allow campers to benefit from MKA’s first-rate facilities while staying close to home.
When: Six one-week sessions from 8:30 am – 3 pm.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. For more information, contact Ralph Pacifico at 973.233.3001 or email.

Newark Academy Summer Session
Where: 91 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, NJ.
Who: Children entering grades 1 – 12.
What: Offers courses for advanced credit, enrichment and skill development, as well as preview courses in core subjects. Jump Start program for kids in grades 1 – 3. The classes, taught by a talented faculty, are small, providing an excellent academic experience. All summer session classrooms are air-conditioned.
When: Offered Courses run daily Monday – Friday. Dates and times vary by course. Details here.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. For more information contact Robert Mallalieu, Director of Summer Session, 973.992.7000, ext. 217.

South Orange – Maplewood Adult School Children’s Summer Program
Where: South Orange Middle School, 70 North Ridgewood Road, South Orange, NJ.
Who: Kids in grades 1 – 12.
What: The Children’s Summer Program is a fun and educational camp. The program offers more than 100 classes in academic enrichment, creative arts and sports. The range of choices includes creative classes, academic enrichment, games, sports, and more. There’s something for every child, including: Acting, Art, Math, Printmaking, Mosaics, Karate, Knitting, Hip Hop, Comics, First Aid, Computers and Science.The sports camps run in mornings, 9 a.m. to noon, in four one-week sessions and include co-ed baseball, fencing, soccer, gymnastics and track & field; boys lacrosse and basketball; and girls lacrosse.
When: June 27 – July 22. Each session is 2 weeks.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.378.7620 or email for more information.

Specialty Camps

 

Montclair Film Summer Academy

Where: Investors Bank Film & Media Center, 505 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair
Who: Middle and high school students
What: Workshops in filmmaking, editing and more!
When: July & August

    Visit Montclair Film for more info and to register.

    MONTCLAIR CULINARY ACADEMY COOKING CAMPS

    Where: The Women’s Club, 82 Union St, Montclair NJ 07042
    Who: Kids Ages 8-16
    What: Each week features a different continent and will feature hands-on cooking instruction and technique training for junior chefs who will prepare their own lunches! We will have our own cooking competition version of Chopped Junior during the week.
    When: 5-day camp 9:30am – 1pm

  • Week of July 10-14th 2017 – European Travels : To Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Lisbon and Hungary.
  • Week of July 17-21st 2017 – Asian Adventures : Japan, Thailand, India, Vietnam & China.
  • Week of July 24-28th 2017 – It’s Baking & Sweet Shop! Cakes, Donuts, Chocolates and More.
  • Week of August 14-18th 2017 – Edible Lab – The Science of Food – Learn what makes food delicious!
  • Week of August 21-25th 2017: MCA’s ‘Chopped Challenge’ Week – Daily Chopped Baskets & Local Chef Judges – Teams will compete for the ultimate win! – MCA Chopped Champions.

Cost: Please check www.montclairculinaryacademy.com for dates, rates and registration.
*This season we are offering Tier I for ages 8-12 and Tier II for advanced student chefs age 13-16, in each camp week. Jr. Chef’s will be in age appropriate group.

YMCA OF MONTCLAIR – SUMMER SPARKS: ENRICHMENT CAMP
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Where: Memorial Middle School, 500 Ridge Road, Cedar Grove
Who:
 Ages 6–12 (students entering 1st through 6th grade students for the 2017/2018 school year)
What: Summer Sparks enrichment programs are all completely hands on as well as highly interactive. Program examples are science, writing, social skills, building, drama, music, travel and so much more. All classes taught by professional educators or subject matter experts. It’s your child’s choice of morning or afternoon sessions or sign up for a full day (2 sessions). Enrichment activities expand the minds of campers and keep them educationally engaged in a fun way during the summer months. All activities take place on site.
When:
 June 26–August 18 (8 one-week sessions, no camp July 4). Hours: 8:30am–12:30 and/or 1:15– 5:15 pm
Cost:
 $150 per weekly morning or afternoon session; $300 per session for full day. Before Care Hours: 8:00 am–8:30 am (additional fee of $10 per week). After Care Hours: 5:15–6:00 pm (additional fee of $15 per week).

For more information contact Kimberley Griffiths at [email protected] or 973-415-6102

YMCA OF MONTCLAIR – SUMMER QUEST LEADERSHIP CAMP
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Where: Park Street Branch, YMCA of Montclair, 25 Park Street, Montclair
Who:
 Ages 14–15 (limited spaces per session)
What: Summer Quest gives adolescents a great foundation in preparation for the working world in a fun, creative, and skill oriented way. Everything they will need to know to get them started on a career path is explored: • Writing resumes • Dressing for the part • Communication skills • Leadership development. Teens learn how to interview and be a part of fun and engaging internships at our YMCA branches and our various summer camp locations. There is a field trip on the 2nd Friday of each session. The first two weeks are spent in workshops and group activities. In the second two weeks, new skills and self-confidence are put to the test in volunteer positions at our summer camps or at the YMCA. Please note, this is not a program to participate in multiple sessions as the program topics repeat.
When:
 July 3-28 (4-week session, no camp July 4), July 31 – August 25 (4-w
eek session); Hours: 9:00 am–4:00 pm (pm times may vary on trip days or intern weeks).
Cost:
 $600 per four-week session

For more information contact Kimberley Griffiths at [email protected] or 973-415-6102

Apple Camp
Where: Local Apple stores (Willowbrook Mall, Short Hills Mall and Garden State Mall)
Who: Kids ages 8 -12.
What: Learn the ins and outs of iMovie and how to make a film in about the time it takes to watch one. From storyboarding to shooting footage to editing, kids will create their own film from start to finish. The workshop, held at the Apple Retail Store, spans three days and leads up to an Apple Camp Film Festival where campers debut their masterpieces.
When: Check website
Cost: Free. Check here for details.

Bloomfield Recreation Station Summer Camp
Where: Demarest School, Bloomfield, NJ
Who:  Kids in grades k – 7
What: Full day camp . Each session will feature one off site field trip, special events at camp, and so much more.
When: Families can choose from three sessions (two weeks each) starting in June. Monday through Friday from 9 am-4 pm, with early drop off option at 8 am.
Cost: For more information about summer camp dates, pricing, and discounts for families with more than one child, call the Recreation Department at 973-743-9074.

Children’s Summer Program at The Adult School
Where: 
South Orange Middle School, South Orange, NJ.
Who: Kids in grades 1 – 12.
What: The Children’s Summer Program is a fun and educational camp for children entering grades 1-12.  The program offers more than 100 classes in academic enrichment, creative arts and sports. The range of choices includes creative classes, academic enrichment, games, sports, and more. There’s something for every child, including: Acting, Art, Math, Printmaking, Mosaics, Karate, Knitting, Hip Hop, Comics, First Aid, Computers and Science.
When: Check website.
Cost: Fees vary based on course. Please check website for dates and rates.

Essex Equestrian Center Summer Camp
Where: 12-22 Woodland Avenue, West Orange, NJ
Who: Kids ages 6 – 13.
What: A riding camp for both the beginner and advanced rider.
When: Ten week sessions for Half day (9 am – 1 pm) and Full day (9 am – 4 pm). See details here.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Etiquette Camp
Where: Private Room of Grid Iron Waffle, 12 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ
Who: Ages 5 – 12
What: During the week long camp, budding manner mavens will master how to give great first impressions with proper greetings and introductionsEuropean and American style dining and last but not least, learn the art of public speaking and how to give presentations.
When: Check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

iD Tech Camps in New Jersey
Where: 
Held at Montclair State, Princeton, Seton Hall, Rider, and 80+ universities nationwide.
Who: 
Kids and Teens ages 7-17.
What: 
Take hobbies further and gain a competitive edge! Create iPhone apps, video games, movies, and more at weeklong, day and overnight programs. Small classes for ages 7-17 in a fun and challenging setting. Teen programs offer  iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy, and iD Visual Arts Academy (filmmaking & photography).
When: 
June – August.
Cost: 
Please check website for dates and rates.

Kierson Farm Summer Riding Camps
Where: 107 W. Woodschurch Road, Flemington, NJ
Who: All ages and skills levels.
What: Kierson Campers will experience horses in a safe, clean and professional atmosphere with fun at the forefront of all activities.
When: Several sessions throughout the summer.
Cost: Depends on sessions and length of day. Please check website for dates and rates.

Magic for Muggles Summer Program
Where: Magic for Muggles, St. John’s Episcopal Church’s Parish Hall, 55 Montclair Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
Who: Harry Potter fans ages 8 – 13.
What: Program, led by two Montclair teachers, that brings the magic of Hogswarts school alive: playing quidditch, wand making, HP Jeopardy, discovering magical creatures, and making House banners.
When: Five sessions throughout June and July, from 9 am – 1 pm.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Microspark Youth Spark Computer Camps
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza, Suite #2303, Paramus, NJ 07652
Who: Kids ages 8 and up
What: Learn game coding and design, film making and photography, and more! The summer camps are part of YouthSpark, a Microsoft global initiative that aims to create opportunities for 300 million youth over three years in local communities by helping educate future young leaders in the science, technology and engineering industries.
When: 1 week sessions. Check schedule here.
Cost: Free.

Montclair Bread Company Baking Camp 
Where: Montclair Bread Company, 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Who: Kids in grades K-4 and grades 5-9
What: Kids will bake lots of take home treats! Topics include, but are not limited to: Quick Breads, Homemade Pizza, Tea Time Treats, Danishes, Doughnuts (of course) and Cookie & Cake Decorating.
When: Check website.

Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Montclair Cooperative School Chess Camp
Where: Montclair Cooperative School, 65 Chestnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
Who: Students entering grades 2 through 7
What:  Campers will receive daily mini-lessons and hone their chess skills by playing practice games with their peers. In addition to playing chess, campers will play a variety of board games and puzzles, and participate in outdoor recreational activities.
When: Weekly session time slots (one and a half hour each, Monday to Friday) are: 9 to 10:30 a.m.10:30 a.m. to noon, and noon to 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. For more information, contact [email protected] or go towww.montclaircoop.org.

Montclair Summer Camps/ Work-Family Connection 
Where: On site in Montclair Public Schools
Who: Kids in grades k – 8th.
What: Choose from many different specialty camps including Icamp, Metal Arts, Rock & Ropes Climbing, Science Fun, Basketball Camp, All Sports Camp, Art O Rama, Creative Crafts, And Traditional Day Camp experiences!
When: Please check website for dates and rates.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates, or call 908.534.5935 ext. 10 for more information.

The Oval Camp – Girls Scouts Heart of New Jersey
Where: South Mountain Reservation, Maplewood, NJ.
Who: Girls in grades 1 – 7.
What: An outdoor camp providing fun and educational experiences designed to give girls opportunities to learn, grow and make friends.
When: Offered from June through August from 9 am-4 pm.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Play By Play Sports Broadcasting Camp
Where: Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ
Who: Kids ages 10 – 18
What: Campers will learn all about sportscasting from professional local and national sportscasters, top athletes and coaches. Overnight accommodations available too.
When: Check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Seaton Hackney Stables Summer Equestrian Camp
Where: 440 South Street, Morristown, NJ
Who: Ages 5 – 17
What: Campers learn basic safety, grooming, tacking and barn management skills. They ride 2-3 times daily, either in lessons, on trail rides, lungeing session and Equisthenics. In addition, campers receive daily Badges in many different topics including harness driving, equine breeds, colors and markings, equine health and First Aid, braiding and Show grooming, careers in the industry (demonstrations by vet and farrier) and other exciting horsemanship matters.
When: Weekly camps run all summer until Labor Day. Half-day and full-day sessions for riders of every ability (ages 5 to 17) are available.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Steve & Kate’s Camp
Where: Montclair
Who: For kids ages 4-12 (Mentorship program for ages 13-15)
What: Every aspect of our summer camp is designed to put kids in charge of their own learning experience. That way, kids develop the confidence to try, fail, and learn on their own.  And only they know what comes next.  Whatever your child’s passion, they can push their limits at our camp.  We offer Stop-motion animation, fashion, coding, breadmaking, sports, music, dance, and so much more.  For parents we offer an incredible amount of flexibility too.  Buy a single day pass or a membership for the entire summer, and everything you don’t use is automatically refunded following the conclusion of our camp season.  And of course, all lunch and snacks are included!
When: June 22 – August 25. Full-day 7:30 am – 6 pm
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call (973) 587-8420 or email [email protected] for more information.

Zoo Camps
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
Who: Various programs for kids entering kindergarten through 8th grade.
What: Campers will be introduced to the extraordinary world of animals, nature, and science for our week long camps that run in June, July and August. Kids will enjoy age-appropriate themed camps that include games, teacher-led lessons, behind-the-scenes visits, up-close animal encounters, hands-on science, and fun crafts.
When: Weekly session running from July  – August. Various hours available depending on age group. Check here for all details.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Special Needs Camps

Camp PALS
Where: Mount Pleasant Elementary school, Livingston, NJ
Who: Ages 3 and older
What: At Camp PAL your child will participate in an innovative, creative, and therapeutic camp run by the highly-talented and knowledgeable team of therapists at Creative Speech Solutions, LLC. During the 2 ½ to 3 hour camp, children will have a great time as they participate in these enriching group sessions: Chat & Play with Friends, Sing Your Heart Out, From Jumping to Drawing, Fun with Food, Loving Literacy (for ages 4 & up)
When: Six week sessions offered. TBA. Please check website for details.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Camp Ramapo
Where: Rhinebeck, NY
Who: Kids ages 6-16
What: Camp Ramapo is a traditional summer camp experience for children with social, emotional, or learning challenges, including children affected by autism spectrum disorders. Camp Ramapo’s program is carefully structured to help children with special needs learn to live within a group, form healthy friendships, make good choices, develop self-confidence, and experience success.
When: Four sessions. Click here for details.
Cost: Cost varies depending on length of stay and family income and need. Please check website for dates and rates. Call 845.876.8403 for more information.

Harbor Haven Day Camp
Where: 1418 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ.
Who: Children ages 3 – 15 with mild special needs.
What: 8-acre private school setting provides an opportunity to experience typical summer activities such as sports, swim, nature, outdoor adventure, drama, dance, music, cooking, bikes, photography, computers, art, gymnastics yoga and more in an environment where success and positive self-esteem are fostered. In addition, social skills group, daily academics and speech and occupational therapy groups are provided within the schedule.
When: Full day is 9 am – 3:40 pm for children ages 5-15. Bright Beginnings Children, ages 3 and 4 may  attend from 9 am – 1:30 pm or full-day.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. For more information contact 908.964.5411. Transportation is provided at an additional cost when possible.

iCan Bike Camp
Who: Children with special needs.
What: A fun camp to teach children with special needs to ride a two-wheel bicycle.
Where: Hoboken High School, 801 Clinton Avenue, Hoboken, NJ
When: Check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Contact Theresa Howard here for more information and to register.

JCC Metrowest Club JCC Camp
Where: Camp Deeny Riback, 208 Flanders-Netcong Road Flanders, NJ.
Who: Ages Pre- K – 6th grade.
What: Children with delays or special needs are able to enjoy outdoor summer camp. Integrated within camp, a “shadow” counselor helps each child fully maximize his or her experience. Door-to-door transportation from both JCC’s available.
When: Offered for 1,2,4 or 8 weeks. Programs vary by exact dates. Check here for details.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. For more information call Rebecca Gallanter at 973-530-3478

Sports, Yoga and Dance

YMCA OF MONTCLAIR – CAMP YBA: YOUTH BASKETBALL ALL-STARS
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Where: Memorial Middle School, 500 Ridge Road, Cedar Grove
Who:
 Ages 8–13 (limited spaces per session)
What:
 Youth Basketball All Stars Camp (YBA) is the perfect place for your basketball enthusiasts. YBA is an intense program for basketball players of varying abilities. Campers further develop their skills, learn game strategies and achieve goals on and off the court. Each day is spent improving fundamentals, performing interactive drills, building offensive and defensive skills, playing in house tournaments and getting in shape. Campers may register for as many weeks of the program as they like.
When: 
June 26 – August 4 (no camp July 4). Hours: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm.
Cost:
 $245 per one-week session. Before Care Hours: 8:00 am – 8:30 am (additional fee of $10 per session). After Care Hours: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm (additional fee of $75 per session). 

For more information contact Kimberley Griffiths at [email protected] or 973-415-6102

Bill Wing’s Tennis Academy Camp
Where: Montclair Kimberley Academy courts, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Who: Kids ages 7 – 18
What: Complete instruction including, game rules, etiquette, drills, tournaments and more.
When: Weekly sessions from June to August offered half-day or full day.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973. 256.0818 for more information.

Diamond Gymnastics
Where: 182 Route 10 W, East Hanover, NJ
Who: Kids ages 5 – 14
What: Camp activities include gymnastics instruction, rock climbing, outdoor play, arts and crafts, swimming and more.  A great staff mixes instruction with fun…making for a great summer! Teen campers will get to enjoy all that is offered to the full day camp, plus take one or two day-trips per week to local fun spots (bowling, golf, parks, etc) with senior counselors.
When: 10 week sessions from June – August in half-day from 9 am – 1 pm or full day from 9 am – 4 pm
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Varies depending on day and session.

Evolution Lacrosse Academy
Where: Verona at Centennial Field
Who: Boys and girls ages 5-14
What: Evolution Lacrosse Academy, a premier lacrosse-training program in Northern New Jersey, exists to foster a love for lacrosse at all levels. By offering our unique skill-progression program, we reinforce the fundamentals in ways that build confidence, so that players grow and evolve into responsible, talented athletes. The camps will be led by Evolution Lacrosse Founder Matt Podwoski, an experienced educator and coach with more than 20 years of experience, and his trained staff of lacrosse player/coaches.
When: TBA, please check website for details.
Cost: Varies depending on age and session. Please check website for dates and rates. Call 201-306-1124 or email for additional information.

Floyd Hall Arena Summer Performance Hockey Camps
Where: One Hall Drive, Little Falls, NJ.
Who: Advanced skaters of all ages and levels.
What: A variety of programs offered depending on level of skill. See details here.
When: Full and half day options available from June – August
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Get it Dunne Summer Field Hockey Camps
Where: Kent Place school, Summit, NJ
Who: Kids in grades 1 – 8 of any skill level.
What: Experienced coaches will offer an introduction to field hockey, complete with skills, drills and thrills for the younger set; and awesome stick work drills, terrific tactics and great games for the older set.
When: TBA, please check website for details.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Grounded Yoga Camp
Where: Yoga Montclair, 107 Forest St., Suite 3
Who: Ages 7-12
What: Week 1 —Chakras: Through movement, breath, games and art, Campers will learn about their Chakras, how to balance these energy centers to feel their best, and be their true selves. Week 2 — Oh’ the Places you’ll go: Dr. Seuss inspired Campers will discover their own inner strength to help overcome challenges they may face in the journey of life.
When: TBA, please check website for details.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Register online or call 973-233-9642.

Knicks Basketball Camp
Where: The Sports Academy, 56 East Willow Street, Milburn, NJ
Who:
 Boys and girls ages 8-18
What: The New York Knicks Summer Basketball Camp presented by Chase returns for the 22nd summer in 2013, providing children with a structured basketball learning experience, focused on teamwork and personal development. Campers will sharpen their dribbling, shooting and defensive skills, learn new plays and make new friends, while meeting Knicks players, alumni and coaching staff. Each camper will receive a Knicks camp uniform and the opportunity to win trophies and Knicks prizes.
When: TBA
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Register online here.

Lydia Johnson Dance Camp
Where: The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ
Who: Kids in grades 2 – 11.
What: Under the direction of choreographer Lydia Johnson, LJD company members and teaching artists will lead small groups through a varied day of creative dance including Dance Technique, Choreography, and Survey of Contemporary Dance, with guest artists teaching jazz and hip hop. The day includes a Choreography Workshop in which the campers create their own dances to show friends and families. An extended day is now offered in partnership with Geralyn’s Art Studio so campers can dance in the morning and create visual art work in the afternoons for a full day of the arts. (Scholarships and one and two-week sessions are available.) The program includes Pizza Fridays, dance games, snack on the patio, and special events.
When: July – July from 9 a.m-1 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Extended day offered)
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Montclair United and the Montclair Rec Half-Day Summer Soccer Camp
Where: Fortunato Field (NW corner Chestnut Street & Essex Ave.)
Who: Kids in kindergarten through 8th Grade (5 – 14 yrs. old)
What: Coached by Rob McOmish (MHS Girls Varsity Head Coach) and Toure Weaver (MHS Boys Varsity Assitant Coach & Montclair United Director of Coaching) Read more here.
When:  TBD
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Montclair Recreation Sports Camp
Where: Clary Anderson Arena, at 41 Chestnut Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Who: Ages 5-12
What: 3 two week sessions beginning July 5th – August 12 from 9 am -4 p.m. We also offer before and after care for additional  fee. Visit our the Recreation website for more info. There are also ½ day sports camps offered for ages 8yrs. – 15yrs. They meet in various locations depending on the sport. Lacrosse, track, volleyball and football are offered. We also will be offering tennis lessons for youth and adults. Registration will begin April 4th.
When: July 5th – August 12 from 9 am -4 p.m.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. They also offer before and after care for additional  fee.

Maplewood Tennis Camp
Where: Tennis courts in Memorial Park, Maplewood, NJ.
Who: Ages 6 – 14.
What: Fun tennis camp teaching all skills and tactics for a better game.
When: Please check website for details.
Cost: Varies depending on program. Please check website for dates and rates.

MVP Sports Camp
Where: Glen Ridge High School, 200 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
Who: Children ages 6 – 14.
What: All sports camp with a variety of games designed to improve athleticism, sportsmanship and putting the fun back into sports.
When: Six weekly sessions from June – August from 9 am – 2:30 pm. (half-day or full-day options.)
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Register here.

New Heights-Rock Climbing Camp
Where: New Jersey Rock Gym, 373 Route 46 West, Fairfield, NJ
Who: Kids ages 7-14 years
What: Rock Climbing and Sports Camp. The climbing program focuses on proper equipment use, climbing techniques and safety while building strength, flexibility, concentration and problem solving. Campers will gain experience with top rope, bouldering, and rappelling utilizing the most innovative climbing structures in the Northeast. The program is highly instructional! The sports program is about having fun with sports like soccer, kickball, relay races and cooperative games which lead to building teamwork.
When: Dates TBA.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. For more information call 973-439-9860.

New Jersey Jackals NIKE Baseball Camp
Where: 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls, NJ
Who: Boys ages 7 – 15.
What: At camp, campers are instructed by the New Jersey Jackal coaches and will be taught the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, base-running, team plays and more! Join the fun and get better at baseball this summer! Directing the NIKE Baseball Camp at Yogi Berra Stadium is Head Jackals Coach, Joe Calfapietra. The longest-tenured manager in the Can-Am League, 2013 marks Joe’s 11th season at the Jackals’ helm.
When: Half day sessions (9 am – 1 pm) running from June – August.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Register here.

New York NFL Alumni HeroesYouth Football Camps
Where:
 Montclair, NJ,  Sports Domain Academy, 14 Depot Square
Who: The Comprehensive Skills Camp is for newcomers ages 6-14.  The Accelerated Skills Camp is for experienced players ages 9-14.
What:Football fit for kids! Camps provide safe, non-contact instruction for kids ages 6-14 years old.  Kids learn to run, throw, catch, defend and compete the NFL Alumni Heroes way.   Each camp focuses on developing athletic skills, football skills and life skills while the kids have a blast playing the great game of football. Within the skill development goals, teaching USA Football’s Heads Up Football curriculum a top priority for the tackle-bound players.  In a safe, non-contact format, Heads Up teaches the proper techniques for blocking and tackling so they play better, safer football. With support from New York Giants Alumni Heroes like Stephen Baker, Scott Brunner, Chris Calloway, Rod Hampton and Curtis McGriff, New York NFL Alumni Heroes Youth Football Camps will visit Montclair’s Sports Domain Academy for a week of football instruction and fun.
When: Monday, July 25 – Friday, July 29, 2016   8:30am-11:30am
Cost: To register, visit www.NYHeroCamps.com or call 877-226-9919.

Newark Academy Summer Sports Camp
Where: Newark Academy, 91 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, NJ.
Who: Children ages 6 – 14.
What: Various sports camps for boys and girls: soccer, baseball, basketball, fencing and lacrosse. With state-of-the-art basketball courts, designated wrestling and fencing rooms, modern fitness center, six-lane swimming pool, and vast outdoor athletic fields, Newark Academy offers athletic facilities second to none.
When: Dates and times vary by sport. Details here.
Cost: Rates vary depending on camp. Please check website for dates and rates. For more information, contact: Liz Bona Beach Director, Summer Sports Institute at 973.992.7000, ext. 212.

Petite Equestrian Program
Where: 
Maplewood Memorial Park.
Who: Ages 3 – 7
What: Participants will learn safety on and around the ponies, grooming techniques, basic riding skills, and other primary horsemanship skills. While this is not a Horseback Riding lesson per say, the program includes an exciting riding component whereas each child will get to ride about 20 minutes and learn how to properly mount, dismount, hold the reins and control the horse/pony at the walk and a few steps of trot. Sessions aim to help develop confidence and motor – coordination skills while providing a supportive, fun, non-threatening environment for the participants as well as social interaction between them. This is a participatory program for parents who so desire so one may be asked to occasionally lend a hand. Parents/guardians must stay on location during the program. The perfect preparation for private or semi-private lessons for eager young aspiring equestrians! Course materials are provided. 
When:  Monday – Thursday 3 pm to 4:15 p.m. Please check website for details.
Cost:  Please check website for dates and rates. You may go to the Maplewood Recreation Department to pick up a registration form.

Pony Grooming Riding Program
Where: 
Maplewood Memorial Park.
Who: Ages 7 – 13
What: This unique program provides an exciting and inexpensive hands-on introduction to the wonderful world of equines in a fun-filled, non-threatening atmosphere. PonyShare uses camp-trained ponies and cobs, smaller and easier to handle than their larger equine counterparts. Small groups of 4-5 children are formed according to age and prior experience – if any. After reviewing safety rules, materials previously covered and learning new subject matter, participants are assigned their size-related pony or cob and each small group works under the tutelage of a qualified and motivated Counselor. Some of the horsemanship matters covered include: Safety on and around the horses, Basic Anatomy, Equine Senses & Body Language, Grooming, The Tack and Harness, Driving the Miniature Horse, English & Western styles, Barn Management and Careers in the Industry. Participants also get to shortly ride or drive their charges for about 20 minutes during each session. This program enhances team work, self-esteem and camaraderie while helping develop a genuine appreciation and respect for the animals. Course materials are provided. 
When: Monday – Thursday 4:30 pm to 6:30 p.m. Please check website for details.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. You may go to the Maplewood Recreation Department to pick up a registration form.

Prime Time Summer Arts – Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts
Where: Bradford School, 87 Mount Hebron Road, Montclair, NJ, 07043.
Who: Children ages 6 – 14.
What: Full-day program offering daily classes in art, music, dance and drama. Each session ends in a free public performance.
When: Two 3-week sessions with a public performance at the end of each session.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Revolution Field Hockey Camp
Where: Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave Montclair, NJ
Who: Girls Ages 10 – 18
What: The Revolution Field Hockey Camp at Montclair State University is considered the finest in the country. Each camp provides female athletes, ages 10-18, with the opportunity to become better field hockey players in a fun, positive environment. Campers learn from the best coaches and teachers the sport has to offer. Each camp offers great skill training, scrimmaging, camper bonding and fun! Join us this summer at a Revolution Field Hockey Camp and OWN THE FIELD! For more information on this location and its director, Montclair State University Head Coach Beth Gottung, please visit online or call us at 800-944-7112
When: Please check website for dates and rates.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Rutgers Dance Camp
Where: All camp activities are held on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University.  Nicholas Music Center and Marryott Music Building are where majority of camp activities are held.
Who: Ages 11-18
What: Mason Gross School of the Arts Summer Dance Camps are open to new and experienced dancers ages 11 to 18 who wish to expand their knowledge and experience of dance in a collegiate environment. Dancers develop skills through daily ballet and modern technique classes. A variety of other styles are explored in a series of special workshops and master classes with world class teaching artists. All students learn repertory, create their own choreography, and have the opportunity to perform in an end-of-session showcase.  Student learning needs are assessed during a series of placement classes held during the first day of camp.  Students may attend one or both sessions.
When: TBA, please check website for details.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Rutgers Dance Conservatory – Junior and Senior Levels
Where: All camp activities are held on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University.  Nicholas Music Center and Marryott Music Building are where majority of camp activities are held.
Who: Ages 14 to 18
What: Rutgers Junior and Senior Dance Conservatories are intensive, precollege programs for experienced dancers who seek to build artistic acuity and technical endurance while learning about pursuing college study as they work toward a career in dance. Students attend ballet and modern technique classes and meet with staff on learning goals and career aspirations. Dancers work in intimate repertory groups with professional choreographers and create their own choreography, which is performed in two fully produced, end-of-session showcases. Prospective participants must complete an online application, an audition (video or live),and have their primary dance instructor complete an online recommendation form.
When: Please check website for dates and rates.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Sports Business Academy at Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center
Where: 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls, NJ
Who: Teens
What: This three day event will educate students to the wide range of jobs that exist within the sports world. We provide students an opportunity to learn about the business from executives who have practical experience in the field. Through lectures, assignments and interactive Q&A sessions we will better prepare students for a career in sports.
When: TBA, please check website for details.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Register online here.

St. John’s Montclair Soccer Camps at MSU
Where: Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07043.
Who: Kids ages 5-14.
What: At the Dave Masur Soccer Kid program, participants will improve their soccer skills in a friendly and fun filled environment. All the game skills such as dribbling, passing, control, shooting and heading are covered. Each day includes small sided games, practices and game tactics. The day schedule also includes water slip-n-slide, movies during lunch in air-conditioned lunch rooms. Lunch rooms are also used in case of extreme heat or bad weather.
When: Please check on website. Camp hours: 9am – 3pm
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Sum It Up For Girls Lacrosse Camp
Where: Sessions held in Summit, Short Hills, Chatham, Gilette, and Berkeley Heights
Who: Girls in grades k – 8th
What: Guest-coach visits from the area’s elite teams give our campers the chance to learn about playing opportunities at the next level.Creative crafts and journal-making provide girls the opportunity to cool off and relax. A Certified Athletic Trainer at every camp trained to handle medical emergencies, including allergic reactions and asthma-related incidents.
When: Week long sessions from June – August. Check details here
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Sessions and rates vary depending on dates.

Sunburst Gymnastics Camp
Where: 565 Rahway Avenue, Union, NJ
Who: Kids ages 3 – 5 and 6 – 13
What: A variety of activities including gymnastics, dance and arts and crafts. Bowling and swimming are for full day campers only.
When: Five sessions from June  – August . Ages 3-5 half day only (8:30 am – 12:30 pm). Ages 6-13 half day or full day (8:30 am – 5:30 pm). 3 or 5 day option available.
Cost: Ranges depending on program. Please check website for dates and rates.

Top Flight Basketball Camp
Where: 100 Chestnut Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042 (Gym entrance on Midland Ave.)
Who: For Boys grades K thru entering 9th Grade
What: Instruction in all phases of the game from a dedicated staff at Montclair High School who have tremendous basketball knowledge and want to teach future High School and College basketball players.
When: TBA
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Scholarships (based on financial need) are available at The Montclair Neighborhood Development Corp. (228 Bloomfield Ave. Montclair (973) 744-9094. For further information call:  (845) 661-9398 or e-mail: [email protected]

Umoja Summer Dance Camp
Where: Umoja Dance Studio, 2120 Springfield Avenue, Vauxhall, NJ
Who: Kids ages 5 – 16
What: Campers will learn and perform Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, and African Dance, as well as do Arts & Crafts, Capoeira, and yoga.
When: TBA, please check website for details.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center Softball Camp
Where: 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls, NJ
Who: Girls ages 7-13.
What: Softball camp is designed for girls to learn, have fun and enhance their skills in all phases of softball. The YBMLC softball camp is under the direction of Leslie Korkgy Valenti, one of New Jersey’s leading softball instructors. Currently an assistant coach at Bloomfield College, Korkgy Valenti is also the owner of All Starz, a North Jersey baseball and softball training facility. We provide the opportunity for young players to improve their ability level and develop into the best player possible with all out-door activities taking place at the beautiful Montclair State softball park. Refreshments, lunch and a camp T-shirt will be provided and there will also be some sports education activities inside the Museum, where the players will report each morning and be picked up after camp.
When: June 26-30 (daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.).
Cost: Please check website for cost. Scholarships are available. Call (973) 655-2378 for more information.

Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center Baseball Camp
Where: 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls, NJ
Who: Boys ages 7-13.
What: The Museum’s baseball camp is directed by Andrew Mulvey, baseball coach at Wardlaw-Hartridge High School, whose staff includes top collegiate baseball players as instructors. Through specialized stations and game competition, the camps focus on fun and fundamentals – while providing instruction in proper hitting, bunting, pitching, base running, fielding, position play and more. Harold Reynolds, former major-league All-Star second baseman, will make special appearances throughout the camp week providing instruction.
When: July 31-Aug. 4 (daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.).
Cost: Please check website for cost. Scholarships are available. Call (973) 655-2378 for more information.

Theater and Acting Camps

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Where: Ridgewood Avenue School, 235 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ
Who: Grades 7-12
What: Cast members will hone their skills in acting and performance classes during the morning hours and will get to work using those skills in afternoon music and blocking rehearsals. The two weeks will culminate in a production of a musical review featuring songs and scenes from groundbreaking shows including Rent, Hamilton, and Les Mis. At the end of the two weeks the cast members will put on a show for family and friends at the Ridgewood Avenue Theater! Directed by Kristy Graves.
When: July 17 – July 29th, Monday through Friday10:00am5:00pm
Cost: Tuition: $750. Discounted registration special for siblings.

Broadway Performing Arts Triple Threat Musical Theater Summer Camp
Where: 357 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ.
Who: Kids ages 6 – 14
What: For the first half of the day each 2 week camp will include a variety of classes: Theatre Dance, Audition class, Acting, Improv, Ballet, Tap, Jazz/Lyrical, Hip Hop, Acro and Vocal class.The 2nd half of the day the campers will be rehearsing a musical theatre number that will be performed at the “Little Theatre” in Bloomfield on the last Friday of each camp!
When: Two two-week sessions. Please check website for dates and rates.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates (price includes 2 tickets for the performance at the end of each camp)!

Essex Youth Theater Summer Camp
Where: Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Montclair, NJ, 07043 and Montclair Operetta Club, 494 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07043.
Who: Children ages 6 – 12.
What: Imagine the thrill of starring in your own show!  Musicals and comedies, one and two-week programs.  A specialized program that uses custom-written scripts to guarantee equal roles for every child.  Class size is small, with lots of individual attention in a fun, friendly atmosphere that fosters self-esteem, creativity and confidence.  Plus theater games and improvisation.  Every week culminates in a full production.  Choice of 12 different shows to choose from.
When: Check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.746.3303 for more information.

JCC Metrowest Triple Threat Theater Camps
Where: 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
Who: Programs for kids in kindergarten to 3rd grade and grades 4 – 10.
What: Acting, Dance, Song—All Summer Long! Your camper will have hands-on experience they won’t get at other camps—studying acting, voice, and dance with working professionals. All this plus weekly trips to NYC for Master Classes with working Broadway professionals, lunch out and a Broadway matinee. Each session will culminate in a showcase performance that the campers help create.
When: Offered in 3, 4 or 7 week sessions. Programs vary by exact dates. Check here for details.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.530.3421 for more details.

Musical Theatre Conservatory
Where: Livingston and West Orange locations.
Who: Broadway Kids- Ages 5-7, Glee Goes Broadway – (Ages 7-10) and Broadway Bootcamp (Ages 8-17)
What: Musical Theatre Conservatory offers exciting classes in Singing, Dancing, Acting T.V. Acting/Commercials, Comedy, voice overs, stage combat and auditioning! Meet and Study with T.V. and Broadway personalities! Students will perform their final showcase in N.Y.C at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.
When: Various sessions. Please check website for dates and rates.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. For more information or questions about any of our programs, contact Randy – 973.868.6259. Partial Scholarships are available.

New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts
Where: 593 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ
Who: Camps for kids ages 6 – 12
What: Spend your summer in the spotlight! This summer’s show for Kids On Stage will be the Broadway play, SHREK-The Musical. Our five week Musical Theater Intensive will give campers the chance to perform in a Musical Show (SHREK) while immersing themselves in the rehearsal and production process. No audition is required for entrance into this program. Enrollment is limited to 25 performers. Tweens and Teens can take weekly specialty camps.
When: Sessions from June  – August.
Cost: Varies on camp and ages. Please check website for dates and rates.

Paper Mill Players Camp
Where:  Millburn Library, second floor rehearsal room, 200 Glen Avenue, Millburn, NJ
Who: Ages 8 – 13
What: Enrolled students will have an opportunity to work on their performance skills in four fun-filled weeks of acting, dance, and musical theatre workshops.
When: Classes will meet three days a week: on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Passaic Valley Summer for the Performing Arts
Where: Passaic Valley High School, 100 East Main Street, Little Falls, NJ 07424
Who: Students going into 4th grade through High School
What: Camp includes classes in Music, Theatre, Art, and Dance all located inside Passaic Valley’s air conditioned classrooms.
When: Mondays through Thursdays; 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Please check website for details.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Any student taking an art class, there is a supply fee of $15.

Performers Theatre Workshop Broadway Showcase and Training Program Camp
Where: 1 Pierson Road, Maplewood, NJ
Who: Kids ages 10 – 18.
What: PTW’s Summer Broadway Theater Showcase and Training Camp features two exciting sessions of classes in acting, singing, dance, comedy, TV commercials, stage makeup and more! Also, visits from talent agents and managers, and fun trips to a Broadway show and to Six Flags Great Adventure. Both training sessions culminate with a final performance at a NYC Cabaret in the heart of the Broadway Theatre District!
When: Two sessions, check website for dates.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Transportation and early drop off is available both sessions-please call 973.327.2250 for details.

Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory
Where: All camp activities are held on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University.  Nicholas Music Center and Marryott Music Building are where majority of camp activities are held.
Who: Ages 14 -18
What: Unparalleled conservatory training for young people serious about acting! RSAC is a highly selective, four-week conservatory acting program that accepts only 38 high school students from across the country. All conservatory faculty are working theater professionals dedicated to providing students with a challenging, inspiring learning environment that allows each student to develop as a young theater artist. Musical Theater track available!
When: Check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

The Summer Theatre Camp of Montclair – Acting Boot Camp
Where: Unitarian Church of Montclair, 67 Church St. Montclair, NJ, 07042.
Who: Teens ages 13 – 18
What: An intensive immersion into acting process. Participants will be introduced to Meisner, Method and Other Acting Techniques while developing their skill through monologue and scene work. Intensive and Demanding, this is a week designed for the serious young actor. Excellent preparation for college auditions.
When: Check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.746.8686 for more information.

The Summer Theatre Camp of Montclair – Improv, Audition and the New York Experience
Where: Unitarian Church of Montclair, 67 Church St. Montclair, NJ, 07042.
Who: Kids ages 6 -17
What: Participants are immersed in a dynamic week of improvisation, theatre games and audition techniques.  Participants gain audition skills, comprise a theatrical resume and take a trip to New York city to see a production.
When: Two and 1 week options available / morning, afternoon or full day options.
Cost: Varies on programs. Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.746.8686 for more information.

The Summer Theatre Camp of Montclair – The Main Stage
Where: Unitarian Church of Montclair, 67 Church St. Montclair, NJ, 07042.
Who: Kids ages  8 – 12 and 12 – 16
What: Learn how to unleash your expressive power onstage and build natural confidence and leadership offstage by participating in dynamic personalized acting training, theatre games and rehearsal culminating in a professionally staged and beautifully costumed final performance!
When: Four weeks / full day from 9 am – 4:15. Before and after care available at no charge.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.746.8686 for more information.

Young Artist Summer Intensive
Where: NJPAC/Center for Arts Education, 24 Rector Street, Newark, NJ
Who: Ages 13 – 19.
What: Young artists can immerse themselves in five weeks of intensive study through daily workshops in acting, modern dance, musical theater, and voice with our leading teaching artists. Students showcase their skills on NJPAC’s Victoria Stage at the end of the workshop.
When: Check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Email here or call 973.353.7058 for more information.

Traditional Camp Experience

DEERKILL DAY CAMP
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Where: 54 Wilder Road, Suffern, NY. (845) 354-1466
Who: Kids ages 3 – 15
What: Deerkill Day Camp is a 3rd-generation family-owned day camp for boys and girls age 3 to 15 in Rockland County, New York. Owned and directed by the Rhodes Family since 1958, Deerkill has been the summer home for campers from throughout Manhattan, Rockland, Bergen, Orange, Hoboken and Montclair for over half a century. Deerkill Day Camp is a smaller ACA-accredited day camp that offers a warm and supportive environment on a beautiful 15 acre campus. Deerkill offers a superb swimming program, team sports and a dozen specialty programs in the creative and performing arts. Transportation is by air-conditioned minibus. Hot lunches, towels, supplies, trips and a weekend pool club are included. No tipping allowed.
When: New campers may enroll for 2 weeks or more. All returning campers may enroll from 4 – 8 weeks.
Cost: Varies by age group. Please check website for dates and rates. Cost includes all activities (except horseback riding) family weekend swimming, door-to-door transportation, hot lunches, field trips and supplies, group photo, camp shirts, gym bag and DVD yearbook.

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Where: Conklintown Road, Ringwood, NJ.
Who: Kids in Pre-K – 10th grade.
What: 26 acre campus includes a 40,000 square foot heated pool complex divided into 5 awesome pools, a 5 acre lake for boating and fishing, water slides, manicured baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts, 4 basketball courts, 2 hockey rinks, climbing towers, 500 foot zip-line, ropes course, 4 person bungee, beach volleyball, indoor dance studio, gymnastics pavilion, arts & crafts and fine art pavilions, cooking class rooms, computer centers, wood working, ceramics, science, nature, archery, wiffle ball, music and more. Air-conditioned door-to-door transportation is provided using only Department of Transportation approved mini-buses. Tour Dates: 2/23 and 3/2 from 10 am – 1 pm 
When: Mini-Day to Full Sessions. Click here for all details. Monday – Friday 9 am to 4 pm. Mini Day hours are Monday –  Friday 9 am to 1:20 pm. Mini Day is available only for campers entering Nursery or Pre-K. Campers entering Kindergarten thru 10th grade are full day campers.
Cost: Prices range depending on age, program and length of stay. Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.831.9000 for more information.

YMCA OF MONTCLAIR – CAMP AT THE LAKE
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Where: YMCA of Montclair Outdoor Education Center, 131 Germantown Road, West Milford (FREE transportation provided)
Who:
 Ages 5–13
What:
 Camp at the Lake offers swim lessons, sports, crafts, nature, science, outdoor survival skills, hiking, archery, low ropes challenge, music, boating and fishing. This American Camp Association accredited camp provides children with exciting adventures, cooperative learning and tons of fun! Campers express their creativity, unleash their boundless energy, learn new skills and develop meaningful relationships. FREE transportation provided from bus stops in Montclair, Upper Montclair, Verona, Cedar Grove, Bloomfield, West Orange and Clifton.
When:
 June 26– September 1 (10 one-week sessions, no camp July 4). Hours: 8:00 am–4:30 pm (Bus stop drop-off available starting at 7:30am).
Cost: 
Traditional Camp for ages 5–13 years: $275–$300 per session. Sports Camps for ages 8–13 (Basketball, Soccer, Sports Fan Club, World Wide Sports) $320/$370. Arts Camps for ages 8–13 years (Creative Arts, Performing Arts, Dance) $320/$370. Outdoor Adventure Camps for ages 8–13 years $320/$370. After Care available: until 6:30 pm (additional fee of $95 per session). For more information contact Kim Burrows at [email protected] or 973-415-6118 –OR- Nya Noziere at [email protected] or 973-415-6140

Camp Riverbend
Where: 116 Hillcrest Road, Warren Township, NJ
Who: Kids ages 3 – 14.
What: Camp Riverbend is located in Somerset County on a 30-acre site along the Passaic River in Warren Township. Shady woods, open fields, nature trails, a wetlands sanctuary, athletic facilities and the river bank provide a variety of environment to explore. Camp Riverbend provides a wide range of activities, including arts and crafts, sports, environmental learning and performing arts. Every camper gets individual attention from instructors and group counselors.
When: Check website. Campers can attend any two consecutive weeks or more. Camp runs Monday through Friday, from 9:30 am to 4:15 pm.
Cost: Varies depending on age of camper and sessions chosen. Please check website for dates and rates.

Deer Mountain Day Camp
Where: 63 Call Hollow Rd, Pomona, NY
Who: Ages 3 – 15
What: Deer Mountain Day Camp is one of the first established and most respected day camps in the Tri-State area, located just minutes from the George Washington and Tappan Zee bridges.  Founded in 1956, Deer Mountain sits on 25 beautiful mountainside acres surrounding our spring-fed lake.  At Deer Mountain, age-appropriate programs for children 3-15 years old have been crafted by certified teachers and educational professionals to give your child the most enriching summer experience possible.  With swimming, sports, arts, outdoor adventure, lake and special event activities, campers rave that they have “the best summer ever”.  Deer Mountain Day Camp has been family owned since its inception and is now in its second generation of leadership.
When: Check website.
Cost: Depends on ages and programs. Please check website for dates and rates.

Harbor Hills Day Camp
Where: 
75 Doby Road, Mendham, NJ 07945
Who: Kids ages 3-17
What: Campers from ages 3-17 participate in a purposefully-designed program of dynamic and exciting activities, guided by an extraordinary Leadership Team and a well-trained, dedicated staff. Campers can participate in sports, arts, outdoor adventures, and aquatics.
When: 8 one-week sessions from June 26th – August 18th.
Cost: Check website for details.

Jeff Lake Camp
Where
: Jeff Lake is located on a beautiful 50 acre lake in Stanhope, New Jersey.
Who
: Jeff Lake offers a wide variety of age appropriate programs for children in pre- school through 10th grade.
What
: Family owned for more than 50 years, Jeff Lake Camp is a place where kids have fun. Our energy and spirit is contagious. Children grow in a culture that has campers coming back again and again. Our facilities include: 50 acre lake for boating and fishing, 5 heated swimming pools (we are known as the camp “where kids learn to swim”), athletic fields, New Gymnastics Pavillion, Dance and Fine Art Studios, high and low ropes course, Cooking Studio and more! Freshman Campus is home to our youngest campers and includes athletic fields as well as a new air conditioned Freshman Clubhouse for indoor play.
When
: Check website. 4, 6 and 8 week sessions available.
Cost
: Please check website for dates and rates. Please call the office at 973-376-1962 to speak to one of the directors.

JCC Metrowest Camp Deeny Riback
Where: 208 Flanders-Netcong Road Flanders, NJ.
Who: Ages 3 1/2 – 15 years.
What: Camp Deeny Riback combines the magic & excitement of camp on a beautiful 35-acre facility. The philosophy of “A Summer of Fun—A Lifetime of Memories” lies in the belief that everyone will leave each summer learning life skills, making new friends, and having fun, all in a safe and quality camping environment. Transportation provided.
When: Offered for 4,6,7, or 8 weeks. Programs vary by exact dates. Check here for details.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.929.2901 for more details.

JCC MetroWest Exploration Camp
Where: 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
Who: Programs for kids in kindergarten to 6th grade.
What: During an Exploration Camp week, your camper has an amazing opportunity to learn, play, and explore. Our camp focuses on a new activity each week, giving children the opportunity to discover and grow in many different areas of art, science, and aquatics.
When: One-week camp options Programs vary by exact dates.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. For more information, call 973-530-3479 or email here.

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp
Where: 73 East Valley Brook Road, Long Valley, NJ
Who: Kids ages 3 – Grade 9
What: Meadowbrook is an ACA accredited camp with a beautiful 50 acre campus filled with exciting activities including a 9,000 square foot pool complex featuring 3 heated pools and special events each and every week. Door-to-door transportation available from many locations on air-conditioned mini-buses and mini-vans. Teen Travel programs available. “We believe camp is a place where children have the opportunity to try new activities, take on new challenges, increase their self-esteem and grow in a safe, nurturing, fun environment.”
When: Check website. The camp runs from 9 am to 4 pm with before and after care available.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. For more information call the office at 908-876-3429.

Morristown-Beard Day Camp
Where: 70 Whippany Road,Morristown, NJ
Who: Kids ages 6 – 13.
What: Astate-licensed facility, located on a beautiful 22-acre campus, is designed to help children develop skills in sports, arts and crafts, drama, swimming and science. Our counselors work to promote good sportsmanship and self-confidence. Our daily schedule is comprised of structured periods, with a flexible schedule on special events days. Also offer a number of specialty camps. These camps run for different sessions throughout the summer.
When: Check website
Cost: Depends on program and ages. Please check website for dates and rates.

New Horizons Day Camp
Where: Campus of the Blessed Pope John Academy, 8 St. Cloud Place, West Orange, NJ
Who: Kids ages 5 – 14.
What: New Horizons Day Camp was established in 2012 by Seth Blender and Chris Purdue formerly of Camp Horizons. New Horizons offers children a camp experience that is safe, fun, innovative and close to home. We provide an all day camping experience with flexible scheduling that fits the needs of today’s family. Campers choose their own schedules from a menu of exciting activities, including sports & swim, arts & crafts, technology, performing arts, and academics, all delivered with a focus on our 8 core values.
When: Check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. For more information about availability call 973-850-6640.

Willow Lake Day Camp
Where: 200 State Route 181, Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Who: Kids and teens ages 3 – 15.
What: Willow Lake has developed age appropriate programs which ensures each child has a healthy, safe and fun experience. Campers thrive in our dynamic program which continues to grow with them each summer as they get older. Our activities and equipment are specifically designed to fit the needs of campers of all ages and skill levels. Willow Lake’s modern fleet of air-conditioned 16 and 25 seat school buses (they do not use big buses) is carefully routed to ensure the shortest ride to and from camp each day. Each bus is driven by a professional New Jersey CDL certified driver who has also undergone an intensive Willow Lake orientation as well. New for 2014!: State of the Art Gymnastics Center, Lunch pavilion, a fire pit, dance studio, and a brand new frog pool!
When: Enroll for either 4 week, 5, week, 6 week, 7 week or 8 week sessions.
Cost: Rates are dependent on age and length of program. Please check website for dates and rates. For more information call 973.663.2732.

Travel and Adventure Camps

YMCA OF MONTCLAIR – VOYAGERS TEEN TRAVEL CAMP
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Where: Central Presbyterian Church, 46 Park Street, Montclair
Who: 
Ages 12–14
What: Voyagers is the camp where youth go on thrilling excursions, make an impact in their local community and each week get to choose their “in house” weekly camp activities such as drama, art, sports, cooking and so much more. Day trip opportunities are Wednesday-Friday and may include, but are not limited to Fireball Mountain, Keansburg Amusement Park, 9/11 Memorial Museum, Dorney Park, High Exposure Adventure and so much more. Trained staff maintains a high level of safety, fun and mentoring for all participants.
When:
 June 26–August 18: 8 one-week sessions (no camp July 4). Hours 9:00 am-4:00 pm on Monday & Tuesday, 9:00 am-5:00* pm on Wednesday, 9:00 am-6:00* pm on Thursday and Friday (*earlier/later depending on trip).
Cost:
 $400 per session. For more information contact Kimberley Griffiths at [email protected] or 973-415-6102

Keiki Explorers Club
Where: Nishuane Park, Montclair
Who: Children ages 8 – 11.
What: Kids take the adventure on the road to various hiking and swimming spots in the NY/NJ Metropolitan area and beyond. They’ve gone as far as Old Rag Mountain, VA and as close as Mills Reservation in Cedar Grove.
When: 9:00am-5:30pmMondayFriday, for the 6 weeks of June 27-August 5 (no camp on July 4th).
Cost: $500 per week, including lunch. Click to Register Here. For more information call 973 559-3109 or email [email protected].

Surf and Turf Adventures Camp 
Where: Two locations: Pickup in Montclair or Summit
Who: Children ages 10 – 15.
What: Pick up at Edgemont Park in Montclair. Then they take the adventure on the road to various hiking and swimming spots in the NY/NJ Metropolitan area and beyond. They’ve gone as far as Old Rag Mountain, VA and as close as Mills Reservation in Cedar Grove. Check out the Schedule for this years itinerary.
When: 6 weeks from June through August from 8:30 am – 5:30 / 6 pm.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.
Where: Livingston High School/West Essex YMCA
Who: Teens entering grades 7-9
What: Teen Adventure Camp helps teens entering Grades 7 – 9 strengthen their decision making skills by encouraging positive values and providing fun, challenging, character building experiences. Teen Adventure follows an extensive trip schedule, including one overnight trip per session.
When: June 26 – August 25, 2017 (No Camp on July 4th)
Cost: Check website for details.

All West Essex YMCA camps provide Before and After Camp Care at no additional cost, providing peace of mind for working parents. For more information, or to speak to a Camp Registrar or Director, please call 973-992-7500 or visit www.westessexymca.org.

YMCA Camps 

YMCA OF MONTCLAIR – EXPLORERS CAMP

the_Y_teal_logoWhere: Geyer Family Branch, YMCA of Montclair, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair
Who:
 Ages 8–12
What:
 Explorers Camp offers a combination of fun filled activities and trips to local attractions. Campers participate in a daily schedule of games, recreational swim and activities based around weekly themes.
When:
 June 26 – September 1 (10 one-week sessions, no camp July 4). Hours: 8:30 am –3:30 pm.
Cost:
 $275 per session. Before Care Hours: 7:30 am –8:30 am (additional fee of $35 per session). After Care Hours: 3:30 pm–6:30 pm (additional fee of $90 per session).

For more information contact Cheyenne Bailey at [email protected] or 973-415-6124

South Mountain YMCA Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program
Where: 
At the Y Knots or SOMAPY Day Camps
Who: For teens entering 9th & 10th grades
What: Designed to give campers the training and experiences they need to develop in order to become tomorrow’s leaders.
When: Two 3-week sessions. Before and aftercare is NOT available.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Single week registrations are available only for those who have successfully completed a prior full session.

South Mountain YMCA Golf Camp
Where: 
Depending on weather, the camp will play at various local driving ranges and golf courses. The camp day starts and ends at the Y.
Who: Kids entering grades k – 8
What: Golf Camp is tailored for ALL SKILL LEVELS; from those who have never played before to the more experienced player
looking to advance their game.
When: 2 mini one-week sessions. Before and aftercare available for an additional fee.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

South Mountain YMCA Pre-Teen and Teen Adventure Camp
Where: Maplecrest Park, Maplewood & South Orange Community Pool, Maplewood, NJ.
Who: Grades 5 – 6 and Grades 6 -9
What: Day camp designed to strengthen decision-making skills, encourage social responsibility, and team work through challenging and fun character-building experiences.  The pre-teen and teenage years are an important time in a child’s life as they learn to make decisions on their own and come to understand some of the impact of their own actions. The Pre-Teen and TEEN Adventure Camps follow an extensive travel schedule with trips each week to places such as: Dorney Park, Mountain Creek, Camel Beach, Laser Tag, Dave and Busters, NY City, bowling, roller skating, museums and local beaches and lakes. Teen Campers  attend three overnights held , including a camp-out at our beautiful “sister” branch, Fairview Lake YMCA camp grounds.
When: Nine one-week sessions, weekdays from 9 am – 3:30 pm. Occasionally extended as late as 6 pm due to travel schedules. Before and aftercare available for an additional fee.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. This camp is now sold by individual weeks.

South Mountain YMCA Sports Galore Camp
Where: South Mountain Annex Elementary School, 112 Glenview Rd, South Orange, NJ
Who: Kids entering grades k – 5.
What: Day camp in which campers experience over 15 different sports plus team building experiences.
When: 3 mini 1 week sessions; weekdays 9 am – 3 pm. Before and aftercare available for an additional fee.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

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I'm struck by how much attention is being paid to the details of a parking lot, as opposed to the attention paid to the future impact of the monstrous projects being planned.

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