Baristanet 2017 Summer Day Camp Guide: Little Kids

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Baristanet 2016 Summer Camp Guide

Our 2017 Summer Day Camp Guide: LITTLE KIDS is primarily geared to ages 2 1/2 to 4th grade (some camps listed take kids through age 13); this guide lists many nearby camps under the following categories:

ACADEMIC, ART & CRAFTY, FOREIGN LANGUAGE, MUSIC, PRESCHOOLS & SCHOOL CAMPS, SPECIALTY CAMPS, SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS, SPORTS, YOGA AND DANCE, THEATER & ACTING, TRADITIONAL, TRAVEL & ADVENTURE CAMPS, & 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 on the Family page sidebar so you can check out our comprehensive list all year long!

Many of these camps fill up quickly; many also offer early registration and sibling discounts, so register soon. Be sure to ask any camp about visiting days and open house dates before summer.

LITTLE 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 K to 8th Graders
What: Weekly STEM-themed  camps with ½ or full-day options.

 

 

  • Coding: Game Design and Interactive Programming
  • Robotics & Chess
  • Competitive Robotics Training
  • Minecraft
  • Jedi Science & Engineering
  • Grossology
  • Superhero Science
  • Science Explorers

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].

LITTLE ENGINEERS SUMMER CAMP

Where: 73 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Who: 3 to 5 year old
What: Weekly sessions 9am-11:30am

Our Little Engineers Summer Camp will expose children to different areas of STEM through fun, hands-on and engaging activities developing their creativity, curiosity, problem-solving, critical thinking, communications, and teamwork skills.

Each day, we will explore a subject related to our weekly theme through experiments or other hands-on project.

Our explorations will often take us outside. We will enjoy related stories, songs and games. A daily snack and recess period will include outdoor play.

Weekly themes: Over the rainbow, Robot Fun, 321…Blast Off, Splash, I can fly, the 3 little pigs, Animals, Math Fun

When: 8 weekly sessions from June 26th to July 28th and August 7th 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.

YMCA OF MONTCLAIR – ACE: ACADEMIC CAMP EXPERIENCE
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Where: New Light Baptist Church, 89 Dewey Street, Bloomfield
Who: A
ges 7–11 (students entering 2nd through 5th grade students for the 2017/2018 school year)
What:
 Research shows that the key to stemming summer reading loss is finding novel ways to get books into the hands of children during the summer break. A.C.E., a summer education alignment program, helps keep kids on track with reading, writing and math skills and includes DEAR (Drop Everything And Read). Hands on science, art, music and physical activity are all part of the daily program. Led by Elementary Education certified teachers, students bring lunch, a drink and snack and we provide the rest.
When:
 June 26-July 14 (no camp July 4) and July 17-August 4 (2 three-week sessions). Hours: 9:00 am–4:00 pm.
Cost:
 $600 per three-week session. Before Care Hours: 8:30–9:00 am (additional fee of $10 per week/$30 per session). After Care Hours: 4:00–6:00 pm (additional fee of $50 per week/$150 per session).

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

YMCA OF MONTCLAIR – GAP: GAINING ACADEMICS PROGRAM
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Where: Memorial Middle School, 500 Ridge Road, Cedar Grove
Who: Ages 6-9 (students entering 1st-4th grade students for the 2017/2018 school year)
What: GAP is for students wanting or needing to increase the specific skills of reading, writing and math. The program goals are to reverse summer learning loss, achieve learning gains, and give students the chance to master some material that they did not learn during the previous school year. The program is only offered for a half day leaving plenty of time to enjoy the summer afternoons. Led by Elementary Education certified teachers, students need only bring a morning snack-we will provide the rest. If you need your camper to be entertained in the afternoon, the YMCA’s Summer Sparks Camp offers enrichment workshops from 1:15-5:15 at the same location. If registering for a Summer Sparks afternoon workshop, students must bring a lunch in addition to their snacks.
When: June 26-July 7 (no camp July 4), July 10-July 21, July 24-August 4 (3 two-week sessions). Hours: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.
Cost: $300 per two-week session. Before Care Hours: 8:00–8:30 am (additional fee of $10 per week). Optional Afternoon with Summer Sparks Enrichment Camp: 1:15-5:15 pm (additional fee of $150 per week). Campers who participate in Summer Sparks in the afternoons may also participate in Summer Sparks after care (5:15–6:00 pm for an additional $15 per week)

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

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 from June – August. Half-day or Full-day
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.655-4104 for more information.

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: 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: Please check website for details.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

 

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: Weekly sessions from June – August. 9 am – 12 pm OR 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm.
Cost: 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: Morning, afternoon and full day options. Please check website for details.
Cost: Rates vary depending on camp. Please check website for dates and rates.

Kids Create!
Where: Red Oaks School- (Morristown, NJ) Douglass Campus- (New Brunswick, NJ)
Who: Ages 6-12
What: Fill your child’s summer days with music, dance, theater and visual arts! Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., children develop their imaginations and skills through drawing, painting, collage, movement, music, improvisational theater, creative dramatics, and playwriting. Classes are taught by professional musicians and artists from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts and Youth Stages. Each week’s offerings are unique, so children may participate in one or both weeks. Camp weeks end with showcases, giving students the opportunity to perform for their families. No prior experience needed. Before and aftercare are available for an additional charge.
When:  Please check website for details.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Sibling discount of $50 available! Financial aid is not available for Kids Create.

The Messy Artist
Where: 346 Route 10, East Hanover, NJ
Who: Kids ages 18 months – 5th graders
What: A variety of different classes for all ages.  The summer programs is very similar to the fall, winter, and spring programs, but you can tailor our summer offerings to fit your vacation schedule!
When: June – August. Different times depending on age.
Cost: Depends on program. 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: 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.

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.

Montclair Cooperative School – Machine Sewing and Handwork Camp
Where: Montclair Cooperative School, 65 Chestnut Street, Montclair NJ 07042
Who: rising 1st – 5th graders
What: Campers will learn the basics of machine sewing, as well as hand sewing skills and other handcrafts. All machine sewing projects follow simple patterns.
When: June 27-July 1, 9:00 – 1:00
Cost: $275 + $50 materials fee

 

Language Camps

 

FIAF – MINI FUN IN FRENCH DAY CAMP FOR TODDLERS (AGES 3 – 4)

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Where: 22 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10024
Who: Kids 3-4. Children need to be toilet-trained and accustomed to separation.
What: Whether your child is brand new to the language or bilingual, immerse them in French with our great native-speaking teachers for a summer of fun and learning at FIAF!

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.

Toddlers engage with French every day through stories, art, games, music, yoga, cooking, theater, dance, and more. Children staying for the full day get time for rest and outdoor playtime in Central Park.

When: June 19 – August 11. Monday – Friday. Full Day: 9am-3pm. Half Day: 9am-12pm or 1:30-4:30pm.

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.

The Language Workshop for Children Summer Enrichment 
Where: 
596 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042. (973) 509-0060
Who: Children ages 3 – 9.
What: Children learn a language in a fun and relaxed immersion program. Activities include, arts and crafts, costume and theme days, and snack time.
When: Programs offered May – August. Flexible weekly or full-session scheduling.
Cost: Pay per week or session fees. Discounts available! Please check website for dates and rates.

 

Music Camps

 

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 up
When:  Check here for all details. Camp runs from July – August from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Cost: Depends on week. Please check website for dates and rates.

 


School of Rock Montclair Summer Boot Camp

Where: School of Rock, 125 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
Who:  Beginner (6 and up), intermediate (8 and up), and advanced (10 and up) musicians
What: School of Rock Montclair’s exciting, fun, and righteously rockin’ week-long summer camp programs are perfect for young musicians of all skill levels.  Depending on the week, SOR’s Boot Camps are open to guitarists, bass players, drummers, keyboard players, singers, and horn players ages 6 to 18.  This summer’s programs include “Discover Rock n’ Roll:  I Love The 70s!”; “Lollapalooza:  Best of 2013”; “The Alt Folk Experience”; “Songwriting and Recording” (2 week session/advanced students only); “Tribute to The Foo Fighters”; “Tribute to The Beatles”; and “Discover Rock n’ Roll:  I Love The 90s!”
When:  July through August from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Certain programs include a Saturday lunchtime performance by campers at Just Jake’s in Montclair.
Cost: Varies by program.  Save 15% on camp registrations before April 1.  Please check website for dates and rates.

 


Preschools & School Camps
 

 

PLAYHOUSE NURSERY SCHOOL – SUMMER PROGRAM
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Where: 88 Franklin Ave, West Orange, NJ 0705
Who: Children ages 2 ½ to 6 years old
What: Summer at Playhouse offers a nurturing environment filled with hands on activities and many opportunities for outdoor play,including water, sand, gardening, chick hatching, animal care and weekly trips to the town pool. Playhouse teachers lead the classes.
When: Two sessions—July & August- four weeks each – Half and full day programs
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Click here for information or call 973-736-9451.

YMCA OF MONTCLAIR – EARLY ADVENTURES CAMP
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Where: Geyer Family Branch, YMCA of Montclair, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair
Who:
 Ages 3–6
What:
 Early Adventures Camp offers children a safe, fun and creative first time camp experience. Activities include swim lessons, gym activities, storytelling, arts and crafts, music, dance and special events created around weekly themes.
When: 
June 26-September 1 (10 one-week sessions, no camp July 4)Half Day Hours: 9:00 am–1:00 pm. Full Day Hours: 9:00 am–3:30 pm.
Cost:
 Half-Day Camp Fees: $200. Full Day Camp Fees: $270. Before Care Hours: 7:30 am–9:00 am (additional fee of $40 per session). Afternoon Specialty Camp Hours: 1:30–3:30 pm (additional fee of $125 per session). After Care Hours: 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. (additional fee of $90 per session).

For more information contact Kristin Herzog at [email protected] or 973-415-6115

Camp Peanut Shell – The West Essex Y
Where: West Essex YMCA Peanut Shell Early Childhood Learning Center, 7 Regents St, Livingston NJ 07039 (Conveniently located right off of Rt. 10, across from Toys R Us).
Who: Preschoolers ages 3 – 5
What: Camp Peanut Shell provides an introduction to the camp experience for our youngest campers. Our staff create a positive learning environment for all, encouraging every camper to become more independent and gain a new understanding of the whole world around them. Three, four, and five day options available.
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.

“Camp at the Co-op”: Watchung Cooperative Preschool Summer Camp
Where: 24 N. Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
Who: Children ages 2 1/2 – 6.
What: Led by a certified teacher and at least two camp assistants, each week of this lively program focuses on a different theme. Animals, planes & trains, carnival, fairy-tales, silly science, the seashore and vacations are some of the topics from previous years. 
When: Five one-week sessions from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Please check the Camp at the Co-op website—https://www.watchungco-op.org/—for details.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.783.4535 to register or for more information.

Congregation Agudath Israel Summer Camp
Where: Agudath Early Childhood Center, 20 Academy Road, Caldwell, NJ.
Who: Children ages 1 to 4, plus Mom & Me Classes for the tiniest campers.
What: State-of-the-art playground with hidden sprinkler system for steamy-day fun, creative crafts, music, theme days and an incredible program of learning and fun. Agudath ECC’s summer camp delivers a summer to remember for your growing tot.
When: 8 weeks from Monday to Friday, June – August. Choose, 2, 3, 4, or 5 day/week camp classes. Full days, half days and oodles of flexibility.
Cost: Dependent upon number of days/week and age of camper. Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.226.2537 for more information.

JCC Metrowest Early Childhood Camps
Where: 360 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
Who: Programs for kids 15 months – 5.
What: Introduce your child to his or her first true camping experience, including weekly themes, instructional swim, organized sports, arts and crafts, daily kosher lunch, outdoor playground time and much more.
When: Offered for 4, 6 or 8 weeks. Programs vary by exact dates.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. For more information, call 973-530-3479.

JCC Metrowest Exploration Camps
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.

Kent Place Summer Camp
Where: Kent Place School, 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ
Who: Ages 3 through 15 years old
What: Kent Place Summer Camp at Kent Place is a coeducational, state-licensed, day camp program for boys and girls, ages 3 through 15 years old, providing fun, enrichment and opportunities for physical and social development in a safe, non-competitive atmosphere. Our beautiful 26-acre campus offers regulation artificial turf playing fields, playgrounds, a modern field house, five tennis courts, air-conditioned dining hall and classrooms, state-of-the-art computer labs and an arts center.
When: Various programs. Check here for details.
Cost: Depends on program and age group. Please check website for dates and rates.

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.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Contact Robert Mallalieu, Director of Summer Session, 973.992.7000, ext. 217.

MKA S.T.A.R Camps
Where: 201 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 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: June – August offering six one-week sessions from 8:30 am – 3 pm. Please check website for details.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. For more information, contact Ralph Pacifico at 973.233.3001 or email.

MMO Programs Summer Days
Where: 40 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
Who:
 Children ages 3 – 6.
What:
 Activities include art, music and movement, yoga, drama, science and outdoor activities with lots of water play. Air conditioned classrooms!
When:
 Information for this year’s camp available on March 1. Camp hours from 9 am to 1 pm. Extended hours available from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. For more information call 973.744.6521 or email.

Park Street Academy
Where: 46 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
Who: 2 ½-6 years old
What: We offer a true summer camp experience for young children, including theme weeks, sports and games, arts & crafts, music, water play and swimming lessons for our campers 4 and up.
When: July 3rd through August 11th from 9am-1pm. Extended hours available between 7:30am-6:00pm
Cost: $365 per week plus a $60 Materials Fee

Shomrei Emunah Summer Camp
Where: 67 Park Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Who: Program for 2, 3, & 4 year olds
What: 8 week outdoor, recreational summer camp.
When: Offered for 8 weeks beginning in June.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. For more information for more information call or 973-746-5031, ext 4 or email: [email protected]

Shoresh Preschool of Temple Ner Tamid: Summer Fun Camp
Where: 936 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003.
Who: Children ages 2 – 4.
What: Theme weeks of fun-filled activities including: water play, arts and crafts, nature, sports and games, songs, stories, and plenty of outdoor fun.
When: Choose 4 weeks, 7 weeks or any weeks in between.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Contact Arlene Sherman at (973) 338-1500 x 7 or email for more information.

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.

St. James Preschool Summer Camp
Where: 581 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07043.
Who: Children ages 3 -5. Children must be potty-trained.
What: Fun-filled day with playground play, water play on the lawn, soccer, t-ball and other organized activities. There are 32 children per day with 4 certified teachers and 4 assistant counselors.
When: Camp is for six weeks from 9 am – 1 pm.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Applications and information are available by calling the school at 973.744.0105.

 

Specialty Camps

 

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 [email protected] 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: 8 three-day workshops available throughout the summer.
Cost: Free.

Bella Princess Royal Summer Camp
Where: Bella Princess, 98 Broad St Bloomfield NJ
Who: 3 and up.  (Must be potty trained)
What: They will be able to explore the life of a Princess with crafts, dancing, creative play, music & more. Each week will feature a new princess so sign up for one week to meet your favorite or every week to meet them ALL! At the end of the week each child will be crowned an official Princess or Knight and finally meet the REAL Princess they have been learning about all week!
When: Runs June – August in week long sessions. 9:30 am – 2 pm Monday-Thursday.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

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.

Bloomfield Recreation Summer Playgroup
Where: Oakview School, Bloomfield, NJ
Who:  Kids ages 4 – 5.
What: Designed to create a warm, comfortable environment for younger campers.
When: This half day camp (9AM – NOON) is also offered in 3 two week sessions starting in June.
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.

Camp Kidville
Where: Kidville Montclair, 516 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07043
Who: 18-24 months; 2 years, separation optional; 3, 4 & 5 years, drop-off
What: Camp Kidville is THE place for learning, playing, and making new friends from May to August! Each small camp group participates in developmentally appropriate activities in gym, music, art, exploration and more. Weekly themes such as The Wild Wild West and Safari Adventure set the stage for sports and movement games, live jam sessions with a Kidville musician, take-home art projects, interactive story time and dramatic play in our state-of-the-art air conditioned facility. No sweltering heat, no sunburns, just an amazing line-up of exciting and structured Kidville activities all summer long!
When: (2-Week, 8-Week, 12-Week, and 16-Week Sessions). Please check website for details.
Cost: Depends on age and length of session. Please check website for dates and rates.

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: 9 am to noon, in four 1-week sessions
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) from June – August. See details on website.
Cost: Depends on type of program. 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: 10 am class for 5-8 years olds /11 am class for 9-12 years olds. Please check website for details.
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 from mid June to mid July, from 9 am – 1 pm
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

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: Early August.
 K-4: 1:30-3:30 pm / Grades 5-9: 3:30-5:30pm
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Montclair Cooperative School – Paper Inventions Camp
Where: Montclair Cooperative School, 65 Chestnut Street, Montclair NJ 07042
Who: rising 1st – 3rd graders
What: What can we build with paper? Join us for a week of paper inventions. We’ll even make drawings that light up using paper circuits!
When: July 5-8 (4 days) 9:00 – 1:00
Cost: $250 + $30 materials fee

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.  through late August.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. For more information, contact [email protected] or go to www.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: TBA
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Visit online or call 908.534.5935 ext. 10 for more information.

Nature Discovery Summer Camp
Where: Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills, NJ
Who: Kids ages 3 -11
What: The beautiful Stone House education facility, live animal displays and 16 acres of woodlands provide a perfect environment for children to learn to appreciate the natural world around them. Children’s innate curiosity and joy in learning will be sparked by hands-on discovery led by our staff of experienced teachers. A variety of creative activities are planned for each week, incorporating art, science and imagination. The camp nurtures children by promoting a positive interest in nature and encouraging a protective attitude toward living things.
When: Eight weeks from  June – August. Half- day and full-day options.
Cost: Depends on sessions and age groups. Please check website for dates and rates.

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 late June through mid-August from 9 am-4 pm.
Cost: Depends on week. Please check website for dates and rates.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum Summer Camps
Where: Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ
Who:  Pre-K through 5th grade
What: Whether your child is interested in nature, science, art, or dance, Reeves-Reed Arboretum has a camp for them!  This year, we have teamed up with BOLD Arts and Creatively Yours Art Studio to provide two new and exciting offerings.  So take a look at the different camps we have to offer… from our popular Elephant Tree Nature Camps to our specialty camps, we have summer fun for everyone!  Click here for details (https://www.reeves-reedarboretum.org/summerCamps.php)
When: Programs offered from June – August half-day or full-day.
Cost: Please check website for details.

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, bread-making, 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.
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 from June – August. 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: Please check website for details.
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

Summer of Sensory
Where: Positive Steps Pediatric Occupational Therapy Center, 66 W. Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ
Who: children in preschool and kindergarten
What: Camp will focus on exploring the senses through: fine motor, gross motor, social play, incorporating yoga, handwriting without tears, and much more!
When: 6 week program from June to August from 9:30 am – 1 p.m. Please check website for details.
Cost: Prices include all materials and activities. Please check website for dates and rates.

Sports, Yoga and Dance Camps

 

THE LITTLE GYM CALDWELL SUMMER CAMP
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Where: 353 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006
Who: Kids 3 – 12.
What: Expert instructors fill each three-hour camp day with fitness and fun. Day camp at The Little Gym of Caldwell gives your kid the summer camp experience without the bug bites, poison ivy and week-long commitments. Combining fun physical activity, games, and arts & crafts, we’ll help your child beat the summer heat by staying cool at The Little Gym.  Our fantastic camps in Caldwell are also available during some other school breaks!
When: Dates TBA.
Cost: Schedule a day, a few days, or several full week sessions. You can customize your child’s camp days to fit your schedule. Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.228.1787 for details and information.

THE LITTLE GYM MONTCLAIR SUMMER CAMP
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Where: One Greenwood Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
Who: Kids 3 – 8.
What: Each three-hour camp day is filled with fitness and fun. Obstacle courses, Air Trak, Arts and crafts, group activities, snack time and special events give kids challenges, fun, and time to interact and build their social skills – all in a non-competitive, nurturing environment. Each camp offers interactive themes which add a dash of imagination to their play.
When: Dates TBA.
Cost: Schedule a day, a few days, or several full week sessions. You can customize your child’s camp days to fit your schedule. Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.744.1002 for details and information.

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 [email protected] 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 one-week sessions from June – August in half-day from 9 am – 1 pm or full day from 9 am – 4 p.m.
Cost: Varies depending on day and session. Please check website for dates and rates.

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: Please check on website.
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: Ranges based on camp and length of day. 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: Monday through Thursday, Time: 9 -10:30 am (Gr. 1-3) / Time: 9 – noon (Gr. 4-8). Please check website for details.
Cost: Rates vary depending on age of child. 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: Please check on website.
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. Please check on website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

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: Please check on website. Camp hours: 9 a.m-1 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Extended day offered)
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

Maplewood Karate and Kickboxing Camps 
Where: 97 Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ
Who: Ages 4 – 6 AND 7+ Karate Camps / Ages 7+ Kickboxing Camps
What: The perfect fun fitness activity for the summer to keep your child’s focus on track, building confidence and enhancing self-esteem. Two days a week of quality martial arts training and two days a week Kid kickboxing training in a clean and welcoming environment, new students will be tested for their senior white belts at the end of each session, making the program challenging as well as fun.
When: Please check on website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

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: Weekly sessions. Please check on website for dates.
Cost: Varies depending on program. 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.

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).
When:  1-week and 2-week sessions. Please check website for details.
Cost: 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. Camp hours: 9 am – 2:30 pm. (half-day and 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: Please check on website.
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.

Orange Lawn Tennis Club Kid’s Summer Camp
Where: 305 North Ridgewood Road, South Orange, NJ
Who: Kids ages 4 – 9.
What: Included in the camp will be tennis instruction on the clay and grass courts, a healthy lunch, special entertainment, soccer, swimming, arts and crafts and other extracurricular activities including magic shows, cooking classes, basketball and other fun activities that your kids will love.
When: June – August. 9 am – 1 pm.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates (lunch included in pricing).

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.

Pre School Prime Time Summer Arts at Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts
Where: 14 South Park Street – 2nd floor, Montclair, NJ, 07042. (973) 655-9819.
Who: Children ages 3 (must be potty trained) – 5
What: Half-day, one week theme-based program offering art, music, dance and dramatic play.
When: Nine 1-week sessions.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Check website for registration form.

Sum It Up For Boys Lacrosse Camp
Where: Sessions held in Summit, Short Hills, Chatham, Gilette, and Berkeley Heights
Who: Boys in grades k – 4th
What: We focus primarily on stick skills as we do NOT require full pads and helmets for boys in K-4th grade. We teach boys the basics of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, ground balls, shooting, dodging, and defense.
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.

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: Please check on website.
Cost: Please check on website. 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: Monday – Friday from 9 am – 4 pm. Please check website for details.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

 

Montclair Cooperative School – Yoga and Art Camp
Where: Montclair Cooperative School, 65 Chestnut Street, Montclair NJ 07042
Who: rising K – 4th graders
What: Children will be invited to recognize their inner yogis during this creativity-filled yoga camp. Each day a new art project will be introduced, drawing upon imagery and ideas developed during the flow portion of every class.
When: July 11-15 or July 18-22, 9:00 – 1:00
Cost: $300 + $25 materials fee

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, baserunning, 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 1–7
What: This Summer, Gas Lamp Junior will rehearse and perform Annie Jr! During our three-week performing arts camp, students will take classes in acting, singing and dancing in addition to rehearsing for a full-length musical to be performed for family and friends. Campers move in groups throughout the day with our exceptional teen counselors, who engage their kids with traditional camp activities and improvisation and theatre games. Directed by Kristy Graves.
When: June 26th-July 15th, Monday through Friday9:30 am-2:30 pm
Cost: Tuition: $825. 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 from July – August from 9 am – 4:30 p.m.
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: Please check website for details.
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! Campers 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 an 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.
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. Please check website for details.
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.

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 – Little Summer Stars
Where: Unitarian Church of Montclair, 67 Church St. Montclair, NJ, 07042.
Who: Kids ages 5 – 7.
What: Our littlest participants acquire strong, basic acting skills in a dynamic environment of safety, camaraderie and fun, fun, fun!  Our certified, experienced, caring instructors guide participants through exciting theatre games and play rehearsals for the final show.  The Cast Party for Family and Friends after the show is the proud culmination of our young cast’s crowning achievement.
When: Two or three 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.

Traditional Camp Settings

 

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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. Check here for details. 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: 30 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, low & high ropes course, go-karts, 4 person bungee, beach volleyball, indoor dance studio, indoor fitness center, gymnastics pavilion, arts & crafts and fine art pavilions, culinary arts program, dramatic arts, lego robotics center, woodcrafts, 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. Professional drivers with a Spring Lake Day Camp bus counselor on each bus. Hot catered lunch &  mid morning and afternoon snack included in tuition. Check website for upcoming open house dates.

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: Campers can attend any two consecutive weeks or more. Camp runs Monday through Friday, from 9:30 am to 4:15 p.m. Please check website for dates.
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: Please check on 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
: 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: Various rates. Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.929.2901 for more details.

JCC MetroWest Early Childhood Camps
Where: 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
Who: Programs for kids 15 months – 5.
What: Introduce your child to his or her first true camping experience, including weekly themes, instructional swim, organized sports, arts and crafts, daily kosherlunch, outdoor playground time and much more.
When: Offered for 4, 6 or 8 weeks. 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: The camp runs from 9 am to 4 pm with before and after care available. Please check on website for specific dates.
Cost: Ranges depending on sessions and ages. 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: A state-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: Please check on 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: Please check on website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. For more information about availability call 973-850-6640.

Oasis Day Camp
Where: 36 Madison Ave Drew University, Madison, NJ
Who: Kids ages 3 – 11
What: Located at the scenic campus of Drew University in Madison, NJ, Oasis Madison has all the facilities you could possibly want in a summer experience- sprawling ball fields, tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, air conditioned gyms and classrooms, and an arboretum complete with nature trails and ponds! Campers can enhance their creative energies in performing arts classes like dance and drama and tap into their athletic side with various sports activities and outdoor adventure classes. Your child will feel comfortable making new friends, learning new skills, and building life lasting relationships.
When: Two – eight week options. Please check on website for dates.
Cost: Depends on program and length of session. Please check website for dates and rates.

Pioneer Trails – West Essex Y
Where: Caldwell University
Who: Kids from Pre-K – 8th Grade
What: Packed with progressive, age appropriate experiences and traditional special events, campers discover new interests by exploring activities that promote teamwork, problem solving, curiosity, and self-confidence in a traditional camp setting.
When: June 26 – August 11, 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.

Super Summer Day Camp – West Essex Y
Where: 
Livingston High School
Who: Kids entering K-6th Grade
What: Super Summer Day Camp helps campers gain self-confidence and build their team-working skills through sports and daily specialty activities, as well as enjoying exciting weekly field trips.
When: Livingston High School and the West Essex Y, Livingston
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.

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

 

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].

YMCA Camps

 

YMCA OF MONTCLAIR NEW DISCOVERIES CAMP
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Where: Montclair Community Pre-K, 49 Orange Road, Montclair
Who:
 Ages 4–9
What:
 New Discoveries Camp offers daily activities, including swim, sports, arts and crafts, drama and science. All weeks are theme-based and include special event Fridays, such as Wacky Wild West, Carnival Day and Olympic Hoopla. Monday camp opening includes skits and an introduction to the week ahead. Wacky Wednesdays include Crazy Hat Day, Mismatch Day and Crazy Hair Day. Before and after care are available.
When:
 June 26–August 25 (9 one-week sessions, no camp July 4). Hours: 9:00 am–3:15 pm.
Cost:
 $265 per session. Before Care Hours: 7:30 am –9:00 am (additional fee of $70 per session). After Care Hours: 3:15 pm–6:30 pm (additional fee of $100 per session). For more information contact Rob Casale at [email protected] or 973-415-6117.

YMCA OF MONTCLAIR – EXPLORERS CAMP
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Where: 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 Environmental Arts & Awareness Camps
Where: 
Civic House, 124 Dunnell Road, Maplewood in Memorial Park.
Who: Kids in grades 1 – 4.
What: Camp will explore environmental issues. Indoors, with daily outdoor activities and assorted field trips.
When: Check on website. Camp hours: 9 am – 3:30 pm. Before and aftercare available for an additional fee.

Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

 

South Orange – Maplewood (SOMAPY Y Camps)
Where: Maplecrest Park, Maplewood and the JCC Pool in West Orange.
Who: Kids in grades 1 – 5.
What: A fun-filled day of activities, trips, daily swim and much more. General Camp activities also include: daily swim instruction and free swim, organized team building games, arts & crafts, nature/science activities, and mini-clinics for sports such as tennis, soccer, baseball, karate and basketball. All activities are age appropriate, except swim instruction which is progressive and based on the individual’s level of competency.
When: Check on website. Camp hours: 9 am – 3:30 pm. Before and aftercare available for an additional charge.
Cost: Depends on session. Please check website for dates and rates.

 

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 in 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.Camp hours: 9 am – 3 pm
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

 

South Mountain YMCA Mini-Y Knots and Y- Knots Camps
Where: Mini-Y Knots held at South Mountain YMCA Child Care Center, 10 W. Parker Avenue, Maplewood, NJ. Y Knots held at 13 Jefferson Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
Who: Mini-Y Knots (Ages 2 1/2 – 4) / Y Knots 1 (Pre-school – age 3 1/2) / Y Knots (entering kindergarten and 1st grade).
What: The perfect introduction for a child’s first camp experience.
When: Mini Knots (3-week sessions ), Y-Knots ( 3 week sessions) Mini-Y knot 9 am – 12 pm / Y-Knots 9 am – 3 pm / Y Knots 2 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Cost: Depends on sessions. Please check website for dates and rates.

South Mountain YMCA Specialty Camps: Drama
Where: TBA
Who: Divided into 3 age groups: Drama 1 (grades 1 -2) / Drama 2 (grades 2 -3) / Drama 3 (grades 5 – 6)
What: These camps will introduce your child to the world of theater with the perfect blend of acting, singing and fun!
When: Check on website. Camp hours: 9 am-3:30 pm. Before and aftercare available for an additional fee.
Cost: This camp is only sold in complete 3-week sessions. Please check website for dates and rates.

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: Campers experience over 15 different sports plus team building experiences.
When: 3 mini 1 week sessions. Camp hours: 9 am – 3 pm
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

 

 

 

 

 

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