Baristanet 2018 Summer Day Camp Guide

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Our 2018 Summer Day Camp Guide is for preschoolers to high school kids. We will continue to update. If you know of a great camp that’s not on our list, please send us an email.

The 2018 Summer Day Camp Guide lists many nearby camps under the following categories:

TRADITIONAL (17), SPORTS CAMPS (29), TRAVEL & ADVENTURE (4), ARTS (18), MUSIC (9), YOGA & DANCE (7), THEATER & ACTING (16), EQUESTRIAN (6), SPECIALTY: Cooking, etc. (31), SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS (6), FOREIGN LANGUAGE (4), PRESCHOOLS & SCHOOL (18), ACADEMIC CAMPS (10)

Traditional Camp Settings (17)

CAMP RIVERBEND

Where: 116 Hillcrest Rd., Warren NJ
Who: Kids ages 3 – 14
What: At Camp Riverbend Day Camp, your child can experience the most memorable summer ever—in a safe, nurturing and caring environment dedicated to growth, friendship and fun! Riverbend offers a full range of team and individual sports instruction and play, arts & crafts, daily swimming lessons, nature, performing arts and more! Campers participate in clubs, cookouts and special days with carnivals and entertainers. Camp Riverbend is a family–run camp, 100% focused on families. The Breene Family has run Riverbend for two generations, and is at Camp every day, continuing the traditions that made Riverbend famous. And this summer we want to welcome you to our Camp family!  Accredited by the American Camp Association and the State of New Jersey. For more information, visit www.campriverbend.com, or call 908-580-2267.
When: 7 week summer season June 25 – August 10, 2018. Minimum enrollment is 2 consecutive weeks.
Cost: Varies by grade and length of session. Visit www.campriverbend.com/parents. Includes all activities, bus transportation, t-shirt, lunch.

DEERKILL DAY CAMP

unnamedWhere: 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.

SPRING LAKE DAY CAMP

unnamedWhere: Conklintown Road, Ringwood, NJ.
Who: Kids in Pre-K – 10th grade.
What: Voted Best In Bergen 3 years in a ROW, Spring Lake Day Camp of Ringwood, NJ is the place to be. Our 30 acre campus is a kid’s paradise offering a well balanced swim, sports and arts program. Our unique day camp experience offers a 5 acre lake for boating and fishing, heated pools with water slides, awesome athletic fields, adventure ropes, shade and plenty of indoor facilities for rainy day events. Catered lunch, door to door air-conditioned mini-bus transportation, and uniform shirts included. We are not just a camp, we are family. SLDC is single family owned & operated since 1989 by Mitchell & Michelle Kessler. We are proud to be celebrating our 30th Anniversary! Every Child deserves a SLDC Summer. Check website for upcoming open house dates.
When: 
Please check website for dates.
Cost:
Please check website for rates.

YMCA OF MONTCLAIR-CAMP AT THE LAKE

the_Y_teal_logoWhere: 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 25– August 31 (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: $310 per session. Arts Camps and Outdoor Education Camps for ages 8–13 years $360 per session. Sports Camps for ages 8–13 years $700 per 2-week session. After Care available: until 6:30 pm (additional fee of $95 per week).

For more information contact Kim Burrows at [email protected] or 973-415-6118 –OR- Alesha Clayton at [email protected] or 973-559-9283

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 website 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.

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

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp
Where: 73 East Valley Brook Road, Long Valley, NJ
Who: Kids ages 3 – Grade 9
What: Meadowbrook is an ACA accredited camp with a beautiful 50 acre campus filled with exciting activities including a 9,000 square foot pool complex featuring 3 heated pools and special events each and every week. Door-to-door transportation available from many locations on air-conditioned mini-buses and mini-vans. Teen Travel programs available. “We believe camp is a place where children have the opportunity to try new activities, take on new challenges, increase their self-esteem and grow in a safe, nurturing, fun environment.”
When: 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.

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

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.

Sports Camps (29)

THE LITTLE GYM MONTCLAIR SUMMER CAMP

unnamedWhere: 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.

YOGI BERRA MUSEUM 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.

YOGI BERRA MUSEUM SOFTBALL CAMP

Where: 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls, NJ
Who:
 Girls ages 7-13.
What: The Museum’s 2018 softball camp is directed by Anita Kubicka, the all-time winningest coach in Montclair State softball history. Anita is currently entering her 28th season with the Red Hawks. During her tenure at MSU, Kubicka has produced 38 All-Americans, while setting numerous University and NCAA records. Designed for ages 7-13, the YBMLC softball camp develops player skills in pitching, catching, fielding, hitting, and more. For optimal learning, campers are split into groups based on skill level.  Refreshments and lunch are provided daily, along with a Museum activity.
When: June 25-39 (daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.).
Cost: Please check website for cost. Scholarships are available. Call (973) 655-2378 for more information.

YMCA OF MONTCLAIR-CAMP YBA: YOUTH BASKETBALL ALL-STARS

the_Y_yellow_logoWhere: Memorial Middle School, 500 Ridge Road, Cedar Grove
Who: Ages 8–13
What: Youth Basketball All Stars Camp (YBA) is the perfect place for your basketball enthusiast. 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 25 – August 3 (no camp July 4). Hours: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm.
Cost: $250 per one-week session. Before Care Hours: 7:30 am – 8:30 am (additional fee of $25 per session). After Care Hours: 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm (additional fee of $75 per session). 

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

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

Diamond Gymnastics
Where: 182 Route 10 W, East Hanover, NJ
Who: Kids ages 5 – 14
What: Camp activities include gymnastics instruction, rock climbing, outdoor play, arts and crafts, swimming and more.  A great staff mixes instruction with fun…making for a great summer! Teen campers will get to enjoy all that is offered to the full day camp, plus take one or two day-trips per week to local fun spots (bowling, golf, parks, etc) with senior counselors.
When: 10 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.

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.

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).

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

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 Sports Galore Camp
Where: 
South Mountain Annex Elementary School, 112 Glenview Rd, South Orange, NJ
Who: Kids entering grades k – 6.
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.

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

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

Sum It Up For 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]

Travel & Adventure Camps (4)

SURF AND TURF ADVENTURES CAMP

Where: Pickup and drop off at Edgemont Park in Montclair every day.
Who: Children ages 10 – 15.  We have a Junior Camp built within (Surf and Turf Jr.)
What:  Day and overnight trips with qualified, full-time teachers, EMT’s, and lifeguards of Montclair. There is a daily adventure and road trip  to various outdoor events surrounding the Metropolitan area and beyond. We have been to the Grand Canyon and Canada as well as many states which include rafting, paintballing, swimming, hiking, and site-seeing. Check out the Schedule for this years itinerary.
When:  June through mid-August from 8:30 am – 5:30 / 6 pm.
Cost: $450- $750 depending on the trip. Many are on the cheaper side with scholarships and discounts as they are available.

YMCA OF MONTCLAIR-EXPLORERS CAMP

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Where: Bnai Keshet, 99 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair

Who: Ages 7–11

What: Each week this ultra-spirited camp hits the road, not once but twice to explore local attractions and beyond.Different exciting themes guide each week’s activities and trips. Explorers is set in the traditional YMCA style of offering a variety of engaging, exciting activities each and every day.

Your camper will travel on special adventures this summer throughout the New York Metro Area: visiting Splashplex at the Funplex, the Museum of the Moving Image, the New York Aquarium,  or going to the High Exposure Rock Climbing, Ninja Warrior & Parkour Gym, just to name a few.

When not traveling, campers participate in a daily schedule of art, science, cooking, sports, outdoor education and more in our air conditioned camp base. Campers will also travel to our Park Street location by bus three times per week for recreational swim. But wait there’s more! On Wacky Wednesdays we celebrate by getting wacky–dressing like witches and wizards, wearing silly socks, having crazy hair or dressing wild and crazy according to the weekly theme. And on Fridays, we host special events like Explorers Luau, International Festival and Color Wars.

When: June 25 – August 31 (10 one-week sessions, no camp July 4). Hours: 8:30 am –3:30 pm.

Cost: $300 per session. Before Care Hours: 7:30 am –8:30 am (additional fee of $37 per session). After Care Hours: 3:30 pm–6:30 pm (additional fee of $95 per session).

For more information, contact Mary Clark at [email protected] or 973-744-6161 x254.

YMCA OF MONTCLAIR – VOYAGERS TEEN TRAVEL CAMP

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

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

Arts Camps (18)

CAMP NEWARK MUSEUM

Where: Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street in Newark’s Downtown Arts District, Newark NJ
Who: Children ages 3-14
What: Come spend the summer with us at Camp Newark Museum, a fun, innovative six-week experience where children expand their knowledge through exploration of the Museum’s world class art and science collections.  Arouse curiosity by investigating treasures made by man and by nature to gain a new perspective of the world around us.  Campers transform materials using their imagination through our hands-on, inquiry driven S.T.E.A.M. curriculum, while also getting an insider’s view of the Museum’s expansive galleries.
When:July 9-August 17: Registration begins March 1
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates or call 973.596.6637 for more information.

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 five camp options: Studio Art Camp, SummerART at Van Vleck, Pottery Camp, Digital Media Camp, and Art in Motion with the Inclusive Movement Center at Cornerstone Montclair. 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 25 – August 17, plus a bonus ninth week August 20–24. 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.

NJPAC FILMMAKERS

Where: Please check website
Who: Ages 13-18
What: In collaboration with Downtown Community TV, the NJPAC Filmmakers is a intensive filmmaking arts training program. Through summer classes, students will learn the fundamentals of filmmaking with an emphasis on creating their own original films. While creating films, students will attain artistic and technical skills in camera, audio, and editing programs; practice the art of storytelling using design, lighting, sound and image; create documentaries, music videos, and/or public service announcements. The program also helps students attain skills in media literacy and analysis; view and deconstruct films in round table discussions with media professionals. The program will host an end-of-the-summer film sharing where students will showcase their work.
When: Please check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.353.7058 for more information.

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.

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

Express Yourself Studios Summer Art Camp
Where: 1877 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
Who: Artists ages 5 – 12.
What: Offers children the opportunity to experiment with a variety of media in a fun and supportive environment. Children will be encouraged to use their imagination freely. Participants will create 10-15 art projects per week. The projects are inspired by different Master Artists. Children will learn about the Artists through discussions, examples, and art-making. Projects include painting, drawing, mixed media collage, sculpture, printmaking and paper mache (relative to the artists). An exhibition and reception featuring students’ artwork will be held at the conclusion of each workshop week.
When: Weekly sessions from June – August. 9 am – 12 pm OR 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates.

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

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

The Handywork Studio Camps
Where: Montclair State University, Little Falls / Montclair, NJ.
Who: Kids ages 5 – 12
What: The Handwork Studio is a kids’ needle arts and fashion camp. Its purpose is to pass down the tradition of teaching practical arts such as knitting, crocheting, hand and machine sewing, embroidery, quilting, fashion and crafts in a fun and relaxed environment. Several camp options available: half-day, full-day, afternoon program and machine sewing for older kids.
When: 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 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: July 2-6 or July 9 – 13, 9:00 – 1:00
Cost: $275 + $50 materials fee. For more information and to register online: http://montclaircoop.org/our-programs/summer-programs

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

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

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

Music Camps (9)

NJPAC – ALL-FEMALE JAZZ RESIDENCY
Where: Rutgers University-Newark
Who: Females ages 14-25
What: Young women find inspiration and build community in this one-week jazz immersion program. Students refine their instrumental or vocal skills and work side-by-side with respected jazz musicians. The program includes individual lessons, small ensemble work, industry panel discussions, and field trips to landmark jazz institutions before culminating in a student showcase.
When: Check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.353.7058 for more information.

NJPAC – HIP HOP INTENSIVE
Where: Please check website
Who: Ages 10-18
What: As a community, students discover how to reimagine their world and express themselves using fundamental hip-hop cultural practices and artmaking. Students learn beatmaking (DJ, production, beatboxing); movement (break dance, classic hip-hop dance, today’s trends and choreography); MCing (rap and spoken word), and visual arts (graffiti, wearable art and mural design) from ambassadors, entertainers and preservers of the culture!
When: Please check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.353.7058 for more information.

NJPAC – JAZZ AND R&B INTENSIVE
Where: Please check website
Who: Ages 12-18
What: As a community, students discover how to reimagine their world and express themselves using fundamental hip-hop cultural practices and artmaking. Students learn beatmaking (DJ, production, beatboxing); movement (break dance, classic hip-hop dance, today’s trends and choreography); MCing (rap and spoken word), and visual arts (graffiti, wearable art and mural design) from ambassadors, entertainers and preservers of the culture!
When: Please check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.353.7058 for more information.

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 abilities starting at age 6. Students are placed in bands that perform at the end of the week. Throughout the week students participate in instrument master classes and band rehearsals, as well as lessons in music theory and music history relative to the weeks theme.  There’s also a songwriting camp for more advanced musicians ages 10 and up. https://montclair.schoolofrock.com/camp-signup

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

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

Rock. Learn. ‘N’ Play.
Where: 
99 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
Who: Ages 5 – 12
What: Rock. Learn. ‘N’ Play: will be open weekdays from June 25 thru August 24. Camp will only accommodate 30 campers each day, focusing on;
‘Rock’: music lessons in piano, violin, dance, voice etc., culminating into a concert at the end of the camp.
‘Learn’: age appropriate web/app development, also culminating into showcasing the campers final products at the end of the camp.
‘Play’: indoor and outdoor activities and games aimed at building friendships and strong social skills.
When: June 25-August 24, 2018.
Cost: Visit website for different options (www.rocklearnplay.com).

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

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

Yoga & Dance Camps (7)

THE COOL SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS

Where: 604 Valley Road, Montclair
Who: Young Stars ages 10-15
What: Cool School’s Summer Dance Intensive 2018 provides rigorous training for dancers ages 10-15 on all levels. The program is designed to create thoughtful dance artists who exhibit personal integrity while expanding the understanding and appreciation of various dance styles. The program progresses throughout a period of five days so students leave feeling more knowledgeable, with stronger technique and confidence. Students will have the opportunity to perform before a panel of artists and talent agents during a mock audition on the final day. Cool School’s Summer Dance Intensive is certain to be a life-changing experience that increases skills, builds confidence, and develops a sense of self-worth. Take classes in modern, ballet, Afro-fusion dance, hip hop, and more with our amazing faculty and guest artists!
When: Dates vary. Visit The Cool School for more information.
Cost: Rates vary. Visit The Cool School for more information or call (973) 477-8861.

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.

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.

NJPAC – Hip Hop Intensive
Where: Please check website.
Who: Ages 10-18
What: As a community, students discover how to reimagine their world and express themselves using fundamental hip-hop cultural practices and artmaking. Students learn beatmaking (DJ, production, beatboxing); movement (break dance, classic hip-hop dance, today’s trends and choreography); MCing (rap and spoken word), and visual arts (graffiti, wearable art and mural design) from ambassadors, entertainers and preservers of the culture!
When: Please check website.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.353.7058 for more information.

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

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

Yoga for Kids
Where: 
Montclair Cooperative School, 65 Chestnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
Who: 
Students entering grades 3 through 5
What:  
A typical class gets the children: singing, dancing, skipping, marching, jogging, shaking, laughing, hopping, limbo‐ing, and storytelling ALL while practicing Yoga to music! The children will get their bodies moving, learn about meditation and breathing, and do related crafts and activities to introduce them to the ancient practice of Yoga in a developmentally appropriate way.
When: 
July 9 -13 (preK-2nd) , 9:00-1:00, July 16-20 (3rd-6th) 9:00-1:00
Cost: 
$300
For more information and to register online: http://montclaircoop.org/our-programs/summer-program

Theater & Acting Camps (16)

NEW JERSEY SCHOOL OF DRAMATIC ARTS

Where: 539 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ
Who: Camps for kids grades 6 – 12
What: Spend your summer in the spotlight! SummerStage, our three week camp, gives actors the chance to perform in “THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE.” This show gives the opportunity for every cast member to have a leading role! No audition is required for entrance into this program. Enrollment is limited to 10 cast members. There are also our one week Tween / Teen specialty camps offering Acting, Musical Theater, Improvisation and TV/Film Acting.
When: Sessions from June – July.
Cost: Varies on camps. Please check www.njactors.org/summercamp.html for dates and rates.

NJPAC – YOUNG ARTIST INTENSIVE

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

THE SUMMER THEATER CAMP OF MONTCLAIR – THE MAIN STAGE FOUR WEEK PROGRAM
Where: Unitarian Church of Montclair, 67 Church St. Montclair, NJ, 07042.
Who: Tweens Ages 7 – 11 & Teens Ages 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 – 4:00. Before and after care available at no charge.
Cost: Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.746.8686 for more information.

THE SUMMER THEATER CAMP OF MONTCLAIR – YOUR WORLD! YOUR STAGE! YOUR STORY!
Where: Unitarian Church of Montclair, 67 Church St. Montclair, NJ, 07042.
Who: Ages 12-16 and 7-11
What: Own the Stage! Build confidence and acting skill during a dynamic week of stage work that includes improvisation, stage combat, joyful and fun acting and movement games, as well as audition technique designed to access every participant’s creativity.
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 THEATER 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 their 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 weeks; Mornings.
Cost: Varies on programs. Please check website for dates and rates. Call 973.746.8686 for more information.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Equestrian Camps (6)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Specialty Camps: Cooking, Equestrian, etc. (31)

FUSION ACADEMY MONTCLAIR

Where: 427 Bloomfield Avenue 3rd Floor, Montclair, NJ 07042
Who: Students grades 6-12
What: Catch up, get ahead, or try something new this summer at Fusion Academy Montclair. Our scheduling is customized to fit around your family’s summer plans – sleep in or go on vacation without worrying about when classes fit in. With one student and one teacher per classroom, curriculum and teaching styles are completely personalized. Students can enroll at any time, and take classes at a time of day that works best for them. Fusion has you covered with over 250 different courses and great elective options including arts, music, and yoga. Students can take classes full-time, for credit, or utilize our tutoring services. Want to build your own summer camp? Ask about our unique Create-a-Class offerings!  Learn more about our fully accredited program by visiting our website.
When: Fusion offers rolling admissions, so a student can enroll at any time.
Cost: Ranges vary depending on grade and class choices. Please check website for course rates.

KITCHEN CHEMISTRY


Where: 
Montclair Cooperative School, 65 Chestnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
Who: 
Students entering grades 3 through 5
What:  
Five days of fun and engaging Chemistry activities that can be done with materials found in the kitchen.  Young chemists will learn about atoms, molecules, states of matter, polymers, the periodic table, the history of science, and more, as they make goop, observe chemical reactions, and create edible treats.
When: 
July 30 – August 3, 9:00-1:00
Cost: 
$325
For more information and to register online: http://montclaircoop.org/our-programs/summer-program

MONTCLAIR FILM SUMMER ACADEMY

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

MONTCLAIR CULINARY ACADEMY COOKING CAMPS

Where: 550 Valley Rd, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
When: Monday – Friday, 9am-1:30pm (includes snacks, lunch daily)
What: Each week features culinary explorations to other continents as well as Baking, Cooking competitions. Knife skills, kitchen safety, food science, math in cooking and other  related skills taught by professional Chef/Instructors. NO experience necessary
July 9th-13 – North American food scene: from Southern flavors to California Beaches we cover the US in 5 days!
July 16-20th– Bake shop & Sweets – Need we say more
July 23-27th-The Americas – Central & South American Cuisine. Chilean Empanadas, Peruvian, Colombian, Ecuadorian  dishes and more
Aug 13-17t – Austria/ New Zealand Discover the foods from ‘Down Under’ – Hand pies, Fairy bread, Lamentations, and Kangaroo Candy canes!
Aug  20-24th-Bake Week II – Cakes, Breads, and unique desserts
Aug 27-31st– MCA Chopped Basket Junior- It’s all in and anything goes!
Cost: $495 weekly
(no discount available) limit: 20 kids per week

Non-refundable /YES Transferable

YMCA OF MONTCLAIR-SUMMER SPARKS: ENRICHMENT CAMP

Where: Memorial Middle School, 500 Ridge Road, Cedar Grove
Who: Ages 6–12 (students entering 1st through 6th grade students for the 2018/2019 school year)
What: Summer Sparks’ enrichment programs are all completely hands on as well as highly interactive. Program examples are science, social skills, building, music, travel and so much more. 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. Students must bring a lunch if registered for the full day.
When: June 25–August 17 (8 one-week sessions, no camp July 4). Hours: 8:30 am–12:30 pm and/or 1:15 pm–5:15 pm
Cost: $160 per weekly morning or afternoon session; $320 per session for full day. Before Care Hours: 7:30 am–8:30 am (additional fee of $25 per week). After Care Hours: 5:15 pm–6:30 pm (additional fee of $25 per week).

For more information contact Angelo Petullo at [email protected] or 973-415-6140

YMCA OF MONTCLAIR-SUMMER QUEST LEADERSHIP CAMP

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Where: Park Street Branch, YMCA of Montclair, 25 Park Street, Montclair
Who: Ages 14–15
What: Teens today are already equipped with the desire to work, earn money and be independent. The YMCA knows this because we have hired a few Quest graduates! Quest gives teens the skills and know-how to enter the workforce with confidence, leadership and experience. Counselors work with the campers in creative and skills based ways. After two weeks of hands on learning, the teens get to put their newly acquired skills to the test by interning for two weeks in a camp working with kids or within the Y Membership Department. They receive ongoing supervision, role-modeling and feedback for their camp and future portfolio. Teens will go on one field trip per session.
When: June 25-July 20 (4-week session, no camp July 4), July 23 – August 17 (4-week session); Hours: 9:00 am–4:00 pm (pm times may vary on trip days or intern weeks).
Cost: $600 per four-week session

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

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

Co-op Coders
Where: 
Montclair Cooperative School, 65 Chestnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
Who: 
Students entering grades 1 through 4
What: 
Learn the beginning basics of coding.  Campers will use varied programs and materials, collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and work their way through increasingly difficult challenges.  We will work with code.org, Scratch, Ozobots, Little Bits, and some offline activities to expand logical and computational thinking.  We will also have snack, outside play, and do a little crafting as part of our camp day!
When: July 2-6 (4 days, excludes July 4), 9:00 – 1:00
Cost: 
$240
For more information and to register online: http://montclaircoop.org/our-programs/summer-program

Crime Scene Detective
Where: 
Montclair Cooperative School, 65 Chestnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
Who: 
Students entering grades 4 through 6
What:  
Forensic scientists are true scientists—they make observations, gather evidence, perform experiments, and draw conclusions—and they do all of these things in order to help solve a crime. If you think you’d make a good detective, Crime Scene Detective is the camp for you!
When: 
July 16 – 20, 9:00-1:00
Cost: 
$325
For more information and to register online: http://montclaircoop.org/our-programs/summer-program

DIY Dollhouse
Where: 
Montclair Cooperative School, 65 Chestnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
Who: 
Students entering grades 1 through 4
What: 
Come design your own dollhouse! We will start with a pre-assembled structure – then paint, sew, weave, collage and print to create wallpaper, rugs, people and furniture. Whether your fantasy is a family home or a Bat Cave, we will make it happen together!
When: 
July 25-29, 9:00-1:00
Cost: 
$350
For more information and to register online: http://montclaircoop.org/our-programs/summer-program

Elephant Tree Nature Camp
Where: Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901
Who:  Pre-K through 5th grade
What: Whether your child is interested in nature, science, art, yoga or food, Elephant Tree Nature day camps at Reeves-Reed Arboretum has something for everyone. Kids choose programs such as Insect Safari, Scaly and Slimy, Globe Trotters, Bird Bonanza, and Food Explosion Cooking Camp. RRA will be teaming up with Bold Arts, LoYa Yoga, and life coach Deborah Munies to offer unique programs. For a longer camp day, RRA offers Arboretum Afternoons – gardening, cooking, yoga and fabulous activities, with a different theme each day.
When: Registration for this season’s summer of fun begins on March 1 for the general public. Multi-camp discounts are available.  For information on this summer’s Elephant Tree Nature Camp, call 908-273-8787 x 1515 or log on to www.reeves-reedarboretum.org.
Cost: Please check website for details.

Girl Goddess Camp
Where: SoWisdom Center
Who:
Ages 7-10
What: Does your daughter love nature, animals, flowers, fairies and other mystical, mythical, magical creatures? Does she have a wild & free sprit, a vivid imagination, enjoying dressing up, face painting and love to sing or dance or make beautiful things with her hands?  Then you may have a Girl Goddess on your hands!! Let her DISCOVER THE BEAUTY, POWER & JOY of BEING A GIRL GODDESS! At Girl Goddess Camp girls can be Bold, Beautiful, Brave & Brilliant as well as Silly, Sacred, Sassy & Psychic!  Here they practice the Sacred Arts of Self Care, Self Reflection & Self Expression.  Together they Dance, Drum, Sing & Create who they are inside & out. Every day at Girl Goddess Camp is a Celebration of Life Cycles, Creativity, Self Love & Sisterhood. This Summer, join Revs. Karma Cloud & Dhyana Kluth, along with other Guest Goddesses as they guide girls to discover their Inner Goddess  & the Dancing Spirit that dwells within, weaves us together, connects us to Mother Earth  & liberates us.  Through music, myth and movement they draw inspiration from Goddesses from around the world to create original works of art & choreographies that CELEBRATE SELF, SOURCE & SISTERHOOD.
When: August 20-24 Hours: 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Cost: Very Early Bird Special (Register by May 5):$315. Early Bird Special (Register by May 30): $335. Regular (after May 30):$375.

Girls Leadership
Where: 
Montclair Cooperative School, 65 Chestnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
Who: 
Girls entering grades 4 and 5
What: 
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the foundation of our one-week Summer Day Camp curriculum. Each day we play fun games, express ourselves through creative art, and practice amplifying our voice. Using relationships with friends as our backdrop, our camp teaches girls everyday leadership skills that will serve them over a lifetime.
When: 
July 23-27, 9:30 – 3:30
Cost: 
$440
For more information and to register online: girlsleadership.org/programs/montclaircoop45daycamp/

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Ubuntu Leadership Institute for Young Women
Where:
SoWisdom Center
Who:
Ages 14-17
What: Being a Leader takes a toll on mind, body and spirit. If the future is indeed FEMALE, then we need to help our young female leaders learn how to protect & take care of themselves, not just everyone else. Burn-out is a real problem when it comes to balancing public service with personal life. ULI4YW offers a unique summer experience that guides young women through a Creative Self Discovery Process and Practice of becoming Self-Empowered, Self-Loving, Self-Sustainable Social Justice Artist-Activists who understand the value of Shared Leadership.  Utilizing the Expressive Arts, they will explore what it means to share leadership and reflect on their own life stories to better understand what shaped them as a person and how they can shape society together. ULI4YW nurtures the Ubuntu Artist/Activist that values Self, Source and Other and encourages the quest for radical kindness, self knowledge and social justice, the practice of self care and the celebration of sisterhood among and within young women of color in particular, and all young women in general.
When: July 16-20 Hours: 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Cost: Very Early Bird Special (Register by May 5):$365. Early Bird Special (Register by May 30): $395. Regular (after May 30):$425.

Ubuntu Summer Arts Camp
Where: SoWisdom Center
Who:
Ages 7-14
What: Whether your child is a “singer” or someone who just “loves to sing,” Ubuntu Summer Arts will nurture the development of your child’s inner voice as well as their performance voice.  Applying an Expressive Arts Approach to Arts Education, Excellence, and Appreciation, Karma Cloud(SoWisdom Director) and Resident Artist, Imani Gonzalez (International Jazz Vocalist, Kennedy Center Teaching Artist and Director of Global Voices), approach singing as a process of Personal Enjoyment, Creative Self Discovery, Self Mastery and Community Building. Ubuntu Summer Arts is a Journey through song. Campers travel back & forth across the globe to discover our Creative Ubuntu Spirit & Global Voice.  From African chants to Work Songs to Spirituals to Sacred Songs to Freedom Songs to Love Songs and Lullabies they learn music from cultures around the world & perform them as part of the VOICES of WISDOM CHOIR! Additionally, students are encouraged to catch, craft, and create their own songs, dances and visual art to reflect the journey. This Summer help your child feel the rhythms of the world right inside themselves.  Let them find their voice and sing their heart out!
When: August 13-17 Hours: 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Cost: Very Early Bird Special (Register by May 5):$315. Early Bird Special (Register by May 30): $335. Regular (after May 30):$375.

Zuma Chess Camp
Where: Montclair Cooperative School, 65 Chestnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
Who: Students entering grades 2 through 8
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 (such as dodgeball, wallball, and frisbee games).
When: Week-long sessions July 25 through August 17. Choice of 1, 2, or all 3 time blocks: 9 to 10:30 a.m.10:30 a.m. to noon, and noon to 1:30 p.m.
For more information and to register online: http://montclaircoop.org/our-programs/summer-program

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 (6)

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.

Foreign Language Camps (4)

FIAF – FUN IN FRENCH DAY CAMP FOR TODDLERS (AGES 3 – 5)

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Where: 7 North Willow Street, Montclair, NJ
Who: Kids 3-5. Children need to be toilet-trained and accustomed to separation.
What: This summer, send your child on a Summer Tour de France at FIAF Montclair! Kids will embark on a voyage through French language and culture at FIAF’s summer day camps and classes. Through an array of fun activities, workshops, and classes taught by native French-speaking teachers, children of all ages enhance their skills and unleash their creativity – all en français!
–  à petits pas French Classes for Toddlers: Once a week, 90 minutes
–   Mini Fun in French Day Camp for Toddlers: Monday – Friday  9:30am – 12:30pm
When: June 25 – August 18
Cost: Check fiaf.org/newjersey for details

FIAF – FUN IN FRENCH DAY CAMP FOR KIDS (AGES 6 – 10)
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Where: 7 North Willow Street, Montclair, NJ
Who: Kids 6-10.
What: This summer, send your child on a Summer Tour de France at FIAF Montclair! Kids will embark on a voyage through French language and culture at FIAF’s summer day camps and classes. Through an array of fun activities, workshops, and classes taught by native French-speaking teachers, children of all ages enhance their skills and unleash their creativity – all en français!
–   Fun in French Day Camp for Kids: Monday – Friday  9:30am – 3:30pm or 9:30am –
12:30pm
–   French Immersion for Teens: Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 12:30pm or 1:30 – 4:30pm
When: June 19 – August 11. Monday – Friday, 9am-4:30pm.
Cost: Check fiaf.org/newjersey for details

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.


Preschool & School Camps
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PLAYHOUSE NURSERY SCHOOL – SUMMER PROGRAM

unnamed-1Where: 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 25-August 31 (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: $210. Full Day Camp Fees: $284. Before Care Hours: 7:30 am–9:00 am (additional fee of $42 per session). Afternoon Specialty Camp Hours: 1:30 pm–3:30 pm (additional fee of $131 per session). After Care Hours: 3:30 pm–6:30 pm (additional fee of $95 per session).

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

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 Kickoff and Blast From The Past. Monday camp opening includes skits and an introduction to the week ahead. Wacky Wednesdays may include Crazy Hat Day, Mismatch Day and Crazy Hair Day. Before and after care are available.
When: June 25–August 22 (9 one-week sessions, no camp July 4). Hours: 9:00 am–3:15 pm.
Cost: $270 per session. Before Care Hours: 7:30 am –9:00 am (additional fee of $75 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 Orange – Maplewood 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.

Academic Camps (10)

STEM CAMPS: L3 ACADEMY

Where: L3 Academy, 1 Greenwood Avenue, Montclair; Glen Ridge: Ridgewood Avenue School on Bloomfield Avenue and & Glen Ridge Congregational Church
Who: Rising K to 9th Graders
What: Use the force, code your own video game or app, take our robotics challenge or become a spy-in-training, L3 Academy’s weekly-themed STEM camps for grades K-9 all in the name of seriously fun learning. With ½ or full-day options, camp themes include:

  • Spy Camp
  • Heroes & Villains
  • Coding Arcade Games
  • Building an App/Coding
  • Soccerbots
  • LEGO® Robotics
  • Minecraft
  • Jedi Science
  • STEM Week
  • Chess Camp
  • More. . .

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

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

COLLEGE APPLICATION CAMP

Where: On the campus of Montclair State University, Montclair
Who: Rising high school seniors intent on writing memorable college application essays before the start of senior year.
What: Four-day program focused on developing and writing the 650-word personal essay for the Common Application, with daily one-on-one coaching support from professional writers and writing instructors. (While geared to the Common App, program can accommodate other application platforms as well.) Students will also create an academic/extracurricular résumé and practice their interviewing skills.
When: Two sessions Summer 2018: Session 1—June 25 to 28; Session 2—July 30 to August 2. Program runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Space is limited.
Cost: $850. Deadline for $100 Early Bird discount is May 1. To register, contact Pat Berry at (973) 615-7615 or [email protected]. Private, remote, and graduate school application coaching also available. Visit www.collegeapplicationcamp.com for more information.

The Gifted Child Society (TGCS)
Where: Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM – Northern Highlands Regional High School, 298 Hillside Avenue, Allendale, NJ.
Who:  Gifted children in pre-K through 8th grade participate in TGCS programs such as Camp STEAM, after meeting eligibility requirements. Participants must be four years or older and diagnosed as gifted. TGCS offers giftedness screening/IQ test assessment services at our Allendale office.
Eligibility: Once diagnosed as gifted, eligible gifted children becomes a Member of TGCS and is then welcome to participate in all the special programs and services TGCS has to offer. TGCS Membership is in effect from January 1 through December 31 of each calendar year and must be renewed annually.  TGCS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and has served nearly 70,000 gifted children in New Jersey and its surrounding areas. The US Department of Education named TGCS a national demonstration model.
What: TGCS offers unique enrichment programs including Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM day camp (academic + recreational); The Saturday Workshop Spring/Fall; Middle School Pre-Grad Program (prep for high school and college); TGCS Ambassador Program; Giftedness Screening Services (IQ tests/ assessments); Parent & Guardian (P.A.G.E.) Workshops for families; Gifted Education Training (G.E.T.) for educators and school administrators; and outreach efforts in our communities. Referred to by our students as “the gifted child’s Hogwarts”, TGCS provides a unique learning environment with annual, STEAM-based programs and support services to inspire and nurture gifted children.
When:  Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM 2018 – June 25-August 3 (Session A, 6/25-7/13; Session B, 7/16-8/3) TGCS also offers Fall and Spring programs, and is open all year.
Cost:  Varies by Camp STEAM program options – check website for details www.gifted.org 

YMCA OF MONTCLAIR-ACE: ACADEMIC CAMP EXPERIENCE

the_Y_violet_logoWhere: The Church of the Immaculate Conception (Madonna Hall), Munn Street, Montclair
Who: 
Ages 7–11 (students entering 2nd through 5th grade students for the 2018/2019 school year)
What:
 Research has shown that during the summer months, students can lose up to 6 months of school work- putting them behind in September when they go back to school. A.C.E. camp is an academic camp that not only has kids going up the summer slide, but it is done in a creative way so it feels like camp and not summer school. A.C.E. camp uses themes and plans accordingly, incorporating them into the math, reading and literacy classes. Included is science, art, music, physical play and one field trip per session (Friday).
When:
 July 2–July 20 (no camp July 4) and July 23-August 10 (2 three-week sessions). Hours: 9:00 am–4:00 pm.
Cost:
 $750 per three-week session. Before Care Hours: 8:30 am–9:00 am (additional fee of $10 per week). After Care Hours: 4:00 pm–6:00 pm (additional fee of $75 per week).

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

YMCA OF MONTCLAIR-GAP: GAINING ACADEMICS PROGRAM

the_Y_yellow_logoWhere: Memorial Middle School, 500 Ridge Road, Cedar Grove
Who: Ages 6-10 (students entering 1st-4th grade students for the 2018/2019 school year)
What: G.A.P. camp helps bridge the gap between the summer months and the new school year. It prepares the campers to return back to school more confident and with increased skills. G.A.P. focuses on reading, writing and math in an engaging and hands on way-it is camp after all! 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: July 2-July 13 (no camp July 4), July 16-July 27, July 30-August 10 (3 two-week sessions). Hours: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.
Cost: $320 per two-week session. Before Care Hours: 7:30 am–8:30 am (additional fee of $25 per week). Optional Afternoon with Summer Sparks Enrichment Camp: 1:15 pm-5:15 pm (additional fee of $160 per week). Campers who participate in Summer Sparks in the afternoons may also participate in Summer Sparks after care (5:15 pm–6:30 pm for an additional $25 per week)

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

MLC 2018 SUMMER CAMPS

Join us for an amazing summer camp experience:

Enjoy some old favorite classes and new ones (in red):

  • Chess with Grand Master
  • Maker Lab with Sailboat Challenge, Robotics, Waterbotics and Solar Car Challenge.
  • Code Academy with Virtual Reality Video Game Design, Coding with Scratch/Python/Java, App Development, 3D Video GameMaker, 3D Design/Printing, Digital Arts, Minecraft Mania and Advanced Minecraft.
  • STEAM/Engineering with Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Rocketry, Start-Up Lab, Sports STEM, CSI STEM, Harry Potter STEM, Star Wars STEM

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

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

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

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

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