Camp Spotlights 2018

Now is the time to start thinking about summer plans for your children! With a wealth of options throughout New Jersey available for summer 2018, there is much to think about when deciding on summer camps. These camp spotlights, featuring overnight camps, day camps, art camps, sports camps and more, will give you some insight on what camps are the best fit for your kids, tweens, or teens!


A Sip of Art

235 Prospect Ave (lower level), West Orange


Contact: Efe Cierkowski, Owner


Age Groups: Ages 5–12

Kids will explore a variety of art styles and media in a fun and creative environment and develop their skills in painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, and more. With a different theme each week, activities and project will vary each day and be interspersed with fun and music. Half day and full day session available. Early registration discounts available. Camp runs from June 25 through August 31.


Camp Louemma

48 Stiles Lane, Suite 202, Pinebrook


Contact: Colleen Malone

Age Groups: Ages 7–15

For 75 years Camp Louemma has provided a nurturing family atmosphere to boys and girls ages 7–15. Campers can participate in a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, dance, hiking, music, science, sports, and swimming. Whether it’s sports, arts, or outdoor adventure, they give each and every camper the opportunity to learn new skills and succeed in whatever they choose to do.


Camp Riverbend

116 Hillcrest Rd., Warren


Contact: Miriam Peretsman

Age Groups: Ages 3–14

Camp Riverbend—where the fun never ends! Fun, camp spirit and achievement through sports, crafts, swimming, nature and more!  Join the Breene family for a summer of “confidence, not competition!” Door to door transportation from towns in Essex, Union, Morris counties. Lunch included.


Campus Kids Weekday Sleep-Away Camp

Blairstown, NJ


Contact: Tom Riddleberger


Age Groups: Ages 7-15, co-ed

Monday through Friday at camp AND home with family on weekends, transportation included. A perfect first sleep-away camp, and a great family lifestyle choice. Every camper picks his/her own activities every day. Sports, fine arts, performing arts, swimming, nature. Fun, active, involved staff. On the rural campus of Blair Academy. ACA-Accredited. Their 28th summer. Private tours given on weekends.


Chatham Day School Summer Camp

700 Shunpike Road, Chatham


Contact: Heather Wampole


Age Groups: 2.5 years old–Grade 3

They provide an enriching and exciting summer experience with students in two groups of Birdies and Hawks based upon age. All campers will experience water play outside, playground games, STEAM activities, arts & crafts, and more! All campers will be provided with a daily snack and camp shirt.


The Connection Summer Camps

79 Maple St. Summit

908-273- 4242

Dates: June 25 - Aug 24 half and full days

9:00am-4:30pm with extended hours available.

Age Groups: 3 and up

SummerFun-a dynamic morning camp-includes daily swim lessons, gym, STEM activities, sports, arts & crafts and special “Theme Weeks”. Afternoon Specialty camps: Theater, Gymnastics, Warrior, Sports, Digital Media, Robotics, Nature, Art, Cooking, Fashion, STEM and Travel. For those that need it, extended hours are available. Mornings: SummerFun Camp; Afternoons: Specialty and Travel Camps. Nine great weeks!


The Craig School Summer Academy

15 Tower Hill Road- Mountain Lakes and 310 Lathrop Avenue - Boonton


Contact: Nicole Moon


Age Groups: 2nd–11th grade

The Craig School is an independent school that specializes in working with students with learning disabilities in grades 2–12. They offer an academic program aligned with the NJ Common Core Standards. Summertime provides a great opportunity for students to extend their learning throughout the year. The Craig School offers a four week comprehensive program that focuses on reading, writing, math and learning strategies. The morning program is focused on academics and the afternoon program offers enrichment in art, computers, drama, science and sports. Students who sign up for the afternoon enrichment program will have the opportunity to attend field trips on Friday.

Delbarton School

230 Mendham Road Morristown

973-538-3231 x3019


Age Groups: Sport Camps–Boys grades 3-9; Courses–Coed grades 3-12

Delbarton offers a variety of sports and academic programs. Boys in grades three to nine develop skills and build character on and off the field. This co-ed academic program for grades three through twelve includes advanced credit, enrichment and skills courses. New in 2018: Multi-week discounts and new course offerings!


Essex County College Summer Youth Program

303 University Avenue, Newark


Contact: Angela McKinney, Director/Shaniqua Murray, Admin. Asst.


Age Groups: Ages 6-13; Grades 1-8

The On-Campus Continuing Education Department Summer Youth Program at Essex County College is designed to promote a positive atmosphere for learning, which facilitates improvement in student behavior and achievement. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, this program provides educational, social and cultural enrichment that play an integral part in the lives of the youth enrolled. The program includes, Math, Reading, Writing, Phonics, STEM, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Computers, Sports, Video Gaming and Recreation.


Essex Youth Theater–Summer Theater Day Camp

The Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair


Director: Janet Sales

Age Groups: Ages 6–12

Imagine the thrill of starring in your own show! This camp is a fun and exciting theater experience that encourages confidence and nurtures self-esteem. Custom-written scripts guarantee equal roles for every student. Twelve musicals and comedies to choose from. Start on Monday, star in a play on Friday!

Goldfish Swim School Livingston’s Jump Start Clinics

277 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston


Contact: Caitlin Giles, 2 Moms Media on behalf of Goldfish Swim

Age Groups: Ages 3–12

Jump Start Clinics are four consecutive days of 30-minute swim lessons that focus on everything from the fundamentals of water safely to fine-tuning stroke technique. When your kids are going to swim lessons every day, it’s a lot easier to have what
they’re learning become a part of their life. It’s kind of life reading– when they’re doing it
every day, they’re continually building upon what they’ve learned the day before. And it’s
more likely to stick.


HWIS Immersion Summer Camp

249 Bebout Ave, Stirling, NJ, 07980


Contact: Tracie Xiong


Age Groups: Ages 2.5–12

Campers at HWIS will explore the world in Mandarin or Spanish in three exciting adventures through language and culture: 1. Water, Water, Everywhere; 2. Food from the Earth; 3. Manmade Wonders. Activities will include exposure to science, geography, literature, cooking, art, music and outdoor activities. Experienced, native speaking teachers lead activities in a 100% immersion environment supporting campers of all language levels.


International Ivy Summer Enrichment Programs

14 locations across NJ including Chatham, Short Hills, Scotch Plains, Livingston, Summit and Wayne.


Contact: Lily Wong


Age Groups: Ages 3–15

International Ivy Summer Enrichment Program provides fun and intellectually-stimulating experiences to fuel young people’s interest and creativity. Kids design video games, build robots, tinker with the engineering of gadgets, conduct experiments and make films. Kids learn best by doing. There are many classes in STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

Kent Place Summer Camp

42 Norwood Avenue, Summit

908-273-0900, ext. 297

Contact: Donna Ray (Camp Director)


Age Groups: Ages 3-15

Kent Place Summer Camp 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. Campers are well supervised by a qualified and caring staff of program directors, teachers and experienced counselors.


Lady Lions Sports Camps

Mount St. Dominic, 3 Ryerson Avenue, 973-226-0660 ext.1119

Contact: Mr. Lorenzo Sozio


Age Groups: Girls entering 4th–9th grade

Lady Lions Sports Camps aim at teaching the fundamental skills at a time of the year when great progress can be made - in the summer. They will stress the fundamentals of each sport and create game situations in the best learning environment. Lady Lions Camps will challenge the beginner and improve the skills of the more seasoned player.


Montclair Film

505 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair


Director: Sue Hollenberg

Age Groups: 6th–12th grade

Montclair Film offers students in grades 6-12 a memorable summer where they can pursue their passion in the visual and performing arts. Hands-on workshops in Screenwriting, Filmmaking, Editing, Acting, Improv, and more! Space is limited so register early!

Musical Theatre Conservatory

Convenient Livingston Location


Contact: Randy Kravitz Elman


Age Groups: Ages 7–18, Beginner to Advanced Levels

MTC’S Broadway Boot Camp offers exciting classes in Singing, Dancing, TV/Acting, Comedy, Stage Combat, Stage Makeup, Hip Hop, and Audition Techniques, taught by theatre professionals in a positive and nurturing environment. In just 3 weeks, students travel from classes to rehearsals, culminating in a costumed B’way Cabaret! Students meet and study with agents and TV and Broadway actors. The Final Shows are performed in NJ and NYC–right off Broadway! The camp runs from July 2nd–July 21st. Pool parties too! Partial scholarships are available. Enroll by March 1st and save $100!

New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts

593 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield


Contact: Robert Sapoff

Ages Groups: Grades 6–12

Spend your summer in the spotlight! They offer two types of camps: a full day, three week camp, SUMMERSTAGE, which gives actors the opportunity to perform in their production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee;” or their 1 week Specialty Camps for Tweens/Teens from 1:30pm–4:30pm.


Newark Academy Summer Programs

91 South Orange Avenue, Livingston

973-957-3174 (Academic: ext. 217 or Sports: ext 212)

Contact: Robert Mallalieu, Academic Summer Program Director, or Liz Bona, Sports Summer Program Director

Email: or

Age Groups: Ages 5–17

Academics, Enrichment, Sports–over 50 Summer programs offered at Newark Academy, including 9 Sports Camps. For more than 40 years, Newark Academy has been the premier source in northern New Jersey for summer programming. The highly-respected Summer Session provides summer academic experience including advance credit, enrichment and skill development courses.


NJ Film School

755 Central Avenue, New Providence


Contact: Chris Messineo, Director

Age Groups: Grades 5–12 (ages 10–18)

At NJ Film School students learn the craft of filmmaking (writing, lights, camera, sound, and editing) while creating amazing short films together. Whether shooting light saber battles in their professional sound stage or flying a drone around town, campers get an unforgettable experience as they bring their creations to life.


Prime Time Summer Arts

14 South Park Street, Montclair


Contact: Sharron Miller or Sharon Alonzo, Director

Ages Groups: Ages 6–14

Prime Time Summer Arts is a full-day musical theater program for boys and girls ages 6–14. Daily classes in vocal music, dance, and drama culminate in a staged performance at the end of each 2-week session. Session One: 6/25–7/6; Session Two: 7/9–7/20; Session Three: 7/23–8/3. No previous experience required–just a joy of singing, dancing, and acting.

SEE Camp

Oratory Prep, Summit, NJ and the Community Church, Mountain Lake, NJ


Contact: Chris Patrick


Age Groups: Entering grades 1–8 

SEE Camp is the place to be for Summer Excitement and Intellectual Adventure. Created for inquisitive students entering grades 1–8, SEE Camp encourages kids to do all the things they love: sports, academics, and the arts. Whether building and testing bridges, learning to fence, embarking on field trips, or chilling out in the pool, campers revel in summer experiences that keep them returning year after year.


School of Rock Montclair–Summer Rock Boot Camp

125 Valley Road, Montclair, 973-337-5296

Director: Kevin March


Through workshops, clinics, and group “band” instruction, this comprehensive camp experience is designed to hone music performance and ensemble skills in a creative and fun environment. They know from experience that playing in a band situation speeds learning and creates “seasoned” musicians. Even relatively advanced musicians are amazed at the amount of progress they make when regularly playing with other musicians.


Science Camp Watonka

PO Box 127, Hawley, PA 18428

Contact: Donald Wacker


Age Groups: Ages 8-16

Camp Watonka offers a program of Sciences, Sports and Adventure, hands-on science and a full range of waterfront, craft, dirt-bike, marksmanship and archery activities.  Facilities include modern cabins, science buildings, sports areas, lake and one of the most extensive ropes adventure courses in the North East. Accredited by the American Camp Association, the best choice for your summer.


Sports Broadcasting Camp

Montclair State University

Contact: Steven or Jeremy


Age Groups: Ages 10-18

Have you ever dreamed about calling a last second, game winning shot on Television? Are you a sports fanatic? Boys & girls ages 10-18 can learn from the pros. Make sports anchor, reporting, and play by play tapes, and much more.


Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair


Age Groups: Age 5–Adult

The Montclair Art Museum’s nine-week SUMMERART Camp for kids is perfect for keeping children cool and creative during their summer break. They offer five types of camps: a theme-based camp that encourages experimentation with a variety of fine art mediums (Ages 5+), a Pottery Camp (Ages 6+), a Digital Media Camp (Ages 8+), a camp at neighboring Van Vleck House & Garden (Ages 5-7), and a camp in partnership with the Inclusive Movement Center at Cornerstone Montclair called Art in Motion (Ages 8-10). Children are inspired by art on view in the Museum’s galleries as they explore the history of art, its role in society, and how it affects our daily lives. Each session concludes with a student exhibition and reception for families and friends. Camps are offered in four two-week sessions, and a final one-week session at the end of the summer. Choose from a variety of morning, afternoon, and full-day programs to fit your summer schedule. Additionally, MAM’s Yard School of Art offers a summer series of classes for teens, as well as a variety of adult classes and workshops.

Summer Adventures at Oak Knoll

44 Blackburn Road, Summit

Contact: Debi Tarowsky


Age Groups: Ages 3–16

Summer Adventures at Oak Knoll is a great place for summer fun and adventure! They offer programs for children ages 3–16. Campers develop skills in athletics, arts, swimming and science, all while having fun, making new friends, and creating lifelong memories.

Surf and Turf Adventure Camp & Surf and Turf Jr.

Edgemont Park, Montclair


Contact: John Garzon


Age Groups: Ages 10–16

Pre-teen and teen camp, going on different daily adventures by bus. It is run by teachers, lifeguards, and EMT’s of Montclair. It is both day and overnight based on weekly segments. Drop off at 8:45 a.m. and pick up between 5:30 and 6 p.m. They have been to the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, West Virginia rafting, and Quebec City!

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901


Email or

Age Groups: Kids (grades K-5); Teens (Grades 6-12)

This summer they are bringing back your favorite themes and high-quality projects. Kids will have the opportunity to explore painting, drawing, sculpture, and ceramics with their best teaching artists during a fun-filled week of art. Middle and high school students get in-depth studio experience, designed to empower by engaging their creativity and enhancing their skills.

William Paterson University Summer Youth Programs

1600 Valley Road, Wayne


Contact: Iris DiMaio


Age Groups: Ages 8–7 or Grades 4–12

Choose from 100 exciting programs for school-aged students in Grades 4 to 12.

Programs topics include: Arts, Math, Music, Communication, Science, Technology, Writing and College Readiness. Summer Life on Campus is a full-day camp that offers academic and recreational activities. Spots-fill-quickly—register today! Camp runs June 25 to August 10, 2018 Save up to 25% off when using promo-code SEEYOUATWP.


West Essex YMCA Camps

231 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston


Contact: Joanne Brown

Age Groups: Ages 3–15

The West Essex YMCA offers a variety of Summer Camps that are perfect for children from preschool through teens. The camps provide activities that are educational, exciting and fun, but most importantly, build self esteem, lasting friendships and treasured memories. The camps are progressive, adding new levels of exploration, responsibility and adventure.


William Paterson University Summer Youth Programs

1600 Valley Road, Wayne, 973-720-2354

Contact: Iris DiMaio


Age Groups: Ages 8–7 or Grades 4–12

Choose from 100 exciting programs for school-aged students in Grades 4 to 12.

Programs topics include: Arts, Math, Music, Communication, Science, Technology, Writing and College Readiness. Summer Life on Campus is a full-day camp that offers academic and recreational activities. Spots-fill-quickly—register today! Camp runs June 25 to August 10, 2018 Save up to 25% off when using promo-code SEEYOUATWP.

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01 Mar 2018