Summer Camp Spotlights 2021

Harbor Haven Summer Program

1418 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052

Our kids need camp more than ever! Give your child with mild special needs an unforgettable summer of opportunities at Harbor Haven, the premier special needs summer program in New Jersey. We are celebrating our 25th summer of excellence in 2021. Harbor Haven serves children and teens ages 3-18.


Musical Theatre Conservatory–Broadway Boot Camp

973-868-6259 |

July 6–24 (Final Show NJ Show!) Monday–Friday, 9:15am–3:45pm

At Musical Theatre Conservatory, “Theatre for Life” is more than just a motto; it is their guiding philosophy. Through their Broadway Boot Camp, July 6–24, children aged 7-18 get the opportunity to bring this philosophy to life.

Broadway Boot Camp teaches children the skills they need to actually get on stage and do what they love. MTC students work with theatre professionals, who are committed to giving every child the solid foundation they need to be the best performer they can be. Each day, students will enjoy a rotating schedule that includes: Voice, Acting, Theatre Dance, Hip Hop, Song Interpretation, Comedy Improvisation, Stage Combat, TV & Commercial Acting, Audition T`echniques, Make-Up, and Production Rehearsal. The program ends with a “splash” with their annual Luau Pool Party!

In just three weeks, students are guided from classes to rehearsals culminating in a costumed, cabaret-style show, produced by theatre professionals. Students also have the chance to meet with agents and Broadway actors to get the inside scoop on working in theatre, film, and television.

This summer they will be offering In Person, Virtual and Hybrid Options. This summer there will be limited enrollment, so save your spot now! Call Randy to schedule a Virtual placement audition! (973-868-6259)


School of Rock Montclair–Summer Rock Boot Camp

125 Valley Road, Montclair | 973-337-5296

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.


Surf and Turf Adventure Camp & Surf and Turf Jr.

Edgemont Park, Montclair

973-306-9505 |

Contact: John Garzon


Age Groups: Ages 9–15

Teen and pre-teens enjoy different daily adventures from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania to as far as Canada and California. Both a day and overnight camp with actives such as paintball, hiking, swimming and rafting in nature.


Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts

14 South Park Street, Montclair | 973-655-9819 |

Preschool Prime Time Summer Arts is a half day arts program for children ages 3-5. The preschool program is designed in eight 1-week theme-based sessions, showing students that dance and related theater arts are a means of creative self-expression. During each session, kids participate in different types of dance, music, art projects and kid-generated ideas related to the theme of the week that “spark” the imagination.

For the older kids, Prime Time Summer Arts, is a 5-hour musical theatre program for boys and girls ages 6-14, offered in three 2-week sessions. This collaborative theater arts program features Hip Hop, Theater Dance, West African Dance, Improv and Choreography classes, all culminating in a musical theater review. Students will not only make new friends but will learn to work collaboratively and creatively together to create a wonderful video show for family and friends to view on SMAPA’s YouTube Channel.

Says Sharron Miller, Artistic Director, “Neither of our camps require any previous training. If you like to dance, sing or act, Prime Time Summer Arts is the place to be.”



The Craig School Summer Academy

15 Tower Hill Road, Mountain Lakes & 310 Lathrop Avenue, Boonton | 973-334-1295

Contact: Nicole Moon


Age Groups: Grades 2–11

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.


The Connection Summer Camps

79 Maple St, Summit | 908-273-4242

Contact: Michelle Stelluto


Age Groups: Age 3 and up

The Connection provides all-day or half-day co-ed camps that include swim lessons, and specialized camps: Sports, STEM, Warrior, Gymnastics, Travel, Cooking, Theater, Nature, Fashion, Engineering, Digital Media Robotics and more! ACA accredited.



EXPLO Boston | EXPLO New York | EXPLO Chicago

932 Washington St, Norwood, MA


Directors: David Torcoletti; Elliot Targum; Sarah Ruter

Age Groups: Grades 2-7; 8-10; 10-12

With campuses near Boston, New York City, and Chicago, EXPLO offers more than 90 courses (ranging from behavioral psychology and medical carerers to video production and economics). EXPLO is the place where you can pursue an already deep-seated passion or an interest you have never tried before, with an international community of students from over 70 different countries.



Florham Park Sports Dome Summer Camp

76 Passaic Ave, Florham Park | 973-457-2153


Beginning in late June, Florham Park Sports Dome offers a K-8 summer camp over the course of ten weeks. Activities include water activities, chess, robotics, yoga, e-sports, soccer, flag football, baseball, basketball and much more. Half day camps are available, with options for before and after camp care.



Green Brook Country Club All Sports Camp

100 W Greenbrook Rd, North Caldwell | 973-228-1800 x234

Director: Nicky Moore

Age Groups: 4-12

A day camp for 4-12 year olds like no other! Spending your day at their All Sports camp is a great wayto spend the summer. Their private and secluded setting is perfect for enjoying tennis, swim, and a variety of other activities. At Green Brook Country Club campers will have an hour tennis lesson, an hour swim lesso every day, followed by fun sports like golf, karate, soccer, and many more! Their instructors are all certified professionals and love teaching juniors!!


International Ivy Summer Enrichment Programs

14 locations across NJ including Chatham, Short Hills, Summit, Scotch Plains, Livingston and Basking Ridge

908-899-1338 |

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 science and engineering, create websites and learn to code. Kids learn best by doing. There are many classes in STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.



Morristown-Beard School Summer Institute

70 Whippany Road, Morristown | 973-539-3032

Contact: Dr. Amanda Gregory


Age Groups: Rising 6–12 grade

The MBS Summer Institute offers courses for credit and enrichment, for high school and middle school students (including rising 6th graders). Hands-on, team-taught, and creative in structure and topics, all of the courses strengthen students’ imaginations and critical thinking skills alike. Search the offerings to find the course

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