Summer Camp Guide 2019

Now is the time to start deciding on summer plans for kids and teens! With a wide variety of day and away camps in New Jersey, discover the perfect fit for your family. From sports to acting, music to STEAM, there is something for everyone this summer.

Basking Ridge Country Club Junior Summer Camp
185 Madisonville Road, Basking Ridge
908-766-8200 ext. 4
Contact: Douglas deMarrais
Age Groups: 6–18
Camps are designed to educate golfers in all aspects of the swing, the game and its application to the course. Grouped by similar abilities and ages, PGA Pros will create an informative and fun learning atmosphere all while instilling the integrity and life skills needed to perform the game. The Academy’s goal is to honor the traditions of golf and to pass on the passion for the game.


Camp Co-op
65 Chestnut Street, Montclair | 973-783-4955
Contact: Ana Younghusband
Age Groups: 3 years–8th grade
Montclair Cooperative School offers summer camps for age 3 through 8th grade. The youngest campers can join Camp Co-op and Yoga for Kids. Older children will enjoy Zuma Chess, DIY Dollhouse, Fiberarts, and science camps. Filmmaking Intensive is offered for 5th–8th graders. Choice of 9am–1pm or 9am–3pm.


Campus Kids Weekday Sleep-Away Camp
Blairstown, NJ | 973-845-9260
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 at any age. Every camper picks their own activities every day. Sports, fine arts, performing arts, swimming, nature. Fun, active, involved staff. On the rural campus of Blair Academy. ACA-Accredited since 1991. 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
CDS Summer Camp provides a fun and active program for children 2.5 years through grade 3. Backyard games and water play are the highlights of each day, sprinkled with design challenges and indoor activities. Great camp experience, especially for first timers!


Chatham Summer Arts Camp
255 Lafayette Ave, Chatham
Contact: Brian Conti
Email: chathamsummer
Age Groups: Students entering 4th–8th grade in September 2019
The Chatham Summer Arts Camp is celebrating its 41st season! Students can choose from classes in Band, Orchestra, Piano and Art. Classes meet during the morning between 9am–12pm. Please join in during the morning program and explore the wonderful world of the arts!


Congregation Agudath Israel Early Childhood Center Camp
20 Academy Road, Caldwell | 973-226-3600 ext. 120
Contact: Stacey Gold
Age Groups: Ages birth–5
Congregation Agudath Israel ECC Summer Camp program is carefully designed to meet the needs of young campers. Each week showcases a theme with coordinated special events, art, literature, music, sports, cooking, and science activities in the comfort of their fully air conditioned building, on a state-of-the-art playground and in their sprinkler area. Full day and part time programs are available.


The Connection Summer Camps
79 Maple St, Summit
Dates: June 24–August 23, half and full days; 9am–4:30pm with extended hours available
Age Groups: 3 and up
All the new this summer: exciting all day or half day camps. Co-ed includes daily swim lessons and specialized camps like Sports, Gym/Gymnastics, Theater, Jr Warrior, Digital Media & Robotics, Travel, STEM, Art, Nature, Fashion, Cooking. ACA Accredited.


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 develop skills and build character on and off the field. Their co-ed academic program includes advanced credit, enrichment and skills courses. New in 2019: Sport Academy experiences for prospective applicants, and Notre Dame-partnered STEM courses in Robotics & Coding, and Anatomy & Physiology!


Early College Preparatory Programs
NJIT- CPCP, 4th Floor Campbell Hall, Newark
Contact: Suzanne Berliner Heyman
Age Groups: post 4th grade to post 11th grade
The Center for Pre-College Programs offers a series of summer programs for high-achieving students. The programs are designed to encourage and prepare students to succeed in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).


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!


Fairview Lake YMCA Camps
1035 Fairview Lake Road, Stillwater, NJ
(973) 383-9282 | (800) 686-1166 |
Camp is a magical place for children to laugh, sing and make friends. It is a place where children can learn about themselves and others in a safe setting. It is one of the only places left where a child can learn to sail, make a candle, and hit a bullseye in archery all before lunch. Camp is designed just for kids. As adults we can say we are going to focus on achievement, belonging and relationships. What that means to a child is we are going to have fun learning stuff and making friends. Fairview Lake hires and train staff team to do just that. They understand how to make the fun safe, and take the concepts of healthy child development and add the spice of camp. What comes out is a special place that has been helping children grow in spirit, mind and body for 102 years. Offering sleepaway co-ed camp, day camp, ranch, specialty & adventure camp.


Far Hills Summer Camp
697 US-202, Far Hills | 908-766-0622
Contact: Brian Junger
Age Groups: 3 years* to 13 years old, depending on program (Pre-K children must be 3 by September 1 and be potty trained)
Through academic excellence and character development, Far Hills Country Day School provides each child brilliant beginnings for success in the modern world.


GSB Hi Hills Camps
25 St. Bernard’s Road, Gladstone | 908-234-0067
Contact: Cindy Wyatt
Age Groups: Ages 3–16
GSB Hi Hills Camps provide a balanced, diverse and secure community that allows children the opportunity to explore, learn and grow toward a more purposeful and meaningful life. Campers learn and play on a 208-acre campus including a pool, pond, garden and farm. Each week focuses on the core values of Respect, Diversity, Integrity, Compassion, Kindness, Leadership, Courage, and Balance.


HudsonWay Immersion Camp
249 Bebout Ave, Stirling | 908-598-8088
Contact: Tracie Xiong
Age Groups: Ages 2.5–12
Exploring the world in three exciting adventures through language and culture! Each week provides an age-appropriate perspective on important aspects of our world. Students acquire an appreciation for diverse cultures while developing language skills in a Mandarin or Spanish immersion environment. Activities will include exposure to science, geography, literature, cooking, art, music, and outdoor activities. Each two-week theme will culminate in a project and presentation.


JCC Metrowest Camp Deeny Riback
208 Flanders Netcong Rd, Flanders | 973-929-2901
Contact: Dana Gottfried
Age Groups: 3 ½-10th grade
Memories, life skills, life-long friends, exploration and growth; Camp Deeny Riback is more than fun summers, it’s where your children gain the skills they need to succeed in today’s world. The experience of an overnight camp in a traditional day camp setting. Color war, camp musical, Israeli staff and boating on the lake are just a few reasons CDR is so special. They are the premier Jewish Day Camp in Morris and Essex counties and are proudly open to all.


International Ivy Summer Enrichment Programs
14 locations across NJ
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 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.


Montclair Film
505 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair
Director: Sue Hollenberg
Age Groups: Grades 6–12 & adult programs
Montclair Film offers students a memorable summer where they can pursue their passion in the visual and performing arts. Hands-on workshops in Screenwriting, Filmmaking, Editing, Improv, Podcasting and more! Mini camps give adults a chance to experience fun workshops as well.


Musical Theatre Conservatory/ Broadway Boot Camp!
9 Ridgeway Court, West Orange, NJ/ Camp is located in Livingston
Contact: Randy Elman
Age Groups: Ages 7-18
It's All About the Kids! MTC offers classes and performing opportunities to students who are taught by theatre professionals in a positive and nurturing environment! At MTC, kid's dreams come true. In just three weeks, they'll travel from classes to rehearsals culminating in a costumed, Broadway Cabaret! Everyone gets the best of both worlds, by rehearsing in N.J. and performing in N,Y.C.! Students meet and study with Agents and Broadway/T.V. actors! They'll celebrate with a with a pool party then cap things off with the grand finale: a B’way showcase in NYC (Broadway district)!


New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts
593 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield
Director: Beth Baur/Robert Sapoff
Campers experience a safe, fun, exciting environment in which to learn theater skills. They provide the highest quality theater education while encouraging students to hone their talents, to develop their confidence and to discover the joy of being on stage. Each student is given the opportunity to shine. Their drama/dance day camp is co-ed.


Newark Academy Mott-Leeney Baseball Camp
91 South Orange Ave, Livingston
973-992-7000 ext. 212
Contact: Liz Bona-Beach
Age Groups: Ages 5-13
The Mott-Leeney Baseball Camp, celebrating its 51st year, is the flagship summer sports camp program at Newark Academy. Campers will hone their skills in pitching, catching infield play, outfield play, hitting and base running. One-week sessions run June 24 through July 26.


Newark Academy Summer Programs
91 South Orange Avenue, Livingston
973-957-3174 ext. 217
Contact: Robert Mallalieu
Age Groups: Ages 5–17
Academics, Enrichment, Sports–over 50 Summer programs offered at Newark Academy. 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, as well as STEM courses.


Prime Time Summer Arts
14 South Park Street, Montclair | 973-655-9819 |
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 1—July 1-July 12 (closed July 4), Session 2—July 15-26, Session 3—July 29-August 9. No previous experience required—just a joy of singing, dancing, and acting.


Robot Revolution
34 Maple Street, Summit
Age Groups: 4th–12th grade
Robot Revolution is an award winning robotics program for grades 4–12. Build, program, and even compete in exciting games with robots of your design. Bring math, science, and engineering together to solve problems. Robotics brings STEM to life.


Rock. Learn. Play.
99 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair
Contact: Beatrice Adiedo
Age Groups: Ages 5–12
Looking for a fun 2019 summer camp in Montclair? Rock. Learn. Play. has you covered for taekwondo, STEAM, and music lessons plus many more. Limited slots available given the individualized setting for campers. Camp dates: June 24–August 23. Hours: 7:30am–6pm.


SEE Camp
Oratory Prep, Summit | Community Church, Mountain Lake
973-994-4665 |
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
General Manager: 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.


The Summer Enrichment Program at Winston Preparatory School
901 Route 10 East, Whippany
Contact: Marc Silver, Director of Summer Enrichment Program
Age Groups: Grades 4–12
The Summer Enrichment Program at Winston Prep provides 4th-12th graders with the unique opportunity to participate in an individually designed program aimed to enhance academic skills and foster independence. The program is designed to develop language, encoding/decoding, reading comprehension, writing, math, test preparation, organization, and time management skills.


Summer at Oak Knoll
44 Blackburn Road, Summit | 908-522-8186
Contact: Debi Tarowksy
Age Groups: Ages 3-16
There is something for everyone this summer at Oak Knoll! They offer an ACA-accredited day camp for boys and girls, including extreme sports and performing arts specialty camps. They also offer an academic prep program that includes kindergarten readiness, a youth football camp, and a new signature program that empowers Middle School girls to risk, fail and recover using interactive activities.


Surf and Turf Adventure Camp & Surf and Turf Jr.
Edgemont Park, Montclair
Contact: John Garzon
Age Groups: Ages 9–15
Pre-teen and teen camp going on different daily adventures, run by teachers, lifeguards, and EMT. Both a day and overnight camp based on weekly segments,. See Yosemite Park, Myrtle Beach, Fire Island, the Jersey shore, and an escape room. Enjoy paintball, hiking, swimming, and rafting in nature.


Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
Summer Art Camp
68 Elm Street, Summit
Age Groups: Kids (grades 5–9), Tweens (ages 10–12), Teens (Ages 13–18)
This summer Visual Arts Center has cooked up all-new projects in the classic themes your kids love and added new themes for adventurous artists. Kids will have the opportunity to explore painting, drawing, sculpture, and ceramics during a fun-filled week of art. Tweens and teens get in-depth studio experience, designed to empower by engaging their creativity and enhancing their skills.

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12 Mar 2019