Camp Directory 2017
Start looking into the best summer camps options now with our 2017 Camp Directory, which highlights a wide variety of camps in the area that children will love. Featuring day camps, sleep-away camps, sports, enrichment, arts, and more, these camps will provide a successful and exciting summer for children of all ages. Get to know all of your options for summer camp opportunities and start making decisions for summer 2017.
Arsenal Soccer Camps
Age Groups: Boys & Girls, Ages 5-16
This summer learn to play “The Arsenal Way”. Arsenal Soccer Camps offer boys and girls ages 5-16 of all talent
levels the exclusive opportunity to work with youth coaches from Arsenal Football Club, 13-time English champions. Players are grouped together based on ability in order to improve tactical, technical and physical ability. Together players hone their skills in a fun and supportive environment for a rewarding experience for all. Join us for the ultimate soccer camp!
1 Provost Square, Caldwell
Contact: Shannon Cornine - 973-241-7527
Age Groups: 4-14
Camp Caldwell is perfect for parents looking for a safe, affordable & fun full-day camp to send their children ages 4 to 14. Soak up the fun this summer at Camp Caldwell.
116 Hillcrest Rd, Warren
Contact: Miriam Peretsman
Age Groups: 3-14
Camp Riverbend—where the fun never ends! For ages 3-14. Fun, camp spirit and achievement through crafts, sports, swimming and more! Mature counselor staff. Door to door transportation. New for 2017: lunch included!
Campus Kids Weekday Sleep-Away Camp
Contact: Tom Riddleberger
Age Groups: 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 27th summer. Private tours given on weekends.
Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham Summer Sports Camps
222 N. Passaic Avenue, Chatham
Age Groups: 5-12
Directors: Dean Slaughter-soccer; Kim Christos-lacrosse; Andres Sanches-tennis
A summer spent at the Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham Sports Camps will be one to remember. It is the perfect setting for children to enjoy exciting summer days filled with tennis, soccer, lacrosse, swimming and Ninja Warrior training. The CAC Sports Camps features training sessions in their Junior Athlete Zone, daily lunch, swim time in a heated pool, and fun Friday activities that include color wars, tie dye, slip & slide and more.
Chatham Day School Summer Camp
700 Shunpike Road, Chatham,
Contact: Heather Wampole
Age Groups: 2.5 years old - Grade 3
Chatham Day’s summer camp provides 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 Children’s Corner Preschool
40 Freeman Street, Roseland, NJ 07068
Contact: Jamie Taneja, Head Teacher
Age Groups: 18 months to six years
The Children’s Corner is an eclectic preschool whose mission is to nurture its students’ growth through creative learning in a loving, safe environment. The children develop a strong sense of self and independence by freely exploring and learning at their own pace, guided by the staff.
The Craig School
15 Tower Hill Road, Mountain Lakes
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.
230 Mendham Road Morristown
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. Their co-ed academic program for grades three through twelve includes advanced credit, enrichment and skills courses. New in 2017: Early Bird Rates prior to June 9 and Red Cross Certified Swim Lessons.
Discover Business and Foreign Language Teen Camp
285 Madison Avenue, Madison
Contact: Timur Pakay, Executive Director
Age Groups:14-18 yrs old
Part of the Silberman College of Business since 1989, the Rothman Institute supports entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business and nonprofit communities.
Elite Tennis Summer Camp
42 Fairfield Place, West Caldwell
973-575-1000 ext. 202
Age Groups: Ages 4-18
Elite Tennis has over 35 years of experience teaching tennis to players of all ages and levels. What sets their camp apart from others is a low 4 to 1 student/instructor ratio and a consistently high quality of caring instruction day in and day out. Camp options available for players of all levels from beginner to advanced players.
Essex Youth Theater—Summer Theater Day Camp
The Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair, NJ
Director: Janet Sales
Age Group: 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!
Princeton, Morristown, Englewood + Montclair
Age Groups: 6-12th Grade
Finally, a summer school that won’t take away your summer fun! Catch up, get ahead, or try something new! From algebra to yoga and everything in between, they have over 250 courses for you to choose from, all taught one-to-one: one student to one teacher, always. This allows Fusion to personalize curriculum to each student. Fusion serves middle and high school students who crave a flexible customized learning environment. They offer rolling admissions and flexible scheduling so your student can start at any point in the year and take classes in the morning or afternoon!
Harbor Haven Summer Program
West Orange, NJ
Contact: Robyn Tanne-Director
Age Groups:3-15; 16-18
Comprehensive summer program for children ages 3-15 with mild special needs. Numerous activities include: athletics, swim, science, performing arts, cooking, photography, computers, arts & crafts, yoga, trips, special events, entertainment and more. Social skills, daily academics, speech/occupational therapy, reverse inclusion and separate program for 16-18 year olds are unique components. Trained staff provides ratio1:3 or better. Door-Door a/c transportation available. Celebrating 21 years!
HWIS Immersion Summer Camp
587 Springfield Avenue, Summit
Contact: Tracie Xiong
Age groups: 2.5 - 12
Campers at HWIS will “travel” to Mandarin or Spanish-speaking regions around the world. Classrooms will transform into rainforests, deserts, and even the Silk Road! Campers will explore the region through science, art, music, cooking, and other hands-on activities. Experienced, native speaking teachers lead activities in a 100% immersion environment supporting campers of all language levels.
International Ivy Summer Enrichment Program
14 locations across NJ including Caldwell, Chatham, Short Hills, Scotch Plains, Livingston, Summit, Morris Plains and Far Hills.
Contact: Lily Wong
Age Groups: 5-15
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 Girls’ Leadership Institute
42 Norwood Avenue, Summit
908-273-0900 ext. 303
Contact: Holly Doyle & Erin Hennessy
Age Groups: Grades 4-5, Grades 7-8, Grade 9
The mission of the newly expanded Girls’ Leadership Institute at Kent Place is to empower girls at the Primary, Middle, and Upper School levels to discover their full leadership potential. We accomplish this by providing programs and resources to our girls and to those in the greater community.
Kent Place Summer Camp
42 Norwood Avenue, Summit
908-273-0900 ext. 297
Contact: Donna Ray (Camp Director)
Age Groups: 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.
L3 Academy STEM Camps
One Greenwood Avenue,
Suite 101, Montclair
Director: Yin Chang
Join campers on weekly adventures into world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Themes include: LEGO® Robotics, Minecraft, Science Explorers, Coding: Videogame Programming, Jedi Science & Engineering, Superhero Science, Grossology, and Robotics Club/Competitive Training. Seriously fun learning happens at our camps.
Musical Theatre Conservatory
Convenient Livingston Location
Director: Randy Kravitz Elman
Age Groups: 7-18 beginner to advanced levels
MTC’s Broadway Boot Camp offers exciting classes in singing, dancing, T.V./acting, comedy, stage combat, stage makeup, hip hop and audition techniques taught by theatre professionals in a positive and nurturing environment. In just three weeks, students travel from classes to rehearsals, culminating in a costumed B’way Cabaret! Students meet and study with agents and T.V. and Broadway actors. The finals shows are performed in NJ and NYC—right off Broadway. Pool parties are included. The camp runs from June 26- July 15. Partial scholarships are available.
Newark Academy Summer Programs
91 South Orange Avenue, Livingston
Contact: Robert Mallalieu
Age Groups: ages 5 - 17
Newark Academy’s summer programming is designed to meet a wide-range of needs – from a single course to a full day of academics, arts and sports. The Summer Program is offered over six weeks, from June 26 through August 4, 2017. Many of the academic courses of the Summer Session run the full six-week period, while enrichment courses and NA Summer Sports offer programs of shorter duration.
New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts
593 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield
Contact: Bob Sapoff
Age Groups: Grades 6-12
Theater arts summer camps for grades 6 to 12, including SummerStage, a full day performance camp. This year’s production will be I, Broadway!, an original show where everyone has a lead role. Plus: One-week tween/teen specialty camps in acting, improv, musical theater and TV & film.
Painting Pottery Camp at Doin’ Dishes
50 Church Street, Montclair
Contact: Liza Batik
Age Groups: 7 and up
A great way to spend your summer days. Throughout the week kids learn different painting techniques, such as using masking tape, contact paper, transfer paper, and sponge painting to name a few! Learning has never been so enjoyable, and all while making unique usable items.
Rein Teen Tour
30 Gales Drive, Wayne
Directors: Norman and Karen Rein
Age Groups: 12-14
Rein Mini Tours are for teenagers completing six, seventh and eighth grades. The teenagers travel Monday-Friday. Choice of two, four or six-week programs.
Rein Teen Tours—Rein Community Service
30 Gales Drive, Wayne
Directors: Norman and Karen Rein
Age Groups: 14-17
Offering 2-4 week volunteer programs in exciting locations such as Project Hawaii on the Big Island of Hawaii, Project California at the University of California in Santa Barbara, Project Costa Rica, Project Ecuador, The Amazon & the Galapagos Islands, Project Thailand, Austrialia/New Zealand and Tour & Service (a hybrid teen tour and community service program.) The variety of service projects include: volunteering with children, helping animals, protecting the environment, and special community improvement projects. Each program includes unique activities include: surfing lessons, digital photography, cooking, tennis, Spanish language, golf, art and soccer.
School of Rock Montclair
Summer Rock Boot Camps
125 Valley Road, Montclair
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.
A Sip of Art
235 Prospect Avenue (lower level), West Orange
Contact: Efe Cierkowski
A Sip of Art’s 2017 Summer Camp program will run from June 26th through September 1st. The camp will offer kids (ages 5-12) the opportunity to explore a variety of art styles and mediums in a fun and creative environment. Participants will cultivate a love for and develop their skills in painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed mediums and more. With a different theme each week, activities and projects worked on will vary each day and interspersed with a lot of fun and music. Half day (9am-1pm and 12-4pm) and full day (9-4pm) sessions available. Early registration discounts available.
SMAPA’s Preschool & Prime Time Summer Arts
14 South Park Street, Montclair
Contact: Stacy Costner
Age Groups: Ages 3 to 14
Preschool Prime Time Summer Arts— A half-day arts program for ages 3-5. Nine 1 week sessions. Classes include Art, Music, Dance and Drama. Prime Time Summer Arts—A full day musical theater program for ages 6-14. Classes include Art, Music, Dance, Drama and swim twice weekly.
Sports Broadcasting Camp
Montclair State University
Contact: Steven or Jeremy
Age Groups: 10-18
Have you ever dreamed about calling a last second, game-winning shot on Television? Are you a sports fanatic? Boys & girls age 10-18 can learn from the pros. Make sports anchor, reporting, play-by-play tapes, and much more.
Spring Lake Day Camp
234 Conklintown Rd., Ringwood
Contact/Director: Myron Simons
Voted Best in Bergen in 2015 and 2016, Spring Lake Day Camp is the place to be. The 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, 5 heated pools with water slides, awesome athletic fields, adventure challenge courses, shade and plenty of indoor facilities for rainy day events. Catered lunch, door-to-door air conditioned mini-bus transportation and uniform shirts are included. SLDC is single family owned and operated since 1989. Every Child deserves an SLDC Summer.
Summer at the Academy of Saint Elizabeth
2 Convent Road, Convent Station
Contact: Kathleen Thomas
Age Groups: 7th grade through 12th grade
The Academy offers a summer term beginning June 12th and ending July 28th. They offer a variety of programs designed to provide meaningful and enjoyable experiences. Programs range in age from 6th - 12th grades for boys and girls. Summer programs include Online Enrichment Courses, Science Labs, Performing Arts Workshop, and Tennis Camps.
Summer on the Hill at The Winston School of Short Hills
30 East Lane, Short Hills
Contact: Terri Cerritto
Age Groups: grades 2-8
The Winston School serves students, who though intellectually capable, struggle in school due to language-based learning differences. The summer camp offers academic and arts programs as well as sports. It is designed to enforce and strengthen academic skills that sometime diminish over summer vacation. Private tutoring is also available.
Summer OnStage Theater Camp at PPAC
19 West Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston
Contact: Kathy Pucci
Age Groups: 6-16
PPAC’s weeklong camps are in high demand for good reason. Each week they offer different themes to inspire campers to write and perform a brand new musical, a weekly performance for family and friends, free early drop off, a complimentary recording via video link, and a free t-shirt for each camper.
The Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 973-259-5139
Age Groups: 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 four types of camp: a theme-based camp that uses all kinds of fine art mediums (Ages 5+), a Pottery Camp (Ages 6+), a Digital Media Camp (Ages 8+), and a camp at neighboring Van Vleck House & Garden (Ages 5-7). Visits to the Museum’s galleries are included to enrich the child’s knowledge of fine arts. In addition to making art every day, children are encouraged to interact, talk, and learn about the history of art, its role in society, and how it affects our daily lives. 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 pro- grams 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.
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
68 Elm Street, Summit
Contact: Libby Clarke
Age Groups: 5-18
The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey nurtures the capacity for personal expression, expands the creative experience and fosters stronger communities by empowering people to see, make and learn about art. Through exhibition, studio school and community programs, the Art Center engenders connection, curiosity and creative risk-taking among its constituents.
Winston Preparatory School Summer Enrichment Program
901 Route 10 East, Whippany
Contact: Marc Silver
Age Groups: 2nd- 12th grades
The Winston Preparatory School Summer Enrichment Program is an extension of the WPS philosophy, principles and model that takes place during the summer months. It provides students with the unique opportunity to participate in an individually designed program aimed to enhance academic skills and foster independence.