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NJ Summer Camp Guide for Kids & Teens in New Jersey

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2016 summer camp guide!

Here you will find an extensive list of camps committed to providing a fun and enriching summer experience for your children and teens. From half-day to full-day traditional day camps, teen travel to sleepaway camps or the many special interest camps in the index below, there is a camp for every age and interest. These camps invite you to visit their websites (use the convenient links in each listing), call for info, plan a visit or attend an upcoming open house. 

Registration begins early in the year and continues until full. Look for early-bird discounts offered for early enrollment. By June, space may still be available, so don't hesitate to call. Summer is also a great time to visit camps in session and start planning for next year. The Kids Guide NJ 2017 Summer Camp Guide will be published in January, 2017.

Camp Fairs Day Camps Nature / Environment Camps
Camp Referral Services Gifted Camps Performing Arts Camps
Academic Camps Girls Camps Science / Technology Camps
Animal Camps Health / Fitness / Weight Loss Sleepaway Camps
Arts / Craft / Film Camps History Camps Special Needs Camps
Computer Camps Horseback Camps Sports Camps
Cooking Camps Language Camps Teen Camps
Culture Camps Music / Dance Camps Theater Camps

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Browse through the listings under the Enrichment Classes and Sports categories for additional summer opportunities that may not be included under Kids Guide NJ's Summer Camp Guide.

Recreation Departments often offer summer playgrounds and enrichment or sports options. In addition, some school districts hold summer enrichment sessions and school coaches frequently offer week-long sports camps.

Check the programs of local Ys and JCCs (see Ys/JCCs/Rec Facilities). They typically offer a wide selection of camps for all ages, including traditional day camps, special interest, sports and travel camps.

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See the Group & School Programs under the Enrichment category, Partiy Places, Party & Special Event Entertainment and Enrichment categories to book educational and entertaining programs for campers.

american camp association
Founded in 1910, the American Camp Association accredits summer and fall camp programs for health, safety and program quality. Call or visit the New York / New Jersey affiliated website for a list of accredited camps in the northeast and visit the ACA's site for parents for information about selecting the right camp for your child. American Camp Association New York & New Jersey, 1375 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018, 212-391-5208, 800-777-CAMP.

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camp fairs

The NJ Camp Fairs
Camps of all kinds: day, overnight, adventure, computer, foreign language, sports, special interest, special needs, travel and more.
    Meet Camp Directors, get door prizes, free giveaways from camps, free snacks, free DVDs of camps, free brochures, jobs available. Bring the family. Free parking.
       NJ Camp Fairs have ended for 2016. For a list of participating camps, visit website year round or call 732-469-8910.

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camp referral services

American Camp Association New York & New Jersey
1375 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018, 212-391-5208, x1002. Free referral service affiliated with the American Camp Association recommends only ACA accredited camps in the northeast, including day, sleepaway, travel and specialty camps. Search online or call or email renee@aca-nynj.org for personal assistance.

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