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NJ Academic Camp Guide for Children & Teens in New Jersey

The camps below offer stimulating academic summer programs focusing on many subjects including math, science, computers, STEM, English, writing, arts, test prep and more. Academics are often mixed with traditional camp activities and athletics. To learn more, visit their websites (use the convenient links in each listing), call for info, schedule a visit and inquire about any upcoming open houses.

In addition to the programs listed below, see listings under Day Camps, Teen Camps, Education Services and Academic Enrichment for more academic options for summer.

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

Oak Knoll Summer Scholars
44 Blackburn Rd., Summit, 908-522-8186
       Oak Knoll's coeducational Summer Scholars program offers students entering kindergarten, and grades 4 through 12, opportunities to preview or review math topics, get a head start on SAT/ACT preparation, or simply develop their writing skills.

Camp Invention
    Multiple locations throughout northern and central New Jersey. This summer's all-new curriculum allows children in grades K-6 to create a vehicle of the future, design a mechanical robot dog and build futuristic dream homes. Local educators lead the week of fun, hands-on STEM activities! Visit Camp Invention online or call 800-968-4332 to register.

Cleared for Take-Off Aviation Camp
Alexandria Field, 63 Airport Rd., Pittstown, 908-735-0870
    Camp: 9am-1pm (separate flight option 1-5pm). Camp: $225 (flight option at current price).
    The experiential curriculum takes students (4th grade–9th grade) on a quest for new learning to see what they can find looking at science, technology, engineering, and math through the lens of aviation.

The Do-Re-Mi School of Music & the Arts
113 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, 973-758-1500
    We offer day camps Mon.-Fri. 9am-3pm.
• Chess Camp: for ages 5-14 with our very own certified FIDE Instructor/National Master.
• Russian Immersion Camp: for ages 3-10 with RSL/RFL certified instructors.
• Music and Art Camp: for ages 5-12.

Drew University SummerTerm
36 Madison Ave., Madison, 973-408-3310
         Summer courses are open to academically motivated high school juniors and seniors and visiting college students.

HEROES Academy
317 George St., Suite 210, New Brunswick, 732-690-7991
    Accelerated math and language arts classes for academically advanced students ages 6 and up. Class placement based on tested ability.

Hunterdon Summer Enrichment
Readington Middle School, 48 Readington Rd., 908-534-2113
Holland Brook School, 52 Readington Rd., Whitehouse Station, 908-823-0454
    Hands-on, fun enrichment courses for children entering grades 1-8. Open to students outside the community.

iD Tech Camps for Kids & Teens
888-709-8324 • Held at 150+ locations nationwide.

International Ivy Summer Enrichment Programs
908-899-1338 • Email:
• Burlington: Doane Academy, 350 Riverbank
• Chatham: Chatham Day School, 700 Shunpike Rd.
• Jersey City: French American Academy, 209 3rd St.
• Livingston: Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, 110 S. Orange Ave.
• New Milford: French American Academy, 1092 Carnation Dr.
• Oakland: Academies at Gerrard Berman Day School, 45 Spruce St.
• Paramus: Ridgewood Montessori School, 70 Eisenhower Dr.
• Princeton: Chapin School, 4101 Princeton Pike
• Scotch Plains: Language and Enrichment Center, 551 Park Ave.
• Short Hills: The Pingry School, 50 Country Day Dr.
• Somerset: Rutgers Preparatory School, 1345 Easton Ave.
• Summit: Kent Place School, 42 Norwood Ave.
• Wayne: Pioneer Academy, 164 Totowa Rd.
    Mon.-Fri.: Full day 9-5; half-day 9-12:30 or 1:30-5pm. $780 per week for full day; $390 per week for half day.
    International Ivy is about hands-on learning and having fun. We have over 50 classes to select from, including video game creation, robotics, computer programming, arts, math, business, science and engineering. Learn more at online or come to an open house. Use code KDG18 for $50 off each child. Expires 1/31/2018.

Morristown-Beard Day Camp
70 Whippany Rd., Morristown, 973-539-3032 x569
    State licensed facility, located on a beautiful 22-acre campus, offers a traditional day camp as well as specialty camps including arts and crafts, mountain biking, world languages, history adventures, math skills, writing workshop, teen­xtreme, college essay, graphic design, digital film editing, strength and conditioning, musical theatre boot camp and sports clinics.

Oak Knoll Summer Scholars
44 Blackburn Rd., Summit, 908-522-8186. From June 26-Aug. 3, Oak Knoll's coeducational Summer Scholars program offers students entering kindergarten, and grades 4 through 12, opportunities to preview or review math topics, get a head start on SAT/ACT preparation, or simply develop their writing skills.

The Peck School Summer
247 South St., Morristown, 973-539-8660 x388
    Academic enrichment and summer activities for grades K-8. Experienced and outstanding Peck School faculty. State of the art facilities. Early morning and afternoon care available. Join us! Call 973-539-8660 ext. 388 or email summer@ for full brochure or visit us online.

Ramapo College Summer Camps
Mahwah, NJ, 201-684-7370
    STEM camp for entering 7th and 8th graders and life skills camps for high school students include music, computer, financial literacy, game design, SAT prep and more.

Raritan Valley Community College Camps
118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg, 908-526-1200 x8404
        Summer programs for ages 4-17 include academics, computers, science, language, chess, fine and performing arts, gifted and talented and more.

Rutgers Reading Program
    Summer speed reading and reading/study skills programs for adults and children from age 4 and up are taught by professional instructors at various locations in New Jersey.

Rutgers K-12 Pre-College Programs
Rutgers Campus, New Brunswick, 732-932-7323
    Summer programs include pre-engineering academy; summer scholars for high-achieving high school students and gifted youth; summer sessions for graduating seniors. For all K-12 pre-college programs, summer camps and year round programs, visit Pre-College online.

William Paterson University Pre-College Youth Programs
1600 Valley Rd., Wayne, 973-720-2354
    More than 100 programs for grades 4-9 and high school students. Summer day camp and pre-college programs. Stay in residence halls or commute.

The Writers Circle Summer Creative Writing Intensives
Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, 973-900-0415
    Camp: Mon.-Fri. 9am-3:30pm; three weeks July-Aug. At The Writers Circle, teens hone their literary craft in a generous, creative environment, working with professional authors as instructors. Students develop their writing, study different literary genres, get personalized editorial feedback, and take part in inspiring writing events.

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