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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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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

Camp Invention
    Multiple locations throughout northern and central New Jersey.

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

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.

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
Held at 150+ locations

International Ivy Summer Enrichment Programs
908-899-1338 • Email:
     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.

Morristown-Beard Day Camp
70 Whippany Rd., Morristown, 973-539-3032 x569

Oak Knoll Summer Scholars
44 Blackburn Rd., Summit, 908-522-8186.
      Coeducational 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.

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
    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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