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Sleepaway Camps for NJ Kids & Teens

The Sleepaway Camps listed below have served New Jersey families for many years. They invite you to visit their websites (use the convenient links in each listing), call for info, schedule a visit or attend an upcoming open house.

For helpful information about selecting a sleepaway camp, consult the American Camp Association's Guide to New Jersey Accredited Camps or the National Directory of Accredited Camps at 877-488-CAMP.

Teens can apply to Counselor-in-Training, community service or wilderness experience programs. See listings under Teen Camps for pre-college and study abroad opportunities and Volunteer listings for volunteer and summer internship positions.

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Appel Farm Arts Camp
457 Shirley Rd., Elmer, NJ, 800-394-8478, 856-358-2472
    2, 4, 6 and 8-week sessions for ages 7-17 build skills in music, dance, theater, visual arts, recording arts, creative writing, sports and swimming. Co-ed residential camp is staffed by artists and arts educators.

Camp Louemma
43 Louemma Lane, Sussex, NJ 07461, 973-287-7264
    Three week sessions or six week full summer.
    Situated on over 150 acres with a private lake for boating, outdoor pool, athletic fields and courts, 30 foot climbing tower with zip line, indoor facilities, day trips, overnghts, Tinker program power by STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), creative and performing arts programs, yoga and more.

Camp Lou Henry Hoover
Sussex County, NJ, 908-518-4400
    Resident camp, open to all girls in grades 1-12. Six weekly sessions run from July-Aug. Located in Middleville with access to Swartswood Lake, Camp Hoover provides general and specialty camp programs. Sponsored by Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey.

Camp Mason YMCA
23 Birch Ridge Rd., Hardwick, NJ, 908-362-8217

Camp Vacamas
256 Macopin Rd., West Milford, 973-838-0942

Fairview Lake YMCA Sleep-Away Camp
1035 Fairview Lake Rd., Newton, 973-383-9282

Frost Valley YMCA
2000 Frost Valley Rd., Claryville, NY, 12725, 845-985-2291

iD Tech Camps for Kids & Teens
Held at 150+ locations

Lindley G. Cook 4-H Camp
100 Struble Rd., Branchville, 973-948-3550
    Overnight camp in Stokes State Forest is open to all boys and girls ages 8-16. Traditional one-week sessions are offered all summer.

Play By Play Sports Broadcasting Camps
    Learn from the pros, meet sports celebrities, make play-by-play and reporting tapes, make sports anchor tapes from TV studio and much more. For boys and girls ages 10-18. Day and overnight options available.

Speers-Eljabar YMCA Camp
143 Nichecronk Rd., Dingmans Ferry, PA, 570-828-2329

Vanguard Theater Company
P.O. Box 1048, Maplewood, NJ 07040, 862-205-3525
    Performing arts immersion sleepaway Summerstock experience, culminating with a weekend of performances that are open to the public.

YMCA of Greater Bergen County
360 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601, 201-487-6600
        Traditional day or resident camp at Harriman State Park for children ages 5-17.

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