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NJ Day Camps for Kids & Teens in New Jersey

From traditional day camps to specialty camps, half day to full day camps, a fun and exciting summer experience awaits kids of all ages and interests. The Day Camps listed below 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.

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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
Taubenslag Productions summer theatre camp

Dan "The Science Man's"
Super Science Programs for Kids

        Ask about "Summer Camps in a Box" for 2021! Exciting science-themed birthday parties in the privacy of your home or rented facility. Parties include Chemical Magic, a hands-on science party theme, and Battle Bots, where kids build and battle robots. Ages 5-11. Call or visit website for more information.

Taubenslag Productions’
Award-Winning Theater Camp

New location: Edison Elks, 375 Old Post Road, Edison, NJ 08817
Phone: 732-422-7071
       Join us for our 31st season of Theater Camp for kids entering 1st grade up to 16 yrs. old at a NEW LOCATION! Campers learn about all aspects of musical theater while also building confidence and self-esteem. All levels of experience or no experience at all are welcome! Theater Camp teaches kids how to use performance and theater arts to break out of their shells, use creativity and come alive on stage—giving them the life skills needed to succeed.
       And Theater Camp is more than just theater! After morning rehearsals, afternoons are filled with fun activities including swimming every day, games, contest, workshops, improv, relay races, charades, scavenger hunts, carnival & much more.
       Find out why our Theater Camp was honored by the New Jersey State Senate, General Assembly & Middlesex County Freeholders for Artistic Excellence. Visit website for details.
       Note: We are no longer affiliated with Middlesex County College.

The Albrook School Summer Camp
361 Somerville Rd., Basking Ridge

Apple Montessori Summer Camps
201-468-9320 • Email:

Bernardsville Recreation Day Camp
Bernardsville locations, 908-766-2546
    Programs for children entering grades K-4 include science, art, crafts, and sports. Extended day available.

Branchburg Sports Complex
47 Readington Rd., Branchburg, 908-203-1600.
         New Jersey's premiere sports and family entertainment center features 78,000 square feet of action-packed activities. Lacrosse, soccer, baseball, tennis, basketball and NFL flag football programs. Don't miss out on our School's Out and summer day camp programs.

Camp Agnes DeWitt
Hillsborough, 908-518-4400
    Day camp, open to all girls in grades K-10, follow a fun theme each week with both general and specialty camp programs. Six weekly sessions run from July 9-Aug. 17. Sessions run Mon.-Fri. 9am-4pm. Extended hours and bus service available. Sponsored by Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey.

Camp Invention
    Multiple locations throughout northern and central New Jersey. Local educators lead the week of fun, hands-on STEM activities for children in grades K-6.

Camp Newark Museum
49 Washington St., Newark, 973-596-6637
    Spend the summer at a fun, innovative experience where children expand their knowledge through exploration of the Museum's world-class art and science collecitons. Ages 3-14, six one-week sessions, 8am-5pm, July-Aug. Online registration starts March 1st.

Camp Riverbend
116 Hillcrest Rd., Warren, NJ 07059, 908-580-CAMP

Camp Yachad
JCC of Central New Jersey, 1391 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains
908-889-8800, Cathy Pizzella, x209

Catholic Charities Child Care Summer
P.O. Box 676, Perth Amboy, NJ 08862, 732-934-2800
    Catholic Charities Diocese of Metuchen child care programs offer enriching educational and recreational programs for children during the summer. Programs offered in Hillsborough, New Brunswick, Hackettstown, Phillipsburg, and Long Valley.

The Children's Corner
45 Church St., Liberty Corner, 908-647-8401
    Full, half, and extended day programs for infants through kindergarten prep. Afterschool program for students in grades K-5, summer camp, science lab, indoor gym, learning garden, enrichment classes, field trips, Bible, community service learning projects. Now enrolling for summer camp and fall classes.

Circus Place
6 Jill Court, Building 23 Unit 10, Hillsborough, 908-829-3784
    Children and adults can discover, explore and perform unique cirque arts in a safe and nurturing environment. Professional facility and staff. 25 circus disciplines include: juggling, hula hooping, wire walking, plate spitting, acrobatics, human pyramids, clowning, aerial silks, lyra, trapeze, rope, stilt walking and unicycle. Summer camps, daily classes, private lessons, workshops, day camps, class trips and birthday parties.

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 Connection Day Camps
79 Maple St., Summit, 908-273-4242
    Weekly day camps for ages 3 and up, full day and half day. Activities include swimming lessons, dance, STEAM activities, performing arts camp, travel camp, sports camps and gymnastics camps. Before- and after-care.

Dapple Hill Farm Pony Camp
Minutes from I-78, Bedminster 201-725-0047

The Do-Re-Mi School of Music & the Arts
113 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, 973-758-1500

Girl Scout Camps
Take your Girl Scout experience outdoors! Open to all girls.
Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey, 908-518-4400
• Resident camp: Camp Lou Henry Hoover, located in Sussex County with access to Swartswood Lake. For girls entering grades 1-12.
• Day camp: The OVAL, located in Essex County in the South Mountain Reservation. For girls entering grades K-10.
• Day camp: Camp Agnes Dewitt, located in Somerset County in the Sourland Mountains. For girls entering grades K-10.
Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, 732-938-5454
• Camp Sacajawea Day Camp in Howell Twp. for ages 4 through high school.
Girl Scout Council of Northern New Jersey, 973-248-8200
• Jockey Hollow Day Camp for ages 5-14, Mendham Twp.
• Lake Rickabear Day Camp for grades 1-12, Kinnelon.
• Camp Glen Spey, sleepaway camp in Glen Spey, NY.
Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ
800-582-7692, 856-795-1560.

Green Brook Day Camp
Irene E. Feldkirchner Elementary School, 105 Andrews St., Green Brook Twp. Email:

Hunterdon County Parks & Recreation
           Full- and half-day week-long nature camps for grades K-9 in theater, art, music, sports and nature.

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

Locations throughout New Jersey, 201-331-3306
         Whether your child likes stop motion animation, or creating live action movies, IncrediFlix is here to guide them. All movies are downloadable by parents.

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.

JCC Camp Ruach
Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center
775 Talamini Rd. (conveniently located off Rt. 202-206) Bridgewater, NJ
908-443-9018, Fax: 908-725-9753

Kafka Farms Summer Camp
901 Valley Rd., Watchung, 908-405-8038

Kean University Summer Camps
Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave., Union
    Pre-college and summer camp programs in athletics, science, performance arts and more.

Kent Place Summer Camp
42 Norwood Ave., Summit, 908-273-0900 x297
    Coeducational program for ages 3-15 offering traditional day camps, sports camps, special camps for middle school students, a summer academy, CIT program and extended hours.

808 South Ave., Westfield, 908-317-6900

Madison Area YMCA Camps
111 King's Road., Madison, 973-822-YMCA
         Camps for children entering Kindergarten–Grade 11.

Mickey Fried Preschool's Camp Splash & Play
170 Scotland Rd., South Orange, 973-762-7069

Morris County Camp Sunrise Lake
Lewis Morris Park, 270 Mendham Rd., Morristown, 973-326-7616
    One-week sessions for ages 5-13 offer daily swimming, paddle boats, guided hikes, crafts and organized games.

Morris County Junior Police Academy
Park Police Headquarters, 300 Mendham Rd., Morris Twp., 973-326-7632
    Week-long camp for girls and boys 11-15 gives campers a hands-on experience in the training and practice of a police officer.

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

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts Camp for a Day
9 Main St., Madison, 973-377-2982
              Themed camps, 10am-2pm, for students entering grades 1-4 in September.

Musical Theatre Conservatory
St. Mary's Church, 200 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston, 973-868-6259

My Gym Camp Fun Days
Glen Rock: 522 Broad St., 201-444-4644
New Providence: 1330 Springfield Ave., 908-665-2122
Westfield: 1100 South Ave. W., 908-317-0888
West Orange: 235 Prospect Ave., 973-731-2022

Oak Knoll Summer Adventures
44 Blackburn Rd., Summit, 908-522-8186
         For children ages 3-16.

Oasis Summer Day Camp
Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, 800-317-1392
    Camps for boys and girls ages 3-11 and teens ages 12-14.

The Oval Day Camp for Girls
South Mountain Reservation, Maplewood, 908-518-4400
    Day camp, open to all girls in grades K-10, follow a fun theme each week with both general and specialty camp programs. Six weekly sessions run July and Aug. Sessions run Mon.-Fri. 9am-4pm. Extended hours and bus service available. Sponsored by Girls Scouts Heart of New Jersey

Randolph Summer
Ironia School, 303 Dover Chester Rd., Randolph, 973-361-0808 x8603
    A variety of day camps for grades K-8 are operated by Randolph Community School. Non-residents welcome.

Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Rd., North Branch, 908-526-1200, x8404
    Visual and performing arts, computer, languages, ­science, gifted and talented and sports camps for ages 6-17.

Raritan Valley YMCA Camp
14 Tices Lane, East Brunswick, 732-257-4114
    Weekly camp options for ages 3-15, extended day included, daily swim instruction and recreation.

Somerset County 4-H Summer Camp
4-H Office, 310 Milltown Rd., Bridgewater, 908-526-6644
    Call or visit website for information on this year's camp.

South Orange Maplewood Community Summer Program
    Creative and performing arts, academic enrichment, sports for grades 1-12.

Sprout House
200 Main St., Chatham, 973-635-9658

Spruce Street Community Center
1040 Spruce St., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648, 609-695-6060.
         Hours: 7:30am-6:30pm. Our programs are designed to enhance our camper's self-esteem and leadership skills through structured activities, trips and interactive themes. We offer Kids Camp (5-10), Travel Camp (11-15), and specialty camps. Affordable pricing with flexible enrollment and extended hours included.

St. Hubert's Critter Camp
St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center
575 Woodland Ave., Madison, 973-377-7094 x234
         St. Hubert's Critter Camp is designed to educate and inspire youth to practice a lifestyle of compassion and respect through the humane treatment of animals. Children will learn about a number of animal species, as well as the role of the animal shelter.

Summer Plus
Frelinghuysen Middle School, West Hanover Ave., Morris Twp., 973-292-2063
    Morris School District Community School's alternative to camp for children who have completed grades 1 through 7. Calling All Kids program for 4- and 5-year-olds.

The Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel's Iris Family Center
for Early Childhood Education

432 Scotland Rd., South Orange, 973-763-4600

Tessa International School
720 Monroe St., Suites E105-106, Hoboken, 201-755-5585

Westfield Area Y
220 Clark St.; 422 E. Broad St.; 170 Elm St., Westfield, 908-301-YMCA (9622)
500 East St., Garwood, 908-301-1616 and various offsite locations
    Our ACA-accredited camp features traditional, sports, S.T.E.A.M., leadership, and travel programs. Weekly full-day, half-day and extended day programs are for campers ages 3-15. The camp curriculum promotes teamwork, enhances self-esteem and builds skills while incorporating the Y core values. Camp staff receive over 20 hours of pre-camp training.

The Willow School Day Camp
1150 Pottersville Rd., Gladstone, NJ 07934, 908-470-9500
    Explore nature, go on adventures, play games, make crafts, and meet new friends at The Willow School's Day Camp. Special interest camps, including drama, art, music, and coding, will also be offered throughout the summer, as well as early drop-off and aftercare. Willow's camp is led by the school's expert faculty and set on the school's idyllic 34-acre campus. Campers will play, learn, and create in Willow's woods, open fields, streams, ponds, and LEED/Living Building-certified school buildings. Willow's foundational emphasis on ethics, sustainability, and project-based learning carry through in the summer camp program.

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