Summer Camps 2011

Note: The Ethical Community Charter School only provides the data below as information for parents to investigate at their descretion and does not endorse any of the organizations listed.

NJ Summer Camps and Programs

Jersey City and Surrounding Area



Boys & Girls Club of Hudson County

Robert T. Williams Jr. Unit | Administrative Office

1 Canal Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Tel: (201) 333.4100 ext. 304 Fax: (201) 333.5640

Unit Director: David Mulholland | [email protected]


Looking for a fun outlet for young people during the summer that is safe, supervised and affordable? In addition to the after-school programs for which Boys & Girls Clubs is known, we offer full-day camps during the summer at each of our Clubs. Young people are involved in a variety of engaging programs under the supervision of adult professionals, including field trips to baseball games, water parks, museums and other local attractions.

Young Explorers -- A summer program specifically designed for children, ages 5-9, will introduce them to various careers. Sessions will be complimented by field visits throughout the summer. Children will have the opportunity to participate in a myriad of club activities, special events, and field trips, but with the special Boys & Girls Club twist.

We offer a comprehensive array of programs that are valued at $500 per child each year. However, our annual membership fee is just $12 because we want every child to be able to join a Club.

For more information on specific programs, please contact us or just stop by the Clubs. All programs are supervised and instructed by our professionally trained staff.


Camp Liberty

Liberty State Park, Jersey City

Open House: Fridays at Noon. Please call 201-432-1912 to schedule.

Since 1974, Camp Liberty has brought together children from all areas of Jersey City and introduced them to stories and activities from around the world. Each week during the summer, children from different neighborhoods with varying ethnic backgrounds join in a cooperative effort that develops respect for the traditions of other ethnic groups and a better understanding of the world’s many cultures.

Camp Liberty offers such amenities as its own softball field, playground, multi-purpose field, basketball courts, handball courts, private in-ground pool, restrooms and changing areas, first aid station and a large covered pavilion area complete with a stage and tables for lunch, art, and rainy day activities.

This State certified camp begins its session on June 28 and runs through August 20. It goes for 4 two-week sessions, Mondays through Fridays, 9am-3:30pm, for children ages 6-12.

Fees start at $240 per 2-week session for Jersey City residents and $280 for out of town residents. Pre-camp and after care is available for an additional cost. For more information contact Carlos Ponton at or call 201-432-1912. Log onto


City of Jersey City Summer Fun Program

Over the past 21 years,  the Summer Fun Program has served over 19,000 children citywide.  Open to kids ages 8-13 who reside in Jersey City,  Summer Fun Program activities include Bowling, Day Trips, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Swimming, and more. Breakfast and Lunch are served daily for full day participants only. There is even a half day program for participants enrolled in the JCPS Summer School Program.  Beat the dog days of summer–come join the Summer Fun!

These sites listed on the Summer Fun Flyer are tentative only and are subject to change.

The Summer Fun Program runs weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning  Tuesday, July 6th through Friday, August 6th, 2010.

Additional Info/ Requirements/Fees

• The Summer Fun Program is FREE to all children ages 8-13by June 30th who are residents 
   of Jersey City.
• Proof of residency must be provided with registration.
• All participants must follow the rules and regulations of the Summer Fun Program.
• Breakfast and Lunch are served daily to full day participants only.
• Participants should leave all money and valuables at home. Jersey City Recreation is not
   responsible for any lost or stolen articles.
• All participants  must be dressed appropriately for summer recreational activities.
• Swimsuits are required for participants to swim.
• Transportation is not provided to the Summer Fun Program sites.

For further information call 201- 547 - 5003.



Hamilton Park Montessori


McWilliams Place, Jersey City

Summer Camp Program 2011
"Passport Around the World in 40 Days!"

Exploring the world is our theme for this year's HPMS Summer Program. Our story begins in Jersey City and we only have 40 days to circumnavigate the globe! Children 2-1/2 to 8 years old will have the exciting chance to "travel" to each continent through the Montessori curriculum. Each child will have the opportunity to engage in joyful projects, fine arts activities, international music, cultural sports/games, international cooking, challenging lessons and much more. As always, the program revolves around a positive social, emotional and academic atmosphere. Special activities will include walking trips to the Water Park, art, crafts, music, creative movement, soccer, tennis, and swimming (Children must be 4 years and toilet-trained to participate in swimming). So, grab your passports and join us!


Stevens Cooperative Summer Camp

Newport, Jersey City

If you have any questions about Stevens Summer Programs please email the Summer Camp Director at . or see their website at

Summer Camp at Newport (K-4)

Students from all over Hudson County take part in our Newport Summer Day Camp at our brand new, state of the art air conditioned facility in Jersey City conveniently located walking distance from Hoboken via the riverfront walkway and near the light rail and PATH station (Newport-Pavonia). Parents can register for camp weeks individually. Rooted in the progressive philosophy of Stevens, the camp offers many indoor and outdoor activities including:

* Recreation: cooperative games, soccer, basketball and more
* Swimming: instructional and recreational
* Tennis
* Art
* Theme weeks like Survivor Week, 80s Week and Sports Week
* Weekly field trips to places like the Metropolitan Museum, Victoria Garden in Central Park, Van Saun Park, The NY Aquarium, and much more.

St. Paul’s Summer Day Camp

38 Duncan Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304-2102
St. Paul’s Summer Day Camp 38 Duncan Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07304
Contact: Sue Faulkner
Phone: (201) 433-4922



Lila Studio

Jersey City

At Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne St.


Information not yet available for summer. Check the website.



Next Stop Broadway

McWilliams Place, Jersey City

NSB Summer Camp 2011

Join us for summer camp at Next Step Broadway. Children will be dancing, singing, and acting their way to their own mini-musical performance. This performance will be presented on the last day of each session promptly at 4pm. They will be involved in every aspect of the production including creating, costumes and scenery.

Some of the musicals from last year included Annie, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins and Wizard of Oz. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the sun at Hamilton Square Park across the street as well as downtime to nap or relax. Students will also be viewing and discussing different aspects of musicals during their relax time.

Campers meet Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with a late pick up option. All sessions are two weeks and include ages 4 and up. 35-40 spots are available for each session. Campers will receive a NSB hat to wear in the sun.

Please fill out the SUMMER CAMP 2011 registration forms in full, provide immunizations and make the $100 deposit to save your child’s spot.



Delamics Inner City Stars

264 Van Horne Street
Jersey City NJ, 07304 USA
862-452-2554 (tel.)
888-205-8827 (fax.)

Acting/Theatre Program
Youth 8 to 15 years old
Session I and Session II
July 2 to July 27 & July 30 to Aug. 23
T-Shirts & Completion Certificates
Provide a "Showcase" for family and Friends
Jersey City, NJ
Talking applications now, limited space available.


Age: 8-15

Cost: $100-$200 week


Jersey City Children’s Theater

Classes held at Barrow Mansion

83 Wayne St., Jersey City



Genesis Summer Camp

317 3rd Street
Jersey City NJ, 07302 USA
201-798-0642, ext 1 (tel.)
201-798-1408 (fax.) 

Since 2002, Genesis Summer Camp has been providing a safe, fun environment for children in the community during the summer break from school. This Christian based camp is a ministry of Riverside Assembly of God church. We receive most of our referrals from parents who have benefited from their children attending our camp! We have an impeccable reputation for putting safety as our first priority while encouraging the campers to have fun. And we keep them soooo busy they are usually worn out when it’s time to go home! The parents seem to love this! Activities for the children include, but are not limited to: Swimming, Music & Dance Classes, Movies, Bowling, Roller Skating, Arts & Crafts, Bible instruction, Amusement parks, Lake Trips, “Fun Bus” for our younger campers, Camp “Olympics”

The camp is broken down into groups by age and we have a 1:5 counselor to camper ratio. Daily swimming is offsite at the local high school and certified instructors are available to teach inexperienced campers how to swim. The children go on various field trips according to their age group and participate in competitive sports, water sports, game time, popcorn theatre and other activities. Since we are a Christian camp, there is Bible instruction daily.
Camp is broken down into 2 separate sessions (4 weeks each Session).

Camp hours are 7:30am until 4:30pm, with aftercare available until 6pm at no charge.
Prices include breakfast, lunch, ALL activities and one free t-shirt for each session enrolled. Call Donna Murgola at 201-798-0642, ext 1 for more info.

Repeat camper & Family discounts available. Urban League Vouchers accepted.



Cobra Fencing Club of Jersey City

Grove St., Jersey City

Offers a week long Fencing Camp from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and a week long Moment to Moment Fencing and Acting Camp from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Information for summer of 2011 is not yet available. Please call 201-882-2879 or check the website:  for more information.


JC Taekwondo

Newark St., Jersey City

Summer camp includes daily swimming, Taekwondo and other martial arts, crafts and a weekly fieldtrip. Information for summer of 2011 is not yet available. Please call 201-333-1006 or check the website: for more information.


Little Gym

The Anytime, Summertime Camps offer 3 hours of fun and activity for kids 3-8 years old this summer.

This specially developed camp curriculum is designed around themes such as “Dinosaurs & Dragons” or “Big Top Bonanza” and combines physical fitness, gymnastics and imaginative play with arts and crafts and exciting special events. It’s the perfect break for kids – and parents – during the long summer months. Camps are available to both The Little Gym members and non-members.

Summer Classes Not only is there Summer Camp, but The Little Gym also offers weekly Parent/Child Classes for infants and toddlers and Gymnastics, Sports Skills and Dance classes for 3 to 12 year olds. This curriculum is taught in a warm, nurturing environment, adds up to a program that is fun while also teaching real motor skills and building confidence that leads to a lifetime of success.

Sessions from June 20 –Aug 26

Mornings 9 – 12

Afternoons 1 – 4

Ages range 3 – 8

Cost $140 for one full-five day week if you are a member, $165 if non member; (member fee is about $30). You can sign up for one day, two days, or a whole week.

For more information call 201-433-1711 or email .


Red Bull JCSA Camp

Host Organization: Jersey City Soccer Association
Location: Jersey City
Field Name: Caven Point Sports Complex
Field Address: 192 Caven Point Road (click here for a map and directions)

From  8/8/2011 to 8/12/2011

Session 1: Community

Ages 5 -14

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost $103


Session 2: Team

Ages 6 -14

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost $103

Additional benefits: All campers receive a complimentary companion ticket to a Red Bulls home game held at Red Bull Arena.

or call 1-888-370-7287


Soccer Learning Center Newport Knights Summer Camp

Golden Door Charter School, 180 9th Street at Marin Blvd.
Jersey City (across from Newport Centre Mall)

The Soccer Learning Center, a private soccer academy, introduces both children and adults to the greatest sport in the world – soccer! USSF nationally licensed coach Alex Lalaoui provides a European approach to soccer instruction, allowing students to learn by doing, in a small, team-centric environment.

You don’t need any soccer experience to participate in these classes. Activities focus upon fitness, skill building, technical and tactical abilities, team play, sportsmanship and more.

Their new indoor, air conditioned summer recreation program will offer children between the ages of 4 and 9 a chance to increase their knowledge of soccer in a structured, professionally run, and action-packed FULL DAY of fun ( 9:00 am to 2:30 pm ). Classes will be held Monday through Friday.  Class size will be extremely limited so early registration is suggested.



For more information and fees contact Coach Alex Lalaoui at 201-656-1156 or or log onto



Be Lingual Spanish Adventures

Sessions: 2 weeks of June, 2 weeks of July and last 2 weeks of August

Neighborhood: Downtown Jersey City and Hoboken

Ages: Pre-k to 4th grade


K to 1st Puppet Theatre. Children build the foundations of Spanish and nurture their creativity at the same time.

Grades 2-4 Spanish Theater. Designed to stimulate creativity while building their foundation in the language. Children will help write short plays to be acted out and performed for parents.

Cost: $450 - $500/wk for full day

Half-day options and extended care are also available.

Contact: Natalie at



665 Newark Avenue 3rd floor, Jersey City 

Campers will experience a whole new way to build, learn, and play with LEGO® . Each week features a different theme and campers will build different models everyday!

Camps will run for 3 hours from Monday to Friday (no class on July 4th)

Morning Session: 9 am to 12 noon (8:30am drop off)

Afternoon Session: 1:15 pm to 4: 15 pm (no aftercare)

Jul 5 – Jul 8: (Age 5+) Transportation

Get from point A to point B by building different models of transportation. Campers will also design and build their own creations. Motorized models maximize the action and fun!  Each camp day includes games, challenges, model-building, and more..

Jul 11- Jul 15: (Age 5+) Amusement Park

Get your ticket to ride at Brick 4 Kidz® Amusement Park! Campers will build a new ride each day, learning how to make things spin, turn, roll and rock. Campers will also get to design their own thrills and challenges. On the last day of the camp, the class will assemble their very own Amusement Park by using the different models and unique creations built during the week.

Jul 18- Jul 22: (Age 5+) Remote Control Mania

Making it move is the name of the game at this exciting camp. Kids will love to see their creations in motion. Each day, Campers will use fascinating and challenging LEGO® components to create dynamic vehicles, inventions, machines and more. This camp is loads of fun and learning for budding builders.

Jul 25-Jul 29: (Age 5+) Space Adventures

Inspired by NASA and Star Wars, our Space Adventures Camp is packed full of models that will make your children’s imagination blast off! Each day, campers will learn about real-life space exploration and build models related to the NASA space program. Bricks 4 Kidz® Space Adventures Camp provides the spark for imagination and creativity to take off on an adventure that’s out of this world!

Aug 1- Aug 5 (Age 6++) Junior Robotics

Campers will turn their LEGO® creations into a robot, programmed to do exactly what they tell it to do. The Bricks 4 Kidz® Junior Robotics Camp offers all the fun of building with LEGO® bricks PLUS the challenge of computer programming! This fun, action packed week combines real-life learning skills with real-kid fun!

Aug 8-Aug 12 (Age 6++) Movie Making Mania

Light, Cameras, LEGO® action! Use LEGO® bricks to tell your story, complete with music, special effects



and all your favorite LEGO® mini-figure characters! In this unique and creative camp, kids will plan, script, stage, shoot and produce their own mini-movie.


Project GLAD Special Needs Summer Program 

Middle School #7, at 222 Laidlaw Avenue, Jersey City

According to coordinator Joseph Galano, since its inception in 1996 the Recreation Department’s Project GLAD (Growing, Learning And Developing) Special Needs Summer Program  has enriched the lives of over 1500 handicapped children. Come join the summer fun with activities including Swimming, Dance, Baseball, Bowling, Movies, Day Trips, and a fabulous end of the summer Celebration Talent Show! Breakfast and lunch are provided for Program participants, as well as transportation to and from the Program site.

This year’s GLAD Program is located at Middle School #7, at 222 Laidlaw Avenue.

The GLAD Summer Program runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Tuesday, July 6th through Thursday, August 5th, 2010.

Additional info/Requirements/Fees

  • GLAD Special Needs Summer Program is FREE to residents of Jersey City.
  • Proof of residency must be provided with registration.
  • Project GLAD Special Needs Summer Program is designed specifically for and open only to individuals ages 6-21 who are classified with mild and moderate developmental delays.
  • All Program participants must meet Program requirements.
  • Parents should be aware that the GLAD Summer Program has limited space to accommodate wheelchair bound individuals.
  • Project GLAD Program space is limited to a total of 120 participants.
  • Individuals who are not accepted to Project GLAD will be referred to another Recreation Department Summer Program or an outside agency for assistance.

Registration begins May 1st, 2010. Registration forms are usually distributed through schools and the Board of Education’s Child Study Teams. Deadline for applications is Friday, June 18, 2010. If you have any further questions, contact Eileen McCabe at 201-547-5269




All Saints Summer Camp

Washington St., Hoboken 

Week 1: June 20-24
Week 2: June 27-July 1
Camp Begins: 8:30 am
Students may arrive as early at 8:00 am at no additional charge.
Camp Ends: 3:30 pm
Extended Care 3:30-6:00 pm
Performance: July 1, 1:00 pm


Extend the school year with two weeks of summer fun, including cooking with Ms. Loving and Ms. Berhaupt, dance with Ms. E., drama with Ms. Kathy, and art with Ms. Therres. This year’s camp also includes weekly ice cream trips, swimming at the Steven’s pool twice a week, and weekly trips to Tomahawk Lake. A final theatrical performance on July 1 will showcase the students work on an original creation around the theme of fairy tales and summer sports!

Current All Saints students who are completing Kindergarten through Eighth Grade are eligible to attend the Elementary and Middle School Summer Camp. Sign up for the full two weeks to get the full camp experience and participate in the play, or just one of the two weeks, if that better suits your schedule. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early!

Families should send their children to camp with a snack and lunch each day (unless otherwise noted on the daily schedule). Camp begins at 8:30 each morning and ends at 3:30 each afternoon, with extended care available until 6:00pm for an additional charge. See the calendar below for daily themes and events. At $395 per week (20% sibling discount for the second child enrolling), and $10 per day for aftercare, this summer camp is the most exciting, action-packed, and cost-effective summer child care available.

Each child will receive a camp t-shirt. Be sure to include your child’s size on the registration form. After May 1, enrollment will be open to non-All Saints families. Hurry and register today! Your completed registration can be turned in at either building.

QUESTIONS? Contact camp directors, Ronnie Loving or Nicole Berhaupt:


Boys and Girls Club of Hoboken 

Boys and Girls Club of Hoboken
123 Jefferson Street

The Boys and Girls Club of Hoboken offers Youth a place to have fun, learn, and make new friends while enjoying daily activities. The staff of trained professionals will help your child develop positive self-image, social skills, cultural awareness, creativity, embrace technology, and fitness, all while having fun.

Core programs include character & leadership, career development, health & life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation. This program is for club members ages 5-9 and starts at $300 bi-weekly for first child. Young Enterprises (ages 10-15) is a 7-week program for $500. For more information call Marie at 201-963-8117 or the club at 201-963-6443.


Bright Horizon’s Xtreme Summer Camp

Maxwell Place, Hoboken

Bright Horizons’ signature summer day-camp program, Our World Our Backyard, offers a wealth of enrichment activities such as guest educators, field trips, and computer explorations for young children. At a Bright Horizons at Maxwell Place, you will find weekly themes where teachers work collaboratively to develop a curriculum that focuses and takes advantage of all that the summer offers.

IMAGINE what a child can learn in one week at our Summer Camp.

For more information on our flexible summer programs, please call 201-420-6039.




Hoboken Childrens Theater Summerstage Camp

Mustard Seed School 5th & Willow and Monroe Theatrespace 720 Monroe Street

Grades 1-3

101 Dalmatians

This group will put on a fully realized production of 101 dalamatians. Kids, to be performed at the end of the three-week session for family and friends. Each day students will have classes in Theater Games, Art, Voice, Acting and Dance with trained professionals and working artists. There will be opportunities to work on costumes, set pieces and programs. Organized game time, snack break and “Musical Movie Lunch” are part of the day as well.

Students bring their own snack, lunch and dance shoes.

June 27 to July 15 9:00 – 3:00

For more information contact the Hoboken Children’s Theater at 646-339-8485 or log onto


Hudson Dance and Movement LLC

YOUTH ARTS & DANCE PROGRAM (June 27th – August 19th)
Age 4 – 7 years

Hudson Dance & Movement’s professional faculty offers a comprehensive arts and performance curriculum which incorporates dance, musical theater, music, storytelling, and arts projects. Maximum class size is 10 students. A healthy catered lunch will be provided.

Daily Schedule
9:00 – 9:45 am: Arts
9:45 – 10:30 am: Dance (please see below for specific dance discipline)
10:30 – 11:30 am: LUNCH
11:30 – 12:15 pm: Music
12:15 – 1:00 pm: Musical Theater

Dance Technique Schedule
Monday: Ballet
Tuesday: Ballet
Wednesday: Modern
Thursday: Modern
Friday: Hip Hop

Program Schedules
Program 1: 1 day/week
Program 2: 2 days/week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ Thursday)
Program 3: Add Friday to Program 2 or 3
Program 4: 4 days/week
Program 5: 5 days/week


Mile Square Theatre

Mile Square Theater (Updated for Summer 2011)
Summertime Youth Drama Camp

Mile Square Theatre’s Drama School announces its second annual Summertime Youth DramaCamp, with programs for Pre-K through 5th Grade. The summer camp will take place from July 18th through August 5th, with a performance by the 3rd – 5th graders on August 6th.

Creative Drama Programs
The camp provides half-day (9am-noon) Creative Drama programs for rising Pre-K and Kindergartners (Creative Drama I) and for rising 1st and 2nd Graders (Creative Drama II). Your young actors will spend their mornings playing theatre games and participating in storytelling theatre in a fun and supportive environment, led by our experienced faculty. Both of these programs are three weeks, but parents have the option of signing up for one or two weeks if they prefer, in whichever order is convenient for them.


Creative Drama II (1st – 2nd graders) Students and teachers alike will enjoy game-playing, story-telling, dancing, and theatrical exuberance. We will explore how to take the stage and transform it using our bodies, voices and imaginations. Great team-work will be especially important as we learn what it takes to share our stories with an audience. Performance Program

The Performance Program is a full day (9am-4pm) camp for rising 3rd to 5th Graders.

The 3rd – 5th Graders will rehearse a mini-version of one of Shakespeare’s beloved comedies, directed by MST Drama School teacher and Camp Director Lauren Singerman. They will also spend their days playing theater games that develop vocal and physical freedom, and they will explore the fun of working as an ensemble. In addition to their acting time, students will have daily classes with musicians and designers. They will actively participate in creating their own props, set, and costumes for their play, and they will learn songs that will be incorporated into the performance.

Creative Drama I & II: $190/week with early enrollment (before June 1st)
$215/week for late enrollment (on or after June 1st)

Performance Program: $900 for three weeks with early enrollment (before June 1st)
$925 for three weeks with late enrollment (on or after June 1st)

If you would like to enroll your child, please fill out the attached enrollment form and photo/video release form and mail them to:

Mile Square Theatre
Attn: Lauren Singerman
720 Monroe Street, #E202
Hoboken, NJ 07030
With your enrollment form, please include your deposit. Checks should be written out to Mile Square Theatre. The deposit requirements are as follows:

Creative Drama I&II: $50/per week enrolled
Performance Program: $100
Your balance is due no later than June 1st.


Monroe Movement Space Summer Art Camp Ages 3 – 12

Monroe Street Movement Space
720 Monroe Street C-504
Dates: June 14-August 23.

Summer Arts Camp: A half-day/ whole day program is offered for children ages 3-12 years. The camp focuses on and combines creative movement, dance, yoga, theater, music, writing, storytelling, drawing,



painting, and sculpture. The goal of the program is to provide students with a well-rounded experience and exposure to the arts while nurturing individual confidence and expression.



A Music Space Summer Camp Hoboken

A Music Camp! 

Learn the art of musicianship, songwriting and

recording through close collaboration with professional

musicians in a world-class recording studio.

8:30am – 3:00pm

$350 per week for one week

$300 per week for multiple weeks

- Come all 5 weeks and record one solo song for free!

- New Solo Recording Option $75 per song

- Late pick up available for an additional fee

Summer Camp Dates

• June 13-17

• June 20 – 24

• June 27 – July 1

• July 5 – July 9

• July 11 – 15

• July 18 – 22



Garden Street Music Summer Camp

Music and Arts Camp for ages 6 and up 

June 13th-17th Mon-Fri 9am-2pm $600 (sibling discounts available)

Topics Included:
*Private Music Lesson Daily
Sing Loud! Be Proud! (Group Singing Ensemble)
I’ve Got Rhythm! (Drum Circle and Percussion)
Music Theory and Appreciation
Music Performances (by the Instructors and students)
Drama and Musical Theatre

* Each student will receive a private lesson daily in the following: piano, voice, drums, music theory, and one day lesson of their choice.




Hoboken School of Music

720 Monroe Street, E502, Hoboken

Who: 6-12 yrs old
When: July 5th– July 28th, 2011 (Mon-Thur from 9a.m -1 p.m).
What: The Yummy: Ingredients of Music: Students learn and experience basic concepts of Melody, Rhythm, Beat, Harmony, & Form (Classical and contemporary)

Piano Grooves: Students experience the differences between playing in ensemble/ group & individual. The students learn why and how we do both in the musical community, and why it works as a positive social skill: (focusing, playful, creative problem solving, accountability, empowerment).

Musical Theatre & Performance: students will experience singing, music story telling & performance, and games.

Composition: Students will learn how to work with feelings in music, & communicating in and with music.

Play Me a Story: Student learn about instruments in the orchestra through most popular imaginative music works for children: Peter & the Wolf, Carnivals of the Animals, Hanson & Gretel, along with fun new jazz pieces.

Why: Fun, imaginative, high level creative learning & intellectually stimulating at the same time!

Students also learn how to use basic music technology to record their own music with a CD release party!

Call: 201.798.2600 email:

How much: $260.00 per week. Minimum of 2 weeks.

Space is limited, so early registration is recommended!



CS Aquatics of Hoboken Day Camps

Swim Camp at Sky Club, Hoboken, NJ
Grades K – 8, $325 per week, M-F, 8:30am-3pm
June 27-July 1, July 5-8, July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29

Kayaking Camp (meets in North Jersey with paddling venues TBD)
Grades 6–12, $400 per week
July 11-15, August 1-5, August 8-12

Sample Swim Camp Daily Schedule:
8:30am– 12:00pm: wake-up fitness workout, swim instruction, free swim
12:00-1:00pm: lunch and free time (games, reading, puzzles, art)
1:00-3:00pm: gym or field games, arts & crafts, board games, movies,
music, special programs
3:00pm-5:00pm: aftercare (available for an additional fee of $100)

Registration is limited to 50 campers per week, so register now to save your spot!

For more info or to register, contact: Cheryl Shiber, Camp Director
or, go


Stevens Institute of Technology Boys & Girls Basketball Camp

Stevens Institute, Hoboken

2011 Boys & Girls Basketball Camp
Session 1 - June 20-23
Session 2 - June 27-30
Contact for more information.


Super Soccer Stars of Hoboken Drop In Classes

Sinatra Park, Pier A, 100 Sinatra Dr.

This unique flexible-schedule Summer Program allows you to attend classes whenever you feel like it. Simply purchase a Class Pass (multiple sizes available) and show up when it is convenient to your schedule.

You may attend as many or as few age-appropriate classes per week. Once you have acquired a Class Pass, you have no need to inform Super Soccer Stars when you are planning to attend. Siblings may share Passes (with the exception of the Unlimited Pass). You may purchase an unlimited number of Passes throughout the summer from June 13-Sept 1.

Daily Classes 7 days a week: Monday-Sunday

Mini camp runs 2.5 hours from 9:30 am to 12 pm from June 13 to Sept 1 and bilingual soccer lessons are available at varying rates.

Ages: 2.5 – 5

Cost: pass for 3 classes - $85; pass for 10 - $245, pass for 20-$395 and an unlimited pass for $650. Mini camp $250 a week


Swim Camp Hoboken

Campers will make a big splash this summer as they enjoy a unique camp experience that is the perfect mix of swim instruction with plenty of play time!

Campers will be taught level-appropriate skills by experienced and knowledgeable instructors during the two pool sessions held each day. They will enjoy indoor and outdoor play time as well as lunch, which is all included in the cost!

Session 1 - July 18-21
Session 2 - July 25-28
Contact or for more information.



Hoboken Historical Museum Summer Camp

1301 Hudson St., Hoboken

(201) 656-2240

History Detectives is open to 5 – 8 year olds. Includes crafts and outdoor fun. $225 for non-members.


Mandarin Together, Fun

Summer Full Immersion Program at Mandarin Together, Fun. Summer time is a perfect time to help your children build a strong foundation in Mandarin and Chinese Culture. Our program offers a unique blend of quality education and fun learning environment. Below are some of our full immersion quality and fun learning activities.

Each week students will be introduced to different topics of Chinese culture and history, such as Chinese New Year, Chinese inventions, Chinese Mooncake Festival, Chinese Dragon Boat Festival etc. School will email details to students.

 Due to limited spaces, it is on first come first served basis.

All staff members are CPR trained.


4 year old to 12 year old (Full Day 8:30am – 4pm)
8:00am early drop off is free. After camp is available.
Children will be grouped according to their Mandarin levels.

* Full Immersion fun learning
* Loving and friendly nurture environment
* Mandarin learning
* Calligraphy
* Chinese Painting
* Chinese Culture
* Chinese Movie
* Swimming, bring your own towel, lotion and sun block lotion
* Badminton, Chinese traditional sports, basketball, soccer
* Life chat in Mandarin with our friends and families overseas
* Simple Cooking
* Chinese Food
* Chopsticks
* Singing (may include live piano)
* Dancing
* Finger Plays
* Story Time
* Art and Craft
* In-door gym time
* Out-door play ground
* Tennis, golf (depend on demand we will add)
* Chinese version Minute to Win It

* * Student please bring in a note book, pencil, crayon, Chinese wiring book, Chinese brush for calligraphy and Chinese drawing (school provides the ink), badminton racquet. If you need school to help get any supplies, please let us know.


Megan Avery of Hoboken Fashion Lab Summer Camp

266 Seventh Street, Hoboken


If your child has a passion for fashion, Fashion Lab Summer Day Camp is the place to be this summer.

Fashion Lab Summer Camp is back for it’s second summer. It’s Hoboken’s only day camp for youth age 5-13, teaching fashion design & basic sewing skills. Students focus on learning sewing machine usage, basic sewing skills, in addition to basic fashion design techniques used in creating some of today’s cutting edge fashion designs. Each two-hour class is project oriented and each student leaves each class with their finished wearable projects. Projects will include: Circle Scarf, Head Wrap, Hobo Bag and/or Purse, Belt, Wrap Skirt & Summer Dress. Each session will end with a photo shoot & runway show where campers will show off all of their projects to family & friends.

To learn more or to register, contact Megan Avery at 201-876-1198, email or log onto


Prime Time Learning Center Day Camp

404 Hudson Street , Hoboken

At Prime Time Early Learning Center, the Philosophy is simple: to respond to the needs of families as well as the community. The enthusiastic and experienced staff, many of which have been with Prime Time for over a decade, receive continuing education instruction in early learning strategies.

Prime Time operates year round with a super summer program for kids up to age 10. Campers enjoy a combination of stimulating new activities focused on socialization, specific instruction by trained professionals, and fun! Activities include: swimming, sprinklers, soccer, kickball, volleyball, arts and crafts, music and talent shows, as well as weekly field trips and themed shows.

Summer Day Camp starts on the last week of June and continues until Labor Day weekend. The camp regular hours are 9-5 with optional before and after care from 6.30am -7.00pm. For more information please contact Nicole at 201-420-7644, or log onto




JCC Camp Kadimah of Bayonne

The Bayonne Jewish Community Center is now registering children ages 2 and older for its summer Camp Kadimah.

The camp runs at the Bayonne Jewish Community Center, 1050 Kennedy Blvd., from June 27 to Aug. 19 with regular hours from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and with extended hours available from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m.

The center also offers a pre-camp from June 20 to 24 and a post camp from Aug. 22 to 26.

Camp Kadimah has four age groups: Pre-school, 2 to 4 years old; Kadimah, grades Kindergarten to fourth grade; Tween Travel, fifth and sixth grades; and Teen Travel, for seventh through ninth grades.

The program for the pre-school offers swimming, music, arts and crafts, sports and field trips.

The travel programs for older kids include day and overnight trips. Kids in fifth and sixth grades will take overnight trips to Club Getaway in Kent, Conn., and Hershey Park, Pa. The seventh to ninth graders will take a three-day trip to Club Getaway and a four-day trip to Lake George, N.Y. Transportation is available throughout Hudson County.

For pricing, information and a free brochure, call the center at (201) 436-6900. Camp open houses are being held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 27, March 27, May 22, June 12 and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on April 13, May 11 and June 1.



Musical theatre summer camp at Dance with Me in Bayonne

Hip Hop/Acro Combo – Attention Boys and Girls ages 4 – 6! Hip Hop/Acro is a mix of a funky, contemporary form of Jazz with a sharp street smart, while including floor work, tumbling, cartwheels, forward rolls, etc. This helps their stretching for flexibility, control, and strengthening.. This class will meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday beginning July 7th-July 29th from 2:15 - 3:00. Boys must wear shorts, tank top, and dance paws. Girls must wear a black leotard, nude tights, and dance paws. Please put girl’s hair in a ponytail. The cost is $125.


Flippity Doo-Dah Camp – Cartwheel anyone? An open age program for boys/girls who would like to learn how to do all kinds of cool flips and tricks. This class is very exciting and will guarantee a great time! It will include stretching for flexibility and stretching, floor work, tumbling including cartwheels, rolls, handstands, etc. This class will meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, beginning July 7-30th from 3:45-4:45. Any colored leotard, nude footless tights, and dance paws must be worn to class. Please put girl’s hair into a ponytail. The cost is $125.


Contemporary/Jazz Combo – A beautiful blend of Ballet, Jazz and Modern. Dancers learn the technique of Ballet, the rhythms of Jazz and emotion of Modern. Lyrical dance creates a story and express the mood or theme of the music and its lyrics. / A contemporary and exciting dance using the latest techniques and lending itself to current movements using popular music. Includes, technique, standard, Street Jazz. This class will meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, beginning July 7-30th from 4:45-6:15. Any colored leotard, nude tights, and dance paws must be worn. Please put hair in ponytail. The cost is $150.


Company – MANDATORY for all company members including seasoned and new! Beginning July 27th and ending July 29th meeting from 4:15-8:15pm. Company members will work on technique and choreography that will be used in their dances for the upcoming season. A black leotard and nude tights. Bring all dance shoes. The cost is $150.


*There is a $12 registration fee for summer programs.




Junior Museum at The Newark Museum
The Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102-3176


Spend the summer at the Newark Museum’s Camp Junior Museum, an innovative six-week experience that weaves exciting connections among the arts, culture nature and science. Each day’s schedule includes studio art, summer games, creative expression and visits to one or more of the Museum’s 80 galleries.

During our six-week sessions campers will have the opportunity to participate in at least three sessions per week of each activity, developing skills in our studios and labs. Classes are from any of our four course areas: Creative Studio Arts, Expressive Arts, Environmental Science and Engineering and Athletics. Each age group participates in four classes per day—two before lunch with a break, and two following lunch with a break and snack.

Groups are divided according to age as follows:

3 & 4 year olds, 5 & 6 year olds, 7 & 8 year olds, 9 & 10 year olds

11-13 year olds, 14 & 15 year olds, 16 & 17 year olds.

Enrollment is limited to 15 children per group to ensure campers receive lots of personal attention.

Activities are age-appropriate and may include digital photography, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, painting, fiber art, architecture and housing development, theater, African dance and drumming, glass working, yoga, gross-ology, fractal geometry of nature, kitchen science, the science and art of Hula-Hooping. All campers will enjoy outdoor activities in the Museum’s sculpture garden (weather permitting) as well as indoor performances, concerts, films and planetarium shows. Parents and guardians must provide daily lunch and snacks.


Camp Riverbend

Warren Township, NJ 

Your child’s summer adventure is just around the Riverbend! At Camp Riverbend Day Camp, your child can experience the most memorable summer ever—in a safe, nurturing and caring environment dedicated to growth, friendship and fun! Riverbend offers a full range of team and individual sports instruction and play, arts & crafts, daily swimming lessons, nature, performing arts and more! Campers participate in clubs, cookouts and special days with carnivals and entertainers. A summer at Camp Riverbend gives your child confidence, as she learns new skills, meets new challenges and makes lifelong friends. It’s not just about winning, but about learning and growing. At Riverbend, we applaud effort and enthusiasm, fun and camaraderie, and camp spirit. Everyone’s a champion; everyone goes home happy and proud! The fun is guided by our amazing staff of teachers and college students! Camp Riverbend is a family–run camp, 100% focused on families. The Breene Family has run Riverbend for two generations, and is at Camp every day, continuing the traditions that made Riverbend famous. And this summer we want to welcome you to our Camp family! For boys and girls, ages 3-14. Thirty minutes by Camp Riverbend bus from Hoboken. Accredited by the American Camp Association and the State of New Jersey.


Deer Mountain Daycamp

Rockland County, NY

Deer Mountain Day Camp is one of the first established and most respected day camps in the Tri-State area, located just minutes from the George Washington and Tappan Zee bridges.  Founded in 1956, Deer Mountain sits on 25 beautiful mountainside acres surrounding our spring-fed lake.  At Deer Mountain, age-appropriate programs for children 3-15 years old have been crafted by certified teachers and educational professionals to give your child the most enriching summer experience possible.  With swimming, sports, arts, outdoor adventure, lake and special event activities, campers rave that they have “the best summer ever".  Deer Mountain Day Camp has been family owned since its inception and is now in its second generation of leadership.

Deer Mountain is committed to creating an environment where our campers feel connected and understood.  We value differences, teamwork, respect, sincerity and warmth.  This environment, coupled with best-in-class facilities, activities and instructors, facilitates learning and growth.  Our campers make new friends, become more open to new experiences, improve skills and gain confidence.  Most importantly, at Deer Mountain, our campers shine as they grow more comfortable with exactly who they are supposed to be.

For:  Campers who are Entering Kindergarten & 1st Grade  

Led By:  A Division Leader – an experienced teacher who oversees the age group, manages and supports your camper’s counselors and partners with you throughout the summer  

Group Size:  8 to 10 campers per group with a 3 to 1 supervision ratio  

A Little Extra Support:  A mommy counselor, a parent or post college teaching professional, is assigned to each group to offer an extra layer of care and support for our Freshman campers  

For:  Campers Entering 2nd & 3rd Grade

Led By:  A Division Leader – an experienced teacher who oversees the age group, manages and supports your camper’s counselors and partners with you throughout the summer

Group Size:  10 to 12 campers per group with a 3 to 1 supervision ratio

Choice:  In addition to enjoying core Deer Mountain activities, Juniors get up to 2 daily choice options during Club Time.  Choice allows Juniors to spend more time focusing on activities they like most.  Sports leagues, in depth arts selections, and club only activities are a hit with our Juniors.

Late Nights Too:  Twice a summer Juniors have the opportunity to enjoy an extended day at camp with extra swim and special activities.


Deerkill Daycamp
Suffern, NY

Now in its 4th year picking up in Hoboken, Deerkill Day Camp has become a very popular camp option among Hoboken families. This third-generation family business, celebrating its 54th season, is located on a wooded 15-acre site and brings a community feel to the summer camp experience for campers age 3 through 14.

Deerkill offers children a chance to pick up a new sport or hobby, learn to swim and form lifelong friendships this summer. The diverse program includes professional swim instruction in large heated pools, an array of athletics on fields sized for younger and older children, creative and performing arts such as arts and crafts, ceramics, woodworking, dance, theater, and digital photography, and specialties such as karate and nature, among other activities.

Deerkill offers daily transportation on mini air-conditioned buses, staffed with professional drivers and bus counselors. There are several convenient pick-up locations in Hoboken including the Hudson Tea Building, 9th and Garden, 9th and Clinton, 2nd and Monroe and at Prime Time Early Learning Center, 414 Hudson Street. The Directors are on the camp grounds everyday and accessible by phone by day and night; there is no large administrative staff and all the individual group leaders are adults, many of whom are teachers.

2011 Session (July 5 to August 26)

All campers may register for 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 weeks. New campers may also register for 2 weeks for their first summer. For those campers registered for 5, 6, or 7 weeks, parents may choose any weeks throughout the summer.


With the exception of horseback riding, an optional elective, there are no extra charges at Deerkill. We do not allow tipping, a large expense at many camps, and we include the following:

  • Family weekend pool club at no additional cost. Every Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 plus Monday July 4th. Open Saturday July 2nd to Sunday August 21st
  • Convenient central pick-up locations in Hoboken by air-conditioned mini-buses supervised by bus counselors
  • Hot lunches prepared daily in our own modern kitchen
  • Field trips and all camp supplies
  • Ice cream and Ices for afternoon snack
  • Daily towel service
  • Group photo, camp shirt, gym bag, DVD yearbook

Tuition varies by camper age and pick-up and session length. You may go to their website and enter your child’s information to see rates for the 2011 summer and request a brochure.

For more information call 1-845-354-1466, email or log onto


Girl Scouts of America Day Camp

Maplewood, NJ

Directions to The Oval: Contact Camp Support at 908-725-1226 ext. 124 or .

OLocation – The OVAL Outdoor Program Center

Directions – Contact Camp Support on (908) 725-1226 extension 124 or e-mail to

There will NOT be bus service from Hoboken to the camp

The OVAL Camp, located in the picturesque South Mountain Reservation in Maplewood, NJ, is named for its large oval playfield. This year there will be a focus on the natural world – plants, trees, birds, animals, the sky, and the weather.

The OVAL Camp offers seven weeks of outdoor summer camp to girls in grades 1 – 8. Sessions run weekdays from June 29 through August 14, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Facilities include rustic cabins with electricity, running water, modern bathrooms and kitchens.

Girls are grouped in units with staff who supervise and assist them throughout the week. In addition to the program theme, girls will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of all camp activities which may include crafts, nature, hiking, sports, games, music, and shopping at the trading post. Start each day by becoming fit and fabulous.

All full-week programs include weekly program theme, all-camp activities, supervision by trained staff, presenters and day trips (where applicable), T-shirt, and bus transportation.

All campers are eligible (though not required) to stay overnight on Wednesday night of Sessions 2, 4 and 6. Campers help prepare dinner, participate in an all-camp bonfire sing-along and cook their own lunch on Thursday. There will be no p.m. bus service on Wednesday and no a.m. bus service on Thursday during Sessions 2, 4 and 6.


Lakeview Day Camp

East Brunswick, NJ

Lakeview Day Camp is a family owned, full service day camp (they even provide lunch, snack and transportation – with a counselor on every bus) in East Brunswick, NJ (about 35 miles south of Hoboken, straight down the NJ Turnpike).

For those who may not be as familiar with this type of summer experience, Lakeview provides extraordinary options such as swimming twice a day (with daily professional instruction at your child’s level) organized sports, music, photography, dance, gymnastics, boating, ropes courses, rock walls, art, ceramics, theater, science, cooking etc… Each activity is led by a trained professional – either a teacher, or specialist trained in that area of expertise. Plus your child’s counselors (usually teachers themselves) are with them all day to help guide them through these experiences.
And if you are interested in a tour, call Randy at 732-821-8933


Pony Camp at Van Saun County Park

Paramus NJ

Saddle Ridge Ctr.


Horseback riding camp



Spring Lake Day Camp

Conklintown Rd
Ringwood, NJ 07456

Bus service available.

Swimming, Sports, Art, Drama, Wilderness!

Mini Day is available for campers entering Nursery or Pre-Kindergarten and subject to availability and transportation. Camp hours are Monday thru Friday 9am to 4pm. Mini Day hours are Monday thru Friday 9am to 1:20pm. Mini Day is available only for campers entering Nursery or Pre Kindergarten. Campers entering Kindergarten thru 10th grade are full day campers.

At Spring Lake we have created a warm, friendly and structured environment. Our goal is to enhance self-confidence, develop leadership skills, and instill positive socialization within our non-competitive, highly instructional program. Our staff members are mature, professional, and dedicated individuals who lead the campers in expanding their recreational abilities and meeting new challenges.


Tenafly Nature Camp

Tenafly, NJ

Summer program allows your child to use all their senses to explore the wonders of the natural world while we learn about forest and pond ecosystems through hands on experiences, games, crafts and much more. Visits from live animals enhance your child’s experience as they learn about turtles, birds, frogs, insects, flowers and much more.

Designed for children ages 4 to 14 years old. Different age groups meet each week. First through eighth grade campers attend full-day sessions. Parents can extend the camp day before or after with extended care.

Contact: Tenafly Nature Center

313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly, NJ 07670


There is no transportation to the camp