JC Summer Camp Directory’18

Summer Camps in Jersey City :

List of Summer Camps in Jersey City

JCFamilies has the most trusted directory of summers camps serving Jersey City, Hoboken and the surrounding areas.  We have assembled a list of the best options for children of all ages, abilities and interests.
The camps in our directory range from local schools and activity centers with diverse activities for campers, to more singular-focused camps (dance, STEM, robotics, soccer, tennis, swimming), to the more classic summer camps which are located out in the county.  All camps outside of the metro area provide transportation from/to JC/Hoboken.
Use this directory to find full day and 1/2 day options for your little campers.  Whether you’re looking for a few days a week, a few weeks of the summer, or the whole summer, you can find what you’re looking for here.

THE BRUNSWICK SCHOOL

http://www.thebrunswickschool.com
189 Brunswick Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone:(201) 420-1550

Summer Camps in Jersey CityThe Brunswick School camp definitely tops the List of Summer Camps in Jersey City and it is one of the most popular camp in our city.

Click here to register : Summer Camp 2018

 

 

 

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WATERFRONT MONTESSORI

http://www.waterfrontmontessori.com/
150 Warren Street, Suite 108, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 333-5600

At Waterfront Montessori, we believe that children never stop learning. Provided an environment in which learning and play are indistinguishable, they continue to learn and grow no matter the time of year. Waterfront Montessori Summer Programs are designed for fun with a purpose. Our exceptional teachers provide a safe and stimulating environment in which children are free to explore their passions. By tackling new challenges b8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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CAMP RIVERBEND

Both indoors and out, children will make friends, develop their confidence and most importantly, have fun learning. This year’s Summer Camp will run July 2 – August 10, 2018. The “Hopscotch Around the World” program for children ages 3-6 will be from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with an after camp hours option from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..

https://www.campriverbend.com/
116 Hillcrest Rd., Warren, NJ, 07059 – Phone: 908-580-CAMP

Camp Riverbend—where the fun never ends! Fun, camp spirit and achievement through swimming, sports, crafts, cooking, canoeing, adventure course and much more!  All the fun is led by an amazing staff of teachers and college students.  Join the Breene family for a summer of confidence and friendship. Lunch included.  For boys and girls, ages 3-14. Bus service included from downtown Jersey City and Hoboken. Camp river bend has been in our list of Summer Camps in Jersey City for last 4 years.

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MY GYM Jersey City  

http://www.mygym.com/jerseycity
252 9th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201)205-1218

Summer camp is running from June 25th– August 31st.
We have two sessions: 9-12pm we will have dance and martial arts, crafts and a healthy snack & 1-4pm we will be in the gym doing relays, games, obstacle courses, crafts and a healthy
There is a $10 bring your own lunch from 12-1pm with a story time at the end. We are doing a really great buy more Save more for our camps this year. Here are the prices:
1-4 sessions $40/session
5-9 session $35/ session
10-19 sessions $30/ session
20+ sessions $25/ sessions this is member price, non members add an additional $10
*RSVP required, no drop ins/ walk ins.

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Summer Camps in Jersey City

http://www.Zaniaclearning.com/jerseycity
125 First Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (732) 236-8970

 

 

 

 

 

Zaniac Summer Camps are ideal for your curious child. Go on a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math Adventure with us! Each camp is tailored to your child’s needs. Small camp sizes ensure an exceptional experience. Our instructors are fully-trained and vetted role models who love working with kids and technology. Camps are grouped and focused for your child’s age and grade.  It’s Summer Adventure for your child’s mind at Zaniac! Go from true beginner coder with Scratch or Blockly to writing custom code in Pythonor Java. Discover and investigate with a themed STEAM Quest Camp where your child can be an astronaut or a superhero! Explore mechanical and electrical engineering through hands-on innovation to build robots and fly drones! Create your own projects with our design camps–from musical compositions to 3D prints!
Each Zaniac Summer Camp Features:

  • Personalized attention with small camp sizes
  • Gain tech skills with role model instructors
  • Fun & safe high-tech environment
  • Daily outdoor activity
  • Weekly library visits & local field trips
  • Pizza Fridays & Daily Snacks
  • Zaniac T-shirt with every camp

Weekly Full-Day Camp: $559 
Camp Hours: 8:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.aftercare available until 5:30pm*Weekly Half Day Camp: $349  
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*Weekly after-care from 4:30-5:30 available for $35 per week

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NIMBUS DANCE WORKS

209 3rd Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 377-0718
JC SummerArts 2018 – July 23 – August 31
With instruction in various styles of dance, theater, choral music, and fine art, JC SummerArts provides an in-depth experience in the arts from process to refinement to performance. Classes are taught by working professional artists, including members of Nimbus Dance Works’ acclaimed professional dance company. JC SummerArts takes place at Nimbus’ large, air-conditioned, state of-the-art  facility steps from the Newark Avenue plaza!
Emphasis is placed on individual student attention and small class sizes, providing engagement with process and foundation for technique and artistry. Our top priority is creating a positive and fun environment for our young campers!
Each week culminates with a final performance showcasing the work camp students have accomplished. In addition to focused studio time, students spend outdoor time at the park (cooling off in the water sprinklers!) – other highlights include Ice Cream Fridays, headshot photos of each student, special guest teachers, and more!July 23-27 – Lights, Camera – DANCE!’ – Music Video Week
July 30-Aug 3 -Frida Kahlo & Arts of the Americas: Dual Language Week 
Aug 6-10 – 
Pop Star Week!
Aug 13-17 – 
Once Upon a Time: Create Your Own Fairytale Week
Aug 20-24 – 
“Grease!”
Aug 27-31 – Under the Sea w/ The Little Mermaid
Ages: 4-11 yrs (note: Teen Intensive for 12-18yrs offered  July 9 -20)
Daily Schedule: 9am-4pm (early drop-off and aftercare available)
Tuition: Advance: $375 (until 4/1 only); Weekly Price: $425; Full 6 Weeks: $1,750

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List of Summer Camps in Jersey City DEERKILL DAY CAMP

http://www.deerkilldaycamp.com
54 Wilder Road, Suffern, NY, 10901 – Phone:(845) 354-1466

Deerkill Day Camp, celebrating its 60th season as a family-owned camp, is an ACA-accredited day camp that offers a warm and supportive environment on a beautiful 15 acre campus in Suffern, NY.
Our group leaders, the counselors who are with your children throughout the day, are mature adults. Deerkill offers a superb swimming program, teamsports and 17 specialty programs in the creative, graphic and performing arts. Our campers are ages 3 to 15. Sessions run 2 to 8 weeks from July 2, 2018 to August 24, 2018. Transportation from Jersey City is by air-conditioned minibus. Hot lunches, towels, trips and a weekend pool club are included. No tipping allowed.

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GARDEN STREET SCHOOL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS

http://gardenstreetmusic.com
1018 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone:(201) 683-9100

From June 25 th to August 31st / Mon – Fri- 8:30am to 3:30pm
Every day we have a great schedule of classes, Ballet, Tap, Jazz ,Hip Hop, Music, Arts, Musical Theater. On Fridays we will provide a pizza party lunch. At 2pm we invite parents and caregivers to join us for an in house demonstration of what the students have learned all week.

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List of Summer Camps in Jersey City

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF HUDSON COUNTY

http://bgchc.org
225 Morris Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 333 – 4100

June 25th to August 24th. 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. Jersey City and Hoboken. Comprehensive Program with bus transportation, meals, STEM, art, gym/fitness/sports, trips, swimming, and more

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THE SCANDINAVIAN SCHOOL OF JERSEY CITY

http://www.scandischool.com/summercamp2018
210 9th Street, Suite1, Jersey City, NJ – 07302 – Phone:(201) 420-8111

“Are you looking for a unique summer camp for your 1-6 year old this summer?” Join us at The Scandinavian School of Jersey City for 1-10 weeks of everything from cooking, gardening, ceramics, woodworking, theatre and movement- or perhaps you are interested in our Forest Program for your 3-6 year old! At SSJC we all sit down for a community lunch, prepared on site by our chef. The menu is all organic and plant forward, and the children are all part of seed-table experiences at SSJC. We follow the Swedish curriculum for Childhood Education, and are inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach.
To learn more about our very special school please visit:Curious & Capable- A Day at SSJC

Read about us in The Wall Street Journal HERE
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TESSA

720 Monroe Street, suites E105-106, Hoboken, NJ – 07030 – Phone: (201) 755-5585

WHO? Children ages 2.5 to 6.

WHEN? We are Flexible. June 25th, 2018 through August 24th, 2018.
Weekly registration available and half day
The more weeks you register, the bigger the discount.
WHAT? Early Language Education is a Gift that Lasts a Lifetime. Take Advantage of this Perfect Mix of Fun Academics and Outdoors Activities!
– Immersion (French, Spanish or Mandarin) without frustration
– Highly qualified, native speaking instructors
– Songs, games, arts & crafts, movement and other fun activities
– Great classrooms
– Extended hours and half day options available

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MUSIC TECH KIDS

http://www.MusicTechKids.com

We train kids & teens to play instruments while using smart phones & tablets to make songs and then music videos. Some children also learn singing and theatrical skills as well. It keeps them away from “video games” for a bit by thinking they are making music for them! Watch the videos on the site, it works!

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M AVERY DESIGNS SEWING STUDIO

http://www.maverydesigns.com
720 Monroe Street E306, Hoboken, NJ, 07010 – Phone: (201) 745-0186

Half Day Programs 9am – 12pm & 1-4pm, Full Days 9am – 4pm. First Week Starts June 18th. Last Week Starts August 27th. Kids 5,6,7 & Kids 8,9,10, 11 & Tweens/Teens ages 12-17

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HAMILTON PARK MONTESSORI

1 McWilliams Place, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (551) 208-2178

Our Summer Enrichment Program provides students fun and exciting themes while our HPMS teachers support students in their math, reading and writing skills. We offer two sessions from 6/25-8/17 (4 weeks per session). The sessions are from 9-3pm, and Extended Day Program is available.

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HUDSON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

10 Regent Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 516-0700
June 18, 2018 through August 10, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Theme based activities
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THE LEARNING SUITE

324 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone: (201) 706-3403

Spend the SUMMER with The Learning Suite!
Six weeks of exploration through Visual & Performing Arts awaits your child.
June 18th – July 27th, 2018
Half – day camp 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Snack Included)
Full – day camp 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Lunch & Snack Included)
June 18 – 22  – The Gingerbread Man
June 25 – 29  – The Little Red Hen
July 2 – 6 – Goldilocks and The Three Bears
July 9 – 13 – The City Mouse and The Country Mouse
July 16 – 20 – Why Flies Buzz
July 23 – 27 – How Turtles Got Their Shells
With plenty of outdoor fun!
Open House – May 5th, 2018 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

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SCIENCE CAMP AT LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone: (201) 253-1380

Science Camp at Liberty Science Center offers a fun, innovative, and inquiry-based curriculum chock full of exciting hands-on exploration and challenges. Choose from 44 sessions such as coding, game development, robotics, astronomy, animal life, physics, chemistry, geology, and even sailing.
Our supportive environment includes a passionate, skilled teaching staff and cool science tools. Kids learn a lot and have a blast! LSC’s camp is for rising 1st – 8th graders. Sessions are offered Mon-Fri from 9:00am – 4:00pm from July 9 – August 24. Extended AM and PM hours are available for an extra charge. Reserve your preferred topic and week(s) today! Email [email protected] or call 201-253-1380.

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FASTTRACK LANGUAGES

[email protected]
78 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (718) 825-6598 / (201) 685 – 8220

Registration for 2018 Mind and Body Camp is now open! Sign up
Gymnastics-Mindfulness and Yoga Fusion
Reading – Writing and Math Activities (hands on learning)
Music: Introduction to the Keyboard Piano
June 25 – Aug 31
2 weeks – 3 weeks or 4 weeks
Enroll by 2/28 and save 10%
9:00 am – 1:30pm
Spots are limited

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NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY

http://www.njcu.edu/camps
110 Culver Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 200-2528

The NJCU Summer Camp is geared towards offering a rewarding experience for your child. The camp features facilities both indoor and outdoor, including an indoor pool, 3 hardwood courts, an outdoor athletic complex with collegiate regulation size soccer, softball, and baseball fields and private locker rooms.
2018 SUMMER CAMP DATES (2 Week Sessions)
Ages 6-12 (Athletic Ability Not Required)*
(13 and 14 year olds may inquire about junior counselor program)
Session 1 – July 9 thru July 20
Session 2 – July 23 thru August 3
Session 3 – August 6 thru August 17
Monday thru Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm, Extended Day Available
Cost: $250 per week
*Swimming Lessons Included

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TINY GREENHOUSE

http://www.tinygreenhousejc.com
498a Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (646) 675-7739

Start & end date: 6/25-8/31, Hours: 9-3pm, Location: Tiny Greenhouse, Activities: a sweet mix between outdoor fun – indoor coolness and lots and lots of art.

 

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TONAL ART MUSIC CENTER

http://www.tonalartmusic.org
47 B Harrison Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (646) 667-0091

Summer Rock Band Camp: 2 classes per week with pro musicians starting July 2-August 17th. Broken in two sessions (Session A is 4 weeks, Session B is 3 weeks) students will be assigned to group based on audition. 4 ensembles per session, 4-6 students per group. Open to vocalists, guitarists, pianists, bass players, drummers, woodwind and brass instruments. Final concert for all groups to be held at end of summer.

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KIDVILLE

http://www.kidville.com/hoboken
1202 Shipyard Ln, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (201) 377-5495

Age Range: 18 months – 5 years

When: May 7 – Aug 31

Times: 9:00AM-11AM, 9:00AM-12PM, 9:00AM-3PM,

Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Flexible morning drop-off 8:30AM ($6/30mins) Aftercare 3-7PM($25/Day)

Camp Kidville is THE place for learning, playing, and making new friends from May to August! Each camp group participates in developmentally appropriate activities in gym, music, art, exploration and more. Weekly themes such as The Wild Wild West and Safari Adventure set the stage for sports and movement games, live jam sessions with a Kidville musician, take-home art projects, interactive story time and dramatic play in our state-of-the-art air conditioned facility. To balance, Camp Kidville also spends outdoor time with an amazing line-up of exciting and structured activities either during walking field trips and/or at the playground.  Join us today for THE ultimate summer camp experience.

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MISS YVONNE SWIM SCHOOL

Age Range: 3+ years
When:June 18-Aug 31, 8:30AM-4PMEarly Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options:
Flexible morning drop-off 7:30AM-8:30AM (free) Aftercare 4-6PM ($20/Day)
Flexible morning drop off & Aftercare (requires parent drop off and pick up)
Transportation Provided: Complimentary from Hoboken, Jersey City and Weehawken. Pick-up time in Hoboken is approximately 8/8:15am and drop-off time is approximately 4:45pm. A teacher counselor will always ride with the campers. We also implemented a tracker last year where you can be added to view our route on the way home and know if we are in a traffic jam or just a couple blocks away!
Activities: Miss Yvonne Swim Camp 2018 will be taking place for 1 week over Spring Break(April 2-6) and 11 weeks this summer (June 18-Aug 31) this summer!!! We are offering complimentary optional round-trip transportation from Hoboken, JC & Weehawken. Our camps are being housed in the gorgeous Secaucus Recreation facility located at 1200 Koelle Blvd that has 4 outdoor pools, grassy area, shaded areas, a baseball and soccer field, an indoor pool and basketball court and track run (in case of inclement weather) all of which we will be able to use every single day. The day will include swim lessons 2x/day, swim practice 2x/day, an outdoor adventure, a sports activity and a guided arts activity daily. The ratio is 1 teacher counselor per every 4 campers.
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SMART START ACADEMY

http://smart-startacademy.com/

At Smart Start Academy we bring our children’s imagination and dreams come to life. Through new found friendship, exciting bus/walking field trips around new jersey, several special guest and partnership with our children friendly community vendors. S.S.A is the summer camp that your child will talk about for years to come. Guaranteed!

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VIBGYOR CREATIONS ART STUDIO

121 River Drive South, Jersey City, 07310 – Phone: (914) 299-9376

Do you ever wonder how you get the housework done, cook, feed the kids, make that all too important run to Target, take the kids for playtime, walk the dog and by the last thread of sanity grab a coffee at Starbucks …all while having the kids home from school?
Easy, you drop them off at VIBGYOR CREATIONS art filled SUMMER CAMP.
Summer Camp will be led by our skilled and talented VC Staff. The program will focus on Art, Science, Math Art, Cultural Arts, Sensorial Exploration and much much more.
Dates: June 18 – August 31
Session 1: 11:15 am – 1:15 am
Session 2: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Session 3: 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Age: 18 months – 12 yrs. old

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 APPLE MONTESSORI

Two Hoboken Locations: 1055 Maxwell Lane & 220 Sinatra Drive, Phone: (201)963-4949
July 2-August 24, 2018
7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Ages 2-9 years (infant and toddler program also available)Your child will love summer at family owned Apple. Apple’s summer program has been highly regarded by parents and children for 45 years for summer fun, learning and memories to last a lifetime. Our summer program features STEAM-inspired activities and adventures like Young Scientists, Tech Time, Creative Kids, Field Trips, proven Super Kids Montessori math, reading, and much more.Summer learning loss is real (The New York Times, 2011), so the staff at Apple Montessori infuses learning into everything they do. Children beat the summer learning slump and have fun doing it.• Run by year-round nurturing educators and support staff
• Field trips like mini golf, bounce house and the zoo
• Theme weeks based on children’s favorite things
• In-house events like Preschool of Rock and carnival day
• Safety-certified schools and staff.Schedule a tour today!

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THE FRENCH AMERICAN ACADEMY OF JERSEY CITY

209 3RD ST, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-338-8320 ext 210
The French American Academy of Jersey City offers an 8-week long French Immersion Summer Camp. From June 25th to August 17, our French Camp will immerse your child(ren) from 3 to :8 years old in a vibrant and nurturing environment. Our camp runs from 8:30am to 3pm with extended hours until 6pm. Themes vary every other week and each day is highlighted with trips to the park and/or specialists coming to camp to perform or engage our campers in fun activities.
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PRIMARY PREP

41 Tuers Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07306 – Phone: 201-333-8844
June 25 through August 17 – 8:00am – 6:00pm
STEM based lessons infused with daily activities to ensure a balanced day. Art, exploration, and creativity are some of the many concepts campers will enjoy.
Swimming lessons offered for Kindergarten-3rd grade campers.
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PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP

196 Morgan Street, 1st Floor, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 424-3075

AGES 3 to 5 & AGES 6 to 8
MORNING: TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 10:00a – 1:00p
AFTERNOON: TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 2:00p – 5:00p
WE ARE ENTERING OUR 6TH SEASON OF THIS POPULAR PROGRAM WITH
EXPANDED AGE RANGES, EXPANDED HOURS AND ALL NEW, THEMED WEEKS!
Surfin’ Luau: June 26, 27, 28
Broadway Babies: July 10, 11, 12
The Big Top: July 17, 18, 19
Under the Sea: July 24, 25, 26
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SURATI FOR PERFORMING ARTS

www.suratiinc.com
31 River Court #219, Jersey City, NJ, 07310 – Phone:(201) 792-2650

Surati’s new space at Hamilton Park will host dance, music and theatre classes and events for children, youth, families and adults of all ages.
Surati Day Summer Camp 2018 will begin Monday, July 2nd.
This summer, kids ages 2 to 16 can learn about other cultures at local arts organization Surati’s summer culture camp.
Kids who train with Founder and Artistic Director Rimli Roy and other assistant teachers, get to learn about and participate in dance, music, theater, arts and crafts with a special emphasis on India. Several workshops involving guitar. keyboards, storytelling, costume-making and henna tattoos will also be offered.
They can learn and enact portions from various folk tales like the Jatakas, Panchatantras and Hitopadesha as well as participate in introductory sessions of classical, folk, ballet, modern, jazz and Bollywood dance and vocal music.
Students enrolled in the camp will also get the option of performing at one or more Summer events in Jersey City.
Camp sessions begin July 2nd. For more information, visit our website, email or call us.

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PICOTECH INSTITUTE JERSEY CITY

https://www.picotechinstitute.org/
278 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07310 – Phone: (917) 655-5040

PicoTech has available for grades K-2, 3-5, & 6-8th graders 11 weeks of “STEAM” Engineering, Sustainability, Robotics, & Design camps with a different theme each week. Hours are from 8:30AM-5:30PM and half day morning or afternoon sessions are available.
Kids will enjoy exercise and free time during the day and we will be venturing outside to the local parks and local partners too! All camps are designed around our proven educational methodology called Project RED (Research, Engineering, & Design) Students work in engineering groups of up to 4 to create each project! Not only do they learn about the theme for the week but this environment fosters leadership & social skills.
Contact us today at [email protected] for more information.

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MILE SQUARE THEATRE

www.milesquaretheatre.org
1400 Clinton St. Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (917) 613-9056

Week-long workshops in Dance and Theatre! Offered July 9 – August 17th.
Full day workshops are for ages 6-17 and run Monday-Friday from 9AM – 4PM.
Half day workshops are available for ages 4-6 and run Monday-Friday from 9AM – 12PM.
Full day Dance and Theatre workshops are designed for all skill levels to practice a miriad of techniques. We offer four week-long dance workshops and two week-long theatre workshops. Take one week or take all six: it’s up to you! Each workshop is taught by MST’s staff of professional dancers, actors, directors, and choreographers and features a master class by guest artists with such credits as Broadway, The Rockettes, The Metropolitan Ballet, and more. For ages 6-17.
Half day workshops combine theatre, dance, movement, and arts & crafts into one fun week of art making! Take one week or take all six: it’s up to you! Each week will focus on a different William Steig story (like his famous classic: Shrek!) and will culminate in a performance for family and friends. For ages 4-6.

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HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

www.hccc.edu/summeryouthprograms
70 Sip Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

The program will run from July 9th – August 30th and feature programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), SAT Language and Math Prep, Culinary Arts (Baking and Cooking), and Theater (Acting, Playwriting, and Stage Production).

Through hands-on activities, our STEM, SAT Prep, Culinary, and Theater professionals apply individualized learning and utilize cutting-edge technology to foster creativity, problem solving skills, and confidence in your child.

Your child will have a memorable and fun experience in a college setting, while learning skills throughout the summer that will prepare them for when school starts in fall.

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CAMP KADIMAH

http://www.jccbayonne.org
1050 Kennedy Boulevard. Bayonne , NJ, 07002 – Phone: (201) 436-6900

Summer Programs for ages 2.5 to 14 years.
Camp Dates: June 25 to August 17
Fully expanded sports program, art appreciation, theather/improve , themed weekly events and weekly field trips including overnights.
Pleased to announce the British Swim School to head the aquatics program for camp this summer.
Look at low rates on website.

TEAM WILDERNESS

www.TeamWilderness.org

In the summer kids want something new and exciting. Parents want something they can actually afford. Team Wilderness is both.
We offer 2-week sessions that take Jersey City teens hiking, camping, and rock climbing as a way to teach them teamwork, community, and being their best self.  Our aim is to provide a transformative experience so that when they overcome obstacles in the wilderness it helps them learn they can overcome all of life’s obstacles.  We meet at St Peter’s University each day for a different trip. In the second week we go away on an overnight trip.
No experience or equipment needed!
Breakfast and lunch is provided.
Session One: July 30 – August 2 & August 6 – August 9
Session Two: August 13 – August 16 & August 20 – August 23
Schedule: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM (end time may vary slightly depending on traffic and trail conditions)
Meeting Location:  Saint Peter’s University  2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd  Jersey City, NJ
Ages:  13-18
Tuition:  $599 (full and partial need-based scholarships are readily available)
Hudson County Community College
Summer Camps in Jersey City

At Hudson County Community College, both middle school and high school students will experience a variety of engaging and enriching programs at Continuing Education’s Summer Youth & Teen Program.
Our unique two- and three-week, hands-on programs are offered in partnership with the College’s Division of Academic Affairs, Culinary Arts Institute, Speranza Theatre Company and Black Rocket.
Our programs emphasize self-discovery, cognitive reasoning, and cooperative thinking using a hands-on approach. Choose from any of our Culinary Arts Programs, STEM Programs (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), SAT Test Prep classes and Theater offerings.

STEM PROGRAMS

 Make Your First 3D Video Game!

In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.    Ages: 8-11 and 11-14
Duration: 4 Days
Dates: July 9th – 12th
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Price: $199

Advanced 3D Video Game with Unity

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program
Duration: 4 Days
Dates: July 9th – 12th
Times: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Price: $199

ROBLOX® Makers-Coders-Entrepreneu

rs!

Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate Roblox’s fast growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
Duration: 4 Days
Dates: July 16th –19th
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Price: $199

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now

Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created.  VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset a camper will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device. Students will work in pairs or teams and VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. There is an additional $19 lab fee for the VR headset.
Duration: 4 Days
Dates: July 16th –19th
Times: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Price: $199

App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App!
The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If your child likes to play Agar.io or Slither.io they will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience and learn how to code your own app. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
Duration: 4 Days
Dates: July 23rd – 26th
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Price: $199

Code Breakers

Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
Duration: 4 Days
Dates: July 23rd – 26th
Times: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Price: $199

Recommended Ages: Middle School and High School Students
Get a jumpstart on the SAT and impress those college recruiters with this intensive test preparation program. Learn to use basic problem solving techniques to strengthen your abilities, while avoiding careless mis­takes. Test taking skills will be provided, along with test samples from an actual SAT exam. Note: Students will need to purchase the required SAT book for the first day of class.

COLLEGE PREP PROGRAMS

 SAT Math Prep

Duration: 8 days
Dates: July 30th – August 9th
Times: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: $199
SAT Language Prep

Duration: 8 days
Dates: July 30th – August 9th
Times: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Price: $199

CULINARY PROGRAMS

Baking Academy

Recommended Ages: 9-15
Want to create delectable pies, cookies, muf­fins, and more? Come join us in this all–day baking class. Learn the basics of cake baking, icing and decorating, piping methods, and other techniques. Participants will receive an introduction to working in a professional kitchen and to a career in the pastry indus­try. *Please note all students must wear flat, closed-toed shoes.
Duration: 4 days
Dates: August 13th – 16th
Times: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: $289

Cooking Academy

Recommended Ages: 9-15
Participants will discover what it takes to make it in the fast-paced and ever-grow­ing culinary and hospitality field, including the ins and outs of working in professional, state-of-the-art kitchens. Activities include learning about food safety and sanitation, in­gredient pairings, menu planning, and more. Students can look forward to preparing deli­cious meals, how to care for tools, and many more secrets of the trade. *Please note all students must wear flat, closed-toed shoes.
Duration: 4 days
Dates: August 20th – 23rd
Times: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: $289

THEATER: ACTING, PLAYWRITING, STAGE PRODUCTION

Students will write, rehearse, and perform a show THEY CREATE- audience is invited for a Thursday performance. Designed for ages 7-13, this program helps young artists develop skills that will last a lifetime and explore the art of collaboration through classes in acting, play writing, improvisation, and production. Guided by a professional director and playwright, students will come to understand the basics of theatrical design, breaking down a script, creating a character, and using voice and body to bring text to life. Life skills such as public speaking confidence and working as a team are woven into each activity.

First Play

Duration: 4 days
Dates: August 20th – 23rd
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Price: $225

Second Play

Second Session
Duration: 4 days
Dates: August 27th – 30th
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Price: $225

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Learn about the Performances happening at the 4th Cultural Diversity Festival’17

All of the following performers will performing in our 4th Cultural Diversity Festival’17 in Jersey City

Date: August 26th

Location: Hamilton Park

Time: from 10am to 2pm

TONAL ART MUSIC CENTER

http://www.tonalartmusic.org/

Chambord Place, 47 Harrison St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – Phone: 973 665-2051

Learn Piano, Guitar, Violin and Woodwinds.

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CALAI INDIAN

http://www.calai.com/index.html

31 River Court, 102 – Jersey City, NJ 07310 – Phone: 201 217-0640

The School of Bharatanatyam

At Newport in Jersey City, lessons are imparted on weekdays and weekends at convenient times to kids, parents and working professionals. Students enjoy the River view, lawn, rose garden and, the cityscape across the river — through large windows — while soaking in this ancient art, in a mirrored, wooden-floor studio!

Calai also teaches at Short Hills, Millburn, Gillette, Bridgewater Journal Square and other locations due to growing demand.

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CAÑA Y CADENCIA – FLAMENCO

http://cadencia.net/Flamenco/

Natallia Basava – Phone 917 371 9525 / Klaus Jekeli – Phone 646 541 7022

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NEXT STEP BROADWAY

http://www.nextstepbroadway.com/

233 9th St., Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 706-3025

Next Step Broadway’s mission is to provide an environment where all ages and levels can experience the joy of expression through dancing, singing, acting & much more.

We feel that by instilling these crafts in a positive, joyful way students will make it a part of their lives creating connection with the whole self- mind, body, and soul.

Instructors will introduce knowledge of technical, musical, creative, and performance skills, and will develop these skills for all levels. This developmental program builds confidence, self-esteem and coordination to create a well-rounded whole artist.

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YEE’S HUNG GA INTERNATIONAL KUNG FU ASSOCIATION

www.yeeshungga.com

The school is located in the heart of Clifton, New Jersey. Please feel free to visit them in person during their regularly schedule or by appointment. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call them at (973) 772-8988.

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AU CAPOEIRA

http://aucapoeira.wixsite.com/aucapoeira

Grassroots Community Space

54 Coles St. Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (908) 432-2405

The mission of Arts United Capoeira is to promote understanding, appreciation and practice of Capoeira, which is a Brazilian art-form that combines music, dance, self-defense, ritual and a way of life.

Our commitment is to create a safe, welcoming, non-discriminatory environment to learn, explore, and grow as individuals physically, mentally and spiritually.
The elements of this unique art-form unite people from all ages, races and socio-economic backgrounds.

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JERSEY CITY BALLROOM

http://www.jerseycityballroom.com/

189 Brunswick St, 3rd Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 969-6260

Jersey City Ballroom believes that dance makes life better and they want to share that with you! They offer Latin, ballroom, swing, tango and more for the Jersey City community and surrounding areas. #dancemakeslifebetter

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NAI NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY

http://nainichen.org/

PHONE: (800) 650-0246

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Youth Program: The mission of Nai-Ni Chen Youth Program is to provide a positive and optimistic learning environment for students to gain knowledge, skill and passion for dance. The instructors are all high level performers and experienced teachers who graduated from prestigious dance schools in China, Taiwan and the US. The training includes traditional Chinese Dance and Modern Dance.

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TARIK – BALADI BEAT BELLY DANCE

Tarik Sultan, one of the world’s best known pioneers of male Oriental Dance with the Baladi beat belly dance.

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JAPANESE SWORDSMANSHIP SOCIETY (JSSS)

http://www.ny-jss.org/

The Japanese Swordsmanship Society is dedicated to preserving and promoting the traditional martial arts of Japan. JSS teaches Iaido, Naginata, Jodo and Kyudo classes in New York City and New Jersey.

For Iaido[email protected]

For Naginata[email protected]

For Jodo[email protected]

For Kyudo[email protected]

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GHUNGROO SCHOOL OF DANCE

https://www.facebook.com/GhungrooDanceSchool/

[email protected]

Started in 2015 with the simple intention to spread and build the passion of dance and enjoy it thoroughly. 

Ghungroo offers Bollywood Funk and Classical Bollywood dance sessions for kids above 4+ in Newport, Jersey City.

Also offers Bollywood dance workshops on request for special occasions for both adults and kids.

We help the kids to understand the basics of dance by helping them to follow the rhythm, synchronization of moves with expression in place.

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KENNEDY DANCERS

http://www.kennedydancers.org/site/

79 Central Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, Phone: 201 659-2190

The Kennedy Dancers Inner City Youth Company is a scholarship based program that allows students to experience different genres of dance including ethnic and folk. Exposure increases curiosity, appreciation for culture as well as technique and skills that will open professional opportunities for these dancers in the future. Whether it be a career in the arts or not, humanity and relationships with others play a major key. After all, we live in New Jersey one of the strongest melting pots in the US, so an understanding for culture and recognizing it’s beauty is essential

JC FITNESS DIRECTORY’17: Best Places to workout in Jersey City

Best Places to workout in Jersey City

 

IN-HOME PHYSICAL THERAPY OF NEW JERSEY

6 Alexander Ct, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone: (201) 388- 0312

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PRIME CYCLE

www.primecycle.com  

1025 Maxwell Lane and 70 Hudson St, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (201) 795-0900 and (201) 683-6956

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SOTO STRATEGIES, INC

www.kellysoto.com  

4 Merklin Ave, West Orange , NJ, 07052 – Phone: (347) 743-3454

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BLACK HOUSE STRENGHT & CONDITIONING  

blackhousestrong.com 

334 Second Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (973) 233-5431

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JERSEY CITY FISH STAND

www.jcfishstand.com

508 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (908) 420-4140

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150 BAY CROSSFIT

http://150baycrossfit.com

150 Bay Street, 3rd FL, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (732) 687- 2763

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CKO KICKBOXING   

http://www.ckojerseycity.com  

150 Bay Street, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 360- 3072

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GROVE STREET BICYCLES

www.grovestreetbicycles.com 

172 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (973) 518-8109

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JCF HEALTH & FITNESS    

Jcfbootcamp.com    

Phone: (201) 484-7848

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THE SPINE & SPORTS HEALTH CENTER

www.spinesportshc.com  

720 Monroe Street Suite C208, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (732) 547- 9481

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CROSSFIT JERSEY CITY     

crossfitjerseycity.com 

109 Columbus Dr, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (917) 756- 5349

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BE FIT JC BOOTCAMP

www.befitjc.com 

29 Division Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 451-7752

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PILATES SUNDAYS

https://www.facebook.com/pilatessundays/    

209 3rd Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (917) 445-7439

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FOUR FITNESS

www.fourfitnessjc.com

650 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07306 – Phone: (551) 208- 4775

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RUSH CYCLING

rushcycling.com

189 Brunswick St. Studio A, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (310) 717-2515

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ACUWORX ACUPUNCTURE STUDIO

acuworx.com

190 Christopher Columbus Drive, Studio #3A, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 724- 3998

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JERSEY PREMIER PAIN      

www.jerseypremierpain.com   

550 Newark Ave. Ste 201, Jersey City, NJ, 07306 – Phone: (201) 463-5213

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NJ ACUPUNCTURE CENTER

www.njacupuncturecenter.com

550 Newark Ave. Ste 201, Jersey City, NJ, 07306 – Phone: (201) 668- 0343

Starter Guide for Jersey City Newbies

Moving is never easy, especially with kids. It’s easy to see how newcomers to the downtown Jersey City or Hamilton Park neighborhoods could get a bit overwhelmed with the bustle of the area. Here’s a starter guide to get started, but be aware that Jersey City is a buzzing and growing city that continues to evolve before our eyes, so it’s by no means comprehensive. Feel free to add your own ideas to our Facebook page, or in the comments section!

And also, WELCOME! All of us at JCFamilies were new in town once too – we know and completely understand the mix of excitement, trepidation, and confusion that can come with a big move. We hope you’ll introduce yourself to us at our next event!

Shopping

While it might be less daunting to order everything online, there’s real value to getting outside and seeing what you see. Every time you step out, you will feel a little bit more confident and more comfortable in your new neighborhood.

There are several grocery and foodstuff stores within walking distance, but all of the following listed below also have parking lots (except Key Foods) so you don’t have to walk if you don’t want to. Key Foods, however, is the only one nestled right inside the neighborhood, meaning you won’t have to cross any multi-lane super-busy streets with your stroller.

  • Key Foods – 574 Jersey Avenue
  • Shop Rite – 400 Marin Boulevard
  • Acme – 125 18th Street
  • Target – 100 14th Street
  • BJ’s – 396 Marin Boulevard, right next to Shop Rite

Having a housewarming party? We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that there’s a giant booze warehouse open until 10 pm daily (except Sunday) which also has a parking lot, a create your own six pack craft beer section, a massive wine selection, and discounts on quantity.

  • Buy Rite – 575 Manila Avenue

In addition to the stores already mentioned, don’t forget that one of the biggest benefits of living in a major metropolitan area is that we don’t have to go to big box stores if we don’t want to. There are bodegas, corner stores, wine shops, and food trucks all around you. The Jersey City consumer is so selective, and has so many options, that you can be confident that any and all of those corner stores will be stocked up on the necessities and will operate in a clean and professional environment. We are proud of our ability to shop local – it’s great to have milk and eggs at the end of the block.

Entertainment – Family Friendly

Do yourself a huge favor and have a date night in the nearby bars and restaurants without your kids. There are hip and trendy options that are trying hard (and succeeding) to keep your dollars in Jersey City. That said, there are also lots of options for days and evenings with the kiddos.

  • The Liberty Science Center has four floors of entertainment. Get a membership. When the winter arrives, you’re going to need a place where the kids can run and feel the freedom that they feel outside without the wind whipping into their little faces. The science center is that place. There are always at least two exhibits/rooms for little ones, one which changes and one that stays the same. Right now the rotating exhibit is Curious George. There’s also a section with animals – the Eat and Be Eaten exhibit – and another area where there are giant fish tanks. Explore. You won’t regret it.
  • Hamilon Park & Newport Green. These are both parks with lots of outdoor space to run around, playground equipment to climb, slide, and swing on, and programming including farmer’s markets and movies in the park. Both are beautiful any time of year (ok, maybe not in the snow…), and are always full of friends. Friends are everywhere in Jersey City – chat someone up today!
  • Hudson Play is a new member to our downtown community. It’s a

    family playspace with activities that focus on interactive entertainment and fitness. Its design encourages dynamic play with its specialized areas for toddlers, state-of-the-art activities for preschoolers and a challenging Ninja Warrior Course for everyone else.

    Transportation

    There are many ways to get around downtown Jersey City, and so many of us are grateful for the walk-able design of the neighborhood. For those times we can’t walk to where we need to be, there are lots of options that are oftentimes easier than driving your own car.

  • PATH has stations at Grove Street, Newport, and Exchange Place. All of these will take you into lower Manhattan in minutes and operate around the clock.
  • There’s also a ferry into Manhattan.
  • The Light Rail takes you around New Jersey above ground. I’m know I’m not the only parent who gets on the Light Rail to go no where in particular, just rides the train wherever with my little ones. Kids LOVE the Light Rail. They don’t need tickets, but you do. Be sure to STAMP your ticket after purchasing it so you don’t get fined if they check tickets.
  • CitiBike doesn’t have child seats but it is a fun and easy way to get around if you’re on your own.
  • Ridesharing companies like uber and lyft have gotten really popular in the past few years. Jersey City has seen a huge increase in their use because many times it’s easier to get a car service than to figure out where you’re going to park.

Education and Daycares

There are so many options for day cares and schools in Jersey City that we couldn’t possibly list them all here. Some things to know and/or think about when starting your school search:

  • Jersey City provides a free public school option beginning at age 3. Since there is limited space in the local schools, JC outsources their pre-k program to contracted child-care centers. All of these contracted child care centers use the High/Scope curriculum.
  • In addition, many downtown and Hamilton Park families choose private, Montessori, religious, or cooperative education options for their young children because they allow parents more flexibility and can be closer to home than the public option.
  • Nannys and au pairs are also very common for parents who choose in-home care for their babies.

Did that help?

Like I mentioned at the beginning, this is not a comprehensive list. Jersey City is dynamic and transforming as you read this. But there’s some comfort in knowing the basics, and in making some friends in the know. We’re pleased you found us! Keep us in the loop – we’d love to hear about your experiences here!

Mel Kozakiewicz blogs at www.urdoingitright.com and has been living in Jersey City since 2003.

BIRTHDAY PLACES DIRECTORY: Birthday party places in Jersey City & Hoboken

Guide for the Best Birthday Party Places in Jersey City & Hoboken

Birthday party places in Jersey city & Hoboken

Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

MY GYM

The fun place to celebrate the birthday party in Jersey City & in Hoboken

252 9th street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302

PHONE: 2012051218 – EMAIL: [email protected]

www.mygym.com/jerseycity

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BUCKET & BAY CRAFT GELATO CO: 

150 Bay St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

PHONE: (347) 891-2586 – EMAIL: [email protected]

www.bucketandbay.com

Private gelato party OR a class as a birthday party

http://www.bucketandbay.com/kidsparties/
http://www.bucketandbay.com/private-events

The great place to celebrate the birthday party in Jersey City: and We make our gelato completely from scratch using 100% grass fed milk. We have a variety of options for birthdays. We can offer small group gelato making classes for kids, gelato catering, and gelato cakes!

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Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

KEY ELEMENT LEARNING

338 Grove Street , Jersey City, NJ, 07302

PHONE: (201) 200-1160

www.keyelementlearning.com/

Kids will love to celebrate the birthday at Key Learning Elements:

Celebrate your child’s birthday at Key Element Learning! With a variety of age appropriate themes for children 1-12 years old, our birthday planner will help you plan activities at our state-of-art facility for refreshments and fun. Our team will set-up, entertainment, serve and clean up.
Themed Parties we have held include:
-Tea Party, Mad Science, Fairy Princess, Arts/ Crafts, Red Carpet , Superhero, Space, Rock Star and Camp-Out

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Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

MAD SCIENCE OF UNION AND HUDSON

720 Monroe St, Suite E314B, Hoboken, NJ, 07030

PHONE: (973) 542-8366

www.unionhudson.madscience.org

One of the best place in hoboken to celebrate the birthday party of your child. Mad Science birthday parties entertain children of all ages with exciting, high-energy, interactive shows that come to you. Also, we have a location in Hoboken where we can host your party.

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Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

CKO KICKBOXING JERSEY CITY

Lots of fun if you are celebrating birthday party in CKO in Jersey City

150 Bay Street (ENTER ON PROVOST STREET), Jersey City, NJ, 07302

PHONE: (201) 360-3072

www.ckojerseycity.com/

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Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

HUDSON PLAY

189 Brunswick Street, jersey City, NJ, 07302

PHONE: (201) 963-4671

www.hudsonplaynj.com/

HudsonPLAY is a unique family playspace with activities to engage at every age. Higely recommended bityhday party places in Jersey City.

With a focus on interactive entertainment and fitness, HudsonPLAY is designed for serious fun with dynamic play areas for toddlers, state-of-the-art activities for preschoolers and a challenging Ninja Warrior Course for everyone else! Come and rediscover the excitement of play.

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Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

JUST 4 KIDS SALON

720 Monroe Street, Suite E-313, Hoboken, NJ 07030

PHONE: (201) 653-5887

www.just4kidssalon.com

Kids birthday parties for girls and boys

Who wont love to have little spa time on the birthday: Best place in Hoboken to celebrate Birthday party in Hoboken.

Treat your child to a memorable kids birthday party at Just 4 Kids Hair Salon & Nail Spa! With 14 different theme parties, what could be more fun?  Our kids birthday party boutique is designed for girls and boys, ages 3 thru 13.

Jersey City and Hoboken’s first and only – Just 4 Kids Salon offers haircuts, manicures, pedicures, birthday parties and more!  

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Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

CELEBRATE LIFE STUDIO

1200 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ, 07030

PHONE: 201-687-9901 – EMAIL: [email protected]

http://www.celebratelifestudiohoboken.com/

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Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

TINY GREENHOUSE

498a Jersey Avenue (between Mercer St. and Wayne St.), Jersey City, NJ 07302

PHONE: (201) 333-8450 – EMAIL: [email protected]

www.tinygreenhousejc.com/

Looking for a fun and creative space to celebrate your child’s birthday? DOES YOUR KIDDO LOVE BUTTERFLIES/BIRDS? ROBOTS? DINOSAURS? LEGOS? RAINBOWS? FAIRIES? ANYTHING!!

TINY GREENHOUSE offers 2 hours birthday parties just for you and your friends. Birthday parties held at the studio are for ages 2 and up. We work with each family individually to make the day special. You pick a theme and we create art projects and adorn our room with a handmade banner, balloons and other decorations. We provide two different art projects for your party. One project is a collaborative art piece created by all your friends. For the other project, each individual will create their own masterpiece inspired by your personally chosen theme.

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Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

GYMBOREE

175 Newark Avenue, 3rd Floor , Jersey City, NJ

PHONE: (201) 918-6988 – EMAIL: [email protected]

Fun Children’s Activities and Zero Cleanup

Choose your child’s favorite theme and we’ll create a private, personalized party experience filled with kid friendly activities guaranteed to be 100% fun with zero clean up! We specialize in 1st birthday parties all the way through to 5th birthday parties.

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Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

JC TAEKWONDO & KICKBOXING ACADEMY

150 Newark Ave, Historic Downtown Jersey City, NJ 07302

PHONE: (201) 333-1006

www.jctkd.com

Have yourself a Kick-Butt good time and have your Birthday Party with Us!

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KID’Z MUSIK

260 Grand Avenue, Englewood NJ, 07631

PHONE: (201) 965 -1273 – EMAIL: [email protected]

http://www.kidzmusik.com/

Kid’z Musik is an educational and entertaining unique music program for children offering unforgettable Birthday Parties, Classes & Pre-school programs. Kid’z Musik’s truly unique program connects the power and magic of music, rhythm, and movement with the wonder of the child’s imagination. Book your child’s party today.

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Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

MUSIC PLAY STUDIOS

PHONE: (201) 869- 4704 – EMAIL: [email protected]

http://www.musicplaystudios.com/

Come Party With Us!  Music Play Studios (the home of Music Together of Hudson County) is on a mission to enrich the lives of children and their families through the joy of music.

 

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ABC SING WITH ME! WITH CAROL LESTER

PHONE: (551) 358-2135

www.carollester.com

Bubbles, Musical Instruments, Parachute, Games, Puppet  BDay Parties specializing in 1-5 year olds!!!

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Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

SUPER SOCCER STARS

MORE INFO : http://newyork.supersoccerstars.com/birthdays/

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PEE WEE MAGICIAN

PHONE: (347) 495-7944 – EMAIL: [email protected]

http://pwclown.com/

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Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

CISCO THE MAGICIAN

PHONE: (201) 878-8483 – EMAIL: [email protected]

Package #1: Magic Show with live animals (Dove and Rabbit) 30-40 mins long, then 20- 25 mins of balloon animals. 1hr in total $300. $250 without balloons.

Package #2: The, “What is Magic Show” with live animals (Dove and Rabbit) 30-40 mins long, then 20-25 mins of balloon animals. 1hr in total $400. The “What is Magic Show” is an educational show to teach the kids the eight traits of being a True Magician. Plus the kids will get a folder and tricks to go home with. The Tricks the kids get are showed in the magic show itself and it is explain how it is done.

Package #3: Face painting, balloons and tattoos only. NO MAGIC SHOW! 1-2hrs long $250-$350 (Depending on how many kids there are)

Package #4: All of the above. Magic show, balloons, live animals, face painting and tattoos for $450-$550 (Prices change on which show you pick and also the number of kids, standard show or the “What is Magic Show”) 2-3hrs

Note: Prices will go up if you are in the New York area.

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LITTLE CLUB HEADS

http://www.littleclubheads.com/

Imagine having the greatest time on the dance floor, you feel like a superstar, the DJ is playing your favorite songs, the room is full, and you’re with your best friends—your family. Little Club Heads revolutionized the idea of “Family Time” by providing a dance party experience for kids ages 1-12 years old and their parents. At our events parents could socialize with each other while children have a chance to mingle, dance, perform, build self confidence, see live entertainment, and stay fit.


 

 

 

True To Kids

by Tanya True

PHONE: (212) 542-0892

http://www.truetokids.com/

True To Kids by Tanya True, offers one of a kind, interactive music and movement based birthday party entertainment for 1st to 6th birthdays. Tanya is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, dancer and early education/development specialist who together with her guitar Lucy, brings the music, movement, and fun, and leaves awesome memories for the birthday child, family and friends. All the standard party staples are included like instruments, puppets, parachutes, bubbles and more. Familiar songs get a fresh twist, and immediately memorable originals are sprinkled in. Singing, dancing and yoga, oh my! Many families hire Tanya year after year. The awesome party memories are everlasting as children talk about how much fun the party was long after candles are blown out.

Email [email protected] for availability.

Receive a 20% discount off of your party for finding out about True To Kids birthday party entertainment through JC Families.

Include “JC Families“ in the subject line of your inquiry email.

True To Kids Parties are available in New Jersey, New York City, areas in New York outside Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Connecticut.

Private playgroup classes: 

Rolling registration, free make ups, flexible timing, connect with friends!

Schedule YOUR playgroup today.

[email protected] 

Public classes:

Check the classes page for current offerings

www.truetokids.com

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PRESCHOOL OF ROCK

www.preschoolofrock.com

Preschool of Rock has redefined children’s music by combining entertainment and education through exhilarating performance.

They offer classes, shows, preschool enrichments and birthday parties throughout New Jersey and New York. They provide the hippest music education for young children, inspiring creativity, confidence, and freedom of expression.

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PUPPETONIA

510 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

PHONE: (201) 805-1739

www.puppetonia.com

Celebrate your birthday party with Puppetonia!

We provide one hour of high-energy entertainment customized to your child’s age and interests.  Our show includes sing-along songs, dancing, bubbles, in a fast-paced amusing puppet show that is sure to be a hit with audiences of all ages.

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THE FUZZY LEMONS 

PHONE: (201) 743-8515

www.thefuzzylemons.com

The popular kid-friendly rock band from Hoboken, NJ that will put a smile on both children and parent’s faces alike. Interested in booking the Fuzzy Lemons for an upcoming birthday party? They promise, as always, to put on a rockin’ show!

Get ready to jump, wiggle, and shake with The Fuzzy Lemons, the juiciest family-friendly rock band on the scene!  

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SHAKE AND BAKE SISTER

EMAIL: [email protected]

http://shakeandbakesisters.com/

Meet Susan and Dawn, 2 sisters inspired to combine their passions into a fascinating and unique event opportunity. Susan is a licensed Zumba® instructor and Dawn is the founder of Simply Home Goods and Om Sweet Home. Together, they will let you burn the earned by participating in a heart-pumping private Zumba® party, followed by indulging on a personalized dessert. 

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SUPER SOCCER STARS

http://newyork.supersoccerstars.com/nj-summer-camps/

Multiple locations in Jersey City

Super Soccer Stars’ week-long Summer camps are the perfect way to keep your young soccer stars kicking away all summer long. Let your kid enjoy Fun in the Sun Camp, for ages 3 to 5; Indoor Mini Camps, for ages 2.5 to 5; and Full day Camp for ages 6 to 10.  Don’t miss a single chance to score a goal! Join one of their camps in Jersey City!  Programs are run in multiple locations in Jersey City. You can find out more at supersoccerstars.com or by calling the office at 212.877.7171

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MAD SCIENCE

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Mad Science Kids’ Lab, 720 Monroe St # E314B, Hoboken, NJ – Phone: 973-542-8366

Week-long science programs for ages 8-14. Choice for full day or half day. Select weeks with special topics for 5-7 year olds.

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BRUNSWICK SCHOOL

http://thebrunswickschool.com/programs/summer-program/

189 Brunswick St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201- 420-1550

June 27-August 26, 2016 (2-week minimum). Half/Full Day Options – Weekly Themes –Field Trips – Ages 3-8 Welcome!

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MY GYM

  • JERSEY CITY: 252 9th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone 201-205-1218 – http://www.mygym.com/jerseycity/camp

Dance, Martial Arts, Gymnastics, music, games, arts & crafts, and more!

My Gym camp is simply the best! Children participate in energizing fitness games, noncompetitive gymnastics, dance, martial arts, arts and crafts, music and so much more. Each camp program is uniquely designed to keep your children moving and active, as we emphasize physical development and personal success. Our themes and programs change daily, so no two camp days at My Gym are ever the same.   We provide a healthy snack for the morning and afternoon sessions.  For potty trained children 2.5yr to 13 yr olds.  To challenge the children appropriately, they will be grouped by age.

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HUDSON PLAY

http://hudsonplaynj.com

297 9th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-889-2837

Ninja warrior training camp with strength training for kids 5+. Additional set of activities to cover arts, music, math, science and personnel development (financial education exposure, presentation skills and other soft skills)

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CKO

http://www.ckojerseycity.com/

150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-360-3072

An active child is a healthy child. CKO Kids boxing is a fun and exciting way to keep your kids active. The children will learn the basic kicks and punches, we set up obstacles and other fun games while focusing on balance, coordination, and confidence!
Memberships include gloves and t-shirt
Every monday and wednesday from 4:15pm – 5pm
$69.00 per month

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CAMP RIVERBEND

www.campriverbend.com

116 Hillcrest Rd., Warren, NJ,  07059 – Phone: 908-580-2267

June 27 – August 12, 2016 / M-F, 9:30am – 4:15 pm.
Located in Warren Township NJ (30 minutes from downtown Jersey City). Daily summer bus service included!
For boys and girls ages 3-14
Daily swimming lessons, all types of sports, crafts, nature, cooking, adventure course, special events, cookouts and much more!

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KEY ELEMENT LEARNING

www.keyelementlearning.com

338 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-200-1160

Our Summer Camp will operate from June 6 through August 26, 2016, and week to week enrollment is available to provide complete flexibility. Simply choose from 2, 3, or 5 day sessions either morning, afternoon or full day option. Although we require a 2 week minimum for our 2 or 3 day sessions, in order to allow for summer travel plans, the weeks do not have to be consecutive. Commit to 2 or 3 months commitment for a more convenient price.

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THE LEARNING SUITE / BERGEN-LAFAYETTE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

www.bergenlafayettemontessori.com

324 Communipaw Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07304 – Phone: 201-706-3403

June 20, 2016 – July 29, 2016, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Before Camp Care from 7:30am – 9:00 am. After Camp Care from 3:00pm – 6:00 pm. Indoor and outdoor play, themed activities, field trips, splash day.

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THE ETHICAL COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL 

www.teccsjc.org

95 Broadway, Jersey City, NJ, 07306 – Phone: 201-984-4151

TECCS is a public charter school-admissions by lottery. Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm (Early drop off 7:45am-8:10) Aftercare 4pm-5:45pm

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TENNIS APPROACH

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242 10th, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-344-7824

July for 4 weeks and possibly August for 1 or 2 weeks. Full Day Tennis Summer Camp for youth ages 5 to 12 from 9am to 3pm at Public School #37 next to Hamilton Park. We have a terrific art class built in as well. The focus is Tennis, athletic and motor – skill development.

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VIAQUENTI SCHOOL

www.viaquenti.com

837 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07310 – Phone: 201-222-0033

We offer Half, Full, and Extended Day. Swimming lessons, STEM, Crossfit for Kids, Music, Art, Cooking, & Gymnastics classes!

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HAMILTON PARK MONTESSORI

http://hamiltonparkmontessori.com/

1 McWilliams Place, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-533-1910

6/20/16-8/12/16, 8am-6pm, swim class, soccer and lots of outdoor activities, field trips every week, from 2.5 to elementary age.

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EMBANKMENT SCHOOL

www.embankmentschool.com

342 7th ST, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-898-5437

The Embankment School offers a summer program with projects that encourage innovation, creativity, and resourcefulness. The activities get kids to become “makers”–getting their hands dirty, creating things, putting things together, taking things apart, and having a lot of fun doing it all! The program will run for six weeks, beginning June 20th, each week having a different theme. Families can register on a per week basis, each week costing $395.

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LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER

www.lsc.org

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone: 201-253-1214

Fun, innovative, and inquiry-based STEM* camp curriculum. Hands-on exploration and challenges
STEM Summer Camp: Robotics, forensics, 3D Printing, Maker Lab, YL Mini Camp and More. Lunch and Snack are available daily. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 9am-4pm

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HOPE CENTER SUMMER ARTS CAMP

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100/116 Cambridge Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07307 – Phone: 201-870-1549

Our extended weeks start date is June 20th through July 1st. The first session of camp is from July 5th through July 29th. We will be closed the week of August 1st. Our second session starts August 8th through September 2nd. Our Camp hours are from 8am to 6pm. We have early care from 7:30 am to 8am. We operate from Monday through Friday. Students participate in Singing, Dance, and Drama classes. They work together to put on a Camp Musical at the end of each session. Other activities include field trips, sports, arts and crafts, etc.

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SWIM STARS CAMP

Pool Address:Saint Peter’s University

870 Montgomery Street

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Working Hours: Tuesday: 6:00PM – 8PM  (6:00PM – 6:40PM, 6:40PM – 7:20PM, 7:20PM – 8:00PM)

Thursday: 6:00PM – 8:00PM (6:00PM – 6:40PM, 6:40PM – 7:20PM, 7:20PM – 8:00PM)

Saturday: 1:20PM – 4:00PM

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HUDSON MONTESSORI

http://www.hudsonmontessori.net/

10 Regent St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201-516-0700

June 20-August 12, 2016 – Ages 3 – 12

Our Summer Maker’s Camp is for young Scientists, Technologists, Engineers, Artists and Mathematicians who want to make their creativity and imagination come to life. Our campers will follow a different theme in each session, with each theme integrated into Science, Technology,

Engineering, Art and Math related activities. A day in our camp for ages 3 to 5 includes water play and outdoor play time, music & movement, cooking, Spanish, art & craft, jewelry making, Origami, field trips and much more. Activities for 6 year olds and up include swimming, tennis, scratch animation, 3D printing, chess, hip-hop theater, field trips and more. After Care campers will enjoy games and outdoor fun until 6:00 PM. Please visit our website for more details.

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FASTTRACK- LANGUAGES

www.fasttrack-languages.com

78 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 718-825-6598

Children enjoy developing new skills. Let’s assist your child in developing his/her Reading, Writing and Math skills.

Children will follow a customized curriculum designed to meet the needs of each child. Math and Language will be combined with  a short Yoga session.

From 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Jul 6-Jul 26 (3 weeks $885 )
Jul 6-Aug 2 (4 weeks 1,150)
Aug 3-Aug 16 (2 weeks $600)

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WORLD OF ABC

www.worldofabc.com

159 2nd ST, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-963-5555

Come join as at World of ABC for a summer full of fun, adventure, and learning! The Waldo Summer Camp offers three sessions beginning in July through the end of August to meet the needs of our families. Children rotate to four different stations throughout their camp day, experiencing fun activities related to the weekly theme. A few weekly themes are, carnival, mad scientist, pirates, outer space, and more! In addition, each day of the week features a lesson related to a either Engineering, Science, Geography, or Art, with an emphasis on combining learning with fun. Summer might be a break from academics, but that doesn’t mean that our students ever stop learning! In addition, children have the opportunity to attend weekly field trips to off-site locations. These sites include the Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Sandy Hook Science Center, Willowbrook Mini Golf, and Lyndhurst Sprinkler Park. Our summer camp program has also been designed by qualified and experienced teachers, and these same teachers lead each group of children throughout their camp experience.

Our summer camp’s first session (July 5th – July 22th),will include carnival games, different sports , and mad scientist experiments. During the second session (July 25th – August 5th), the children will celebrate Christmas in July and explore fun beach activities including a Luau! Children will then sail into our third and final session ( August 8th – August 26th), as they explore through activities related to pirates and end the summer with a blast in outer space! Come experience summer with us!

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HARBOR HILLS DAY CAMP

www.harborhillsdaycamp.com

75 Doby Road Box 516, Mount Freedom, NJ, 07970 – Phone: 973-895-3200

Camp Dates – June 27th to August 19th
Hours 9-4,
Location: Mendham, NJ
For over 50 years Harbor Hills Day Camp has been the summer home to thousands of campers. From Sports to Aquatics, and Outdoor Adventure to the Creative and Performing Arts, campers develop their skills under the supervision of our outstanding staff of counselors, specialists and coaches. Campers from ages 3-17 participate in a strategically-designed program of exciting activities. Harbor Hills includes door-to-door buses, daily hot meals and counselors of college age and a leadership team who are teachers or parents. Each summer campers become part of an engaging, enthusiastic and caring camp community that allows them to grow and thrive.

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PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP

www.performingartsworkshop-nj.com

196 Morgan Street, Ground Floor, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-424-3075

Part-time programs for students age 3 and up. Full-time workshop for elementary-aged students (6-10)

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NEXT STEP BROADWAY

www.nextstepbroadway.com

233 9th St, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-706-3025

Next Step Broadway’s Musical Theater Summer Camp ages 3-12, runs Monday-Friday 9am-4pm with options of early drop off and late pickup. Each day campers will enjoy indoor dance class, acting class, voice class and an arts and craft hour. Outdoor snack time, lunch and park play time. New Shorten day option for 3 & 4 yr olds.

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MATHNASIUM OF JERSEY CITY

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260 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-434-6284

Mathnasium is Jersey City’s neighborhood Math Learning Center. We offer a summer program of 12 or 20 drop in visits. We work with students one-on-one on individual learning plans based on their specific needs. The summer program includes a Written and Verbal Assessment.

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LEARNING LADDERS

www.learningladdersnj.com

35 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-918-6643

Starting on 27th June till August end with half day, full day and extended day programs located at 33 hudson street. Lots of outdoor activities, science, math, art and engineering based learning and fun activities

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BRICKS 4 KIDZ – JERSEY CITY, NJ

www.bricks4kidz.com/newjersey-jerseycity/

June 27, 2016 – Aug 19, 2016 (no camp on July 4th)

Two locations this summer:
Downtown – 209 Third Street Jersey City
JSQ Area – 41 Tuers Ave. Jersey City

Full Day : 8:45am to 3:15pm M-F $325/week
AM Session: 8:45am to 11:45am M-F $195/week
PM Session: 12:15pm to 3:15pm M-F $195/week

So many fun Lego themes to choose from .. Mining and Crafting, Superhero, Jurassic Brick Land, Angry Birdz, and so much more! Other activities include Arts and Crafts, Games and Prizes, Sports and Fitness.

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www.suratiinc.com

Surati Summer Camp 2016 for ages 4 – 12 yrs
Here is an awesome opportunity to unleash the hidden talents in your child! Through a combination of dance, theater and music, Surati’s Summer camps will introduce children to the exciting world of creative performing arts. From ancient fables like Panchatantra and traditional dance forms like Kathak, Odissi and Folk to Contemporary, Jazz and even Bollywood, we create a unique learning experience that will stay with your children forever. To know more about Surati go to www.suratiinc.com

Surati for Performing Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded with a vision to showcase the rich cultural heritage of India through performing arts, education and community events. Since 2002, Founder-Artistic Director Rimli Roy and the Surati team have presented high quality cultural and artistic programming to Hudson County, NJ and beyond. Surati’s Holi and Diwali on the NJ Waterfront are among the most popular annual festivals in the region attracting thousands of people from around the US. In addition to training hundreds of new dancers every year, the group has also toured extensively with its staged productions and shows. Surati has performed in prestigious platforms like; Incredible India’s Annual Road Show (the Indian Ministry of Tourism) and the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (Indian Ministry of Textiles), The Kennedy Center and The Library of Congress (Washington D.C), The Lincoln Center (NY), The Reichhold Center at the University of the U.S Virgin Islands, The Rutgers University (NJ), The Alaska Performing Arts Center at Anchorage (AK), The Las Vegas Convention Center (NV), The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, The World Financial Center Wintergarden, New York City Hall and The Indian Consulate in New York City.

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THE RIVER SCHOOL

www.theriverschool.com

251 Warren St., Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-369-7003

Monday -Friday 7:30am -6:30 pm at 251 Warren St and 30 Newport Pkwy.

Field trips, soccer, swimming, art symposium and lots of out door play.

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LAKEVIEW DAY CAMP

www.lakeviewdaycamp.com

505 Riva Ave, East Brunswick, NJ, 08816 – Phone: 732-821-8933

Start Date June 27 – August 19 – Camp Days run from 9-4
LakeView offers a traditional private day camp experience with a full offering in the arts with classes like ceramics, woodworking and mad science. In sports such as softball, basketball, soccer, tennis and more. In adventure with a high ropes course, full lake front canoeing kayaking and paddleboarding, archery and mountain biking. Finally we have a first class brand new swim complex.
Tours available on request just call the camp office at 732-821-8933

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NJCU COMMUNITY RECREATION

www.njcu.edu/camps

110 Culver Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone: 201-200-2528

• Fun-filled activities camp offering a variety of sports, swimming and arts and crafts.
• Campers receive daily swimming instruction
• Campers utilize both indoor and outdoor Collegiate Athletic Complexes

6 week long program with three two-week sessions available
Session 1: June 27 – July 8 $405 (NO CAMP JULY 4th / Price is prorated)
Session 2: July 11 – July 22 $450
Session 3: July 25- August 5 $450
ALL 3 Sessions = 10% DISCOUNT

• Ages 7-12 *6 year olds may be permitted on a case by case basis
• Camp Drop-off and Pick-up Location: TM Gerrity Complex – 235 New Jersey 440 Jersey City, NJ 07305
• Extended Day options available!
• Deadline to Register: June 1, 2016
• To register visit www.njcu.edu/camps
• For more information email [email protected]

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THE GROWING TREE LEARNING CENTER II

www.thegrowingtreejc.com

160 5th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-386-1502

All year around program

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STEVE AND KATE’S CAMP

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Elysian Charter School – 1460 Garden Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: 973-685-4089

Steve and Kate’s conforms to kids not the other way around. We offer a ton of fun, educational, wacky activities (such as bread making, music, animation, coding, soccer etc) that campers choose to explore at their own pace. We run from 6/27-8/26 M-F 7:30-6pm, day passes available (refunds applied to any not used so you don’t lose out), lunch is included (as well as snacks), all materials and hours. Want to come the whole summer? We have a membership option as well. Check out Steveandkatescamp.com for more information!

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WATERFRONT MONTESSORI

www.waterfrontmontessori.com

150 Warren Street, Suite 108, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-333-5600

Summer Program for children ages 2 through 13

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GARDEN PRESCHOOL COOPERATIVE

www.gardenpreschool.org

242 10th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-309-0440

GPC Summer Camp is located at Garden Preschool Cooperative, 1/2 a block from Hamilton Park in downtown Jersey City. Camp activities include arts & crafts, cooking, science, music, circle time and lots of outdoor time at Hamilton Park where campers will enjoy lunch, play games, let off some steam at the playground and, of course, cool off at the spray ground!

GPC Summer Camp runs June 20 through August 19 with regular hours from 9am-4pm. Before/after care is available at additional cost.

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STEVENS COOPERATIVE SCHOOL

www.stevenscoop.org/summer

100 River Drive S, Jersey City, NJ, 07310

Stevens Cooperative School’s Summer Programs in Hoboken and Newport!

We have something for everyone from ages three to 14, offering five unique summer programs including day camps for children ages three to 5th grade, academic classes for 2nd-8th grade and specialty camps (including 40+ classes such as Video Production, CSI Forensic Investigation, Maker Studio, Fashion Lab and Sports Zone) for PreK – 8th grade. Day camp field trips include visits to Alstede Farms, Secaucus Pool, NJ Rock Gym, the Bronx Zoo, the Meadowlands Environmental Center and many more.

Programs run from mid-June to August 12. Most programs include extended care until 6:00 pm. It’s a great place to be this summer!

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THE CRAYON BOX

www.njcrayonbox.com

54 Coles Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201 – 688-6060

 

June 27 thru August 19, 2016 (8 weeks) Enrollment is flexible, sign-up for as many weeks needed. 

MondayFriday (9am- 12pm) and (1pm-4pm).

Space is limited to 15 students!!!!

Registration is open to students aged 5-10 years old.

Registration closes: May 31, 2016, Register Early and receive 40% Discount. 

 

Kids love art and The Crayon Box– Art Camp provides them with a variety of experiences that will both entertain and educate them. Each week the art projects are centered on a different art theme. Activities will include both two and three-dimensional art such as drawing, painting, sculpting and crafts. Our camp is run by Gloribelle Hernandez,  an experienced and certified art teacher. Students are asked to bring a bottle of water, snack and a work shirt.

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JERSEY CITY CHILDREN’S THEATER

Jersey City Children’s Theater
83 Wayne Street, Jersey City, NJ. 07302

JC SummerArts Jr. (ages 3-5) by Jersey City Children’s Theater & Nimbus Dance Works
Children will create original theater, shadow puppets, dance and song around American folklore and Native American stories.  Dance from Nimbus Dance Works and music from A Sound Start will be incorporated into the programming each week.

Choose up to 6 weeks for *$225/week:

July 18th – July 22nd

July 25th – July 29th

August 1st – August 5th

August 8th – August 12th

August 15th – August 19th

August 22 – August 26th

Register Early to save over $100!
Book as many weeks from now until * May31st for just $225/week.

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*Registration after May 31st:

* June 1st – 30th: $300/week

* July 1st – August 22nd  $350/week

 

JC SummerArts 2016: “CELEBRATE JERSEY CITY” (Ages 6-9)

The Courtyard, 209 3rd St. (Corner of Erie),  Jersey  City, NJ. 07302

Jersey City’s own Jersey City Children’s Theater and Nimbus Dance Works, along with music educator Andi Gunden, bring instruction in dance, theater, and music each week along with healthy doses of fun outdoor time and special events. The full day summer camp, for ages 6-10, focuses on a distinct theme each week with specialized arts experiences working with professional artists from a range of different art forms and styles. Each week features guest teaching artists including:  Surati (Indian dance & performance), Segunda Quimbamba (Puerto Rican Folkloric Music & Dance), Chazz Giovanni Bruce (NYC Hip Hop Theater Artist), Theresa Coombe-Mannino (Broadway performer).

With performances each week, lots to learn about and great friendships to build: come celebrate and learn at JC SummerArts!

 Week 1: July 18 – July 22- Showbiz Essentials

Week 2: July 25 – July 29- Indian Dance,  Bollywood and Panchatantra with Surati!

Week 3: Aug 1 – Aug 5- Latin American Music, Dance & Stories with Segunda Quimbamba

Week 4: Aug 8-Aug 12- Hip Hop: Dance, Spoken Word and Theater & Murals

Week 5: Aug 15 – Aug 19- Alice in Wonderland in Dance, Theater & Music

Week 6: Aug 22 – Aug 26- Hip-Hop: Michael Jackson Week!

Go to http://jcsummerarts.org/ for more information.

Places to Play Indoors in Jersey City and Hoboken

Indoor places for kids in Jersey City and Hoboken:

What is a mommy to do?

Don’t fear! Check out some of these fantastic indoor play spaces in Jersey City and Hoboken. Grab your energetic little ones and get them playing, singing, reading, crafting or exploring. And you don’t even have to travel that far.

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My Gym

http://www.mygym.com/jerseycity/why

My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks thru 10 years of age develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. We have hundreds of locations in more than 30 countries offering structured, age-appropriate, weekly classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, sports and more. Children have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while developing social skills, confidence and self-esteem. Our state-of-the-art facility, extensively trained staff, award-winning class programs, and excellent student/teacher ratio have earned My Gym the reputation as the best early learning program of its kind.

Indoors places for kids in Jersey CityLiberty Science Center 

http://lsc.org/

No matter how the wather is, LSC is the best indoor place for kids in Jersey City.If you are in the Jersey City area, one of the best indoor playlands is Liberty Science Center! It is the perfect spot for rainy days, snowy days and pretty much any day that you don’t feel like playing outside. There are changing exhibits for kids of all ages and permanent fixtures that kids love. Experience. Tickets will cost you $19.75/Adult over 13 years of age and $14.75/Child ages 2 – 12 for general admission. Luckily, they offer great membership rates. A “Basic Family” membership will cost $140 and includes two adults and up to four kids under 18 years of age.

Indoors places for kids in Jersey City and Hoboken

Indoors places for kids in Jersey CityJersey City Public Library

http://www.jclibrary.org/departments/childrens-room

The main branch of the Jersey City Public Library offers a Children’s Room that offers many children’s books and a plethora of events. Check out the events calendar for information on events in all of Jersey City’s library branches. Events at the main branch include crafts, movies, performances and many other family-friendly activities.

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Gymboree Play & Music, Jersey

https://www.gymboreeclasses.com/en/booker/28880/calendar/

At Gymboree Play & Music, our fall classes and special activities inspire learning at every turn. Our warm & vibrant play floor encourages your child to continue playing as weather cools outdoors. Join us for fall crafts and spooktacular story times during Open Gyms. Wear your costume to class as we explore literacy with favorite fall books. Our programs help your child from 0-5 years develop the physical, cognitive and social skills needed for confident learning. Your first class is always free when you make fall friends at Gymboree!


Tiny Greenhouse

http://tinygreenhousejc.com/index.html

Tiny Greenhouse is a “friendly art studio”, located in downtown Jersey City, which offers classes and more. They also offer a drop-in studio/open play for children ages one – five, with an adult.  They have pre-set tables with clay, crayons, blocks, puzzles, toys, books, etc. Your little one will have a blast interacting and playing. The price is $15/child per hour. Click here to see the schedule and book your day in advance.

Indoors places for kids in Jersey City

Hudson-Bayonne Lanes 

http://nationwidebowling.com/Bowling-Jersey-City-New-Jersey.htm

Bowling is the perfect indoor, cold-weather activity! The bowling center offers 60 lanes, bumpers, full service grill, private off-street parking, arcade machines and much more. Plus, they are open daily all day long! Click here to register and receive coupons.

Indoors places for kids in Jersey CitySaint Peter’s University Swimming Pool

The swimming pool at Saint Peter’s University offers swimming lessons and a family pool membership, both at reasonable rates. There are specific times that you have to come in order to swim freely, however. Please contact Saint Peter’s directly for more information.

Indoors places for kids in Jersey CityKey Element Learning :

http://www.keyelementlearning.com/classes/winter/

One of the most popular indoors place for kids in Jersey City is Key Element Learning and it has three locations in Hoboken and one in downtown Jersey City. This facility offers many classes for different age groups including art, language, music, literacy, cooking, science and more. The Jersey City location offers a two-hour drop-off program called “Mommy Errand Time” Tuesday through Friday from 1:30pm – 3:30pm for children two through five years of age.

Hoboken:

Indoors places for kids in Jersey CityKidville Annex 

http://www.kidville.com/Hoboken

This playland offers classes for children up to 6 years of age. Classes include art, dance, gym, music and more. Plus, it has a large indoor playspace for members. You get a Silver Membership for free when you register for any class there. You may purchase Platinum, Gold and Diamond level memberships, as well. Click here to sign up for a free trial class.

Indoors places for kids in Jersey CityHoboken Public Library

http://hoboken.bccls.org/html/kids.htm

The children’s department at Hoboken Public Library offers many books and activities for families. Some of their fall and winter programs include “Book Buddies” where kids at least eight years of age read in small groups, “Reading Dogs” which allows children kindergarten age and up to pair up with a puppy and many more programs! Family programs are offered once a month and include songs, stories, performances and more.

check out our directory for Indoor Birthday Party Places in Jersey City here: http://jcfamilies.com/indoor-birthday-party-places-in-jersey-city/

 

 

 

Back to School Readiness- 10 Tips to get you Ready for Back to School

Schools  in jersey city Back to School

It is August and we are currently in the middle of a heat wave. Hectic shopping for back to school is the last thing you want to think about as a parent or the child. However it’s necessary to start not only shopping but preparing to reset your schedule for the school calendar and the first days of school.

As an educator for over 13 years, I love the “back to school’ feeling of watching students looking nervous about what’s to come and parents eagerly awaiting to meet the teacher of their children. Sometimes though the entire process may be overwhelming for all involved.  So as I research and review my top 10 tips, I came across some back to school tips offered by Kids.Gov that I would love to share.

10 Tips to Get You Ready for Back to School- Kids.Gov

1. Schedule time with teachers. Keep an open dialog with school staff to help your children thrive.

2. Get your shots. Some schools require immunization records for entry. Find out if your child needs any vaccines before school starts.

3. Ease into the school routine. A good night sleep is key to a successful school day. Preschoolers need 11-12 hours of sleep a night, school-age children need at least 10 hours, while teens need 9-10 hours.

4. Pack a healthy and safe lunch. Choose a balanced meal for your children’s lunchbox and make sure you keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Low-income families may qualify for free and reduced price school meals.

5. Shop smart. Some states have sales tax holidays in August. Make a list, know what you need, and shop the sales. Knowing where the bargains are will help you save.

6. Talk to your kids about online safety. Identity theft, bullying or inappropriate behavior can happen online. Teach your children about online safety as use social media to connect with old and new friends at school.

7. Plan and practice how to get to school. If your kids’ school or school system provides bus transportation, find the nearest stop to your home and the pick-up and drop-off times. Teach your kids to be safe whether by car, bus, bicycle or walking.

8. Teach time management. Leisure time, sports, and “screen time” can interfere with homework. Keep your family’s schedule on time with these tips.

9. Make sure kids are insured. Your child could qualify for free or low-cost insurance through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

10. Listen to your kids. Anxiety and nerves can take over, so provide a safe environment at home and in the classroom. Talk to kids about bullying and what to do if they encounter it.

 

All in all, back to school readiness does not have to be too stressful. If you prepare  yourself appropriately you will have enough time to enjoy the last few weeks of summer.

schools  in jersey city : Back to School

Cheers,

Nashima Harvey, Ed.M

Educational Consultant