Free Summer Camp for Kids in Jersey City

Free Summer Camps for Kids in Jersey City

Summer is quickly approaching, during which summer camps will be in action. Below, you will find Free Summer Camp for Kids in Jersey City, which are some of the best options for children of all ages, abilities, and interests. Although some of the summer camps we have listed are not free, we also shared inexpensive options available in Jersey City.

You can also find other Summer Camp options through our directory of summers camps serving Jersey CityHoboken, and the surrounding areas. You will find a variety of camps that offer diverse activities for campers. To find enrollment, programs offered, and other information, please be sure to check their websites.


The City of Jersey City’s Department of Recreation

Free Summer Camp for Kids in Jersey City
Image: www.jerseycitynj.gov

The City of Jersey City’s Department of Recreation organizes summer activities for all ages. They offer a variety of activities from summer camps to clinics.

Some of the summer programs offered by the City’s Recreation Department are Boxing, Roller Skating, Soccer, Softball, and more. The City’s Recreation Department uses a  unique online tool called ecDesk in order to allow residents to search and register for recreational programs citywide.
 To see the full list of summer programs offered by the City’s Recreation Department, click here.

Boys and Girls Club of Hudson County

Free Summer Camp for Kids in Jersey City
Image: http://www.bgchc.org
In addition to the afterschool programs for which Boys & Girls Clubs are known, they offer full-day camps during the summer. There is a variety of engaging programs under the supervision of adult professionals, including field trips to baseball games, water parks, museums, and other local attractions. The Boys and Girls Club of Hudson County have summer programs specifically designed for children in Kindergarten – 3rd grade, grades 4-8, and teens ages 13-18.
Contact the Club here or stop by their Clubhouses in Jersey City and Hoboken to get registration information.

 

Free Summer Camp for Kids in Jersey City
Image: www.njcu.edu/

Learn! Play! Grow!

The NJCU Summer Camps are geared towards offering a rewarding experience for children.
The summer camp program by NJCU 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. NJCU offers exciting activities such as swimming, team sports, arts and crafts, and relay/obstacle courses.
To register, visit NJCU’s website here.

Primary Prep

Free Summer Camps for Kids in Jersey City
Image: Primary Prep
 Primary Prep offers young campers a wide variety of exciting experiences. In their summer camp program, children are provided with opportunities to expand their academic, artistic, and athletic skills or simply to celebrate the summer season in a wholesome, nurturing environment.
STEM-based lessons are infused with daily activities, such as art, exploration, comprehension, and creativity to ensure a balanced day.
For more information, click here.

 


It is always amazing to see just how many students are having a great time with their summer camp experiences. Most importantly, it is the benefits and the stories of the positive impact summer camps bring that really stand out. If you’re a parent with a busy schedule and have a hard time finding the time to fill your kids’ free time with activities and fun, why not send them to a summer camp? Sports camps, arts camps, educational camps, there’s a summer camp for every child in our Summer Camp Directory.

JC Summer Camp Directory’19

Summer Camps in Jersey City and Hoboken 2019:

JCFamilies has the most trusted directory of summer 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 a 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://hobokenfamilies.org/summer-camps-in-hoboken-nj/

 

 

 

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

Summer Camp Dates: June 24th-August 16th (4 week minimum). Half day and full day options. 5 days/week. 3-8 year olds welcome (3 year olds must be fully potty trained).

 

WATERFRONT MONTESSORI

 

 

 

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

Summer Camp Dates for children 2 through 6 years old:
Thursday, June 27 through Friday, August 9. Register through their website.

CAMP RIVERBEND

Summer Camps in Jersey City and Hoboken

https://campriverbend.com
116 Hillcrest Road, Warren, NJ 07059, – Phone (908) 580-CAMP

Camp Riverbend—where Tradition meets Tomorrow! 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 Riverbend has been in our list of Summer Camps in Jersey City for the last 5 years. Both indoors and out, children will make friends, develop their confidence and most importantly, have fun learning. This year’s Summer Camp will run from July 1st until August 16th, 2019.  Register through their website.

MY GYM Jersey City  

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

Summer Camps in Jersey City and Hoboken

Summer camp is running from June 24th until August 30th. Children participate in energizing fitness games, noncompetitive gymnastics, 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.

Whether you are looking for the best place to send your children on cold and rainy days or trying to keep them active and cool during the hot summer months, My Gym camp is the place to be. We make it easy for parents with our drop-off program, pay-by-the day options, and multi-day discounts. Ideal for potty trained children 2.5 yr to 13 yr olds.

Morning Session is from 9am to 12pm. It will provide a dance class, a Martial Arts class and a craft.

Lunch time from 12pm to 1pm. It’s bring your own lunch and story time.  $10 per member

Afternoon Session from 1pm to 4pm. The children will participate in the gym area with energizing fitness games, noncompetitive gymnastics, relays, arts and craft so much more.”

ZANIAC LEARNING

Summer Camps in Jersey City

http://www.Zaniaclearning.com/jerseycity
125 First Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-360-2450

Zaniac Summer Camps are running from June 17th until August 30th 2019. They 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
  • Zaniac T-shirt with every camp

Weekly Full-Day Camp: $599
Camp Hours: 8:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.aftercare available until 5:30pm

Half Day Camp: $399  
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

*Aftercare from 4:30-5:30 is $50 and until 6 is $60.

List of Summer Camps in Jersey City

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

Deerkill Day Camp is a very popular camp option among Hoboken-area and Jersey City families. This third-generation family business, celebrating its 62ndseason, is located on a wooded 15-acre site and brings a community feel to the summer camp experience for campers age 3 through 15.

Deerkill offers children a chance to pick up a new sport or hobby, learn to swim and form lifelong friendships this summer. The diverse program includes professional swim instruction in large heated pools, an array of athletics on fields sized for younger and older children, creative and performing arts such as arts and crafts, ceramics, woodworking, dance, theater, music and digital photography, and specialties such as archery and nature, among other activities.  A new 28-foot climbing tower, “Deerkillimanjaro,” and tandem 250-foot ziplines were also recently added to the program.

Deerkill offers daily transportation on mini air-conditioned buses, staffed with professional drivers and bus counselors. The Directors are on the camp grounds every day and accessible by phone by day and night; there is no large administrative staff and all the individual group leaders are adults, many of whom are teachers.

2019 Session (June 27 to August 23) 

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

There are no extra charges at Deerkill. They do not allow tipping, a large expense at many camps, and tuition includes the following:

  • Family weekend pool club at no additional cost. Every Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 plus Thursday July 4thand Friday July 5th. Open Saturday June 29 to Sunday August 18
  • Convenient pick-up locationsby air-conditioned mini-buses supervised by bus counselors
  • Hot lunches prepared daily in our own modern kitchen
  • Field trips and all camp supplies
  • Ice cream and Ices for afternoon snack
  • Daily towel service
  • Group photo, camp shirt, backpack, DVD yearbook, Fall Festival, winter reunions

Tuition varies by camper age and pick-up and session length. You may go to their website and enter your child’s information to see rates for the 2019 summer and request a brochure.  For more information call 845-354-1466, [email protected] log onto www.deerkilldaycamp.com.

THE LITTLE GYM

https://www.thelittlegym.com/jerseycitynj
380 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07302, Phone: 201-222-6209.

Are you ready to put some adventure in your summer? Then it’s time to head over to The Little Gym of Jersey City for some awesome Summer Camps!

Summer camps at The Little Gym are adventure filled 3-hour camps for children ages 3-8 years old. Each camp theme is based on fun, exciting missions or “Quests” that the kids are challenged to complete each day! Each day of camp involves a fun, creative storyline that will incorporate opportunities for the kids to exercise their muscles, imaginations and cooperation skills – working together to complete each Quest! Different themes will cleverly incorporate all Three Learning Dimensions of The Little Gym (Get Moving!, Brain Boost! & Citizen Kid!)

This year some of the themes are: Dance Around the World, Yoga Kids & Mindful Friends, Sports of All Sorts!, A Royal Renaissance, Crazy Carnival, and Super heroes Unite!

Don’t these themes sound like a whole lot of fun? They run all summer long starting on June 24th through August 30th. Schedule a day, a few days, or several full week sessions. You can customize your child’s camp days to fit your schedule. Camps are offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9AM to 12PM | Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1PM to 4PM.

Any questions? Check out their website www.tlgjerseycitynj.comor call them at 201-222-6209.

 

Apple Montessori School

https://www.applemontessorischools.com

Two Hoboken Locations: 1055 Maxwell Lane (201) 963-4949 & 220 Sinatra Drive (201) 222-1464.

Apple Montessori Camp has been loved by campers for over 45 years! With two locations in Hoboken for children ages 2-9, we’ve got a summer of jam-packed fun and a bounty of learning opportunities ahead. Every day is a new adventure with field trips, in-house events like the Reptile Man, and child-inspired programs like Creative Kids, Junior Scientists, Tech Time, Young Chefs, Shining Stars and much more. We offer indoor and outdoor activities, theme weeks, ice cream truck visits and extras like crazy hat day.

We even help children beat the summer learning slump. Apple Summer STEAM exposes campers to a broad spectrum of scientific concepts and mathematics using technology, engineering, and the arts. Plus we offer proven Montessori curriculum and FasTracKids e-learning.

Apple Montessori Camps are run by year round teaching staff in a loving, safety-certified accredited school. Camp runs July 1-August 23. Visit us to learn more. https://www.applemontessorischools.com/summer-program/

 

SMART START ACADEMY

http://smart-startacademy.com/
4 locations, check their website for their addresses

At Smart Start Academy we bring our children’s imagination and dreams come to life.  Our summers are filled with daily outdoor play, cooking classes, awesome projects and activities, sprinkler day and so much more! Through new found friendships, exciting bus/walking field trips around New Jersey, several special guests 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!

Full Time and Part Time Programs available – Come check us out & Book your tour today! 

LIGHTBRIDGE ACADEMY of Hoboken-Marshall

https://lightbridgeacademy.com/locations/hoboken-marshall-nj
100 Marshall St, Hoboken, 07030

 

June 24th, 2019-August 28th, 2019; 7 AM-6:30 PM M-F, Lightbridge Academy of Hoboken-Marshall @ 100 Marshall Street, Hoboken, NJ; weekly themed camp including field trips, walking trips, in-house special guests and demonstrations, cooking, dress-up days, daily outdoor play and water play on our own private playground and sprinkler pad!

NIMBUS DANCE WORKS

List of Summer Camps in Jersey City
165 Newark Ave. Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 377-0718

Nimbus Dance Works will be doing their Summer Camp JCSummerArts, for six weeks starting Monday-Friday from July 22nd-August 31st.

Contact them directly for more details and registration.

NEXT STEP BROADWAY

233 9th st, Jersey City, NJ, 07302. Phone:  201-706-3025, 

June 17th – August 23rd 2019

Join us for a performing arts summer camp at Next Step Broadway. Children will be dancing, singing, and acting their way to a Musical Theatre performance. This performance will be presented on the last day of each session promptly at 4:00pm. They will be involved in every aspect of the production including, creating costumes and scenery. Some of the musical selections from past years included pieces from Aladdin, The Sound of Music, Cats, Mary Poppins and Matilda. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the sun and the water park at Hamilton Park across the street as well as downtime to nap, relax, or view and discuss different aspects of musicals.

Campers meet Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4pm. Early Drop-off at 8:00am and/or Extended Day option(s) until 5:30pm are also available. The first two sessions are 1 week, while the others are two weeks. We welcome ages 3 thru 12 years (must be 3 by June 1st cut off date and MUST BE POTTY TRAINED). Campers will be split into three different groups and receive instruction appropriate to their age level. To maintain the highest standards of teacher to student ratios, limited spots are available for each session. Campers will receive a NSB hat, which is theirs to keep and to wear outside in the sun!

NEW FOR 3 & 4 YEAR OLDS – Now our younger campers can participate in a SHORTENED DAY from 9:00am to 1:00pm. They will still attend their 3 classes of dance, acting and voice, enjoy a morning snack, lunch and have playtime at the park!! This option is only available for 3 and 4 year olds. You still have the option of Early drop off. **3 years old ONLY do Shortened Day**

See you at NSB Summer camp!

NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY

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

The NJCU Summer Camps are 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. Our goal is to create a safe and fun atmosphere for our neighborhood children where they can play, learn, and grow. We offer exciting activities such as swimming, team sports, arts and crafts, and relay/obstacle courses. Our staff is highly experienced, enthusiastic, and excited to educate your child on the importance of staying active! – Hours: 9-4 (8-5:30pm) Extended Care – July 1- August 9 ( 2 Week Sessions) 3 Sessions Total (July 4th Off) – Swim Lessons incorporated through Camp.

 

THE SCANDINAVIAN SCHOOL OF JERSEY CITY

 

 

 

 

 

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

The Scandinavian School of Jersey City offers a 4 week Forest Camp for children ages 4-7, as well as a 10 week on campus Summer Camp- you can register for one week or come for all 10! Camp weeks are theme based, such as “From Garden to Table”, “Magic of Textiles”, Stamp & Print Lab”, “The 100 Languages of Art: Clay, Painting & Sculpture” as well as “Building, Potions and Motion: STEAM Discoveries” to make a few. We offer a half day schedule or extended day. We will utilize both of our buildings located at 210 9th Street and 513 Manila Ave, as well as our magical backyard and garden, in addition to neighborhood parks, JC waterfront and a variety of field trips to places near and far.

Read about us in The Wall Street Journal HERE

HAMILTON PARK MONTESSORI

List of Summer Camps in Jersey City

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 6/24-8/16. Register HERE.

 

HUDSON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

10 Regent Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 516-0700
Summer Camp offered from June 17 through August 9, Toddler/Bridge Summer Camp, Primary Maker Summer Camp & Elementary STEAM Maker Summer Camp.

 

THE LEARNING SUITE

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

The Learning Suite’s “Express Yourself”
(Explore Visual & Performing Arts Through Stories) summer camp is a 6-week experiential, theme-based program designed to combat summer learning loss in a fun and stimulating environment! Reading, Writing, Math, and Science are all incorporated through the arts!

Each week there is a different theme for camp, based on a popular children’s book. Children ages 2.5 – 6 years old will explore a variety of topics, through hands-on discovery and active play.

June 17-21: The Gingerbread Man
June 24-28: The Little Red Hen
July 1-5: Goldilocks and The Three Bears
July 8-12: The City Mouse and The Country Mouse
July 15-19: Why Flies Buzz
July 22-26: How Turtles Got Their Shells​

Full and part-time enrollment options are available.

 

HUDSON SPROUTS ACADEMY

http://hudsonsprouts.com
679 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ, 07306 – Phone (201)918-6924

Summer Camp: 8:30am -5 pm with available extended hours at our center at 769 Montgomery St. Jersey City. Weekly themes. Music, STEM, Art and Movement classes. Special events and field trips.

 

KEY ELEMENT LEARNING 

www.keyelementlearning.com
338 Grove Street, Jersey City, 07302 NJ

Summer Camp offered from June 1st to August 31st. Register at their website or call 201-200-1160 for details.

LAKEVIEW DAY CAMP 

https://www.lakeviewdaycamp.com
505 Riva Avenue, East Brunswick, New Jersey, 08816, NJ 

Lakeview Day Camp is a Traditional Day Camp that has been serving children ages 3-15 years old for 80+ years. Campers enjoy beautiful facilities, including a 5 mile long lake, four new heated swimming pools, three zip lines and full adventure aerial park, a 360 hydraulic rock wall, magnificent sports complex and a indoor/outdoor Creative Arts Center just to name a few! Our lead staff are professionals in teaching, child development, social skill counseling. At Lakeview, we know each child is an individual and provide personal and exceptional care to help them achieve goals, make friends and Have Fun!

2019 Camp Season begins June 24th and ends August 16. The camp is full day, Monday through Friday for children ages 3-15. Our activities include a wide variety of Arts, Sports, Swim, Adventure and Play.

 

THE WALDO SCHOOL 

http://www.worldofabc.com
159 2nd St and 110 1st St, Jersey City, 07302, NJ Phone: 201-721-6000

We offer two summer camp programs for children in preschool through 6th grade. Our Preschool camp is for children in Toddlers through PreK 4, and our STEM camp is for children in Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Both camps offer three program timings: 830 – 130, 830 – 400, and 730 – 600.

SAINT DOMINIC ACADEMY

 

http://www.stdominicacad.com
2572 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07304, Phone (201) 434-5938

SDA Rising Leaders program is for girls entering 4th – 8th Grade in September 2019. for girls entering grades 4-8.
This enrichment program is designed to help young women
explore their interests, enhance their talents and abilities,
develop leadership skills and create new friendships.

 

GLOBAL SOCCER ACADEMY

https://www.globalsocceracademy.com/summer-camp
Gateway Field: 23 Merseles Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 

 

Early Registration for Global Soccer Academy is now Open!

Global Soccer Academy is a local soccer academy located in Jersey City where professional coaches teach multiple aspects of the game. 

Camp Dates: 
Session 1.  June 24th – June 28th
Session 2.  July 8th – July 12th
Session 3.  July 15th – July 19th
Session 4.  July 22nd – July 26th
Session 5.  July 29th – August 2nd

Price options: 

Camp: $295 (March 1st – May 31st)

Late Registration $345 (After June 1st)

Before Care included (8am-9am).

Aftercare available $50 (3pm-5pm)

SCHOOL OF ROCK 

https://locations.schoolofrock.com/hoboken
720 Monroe St., Unit E104, HOBOKEN, NJ 07030.  Phone 973-464-0860 

BEST OF THE 90’S CAMP: 6/24 – 6/28 from 9am – 3pm. Come celebrate bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Weezer and many more in our Best of The 90’s Summer Camp, perfect for 7-18 year olds with some experience.

QUEEN PERFORMANCE CAMP: 7/8 – 7/12 from 9am – 3pm. Come learn the music of the iconic band Queen in our Queen Performance Summer Camp. Best for ages 7-18 year olds with some experience. LITTLE WING BEATLES CAMP: 7/22 – 7/26 from 10am – 12pm. In this camp, 4-5 year olds will discover the music of the iconic band, The Beatles while learning about rhythm, song structure, melody and dynamics through play. ROCK 1O1 CAMP: 8/5 – 8/9 from 9am – 3pm. Rock 101 is for beginners 7-12 years of age. No experience needed. Students will explore their instruments through musical games and activities, and will end the camp with a performance at the end of the week!

ROOKIES CAMP: 8/19 – 8/23 from 10am – 2pm. In this camp, 5-7 year old beginners will learn about different rock instruments and begin their introduction to music theory, appreciation, and what it’s like to be in a rock band!

Our Summer Camps are performance-based, meaning students learn to play by rehearsing and performing together in a fun environment. From beginner camps to themed camps, we offer a wide variety of options to ensure your child has an amazing, immersive musical experience.

 

NJPAC’S CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION

https://www.njpac.org/arts-education-1/for-parents-and-students/summer-programs/ 
1 Center St, Newark, 07102, NJ. Phone 973-353-8055, Email [email protected]

An unforgettable summer awaits you at New Jersey Performing Art Center! Develop your inner artist by taking classes in dance, acting, musical theater, jazz and hip hop. Classes are taught by professional artists and provide students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a supportive and engaging learning environment at NJPAC’s Center for Arts Education or in residence at Rutgers University’s Newark campus.

 

SWIM STARS SWIM SCHOOL 

https://www.swimstars.biz
99 Highland Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07306. Phone (201) 744-4667

Our goal at Swim Stars Summer Camp is to provide a safe, fun, and educational environment for your child. Through our daily swim lessons, your child will learn and perfect their swimming skills while understanding the importance of water safety. Our 4:1 teacher to student in-pool ratio allows for quick and focused learning of motor skills in the water. Non-swimmers will be turned into independent and safe floaters, while intermediate and advance swimmers will improve their four strokes.
Our 8:1 counselor to camper ratio outside the pool allows children to develop essential character skills such as confidence, determination and self reliance – all while developing motor skills. Our summer camp strives to encourage personal growth in each and every child by providing them with an excellent program facilitated by nurturing and highly experienced staff. We strive to instill values that foster key civic values, such as respect for others, integrity, responsibility, sustainability, and generosity of spirit.
Every day will be a new adventure filled with crafts, dancing, outdoor and indoor sports – all curated to match our weekly themes.

LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER

https://lsc.org
222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07305. Phone: 201-253-1380

Science Camp at LSC is a full-day summer program for children entering grades 1 through 8 excited about exploring the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

How is Science Camp at LSC different from other camps?
We offer fun hands-on, inquiry-based courses in various disciplines of STEM. Children are encouraged to investigate, ask questions, collaborate, design and test different ideas and concepts. Our knowledgeable and supportive STEM educators lead campers through week-long explorations using real-world science and technology skills and tools. Each session concludes with a Friday afternoon showcase for family and friends.

Course Levels & Topics Include:
Explorer Level (entering grade 1) – Coding, the laws of motion, chemistry
Scientist Level (entering grades 2 – 3) – Robotics, flight, wizardry
Innovator Level (entering grades 4 – 5) – Astronomy, animals, robotics
Visionary Level (entering grades 6 – 8) – Sailing, virtual reality, ciphers

Campers will also have access to all of the exciting, hands-on exhibits at Liberty Science Center including Dino Dig, Infinity Climber, the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium—the biggest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere—and more.

HUGS AND BUGS CLUB

http://hugsandbugsclub.com
Summer Camp at Chrysalis Cove
537 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ, 07030. Phone: 201.253.0449

Join us for a 10 week indoor & outdoor program from June 24th through August 30th. There will be so much for your children to explore with different themes each week such as Bringing the Outdoors In, Mindfulness & Meditation and Hugs & Bugs Club Marketplace, field trips around Hoboken, and much more!

Our summer camp is built around Hugs & Bugs Club child-centered approach which includes:
• Calming nature-filled environments, free of overstimulating elements
• Learning through organic, creative exploration
• Educational sensory activities
• Small group settings to allow for individual attention and to encourage bonding with peers

Summer camp is available for children 3 1/2 -7 years old. Sessions will be held Monday-Friday from 9:30am-2pm with a 2 week minimum enrollment.

 

LUNA DE PAPEL 

https://www.lunadepapel.us
321 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07304. Phone: 201-705-2305, 

Starts 6/17/2019 Ends 9/6/2019 from 9am – 4pm plus extended hours.

Practical life skills focus: Weaving, Sewing & Embroidery, crochet; Earth & Water – working with clay, plaster, cement; Each day we will also schedule games, and activities including movement and dance.

TINY GREENHOUSE

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

Our Summer Camp returns for 2019 with a wide variety of art, craft and outdoor activities based on a unique theme each week. Each day we will create, build, experiment, and have fun with art. Our experienced teachers assure an environment where every child feels confident to explore, create and connect with other campers.

THE FRENCH AMERICAN ACADEMY

 209 3rd St, Jersey City, NJ, 07302-2801. Phone: (201)338-8320 ext 210, 
French Immersion Summer Camp for children from 3 to 11 years old. Camp runs from 8:30am to 3pm with After Care from 3pm to 6pm and is located at 209 Third Street Jersey City New Jersey 07302. Visual Arts, Sports, Songs, Story-Telling in French for Pre-Schoolers and Elementary students. Beginners in French are welcome.

THE EMBANKMENT SCHOOL

http://www.embankmentschool.com
255 Brunswick Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302-1592. Phone: (201)898-5437

Music and Arts Academy at The Embankment School. Learn about the fundamentals of music and art in these engaging and immersive programs led by two experienced professional educators. Camp hours are 8:30-3:30 with after care to 5:30 Weekly Themes: Be your own DJ June 24th- 28th $485 Clay Creations July 1st-5th *no camp on 7/4 $385 Music Academy July 8-19th $500/ week – commit to 2 weeks Students at the Music Academy will perform a concert on the 19th of July! Theater Camp July 22nd-July 26th $485 Ice Cream Chemistry July 29th -August 2nd $485.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF HUDSON COUNTY

http://www.bgchc.org
225 Morris Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07302. Phone: 201-706-0523, 

June 24th through August 23rd, Monday through Friday, early drop off at 7:30 am, late pickup at 6 pm. Includes transportation to and from (to some areas in Jersey City and Hoboken), Includes breakfast, lunch, and snack. Includes trips and swimming. Activities include STEM, fitness, sports, art, dance, martial arts, cooking, etc.

ADVENTURES IN LEARNING

http://www.adventuresinlearningnj.com
50 Harrison Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030. Phone: 201-683-8411, 

June 24 to August 29 From 8am to 6:30pm Field Trips, Swimming classes, Stem Program, Yoga class, music class, and more.

LEARNING LADDERS

http://learningladdersnj.com
33-35 Hudson St/ 160 Morgan St, Jersey City, NJ, 07302. Phone: 201-9186-643, 

Starts Monday, June 24 till Friday, August 23 divided into 3 sessions of 3 weeks each themed around World Exploration, Time Travel and Healthy Eating

TESSA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

https://tessais.org
720 Monroe Street Suites E105-106 Hoboken, NJ 07030 – Phone: 201.755.5585

Tessa International School Summer Camp: 
Spanish, French & Mandarin immersion

Jumpstart your children’s future and choose from Spanish, French, or Mandarin at Tessa International School’s Fun, Friends & Discoveries Summer Camp.

Tessa Summer Camps are thoroughly enjoyable immersion programs in the language of your choice. With a new theme and adventure every week, learning a language has never been so fun. Children explore a range of fun multi-sensory, highly interactive activities with their teacher in the target language, from outdoor fun to indoor creative play, singing, games, music, and movement. Your child has fun while learning a language and being exposed to a different culture.

Camp is for children ages 2.5 to 6 and takes place at Tessa International School in Hoboken. Weekly registration is available for full or half days.

Early language education is a gift that lasts a lifetime. Take advantage of this perfect mix of fun academics and outdoors activities!

PICOTECH INSTITUTE

This years camp is at one of their partner schools Waterfront Montessori located at 150 Warren St, Jersey City, NJ 07302. Phone: 877-731-9966
PicoTech Institute is the educational division of PicoTurbine International who has been servicing for over a decade K-12 schools in the area of STEM! Their Project RED Pedagogy was created not only by experienced educators but also their highly skilled engineers from their parent company PicoTurbine. With 10+ years of real-world application and extensive piloting with hundreds of schools throughout the world, we develop leadership, problem-solving, and social skills for them to be irreplaceable in the changing world.
Mission: “Materializing Imaginations”
 
Their Summer Camp this year is from July 15th-August 23rd
 
They have two-week sessions with class trips every Friday morning and student presentations on the 2nd Friday of each session. 

“How High Can You Go?” -07/15-07/26
“Lend a Hand and Listen” 07/29-08/09
“Codename: Robot”- 08/12-08/23

The camp is from 8:30-4:30 PM with before and aftercare available upon request. This years camp is at one of their partner schools Waterfront Montessori located at 150 Warren St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
 
Visit them today to book your child’s fun-packed summer!  https://www.picoturbine.com/summer-camp

JCC OF BAYONNE

https://www.jccbayonne.org
1050 Kennedy Blvd, Bayonne, NJ, 07002. Phone: (201) 436-6900, 

Camp Kadimah, celebrating its 68th season, provides a summer camp experience for 2 1/2 -5 yr at Kiddie Kadimah, Kind-4th graders at Camp Kadimah and 5th-9th graders at J-Trippers, a travel camp. Campers get the chance to create their own summer adventure while combining the best of a traditional camp with the choice of NEW ELECTIVES!
2019 session (July 1 to August 23) M-F 9:00am-4:30pm with early drop off (7:00am) and late pick up (6:30pm) available.

GARDEN PRESCHOOL COOPERATIVE

242 10th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302. Phone: 732-754-5868, 
The camp is open to children ages 3 to 5 years old and fully potty trained. Activities include plenty of outdoor time, arts & crafts, science experiments, and much more! Located in Hamilton Park. Weekly sessions are available between June 24 – August 16, 9am-4pm, M-F. Extended care available from 8:15am-6pm

SURATI FOR PERFORMING ARTS

www.suratiinc.com
31 River Ct, 219, Jersey City, NJ, 07310 – Phone: (201)306-1553

From June 14 through August 30. Duration 9am to 6pm. Location: Newport Jersey City. Activities include Dance, Music, Drama, Storytelling, Mythology, Tales from India Arts, Crafts,
Games, Performance Opportunities
https://www.cobrafencing.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boys and Girls, ages 8-14. All Levels are Welcome!

  • Improves concentration
  • Develops strength and balance
  • Uses the brain as well as the body
  • Encourages self-control and respect

In an era when so many parents are increasingly concerned about their kids’ growing addictions to digital screens, fencing offers a compelling alternative. Fencing builds stamina, strength, coordination, and self-confidence.  Chess helps children develop strategy, attention span, and problem solving skills that are also essential to fencing. Coding helps develop logic and promotes creativity while helping kids learn essential 21st century skills.

Fees: $575 per week.  10% discount for two+ weeks

Location: Cobra Fencing Club, 629 Grand St Jersey City, NJ 07302

Contact info: [email protected] | 201-654-7074

Team Wilderness

In the summer teens want something new and exciting.  Parents want something they can actually afford.  Team Wilderness is both.
We offer 2-week sessions that allow teens to discover the wilderness through hiking, camping, and even waterfall rappelling.  We do this as a way to teach them teamwork, community, and being their best self.  Our aim is to provide an exhilarating and empowering experience so that when they overcome obstacles in the wilderness, they learn they can overcome all of life’s obstacles.  We meet at Saint Peter’s University each day for a different trip.  In the second week we go backpacking for three days.
Since we’re a non-profit we’re affordable for all incomes!  No experience or equipment is needed!
Registration is quick and easy at www.TeamWilderness.org
Session One: July 22 – July 25 & July 29 – August 1
Session Two: August 12 – August 15 & August 19 – August 22
Ages:  13-17

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please send us an email to [email protected]

Choosing A Camp for your child ? Camp Riverbend

Summer Camp In Jersey City NJ Camp Riverbend
Summer Camp In Jersey City NJ
Building Self-Esteem at Camp : Camp Riverbend

One of the most important gifts a child can be given is a sense of confidence in himself or herself; the knowledge that he or she will be able to meet a new challenge.  Camp is a key place for children to succeed and acquire this fundamental skill!

While we don’t provide academic instruction at Camp Riverbend, our campers are learning and growing every day.  Of course children learn a lot at school, but in school children are constantly graded and evaluated in many ways.  At camp, however, children can try a host of new things, without having to worry if they “make the grade.”  This freedom, to experiment in a safe environment, is a major building block of confidence.

Summer Camp In Jersey City NJ Camp RiverbendWith a range of activities available at camp, kids have many opportunities to explore.  Campers are taught the skills to meet physical challenges, like climbing to the top of the high ropes tower or being able to pass our Deep Water Test.  They are given opportunities to explore their creativity while decorating a clay pot or playing rhythm games in performance.  Campers can cook an unfamiliar dish and learn to appreciate new tastes and flavors.  And even when changing for swim, campers are learning how to take care of their possessions and clean up after themselves–surely a very useful skill, parents will agree!

Summer Camp In Jersey City NJ Camp RiverbendOne of the most important ways to build confidence is by meeting new peers and making new friends. Camp is a great place for children to expand their social circles in a relaxed way, as they spend days together swimming, playing and having fun.

Our counselors are great mentors and a crucial force in helping campers succeed.  Counselors can directly teach campers new skills (like how to make a bounce pass in basketball) but there are other important skills that they are teaching indirectly through their encouragement and support.  As counselors encourage campers to keep trying, children learn persistence.  As counselors cheer on a camper’s achievements, children learn to trust themselves.  What an amazing gift!

Summer Camp In Jersey City NJ Camp Riverbend


CHECK OUT CAMP RIVERBEND AT THESE UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS:

Sunday Feb 25, 10 am – 12 noon
Sunday March 18, 10 am – 12 noon
Saturday April 7, 10 am – 12 noon
Saturday May 5, 11 am – 2 pm
 

5 tips on How to evaluate a school

Google it. 

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We live in the age of the internet. Any time you sign your kid up for anything all, you should be first looking on the internet for clues about the school’s reputation. Do they have a website? If they do, check it out – what’s on it? Does it look professional?

If the website is the window to the program, how are they presenting themselves to the world? If they don’t have a website, does that tell you something about the way they choose to communicate? Take it all in.

Ask the moms. 

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Being in contact with other moms is essential to our survival as a species – and I mean that both in the jokey way but also in an I’m-not- kidding-at- all way. None of us can do this on our own. Ask other moms (online or in person) what experiences they’ve had at this school, or that daycare, or with program you’re interested in. Ask for suggestions.

Pass by the school.

Walk, bike, or drive by the school. Do this in the morning, when people are going in.

Do it during the day, do it at pick up time. Notice what’s happening. Is there chaos? Trust your gut – do these adults look like they know what they’re doing? Would you be comfortable letting your kid loose here?

Tour the school.

Find a time when you can go to the school to tour it. When you’re touring, observe not just with your eyes, but with your instincts too. Hone in – remember your gut. Visually you’re looking for cleanliness, happy and engaged children, organization of toys and equipment, multiple adults paying attention to and/or moving around with children.

BE FLEXIBLE.

Allow yourself to be impressed or disappointed – especially if your expectation was to be impressed or disappointed. Remember that no school has rainbows shooting out of its roof, so don’t set your expectations impossibly high. On the flip side, if you feel uncomfortable with a place (even if everyone else says its wonderful) don’t choose that place. And if you do choose the wrong place, allow yourself the flexibility to switch.

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The Transition Process – School to Summer Camp

With the school year about to end, many parents are looking in to summer camps for their children. Depending on the temperament of your child this can be a rather exciting time or a very anxious one. While some children adapt more easily to change than others, structure and routine provide a sense of security to all children. Therefore, if children aren’t prepared, any deviation from their “normal day” can be stressful and lead to some form of mild anxiety that manifests in behavioral changes. Look out for excessive clinging, irritability, frequent tantrums, unwarranted crying spells, and less sociability.

In order to ensure a smooth transition, children need to be well prepared. This is particularly important for younger kids who cannot fully comprehend the change. Before the end of the school year, mark the last day of school on a calendar and talk to your child about what to expect over the summer. Give them an opportunity to tell you how they feel about the end of the year: their friends might be moving away, they might be worried about going to a new school, or they might even be relieved that the year is over. Mark the occasion with some sort of special but simple event, for example: have your child make a card for their teacher and/or their friends or, create a folder of their schoolwork or pictures from the year and look over it together. (These activities are symbolic and work well with children as young as 2 years old). Shield your child from your own anxiousness or nostalgia and keep farewells simple.

Familiarize your child with the new environment before dropping them off. Have your child visit the new school and meet with the new teachers. Walk around with them and show them the important areas of the classroom: the cubbies, the bathroom, the library etc. Point out toys and books that he or she likes to play with. Speak to the new teachers about your child’s preferences and habits. If possible, arrange play dates with children who will be with your child. Younger children benefit from a transition object; it could be a favorite toy (which they can leave in their cubby) or the blanket they used for naptime in their previous class.

At home, keep changes to a minimum. Parents tend be more laidback during summer because the children are out of school. However, it’s important to continue with a familiar routine to maintain normalcy for the children, particularly around nap time, bed time and meals. Too many changes at once can be overwhelming for young children. Spend time reading books about goodbyes, moving and going to a new school. Stories can provide opportunities for children to process their feelings and talk about their worries with you.

Perhaps, most importantly, be available to your child. As long as their foundations are stable, they will feel grounded and overcome any challenges during these times of transition.

Sara is a child therapist and mother of two toddlers. She practices in Jersey City and provides play therapy and family therapy. She also helps parents find easy solutions to every day situations. See her website for more details about her work as well as her parenting blog: www.sara-zaidi.com