JC Summer Camp Directory’19

Summer Camps in Jersey City and Hoboken 2019:

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://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: (732) 236-8970

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.

 

HARBOR HILLS DAY CAMP


www.harborhillsdaycamp.com

75 Doby Road, Mendham, NJ, 07945, Phone (973)-895-3200

Summer Camp Dates: June 24th to August 16th, 9-4, Morris County, NJ.

 

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: 6466757739, Email [email protected]

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: 12013388320 ext 210, Email [email protected]
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: 2018985437, Email [email protected]

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, Email [email protected]

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, Email [email protected]

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, Email [email protected]

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!
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, Email: [email protected]

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.

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

Camp Riverbend “Star Wars” Open House

Choosing a camp for this summer?

Come sample Camp Riverbend’s awesome summer activities this winter at our “Star Wars” Open House Sunday Jan 13, 10 am – 12 noon. We will have lots of fun Riverbend activities for kids and parents, run by our amazing counselors, including “out of this world” games, crafts and cooking. Take a tour of the camp site with our directors. Free! RSVP required to [email protected] or 908-580-CAMP.

Camp Riverbend is 30 minutes from downtown JC; bus service included.

Holiday Concert Wintertide: A Celebration of the Season

 Holiday Concert Wintertide: A Celebration of the Season 

Celebrate the Season of Giving by supporting Family Promise of Hudson County. Wintertide: A Celebration of the Season promises to be a one-of-a kind concert led by American musician and band leader, Jeremy Beck. Proceeds from the event will benefit Family Promise of Hudson County. 

The inaugural Wintertide will feature an immersive world music experience for all in attendance, including original compositions and new arrangements of your favorite Christmas classics performed by 10 acclaimed musicians.

Wintertide will be held on Thursday, December 13th at St. Ann Catholic Church (704 Jefferson Street, Hoboken) at 8:00 p.m., with a reception following.

Tickets can be purchased for $25 here or by by calling (201) 659-1114.

Camp Riverbend “Ninja Training” Open House

Choosing a camp for this summer?
You are summoned to attend Camp Riverbend’s “Ninja Training” Open House! Saturday April 7, 10 am – 12 noon. Fun Riverbend activities, including games, crafts and cooking for kids and parents, run by our amazing counselors. Take a tour of the camp site with our directors. Free! RSVP required to [email protected] or 908-580-CAMP.

Camp Riverbend is 30 minutes from downtown Jersey City; summer bus service included.

Follow us on Facebook to learn more at https://www.facebook.com/campriverbendnj

Camp Riverbend Super Hero Open House Sunday March 18

Choosing a camp for this summer?

Holy canoeing campers…its Camp Riverbend’s Super Hero Open House! Sunday March 18, 10 am – 12 noon.  “Super” fun Riverbend activities, including games, crafts and cooking for kids and parents, run by our amazing counselors.  Take a tour of the camp site with our directors.  Free!  RSVP required to [email protected] or 908-580-CAMP.

Camp Riverbend is 30 minutes from downtown Jersey City and Hoboken; bus service included.

Follow us on Facebook to learn more at https://www.facebook.com/campriverbendnj/

Camp Riverbend “Wacky Olympics” Open House

Choosing a camp for this summer?

Come sample @CampRiverbend’s awesome summer activities at our “Wacky Winter Olympics” Open House Sunday February 25, 10 am – 12 noon.  We will have lots of fun Riverbend activities, including games, crafts and cooking for kids and parents, run by our amazing counselors.  Take a tour of the camp site with our directors.  Free!  RSVP required to [email protected] or 908-580-CAMP. Let the games begin!

Camp Riverbend is 30 minutes from downtown Jersey City and Hoboken; daily summer bus service included.

 

Where to watch Superbowl 2018 in & around Jersey City

Where to watch Superbowl 2018 in & around Jersey City

We love the Superbowl- the food, the commercials, the fans, and most importantly, the game. No matter who you’re cheering for, there’s a place in Jersey City for your friends and family to get together and enjoy this 2018’s biggest sports event. Whether you’re looking to cheer on your favorite team on a big screen TV, debate the best commercial over a beer, or host your own party at home, Jersey City’s restaurants are here to serve up some great food and drink.

Here’s our guide for the Jersey City’s 2018 Superbowl Events

SUPERBOWL IN JERSEY CITY: Thanks to jerseycityeats and to Sasha Kleinman from Have a Night for the following info.

Piggyback Bar is hosting a viewing party at Harborside. They’ll have the game playing on two 20′ screens and for $30, you get your seat, an all inclusive buffet including suckling pig, ribs and more and drink specials all game long. Use code jc_eats for $5 off ticket price.

LITM is recommended for those looking for a non-Superbowl Party. They’ll be screening the commercials and will have the half-time show, but the rest of the night will be dedicated to drinks, food, and fun. The party starts at 6pm.

Zeppelin Hall will have the game playing on five giant screens with $5 wings and $4 Coors Lights from 6pm to closing.

Hudson Hall is launching their inaugural Super Bowl party. They’ll have the game playing on a giant screen while serving up pint and pitcher specials, pastrami sliders, 30 wings for $30, and much more. They also have catering options for those staying at home.

HopsScotch are going to have giveaways at halftime and the end of the game, and of course, specials for the duration of the game.

O’Hara’s Downtown fills up quickly, but it’s worth heading there a few hours early for a seat. Grab a beer tower, a great spot in front of one of their 15 TVs or the projector, and get comfortable.

PJ Ryan’s & PJ Ryan’s Squared has two locations: one downtown in the Van Vorst Park neighborhood, and one in Journal Square. Both locations will have specials running during the game.

Third Base Sports Cafe (Grove Square) For $30 (if purchased in advance) or $40 at the door, you can get wings, sliders, pasta, quesadillas, pizza, fries, and (drumroll please…) an open bar! (

Taphaus

Halftime Bar & Grill

VB3 Restaurant & Bar

SUPERBOWL AT HOME:If you’re staying in and/or playing host, here are some great catering and take out specials.

White Star has a wide-ranging catering menu with mac & cheese, chicken fingers, sliders, and all manner of buffalo items including buffalo cauliflower for the vegetarians in your group.

The Dark Side of the Moo has six different Super Bowl packages, depending on the size of your group and the food that you want, all customizable.

Talde is offering buckets of Korean-fried chicken, wings, cheeseburger sliders, and assorted sides with varying order sizes to fit the needs of your group. Orders must be placed by Friday

For something a little different for this year’s Super Bowl, check out Pokay’s tacos. They’ll provide nori shells and all the fixings to help recreate their poke tacos at home and poke bowls are also available.

Andrea Salumeria, home of some of the best sandwiches in New Jersey, will be open that day with special hours from 9am-2pm with menu specials and order pick-up, so make sure to get your orders in.

Grandma Downtown has a full line-up of game dishes available to order including various kinds of mac & cheese, soups, chili, porchetta, and sides. Vegetarian dishes are available.

Ace’s Wings, the specialty wings maker who made their vending debut during last year’s Project: Eats, is accepting a limited number of orders. They’re offering $40 trays with 30-35 wings per tray (and their wings aren’t small) with up to two flavors per tray.

Salt + Seed has all your vegan needs covered with dishes like buffalo cauliflower, BBQ heart of palm with slaw and chips, and much more available to order. You can reach them through DM on Instagram or via email.

SUPERBOWL IN HOBOKEN

If you are in Hoboken or planning to go, check these options brought to us thanks to Hoboken Happy Hours.

1 Republik will have the game on their many screens with no cover. Book your party by calling 201-696-1033.

The Ale House

Black Bear Bar & Grill, the first 100 people are entered to win prizes depending on the quarter. Prizes include:

  • 1st Quarter: Olivier Vernon-signed football
  • Halftime: Eli Manning-signed jersey
  • 3rd Quarter: Landon Collins-signed helmet
  • Final: HD TV

City Bistro

The Dubliner: Join the party on the 2nd floor! Tickets for Superbowl Sunday at The Dub Pub are $25 and include wings and beer for the duration of the game. The game will be projected on 2 giant screens for your viewing pleasure. Click here for tickets.

Green Rock for their $30 Tailgate Party starting at 4PM until Kickoff. It includes unlimited Coors drafts, Miller drafts, Captain drinks and wings! Then stay for the game with specials including:

House of ‘Que: For no cover, you can catch the Super Bowl on House Of ‘Que’s huge projector screen with specials

The HUB: Head to The HUB early for their pre-game tailgate starting at 2pm! Then, stay for the game for drink, shot and wing specials. With guest DJs in attendance, this is a can’t-miss party. VIP packages are also available.

Mike’s Wild Moose Saloon: America’s favorite game of the year will be at one of America’s favorite party spots. That can only mean an ALL AMERICAN TAILGATE PARTY, including giant subs, tailgate salads, live DJs, drink and shot specials, full game sound, giveaways, raffles and prizes, including a 43” flat screen TV.

Pilsener Haus: Head to Pilsener Haus for their Zuperbowl featuring $5 1/2L of Pilsener Haus Original, specials after each touchdown and give aways! The party starts at 6PM.

The Shannon: Reserve a table for the Super Bowl at The Shannon, and your table will receive a free plate of wings! While you eat all the wings, take advantage of their bucket, pitcher and shot specials all night long. And don’t forget about their raffle happening every quarter!

The Shepherd & the Knucklehead: Hang around after the game, and you could win a Bud Light Lazyboy at The Shepherd & The Knucklehead on February 4.

Urban Coalhouse: Watching the Super Bowl in the comfort of your own home? Hosting a party for your friends? Urban Coalhouse is here for you with their various catering specials, including Kickoff, Red Zone and Hail Mary packages.

Wicked Wolf Start the tailgate early at Wicked Wolf’s Super Bowl Sunday Tailgate Party starting at 11AM!

Willie McBride’s: Head to Willie McBride’s for a plethora of drink specials.

Camp Riverbend Beach Party Open House

Choosing a summer camp?  Come in from the cold…to Camp Riverbend’s Beach Party Open House!  Saturday January 20, 10 am – 12 noon for prospective campers of all ages (3-14).  Riverbend counselors will be leading tropical games, crafts and cooking activities for kids and parents.  Meet our directors and tour the camp grounds.  Please email [email protected] or call 908-580-CAMP to reserve your space.   Camp Riverbend is 30 minutes from downtown Jersey City.  Daily summer bus service included.

Preschool of Rock Pop up Family Jam in Downtown JC

Preschool of Rock Pop Up Family Jam: Classes at $15 per class -that’s a 50% discount
An interactive 45 minute parent and me music classes performed live on guitar and drums. Our high energy children’s music class is filled with drumming, shaking, dancing, laughter, and instrument discovery.
Only 20 kids in the session so please pay to save your spot.

Buy your tickets here: http://bit.ly/2xvvfZ4https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DZGFZHZCR8DEG

More about PRESCHOOL OF ROCK

PRESCHOOL OF ROCK IS REDEFINING MUSIC EDUCATION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD BY INSPIRING CREATIVITY, CONFIDENCE, AND FREEDOM THROUGH CARING ROLE MODELS, INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM, CULTURALLY DIVERSE INSTRUMENTS AND HIP MUSIC.

http://www.preschoolofrock.com/about/#.WbAdqa2ZOqA

The fees is non-refundable and non-adjustable.

Preschool of Rock Back to School Jam in Downtown JC

Welcome to Jersey City: Starter Guide for Jersey City Newbies

New in Jersey City ? Welcome to our city…this little guide will help you in many ways, check it out..

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!

1.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
Morton Williams: 105 River Dr S, Jersey City
BJ’s (Members only) – 396 Marin Boulevard, right next to Shop Rite
99 Ranch Market – 420 Grand St

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.

A Glance into Jersey City Farmer’s Market

Healthy places to eat in Jersey City

Best Vegan Bakeries in Jersey City

2. ENTERTAINMENT

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.

2.1 Outdoors:

Hamiton Park, Van Vorst Park and Newport Green. These 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!

2.2 Indoors:

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.

JCFamilies Weekly Meet Ups

3. 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, Exchange Place and JSQ. All of these will take you into lower Manhattan and midtown in minutes and operate around the clock.

There are 2 ferries options: NY Waterway and Liberty Landing Ferry Service

The Light Rail takes you around New Jersey above ground. We know you’re not the only parent who gets on the Light Rail to go no where in particular, but just ride the train wherever with your 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.

4. 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. Please, check some options at the JCFamilies Education Guide 2017-18

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.

JCFamilies organizes the JC Education Fair & the JC Summer Camp Fair every year. Check our webpage for updates.

5. FITNESS & WELLNESS

Being active is essential for both physical and mental health. Check out our list of local fitness and wellness clubs to find the one that works best for your needs, location and budget.

JCFamilies Fitness Directory

 6. DOCTORS

It’s comforting to know that you and your family are well taken care of with a great group of health care providers in the neighborhood. Our list here is a helpful guide for newbies in the neighborhood.

Looking for a pediatrician? Click here

Are you a woman? Are you an expectant mom? Are you planning to have a baby? Do you have kids? Primary Physicians info here: Carepoint Health and DRS

Adult and Pediatric ER

  • Hoboken University Medical Center / Carepoint: 308 Willow Ave, Hoboken, NJ, 07030
  • Christ Hospital / Carepoint : 176 Palisades Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07306
  • Jersey City Medical Center: 355 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ, 07302

7. DENTISTS  : 

7.1 Kids Dentistry

True Dental Care: 255 Brunswick St, Suite 5 – Phone: 201-565-0880
Modern Family Dentistry: 551 Jersey Ave – Phone: 201-798-1000
Dear Tooth Fairy: 432 Grand St – Phone: 201-763-6030

8. PHARMACIES

Newport Pharmacy: 165 Erie St
Downtown Pharmacy: 52 Essex Street & 18 Park View Ave
Palace Drugs and Liquors: 172 Newark Ave #2
CVS: at Target: 100 14th St
Duane Reade: 110 Newark Ave/ 52 River Dr S /1 – Path Plaza

24 Hours Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy : 59 Washington Street, Hoboken
Rite Aid: 2859-61 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ

9. BIRTHDAY PARTY VENUES

Urban living brings its challenges of space, especially when you are planning your kids’ big day! We’ve made finding a birthday party space easy with our list of venues here.

The Best Kids Birthday Cakes in Jersey City and Hoboken

Birthday Party on a Budget

Jersey City