Summer Picnic In The Park, Jersey City

Summer Picnic In The Park, Jersey City

Who doesn’t love a picnic especially when the weather is so perfect outside? Join JCFamilies for another fun and free summer event on Friday, July 12th from 4-7pm at Hamilton Park.

Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy some music, delicious food, arts & crafts, and other fun activities for the whole family! There will also be a bouncy house for kids. This is a great event for families to come together and spend some quality time together.

We love organizing events for you and your family. If you haven’t attended our events before visit our photo galleries to see what our past events were like.


A non-profit social enterprise that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world.

JCFamilies will be collecting new or lightly worn shoes to benefit the global efforts for soles4soles. If you have any new or lightly worn shoes please bring them with you to the event. 

Entertainment for the event: 

Arts and crafts by Luna De Papel 

Luna de Papel is a crafting workshop that offers crafting and DIY classes and workshops for adults and children of all ages. It is a place where all can test the bounds of their imagination in an environment they enjoy.

Music by Carol Lester

Carol Is an Award Winning Songwriter with four full length CDs whose music has been licensed by The Red Cross & USA TV. Carol founded ABC Sing With ME! Baby Toddler Music. She teaches and performs locally, while writing and pitching music Nationally for TV Film and Artist Placement.

Bouncy House

There will be a big bouncy house for kids to play in. Make sure to get cash to the event!

Food Vendors: 

Taste of Poland

Taste of Poland will be selling pierogi, sausages, and bratwurst.

O’Lala Empanadas

O’Lala Empanadas will be selling empanadas, pastelon and arroz chaufa.

Bread and Spoon

Bread and Spoon will be selling picnic-themed cupcakes, fresh blueberry ginger lemonade + strawberry-mint sparkling water, mini savory quiche, plus some packaged cookies and brownies.

JCFamilies will be giving all kids FREE popcorn while supplies last! 


If you have any questions about the event feel free to email [email protected] 


Partners for the Picnic:

The Brunswick School in Jersey City 

Smart Start Academy

British Swim School

New York Life Insurance 


Bubble Fest at Riverview Fisk Park in Jersey City

Bubble Fest at Riverview Fisk Park in Jersey City

POSTPONED for May 12th

JCFamilies will host a bubble fest and springtime themed Arts and Crafts session for all kids with the Riverview Farmers Market, it is the opening day of the farmer’s market.!

Children can enjoy chasing and playing with giant bubbles at the event.

There will be face painter and music in the event too.

Spend the day of fun and relaxation with your family at Riverview Fisk Park. Don’t forget to bring the picnic blanket, it’s going to be a fun and family day. There will be vendors selling  food and fresh produce.

WHEN: Sunday, May 12th 11am-1 pm
WHERE: Riverview-Fisk Park

We can’t wait to meet you there!

Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey City

Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey City

Family First, Business Second.

Moms are known to wear many hats and adding on the entrepreneurial hat is just an addition to their ever-growing responsibilities. Which is why this Mother’s Day, we wanted to feature Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey City and Hoboken, and recognize Mompreneurs who are winning at raising their children and growing their business at the same time.

Multitasking is so much more than a skill when you’re a mother – it becomes a part of you. For most people without children, it’s almost impossible to do basic chores on most days. You would think that to add another thing to their already-hectic life, will be even more chaotic. But moms everywhere are making it happen, simultaneously running small businesses and nurturing their children  – both 24/7 jobs.

Kudos to all of these moms who also have the rest of the community in mind as they fulfill their passion.

Dr. Mila Cohen of True Dental Care for Kids & Teens

Dr. Mila Cohen, a mother of two, and a board-certified dentist is the owner of True Dental Care for Kids & Teens in Jersey City. As a young and fearful patient once, she became inspired to create a friendly, warm and enjoyable experience for her patients. With all the training she has obtained to manage her craft, Dr. Mila is eager to make children feel that going to the kids’ dentist can be an enriching, fun and enjoyable experience.

Dr. Mila provides dental care for children of all ages in the Jersey City area and has dedicated her professional career to tend to the specific needs of both child and parent who visits the facility.

For important dental knowledge and to learn more about True Dental Care Kids & Teens, visit their website here:


Sonali Pai of Zaniac Jersey City

Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey CitySonali Pai is the Campus Owner of Zaniac Jersey City, which is an after-school and summer camp STEAM-enrichment center for parents who want to give their children an academic edge and encourage critical thinking, and a proud mother of two.

Sonali realized through her son’s education that there was still a gap in the way children are being taught the practical applications of STEAM and knew that it is important to make it as engaging as possible.

Now, as one of the founding members of a nutritional supplements company, and a proud mother of two, Sonali focused on bringing STEAM to the Jersey City community, in order for children to build a foundation for critical thinking and encourage their creativity from an early start.

For more information, visit Zaniac Jersey City Campus’ website here:


Urvashi Keown of Test Rocker

Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey City

Another amazing mom of two, Urvashi Keown, is also a Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer at TestRocker, Inc. in Jersey City. Urvashi leads TestRocker technology, products, strategic initiatives, and customer service worldwide. She is the person responsible for the development of the award-winning platform that powers TestRocker.

She cultivated a passion for digital production and development at her previous role as an advertising account executive at Ogilvy & Mather in New York City and holds a business management degree from the University of Notre Dame. You have to be a super mom to achieve all of that!

TestRocker provides free one-on-one sessions and free private consultation assessments. For more information, visit TestRocker’s website here:

 Danielle Sporcic of The Little Gym of Jersey City

Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey CityDanielle Sporcic, together with her husband, owns The Little Gym of Jersey City. She was motivated to bringing The Little Gym of Jersey City to the community after seeing the positive impact it had given to their active and adventurous toddler.

They believe in providing a nurturing environment, where children explore their physical development, while also growing socially, emotionally, and intellectually.

For more information, visit The Little Gym of Jersey City’s website here:

Marietta Pineda-Reynolds of Downtown Medspa


Maria Pineda-Reynolds, a mother of four, co-owns Downtown Medspa with her husband, Dr. Eric Reynolds, DPM. Maria has over 20 years of experience in Sales and Marketing and over 10 years of experience in Real Estate Sales.

Downtown Medspa’s mission is to give Jersey City residents the most effective, science-based cosmetic and rejuvenation treatments possible, using state-of-the-art equipment. All of the treatments at Downtown Medspa are minimally invasive, safe, and require no downtime.

For more information about their services, visit Downtown Medspa’s website here:

Elizabeth Cain of Hound About Town and Hazel Baby & Kids

Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey City

Elizabeth Cain is a proud mother of a child, owner of not one, but two businesses, Hound About Town and Hazel Baby & Kids.

Elizabeth drew inspiration for Hound About Town from their family dog, Wiley. As a family, they are eager to maintain Wiley’s happy and healthy lifestyle, which is why they brought natural food products and other tools for training dogs with positive reinforcement to the Jersey City community with Hound About Town.

In addition to Hound About Town, Elizabeth was also motivated to bring socially responsible, environmentally friendly, and sustainable products for children with Hazel Baby & Kids.

For more information on Hound About Town and Hazel Baby & Kids visit their websites here:

Lynn Hazan of ChicpeaJC

Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey CityLynn Hazan, also known as “Chicpea”, is a mom to a beautiful daughter and pup Harvey, the founder of ChicpeaJC, a blog about all things Jersey City, and also the founder of the non-profit organization Content Creators Academy Jersey City for youth interested in digital media – she does it all. 

Aside from raising her growing family, Lynn also runs a hip hop class every Wednesday at Base Gym, and she has worked with several local businesses to organize events. She also dabbles into the fashion world, volunteers at community events, and teaches the occasional social media workshop.

Through working with organizations in Jersey City, she has made it possible to bring some of the most well-attended events in Jersey City, such as LSC After Dark events with Liberty Science Center, and the annual Halloween party, Terminal of Terror.

For more information on ChicpeaJC, visit:

Dr. Chitra Mittal of Liberty Physical Therapy

Image result for dr chitra mittalDr. Chitra Mittal, a new mother, and owner of Liberty Physical Therapy. Dr. Chitra has not only been treating patients in the New Jersey area but she also has been treating patients of all ages all around the globe.

She obtained her Masters of Health Science at the University of Indianapolis with a concentration in Orthopedics. Dr. Chitra contributed her knowledge to other Physical Therapy students as a Teaching Assistant at Harvard University.

For more information on Liberty Physical Therapy, visit their website here:

Jomayra Torres of Joys In Teaching Tutoring Service

Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey CityJomayra Torres, born and raised in Jersey City in a single mother household with 4 younger siblings, she grew up understanding the value of hard work and the impact of a genuine, caring spirit in the lives of children. Growing up, Jomayra had a desire to make a difference in the lives of those in her community and endeavored to do so by pursuing a career in education.

Joys In Teaching Tutoring Service, LLC, a tutoring match and educational services organization, that was developed as a response to parent requests for professional and affordable educational services as a result of lack of funding for programs. Joys In Teaching has expanded to include enrichment programs, parent education workshops, consultation, and professional development services, as well as a non-profit, Joys In Teaching Inc, aimed at providing much needed educational services to the Jersey City community.

To learn more about Joys in Teaching Tutoring Service, visit


Bridget Fujioka of Beloved World Yoga

Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey CityBridget is a mom, and the owner and founder of Beloved World Yoga. She was first introduced to yoga in 2001. Through yoga, she found a calm and acceptance never before experienced. From that first year, she knew she would become a yoga teacher and be able to have a place others could also use as a sanctuary.

It took some time and several detours, but everything has fallen into place. She received her 200-hour teacher training from Bright Spirit and has studied Restorative Yoga at Yoga Works. She is so grateful for the opportunity to share yoga with her community.

To learn more about Beloved World Yoga, visit their website: 

Ayesha Khanna of Naurah USA

Ayesha Khanna is a mom, choreographer, multi-passionate entrepreneur, and a fashionista. She is well known as the Founder of Bollywood Funk NYC Dance school as well as her fashion line Naurah USA.
Her journey as a dancer began at the ripe age of 4. Born and raised in India she learned the classical dance form of Kathak under the guidance of Pundit Birju Maharaj and Smt Shovana Narayan. A natural performer, she also studied acting under Amal Allana, chairperson of the National School of Drama in New Delhi.
Inspired by the rich Indian heritage and the vibrant fashion scene of NYC, Ayesha wished to create unique wearable designs that bring the best of her two worlds together. The line is both inspired by and dedicated to the bold and beautiful women who are hustlers by day but fashionistas at night. Naurah designs are known for their rich hand embroideries and unique color combinations. Make Every Day a Style Statement!
Naurah recently launched in Milan and is soon going to expand to London, United Kingdom.
View Naurah designs at .

Zahra Amanpour of Indiegrove

Mom-Owned Business in Jersey CityZahra Amanpour, mom of two, and founder of Indiegrove,  a place that provides a real advantage to small businesses, freelancers, and independent professionals with workspaces, meeting rooms, and events spaces that are designed to provide them with the environment needed to work harder and happier.

JCFamilies had an opportunity to interview Zahra back in 2016, and her advice to other moms who also want to be successful entrepreneurs while caring for their families is, “You shouldn’t feel guilty! If you had a job, your time away from your kids would be expected. You’re not choosing your business over your kids. You’re trying to put your mark in this world, and you can have that”

For more information on Indiegrove, visit their website here:

Rene Safarova-Gonzalez of Bambino Chef

Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey City

Bambino Chef was created and owned by Rene Safarova-Gonzalez, a proud mother of two. Rene’s love for cooking and creating recipes with her children inspired her to open a kitchen studio where children and adults can learn and experience the magic she feels in the kitchen.

Bambino Chef offers children cooking lessons, birthday parties, summer/winter camps, story time sessions, play date gatherings, holiday events, adult cooking classes, and other learning and developmental activities. While learning the importance of healthy nutrition and cooking up little masterpieces.

For more information, visit their website here:

Ilana Libman of HudsonPLAY

Ilana is a mom of two, resident of Jersey City for over 20 years, and owner of HudsonPLAY. When developing HudsonPLAY in the Brunswick Center, she was focused on fostering love and geared her efforts on helping to encourage strong families from the inside out.
At the forefront of this indoor playground is the physical benefits for the children who jump, skip, and climb their way through the obstacle course and play area. However, for Libman, HudsonPLAY can offer so much more for every member of the family.
Libman, who is a busy working mom and constantly on the go, wanted to use her business as an opportunity for parents to have stress-free adult time,  strongly believing that a happy parent can provide a better and healthier environment for the family. Therefore she created “Parent’s Night Out” offered every Friday night at HudsonPLAY.  The weekly event really aims to support both the children and adult members of the family.
In addition to offering children an opportunity to stay physically active (regardless of weather)  and socialize with new or existing friends, HudsonPLAY is also committed to developing healthy eating habits.
To learn more about HudsonPLAY, visit their website here:



So how do they do it? Simple answer – they’re a MOM! Moms are resilient, strong, and hard-working. Such beautiful and gentle creatures who can be tough when needed to be. Moms deserve to be recognized for their efforts all year round and here at JCFamilies, we a grateful for the strong mothers that raised us and have made us who we are today.

We believe that these hard-working mothers, as well as other mompreneurs not mentioned, contribute to the health and well-being of the people in our community. We thank you for fulfilling your passion and ensuring that the future generation will grow in a community where education, safety, and proper care is advocated for.


The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Things to do around Hamilton Park in Jersey City

Things to do around Hamilton Park in Jersey City


The weather gives us hope of warmer days ahead and with rising temperatures, our love for one of Jersey city’s most beloved park only increases. And here we are with things to do around Hamilton Park in Jersey City.

Hamilton Park – a 5.4-acre square green space in downtown Jersey City is one of its residents and visitors favorite destination. Engulfed in tall trees and sporting an array of historic houses and shop fronts, charming boutiques and restaurants. Hamilton Park offers many activities for people of all age groups.  Here is a curated list of things to do around Hamilton Park in Jersey City.

Inside Hamilton Park

Play Areas


Children of all ages love Hamilton Park. Besides the large space to run, play and scooter around, this park has two lovely dedicated children’s playground. Split between ages (0-5) and (5-12) both the playgrounds have age appropriate equipment. Children love to spend time sliding, swinging or climbing. Another major attraction is the Hamilton park splash pad. A small fenced –in water playground featuring sprinklers and colorful buckets of water dropping overhead,  bound to form an immediate love affair with little ones. There are so many things to do around Hamilton Park in  Jersey city that you might find it difficult to leave!

If you have a fur baby, look no further. This park is pet-friendly and features a dog park. Let your furry ones run, play, and enjoy!

Sporting Fun








Hamilton Park is the focal point of families engaged in recreational fun. Its basketball court and a tennis court typically run busy during summer months, with some wait time for your turn. If you wish to play, land here early or get your name entered in and wait for your turn. Either way, have fun while you shoot hoops or practice your serve!


Gazebo at hailton park, jersey city
Gazebo at the Hamilton Park, Jersey city

Walk around the park under the leafy trees, relax in the Gazebo or look at the little free library, a small space shaped like an owl meant for a free exchange of children’s books. Select what you want and give back what others could use! It’s absolutely free!

These carefree walks, are simple, joyful and one big attraction of things to do around Hamilton Park in Jersey City. After all who does not want to spend time amongst birds, trees, flowers, and nature.

  • Events

The Hamilton Park neighborhood association (HPNA) conducts events that are a hit amongst the local community. Some of the popular events are the farmers market, Shakespeare in the park, the great egg hunt, the education fair and many more.

During the summer months, the park participates in the outdoor movie nights, the schedule of which is displayed both on the website as well as on a large colorful banner at the entrance of the park. In the month of June, the community holds the Hamilton Park Festival- a great time to enjoy music, food and a plethora of fun, engaging activities.

The farmers market is set up around the Gazebo every Wednesday between 3:00 and 7:30 PM from May to December. Over 20 vendors and their fresh produce is a source of high traffic and buzz on these days. Enjoy the fresh lemonade on hot summer days and head to the popping aromatic popcorn. Indulge in sumptuous Stella’s empanadas while browsing fresh apples, strawberries, Jams or fresh green vegetables. Don’t forget to bring your bag to carry home your purchases! Find out more farmers market in the area 

Ensure to check the event calendar if you want to attend a specific event. This is one of the most sought after events and much featured in things to do around Hamilton Park in Jersey City.

  • Families and fun

Besides the regular events, Picnics all around the park and an occasional birthday celebration are other ways families enjoy this charming and splendid green spot – ‘ Hamilton Park ‘. However, if you wish to use the Gazebo or conduct a private event, we encourage you to seek permissions from Jersey City cultural affairs.

Around the Hamilton Park

Walk around the perimeter of Hamilton Park: Enjoy the neighborhood. Not only children but also people of all age groups are bound to be smitten by the charm and warmth of this place.

Musically or creatively inclined and want to experience a new instrument or dance form? Head to Next step broadway at 9th street. Looking to engage young children in meaningful play, parties or events step into My Gym also located at 9th street.

About 50 steps ahead is another children’s favorite creamery and bake shop Milk, Sugar, Love’. Indulge in some delightfully delicious, churned out of organic milk – ice cream. Don’t miss to try the delectable and tantalizing baked goods.

Keep walking till you find a large wall mural of a young girl peeking through a window. The graffiti is loved by adults and children alike, evoking imagination, creative thinking, and storytelling.

Sightseeing: Take a walk around Hamilton park to witness history. Stand and stare at the Victorian-style residences in this part of town. Wander around the streets surrounding the park to see well-preserved examples of these Victorian abodes. Don’t miss the little benches dotted around the perimeter of the park and the lamp posts that offer splendid & picturesque scenery! As we said, you are spoilt for choices when narrowing on things to do around Hamilton Park in Jersey City.

Places to Eat near Hamilton Park :

Hungry? You are spoilt for choices when near Hamilton Park. Here is a list of top places to indulge and tantalize the taste buds! This is just a small list, Hamilton park area is dotted with eateries and cafes.

Ahri’s Kitchen: 227, 7th Street.

Ahri’s Kitchen serves authentic home-style authentic Korean food. A BYOB and order at the counter style restaurant. The serving size is large and the mood easy. Just seat yourself and enjoy their soups, dumpling and some authentic Korean cuisine.

Psst, don’t miss out the décor of the place, tastefully and meticulously done, bring on that camera and capture the memories you make here!

White Star Bar : 179 WARREN ST, JC

A juicy burger and a bottle of wine or maple salmon and a sumptuous spread of appetizer, either way, this friendly place with the great ambiance is just a hop, skip, jump away from Hamilton Park. Open till late night, White star has a vibe you cannot miss.

Carmine’s Pizza: 366 8th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Another favorite in all age groups is carmine’s pizza factory. Serving thin crust Pizza with incredible flavors, delicious spaghetti and everything Italian! A corner brownstone with large glass windows and outside seating during summer months. Just what you want at the end of a long summery day!

Hamilton Inn :708 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Another local favorite is The Hamilton Inn. This is a great place to enjoy brunch, dinner, or late night food with friends and family. The Hamilton Inn was awarded open Table’s best 100 brunch restaurants in the country. You know you can’t go wrong if choosing this place. Get there early to avoid long waiting time, especially during weekend brunch

Basic : 231 8th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

You can’t miss the Basic Deli. Located at 231 8th St, Delightful place, Large glass windows and quirky outside seating with a spread of some great coffees and teas. You can’t miss the place boasting ‘ the best coffee in town ‘ can you?

O’ Café : 230 Pavonia Ave: Previously Smith and Chang’s general foods, now called O’ Café.

This is not just a coffee shop but a great place to meet up or work. The coffee shop is great for anyone who loves their coffee to be made in a specific way with many options for Vegans. Kickstart your morning here with the sun falling on the large windows and making everything brighter. This place has cute interiors and some amazing food options- full of baked goods, acai bowls, salads, and sandwiches.

Spend an entire day, evening and night enjoying the many facets of things to do  around Hamilton Park in Jersey City.

Getting to Hamilton Park

Getting to Hamilton park is easy. Closest stations are Grove street and Newport light rail. About 8 minutes of walking distance from Newport light rail, and similar from Grove street. If you are driving, parking is on the street and free. However, it could be tough to get a spot during evenings and high traffic times. Arrive early and secure a spot!

If you enjoy any of the above features and would like to add to the list of things to do around Hamilton Park in Jersey city do write to us!

Happy warmer months ahead!

PS: There are many other green pastures and parks to explore in Jersey city. If you are in Paulus hook area head to Van Vorst Park, Lincoln Park and Liberty state park are other beautiful parks to explore.

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.


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).



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.


Summer Camps in Jersey City and Hoboken
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
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.”


Summer Camps in Jersey City
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
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

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

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.


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! 

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!


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.


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!

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.





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


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.



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.



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.


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.


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.

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.


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.

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.


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)

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.


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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.


 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.


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

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







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
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]

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.

Exhibition in Downtown 234 Gallery, Jersey City

Downtown 234 Gallery is proud to present for our fifth exhibition of the year – Ink on Paper “A Sumi-e Show”

Featuring works by artists Shoukei Shodou and Deirdre Kennedy. ”
It is a process very difficult to use and more difficult to master and it is totally done with just a brush and ink on rice paper. It is a simple process but not easy.” -Deirdre Kennedy
Shoukei Shodou and Deirdre Kennedy both mastered traditional Japanese brush painting from 10 – 15 years experience.
Join us for our opening reception Thur June 28 6-9pm* Refreshments will be served!

Camp Riverbend in New Jersey : Cinco De Mayo Open House

Camp Riverbend New Jersey

Camp Riverbend in New Jersey 
Choosing a camp for this summer?

Its Fiesta time at Camp Riverbend’s Cinco De Mayo Open House! Saturday May 5, 11 am – 2 pm. 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 and enjoy a BBQ lunch in our new dining hall. Free! RSVP required to [email protected]com or 908-580-CAMP.

Camp Riverbend is 30 minutes from downtown Jersey City; bus transportation to camp included.

Enroll by May 5 to catch the final Early Bird Discount!

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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.

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