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Free and Inexpensive Summer Camps for Kids in Jersey City

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Free Summer Camps for Kids in Jersey City

Summer is quickly approaching, during which summer camps will be in action. Below, you will find Free Summer Camp for Kids in Jersey City, which are some of the best options for children of all ages, abilities, and interests. Although some of the summer camps we have listed are not free, we also shared inexpensive options available in Jersey City. You can also find other Summer Camp options through our directory of summer camps serving Jersey CityHoboken, and the surrounding areas. You will find a variety of camps that offer diverse activities for campers. To find enrollment, programs offered, and other information, please be sure to check their websites.

The Jersey City Department of Recreation & Youth Development

The City of Jersey City’s Department of Recreation organizes summer activities for all ages. They offer a variety of activities from summer camps to clinics. Be sure to check their website for when more information about Summer Camps become available:
To register in person, or for any registration assistance, please call the Recreation Division (201) 547-5003.

Boys and Girls Club of Hudson County

225 Morris Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302
In addition to the afterschool programs for which Boys & Girls Clubs are known, they offer full-day camps during the summer. There is a variety of engaging programs under the supervision of adult professionals, including field trips to baseball games, water parks, museums, and other local attractions. The Boys and Girls Club of Hudson County has summer programs specifically designed for children in Kindergarten – 3rd grade, grades 4-8, and teens ages 13-18. Contact the Club here or stop by their Clubhouses in Jersey City and Hoboken to get registration information.

Liberty Athletic Center

142 Danforth Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone: 201-205-6888

We have a let’s get fit summer camp program. Our camp will begin on 6/24/24 and run through 8/30/24. Our camp runs from 8:30 to 4:30, but early drop off or late pick up could be arranged for a fee. We do accept Urban League vouchers for summer camp. For non Urban League children our camp is $225 for 5 days or $135 for 3 days a week. As well as focusing on educational and artistic activities, children will have the ability to learn and play different sports and do physical activities (such as karate and tumbling). Our summer camp is held in the same facility as a cheerleading gym is out of so we offer a trampoline and numerous mats for fun activities. We offer a one of a kind summer camp experience for children.


2039 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Free Summer Camp for Kids in Jersey City

The NJCU Summer Camps are geared towards offering a rewarding experience for children. The summer camp program by NJCU features facilities both indoor and outdoor, including an indoor pool, 3 hardwood courts, an outdoor athletic complex with collegiate regulation size soccer, softball, and baseball fields and private locker rooms. NJCU offers exciting activities such as swimming, team sports, arts and crafts, and relay/obstacle courses. To find out more about upcoming events and summer camps, visit NJCU’s website here.

Primary Prep

41 Tuers Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07306 – Phone: 201-333-8844

Free Summer Camps for Kids in Jersey City

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

Camp Liberty

300 Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Each summer for over 40 years, EdArts’ Camp Liberty’s tranquil five acres have offered children a green sanctuary within an urban environment. Camp Liberty offers young people an outlet for artistic expression, a safe space to have social interactions, and structured activities for recreation. The goal of Camp Liberty is to create a welcoming and safe environment using EdArts techniques grounded in the arts and social-emotional learning, to make positive and memorable experiences and in turn nurture personal growth. Register here. 

Mosaic – Faces of New York Camp

CISV’s Mosaic – Faces of NY Camp is a unique summer opportunity for 11- and 12-year-olds from the tri-state area. The camp brings CISV’s values of human rights education and global friendship home to our own community — a one-week overnight camp that provides a fun and safe environment for children to learn what it means to be a global citizen and live harmoniously with others, sharing resources and ideas. Apply Now! Phase 1 application deadline is April 27th. More details here.

Team Wilderness – Summer Treks

Two weeks of empowering outdoor character building adventures. Sessions are Monday through Thursday over a two week period.

Each day Team Wilderness meet at Base Camp – 503 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City – at 8:30am and end around 3:00 pm depending on that day’s trip. Trips include hiking, camping, and rappelling! Breakfast and lunch is provided for all youth. Every activity and trip incorporates our E.T.H.I.C.A.L. values (empathy, teamwork, health, inclusivity, community, conquering adversity, and leadership). Each day includes reflection that emphasizes self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision making and personal growth. The session culminates with a three day backpacking trip in the Catskill mountains. Youth unplug and bond while working together to build the campsite.

All equipment needed is provided and no experience is needed. Each session includes only 12 youth so register today! (registration opens March 6th 2024)

SESSION ONE: July 8 – 11 and July 15 – 18, 2024 (ages 12 – 15)
SESSION TWO: July 22 – 25 and July 29 – Aug. 1, 2024 (ages 15 – 18)

Updated March 14th 2024

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