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STEM Based Summer Camps In Jersey City and Hoboken

Written by Bianca kirschner

STEM Based Summer Camps In Jersey City and Hoboken

Centered around project-based learning, an effective STEM classroom offers a positive culture that allows students to problem-solve, collaborate, create, test ideas, and build with their hands. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) enrichment classes can be a wonderful way to help kids think critically and creatively while fostering their curiosity along the way. Luckily, this summer your child can go to the perfect STEM-based summer camp. Therefore, we created this list to help!


110 1stStreet, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-721-6000

Waldo School is excited to share with you the 2021 World of ABC, The Waldo School summer camp programs! Their summer camp offers four different sessions throughout July and August for parents to choose from with multiple timing options to help meet the needs of families. They have also designed three separate summer camp programs, one specifically for preschoolers, and one virtual and one in-person option for Kindergarteners – 6th graders!

Waldo Preschool STEAM Summer Camp (PreK 2, PreK 3, PreK 4)
The exciting summer camp program is a balance of fun and creativity, with an emphasis on student-driven, inquiry-based approaches to learning! During each week’s unique theme, such as Talented Tinkerers, Global Engineers, and Splish Splash, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) will be incorporated in a hands-on way. This year they are also excited to introduce our Preschool Maker Space, where campers will be able to explore, create, and engineer with a variety of open-ended materials. The camp will also feature daily outdoor time, and for their PreK 3 and PreK 4 students, walking trips to the waterfront.

Waldo STEAM Summer Camp – In-Person (Kindergarten – 6th Grade)
Featuring robotics, engineering, art, programming, and coding activities, campers will problem solve and collaborate on projects using the latest technology in a student-driven, inquiry-based setting! Campers will explore eight exciting, STEAM-focused themes, such as Mission to the Moon, Sustainable Earth, Circuits and Design, and Roving Robots, in their dedicated STEAM lab. In addition to daily STEAM projects, campers will also reinforce mathematics and reading skills all summer. Campers will also explore a different sport each week in our gymnasium, and participate in daily outdoor time and walking trips to the waterfront.

Waldo STEAM Summer Camp – Virtual (Kindergarten – 6th Grade)
In their virtual option, campers will explore eight STEAM-focused themes, such as City Creators, Stop Motion Animation, and Traveling through Time. In addition to daily STEAM projects, campers will also reinforce mathematics and reading skills all summer, and participate in physical education lessons. All classes will be conducted synchronously through Zoom live video, and campers will also be provided with the materials needed to work through each of the activities, which can be picked up from The Waldo School prior to the start of each session.
Note that campers will be placed in the age group they completed in the 2020—2021 school year.


35 Hudson Street, Jersey City
160 Morgan Street, Jersey City


Comprehensive STEM curriculum:
Science: Minecraft for Education
Technology: Scratch and Python programming
Engineering: Circuit design and Robotics
Math: Problem-solving with logic, induction, algebra, geometry, pattern recognition and coding.

Age groups: 6-9, 9-11
Weekday program: 4 sessions (Jun 28 – Sep 3, 2021)
Half-day / Full Day / Extended day (AND physical activities, games, puzzles)
Weekend program: 2 sessions (Jul 10 – Aug 28, 2021)
Fully equipped advanced computer labs.
Online learning available!


225 Morris Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-844-8535

For those who prefer the flexibility of online learning, AlphaMinds Academy will be offering its academic enrichment classes as part of the Summer Bridge 2021 Program.
Our summer program for preschoolers will help them prepare for the upcoming school year, while school age children can avoid the dreaded “summer slide” by enrolling into our intellectually stimulating, engaging and interactive classes.
In addition to academic classes (Math, Reading, Essay Writing), AlphaMinds Academy also offers Chess and Coding classes, as well as the online Chess Camp!
All classes are taught in small groups, led by our experienced teachers and instructors.
DATES: July 6th – August 13th

9:30 am – 1:30 pm

– Grades PreK 3, PreK 4 and K
Chess for Young Beginners
Logic (with Mindfulness & Yoga)
Reading (Phonics)
– Grades 1-8
Chess (all grades/levels)
Coding (gr. 2-8)
Essay Writing (gr. 3-8)
Mathematics (all grades)
Reading Fluency & Comprehension (gr.1-2)

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