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Summer Camps for Kids in Jersey City

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Summer Camps Opening In Jersey City

We know how important summer activities and camps are for you and for your child. Due to the pandemic, a lot has changed but fortunately, some of your favorite local businesses are bringing summer camps back,  Some of them will be virtual and some will be doing in their facilities so you will have a ton of options for your children this year too.

Camp Riverbend 

Camp Riverbend will open for summer 2020. We plan to run from Monday, July 13 to Friday, August 21.

They have developed plans and protocols, pursuant to guidelines from the CDC, the American Camp  Association, and the New Jersey Department of Health, to keep campers and staff as safe as possible.  Click here for the link to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Handbook.  While the camp will not be exactly the same as in past years, they are committed to providing all of our campers with a safe, fun, and exciting summer outdoors.

Availability is limited!  Because they have greatly reduced the number of campers who can be at camp at any one time and to accommodate as many families as possible, they are only offering 2-week sessions:

July 13 – 24
July 27 – August 7
August 10 – 21

(the camp day is 9 am – 4 pm)

To start, they will only allow children to enroll for one of these sessions on a first-come, first-served basis.  Enrollment is due by Tuesday, June 16 and spaces are extremely limited!  After tomorrow, we will open registration to new families.  On the registration form, you will also be asked whether you would like additional sessions, and if so, what are your second and third choices. Subject to availability, we will honor your requests. More information here. 

The Waldo School 

Keep your child’s learning skills sharp all summer long with the Waldo School Summer Camp!

🔆 Choose from IN SCHOOL or VIRTUAL

🔆 The Waldo School will implement Critical Thinking skills for mathematics and language arts blended with STEAM activities.
They will work on:
* implementations of math and language arts for the upcoming school year,
* group and individual support for the subject and skill-based practice;
* integrations of real-world applications while teaching extended understanding.

🔆 Please contact us at [email protected] and 201-721-6000 for more information. Their address is 110 1st Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

DT234 Gallery 

DT234 Gallery has a fun summer planned via Zoom. Join them for their fun and educational virtual Summer classes. Keep your kids engaged this summer with activities that will brighten their day while being at home. Join them for their morning or afternoon sessions. All supplies + shipping included. They are offering various art programs and the supplies include paint, brushes, mixing plates, canvas, clay, and an apron. It will be a step-by-step educational class online. You can register on their website here.

Academy Of Excellence

SAFETY First! Before we had the privilege to simply learn. Now, we will need to incorporate facial coverings, thermometers, hand sanitizers, steaming facilities daily, and much more. But all this will not stop @academyofexcellencepreschool! You will have well-deserved summer FUN this year!😊⠀
They are opening July 6th for their Summer Camp under strict CDC & State Guidelines. Call 201-963-5555 or send an email to ⠀
[email protected]

Grit Sports Training and Grit Academy 

Summer is ON! Need an awesome summertime activity for your kids? Look no further than GRIT Adventure’s super summer camp! Your child will learn to master climbing, jumping, and rolling across obstacles while also taming the urban wild. They have a re-imagined summer camp to be an outdoor focused adventure combining non-competitive movement/parkour/ninja training with daily academic enrichment programs (e.g. math, reading, critical thinking)  from our partner JEI Learning plus chess, robotics and even public speaking to challenge young minds as well.  

While they have a very large, well-ventilated space, their goal is to take camp outdoors this summer with daily activities planned in the surrounding parks and outdoor athletic facilities.  Book the most awesome, inspiring day camp in downtown Jersey City.  Camp sessions are available every week, Monday – Friday beginning June 28 through Sept 4th for PreK-8th.  Space is limited and going fast!  Book the most awesome, inspiring camp for your young camper at GRIT!  One week and they won’t want to go anywhere else this summer!

Each GRIT Summer Camp Features:

Personalized attention with small camp sizes grouped by age
Trained role model instructors and teachers
Fun & Safe environment in a large, clean well, ventilated space
Daily outdoor physical activity and local field trips plus
Intensive academic enrichment choices from JEI Learning

GRIT T-shirt for every camper

Weekly Full -day week camp: $599
Camp Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Early Dropoff/ After Camp available

Half-day week camp: $399
Camp Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Multi-Week Discounts are available. For more details about programs or if you have any questions email [email protected] or call. 

Online Virtual Programs are also available.  Fall Programs begin Sept 5th

Special JC Family Discount- Save 10% with code “summer”

Read their COVID-19 policy at www.thegritacademy.com and /or www.gritsportstraining.com 

GRIT is located at 201 Marin Blvd in Downtown Jersey City across from the Marin Light Rail and new Morris Canal Park.  

My Gym

Summer camp starts on July 6th! My Gym is so excited to have you all back and ready for summer fun. Their camps are filled with action-packed games, activities, tumbling, and more! Perfect for ages 2.5-13 yrs old. Book now as space is limited www.mygym.com/jerseycity

Hudson Montessori School

Hudson Montessori is offering two virtual summer camps for the summer. One is a primary summer camp and the other is a STEAM camp. Be part of their Summer Virtual Maker’s Camp where campers have the opportunity for self-expression through a virtual Maker Space and where self-confidence is fostered. The campers will enjoy challenge-based projects and learning new concepts. Running from June 29th-August 7th. More information here. 

Code Wiz Jersey City

Join hundreds of students who are learning the latest technology, working together with friends online, and building in demand-skills, all from the comfort of their home. Kids can show off their Minecraft skills, collaborate with other students, challenge their learning with the latest technology, Artificial Intelligence, Roblox, Java, Apps for Amazon and Alexa, and more. Daily problem solving, socializing, and fun with lots of course options to choose from to build solid skills for the future.

Morning options (10 am – 12 pm)
Afternoon options (1 pm – 3 pm)
1:3 Student: Coach ratio
Tons of course options
Expert staff

Apple Montessori School

Apple Montessori Summer Camp is filled with non-stop fun AND learning. Their campers love the exciting and enriching environment that their program offers. Each day is filled with adventures and activities—coding, robotics, music, drama, arts, sports, Montessori lessons, and more! At most locations they offer daily swim lessons taught by Red Cross certified lifeguards!

Learning has never been more FUN! For Summer 2020, Apple Montessori campers will receive a passport to a top-secret adventure! Campers will have a safe, fun, and enriching summer following the Wacky Professor McIntosh ‘Around the World in 40 Days’! In-person and home-based options available.

  • Ages: 2-12 years
  • 7:00 am – 6:30 pm (7:00 pm in Hoboken) Before and after camp childcare available.
  • Half-day and full-day; full summer or multiple weeks
  • Staffed year-round by experienced teachers and support staff
  • Safety-certified school and staff
  • Daily swim lessons offered at Edgewater, Kinnelon, Mahwah, Morris Plains, Oakland, Towaco, Randolph, and Wayne
  • Optional in-house lunch

Next Step Broadway

Come Sing, Dance & Act this Summer with Next Step Broadway Jersey City!

SESSION #1
June 15-June 26: Tangled

SESSION #2
June 29-July 10 : Trolls

Ages 4-12.

Sessions run every two weeks. Each session culminates in a virtual musical production. 4 hours per day, broken into 2 blocks: Morning (10 am-12 pm) & Afternoon (1:30-3:30 pm) Half Day option available for Ages 4-6 – Morning Block Only

Full-Day: $200/week – 2-week sessions – Half Day: $100/week – 2-week sessions

Hudson Community College Youth Programs 

This virtual camp is a home-based alternative for families seeking to keep children engaged at home during the peak hours of a workday. At Continuing Education’s virtual Summer Youth & Teen Program, both middle school and high school students will experience a variety of engaging and enriching programs. We will have live instructors running arts and crafts activities, creative workshops, and educational classes for both middle school and high school students, as well as College Readiness classes for High School students. These unique programs are specifically designed to run from the safety of your home. More information here. 

The Little Gym

Tired of all that screen time and want to get your kids moving? Then head on over to The Little Gym to put some “adventure” in their summer! Summer camps at The Little Gym are adventure-filled 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 The Search for Rainbow Castle, Dance Around the World, Yoga Kids & Mindful Friends, Pirate Party, Race to Outer Space, Dinosaur Adventure, A Royal Renaissance, Crazy Carnival, Superheroes Unite, and more! Don’t these themes sound like a whole lot of fun? Camps run from July 6th through August 29th. You can customize your child’s camp sessions to fit your schedule! Purchase as little as one 3-hour session to full weeks of sessions! Camps are offered Monday through Friday (Morning Session 9am-12pm, Lunch 12pm-1pm, Afternoon Session 1pm-4pm).

Space is limited as our camp sizes will be smaller and will fill up fast.  The Little Gym is a licensed Youth Camp with the NJ Department of Health. A comprehensive summer camp guide and a copy of our cleaning and social distancing standards can be provided upon request. 

PicoTech Summer Camp 2020

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