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JC Summer Camp Guide 24

Written by Bianca kirschner

Summer Camps in Jersey City and Hoboken’24

JCFamilies has the most trusted directory of summer camps in Jersey City Hoboken, and the surrounding areas. We have assembled a list of the best options for children of all ages, abilities, and interests.
Our summer camps directory ranges 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 in the county. All camps outside the metro area provide transportation from/to JC/Hoboken.
These summer camps in Jersey City and Hoboken directories can be used to find full-day and 1/2-day options for your little campers. So 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.

Summer Camps in Jersey City and Hoboken’24

The Brunswick School

189 Brunswick Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-420-1550

The Brunswick School offers offer a Full Day/Extended Day Summer Camp at our Brunswick Street location ONLY for children entering Pre-K 4, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, and Third Grade
Summer Camp Weeks for 2024: Camp is offered from Monday, July 1st (abbreviated week) through Friday, August 23rd. There is a 4-week minimum sign up (non-consecutive) and tuition is due in full by May 1st. Applications will open for new campers on March 1st and for returning campers, February 1st. The application fee is $200 (waived for returning campers). More details here.

Smart Start Academy

Various Locations – Phone: (201) 461-0101

Summer Camp is our happy place! Join us for a fun filled Summer! Our Summer Camp programs offer both extended day and part time options, certified staff, organic well-balanced meals, field trips, special guests, cooking classes, daily outdoor activities, special events, and more! For more information, call us today at 201-461-0101.

World of ABC, The Waldo School

110 and 125 1st Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-721-6000
We are excited to share our 2024 Waldo School summer camp programs! Our summer camp offers four different sessions for parents to choose from, with multiple timing options to help meet the needs of our families. We have also designed two separate summer camp programs, one for preschoolers and one for kindergarteners to 8th graders!

Waldo Preschool STEAM Summer Camp (PreK 2, PreK 3, PreK 4)
110 1st Street Location
Our exciting summer camp program is a balance of fun and creativity, with an emphasis on student-driven, inquiry-based approaches to learning! During each session’s unique theme, including All About Me, Flowers and Trees, Bugs, Bees and Butterflies, and Mini Summer Scientists, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) will be incorporated in a hands-on way. Campers will have opportunities to continue to build on their academic skills, including mathematics and literacy. Our camp also features daily outdoor time!

Waldo STEAM Summer Camp – In-Person (Kindergarten – 8th Grade)
110 1st Street Location
Featuring robotics, engineering, coding, creative arts and STEAM academics, campers will problem solve and collaborate on projects in a student driven, inquiry-based setting! Campers will explore exciting themes each session, including Nature Science Studies, Brain Training, Project-Based Learning, and Living Math. Campers will also lean about a different sport each week in our gymnasium, and participate in daily outdoor time and walking trips to local parks. They’ll also enjoy school outings and pool fun in our Waldo swimming pool!

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center

252 9th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-205-1218

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center camp is simply the best! 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 Children’s Fitness Center 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 Children’s Fitness Center 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.

British Swim School

British Swim School offers a variety of swimming lessons in Jersey City, NJ for infants, toddlers, kids, and adults. Get started today!

Waterfront Montessori

150 Warren St #108, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201-333-5600

Join us for a fun-filled, enriching program where learning and play are joyfully intertwined, curiosity is continually sparked, and our students’ natural talents and passions are encouraged to soar! Camp will convene on the playground each morning for a spirit-boosting round of camp songs and cheer. Campers will enjoy weekly water play, sports, music and dance classes, Mad Science experiments, and cooking. Each three-week session will end on a high note with fresh fruit ice pops and an exciting magic show on the final Friday. We believe that children never stop learning. Provided an environment in which learning and play are indistinguishable, they continue to learn and grow no matter the time of year. With our Montessori-grounded, 360-degree approach to teaching, your child’s learning will never be deeper. But they will just call it fun!
Summer Camp will be from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for 2 year-olds, and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for 3-6 year-old.
Session 1: June 24 – July 12 *No camp on July 4 & 5
Session 2: July 15 – August 2

The French American Academy

Campuses in Englewood, Jersey City and Hoboken

Dates: June 24, 2024 – August 16, 2024
Age Requirements: 3 years old to 10 years old
Central Theme: Olympic Games
Give your child a unique summer experience filled with French language immersion, cultural exploration, and engaging fun activities! Let your child keep on learning even in the Summer! Inquire to learn about our Bilingual Summer Camp in Jersey City!
At our Bilingual Summer Camp in Jersey City, we believe in the power of bilingualism and the transformative impact it can have on your child’s life. Our camp provides a unique opportunity for children to dive into the French language while experiencing a summer full of learning, adventure, friendship, and personal growth.

Learning Ladders

33 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
35 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
160 Morgan St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: 201-918-6643

Join Learning Ladders Camp for a stimulating, enriching, joyous summer!
Have you ever thought about the different aesthetics from around the world? Where do certain foods come from? Where do certain arts come from? What about football and futbol? During our summer camp, students will discuss the different customs and different aesthetics of each of the individual cultures. Many of our students carry different customs and different aesthetics from their individual cultures. Travel with us through Brazil, Greece, Italy, India and learn through art, food, and entertainment about the different cultures and aesthetics that will follow us through time.
Our International Baccalaureate camp is offered in 3 different sessions of 3 weeks each and with 3 different schedules. This gives parents lots of flexibility during summer to plan vacations, have flexible work hours and for family visits. Each session is planned around themes and includes lots of enrichments, outdoor time and field trips.
This summer give your children an unique opportunity to dive into an immersive experience full of adventure, friendship and growth. Details HERE.

Ivy Primary Prep

675 Monmouth St, Jersey City, NJ 07310 – Phone: 201-743-9190

From June 28th to August 27th. More details here.

Swim Stars

Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City
Come swim with Swim Stars!
More info and enrollment through our webpage. Spots are limited!

Tessa International School

720 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: 201-755-5585
It’s fun to learn a new language! Choose from Spanish, French or Mandarin!
Tessa “Fun, Friends, and Discoveries” Summer Camps are thoroughly enjoyable language immersion programs in the language of your choice – Spanish, French or Mandarin! 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.

June 24th – August 23th 2024
Weekly registration. Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
After Care available until 6 PM
Half-day options are available from 8:30 AM to 12 PM. Registration is per week. There is a minimum of two consecutive weeks’ enrollment for the half-day option.

Children ages 2 to 10.
Campers will be divided into age groups.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County

225 Morris Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-706-0523

Summer Day Camp, June 24th to August 16th. 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, Ages 4 to 18 years old, variety of activities including STEM, Performing Arts, Physical Education/Sports, Dance, Civics, Music, Swim, Trips, and more.

WonderWorkz LLC

189 Brunswick Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-245-0025

Get ready for an action-packed summer at WonderWorkz at our first ever Creative Arts & Sports Camp! We are excited to bring creativity, innovation, and active fun under one roof during our 6 week camp that has a new and different theme each week for Arts and Sports respectively. We have STEM activities, Tennis, Visual Arts, Movement & Dancem Ninja Training, Disney Week, and much more!

Camp Details: Dates: June 24th- August 2nd
Duration: Full Day Camp- 8:30am- 4:00pm/ Half Day Camp- 8:30am- 12:30pm Ages: 3.5 – 6 years/ 7 years +
Don’t miss out on the chance to give your kids an unforgettable summer filled with creativity, skill-building, and non-stop fun.

Diamond Gymnastics

736 -738 Willow Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – Phone: 201-222-7722
Diamond Gymnastics Summer Camp is a State of New Jersey Licensed Camp in Hoboken. We complete a rigorous state inspection annually – prior to gaining our camp approval – to ensure your campers are safe. Our staff is First Aid, AED and Safety Certified.
Diamond Gymnastics Summer Camp is a fun and exciting way for your children to spend the summer! Offered to children ages 5 and up, with a 7-to-1 ration, full day campers will enjoy gymnastics instruction, swim instruction, open swim, park play, relays, games and more! Diamond travels daily to Secaucus to enjoy their outdoor pools for instructional swim along with open swim and play, followed by a picnic lunch. Swim instruction is offered two days a week with safety certified lifeguards. Campers will be visiting one of Hoboken’s local parks for organized sports/games and free play fun. Summer camp is offered on a week-to-week basis and discounts are available for siblings. Payment is due in full at the time of registration via check. More details here.
Full day camp details
When: Monday to Friday
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Offered: June 24th – August 30th

COMPASS Learning Advantage

112 Sinatra Drive @ Cresthill Academy, Hoboken, NJ, 07030
Avoid the long bus ride out of town but get a similar experience with this is a hybrid program between outdoor and indoor fun time, focusing on social development, self-exploration, and community building while staying close to home in Hoboken. COMPASS Learning Advantage offers invigorating camps through our Adventures programming for ages 4-10 with a 6:1 ratio. The schedule includes the school’s closed bank holidays, Spring Break (April 1-5) and Summer Camp from June 24 through August 30, 2024. For Summer, we offer different themes week over week with activities involving STEM, Arts & Crafts, and Social games tied to the theme to explore and develop passions for a grander understanding of the world around us. Our Summer Camp includes a minimum of 3 days of 60-minutes of swimming and Recreation 2-times per day where campeand explore 2 different sports each week. Each theme is elevated with amazing local vendors that bring real-world, hands-on experiences that make camp days with COMPASS fond memories filled with excitement and tons of smiles from each camper.If you’re looking for more swim opportunities, register for the “”Swim intensive weeks”” which are facilitated by our own Aquatics program where all campers will get 5, 60-minute intensive group swim lessons included with a swimmer progress report. Add on an organic hot lunch package to make getting ready in the morning a breeze! Regular weeks are $650/ week and Swim intensive weeks are $750/ week.

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.

The Hudson School

601 Park Ave, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: 201-659-8335
Even though the school year ends in June, The Hudson School is a stimulating environment that encourages students to venture into their curiosity all year round. Every program offered this summer was designed with the goal of inspiring passion, developing talent, and having fun! The Hudson School Summer Camp offers weekly camps for grades PK & K, Grades 1-4 and Grades 5-9. Summer Camp runs from June 24 through August 16. Full Day and Half Day options available.

Miss Yvonne Swim School

161 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-600-4640
Our camp starts at 9:00am with bus service pick ups in JC and Hoboken prior, we head to Secaucus to start our morning with sports activities! It is at the recreation center where we have our first session of swimming lessons for one full hour, followed by swimming enrichment time (Mondays: pirate ship; Tuesdays: water slide; Wednesdays: rock wall; Thursday’s: diving board; and Friday: free choice) and a shaded picnic lunch. We then head back to the Hamilton Park area(Pavonia Public Library) for Arts & Crafts (Monday – Thursday) and Science Experiments (Friday). Lastly, we finish our day at Four Fitness (where we swim year round!) with our final full hour of instructional swim lessons. Students will have a snack and then head back onto the bus for the afternoon drop off.
Our programs operate every week from June 17 – August 30, choose one or more weeks of your liking, we recommend 3 weeks for beginner swimmers. Our ratio is always 1 counselor per every 4 campers in all our programs.

Snapology of Jersey City & Hoboken

Phone: (201) 201-1484
Engage your child in Snapology’s fun theme-based classes and camps built on LEGO® bricks, K’Nex and Robotics. Children learn STEAM concepts in a collaborative team environment, and classes so fun, your child won’t even realize they are learning! Snapology is excited to offer for the first time ever, our summer camp programs in Jersey City and Hoboken at different locations throughout the community including schools, pre-schools and community centers. Snapology provides interactive, hands-on learning and 80+ programs through after-school classes, summer camps, and workshops for children aged 4-14 years. Our class formats help build your children’s confidence and knowledge while engaging them in fun activities using LEGO® bricks, K’Nex and Robotics. Snapology summer camps are the perfect mix of creativity, activity, teamwork, and hands-on STEAM learning experiences with themes and builds that children love. We offer flexible class options including single or multiple weeks for full day, half day and field trip options. To learn more about our programs visit us at Snapology of Jersey City and Hoboken, or get in touch at [email protected] or at 201-918-8081!

Smile Preschool and Nursery

194 Newark Ave/276 First Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-963-8533
Summer Camp provides an atmosphere that is as much fun as it is educational! Camp activities take place in classrooms and our outdoor play area. We also offer fun-filled field trips. For more details, click here.

Science Camp at Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone: 201- 253-1380

Science Camp is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) focused day camp for children entering 1st through 8th grades. Sessions are available every week, July 8 through August 16. Camp runs Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with extended care options available.
At Science Camp, our expert STEM Educators lead campers through weeklong explorations using real-world science and technology skills and tools. This year’s topics include paleontology, music, the Olympics, medical science, fashion, and more. Whether your child joins us for one week or all six, there is always something new and exciting to learn. Along with the academics, Science Camp sparks new friendships. While the kids are having fun, they’re also learning to collaborate, communicate ideas, and think creatively. Camp fees include all course materials, camp T-shirt, snacks, and water along with access to LSC’s 12 museum exhibition halls, live animal collection, live science presentations, and more!
Registration is now open! Get more details and sign up at lsc.org/camp.

Hamilton Park Montessori School

1 McWilliams Place, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 201-533-1910

OUR S.T.E.A.M. SUMMER PROGRAM OFFERS TONS OF FUN FOR CHILDREN AGES 3 TO 6 YEARS OLD! Dates are June 24, 2024 through August 16, 2024. Join us for any two-week session from late June to mid-August. Our very own HPMS teachers curate fun, thematic projects and activities that engage young children and spark their curiosity all summer long! We also include daily special activities such as tennis, nature walks, yoga/creative movement, swimming, and water play*. We incorporate art, music, science, and cooking projects into our weekly classroom activities,
spend tons of time outdoors, and have special themed-days and in-house “field trips” sprinkled throughout the summer to make it even more memorable!

Adventures in Learning

2 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201-433-0211

We are going on a summer camp adventure! Adventures in Learning‘s Summer Program is designed for campers to explore new areas of interest. Campers will learn about exciting and fun-filling topics which they will explore during the summer and oh the places we will go! Campers will learn about the world around us through a variety of blended enrichment activities and real hands-on experiments. Our activities will allow all children to engage in age-appropriate activities in a supervised and safe environment that helps children socialize and develop new friendships and grow in social/emotional areas, as well as build confidence and independence. Our camp will afford our campers the opportunity to enjoy daily park visits, biweekly swimming and weekly field trips that will make their days fun filled.

Jersey City Soccer Association

Caven Point Athletic Complex, 1 Chapel Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone:  212-422-0033

Jersey City Soccer Association has once again partnered with Coach Bonny Londono of SEFT (School of Elite Football Training) to offer summer soccer camp for boys and girls ages 5 – 13. In a playful and fun atmosphere, SEFT coaches use a well-rounded approach to youth soccer. Kids will play skill development games, small-sided matches, and engage in a range of activities that will build their confidence, fitness level, and knowledge of the game. Players will also be grouped based on age.

Session dates:

Week 1: 6/24-6/28
Week 2: 7/8-7/12
Week 3: 7/15-7/19
Week 4: 7/22-7/26
Week 5: 8/5-8/9
Week 6: 8/12-8/16
Week 7: 8/19-8/23

JCSA will provide shade tents, extra water (players should bring individual water), and a camp T-shirt.

Betty’s Ceramics Club Kids and Teen Art Camps

224 9th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302

Get ready for a summer filled with fun at Betty’s, as each week students immerse themselves in an exciting camp theme designed to foster creativity! Our instructors will take students through a series of processed based, ceramics focused projects that foster each child’s unique artistic perspective in order to create their own one of a kind works of art! Camps are offered June 17-August 23 for ages 5-14. Camps are 1 week long, Monday-Friday, from 9am-3pm. After camp hour available from 3-4pm. Full camp schedule and themes can be found at https://www.bettysceramicsclub.com/youth-classes

$550 early bird pricing until April 28
$600 after April 28″

Global Soccer Academy

23 Merseles St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Welcome to Global Soccer Academy‘s Summer Camp, where every day is an adventure filled with fun, learning, and the beautiful game of soccer! Designed for athletes from ages 5-14 of all skill levels, our camp promises a summer packed with professional coaching, skill-building drills, and the chance to make lifelong friends. Our experienced coaches are committed to making learning fun and helping each camper improve their skills, teamwork, and love for the game.

Tonal Art Music Center

316 17th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302

Summer Camp July 8th-August 9th all day music, art, tech.

Luna de Papel

321 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

Immerse your child in a world of creativity and hands-on fun at Luna de Papel‘s Summer Camp! Each week, our themed activities, from painting to weaving, sewing, and more, ignite imaginations and foster practical life skills. In our serene and therapeutic setting, your child will unleash their personal creative expression while building self-esteem, confidence, and patience. Every Friday, special group activities like candle-making and clay work add extra excitement. Plus, with our new outdoor space, campers can enjoy garden adventures while making friends and memories. Don’t miss out – join us for an unforgettable summer filled with creativity and confidence-building!

The Scandinavian School in Jersey City

210 9th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Join Scandi School this summer for their 10-week camp, incl. their Forest Camp, which includes daily trips to nature spaces. Camp at Scandi includes all meals (all organic and plant based), prepared on site by Scandi’s own chef team. Weekly themes include theatre, music, dance, art, incl. natural dyes, weaving, puppetry and jewelry making, as well as science and woodworking.

Procel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

189 Brunswick St. Jersey City, NJ 07302

Do you need a FUN, SAFE, & POSITIVE place for your kids this summer? 5 Reasons Why Parents pick Procel BJJ:
✔1. Fun Martial Arts Training that Develops Life Skills
✔2. Limited Class Size So Your Child Gets Tons of Attention
✔3. Educational Activities to Keep the Learning Process Alive
✔4. Instructors that Truly Care About Your Child
✔5. Kids Make New Friends!

It’s time for your child to have the BEST summer – without breaking the bank! Save your child’s spot today by contacting our academy to enroll your child into either of our 2 Kid Programs:
Little Champs – Ages 5 – 7
Jr. Warriors – Ages 8 – 14

Updated April 9th 2024

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