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JC Summer Camp Directory’21

Summer Camps Jersey City Hoboken
Written by Bianca kirschner

Summer Camps in Jersey City and Hoboken’21

JCFamilies has the most trusted directory of summer camps in Jersey City and 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 in this 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.
These summer camps in Jersey City and Hoboken directory can be used to find 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.

THE BRUNSWICK SCHOOL

189 Brunswick Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone:201-420-1550
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Ready for the summer? The Brunswick School’s Summer Camp Registration Link is now LIVE with great weekly themes!
Camp Dates: Monday, June 7th through Friday, August 20th (4-week minimum required).
Camp Schedule: 5 full days. Extended Hours available: 4:30 PM-6:30 PM for an additional rate.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and PM snack served every day as part of your tuition. A full organic, well-balanced menu will bring health and energy to campers all summer long. Outside food is not permitted.
Ages: Children entering PRE-K4 through 2nd Grade. Campers must be turning 4 by October 1, 2021, to be eligible to enroll.
Please register by March 1st to reserve your child’s spot this summer and your registration fee will be credited back towards your tuition total! Summer Camps Jersey City Hoboken

WORLD OF ABC, THE WALDO SCHOOL

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. Summer Camps Jersey City Hoboken
Note that campers will be placed in the age group they completed in the 2020—2021 school year.

CAMP RIVERBEND

116 Hillcrest Road, Warren, NJ – Phone: (908) 580-CAMP
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Camp Riverbend is a classic camp with swimming (daily lessons and free swim times), sports, crafts, outdoor adventure, and much more! The counselors are teachers and college students and no staff tipping is allowed. Bus service, lunch, and snacks are all included in camp tuition. 7 week season from the end of June to mid-August. Located about 30 minutes from downtown JC in Warren Township (Somerset County).

LUNA DE PAPEL

321 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-946-9400
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Starting 6/21 – 9/6 three sessions from 9 am – 4 pm, early/extended day options provided. Activities include weaving, felting, embroidery, painting, knitting, crochet, and lots more. New outdoor space available, we will add gardening activities to each session.

IVY PRIMARY PREP

675 Monmouth St., Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 201-743-9190</strong

Ivy Primary Prep is now enrolling for Summer Camp, July 5th to August 27th! We offer weekly themed enrichment activities, outdoor play, music, dance, yoga, walking field trips, and other interactive extracurricular activities.
Their Summer Camp registration is based on the following weekly schedule:
Week 1: July 5 – July 9 / Week 2: July 12 – July 16 / Week 3: July 19 – July 23 / Week 4: July 26 – July 30 / Week 5: August 2 – August 6 / Week 6: August 9 – August 13 / Week 7: August 16 – August 20 / Week 8: August 23 – August 27
We offer half-day camp: 9 am – 12 pm, as well as full-day camp: 9 am – 4 pm.

JDK SOCIAL STATION

780 Post Place, Secaucus, NJ- Phone: 833-535-1212
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JDK Social Station is a social skills program that runs all school year. They also offer camps during the winter and summer. Their camps run in July a few days a week. Our August camp runs 8:00-5:00 pm or 9:00-2:00 pm. They work with Perform care and offer yoga, social skills activities, art & music therapy, fitness, cooking classes, mini golf, Zumba, sensory Taekwondo, and much more. All activities are on site.

HUDSON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

10 Regent Street Suite 2A Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-516-0700

Be a part of a summer camp where your camper will have the opportunity for self-expression through our Maker Space where confidence and creativity are fostered. Every session features challenge-based projects and new concepts. From June 21st through August 13th (part or full-day options available), we invite you to join us for our 10th Annual Summer Camp which will be held at our Regent Street campus. We offer 3 camps to make summer fun for all our campers from 2 to 10 years old.
Our Toddler Summer Camp is open to children 24 – 30 months old. This camp provides time and opportunity for your camper to discover and explore activities through play in a theme-based environment. We will dive deep into the sea, zoom around as they learn about things that move other things, and learn about our amazing human bodies. Campers will also enjoy outdoor play, Music & Movement, Cooking, Yoga, and Spanish. Summer Camps Jersey City Hoboken
Our Primary Summer Camp is open to children 3 years old up to children entering Kindergarten. This camp provides fun and learning activities in theme-based sessions that connect Language, Math, Science, Art, and Physical Education to experiences when we learn and play together! Our themes are “By Sea”,” By Land”, and “By Air”.
Our Summer Makers Camp is open to children entering grades 1 – 6. Each day, students will engage in projects, challenges, and swimming. Additionally, special classes throughout the summer will be held such as Chess, Tennis, 3-D Printing, Gymnastics, Robotics, Art, Cooking, Coding, Photography, Woodworking, and Science & Engineering. There is also a Field Trip scheduled for every Friday.

TINY ARTISAN

172 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07302

Get ready for 11 weeks of fun, experimentation, connection, and skill-building! For the summer of 2021, @tiny_artisanjc created a camp program that offers engaging activities based on themes that change weekly.
The Tiny Artisan Camp program is an exciting chance for children ages 3.5 to 7yrs old to have a fun-filled summer!☺️ Campers will engage in stimulating art, play, music, movement, and outdoor activities. 🎨 They will also spend the day exploring and visiting our beautiful Vanvorst Park.
They believe that with a small class size of 5 children and 2 teachers they allow space for creativity and learning. The Tiny Artisan Art Studio is the perfect environment for children to explore and imagine. They also encourage children to enjoy art at their own pace and are committed to promoting creativity, discovery, and independent thinking for all children!
Tiny Artisans’s Summer Program is guaranteed a good time! The rate is $500.00 per week, with an extended day option running from 3:30-5:30 pm for an additional cost. All art materials are included.
Additional savings:
5% off if you register before April 22nd, 2021
10% off on a second sibling!
5% off for 2 weeks or more!

SCHOOL OF NIMBUS/JC SUMMER ARTS

329 Warren Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-377-0718

Ages 4-11 (Drop off & Pick up @ School of Nimbus)
Times: Early drop off: 8:00 am Camp: 9:00 am-4:00 pm Late Pick up 5:00 pm Camp Showing Fridays: 4:00 pm
Dates: July 5th, 2020 – August 27th, 2021 Price: Advance: $475 until 4/3/2021
Weekly Price: $500 8 Weeks: $3,400 Early drop off $75/week~Late pick up: $75/week – Scholarships are available for JC SummerArts.
With instruction in various styles of dance, theater, music, and fine art, JC SummerArts provides an in-depth experience in the arts from process to refinement to performance. Classes are taught by working professional artists, including members of Nimbus’ acclaimed professional dance company.

SCHOOL OF ROCK HOBOKEN

720 Monroe St. Unit E104, Hoboken, NJ – Phone: 973-464-0860 x 2

School of Rock Hoboken offers a wide variety of music camps that cover topics such as playing in a band, performing on stage & songwriting! Our local music camps are perfect for musicians of any skill level who want to play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals. We offer summer camp options for student rockers as young as 4 years old up to 18 years of age. We have both in-person and remote offerings in our 2021 Summer Camp calendar. Generally, the hours are from 9-3 pm for our beginner & intermediate rocker camps ages 8-18. Our preschool student rocker camps for our 4 & 5-year-olds are running from 10-12 pm and from 10-1 pm for our 1st & 2nd-grade rockers ages 6-7. Some of the activities planned in our summer camps include stagecraft, rock history, rhythmic & melodic games, rock trivia, PLUS all of our camps include a performance at the end of the week!

SUPER DUPER TENNIS

Newport Rooftop Tennis Court: 105 River Drive South – 9th Fl. ,  Jersey City, NJ – 07302

Super-Duper Tennis is offering NJWeekly Tennis Mini Camps M-F 9 AM-12:30 PM (ALL Summer Long). At Super Duper Tennis, they teach the FUNdamentals of tennis to kids 10andUnder under in an educational and exciting environment that enhances self-esteem, builds confidence and overall love for the game. They provide amazing programs and camps for your children to bond with peers while working on their killer backhand! Programs are sorted by age to ensure your child is moving at their pace and get the most out of their experience!

ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE PRESCHOOL

159 2nd Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 Phone: 201-963-5555

Time to have some FUN at the Academy of Excellence! Our exciting summer camp program is a balance of fun and creativity, with an emphasis on student-driven, inquiry-based approaches to learning. Your child will have a chance to be a mad scientist, swim under the sea, cook like a Top Chef, Jr. or blast off into Outer Space! We will be exercising in our gym, have a camping picnic on our private playground, plant strawberries in our conservatory, and visit theme-based centers. Our camp activities will promote the use of student’s imagination, fine and gross motor skills, creativity, exploration, and discovery while incorporating in a way that is FUN & meaningful for each child.
Session 1 Mad Scientist & Camping July 5th – 16th Session 2 Under the Sea & Top Chef, Jr. July 19th – 30th Session 3 Into Outer Space & Creative Notes August 2nd- 13th Session 4 Let’s Go Garden & Celebration of Nations August 16th – August 27th
Age Hours Pricing/Session
Infants & Toddlers 8:30 – 12:00 (AM Program) $700
8:30 – 3:30 (Full Day) $975
7:30 – 6:00 (Extended Day) $1200
PreK 2, PreK 3, PreK4 9:00 – 1:00 (AM Program) $700
& Kindergarten 9:00 – 3:15 (Full Day) $800
7:30 – 6:00 (Extended Day) $975

THE SCANDINAVIAN SCHOOL OF JERSEY CITY

210 9th Street, Suite 1, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-420-8111

Get ready for SSJC Summer Camp 2021! After a hugely successful re-opening in Summer 2020, your children are once again offered the opportunity to connect with peers and spend their days playing and exploring our beautiful environments, inside and outside. This year, we are offering a 10-week camp, with the option of signing up for a minimum of 2 weeks up to 10 weeks between June 14 and August 20, 2021. Priority is given to families applying for at least 5 consecutive weeks. In addition to weekly themes, children will have access to our kitchen, magical backyard, and atelier spaces, as well as plenty of outdoor time in Jersey City and beyond. Community field trips, special visitors, and plenty of take-home memories. Back this year is also our widely popular 4-week Forest Camp, which includes daily trips to Liberty State Park, Lincoln Park, and Stephen R. Gregg Park, as well as larger field trips to sites such as NJ State Nature Reserves, Staten Island Greenbelt, and the Meadowlands.” All organic, plant-based meals prepared fresh daily by our chef on site are included in the camp fee.
Ask about their COVID-19 related health and safety protocols.

GRIT SPORTS TRAINING

201 Marin Blvd. Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201-596-6626

Ready for an amazing summer? GRIT Adventure Summer camp provides an active, outdoor, and safe experience for active children ages PREK3-14 yrs. of age. After a fantastic and safe summer serving over 200 families in Jersey City last summer, we are gearing up for another great summer!
Why GRIT? We are not your ordinary summer camp! We offer an active, outdoor, and safe experience right in your backyard.
GRIT offers a range of unique sports activities including Parkour, Ninja Obstacle training, Gymnastics, Tumbling, Skateboarding and Adventure Field Trips, and epic water gun battles.
But we also cultivate the minds of our campers with academics, arts & crafts, and even learning chess!
Your kids will love GRIT! Our amazing coaches will teach them skills to not only be better athletes but the value of perseverance and to NEVER GIVE UP!
Camp Dates: June 14th– September 4th from 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Camp Schedule: Full-day or Half Day options available Early Drop-Off (8 am) and Extended Hours (4:30-6:30 pm) available
Ages: Children PREK3 to 14 yrs old. Campers are grouped in pods based upon age.
Registration: Early Bird Registration now open! Sign up quickly to lock in the best savings. Sibling Discounts also available

THE LITTLE GYM

380 Newark Ave Units 101 & 102, Jersey City, NJ 07302- Phone: 201-222-6209

THE MOST FLEXIBLE, FUN, AND SAFE SUMMER CAMP AROUND! 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! 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, Magicians, and Mad Scientists, Pirate and Mermaid Party, Race to Outer Space, Dinosaur Adventure, A Royal Renaissance, Crazy Carnival, Superheroes Unite, and more! Summer Camps Jersey City Hoboken
Don’t these themes sound like a whole lot of fun? Camps run from June 28th through September 3rd. You can customize your child’s camp sessions to fit your schedule! Purchase as little as one 3-ho3r session to full weeks of sessions! Camps are offered Monday through Friday (Morning Session 9am-12pm, Lunch 12pm-1pm, Afternoon Session 1pm-4pm).

Also, read our Education guide for 2021-22 if you are looking for schools, daycares, or pre-schools.

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