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JC Summer Camp Listing’22

Written by Bianca kirschner

Summer Camps in Jersey City and Hoboken’22

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 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 directory 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’22

THE BRUNSWICK SCHOOL

189 Brunswick Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-420-1550
The Brunswick School, offering Summer Camp from June 27th-August 19th, accepts campers entering grade levels Pre-K 4 through 2nd grade in Fall 2022. Campers can sign up for 4 weeks + and enjoy weekly themes, daily outdoor park time and sprinkler play, crafts, exciting virtual field trips, and local walking trips in a safe, and nurturing environment. Adding to a great and healthy summer, freshly prepared, organic meals are included for all campers (breakfast, lunch, and snack), made on-site by our in-house chef team. Camp is offered on the Brunswick Campus only and all campers must be fully potty trained. Camp is run by Brunswick School faculty and we welcome students from local schools for our camp program to get a glimpse into the daily fun of a TBS student!

WORLD OF ABC, THE WALDO SCHOOL

110 1stStreet, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-721-6000
We are excited to share with you our 2022 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 Kindergartners – 7th Graders!

Waldo Preschool STEAM Summer Camp (PreK 2, PreK 3, PreK 4)
PreK 2: 125 1st Street Location
PreK 3 & 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 week’s unique theme, such as Jurassic Land, All Aboard! and Construction Junction, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) will be incorporated in a hands-on way. Campers will also regularly visit our Preschool Maker Space, where they will be able to explore, create, and engineer with a variety of open-ended materials. Our camp also features daily outdoor time, and for our PreK 3 and PreK 4 students, walking trips to the waterfront.

Waldo STEAM Summer Camp – In-Person (Kindergarten – 7th Grade)
110 1st Street Location
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 Math Maniacs, Flight Academy, Circuits and Design, and Roving Robots, in our dedicated STEAM lab and Maker Space. Campers will also learn about a different sport each week in our gymnasium, and participate in daily outdoor time and walking trips to the waterfront.

SMART START ACADEMY

Various Locations – Phone: (201) 461-0101 

THE FRENCH AMERICAN ACADEMY

209 3rd St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201-338-8320
The French American Academy offers an 8-week long Summer Program from June 27 to August 19. Our Summer Camp is a French Immersion experience to allow all campers to practice, learn and speak French while having fun with our nurturing team. Every day, we will go to the park to play sports and games, we will create artwork, sing, play, and cook in French! All activities will focus on Health and Wellness. Of course, we will have a special French week for our Bastille Day event! Join us to have fun in French!

IVY PRIMARY PREP

675 Monmouth St., Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 201-743-9190
Ivy Summer Camp is now open for registration. Summer Camp registration is based on a 2-week schedule:
July 5th – July 15th (welcome week / under the sea)
July 18th – July 29th (Olympics / let’s go camping)
August 1st – August 12th (calling all superheroes/treasure island)
August 15th – August 26th (all things magic/color run)

We have weekly themed activities planned to transform our campers into a world of exploration. We have our very own playground that campers will use for outdoor activities and water play.
Program Highlights: Private outdoor playground, Water play, Cooking, 3D sculpting activities, Robotics, Field trips, Dance and music program, Arts and Crafts, Soccer & Lego engineering

MY GYM

252 9th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-205-1218
At My Gym camp, we activate the fun every single day – SO LET THE FUN BEGIN! Energizing games, exciting gymnastics, excellent arts and crafts, and music that guarantees to keep them moving and engaged. And they can kiss boredom goodbye with themes and programs that constantly change, so no two weeks of camp are ever the same. Camp is perfect for ages 2.5 yrs- 10yrs (potty-trained, please). Bring your own snack.

New Weekly Themes!
June 27th-July 1st- All Around the World!
July 4th-July 8th- Red, White & Blue!
July 11th-July 15th- Space
July 18th- July 22nd- Beach Bonanza
July 25th- July 29th- Rainforest
Aug 1st-Aug 5th- Pirates
Aug 8th-Aug 12th- Robots
Aug 15th-Aug 19th- Sports
Aug 22nd- Aug 26th- Royalty
Aug 29th-Sept 2nd- Superheroes

Check out our Multi-day DISCOUNTS! The MORE you BUY, the MORE you SAVE! Kids Camp Activities at – My Gym Jersey City

Book online today! Space is filling up quickly!

WATERFRONT MONTESSORI

150 Warren St #108, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201-333-5600
Spend your summer with Waterfront Montessori’s Summer Camp.
Waterfront Montessori Summer Programs are designed for fun with a purpose. Our exceptional teachers provide a safe and stimulating environment in which children are free to explore their passions. By tackling challenges children will make friends, develop their confidence, and most importantly, have fun learning.

Summer Camp will consist of two 3-week sessions, for children ages 2 – 6.
Session 1: June 27 – July 15 (no camp on July 4)
Session 2: July 18 – August 5
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m for 2 year-olds
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 3 year-olds
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for 4-6 year-olds

INSPIRE your child this summer!
Hopscotch Around the World
Ages 3 – 6
Launch your youngster on an adventure through seven continents in six weeks with Hopscotch Around the World. Children learn best by creating, collaborating, and exploring. Each week campers, age 3-6, will explore a continent through unique and engaging hands-on experiments and activities in STEM, science, music, dance, history, art, and cooking (COVID permitting).

Toddler Summer: Reaching for Independence
Age 2 (children must be 2 by July 1): 
Give your two-year-old a chance to take his or her first steps toward independence and self-care!
Toddlers have an amazing capacity to do things for themselves. Our experienced lead teachers will nurture and develop your child’s drive to master the world around them in an environment in which learning and play are indistinguishable. The children will also sing to their hearts’ content with our talented music staff. Outdoor play in our secure playground rounds out the fun-filled morning.

Space is limited.

THE LITTLE GYM

380 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-2226209 | Text: 201-5598721
Head on over to The Little Gym for the MOST FLEXIBLE & FUN CAMP AROUND!
Summer camps at The Little Gym are adventure-filled camps for children ages 3-8 years old.
Each day of camp involves a fun, creative storyline that will incorporate opportunities for the kids to exercise their muscles, imaginations, and cooperation skills!
This year some of the themes are The Search for Rainbow Castle, Mermaid & Pirate Party, Race to Outer Space, Dinosaur Adventure, A Royal Renaissance, Crazy Carnival, Superheroes Unite, Magicians & Scientists and more!
Don’t these themes sound like a whole lot of fun? Camps run from June 27th through September 2nd. 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). Package pricing available.

2021 camp dates were 100% SOLD OUT! Book Online today- You won’t want to miss out!

Happy Handstands!

ADVENTURE IN LEARNING DAYCARE

2 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-683-8411
We are going on a summer camp adventure! Adventures in Learning Summer Program is designed for campers to explore new areas of interest. Campers will learn about exciting and fun-filled subjects which they will explore during the summer and oh the places we will go! We will have numerous outings like a picnic and learn about nature. Campers will learn about the world around us through nature walks and hands-on activities such as exploring plant life cycles and why plants are so important to our lives.
Our monthly themes and hands-on activities will allow all children to engage in developmentally appropriate activities in a supervised and safe environment that help 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 to enjoy swimming and fun field trips that will make their days fun-filled.

Program Highlights:
Our program will include all activities and exciting field trips
Your child will enjoy a delicious lunch as well as an afternoon snack daily
Weekly swimming lessons and field trips
Classes include planned daily activities such as messy art, art around the world, music, STEM, musical theatre, outdoor exercise, cooking, gardening, and much more!

Our first Summer Camp session starts June 27th. Daily and weekly enrollment are available to provide complete flexibility!

HUDSON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

10 Regent Street, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 201-516-0700

ELEMENTARY CAMP (Rising 1st through 6th graders)
Mussels helped scientists develop a water resistant glue and whale fins were the design behind the most efficient wind turbine! We are “Out and About!” in our Summer Maker’s Camp for the Elementary students. Each session will focus on how nature inspires, solves, and sustains. Come join us as we explore what nature has to offer. Our Maker’s camp includes swimming, weekly field trips, special presentations, lots of tinkering, and so much more! For more information, go to https://www.hudsonmontessori.net/summer-camp.

PRIMARY CAMP (Age 3 to Rising Kindergarteners)
Primary campers will examine the “Earth’s Elements” and how they shape our planet. Through engaging, theme-based activities, your child will discover the creatures that live in the oceans, the plants and animals from different continents, and the animals and inventions that fly through the air. Camp days are filled with crafts, games, walking field trips, and water sprinkler fun. For more information, go to https://www.hudsonmontessori.net/summer-camp.

TODDLER/BRIDGE CAMP (Age 2 and Young 3s)
Our “Discovering My World” Toddler & Bridge camp transforms your child into a world traveler, learning about the world around them, transportation inventions, and how their amazing bodies are designed to explore these wonders. Hands-on activities build math, language, sensory, and practical life skills, immersing in the Montessori style of learning. Children will spend time outside each day playing sports and games, gardening, water sprinkler time, and so much more! For more information, go to https://www.hudsonmontessori.net/summer-camp.

LEARNING LADDERS

33-3 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201-918-6643
Join Learning Ladders in discovering the elements of nature! We will delve into the studies of earth, water, air, and space. Can someone tell me what a geode is? Why do some stars appear to twinkle? Why does inertia happen? These and many more questions will be discovered, all the while remembering our world today and the importance of preserving our planet. Each session includes a STEM project and a field trip. The nine weeks of summer are divided into 3 sessions of 3 weeks each with 3 different schedule options. Email us at [email protected]com  for more information.
https://learningladdersnj.com/wp-content/uploads/Preschool-Summer-Camp-2022.pdf

HAMILTON PARK MONTESSORI

1 McWilliams Pl #206, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201-533-1910
Join our Summer Enrichment Program and let’s get active with STEM-based, hands-on learning and fun themes:
“The Science Behind the Fairy Tales”
“The Magical World of Harry Potter” and more.

Hamilton Park Montessori Teachers lead our Summer Enrichment Program and incorporate Math, Reading & Writing practice, in addition to this summer’s STEM-based projects and exploration. Local field trips and lots of outdoor activities are included for non-stop summer fun!

ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE PRESCHOOL

159 2nd Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 Phone: 201-963-5555
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 week’s unique theme, such as Mad Scientist, Under the Sea, Top Chef, and much more, our campers will visit stations that inspire them to use their imagination, build their fine and gross motor skills, encourage creativity, promote exploration and discovery, and incorporate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) in a way that is meaningful for each child. Our state-of-the-art facility is enriched with gym, two private playgrounds, an urban garden, a science room, a library, and an anatomy center. Our Extra-Curricular Activities include soccer, taekwondo, music, art, yoga, and much more. All are directed by skilled professionals hired from outside.

Session 1 July 5th -15th MAD SCIENTIST & CAMPING
Session 2 July 18th-29th UNDER THE SEA & TOP CHEF, JR.
Session 3 August 1st-12th INTO OUTER SPACE & CREATIVE NOTES
Session 4 August 15th-26th LET’S GO GARDEN & CELEBRATION OF NATIONS

SUPER-DUPER TENNIS

105 River Drive South – 9th Floor, Jersey City, NJ
Choose from ELEVEN weeks this summer! M-F 9 AM-1230 PM right at the Newport Rooftop Tennis courts, 105 River Drive South. Three age groups from 4 to 10 years, with a super low 4-to-1 student to coach ratio, same as our classes. Kids play on TWO full-size tennis courts, with tents for shade and coolers for drinks and snacks. The best way to develop tennis skills is the concentrated practice you only get from a camp – where kids do dynamic warm-ups, general athletic skills and coordination, tennis stroke technique and of course tons of fun games to reinforce the skills. Every camper gets a free Super Duper Tennis T-shirt! $425/week, $75 additional for early drop-off / late pick-up.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF HUDSON COUNTY

225 Morris Blvd, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 201-706-0523
We provide programs in 5 core areas including Education & Career Development; Character & Leadership; Sports, Fitness & Recreation, The Arts; and Health & Life Skills. There is something for every group to experience and enjoy, from cooking to basketball, from coding apps to theater, from lyricism & hip hop music to video production, from homework assistance to field trips to special events. The Boys & Girls Club has something for everyone to learn, including making friends that will last a lifetime.

TINY ARTISAN

172 Newark Ave, 2nd floor, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 201-589-9144
Tiny Artisan is a uniquely small, but large imagination process art studio dedicated to promoting creativity, discovery, and independent thinking. Guided by an out-of-the-box team of creatives, we fuse unique techniques to create the most interesting experience for kids. Tiny Artisan hosts 3hr toddler drop-off, mommy and me, process art classes, birthday parties, toddler playgroups, camp, mobile art parties, adult craft nights, and workshops in our studio and outside. With classes for children from 9months to 9years old, we make every experience memorable and fun.

Like every summer, we want to create memories that last a lifetime. Our camp program offers engaging activities based on themes that change weekly. This is an exciting chance for children ages 3 through 7 to have a fun-filled summer! Campers will engage in stimulating art, play, music, movement, and outdoor activities. We will also spend our day exploring and visiting our beautiful Van Vorst Park and Jersey City Public Library, both located only 2 short blocks from our studio! Some themes include Doll House, Graffiti Art, STEM, Under the Sea, Super Hero, Dino, Storybook/fantasy, and Exploring Nature. https://tinyartisanjc.com

Full Time $575.00 a week 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Part-Time $335.00 a week 8:30am – 12:00pm or 12pm to 3:30pm
Extended Day 3:30 to 5:30 pm available

NEXT STEP BROADWAY

233 9th Street, Jersey City, NJ – Phone:201-706-3025
Join us for a performing arts Summer Camp at Next Step Broadway! Starting June 13th through August 19th. Children ages 4-12 will be dancing, singing, and acting their way to a musical production. This production will be presented on the last day of each session. We will host an IN-PERSON performance this year! Campers will be involved in every aspect of the production, including creating some costumes and scenery. Campers meet Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with extended day options available. Campers will receive an NSB hat (theirs to keep) to wear outside in the sun. We can’t wait to see you on the dance floor! https://www.nextstepbroadwayjc.com/summer-camp-2022

KIDBILT

413 Monmouth St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 646-662-9629
Join us for an exciting program of Engineering through woodwork for the weeks of June 27th to September 2nd. This is a full day mostly outdoors summer for children where they learn to work with real tools building meaningful projects out of wood. We strongly believe children thrive in active, nature-based, outdoor settings where they are breathing fresh air and learning about their environment while creating their projects. We are very involved in community projects such as food distribution and environmental programs which we will involve the students every week in.

We are accepting registrations for children between 4 to 11 years old in 2 separate age groups. Small groups of students will switch between outdoors and inside so that each group is separated. Our program is forest school inspired where students spend a good portion of the day actively exploring our local parks and learning about nature while working with their hands.

*Every week we will have at least 1 field trip day to Liberty State Park in multiple locations. We are cooperating with the Nature Interpretive Center to provide a weekly field trip to learn about the local bird species, marine life, plants, and insects.
REGISTER HERE:https://forms.gle/CDzG66U9ryVHP3Qw7

TESSA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

720 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: 201-755-5585
Tessa Summer Camps are thoroughly enjoyable immersion programs in the language of your choice: French, Mandarin, or Spanish. With a new theme and adventure every week, learning a language has never been so fun!
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.

Who? Children ages 2.5 to 9
New: Nursery Camp for 20 month-olds to 2.5 years olds.

When? June 27th to August 26th, 2022
Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Half-day options are available from 8:30 AM to 12 PM.
After Care available until 6 PM
Before Care is available from 7:30 AM
Nursery Camp: June 27th – July 29th;
Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

KIDDIE ACADEMY OF HAMILTON PARK

255 Brunswick Street, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 201-2414443
We capture curiosity and grow potential. Join us!

From a very early age, in all kinds of ways, children are constantly learning. At Kiddie
Academy® Educational Child Care, we make the most of every minute. In our safe,
nurturing and stimulating environment, you’ll see your child’s curious energy at its most
boundless.

To make the most of every learning moment, we created an evolving set of tools and
comprehensive curriculum called Life Essentials®. It helps our teachers nurture,
encourage and inspire what’s special in every child, at every level. Developed for a wife
variety of ages and learning styles, Life Essentials prepares each child to thrive socially,
cognitively, emotionally and physically.

MISS YVONNE SWIM SCHOOL

Join us! MYSS offered weekly day camps from June 20th through September 2nd throughout the entire summer! Join us for one or multiple weeks of swim camp fun; the more, the better! At MYSS, campers are immersed in a total of 10+ hours a week of instructional swimming time! Our daily schedule includes 2 hours of small group, professionally certified swim instruction, swimming enrichment activities, other sports, arts/crafts, science experiments, and of course, lunch and snacks daily!

KIDZTOPROS

Hey New Jersey parents, what’s up? KidzToPros is in the know for the best in STEM, arts and sports summer camps in New Jersey! Kids 4-14 frame new skills, friendships and interests as they engage in hands-on learning, strategizing and skill perfecting with expert instructors. Get your child excited about a summer full of memories they’ll never forget! Choose from a variety of tried, true and treasured camps that thousands of students already love. Send your kid to summer camp at a convenient location near you. Save your camper’s spot today when you visit www.kidztopros.com and save $50 using code JCF-50 at checkout.

GARDEN PRESCHOOL COOPERATIVE

242 10th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone:201-309-0440
Garden Preschool is a parent-led cooperative that draws heavily on the Bank Street methodology for child development and education. Our nurturing atmosphere and cozy, welcoming school setting makes it the perfect environment for children of all backgrounds to develop, create and experience. Our Summer Camp captures and adapts this approach to produce a fun, varied and engaging summer experience for children between the ages of 3 and 5.

Why choose GPC?
Cooperative-run but child-led
Small, intimate environment (max of 14 campers per session)
Limited size and age range fosters great child relationships
Progressive, Bank Street inspired learning
Single, mixed-age class
Hamilton Park location
Plenty of outdoor activity and exploration

Weekly sessions July 5th – August 19th / 9:00- 4:00 daily
Check out our website for more information- https://gardenpreschoolcooperative.org/summer

SPERANZA THEATRE COMPANY

Educational Arts Team, 300 Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Summer On Stage – August 22-26 from 9am-4pm.
Students will write, rehearse and perform a show they create. This program helps young artists develop skills that will last a lifetime and explore the art of collaboration through classes in acting, playwriting, improvisation, stagecraft, and production. Life skills such as public speaking confidence and working as a team are woven into each activity. Students will be responsible for all aspects of the production process including sets, costumes, lighting, sound, and prop design.

LUNA DE PAPEL

321 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-946-9400
Luna de Papel summer camp offers 11 weeks of camp this summer! We have a dedicated focus on teaching practical life skills that will promote self-esteem, confidence, perseverance, and patience in our students. Our weekly camps are filled with a balanced mix of amazing projects, fun activities, interactive games, and outdoor gardening activities.

The camp season runs from June 20th – Sept 2nd, 2022

Weekly Themes include:
· Painting Adventures
· Embroidery & Hand Sewing
· Knitting & Crochet
· Weaving

Special Options include:
· Early Drop-off/Late Pick up
· Pizza Friday’s
· Slime Making
· Candle Making

FULL DAY CAMP | 9:00 AM – 4:00 AM | FEE: $450
HALF DAY MORNING CAMP | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | FEE: $250
HALF DAY AFTERNOON CAMP | 1:00 AM – 4:00 PM | FEE: $250

WISE OWL WORLD 

Online Only

Wise Owl World is a partnership between parents and teachers who believe they need to work together to raise confident, conscious, and happy kids.
Our mission: Provide the best learning platform to develop essential life skills in children. We pride ourselves on being a women-led organization.
Our online Group classes complement school and help build essential life skills in children (ages 4 -10). We offer classes that focus on mindfulness, yoga, occupational coaching, behavior/manners, confidence building, presentation skills, phonics, languages, arts, music, and more*.
Unlike most class providers, we have a 60-minute class duration. In addition, all our classes are designed in small groups by age to give each child the attention they need to learn in a fun and engaging way.
The Wise Owl World platform is for:
ü Schools looking to expand their portfolio of services (after school hours)
ü Parents trying to find the best one-stop solution to support their child’s development
ü Parents/ teachers looking for resources and support for their kids in specific essential life skills
ü Parents tired of balancing work and ferrying their kids to multiple classes

FAST TRACK LANGUAGES

78 Erie St Jersey City, NJ 07302

SUMMER is a time to enjoy the outdoors and learn! Fast Track Languages Summer Camp Registration is Now Open! Reserve your spot. This year they are guiding their students to become stronger, more flexible, independent, self-learners and most important to learn how to live life sensibly; with awareness of their surroundings, their feelings, their emotions, and ultimately their actions.

PLAYDAY

99 Park Avenue Hoboken, NJ 07030| [email protected]

PLAYDAY Summer Camp runs from June 28th – August 9th and is packed with creative art projects and programs from 9am-5pm, 5 days a week. Campers take part in both indoor and outdoor activities that focus on fun, socialization, cognitive development, and learning.
We balance each day between structured art classes and creative exploration, so your child gets to express themselves and learn new skills all in a day’s work.
Our flexible options allow you to choose all day or half day camp, and you can use our Summer Camp Packages around your planned summer vacation

Updated: July 11, 22

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