Summer Fun for Everyone!
Summer Day Camps provide great experiences and long-lasting, happy memories in a kid’s life. It is where they gain confidence, responsibility and independence, not to mention great, new friends that may last a lifetime. It is a safe environment, where they can learn new skills, experience making decisions for themselves, and relish in the joys of summer!
In and around New Jersey, we have many great options for general day camps or traditional day camps, which provide a broad general camp experience with an excellent array of activities for kids. Many of these camps are located outside in the wooded mountains among acres of recreational fields, equipped with water sports, maybe even with a lake, full athletics capabilities as well as arts and stem programs. You'll find a full staff ready to provide a safe and nurturing environment. Here are some of the best day camp options. Others may be located in a school or college campus, and still provide a wide range of activities, including academics.
30 Mountain Rd, Pomona, NY 10970
Day camp for boys and girls ages 3 to 15 on a gorgeous, 44-acre property with a lake, 9 heated swimming pools, and state-of-the-art facilities, in Pomona, NY. Activities include: adventures, arts & crafts, sports, fashion, gymnastics, horseback riding, leadership training, music, nature, performing arts, science, travel, STEM and more.
116 Hillcrest Road, Warren, NJ 07059
Where “tradition meets tomorrow”, this camps boasts a huge selection of daily activities including: high ropes, yoga, pedal carts, cooking, technology, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, arts & crafts, multiple sports, challenge and ninja courses, performing arts, games, nature trails, a wetland sanctuary, along with a variety of indoor and outdoor athletic facilities.
242 Adelphia Rd, Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Held on 144 acres in southern Monmouth County, this outdoor day camp for girls ages 3-15 engages in a wide range of activities and Girl Scout traditions which include: hiking, swimming, archery, arts & crafts, zip lines, wall climbing, campfires, STEM and more. All girls are welcome to attend but must sign up for a Girl Scout membership upon registration.
225 Pompton Road, Haledon, NJ, 07508
For kids Pre-K through 10th grade, this ACA accredited summer day camp provides outstanding activities and staff dedicated to campers’ safety and development. Activities include: Red Cross Instructional Swim, go-carts, sports, rope course, arts & crafts, drama, gymnastics, science, nature and more. Transportation, lunch and snacks are included.
DEERKILL DAY CAMP
54 Wilder Rd. Suffern, NY 10901
Popular day camp in northern NJ for campers ages 3 to 15 offering children the opportunity to try new sports and activities and form life-long friendships. Activities and classes include: swimming, ceramics, woodworking, dance, music, theater, photography, archery, to name a few. The grounds have a large, heated pool, an array of athletic fields, a 28-foot climbing tower, a 250-foot zipline, and much more. Sessions run throughout the summer weeks with choices of 2, 4, 5, 6, or 7-week registrations.
DEER MOUNTAIN DAY CAMP
63 Call Hollow Rd, Pomona, NY 10970
Offering a “sleepaway-range of activities” and amenities in a day camp setting, campers ages 3-15 can explore their talents, unlock their creativity, enhance skills and discover new passions. Activities here include: swimming , sports, fine arts, performing arts, outdoor adventure, STEM, waterfront events, batting cages, golf, gaga courts and more. Transportation, lunch and snacks, towels service, daily photo & video gallery and t-shirt are included.
ELISABETH MORROW SCHOOL SUMMER EXPLORATIONS
435 Lydecker St. Englewood, NJ, 07631
Summer day program offering a unique blend of camp and educational activities for students ages 2 to 14. Full and half day options are available. Activities are age and grade appropriate and can include: art, sports, technology, drama, math, reading, STEM, woodworking, creative writing, filmmaking, science and more.
142 Bordentown Georgetown Rd, Chesterfield, NJ 08515
Time to unplug and explore the outside world at the farm. Full and partial day options are available for campers aged 3 - 15 so that they may develop a “sense of appreciation of the natural world, agriculture, and healthy lifestyles.” For a true farm experience, this is a great summer option.
GATE HILL DAY CAMP
750 Gate Hill Rd, Stony Point, NY, 10980
Campers receive individual attention at this 33-acre facility promoting inclusivity and a varied program with traditional camp activities plus swimming, STEAM, Early Childhood and LIT for students 3 to 15 years old. Meals and transportation are included.
JCC CAMP RUACH
775 Talamini Rd, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
High-caliber, inclusive and welcoming day camp for campers Pre-K through 9th grade. Diverse programming includes: swimming, art, cooking, music, sports, archery, ropes, STEM, dance, karate, entertainment, and more. Full and half day programs are available as well as overnight enriching activities for students in 7th-9th grade.
LAKELAND HILLS FAMILY YMCA
100 Fanny Rd, Mountain Lakes, NJ, 07046
Committed to child safety and proper educational and character development, this camp focuses on children ages 6 - 15. The 4 or 8 week sessions incorporate YMCA healthy eating and physical activity standards while making an impact in the community. Social, emotional and physical programming “allows each camper to get active, build relationships and experience a fun, engaging summer.” Activities include: archery, brainiac academy, social emotional learning, heroic journey, dance and cheer, to name a few.
LIBERTY LAKE DAY CAMP
1195 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Liberty Lake is a magical day camp for hundreds of children, ages 4 to 15, (and staff ages 16+) to expand their talents, make new friends, and develop the life skills needed to be successful in the 21st century. From the Preschool Turtles Program, up through the dynamic Teen Leadership Program, Liberty Lake is a wonderful community of love and friendship, that children return to year after year - many as counselors! A focus on youth development is evident in areas of independence, integrity, teamwork, aspiration and friendship. Campers can choose from over 60 elective activities, enabling them to customize and enjoy their weekly schedules by participating in activities they enjoy, surrounded by 60 acres of natural beauty, boundless activities and loads of fun.
MERCER COUNTY CAMP COLLEGE
West Windsor NJ
Camp College created a NEW and exciting Campus Kids Pods program and Specialty Camp format this summer. The new Campus Kids Pods program includes courses sure to please every camper, while staying together in small groups throughout the day. The new Specialty Camp model is scheduled to specifically pair courses to create a full day experience, with some limited programs offered as a half day option. Offering specialty camps, both full and half day options (in arts, academic prep, enrichment, adventure, science) as well as recreational camps.
MORRISTOWN BEARD DAY CAMP
70 Whippany Rd, Morristown, NJ. 07960
A State-licensed and ACA accredited facility located on a beautiful 22-acre campus, designed to help children develop skills in sports, arts and crafts, drama, swimming and science. The daily schedule consists of structured periods, with a flexible schedule on special event days. Campers are grouped based upon their age. Traditional Camp runs from 8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Camp shows, camp t-shirt, towel service, morning and afternoon snacks and a drink at lunchtime are provided in the Traditional Camp fee. Early Arrival and Extended Day is also available. Activities include: Aquatics, Athletics, Arts & Crafts, Performing Arts, Science, Games, and Teen Trips, while specialty camps can include such great themes as: Hogwarts Summer Camp, CIT Program, Guppies-Half Day, Soccer Clinic, Girls Lacrosse Clinic, Beginner Bike Camp, Mountain Biking Camp, and Robotics Camp.
NEW HORIZONS DAY CAMP
235 Brooklake Road, Florham Park, NJ 07932
Let your Kindergarten through 9th grade camper choose their perfect summer camp experience as they select from over 100 possible activities offered at this camp. From athletics to coding, from art to archery, and cooking to podcasting, these unique activities are sure to inspire and excite your student this summer.
92Y DAY CAMPS
1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC, NY 10128
Blending athletic, artistic and educational activities on a 50-acre campground in Rockland County, this camp welcomes kids ages 3 to 18. Appropriately grouped by age, and social & emotional development, their huge selection of activities are held in state-of-the-art facilities, interactive studios, and thrill-seeking adventure courses. Campers’ days here are filled with great experiences, growth, excitement, friends, and great memories.
SPARK DAY CAMP
214 Harmony Rd, Middletown, NJ, 07748
Full day camp located in Monmouth County, for 6 to 12 year olds, housing 2 full-size skating/hockey rinks, acres of wooded trails, gaga pits, 3 outdoor pools, athletic fields, laser tag and various additional indoor facilities for games, creative & performing arts, and much more. Activities include Red Cross Swim lessons, athletics, art, STEAM, adventure and more. The Camp’s mission is to “empower campers to feel positive about themselves and grow as confident individuals as they further their skill development and learn to be supportive members of an inclusive community.”
SPRING LAKE DAY CAMP
234 Conklintown Road, Ringwood, NJ. 07456
Spring Lake Day Camp offers a traditional co-ed day camp for ages 3 to 15 with a mini day option for the younger campers. ACA-accredited camp with options that include full or half day sessions. They offer 3 main camps: Junior, Girls and Boys with an additional option for a Junior Training Program for grades 9 & 10. Spring Lake Day Camp programs are individually designed to match the age and abilities of each camper. The low ratio of 3:1 (campers to counselors) is what sets SLDC apart with superior attention, care and guidance.
STEVE & KATE’s MONTCLAIR SUMMER DAY CAMP
155 Lorraine Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07043
Campers can shape their own day at this camp, selecting from a variety of available activities and games. A flexible registration is also available. Campers will be placed in interest-based, pod-like groups where they can immerse themselves in activities and projects. Each “pod” will have the opportunity for indoor and outdoor classes and play and will be served lunches and snacks.
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