Looking for some fun summer activities for your toddler!
We all know that school kids love summer camp! It’s a time when they have the opportunity to make great, new friends, learn new skills, find new passions, soak in the summer sun, focus on stress-free learning through playful activities, develop meaningful skills in teamwork and independence, and create amazing memories that last a lifetime! But, did you know that all of this is also available for our tots?
If you have a preschooler, there are many great options offering loads of fun while preparing them emotionally, socially and educationally for school, in a safe and nurturing environment.
2022 Guide to Toddler & Preschooler Camps
75 Knickerbocker Road, Englewood, NJ
Educational summer experience for children ages 4-12. Each week boasts a new theme as each day begins with core subjects like math, writing and science, then adventure activities in the afternoon like water fun, special guests, arts & crafts, games, nature walks and more.
15 locations throughout New Jersey
Enriching environment for students aged 2-12 where each day is filled with adventures and activities to excite the mind. These include: coding, robotics, innovators & explorers, tech time, music, drama, arts, sports, swimming or water play, Montessori lessons and more. This educational camp will surely prepare your young student for the year ahead.
400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ
Offering a Little Astronauts Program for Pre-K and Kindergarten-bound kiddos, this half-day camp will teach preschoolers about living and working in space. They will have the opportunity to experiment with rockets, investigate the science of color, explore day and night cycles and lift-off in the Science Center’s shuttle simulator.
49 Washington St, Newark, NJ
Accepting campers as young as 3 years. Join us for 6 weeks of building community through project-based learning where campers can develop their skills in art and science. Classes include: Art-Making, Science Experiments, Maker, Planetarium, Yoga, Music & Movement and Funday Fridays (games, team-building activities and more). Campers will have a one-hour break, which includes lunch and recess. Pre- and after care available.
30 Mountain Rd, Pomona, NY
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
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. Programs are offered for children as young as 3 years old.
For kids Pre-K through 10th grade, this ACA accredited summer day camp provides outstanding activities and staff dedicated to campers’ safety and development. Campers turning 4 by October 15 are eligible to enter into our Yeladim (Pre-K) program. This age appropriate program, led by licensed teachers, is specifically tailored to meet the needs of our youngest campers. General activities for campers include: Red Cross Instructional Swim, sports, arts & crafts, drama, gymnastics, science, nature and more. Transportation, lunch and snacks are included.
DE 360's Discoveries & Adventures day camp for preschoolers through grade 5 offer themed weeks where campers explore and learn from a range of experiences that include art, theater, music and movement, STEM, academic, waterplay and other traditional camp activities. Camp is 6 weeks on the campus of Dwight-Englewood School.
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.
Short Hills, NJ
Summer at Far Brook offers participants as young as 3 years old, high quality, fun and engaging multidisciplinary day camp programs, sports instruction, outdoor exploration taught by highly credentialed and knowledgeable camp staff, including Far Brook faculty.
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.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Join the fun at Summer Camp (ages 4-15) and Summer Seedlings (ages 3-5) on beautiful former 10-acre horse farm only 40 minutes from NYC. It's the only garden-to-fork camp experience in Northern NJ, where children spend their summer in a wholesome and dynamic learning environment. Founded by Stacey Antine, MS, RDN, author of Appetite for Life, HealthBarn vigorously educates and excites children about the best eating habits and food sources, empowering them to grow their own organic food, cook delicious recipes, and be protectors of the environment all served up with a lot of fun. Parents rave that lessons stick with kids beyond the Barn; food experts say that Antine understands kids, nutrition, and the joys of good food, and knows how to bring them together.
Edison, Chesterfield and Hillsborough, NJ
Interactive and hands-on explorations and discoveries for pre-kindergarteners through 8th grade students. Full and half day programs are available showcasing science, engineering, robotics, arts & crafts, exploring the digital world, puppet works, baking, public speaking, globe trotting, wacky inventions, computer programming, as well as karate, soccer and chess. There is so much for students to experience with iGO Stem.
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.
Flanders, NJ 07836
CAMP DEENY RIBACK accepts kids 3.5 years - entering 10th gr. Our 40-acre wooded campus in Flanders, NJ with access to nearby Budd Lake, camp provides the experience of an overnight camp in a traditional day camp setting. Color war, camp musical, Israeli staff and boating on the lake are just a few reasons why CDR is so special. WE ARE THE PREMIER JEWISH DAY CAMP IN MORRIS AND ESSEX COUNTIES AND ARE PROUDLY OPEN TO ALL. ACA accredited.
East Windsor, NJ 08520
We take youth and teens on a magical journey of self-discovery in a place where they can feel safe, respected and loved. Their premier camp program is for Prek - 10th grades at an incredible campus with plenty of shade, surrounded by farmland with three outdoor pools, Mega 30' rock wall, athletic fields, sports courts, Ninja Warrior Adventure Track, organic gardens and indoor facilities.
West Nyack, NY
JCC Rockland Camps offers an exciting and fun day camp experience for children ages 18 months to 15 years. Campers enjoy a busy schedule that includes swim, sports, art, nature, science, cooking, lanyard, beading/jewelry and so much more! Each Wednesday is a dress up day which highlights the weekly camp theme. Special events and creative programming enhance the already awesome daily schedule. Morning and afternoon snack and lunch are all included. Early care and late care available. Campers will explore their interests, try new things and build self-confidence!
1195 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ
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.
New Providence, Westfield and Glen Rock
Affordable, drop-off, pay-by-day camp for children ages 3-10 with energizing games, gymnastics, arts & crafts, music and loads of fun to keep kids moving and engaged.
Florham Park, NJ
A Traditional Day Camp for PreK - 9th Gr. Their Pre-K - Kindergarten -1st Grade Program is open to campers that are entering Pre-K through 1st Grade in Fall 2022. Featuring a dedicated K/1 Program Director, 3:1 Staff Ratios, and a proctored schedule that exposes your child to all our camp has to offer, this is the perfect way for your camper to launch their camp career!
A Sleepaway Camp for ages 3 - 14 years, Rambling Pines offer time tested programs for preschool, grade school, and teen campers. The sprawling campus is on 225 acres and includes 2 lakes, 4 swimming pools, 4 tennis courts, 4 Ga Ga courts, sports fields, a gymnasium, extensive indoor facilities including creative and performing arts studios, an 18 hole mini-golf course, a low ropes challenge course, a golf driving range, mountain biking trails and a mature, experienced staff with two nurses are on duty during regular camp hours.
440 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
The stables also offers a Petite Equestrian Program for riders as young as 3 years old. Their Riding camp are for all levels and abilities, aged 5-17 years old. Combine the great outdoors with education, fun, and of course, horses!!! Offering half-day and full-day programs, riders will learn basic safety, grooming, tacking and barn management skills. They will learn Equisthenics, harness driving, equine breed, colors and markings, equine health and first aid, as well as show grooming and braiding, to name a few.
Two locations: 115 E Grove St, Westfield & 10 North Road, Warren
In-person and online camps are available here for students as young as 6 months and go up to 16 years. Students will be grouped by ability and grade level to experience strong academic classes, creative arts, as well as enriching field trips. Half and full day options are available along with various subjects for each grade level. Their toddler camp "Montessori Fun & Learn Camp" (age 2 – K) includes Morning Chinese/Spanish Immersion and afternoon English Montessori with bi-weekly themes, arts and crafts, cooking, outdoor water play, stories, and songs -- all round out a full day!
Princeton, NJ 18465
The Waldorf School of Princeton warmly welcomes campers from 4 - 12 years to enjoy a unique campus, complete with creek, adventure forest, neighboring biodynamic farm, play structures, air-conditioned shelter, and beautifully landscaped gardens. Their summer camp experience will provide children with the sense of community and connectedness that they long for, in a safe, outdoor setting. Children will spend their days in age-banded groups, taking in all that nature has to offer, as well as benefiting from expert instruction in hard-to-access skills taught by specialist teaching artists.
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ (at Rider University)
A musical, life-changing, learning experience for young musicians!
Music lovers from beginners to aficionados, ranging from PreK to 12th grade, can appreciate this musical camp in person, at Rider University in Lawrenceville, or through virtual options, from the comfort of their home. A variety of camp offerings are available, these include: Early Childhood Music Camps, Young Composers Camp, String Orchestra Camp, Chamber Music Camp, Jazz Starters Camp, Musical Theatre Camp, and lessons for Keyboard, Violin, Cello, Ukulele, Piano, Viola, Bass, and Flute.
For further information and registration, please contact each camp individually.