Kids can experience a little of everything at Summer Day Camps

New Jersey is fortunate to have many camp options for kids of all ages. Whether it be with special themes, skills or topics, kids within our state have many great summer and school break camps to select from depending on interest, experience and schedule. What if your child wants to experience a little of everything like some swimming, arts & crafts, and music, with maybe a little robotics and dance and, of course, tons of fun? If that’s the case, then a traditional day camp might be the perfect solution. Below is a list of our favorite, local Day Camps you might want to consider for your child’s next summer break.

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Spring Lake Day Camp

234 Conklintown Road, Ringwood, NJ. 07456

Spring Lake Day Camp offers a traditional full season co-ed day camp for ages 3 to 15 years of age with a mini day option for the younger campers. ACA-accredited camp catering to families in Bergen, Passaic, Morris, and Essex Counties as well as parts of Hudson County. Options include: Full, Half and Mini Day options for children ages 3-15. Full day is offered from 9am to 4pm and half-day from 9am to 1:20pm. 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 our campers from 3 to 15 years old. The low ratio of 3:1 (campers to counselors) is what sets SLDC apart with superior attention, care and guidance.

Morristown Beard Day Camp

70 Whippany Rd, Morristown, NJ. 07960

Morristown-Beard Day Camp, a state-licensed and ACA accredited facility, located on a beautiful 22-acre campus, is designed to help children develop skills in sports, arts and crafts, drama, swimming and science. The daily schedule is comprised 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

Camp Discovery at Fairleigh Dickinson University

1000 River Road, Teaneck NJ. 07666

“FDU’s Camp Discovery is a traditional camp experience with exciting opportunities for discovery and travel. Campers will make new friends, discover more about their world, and build self-confidence.” as expressed on their website. Activities include STEM, enrichment, arts & crafts, sports, performance arts, swimming and more for students entering 1st to 9th grade. These camps are available at two locations: Morris County’s Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University (Madison, NJ) and Bergen County’s Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck, NJ).

Camp Riverbend

116 Hillcrest Road, Warren, NJ 07059

A summer day camp for ages 3 through 14 where great camp traditions meet modern day needs and wants. Activities abound here including swimming, sports, challenge courses, pedal karts, spray park, river activities, arts & crafts, ninja courses, nature, cooking, drama & performance, as well as multiple additional indoor activities.

Fairview Lake YMCA Camps

1035 Fairview Lake Rd, Newton, NJ 07860

Fairview Lake YMCA sits on Fairview Lake in Northwestern New Jersey adjoining the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, with access to the Appalachian Trail, the Delaware River, unlimited hiking possibilities and breathtaking views. Two waterfronts and a fleet of canoes, rowboats, kayaks, sailboats, and windsurfers are at campers’ disposal along with sports fields, basketball, tennis and hockey courts, archery and riffle ranges, high rope courses and climbing walls for a wide variety of year-round activities. Offering summer camp, family camp, special programs for adults and children, school groups and conference groups, everyone can enjoy four seasons of activities in beautiful Sussex County!

Liberty Lake Day Camp

1195 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505

Traditional day camp for children ages 4-15, with bus transportation from Mercer County down to Camden County! Liberty Lake is the magical summer home 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 Pre-School Turtles Program, up through the dynamic Teen Leadership Program, Liberty Lake is a magical 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 that they have a passion for learning and enjoying, surrounded by 60 acres of natural beauty and boundless activities and fun.

Red Raider Day Camp

321 Commons Way, Princeton, NJ. 08540

Red Raider Day Camp offers the unique balance of a traditional day camp experience in the convenient and familiar setting of The Pennington School. With a combination of outstanding amenities, exciting programming, and an experienced and an energetic staff, their structured and fun day camp will be the perfect place for your child! Each day of camp will be a new and exciting experience for campers, as no two days at Red Raider Day Camp are exactly alike! Days may include arts & crafts, group games, fun with foods, super science projects, soccer, STEM challenges, sports & recreation, electives, enrichment opportunities, and so much more! Serving children ages 6-12, Monday – Friday, from 8:30am are included at no additional charge; after-care until 5:00pm is available for an additional fee.

Summer Friends Day Camp

269 Hwy 24, Matawan, NJ 07747

Summer Friends Day Camp is located on State Rte 34 in the Matawan/Old Bridge area. This traditional day camp has 7 acres of property and two separate buildings with plenty of room for children to run and have fun. Red Cross Certified swim lessons are available every morning and free swim every afternoon in three state-of-the-art swimming pools. Also offered are lessons in tennis, karate, archery, dance and drama, arts and crafts, hockey, softball, soccer, rock wall, volleyball and so much more!

Woodbridge Community Center Day Camp

600 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Week-by-week traditional day camp at the Woodbridge Community Recreation Center with fun themes for Prek-9th grade. Activities include swimming, crafts, sports, lobby games, music, walking trips, roller skating, and more. Campers are divided into co-ed and grade-level groups and have the opportunity for before and after camp care.