Hoboken Summer Camp Directory

Ready for Summer? Wondering what your options are to make sure your kids have fun all summer long? Hoboken offers many great local options for camps. However, if you are looking to get out of the city, we are lucky enough to have a bunch of camps that offer bus service. See our listings below for local and out of town summer camps.

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3-D Design & Robotics @The Hudson School
The Hudson School
601 Park
Hoboken, NJ 07030
3-D Modeling: Monday July 16 – Friday, July 20, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Robotics: Monday July 23 – Friday, July 27 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM, Monday – Friday

3-D MODELING This one week comprehensive camp will introduce students to the two main strategies for 3D design: constructive geometry and 2D extrusion. Students will learn the constraints of 3D printing and design their own accessories for an existing robotics kit. They will have the opportunity to produce multiple printable objects or perfect a specific design. Children will have the opportunity to use their 3D modeling skills in the Robotics course offered the following week. Students are not required to sign up for both weeks. The classes will be taught in sequence, but can be taken separately.

ROBOTICS In this week-long camp, students will be introduced to sensors and control systems associated with modern robotics and will learn how to use code to autonomously navigate a physical environment. Each day they will reprogram their robot to react and perform differently given a set of constraints. Students will have a chance to plan and implement their own custom modifications to the function and aesthetic of the robot.

3-D MODELING - $450
ROBOTICS - $500 – Price Includes Robotics Kit
801 Monroe Street, Avalon Hoboken
201-253-5522 or 201-683-5045
Ages 3 ½-17 years
June 27th – August 26th; Morning Sessions are 9:30am-12:30pm; Afternoon Sessions are 1:30pm-4:00pm. Drop-in sessions available.
n/a (local)

A Grade Ahead summer camps will keep you children learning and having fun all summer long! With our hands-on activities, exciting games, and fascinating challenges, kids won't even realize that they are learning. Math Ventures (grades 2-4): Math can be magical! Matt the magician will guide students through adventures including money, time, measurement, geometry and fractions. Students will use critical thinking skills that require investigation, inquiry and collaboration to solve math puzzles and games.
Eco Ventures (grades 3-5): Hop in our jeep or submarine and explore with us! Students will examine different ecosystems and how animals behave and interact with one another. Through interactive activities and project based learning, our student centered curriculum will make biology fun and understandable.
Writers Workshop (grades 4-6): Become a junior author! Explore fictional genres like realistic fiction, fantasy and mystery through reading and writing exercises and games. By the end of the camp, each student will have a polished original work to share with the class and parents.

$325/week (Math Ventures); $350/week Eco Ventures and Writers Workshop
Sibling Discount - $10 per sibling; Early Bird Registration by April 15th – 10% off
A Whole New World Academy
721 Washington St
3 yrs-7yrs
June 26, 2017 through August 25, 2017
7 am until 7 pm

It’s time for Summer Camp Adventures at A Whole New World Academy of Hoboken. This year’s summer camp program will reflect the fun and exciting adventures found right in our own backyards. Summer Camp will begin on June 26, 2017 and end on August 25, 2017. In order to make summer fun for the children, and different from the regular school year, we have prepared an outrageously wild and exciting 9 weeks of fun.

Registration /Camp Tee Shirt Fees: $150.00

Full Time Weekly Tuition is $430.00 Part Time Weekly Tuition $331.00
10% family discount
Activism and Social Justice
601 Park Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030
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July 9-26; Monday-Thursday; 12:30-2:30pm

For current social change to happen, it’s important for us to learn the history of past social justice movements, how and why they came to be, and the positive effects they have on society today.

$160 per week, or $400 for all three weeks
All Saints Art Camp
All Saints Day School - 707 Washington Street, Hoboken
Week 1 - July 17-21
Week 2 - Aug. 7-11
Before Care 8:30AM-9:00AM (free) Aftercare 3:30-6PM ($20/Day)

Imagine Explore Create Celebrate

This studio based camp experience will include creating drawings, paintings and sculptures combining observation and imagination to help each student enhance their skills and to raise their artistic voice! The session will be split into demonstrations, drawing/painting studio time, snack/break and sculpture studio. Famous artists and their techniques will be introduced as well. Have fun with friends while exploring art materials and making artistic choices! Our program is open to students entering grades 1-7.

One Week $500
All Saints STEM Camp
All Saints Day School - 707 Washington Street, Hoboken
Entering 1st - 8th Grade
July 9 - July 13
9:00 - 3:30
Early Drop-off beginning at 8:30am (free) with Late Pick-up until 6:00pm ($20/Day)
n/a (local)

Science Technology Engineering Math

We’re excited to once again offer a unique modular camp program that offers participants with guided activities which explore robotics, circuits, coding, engineering, design 3-D printing and so much more! It will be a week of exploration, innovation and creativity. Each day campers will dive deeper into STEM topics indoors but also have ample time to go outside and enjoy the fresh summer air.Our program is designed for students entering grades 1 – 8. Camp will begin at 9:00 AM each morning, with an option to register for before care starting at 8:30AM.  Aftercare is available for participating students and runs from 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM. The cost of the camp includes a $60 materials fee.

$575 for 1 week
Apple Montessori Schools
Two Hoboken Locations: 1055 Maxwell Lane and 220 Sinatra Drive; also in Cliffside Park and Edgewater
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201-963-4949 (Hoboken-Maxwell); 201-222-1464 (Hoboken-Sinatra); 201-840-1703 (Cliffside Park); 201-224-6603 (Edgewater)
Ages 2-12 years
July 3rd - August 25th; Morning Session Half-Days are 8:30am-11:30am; Afternoon Session Half-Days are 12:30pm-3:30pm; Full Days are 7:00am-3:30pm.
Early Drop-off beginning at 7:00am with Late Pick-up until 7:00pm at both Hoboken locations and 6:30pm at Cliffside Park and Edgewater locations.
n/a (local)

Summer fun AND learning – two things campers love at Apple Camp! Our camps have been a childhood favorite for over 40 years. Not only is our camp schedule truly jam packed with summer fun, our uniquely designed program infuses exciting lessons into our exploration and activities. Children look forward to moving from one thrilling adventure to the next throughout the day on outdoor playgrounds and off-site attractions.

Our summer program curriculum is enhanced by FasTracKids and Montessori work time to beat the summer learning slump.  With FasTracKids, children benefit from an advanced e-learning software program and hands-on lessons that reinforce learning. Children also work with the Montessori materials in reading, writing and or math. This curriculum can be individualized to the needs of your child.

Contact each location directly for specific tuition rate information.
Contact for info.
At Mr. Robert’s
1422 Grand Street
Suite 3B
Starts: June 26th
Ends: September 1st

10 Weeks with an Awesome Theme Each Week!
Please call to inquire or go to our website.

$100.00 Registration Fee
$500.00 per week
Sibling Discount
Blue Rill Day Camp
444 Saddle River Road, Airmont, NY
Ages 3-15 years
June 25th - August 17th; Days are 9:00am-4:00pm; Mini-Days available for PreK and K campers are 9:00am-2:00pm
Blue Rill offers aftercare, free of charge until 6:00pm. Campers must be picked up prior to 6:00pm.
Air-conditioned, mini-buses driven by CDL Certified, State Licensed drivers.

Each group's schedule is a perfect mix of swimming, sports, creative and performing arts, outdoor adventure and special events. The splishing and splashing is spectacular in our 3 heated pools. Our comprehensive sports program combines skill development and game play while teaching sportsmanship and teamwork. Campers love our creative arts programs and treasure their projects! The endless fun continues at our fabulous outdoor adventure areas, including our rock wall, high and low elements, nature and explorers programs. All this combined with specialty activities such as boating, dance, archery, fishing, our spectacular playgrounds and loads of special events! Our creative and innovative programs grow with our campers and provide summers filled with awesome activities and memorable experiences!

Rates vary based on number of weeks attending, etc.
Two through eight week sessions available.
Full dates and rates can be found here:
Substantial savings for pre-school campers (entering Nursery and Kindergarten)
A 5% alumni discount
5% off for 2nd sibling, 10% off for 3rd sibling.
10% off total tuition for all new Hoboken families
BOLD Arts Dance Camp at All Saints
All Saints Day School - 527 Clinton Street, Hoboken
Entering 1st - 6th Grade (weeks of July 25th and August 1st); Entering Pre-K-K (week of August 8th)
Weeks of July 24th and July 31st are full-day camp from 9:00am-3:00pm; Week of August 7th is half-day camp from 9:00am-12:00pm.
n/a (local)

BOLD Arts invites children to join in a week of dance and the arts which culminates in a high-energy, original performance. We build our show together using a thought-provoking theme, live music, and student-made scenery, costumes, and choreography. Expect to have fun, be challenged, and exposed to various styles of dance, storytelling, and incredible music.

Participants pack their lunches.

Full Day Camp: $500
Half Day Camp: $300
Receive a $100 discount when you sign up for both Full Day weeks!
Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County
Two Locations - 123 Jefferson Street, Hoboken and 225 Morris Boulevard, Jersey City
201-963-6443 (Hoboken), 201-333-4100 (Jersey City)
Ages 5-13 years
June 26th - August 31st; Days are 9:00am-5:00pm
7:30-9:00AM early morning drop-off fee: $100.00
5:00-6:00PM late pick up fee: $100.00
Bus service available for Jersey City location only

Looking for a fun outlet for young people during the summer that is safe, supervised and affordable? In addition to the afterschool programs for which Boys & Girls Clubs are known, we offer full-day camps during the summer at each of our Clubs. Young people are involved in a variety of engaging programs under the supervision of adult professionals, including field trips to baseball games, water parks, museums and other local attractions. Contact the Club or stop in to our Clubhouses in Jersey City or Hoboken to get registration information.

Rising STAR's (Science, Technology, Art and Reading)

A summer program specifically designed for children (Kindergarten - 3rd grade) to develop self-worth, communication skills, thinking skills, literacy, science and technology proficiency, and creativity as well as healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club experience. The program emphasizes good nutrition, regular physical activity and improving overall well-being.

Middle School Summer Camp

A summer program specifically designed for youth (grades 4-8) focusing on developing academic and social skills through field trips and daily educational activities. Two days each week members will be discovering new experiences by going on trips which are both educational and recreational. The remaining three days, members will be in the Clubhouse and participate in fun, academic enrichment, physical fitness, social recreation, and arts and cultural activities.

Best Buy Summer Teen Tech Camp

The Teen Tech Summer Camp is for teens ages 13-18. Each week will have a different theme from photography and graphic design to filmmaking to motion graphics to coding and apps to Google Maker Camp.

K-3rd Grade 2017 SUMMER PROGRAM

Session 1: JUNE 26- JULY 7TH (Closed July 4th)
$355/1 Child, $486/2 Children, $571/3 Children

Session 2: JULY 10-JULY 21ST
$395/1 Child, $540/2 Children, $635/3 Children

Session 3: JULY 24-AUGUST 4TH
$395/1 Child, $540/2 Children, $635/3 Children

Session 4: AUGUST 7-AUGUST 18TH
$395/1 Child, $540/2 Children, $635/3 Children

Session 5: AUGUST 21-AUGUST 31ST
$355/1 Child, $486/2 Children, $571/3 Children

Dates: JUNE 26th—August 4th, 2017
Tuition: $910

*Non-refundable registration fee of $75.00 Per child must be paid at time of registraiton
*Tuition must be paid by June 2nd.
*Many parents are eligible to receive financial assistance from Urban League of Hudson County
*Urban League parents are responsible for co- payment of $160.00 Which must be paid by june 2nd.
Information forthcoming (Urban League voucher accepted to help cover program costs.)
Bricks 4 Kidz Lego-Themed Camps
Monroe Center - 720 Monroe Street, 5th Floor, Suite E-505, Hoboken
June 27th - September 2nd; Bricks 4 Kidz - Morning Session Half-Days are 9:00am-12:00pm; Afternoon Session Half-Days are 1:00pm-4:00pm; Full-Days are 9:00am-4:00pm. Junior Builders Camp - Morning Session Half-Days are 9:00am-12:00pm.
Can be made available upon request
n/a (local)

Bricks 4 Kidz - Kids have loads of fun (and learn a bunch!) as they use LEGO bricks to explore the world of engineering, architecture and science in an open, friendly and team-based environment. Bricks 4 Kidz camps keep the pace fast and varied with guided projects and challenges as well as time for free building and design, so the kids are always having fun. Camp activities are designed for kids entering first grade an up, and built around themes they love - Space/Star Wars, Clash of Bricks, Mining and Crafting/Minecraft, Pokemon, Ninjas, Jurassic Brick Park and more. Screened, trained Bricks 4 Kidz staff provide friendly, qualified supervision for your children so you rest assured they are safe and happy. Junior Builders Camp, Ages 4-5 - Designed for kids to discover, explore, invent and create using DUPLO and LEGO® bricks. Kids will learn interesting facts about real world objects and animals in these interactive lessons which reinforce counting, patterning, spatial awareness and fine motor skills. Projects are designed to encourage creativity and imagination while enforcing essential learning literacy, math and spatial skills. Throughout the course of the day, BRICKS 4 KIDZ® teachers provide the raw materials for the children's imaginations to create with model plans, games, and activities. The group setting is ideal for collaborative learning, the kids can build on one another's ideas and make discoveries together that they might not make alone. All children must be toilet trained and able to care for self in the restroom..

$225/week for Half-Day Sessions; $425/week for Full-Day Sessions; Single Day & Walk in Registrations also available at $50 per day for half day, and $90 per day for full day.
Sibling Discounts; Register for Bricks 4 Kidz email list to receive information on discounts for signing up by a certain date.
Three Locations: 1155 Maxwell Lane, 1102 Maxwell Lane, 336 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken
201-420-6039 (1155 Maxwell), 201-479-5330 (1102 Maxwell), 201-420-7043 (Sinatra)
Ages Infant-5 years
June-August; hours vary by location
vary by location
n/a (local)

Yoga on the Pier, cooking, art, gardening, playground time and a Science Lab!

Contact Bright Horizons directly for tuition details
Mention CABIN FEVER to receive a $150 tuition credit. This offer expires June 1, 2016 and is for new registrations only. A credit will be given after 30 days of enrollment.
206 Mount Horeb Road, Warren, NJ
Ages 2-13 years
June 27th - August 19th;; Days are 9:00am-4:00pm; 4-8 Week Options Available; Special flexible schedule available for ages 2-3 years. New HomeAway Sleepaway option available for ages 8-13 years. Visit camp’s website for more information.
Early Drop-off beginning at 7:30am with Late Pick-up until 6:00pm
Hoboken pick-up/drop-off locations will be at designated stops on brand-new, air-conditioned, 15-passenger vans, all driven by our own trained staff. All vans are equipped with seat belts and car seats/boosters (as needed) and are certified for safety by the NJMVC and local police. All drivers have a NJ CDL license and each van also has a van assistant.

Adventure ropes (low ropes, high ropes, zip line), archery, arts and crafts, cooking, dance, drama, earthlore, ecology, gaga, gymnastics, martial arts, miniature golf, music, musical theater, off-roading, rink/hockey sports, swim instructions/free swim, tennis, wilderness, yoga/movement, Clubs and Clinics morning choice (for ages 6-13 years), CHOICE afternoons (for ages 7-13 years). Travel and overnight experience for older campers and CIT’s. Located on 25 sprawling acres in Warren, we pride ourselves on state-of-the-art amenities like our multimedia dining room and fully air-conditioned activities building, but also give the best outdoor traditional summer camp experience with things like our three heated, in-ground pools, 180 ft water-park quality water slide, adventure ropes course, wilderness trail and yurt, outdoor hockey rink and our 400 ft Zip Line!

Tuition is all-inclusive (program, transportation, all food and snacks) and dependent on the number of weeks registered as well as selected discounts. Full tuition rate information can be found on the camp’s website.
Discounts for paying balance in full; Sibling Discounts; Loyalty Program Discounts; Hoboken Family Alliance Discount - $200 off any 2016 Registration.
300 Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City
Ages 6-15 years
June 27th - August 19th (4 sessions that are each 2 weeks); Days are 9:00am-3:30pm
Early Drop-off beginning at 8:00am with Late Pick-up until 5:30pm
Bus service

Recreational sports, art workshops, group games, drama workshops, gardening and much more.

Camp Riverbend
116 Hillcrest Road, Warren, NJ
908-580-CAMP (2267)
Ages 3-14 years
June 26th – August 11h; Full-Days are 9:30am- 4:15pm; Half-Days for ages 3-4 years are 9:30am-12:30pm. Three-quarter days for ages 3-4 are 9:30 am - 2 pm
Extended day at Camp 8 am to 6 pm (requires parent drop off and pick up)
Daily bus service from Hoboken and downtown Jersey City. Pick-up time is approximately 8:30am and drop-off time is approximately 5:00pm. Drop-off time for the three-quarter day bus is approximately 2:30pm-2:45pm. Buses are air-conditioned with an aide.

Daily swimming lessons and free swim, crafts (arts and crafts, ceramics, woodworking, jewelry, lanyard), sports (baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, basketball, lacrosse, archery, volleyball, gaga), challenge course with climbing tower and zip line, cooking, canoeing, plus special days, carnivals, cookouts and lots more!

Varies depending on the program option and length of enrollment.
Tuition information can be found at www.campriverbend.com
Sibling and Referral Discounts
1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ
Ages 18 months-14 years
June 27th-August 19th; Ages 18 months-30 months - Tues/Thurs from 9:30am-11:30am; Age 2 years - 2, 3 or 5 days/week Half or Full Day options: 9:30am-12:30pm, 9:00am -2:00pm, or 9:00am-4:00pm;
Age 3 years: 3 or 5 days/week Half or Full Day options: 9:00am-12:45pm, 9:00am-2:00pm or 9:00am-4:00pm;
Ages 4 years- 5 days/week from 9:00am-2:00pm (mixed gender groups) or 9:00am-4:00pm (mixed gender groups)
Age 5 (entering Kindergarten)- 5 days/week from 9:00am-2:00pm (mixed gender groups) or 9:00am-4:00pm (gender specific groups)
1st-3rd Grade - 5 days/week from 9:00am-4:00pm (gender specificgroups)
4th-9th Grade - 5 days/week from 9:00am-4:00pm (mixed gender groups)
Early Drop-off beginning at 7:00am with Late Pick-up until 6:00pm
Transportation from central Hoboken pick-up/drop-off spot.

Day Camp (ages 18 months- 4th Grade) - Mix of sports, movement, Judaica, dance, nature, arts and crafts, cooking and science. Held at JCC site;
Travel Camp (4th-9th Grade) - Depending on Unit, travel ranges from daily trips to beaches, aquariums, ballparks and amusement parks to overnight trips to locations such as Toronto, New Orleans and Disney World; Sports Camp (1st-5th Grade) - Features professional instruction in multi-sports including soccer, basketball/softball, flag football, basketball, tennis and more. Held at Wardlaw-Hartridge School site;Performing Arts Camp (2nd-8th Grade) - Theater, music and dance with professional dance instructors, master workshops, skill building and electives. Held at Dancers Pointe
Studio on South Avenue in Scotch Plains

Full tuition information can be found on the camp's website.
Referral Program
Dedimus Potestatem: Mock Trial, Leadership and Debate
The Hudson School
601 Park Ave
Hoboken NY 07030
Age ranges vary for each class, see website for details
Leadership-Free your inner Jedi: Tuesdays and Fridays, 3:30-4:30 PM, 6/19, 6/22, 6/26, 6/29, 7/3, 7/6, 7/10, 7/13, 7/17, 7/20

Debate/Public Speaking: Mondays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 PM – 5:00 PM, 6/18, 6/21, 6/25, 6/28, 7/2, 7/5, 7/9, 7/12, 7/16, 7/19

Mock Trial: Tuesdays 4:45-5:45, June 19th-July 17th
I am typically there 15-20 minutes early, will stay a bit after (up to 30 min) to wait for parents

Students will learn and practice essential Leadership skills such as Negotiation, Delegation, Initiative, Conflict Resolution and more. This class includes:

Improvisation and other Theatre games, building with Kinex, Legos and other materials, balloon relay races, sack races and obstacle courses, STEM activities with gumdrops, marshmallows and spaghetti, making DIY catapults, fencing (with inflatable lightsabers), dodgeball (foam balls), volleyball and other physical activities, building a life-sized house out of recyclable materials, and more

Debate/Public Speaking:

The objective of this program is to prepare participants for the myriad situations that require formal and informal presentations. Participants will learn how to craft and present arguments, opinions, and ideas. They will learn the fundamentals of rhetoric and will practice informing, persuading and motivating an audience in a variety of ways. The grading rubric was adapted with the permission of Neil Mercer, the Director of research and Head of Faculty at The University of Cambridge. This class will include:

-Debate (Instructor is trained by the English Speaking Union and a coach for the New York Debate League)

-Impromptu speeches

-Informative speeches

-Persuasive speeches

-Creating a commercial and learning how to market a product

-Improvisation/theater games

-Creative Writing

-Pitches (Make and pitch your own movie, book, legislation or product)

-Cold Calls

Mock Trial:

Mock trial is a hands-on simulation of the American judicial system. The goal is to help participants acquire a working knowledge of our judicial system, develop analytical abilities and communication skills, and gain an understanding of their obligations and responsibilities as participating members of our society. Materials for this course are provided by The American Bar Association and The Constitutional Rights Foundation.

Speech and Debate: $300 for 10 classes
Leadership: $350 for 10 classes
Mock Trial: $175 for 5 classes
63 Call Hollow Road, Pomona, NY
Ages 3-15 years
June 27th - August 19th; Days are 9:30am-3:30pm
Early Drop-off beginning at 7:00am and Late Pick-up until 7:00pm
Private bus pick-up & drop-off for full-day program

With 25 acres, a lake, 6 pools, 7 tennis courts, a 7,000 square foot dining hall, a 1,000 square foot performing arts center, courts, fields and cabins for sports and fine arts, Deer Mountain offers a setting both well-appointed and beautifully transformative. Activities include: Sports (baseball, soccer, etc.), Arts and Crafts, Swimming, Lakes (fishing, canoeing, etc.) and Outdoor Adventures (rock climbing, zip lining, etc.). Smart, authentic leadership and experienced staff create an environment where Kids ages 3-15 years feel comfortable to be who they are. Expert instructors create engaging, high quality programs so kids develop real skills. Parents choose Deer Mountain because of our experience; Kids love us because of theirs.

Rates vary depending on age and number of weeks attending. Contact camp directly for full tuition information.
Sibling Discounts
Deerkill Day Camp
54 Wilder Road, Suffern, NY
Ages 3-15 years
July 2nd - August 24th; 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 week sessions available; Days are 9:00am-4:00pm; Option for Pre-K campers to attend 3 days/week sessions.
Through Prime Time Learning Centers at 4th & Hudson. Many parents carpool to central pick-up location with shared babysitters.
Daily transportation provided on mini air-conditioned buses staffed by professional drivers and bus counselors. Central location pick-up at 8:00am in Hoboken with drop-off at 5:15pm.

Professional swim instruction in large, heated pools, an array of athletic fields sized for younger and older children, creative and performing arts such as: arts and crafts, ceramics, woodworking, dance, theater, digital photography and movie making, and specialties such as: archery, music, gymnastics, nature, edible gardening and yoga, among other activities. The camp also has a 38 foot climbing tower, tandem 250 foot zip lines and spider web net climber. Ample indoor space for rainy days.

Rates vary based on grade and number of weeks attending. Full tuition rates can be found on the camp website.
Roughly 15% discount for campers entering 1st grade and younger
Sibling Discounts (vary by session length)
Early registration discount of 5% prior to October 31
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Disclaimer:This guide is for information only and was compiled by Hoboken Family Alliance (HFA) with summer camp information written by organizations that were willing to participate at the time of print. Many programs fill up quickly and may not be available at time of the issuance of this newsletter. HFA does not endorse classes or camps. Readers are requested to do their due diligence before signing up. This guide is the proprietary information of HFA and may not be reproduced, copied, scanned, excerpted or placed on any electronic mail, social media, or internet medium without HFA’s prior consent.