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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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.
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.
Science Technology Engineering Math
We’re excited to once again offer a unique modular camp program that offers participants with guided activies 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 8:30 AM each morning, with an option to register for before care starting at 8:00AM. 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.
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.
10 Weeks with an Awesome Theme Each Week!
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Campers benefit from cutting-edge camp philosophy that focuses on the development of self-esteem and positive relationships and exposes them to a wide variety of fun-filled activities and experiences. The 20+ acre camp has new athletic fields, new tennis courts, three fantastic heated pools, a full adventure course, a stocked pond for fishing and boating, multiple art studios and a theater for performing arts.
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.
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.
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..
Yoga on the Pier, cooking, art, gardening, playground time and a Science Lab!
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 CITs. 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!
Recreational sports, art workshops, group games, drama workshops, gardening and much more.
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!
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
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.
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 and digital photography, and specialties such as: archery, music, nature, edible gardening and yoga, among other activities. The camp also has a 38 foot climbing tower, 250 foot zip line and spider web net climber.
Gymnastics instruction, rock climbing, swim instruction, swim play, outdoor sports, park and activities, relays, games, arts and crafts.
"DIY Kids" is an enrichment program designed to teach the proper and safe use of hand tools and general woodworking skills to girls and boys between the ages of 8 - 14 years old. Through a series of lessons and projects, these young builders will gain the abilities and confidence to complete increasingly complicated projects as the program progresses. Students will learn new skills that will last a lifetime, while also using their creativity and imagination to put their own personal touch on projects. Giving a child the opportunity to develop confidence in their abilities to work with their hands is an experience that could help shape their future.
• ARTS AND CRAFTS
• SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
• FIELD DAY ACTIVITIES
• DAY LONG FIELD TRIPS
• VISITING WORKSHOPS
• POOL/SPLASH PAD TRIPS
2016 Summer Camp information not available at time of print. Contact Empire United Fencing directly for information.
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