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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Phone Number: 201-253-5522 or 201-683-5045

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.

Information Updated for:: 2021
A Summer at HMS
Address: 1485 Bloomfield St
Phone Number: 2016567377
Age Range: 3-6
When: June 24 to August 16 - Monday through Friday (no camp in session July 4): Weekly Half Day, Full Day, Extended Day, Before and Aftercare.
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Daily optional care also available*. Before care is 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM and after care is 3:15 PM to 6:30 PM.

HMS Summer Programs feature hands on activities covering all developmental areas to keep learning fresh and exciting! The morning program is theme based offering a variety of activities both indoor and outdoor.

Montessori Afternoons will focus on academics and is taught by our certified teachers.

Weeks 1 & 2: 6/24 - 7/5 Let's Make Music! (no camp July 4th)
Weeks 3 & 4: 7/8 - 7/19 Space Travel and Beyond!
Weeks 5 & 6: 7/22 - 8/2 We're Going Camping!
Weeks 7 & 8: 8/5 - 8/16 Construction on Site!

Morning Program: Guided activities will encourage the children to explore the world around them. Activities include arts and crafts, building, imaginative play, science experiments and plenty of time outdoors. Special presenters each week will help round out the fun.

Montessori Afternoons: (Full Day and Afternoon only students) Your child can experience the benefit of a well prepared Montessori environment, with a full range of Montessori materials and certified teachers. Activities in the Practical Life, Sensorial, Cultural, Math and Language curriculum will help your child build skills in all developmental areas. Remember, our children don’t stop learning in the summer, so let’s continue to prepare them to make academic progress!

Enrollment: Themes run for a two-week session, however each week can also stand alone. A child can enroll in either the first week or second week of a session if needed.

Eligibility: This program is open to ALL currently enrolled HMS students. Incoming HMS students who are 2.5 years old by July 1, 2019 are also eligible.

Non-HMS families who have children who are 3 years old by July 1, 2019 may apply. We require a child visit prior to accepting this registration form. Please submit this form and we will contact you to arrange a visit. The deposit will be due upon acceptance.

Sibling discount is 5% off the lower summer tuition for a second child.

Cost: Cost per week:
Half Day 8:30 am - 12:30 pm $400 ($320 - 4th of July week); Montessori Afternoons 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm; Full Day 8:30 am - 3:15 pm $535 ($428 - 4th of July week); Extended Day - incl 10% discount on before & aftercare 7:30 am - 6:30 pm $605 ($484 - 4th of July week); Add on: Before Care only (7:30 am - 8:30 am) $18 ($14 - 4th of July week) & After Care only (3:15 pm - 6:30 pm) $60 ($48 - 4th of July week)

*Daily optional care also available - before care daily: $12 and aftercare daily rate: $36
Discounts Available: Selecting the extended day option includes a 10% discount on before & aftercare rates.
Information Updated for:: 2019
A Whole New World Academy
Address: 721 Washington St
Phone Number: 2017920253
Age Range: 3 yrs-7yrs
When: June 26, 2017 through August 25, 2017
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: 7 am until 7 pm
Transportation Provided: N/A

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.

Cost: Registration /Camp Tee Shirt Fees: $150.00

Full Time Weekly Tuition is $430.00 Part Time Weekly Tuition $331.00
Discounts Available: 10% family discount
Information Updated for:: 2017
All Saints Art Camp
Address: All Saints Day School - 707 Washington Street, Hoboken
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Phone Number: 201-792-0736
When: Week 1 - July 17-21
Week 2 - Aug. 7-11
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: 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.

Cost: One Week $500
Information Updated for:: 2017
All Saints STEM Camp
Address: All Saints Day School - 707 Washington Street, Hoboken
Phone Number: 201-792-0736
Age Range: Entering 1st - 8th Grade
When: June 24 - June 28 8:30AM - 3:30PM
July 8 - July 12 8:30AM - 3:30PM
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Drop-off beginning at 8:00am (free) with Late Pick-up until 6:00pm ($30/Day)
Transportation Provided: 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 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.

Cost: $575 each week
Information Updated for:: 2018
Apple Montessori Schools
Address: 1055 Maxwell Lane and 220 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ
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Phone Number: 201-963-4949 (Hoboken-Maxwell); 201-222-1464 (Hoboken-Sinatra); 201-840-1703 (Cliffside Park); 201-224-6603 (Edgewater)
Age Range: Ages 2-12 years
When: Open now; Minimum enrollment is 3 weeks

On-site and virtual options available for 2021, including coding, robotics, music, drama, arts, sports, outdoor fun, Montessori lessons, and more

Cost: Request information here: https://www.applemontessorischools.com/request-information/.
Information Updated for:: 2021
At Mr. Robert’s
Address: 1422 Grand Street
Suite 3B
Phone Number: 2013705585
Age Range: 3-9
When: Starts: June 26th
Ends: September 1st

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

Cost: $100.00 Registration Fee
$500.00 per week
Discounts Available: Sibling Discount
Information Updated for:: 2017
Blue Rill Day Camp
Address: 444 Saddle River Road, Airmont, NY
Phone Number: 845-352-3521
Age Range: Ages 3-15 years
When: June 25th - August 17th; Days are 9:00am-4:00pm; Mini-Days available for PreK and K campers are 9:00am-2:00pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Blue Rill offers aftercare, free of charge until 6:00pm. Campers must be picked up prior to 6:00pm.
Transportation Provided: 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!

Cost: Rates vary based on number of weeks attending, etc.
Two through eight week sessions available.
Full dates and rates can be found here:
Discounts Available: 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
Information Updated for:: 2017
BOLD Arts Dance Camp at All Saints
Address: All Saints Day School - 527 Clinton Street, Hoboken
Phone Number: 419-349-2465
Age Range: Pre-K - 6th grade

Dance, music, and art; Virtual classes also available

Cost: Enrollment is open now. For pricing, request information here: https://www.allsaintsdayschool.org/admissions/tuition--financial-aid
Information Updated for:: 2021
Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County
Address: Two Locations - 123 Jefferson Street, Hoboken and 225 Morris Boulevard, Jersey City
Phone Number: 201-963-6443 (Hoboken), 201-333-4100 (Jersey City)
Website: www.bgchc.org
Age Range: Ages 5-13 years
When: June 26th - August 31st; Days are 9:00am-5:00pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: 7:30-9:00AM early morning drop-off fee: $100.00
5:00-6:00PM late pick up fee: $100.00
Transportation Provided: 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.

Cost: 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.
Discounts Available: Information forthcoming (Urban League voucher accepted to help cover program costs.)
Bricks 4 Kidz Lego-Themed Camps
Address: Monroe Center - 720 Monroe Street, 5th Floor, Suite E-505, Hoboken
Phone Number: 201-747-7070
When: 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.
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Can be made available upon request
Transportation Provided: 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..

Cost: $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.
Discounts Available: Sibling Discounts; Register for Bricks 4 Kidz email list to receive information on discounts for signing up by a certain date.
Information Updated for:: 2017
Address: 659 1st Street, Hoboken, NJ
Age Range: N/A

Daycare and early child learning

Cost: Contact here for more information: https://www.brightbeginningsnj.net/contact-us-/
Information Updated for:: 2021
Address: Three Locations: 1155 Maxwell Lane, 1102 Maxwell Lane, 336 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken
Phone Number: 201-420-6039 (1155 Maxwell), 201-479-5330 (1102 Maxwell), 201-420-7043 (Sinatra)
Age Range: Ages Infant-5 years


Cost: Contact Brianne Hrynyk by calling 201-420-6039 or visit www.Child-Care-Preschool.BrightHorizons.com
Information Updated for:: 2021
Address: 206 Mount Horeb Road, Warren, NJ
Phone Number: 1-800-842-2842
Age Range: Ages 2-13 years
When: 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/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Drop-off beginning at 7:30am with Late Pick-up until 6:00pm
Transportation Provided: 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!

Cost: 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 Available: Discounts for paying balance in full; Sibling Discounts; Loyalty Program Discounts; Hoboken Family Alliance Discount - $200 off any 2016 Registration.
Address: 300 Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City
Phone Number: 201-432-1912
Age Range: Ages 6-15 years
When: June 27th - August 19th (4 sessions that are each 2 weeks); Days are 9:00am-3:30pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Drop-off beginning at 8:00am with Late Pick-up until 5:30pm
Transportation Provided: Bus service

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

Cost: $480/session
Discounts Available: n/a
Camp Riverbend
Address: 116 Hillcrest Road, Warren, NJ
Phone Number: 908-580-CAMP (2267)
Age Range: Ages 3-14 years
When: July 1 - August 16; Full-Days are 9:30am- 4:15pm. Three-quarter days for ages 3-4 are 9:30 am - 2 pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Extended day at Camp 8 am to 6 pm (requires parent drop off and pick up)
Transportation Provided: Daily bus service from Hoboken and downtown Jersey City. Pick-up time is approximately 8:15-8:30 am and drop-off time is approximately 5:00pm. Drop-off time for the three-quarter day bus is approximately 2:30pm-2:45pm (assuming at least 5 campers in town). 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!

Cost: Varies depending on the program option and length of enrollment.
Tuition information can be found at www.campriverbend.com
Discounts Available: Sibling and Referral Discounts
Information Updated for:: 2019
Address: 1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ
Phone Number: 908-889-8800
Website: www.jccnj.org
Age Range: Ages 18 months-14 years
When: 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/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Drop-off beginning at 7:00am with Late Pick-up until 6:00pm
Transportation Provided: 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

Cost: Full tuition information can be found on the camp's website.
Discounts Available: Referral Program
" The College Board recently revamped the SAT test to focus more on exactly the sorts of skills debate teaches. " -Stanford National Forensic Institute
Address: The Hudson School
601 Park Avenue
Hoboken, NJ
Phone Number: 7189541357
Age Range: 8-14
When: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 12, 2019
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Teacher is typically there 15 minutes early and 15 minutes after
Transportation Provided: No

This camp combines two of our most popular programs: Debate and Mock Trial.

Speech and Debate

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.

Parliamentary Debate
Students will learn to effectively present and defend a persuasive argument using the ARESR method developed by the English Speaking Union. Students will learn to outline, draft, develop and deliver effective arguments and counter arguments. They will learn to refute using the four steps of effective refutation. They will explore what is efficient-and inefficient-in arguments (and counter arguments) and the different methods that popular orators have used throughout the years to sway opinion. We will also address political framing techniques, speaker-audience and speaker-topic commonality, persuasive rhetoric, fallacies in reasoning, persuasive use of evidence and stylistic devices.

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, display leadership in a court of law, 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.

Exploration and explanation of basic legal concepts, court etiquette and vocabulary
-Criminal vs. civil trial

-Bench vs jury trial

-Prosecution vs defense

-Lay witness vs expert witness

-Presumption of innocence

-Burden of proof

-Reasonable doubt

-Rules of Evidence

-Use of exhibits

-Direct vs circumstantial evidence

-Objections and objectionable material

-Witness impeachment

Case Analysis
-Analysis of statement of charges

-Breakdown of the elements of each charge

-Analyzing the burden of proof

-Outlining the evidence for and against each charge, including: Forensic evidence, eyewitness testimony and statements

-Determining motive or lack of motive

-Determining the opportunity or lack of opportunity to commit the crime

-Analysis of corroboration and/or inconsistencies between witnesses

-Analysis of exhibits

Assignment and analysis of roles in the mock trial
-Pairing witnesses with testimony

-Preparing students for the duties of each role

-Explanation and exploration of the trial process as it relates to each role

Writing and practicing Direct examinations
-Purpose, scope and expectations for each role

-Analysis of proper examination

-Further analysis of witness statements

-Outline of direct examination

-Draft of direct examination

-Analysis and removal of objectionable or extraneous material

-Witness preparation

-Adjustment based on witness preparation

-Timing of direct examinations and further editing if needed

-Responding to objections

Writing and practicing cross examinations
-Purpose, scope and expectation for each role

-Analysis of proper cross examination

-Analysis of anticipated direct examination

-Further analysis of witness statements

-Outline of cross examination

-Draft of cross examination

-Analysis and removal of objectionable, leading or extraneous material

-Witness preparation

-Adjustment based on witness preparation

-Timing of cross examinations and further editing if needed

-Responding to objections

Writing and practicing re-direct examinations
-Purpose, scope and expectation for each role

-Analysis of proper re-direct examination

-Analysis of cross examination as it pertains to re-direct examination

-Determining what needs clarification and/or dismissal

-Analysis of objectionable and/or extraneous material

-Timing of re-direct examination and further editing if necessary

Writing and practicing openings (Prosecution/Plaintiff and Defense)
-Purpose, scope, structure and expectations for openings

-Persuasive rhetoric and opening arguments

-Analysis of jury instructions and jury

-Developing and delivering the 'theme' of a case

-Analysis of extraneous or unhelpful information

-Further contemplation of burden of proof and how it pertains to the openings

-Contrasting analysis of defense's opening to the prosecution's opening

-Outline of the opening

-Draft of the opening

-Timing of openings and further editing if necessary

Writing and practicing closings (Prosecution/Plaintiff and defense)
-Purpose, scope, structure and expectations for closings

-Analysis of the charges, evidence, testimony and adjustments that the case may have brought

-Analysis of reasonable doubt

-Persuasive weighing of each argument

-Analysis of what may and may not be referenced in the closing

-Discussion of adaptability and last moment adjustments

-Outline of closings

-Draft of closings

-Timing of closings and additional editing if necessary

Mock trial performance


• Students must bring their own lunch. Snacks will be provided. Parents must email camp director with any allergies in advance. This class requires a minimum of five students to run.

Cost: $750
Discounts Available: Hudson school students qualify for a 15% discount
Information Updated for:: 2019
Dedimus Potestatem: Mock Trial, Leadership and Debate
Address: The Hudson School
601 Park Ave
Hoboken NY 07030
Phone Number: 7189541357
Age Range: Age ranges vary for each class, see website for details
When: 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
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: I am typically there 15-20 minutes early, will stay a bit after (up to 30 min) to wait for parents
Transportation Provided: No

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.

Cost: Speech and Debate: $300 for 10 classes
Leadership: $350 for 10 classes
Mock Trial: $175 for 5 classes
Discounts Available: N/A
Information Updated for:: 2019
Address: 63 Call Hollow Road, Pomona, NY
Phone Number: 845-354-2727
Age Range: Ages 3-15 years
When: June 27th - August 19th; Days are 9:30am-3:30pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Drop-off beginning at 7:00am and Late Pick-up until 7:00pm
Transportation Provided: 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.

Cost: Rates vary depending on age and number of weeks attending. Contact camp directly for full tuition information.
Discounts Available: Sibling Discounts

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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.