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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Diamond Gymnastics
738 Willow Avenue, Hoboken, NJ
Ages 4 - 12 years * half-day camp for 4 or 5 year olds only *
June 24th - August 28th
Full Days (5+ yrs) 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Half Days (4 & 5 yrs) 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Before care beginning at 8:30AM and aftercare available until 5pm
Bus to pool included

Gymnastics instruction, rock climbing, swim instruction, swim play, outdoor sports, park and activities, relays, games, arts and crafts.

Full Day
$649 - $574 / week (price per week based on number of weeks enrolled)

Half Day
$370 - $150 / week (price based on number of days enrolled: M/W/F, T/TH or M-F)
• Week 1: June 24 ‐ June 28
• Week 2: July 1 ‐ July 5 * pro-rated due to holiday for full day campers
• Week 3: July 8 ‐ July 12
• Week 4: July 15 ‐ July 19
• Week 5: July 22 ‐ July 26
• Week 6: July 29 ‐ Aug 2
• Week 7: Aug 5 ‐ Aug 9
• Week 8: Aug 12 ‐ Aug 16
• Week 9: Aug 19 – Aug 23
• Week 10: Aug 26 – Aug 28 * pro-rated due to partial week for full day campers
DIY Woodworking Camp for Kids
51 Harrison St #207, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Session 1
Who: 9-12 YEARS OLD
When: July 8 - 12
TIME: 9 AM - 3 PM
Cost: $550

Session 2
Who: 13-16 YEARS OLD
When: JULY 15 - 19
TIME: 9 AM - 3 PM
Cost: $550

"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 9-16 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.

Summer Camp is a week-long immersion for kids between the ages of 9-16 years old. Along the way, students will gain critical woodworking skills including the use of hand and power tools, planing and finishing custom projects, joinery techniques, and more. Students will create a mix of fun and practical projects like kinetic sculptures, chairs, outdoor games, and golf courses. Each day, campers will put their projects to the test during outdoor breaks in the park. Summer camp is lead by Christopher Murphy, a grade-school woodworking teacher with 10 years experience, and Priscilla Van Houten, founder and owner of The DIY Joint®.

Elysian Charter School
1460 Garden Street, Hoboken
201-876-0102 x 104
K - 7th grade
Weeks of July 15, July 22, July 29 and August 5 (Monday- Friday)
Camp day runs from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Early drop off available from 8:30 am (additional $10/day). After Care available from 4:00 - 5:00 pm (additional $20/day).

Activities include arts & crafts, sports & fitness, cooking, science experiments, field trips to beach front/pool, Gaga, visiting workshops and much more!

Sibling discount $400/week
500 Palisades Avenue, Jersey City

2016 Summer Camp information not available at time of print. Contact Empire United Fencing directly for information.

341 Engle Street, Englewood
201-568-0094 x204
Englewood Field Club Members ages 3 years-6th grade
June 27th – August 5th; Days are 9:00am-2:00pm; Half-Day Option for ages 3 years-K is 9:00am-12:00pm.
organized by fellow Hoboken Parents

This 6-week summer day camp provides campers with a variety of activities, including swimming & tennis instruction, creative projects, platform tennis, basketball and a variety of field games.

Camp is open to children of Englewood Field Club Members. Contact Club directly to discuss membership rates.
Early Bird discount if register by April 15, 2016
Fact or Fabrication?
601 Park Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030
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July 9-20; Monday - Thursday; 9:30 am -12 pm

How true are "historical" films? We'll take a look at movies that focus on historical events and discover what is fact, fantasy, or simply a matter of perspective.

French Immersion Camp
209 3rd St
2013388320 ext 210
From June 24 to August 16, from 8:30am to 3pm
After Care from 3pm to 6pm.
Possibility of Bus Service

French Language Workshops, Music, Sports, Performance, Art & Craft, Visual Arts, Games, Park,

Starting at $410/week
Sibling and multi-week registration discounts
750 Gate Hill Road, Stony Point NY 10980
Ages 3-14 years
June 27th - August 19th; 9:00am-4:00pm
Early Drop-off beginning at 7:45am with Late Pick-up until 6:00pm
Daily bus service from Hoboken with central pickups available in uptown and midtown. Air conditioned buses. Pick-up is at approximately 8:00am and Drop-off is at approximately 5:00pm. Bus counselor runs unique "Camp-on-Wheels" program, with games, competitions and surprises every day. Variety of car seat options available. In the event of mid-day health concerns, chaperoned transportation to your family doctor, workplace or home is provided as needed.

Broad varied program of Athletics, creative and performing arts, adventure activities and swimming. All activities at our private 33 acre site are lead in purpose built facilities by our team of over 50 specialists. Our proven instructional swim program is a highlight with class sizes as low as 3 campers per instructor. Separate teams and age appropriate facilities for Early Childhood Campers. Also offer program variations for STEM and Teen travel options.

Full tuition rates can be found on the camp's website.
5% Sibling Discount
County Road 521, Middleville, NJ
Entering 1st - 12th Grade
July 10th - August 20th

Campers are grouped according to interest, age and ability in order to make the stay more enjoyable. Campers enjoy a variety of camp activities including: crafts, nature, hiking, archery, rope courses, games, cook-outs, waterfront activities, swimming and boating.

Rates vary. Full tuition rate information can be found on the camp’s website.
Entering 1st - 10th Grade
June 28th - August 19th; Days are 9:00am-4:00pm
Bus service staffed by a bus counselor with two pick-up/drop-off locations in Hoboken.

Campers participate in a program theme each week along with art, outdoor activities, sports, games, archery and an off-site trip.

Rates vary. Full tuition rate information can be found on the camp’s website.
Guitar Bar’s Rock Camp
203 11th Street Hoboken
Ages 10-17 years
Two-week sessions beginning June 19th with last session beginning August 21st. Days are Monday-Thursday from 11:00am-1:00pm

June 19 to June 29
July 10 to July 20
July 24 to Aug 3
Aug 7 to Aug 17
Aug 21 to Aug 31

Guitar Bar is happy to announce it's summer program "Rock Camp" is back for 2017. Guided by our staff of professional teachers and touring musicians, a group of 3 to 5 students of similar age (ranging from 10-17) and skills will put a rock band together. Students do require some knowledge/lesson experience on their chosen instrument.

From choosing a name, picking or writing their own songs, and rehearsing, the group will learn the inner dynamics and challenges of working together with one common goal - a live performance for family and friends at the end of the two-week session.

Included in the session, students may have the opportunity to play other instruments, as is often done in a typical band experience.

Classes run on a two-week cycle, Monday through Thursday, from 11am-1pm at Guitar Bar. The performance will be on the Thursday evening of the final day of the session at 7pm. Performance spaces will be announced soon, but in the past they have been at Maxwell's and Mulligan's.

Enrollment is limited, so stop in or call for availability and more information.

Sign up online: https://guitarbarjr.wufoo.com/forms/r12vxvd90gmi1rr/

$400 for 2-week session for students currently taking private lessons at Guitar Bar or The Drum Den.
$500 for 2-week session for non-students
1418 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ
Children with mild special needs ages 3-15 years. Also offer a separate LIFE/TRAVELQUEST Program for ages 16-18.
June 27th - August 11th; May attend for a minimum of 3 weeks up to full 7 weeks; Days are 9:00am-3:40pm; Mini-Day Option for ages 3-4 years is 9:00am-1:30pm,.
Door-to-door air-conditioned transportation

Swim, sports, tennis, bicycle riding/instruction, gymnastics, karate, arts and crafts, performing arts, cooking, nature/science, photography, computers, yoga, facilitated play, trips, special events and entertainment, as well as academic reinforcement, Social Skills Groups, Speech and Occupational Therapy.

Full tuition rates are listed on the 2016 Harbor Haven application found on the camp’s website. Harbor Haven is an approved camp by the Department of Children and Families (formerly DDD) for children eligible for that funding. Based on individual needs school districts sometimes participate in funding all or part of the tuition. Harbor Haven can provide a coded bill for portions of the program that may be covered by your health insurance. (Coverage may vary; parents are responsible for payment.)
iscount for 2 or more special needs siblings. Non-IEP siblings may attend at no cost for up to two weeks as part of Harbor Haven’s unique “reverse inclusion” component. Camp provides discounts to anyone attending the HFA Cabin Fever Event. Open house discount provided to anyone attending the 2016 Open Houses: March 20th and April 17th (RSVP required).
Harbor Hills Day Camp
75 Doby Road, Mendham, NJ
Ages 3-17 years
June 24th - August 16th; 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 week programs available; Full-Days for campers in PreK - 11th grade are 9:00am-4:00pm
Daily bus pick-up and drop-off in Hoboken with a bus counselor and CDL Certified bus driver on each bus available at no additional cost.

4 heated pools with waterslides and W.S.I. Certified swim lessons. Age-appropriate sports including: Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Hockey, Gymnastics, Golf, Archery and Tennis. Arts and Crafts: Jewelry, Lanyards, Ceramics. Hands-on Science, Cooking, Rock Walls, Ziplines, High Ropes, Trampolines, Kayaking, Fishing and Go-Karts. Weekly phone call updates, college-age counselors, Certified Teachers running the activities and Staff from around the world.

Rates vary per number of weeks attending. .
Sibling Discounts.
Hoboken Children’s Theater SummerStage 2019
Hoboken Charter School — 713 Washington Street, Hoboken
All Saints Church — 707 Washington Street, Hoboken
St. Matthew’s Parish Hall — 57 8th Street, Hoboken

Pre-K (must be 4 years old) - 12th Grade
June 24th - July 12th
Pre-K-K: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades 1st-3rd: 9:00am-3:00pm
Grades 4th-6th: 9:00am-3:30pm
Grades 7th-12th: 9:00am-4:00pm
Camp provides a list of staff and older teens to contact for child care before or after hours.
n/a (local)

Pre-K and Kindergarten (must be 4 years old at start of session)*
This half-day program is a great way to introduce younger children to the performing arts in a gentle and fun environment. Small classes with two instructors per class ensures a thoughtful, caring and focused experience in dance, art, voice and theater games.

Grades 1-3*
This group will perform a fully realized production, directed by Jessica Mccuiston, at the end of the three-week session for family and friends. Each day they will have classes in Theater Games, Voice, Acting, Dance and Art with trained professionals and working artists.

Grades 4-6*
This group will perform a fully realized production, directed by Chase Leyner, musical direction by Aidan Davis, at the end of the three-week session for family and friends. Each day they will have classes in Voice, Acting, Dance and Art with trained professionals and working artists.

Grades 7-12*
This group will perform a fully realized production, directed by Scott Pearson, musical direction by Caleb Damschroeder, at the end of the three-week session for family and friends. Each day they will have classes in Voice and Music Theory, Acting, and Dance with trained professionals and working artists.

*Grades are as of September 2019.

MINIS: $280/week, ($224 for week 2)
124 Grand Street
7:30am - 5:30pm
Late Pick up option available

Hoboken Day Care 100 is proud to bring back its Summer Camp Program for 2017. Our program combines learning and play to create a fun and exciting learning environment for ages 5-12. Each week we will have themes ranging from healthy eating and exercise to bugs and science experiments. Local walking field trips are also expected

1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken
Ages 5-8 years; ages 9-12 years (depending on session)
Session 1: June 27th - July 1st (5-8 year olds), Session 2: August 1st - August 5th (9-12 year olds), Session 3: August 22nd - August 26th (5-8 year olds); Days are 9:00am-1:00pm
n/a (local)

Daily local trips, history, art, music, science, drama and outdoor play.

$190/week for Museum Members; $225/week for Non-Members
Discounted Rate for Museum Members
123 Jefferson Street, Hoboken
Entering K (Sept. 2016) – 8th Grade
July 5th- August 5th; Days are 9:00am-4:00pm
Early Drop-off beginning at 8:00am with Late Pick-up until 5:00pm
n/a (local)

Spanish Immersion Camp with dance lessons, indoor soccer and gym time led by certified Physical Education Teacher, daily recess and afternoon snack, daily art class,weekly culinary class, math, social studies, project-based learning, creative writing, out-of-town field trips on Wednesdays, parent presentations on Fridays. Our Middle Schoolers will have weekly themed camps.

$450/week; $1,650 discounted rate for 4 weeks (save $150); $1,950 discounted rate for 5 weeks (save $300). Refer to camp’s website for additional pricing information. Registration opens March 1, 2016.
$45 per session discount if sign-up before April 1, 2016; 10% sibling discount if enrolled in same online transaction.
2300 Summit Avenue, Union City, NJ
Ages 7-11 years
Offers year-round baseball, softball and soccer clinics. Summer and Half-Day Camps starting in July with exact dates and times to be announced. Contact Hudson Baseball Center directly for details.
n/a (local)

Camps will cover all aspects of both baseball and soccer with drills and games to apply learned skills.

Info forthcoming
Hudson School: The World Peace Game
The Hudson School
601 Park Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 659-8335
9-12 years olds entering 4th - 7th grades
July 9-13, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 12 noon

The World Peace Game is a hands-on political science simulation. Four countries are pitted against each other as middle schoolers take on the roles of prime ministers, cabinet members, UN officials, World Bank members, arms dealers and more. The object is to achieve world peace and global prosperity by challenging students with 50 interlocking crises such as hurricanes, oil spills, refugee asylum, food shortages, while under the threat of war.
To register & for more information, please visit www.worldpeacegame.org

$295 per player
Includes daily snacks and water.
Limited scholarship funds are available based on financial need. Please email programdirector@nullworldpeacegame.org
Hudson Table
1403 Clinton Street
July 1-3: 4-7 year olds: 10-1 pm Science and Food

July 8 - 12: 8-14 year olds: 10 - 3 pm Culinary Techniques

July 15 - 19: 8-14 year olds: 10 - 3 pm Culinary competitions and creative cooking

July 22 - 26: 8-14 year olds: 10 - 3 pm Baking Techniques

July 29 - August 2: 8-14 year olds: 10 - 3 pm Creative and Competitive Baking

August 5-9: 8-14 year olds: Around the World Cooking & Baking

August 12-16: 8-14 year olds: Around the US Cooking & Baking

Working on culinary skills, baking skills, and work in the kitchen. Other games and arts and crafts may be played as well.

$250: 4-7year olds week
$575: 8-14 year olds week
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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.