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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Imagination Machine
Address: 601 Park Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone Number: 201-659-8335
Age Range: 10-15
When: June 17-28 & July 28-August 3, from 8:30 am-12:30 pm.
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: We offer morning and afternoon sessions. If your child attends both sessions, we include a chaperoned lunch period at Church Square Park, free of charge.
Activities:

Everyone has a fantasy story hidden away deep inside their imagination. Take this storytelling workshop and set your magical tale free!

Cost: $250 for one week, $450 for two.
Information Updated for:: 2019
Address: 165 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone Number: 2013770718
Age Range: 4-11
When: Monday-Friday
July 22nd-August 31st
9am-4pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Drop-Off: 8am
Late Pick-Up: 5pm
Transportation Provided: No.
Activities:

Singing, Dancing, Acting, Arts & Crafts! New theme every week, performance every Friday!

Cost: tbd
Information Updated for:: 2019
Address: 34 Jefferson Lake Road, Stanhope, NJ
Phone Number: Summer: 973-347-1230; Winter: 973-376-1962
Age Range: Ages 4-15 years
When: June 27th - August 19th; Days are 9:30am-4:15pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: n/a
Transportation Provided: Daily bus service in 24 passenger air conditioned vans driven by CDL-Certified professional drivers. Jeff Lake Bus Counselor onboard to facilitate bus games and bus safety rules. Pick-up in Hoboken approximately 8:00am and drop-off approximately 5:30pm.
Activities:

Jeff Lake Campers have the chance to explore and grow though a strong tradition of quality programming and fun. Learn to swim in one of our 5 heated pools, paddle a canoe, catch a fish or jump on our trampolines on our 35 acre lake. Experience the fun of gymnastics, dance, music, cooking, yoga, pottery, science, nature and arts & crafts. Strengthen your sport skills with our expert coaches in soccer, softball, tennis, basketball, lacrosse and more. Shoot an arrow, challenge our ropes course and make a new friend.

Cost: Full tuition rates can be found on the camp’s website.
Discounts Available: Priority Tuition
Address: 601-03 Jackson Street, Hoboken
Phone Number: 201-792-0340
Activities:

2016 Summer Camp information not available at time of print. Contact Jubilee Center directly for information.

Address: 115 Park Avenue, Hoboken
Phone Number: 201-653-8666
Age Range: Ages 2 ½ - 5 years (must be 2 by 12/31/15).
When: June 20th - August 5th; Core Program is from 9:00am-12:00pm. Campers may extend the day any number of hours. Camp is in session Monday - Friday from 8:00am-6:00pm.
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Drop-off beginning at 8:00am with Late Pick-up until 6:00pm
Transportation Provided: n/a (local)
Activities:

Summers at Kaplan are joyous, energetic and creative. We continue our commitment to providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere where children learn through play. Summer camp groups are taught by our professional early childhood teachers. Campers split their time each day between our bright, airconditioned classrooms and fantastic, fenced in backyard playground. We have a sprinkler park, lots of art, music, sports, games, science, story time and friends.

Cost: $65/day for 9:00am-12:00pm; $75/day for 9:00am-1:00pm; $95/day for 9:00am-3:00pm; $125/day for 9:00am-6:00pm.
Discounts Available: 10% Sibling Discount
Address: 112 Sinatra Drive
Phone Number: 201-222-0111
Age Range: Ages 2-12 years
When: Contact Camp
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: n/a
Transportation Provided: n/a (local)
Activities:

At Kiddie Academy,® we aim to make your child’s summer as educational as it is fun. Our CampVenturesSM program and curriculum do exactly that through themed events, activities and trips. From preschool through elementary school, your child will enjoy playing developmentally appropriate games. Throughout the summer we reinforce what your child has learned in school. With CampVentures, your child’s ordinary summer vacation is transformed into a fun and strong foundation for the future.

Cost: Check Website
Kidville
Address: 1202 Shipyard Lane, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Camp Categories: ,
Phone Number: 201-377-5495
Age Range: Ages 18 months-5 years
When: May 8th - August 25th (2 week increments); Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:15am-12:15pm or Tuesday/Thursday 9:15am-12:15pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: n/a
Transportation Provided: n/a (local)
Activities:

Camp Kidville is THE place for learning, playing and making new friends from May to August! Each small camp group participates in developmentally appropriate activities in gym, music, art, exploration and more. Weekly themes such as The Wild Wild West and Safari Adventure set the stage for sports and movement games, live jam sessions with a Kidville musician, take-home art projects, interactive storytime and dramatic play in our state-of-the-art air-conditioned facility. No sweltering heat, no sunburns, just an amazing line-up of exciting and structured Kidville activities all summer long!

Cost: Rates vary per sessions selected. Full tuition rates can be found on the camp’s website.
Discounts Available: Early Registration Discount (save $50 on your first class now!); Siblings Discount (receive $50 off when you sign-up siblings using promotional code campsiblings); Multiple Enrichment Class Discount (receive $50 off additional classes)
Information Updated for:: 2017
LakeView Day Camp
Address: 505 Riva Avenue, East Brunswick, NJ
Phone Number: 732-821-8933
Age Range: Ages 3-15 years
When: June 29th - August 21st; 4,5,6,7 and 8 week sessions; Days are 9:00am-4:00pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Drop-off beginning at 7:30am with Late Pick-up until 6:00pm
Transportation Provided: Small, air-conditioned busses with driver and camp staff member
Activities:

Swimming, arts, sports, ropes course, lake boating and creative playgrounds, instructional and free swim daily. Arts: cooking, art, jewelry, ceramics, woodworking, theater, music, dance, science, & robotics. Sports: gymnastics, tennis, soccer, basketball, softball, hockey, flag football, golf. Adventure: high and low ropes course, zip line, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, mountain biking, nature and outdoor skills, archery, fishing, go-karts. Free Play: 4 independent, creative playgrounds

Cost: Rates vary per Kiddie Kastle (prek-K), Main (1st-7th) and Teen Camp (7th-9th) and number of sessions attending. Full tuition rates can be found on our website. Our tuition is all inclusive (Transportation, Tshirts, Full Hot Meals, Unlimited Daily Snacks, Backpack, Water bottle, Camp Pictures and MORE!)
Discounts Available: 5% discount for 2nd sibling, 10% discount for 3rd sibling, 15% discount for 4th sibling
Early Enrollment Discounts are available every Fall.
Pay in Full Discounts are available every October.
Information Updated for:: 2019
Leadership fun! Relay races, STEM projects, Theater exercises, Team building games
Address: The Hudson School
601 Park Avenue
Hoboken, NJ
Phone Number: 7189541357
Age Range: 8-14
When: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019 (5 days)
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Teachers are usually there 10 minutes before and 15 minutes after.
Transportation Provided: No
Activities:

Description
This camp includes all of our most popular programs: Leadership, Debate and Mock Trial

Leadership

Presentation - Communication (with individuals and within a group) - Negotiation (individual and multi-party, distributive and integrative) - Delegation - Adaptability - Initiative - Time management - Conflict resolution - Teamwork - Critical thinking - Emotional Intelligence (Empathy) -Mediation - Preparation - Organization

This class will include:
• -Improvisation and other Theatre games
• -Building with Kinex, Legos and other materials
• -Balloon relay races, sack races and obstacle courses
• -Engineering with gumdrops, DIY catapults
• -Fencing (with inflatable lightsabers)
• -Dodgeball (foam balls), Volleyball and other physical activities

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

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Notes
• Students will need to bring their own lunch and snacks. • Camp must have a minimum of 6 Students. If 6 Students are not enrolled, full refunds will be issued for those registered and the camp will be canceled.

Cost: $1000 full camp, $240 Drop in for a day
Information Updated for:: 2019
Learn Mandarin Through Performance
Address: 601 Park Ave, Hoboken, NJ
Phone Number: 2016598335
Age Range: 9-15
When: June 17-28, 1-5pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: We offer morning and afternoon sessions. If your child attends both sessions, we include a chaperoned lunch period at Church Square Park, free of charge.
Activities:

Learning Mandarin can be challenging, but singing and performing make it easy. Before you realize it, you are already speaking the language!

Cost: $250 for one week, or $450 for both.
Information Updated for:: 2019
M Avery Designs Sewing & Fashion Summer Camp
Address: 720 Monroe Street Suite E306 Third Floor
Phone Number: 201-876-1198
Age Range: Ages 6-16 years
When: June 17th - August 30th
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Morning Drop-off and Late Pick-up in partnership with Monroe Movement Space. Please contact them directly.
Transportation Provided: n/a (local)
Activities:

Sewing, Fashion Design, Toy Design, Stuffed Animal Design, Home Decor Sewing, Small Business Camps and more.

Cost: Half Days $310
Full Days $527
Full Days (Teens) $700

1st - 6th Grade: Full Day Session $495

7th - 12th Grade Full Day Sessions $650
Discounts Available: Sibling & Multiple Week Discounts

Information Updated for:: 2019
Mad Science Kids’ Lab Summer Camps
Address: Monroe Center - 720 Monroe Street, 3rd Floor, Suite E-314, Hoboken
Phone Number: 973-542-8366
Age Range: All weeks ages 8-14; Junior Campers (ages 5-7) for July 1-August 30, 2019
When: Spring Break: April 15-19, 2019 and April 22-26, 2019 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
@ $65 per day or $325 per week
Junior camper series (ages 5-7): 9 AM-noon
7/1-7/5/19 Mad Science All Stars
7/8-7/12/19 and 8/5-8/9/2019 Digging Dinos
7/15-7/19/19 and 8/12-8/16/19 Let's Get Growing (nature)
7/22-7/26/19 and 8/19-8/23/19 Junior Robotics
7/29-8/2/19 and 8/26-8/30/19 My First Chemistry Lab
Programs for ages 8-14 (either 9 AM-noon, 1 PM-4 PM, or 9 AM-4 PM):
June 24-28, 2019 AM: Eureka! Inventors PM: Brixology Engineering with LEGOS®
July 1, 2, 3, and 5, 2019 AM: S.T.E.A.M. Rollers PM: Loco-Motion
July 8-12, 2019 AM: Red Hot Robots PM: Mission:CODE
July 15-19, 2019 AM: Underground Explorers PM: Destination Earth
July 22-26, 2019 AM: Secret Agent Lab PM: Schoolhouse Chess
July 29-August 2, 2019 AM: Gross Out Science PM: Crazy Chemworks
August 5-9, 2019 AM: 3...2...1...Blast Off! PM: S.T.E.A.M. Rollers
August 12-16, 2019 AM: Brixology Engineering with LEGOS® PM: Red Hot Robots
August 19-23, 2019 AM: Mission:CODE PM: Eureka! Inventors
August 26-30, 2019 AM: NASA® Space Academy PM: Underground Explorers
September 3-6, 2019 AM: Loco-Motion PM: Gross Out Science
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Drop-off beginning at 8:00am with Late Pick-up until 6:00pm
Transportation Provided: n/a (local)
Activities:

Hands-on science programs with a different topic each week.
Check out more detailed descriptions at http://unionhudson.madscience.org/campinfo.aspx

Cost: $195/week for Half-Day Sessions; $325/week for Full-Day Sessions
Discounts Available: Early bird pricing: 10% off through April 30, 2019
Multicamp/sibling discounts available
Information Updated for:: 2019
Address: 706 Washington Street
Phone Number: 201-683-7030
Age Range: Ages 5-13 years
When: Mathnasium of Hoboken is open over the summer
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: n/a
Transportation Provided: n/a (local)
Activities:

Mathnasium of Hoboken is providing math tutoring and homework help to students in the Hoboken area. We offer year-round math instruction as well as summer-only programs, and our expert instructors are dedicated to helping local kids develop the strong math skills they need for success in school and life.

Cost: Check Website
Miss Yvonne Swim School
Address: 1200 Koelle Blvd, Secaucus
Phone Number: 201.600.4640
Age Range: 3+ years
When: Spring Break: April 22-26
Summer: June 17-Aug 30
8:30AM-4PM
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Flexible morning drop-off 7:30AM-8:30AM (free) Aftercare 4-6PM ($20/Day)
Flexible morning drop off & Aftercare (requires parent drop off and pick up)
Transportation Provided: Complimentary from Hoboken, Jersey City and Weehawken
Pick-up time in Hoboken is approximately 8/8:15am and drop-off time is approximately 4:45pm. A teacher counselor will always ride with the campers. We also implemented a tracker last year where you can be added to view our route on the way home and know if we are in a traffic jam or just a couple blocks away!
Activities:

Our camps are being housed in the gorgeous Secaucus Recreation facility located at 1200 Koelle Blvd that has 4 outdoor pools, grassy area, shaded areas, a baseball and soccer field, an indoor pool and basketball court and track run (in case of inclement weather) all of which we will be able to use every single day. The day will include swim lessons 2x/day, swim practice 2x/day, an outdoor adventure, a sports activity and a guided arts activity daily. The ratio is 1 teacher counselor per every 4 campers.

Cost: One Week $1039, Registration/equipment fee $50
Information Updated for:: 2019
Monroe Street Movement Space Summer Arts Camp
Address: Monroe Center - 720 Monroe Street, Suite C-504, Hoboken
Phone Number: 201-222-8033
Age Range: Ages 3-12 years
When: June 17th - August 23rd; Flexible schedule: campers may enroll in any number of days and choose from 3 time frames (9:00am-1:00pm, 9:00am-3:00pm, or 9:00am-5:00pm)
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Drop-off beginning at 8:00am and Late Pick-up until 6:00pm
Transportation Provided: No.
Activities:

The focus of the program is to provide students with a well-rounded experience and exposure to the arts while nurturing individual confidence and expression. The daily activities include creative movement, dance, yoga, theater, music, writing, storytelling, drawing, painting, jewelry making and sculpture. Throughout the day, we encourage creativity, exploration and individuality as well as group cooperation.

Cost: Fees are per day and vary based on the number of hours attending. Full tuition rates can be found on the camp's website.
Discounts Available: Sibling discount available.
Information Updated for:: 2019
MST Summer Dance + Young Choreographers Workshop
Address: Mile Square Theatre
1400 Clinton Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Camp Categories:
Phone Number: 201-683-7014
Age Range: 3-12
When: June 26 – July 21 (no camp on 7/3 and 7/4)
Monday-Friday 9:30am – 3:00pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Before and Aftercare available (8:30am-9:30am; 3:00pm-5:00pm)
Transportation Provided: No
Activities:

Dance Conditioning
Ballet
Pointe (by invitation)
Contemporary
Jazz/Theatre Dance
Hip Hop
Flamenco
Improvisation

Cost: $400/per week
Discounts Available: $100/$50 if register for all for weeks
Information Updated for:: 2017
Address: Hoboken Location: Monroe Center - 720 Monroe Street, 3rd Floor, Suite E-312, Hoboken, 252 9th Street, Jersey City (lower level of St. Michael’s Church in Hamilton Park)
Phone Number: 201-758-8390 (Hoboken); 201-205-1218 (Jersey City); 201-222-1616 (River Road)
Age Range: Ages 2 ½-13 years (campers must be potty-trained)
When: June 24th - August 29th; Days are Mondays-Thursdays from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: n/a
Transportation Provided: n/a (local)
Activities:

Children participate in energizing fitness games, noncompetitive gymnastics, arts and crafts, music and more. Each camp program is uniquely designed to keep children moving and active, as we emphasize physical development and personal success. Themes and programs change daily, so no two camp days at My Gym are ever the same. My Gym makes it easy for parents with their drop-off program, pay-by-the-day options and multi-day discounts.

Cost: Members:$40/session
Non-members:$50/session
Discounts Available: The more you BUY the more you SAVE!
1 to 4 = $40 per session
5 to 9 = $35 per session
10 to 19 = $30 per session
20+ = $25 per session
* NonMembers add $10 per session.
Information Updated for:: 2019
Address: Elysian Charter School (1460 Garden Street)
Phone Number: 732-995-0815
Age Range: Girls & Boys Ages 7-14 years (Team play will be specific to age)
When: Camp Week will be Monday - Thursday
Week 1 - July 10 -13
Week 2 - July 24 - 27
Week 3 - August 14 - 17
Week 4 - August 28 - 31
Days are 9:00am-3:00pm
​Half Days are available
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Drop-off beginning at 7:00am with Late Pick-up until 5:00pm
Transportation Provided: n/a (local)
Activities:

Instructional basketball, camper to coach ratio is 8:1, daily lectures by college coaches and players as well as special guest appearances by NBA and overseas professional players.

Cost: $310.00 per camper per week. First 50 campers to register receive a free Next Basket Wins basketball. Every camper receives a camp tee-shirt.
Discounts Available: Sibling, multi-week, and team discounts are available.
Address: 209 Third Street (In the Courtyard), Jersey City
Phone Number: 201 377 0718
Age Range: JC Summer Arts (ages 6-9) JC Summer Arts Jr ( 3- 5 yo)Hip Hop/Ballet Intensive (10 - 18 yo) 
When: JC Summer Arts (9am - 3pm)  & JC Summer Arts Jr. (9am - 12pm) July 18th - August 26thHip Hop Intensive - July 5th - 8th    Ballet Intensive - July 11th - 15th
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Care /After Care (1 hr before or after Camp) $15 per hr
Transportation Provided: n/a (local)
Activities:

Dance, Music, Theater 

Cost: By program & Week - Please see website
Discounts Available: n/a
Address: 233 Ninth Street, Jersey City
Phone Number: 201-706-3025
Age Range: Ages 3-12 years (as of June 1st)
When: June 20th - August 26th (weekly sessions); Days are from 9:00am-4:00pm
Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Early Drop-off beginning at 8:00am and Late Pick-up until 5:30pm
Transportation Provided: n/a (local)
Activities:

Dance, Singing and Acting, culminating in a performance for parents.

Cost: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sessions $600.
Discounts Available: Discounts for multiple sessions; if attending more than 3 sessions, $100 discount available on the 4th and 5th Session.
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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.