Best Day Camps for Kids
in New Jersey - 2024 Edition

New Jersey Day Camps for Kids

Features Summer Day camps committed to a safe, nurturing environment and offer a variety of programs to focus on healthy, developmentally, appropriate experiences, discovery, and learning opportunities for leadership and personal growth.

North New Jersey Day Camps

All Children's Theatre
Parsippany, Watchung, NJ
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Open to children ages 6 to 17.
This special purpose camp offers performing arts programs by providing campers with instruction and experiences in comedy, creative dramatics and musical theatre. Programs are supervised by state certified teachers with experience in children's theatre.

Boys & Girls Club of Northwest New Jersey
Boys & Girls Club of Wayne
153 Garside Avenue
Wayne, NJ
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The Wayne Unit Summer Day Camp gives your child the opportunity to have fun in a safe setting. They also offer optional field trips and educational classes in the sciences and cooking for additional fees. Activities are offered throughout an air conditioned 36,000-square-foot facility.

Camp Meadowlands
390 Murray Hill Parkway
East Rutherford, NJ
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Hosted at the Meadowlands YMCA, They offer a variety of programs for kids aged 3 - 11 years including: the traditional day camp, sports camp, educational camp, and travel camp

Camp Veritans
225 Pompton Road
Haledon, NJ
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Located on 60 wooded acres of athletic fields, open space, hiking trails, playgrounds and climbing areas. Campers are encouraged to participate in activities but are never forced, a rule that is born of the philosophy that when activities are positively introduced in an inviting and fun manner, children will naturally want to try them.

Equine Science Summer Day Camp
Centenary University Equine Center
40 Califon Rd
Long Valley, NJ
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Students will gain an understanding of the evidence-based, scientific concepts behind caring for horses, recognize various principles applied to daily management of an equine facility, and develop horse handling and care skills.آ  Lead by university faculty, staff and student volunteers.آ 

JCC Camp Deeny Riback
208 Flanders Netcong Rd
Flanders, NJ
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Campers have an opportunity to participate in 25+ activities during the summer including fine arts, sports, adventure activities, and instructional swim in one of the two daily swim periods. The fast-paced camp environment, packed with excitement and transitions, requires campers to learn how to think on their feet.

Jockey Hollow Summer Day Camp
Two camp sites located in Mendham
& Lake Rickabear in Kinnelon
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Run by the Girls Scouts of Northern New Jersey, They offer a variety of updated badges, programs, and activities! Explore topics that are important to you such as improving mental wellness, protecting the planet, taking care of animals, and discovering the great outdoors. Learn smart money management, cybersecurity, and how to be a good global citizen. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience focuses on STEM, Outdoors, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship.

Morris County Park Commission - Summer Camps
Programs are offered at multiple Morris County Park locations
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Offers a variety of summer camp programs including: Nature Camps, Gardening Camps, Adventure Camps, Skating, Junior Golf,and more.

Newark YMCA Summer Day Camp
Newark YMCA
600 Broad Street
Newark, NJ
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Here kids can develop skills, self-confidence, new friendships and a sense of belonging ق all while having tons of fun. From games and sports to arts and crafts to outdoor adventures to science and technology, a Y day camp experience offers kids the chance to learn new things and enjoy new adventures. In order to have fun and thrive, kids need to feel both physically and emotionally safe.

New Horizons Day Camp
Ridgedale campus
Florham Park Park , NJآ 
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Located on the grounds of Brooklake School, Features nearly two dozen indoor activity spaces, two gymnasiums, acres of sports fields, and a 10,000 ft aquatics center. Campers customize their own schedules to explore their interests while having a traditional day camp experience.

Schiff Nature Preserve Summer Program

339 Pleasant Valley Road
Mendham, NJ 07945
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They offer a variety of Summer Nature Programs. Campers will enjoy a healthy dose of fresh air, active fun, exploration, and creative play while immersed in nature with an overarching integration of environmental education.

YMCA Camp Bernie
327 Turkey Top Road
Port Murray, NJ
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Located on a 275 acre facility, their programs are designed to give campers a sense of independence with the freedom to be themselves by offering a variety of activities designed to build confidence, try new things and have fun.

YMCA Camp Mason
23 Birch Ridge Road
Hardwick, NJ
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They offer a unique blend of traditional and adventure summer camp experiences. Campers will follow a daily schedule that provides them with a sense of routine and comfort while trying new things each and every day.

Central New Jersey Day Camps

Black Bear Lake Day Camp
457 Stagecoach Road
Millstone, NJ
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Situated 30 wooded acres with it's centerpiece 5-acre lake, they offer campers a huge variety of programs and activities. Campers can choose their favorite activities and participate in them on a daily basis for a week, while still enjoying fun group activities like Swim, Group Choice, Lunch, and Special Event activities every day.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County- Summer Camps
Two Locations:
212 Centre Street, Trenton, NJ
1040 Spruce Street, Lawrence, NJ
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They feature arts & crafts, outdoor education, STEM, cooking & nutrition, sports, character development, swimming, field trips, and more...
They offer a new theme every week with activities, projects and trips are designed to embody those themes, to tap into the curiosity and wonder of all our campers.

Country Roads Day Camp
139 Pinebrook Road
Manalapan, NJ
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Located on 23 wooded acres with a mountain rope bridge over the shallow running water of the Pine Brook, summer activities include a water-slide with continuous, a Spray Park wonder world with 70 computer-run sprays and geysers, and a giant flying trapeze.

CYO Yardville Day Camp
Yardville, NJ
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Located on a 23-acre wooded site, the CYO is a Catholic based organization with camping programs that strive in developing in body, mind, and spirit. and to instill values such as respect (for self and others), fair play, sharing and cooperation. They welcome all campers regardless to race, handicap, gender, color, religion or national origin.

Eagle's Landing Day Camp
74 Davidson Mill Road
North Brunswick, NJ
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For campers ages 3 - 5 (entering pre-k and kindergarten) they have a half-day option along with a 3, 4 or 5-day option. Campers in grades 6-10 participate in their trip program each week.
They also offer a Leader in Training (LIT) program for campers entering 9th grade and a Counselor in Training (CIT) program for campers entering 10th grade.

Frogbridge Day Camp
Millstone Township, NJ
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Frogbridge is a huge 86 acre facility with 18 indoor air conditioned activities and many top adventure sports venues including "The Rock", their permanent rock climbing tower complete with 3 sides for climbing as well as cargo nets and a bungee swing, bungee trampolines, outdoor laser tag, archery, camping, fishing, bumper boats, athletic fields, lake front activities in three natural lakes, three heated swimming pools ---- and much more.

Ivy League Day Camp
140 Gordon's Corner Road
Manalapan, NJ
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Located on a 13-acre campus with 5 heated pools, and A/C space for indoor activities. Their Lower camp has all sized down athletic fields and the upper camp has full size fields to suit all age groups from 2-15. They offer full day, mini day and teen travel programs

JCC Abrams Camp
148 Cedarville Road
East Windsor, NJ
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JCC Abrams Camps was founded on and celebrates the principles of Jewish values, culture and traditions. They offer a wide range of programs and activities including aquatics, creative & performing arts, sports, outdoor adventure, and Jewish values.

Monmouth County Summer Camps
Eighteen loations
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These camps feature everything you'd want - games, crafts and nature activities. Some Park System camps allow children to focus on a particular sport or interest such as Skateboarding Camp, Cartooning, and Wizarding Games.

Oak Crest Day Camp
92 Cortelyous Lane
Somerset, NJ
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Located on 35 acres, they specialize in creating camper summer experiences, lifetime memories while gaining the social and emotional tools they need to be successful in life. The facility is nestled against the Six Mile Run Reservoir site which contains over 3,000 acres of protected woodland with hiking and mountain biking trails. It includes 4 heated swimming pools (including 2 Olympic size pools and 2 smaller instructional pools), over 20,000 square feet of indoor air-conditioned space, and a 40' Climbing Tower complete with a 400' Zip-line.

Pine Grove Day Camp
4010 Herbertsville Road
Wall Township, NJ
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There programs strive to equip campers with the skills they need to be successful in life that will yield a more confident, independent and well-rounded human being.
Located on a 36-acre shaded facility with a wide variety of indoor, outdoor and aquatic activities, more than 25,000 square feet of Indoor air-conditioned space., 4 heated pools, a 4,000 square foot gymnasium with 5 elements and a tumbling area, an air-conditioned 5,000 sq.ft. theatre, 3 separate adventure rock and ropes areas, and a variety of traditional sports facilities including baseball, softball, soccer, beach volleyball, hockey, basketball, four square, team handball and lacrosse.

Rolling Hills Country Day Camp
14 Dittmar Road
Freehold, NJ
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Their programs are aimed at fun, friendship, and growth. Located on 20 acres with three heated pools, six basketball courts, and a 24-foot rock climbing wall, a Kiddie Village, Crazy Crawl and gymnastics Pavilion, 3 zip lines, 4 hockey rinks, 2 two dance stages, a variety of athletic fields, and cooking and arts facilities.

Summer Dance Camp
Dance Connection of Hillsborough
1 Jill Court, Ste 12
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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This weekly summer dance camp features dance classes in Ballet, Jazz, and Hip-Hop. Campers collaborate on challenges, stay active, do arts and crafts, and more! At the end of the week, campers create a short dance music video that they can share with you!

YMCA Camp Yomeca

144 Tices Lane
East Brunswick, NJ
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Hosted by the Raritan Valley YMCA, this camp experience provides children with an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, develop their character and build their self esteem, while feeling safe and accepted. Campers participate in a daily schedule of age appropriate activities geared toward individual growth, physical/social development and fun.

YMCA Of Greater Monmouth County Camps
Four locations:
Freehold, Old Bridge, Red Bank, & Wall Twp.NJ
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They offer a traditional day camp experience that helps children and teens grow in spirit, mind and body based on the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Kids come away with new skills, confidence and friendships that broaden their perspectives and strengthen their character.

South New Jersey Day Camps

Cedar Run's Go Wild Summer Camp
Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
4 Sawmill Road
Medford, NJ 08055
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Walk in the woods, dig in the dirt, and wade in the water during our week-long nature camps. Daily activities include hands-on experiences and experiments, visits with native wildlife, and creative play

Girl Acouts of The Jersey Shore
Two locations; Farmingdale & Waretown
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Operated by the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore. You do not need to be an activie Girl Scout to register; boys are also welcome!
The camp stresses the need to unplug from today's technology distractions by giving campers a chance to step back and appreciate the simple things. The camp programs are aimed at building a camper's self-confidence, social development, motor skills and abilities in a fun, exciting environment. Swimming, zip-line, climbing wall, archery and other creative activities are at the core of the camp program, resulting in a memorable summer for each camper.

Liberty Lake Day Camp
1195 Florence Columbus Road
Bordentown, NJ
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They offer a variety of camp programs that teach young people the skills of life. Their 5-Star-Points of Youth Development is focused on youth development and that every moment of every day at camp is an opportunity for both campers and team members to positively impact each other's lives.

NJ Audubon Summer Nature Camps
Nature Center of Cape May
1600 Delaware Avenue
Cape May, NJ
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Offers a variety of camp programs that the whole family can join in the fun exploring the natural world with programs from آ day to full day experiences. These programs are for adult and child combos to enjoy a summer camp-like experience. Discover different habitats, learn about animals and plants, participate in hands-on exploration, play nature games.

Noyes Art Camps
Stockton University Art Gallery
Stockton University
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ 08205
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Their annual art camps is designed to bring children on an exciting and engaging discovery of artistic expression.

Tall Pines Day Camp
1349 Sykesville Road
Williamstown, NJ
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Located in the heart of the Pinelands on 66 acres, they offer a wide variety of programs and facilities including: gymnastics, tennis courts, swimming pools, archery, basketball, horseback riding, computers, wood shop, arts & crafts, pedal karts, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, climbing tower, lake crossing high ropes, boating, fishing, and more.

YMCA of the Pines
Lake Stockwell Day Camp
1303 Stokes Road
Medford, NJ
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Located in the heart of the South Jersey Pines, this traditional co-ed Summer Camp offers theme-based enriching activities, leadership development for boys and girls, group games, sports, fitness activities, hands-on science projects, arts & crafts, music, swimming, horseback riding, archery, boating, kayaking and much more.
They specialize in character development and team building for boys and girls and the're technology free, so children can happily unplug from devices while they're here!