Summer Day Camps in Bergen County New Jersey

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Looking for a fun, summer camp experience that your child can grow with? We love these traditional summer day camps which offer everything from sports, to arts and crafts, to swimming programs galore, to max out their summer fun!

Deerkill Day Camp: Situated on 15 spectacular wooded acres, this all-inclusive camp offers all the fun of an overnight camp experience, but during the day. All campers get door-to-door transportation, professional swim instruction in heated pools, towel service, hot lunch, adventure course challenges on their new climbing tower and zipline, creative and performing arts, and specialties such as karate and nature. Plus, we love the parent perks too – families can use their weekend pool club including the 4th of July at no additional cost! (54 Wilder Rd, Suffern, NY, 845-354-1466, office@deerkilldaycamp.com, ages 3–14, camp runs from July 3–August 25 with 2-,4-,5-,6-,7-, or 8-week sessions available, pricing starts at $2,200 for a full day, 2 week program and tips are included in the tuition!)

Neil Klatskin Day Camp JCC Palisades: The much-loved, community camp program offers children a summer of adventure and non-stop fun. Located on a beautiful 21+ acre campus, this all-inclusive camp offers campers age-appropriate programming including sports, Red Cross instructional and recreational swim, yoga, drama, Tae Kwon Do, music, ropes course with zipline, fun theme days and so much more. Plus, all campers will get hot lunches and towel service, making it easy on the parents. (411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly, 201-567-8963, NKDC@jccotp.org, ages 3–9, camp runs from June 26–August 18 with 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, or 8-week sessions available, 9am–4pm with partial days available for younger campers, air conditioned busing offered for additional fee, extended hours and special needs options available, pricing starts at $5,100 for their full day/8 week program)



YWCA Bergen County: If you’re seeking a wide range of activities for girls and boys, ages 5-16, in a choice of Bergen locations, these camps, newly accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), provide an exciting and rewarding summer experience. Directed by professionally trained and dedicated staff, campers will make good friends and have fun while participating in daily activities including American Red Cross swim lesson, music, drama, arts & crafts and nature. The program also offers extensive sports including TGA Premier Junior Golf & Tennis and, new this year, soccer with Sports Domain Academy coaches. With exciting special events and theme weeks such as camp carnival, USA-oriented activities for Independence week, a talent show, and a camp Olympics - your child will never want summer to end. Plus a variety of day camp options and affordable 1-week sessions enable easy scheduling. (Camp Ma-Kee-Ya, 600 Darlington Ave., Mahwah, and Camp Orinda, 31 Depew St., Dumont; (201) 444-5600, ext. 352, ages 5–12 with CIT program available for boys and girls ages 13–16, camps run from June 26–August 25, 8:30am–5pm, pre- and post-camp care available. Camp Ma-Kee-Ya starts at $375/week; Camp Orinda starts at $315/week. Golf, tennis and soccer will be held 2 hours/day, 5 days/week; soccer costs $200/week, while golf and tennis are $225/week. Check with YWCA to see which week your chosen location has your child’s chosen sport. Open houses are March 25 and April 29, 12–3pm at the Camp Ma-Kee-Ya location)

 

Spring Lake Day Camp: This single family-owned camp provides campers, ages 3–15, with an authentic summer day camp experience with the look and feel of a sleepaway camp. Boasting over 30 acres, Spring Lake offers Red Cross instructional and recreational swim in their 40,000 sq. ft. heated pool complex (with water slides!), age-appropriate athletic fields to play every sport you can imagine, plus arts and adventure programs galore. The camp has over 35 specialty areas that include aerial tree tops courses, 5 zip-lines, lego robotics, horseback riding, a full fitness center, fashion center, boating, fishing and so much more – keeping your child entertained all day long. (234 Conklintown Rd., Ringwood, 973-831-9000, info@sldc.com, ages 3–15, camp runs June 26–August 17 with 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, and 8-week sessions available, 9am–4pm with mini day options available for younger kids; air conditioned mini buses, Open House will be on February 25, pricing starts at $4,150 for a full day, 4-week session, sibling discounts available)

 

Lindgren Summer Camp: During the summer, three-and-a-half-acre school grounds are transformed into an inviting, multi-activity program where kids get to choose their preferred activities daily.  Activities include art, ceramics, woodworking, stitchery, and fun games. Campers also love their nature centers and water spray park plus instructional and recreational swim lessons in their pool. Parents love their warm, nurturing staff who are veteran teachers and that the camper to counselor ratio is low. (211 Irving Ave., Closter; 201-768-3550, ages 3–11, camp runs from June 26–August 17, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, and 8-week sessions available, Monday–Thursday, full day (9am-3pm) and half day (9am-12:30) options, before and after care is available, busing is available for an additional fee, 2-week session minimum, rates start at $310/week for a half day, 2-week session, early bird and multiple session discounts available)

The Learning Experience Englewood Cliffs: Who says learning has to end during the summer months? Certified preschool teachers and the warm, nurturing staff will keep your child engaged all summer long with hands-on learning activities such as conducting science experiments, learning sign language or creating art projects while also having fun in the sun playing on their state-of-the-art outdoor playground. Plus, with theme weeks and entertainment like a petting zoo, cooking class, water play, musical guests and more – it will certainly be a memorable summer. (21 Sylvan Ave, Englewood Cliffs, 201-242-8800, ages 2–6 for camp but school is open for younger summer participants as well starting at 6 weeks old, camp runs from July 3–August 25, full day (8:30am-3pm) and half day (8:30am-12:30pm) options, extended full day (8:30am-5:30pm), early care (6:30-8:00am), afternoon care (3-5:30pm), and evening care (6-6:30pm) are all available, weekly options available, sibling discounts offered)

Palisades Country Day Camp: This wonderland of camp will take even the tiniest of tots (campers as young as 18 months can attend) and offers tons of bells-and-whistles fun! Campers, ages 18 months–8 years old, will enjoy swimming in their pools and splashing through the water parks plus with their petting zoos, super-hero days, Candyland Day, and carnival you kids may never want to leave. Your camper will also get a kick out of bundling up with a hat, scarf and gloves for the camp’s famous Annual Snow Week, where five tons of snow is imported to the camp grounds for the sheer pleasure of frolicking. (212 Herbert Ave., Closter, 201-784-7600 ext 3, camp runs from June 26–August 18 with  4-, 6-, and 8-week sessions available, full (5 days) or partial (3 days) weeks and full (9am-3pm) and half (9am-12pm) days offered, busing available for an additional fee, rates start at $3,800 for a full day 4 week session, sibling discounts available)

Woodmont Day Camp: From the moment the campers step on the bus, the fun starts. Special bus days keep kids engaged and happy on their ride. Once they arrive to camp, kids are divided into “villages” based on age with schedules consisting of traditional activities such as swimming and sports and campers get to choose electives based on their interests. Throw in an animal farm, water park plus special theme days and events and you’re camper will be happy all summer long.(420 Phillips Hill Rd., New City, NY; 845-638-0700, ages 3–15, camp runs from June 26–August 18, 9am–5pm, partial weeks or mini days for younger campers offered, air-conditioned buses, pricing available upon request, private tours are taking place on February 12, 18, and 26)

Ridgewood YMCA: The community center’s popular summer camp program caters to your child’s age by offering three different camps for local families.  Younger campers get age-appropriate activities, Red Cross instructional and recreational swim, and special theme days like “YKidz Olympics”. While at “Camp Pamacka”, kids ages 6-13, enjoy activities galore, weekly trips and specialty camps for those with a particular interest, and teens will enjoy day trips to the tri-state area hot spots like baseball games and the NY Hall of Science. (112 Oak St., Ridgewood; 201-444-5600, ages 3–14, camp runs from June 19–August 18, 9am–2pm for younger ages, 9am–5pm for older ages, after care available, air conditioned mini buses, YKidz Day Camp starts at $290 per week and Camp Pamacka starts at $650 for the first session)

Deer Mountain Day Camp: Sitting on 25 beautiful mountainside acres surrounding a spring-fed lake in Pomona, NY, campers will love the camp’s new aqua track for sliding and safe water play, Red Cross instructional and recreational swim, boating, fishing, and typical popular sports along with specialty activities like yoga and rugby. The camp also boasts an extensive outdoor adventure program which leverages their natural setting. (63 Call Rd., Pomona, NY; 845-354-2727; ages 3 –15, camp runs from June 27–August 19 with 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, and 8-week sessions available, 9am-4pm, air conditioned buses, prices available upon request)

Ramapo Country Day: Talk about a camp that runs like a well-oiled machine! Counselors and group leaders are completely engaged with each camper and check in with parents on a weekly basis or to let moms and dads know “your child just passed their deep water test”. Add in the endless activities that will appeal to every camper’s interest and their gorgeous grounds featuring a turf field, horse stables, manicured lawns with multiple age-appropriate, sport-specific playing fields, go-karts race tracks, and impeccable facilities and you’ve got a recipe for an incredible summer. (600 Saddle River Rd., Airmont, NY; 845-356-6440; ages 3–15, camp runs from June 26–August 18, 9am–4pm, air-conditioned buses; tours by appointment and pricing available upon request)

Camp Ramaquois: Run like a sleepaway camp (it’s even got a lake for boating and tubing!) Ramaquois offers a wide variety of activities that will certainly appeal to kids of every interest and every age. Parents no longer need to worry what their child will wear each day, as every camper wears the required Ramaquois t-shirt and are divided into a Girls Camp, Boys Camp and Junior Camp for the preK to 1st grade children. Another bonus – towels are provided daily and the camp washes all bathing suits during the week, leaving you with less laundry. Score! Other Summer highlights include the “Rama Games”, “Winter Wonderland Day” and special trips for campers grades 3 and up. (30 Mountain Rd., Pomona, NY; 845-354-1600; ages 3–15, camp runs from June 26–August 17, 9am–4pm, air-conditioned buses, limited availability for first session, visit their website to request info, tours are available year-round by appointment)

Blue Rill Day Camp: With more than 20 acres and four heated pools, a pond used for fishing and boating, an adventure course, athletic fields, an archery range and a ceramics studio, campers will enjoy this fun-filled camp all summer long. In addition to the typical traditional camp activities, other summer highlights include Color War and the Summer Carnival. The camp also offers kids entering 5th grade and older an overnight option. (444 Saddle River Rd., Airmont, NY; 845-352-3521, ages 3–15, camp runs from June 26–August 18, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, and 8-week sessions available, full day 9am–4pm or mini day 9am–2pm, air-conditioned buses; pricing starts at $4795 for full day, 4-week session, sibling discounts available)

Camp Wydaca at the Wyckoff Y: This great camp offers various options that will cater to your child’s age and stage of development. 3 and 4 year olds can enjoy mini day or full day options led by certified teachers at the Wee Camp Wydaca who then move on to the more traditional camp for kids entering Kindergarten through 5th grade. Teen campers will love the freedom to choose the activities that interest them the most and go on trips, plus all campers will receive instructional swim, games and fun themes throughout the summer. (691 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff; 201-891-2081;, ages 3–15, camp runs from June 19–August 25, 9am–4pm, before and after care is available for an additional fee, full day Wee Program $385/week, full day Camp Wydaca Program $595/week, sibling discounts available)

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