If your idea of summer fun for the kids includes fun + enriching experiences that will help them for years to come, these top-notch Educational Summer Camps near Bergen County NJ will make them feel like the big kid on campus while having great summer fun!
Apple Montessori This uniquely designed program has been loved by campers for over 45 years. Campers enjoy non-stop fun that beats the summer learning slump with STEAM-inspired programs like Junior Scientists and Creative Kids, daily swim lessons at most locations, theme weeks, in-house events, ice cream truck visits, field trips and more. (Multiple locations, ages 2 - 12 years, camps run through July and August, please visit the website for more information)
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Science Camp Science, tech, engineering, arts and mathematics are all in play at JCC’s Science Camp for grades 3-6. Each week kids will have lots of fun as they work with experienced science teachers in this challenging and innovative summer program that applies learned science, and then cool off with a daily swim. Expect plenty of hands-on, engaging projects and experiments mixed with plenty of fun. (411 E Clinton Ave., Tenafly, 201-569-7900, camp runs from June 29-August 20, offered in 4 sessions)
Elizabeth Morrow School Summer Explorations at The Elisabeth Morrow School offers kids as young as 2 through grade 9 an innovative and educational program with activities and classes in science, art, technology, drama, sports and much more. Groups are led by certified teachers with age-appropriate activities offered. The early childhood program offers water play and nature study, the day camp program provides STEM and filmmaking workshops, and their pre-teen and teen program provides a Leaders in Training program. (435 Lydecker St., Englewood, 201-568-5566, camp runs from June 28-August 6)
Camp Innovation Inventors and creative thinkers find summer fun and learning at Harrington Park STEM Camp. During the four weeks of summer, campers build a robot, use Minecraft in competitions, explore circuits in machines, launch water balloons and much more. Plus, number lovers can enroll in the BOOST math program. (191 Harriot Ave., Harrington Park, 201-768-5700, camp runs from June 28-July 23)
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo Spend the day among the animals at Turtle Back Zoo’s summer camp. Grades K through 8 play games, visit the zoo, make crafts and science experiments. Up-close encounters with the animals include explore the butterflies, feeding the giraffes and touching a stingray. (560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, 973-731-5800, firstname.lastname@example.org, camp runs from June 28-September 3)