If your idea of summer fun for the kids includes exciting + enriching experiences that will give them real-world tools for years to come, these top-notch Educational and STEM-focused Summer Camps near Bergen County NJ will make them feel like the big kid on campus while having great summer fun!
Code Ninjas Gaming meets coding with Code Ninjas' summer camps that are available in the Norwood, Ramsey, Midland Park, and Saddle Brook locations. Camps range in interests, age, and experience, including Roblox World Creators, Ninja Robotics With Lego, Modding With Minecraft and more, and are led by the Code Senseis. Different camps are available on different dates, so your child can explore more than one coding experience while learning skills and making new friends (508 Livingston St., Norwood; 85 Gowin Ave., Midland Park; 171 Lake St., Ramsey; 383 Market St., Saddle Brook, check location and schedule for different dates available)
Arena STEM Kids ages 8 to 11 who are interested in STEM plus fun can sign up for all-day activities and learning at Arena STEM at Garden State Plaza. Each session in the camp program includes two classes like robotics and 3D printing, plus STEM activities like aqua zone, off-road track, and drone dynamics. Camp sessions run for 3.5 hours, with morning and afternoon options available. (One Garden State Plaza, Paramus, 201-301-8144, camp runs from June 26-August 25)
Elisabeth 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. Elisabeth Morrow School also offers a music-specific Summer String Festival for ages 4 to 14, where trained string students can hone their craft. (435 Lydecker St., Englewood, 201-568-5566, camp runs from June 24-August 2)
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 a well-rounded range of activities that include STEAM programs, healthy cooking, crafts, and games, along with 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 July-August, please visit the website and schedule a tour for more information)
Neil Klatskin Summer Camps at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades STEAM Camp Science, tech, engineering, arts and mathematics are all in play at JCC’s Science Camp for grades 4-6. 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 24-August 16)