Summer Day Camps in Bergen County New Jersey

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We love these traditional summer day camps that offer a little bit of everything literally under the sun. At these camps, your kid will spend the summer outside participating in sports, arts and crafts, swimming, archery, theater - you name it. So, max out their summer fun here!

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. Campers get door-to-door transportation, professional swim instruction in heated pools, towel service, hot lunch, adventure course challenges, a zip line, creative and performing arts, field trips, and specialties such as karate and nature. New campers have the option of a two week session for their first year. An added perk?  Families can use the Deerkill pools on the weekends - including the 4th of July - at no additional cost! (54 Wilder Rd, Suffern, NY, 845-354-1466,, ages 3–14, camp runs from June 27 - August 23)


Day Camp In The Park: This day camp, located on a lake within 500+ acres at Harriman State Park is the closest your child will come to sleepaway camp without actually sleeping away. Counselors are all teachers so maybe some learning will get snuck in amongst the activities, special events and uncomplicated, outdoor fun. Kids ages 14 and 15 can enroll in the CIT program. (556 Tiorati Brook Road, Tuxedo, NY 10987, 845-638-2515, ages 4 - 13, camp runs from July 1 - August 23)

Neil Klatskin Day Camp JCC Palisades: This 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 age-appropriate programming including sports, Red Cross instructional and recreational swim, yoga, drama, Tae Kwon Do, music, ropes course with zip line, fun theme days and so much more. And this year, any member of the community is welcome to sign up. No JCC membership necessary. Plus, all campers will get hot lunches and towel service, making it easy on the parents. (411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly, 201-567-8963,, ages 3–13, camp runs from June 24–August 16)

YWCA Bergen County: If you’re seeking a wide range of activities for girls and boys, ages 5-12, in a choice of Bergen locations, these camps 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 sports including TGA Premier Junior Golf & Tennis and a CIT (Counselor-in-Training) program for teens ages 13-16. With exciting special events and theme weeks such as Camp Carnival, a talent show, and a camp Olympics - your child will never want summer to end. Plus a variety of day camp options, affordable 1-week sessions and sibling discounts 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 24 –August 23)

Spring Lake Day Camp: This 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. It also offers an Optional Travel Adventure program for kids in grades 3 - 10). 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,, ages 3–15, camp runs June 22 –August 21)

Lindgren Summer Camp: During the summer, the three-and-a-half-acre school grounds, "a bit of the country right in Closter" are transformed into an inviting, multi-activity program. Activities include art, ceramics, woodworking, stitchery, and fun games. Campers also love the nature centers and water spray park plus instructional and recreational swim lessons in their pool. Parents love the warm, nurturing staff who are veteran teachers and the separate 1-acre camp for the littlest campers. (211 Irving Ave., Closter; 201-768-3550, ages 3–11, camp runs from June 25 –August 16)

Palisades Country Day Camp: This wonderland of a camp offers tons of bells-and-whistles fun for campers 18 months to 9 years old! Campers will enjoy swimming in one of the six heated  pools, splashing through the water parks, petting zoos, super-hero days, clowns, magicians, and a carnival.  Your kids may never want to leave. During PCDC’s annual Snow Week, Campers bundle up in  a hat, scarf, and gloves and frolic in five tons of imported snow. (212 Herbert Ave., Closter, 201-784-7600 ext 3, camp runs from June 24 - August 16, please see website for more information)

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 at 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 your camper will be happy all summer long. (420 Phillips Hill Rd., New City, NY; 845-638-0700, ages 3–15, camp runs from June 27–August 22)

Deer Mountain Day Camp: Sitting on 25 beautiful mountainside acres surrounding a spring-fed lake in Pomona, NY, this camp prides itself on recruiting experts in their fields to teach their campers. Campers will love the camp’s 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 22)​

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 July 1 - August 23) ​

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”, "Song & Cheer"  and special trips for campers grades 3 and up. (30 Mountain Rd., Pomona, NY; 845-354-1600; ages 3–15, camp runs from June 27 – August 21)​

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 July 1 – August 23)​

Camp Wydaca at the Wyckoff Y: This great camp offers options that will cater to your child’s age, stage of development and interests with traditional and specialty camps. 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 17–August 23)
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