Summer Day Camps In and Around 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!

 

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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. 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, camp runs from June 20–August 27, available in 5 session dates)

 

Lindgren 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 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, camp runs from June 28 - August 13)

 

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, snow day, super-hero days, clowns, magicians, and a carnival. Electives, which change every two weeks are offered to kids ages 5 and older, so they can pick activities that interest them. Your kids may never want to leave. (212 Herbert Ave., Closter, 201-784-7600 ext 3, camp runs from late June to mid-August, please see website for more information)

 

YWCA Northern New Jersey 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 plenty of sports and a CIT (Counselor-in-Training) program for teens ages 13-16. With exciting special events and theme weeks such as Camp Carnival, your child will never want summer to end. (YWCamp@Mahwah, held at Camp Glen Gray, 200 Midvale Mountain Rd., Mahwah, YWCamp@Dumont, held at Honiss Elementary School, 31 Depew St., Dumont, camps run from June 28 –August 27 (Mahwah); June 28-August 20 (Dumont)

 

Champions Summer Break Run for 12 weeks during the summer, Champions is an easy and local solutions to help meet the needs of busy parents and busy kids. Fun themes are woven throughout the summer to keep kids engaged and having fun, including Puzzling Puzzles, Buzz About Bees, Superheroes Among Us, Spy School and Oceanography. The ultimate goal is to allow kids to be kids, make new friends and learn new things. (Various locations in Bergen County: Memorial Elementary, 203 East Midland Ave., Paramus, 201-851-6840; Brookside, 20 Lake Dr., Westwood, 551-502-1867; Midland Elementary, 241 West Midland Ave., Paramus, 848-246-6043)

 

Friends Neighborhood Nursery School These 5 weeks of summer camp offer kids the opportunity to play, learn and explore indoors and outdoors. Imaginative play centers, games, mud play, puppet shows, yoga, storytelling, fairy house making and digging for worms are just some of the activities – provided by experienced teachers – that let kids be kids and learn through simple play. (224 Highwood Ave., Ridgewood, 201-445-0681, fnnsmail@gmail.com, contact for more information)

 

Wyckoff Family YMCA Camp Wydaca offers two options depending on your child’s interests: traditional summer day camps and specialty camps. On the traditional side, campers will get a true outdoor experience this summer with swimming, sports and weekly themes. Specialty camps offers kids the ability to focus on performing arts, sports and science mixed in with swimming and “Fun Fridays.” (691 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff, 201-891-2081, chrisp@wyckoffymca.com, camp runs from June 21-August 27)

 

Edgewood Day Camp The Country Club camp open to the public provides an active outdoor experience in a private, beautiful setting. Campers get tennis and swim lessons, play a variety of sports from kickball to golf, and can choose from a number of electives such as karate, yoga and arts. Choose from a partial or full day option. Plus, lunches are custom ordered so you can rest assured your child will be nourished with energy. (449 Rivervale Rd., River Vale, 201-666-1200 ext 260, Nicky@EdgewoodNJ.com, camp runs from June 21-September 3)

 

Fountain Ridge Day Camp Brand new at the recently open 65,000 square foot Fountain Fitness Center, Fountain Ridge Day Camp is bringing inclusivity and new experiences to its 5 acres of outdoor space. Swimming, gaga, arts & crafts, soccer, STEM activities and gaming are just some of the indoor and outdoor fun each day. Weekly themes including Hawaiian Luau and circus keep each week new and exciting. (1150 NJ-17, Ramsey, 201-282-5225, info@fountainfitnesscenter.com, camp runs from June 28-August 20)

 

Young World Day Camp Littlest campers age 2 through 12 develop physically, socially and intellectually at Young World Day School’s summer camp. Programs are created to be developmentally appropriate for each age group, to ensure a positive experience. Swim instruction is provided by Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors and lifeguards in their salt-filtered heated pool, while outdoor activities include a play area, climbing wall, sand box and more (585 Wyckoff Ave., Mahwah, 201-327-3888, camp runs from June 21-August 13)

 

Next Level Day Camp Boys and girls are separated at these brother/sister camps for ages 4 to 12. Each day is customized for your camper so no two days are the same: kids get to choose their electives based on skill and interest, choosing from sports, arts, media, magic, martial arts and more. Plus, campers can create their own schedules, which means building their confidence and leadership skills. Add in talent shows, themed-days and special events for a well-rounded summer experience. (110 Chestnut Ridge Rd., #221, Montvale, 201-466-7270, jennifer@nextleveldaycamps.com, camp runs from June 28-August 6.)

 

Meadowlands YMCA Summer Camps Whether you’re looking for a more traditional summer camp or want a more academic approach, Meadowlands YMCA is ready for a fun and engaging summer for your child. “Retro-style” Camp Meadowlands, for ages 5 to 12, is reminiscent of the camps of our day. Campers stay busy with sports, music and STEM projects, plus special events such as petting zoos, bubble shows and carnivals. If you’re looking for more of an educational twist to the summer, Meadowlands YMCA offers Brainiac Academy for grades 1-3, Inventors Academy for grades 4-6, and Leaders-in-Training for ages 14-16. Each day is filled with math, literacy, science, technology and art-centered activities led by certified teachers to help your child further develop their skills and knowledge. (390 Murray Hill Parkway, East Rutherford, 201-955-5300, camp runs from June 21-September 3)

 

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Woodmont Day Camp Kindness, confidence and respect are the core values woven throughout Woodmont’s summer experience, which encourages positive growth in its campers during all of the day’s activities. Swimming, sports, archery, arts and crafts, innovation and more are just some of the numerous activities for kids to enjoy. Campers are able to customize their experience as they get older, with different electives offered to personalize the camp experience. Spirited morning rallies with minute to win-it challenges and camper celebrations start the day. Combined with various themes and special events throughout the summer, such as Woodlympics and Gold Rush, every day at Woodmont is new and exciting. 

(420 Phillips Hill Rd, New City, NY 845-638-0700, info@woodmontdaycamp.com, camp runs from June 28-August 19)

 

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.

(54 Wilder Rd, Suffern, NY, 845-354-1466, office@deerkilldaycamp.com, camp runs from June 28 - August 20)

 

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. The camp has over 35 specialty areas that include aerial tree tops courses, 5 zip-lines, lego robotics, horseback riding, boating, fishing and so much more – keeping your child entertained all day long. (234 Conklintown Rd., Ringwood, 973-831-9000, info@sldc.com, camp runs June 2 –August 19)

 

Ramaquois Day Camp With 9 heated pools and an expansive lake that holds bumper boats, surf bikes and an obstacle course, your child’s love of water will be fostered at Ramaquois. Special events that boost camp spirit include the Rama-games and theme days, plus performances by magicians and costumed characters. New activities are added each year, so whether your camper is an athlete or leans toward the creative side, there are plenty of activities for all interests. (30 Mountain Rd., Pomona, 845-354-1600, info@ramaquois.com, camp runs from June 28-August 19)

 

Camp Veritans Day Camp Kids are encouraged to challenge themselves and try new things, building confidence and self-esteem at Camp Veritans. Campers tackle the ropes and challenge course, located within the camp’s wooded pine tree forest, race on the go-karts, learn archery, build and launch rockets in the STEM program, participate in color war and more. Veritans camp was founded on Jewish tradition, so campers will also learn about Jewish and Israeli culture through food, art, music and dance. (225 Pompton Rd., Haledon, 973-956-1220, camp runs from June 28-August 19)

 

Ramapo Country Day Camp From the moment campers step off the bus at Ramapo, they’re met with a new adventure that each day will bring. Spanning 35 acres, Ramapo’s programs and activities help develop a camper’s social, mental and physical needs. Swimming, sports competitions, creative and fine arts, outdoor adventure and interactive play make for an active day, while special events such as water day, Olympics and even a snow day in summer make each day a new adventure. (600 Saddle River Rd., Airmont, 845-356-6440, info@ramapocamp.com, camp runs from June 28-August 20)

 

Deer Mountain Day Camp Dear Mountain is all about encouraging kids to embrace their true, unique selves through friendship and confidence-building activities. Swimming, fine arts, music, sports and discovery & pure fun are just some of the daily activities available. Their outdoor amphitheater provides a space for musical performances put on by campers, while sports enthusiasts can develop their skills by joining a “mini-camp” where teams train with a coach and play in a league. (63 Call Hollow Rd., Pomona, 845-354-2727, info@deermountaindaycamp.com, camp runs from June 28-August 20)

 

Camp Kipanga This social skills summer camp is perhaps more necessary than ever during what has been an isolating year for so many. Kids ages 5 to 21 who struggle with relationships, impulse control, coping with emotions and fitting in get the support they need in the fun summer camp environment they deserve with peers. In the Junior program for ages 5 to 13, kids can enjoy swimming, science, tennis, music, engineering and more, plus special fun days. In the teen program, campers try activities such as drama and sports, and gain work experience through the entrepreneurial program. (450 West Nyack Rd., Ste. 2, West Nyack, 845-354-2121 ext 141, mkoenig@rjfs.org)

 

Day Camp in the Park Located on Lake Tiorati, this traditional summer camp has a beautiful, wooded setting plus plenty of fun. Kids make lifelong friends enjoy sports, swimming, nature, skateboarding, arts and crafts and more. Campers can take advantage of the open lake setting with water activities such as paddle boating, kayaking and fishing at their choosing. (556 Tiorati Brook Rd., Southfields, 845-638-2515, dcitp1979@gmail.com, camp runs from late June/July-mid-August)

 

Gate Hill Day Camp Outdoor adventure awaits at Gate Hill Day Camp. Artsy campers will love their creative arts electives, cooking classes and 4-week musical productions, while the most adventurous of campers will find exhilaration on the 300 foot zipline, climbing tower and go-carts. Expect plenty of special events woven throughout the summer, such as the weeks-long scavenger hunt, Halloween in July and crazy costume days. (750 Gate Hill Rd., Stony Point, 845-947-3223, camp runs from June 28-August 20)

 

 

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