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Summer Camps and Activities for Kids Near Hoboken + Jersey City

by Alyssa Kelly
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There’s no feeling like the first day of summer when you’re a kid, but as a parent, finding new and engaging ways to keep your child occupied can be stressful, especially if you’re a working parent.  A number of Hoboken, Jersey City, and Northern NJ organizations host summer camps to keep your tot active and smiling all summer long. Keep reading to see our list of summer camps in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond.

Please note: Any omissions were not intentional. If you’d like us to add a camp that still has 2022 availability, please email hello@hobokengirl.com. 

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Hoboken Camps + Activities

Apple Montessori Schools | 1055 Maxwell Lane + 220 Sinatra Drive

For children ages 2-12, Apple Montessori Schools provide day-long summer camps with field trips, STEM-related activities, and even the occasional ice cream truck. Learn more here.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County | 123 Jefferson Street + 225 Morris Boulevard, Jersey City

Give your child a summer of educational fun at the BGC. The program gives kids from kindergarten to high school an opportunity to dabble in the arts, filmmaking, coding, and sports through a variety of camp options. Learn more here.

Bricks 4 Kidz | 720 Monroe Street

Let your budding engineer blossom this summer at Bricks for Kidz, a Lego-centric summer camp for kids to enjoy during school holidays. Get more information here.

Diamond Gymnastics | 738 Willow Avenue

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Whether your child is the next Simone Biles or they just won’t stop doing cartwheels in the kitchen, Diamond Gymnastics summer camp will take your little olympian to the next level. Register now here.

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Hoboken Adventurers | 1012 Grand Street, 3rd Floor

Hoboken Adventurers is a STEM camp inside Play! Hoboken staffed by certified teachers. Your child will spend the day doing STEM-based activities that will be both educational and fun. Plus, if the weather is nice, Hoboken Adventurers will take the kids outside to use the beautiful parks of Hoboken as a backdrop for many of the activities. You’ll be able to rest easy knowing your child will be learning, growing, and having a great time. You can enroll here.

Hoboken Children’s Theater SummerStage | 701 Clinton Street

To be or not to be a camper this year — at SummerStage, the answer is to be! This summer, give your little thespian the chance to be in a variety of shows this summer and test out their acting skills. Register your next Broadway legend here.

Hoboken Montessori School | 158 14th Street

Allow your child to grow and continue learning all year round at the Hoboken Montessori School this summer. Sign up now here.

HoLa Aventuras | 123 Jefferson Street

At HoLa Hoboken, your tyke can not only learn Spanish, but also enrich their education in Spanish culture — while engaging in fun, arts programming daily.  Summer programs are open to all children, not just HoLa students. Sign up here.

The Hudson School | 601 Park Avenue

Robots, debate, songwriting, wizards—The Hudson School’s summer programs have something for every child’s interests. Sign up here for Summer 2022.

Hudson Table, Culinary School + Summer Camp | 1403 Clinton Street

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The next Emeril Lagasse could be sleeping in the next room — find out by sending your kids to Hudson Table, Culinary School & Summer Camp for a week of food, friends, and fun. Sign up here.

Mile Square Theatre | 1400 Clinton Street + 420 14th Street

Kids ages 4-14 can enjoy a summer of song and dance at the Mile Square Theatre’s Summer Camp sessions. Students can learn dance and/or theater techniques at this summer’s camps. Sign up for this summer here.

My Gym | 720 Monroe Street E312

Students two and a half to 13 years old can expect an especially active summer at My Gym. Children must be potty-trained to attend. Sign up for summer here.

Steven Cooperative School: Stevens Summer Program | 339 River Street, 301 Bloomfield Street, 301 Garden Street, + 100 River Drive South, Jersey City

Summer wouldn’t be complete without a week of rock climbing, water games, and crafts. Participate in all of these cool summer activities at Stevens Summer Program in both Hoboken + Jersey City. Sign up here.

Tessa’s Summer Camp | 720 Monroe Street

Whether they want to learn French, Spanish or Mandarin, let Tessa’s Summer Camp teach your little ones a new language at this immersive summer camp. Sign up here.

The Inner Athlete | 720 Monroe Street or Maxwell Pier

Because you can never play too many sports, unleash your child’s inner athlete at the Inner Athlete Summer Camp. The outdoor camp lets kids have fun in the sun while having fitness-filled fun. Sign up here.

Urban Arts | 720 Monroe Street, Suite E216

Whether your child is more of a Pablo Picasso or an Andy Warhol, Urban Arts teaches kids ages five and up a number of different art techniques and styles. For those ages seven and up, Urban Arts offers a Summer Comic Book Workshop. Sign up now here.

Jersey City + Virtual Camps

The French American Academy | 209 3rd Street

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Say bonjour to a summer of French immersion. At the French-American Academy, campers will learn about French cooking, sports, and culture while enhancing their French language skills. Sign up here tout suite!

Liberty Science Center: Science Camp | 222 Jersey City Boulevard

Prepare yourselves for the ultimate summer science experience. Cook creations in the chem lab or create robots out of LEGOS — just remember to wear your safety goggles. Sign up here.

Writopia Lab | Virtual (Or 155 W 81st Street, New York, New York)

While not in Jersey City, Writopia Lab offers extensive online workshop programming for the weeks when you’ll be too busy to get your child to and from camp. From Creative Writing to Essay Writing to Dungeons & Dragons and more, Writopia has lots of engaging offerings for children of all ages — and often has options for last-minute registration. Plus, it offers a no-questions-asked, honor-based sliding scale where you pay whatever you can afford. It has Financial Aid available as well. There’s also a location on the Upper West Side, if you’re up for a trip to the city. You can find the schedule here.

Northern New Jersey Camps

Camp Riverbend | 116 Hillcrest Road, Warren

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Kids can take on an action-packed wilderness experience at Camp Riverbend. Canoe in the lake, play human foosball, or — for the older campers — take overnight field trips across the state. Register your camper here.

Classic Thyme | 710 South Ave W., Westfield

For all of the cooking-inclined kiddos out there, this is the spot to be. Classic Thyme has a variety of cooking classes and 4-day long intensives for children to learn an array of culinary skills and a host of different recipes. Kids get to do a lot of sampling what they create as well. You can learn more and sign up here.

Dwight-Englewood Summer Connections | 315 E Palisade Avenue, Englewood

The D-E 360° Summer Connections program offers students a rich educational experience — middle school-aged students can make their own schedules, while high schoolers can earn classroom credit. Register your little brainiac here.

See More: Drop-In Classes for Kids in Hoboken

Girl Scouts | Multiple Locations

Girl Scouts offer more than just Thin Mints and Trefoils — participating in Scouts teaches young women leadership skills, wilderness and survival techniques. Campers can apply this knowledge at the Girl Scout Summer Camp. Sign up here for summer. 

Harbor Haven Day Camp | 4 Hanover Rd Unit C3, Florham Park + 1418 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange

At Harbor Haven Day Camp, trained health and educational professionals work with special needs campers to ensure a fun summer of yoga, karate, photography, etc. Sign up here now.

Jeff Lake Camp | 38 Jefferson Lake Road, Stanhope

(Photo courtesy of @jefflakecamp)

Jeff Lake Camp has been treating kids to the summer of a lifetime for over 60 years. From sports to art to aquatic adventures, JLC has everything and more to make for one memorable summer. Register here.

Miss Yvonne’s Summer Swim Camp | Multiple Locations

Whether it’s their first time trying or they need a tiny refresher, Miss Yvonne’s Summer Swim Camp teaches basic swimming skills as well as water safety techniques. Sign up here.

Rolling Hills Day Camp | 14 Dittmar Drive, Freehold

Roll on down to Rolling Hills Day Camp for a summer of outdoor fun. Whether it’s zip-lining with friends or making ceramic bowls from scratch that catches your child’s eye, there’s something for everyone at Rolling Hills. Register your camper here.

Willow Lake Day Camp | 200 State Route 181, Hopatcong

Campers at Willow Lake can expect a summer of water sports, crafts, and day-long excursions around New Jersey. Get more information here.

Whether you need somewhere to send your kids for the day, the week, or longer, try one of these interactive New Jersey summer camps to keep them smiling all summer long.

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