• Summer Camps and Activities for Kids Near Hoboken + Jersey City

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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}. Fortunately, a number of Hoboken, Jersey City, and Northern NJ organizations host summer camps to keep your tot active and smiling all summer long. Keeping reading to see our list of summer camps in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond:

    {PS: Stop by the Cabin Fever event hosted by Hoboken Family this weekend for a lineup of summer camps — more info here!}

    Featured Camp:

    Jeff Lake Camp {38 Jefferson Lake Rd, 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 and get more info here.

    Hoboken Camps + Activities

    All Saints Camps {527 Clinton St. or 707 Washington St.}

    All Saints offer a number of camps including STEM, art and dance, as well as a general day camp. Sign up for one of these camps here.

    Apple Montessori Schools {1055 Maxwell Ln or 220 Sinatra Dr}

    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. Sign up here.

    Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County {123 Jefferson Street or 225 Morris Blvd, 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. Register online here.

    Bricks 4 Kidz {720 Monroe St}

    Let your budding engineer blossom this summer at Bricks for Kidz, a Lego-centric summer camp for kids pre-k to 4th grade. Sign up here.

    Coditum {720 Monroe Street}

    Your little “tech wiz” can learn more than how to fix the wifi at Coditum, a coding program that teaches kids Java, Python or web design tools. Register here.

    Diamond Gymnastics {738 Willow Ave}

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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.

    Guitar Bar’s Rock Camp {160 First Street}

    It’s time to take your in-house rock star out of the garage and into the studio at Rock Camp. The camp lasts for two weeks, culminating in a performance at a local venue. Register for summer 2019 here.

    Hoboken Children’s Theater SummerStage {707 Washington 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 The Jungle Book KIDS, Frozen JR. or Freaky Friday. Register your next Broadway legend here.

    Hoboken JAcademuy {1800 Sinatra Drive, Sinatra Park}

    The Juventus Academy in Hoboken is taking on future soccer stars for its second annual summer camp this year. Register here.

    Hoboken Historical Museum {1301 Hudson Street}

    Your history-loving kiddo will be sure to enjoy their arts-and-crafts-filled summer at the Hoboken Historical Museum Camp. Sign up here.

    Hoboken Montessori School {158 14th Street}

    With themes like “Space Travel and Beyond” and “Let’s Go Camping” there’s no doubt your little explorer will enjoy their summer at Hoboken Montessori School. Sign up now here.

    HoLa Aventuras {301 Garden Street}

    At Hola Hoboken, your tyke can not only learn Spanish, but enrich their education in Spanish culture—while also engaging in STEM, art, and music-related activities. 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 of here for Summer 2019.

    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.

    Juventus Academy

    Have your little soccer star learn from the best at this one-week summer program. Coaches from Juventus F.C. in Italy will train campers in technique, skill, and teamwork. Sign up now here.

    M Avery Designs Fashion Lab Summer Camp {720 Monroe Street}

    Budding designers from 1st to 12th grade can release their inner fashionista with M. Avery Designs Fashion Summer Camp. Through different weekly themes, kids will learn basic sewing machine techniques, as well as more advanced skills for the older campers. Each session has only 8 spots, so register here now.

    Mile Square Theatre {1400 Clinton St}

    Kids ages 4-14 can enjoy a summer of song and dance at the Mile Square Theatre’s Summer Camp sessions. Snag a role in No Body to Murder or sashay away in the Film Dance Extravaganza. Sign up for summer 2019 here.

    Movement Space Summer Arts Camp {720 Monroe Street}

    Get on your feet and groove at the Movement Space Summer Arts Camp. Dancers may register here for the June 17-August 23 session.

    My Gym {720 Monroe Street}

    Students 2.5 to 13 can expect an especially active summer at My Gym. Children must be potty-trained to attend. Sign up here.

    Step By Step {720 Monroe Street}

    Also located within the Monroe Center, Step By Step offers a summer camp for kids ages three and up. Learn more here.

    Steven Cooperative School: Stevens Summer Program {339 River Street}

    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. Sign up here.

    Super Soccer Stars {Pier A}

    The next David Beckham could be lurking here in Hoboken. Give your kid a chance to nurture their talent at Super Soccer Stars Summer Camp. Register now 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}

    Whether your child is the a more of a Pablo Picasso or an Andy Warhol, Urban Arts teaches kids 5 and up a number of different art techniques and styles. For those 7 and up, Urban Arts is also offering a Summer Comic Book Workshop. Sign up now here.

    Jersey City Camps

    The French American Academy {209 Third 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.

    Northern New Jersey Camps

    Camp Harmony {206 Mt Horeb Rd, Warren}

    Sports, cooking, dancing—Camp Harmony has it all. The expansive campsite mean there’s enough room to find something for everyone, including a dodgeball-like event called “gaga”. Register here now.

    Camp Riverbend {116 Hillcrest Road, Warren}  

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    Kids ages 3-14 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.

    Dwight Englewood Summer Connections {315 E Palisade Ave, 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.

    Girl Scouts {Kinnelon and Mendham}

    Girl Scouts offer more than just Thin Mints and Trefoils—they teach young women wilderness and survival techniques. Ladies can apply this knowledge at the Girl Scout Summer Camp. Sign up here for summer 2019.

    Harbor Haven Day Camp {470 Prospect Ave, 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 Rd, 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 {1200 Koelle Blvd, Secaucus}

    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}

    Pre-K to 8th-grade campers can expect a summer of water sports, crafts, and day-long excursions around New Jersey. Register here now.

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

    What was your favorite summer camp as a kid? Let us know in the comments!


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    The Louisiana native started at NYU in 2016 and is currently working on her degree in Media and Communication. She is making her way through the Mile Square neighborhood, one coffee shop at a time. When she isn’t writing or getting her caffeine fix, Alyssa enjoys trying out new dessert recipes (especially if there’s chocolate in it) or attending a midnight showing of the newest blockbusters. On a typical Saturday night, you can usually find Alyssa either at a concert or watching Netflix’s newest binge-worthy TV series.