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Fernbrook Farms Education Center Summer Day Camp


609-298-4028

“Filthy and tired, that’s how I want my kids at the end of the day.” –A Happy Fernbrook Mom.

Just 20 minutes south of Princeton, off I-295, rests a natural wonderland. Both camp programs offered weekly 8:30AM-4PM with extended care from 7:30AM to 5:30PM

Fiddlehead Day Camp, Ages 6-11Throughout Fernbrook’s 230 acres of woods, gardens, streams, meadows and ponds, children are led by experienced educators to explore, investigate, discover, and renew their inherent connection to the natural world.

Young Stewards Enrichment Program, Ages 12-14 Young Stewards explore all natural wonders of New Jersey with day trips and camping trips. Campers paddle waterways in the Pine Barrens, study shorebirds and marine life on the coast and climb the boulders of the highlands.

2012 Open Houses Feb 12, April 22, June 3, 1-3 PM. Check our website for multiple discounts and information.

Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart


609-921-6499

(Coed Entering 3 - 8) Watershed Discovery, Woodland Adventures, Environmental Science, and Wilderness Survival are just a few of the themes to be covered in Nature and Survival Camp. Campers will discover the ecology of watersheds. They will explore these areas while learning about how humans can impact them and the importance of keeping them clean. Campers will take part in hands-on labs involving testing water quality, acid rain, and performing a week-long study of aquatic insect life. Campers will also discover the world of forests with daily themes of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and insects by searching for salamanders, mammal tracks, box turtles, and more. Campers will also learn about the Native Americans that lived in Central NJ and learn some of the survival skills they developed. Activities will range from building shelters to making fire without matches.

Princeton Day School


609.924.6700

Make summer memories! Princeton Day School offers over 150 programs in Arts, Academics, Athletics and Adventure! Choose half-day or full-day camps which run 1 to 4 weeks . Available to your children ages 3-18. Consider ceramics, lacrosse, writing, SAT prep, fencing, computers, woodworking, theater, overnight and day adventures and SO MUCH MORE! Princeton Day School’s 105-acre campus offers fantastic facilities including computer labs, art rooms, a ceramics studio, a photography lab, a wood shop, an architecture lab, science labs, a music suite that includes a computer lab, two kitchens, a 350-seat theater, three gyms, a synthetic playing field, numerous playing fields, tennis courts, fitness center and skating rink. Summer Programs’ goal is to provide children with a nurturing and stimulating environment which allows them to discover new interests, develop new talents and encourage exploration. Our programs offer opportunities for personal growth while learning and having lots of fun.

Princeton Junior School


609 924-8126

Our focus on academic excellence in a nurturing environment encourages children to become creative, effective problem-solvers, innovators, and good citizens of the world. At PJS, children are at the heart of a loving community, where excellent teachers are dedicated to helping each child reach his fullest potential, from age 2 through fifth grade. Classrooms are rich with literature, science, and art projects. Special" classes (in art, music, technology, sports, literature, and environmental education) are interwoven with classroom curriculum, providing a variety of hands-on experiences. PJS is one of only a handful of preschools that offers a dedicated classroom for two-year-olds, because we want to plant the seeds of imagination and a lifetime love of learning as early as we can. Our School's philosophy of education teaches children to build on core knowledge from year to year, increasing the depth and strength of that knowledge as they mature.

Princeton Montessori School


609-924-4594

Outdoor Adventurer/Biking and Swimming….August 4-15 Have you ever wondered how to use a compass? Or, how to build a fire without a match? Children will play and explore as they become “Outdoor Adventurers” during this session. Our young naturalists will learn to rely on and hone their five senses as they explore some amazing aspects of the natural world. Riding a bicycle is a wonderful way for children to feel free and enjoy summer days. Do you remember playing in the “great outdoors” as a child? For a wide range of reasons, today’s children are simply not experiencing as much active play time as their parents did. In fact, a new term is used to describe this trend; it’s called “nature deficit disorder” (Richard Louv, 2008). Session includes weekly swimming instruction at the YWCA in Princeton. In the afternoons, we will enjoy team building activities and cooperative adventures as we learn to bike or hone our existing skills. Please bring bike to camp.

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association


609-737-3735

Hours: Dawn to dusk

The 860-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell NJ offers outdoor experiences for the entire family. Visitors can enjoy the animals and exhibits of the Buttinger Nature Center, the butterflies and garden habitats of the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House (in season), and more more than 10 miles of hiking trails. The Reserve is owned and managed by the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association - central New Jersey's first environmental group. The Watershed Association protects clean water and the environment throughout the 265-square-mile region of central New Jersey drained by the Stony Brook and Millstone River. For directions or to learn more visit www.thewatershed.org/

Terhune Orchards


609-924-2310

Terhune Orchards is a 200-acre, family owned farm in just outside of Princeton. The Mount family has owned and operated it since 1975. Terhune Orchards is noted for its fresh, wholesome fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs, growing 25 varieties of apples and over 35 different vegetable crops, Certified Organic and conventional. The farm store is stocked with homemade cookies, fruit breads, apple crisps, apple cider donuts and fresh squeezed apple cider. Take part in Pick-Your-Own offerings, farm festivals throughout the year and visit the barnyard of animals. Visit www.terhuneorchards.com to learn about education programs, Read & Pick series, school tours, farm camp, birthday parties and more! Gift baskets available and corporate and group event space! Terhune Orchards - enjoyed by young & old.

Open All Year, Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat & Sun 9am-5pm.

Waldorf School Of Princeton


609-466-1970

Waldorf School of Princeton, New Jersey’s only accredited Waldorf school, educates children from toddlerhood through eighth grade. Our highly structured curriculum integrates arts and sciences, encouraging students to become creative, balanced, socially responsible individuals who love to learn. Our time-tested approach corresponds to the stages of human development, focusing on not only what children learn, but how they learn. Our graduates emerge self-motivated, morally anchored, and ready to thrive not only in the most demanding high schools and colleges, but on whichever paths they choose. For more information, visit our website at www.princetonwaldorf.org or call 609-466-1970 x 115.

Open House October 21, 2017. Wednesday morning group tours, 8:45-10:00 a.m., starting September 13

YingHua International School


609-375-8015

YHIS-STARTALK Student Program offers FREE 3-week Intensive Chinese Immersion program to rising 3rd to 8th grade students at different proficiency level (Novice to Intermediate). From June 26 to July 14, 2017, 9 - 3:30 pm.

YingHua International School (YHIS) is the area’s oldest Chinese Immersion preschool and elementary school. YHIS is a candidate for International Baccalaureate World School and is accredited by the MSA-CESS. Not only do YingHua International School students become proficient in both English and Chinese, they develop positive cross-cultural attitudes while reaching a high level of academic achievement. In addition, our young learners benefit cognitively, exhibiting greater nonverbal problem-solving abilities and more flexible thinking than their one-language peers. YingHua International School students are well-prepared for any secondary school that they choose to attend. They are known to be inquisitive, confident, and self-motivated.