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Princeton NJ Summer Camps Guide

A comprehensive guide to all local area camps in Princeton including academic camps, day camps, computer and technology camps, sports camps, performing and visual arts camps, special needs camps, and sleep-away camps! Also listed are educational programs, summer activities, and articles addressing first time campers and choosing the right camp for your child.
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Stuart Country Day School


(609) 921-2330

Summer Institute for the Gifted: Programs for Gifted & Talented Youth Ages 5–17

SIG has been at Stuart Country Day School since 2007! The SIG STEAM+ curriculum focuses on applying creative thinking across multiple disciplines to solve real-world problems. The SIG Investigators Program offers a STEAM+ curriculum through a wide variety of courses incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, Humanities, and Fitness and Recreation. Extended Day Supervision available. Session Dates: July 6-23, 2021. Open to: Students who will be age 5 by June 1, 2021; ages 6-12 by August 31, 2021. For more info and to apply visit www.giftedstudy.org/Day/stuart/

Princeton Day School


609.924.6700


Princeton Day School Summer Programs

2021 Summer Programs at PDS is happening June 14-August 9, with co-ed full-day and half-day programs for campers Pre-K-Gr 12! This year PDS Varsity Coaches will lead camps in Squash, Basketball and Baseball! Enjoy favorite programs such as Crazy for Clay, Tennis, Chess, several other sports options, water play and so much more. Among new offerings: Piñatas & Parties, Bridges & Towers and Puppetry & Storytelling. The safety of our campers and staff remains our number one priority, with protocols in keeping with best practices and Public Health recommendations. Campers do not have to be PDS students to attend! Pre-Camp and extended day options. Visit: www.pds.org/summer-programs/ or call: 609-924-6700x1342

Online Private Lessons from iD Tech


888-709-TECH (8324)


Summer 2021 programs are in the works! Check back in April for updates..

We’re offering premium online learning experiences right now through summer, with pricing designed to stretch your family’s budget. For ages 7-19. Our weeklong Virtual Tech Camps are running right now through summer. Whether your student wants to dive into coding, AI, machine learning, film, robotics, or game design, we look forward to bringing the magic of camp to them, online!

If you have already registered for a program at this location, we will contact you to make alternate arrangements.

Semesters from iD Tech


888-709-TECH (8324)


Have a child who wants to code and monetize their own game with Roblox? Make mods for Minecraft? Start a YouTube channel? Guided by elite Tech Rockstars from top universities your child can gain confidence, have fun, and advance skills fast. They'll receive official iD Certification for each 12-week session completed, and boost their portfolio with impressive projects!

Students can dive into coding, game dev, or creative arts, and get hands on with the hottest tech tools. They'll meet once a week for 12, 24, or 48 weeks, and you can pick Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, or Saturdays. (Complimentary Thursday Office Hours included!) Then, your child will get matched with an elite, iD Certified instructor and start learning with their small group.

Virtual Summer Camps from iD Tech


888-709-TECH (8324)


Virtual Tech Camps are the perfect way for kids and teens to sharpen STEM skills and bond with new friends, all online from the comfort of home. With the highest quality remote instruction on the planet, your child can unlock tech brilliance and create an exciting project.

Structured, weeklong sessions available now in multiple time zones (5 consecutive days, Monday-Friday) with the hottest curriculum in Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, Unity, Adobe, 3D modeling, and more.

Average of 5 students per instructor, blending personalized learning and time to socialize with new friends, plus a balanced schedule including 2 hours of live instruction and peer collaboration + 2 hours of self-paced project development per day. All the magic of camp including games, challenges, and legendary iD traditions you can't find anywhere else.

Cambridge School


609-730-9553


June 28 - July 23 Children with learning differences are often affected by the lapse in instruction over summer months which can lead to the summer slide. Cambridge School's Summer Program offers a unique opportunity for students to continue receiving academic instruction in the morning and participate in enrichment activities in the afternoon. Each camp day starts with morning academics - language, reading, writing, and math. The afternoon features various intensive programs. The Reading Intensive, for Grades 3-5, addresses building the important elements of reading comprehension. The Adventure and Exploration Club, for Grades K-5, offers nature hikes, scavenger hunts, and other outdoor experiential learning opportunities. Executive Function - grades 6 -10. And NEW! This year we are offering an ACT® Prep course for grades 10-12.

The Lewis School Of Princeton


609-924-8120


Exploring the Gifts of Learning Differently™

SUMMER STUDY (pre-k-12) The Lewis School's acclaimed research-based Academic Support and Enrichment for students who learn differently help repair the COVID-19 slide of 2020, while keeping others tuned and ahead for the coming school year. Each student is provided three focused weeks of multisensory strategy and structure that promote mastery, confidence and new learning. Classes are planned according to personal need, aptitude and interest, and taught by trained, experienced Language Specialists. Morning academics emphasize basic and higher level reading, writing, spelling, math, auditory processing, comprehension and critical thinking. Our Speech Pathologists offer programs that develop effective Executive Functioning for children who struggle with homework and are disorganized, anxious and forgetful. Afternoon options are ideal for artistic, athletic and STEM/STEAM oriented students. Lewis is NJAIS and NAIS accredited.

The Bridge Academy


609-844-0770

The Bridge Academy Summer Stream program is for students with language based learning disabilities. A 5- week comprehensive remedial reading program is designed to increase student's individual skills. 7-14 year olds with reading levels between 1st and 4th grade are eligible. Highly trained teachers provide an interactive, fun environment for students to increase their reading skills, phonemic awareness, strategy-based spelling instruction and oral reading to promote accuracy and fluency. Children study environmental science with multi-sensory activities, labs and field work through exploration of our stream and wooded grounds. Technology is highlighted with the use of laptops with the latest tools. Individual tutoring available in one hour sessions between 8-3p.m.

YingHua International School


609-375-8015


YHIS Digital Summer Program for ages 3 to 7. Learners will be grouped based on their age group then Chinese Proficiency level when applicable. The small group sessions of 6 learners is to 1 teacher maximize conversation practice and provides teachers with more insight into the learners' learning process so that learners can develop effective strategies to address students' specific learning needs to ensure that all students will achieve the targeted Can-do statements and proficiency goals. The online practice exercises further provide synchronous and asynchronous learning. The weekly session focuses on developing conversational, interpretive and presentational skills by building pronunciation and literacy foundations to further enhance their understanding of the Chinese language and culture.

Sky Zone


609-587-5867

We are Sky Zone Trampoline Park+, the believers in the power of active play to make us healthier, happier, and more creative. Sky Zone Hamilton features more than just trampolines, like our Ninja Warrior Course, Free Climb Rock Wall, Foam Zone and more.

Our Summer SkyCamp is all the rave. Not only will your camper get the active play, every day that they need. They will experience team building activities, themed weeks, arts & crafts, and more. We offer Summer SkyCamp to campers aged 5-13. Beginning in June, we will offer full day session SkyCamp every other week until the end of August. Sky Zone offers birthday parties, group events, Private Play Experiences and more.

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Princeton Montessori School


609-924-4594


SummerQuest at Princeton Montessori School is a wholesome, stimulating, nurturing experience for your child. For children infant through age 5, our Infant, Toddler, and Primary programs offer age-appropriate fun in a safe and caring environment. The summer program is unique and separate from the school year, in that the novel experiences we design for your children evolve around: outdoors, crafts, special visitors, theater, and favorite traditions like gardening and time for daydreaming and unstructured time with familiar and new friends. Princeton Montessori School follows the Covid-19 guidelines set by NJ DOH and CDC. We successfully held in-person sessions last summer and safely re-opened all programs in September for in-person learning, five full-days a week. Full-Day and Part-Day options are available. Care options are available from 7:30am - 6:00 m. www.princetonmontessori.org/summerquest

CKW Academy Year-Round Language Arts Programs


732-514-7373


CKW Writing Academy offers all classes in an "Interactive Remote Online Classroom" to accommodate learners during COVID. The Academy also offers private and semi-private online classes. Click HERE for the current summer schedule.

CKW Writing Academy is a year-round English Language Arts program designed to help students develop a love of language arts – teaching reading, grammar, vocabulary, journalism, and public speaking for students grades 2 - 12th. High school students also have the option of focusing on college prep, SAT, ACT, and high school curriculum support.

Firefly Tennis


347-613-5206


The Firefly Summer Camp is the perfect place for young students to unplug and be creative. From tennis and multiple other sport experiences and outdoor adventures, to traditional camp games and activities, Firefly campers play all day. Summer 2021 is going to be a special opportunity for children to discover new experiences and make new friends, develop a foundation for independence and confidence, and have a great time in a safe environment. The camper to instructor ratio is ultra-low at 6:1 or better. Kids will form age-appropriate pods and will stay together the entire week without any direct contact with other groups. Best of all, our campers will experience a new level of supervised freedom and be able to make decisions and activity choices together every day.

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International Ivy Summer Enrichment Program


908-899-1338


International Ivy promotes creativity and hands-on learning for campers between the ages of 6-15 with over 50 different classes in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). Students have a choice of virtual or in-person camp this summer. In-person camp is located at the Princeton Montessori School. All classes are weekly, Monday to Friday. Enroll for one week or multiple weeks (no minimums). Full-day (9AM-5PM) or Half-day (9AM-12:30PM or 1:30PM-5PM).

In addition to our perennial favorites, some new classes for 2021 include: Archeology and World-Making, Financial Literacy, Science for Future Physicians, Ice Cream Shop Entrepreneur, and Minecraft Obstacle Course – Build Your Own.

Liberty Lake Day Camp


609-499-7820


Liberty Lake Day Camp is a transformative experience, teaching life skills to inspire young people. Campers play outdoors, with no technology, forging friendships, and enjoying the greatest summer experience imaginable. On sixty magnificent shady acres, campers customize their days with over 60 activities in the areas of Athletics, Fine/Performing Arts, Swimming, Boating, Fishing and Adventure. "All-inclusive" tuition includes bus transportation, catered lunches, and a flexible 2-9 week season.

Liberty Lake ran safely in summer 2020, and space is limited. For more details, reach out ASAP! Open Houses Jan-May.

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Rambling Pines Day Camp


609-466-1212


Rambling Pines will be back for our 45th Season of Fun in 2021. Enroll by March 31, 2021 and SAVE Off 2021 Rates!

Tuition includes door-to-door transportation, daily lunch (including cookout on Fridays) and a afternoon snack. The sprawling Hopewell campus, on 225 acres, includes 2 lakes, 4 swimming pools, 4 tennis courts, 4 Ga Ga courts, sports fields, a gymnasium, extensive indoor facilities including creative and performing arts studios, mini-golf course, a low ropes challenge course, a golf driving range, mountain biking trails and more! Since 1976, we have provided just the right combination of fun and challenging activities that create the most exciting day camp around.

Ages 3 - 15. Door-to-door bus and lunch included. Sibling Discounts: 10% off the second child’s tuition, 25% off the 3rd child’s tuition, 50% off fourth child’s tuition. (Discounts are applied to the lowest tuition amount)

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eCamps.com


800-944-7112


Join us this summer to have fun and become a better player. Learn from top NCAA and pro coaches! We offer camps in four sports at The Hun School and The Lawrenceville School:

  • GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps at The Lawrenceville School and The Hun School (www.LaxCamps.com). Boys and girls have separate day and overnight camps, ages 8-18.
  • Revolution Field Hockey Camp at The Hun School and Lawrenceville School (www.FHcamps.com). Day and overnight programs for girls ages 10-18.
  • International Squash Academy at The Lawrenceville School(www.CampSquash.com). Day and overnight programs for boys and girls ages 10-18.
  • We have helped develop over 30,000 better athletes since 2001…one camper at a time! Please call us at 800-944-7112 or visit our websites for more information.

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    The Pennington School


    609-737-1838


    Arts, Sports, and Academic Enrichment Camps

    Week-long camps for ages 10-15 (rising fifth-through ninth-graders), as well as some high school programs, beginning in June! All camps are supervised by faculty and coaches at the School. Camp hours are 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Before-and after-camp care will be available at an additional cost. Cost includes daily lunch. For more information and to register now, please visit www.penningtonsummers.org

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    Art Sparks


    609-466-5437


    Summer Camp at Art Sparks provides theme-based creative experiences during which children get to explore a variety of media such as acrylics, collage, watercolors, pastels, charcoal, printmaking, sculpture, pen & ink, colored pencils and much more. Art Sparks will host an in-person summer program for Summer 2021, with two sessions per day - a morning and an afternoon session, each with a limited number of participants. Camp groups range from ages 5 - 13, with an additional two weeks of Pre-K camp for ages 4 - 5. Please reference our COVID Safety Protocol page on our web site to review the safety measures we have in place.

    Looking forward to a safe, fun and creative summer with you!

    Westminster Conservatory of Music


    609-921-7104


    Westminster Conservatory Summer Camps Go Remote! Don't let the coronavirus stop you from enjoying a music camp experience this summer. The Conservatory is offering a variety of remote music camps and music experiences for toddlers through high school. We welcome students with or without previous musical experience.

    There is something for everyone, including Early Childhood Virtual Summer Experiences from toddlers and up; Virtual Voice Summer Experiences for grades 2-7; Virtual Piano Camp for the more experienced musician; Jazz Starters Goes Remote – for all instruments; Social Distancing Flute Classes – every morning; Musical Theater Camps for grades 2-12 – for 8 weeks!For more information go to www.rider.edu/conservatory/

    YMCA Camp Mason


    908-362-8217


    Give your kids a life-changing summer experience! Since 1900, YMCA Camp Mason has inspired kids with countless opportunities to laugh, lead and make lasting friendships. Together, our proven programs and trained counselors engage and encourage young people and deliver meaningful and memorable experiences that keep families coming back year after year after year. Located on 500+ acres adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap in northwestern New Jersey, we are just 90 minutes from the Princeton area. We offer a wide variety of activities for campers from around the globe in grades 2-9, including: team sports, target sports, swimming and boating, adventure courses and high ropes, arts & crafts, performance art, FREE off -site trips, horseback riding, mountain biking and so much more! Enroll today for THE BEST SUMMER EVER at www.campmason.org or call 908-362-8217.

    YWCA Princeton


    609-497-2100

    We are currently evaluating our ability to safely resume some of our summer programming. As of now, programs such as Aquatics and Dance camp are not taking place this summer. Updates regarding Childcare, Summer STEM club, and robotics will be available soon. For more information and updates visit: www.ywcaprinceton.org/childcare.

    The YWCA Princeton is a non-profit organization with a mission to eliminate racism and empower women with nearly 100 years’ experience of serving Mercer County’s children and families.

    Princeton National Rowing Association


    609-799-7100

    Let a 3x USRowing Club of the Year get your kids out of the house and onto a lake. Our Camps will introduce your child to the sport of rowing - ultimate team sport and one of the best non-impact overall body activities. Rowing also builds important values including teamwork, achieving goals and dedication. The Princeton National Rowing Association offers summer camp opportunities for rising 7th through 12th graders. All camps are conducted at the Caspersen Rowing Center which is an official U.S. Olympic Training Site on Mercer Lake in Mercer County Park. Visit www.rowpnra.org/mercer-rowing/summer-camps/ or call 609-799-7100 x101.

         Day Camps     Other Camps     Rowing Camps     Sports Camps  

    SciCore Academy


    609-448-8950


    "Summer Academic Re-boot with SciCore Academy!"

    SciCore Academy’s Academic Summer Camps run from June to August. Camps are one or two weeks long with teaching hours 9 - 3. Benefit from the many years experience of SciCore teachers in providing high quality academic summer camps with "hands-on" learning and one-on-one attention, with courses available for grades pre-K to high school. Camps include: Adventure Camp, the Early Readers program, Arts and Crafts Club, Board Games Camp, elementary science, electronics & robotics, optics & astronomy, chess, middle school writing and mathematics, Research Institute. Aftercare and before-care available.

    Westrick Music Academy


    609-688-1888

    Do you love to sing? Are you ready for an awesome music experience? This one-week online camp provides students with exceptional musical experiences guided by the talented staff of Westrick Music Academy. Each day is filled with inspiring musical activities in musical theater, singing, piano, and more, along with plenty of games to stimulate each camper's interests. Our experienced instructors and counselors create a fun, safe environment offering opportunities for students to develop musical and vocal technique while making friendships and learning to work together. The week culminates in an online celebration of the music and skills learned during the week for family and friends.

    Arts Council of Princeton


    609-924-8777

    Summer Arts Camp 2021: June 21 - September 3

    The Arts Council of Princeton offers 11 weeks of camp for 5-16 year olds, led by our incredible professional teaching artists. Young artists can try their hand at painting, mixed media, clay, fiber arts, and more! Teens and tweens will dive more deeply into various mediums to immerse themselves in a week of creativity. Small, in-person groups and virtual offerings are available now. Enroll today at www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

    Chemistry for Budding Scientists



    Come and join in the fully immersive, engaging hands-on experience in understanding chemistry. Each week a different theme is offered which covers a number of important foundational concepts aligned with some of the National Science Standards. The experiments in each workshop led by a live instructor are: objective driven, engaging, stimulating, transferable skills & confidence building with real-world applications to really provide a unique and enriched experience. The workshops are designed for ages 8 – 13 yrs. Workshops are virtual with a capacity of six registrants per workshop. Weekly as well as Spring/Summer break programs available and begins in March. Contact us for Registration, dates and rates at Chemistryforkids@yahoo.com

    Princeton Basketball Camp


    609-360-5522


    Princeton Basketball Club is preparing for summer camp 2021! A registered affiliate of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), our club was formed to provide a competitive basketball experience in the Princeton, NJ area. We focus on player development with an emphasis on practice sessions, skills and drills, learning and improvement. Complete dates, times and locations are still being ironed out for summer, but there will be AAU teams as well as boys and girls week-long camp clinics planned in conjunction with Princeton Recreation Department. Spring clinics for athletes in 6th-10th grades are tentatively set to begin April 15th with locations including Villa Victoria Academy (in Ewing) and Iron Peak Sports and Events (in Hillsborough).

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    Princeton Photo Workshop


    2021 Summer Photo Day Camp for Teens, Princeton NJ - From Beginner to Advanced in One Week - July 11* - 16, 2021 and July 18* - 23, 2021

    "I can't tell you how happy I am to have my teen son so enthusiastic, inspired and engaged in photography - it's fabulous!" - Louise

    We're going HYBRID! Camera Basics? Adobe Photoshop Lightroom? Teens love to be together! We'll meet outdoors to learn and practice using our Cameras to take interesting pictures, always following pandemic safety recommendations. We'll meet virtually at fully interactive, Remote Learning sessions to learn Digital Photo Editing and make our photographs into our Art! Join us in a really fun and entirely new Camp adventure!

    Princeton Pong


    609-987-8500

    Looking to up your table tennis game or just starting out? Want to know more about top spin, serves, or just need more ping pong in your life? Sign up now to learn more about our summer camps! Professional staff will help you develop your table tennis skills and improve your game. We provide an environment that is fun and nurturing for ALL ages! You will focus on technique and skill development and learn the proper rules of the game. NEW this year - campers will get one month of free membership to play in our 10,000 square foot elite facility when you register by April 30. Custom sport flooring, high ceilings and ample lighting. Sessions range from 1/2 day AM, 1/2 day PM or full day! Come join us for some summer fun! Email us today to get on our early bird reservation list for more information, no payment needed until April 30th.

         Ping Pong Camp     Sports Camps     Table Tennis Camp  

    West Windsor Arts Center


    609-716-1931

    West Windsor Arts Center provides high-quality cultural programming that brings people together and transforms the world around us by inspiring, educating and promoting the arts and art appreciation for our diverse community. For our summer 2021 camp program, we have lots of options for you to explore, such as filmmaking, studio arts, fashion design and theater. With limited group numbers, plenty of outdoor time, mask wearing, temperature checks, and sanitation stations, enjoying your camp experience safely is our top priority. Join us for a summer full of fun and creativity! For ages 6-14, July 6 - August 27, 9 am - 5 pm.

    Young Rembrandts


    609-955-2090


    Young Rembrandts is providing drawing lessons to our local young artists in the Princeton area on weekday afternoons. Classes are taught over Zoom by an experienced, mature drawing instructor. Your little artist needs only a pencil, eraser, coloring tools and paper to participate. No experience necessary! Age-appropriate for ages 5 to 12 years old. Anyone can sit in on any class Mon. thru Thurs. Drop-ins are welcome (requires pre-registration & small fee paid). More info @www.amilia.com/store/en/yr-central-and-west-nj/shop/programs/58845

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    GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps



    Join us this summer to have fun and become a better player. Learn from top NCAA and pro coaches! We offer camps at The Hun School and The Lawrenceville School.

    Boys and girls have separate day and overnight camps, ages 8-18. Lawrenceville: Aug 3 - 6(Boys). The school boasts great amenities, including several fields (both turf and grass) and an all-you-can-eat dining hall. Campers will work on their individual stick skills, learn team concepts and positional training, and scrimmage daily. . Hun School: Jul 26 - 30 (Girls) The Hun School boasts beautiful dorms, an air-conditioned dining hall, and four athletic fields (including one turf). This promises to be a great week of lacrosse instruction and new lax friends. www.LaxCamps.com

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    International Squash Academy



    August 1 - 6, 2021 This squash camp is located only 60 miles outside of New York City at the Lawrenceville School in NJ. It will feature prominent squash experts, Niki Clement & Francis ODeh. In addition to the squash training camp curriculum, we are also offering a tournament training camp for those tournament level players. The ISA Tournament Training Camp was developed to provide advanced junior squash players with an opportunity to become better squash match players and improve their tournament results. Players will train with other motivated tournament players and compete against each other in a constructive, fun, and well-organized squash camp setting.International Squash Academy at The Lawrenceville School(www.CampSquash.com).

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    Revolution Field Hockey Camps



    Hun School June 28 - July 1 and Aug 2 - Aug 5, 2021

    Focus Field Hockey Club Director, Kristen McCann and former USA Field Hockey Member will lead you through a great week of field hockey and fun. The Hun School is located between Philadelphia and New York City and is nestled on an idyllic forty-five-acre campus, less than two miles from downtown Princeton and Princeton University. Campers will train on the turf athletic field and enjoy staying in the campus dorms. Revolution Field Hockey is a USA Field Hockey Partner Camp making recommendations into the Futures Program. Every camper will receive a limited edition reversible jersey, ball, water bottle, and lanyard as well as other fun prizes. *Revo Field Hockey Camps are open to all ability levels. href="http://www.FHcamps.com/">www.FHcamps.com

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    Revolution Soccer Camp


    800-944-7112


    Day and overnight programs for boys & girls ages 8-18.

    Join the revolution this summer and take your game to the next level! Revolution Soccer Camps provides all campers with an opportunity to learn new skills and compete amongst their peers all while having fun! Our staff is comprised of Top NCAA and Club coaches who bring years of experience and have dedicated their lives to the sport. This summer we are excited to bring our programs to the Lawrenceville School and the Hun School. (SoccerCamper.com) All camps are open to boys and girls between the ages of 8-18. DREAM BIG, We’ll Help You Get There!

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