Updated : May 8, 2016

It’s never too early to start thinking about summer camp. Registration can fill quickly, so it’s always best to talk with kids about their interests as often as possible. Whether they want to be astronauts, actors, clowns, or robotics experts when they grow up, there is a summer camp in New Jersey to suit every child. At Best of NJ, we’re dedicated to providing extensive coverage of all the great camps available to children, so that everyone can make informed decisions about how to spend the summer.

Below, you’ll find a list of all our featured summer camp content. We hope you enjoy learning about everything the Garden State can offer when it comes to NJ Summer Camps. Have a great summer!

NJ Summer Camp Features

Happy school children playing tug of war with rope in parkBudget-Friendly Summer Camps in NJ

It’s that time of year when parents start asking, “What are we going to do with the kids this summer?” Whether you are a working parent who needs child care, or a stay-at-home parent looking for some organized fun, you’ve probably been looking into NJ’s many summer camp options. Let’s be honest, many of these summer camps don’t come cheap…

Technology-lets-iD-Tech-students-articulate-their-creativity-in-various-ways-2-600x600Tech Camp is “Code” for Fun in New Jersey

For many parents, trying to navigate the ever-changing tech world is a struggle to say the least. Even more challenging, is finding ways to build on your child’s interest in technology. One idea is to send them to a summer camp dedicated to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)…

IMG_4408-600x600Theater Camp: More than Just Acting Lessons

When it comes to theater camp, the Musical Theater Conservatory in Livingston sets the stage for the best opportunity for your child to discover their true talent. Whether you have a pint-sized prodigy or a child who simply loves to perform, the three-week performing arts program offered at the camp offers a full theater experience…

Group of kids sit near bonfire with marshmallowFinding the Perfect Camp for your Special Needs Child

Children with special needs are a diverse population that includes kids with a broad range of abilities and challenges such as physical-care needs, speech defects, behavioral deficits and learning disabilities. All of these children have opportunities to thrive at a wide range of summer camps in New Jersey…

unnamed-1-600x6005 Real-life Lessons Kids Can Learn From Circus Camp

Have you ever dreamt about running away with the circus? True, this may be a pipe dream now that you’re fully grown with a job, mortgage and a family to support. But, rest assured, you can live vicariously through your children by sending them to circus camp this summer. Here are 5 ways circus camp can help kids in other aspects of their lives…

At-iD-Tech-600x600iD Tech Offers Summer Camps for STEM Students

STEM is a national movement to get students involved with science, technology, engineering, and math. The number of kids extending the school year with this specialized learning during the summer months is rapidly increasing. It’s in the best interest of New Jersey’s future generations to build vital twenty-first century skills…

NJPAC HeroNJPAC Offers Summer Program for Teens with Autism

As many New Jersey residents turn an eye towards the rapidly-approaching summer season, a number of children’s camps are already filling up. One such popular summer program is the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) From the Inside Out camp, specifically designed for students with Asperger’s Syndrome and/or Autism…

Space Camp6 Real Ways to Prepare your Child for Space Camp

If Star Wars and Wall-E are on a constant loop in your home, you may have a future astronaut on your hands. So why not foster your kiddo’s aspirations of becoming the next Neil Armstrong by enrolling them in space camp? We spoke to Bridget Pronovost, Assistant Director at The Buehler Challenger & Science Center in Paramus…

Fashion CampThe Best NJ Fashion Camps for Aspiring Designers

If your child aspires to be the next Rachel Roy or Zac Posen, there’s an awesome summer camp out there perfect for budding fashionistas. Karen’s School of Fashion (KSOF) is offering a fun and creative fashion camp for kids and teens with an eye for style. The school was founded in 2009 by New Jersey mom Karen E. Lozner…

Art Camp5 Ways to Help Your Child Embrace Their Inner Picasso

Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” So why not nurture your kids’ creativity by encouraging them to color, paint and draw whenever possible? “Art is so personal,” says Dalilah DeCarvalho, studio school manager at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit…

Nature Camp4 Benefits of Animal & Nature Summer Camp

Are you looking for a way to make sure your children get enough Vitamin D this summer? Does your little one prefer the outdoors and getting dirty to books and video games? Maybe you have an avid animal lover on your hands? If you answered yes to any of the above, then check out one of NJ’s awesome animal or nature camps…

LEGO Camps5 Reasons your Kids Should Play with LEGOs More Often

We all know that kids love to build rocket ships and miniature robots with LEGOs. But did you know that these tiny plastic playthings are also a great way for your miniature master planner to learn everyday skills they’ll need for the rest of their lives? “Our classes and camps encourage collaborative efforts,” says the director of Bricks 4 Kidz in Somerset…

Camp CounselorsThe Best Tips for Summer Camp Counselors

Whether or not this is your first year as a summer camp counselor, there is always a sense of uncertainty when beginning the summer; with a new set of campers, the whole experience can change immensely. However, there are a few tips to keep in mind before camp starts, so that your counseling experience is as easy as possible…

Jersey City PACDance & Sing at Jersey City’s Performing Arts Camp

Growing up in New York City, Samuel Pott never attended summer dance camp. “I didn’t start dancing until I was in college, actually, which is exceptionally late for a dancer.” Clearly not too late, though. Pott went on to dance as a soloist with The Martha Graham Company and is now the Artistic Director of Nimbus Dance Works…

Yoga Camp5 Ways Yoga Camp Can Help your Kids Stay Cool

Being a kid these days isn’t all fun and games. Between sports, homework, after-school activities and household chores, it’s easy for anyone — regardless of their age — to feel overwhelmed by the hectic pace of modern life.So, rather than schedule every moment of your child’s summer break, why not teach them to stay present with yoga instead?


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