Summer vacation may be staring you in the face, but there's no need to panic—several camps in and around New Jersey still have space. As of this publish date, all of the camps listed below are actually open for enrollment.
Whether you're looking for a day camp for your preschooler or a sleepaway camp for your tween, you'll find it here! Sign up for the whole summer, or just one week, depending on the camp and your needs. (After all, you might want to leave time to try some of our 100 things to do with kids in New Jersey before they grow up.)
You can find even more camps in our NJ Summer Camp Guide, or in our NJ Summer Camp Directory.
NJ Day Camps
Apple Montessori - Various Locations
Spots for children ages 2-12 in Kinnelon, Morris Plains, Oakland, Towaco and Wayne. Spots open for children ages 2-9 in Cliffside Park, Edison, Hoboken and Metuchen. Dates are July 2 to August 24 (minimum of 4 weeks in Metuchen and Edison; minimum of 3 weeks at all other schools).
HealthBarn USA – Ridgewood
Availability for children ages 5 to 15 in weekly sessions from June 18 to August 31. Each week has a special theme and event empowering children to grow their own organic food, cook delicious recipes, and be protectors of the environment—all served up with a lot of fun.
JCC Camp Ruach - Bridgewater
Spots available for children 2 years through entering grade 9, June 24 to August 24. Choose between one week specialty camps or 8 weeks of traditional camp. Transportation available.
Kidville Camps – Multiple NJ locations
Spots available for children 2 to 5 years: June 11 to August 24 (Closter), June 25 to August 24 (Denville), June 11 to August 31 (Hoboken), June 25 to August 31 (Montclair), and June 25 to August 31 (Summit).
L3 Academy - Glen Ridge
Space available for K to 6th graders in weekly themed sessions July 9 (Spy Camp), July 16 (Heroes & Villains), July 23 (Jedi Science) and July 30 (Survival Science) and 5th to 9th graders July 9 (Coding Arcade Games), July 23 (Robotics) and Aug 6 (Coding Arcade Games).
Lumos Debate Institute - Union and Plainfield
Debate and public speaking camps. 2-week sessions available June 25 to August 3 for kids entering grades 7-10. Spaces available in Union, NJ and Plainfield, NJ. Topics covered include: Public Speaking, Critical Thinking, Debating, Research, Writing, Current Events. Special: $300 discount for Mommy Poppins readers. Click for details.
NJWA Summer Arts Workshop- Westfield
Spots available in the following programs: Young Explorers (ages 4-6); Elementary Artists (ages 7-10); Virtuoso Chamber Camp (classical instrumentalists ages 8-18); Jam-A-Rama (rock/jazz instrumentalists/vocalists ages 11-18); Spotlight Drama Camp (musical theater, ages 11-18).
MLC STEM+ Summer Camp- Montclair
Space available in these programs: Little Engineers Summer Camp (3-5 yr old), STEM+ Camp Summer Camp (Grades 1-5), Teen STEM+ Summer Camp (Grade 6+), Girls-Only STEM+ Camp (Grades K-5, Grades 6+) from June 25 to August 31.
Tennis Prime Summer Camp - Fort Lee
Spots available for ages 6 - 14, June 25th to August 31st.
Theater Camp at Middlesex Community College– Edison
Spaces available for kids entering 1st grade to 16 years old. 3 sessions to choose from: Session 1 - June 25 to July 13; Session 2 - July 16 to August 3; Session 3 - August 6 to August 17; or join all 8 weeks. Theater all morning, swimming, fun and games all afternoon.
Commuter Day Camps
Deerkill Day Camp–Suffern, NY (serving Bergen, Hoboken, Orange, and Montclair)
Space available for children ages 3 to 15 July 2 to August 24 in 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 week sessions.
Deer Mountain Day Camp – Pomona, NY (serving Bergen County, Hoboken, and Jersey City)
Openings for weekly sessions from Nursery to 9th Grade in all weeks from June 25 to August 17.
Gate Hill Day Camp ;- Stony Point, NY (serving Bergen County)
Monday, June 25-Friday, August 17 (Wednesday, July 4); 4-8 week sessions available; 3 yrs old-ent. 10th grade (15 yr olds)
The Nature Place Day Camp – Chestnut Ridge, NY (serving Bergen County)
2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 week sessions still available for children ages four to 16 July 2 to August 8. 1 week camps available August 13 to August 17.
Camp Awosting– Morris, CT (serving NJ)
Spots available in Session 1 June 24 to July 7 for boys age 6-16 and Session 4 August 4 to August 18 for boys age 6-16.
YMCA Camp Mason–Blairstown
Spaces available June 24 to July 7 for all ages (8-15), August 5- 18, all ages (8-15).