Jeff Lake Day Camp in Sussex County offers tons of water fun and lots more.
Jeff Lake Day Camp in Sussex County offers tons of water fun and lots more.

Top Summer Day Camps for New Jersey Kids

While summer and warm weather may feel like a lifetime away, it's not too early to start exploring summer camp options. New Jersey is home to awesome summer day camps that offer a wide variety of activities within one campground. Traditional offerings at these camps include sports, swimming and arts, while unique selections include zip lines, laser tag, cooking, gymnastics, and rope courses.

While these all-encompassing camps are quite large, many offer great counselor-to-camper ratios with additional support from adults for younger groups. 

Read on for the top summer day camps in New Jersey, many of which have had entire generations of families pass through. Find more New Jersey summer camps in our Camp Guide and Full Directory of Listings.

Note that summer camp information for the 2020 season is changing daily. Please click the links to the individual camps below to see which ones are offering programs this year.
The following camps are for kids ages 3–15 unless otherwise noted.

Apple Montessori Hoboken Maxwell
1055 Maxwell Lane
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Apple Montessori Kinnelon
10 Maple Lake Road
Kinnelon, NJ 07405

Apple Montessori Mahwah
75 E Ramapo Avenue
Mahwah, NJ 07430

Apple Montessori Wayne
25 Nevins Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

Apple Montessori Towaco
9 Waughaw Road
Towaco, NJ 07082

Summer At Home with Apple Montessori
Various, NJ

Harbor Hills Day Camp
75 Doby Road
Mendham, NJ 07945

Jeff Lake Camp
38 Jefferson Lake Road
Stanhope, NJ 07874

73 East Valley Brook Rd.
Long Valley, NJ 07853

New Horizons Day Camp
235 Brooklake Road, Brooklake School
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 536
Livingston, NJ 07039

Oasis in Madison
36 Madison Avenue, Drew University Brother's College
Madison, NJ 07940

Palisades Country Day Camp
212-248 Herbert Ave
Closter, NJ 07624

Camp Riverbend
116 Hillcrest Rd.
Warren, NJ 07059

Spring Lake in Ringwood, NJ
234 Conklintown Rd
Ringwood, NJ 07456

Lacordaire Academy
155 Lorraine Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

Tamarack Day Camp
34 Park Avenue
Randolph, NJ 07869

Willow Lake Day Camp
200 State Route 181
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

Black Bear Lake Day Camp
457 Stage Coach Road
Millstone, NJ 08510

Frogbridge Day Camp
7 Yellow Meeting House Road
Millstone Township, NJ 08510

GSB Hi Hills
25 St. Bernard's Road
Gladstone, NJ 07934-0604

Camp Ruach
775 Talamini Road
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

LakeView Day Camp
505 Riva Avenue
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Camp College at Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550

Camp College at Mercer County Community College
West Windsor, NJ

Oak Crest Day Camp
92 Cortelyous Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873

Rambling Pines Day Camp
174 Lambertville Hopewell Road
Hopewell, NJ

Camp Sacajawea Day
242 Adelphia Rd.
Farmingdale, NJ 07727

YMCA Camp Mason
23 Birch Ridge Road
Hardwick, NJ 07825

Allaire Country Day Camp
2903 Highway 138
Wall, NJ 07719

Camp Amity Acrea
133 Jones Road
Barnegat, NJ 08005

Rolling Hills Day Camp
14 Dittmar Road
Freehold, NJ 07728

Tall Pines Day Camp
1349 Ames Road
Williamstown, NJ 08094

Camp Tuscaloosa
400 S. Chew Rd.
Hammonton, NJ 08037
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