Summer Camps, Classes and Summer Activities

Your go-to for all your kid's summer options

By Jessica Kline, Publisher + Editor Macaroni Kid Clifton-Montclair February 7, 2022

Warm weather and summer activities will be here soon. Programs are limiting the number of attendees, register as early as you can this year for availability and the best rate!

Macaroni Kid has listed some of our favorite researched summer options. We are always looking to partner with fantastic camps and classes to showcase summer opportunities for your kids. Camps and activities are consistently updating their websites for summer plans, make sure to check in with each business for the most up-to-date information.

When registering, let them know you found them on Macaroni Kid (some are offering discounts)! Keep watching as more options will be added each week.

*All programs accepting 2 and 3-year-olds are denoted with an asterisk.
**All programs that allow you to sign up by the day (most flexible).

If you know of a summer camp being offered that you know kids will love, please reach out to us by email

SummerART at Montclair Art Museum
Ages 6-12,12-15, and *new* Adult camp 16+
(973) 447-1710
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At the Montclair Art Museum, we care about your child and believe art can enhance their health and happiness by cultivating creativity, self-expression, personal growth, friendships, and making the most of summer vacation! Art camp is for everybody, not just for artists.  Camps for kids ages 6-12 and teens ages 12-15.

New this year, Adult SummerART Camp is open for parents and caregivers—and anyone 16+—who want to get creative and have fun too! These week-long morning studio programs take place the second week of each session and are for all levels of experience and abilities. Weekly adult classes and weekend workshops are also offered this summer. Safety remains a priority at MAM and camp COVID-19 safety policies will align with CDC and state guidelines for summer camps and local safety requirements. Classes and camps will take place in our spacious studios and outdoors on the Museum grounds. All campers and MAM staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Please check our website for updates to our COVID safety plan. Whether your child or teen joins us for one session or all summer, we can’t wait to get to know you and your family. MAM staff and instructors are committed to providing an inclusive experience that embraces the rich diversity of our community. Scholarships are available based on merit and financial need. We are also pleased to offer financial assistance for children with disabilities and special needs. Everything you need to prepare for SummerART is right here. Please check for the latest updates, scholarship and financial need information, and to register.

One River School
Grades K-12 
(973) 447-1710
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One River School has transformed the summer camp experience by developing the most fun and compelling creative camps in America. Our program allows Teens and Kids to select from a wide range of studio art and digital art & design experiences that cater to students of all ages and all levels. Parents love our program because they can customize their child’s summer program by building a menu of camps around preferred dates and camp types.  And, our rigorous safety standards ensure that we deliver the safest experience possible. Kindergarten through 12th grade indoor and virtual camps. Morning session 9:30 to 12pm; afternoon session 12:30 to 3pm. 9- 12th grade two week intensives 3:30-6pm. If you a child wishes to participate in back to back sessions they can bring their lunch and enjoy the Wellmont Arts Plaza for fresh air.

First Serve Tennis Camp and Clinics
Verona and Montclair
Ages 5-17
(973) 699-5831
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  • First Serve Tennis Camp** (Ages 5-17) runs for 9 weeks from June 27th - August 26th in Verona and Montclair, NJ!
    • 2.5-hour camp for ages 5-14 runs M-F from 11:30 am-2:00 pm at Verona High School.
    • 1-hour clinic for ages 5-9 runs M-F from 9:30 am-10:30 am at Glenfield Park.
    • 2-hour clinic for high schoolers runs M-F from 2:30 pm-4:30 pm at Verona High School.

Camp Kidville*
Ages 2-5 year olds; we have a 2-3's group and a 3-5's group
(973) 826-0350
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Camp Kidville is where the coolest itinerary makes the hottest days worthwhile! We take the best of the Kidville experience and roll it into one super rad indoor play-based program!  Enjoy lots of time in our indoor, air-conditioned gym, plus music, art projects, STEM activities and more!

  • 2-3-year-olds: Tue/Thu, 9:30-12:30, click here for more info!
  • 3-5-year-olds: Mon/Wed/Fri, 9:30-12:30, click here for more info!
  • Register here.

Stokes Music Camp
Ages 10-17
(973) 826-0350
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Stokes Music Camp is a traditional sleep-away camp for boys and girls ages 10-17 with a musical background.
We were established by the Preparatory Center For the Arts within the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University in 1992. Our mission is to provide a creative outlet for interested students ages 10-17 with a musical background. We pride ourselves on offering a challenging yet nurturing environment for students of all backgrounds and abilities which encourages creative growth and self-expression.
Camp is held on the picturesque campus of the YMCA Linwood MacDonald, near Stokes State Forest. Students and faculty alike routinely fall in love with the atmosphere and look forward to seeing the natural wonders that surround us. From the swallows swooping down to touch Rooke Lake in the morning to the families of deer who wander on the outskirts of campus, these sightings give our students a greater understanding and appreciation of nature.
In addition to our schedule of recreational activities such as swimming, boating, hiking, rock wall climbing, archery, and ziplining, our students have the opportunity to participate in a myriad of exciting musical ensembles. Students can choose from our always impressive musical, band, orchestra, select choir, rock band, and various jazz and chamber ensembles. We also offer music theory classes and private lessons in order to build upon our students’ knowledge and leave them with lasting skills.
Whether you play classical cello, jazz saxophone, electric guitar, or if you’ve always wanted to be a star on stage, you’ll find a home here at Stokes. Come join us this summer and discover the magic of making music in the forest!

The Coder School
Ages 8+
(973) 939-5550

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Let's get ready for summer camps! Our camps are run in our school from 9am-3pm Mon-Fri, and are available in half-day and full-day options. Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles and we'll take care of the rest! Kids code throughout the week then demo their week's creations later that afternoon. What better way to get your kids out of your hair in the summer?! Looking for more details? You can also read more about our main camps.

  • Early-bird discount of up to $100 off for a limited time only available until April 15, 2022.
  • For Half-Day Camps please use coupon code 'EARLYCAMP75' at check-out.
  • For Full-Day Camps, please use coupon code 'EARLYCAMP100' at check-out.

USA Sport Group*
Montclair, North Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Little Falls, Passaic
Ages 2-14
(732) 563-2520
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Promo code: MACKIDS10MTC22 for Macaroni Kid readers.

USA Sport Group has brought together the finest sports offerings to one place, making it easier for parents and players to find all of the sports camps and classes they want all year long. All camps and classes listed on this site are organized and coached by fully qualified, highly trained coaches. Coaches undergo a rigorous selection process to ensure that not only do they know their sport; they also know how to get the best out of each participant and create a positive, safe, fun, and friendly learning environment. 

  • Essex Youth Theater - Montclair, ages 6-13
  • Montclair Film Teen Academy Classes - Montclair
  • Summer Theatre Camp at New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts - Bloomfield

  • One River School - Montclair, grades K-12
  • Bass Arts Studio Summer Camp - Montclair, ages 9-17
  • Creative Expression Arts Camp for Girls - Montclair, ages 10-14
  • Doin Dishes - Montclair, ages 7+
  • Lovlee Art Studios - Bloomfield, ages 5-14
  • SummerART at Montclair Art Museum - Montclair, ages 6-12 and 12-15.
  • Virtual Camp Chic Summer Camp - Montclair, ages 6 to 14



  • USA Sport Group* - Montclair, North Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Little Falls, Passaic, ages 2-14
  • All Sports Camp - Orange Lawn Tennis Club (members only) - South Orange, ages 4-13
  • MVP Camps - Glen Ridge, ages 6-13
  • PV Summer Camps - Little Falls
  • Sticks n Kicks - Fairfield, ages 6-14
  • Nike's New Jersey Jackals Baseball or Softball Camp - Little Falls, ages 7-15
  • Montclair Rowing Summer Camp (for Montclair public school students) - 6th to 11th graders
  • New York NFL Alumni Youth Football Camps - Pro Sports Experience - Florham Park, Wayne, ages 6-14
  • Galloping Hill Golf Course - ages 8-13
  • Twin Willows Par 3
  • Willowbrook Golf Lessons
  • Diamond Gymnastics - Verona
  • Flippin' Out - Nutley
  • USA Twisterz - West Caldwell, Fairfield**

  • Evolution Lacrosse Camps - Montclair, ages K-10
  • Sticks n Kicks - Fairfield, ages 6-14

  • Dream Martial Arts - Montclair, ages 4 - 9+
  • Martinez Martial Art - Bloomfield
  • Warriors Dojo - Bloomfield

  • Montclair Youth Running - Montclair
  • Advance Soccer Training - Montclair
  • Dave Masur: St. John's Soccer Camps - Montclair, ages 5-14
  • Our Training Academy - Montclair, ages 3-13**
  • Red Bulls - ages 4-16
  • Sticks n Kicks - Fairfield, ages 6-17
  • Play By Play Sports Broadcasting Camps- Montclair, ages 10-18
  • Montclair State University Ice Arena - Montclair, ages 4-14

  • Dream Martial Arts Nature Program - Montclair
  • Earth and Sky School - Montclair
  • The Keiki Explorer's Club Camp - Montclair *will not open this summer
  • Kidville Montclair Camp* - Montclair, ages 2-5
  • The Little Gym* - Montclair,  ages 3-8
  • Love Laugh Learn* - Cedar Grove, ages 6 weeks - 6
  • New Horizons Day Camp - Florham Park, entering prek - 9th grade, inclusive camp
  • Park Street Academy* - Montclair
  • Playhouse Nursery* - West Orange
  • A Pleasant Day Nursery* - Caldwell, ages 2.5+
  • St. James Preschool Camp* - Montclair, ages toddler - prek
  • Steve & Kates Summer Day Camp - Montclair, ages 4-12**
  • Surf and Turf Adventure Camp - Montclair
  • YMCA Adventures Summer Camp* - Montclair, ages 3-8
  • YMCA Camp at the Lake - West Milford, ages 5-14
  • YMCA New Discoveries - Montclair, ages 4-10
  • Kids Zoom Cooking Classes with Personal Chef Nicolle Walker - Bloomfield
  • Montclair Culinary Academy - Montclair, ages 8-15
  • Danceworks Studios - Montclair
  • Sharon Miller's Academy for Dance and the Arts* - Montclair, ages 3-14
  • Stokes Music Camp (MSU) - Montclair, ages 10-17
  • Jazz House Kids - Montclair, ages 10-18
  • School of Rock Music Camps Montclair, ages 6-17

  • The Coder School - Montclair, ages 8+.
  • The Goddard School Summer Camp -West Orange, Fairfield, Little Falls
  • Idea Labs - Wayne

  • First Serve Tennis clinics and camps- Verona and Montclair**
  • One River School - Montclair
  • Fusion Academy Virtual Camp - Montclair
  • Maac: mindful awareness academy for children - Montclair
  • Montclair Film Teen Academy Classes - Montclair
  • Montclair Rowing Summer Camp (for Montclair public school students) - 6th to 11th graders
  • Sew Montclair’s Camp Style for Teens and Tweens - Montclair
  • SummerART at Montclair Art Museum - Montclair
  • Summer Theatre Camp at New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts - Bloomfield
  • Bella Princess’s Summer Royal Academy - Bloomfield, ages 7+
  • Montclair Farm Camp - Montclair, ages 6-9 and 8-11
  • Magic for Muggles Camp for Fans of Harry Potter - Montclair

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