2023 Northern New Jersey Summer Camp Guide

Includes weekly and even daily options, all ages

By Jessica Kline, publisher and editor, Macaroni KID Clifton-Montclair May 26, 2023

We have all of the camp options for you, those running all summer and those with weekly and even daily flexiblity!


bergenPAC Performing Arts School (Englewood)

Ages 6-12

MUSICAL THEATER SUMMER CAMPS: TWO SESSIONS: July 3 - 20 and July 31 - August 17

Programs provide memorable experiences that will highlight your children's talents and improve their performing arts skills. This a great way to engage young people and give them a sense of unity, and an outlet to learn and gather. We are positive that your child will enjoy themselves and learn through this process with our world-renowned faculty. The camp includes a variety of activities and culminates into a live full-scale production on the bergenPAC stage. We look forward to hosting a summer filled with learning and fun for our students!

P: 201-482-8194 I E: I @bergenpacpas

Kidville Montclair (Montclair)*

Ages 2-3, 3-5 year olds

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 fun indoor play-based program! Camp is drop off.

P: 973-826-0350 E: I @kidvillemontclair

Earth & Sky School* website under construction

(Montclair/West Orange)

Ages 3.5-10, CIT 11-14

Earth and Sky School is a nature-inspired, multi-aged, play-based program in the Forest. Hours are 9-1 pm with an optional extended day 9-3 pm.

P: 917-887-8530 I E: I @earthandskyschool

thecoderschoolmontclair (Montclair)

Ages 7-10+

Camps run from 9 am- 3 pm from June 26 until August 25

Camps are held at our coding facilities to create a uniquely collaborative environment where the kids work together, code together, and have a-rockin' fun summer together! All of the camp offerings are currently available for in-person only. Come explore your interests from video game development to robotics to creating websites now!

Want to code? We have many options for coders of various age groups! Check out Game Development Camp (age 7-10), WebRox (age 10+), Minecraft Educational (age 8+), Robocode (age 8+), Python Startup (age 10+)

Got a more advanced coder and want to code a specific language? Email us to learn more about our signature 2:1 Code Coaching Program.

P: 973-939-5550 I E: I @thecoderschoolmontclair

First Serve Tennis** (Montclair)

Ages 5-17

Summer Tennis Camp at Montclair Beach Club (no need to be a member) with a focus on learning or growing your game, and having lots of fun!

July 3-Sept 1 from 8:30-10:00am

Offering Pick-Your-Day and Discounted Full-Week Signups! Clinics available in Belleville.

P: 973-699-5831 I E: I @firstservetennis

Montclair Art Museum SummerART (Montclair)

Ages 6-15

Looking for an enriching and inspiring summer experience for your child? Ignite their imaginations through various exciting themes from exploring nature and wildlife to delving into outer space and engineering, history, literacy, and storytelling, as well as social and emotional learning, your child will have a summer filled with captivating experiences. Look no further than the Montclair Art Museum's SummerART camps at MAM's spacious studios as well as the beautiful Van Vleck House & Gardens! We prioritize your child's well-being and invite them to embark on a journey of creativity, self-expression, personal growth, and friendships in a supportive environment. Our programs are led by professional teaching artists and are designed to foster a nurturing and inclusive atmosphere. We offer morning-only camps for older kids specializing in wheel-throwing ceramics or digital media. They can choose from a range of morning and afternoon classes, spanning traditional fine art media, ceramics, and contemporary practices. For their convenience, supervised lunch is available for those staying all day.

P: 973-259-5139 I E: I @mammontclair

School of Rock Montclair (Montclair)

Ages 6-17

Do you want to learn how to play in a band? School of Rock Montclair offers a wide variety of music camps for any musical taste. Our music camps are perfect for musicians of any skill level who want to play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals. At the end of the week, the students will perform a live concert! It will be a rock-star experience they will never forget! There are musicians playing with other musicians, learning to work together, learning conflict resolution, and performing live on stage!

P: 973-337-5296 I E: I @schoolofrockmontclair

USA Sport Group* (Multi Town)

Ages 2 - Adult

USA Sport Group has brought together the finest sports providers into one place, making it easier for parents and players to find all of the sports camps and classes they want all year long. USA Sport Group offers a range of sports classes and camps for ages 2-adult, and all playing abilities, including Multi-Sports, Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse, Preschool Sports, and more! Programs are offered year-round, including weekly classes, summer camps, school's-out camps, private lessons, and backyard programs. All camps and classes are organized and coached by fully qualified, highly trained coaches that not only make sure the children learn proper techniques but create a positive, safe, fun, and friendly learning environment.

P: 866-345-Ball I E: I @usasportgroup

Wine & Design - Art Buzz Kids Camp (Montclair)

Ages 5 - 12

Save $10 on one camp booking with code "macaroni"

Sign up for art camp in the morning or afternoon, or combined sessions. We have themed arts and crafts with games for one-week sessions, themes include dinosaurs outerspace undersea magical creatures, free parking, and sibling discounts. Art enrichment and fun in a friendly, positive environment; free parking (easy drop-off and pickup).

P: 973-630-1960 I E: I @wndmontclair

World Explorers with Fundamentals Day Camp (Montclair)

Ages 6-12

Celebrate the countries and cultures of the world at Montclair Cooperative School as we travel the world and experience the differences in people, history, food, music, language, holidays, arts, sports, and so much more! Camp Fundamentals runs from June 26th - August 4th, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Campers can register weekly or for the whole summer at 65 Chestnut Street in Montclair.

P: 973-783-4955 I E: I @montclair_coop

Summer Activities by Category


  • bergenPAC Performing Arts School - Englewood, ages 6-12
  • Essex Youth Theater - Montclair, ages 6-13
  • Montclair Film Teen Academy Classes - Montclair
  • Summer Theatre Camp at New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts - Bloomfield
  • Vanguard Theater Company - Montclair, Ages 8-13


  • Montclair Art Museum SummerART - Montclair, ages 6-15
  • Wine & Design - Art Buzz Kids Camp - Montclair, ages 5-12
  • 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
  • One River School - Montclair, grades K-12



  • USA Sport Group* - Multiple towns, ages 2-14
  • 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



  • Indigo Yoga - W Caldwell, ages 5-13


  • Earth & Sky School* - Montclair, ages 3.5-16
  • Kidville Montclair* - Montclair, ages 2-5
  • World Explorers with Fundamentals Day Camp - Montclair, ages 6-12
  • Dream Martial Arts Nature Program - Montclair, ages 4-10+
  • The Keiki Explorer's Club Camp - Montclair *will not open this summer
  • 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
  • St. James Preschool Camp* - Montclair, ages toddler - prek
  • Steve & Kates Summer Day Camp - Montclair, ages 4-12**
  • 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


  • Chef It Up** - Nutley, ages 5 days a week, 11am-2pm, ages 6-12
  • Montclair Culinary Academy - Montclair, ages 8-15


  • Danceworks Studios - Montclair
  • Sharon Miller's Academy for Dance and the Arts* - Montclair, ages 3-14


  • School of Rock Montclair - Montclair, ages 6-17
  • Stokes Music Camp (MSU) - Montclair, ages 10-17
  • Jazz House Kids - Montclair, ages 10-18


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