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Special Interests Summer Camps

For parents working outside of their homes, finding child care options that are affordable, safe, and fun is even more essential. Camp, be it a day or residential program, is one of the alternative options to explore. Below is a list of options that are specifically tailored to those groups or individuals who are looking for a specific focus or type of camp. Financial assistance is offered at most of the locations. Early registration is the best opportunity for this kind of help. This list is by no means exhaustive. 

To find more camp options, search our resource database by typing "summer camp" in the search bar at the top of this page.

Bergen County

The Performing Arts School Summer Program offers more than 10 summer programs for all ages and levels. All classes and workshops are taught by master teaching artists with professional credits. 

Burlington County

Camp Ockanickon YMCA offers three camps (Ockanickon for boys, Matollionequay for girls, and Lake Stockwell day camp). Please visit their website to find the program that fits your needs. Call us at 609.654.8225 or email info@ycamp.org if we can assist you in any way. 

Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey offers four amazing camp properties. Camp Oak Spring in Somerset County, Camp Kettle Run and Camp Inawendiwin in Burlington County, and Camp Sacajawea in Gloucester County. For details on each program visit their website or call 800.582.7692. 

Camden County

Guadalupe Family Services summer camp gives Camden City children, ages 8 to 12, an opportunity to explore St. Joseph's University as well as field trips to the Philadelphia Zoo, Franklin Institute, Millennium Skate World, Johnson's Farm (to pick peaches out of the tree and corn right from the stalk) and Ocean City. 

Cape May County

Nature Center of Cape May offers a variety of nature-inspired summer camp opportunities. There are full-week and daily alternative options available. Call 609.427.3045 or visit their website for more information. 

Gloucester County

Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey offers four amazing camp properties. Camp Oak Spring in Somerset County, Camp Kettle Run and Camp Inawendiwin in Burlington County, and Camp Sacajawea in Gloucester County. For details on each program visit their website or call 800.582.7692. 

Hudson County

Camp Liberty is located in Jersey City. Directed by the Educational Arts Team, a wide range of programs are offered for children ages 6 through 15. For further information, visit their website or call 201.432.1911. 

Jersey Art Exchange (JAX) offers summer teen programs for youth ages 13 - 18. Music workshops, video production, and STEM programs available. For further information, visit their website or call 347.237.3508. 

Mercer County

MCC Camp College offers an alternative to the traditional summer day camps. Campers combine educational skills with recreational activities to create an unforgettable summer experience. Camp college is available for youth ages 6-16. Registration discounts and financial assistance are also available to those who qualify. Please visit their website or call 609.570.3311 for more information. 

Monmouth County

Kateri Day Camp is offered through Collier Youth Services for children ages 5 - 13. The camp insists of seven weeks of hiking, swimming, playing, crafting, reading, and making friends! Transportation, breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack are all included. 

Sacajawea Day Camp is an all-girls summer camp operated by Girl Scouts of America. This camp is available for girls ages 3 - 15 and you do not need to be a girl scout to attend. A separate unit for sibling brothers, ages 3-12 is also available. Financial assistance is available to qualified campers. Please visit their website or call 732.751.2766 for more information. 

Morris County

The Kubert School Summer Cartoon Camp offers a children's cartooning summer camp. Kids will be grouped by age and/or experience. Beginners and experienced artists are welcome. 

Ocean County

Amity Acres Day Camp is an all-girls summer day camp operated by Girl Scouts of America. This camp is available for girls ages 3 - 15 and you do not need to be a girl scout to attend. Boys who have sisters in the camp are also welcomed. Financial assistance is available for qualified campers. Please visit their website or call 732-751.2755 for more information. 

Somerset County

Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey offers four amazing camp properties. Camp Oak Spring in Somerset County, Camp Kettle Run and Camp Inawendiwin in Burlington County, and Camp Sacajawea in Gloucester County. For details on each program visit their website or call 800.582.7692. 

Sussex County

Linda G.  Cook 4-H Camp offers a jam-packed day from wake-up to sun-down. The camp is open to all youth ages 8 - 16. Campers enjoy spending a week at our beautiful facility living in the woods, trying new things and they depart with new friends, increased self-confidence, and memories that will last a lifetime. 

Union County

Bernie's Place Children's Program is an after-school and summer program for homeless and at-risk children. Bernie's Place provides these children with a safe and supportive place to study, learn, and offers families the benefits of the other programs and services they provide. 

Trailside Nature & Science Center offers many unique and educational summer camps and family programs. Find out more information by visiting their website. 

Warinanco Sports Center summer camp invites the camper to participate in a variety of activities from traditional sports to unique sports. This camp is a fun and active camp for children ages 5-12. Call 908.298.7840 or visit their website for more information.