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                                                                      natural and relevant environment. Summer Day Camp - Weekly            EMS Explorations, the summer program of
DAY CAMP                                                              programs include dance, cooking, arts and crafts and outdoor          the Elisabeth Morrow School
                                                                      activities. For information, contact Victoria at info@plinewlan-      435 Lydecker St.; (201) 568-5566 ext. 7150
 MULTIPLE LOCATIONS                                                                                           
Chess Camp                                                                                                                                  Age 3 – Grade 6. Summertime is a perfect time to help stretch a
888/65-CHESS;                                       Closter                                                               child’s imagination, intellect and muscles. EMS Explorations
                                                                                                                                            offers a unique blend of school and camp. Age 3 through sixth-
Chess is a great way for kids to hone strategic thinking skills!      Palisades Country Day Camp                                            grade children build skills and explore special interests at a
The 12th Annual USA Chess National Summer Chess Camp tour
                                                                      248 Herbert Ave; (201) 784-7600 ext. 3                                relaxed summertime pace. The Early Childhood Program, ages
will be held July 14 to 18, 2009, at the College of St. Elizabeth,
                                                                                                       3 through grade one, provides such lively learning and recre-
Morristown, NJ and August 11 to 15th, at Rutgers Preparatory
                                                                      Palisades Country Day Camp provides nurturing, creative &             ational opportunities as reading and writing, nature study,
School, Somerset, NJ. For more information or to register
                                                                      exciting programs for children ages 2 1/2–8. PCDC offers a Tiny       games, stories, singing, building, arts and crafts, sand and water
online, please visit our website.
                                                                      Tot Program for children 2 1/2-3 yrs. (9:30AM-12:30 PM), 3 or 5       play – both in the classroom and on campus. For older children,
Cyber Robotics Learning                                               days/4 or 8 weeks. 3yr. olds (9AM-3PM), 3 or 5 days/4, 6 or 8         opportunities abound for enrichment, enjoyment and explo-
Closter and other locations; (201) 768-6111                           weeks. 4-8 yr olds, 5 days/4 or 8 weeks. 4 heated swimming            ration. These include science, technology, drama, journalism,                                         pools, daily instruction, splash park, creative arts, ceramics,       creative writing, math, music, art and sports and games. Orton-
Have fun and learn by applying math, science, physics, and engi-      woodcrafting, nature, theater, dance, music, sports, gameroom,        Gillingham training and English as a Second Language are avail-
neering concepts to build amazing working Lego robots! Sum-           go-karts, state-of-the-art playground, daily lunch & snacks, spe-     able. EMS Explorations starts on Monday, June 29th and ends
mer Camp, After-School Enrichment, Birthday Parties, and              cial events, supervised air conditioned door to door transporta-      on Friday, August 7th.
classes specifically designed for Pre-K and Kindergarteners.          tion. New elective workshops & clinics for campers 5-8 yrs. of
                                                                      age. All Sports Clinic, hip hop & jazz, puppet playhouse, Mad Sci-    Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
The Little Gym                                                        ence lab, Gourmet Cafe, theater, American Girl Doll Studio, and       443 Van Nostrand Ave.; (201) 567-1265                                                  engineering with Lego. PCDC guarantees snow every season…   
Hasbrouck Heights/201-288-5556; Waldwick/201-445-                     at PCDC it’s all about fun!                                           Summer Nature Day Camp offers hands-on discoveries and
4444; Montclair/973-744-1002; Fairfield/973-227-2999;                                                                                       adventures for children ages Pre-K through seventh grade.
                                                                                                                                            Explore many habitats through activities, crafts, hikes and
Wayne/973-305-0600; Englewood South/201-567-8880.                     Demarest                                                              games. Free tee shirt included in price.
The Little Gym Summer Camp offers 3 hours of fun and activi-
ties. The specially developed camp curriculum combines physi-         Academy of the Holy Angels
cal fitness and play with arts, crafts and special events. It’s the   315 Hillside Ave.; (201) 768-7822                                     Hackensack
perfect break for kids (and parents!) during the long summer
months! Available to children ages 3-8, potty trained.                Summerfare 2009: Make new friends, learn new things, and              YMCA of Greater Bergen County Summer Camps
                                                                      spread your wings in an exciting and challenging atmosphere.          360 Main St.; (201) 487-6600
Ms. Vivi – Spanish Language Mini-Camp                                 Summerfare at Academy of the Holy Angels is a unique experi-
Closter and Edgewater; (201) 767-8286                                 ence in the arts, academics, technology, and communication.           Day Camp Kahagon (5-6 yrs) & Oratam (7-12 yrs). Resident
Summer group classes for ages 2-7 with music, puppets &               The program is offered to girls in grades 5-8. Registration takes     Camp Michikamau (8-14 yrs). Camp located in Harriman State
crafts. Have fun while introducing new language skills. Ms. Vivi      place in May; the program begins at the end of June.                  Park, NY. Child bussed from YMCA in Hackensack to camp.
is a NJ certified Spanish teacher with 20 years experience who                                                                              Open House Wednesday, March 18; Tuesday, April 7; and
also offers 1-on-1 Summer tutoring for all ages & levels.                                                                                   Wednesday, May 6 at 7:30 pm. Call for a free brochure.
(201) 391-9280;
                                                                      The French Academy of Bergen County                                   Hawthorne
                                                                      21-31 New Milford Ave.; (201) 338-8320
Prime Time of Edgewater and Mahwah offers a fun filled, afford-                                                                             The Fashion Design Workshop
able day camp for children to age 10. Prime Time has weekly                                                                                 207 Diamond Bridge Ave.; (201) 670-1628
                                                                      The French Academy of Bergen County is offering a summer
themes, trips, reading club and before and after camp care from
                                                                      program from July 6th - July 31st. For children 5 to 12: let’s
June 28th to August 27th. Two week sessions are available.
                                                                      paint as if you were Monet, Matisse, Picasso … Learn from the         Intensive Fashion Design Program for Teens ages 12-18. Learn
Season and sibling discounts.
                                                                      early drawings in the caves to modern art. Enjoy colors and           from a working fashion designer with over 30 years experience.
Young Peoples Day Camp                                                brushes but also games and songs. A great opportunity to dis-         Program includes Fashion Illustration, Design Concepts and
(201) 530-1255;                                          cover European art while having fun. For children 3 to 5: happy       Sewing. One week sessions-five full days, 10am-4pm. Sessions in
For boys and girls ages 5 -15. Operated by certified teachers.        days filled with stories, arts & crafts, cooking, songs and sports.   July and August. Call for more information. Weekly classes
FREE Transportation. Call 1-201-530-1255 or 1-800-DAYCAMP.            Discover some French characters, Babar or Pélagie and follow          throughout the school year.
Visit                                                   their adventures. Have fun vacations while nurturing the French
                                                                      language. The summer program is a great opportunity for               Leonia
                                                                      French immersion. $375 for the week from 9am - 3pm. Pizza
BERGEN COUNTY                                                         party on Friday.                                                      Bergen Equestrian Center
Harlem Wizards                                                                                                                              40 Fort Lee Road; (201) 242-1920
                                                                      YWCA Camp OrindA                                                      Bergen Equestrian Center Summer Riding Camp: 10 week pro-
Paramus and Edgewater Camps; (201) 271-3600                           Honiss School, 31 Depew St.                                                                                                                       gram: Full day - 10:00 to 4:00. Ages 7 to 11. Coed. Horseback
                                                                      (201) 881-1700 ext. 3 (for camps)                                     Riding, Fine Art Program, Swimming, Stable Management,
The Harlem Wizards, known for their inspiring basketball per-
                                                                                                          Nature Program.
formances, will again be hosting basketball camps in Paramus
                                                                      Bergen County’s most affordable day camp for kids ages 5 to 11.
and Edgewater. Themes include hardwork, teamwork and fun
                                                                      Campers enjoy arts & crafts, music, sports, nature. Special days
with these successful and personable pros.
                                                                      include carnival day, talent show and camp Olympics. Campers
                                                                                                                                            Palisades Park
International Chess Academy Summer                                    are transported to Bergen Community College for swim lessons.         Les Enfants Summer Camp
Camp Program                                                          Campers must bring lunch. CIT program available ages 13 to 16.        223 14th St.; (201) 592-6695
Fair Lawn and Teaneck; (201) 797-0330 or 833-1741;                                                                                                                                         Englewood                                                             Les Enfants offers an exciting summer experience for 3-10 year
Chess instruction for all levels by grand masters and licensed                                                                              olds including weekly field trips for older campers, special pro-
teachers. Chess improves spacial thinking, problem solving            Dwight-Englewood Summer Connections                                   grams such as carnivals, magic shows, reptile shows, “Mother
skills, organization, memory, analytical thinking, and                315 E. Palisade Ave.; (201) 569-9500 x3501                            Goose”, and “Funbus” gymnastics for younger campers, and
social/emotional maturity, all while having fun! Full days                                                      many special classes including: swimming, karate, “Kidz Musik”,
(includes art classes) or partial days, weekly enrollment, daily      Discover Dwight-Englewood Summer Connections! Our pro-                “Dancing Footnotes” dance, “Abrakadoodle” art, and “Power
sport activities.                                                     gram provides students, pre-K through Grade 12, with a wide           Kids” nutritional cooking and exercise Old and new friendships
                                                                      range of opportunities including advanced, introductory and           are all part of a summer of happy memories your child will cre-
Progressive Language Institute                                        enrichment courses in art, drama and athletics as well as all         ate and cherish for a lifetime.
(201) 836-4016;                                academic fields.
New location coming soon! Spanish language instruction for
children from 8 months old to adults, utilizing developmental
approach that enables students to become bilingual in a very

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The Young School and Elementary
1041 Maple Ave.; (201) 945-5458
Extended Day. The Young School and Elementary was estab-
lished in 1967. Our high quality program is inspired by the Reg-
gio Emilia approach. This approach results in an atmosphere of
community and collaboration that is developmentally appropri-
ate for children. No other camp within a 10 mile radius has
swimming lessons in a unique suburban setting as well as excit-
ing field trips…5 years and older. The camp staff is comprised of
the school’s talented teachers and assistants who inspire spon-
taneity and experimentation. Our camp gives children lively
learning and recreational activities and the happy experience of
bonding with new friends. Transportation available!

PlayArt Creative Learning Center
27 Chestnut St., Suite 2A; (201) 857-2084
Get out of the hot sun and have some creative fun! Summer art
camp for children ages 3-13yrs. is the perfect opportunity to get
your creative juices flowing. PlayArt and StudioArt classes
focus on the fun of art making. Children will go home with a
portfolio of artwork at the end of each 2-week session. Sessions
run 2 hours per day. $25.00 off each child for early bird regis-
tration. Early Registration ends March 20th. Call for more

                                                                     Masada (Entering Kindergarten & 1st Grade)                          both worlds – all the energizing activities of an exciting day
Teaneck                                                                                                                                  camp combined with inspiring weekly trips. Groups are single
                                                                     Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.
Abrakadoodle Art Camps                                               (201) 569-8963;                                      sex and average 12-14 campers.
PO Box 2059; (201) 836-1160                                          Masada campers are challenged by a wide range of athletic, cre-
                                                                                                                                         Ready-2-Go (formerly Pre-Camp)                                       ative and social activities that encourage independence and
                                                                                                                                         Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.
Abrakadoodle is all about ART –not “arts and crafts”. Weeklong       growth. Special emphasis is placed on social skills, self-esteem
                                                                     and sportsmanship. Each group, averaging 12 same sex or coed
                                                                                                                                         (201) 569-7900 ext. 354;
camps priced as low as $99. Camps are unique, creative and
                                                                                                                                         A Separation/Adjustment Summer Program for 2 Year Olds.
lots of fun! Children will learn about artistic styles, techniques   campers, enjoys special activities, two daily swims and exciting
                                                                                                                                         June 22-Aug. 14, 9:15AM-11:15AM. Ages 24-35 months as of Oct.
and various artists while using a variety of creative art materi-    theme days. Bogrim (Moving On Up) for children entering
                                                                                                                                         15, 2009. This eight-week separation preparation program pro-
als. Ages 3 -12.                                                     Kindergarten. Rishonim (The First Ones) for children entering
                                                                                                                                         vides an ideal setting for young children to have a nursery
                                                                     1st Grade
                                                                                                                                         school experience during the summer, while easing into the first
Tenafly                                                              Mini-Camps                                                          transition from home to school. A parent or caregiver stays with
                                                                     Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.                  each child until the separation process is complete. Our special-
Can’t Wait for Summer/School Mini-Camp                                                                                                   ized summer class placement assures that children are in the
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.                   (201) 569-7900 ext. 361;
                                                                     Mon.-Fri. 9AM-2/4/6PM (Friday 5PM) Ages 3-5 Years (As of Oct.       same class with staff members and children who will be in their
(201) 569-7900;                                                                                                           classroom for the school year. Program includes daily indoor
Can’t Wait for Summer Mini-Camp: June 15-19, Mon.-Fri. Join us       15, 2009) During June and August, we offer mini-camps for pre-
                                                                     school campers that feature sports of all kinds, arts and crafts,   and outdoor play, water activities, story time, singing, puppetry,
for a fabulous transition into summer, before other day camp                                                                             and scheduled visits from a petting zoo. Music is also intro-
options begin. Can’t Wait for School Mini-Camp: Aug. 24-28           swim and water play, live entertainment, outdoor activities,
                                                                     snacks and more. Pre-registration required with a minimum of        duced once a week with a professional music teacher; Shabbat
Mon.-Fri. Join this exciting camp that runs for a full week                                                                              celebration allows the children to learn the Shabbat blessings
between the end of summer camp and the beginning of the new          10 children to run the programs. Bring a Kosher nut free lunch.
                                                                     Call Franci, ext. 361 or email for informa-   and celebrate with Shabbat songs. Call Pam, ext. 354 or email
school year.                                                                                                                   
                                                                     tion. Extended hours available.
Gesher (entering 2nd Grade)                                                                                                              Tenafly Nature Center
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 Eat Clinton Ave.                    Partners At Play
                                                                     (Partnership with 92nd Street Y)                                    313 Hudson Ave.; (201) 568-6093
(201) 569-8963;                                                                                                 
Home-based at the JCC for summer 2009! This program pro-             Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.
                                                                     (201) 569-8963;                                      Campers, 4-14 years old, discover the excitement of our natural
vides campers with more unique and challenging opportunities,                                                                            world through outdoor fun & learning. Professional Educators
including the chance to spend extended periods of time on proj-      The JCC partners with the 92nd Street Y to offer two exciting
                                                                     camp options that take place on the hundred-acre Henry Kauf-        lead your child through hands-on exploration, live animals,
ects of particular interest to them. Specialists are on hand to                                                                          games, and more, as they learn more about the wonders of the
ensure that projects match the ability of campers. Campers are       mann Campgrounds in Pearl River, located 20 minutes from the
                                                                     JCC. Transportation is included for all campers. Yomi: Entering     environment and themselves. Don’t wait; contact the Tenafly
grouped with approximately 12 same sex or co-ed campers and                                                                              Nature Center today to learn more!
enjoy daily swim instruction, and recreational swim, a daily         3rd and 4th Grade Campers have access to many challenging
choice period, late-nights and many exciting trips. .                and fun activities, as well as Specialty Options that give
                                                                     campers a chance to spend extended time on their favorite           Tenafly
Kadima for 3 & 4 year olds (as of 10/15/09)                          activities, and Sports Clubs, which give sports enthusiasts more
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.                   athletics. All campers participate in two daily swims, including    The Neil Klatskin Day Camp
(201) 567-8963;                                       Red Cross instruction, taught in a pool complex with three pools    Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.
Meeting the needs of the energetic preschool child, this camp        and a fabulous water slide. Exciting activities include boating,    (201) 567-8963;
emphasizes the social growth, emotional development and              hiking, high and low challenge courses with a climbing tower,       For Children Ages 3-11 years, June 29-Aug. 21, 9 am-4 pm For
physical needs of each camper. Campers are divided by age and        gymnastics, ceramics, cooking and more. Groups contain 14-18        more information on all Day Camp programs, call 201.567.8963.
friendship into coed groups averaging 14 children with low staff     campers and are co-ed. Short-term sleep-away options are            Your children can enjoy eight weeks of fabulous fun and excit-
to camper ratios. Camp is home based in air-conditioned rooms,       available. Yomi/Haverim Entering 5th and 6th Grade Weekly           ing activities in a nurturing Jewish environment. Children par-
with most activities taking place outdoors. Half day, three-quar-    day trips, overnights and a sleep-away week are just a few high-    ticipate in age-appropriate activities that include arts & crafts,
ter day, and full day options are available.                         lights of this amazing program geared especially for older          athletics, daily instructional and recreational swim, Israeli cul-
                                                                     campers. Our goal is to foster their independence and encour-       ture, Judaic programming, drama, music, Tae Kwon Do, roller
                                                                     age them to embrace new challenges. Campers get the best of
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                                                                                                                                         Countryside Child Care & Learning Center
                                                                                                                                         4 Countryside Lane; (973) 556-5915
                                                                                                                                         CAMP IN MOTION: We are a fun, thematic traveling program
                                                                                                                                         that encourages discovery and experiences with weekly themes
                                                                                                                                         such as Mad Scientists, Little Chefs, Furry Friends, Sporty
                                                                                                                                         Campers and on The Go. We also offer swimming excursions,
                                                                                                                                         trips to the library and daily journal writing. At the end of the
                                                                                                                                         day we return to home base for computers, reading, arts &
                                                                                                                                         crafts and baking. Join us the for an exciting summer program.

                                                                                                                                         Spring Lake Day Camp
                                                                                                                                         234 Conklintown Road
                                                                                                                                         (973) 831-9000;
                                                                                                                                         Our program, facility and staff are designed to give campers a
                                                                                                                                         well rounded, safe, and valuable camp experience. Our dedicat-
                                                                                                                                         ed team of professionals, help build overall self-esteem, while
                                                                                                                                         enhancing the skills of each camper. Our swim, sports and art
                                                                                                                                         programs cannot be duplicated. Guaranteed Fun! PROGRAMS -
                                                                                                                                         Full day: ages 4-15 (9 a.m.-4p.m.); Mini day - ages 3-4 (9a.m.-
                                                                                                                                         1:20p.m.) Flexible Sessions - 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 weeks. DATES: 6/29-
                                                                                                                                         8/20. Transportation, Lunch and T- shirts included. Call to
                                                                                                                                         schedule your personal tour “Seeing is Believing”. Owners
                                                                                                                                         Directors: Mitchell and Michelle Kessler.

                                                                                                                                         Our Lady of the Valley Summer
                                                                                                                                         Recreational Program
                                                                                                                                         620 Valley Road; (973) 696-2212 ext. 1201
Continued from page 33                                             menu of 11 unique camp themes, there’s something for every-
                                                                                                                                         Pre-K 3-Grade 6. June -August, 2009 (Daily or Weekly). Profes-
racers, sports, exciting entertainment, awesome carnivals, spe-                                                                          sional staff and full-time nurse. Arts and crafts, sports, daily
                                                                   one, from Summer Games to Campfire Chefs. Visit
cial theme days, Oneg Shabbat celebrations and more! Four, six,                                                                          activities. Early Registration now being accepted. Call for Rates
                                                          for more information.
seven or eight-week options. Extended care and transportation                                                                            and details.
available. Extended care, which includes a wide range of special   Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts
activities led by experienced staff, runs from 7:30-9:00am and                                                                           William Paterson University’s Center for
                                                                   14 South Park St.; (973) 655-9819
4:00- 6:00 pm.                                           
                                                                                                                                         Continuing and Professional Education
                                                                   Prime Time Summer Arts – a full-day musical theater program
                                                                                                                                         1600 Valley Road; (973) 720-2354;
                                                                                                                                         This Summer, William Paterson offers new, exciting, academical-
Township Of Washington                                             for children 6-14. And, Preschool Prime Time Summer Arts – a
                                                                                                                                         ly enriching experiences for middle and high school students.
                                                                   half-day program for children 3-5, offering art, music, dance
Bergen County YJCC                                                                                                                       Many workshops permit high school students to either live on
                                                                   and drama. Call for more information.
605 Pascack Road; (201) 666-6610 ext. 210                                                                                                campus or commute, giving them a taste of college life, an edu-
                                                                                                                                         cational experience and a week of fun meeting new friends.
Exciting adventures happen close to home at the Bergen Coun-
                                                                   MIDDLESEX COUNTY                                                      “Early Bird Discount Available”.
ty YJCC summer camps, with programs for children of all ages,
including general interest and specialty camps. Convenient ses-    Somerset                                                              ROCKLAND COUNTY
sions; before and after-camp care available. Air-conditioned,
                                                                   GameBuilder Creation Camp
handicapped-accessible facility. KinderCamp (2s, 3s & 4s); Kid-
                                                                   Rutgers Preparatory School ; (888) 652-4377                           Airmont
sCamp (K-5th grade); Actor’s Workshop (4th-12th grades);
Sports Camp (1st-8th grades); Camp Shalom (special needs, 3                                                                              Blue Rill Day Camp
                                                                   August 11th-15th 2009. Create your own video game! At Game-
years old to young adult); Teen Travel Camp (6th-9th grades);                                                                            444 Saddle River Road; (845) 356-1803
                                                                   Builder Creation Camp we combine learning and fun and bring it
C.I.T. program (14-15 year olds). See our camp brochure at                                                                     
                                                                   to a whole new level. At this camp your child will actually design, Fees/Schedule/Application: 201-666-6610 ext.244;                                                                           Fun, Family and Friends Forever… what Blue Rill is all about!
                                                                   develop and create a one of a kind video game. All that’s required                                                                                                                          Each camp day is packed with our top-notch sports programs,
                                                                   is some computer know-how and a bit of imagination because
                                                                                                                                         incredible crafts projects and specialties, our brand new, state-
                                                                   there are no limits! Our camp uses state of the art computers &
Wyckoff                                                            software combined with expert instruction. Please visit our web-
                                                                                                                                         of-the-art swimming pools, awesome special events and crazy &
                                                                                                                                         fun camp traditions. Blue Rill…. Summers filled with fun since
                                                                   site to register online or call us.
Health Barn, USA                                                                                                                         1951!
700 Lawlins Road; (201) 891-2066                                              PASSAIC COUNTY                                                        ROCKLAND COUNTY
The HealthBarn USA Summer Camp is an exciting farm adven-
ture for children ages 5-12 during the day from 9 am to 3 pm.      Haledon                                                               Bear Mountain
Campers are active by rotating between growing,
harvesting,and cooking their own produce, learning about nutri-    Camp Veritans
                                                                   225 Pompton Road; (973) 956-1220
                                                                                                                                         YWCA Camp Ma-Kee-Ya
tion through games and enjoying activities in creative arts and                                                                          261 Arden Valley Rd.; (201) 881-1700 ext. 3 (for camps)
crafts, nature, and sports. Campers also sell their own organic
                                                                   Camp Veritans, in Haledon, NJ, is a day camp for children ages
produce at Suffern Farmer’s Market in Suffern, NY throughout
                                                                                                                                         Bergen & Rockland County’s most affordable day/residential
the summer.                                                        5 to 15 offering a variety of fantastic activities on our beautiful
                                                                                                                                         camp for children ages 7 to 13. Camp Ma-Kee-Ya offers a beauti-
                                                                   64 acre campus including Red Cross swim instruction, amazing
                                                                                                                                         ful lakefront location for swim lessons and kayaking, plus crafts,
ESSEX COUNTY                                                       sports, creative arts, challenge course, and more. Specialized
                                                                   Sports/Art/Technology/Trip & Travel program for 8th, 9th
                                                                                                                                         sports, international staff, and more. Delicious meals and snacks
                                                                                                                                         provided. Free transportation provided from 6 locations in
                                                                   graders and a comprehensive CIT program for our 10th graders!
Montclair                                                                                                                                Bergen and Rockland County. Residential campers remain at
                                                                                                                                         camp from Monday morning through Friday afternoon with rus-
Club Kid’doo                                                                                                                             tic accommodations including spacious sleeping cabins, modern
21 Church St.; (973) 746-4600;                                                                                        bathrooms. CIT program available ages 15 & 16.
Camp Kid’doo, a new kids’ enrichment and play center, with a

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Chestnut Ridge                                                          Visit us as or call 845-354- 1600 for a             young children, newborn to preschool, to sing in time and keep
                                                                        personal tour.                                                        a beat while they enjoy playing with instruments, dancing,
The Nature Place Day Camp                                                                                                                     singing, finger plays, etc. Six convenient locations. Call for a
285 Hungry Hollow Road; (845) 356-6477
                                                                        Deer Mountain Day Camp                                                brochure and more information.
                                                                        63 Call Hollow Road; (845) 354-2727
                                                                                                         YWCA Pre School Summer Nursery School Camp
We offer a 4-6 week camp program that includes specialists in
                                                                        Owners & Directors: Roberta Katz & Carol Katz A combination           Grace Lutheran Church, 925 Fifth Ave., River Edge,YWCA,
swimming, music, drama, earth arts, crafts, woodworking, gar-
dening, storytelling, archery, hiking, cooking, camping, environ-       that can’t be beat… A personal approach where we get to know          112 Oak St., Ridgewood; (201) 444-5600 ext. 342, 343 or
mental education, wildlife, and non-competitive sports and              each of our campers AND a state of the art facility second to         344
games. We are located on 200 magnificent acres at the Green             none, complete with a dazzling array of high quality activities!      River Edge: pre-school children ages 2.5 to 5 enjoy arts & crafts,
Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge, NY. Please call for a          Katz family owned for 52 years, Deer Mountain Day Camp is a           indoor/outdoor activities, storytelling, and imaginative play.
private tour or come to one of our Open Houses.                         place where we celebrate each of our campers while they make          Morning hours only; snack is provided. Ridgewood: pre-school
                                                                        friends, learn new skills and have a TON OF FUN! Serving chil-        children ages 2.5 to 3.5 enjoy arts & crafts, indoor/outdoor
                                                                        dren ages 3 to 15 with a 3 to 1 camper to staff ratio. Our breath-    activities, storytelling, and imaginative play. Morning hours only;
New City                                                                taking 25 acre mountainside facility includes 6 heated pools for      snack is provided.
                                                                        daily instruction and recreational swim, a lake for boating and
Champion Day Camp                                                                                                                             YWCA Small Fry Day Camp
                                                                        fishing, a 7,000 square foot dining hall, 25 air-conditioned build-
175 W. Clarkstown Rd.; (800) 755-1004                                                                                                         Zion Lutheran Church, 96 E. Allendale Rd., Saddle
                                                                        ings for our fine & dramatic arts programs as well as age-appro-                                                 priate sports fields and courts. Our campers enjoy a complete         River,Grace Lutheran Church, 925 Fifth Ave., River Edge;
Champion Day Camp, located on our gorgeous private facility, in                                                                               (201) 444-5600 ext. 342, 343 or 344; www.ywcabergen-
                                                                        activity program packed with swimming, sports, fine arts, per-
Rockland County, NY serves ages 3 to 15 year olds. The Pro-                                                                         
                                                                        forming arts, adventure trek and special events. Come visit and
gram includes transportation, lunch, towels, shirts, and more.                                                                                Campers ages 3 to 5 years enjoy arts & crafts, nature,
                                                                        see why we have become known as Your Child’s Summer Home.
The All-Activity Day Camp includes Swimming, Arts, Sports,                                                                                    indoor/outdoor games, music, storytelling, imaginative play, and
Ropes, Special Events, Electives and more. The All-Sports Acad-                                                                               special events. Saddle River location offers American Red Cross
emy includes coaching and instruction in a variety of sports            Suffern                                                               swim lessons in Ridgewood.
including Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis
                                                                        Deerkill Day Camp
and Street Hockey. There are daily elective including swimming,
go-karts, mini-golf, climbing tower, and more.
                                                                        54 Wilder Road; (845) 354-1466                                        BERGEN COUNTY
Old-Fashioned Summer Day Camp at the                                    Deerkill Day Camp, celebrating over 50 years under the Rhodes
Historical Society of Rockland County                                   family, is an ACA-accredited day camp located on 15 beautiful
20 Zukor Road; (845) 634-9629                                           acres in Suffern, NY. Our group leaders are all college graduates     Trinity Lutheran School                                                 and our superb swimming program and extensive specialty pro-          167 Palisade Ave.; (201) 487-3580
Children ages 7 to 11 are invited to the Jacob Blauvelt House for       grams are taught by true professionals. Transportation, hot 
a refreshingly unique, old-fashioned experience! Daily activities       lunches, trips, family weekend club and other “extras” are all        Trinity Lutheran School Summer Camp: Ages 2-7. We offer 2
include crafts and games, featuring soap & candle making, toy           included and tipping isn’t allowed.                                   week sessions at hours listed: 8:30-12, 8:30-3, 8:30-6. Exciting
crafting, Native American & old-fashioned games and more.                                                                                     themed activities- water play, arts & crafts, story time and
Hand-cranked ice cream and picnic on Fridays. Session I: Mon.,          West Nyack                                                            games. Call 201-487-3580 for more information.
Aug. 3-Fri., Aug. 7. Session II: Mon., Aug. 10-Fri., Aug. 14. Session
III: Mon., Aug. 17-Fri., Aug. 21. 9am-12:30pm; Fridays: 9am-            Summer Play at Blue Rock School
1:30pm. Snack provided daily, picnic lunch on Fridays. Held on          110 Demarest Mill Road; (845) 627-0234                                Fair Lawn
beautiful grounds which include the historic Blauvelt House,                                                  Little Sunshine Day Camp
barns and gardens.                                                      A relaxing, joyful, enriching place for your child to spend sum-      10-10 Norma Avenue; (201) 796-9434
                                                                        mer days with a talented veteran staff. Children ages 4 through
Woodmont Day Camp                                                       10 explore art, drama, games, woodworking, reading, sports,           Summer fun from June 29-Aug. 21 for children 2 to 5 years old.
420 Phillips Hill Road; (845) 638-0700                                  nature & water play on 3 acres of wooded property. 5-weeks:           Extended hrs. avail. Flex days/times. Weekly special events. New                                                 June 29 - July 30, Mondays -Thursdays (Thurs optional), 9:30          this year: Grow your own lunch! See our color ad in the magazine.
At Woodmont each child will feel the warmth and comfort of              a.m.- 2:30 p.m.                                                       Campers must bring lunch; snack is provided.
home. Your child will experience a dynamic program in an envi-
ronment fostering growth and independence. We look forward
to welcoming you into the Woodmont family.
                                                                        SUSSEX COUNTY                                                         Oakland
                                                                        Hamburg                                                               The Gerrard Berman Day School
Nyack                                                                                                                                         45 Spruce Street; (201) 337-1111;
                                                                        Oxbow Stables                                                         Children ages 3-5 enjoy art, cooking, gym, water play, music,
Amazing Grace CIRCUS! Summer Day Camp                                   39 Orts Road; (973) 209-8902                                          and more! 3 flexible sessions. 9-1 pm daily Early-care and
195 High Ave.; (845) 348-8740                                                                                   after-care available. Air conditioned facility qualified,                                              Oxbow Stables Summer Riding Camp is “For All Young Horse              experienced staff.
Imagine your children in a real CIRCUS TENT this summer!                Lovers.” A Positive Riding Experience that gives participants
Enroll now in our Big Top Circus Summer Day Camp July 20-31
in Nyack, NY. On the Hudson River-park setting-two weeks only.
                                                                        ages 5 through 16 safe training within their comfort zone in all      Paramus
                                                                        aspects of horse- manship. Daily riding lesson with classroom
All ground and aerial skills taught by professionals. Circus            instruction. We offer a flexible program Monday to Friday, and        Children’s Country Day School
Movies at night. Performances on the weekends. Only summer              ride year round, rain or shine in our 80’ x 200’ Indoor Arena.        639 Paramus Road; (201) 445-5330
day camp in a circus tent. Reserve your child’s space today.            Visit our website or email us for more information: info@oxbow-       Over 20 years of quality education in a loving, safe environ-
                                                                                                                         ment. Summer camp for ages 2 - 7 years old. Arts and Crafts,
Pomona                                                                                                                                        water play, and fun activities everyday. Large outdoor play area.
                                                                                                                                              Flexible hours and days. Call or visit for a brochure.
Camp Ramaquois                                                          DAY CARE/ PRESCHOOL
30 Mountain Road; (845) 354-1600                                                                                                              Jewish Community Center of Paramus Early                                                       BERGEN COUNTY                                                         Childhood Center
Camp Ramaquois, “A day camp as complete as sleep-away                                                                                         East 278 Midland Avenue; (201) 967-1334
camp”, situated on 44 acres in Rockland County. From adven-                                                                         
turous activities to creative arts to athletic activities, boys &
                                                                        Multiple Locations
                                                                                                                                              Well supervised age appropriate activities on camp-like
girls, ages 3-15 experience a traditional day camp program filled       Music Together of Bergen County, LLC                                  grounds. Crafts, nature study, water play, music, stories and
with a variety of stimulating activities. Facilities include a 5-acre   Englewood, Tenafly, Teaneck, Fort Lee, Rutherford, and                more! Experienced talented warm staff, spacious shady yared,
crystalline lake, 8 heated swimming pools, a splash park, tennis,       New Location- now in Leonia                                           air conditioned indoor facility. Safe fun for ages 2 - 5.
basketball & volleyball courts, hockey rinks, ball fields, soccer       (201) 670-9993
fields, a petting zoo, special events & much more. We offer an
optional Adventure Trip Program for grades 4-10; optional
                                                                        Music Together of Bergen County, a Mommy and Me program,
overnight trips for grades 6-10. Many air-conditioned buildings.
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Continued from page 35                                                Make your child’s sleepaway camp supplies purchase an easy,          excellent opportunity for all students, beginners through
                                                                      fun experience! Order on the web, over the phone, by private         advanced, to experience the pleasures of performing at a very
Rutherford                                                            appointment or with a group of friends…whatever works best           high level. Each two-week session includes professional work-
Rainbow Academy                                                       for you! From soft trunks to flashlights to stationery…we have it    shops in acting, improvisation, movement and singing, as well
Meadow Office Building, 201 State Route 17 North;                     all! Camp Stuff 4 Less…less time…less hassle…less $$$                as a complete Broadway style musical with full sets, costumes,
(201) 372-0049;                                                                                                     challenging dialogue for actors, big musical numbers and solos
 The perfect first summer camp experience for your young                                                                                   for those who would like them. In the final gala production,
                                                                                                                                           three stories are intertwined in a complete Broadway style
child! Extended day theme camps (7 am-6:30 pm) combine                PERFORMING ARTS                                                      musical with full sets, costumes, challenging dialogue, big musi-
learning and fun; the perfect solution for working parents.
Large, shaded outdoor playground for picnics & water play, air                                                                             cal numbers and solos. Campers also enjoy an end-of-day swim.
conditioned indoor gym for games & tumbling fun. A SAFE, fun
                                                                      BERGEN COUNTY                                                        Lunch option $60/session. 8:30AM early drop off option
and memorable summer.                                                                                                                      $85/$110. Price of 2 week session includes DVD of performance.
                                                                      Cresskill                                                            (Grades 4-5 must be JCC members. Grades 6-8 may be mem-
                                                                                                                                           bers or non-members) Orientation/Placement day: Sunday,
Teaneck                                                               Cresskill Performing Arts, Inc.                                      June 21/28 Call Inbal Israeli, ext. 339.
Temple Emeth ECC                                                      300 Knickerbocker Road, at the Circle, Suite 1100;
                                                                      (201) 390-7513                                                       FluteStars® Camp
1666 Windsor Road; (201) 833-8466;                                                                                           Kaplen JCC on the Palisades/Thurnauer School of Music,
The Early Childhood Center is eager to welcome your child.  
                                                                      Summer Dance, Art, and Theater Camp for age 3 - teens. Our           411 East Clinton Avenue; (201) 569-7900 ext. 235
Mature staff, beautiful AC bldg., large playground. Music, sports,                                                               
waterplay and theme weeks make Temple Emeth ECC the place             Preschool Performers, Creative Children, and Exploring Preteen
                                                                      & Teen Artists enjoy dance, acting, voice, yoga, musical theater,    Mon.–Fri., 8AM-3:30PM (End of August) Noelle Perrin, Director
for your child this summer. Air conditioned indoor facility. Safe                                                                          For intermediate & advanced flutists Daily schedule includes
and fun for kids 2-5.                                                 crafts and more in a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere
                                                                      with teachers from Broadway, National tours, dance companies,        master class style lessons, private practice time, small and large
                                                                      and New York’s best studios. Call for brochure and information       ensemble rehearsals. Emphasis will be on development of good
Tenafly                                                               or check our website.                                                tone and refined technique. Rehearsal schedule is mixed with
                                                                                                                                           plenty of free time for socializing and recreation. This exciting
Temple Sinai Early Childhood Center                                                                                                        week culminates with a final concert in which flutists will per-
1 Engle St.; (201) 568-6867                                           Englewood                                                            form solos, duets, trios, and large ensemble music. Tuition
Temple Sinai ECC is an NAEYC Accredited School. We believe                                                                                 includes lunches, snacks, daily swim, and camp T-shirt. Free con-
that children learn best through real experiences. We gear the        Bergen School of Drama
                                                                                                                                           sultations available from Ms. Perrin, who can be contacted
program to the developmental needs of each child. Summer              486 Curry Avenue; (201) 820-8108
                                                                                                                                           through the music school at ext. 235 or email flutestars@opton-
program features outdoor experiences, water play, sports spe-
cialist, special presentations, field trips, Shabbat, pizza and ice   Summer Mini-Camps for Young Actors. Improv, Auditioning,
cream! We offer a wonderful toddler/parent program, a                 Scene Study and more. Ages 4 through 17. June through early          JCC Jazz Camp
parent/cargiver introduction to a classroom setting and Spring-       August. Price includes FREE T-Shirt..                                Kaplen JCC on the Palisades/Thurnauer School of Music,
time Two’s, a 2 year old separation program.                                                                                               411 East Clinton Avenue
                                                                      Midland Park                                                         (201) 569-7900 ext. 235;
Township Of Washington                                                From The Top Music Studio
                                                                                                                                           Aug. 3–14 (1 & 2 week sessions available) Mon.–Fri., 11am—5pm,
                                                                                                                                           Vinnie Sperrazza, Director For beginning, intermediate and
Bergen County YJCC                                                    47 Prospect Street; (201) 445-8780                                   experienced students ages 12 and up. This is an intensive and
605 Pascack Road; (201) 666-6610                                                       exciting program for students interested in exploring jazz and
Children ages 2, 3 and 4 will delight in this program designed        Instrumental, Vocal and Musical Theater Camp The Instrumen-          improvisation. Students work with a faculty of distinguished
especially for them! A variety of indoor and outdoor age-appro-       tal and Vocal Music Camps will focus on individual performance       professional musicians. Daily schedule includes creativity work-
priate activities, including arts and crafts, special camp per-       while reinforcing rhythm, theory and ear training. In addition,      shops, ensemble rehearsals, a mid-day performance forum and
formances, theme weeks, nature, games, story time, music,             students will work in both small and large ensembles. The Musi-      master classes. Students also attend classes in theory, improvi-
water play and gym make this a fun and diversified experience.        cal Theater Camp will provide students with the opportunity to       sation, listening and history. Includes two student performanc-
It’s a perfect way to introduce young children to the world of        work on various scenes and musical pieces from popular Broad-        es. Call ext. 235 or email
nursery school. 2-, 3- and 5-day programs, depending on age.          way shows. Each camp session will end with a student perform-
Fees/Schedule/Application: 201-666-6610 ext.205;                      ance.                                                                Private Instrumental Instruction                                                                                                                         Kaplen JCC on the Palisades,411 East Clinton Ave.
                                                                      Tenafly                                                              (201) 569-7900 ext. 235;
                                                                                                                                           ALL AGES Current students continue their progress, while new
PASSAIC COUNTY                                                        Bergen PAC—JCC Performing Arts Musical The-                          students begin private study. Call ext. 235.
                                                                      ater Workshop
Wayne                                                                 Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.
                                                                                                                                           Thurnauer Chamber Music Camp
                                                                                                                                           Kaplen JCC on the Palisades/Thurnauer School of Music,
The Abram B. Cohen Nursery School                                     (201) 569-7900 ext. 339;
                                                                      July 8—26, Monday – Friday, 9:30AM—4:30PM For Ages 9—17
                                                                                                                                           411 East Clinton Ave.
Summer Playschool                                                                                                                          (201) 569-7900 ext. 235;
                                                                      This exciting three week summer musical theater program for
1 Pike Drive ; (973) 595-0100 ext. 247                                                                                                     June 29–July 3, Mon.-Fri., 9:15AM—3PM For musicians age 6-18.
                                                                      intermediate-advanced students culminates in 3 performances.                                                       Includes professional skill development in singing, movement         Led by Zoran Jakovcic, Director Brings together talented young
Now accepting registrations for Summer 2009 for the best pre-                                                                              musicians and an acclaimed faculty of artists and educators to
                                                                      and acting/improv at bergenPAC with directors and instructors
school camp around! Summer Playschool is a program espe-                                                                                   experience the joys of ensemble playing in an atmosphere of
                                                                      from New York City and Performing Arts at the JCC. Students
cially designed for children 2-5 years old. Daily activities                                                                               success and enjoyment. The camp accepts a select group of
                                                                      take part in the first stage in the development of a popular new
include swim instruction, crafts, group games, story time, music,                                                                          string players and pianists, ages 6 to 18, based on auditions,
                                                                      musical for young audiences that will be seen in many exciting
water activities and outdoor play in our fenced in yard. Theme                                                                             interviews and recommendations. Students are divided into
                                                                      venues including the main-stage at bergenPAC in the Spring of
weeks and novelty days are included. All groups are supervised                                                                             ensembles according to age and skill level. Call ext. 235 for
                                                                      2010. Students are bussed to the JCC at 3:20 pm to swim. Per-
by experienced teachers and qualified assistants. Seven week or                                                                            more information or email
                                                                      formances at bergenPAC’s Cabaret Space and the JCC’s Eric
3  week sessions are available from June 29th – August 14th.
                                                                      Brown Theater. Interview/Audition required: Call Inbal Israeli, at   Two-Week Summer Dance Intensive
Morning and afternoon sessions are offered (age appropriate).
                                                                      JCC Performing Arts, ext. 339.                                       Kaplen JCC on the Palisades/School of Performing Arts,
New for this year: full day camp for pre-kindergarten children!
Aftercare and extended hours are available. For more informa-         Center Stage Musical Theater Camp                                    411 East Clinton Ave.; (201) 569-7900 ext. 301;
tion, contact Barbara Zitcer at 973-595-0100 x247 or visit our        Kaplen JCC on the Palisades/School of Performing Arts,               August 17- 27, Mon.–Thurs., 10:30AM-3:00PM AGES 8—16 Learn
website.                                                              411 East Clinton Avenue; (201) 569-7900 ext. 339                     the moves that make dancers so beautiful on stage and screen,
                                                                                                                                           film, TV and Broadway (‘High School Musical 3’, ‘Happiness’, ‘13’,
                                                                                                                                           and ‘Shrek the Musical’). This workshop teaches basic technique
CAMP EQUIPMENT                                                        Featuring OF PRINCES, BEASTS and BEAUTIES (Beauty and the
                                                                      Beast & Snow White are woven into a funny version of Rogers
                                                                                                                                           and explores all the latest crazes and new dance forms. Covers
                                                                                                                                           ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, beginner acrobatics, ballroom, and
Camp Stuff 4 Less, LLC                                                and Hammerstein’s Cinderella) Monday- Friday, 9:30AM
                                                                                                                                           Latin dance. All instructors are experienced choreographers
(973) 218-9099                                                        –4:30PM Session 1: July 6—17 (Show: Sunday, July 19 AT 6PM)
                                                                                                                                           and teachers in major New York City dance schools. Videos,                                                Session 2: July 20—31 (Show: Sunday, Aug. 2 AT 6PM) This is an

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movie time, and snack-time included (bring your lunch). Call
Ronit Gorelik at ext. 301.

Township Of Washington
Theatre Camp,605 Pascack Road
(201) 666-6610;
Serious New York City-style training, directed by professional
actor Geoffrey Cantor and staffed by additional professional
performing artists. Daily instruction in acting, voice, dance/cho-
reography, plus trips to Broadway/Off Broadway productions,
meetings with theatrical agents and backstage visits with work-
ing actors. Four-week session, June 29-July 24, 9:00 am-4:00
pm. Fees/Schedule/Application: 201-666-6610 ext.244;

Pompton Lakes
247 Wanaque Ave., PO Box 282
(973) 248-9491
Summer Musical Theatre Camp- Ages 7-17. Act, Sing, and
Dance! Be a Star! Spend your summer on othe stage & be in
the Spotlight! Camp starts July 7, 2009.

Nyack                                                                PASSAIC COUNTY                                                       SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY
Amazing Grace CIRCUS!
Summer Day Camp                                                      Wayne                                                                Claryville, NY
195 High Ave.; (845) 348-8740                                           William Paterson University’s Center for Continu-                    Frost Valley YMCA
Imagine your children in a real CIRCUS TENT this summer!             ing and Professional Education                                       (845) 985-2291 ext. 301;
Enroll now in our Big Top Circus Summer Day Camp July 20-31          1600 Valley Road; (973) 720-2354                                     Our Catskill Mountains summer camp unites traditional camping
in Nyack, NY. On the Hudson River-park setting-two weeks only.                                                    with innovative programs, focusing on building and maintaining
All ground and aerial skills taught by professionals. Circus         This Summer, William Paterson offers new, exciting, academical-      healthy lifestyles and reflects the interests and needs of a
Movies at night. Performances on the weekends. Only summer           ly enriching experiences for middle and high school students.        dynamic camp community-an exciting mix of cultures, back-
day camp in a circus tent. Reserve your child’s space today.         Many workshops permit high school students to either live on         grounds and abilities. Activities designed to build trust, team-
                                                                     campus or commute, giving them a taste of college life, an edu-      work, mutual understanding. Exciting “Teen Adventure Trips.”
                                                                     cational experience and a week of fun meeting new friends.           Our 6,000 acres are ideal for the ultimate camp experience. We
RELIGIOUS                                                            “Early Bird Discount Available”.                                     focus on building strong character values through outdoor
                                                                                                                                          activities in a natural environment. Servicing 35,000 visitors
BERGEN COUNTY                                                        West Milford                                                         annually, through our conference facility (for families/groups),
                                                                                                                                          environmental education for students and 20 summer camp
                                                                     Camp Vacamas                                                         options.
Fair Lawn                                                            256 Macopin Road; (973) 838-1753 or
Little Sunshine Day Camp                                             1-877-428-8222; www,                                      SPECIAL NEEDS
10-10 Norma Ave.; (201) 796-9434                                     Affordable Fee’s, scholarships and discounts available for Coed
Summer fun from June 29-Aug. 21 for children 2 to 5 years old.       sleep-away in Northern NJ. Junior camp, teen adventure and
Extended hrs. avail. Flex days/times. Weekly special events. New     Healthy lifestyle programs for 7-16. Swimming, sports, arts, out-    BERGEN COUNTY
this year: Grow your own lunch! See our color ad in the maga-        door adventure, 2008 Program Award Winner. Camp Vacamas,
zine.                                                                Making Memories, Changing Lives.
                                                                                                                                          (201) 304-1647;
                                                                                                                                          If your child has been diagnosed with autism, PDD-NOS, Aspergers,
SLEEP AWAY                                                           ROCKLAND COUNTY                                                      or any type of developmental disability and/or speech delay . . . we
                                                                                                                                          are here to help. Classes provide observational learning, positive
BERGEN COUNTY                                                        Bear Mountain                                                        peer interaction, group socialization and structured play.

                                                                     YWCA Camp Ma-Kee-Ya                                                  Tenafly
Hackensack                                                           261 Arden Valley Rd.; (201) 881-1700 ext. 3 (for camps);
                                                                                                        Camp Dream Street/The Pearl Seiden Summer
YMCA of Greater Bergen County                                        Bergen & Rockland County’s most affordable day/residential           Program for Children with Cancer and other Blood
Summer Camps                                                         camp for children ages 7 to 13. Camp Ma-Kee-Ya offers a beauti-      Disorders
360 Main St.; (201) 487-6600                                         ful lakefront location for swim lessons and kayaking, plus crafts,   Kaplen JCC on the Palisades,411 East Clinton Ave.                                                      sports, international staff, and more. Delicious meals and snacks    (201) 569-7900 ext. 381;
Day Camp Kahagon (5-6 yrs) & Oratam (7-12 yrs). Resident             provided. Free transportation provided from 6 locations in           Aug. 17—21, 9:30AM—3PM, Ages 4—14 (Family Picnic: August 23,
Camp Michikamau (8-14 yrs). Camp located in Harriman State           Bergen and Rockland County. Residential campers remain at            12–2PM) Camp Dream Street is a special, weeklong day camp
Park, NY. Child bussed from YMCA in Hackensack to camp.              camp from Monday morning through Friday afternoon with rus-          experience serving the social needs of children with cancer and
Open House Wednesday, March 18; Tuesday, April 7; and                tic accommodations including spacious sleeping cabins, modern        other blood disorders. Siblings are invited to participate in the
Wednesday, May 6 at 7:30 pm. Call for a free brochure.               bathrooms. CIT program available ages 15 & 16.                       wide variety of social and recreational activities. Camp Dream
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Continued from page 37                                               others. Improvements in self-esteem, communication and social         The Michelle Weiss Children’s Tennis Camp
Street’s program includes arts and crafts, sports, dance, nature,    skills, maturity, and independence are some of the results of a       Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.
music, swimming and entertainment, all held in age-appropriate       summer experience always remembered.                                  (201) 569-7900;
groupings. There is no charge for any camper at Camp Dream                                                                                 July 6-10; July 13-17 (Kindergarten-3 Grade) July 27-31; Aug. 3-7
Street. Transportation is provided. Volunteer staff ages 16+ is                                                                            (4th-6th Grade) New Hours: Mon.–Fri., 9:30AM—3PM Fulfill the
welcome to apply. Call Program Director, Lisa Robins, ext. 381 or
email Sponsored by the Dream Street Foun-
                                                                     SPORTS                                                                aspirations of your budding tennis stars with a program
                                                                                                                                           designed to teach and strengthen tennis skills. Enhance your
dation, Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian, Tomor-                                                                               child’s understanding of the game and build confidence through
rows Children’s Institute of Hackensack University Medical           MULTIPLE LOCATIONS                                                    interactive games and drills. Lunch and swimming options are
Center and the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades.                                                                                                available. Register for one week or full session.
                                                                     U.S. Sports Camps
Camp Haverim                                                         NIKE BASEBALL CAMP, Multiple Locations
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.                   (800) NIKE CAMP;                                Township Of Washington
(201) 569-7900 ext. 302 or 626                                       At Nike Baseball Camps, we want to harness your potential to
                                                                     the stars and make you fall in love with this great sport forever.    BERGEN COUNTY YJCC                                                                                                                             Sports Camp,605 Pascack Road
August 10—21, 9:30AM—2:30PM, Ages 3—21 This program is for           By partnering with Nike our title sponsor, and working with
                                                                     some of the country’s best baseball coaches, Nike Baseball            (201) 666-6610;
people with autistic spectrum disorder who have neurological                                                                               Entering 1st - 8th graders M - F, 9am - 3pm. Athletes of all skill levels
and cognitive impairments and attend 11 months of special            Camps continue to grow along with our reputation. We prom-
                                                                     ise that you will leave any camp with renewed energy and              will enjoy basketball and other skill-building sports activities that
schooling. It provides social skills training, swimming, sports,                                                                           include drills, personalized instruction and games, all with a swim in
music, art, dance, and yoga in addition to academics.                enthusiasm for your game and improved self-confidence - all
                                                                     keys to your growth as a player. And if you are like the 550,000      the afternoon. Non-competitive, nurturing environment. New this
Certified/experienced head teachers, assistants and volunteers                                                                             year: Game Time Basketball Camp, 3:30 – 6:30 pm. Fees/ Sched-
provide a one-on-one student/teacher ratio. Space is limited.        US Sports Campers who’ve come before you, you’ll have a ball!
                                                                                                                                           ule/Application: 201-666-6610 ext. 244
Priority is given to returning campers, participants in Special      Harlem Wizards
Services programs and JCC members. Groups are formed
according to age, so all age groups may not be served. The
                                                                     Paramus and Edgewater Camps; (201) 271-3600
                                                                                                                                           PASSAIC COUNTY
teen/young adult program is housed at an annex alternate site.
                                                                     The Harlem Wizards, known for their inspiring basketball per-
Intake interview required. Those campers on the wait list, whose
                                                                     formances, will again be hosting basketball camps in Paramus          Wayne
age groups has opening, will receive calls for intake interviews.
                                                                     and Edgewater. Themes include hardwork, teamwork and fun              Ice Vault Skating Arena
JCC membership is not required for this program. Camp Haver-
                                                                     with these successful and personable pros.                            10 Nevins Drive; (973) 628-1500;
im accepts payment from approved DDD Service Agency
Providers as well as sending school districts.                                                                                             The Ice Vault Skating Arena is presenting The All Star Hockey
Scholarships/financial aid is available on an as needed basis.       Tenafly                                                               Academy , this August. Featuring daily on ice instruction from
Contact Shelley Levy, at ext. 302 or email at,                                                                            the NHL’s most outstanding players, past and present. Zach &
Colleen Lofaro, Camp Haverim Coordinator, ext. 626.
                                                                     Children’s Baseball Camp                                              J.P. Parise on August 3-7. Martin Brodeur & Glenn “Chico”
                                                                     Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.                    Resch on August 17-20 and Scott Stevens on August 24-28.
TIKVAH Children with Special Needs                                   (201) 569-7900;                                        These camps are full day camps with a lunch buffet included.
Ages 5-15                                                            Aug. 31-Sept. 4, Mon.–Fri., 9AM-3PM, Ages 7-12, with Coach Seth       More Information will be on our website:
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.                   Bendian Your child will love learning baseball from this dynamic
(201) 569-8963;                                       professional! Emphasis is placed on skill development and fun-        Tim Capstraw Basketball Camp
June 29 - August 21, 9 am - 4 pm Part of Neil Klatskin Day Camp      damentals focusing on an incremental curriculum geared to             Wayne PAL; (973) 571-0864
Children participate in a diverse full-day program including aca-    maximize development.                                                 Tim Capstraw Basketball Camp Wayne PAL (973) 571-0864 Tim
demic remediation, adaptive physical education, arts & crafts,                                                                             Capstraw – NJ NETS radio analyst and former D-1 Head Coach, 3
                                                                     JCC Sports Camps                                                      Great Weeks: July 6-10, August 3-7, and August 10 -14. 8th year. For
drama, instructional and recreational swim, Judaic program-
                                                                     Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.                    info and brochure, call NJ Basketball Academy at 973-571-0864.
ming, music, theme days, live entertainment, extended nights,
                                                                     (201) 569-7900;
carnivals and playground time, Oneg Shabbat and more. Group
                                                                     June 22—26; Aug. 24—28; Aug. 31—Sept. 4 Mon.—Fri., 9:30AM—
sizes range from 3-6 campers, staffed by a minimum of two car-
                                                                     3PM Offers personalized attention and instruction in fundamen-
ing and qualified counselors. All prospective campers must
receive an intake interview. Call the Camp Office at
                                                                     tal basketball skills and player development. Every level of skill    SUMMER PROGRAMS
                                                                     and experience are offered so that each child has the opportu-
201.567.8963. JCC membership NOT required for this program.                                                                                Explore Science
                                                                     nity to learn, practice and compete within the arena of their skill
                                                                                                                                           (973) 699-3048
                                                                     level. Marty Perlman Pee-Wee All SportsCamp Boys Basketball
Township Of Washington                                               Skills Camp (Grades 3-9) Girls Basketball Skills Camp (Grades3-
                                                                                                                                  Enjoy the fun and excitement of
                                                                                                                                           science experiments and concepts in hands-on programs! Pro-
BERGEN COUNTY YJCC                                                                                                                         jects include: Crime Scene Investigation, Robotics, Dissection &
Camp Shalom at the Bergen County YJCC,605 Pascack                    Marty Perlman Sports Spectacular                                      more! PARENTS-email us for info at local REC PROGRAMS AND
Road; (201) 666-6610;                                   Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.                    LIBRARIES. Contact us for day, week and summer-long pro-
Special needs, age 3 - young adult M - F, 1 pm - 5 pm. A wonder-     (201) 569-7900 ext. 402;                               grams. We run projects large and small to meet your needs. Ask
ful opportunity for children and young people with physical or       August 24—28, Mon.—Fri., 9AM—3PM Boys and Girls (3rd—8th              for references; we have many happy clients!
developmental delays to take part in a camp experience tailored      Grade) This camp offers multi-sport instruction taught in a
to their unique needs and abilities. One-to-one camper/staff                                                                               Sports Broadcasting Camp
                                                                     relaxed, fun environment. Sports instruction is initiated hand-in-
ratio provides exceptional individualized attention for campers                                                                            (800) 319-0884;
                                                                     hand with balanced competition to create an all around athlete.
as they participate in adaptive swim and gym, music and art                                                                                Learn from the pros. Meet sports celebrities. Make play-by-play,
                                                                     Call Oumar, ext. 402 or email
therapy, and special events under the supervision of profession-                                                                           reporting, and sports anchor tapes. Participate in mock sports
al staff. Snack served daily. Optional lunch hour, related speech,   NEW!-JCC Super Soccer Stars Camp                                      talk radio and PTI style shows, and much more.
physical and occupational therapies and transportation may be        Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.
arranged for additional fees. One-week sessions. Fees/Sched-         (201) 569-7900;                                        MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
ule/Application: 201-666-6610 ext.268;          July 20—24, Mon.-Fri., 9AM-12PM, Ages 7-12 This program will
                                                                     teach and strengthen soccer skills, enhance your child’s under-       Musical Munchkins
                                                                                                                                           Edgewater, Paramus, Pompton Lakes, Ridgewood &
ROCKLAND COUNTY                                                      standing of the game, and build confidence through interactive
                                                                     games and drills.                                                     Washington Twp.; (908) 587-1106
                                                                                                                                           Musical Munchkins has been delighting children and their par-
Valley Cottage                                                       The 2009 JCC Maccabi Games®/The Kaplen                                ents for over 24 years. We offer year round music classes for 6
                                                                     Family Team Palisades                                                 mo. to 4 years. Our carefully developed curriculum and well-
Discovery Summer Programs                                            Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.                    trained staff, utilize high quality instruments and props. Sensi-
293 Christian Herald Road; (845) 353-2229                                                                                                  tivity to each developmental stage of your child’s musical
                                                                     (201) 569-7900;                                                     Westchester, New York, August 16—21 Try out to play a sport in        experience, all reflect our commitment to excellence in early
Therapuetic activities such as EEG biofeedback, diet and nutri-                                                                            childhood music education. Call now for a free trial visit.
                                                                     this Olympic-style competition for Jewish teenagers and join
tion counseling, stress reduction and anger management exer-
                                                                     the fun at the 2009 JCC Maccabi Games. All athletes must be
cises, group discussions and collaborative activities, and daily
                                                                     Jewish teenagers age 13-16 by July 31, 2009.
trips are designed to teach an understanding of oneself and

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                                                                                                                                             2009 CAMP DIRECTORY
                                                                       Tenafly                                                               experiences as they take daily simulated space missions to the
BERGEN COUNTY                                                                                                                                Moon, to Mars, or to a Comet. Campers can enroll for one week
                                                                       Counselor-in-Training Program:                                        or more since each week concentrates on a specific theme such
Ridgewood                                                              The Neil Klatskin Day Camp                                            as Fundamentals of Flight, Astronaut Training, Robotics, Astro-
                                                                       Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.                    biology, and Astronomy. At the Challenger Center’s summer day
Fashion Design Camp                                                                                                                          camp kids can discover how fun learning can be.
At Lord & Taylor,; (201) 836-3070;                   (201) 569-8963;
Week-long workshops. July and August 2009. Fashion design.             June 29—August 21, 9AM—4PM Entering Grade 10 Teens have an
                                                                       incredible opportunity to develop the skills and experience they      SUSSEX COUNTY
The Ridgewood Conservatory                                             need to become future camp counselors. Under the leadership of
615 Franklin Tpke. 2nd Floor; (201) 612-6686                           The Neil Klatskin Day Camp, they participate in special sessions on   Hamburg                                          group dynamics, Jewish programming and leadership training. They
EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC PROGRAM For newborns–age 6.                      also develop close relationships with other teens in a leadership     Oxbow Stables
Swing into summer with delightful weekly music classes                 capacity, where they receive support and guidance throughout the      39 Orts Road; (973) 209-8902
designed to meet the specific developmental needs of each age          season and help counselors by working one-on-one with young 
group: Family Music for Babies (0 – 16 mos), Family Music for          campers. For more information, call 201.567.8963.                     Oxbow Stables Summer Riding Camp is “For All Young Horse
Toddlers (16 mos – age 3); Cycle of Seasons (ages 3-5); Music                                                                                Lovers.” A Positive Riding Experience that gives participants ages
Makers (ages 4-6). Six classes of 45 minutes, one day per week.
                                                                       The 2009 JCC Maccabi Artsfest:                                        5 through 16 safe training within their comfort zone in all aspects
                                                                       An Arts Experience for Jewish Teens                                   of horse- manship. Daily riding lesson with classroom instruction.
The Ridgewood Conservatory                                             Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.                    We offer a flexible program Monday to Friday, and ride year round,
615 Franklin Tpke. 2nd Floor; (201) 612-6686                           (201) 569-7900;                                        rain or shine in our 80’ x 200’ Indoor Arena. Visit our website or                                          An Arts Experience for Jewish Teens Entering Grades 8-12 New          email us for more information:
EARLY CHILDHOOD DANCE PROGRAM For ages 3-6. Dance into                 Orleans, LA, August 2-7 Meet teens from all over the world
summer with enchanting weekly “music to movement” classes              sharing what you love to do! Participants can choose from the
designed to teach the fundamentals of ballet: Twinkling Stars          following artistic mediums: Acting, Creative Writing, Culinary
(age 3), Ballet Bunnies (ages 4-5), Dancing Dolls (ages 5-6). Six      Arts, Dance, Jazz, Musical Theater, Photography, Rock/Pop,            TEEN TOUR
classes of 45 minutes, one day per week.                               Visual Arts, and Vocal Music.

The Ridgewood Conservatory                                             Volunteering for Teens ages 12 & up                                   BERGEN COUNTY
615 Franklin Tpke., 2nd Floor; (201) 612-6686                          Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.                                          (201) 569-7900 ext. 203                                               Tenafly
“Try An Instrument On For Size” in three lessons of 30 minutes         Teens can spend a meaningful and rewarding summer at the
                                                                                                                                             Teen Adventures 2009
each on three consecutive days. Private instruction available on       JCC as a camp volunteer and earn community service hours.             “The Places We Go!”
a per-week basis on woodwinds, brass, strings, piano, percus-          Volunteer opportunities are available in Musical Theater Camp,        Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.
sion and voice. Ensembles available by audition.                       Maccabi, Camp Dream Street, a weeklong camp for children              (201) 569-7900 ext. 203
                                                                       with cancer and other blood disorders (must be 16 and older)
Ridgewood Culinary Studio                                              and On Our Own, a six-week life skill program for teens who are       June 29-July 31, Grades 6-9 This exciting, not-to-be-missed five
223 Chestnut St.; (201) 447-2665                                       moderately cognitively impaired.                                      week program for teens features daily community service trips                                                                                                              that will inspire teens while they give back to the community, as
Children, special needs and adult cooking classes in a fun and nur-
turing environment. We do birthday parties, small goup cooking
                                                                       ROCKLAND COUNTY                                                       well as daily trips to amusement parks, water parks, beaches,
                                                                                                                                             and New York City. The program will also include an incredible
demonstrations and girl scout and boy scout events, making it easy                                                                           five-day extended trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida
to earn your badges. Please visit our website for more information.    Airmont                                                               where teens will also get a chance to participate in a very spe-
                                                                                                                                             cial community service opportunity! For more information con-
                                                                       Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Center
Township Of Washington                                                 225 Route 59; (845) 357-3416
                                                                                                                                             tact: Sara Lewis at ext. 203 or email

BERGEN YJCC                                                  
                                                                       By combining fun with learning the Challenger Center’s summer
Teen Travel Camp, 605 Pascack Road
                                                                       day camp allows kids age 6 - 12 to experience what it is like to
(201) 666-6610;
                                                                       be an astronaut. The camp’s computer consoles and hands-on
Teen Travel Camp, entering 6th - 9th graders. M - F 9:00am - 4:00
                                                                       activities are designed to provide kids with authentic learning
pm; three-week sessions. Teens travel to exciting points in metro
NY and NJ. Trips have included the Jersey Shore, Shea Stadium,
Broadway, Madame Tussaud’s, South Street Seaport, Empire
State Building, plus one overnight and one three-night trip out of
the area. Israeli teens participating in Teen Travel through Project   Keeping camp costs budget-friendly
Open Hearts, Open Homes add an international dimension and
offer Teen Travel campers an opportunity to make personal con-             Most parents were well aware of the recession long before the official announcement in late 2008.
nections to Israel. Inquire about how to become a host family for        Many families have taken steps to trim any “fat” from their budgets – the purse strings are simply
Project Open Hearts, Open Homes; host families receive a camp            pulled too tight to factor in some of last year’s extras. But if the budget is tight, don’t discount sum-
discount. Our Counselors in Training (C.I.T.), ages 14 and 15, learn
leadership skills while helping in various YJCC camps. They also         mer camp programs. There are ways to cut costs.
join with Teen Travel Camp for some adventures. Pre-enrollment             “I’m a great believer in you don’t have to go to the most expensive camp to have a great camp
interview required. Fees/Information/Registration: 201-666-6610          experience,” says Phil Lilienthal, former camp director of Camp Winnebago in Maine and Global
ext.244;                                                  Camps Africa CEO. If you’re dealing with an experienced and caring staff of camp counselors, “you
BERGEN YJCC                                                              can have a program in a parking lot, and it can be great.”
Counselor-In-Training Program, 605 Pascack Road
(201) 666-6610;                                               PARENTS LOOKING FOR BUDGET-FRIENDLY CAMPS should keep the following in mind:
Our full eight-week program for 10th graders is designed to give           ■ The ACA camp community generates $39 million annually for camp scholarships. Don’t be afraid
teens hands-on experience working with children of all ages and
abilities. Under the supervision of adult administrators, C.I.T.’s
                                                                         to call the camp director and ask if financial assistance is available.
                                                                           ■ Contact your area’s regional office of the American Camp Association. Go to www.CampPar-
will work with one of our specialty camps. They will enjoy some
exciting camper benefits too, participating in the Teen Travel  and click on the Local Offices link at the bottom of the page.
program for six full days, visiting theme parks and beaches, plus          ■ Check with your church or synagogue.
hiking and city touring. Credit for community service is avail-            ■ Get in touch with social services groups in your community.
able, and preference will be given to C.I.T.’s for employment at
                                                                           ■ Visit individual camp Web sites. Most clearly outline whether or not they offer financial assis-
the YJCC during the year. Pre-enrollment iinterview required.
For more informtion, call ext. 210 or contact                            tance for their campers.

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