2009 CAMP DIRECTORY
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SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
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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 guage.com. www.elisabethmorrow.org
Chess Camp Age 3 – Grade 6. Summertime is a perfect time to help stretch a
888/65-CHESS; www.chesscamp.com 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,
www.palisadescountryday.com 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,
www.cyberroboticslearning.com 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
www.thelittlegym.com engineering with Lego. PCDC guarantees snow every season… www.flatrockbrook.org
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 www.holyangels.org
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- www.ymcagbc.org
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; www.primetimeschools.com
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 www.thefashiondesignworkshop.com
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; www.ypdc.com 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 www.ypdc.com. 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.
www.harlemwizards.com 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-
www.ywcabergencounty.org 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
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; www.lesenfantschildcare.com
www.icanj.net 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 www.d-e.org/summer 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; www.plinewlanguage.com 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; www.jccotp.org 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)
www.abrakadoodle.com/nj04.html 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; www.jccotp.org
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
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; www.jccotp.org
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; www.jccotp.org 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 email@example.com for informa- and celebrate with Shabbat songs. Call Pam, ext. 354 or email
school year. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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; www.jccotp.org www.tenaflynaturecenter.org
Home-based at the JCC for summer 2009! This program pro- Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave.
(201) 569-8963; www.jccotp.org 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; www.jccotp.org 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; www.jccotp.org
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; www.springlakedaycamp.com
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
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
clubkiddoo.com 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. www.smapa.org
Continuing and Professional Education
Prime Time Summer Arts – a full-day musical theater program
1600 Valley Road; (973) 720-2354; www.wpunj.edu/cpe
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 www.bluerill.com
to a whole new level. At this camp your child will actually design,
www.yjcc.org. 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
email@example.com. 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
www.healthbarnusa.com 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 www.ymha-nj.org
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; www.clubkiddoo.com 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 www.ramaquois.com 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
www.deermountaindaycamp.com 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-
www.championdaycamp.com 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- county.org
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
www.rocklandhistory.org 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 www.TrinitySchoolBogota.com
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, www.bluerockschool.org 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 www.fljc.com
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
www.woodmontdaycamp.com 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; www.ssnj.org
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 www.oxbowstables.com after-care available. Air conditioned facility qualified,
www.amazinggracecircus.org 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-
stables.com 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
www.ramaquois.com 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- www.jccparamus.org
turous activities to creative arts to athletic activities, boys &
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; www.rainbowacademy.com 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; www.emeth.org Kaplen JCC on the Palisades/Thurnauer School of Music,
The Early Childhood Center is eager to welcome your child. www.cresskillperformingarts.com.
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, www.jccotp.org
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- www.bergendrama.com
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; www.jccotp.org
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 www.yjcc.org www.fromthetopmusicstudio.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
email@example.com Kaplen JCC on the Palisades,411 East Clinton Ave.
Tenafly (201) 569-7900 ext. 235; www.jccotp.org
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.
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; www.jccotp.org
July 8—26, Monday – Friday, 9:30AM—4:30PM For Ages 9—17
411 East Clinton Ave.
Summer Playschool (201) 569-7900 ext. 235; www.jccotp.org
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.
www.ymha-nj.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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; www.jccotp.org
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,
www.campstuff4less.com 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
BERGEN COUNTY YJCC
Theatre Camp,605 Pascack Road
(201) 666-6610; www.yjcc.org
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;
RHINO PERFORMING ARTS
SUMMER MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP
247 Wanaque Ave., PO Box 282
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
www.amazinggracecircus.org 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; www.frostvalley.org
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. www.wpunj.edu/cpe 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,vacamas.org 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; www.functionalityautism.com
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);
www.ywcabergencounty.org 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.
www.ymcagbc.org sports, international staff, and more. Delicious meals and snacks (201) 569-7900 ext. 381; www.jccotp.org
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; www.jccotp.org
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 email@example.com. 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; www.ussportscamps.com 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
www.jccotp.org 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; www.yjcc.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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; www.icevault.com
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 email@example.com, 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; www.jccotp.org 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: www.icevault.com
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave. Bendian Your child will love learning baseball from this dynamic
(201) 569-8963; www.jccotp.org 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; www.jccotp.org
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
level. Marty Perlman Pee-Wee All SportsCamp Boys Basketball
Township Of Washington Skills Camp (Grades 3-9) Girls Basketball Skills Camp (Grades3-
firstname.lastname@example.org 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; www.yjcc.org 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; www.jccotp.org 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; www.playbyplaycamps.com
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 email@example.com
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; www.jccotp.org MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
ule/Application: 201-666-6610 ext.268; firstname.lastname@example.org 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; www.jccotp.org
www.drvinnie.com 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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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; www.sashayllc.com (201) 569-8963; www.jccotp.org
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
www.ridgewoodconservatory.com 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 www.oxbowstables.com
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; www.jccotp.org rain or shine in our 80’ x 200’ Indoor Arena. Visit our website or
www.ridgewoodconservatory.com An Arts Experience for Jewish Teens Entering Grades 8-12 New email us for more information: email@example.com
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.
www.ridgewoodconservatory.com (201) 569-7900 ext. 203 Tenafly
SUMMER INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PROGRAMS Let your child www.jccotp.org
“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) www.jccotp.org
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
www.ridgewoodculinarystudio.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
BERGEN YJCC www.LHVCC.com
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; www.yjcc.org
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; email@example.com 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; www.yjcc.org 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 ents.org 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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