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Summer Camps 2022

Updated: Apr 6, 2022

Information collected by Jennifer Ersalesi

This is the time of year when families are looking for summer camp options for their children. ThisisRutherford reached out to the community and asked for information about local summer camps. The information has been compiled to make it easier for families to learn about some of these camp opportunities.

Vanguard Theater Company- 180 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair

Full-Day Summer Camps- professionally run educational theater programs

VTC KIDS teaches actors ages 8-13 to believe in their creative ideas, express themselves in front of others, and learn to be supportive of their peers.

VTC Summerstock is an intensive sleep-away program for serious Theater and Musical Theater performers between the ages of 12-and 19.

Click here to learn more and to register.


Camp Veritans -225 Pompton Road, Haledon

Camp Veritans is located on a 60+ acre property at 225 Pompton Road,

Haledon, NJ. This summer's camp season runs from Monday, June 27-Thursday,

August 18th (closed July 4th). Tuition is based on what grade and how many

weeks you are looking to send your camper. Tuition includes daily

transportation with bus pick up and drop off at central locations based on

your home address. Please note there is a Rutherford bus pick up and drop off area. Also included in your tuition is a daily catered hot lunch, snacks, trips (4th-10th grades), and more. We have many opportunities for campers ages 4-15 to enjoy the outdoors, while participating in a large variety of sports, including a fabulous ropes and challenge course. Our comprehensive Red Cross swim program is taught daily every morning with a free swim period every afternoon. In addition, campers will experience dance, theater, various arts and crafts activities, cooking, science, nature, "Fun Days" and so much more!

Campers turning 4 by October 15 are eligible to enter into our Yeladim

(Pre-K) program. This age-appropriate program, led by licensed teachers, is

specifically tailored to meet the needs of our youngest campers. Campers

entering Kinneret (K-1st) thru El Al (2nd-3rd) enjoy special activities in

camp while Negev (4th-5th) thru Galil (6th-7th) campers will have the

opportunities to travel out of camp during the summer. Those campers

entering 8th & 9th grade are eligible to be a part of our Premier Masada

program, spaces are limited call for more information and to schedule your

personalized tour. Check out our website for additional information or to



Meadowlands YMCA- 390 Murray Hill Parkway, East Rutherford

Camp programs are available for children ages 3-11. Summer Seedlings (ages 3-5), Sports Camp (ages 5-11), Travel Camp (ages 5-11), and Brainiac Academy (rising first through third graders). Click here for more information and registration forms.


Children’s Studio- 135 Ann St, East Rutherford

Full-day summer camps (9:00 am until 3:30 pm) available for ages 6-12. Camper will enjoy swimming, trips to nature centers, arts and crafts, sports, and other fun activities. Click here to learn more.


Camp Invention- Lyndhurst Middle School, 619 Page Ave, Lyndhurst

Camp for children in grades K-6

Introducing our 2022 program, Explore!

Give your young innovator an unforgettable adventure! All-new, hands-on activities will launch their imagination and get their confidence soaring as they explore STEM fun from the oceans to outer space. Read more about what your camper will do each day at camp:


Campers create a habitat for their own aquatic animal — complete with a symbiotic friend — and prototype the next great aquatic innovation to lure in and hook investors at the fish market.


Inspired by real space exploration, children construct a Spacepack, engineer an Astro-Arm device, complete gravity-defying cooking challenges, mine asteroids and observe erupting ice volcanoes.


Making exciting connections between science and art, campers build their own robotic artist to make awesome spin art and discover how inventions have changed the way people create.


Children experiment with the fun of physics and engineering when they build and test their own mega marble arcade, then take on collaborative challenges to level up their design thinking.

Click here to register for Camp Invention, Lyndhurst location.


JDK Social Station- 780 Post Place, Secaucus

Summer camps are available in July and August for children ages 3-14.

Each week of summer camp is based upon a theme, such as pirates, STEAM, under the sea, camping, dinosaurs, cooking, and the olympics.

Click here for the website and for registration information.

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Whole Body Academy- Lincoln Elementary School, 414 Montross Ave, Rutherford

Whole Body Academy camp includes topics such as cooking nutritious meals and snacks, wellness, balance of mind and body, food choices, yoga, and physical fitness.

Two weeks of Summer camp are available in July (July 5-8, July 11-15, and July 18-22).

Camps are divided into two age groups, one is for children in grades 1-3 and the other is for children in grades 4-6.

Click here to learn more and to register.


Lightbridge Academy, Rutherford, NJ

Full-day and part-time camp options focus on themes such as STREAM, sports, and space exploration.

Click here for the website and information regarding registration.


RCDN - 32 Ridge Road, Rutherford

Camp will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 am until 1 pm and is $100 per week. Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, gym time, special themed activities, and free playtime.

Week #1 June 21-23

Week #2 June 28-30

Week #3 July 5-7

Week #4 July 12-14

Week #5 July 12-21

Click here for the website and click here to register.

Backstage Performing Arts Academy- 194 Park Ave

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