Jersey City Summer Camps and Programs, Some Free: The List

JERSEY CITY, NJ — After two years of battling the pandemic, parents may want to take their kids out of Fortnite and Roblox and get them some fresh air. Below is a list of summer camps, ranging from free to more expensive, in the Jersey City area.

This list is not exhaustive, so feel free to add other camps you know of in the comments below.

Recreational camp and other summer programs:

Jersey City‘s Department of Recreation and Youth Development has opened pre-registration for the city’s free summer day camp for residents ages 7-14. The annual camp includes a variety of activities, from sports to financial literacy education. The city will host six camps with locations in each neighborhood and expects more than 2,000 campers this year. Pre-register here.

After the pre-registration period, registration for the week-to-week camp will begin on Monday, April 4, until all available spots are filled. To register in person or for registration assistance, call the Recreation Division at (201) 547-5003.

Jersey City offers many other summer activities for kids, including boxing, golf, homework, softball clinics, and swim camp. Check these offers here.

Camps from previous years:

Here are other camps in the area that have taken place in recent years. Check their websites for up-to-date information.

  • ABC’s Waldo School World: 110 1st St Jersey City
    • Summer camp organized at school.
  • Luna De Papel: 321 Communipaw Avenue, Jersey City
    • A craft workshop.
  • Hudson County Boys and Girls Clubs: 225 Morris Boulevard Jersey City
    • Offers full-day camps at reasonable prices during the summer at each of its locations in Hoboken and Jersey City.
  • Braunschweig school: 189 Brunswick St Jersey City
    • Check the website to see if he’s coming back this year.
  • NJCU Summer Camp: 110 Culver Avenue Jersey City
    • The camp has indoor and outdoor facilities, including an indoor pool and other activities.

Nearby camps in Hoboken:

Summer camp step by step:
Step by Step at the Monroe Center runs a follow-up program during the school year and a summer camp after classes end. Learn more and register here. Step by Step takes place at 720 Monroe St.

At Mr. Roberts’ Camp:
A full day camp in downtown Hoboken with themed weeks, games, arts and local hikes. They are open at 1422 Grand St., Suite 3B. Contact them at 201-370-5585 and check out the site here.

Bricks 4 Kidz:
With Lego and science themed weeks, young children can keep their hands and minds busy. Bricks 4 Kidz is located down the hill from Jersey City Heights at the Monroe Center, 720 Monroe St. Find them on the the Web.

gravity vault:

Climbing Skills at the facility at 1423 Clinton St. Learn more about the website.

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