By: Caren Villareal
It’s time to think summer! Now that the Easter Bunny has hopped away, it’s time for parents and kids to start really planning (or day-dreaming) about the lazy days of summer. But we all know that too much laziness can be a recipe for disaster. So, with that in mind, we’ve rounded-up a few exciting camps in the NJ – area that not only chase away the “I’m boreds,” but can help your children dabble in a few new areas and build some new interests. We have some cool deals and a few giveaways too (see bottom of the post) for our readers. Now for the best summer camps in New Jersey:
Summer Camps in New Jersey
School of Rock, Clark NJ
This place is so cool. It’s “the most revolutionary music school” and School of Rock will have your child rockin’ out in one of its cool summer camps. It’s 4 and 5- day performance-based programs allow your child to learn several components of rock bands including percussion, keys, drums, bass, guitar and vocals. In addition to learning to appreciate “mom and dad’s music,” (or even gram and gramps’s for that matter,) School of Rock can help your child build performance confidence, build camaraderie with a band and help them identify instruments that they may be interested in pursuing further (and become proficient in instruments they might already be playing in just 1 week.) Each camp has a performance at the school on the last day. Just beware – your kid may start tapping “drums” all over your house and taking over the car radio! Mention Chirping Moms and receive 20% off summer camps. https://locations.schoolofrock.com/clark/music-camps
Fire Me Up Studios, Cranford NJ
Ready to spin the wheel? Engaging in pottery and other forms of art can be a very relaxing and rewarding way to cool-off during those dog days. But Fire Me Up Studios does more than that. The studio hosts camps that teach basic pottery skills and give kids the chance to finally get their own hands dirty and sculpt their own works. In addition, the studio offers camps that teaches valuable lessons in environmental consciousness as well as self-expression and empowerment through art. https://www.firemeupstudio.com/camps/
Young Rembrandts, Middlesex and Union Counties
Does your child leave their school’s art class yearning for more? Perhaps you have stepped on a pastel or two or maybe have had to clean paint out of a pony tail on a couple of occasions. If so, you may want to check out Young Rembrandts, part of a national franchise with a strong presence through schools and community centers here in New Jersey. The classes and camps offer step-by-step instruction in drawing, spatial-reasoning and visualization across a variety of mediums. The classes can help your child identify their passions or further develop them while at the same time giving you something to frame for your family room. Check out this website https://www.youngrembrandts.com/about-us/our-story/ for information about the company and opportunities for involvement in your area or contact Pam Hubinsky directly for classes held in NJ at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pulse Camps, New Jersey
Summer’s not summer without engaging in sports activities, right? Partnered with Nike and offered at some of the top educational institutions in NJ, Pulse sports camps offer tremendous opportunities for children aged 5 to 14 to hone in on those sports that they pursue during the school year or maybe even chances to try some new ones. First and foremost, the coaches want the children to have fun and come away with positive associations with the sport. That said, there is an emphasis on personal development, competitive play and significant goals and aims for each program in the areas of basketball, soccer, tennis, golf, volleyball and multi-sport. A lucky Chirping Moms’ reader will be allowed to participate in a Pulse Camp free of charge. Comment on the blog post and/or this Facebook post to enter. http://www.pulsecamps.com/
HOME Power Yoga, Cranford, New Jersey
HOME Power Yoga is a wonderful recent addition to downtown Cranford, this yoga studio with a truly family feel can introduce your child to the rewards and benefits of using their bodies in an interesting and interactive environment perfect for kids. Moreover, by introducing children to yoga and mindfulness early on, they may start to gain the abilities to cope with stressors somewhat unique to their generation. HOME’s teachers are terrifically equipped to accomplish this goal and have FUN doing so! Camps will be up on their website soon, but in the meantime please take a peak at the below listings. https://www.homepoweryoganj.com/kids. One lucky Chirping Moms’ reader will be allowed to participate in a HOME Power yoga class free of charge (1 day of camp). Leave a comment on this blog post below mentioning HOME or visit this Facebook post to enter: FACEBOOK ENTRY
- Thursday June 20 – Super Power Yoga
- Friday June 21 – HELLO SUMMER!
- Monday June 24 – Glow-ga
Time: 1:15-3:15. Price: $40 per day or $110 for the three-day series. (Snack and Craft included)
There’s a lot of meaning in this name! reLAX offers a unique camp concept that combines the athleticism of lacrosse with the relaxation techniques of yoga to create a truly empowering experience for young girls. For many athletes, mental exercise is just as important as the physical and can be a true “game-changer” when skills are broken down into micro-movements. All skill levels are welcome at the very interesting camp below and again, one lucky Chirping Moms’ will win a free week of camp. Enter by commenting below and/or visiting this Facebook post: RELAX GIVEAWAY ENTRY. Visit reLAX for more info and to register for camp! https://relaxlacrossecamps.com/collections/camps/products/relax-lacrosse-and-yoga-2019-summer-camp
Ciao Amici Italian Camps
Give your child the gift of language this summer at Ciao Amici summer camp. There are camps for kids from 6-13 and run 3 days a week. There are various week’s offered, each with it’s own fun “Italian” theme. Contact Ciao Amici for more information: email@example.com http://learnitaliannj.com/
Liberty Lake Day Camp
Liberty Lake Day Camp is a transformative experience, teaching life skills to inspire young people to change the world. Campers try new things, forge friendships, and enjoy the greatest summer experience imaginable! On sixty magnificent shady acres, campers customize their days through the “Freedom of Choice” elective program – over 60 Athletics, Fine/Performing Arts, Swimming, Boating, Fishing and Adventure activities. “All-inclusive” includes transportation, catered lunches, and a flexible 2-10 week season. Win 2 free weeks of camp: go to www.libertylakedaycamp.com
Check out this fun video from Liberty Lake Camp!
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