Children's Theater Camp: Taubenslag Productions, Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Ave., Edison; (732) 422-7071; taubenslagproductions.com; [email protected]; children's theater camp; coed, ages 7-15; a.m. 202; camps in Newark, West Caldwell, Montclair, Wayne; coed, ages 7-18; June 7-Sept. Essex Equestrian Center: 12-22 Woodland Ave., West Orange; contact Samantha Gardner, farm manager, at (973) 731-4182; essexequestrian.com; coed, ages 6 and up; specialty/horsemanship.
Get ready for summer with the Star-Ledger's guide to camps for kids. Boy Scouts of Central New Jersey Council Day Camps: Central New Jersey Council Office, 2245 Route 130 Suite 106, Dayton; (609) 419-1600, ext.
From traditional day camps to sleepaway camps, from specialty camps to special needs camps, find the perfect choice to fit your children's interests. 27; ages 6 to 18; acting, improv, musical theater, dance and school of rock. Be The Change Camp: Morris County 4-H Program; meeting site to be announced; (973) 285-8300, ext. 22; cnjcscouostting.org; Mercer County Park East in West Windsor, June 28-July 2 and July 12-16; Rosedale Park in Hopewell Township, July 26-30; Johnson Park in Piscataway, July 12-16; Merrill Park in Woodbridge, Aug. 27; swimming, athletics, computers, arts and crafts, games and activities; specialized sports camps also available; coed, kindergarten through age 12.
DAY PROGRAMS ACADEMIC, ARTS, SPORTS Algonquin Arts Summer Stage and Performing Arts Camps: 173 Main St., Manasquan; (732) 528-3735; algonquinarts.org; 9 a.m. All Children's Theatre Performing Arts Day Camps: 1180 Route 46 West, Parsippany 07054; phone and fax (973) 335-5328; allchildrenstheatre.org; [email protected]; specialty/theater, coed, ages 6-17. Offers singing, dancing, acting and comedy, scenery design and development (painting or collage), performance for family and friends. 3, [email protected]; coed, teen camp, ages 13-19. Brightest Star Summer Day Camp: 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township; (973) 971-3726; morrismuseum.org/static/bickford/star.html; 9 a.m. weekdays, June 14-18 and June 21-25; early summer intensive program for students entering grades 3-8; musical theater session for grades 6-12 (by audition only), June 28-July 16 and July 19-Aug. 9-13; Round Valley Youth Center in Lebanon, July 12-16; Yards Creek Scout Reservation in Blairstown, July 19-23; boys only, ages 7-10; all camps open weekdays 9- p.m., except Yards Creek, which is open -4 p.m. Boys & Girls Club of Wayne: 153 Garside Ave., Wayne; Dave Font, (973) 956-0033; bgcnwnj.org, [email protected]; a.m. Bruce Beck and Ian Eagle Sports Broadcasting Camp: Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, Montclair State University, Little Falls; (908) 233-1113; sportsbroadcastingcamp.com; July 26-30. Girls are grouped in their chosen programs in units, with staff who supervise and assist them throughout the week.
Camps in Clinton, Jackson, Livingston, Metuchen, Montville, Parsippany, Roxbury, Sparta, Tenafly, Watchung. Includes daily visits from New York-area broadcasters, game preparation, writing and interviewing skills, teleprompter use and on-air presentation. Camp De Witt: Sourland Mountains, Hillsborough; run by Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey; contact Elizabeth Iacouzzi, camp support manager, at (908) 725-1226, ext. Themed programs include photography and horseback riding, and traditional camp activities include crafts, nature, hiking, sports, games, music and shopping at the trading post. Camp Discovery at Fairleigh Dickinson University: Florham-Madison campus, 285 Madison Ave., Madison; Teaneck-Hackensack campus, 1000 River Road, Teaneck; (800) 338-3887 or (201) 692-6500; fdu.edu/campdiscovery; Jo [email protected]; 9 a.m.
124, [email protected]; fax: (908) 725-4933; gshnj.org/camps; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended care hours available 8- a.m.
and 4- p.m.; general/educational, coed, grades 1-9; leadership and training programs, sports, games, arts, theater and science activities daily.
Camp Horizons: 91 South Orange Ave., at Newark Academy, Livingston; 33 Hemlock Road, Livingston; (973) 992-7767;
Campers design own schedule of electives every two weeks; coed, grades K-9. Camp Jefferson: Jefferson Township Recreation Department, 81 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong; (973) 663-8404, jeffersontownship.net; contact Carol Punturieri at [email protected]
Special programs include family rocket launches and family movie nights. Activities include sports, crafts, science, nature, archery and special trips to Camel Beach Water Park, Museum of Natural History, other activities; June 21-Aug. Five-day or three-day camp session week available; optional day care before and after camp.