Finally, stay-at-home orders are lifting, and the countdown to summer is merely days away. But even though this summer is going to look a lot different than any we’ve ever known, it’s still a time for kids to be kids—especially after a season of social distancing and e-learning. We are all itching to try something new, socialize, and even get outside. And now, more than ever, camp is a time when kids can grow and blossom in a stress-free environment, meet new friends, and try completely novel things. New Jersey camps have the green light to open in July with social-distancing and COVID-19 preventative guidelines in place, but if you’re still on the fence about sending your kids, there are a bunch of virtual camps to bring the experience home. Read on for 4 NJ camps that are accepting registrations now—and cheers to getting this summer started.
With classes like Acting/Devised Theater, Hip-Hop, Dance, and Musical Theater, kids can connect, create, and discover through the performing arts— virtually. Choose a morning, afternoon, or all-access full-day programs for a four-week, online, at-home, virtual arts training experience that will guide your kids through the specialty of their choice with the expertise of New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s accomplished faculty. To learn more about the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Virtual Summer Arts Camp, visit their website here.
Got a budding Tiger Woods or just a kid who’s interested in learning to play 18 holes? With two putting greens, a well-bunkered short game area, and a driving range with target greens, the Basking Ridge Golf Academy Junior Camps and clinics offer a terrific learning environment for your junior golfer. Both the summer clinics and camps boast a roster of golf professionals who will guide your young enthusiast to become a better player and hone a life-long devotion to the sport. With groups sorted by age and ability and small camper to pro ratio (max of 7 campers), kids get lots of individual instruction and have time to work on their skills while also learning the rules of the game—all things that will set them up for success on the course. And thanks to the completely immersive setting with full or half-day camp options (and use of the club pool), kids will meet new friends with similar goals, learn from cool instructors that they admire, and have a ton of fun getting to know the game.
Basking Ridge Junior Golf Camp and Clinics is located on185 Madisonville Road in Basking Ridge. Click here for 2020 available camps and clinics.
Taubenslag Productions Theater Camp – Not open for summer 2020 camp season
Now in its 31st summer, Taubenslag Productions Theater Camp is adapting to COVID-19 regulations by changing the location– Edison Elks Property on Old Post Road easily accessible from Route 1— and shaping the program and activities to keep within CDC and State Health Department Guidelines. Kids ages 6-16 will learn about all aspects of musical theater while building confidence and self-esteem. And even if you’re little has only performed in her playroom, it’s no biggie—all levels of experience are welcome. Their program will include theater activities in both the mornings and afternoons plus fun-filled activities including water games, scavenger hunts, relay races, arts and crafts, workshops, and more. The program begins on July 6 and will run for 7 weeks. Find out why their Theater Camp was honored by the New Jersey State Senate, General Assembly & Middlesex County Freeholders for Artistic Excellence. Visit their website for more details on their 2020 summer camp or call Taubenslag Productions at (732) 422-7071.
This summer, Apple Montessori campers will receive a passport to a top-secret adventure. Campers will have a safe, fun, and enriching summer following the Wacky Professor McIntosh ‘Around the World in 40 Days’. Your little camper will love the exciting and enriching environment that their program offers—each day is filled with adventures and activities such as coding, robotics, music, drama, arts, sports, and daily Montessori lessons, among many more. On-site and home-based camp options are available for registration now, both starting on July 6. Prerecorded instruction for use at any time is included with both programs. Their daily programs—like Innovators & Explorers, Tech Time, Creations & Crafts—are fun and educational, so your camper will be well-prepared for the school year ahead. Learning has never been more fun. Apple Montessori has 15 locations in Northern and Central NJ. For more information, visit their website.