Time to Pick a Summer Camp
There's a lot to choose from when it comes to summer camps. Here are a few.
It's the season to start thinking about how your kids will spend the next one.
Lakeview Day Camp: The camp offers activities for children and families beginning mid-June through Labor Day. The facility is divided into Junior Camp (preschool and kindergarten), Main Camp (first through sixth grade) and Teen Camp (seventh through ninth grade). Activities include day trips, swimming, sports and performing arts.
Y Country Day Camp: Located at the Country Swim Club on Dutch Road, the Y Country Day Camp caters to children ages 3 through those in sixth grade. Activities include daily instructional and recreational swimming, sports instruction, arts and crafts and field trips. Camp season normally lasts from late June to mid-August. Camp is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily. It is handicap accessible.
Mercer County Community College: Registration is underway for this summer’s options, which include academics, sports and theater. Camp begins June 20.
Middlesex County College: Registration is under way for this summer’s options, which include cooking cartooning, theater and more. Camp runs June 27 to Aug. 19 and is open to children who are 6 to 18.
The East Brunswick Recreation Camp: The camp offers several programs for campers of different ages. Full day programs run June 27 to Aug. 12, and half-day programs run June 27 to Aug. 5. Campers get weekly trips to Crystal Springs, as well as field trips to the beach, amusement parks, and the movies almost weekly. The camp serves children in grades first through ninth and is accredited with the American Camp Association, recognition usually only received by private camps. It also offers a half-day Theater Camp for interested families.
The Camp Yomeca Experience: The Raritan Valley YMCA camp provides children ages 5-13 with an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, develop their character, build their self-esteem, and feel safe and accepted. Camp teaches children how to appreciate the accomplishments of others, how to make others feel valued, and fosters responsibility. By watching and emulating their role models children learn to display good manners, conduct themselves positively and challenge themselves to be better people. The weeklong sessions run from June until the end of August.
Westminster Conservatory Summer Music Camps: Held in various Princeton locations and taught by Westminster Conservatory staff, the Westminster Conservatory Summer Music Camps are a great way to introduce your child to music or to enrich his or her music knowledge. Children as young as 2 can enroll, and will be introduced to singing, movement and dance and percussion instruments. Older children can get voice instruction and play choir chimes and Orff instruments. Many of the camp sessions include craft sessions and outside playtime. Committed students can enroll in instructional camps for strings, winds, brass and percussion, while children in grades 1 to 12 can enroll in musical theater camps.