We asked local summer camps: What makes your camp the best of the best?
Beechwood School’s summer camp offers every child a chance to experience field days, water play and arts and crafts in large, shaded play areas, supervised by certified teachers. Camp is open Monday through Thursday for full- and half-day sessions from the end of June through mid August.
THE BEECHWOOD SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP
441 Beechwood Ave. | Haddonfield
(856) 429-0303 | TheBeechwoodSchool.com
With two locations and a half-day and full-day flexible schedule offering weekly themed activities, Bright Beginnings is a great choice for your children ages 3-10 years. Visit their website for more information.
BRIGHT BEGINNINGS ACADEMY
1600 Chapel Ave. | Cherry Hill | (856) 438-5321
315 Fries Mill Road | Sewell | (856) 582-1144
Looking for an affordable summer day camp that incorporates fun educational themes, science and nature, daily water activities, crafts, games, baking and fantastic field trips? Camp Ambassador offers a safe, friendly Christian environment where memories are made that will last a lifetime. June 20-August 19. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., extended care hours available. Half price sibling discount available.
535 Mullica Hill Road | Glassboro
(856) 881-3669 | AmbassadorChristianAcademy.com
Chartwell’s Happy Day Camp is South Jersey's best program for parents who demand quality for their children. Sessions run June 27-September 2 for children ages 4-13 with affordable full, half, daily and extended options. Weekly sessions carry a special theme such as: Sports Mania, Disney and Summer Olympics. Activities include: swim lessons, sports, arts & crafts and nature education.
CHARTWELL’S HAPPY DAY CAMP
136 Paragon Ave. | Marlton
(856) 983-8827 | ChartwellHappyDayCamp.com
Early Childhood Camps at the Katz JCC is the place for little campers ages 2 to 5 to have big fun. Housed at the JCC’s air conditioned facility, their loving and professional staff ensure your child has an incredible summer through a wide variety of activities including swimming, creative arts, sports and music.
EARLY CHILDHOOD CAMPS AT THE KATZ JCC
1301 Springdale Road | Cherry Hill
(856) 424-4444 | KatzJCC.org/ECCCamps
ISC and DSC Summer Day Camp prides themselves on being safe, accommodating, affordable and engaging. Care runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and includes lunch and snacks as well as new sports, games, themed days, field and swim trips and special guests. Their friendly staff will help campers aged 3> years to eighth grade facilitate fun and create lasting memories.
ISC AND DSC SUMMER DAY CAMP
650 Kresson Road | Cherry Hill
(856) 428-8588 | IntSports.com
The JCC Camps at Medford, a day camp for children ages 3 to 14, enriches the lives of children by teaching values and life skills in a fun, safe Jewish environment. Outstanding camp facilities make them a premier day camp, and campers enjoy outstanding activities including swimming pools for each age level, fishing and boating at their lake, a nature complex and more. Supervised transportation and an amazing camper to staff ratio provide an incredible summer camp experience.
JCC CAMPS AT MEDFORD
400 Tuckerton Road | Medford
(856) 751-1666 | JCCCampsAtMedford.org
Liberty Lake is at the forefront in youth development in integrating character and life skills into every aspect of their camp day: independence, integrity, aspiration, teamwork and friendship skills.
1195 Florence-Columbus Road | Bordentown
(609) 499-7820 | LibertyLakeDayCamp.com
Mainstage Center for the Arts’ Summer Stage visual and performing arts camps provide children with fun, friendship and happiness as they learn to put on a show. Celebrating their 28th year, their friendly staff and safe, nurturing environment ensure age-appropriate, affordable programs for children entering kindergarten through 12th grade.
MCA SUMMER STAGE
27 S. Black Horse Pike | Blackwood
200 College Dr. | Blackwood
Markeim Art Center's summer Art and Ceramics camp is the best in South Jersey. They focus on the creative and developmental growth of each individual child. Sessions run June 6-Sept. 16 for children ages 3-14 with affordable full-day, half-day, and extended options. Weekly sessions are themed. Multi-week and multisibling discounts available.
MARKEIM ART CENTER SUMMER ART AND CERAMICS CAMP
104 Walnut St. | Haddonfield
(856) 429-8585 | MarkeimArtsCenter.org
Naudain’s Montessori Summer Enrichment Program offers individualized and group instruction and weekly thematic units in air-conditioned classrooms like arts and crafts, music and foreign languages from certified Montessori teachers and trained assistants. Outdoor fun includes water and sprinkler play, as well as outdoor games.
NAUDAIN’S MONTESSORI SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
6 School Lane | Voorhees
Tall Pines Day Camp opened in 1996 and has been filled to capacity every year. Ninety percent of the former campers and current staff and 84 percent of the campers return each year. Camp includes transportation, 15 lunch choices —including nut-free, vegetarian and gluten-free options—and 50-plus activities across 66 acres.
TALL PINES DAY CAMP
1349 Sykesville Road | Williamstown
(856) 262-3900 | TallPinesDay-Camp.com
There's something for everyone at our YMCA camps. Camp Ockanickon for boys and Camp Matollionequay for girls provide the opportunity for campers to build self-esteem and discover independence in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment. At Lake Stockwell Day Camp, campers grow, develop and make friends while exploring exciting activities.
1303 Stokes Road | Medford
(609) 654-8225 | YCamp.org
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 12 (February, 2016).
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