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Camper’s Guide
The summer camps in our area are taking the plunge to give your children their best summer yet.

by Kaytlyn Mroz

Even in the depth of February’s winter, we can’t wait for the hot summer season. But when the kids are out of school, which programs are available  for spending their summer days? That’s why we look for the best summer camps for your family and list them here for you to daydream of sunshine and long days.

 

If your camper wants to be focused on arts and crafts, swimm ing, horseback riding, science or performing arts, these camps have that—and so much more. Tell  your children to grab their SPF, sneakers  and swim trunks, it’s going to be their best summer yet.

 

AMBASSADOR

CHRISTIAN

ACADEMY 

535 Mullica Hill Road

Glassboro

(856) 881-3669

ext. 102 

AmbassadorChristianAcademy.com 

The Camp Ambassador Summer Camp program offers a safe, friendly, Christian environment that allows children to make memories all summer long. With an energetic and caring staff, this program allows campers to lend a hand in service projects, science and nature, visual and performing arts, field trips and so much more.

 

MOORESTOWN

FRIENDS SCHOOL 

110 E. Main St.

Moorestown 

(856) 914-4493 

Summer.MFriends.org  Moorestown Friends’ ‘Summer Scholars’ classes offer a variety of creative, enriching and fun programs for children from age 3 through high school. Older scholars  can utilize the camp’s LEAP Academics programs while scholars of all Guide ages can test their athletic skills head-on through swimming and fi eld games.

 

CHARTWELL’S

HAPPY DAY CAMP 

136 Paragon Ave.

Marlton 

(856) 983-8827 

ChartwellHappyDayCamp.com 

Children ages 4 to 13 can enjoy acres of land at Happy Day Camp. Whether your camper likes swimming, soccer, lacrosse, karate, arts and crafts, science or fitness programs, Chartwell’s has an activity for every interest. A bonus? Parents love H appy Day Camp, too.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD

CAMPS AT THE KATZ

JCC 

1301 Springdale Road

Cherry Hill 

(856) 424-4444 

KatzJCC.org/ECCCamps 

The award-winning Early Childhood Camps for kids ages 2 to 5 years old help you r littlest campers have fun while learning. Their Sun and Fun program (ages 2 to 2 ½ ) and KinderCamp (ages 2 ½ to 5) both feature an abund ance of activities in their state-of-the-art facilities and include swim classes in the Katz JCC’s wading pools.

 

ESF CAMPS

& EXPERIENCES 

William Allen Middle

School

801 N. Stanwick Road

Moorestown

(856) 235-5300 

ESFCamps.com/Moorestown

The ‘gold standard’ of summer camps, ESF prides itself on having programs full of fun and skill-building experiences. With a team of all-adult educational professionals, they are c ommitted to growing your child’s confidence and success. They are committed to maintaining your child’s safety, health and well-being.

 

ISC AND DSC

SUMMER DAY CAMP 

650 Kresson Road

Cherry Hill 

(856) 428-8588 

ISCCherryHill.com 

Keeping your children active, this camp offers roller skating, basketball, GaGa, Dancing and more. With the goal of creating an environment full of Integrity, Sportsmanship and Character, ISC is committed to building long-lasting relationships with your family through their exciting program.

 

JCC CAMPS

AT MEDFORD 

400 Tuckerton Road

Medford 

(856) 751-1666 

JCCCampsAtMedford.org 

The JCC Camps at Medford staff, campers, parents and lay leaders are one big family. Working to enrich the lives of their campers, JCC Camps teaches children values and life skills in an environment that builds confidence, shares success and creates lifelo ng friendships and memories.

 

ACADEMY OF

BALLET NJ 

401 Bloomfield Drive,

No. 4 | West Berlin 

(856) 768-9503 

BalletNJ.org 

Do you have a child who is hyper focused on dance? Sign them up for the Academy of Ballet NJ’s summer intensive program and allow them to be trained by professional choreographers and fitness experts to learn—and master—skills they can utilize outside of camp.

 

HADDONFIELD

FRIENDS SCHOOL 

47 N. Haddon Ave.

Haddonfield 

(856) 429-6786

HaddonfieldFriends.org

Providing a nurturing summer camp for children ages 2 ½ through middle school, Haddonfield Friends Summer Program encourages individual growth while respecting each other’s differences. With each summer camp session having themebased weeks, campers  can be building, creating, painting, daydreaming, playing in the water and more all summer long.

 

MERION MERCY

ACADEMY 

511 Montgomery Ave.

Merion Station, Pa.  

(610) 664-6655

Merion-Mercy.com 

If you are looking for a summer program with academic courses, high school preparation, sports camps or even enrichment programs for your child, Merion Mercy Academy has all of the above. The all-girls school’s summer programs are co-ed so every child’s summer can be a bit brighter.

 

SHINING LIGHTS EARLY

CHILDHOOD CENTER

1720 Springdale Road

Cherry Hill 

(856) 424-4915 

ShiningLightsOnline.org 

Shining Lights’ Camp Rising Stars is focused on your youngest campers. For children preschool age through first grade, your camper will have themebased weeks that will also include a field trip or a water play day. Each week will even include an exercise or sports day.

 

TALL PINES DAY CAMP 

1349 Sykesville Road

Williamstown 

(856) 262-3900 

TallPinesDayCamp.com 

There’s not much your camper won’t find at Tall Pines. With 66 acres of fun in the Pinelands, the camp prides itself on its many activities. Whether your camper enjoys basketball, swimming, golf, gymnastics, horseback riding, swimming, creative arts or nature—to name a few—they will create a summer filled with memories at Tall Pines.

 

MAINSTAGE CENTER 

FOR THE ARTS

27 S. Black Horse Pike

Blackwood 

(856) 302-6485

Mainstage.org 

Mainstage’s Summer Stage offers the gamut when it comes to theatrical productions. If your child is interested in being front and center or behind the scenes in production, they can do both at this program. Learning from the professionals in the business, your child will come away from the summer program as the star of the show.

 

 

 

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 12 (February 2018).

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