Summer Camp Guide for Essex and Union County Moms | Essex County Moms

Thinking about Summer yet???  These last couple warm spring days have had us DREAMING about summer camps for our kiddos!  We have been busy gathering some amazing camps and summer programs for all different interests across Union and Essex County!  Read below to learn about some great opportunities for your children! Sign up today! 

Located on the beautiful 11-acre campus of Oak Knoll School in Summit, New Jersey, our summer programs offer excitement and fun for children ages 3-17.

Summer Adventures Day Camp (June 27 to August 12, 2022) — Our ACA-accredited day camp offers swimming, fencing, science and nature, sports, arts, and more! We create an environment where your child can make new friends while creating lasting memories.
Career Series — What do you want to be when you grow up? High school students will spend 1 hour/week virtually with an expert in a chosen field.
Kindergarten Ready — (July 5 – July 29) Your child will be prepared to start kindergarten in the fall with confidence.
June Mini Camps (June 13-24, 2022) — Mini Sessions … great big fun!
Summer Scholars (Summer 2022) — Middle/high school students have the opportunity to preview/review topics such as Geometry, Algebra, Physics, and English, along with enrichment opportunities.
Youth Sports Camps (Summer 2022) — Football, field hockey, soccer and more.

3 Things Your Campers LOVE Most

  • Weekly Themes, including Halloween in July!
  • Swimming in our above-ground pool
  • Creating Lifelong Friendships

Location: 44 Blackburn Road, Summit, NJ 07901
Instagram: @oakknollshc

Call 908-522-8186 or email [email protected] with any additional questions.

A unique summer camp experience that caterers to each camper while encouraging them to try NEW activities and sports! Weekly curriculum includes: Soccer, Football, Basketball, Wiffle ball, Lacrosse, Floor Hockey, Gaga, Kickball, Dodgeball, Pillo Polo, Laser Tag, Water Activities, eSports, Robotics, Coding, Science, Tie Dye, Arts & Crafts & SO MUCH MORE!  There are so many different options for full day, half day or an afternoon!  Which combination will work best for your family?  

FPSD Summer Camp 2022 offers different schedules to best meet the needs of EVERY family!
Full Day 9-4
Half Day AM 9-12PM
Half Day PM 1-4PM
*Lunch can be added at an additional cost

Location: 76 Passaic Ave, Florham Park
Contact:  973-457-2152 for more information or Email [email protected]

3 Things Campers LOVE the most

  • Customizable Camp Programs
  • Amazing Counselors
  • The 91,000 Sq ft. Air inflated Dome

Summer camp at Art Space 4U offers fun and structured variety of art forms at the studio with highly educated instructors in the field. Including painting/drawing, mixed media, Paper-Mache, steam projects, crafts, fashion, cartoons/illustration, animation (including Manga and Anime), bracelet making, knitting, and more. Which class sounds interesting to your son or daughter?

Location: 2376 Mountain Ave, Scotch Plains
Contact: Jin Chong ~ [email protected] ~

Phone 917-574-0240

3 Things our CAMPERS love the MOST!

  • Different (not just having fun but they love that they are learning.
  • Our campers say the time at our studio is “magical” 🙂
  • They love feeling being encouraged to create art in a structured environment.

A variety of immersive, active camps are offered June 20-August 12, 2022 including Day Camp, STEAM & Specialty Camps, Sport Clinics, and Young Leaders, for preschoolers through ninth graders. Inspiring, week-long MasterClass options taught by Far Brook faculty allow campers to take a deep dive into a topic that interests them. Progressive education meets summer camp. Select any weeks, two week minimum.

Location:  52 Great Hills Road, Short Hills
Contact: Melissa Williams [email protected] ~  (973) 379-3442

3 Things Campers LOVE the Most

  • Trying NEW things
  • Making Friends
  • Outdoor Exploration

This incredible studio in Scotch Plains camp offerings involve longer session classes with topics ranging from science to slime to EVERYTHING in between. Gone are the days of looking for something fun to do on their day off. A day with Creative Kids is the perfect solution! My daughters have been invited to birthday parties at Creative Kids and they CAN’T wait to go back!  They always have so much fun!

Location:  551 Park Ave, Scotch Plains
Contact: Call Lisa at 908-232-4949 or Email:

3 Things Campers LOVE

  • Painting
  • Smiling with Friends
  • Creating ART

Millburn Recreation Dept. Summer Camp registration is now open.  Be sure to register your child as soon as possible because space in all programs is limited. Please see our website at for more information, or you can visit our documents page with all of our registration forms at For online registration visit  For Further information, please call the Recreation Dept. office at 973-564-7097.

Teen Travel Camp

Additional Summer Camp Programs

Questions: Call 973-535-7925, option 8, M-F, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm or email [email protected]

Calling all Kids Camp Campers from Maplewood and South Orange! Join Maplewood Kids Camp this year for amazing, safe, and long lasting memories! (K-5) Trips to the pool, arts & crafts and plenty of outdoor fun! Limited spots available for Full day, Half day, Before and/or After care. Please call the Recreation Department to sign up for Before and/ or After care.

Stay tuned for more information on programming to come!
To sign up for Full Day or Half Day Click Here

More information on upcoming camp programs to come! Stay Tuned!

The Glen Ridge Recreation Department is pleased to announce Summer Day Camp!
Glen Ridge residents ages 5 – 12 (must be 5 years old before January 1, 2022).

June 21 – August 5 (7 weeks) Monday through Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm
Carteret Park, Carteret Street, Glen Ridge, NJ.

Summer Rec Camp

The Recreation Department offers a Summer Camp (known as “Summer Rec”) for boys and girls from Pre-K through the 6th grade. Summer Rec is hosted at the Essex Fells School.

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