Jersey City is a bustling area for families. We noticed that while there are many lists of summer camps and organizations designed for toddlers to tweens, it is challenging to find information regarding programs for teenagers.
We spent a lot of time vetting and curating a list of the TOP 10 programs (listed below in alphabetical order) for Jersey City area teens to take part in this summer. This list consists of art, athletics, leadership and even academic based programs.
Boys & Girls Club, Best Buy Summer Teen Tech Camp, Jersey City or Hoboken
Ages: 13-18 Years Old
The Teen Tech Summer Camp is for teens ages 13-18. Each week will have a different theme from photography and graphic design to film making to motion graphics to coding and apps to Google Maker Camp.
Camp Liberty, Jersey City
Ages: 13-15 Years Old
The Camp Liberty Summer Teen Program offers teens positive and exciting arts and recreation activities and a safe place to socialize and recreate with their peers.
The program is divided into four two-week sessions: two with a focus on the arts and two with a focus on recreation. Its goals are to help young people develop confidence, integrity, leadership and teamwork.
International Ivy Summer Enrichment Program, Jersey City
Ages: Up to 15 Years Old
International Ivy promotes creativity and hands-on learning in subjects such as Robotics, Video Game Creation, Computer Programming, Science, Engineering, Math, Minecraft, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Digital Design and more.
All classes are weekly, Monday to Friday, between June 25 to August 17. Families can enroll for one week or multiple weeks, full-day (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) or half-day (9:00 AM – 12:30 PM or 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM). International Ivy is located in many locations throughout New Jersey and New York.
Mile Square Theater, Hoboken
Ages: Up to 17 Years Old
Nimbus Dance Works, Downtown Jersey City
Ages: 13-18 Years Old
For the dancers out there, Nimbus Dance Works will be holding their 2-week Teen Intensive. This program is designed for any dancer who wants to improve their technique or to be exposed to new styles. If you’re applying to a competitive dance college then this is for you. The program begins July 9th, 2018.
Saint Peters Prep Sports Camps, Jersey City
Ages: 6th-9th Graders
Saint Peter's Prep Sports Camps are directed by varsity Head Coaches. Assistant coaches in each sport, in addition to the finest coaches from around the Tri-State, round out the individual staff lending unique expertise and supervision to our campers. The camps provide in depth instruction designed to hone techniques, fundamentals and a strong foundation in all aspects of the particular game of choice. Campers are provided a unique opportunity to become acclimated with the school, area, facilities and staff.
Sailors NYC, Jersey City
Ages: 11-18 Years
Sailors NYC is offering the ONLY program in the New York Harbor that is instructed by USCG licensed instructors who are experienced in working with children and youth. We teach sailing through a variety of fun and engaging activities that keep the teens excited for more. At the end of a one week program the children will be able to qualify for the Qualified Crew Member Rank Certification. This certification is the foundation for future sailing certification your child will be able to obtain as they grow up.
Stevens Institute of Tech, Hoboken
Ages: 11th & 12th Graders
You may not know exactly what you want to do yet, but you know whatever it is, it’s going to be big. When you enroll in a pre-college program at Stevens, you can explore your ideas and interests in a pressure-free, inspiring academic environment that welcomes big thinkers.
What distinguishes their pre-college programs from others is that you get to create something from to start to finish: a business plan, a video game, an investment portfolio, a short animation. Yes, you’ll leave with a stronger college application, you’ll try out a potential major, get a taste of what campus life is really like and make some new friends.
TestRocker SAT, ACT, PSAT Summer Bootcamps, Jersey City
Ages: Current 7th-11th Graders
Students of all ages that need to prepare for the SAT, ACT, PSAT or a high school entrance exam can join TestRocker for this Summer. The program will combine TestRocker's award winning online program with small in person classes conducted by a private tutor with over 18 years of experience. The curriculum will be based around keeping your child on track with their school education as well as getting them prepared for their upcoming entrance exams.
TestRocker's classroom location in Jersey City has a modern open design and high tech equipment make the learning atmosphere fun and engaging. Class sizes are capped at 8 students to ensure a more personal 1-on-1 experience.
SAT/ACT Summer Class: 2 spots remaining
PSAT 8/9 Summer Class for admission into McNair and Infinity: 2 spots remaining
Urban Arts at Monroe, Hoboken
Ages: All Ages
Students will explore the work of a different artist each class and complete an image inspired by that artist. Instruction will include the use of various media and a foundation in art history and concepts. These classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
You can register for 1 class, 2 classes, a full week or all the classes!
Summer 2018 Sessions – June 25 through July 26
Do you have a Jersey City area summer camp or program? Email john (at) testrocker (dot) com to be considered for this list.