The Best Summer Camps in Ridgewood, NJ

Posted by Tarvin Realtors on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 11:10am.

the best summer camps in ridgewood njSummer is finally upon us, and for parents, the hot weather and longer days also signify the long-awaited summer vacation. Ridgewood Parks and Recreation has put together a phenomenal line up of summer camps in Ridgewood, NJ that will help kids stay active and engaged! From budding engineers to the next Tony Hawk, there are Ridgewood summer camps available for every child, no matter their interests. With summer camps like these, you’ll wish you were a kid again!

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For the Scientist:

Summer LEGO® Camps with Play-Well TEKnologies

LEGO summer camps in Ridgewood NJTake your child's love of LEGO® to the next level with this brilliant summer camp! Play-Well TEKnologies offers LEGO®-inspired engineering classes for kids using a massive collection of 100,000 LEGO® pieces! After a brief introduction and presentation, campers will use critical thinking and problem solving skills to design, build and test their creations. Learning concepts and vocabulary of engineering, architecture and physics has never been more fun!

When: August 10 – 14 or August 24 – 28
Ages: Grades K-2 (9:00am – 12:00pm) & Grades 3-6 (1:00pm – 4:00pm)
Cost: $155
Where: The Community Center, Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Ave.
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Engineering for Kids – Electronic Game Design

In Engineering for Kids’ Electronic Game Design summer camp, your child will create their own video game! Each student is provided with a laptop that they will use to create super hero characters, build obstacles and challenges, and customize various levels for their characters to overcome. Students will also learn how to create sound effects and music to incorporate into their game. At the end of the camp, kids will receive a copy of their game so they can play it at home.

When: August 17 – 21, 9:30am - 1:00pm
Ages: Grades 3 -8 and grouped according to age
Cost: $230
Where: The Stable, 259 N. Maple Ave.
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For the Athlete:

2015 Summer Tennis with All Pro Tennis

tennis summer camps in ridgewood njThese tennis summer camps in Ridgewood are taught under the supervision of former world-ranked tennis pro, Barry Ruback. Kids are grouped according to both age and experience, so your child is guaranteed to have fun, regardless of their skill level. Sign up for as many weeks as you’d like, and watch your child progress as they learn the fundamentals and fancy footwork required of any great tennis player.

When: July 6 – 9, July 13 – 16, July 20 – 23, July 27 – 30, August 3 – 6, August 24 – 27 (9:00am - 10:30am or 10:30am – 12:00pm)
Ages: Grades 1 and up
Cost: $115/week
Where: Somerville Courts, South Pleasant Ave. (August 24 camp at Bellair Courts)
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TGA Premier Junior Golf

These golf summer camps instructed by TGA (Teach Grow Achieve) offer students the opportunity to develop golf skills and build self-confidence in a safe and fun environment. With both group and one-on-one instruction, your child will also learn the rules and etiquette of golf, as well as the importance of honesty and good sportsmanship. Furthermore, TGA provides all equipment, including student handbooks and achievement awards.

When: August 10 – 13 (Session I) and August 24 – 27 (Session II), 9:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Grades 1 - 6
Cost: $180
Where: Irene Habernickel Family Park, 1035 Hillcrest Rd.
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US Sports Institute: Total Play Multi Sports & Total Sports Squirts

The US Sports Institute is offering two multi sports camps in Ridgewood this summer. Designed for the youngest athletes, the Total Sports Squirts program allows campers to experience a different fun-filled sport each day, from lacrosse to flag football. In the Total Play Multi Sports program, campers will play up to 16 different sports from around the world, gaining a wide variety of technical skills. Designed for all ages and abilities, these summer camps focus on participation, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Camp: Total Sports Squirts
When: August 10 – 14, 9:15am – 12:45pm
Ages: 3 – 5 years old
Cost: $110

Camp: Total Play Multi Sports
When: August 10 – 14, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Ages: 5 – 8 years old
Cost: $180

Camp: Total Play Multi Sports
When: August 10 – 14, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Ages: 8 – 11 years old
Cost: $200

Where: Maple Park, 251 N. Maple Ave.
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For the Artist:

Summer Arts and Crafts & Summer Drawing Session

art summer camps in ridgewood njRidgewood Parks and Recreation is offering two different week-long art camps this summer. The Summer Arts and Crafts camp allows campers to create a variety of arts and crafts projects and provides all materials. The Summer Drawing Session provides instruction in drawing only, and a list of materials will be provided upon registration. Regardless of the summer camp you choose, your child will be expressing themselves in a fun and creative way!

Camp: Summer Arts and Crafts
When: August 10 – 13, 10:00am – 11:00am (Session I) and 11:15am – 12:15pm (Session II)
Ages: Grades 2 – 8
Cost: $45/4 classes

Camp: Summer Drawing Session
When: August 10 – 13, 12:45pm – 1:45pm
Ages: Grades 2 – 8
Cost: $45/4 classes

Where: The Stable, 259 N. Maple Ave.
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Abrakadoodle’s Around the World Art Camp

During this Ridgewood summer camp, children will experience art from all over the world! Through hands-on, creative lessons, students will have the opportunity to work with clay, paint and a variety of materials to create cultural masterpieces. Children will learn new skills and develop an appreciation for art in its many forms. Since all materials are provided, kids are only required to bring their imagination!

When: August 24 – 28, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Ages: Grades K – 4
Cost: $175
Where: The Stable, 259 N. Maple Ave.
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For the Adventure Seekers:

Skateboarding Summer Camp

skateboarding summer camps in ridgewood njIf your child has been wanting to learn to ride or simply wants to take their skateboarding skills to the next level, then this is the summer camp for them! Co-sponsored by Underground Skate Shop, the expert instructors of this camp will help students get to know their board, learn to ride properly and perform basic tricks. Each student must bring their own board, helmet and knee pads as safety comes first, but is always followed by fun!

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays between July 7 and August 6, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Ages: 8 – 14 years old
Cost: $150
Where: The Skatepark, 259 N. Maple Ave.
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Ridgewood Parks and Recreation’s Equishare/Ponyshare summer camps are perfect for aspiring young Equestrians and horse lovers alike. All equipment is provided so that students can learn grooming and basic horsemanship and riding skills in a safe environment. Parents are welcome to participate in the Petite Equestrian Programs, while the Pony Grooming and Riding Program also includes lessons about horse anatomy and behavior, as well as barn management and industry careers. The half day Pony Camp teaches more advanced horsemanship skills and includes over an hour of riding each day!

Camp: Petite Equestrian Programs (PEP)
When: August 10 – 13, 9:00am – 10:30am
Ages: 3 – 6 years old
Cost: $210
Where: The Stable, 259 N. Maple Ave.

Camp: Pony Grooming and Riding Program (PGRP)
When: August 10 – 13, 10:45am – 12:45pm
Ages: 7 – 13 years old
Cost: $250
Where: The Stable, 259 N. Maple Ave.

Camp: Pony Camp
When: August 17 – 21, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Ages: 9 and up
Cost: $310
Where: Habernickel Family Park, Hillcrest Rd.

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