The summer months mean two things: no homework and fun times at camp! Even as your child grows into his or teen years, there are a plethora of New Jersey summer camps for teens (ahem, you) to choose from, and if you are working parents, you want to keep your tweens and teens occupied and safe during those summer days.
Check out the below opportunities for teenagers seeking ‘regular’ day camps, leadership skills-focused options, and even those for special interests. These amazing summer camps are a great way to keep your teens active and safe during the summer months. Thanks, New Jersey, for having more camp options for teens than we can count!
As part of our 2023 update to the best summer camps for teens who are middle school and high school students not only are we including summer day camps with one-week and two-week sessions but we are also adding sleepaway camps and overnight camps that offer teens hands-on experiences and positive experiences in a supportive environment.
For information on advertising in this summer camp directory or any of our summer camp directories, please email Jennifer Auer at [email protected].
Awesome New Jersey Summer Camps for Teens
Camp Riverbend in Warren NJ
Located in Warren, this camp offers daily swimming lessons, a full range of sports, and creative activities. For teens in grades 6 – 8, the camp offers a Day Trippers program where a variety of field trips are planned. Summer camp programs begin June 26, 2023. Teen camp rates start at $2300 per two-week session. For more information, call (908) 580-CAMP or visit campriverbend.com.
Harbor Hills in Mendham NJ
A traditional summer camp in Mendham offering aquatics, creative and performing arts, and sports. Teen campers build bonds through various trips and exploration adventures. There are three different teen programs to consider, including Teen Adventure, Teen Apprentice, and Leadership in Training (leadership skills). Teen camp rates start at $4595 for three weeks. Summer camp programs begin June 26, 2023. For more information, call (973) 895-3200 or visit their website at harborhillsdaycamp.com.
Jeff Lake Day Camp in Stanhope NJ
This Stanhope summer camp offers 350 acres to play and explore, including a 50-acre lake with recreational works (paddle boards, sailing, kayaking, and more). Teenagers in grades 6-8 have the added benefit of experiencing outdoor activities such as stand up paddleboarding and optional weekend trips. Teens in 9th and 10th grades can sign up for the camp’s Counselor In Training program to build leadership skills. Camp rates start at $4725 for half the season. Summer camp programs begin June 26, 2023. For more information, call 973-347-1230 or visit jefflakecamp.com.
Spring Lake Day Camp in Ringwood NJ
This Ringwood summer day camp 30-acre campus includes outdoor activities at their five-pool complex, 5-acre lake with zip line, two hockey rinks, sports fields, gymnastics, and the list goes on. In addition to regular boys and girls camp, teenagers in 9th grade can do a Junior Training Program Camp, and those in 10th grade can build leadership skills in their Leadership Training Program. Rates start at $5345 for four weeks. Summer camp programs begin June 26, 2023. For more information, call 973-831-9000, or visit springlakedaycamp.com.
ESF Camp in Lawrenceville NJ
Experiences For Life offer summer programs in Lawrenceville full of fun and skill-building experiences. Teenagers can sign up for Tennis Camp, Senior Camp, Academic Programs, and team sport specialty camps. Teen camp rates start at $635 per week. Summer camp programs begin June 26, 2023. For more information, call 609-896-0606 or visit esfcamps.com.
JCC Camp Rauch Day camp in Bridgewater NJ
Gain new skills, create friendships, and be a part of a community at this summer camp in Bridgewater. Leadership in Training available for teenagers. Camp rates start at $3560 for a four-week session. Summer camp programs begin June 26, 2023. For more information, call 908-443-9026 or visit jcccampruach.org.
Tamarack Day Camp in Randolph NJ
The beautiful 37-acre summer camp facility in Randolph NJ offers plenty of field space, a new heated pool, Pro-turf sports, and so much more for outdoor activities. Programs for teenagers include Teen Travelers and Leadership in Training (leadership skills). Camp rates start at $5300 for a four-week session. Summer camp programs begin June 26, 2023. For more information, call 862-244-4422 or visit tamarackdaycamp.com.
Allaire Country Day Camp in Wall Township NJ
This Wall Township summer camp offers an 11-acre facility with indoor activities including turf playing fields, an Olympic-size pool, kickball stadium, and much more. The camp offers no specialties specific to teens, but campers are grouped according to age. Camp rates start at $75 per day. Summer camp programs begin June 12, 2023. For more information, call 732-681-4651 or visit allairecountryday.com.
Horseback Riding Summer Camps for Teens
We know some teens and their parents are really looking for horseback riding outdoor adventure camps for the summer. While New Jersey does offer many equestrian camps, we’ve only found one that is open for ALL teenagers.
Seaton Hackney Stables Horseback Riding Camp in Morristown, NJ
This outdoor adventure camp accepts teens up to 17 years old and forms groups according to age and level of experience. Even if your teen has never been horseback riding, they can learn at Seaton Hackney Stables. Camp rates start at $825 per week. Summer camp programs begin June 19, 2023. For more information, call 973-644-3355 or visit seatonhackney.com.
Summer Camps for Teens Overnight Camps
Below we share details about some of the overnight summer camps for teens that are also near New Jersey.
Camp Mason in Hardwick
Camp Mason is an overnight camp in Hardwick, NJ. For more than 120 years, YMCA Camp Mason has welcomed campers to be a part of a caring, inclusive community where they are valued and can grow physically, emotionally, intellectually, morally, and socially.
The camp is divided into villages grouped by age and gender. For teens, that means boys and girls who have finished grades 7 – 9 are grouped together but separated by gender. Each village has its own village leader, a senior staff member who manages the counselors and ensures the quality of every camper’s experience. Each village unit is typically made up of six or seven cabins that work and play together throughout the camp experience.
Sleepaway camp sessions begin June 25, 2023. Rates start at $1,250 for a one-week session. You can learn more about them by calling 908-362-8217 or visiting their website at campmason.org.
Camp Haluwasa in Hammonton
Camp Haluwasa is an overnight camp located in Hammonton, NJ. Camp Haluwasa is a Christian summer camp that incorporates traditional summer camp fun and bible lessons. They offer a Tee Pee Town camp just for teens from 13-15 years old. Tee Pee Town is designed to challenge teen campers to get outside of their comfort zone, experience new things, grow as individuals, and foster their leadership skills. Rates start at $675 per session. Overnight camp sessions begin July 9, 2023. For more information call 609-561-3081 or visit their website at haluwasa.org.
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Monday 13th of March 2023
Highly recommend Schmoopy’s camp in Ventnor, NJ. Offers a healthy, positive, active experience for kids and their families at the Nj shore!!