Awesome Summer Camps in Princeton, NJ

With summer right around the corner and the promise of life returning to normal on the horizon, many parents are beginning to think about summer scheduling, introducing new routines, and of course, keeping the kiddos entertained! Whether you’re a busy working parent or just looking for something fun and engaging for the kids to do after weeks of being cooped up, summer camp will be a lifesaver this year. There are so many summer camp options in the Princeton area. Lucky for you, we’ve created a summer camp guide to help you narrow it down and keep your summer planning as stress-free as possible. Below are five of our favorite summer camps in and around Princeton, NJ.

Children at Snapology summer camp
Photo courtesy of Snapology HQ

1. Snapology

‍Snapology’s curriculum is designed to build on the math, science and technology knowledge students have gained over the school year to keep them interested and engaged in STEAM year-round. But shh…don’t tell them it’s educational! The best part about Snapology is that their programs are so packed with fun, children will be excited to return to school next year to use what they've learned. Exciting summer camp themes include Adventures with Star Wars®, Gamebots, Junior Creators, Amusement Park Engineering and much more! Snapology also focuses on developing real-world interpersonal skills through sharing ideas, communicating and working together. Check out what this parent had to say about Snapology: “So much fun for kids! The summer camps are a blast and they still got to learn a lot about science. Definitely the best place to send a kid to keep them learning.” There are multiple dates, locations, and themes to choose from. Right now Snapology is offering risk-free summer camp booking to help ease parents' concerns of potential cancellations during these uncertain times. Learn more here.

Kids playing soccer
Photo courtesy of USA Sports Group

2. USA Sports Group

Get outside and get active with USA Sports Group! Multisports camps are available to teach kids about sports like baseball, basketball, volleyball, flag football, and so many more. Full and half day options are available to best fit your family’s schedule. Campers will spend part of the day learning the basics of the sports and part of the day participating in scrimmages. Each camper will receive a shirt to wear during camp and a certificate of completion on the final day!

Child painting
Photo courtesy of the Arts Council of Princeton

3. Arts Council of Princeton 

Get creative this summer with the Arts Council of Princeton. Campers will be exposed to different types of media and techniques to allow students to express themselves while learning about the art they create. Each week will have a different theme to keep students engaged all summer. Classes are organized by age so each session is age appropriate for the campers enrolled. Camps start in June and go through the beginning of September.

**Start the summer with online programs and in-person camps will resume as soon as staff of the Arts Council of Princeton believes it is safe for all campers and employees.

Children playing
Photo courtesy of Tumbles Princeton

4. Tumbles Princeton

Flip into fun at Tumbles Princeton! These action packed camps are great for kids of all ages. Throughout the summer, your child has the opportunity to participate in activities focused on gymnastics, but with an exciting theme like dinosaurs, science, magic, ninjas, and more! Tumbles give kids the chance to learn through physical activities to get both their mind and body involved in the fun. 

Kids at performing camp
Photo courtesy of McCarter Theatre Center

5. McCarter Theatre Center

Take the stage at McCarter Theatre Center! Whether your child likes to sing, act, or write there’s a place for them at McCarter Theatre Center. Campers will get to participate in activities in storytelling, theater games, and acting our short plays. There are even scholarships available for families to apply for so every child has the opportunity to express themselves through theater. 

**There are online classes available for summer 2020.