The Soccer Mom: Local Camp Options

It may be calling for snow, but summer camp registration has already started for the little ones. There are so many options and they can get very expensive. When my oldest, Dominic, was 4 and I was looking at camps I was in shock by the cost. I grew up in Northern Virginia where summer camp entailed going to the local recreational center. The camps outside of Hoboken look like amazing retreats. Can I sign up and go? Cost is an issue or that long bus ride for many families.

I started to look at local camps in town. Four years ago, I had no idea where to look. I felt very alone in that search. All of my son's friends went to camps like Deerkill and Riverbend. Was I doing the right thing not sending him on a bus like everyone else? My mom guilt came in strong. Well I took a leap of faith and in the end it worked out great. My son never mentioned why he didn’t go to those other camps. Even if he did I was thinking it could be a learning lesson for him (and me).

Whatever the case may be you are looking for some local camps there are many amazing local options to choose from. Daycares, sports, specialized programs, town events, and much more.

Summer planning can be stressful but keep in mind that that the memories is what you are planning for. They don’t have to be the most extravagant. Kids can have fun in most any situation. Check the camps out and see which one you feel comfortable as a parent and which camp your child would enjoy. Oh dreaming of warmer days 😉...

*pricing as of 2018- please check with each provider for most accurate pricing*


World of Wonder Kids

LOCATION: 128 Harrison Street

Field Trips, Scooter Day, Swim, Picnic on the Pier plus much much more activates all included.

DATES: June-Aug 7:30am-6:30pm and Half Day option available

AGES: 3-4 years

COST: $115-$500 per week depending on arrival and pick up option selected

Sibling discount available

Prime Time Early Learning Center

LOCATION: 410 Hudson St

Camp tuition includes admission to field tips, on-site special guests and special events.Lunch & Snacks included

DATES: June-Aug | 9:00-5:00pm Before & Aftercare Available | 3 or 5 day options

AGES: 3years-5th grade, Full Days 3 or 5 days option

COST: $300-$412week

Kiddie Academy

LOCATION: 112 Sinatra Drive

program and curriculum do exactly that through themed events, activities and trips. From preschool through elementary school, your child will enjoy playing developmentally appropriate games

DATES: Rolling, Full Day

AGES: 2-12years


Elysian Charter School Summer Camp

LOCATION: 1460 Garden St

Field Trips, arts & Crafts, Sports, Woodworking, Cooking, Science Experiments, and much more

DATES: July- August | 9:00-4:00pm early drop off available

AGES: Open to all kids kindergarten thru 6th grade

COST: $450 week

HoLa Charter School

HoLa’s programming extends beyond the school year with our HoLa Aventuras Summer Camp. HoLa campers “travel” the world while being immersed in the Spanish language.

DATES: July -Aug | Full Day 8:00-5:00pm with aftercare available

AGES: Open to kids entering PreK-4 & up

Cost $450 per week

Stevens Cooperative School

LOCATION: 301 Garden St, Hoboken & 100 River Dr, JC

DATES: June 18- August 10th | Full and Half day

AGES: Prek3- 8th grade

COST: $354-$575 depending on program


LOCATION: Monroe Center

“Fun, Friends, and Discoveries” Summer Camps 2018 are thoroughly enjoyable language immersion programs in the language of your choice – Spanish, Mandarin, or French!

DATES: June -August | Full day 8:30-4pm, Half Day 8:30-12pm

AGES: 2.5-6 years

COST: $450 full day or $250 Half day if register by April 16th

Register for more weeks greater savings per week


Redbulls Soccer

LOCATION: at Sinatra Field

DATES: Register for each week

(Early registration ends 7/2; only for 7-14 yrs at 5:30-8:30pm)

Early registration to 5/1. Fee’s include Ball and T-shirt


5-14 years $170-$280 with early registration

5-6 years 9-10am or 10:30-12pm

7-14 yrs 8:30-12 pm or 8:30-3pm

Offers sibling discount or 10%Dates:

Juventus Academy

LOCATION: Sinatra Park

The Camp will be conducted by official coaches from the Juventus Academy in Italy who will come specifically to Hoboken to transmit their experience to our local players

At the conclusion of the camp, Selected Players will be invited to for an opportunity to be invited to live a fantastic Juventus Training Experience at the Juventus Academy in Turin, Italy. (In March / April 2019)!

DATES: July | 9am-2pm

AGES: 6-17 years

COST: $475 early registration fee

Diamond Gymnastics

LOCATION: 738 Willow

Gymnastics, Swimming, Games and more

DATES: June -August | 9:00am-4:00pm

AGES: Ages 4 and up


Full Day $574-$649 per week depending on amount of weeks enrolled

(enroll by 4/15 for discount)

Half Day $150-$370

10% discount for sibling

Next Basket Wins

LOCATION: Multiple locations

Basketball camp instruction for ages 5-15

DATES: July (2 sessions) at Hudson Catholic

(Transportation offered from Hoboken)

August in Hoboken

Full day 9am-4pm Half days 9-12pm or 1-4pm

Early and aftercare offered

AGES: 5-15 years

COST: $162.50-$325

Super Duper Tennis


Tennis instruction 4-10 years

DATES: June - Aug | 9-12:30pm

AGES: 4-10 years

COST: $375

Coach McKay Baseball Camp

LOCATION: TBD in Hoboken

NCAA D1 Top Recruiter in Northeastern Conference

Coach McKay Baseball is directed by Justin McKay, Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for Fairleigh Dickinson Baseball

Coach McKay Camp Promise:

· Excellent coach to player ratio, structured one-on-one coaching

· Professional style drills and competitions

· Position specific skill development

· Instruction on approach and the mental side of baseball

AGES: 5-13

DATES: Aug | 9-3pm daily

Hudson Baseball Center

LOCATION: 2300 Summit Ave, Union City

DATES: July-August | 8:30-12:30pm

AGES: 5-12years

COST: $120-$250per week or $30-$60 per day

*dates, times, & cost very depending on age group

The Inner Athlete


LOCATION: Monroe Center & Maxwell Pier

DATES: June - Aug | 9am-12pm or 9am-3pm

AGES: 3-7 years (must be potty trained)

COST: $100-$450 per week depending on options chosen. Sibling discount offered

(LH Hook-Up Vendor)

Miss Yvonne Swim School

LOCATION: Secaucus Recreation Center, Optional Bus Service

DATES: June-Aug | 8:30-4:00 pm Early drop off and After care available

AGES: 3 years & up (must be potty trained)

COST: $929/wk (M-F 7:30am-4pm)


Art in the Park

LOCATION: Elysian Park and Pier A for ages 1-4 years

Enrollment open March 5th

Hoboken Recreation Sports

Following sports programs are $25 per selection. Registration opens Mid-May

Coed Soccer- Super Soccer Stars

3 week starting after July 4th

Located Little League Field (5th & Hudson St)

Tuesday and Thursdays 1 hour per session

5-8 years: 9-10:00am 9-12 years: 10-11:00 am

Baseball Clinic

4 week starting after July 4th

Located Little League Field (5th & Hudson St)


6-9 years: 9-10:30am; 10-12 years: 10:30-12:00 pm


4 week starting after July 4th

Located Multi-Service Center (2nd & Grand St.)


Ages 5-12 years 9-11:30am

Basketball Clinic

Mon/Tues/Wed @ Church Square Park 4:00-6:00 pm

8-9 years; 10-12 years; & 13-15years

Thursday @ Multi-Service Center 4-5:00pm

6-7 years


6 week starting after July 4th

Columbus Park (10th & Grand St.)


5-15 years 9-12:00pm

Sponsored by Hudson County Recreation

Contact 201-915-1388 once registration opens in May

Swimming Pool

Hoboken High School (8th & Clinton St.)

Ages 5-12 11am-5pm

*recommend times 12-1pm or 3-4pm*


Mad Science

Leading science enrichment provider.

Deliver unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational.

Ages 5-13 years

$325 per week full day or $195 Half day

Discount of 10% through April 30th

(LH Hook-Up Vendor)

Monroe Movement Space

The Movement Space Arts Camp is a New Jersey State Licensed Camp.

Explore, Experience, and Create in a Flexible and Playful Atmosphere.

Focusing on and combining creative movement, dance, yoga, theater, storytelling, drawing, painting and sculpt