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Summer Camp Round-Up Part 2: Recreation Programs

Updated: May 26



Summer is a great time to offer your kids enrichment opportunities. Check out these recreation programs in Bergen County and see if one is a good fit for your children:


YMCA Summer Programs: Most YMCAs offer weekly recreation programs that are separate from their full-day summer camp options. Activities include sports, crafts, music, dance, STEM programming, cooking, and nature classes. Click on the links for the YMCA nearest to you. New Milford and Hackensack: https://www.metroymcas.org/ Ridgewood: https://www.ridgewoodymca.org/ Wyckoff: https://wyckoffymca.org/ East Rutherford: https://www.meadowlandsymca.org/ Garfield: https://www.garfieldymca.com/


JCC: Similar to the YMCA programs, local Jewish Community Centers also offer camps and recreation programs and give kids the ability to connect with Jewish peers. Tenafly: https://www.jccotp.org/ Paramus: https://www.jccparamus.org/community/youth-groups/


Town Rec Programs: Town recreation programs are an affordable way to get your child out of the house and engaged in physical, educational, and creative activities. The other advantage is that they get to know other kids in town and it gives you an opportunity to perhaps carpool with neighbors. Go to your borough home page to see what your town offers. Here are links to some programs in the area: Township of Washington - https://www.twpofwashington.us/page/180006394/180016377/Recreation

The Borough of River Edge - https://www.riveredgenj.org/SummerPlaygroundProgram Township of Mahwah - https://www.mahwahtwp.org/200/Summer-Recreation

Township of North Bergen - https://www.northbergen.org/departments/parks-and-recreation Hillsborough - https://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=hillsboroughnjrecreation Ramsey - https://www.ramseynj.com/218/Recreation


Sports Camps: For many kids, summer is a great time to hone their athletic skills or try out a new sport. Here is a sampling of programs:

Hackensack - http://www.inspiresportscamps.com/

Multiple locations - http://playtga.com/bergencounty/

Closter - https://www.northernvalleysportsacademy.com/

North Haledon - https://eaglescamps.org/

Mahwah basketball - https://stacknj.com/

Mahwah Soccer - http://www.cosmoscamps.com/

Wyckoff - https://www.goatsbasketball.com/elitesummerbasketballcamps

Tenafly - https://hotshotssportscamp.com/about/

Waldwick - https://hoopheaven.com/

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