Get ready for summer with the Star-Ledger's guide to camps for kids. Boy Scouts of Central New Jersey Council Day Camps: Central New Jersey Council Office, 2245 Route 130 Suite 106, Dayton; (609) 419-1600, ext.
From traditional day camps to sleepaway camps, from specialty camps to special needs camps, find the perfect choice to fit your children's interests. 27; ages 6 to 18; acting, improv, musical theater, dance and school of rock. Be The Change Camp: Morris County 4-H Program; meeting site to be announced; (973) 285-8300, ext. 22; cnjcscouostting.org; Mercer County Park East in West Windsor, June 28-July 2 and July 12-16; Rosedale Park in Hopewell Township, July 26-30; Johnson Park in Piscataway, July 12-16; Merrill Park in Woodbridge, Aug. 27; swimming, athletics, computers, arts and crafts, games and activities; specialized sports camps also available; coed, kindergarten through age 12.
124, [email protected]; fax: (908) 725-4933; gshnj.org/camps; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended care hours available 8- a.m.
and 4- p.m.; general/educational, coed, grades 1-9; leadership and training programs, sports, games, arts, theater and science activities daily.
Camp Horizons: 91 South Orange Ave., at Newark Academy, Livingston; 33 Hemlock Road, Livingston; (973) 992-7767;
Campers design own schedule of electives every two weeks; coed, grades K-9. Camp Jefferson: Jefferson Township Recreation Department, 81 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong; (973) 663-8404, jeffersontownship.net; contact Carol Punturieri at [email protected]
Special programs include family rocket launches and family movie nights. Activities include sports, crafts, science, nature, archery and special trips to Camel Beach Water Park, Museum of Natural History, other activities; June 21-Aug. Five-day or three-day camp session week available; optional day care before and after camp.
Camp Junior Museum: Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark; (973) 596-6616, newarkmuseum.org/Camp Junior Museum; coed ages 3-17; six one-week sessions, 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m., pre- and after-care available, July 6-Aug. Camp Lou Henry Hoover: Middleville; run by the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey; Elizabeth Iacouzzi, camp support manager, (908) 725-1226, ext.
124, fax: (908) 725-4933; gshnj.org/camps; girls only, grades 1-12; one-week sessions, July 11-Aug.
21; arts, horseback riding, sailing, photography and other programs.