Faith - Based Summer Camps

For parents working outside of their homes, finding child care options that are affordable, safe and fun is even more essential. Camp, be it a day or residential program is one alternative to explore. Activity programs are often available through town recreational departments and local civic groups. Research to learn what is available in your area should begin in the early spring for most of the camping programs. It is then that you will be able to participate in open house activities and apply for financial assistance if you are eligible. 

Following is a list of options that are offered by various Faith-Based or Religious Organizations. Financial assistance may be offered at most of the locations. Early registration offers the best opportunity for this kind of help. This list is by no means exhaustive. Activity programs abound in the summer months.

To find more camps, search our resource database by typing "summer camp" in the search bar at the top of this page. Many of the camps listed in our database are residential and are often located a distance away. Because of this, you will retrieve the best results if you do not limit your search geographically. If you are only interested in camps close to home, limit your search geographically to find the most appropriate resources in your local area.

Atlantic County 

Camp Haluwasa summer camping programs combine a lot of fun with enjoyable mental, physical and team building challenges. Our Day Camp program is made up of super daytime fun for kids ages 7 to 14, and offers optional door-to-door transportation. 

Burlington County

Camp Dark Waters serves its community by running recreational activities that are fun and serve to nurture the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and emotional life of young Friends and others. 

Hudson County 

The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Bayonne offers day camps for ages 2 years through 9th grade. This wonderful summer experience for children is filled with sports, aquatics, music, art, trips, nature, exciting trips and special events, including theme days. All trips and two hot lunches are incldued in the price. 

Hunterdon County

Baptist Camp Lebanon offers an overnight camp for children in 1st through 12th grade. Children enjoy the love, warmth, laughter, tears, friendships, fun, and memories which remain throughout the years. 

Camp Tecumseh is directed by the Salvation Army and offers one-week sessions at this 400 acre sleep-away camp in rural Hunterdon County starting on June 24 and continuing throughout the summer. For more information, visit their website, call 908.735.4136 or 908.851.9300 (during the off-season) or reach them by email

Mercer County

Catholic Youth Organization of Mercer County offers a 9-week summer camp for youth ages 5-12 years old. Activities include swimming, arts & crafts, reading, computers, basketball, kickball, game room, field trips, special events and much more. 

Middlesex County 

Catholic Charities Diocese of Metuchen offers an 8-week summer camp. Camp programming includes field trips, mini-trips, and trips to local swimming; outside presenters that serve to enhance programming relative to the weekly theme and/or surrounding community; and events that invite parents and community to spend quality time with each other and witness the many talents of the children we serve. Programs serve children ages 3 to 13 years old. 

Passaic County 

Hanna Mission Christian Summer Camp is a 1-month-long summer camp open to all children at any age. Fun activities such as weekly field trips, games, and arts and crafts make each summer the most memorable summer for the children. 

Somerset County

Catholic Charities Diocese of Metuchen offers an 8-week summer camp. Camp programming includes field trips, mini-trips, and trips to local swimming; outside presenters that serve to enhance programming relative to the weekly theme and/or surrounding community; and events that invite parents and community to spend quality time with each other and witness the many talents of the children we serve. Programs serve children ages 3 to 13 years old. 

JCC Camp Ruach provides campers with a summer experience filled with activities, friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. 

Warren County 

Catholic Charities Diocese of Metuchen offers an 8-week summer camp. Camp programming includes field trips, mini-trips, and trips to local swimming; outside presenters that serve to enhance programming relative to the weekly theme and/or surrounding community; and events that invite parents and community to spend quality time with each other and witness the many talents of the children we serve. Programs serve children ages 3 to 13 years old. 





Page last modified/reviewed on May 03, 2017

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