Summer Explorers Camps

This Summer @ Camp, Kids Can…

[Update for School Year: We look forward to seeing you next summer!  Meanwhile, join us Onsite @ one of our nearby campuses for a Virtual School-Day Enrichment Pod or Afterschool Lab program, Online  @ AcademyOnline! for virtual STEAM programs & school break camps, or both Online & Onsite for a Have Your Own Lab/Workshop program. If you are interested in joining our mailing list to find out about Summer Camp 2021 & our other upcoming programs, you can contact us at]


. . . take off for summer days filled with fun, friendship and discovery as they explore an exciting range of allnew world destinations with BOTH Onsite & Online programs.

Our Summer Explorers summer camp programs, for campers entering 1st-2nd grades, blend traditional summer day camp with STEM/STEAM-Inspired Discovery (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math), providing programs where, each week, campers will have hands-on opportunities to explore a unique technology.

Your child can build & program robots, create & code interactive, animated games and stories, invent & launch digital gadgets. . . and more, with projects from beginner to advanced!

This year, Summer Explorers is offered at the following locations:

+ Online, Wherever You Are (@ AcademyOnline!)
+ Onsite, in the Rockland County/Pascack Valley Area (@ SJR Campus-Montvale)
+ Onsite, in the Ridgewood/Glen Rock Area (@ Camp LIA-Ridgewood)

You can learn more about our nine new & unique, one-week Summer Explorers adventures, including our Extended Day program with Onsite & Online options, below.

Summer 2020 Camp Schedule

Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • June 29-July 2 @ AcademyOnline! (Closed July 3)
  • July 27-31 @ Camp LIA
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Onsite)/ 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Online)

Calling all spies. . . we’re heading to Egypt, an ancient land of mystery & engineering marvels where our campers will be in hot pursuit of an international ring of pyramid raiders, digging in to make hands-on discoveries, including building useful gadgets & simple machines to get a good hands-on sense of how early Egyptians built the pyramids and even creating their own Egyptian art with hieroglyphics and ancient styles.

STEAM/STEM Discovery: Your camper can create awesome spy gadgets to help crack the case, plus build useful machines with pulleys & levers to lift heavy objects, wheels & levers to move big loads, and their very own catapult, too!


We’re Down the Shore!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • July 13-17 @ SJR
  • July 27-31 @ AcademyOnline!


  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Onsite)/ 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Online)

Greetings from the Jersey Shore where it’s all about sea & sun, fun & friendship! Your camper can dive right it to discover seaside habitats and the lives of the land & sea creatures who live here.  They’ll get their hands wet, too, experimenting with the science of water. And, of course, there’s the boardwalk. where your camper & their mates can create & play their own electronic and-old-school carnival games.

STEAM/STEM Discovery: With the quest for boardwalk fun fueling each invention, your camper can invent & code their own digital carnival amusements using the littleBits electronic invention system (onsite), Scratch Jr (online) and a range of additional materials.


Space Adventures: To Infinity & Beyond!!!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • July 6-10 & Aug 10-14 @ AcademyOnline!
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Onsite)/ 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Online)

3… 2… 1… and We’re Off on our journey across the galaxy! Each day aboard our virtual spaceship will bring your camper & their crewmates new adventures and serious fun. They’ll be discovering new planets & moons, exploring black holes and dodging asteroids, too!  Along the way, your camper will be creating & coding their own animated Captain’s Log, conducting science experiments and more!

STEAM/STEM Discovery: You camper can create & code their own animated Captain’s Log using the age-appropriate Scratch Jr. coding language and engage in hands-on experiments, including exploring gravitational forces and how rockets work, too!


Destination: Animal Planet!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • July 6-10 @ SJR
  • July 13-17 @ Camp LIA
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Monkeys and Toucans and Crocodiles, OH MY! Your camper and their campmates are setting off on a global adventure where they’ll discover the diverse range of mammals, reptiles & birds to be found all over our planet! As part of their travels, they’ll take part in an outdoor safari, build & program a collection of robotic animals, and even create their own zoos!

STEAM/STEM Discovery: Your camper can build & code their own robotic animals with LEGOs and our age- appropriate programming language. They’ll discover how to use sensors, too, so that their creations can respond to their environments!


Backpacking through Europe!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • July 6–10 @ Camp LIA
  • July 20-24 @ AcademyOnline!
  • Aug. 3-7 @ SJR
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Onsite)/ 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Online)

Get ready to see the sights & discover the diverse cultures of Europe! Your child & their campmates are off on a grand tour, from London Bridge to the Eiffel Tower, down the coast of Spain and across the Mediterranean to the Greek Acropolis!  To capture their memories, your camper will create an interactive, electronic iPad travel log to share with family & friends.

STEAM/STEM Discovery: Your camper can create & code they very own interactive iPad travel diary—with animations to capture the action—while they explore the age-appropriate, Scratch, Jr. coding language.


Dancin’ in the Streets!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • July 13-17 & Aug. 3-7 @ AcademyOnline!
  • July 20-24 @ Camp LIA
  • Aug. 10-14 @ SJR
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Onsite)/ 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Online)

Calling out around the world, it’s a non-stop dance party! Your camper and their campmates will be exploring dance music from countries & cultures around the world, learn how to catch & keep a new beat and create their own animated World Music Dance Party play list to share with friends!

STEAM/STEM Discovery: Your camper create & code animations where they make characters dance, jump and spin to dance music from around the world using the age-appropriate Scratch, Jr programming language.


Mission to Mars!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • July 20–24 @ SJR
  • Aug. 10-14 @ Camp LIA
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

We’re blasting off for Mars! Pre-flight your child & their campmates will engage in NASA- inspired Astronaut training, build & code their own Robotic Mars Rovers and more.  Once underway, they’ll be doing hands-on flight experiments, as well as putting their Robotic Rovers to the test. All this and more are in store on our mission to explore the Red Planet!

STEAM/STEM Discovery: You camper can build & code their own Robotic Mars Rover with LEGOs and our age-appropriate programming language, explore how rockets work and experiment with gravitational forces, too!


Olympic Adventures: Game’s On!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • July 27–31 @ SJR
  • Aug. 3-7 @ CampLIA
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

HELLO, Tokyo! It’s time for the Summer Olympics, where your camper will discover Olympic traditions with campmates both old & new in our Olympic Village, explore the landmarks & folklore of Japan, and build & code their very own Olympic robots. They’ll be chasing the fun outdoors, too, with plenty of summer games, capped by an Olympic Games Extravaganza!

STEAM/STEM Discovery: It’s truly game’s on for your camper this week when they can create & code a team of LEGO summer games robots, including a few gold-medal sensor-driven robotic players, to boot!


Survivor: Lost in Africa!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • Aug. 17-21 @ AcademyOnline!
  • Aug. 17-21 @ Camp LIA
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Onsite)/10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Online)

Hooray! We’re lost on an African safari. . . and as we bushwhack our way ahead, we’ll be exploring a range of African habitats & wildlife, all while setting out to find the items we’ll need to build survival shelters for our safari party, make what we need to bake a snack, snatch water from thin-air and more!

STEAM/STEM Discovery: Your camper can design, build, decorate & campout in their own full-sized shelter, invent an oven that harnesses the power of the sun to cook a snack and create a solar still that captures water from the summer air.


Ready to Register. . .

Registration for all of our Summer Camp 2021 programs can be found below including discounts and extended care too! All programs are broken down by age group, then by location.

To register, find the week for your child’s age group and chosen location; click register, and a registration form will open! This registration form will allow you to select additional programs as well as add multiple children.

Payment can be made with all major credit cards. Please note, all discounts will be applied after your registration but before your card is charged.

If you have any questions, or need help registering, please contact us at, or by phone at 201-444-8400.

Your Camps, Discounts & Extended Day Info, Too!

Details for BOTH our Onsite & AcademyOnline! camp programs can be found here.

Extended Day
We understand that your day doesn’t start or end when camp does, that’s why we offer our Extended Day options for BOTH our Online & Onsite camps. Please contact us at or by calling 201-444-8400 to add an optional Extended Day.

Early Registration Discounts
(Expire on May 31)
+ 5% Discount 
for enrolling your child in 2-3 weeks;
+ 10% Discount 
for enrolling your child in 4 or more weeksor
+ 10% Discount 
for each additional sibling who also enrolls.

Please note, all discounts will be applied after your registration but before your card is charged.