. . . take off for summer days filled with fun, friendship and discovery as they explore an exciting range of all–new world destinations.
Our Summer Explorers summer camp programs, for campers entering 1st-2nd grades, blend traditional summer day camp with Freedom to Discover, our free-choice STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) program where, each week, campers will be able to choose their own path as they engage in either an Arts or Technology based project.
Your child can learn to make video game on an iPad, build and code a Robot, create electronic inventions and more!
This year, Summer Explorers is offered at the following locations:
Ridgewood/Glen Rock Area (CampLIA-Ridgewood)
Rockland County/Pascack Valley Area (SJR-Montvale)
Wayne/Passaic & Morris County Area (DePaul-Wayne)
You can learn more about our nine new & unique, one-week Summer Explorers adventures, including our Extended Day program, below.
All Roads Lead to Rome! Your child will see the sights, explore the history and discover the diverse culture of ancient Rome. We’ll play some of the games Roman children played, hear the stories they heard and even find out what it is like to wear a toga!
Freedom to Discover : Campers can choose to create LEGO simple machines and build & code robots with our age-appropriate programming language, or create their own Roman frescoes and mosaics!
This is where your child can get their creative on! They’ll spend this week creating awesome 21st-Century gadgets, incredible modern art. Each day your camper will discover both a different American Pop Artist and a different inspirational inventor, then try their hand at creating their own inventions and designs.
Freedom to Discover : Your camper will be able to choose between creating their own digital inventions using the LittleBits Electronic Invention system or creating their own new American Pop Art pieces!
It’s time for Mardi Gras! Baubles, beads and jazz music form the backdrop as we set off to explore the City of New Orleans! We’ll top the week off with our own Mardi Gras celebration, complete with costumes and a parade!
Freedom to Discover : Your camper will be able to choose between creating their own digital musical instruments & computer controllers with our Makey-Makey electronic invention kits or creating playable instruments using a variety of recycled materials.
The game is afoot along the coast of North Africa as our “spies” encounter the habitat and folk traditions from Morocco to Egypt. Throughout the week, our campers will discover what it takes to be a spy. They’ll work together to practice spy skills and create spy gadgets, which they will use on the mission ahead.
Freedom to Discover : Campers will be able to create & deploy a range of their own electronic spy gadgets using the LittleBits digital invention system and more!
Here we go. . . off to the sites of the ancient ruins where we’ll discover the culture of the people who lived in them as we explore Guatemala. Throughout the week, our campers will encounter Mayan art, folk tales and even construct their own pyramids!
Freedom to Discover : Your camper can choose among creating, coding &animating their own travel diary, using MIT’s Scratch Jr. programming language, creating their own wall mural, clay figures, Mayan Masks, 3D models and more!
G’day! Welcome to the land down under. A world filled with strange creatures and new cultures waiting to be discovered. As we move through the Outback, campers will learn about Australia’s aboriginal people and how they used the resources around them to survive and thrive. They’ll also discover a range of the awesomely unique animals native only to Australia.
Freedom to Discover : Your camper can build & code their own LEGO robotic car, installing sensors so their car can “see” objects, or make authentic Aboriginal Art using leaves, wood carvings, rocks and more!
All aboard, as we set out on the rails and trails across the many regions of India! Campers will explore folk tales, learn the customs, play the games local children play and discover the unique wildlife of this amazing country.
Freedom to Discover : Your camper will be able to choose between creating, coding and animating their own traditional folk tale, using MIT’s Scratch Jr. programming language or creating their own song and dance about one of the folk tales we’ve discovered.
It’s T-minus 10 seconds to fun as we take-off to colonize the moon! Your camper will get a taste of what it would be like to live on the Moon, with opportunities to create & inhabit their own Moon colony, try their hand at some NASA-inspired Astronaut training exercises, build & code their own LEGO robotic lunar rover or a 3D space shuttle mockup, too!
Freedom to Discover : Your camper can choose to build & program LEGO robots that will help in their moon mission or work to design the space shuttle and a 3D model of their new Moon colony!
Uh, Oh! We’ve shipwrecked on a deserted island. It is now up to our crew of campers to use their imaginations and some cool technology to create our new home away from home. While on the “island,” your child and their campmates will be able to build a full-sized fort outside, play in it and harness the summer sun to cook and make water with it!
Freedom to Discover : Your camper will be able to choose between designing, building and decorating their own full-size castaway island-shelter or constructing & cooking in solar oven and making water using just the sun!
Registration for all of our Summer 2019 Camp 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.
Details for our camp programs can be found here.
We understand that your day doesn’t start or end when camp does, that’s
why we offer our Extended Day program starting at 7:30am and ending at 6:00pm.
You can choose between paying by the hour, or paying a discounted rate for the whole week with CarePass. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 201-444-8400 to add Extended Day to your registration.
Current Registration Discounts
(Effective June 1)
+ 5% Discount for enrolling your child in 4 or more weeks; or
+ 5% Discount for each additional sibling who also enrolls.
Please note, all discounts will be applied after your registration but before your card is charged.