Summer Explorers Camps

This Summer @ Camp, Kids Can…

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

Our Summer Explorers summer camp programs for, campers entering 1st-2nd grades, blends 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 & AoOL-Glen Rock)
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.

Summer 2018 Camp Schedule

California City Capers!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • June 25-29 @ Camp LIA
  • July 2-6 @ DePaul (closed 7/4)
  • July 16-20 @ SJR


  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

What better way for your camper to kick off the summer than with tours of two of America’s biggest cities: Los Angeles & San Francisco, where we’ll discover the peoples, places and cultures that make California a 21st Century world attraction!

Freedom to Discover
: Your camper will be able to choose between creating their own digital musical instruments and computer controllers with our Makey-Makey electronic invention kits or staging their own digital mini-screenplay.


World Cup ’18 Soccer Challenge: Russia!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • June 25–29 @ SJR
  • July 9–13 @ AoOL
  • July 30-Aug. 3 @ Camp LIA
  • Aug. 6-10 @ DePaul
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

We’re headed to Russia for World Cup Soccer 2018! We’ll explore the legendary Moscow Zoo. . . and kick off our “World Cup Challenge: Summer Soccer Days,” where our campers will join in a range of fun, soccer-inspired sporting events.

Freedom to Discover
: Your camper can choose between building & coding athletic LEGO robots to compete in game challenges, or using a range of materials, create their very own Moscow Zoo exhibit.


We’re Down the Shore!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • July 2-6  @ Camp LIA (closed 7/4)
  • July 9-13 @ DePaul
  • July 23-27 @ Camp SJR
  • July 30–Aug. 3 @ AoOL
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

We’re casting off for the surf & sands of the Jersey Shore where we’ll delve into the lives and habitats of local sea creatures and experiment with the science of water. . . all capped off with a boardwalk-style carnival!

Freedom to Discover
: Your camper will be able to choose between creating their own boardwalk carnival games using the Little Bits electronic invention system or building & coding Robotic Boardwalk amusements with LEGOs and our age-appropriate programming language!


Let’s Ride Around South America!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • July 2-6 @ SJR (closed 7/4)
  • July 9-Aug. 13 @ Camp LIA
  • July 16-20 @ DePaul
  • July 23–27 @ AoOL
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Choose your transportation and set off for adventure around the many countries that make up the continent of South America. Each day, your child & their campmates will explore a new country, including their unique cultural stories & also children’s games, as they discover the many ways people move around, from motorcycles to planes!

Freedom to Discover
: Your camper can choose between creating & coding their own animated, digital adventure story or game using Scratch Jr., or their own visual travel diary, adding in distinct art elements from each country!


Mysteries of Ancient Egypt!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • June 25-29 @ AoOL
  • July 16–20 @ Camp LIA
  • July 30-Aug. 3 @ DePaul
  • Aug 13-17 @ SJR
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Calling all spies. . . we’re heading to ancient Egypt, a 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 how the pyramids were built and how the Egyptians used Hieroglyphics to communicate.

Freedom to Discover : As they’re working the case, your camper will be able to choose between building useful gadgets with levers, pulleys, and other simple machines to get a good hands-on sense of how ancient Egyptians built the pyramids without modern technologies, or creating their own Egyptian art with hieroglyphics and ancient styles.


Mission to Mars!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • June 25-29 @ DePaul
  • July 9-13 @ SJR
  • Aug. 6-10 @ AoOL
  • Aug. 13-17 @ Camp LIA
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

We’re blasting off for Mars! Pre-flight, NASA- inspired Astronaut training and hands-on flight experiments are just some of highlights in store on our mission itinerary as we set off to explore the Red Planet.

Freedom to Discover
: Your camper will build & code their own Robotic Mars Rover with LEGOs and our age-appropriate programming language or create & program program an interactive story about their trip to Mars with our Scratch, Jr. coding tools!


Lands of the Rising Sun!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • July 16–20 @ AoOL
  • July 23-27 @ Camp LIA
  • Aug. 6-10 @ SJR
  • Aug. 13-17 @ DePaul
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

We’ll be chasing after the sun as it rises over the International Date Line and across Asia, the continent where the sun rises first each morning. as we explore local folk art, traditional customs and the science of the earth’s cycles along the way!

Freedom to Discover
: Your camper may choose from crafting an illustrated folk tale with traditional pen, paper & paint techniques or creating & coding an animated digital folk tale with cutting-edge Scratch, Jr. programming suite.


We’re Headed West from Here!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • July 2–6 @ AoOL (closed 7/4)
  • July 23-27 @ DePaul
  • July 30-Aug. 3 @ SJR
  • Aug. 6-10 @ Camp LIA
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Here we go, heading off along the pioneer trail, where the past meets the future in the American West, as we’ll experiment with the geography of how the plains and mountains were made,  discover how Native Americans lived their lives. . . and more!

Freedom to Discover
: Your camper will be able to choose between harnessing the power of the plains winds when they build & code their very own LEGO robotic windmills and covered wagons, or create authentic artifacts in the tradition of the native tribes of the Plains and High Country.


Survivor: Lost in Africa!

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

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 blaze our path to home.

Freedom to Discover
: Your camper will be able to choose between creating & decorating a full-size jungle shelter for our safari party, or a range of hands-on projects, including making a solar oven & cooking in it, making water from air, and more!


Ready to Register. . .

Registration for all of our Summer 2018 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.

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 our 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 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 or by calling 201-444-8400 to add Extended Day to your registration.

Early Registration Discounts
+ 5% Discount
for enrolling your child in 2-3 weeks;
+ 10% Discount for enrolling your child in 4 or more weeks; or
+ 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.