Summer Explorers Camps

This Summer @ Camp, Kids Can…

[Update for 2022-23 School Year: We’re hard at work creating our Summer 2023 programs and look forward to seeing you next summer!  Meanwhile, join us @ one of our nearby campuses for an Afterschool LabSchool Break Camp or a Have Your Own Lab/Workshop program. If you are interested in joining our mailing list to be among the first to find out about the release of our Summer Camp 2023 & our other upcoming programs, you can contact us at info@littleivyacademy.com.]

. . . 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, blend traditional summer day camp(Outdoor games, crafts, and projects) 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:

+ 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 eight new & unique, one-week Summer Explorers adventures, including our Extended Day program with Onsite & Online options, below.

 

Summer 2022 Camp Schedule

Destination: Animal Planet!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • June 27-July 1@ Camp LIA, Ridgewood
  • Aug 1-5 @ SJR, Montvale
  • 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!

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Survivor: Lost in Africa!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • June 27-July 1 @ SJR, Montvale
  • Aug 15-19 @ Camp LIA, Ridgewood

 

  • 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 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 & camp out 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.

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Dancin’ in the Streets!

  • Dates/Location(s):

 

  • July 5-8 (No Camp 7/4) @ Camp LIA, Ridgewood
  • July 11-15 @SJR, Montvale
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 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.

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We’re Down the Shore!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • July 5 -8 (No Camp 7/4) @ SJR, Montvale
  • July 25-29 @ Camp LIA, Ridgewood
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1p.m.

Greetings from the Jersey Shore where it’s all about sea & sun, fun & friendship! Your camper can dive right in 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 and a range of additional materials.

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We’re Super Spy Ninjas!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • July 11–15 @ Camp LIA, Ridgewood
  • Aug. 8-12 @ SJR, Montvale
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

From out of the shadows comes your child’s newest adventure! Each day, campers will explore the history of the ninja, practice new clandestine agility skills and create awesome secret spy gadgets as they discover what it takes to be a super spy!

STEAM/STEM Discovery: Your camper can create & deploy their own electronic spy gadgets using the LittleBits electronic invention system and a range of additional materials.

 

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Let’s Dig for Dinosaurs!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • July 18-22 @ SJR, Montvale
  • Aug, 1-5@ Camp LIA, Ridgewood
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dust off the tool kit and set out for fun! Your child can join their camp mates as they uncover the world of the dinosaurs. Campers will practice their archeology skills as they learn about famous Dino digs, discover the ancient world these creatures inhabited, and document it all in their self-made digital journals!

STEAM/STEM Discovery: Your camper will create & code their own dinosaur discovery guide where they will share animations and interesting facts using the age-appropriate Scratch, Jr programming language.

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It’s All Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • July 18–22@ Camp LIA, Ridgewood
  • Aug. 15-19 @ SJR, Montvale
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1p.m.

Take off on an European adventure as your child and their camp-mates explore all the wonders of transportation! Campers will discover the history of trains as they roll through the Great Britain, the science of flight as they fly across France and gear up for fun as they drive around Germany.

STEAM/STEM Discovery: You camper can build & code their own Robotic Vehicles with LEGOs and our age-appropriate programming language, explore how each of these vehicles works and experiment with gravitational forces, too!

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Mission to Mars!

  • Dates/Location(s):
  • July 25–29 @ SJR, Montvale
  • Aug. 8-12 @ CampLIA, Ridgewood
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1p.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!

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Ready to Register. . .

Registration for all of our Summer Camp 2023 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 info@littleivyacademy.com, or by phone at 201-444-8400.

Your Camps, Discounts & Extended Day Info, Too!

Registration for our Summer 2023 Camp programs can be found below.

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 before & after camp. Please contact us at info@littleivyacademy.com 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.