A premier summer camp
Summer fun AND learning – two things campers love at Apple Camp! For over 45 years, we have prided ourselves on making summer an unforgettable experience for every camper. Our camps feature non-stop fun that beats the summer learning slump with STEAM-inspired programs like Junior Scientists and Creative Kids, daily swim lessons at most locations, theme weeks, field trips for ages 4 and up, in-house events like the Reptile Man, ice cream truck visits, and more. Children love having non-stop fun with their friends, and parents love that their child is learning at the same time!
- Ages 2-12 years
- 7:00 am – 6:30 pm (7:00 pm in Hoboken)
- Half day and extended day available; full summer or multiple weeks
- Run by year-round, experienced teachers and support staff
- Safety-certified school and staff
- Air-conditioned classrooms and outdoor activities
- Activities including daily swim and amenities vary by school. Please see your school director for specifics to your location.
Apple Montessori Camp Locations with onsite daily swim lessons include Edgewater, Kinnelon, Mahwah, Morris Plains, Oakland, Towaco, Randolph and Wayne. Additional summer camp locations include Cliffside Park, Edison, Hoboken and Metuchen. Mahwah and Wayne also offer year-round infant and toddler programs; Cliffside Park and Morris Plains also offer toddler.
Summer Camp Reviews
Our certified lifeguards and aquatics instructors use Apple’s unique approach to foster each child’s swimming abilities and pace…
Science, the study of the natural world, fascinates children and we make the most of that wonder by exploring the world around us indoors and out…
This cutting-edge, innovative program puts technology to work for your child while raising their I.Q….
Our summer art projects are designed for each individual age group to challenge the imagination!…
“Apple Montessori camp is wonderful, and the entire staff is friendly and well trained. The activities are fun and educational. Swimming instructors are interactive with kids, and makes swimming fun! My daughter absolutely loves this school!!” Ben F., 5 stars. Read more parent reviews.
Unforgettable summer fun
Each day is a new adventure as our campers move from one thrilling activity to the next like arts and crafts, athletics, dance, music and drama, cooking, science and nature explorations and more. Each week features a theme like Hawaiian Hullabaloo that carries through to camp activities. Campers enjoy our annual bike rodeo, visits from the ice cream truck, and so much more.
Our special in-house events and field trips are a favorite with our campers and counselors alike! We all look forward to visits from the mad scientist or Preschool of Rock and off-site excursions like the science museum or bounce house. Learn more.
Daily swim lessons
Our camps offer unique, onsite swimming pools which have been designed to help children develop their individual skills and abilities while promoting safety and fun. Daily swim lessons are designed to enhance individual skill levels. Our Red Cross certified lifeguards and instructors are adept at teaching proper technique, as well as how to be safe in the water. Our curriculum covers six levels of swimming from Level One, Acclimation to the Water to Level Six, Advanced Aquatic Skills and Stroke Proficiency. Learn more.
Beat the summer learning slump
We even help children beat the summer slump by infusing learning with fun. Not only is the day truly jam packed with summer fun, our uniquely designed program infuses exciting lessons into our exploration and activities. Our summer program curriculum is enhanced by FasTracKids and SuperKids to beat the summer learning slump (research confirms that “summer learning loss is real,” New York Times, 2011).
- Summer Camps Make Kids Resilient, Psychology Today
- Studies Show Students Lose Learning Retention Over The Summer, Hudson Country Montessori
Apple summer STEAM
Apple’s Summer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) program exposes children to a broad spectrum of scientific concepts and mathematics while using technology, engineering, and the arts. Using hands on, real world materials, children work together as a team to seek solutions to real social, economic and environmental problems. From using discarded household items to creating a musical instrument to designing a working crazy straw, children ASK, IMAGINE, PLAN, CREATE and IMPROVE.
Apple’s year-round, experienced teachers oversee our classes and foster each child’s sense of security and routine as he or she dives into new and exciting camp activities. Our youngest campers continue to build new friendships, while many of our elementary aged campers return to Apple each summer to reunite with old friends and make new ones. Many of our camp counselors used to be Apple campers themselves. Now that is what we call a “Lifer.” Apple’s camp experiences are truly what childhood memories can be made of! Our team is trained in AED, first aid and CPR.
In-house lunch program
We offer an optional lunch program. An outside catering company delivers hot or cold lunch to each facility on a daily basis. Those who are interested may register in advance on line.
Schedule & ages
All Apple Montessori Summer Camps are open from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm (7:00 pm in Hoboken) July through August for children ages 2 years to 12 years. We will be closed on July 4. Infant and toddler programs are also offered at several locations. Half day and full day sessions are offered, as well as before and after camp childcare.