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Welcome Back to Camp
South Jersey’s summer camp options get better every year.

by Liz Hunter

Bishop Eustace Preparatory School
“With a variety of academic and athletic programs for students in grades 2 to 12, our summer curriculum provides students with opportunities to explore new interests and develop their strengths. It also provides campers with an early start to the secondary school environment with the opportunity to hone their skills with guidance from our top-ranked coaches.
Mike McGinn, director of athletics

Shining Lights Preschool
“This year’s summer camp theme is Adventure Awaits. Summer camp learning includes enriching STEAM projects and crafts, snack-tivities, water play and fun discovery activities. This makes our camp program one that children look forward to each summer. Parents love the flexibility of being able to sign up for just the weeks they want.”
Barbara Crankshaw, director

Mainstage Center for the Arts
“At Mainstage Center for the Arts’ Summer Stage Program, a camp focused on theater and dance, we bring a diverse set of skills to participants aged 5 to 18 that will remain with them for life, including creativity and imagination, self-confidence and communication.”
Ed Fiscella, producing artistic director/founder

Lightbridge Academy Mount Laurel
“Lightbridge Academy Summer Program is designed to meet the needs of children and parents. Current, new and alumni students love attending to socialize, build friendships, learn through enrichment activities and enjoy old-fashioned fun. Our calendar features weekly themes and special guests. Parents love the convenient hours, safe environment, flexible schedule and continued focus on education.”
Amy Speiser, franchise owner

Robotech Educational Services Inc.
“Children attend robotics summer camps to learn coding and how to design mechanisms and see it come to life in a robot, while having fun and meeting other geeks. The mentors at Robotech have been teaching competitive robotics since 2001.”
John F. Grater, president

Nitro1 Sports Camp
“Nitro1 Sports Camp provides campers the opportunity to excel in their respective sports. Our teacher leaders provide an encouraging and supportive environment for kids to build and maintain their confidence in learning the sports while having fun.”
John Billen

Future Scholars Learning Center
“Summer camp at Future Scholars offers something for all kids with a senior camp for 6-to-13-year-olds and a junior camp for 3-to-5-year-olds. Summer camp is a wonderful opportunity for children to make new friends and enjoy in-house, hands-on activities as well as field trips.”
Jennifer Tenner, assistant director

New Jersey Swim School
“At Njswim Summer Swim Camp, we teach children of all ages. Learning to swim is one of the most important life skills for all children to learn. Learning water safety teaches vital skills for children in and around the water. Whether it’s the swimming pool, lake or ocean beach, water safety and swim lessons can save a child’s life by teaching them how to react to emergency situations in and around the water. And swim camp is fun!”
Joe Oehme, founder

Nazareth Academy High School
“At Nazareth Academy High School, our variety of summer camps and programs offer girls multiple opportunities to build upon their academic foundations, develop their skills and talents, make new friends, meet current faculty, staff and students, get to know our campus, and have fun!"
Ali Derassouyan, director of admissions

Congregation Beth El 
“Beth El’s camp offers a whole summer packed with fun and discovery. Led by experienced and nurturing staff, campers will be guided through a range of activities including arts and crafts, cooking, sports, games and Jewish Enrichment. Exciting weekly themes, spirit days and splash pad fun add to the special experience designed for younger ages.”
Sheryl Morales, camp director

Bear Paddle Swim School
“Ninety-percent of kids who attend summer camp at Bear Paddle receive a Progress Patch, helping to expedite their swim skills and increase their confidence around water.”
Caitlin Stoltman, director of swim operations

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 10.
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