Dive in to Summer Learning and Fun!

Dive in to Summer Learning and Fun!

Posted on May 10, 2017

The school year is almost over, which means it's time to think about summer! Many schools and community organizations throughout Camden offer great opportunities to keep your child learning and having fun all summer. Camden Enrollment has compiled a list of almost 30 programs! Contact the programs directly for more information.

Know of a program that should be on our list? Email info@camdenenrollment.org to let us know!

K-8 programs:

Respond, Inc. Summer Enrichment Program

  • Summer enrichment program that offer children ages 6-12 an array of various activities including trips. Low cost with vouchers and subsidy available.
  • Contact: 856-365-4403 or visit 532 State Street, Camden


  • Summer Camp offering packed fun games and activities including drama, music, dance, bucket drums, STEM, swimming, sports and computers for children ages 6-15. Low cost with vouchers, scholarships and financial aid available.
  • Contact: (856)379-6900 or visit http://www.camdenkroccenter.org/camp.html

PreK Summer Academy

  • Let’s keep our students learning this summer! The District is offering a summer program for Camden students ages 3-4. Located at ECDC and private pre-K sites. Free of charge.
  • Contact: (856) 966-2000, ext. 38321.

K-7 Summer Program

  • Let’s keep our students learning this summer! The District is offering a summer program for Camden students in grades Kindergarten-7th. Located at Dudley and H.B. Wilson. The five-week program begins on Monday, July 10 and runs through Friday, August 4. Free of charge. Shuttle bus available. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.
  • Contact: Camden Enrollment at (856) 536-3999.

Bilingual Summer Program

  • Let’s keep our students learning this summer! The District is offering a summer program for bilingual students in grades Kindergarten through 5th. Located at H.B. Wilson and Dudley. Free of charge.
  • Contact the Bilingual Department at (856) 966-2408.

The Cause Summer Program with the Center for Aquatic Sciences

  • CAUSE Camp, run by the Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium, is a five-week science enrichment day camp. The CAUSE SUMMER CAMP for 2017 will focus on the impacts of marine debris to our oceans, understanding how it can effect terrestrial and aquatic habitats, and how we can prevent its occurrence. Available to students who attend Cooper’s Poynt School or ANY Camden City Elementary & Middle School and are interested in Science. Located at Cooper’s Poynt. Free of charge.
  • Contact: 856-361-1021 or e-mail arodriguez@aquaticsciences.org

Settlement Music School

  • The Settlement Music School offers a summer experience of workshops, classes, ensembles and lessons for students interested in the arts. Located at Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy. Tuition-based program with financial aid available.
  • Contact: 856-541-6375, Valerie.clayton@smsmusic.org, or visit http://www.settlementmusic.org/summer

Camp Kumbaya (Summer Enrichment Program)

  • The Camp Kumbaya summer program, offered by the Neighborhood Center, combines academics, faith formation, athletics, arts, and just plain fun! The program’s goal is to ensure that the children are ready to be successful when entering their next grade level in September. Free of charge.
  • Contact: 856-365-5297 ext. 207 or e-mail vedra@ncicamden.com

Camden Ignite Summer Program

  • Located at Rutgers-Camden, Camden Ignite offers STEM, Art, Literacy, Athletics and various field trips. Available to 4th through 8th grader students who live or attend school in North Camden. Free of charge.
  • Contact: 856-225-6755

Camden Neighborhood Baseball & Softball Association

  • The CNBSA will provide families over the city with a summer of life changing experiences through the development of athleticism, social and emotional skills. Neighborhoods participating: Bergen & Lanning Square, North Camden, East Camden, Cramer Hill and Whitman Park. Ages 5-15. Registration fee $25.00.
  • Contact: Rashaan Hornsby at 856-246-9700 for additional information.

Social Responsibility through Me Summer Day Camp

  • Summer day camp focusing on social skills, academic retention and civic engagement! Seeking children 5-13. Program will run June 26th – August 25th. Before and after care available. Located at South 4th Street, Camden.
  • For more information call: 856-369-1669.

Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Summer Enrichment Program

  • Offering stem based activities designs to expose young scholars to Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics.
  • For additional information, contact: Tamara Martin at 856-366-4361 or visit info@kflcamdendreamcenter.org
  • For Camden students in rising 1st through 7th grades. Running June 26th through August 4th. Location: Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy.

High School programs:

Respond, Inc. Job Readiness Program

  • Summer employment for Camden students ages 15 and up.
  • Stipend program.
  • Contact: Sturae Meyers – Grier 856-365- 4403 or visit 532 State Street, Camden

Volunteer at the Camden Kroc Center

  • Looking for volunteer opportunities for your high school student? The Kroc Center is seeking individuals 15 and up to volunteer in a variety of ways such as coaching and refereeing, food pantry, library and computer lab. Teens at least 14 years of age can become a teen leader.
  • For more information contact: Dawn Garlic at 856-379-4861 or visit www.camdenkroccenter.org.

Teen Leadership Adventure: Kroc Krew

  • Develop leadership and job skills and have a little fun while getting hands-on experience working with children at Kroc’s summer camps. Students can receive training in First Aid, CPR, child development and safety, concussion management and food service. Breakfast, lunch and snack provided. Looking for students ages 14-18. Applications deadline June 5th!
  • Contact: Hilary Jones at Hillary.jones@use.salvation.org.

Boyscouts of Camden—Troop 16

  • Boyscouts offers classes and merits badges for aviation, sports, computer repair, science, camping, etiquette, building trade, financial literacy, video production and more for students ages 11-17. Meetings held every Saturday. Free of charge.
  • Contact: 856-246-9700 or visionaryent.bh@gmail.com

SWAG Program for Middle and High School Students

  • The Camden City School District SWAG Program is a 5-6 week paid summer youth employment program for Camden City School District middle school and high school students. SWAG’s mission is to provide Camden City students with a meaningful summer experience that will successfully prepare them for future employment.
  • For students interested and applications, please contact your school’s School Operations Manager or visit the district’s solution center at 201 N. Front Street, Camden.

Anointed Journal

  • Anointed Journal is looking for four driven and motivated high school students looking for an opportunity to get hands on experience in the field of journalism. Students will learn social media, web marketing, journalism and have input on short editorials. Must be a rising junior or senior in a Camden high school and have an interest in business and/or journalism. Unpaid internship.
  • Contact: submit resume and cover letter to tmason@camden.k12.nj.us


  • The Digital Media Team will use photography and video production in a summer-long project that allows young people to tell a story about their culture and community. Combining cultural studies and technology, Hopeworks youth will engage in a cultural exchange with youth around the world, allowing them to explore the differences and similarities of other cultures and environments while acquiring skills in photography, video production, and editing. Students must be actively in school, and ages 14 and up. Free of charge.
  • Contact: 856-365-4673 or dan@hopeworks.org

Summer Bridge Programs

  • Each of Camden’s five District high schools will host “Summer Bridge Programs” to give incoming freshmen and other new students an introduction to life at their school. Located at Brimm, CAMVA, Camden High, Woodrow Wilson and Big Picture. Free of charge.
  • Brimm: 856-966-2500. CHS: 856-966-5200. CAMVA: 856-966-6267. Big Picture: 856-966-5223. WWHS: 856-966-5300

Camden Big Picture Learning Academy Bootcamp

  • CBPLA welcomes all new students and all incoming 9th graders to Project-Based Learning with a Summer Bridge Program. The program overviews expectations for students, instills foundation for exciting projects, prepares students for Internships and sets culture and tone for a successful high school experience. Free of charge. Contact: 856-966-5223

City of Camden Summer Youth Employment

  • Camden City is currently seeking enthusiastic and dedicated individuals for various youth and adult positions to provide Camden youth with a great summer experience filled with fun, education and activities. Offering paid summer employment as recreation aides and pool aides. Applicants must be residents of Camden and ages 14-17.
  • Contact: 856-757-7368 or 856-757-7644 or visit Charles “Poppy” Sharp Community Center (713 Broadway St)

High School Credit Recovery Summer Program

  • If your high school student is received a failing grade in any of the courses required for high school graduation, register them today for Camden’s Credit Recovery Summer Program. The program allows high school students to re-take failing courses over the summer. Once successfully completed, students will re-enter school this fall on course to graduate. Free of charge.
  • Contact: 856-966-2507, or visit the main office of your child’s school for additional information.

Middle School Career Exploration Camps at Camden County Technical Schools Summer 2017

  • The Summer Career Camps at CCTS will provide your child an opportunity to learn introductory skills, form new relationships with their peers, learn more about themselves and their future goals by exploring different career pathways. This program is seeking 6, 7th and 8th grade students to join for a one or more week-long summer enrichment program.

18 and up:

City of Camden Adult Summer Employment

  • Offering summer recreation and food service positions for Camden residents 18 and older.
  • Contact: 856-757-7368 or 856-757-7644 or visit North Camden Community Center

BB&T Pavilion Summer Concert Employment

  • Summer employment opportunities with BB&T Pavilion for Camden resident 18 and older.
  • Contact: submit resume and cover letter to tmason@camden.k12.nj.us