What are you doing this summer?

What are you doing this summer?

Posted on April 15, 2019

Announcing Camden Enrollment's annual list of summer programs, updated for 2019! Many schools and community organizations throughout Camden offer great opportunities to keep your child learning and having fun all summer. Contact the programs directly for more information.

Check back over the next few months as we add more programs and opportunities!

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


K-8 programs:

ASTRO Camp

  • Travel the Universe this summer with the magic of the Edelman Planetarium! The Rowan University ASTRO Camp is a five-day, non-residential summer program that introduces students to astronomy and the excitement of scientific discovery. Students will partake in hands-on STEM activities in astronomy and related physics. View the starry skies and constellations of the Northern Hemisphere, as well as the less familiar magnificent skies of Tahiti, Australia, and Antarctica in our Edelman Planetarium! Other planned activities include: Learning how to identify constellations, stars, planets, asteroids, and galaxies. Constructing and launching low-gravity lunar and planetary landers to demonstrate low gravity on acceleration, weight, and Olympic jump height possibilities! Using telescopes and cell phone adapters to view and photograph the sun. (Personal cell phone may be used but instructor cells phones are available for student use.) Preparing a daily astrophotography if sunspots are visible. Using the award-winning Starry Night Computer Program to view future solar and lunar eclipses, land on the moon at Lunar Base Aristillus to view the Earth in the dark Lunar sky, and to land on selected planets and asteroids of the solar system. Introductory Trainer Drone Flights and activities will be featured, weather permitting. While here, students will have the unique opportunity to experience the college environment with lunch at the Rowan University dining hall.
  • Open to students entering grades 6th - 8th.
  • Program dates: Monday, July 15, 2019 - Friday, July 19, 2019; 9:00 am - 3:00 pm daily.
  • Tuition: $330/student (includes lunch and t-shirt)
  • Program location: 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028.
  • For more information, visit here or contact Bridgid Milone at milone@rowan.edu or call 856-256-4827.

Camden City Garden Club

  • Offering an exciting and informative hands-on culinary program to Camden residents. Learn how to grow your own soup and salad garden, prepare delicious and healthy soups and salads with produce you grow. Will hold a total of six workshops which is taught by Camden Children's Garden staff and award winning Master Chef and a professor of the allied health from Philadelphia Community College. Make new friends, learn new cooking skills and share!
  • Open to Camden residents ages 10 - adult.
  • Free of charge!
  • Pre-registration is required and space is limited, so apply today! Registration deadline is April 8, 2019.
  • For additional information, email Jed Clarke at jclarke@camdenchildrensgarden.org.

Camden Dream CDF Freedom School

  • Offering six weeks of an integrated Literacy & Stem summer enrichment designed to expose young scholars to a world of Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
  • For Camden students in rising 3rd through 8th grades.
  • Program dates: June 24th through August 2nd.
  • Program location: Camden High (Hatch building) - 1875 Park Blvd.
  • For additional information, contact: Tamara Martin at 856-366-4361 or visit info@kflcamdendreamcenter.org

Camp Kumbaya (Summer Enrichment Program)

  • The Camp Kumbaya summer program 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. Also offering an amazing Bible curriculum that incorporates songs and character building lessons.
  • Tuition fess are on a sliding scale based on income and vouchers also accepted.
  • Program dates: :June 24-August 30 (10 Weeks); 8:30 am - 3:30 pm with extended care options (7:30 am - 5:30 pm)
  • Program location: The Neighborhood Center, 278 Kaighns Ave
  • Contact: Taylor Bailey at 856-365-5295

Career Exploration Camps at Camden County Technical Schools

  • The Summer Career Camps at CCTS will provide your child the opportunity to learn introductory skills, form new relationships with their peers, and learn more about themselves and their future goals by exploring different career pathways. Campers will also learn 21st Century life skills such as: working collaboratively with other campers, practicing time management, presenting ideas and project status to campers and staff, and acquiring team building skills.
  • Program dates: July and August 2019 Registration is open now and deadline May 31st!
  • Grades 6-8
  • Cost: $150 per week
  • Apply online or call 856-663-1040 or 856-767-7000 for more information.

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Summer Robotics Camp

  • Learn to solve every day real world problems through exploration, team work and the use of multiple types of technology! The FLL Summer Robotics Camp is a five-day, non-residential robotics program at Rowan University's Glassboro campus. Our FLL camps integrate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education while learning to design, build, and program robots using LEGO technology. The FLL Beginner and Advanced camps learn robotics using the advanced and powerful LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3. Combining the versatility of the LEGO building system and intuitive drag-and-drop programming software, this adventure encourages teamwork, friendship, and creativity from day one. Students work as a team to complete challenges and games created specifically for EV3, today’s go-to robotics system for educators and hobbyists. This robot features improved digital sensors, a seven-state color-light sensor, new gyro sensors, touch sensors and an improved ultrasonic sensor. Students will leave with an understanding of the Engineering Design Process and the skills needed to build and program competitive robots. No prior programming experience required.
  • Open to students ages 10 - 14.
  • Program dates: FLL Beginner Sessions Monday, July 15th - Friday, July 19th; Monday, July 22nd - Friday, July 26th.
  • Program dates: FLL Advance Sessions Monday, July 29th - August 2nd.
  • All programs run Monday - Friday, 9 am - 2 pm.
  • Tuition: $330/session (includes t-shirt and lunch)
  • For more information contact, Brigid Milone at milone@rowan.edu or call 856-256-4827.

Life Assembly Youth Summer Program

  • An action packed summer camp that last roughly around 7 weeks. We take numerous trips throughout the week like Funplex, Dave & Buster, swimming, movies and more!
  • Ages: 6 - 14 years old
  • Program dates: July 1st - August 23rd; M-F, 7am - 6pm
  • Breakfast, lunch and snack provided.
  • $135 a week for one child; $$230 for two children; $270 for three children; four or more living within the home are free. Trip fees vary by age and T-shirt fee is $10 each
  • Registration: Forms can be found on our website at www.lifeassemblyyouthprogram.com
  • Program location: 7070 A Kaighn Ave Pennsauken, NJ 08109
  • For additional information, contact Nikki Massey at 609-509-5305/856-665-2370 or email lifeassemblyyouthprogram@gmail.com.

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. Seats fill quickly! Register today!
  • Program location: 924 North 8th Street, Camden, NJ 08102
  • Contact: 856-365-4403 or visit 532 State Street, Camden, NJ 08102

The Cause Summer Camp with the Center for Aquatic Sciences

  • If you attend Cooper's Poynt or live in Camden and are interested in Science, then Cause Camp is just for you! The Cause Summer Camp for 2019 will focus on the importance of our local WATERSHED. Campers will journey with Wendy and Wally; the Watershed Wranglers as we visit Newton Creek, Cooper River, Delaware River and end in the Atlantic Ocean! Campers will learn about the importance of water, water quality, bodies of water, where our water comes from and all the wonderful habitats, plants and animals that are found within each area we discover. The CAUSE Camp 2019 Summer Camp is FREE!
  • Registration is required. Forms can be picked up from the office or Mr. Chatman located at Cooper's Poynt School. On a first-come, first-served basis. *Must have finished K - 8th grade.
  • Program dates: Monday, July 1, 2019 - Friday, August 2, 2019. (No camp July 4th!)
  • Program location: 201 State Street (Cooper's Poynt Family School) and off-site trips.
  • Contact: Astrid Rodriguez at 856-361-1021, arodriguez@aquaticssciences.org or Mr. Chatman at 856-966-5370.


High School programs:

Basic Web Design Training, Life Readiness, Academic Support, GED Prep

  • For Camden residents ages 16-25.
  • Cost: Free!
  • Program dates: All year round!
  • For additional information, call Dannyelle Austin at 856-344-3738.

City of Camden Summer Youth Internship Program

  • Offering summer youth employment as recreation aides and pool aides. Applicants must be residents in Camden.
  • Ages 14-17; Must be a returning high school student for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Applications are available now! Visit the Office of Youth Services at Charles "Poppy" Sharp Community Center to pick up an application. Address: 713 Broadway Camden, NJ 08103
  • Application deadline is April 30th!
  • Contact: 856-757-7644 for application and questions.

Hopeworks 'N Camden

  • Is a nonprofit that works with Camden area youth to encourage then to get back into school and find a safe pathway to their future!
  • Offering youth, no longer in school, with web design training and job opportunities in a supportive setting. Curriculum includes progressive technical training in web development code, graphic design (Photoshop), and advanced HTML programs experience.
  • Students will 1.) Learn coding & web design, 2.) earn a paid internship, 3.) get academic support, 4.) earn progress stipends working through training modules.
  • Hours: Monday - Friday; 9am - 4pm.
  • Ages 16-25
  • Location: 808 Market Street (floor 3), Camden, NJ 08102
  • Call today to 856-344-3738 or visit hopeworks.org/apply.

Rowan's Innovative Summer Cyber (RISC) Camp and Workshop

  • The Department of Computer Science at Rowan University is hosting two non-residential cybersecurity summer programs: the RISC Camp for high school students and the RISC Workshop for high school teachers. These programs are generously funded by the National Science Foundation and will be led by Dr. Vahid Haydari, Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research at Rowan University. Each is a five day program that provides an introduction to the fundamentals of cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IOT) through a combination of instructions and hands-on activities. No experience in cybersecurity or computer programming is needed to apply.
  • RISC Camp is for high school students in grades 9th - 12th. - Program dates: Monday, July 8, 2019 - Friday, July 12, 2019.
  • RISC Workshop for high school teachers - Program dates: Monday, July 15, 2019 - Friday, July 19, 2019.
  • Location: 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028 (Rowan University).
  • Both programs are free to accepted applicants. Note: *Programs are subject to the availability of funds.
  • Application deadline: May 1, 2019.
  • Contact: Brigid Milone at milone@rowan.edu or call 856-256-4827.
  • More information and application link at http://go.rowan.edu/risc.

Rowan University Steam Academy

  • The academy combines academic excellence and engaging extracurricular activities with supportive guidance and supervision. With three distinct program options, the STEAM Academy offers high-achieving students the opportunity to experience college life while preparing them for their futures. Students will gain valuable insight and practical tools that will better equip them to achieve their personal, educational and career goals. We have recently been rated top 30 pre-college summer programs for 2019 through College Consensus.
  • For students entering grades 7th - 12th.
  • Tuition: $800 (includes tuition, two daily meals and instruction/materials)
  • Applications deadline: June 1, 2019. Send completed applications (with all materials) to:
    STEAM Academy
    Rowan University, School of Earth & Environment
    600 Whitney Ave.
    Glassboro, NJ 08028
  • Program Dates: July 7th - July 26th
  • For additional information contact: Melissa Speck at 856-256-5242.

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 including Beautification Project, Walking Bus, Concession Stand, Ambassadors, Library/Computer Lab Monitors, Sport Coaches/Referees, Swim Lesson Aide, Service Projects, and Summer Feeding Camps.
  • Ages 14 and up
  • Apply online at www.camdenKroccenter.org
  • For more information contact: Dawn Garlic at 856-379-4861 or visit www.camdenkroccenter.org

Respond, Inc. Job Readiness Program

  • Summer employment for Camden students ages 13-15.
  • Students will receive stipends.
  • For application, contact Ms. Scott at 856-365-4403 or visit 532 State Street

Teen Sharp Summer Intensive Program

  • TeenSharp Summer Intensives are designed to help students remain engaged academically during the summer and practice habits of academic success. Students will take Algebra I and English courses followed by a workshop on study skills and habits.
  • For high school students (9th - 12th grades)
  • Program dates: Monday, July 8, 2019 - Friday, August 9, 2019.
  • Program location: Rutgers University - Camden.
  • For additional information, contact Maija Hall at maija.hall@teensharp.org or call 646-573-8114.
  • Students must be apply by May 15th!

Upward Bound for ELL

  • A 6 week summer instructional component that is designed to simulate a college-going experience that includes daily coursework in English, Math, science and foreign language as well as other related activities such as field trips and special events.
  • For high school students entering grades 9th - 12th.
  • Cost: Free!
  • Program dates: June 24th through August 2nd; M-F 8:30 am - 3:00 pm.
  • Program location: Rutgers University - Camden
  • For more information contact, Harvey Cosme/Margie Olivencia at 856-308-4859.


18 and up:

BB&T Pavilion Summer Concert Employment

City of Camden Adult Summer Employment

  • Offering summer recreation and food service positions for Camden residents 18 and older.
  • Applications are available now! Visit the Bureau of Recreation at North Camden Community Center to pick up an application. Address: 1000 N. 6th Street Camden, NJ 08102. Must be available to work up to 9 weeks (Monday - Friday) between the dates of June 28, 2019 - August 23, 2019. High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Application deadline is Friday, April 30th!
  • For additional information, call 856-757-7285.

Power Corps Camden

  • PowerCorps Camden is officially recruiting for cohort 8!
  • Recruiting young adults ages 18 - 26.
  • Must be a Camden resident and have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (GED & HiSET)
  • Be available to serve on a full time basis (40 hours per week) for six consecutive months
  • Program Benefits: a living allowance of $500 biweekly, health insurance, child care, forbearance on current student loans during the term of service and many more!
  • Program Location: 2516 Morgan Blvd. Camden, NJ
  • On the spot interviews every Thursday from 9:00 am - 12 noon.
  • For more information: Email or call 609-682-2604. To apply, click here.

The Salvation Army Camp Kroc

  • The Salvation Army Kroc Center - Camden is hiring for Summer camp Counselors! Develop leadership and job skills and have a little fun while getting hands-on experience working with urban youth at our Kroc -Camden summer camp. Students will receive the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and teens, great experience for college students studying education, social work or urban and youth ministry.
  • Must be at least 18 yo, have experience working with kids, highly reliable and dependable.
  • Program dates: June 17th - August 16th.
  • Full/Part time positions are available; $10.50 per hour. Background checks and health screenings are required.
  • Contact: Hilary Jones at Hillary.jones@use.salvation.org or (856)379-6900.