This land is your land… this land is my land… Camp time my friends! The kids are out for the summer, and they already need some fun activities to do. Help them learn new skills beyond school and home. There are great camps coming up in Mercer, and we listed them all here for you so you can do less Googling and more time getting them some cute camp clothes.

Arts Council of Princeton

In-Person and Online Summer Camps

When: June 21 - September 3rd

Age: 5 - 16 year olds

If you have kids who love art, consider enrolling them in Princeton Art’s Council summer camps for 11 weeks of creating incredible art. The kids can try their hands at painting, mixed media, fiber arts, clay and more. Older children in their teens will dive more deeply into various mediums to immerse themselves in a week of creativity.

Kid building sculpture in arts and craft

Hamilton Area YMCA

185 Sawmill Road, Hamilton, NJ

When: June 21 - September 3

Age: Starts at preschool level

From sports to STEM, provide a healthy, screen-less return to childhood. The YMCA offers tons of social interaction, outdoor play, self-confidence and builds lifelong friendships. It’s also a way to develop children’s creative outlets, provide positive role models and get them growing in new ways.

Little girl looking through a magnify glass

Russian School of Mathematics

231 Clarksville Road, West Windsor, NJ

Age: Kindergarten level - High School level

Recently featured in NPR and ranked one of the best schools in the world by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, RSM helps children of all levels build a solid math foundation and develop their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

Group of kids sitting in the grass

Signing up for summer school provides a great opportunity for kids to keep learning!

Kiddie Academy of Hamilton

621 US Highway 130, Hamilton Township

Ages: 2 - 5

Join the CampVentures program and have your child enjoy fun and educational events, activities and trips. STEM is integrated throughout the curriculum with hands-on experiments, mathematical programs, scientific tools and more. It’s developmentally appropriate and sets a strong foundation for the future.

Kiddie Academy summer camp Kids in a pyramid formation

Camp College at Mercer County College

1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor

Ages: 6 - 16

At Camp College, there is a program for EVERYONE. Fishing, golfing, music, rock climbing, science, digital arts, culinary arts, academic prep… you name it. There are more than 60 programs to choose from. Even better is there are full day programs as well as half day ones. Completely flexible and able to satisfy everyone.

Soccer team photo

Camp YMCA at Rider University

2083 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrenceville

When: June 28 - August 27

Ages: 5 - 14

This camp is about belonging and making kids feel welcomed, along with new experiences and inspiring them to work/play together. Building memories, friendships, self-confidence and creating positive role models.


Baldpate Nature Camp

Baldpate Mountain, 28 Fiddlers Creek Rd, Titusville

 Grades: 1 - 6

Have a nature lover? This camp is hands-on exploration with all of nature’s beauty. Enjoy hikes, science experiments and unstructured camp play.

Baldpate Mountain kayaking

Howell Living History Farm Camp

70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, NJ

Ages: 6 - 12

Campers will experience hands-on animal care, help with chores, feeding, along with planting and harvesting seasonal vegetables. Have your kids explore nature, make crafts and get in touch with their inner farmer.

Kids in a forest exploring

Tomato Patch Performing Arts Camp

Kelsey Theater at Mercer County Community College

1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor

Grades: 4th - 12th

From dance to professional acting, these programs are for the kids who love performing arts and want to build upon that passion. The perfect way to explore the arts as a career path.

Kelsey Theater woman reading