New Jersey Summer Sports Camps: From Baseball & Soccer to Surfing & Water Polo

Children Playing Soccer, Photo Courtesy of PIxabay

Searching for a special place for your child to go this Summer? You’ll find a New Jersey camp specializing in almost every imaginable sport. From surfing, water polo, and skateboarding to baseball, basketball, and soccer (and lots more)–New Jersey camps are custom made for happy campers.

Here’s NJ Next’s list of some of the best sports camps in the state.

Northern Jersey

Basking Ridge, Denville, Palisades Park, and Verona

Official Yankees Baseball Camp, Photo Courtesy of Yankee Baseball Camp

Yankees Camp offers weeklong sessions in Denville, Basking Ridge, Verona, and Palisades Park throughout the Summer. Campers get a Yankees camp uniform and enjoy a Yankee stadium excursion to meet a current or former Yankee.

Basking Ridge, Mahwah, and West Orange

Pulse Sports Camps are located throughout the state. Camps include basketball, golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. The multi-sport camp explores sports from around the world. See website for sports available at each camp.


Hamster Balls at Coastal Sports, Photo Courtesy of Coastal Sports

Coastal Sports has 2 Fairfield locations where campers can play baseball, soccer and futsal, lacrosse, volleyball, and xTreme activities like archery tag, GaGa Ball (similar to dodge ball), and roll around in giant hamster balls.

Fort Lee

Tennis-Prime uses the high tech approach of filming your camper while she’s playing in order to review, discuss, and improve her techniques. Serious tennis instruction.


South Mountain YMCA has a golf camp, a skateboarding clinic, and a Sports Galore Camp that teaches campers 15 different sports from around the globe.


The Delbarton School offers baseball camp, basketball camp, football camp, lacrosse camp, track camp, soccer camp, sports experience camp, tennis camp, wrestling camp, and swim lessons.


Lacrosse Players, Photo Courtesy of Sum It Up Lacrosse Camp

Sum It Up Lacrosse Camps and Clinics promises fun drills plus caring and positive coaches. Beginners to intermediate players are invited to learn skills to improve their lacrosse skills.


Chris Carrino & Tim Capstraw Sports Broadcasting Camp is the camp for budding sports broadcasters. The week-long experience teaches children how to make announcements at baseball games. Visits from well-known sportscasters, a field trip, and an opportunity to call a minor league game are all part of this program.

Bedminster, Far Hills, and Short Hills

Fundamentals Sports Camp has football, basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer, golf, Ultimate Frisbee, kickball, and swimming.

Central Jersey


Branchburg Sports Complex offers basketball camp, baseball camp, soccer camp, and a multi-sports camp consisting of soccer, football, baseball, basketball, cricket, rugby, Gaga Ball, and laser tag.

Holmdel, Princeton, and Rumson

Yankees Camp offers weeklong sessions in Holmdel, Princeton, and Rumson. Campers get a Yankees camp uniform, 4 days of instruction, and a trip Yankee stadium to meet a current or former Yankee and receive a signed photo.


Inman Sports Complex provides weekly sessions in golf, indoor tennis, hockey, and baseball. Campers can also swim and play miniature golf, volleyball, and basketball. Inman offers roller blading and more activities as well.


Princeton University Sports Camps offer 18 sports and 70 camps and clinics. Overnight campers sleep in the dorms and eat in university dining facilities. Rowing, fencing, squash, and water polo are available as well as more common sports like field hockey, baseball, basketball, football, wrestling, soccer, tennis, track and field, softball, ice hockey, and volleyball.

Branchburg, Somerset, and Edison

Pulse Sports Camps are located throughout the state: Essex County Country Club in West Orange, The Pingry School in Basking Ridge, Ramapo College in Mahwah, Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, Rutgers Prep School in Somerset, and Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison. See website for sports available at each camp.

Southern Jersey

Cherry Hill

The GCA Academy (Gymnastics And Cheerleading) takes gymnastics and cheerleading to a new level.

Cherry Hill, Deptford, and Mt. Laurel

ISC Cherry Hill has basketball camp, soccer camp, field hockey camp, and flag football camp. Their facility boasts a GaGa court, dancing, roller skating, inflatables, Bubble Ball, laser tag, a gaming truck, and more.


Tim Legler Basketball Camp Tim Legler’s (former NBA player) basketball camp at Gloucester Institute of Technology offers individual instruction, lectures, and games.

Waterford Works

Boating, Courtesy of Great Times Day Camp

Great Times Day Camp offers soccer camp, fishing camp, and surfing camp. Regular sports include basketball, pony rides, tennis, soccer, basketball, rope course, boating, hockey, tennis, Gaga Ball, wiffle ball, archery, and zip lining.

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