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Camps for Teens in New Jersey

by Sarah Bourque

New Jersey is a diverse state with big cities, scenic beaches, farmland and rich culture. Your teen can explore everything the Garden State offers by participating in camp programs. Camps allow teens to socialize, learn new skills and fine-tune their existing talents. Throughout the state of New Jersey, a range of summer camps await.

Appel Farms Arts Camp

Appel Farms Arts Camp (appelfarmartscamp) in Elmer, New Jersey, offers a variety of art majors including theater, music, dance, photography, video, creative writing and sports. This is a structured, overnight camp. Older teenagers going into the 11th or 12th grades can also participate in the counselor in training program, where the will still participate but also assume additional responsibilities and benefits. This summer camp includes food, comfortable bunks and modern amenities.

Rambling Pines

Rambling Pines Teen Camp (ramblingpines.com) is a day camp in Hopewell, New Jersey. The camp, for seventh- to 10th-graders, features two day trips per week. Day-trip destinations include Dutch Springs Water Park, Belmar Beach and a baseball game. The other three days of the week will be spent on the scenic 225-acre campus, where swimming and sports await all campers.

Lawrenceville School Nike Tennis Camp

Lawrenceville School Nike Tennis Camp (ussportscamps.com), in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, offers a choice of overnight, extended day, or day camp for teens up to age 18. Your budding Serena Williams will get five to six hours of daily tennis instruction from top teaching pros and players. The school also has baseball and soccer fields, and a six-lane swimming pool. Campers will be provided with a camp shirt and meals.

Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey Teen Programs

The Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey (jccnj.org) has teen programs that foster leadership skills for teens in grades nine through 12. Program mentors include executives, life coaches and other community leaders. Programs, including Teen Action Service Corps and Teen Leadership Fellows, focus on volunteering, speaker workshops and fun overnight trips. All faiths are welcome at these confidence-boosting camps.

About the Author

Sarah Bourque has been a freelance writer since 2006 and is based in the Pacific Northwest. She writes and edits for the local publisher, Pacific Crest Imprint and has written for several online content sites. Her work recently appeared in "The Goldendale Tourism and Economic Development Magazine" and "Sail the Gorge!" magazine. She attended Portland Community College where she studied psychology.

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