When it comes to choosing a summer camp, you hope for an amazing experience for your child, full of love, fun, creativity, learning, and “family.” Add some gorgeous horses into this mix, and you have the recipe for Kamp Kierson, the summer camp run by Mike and Jessie Richardson of Kierson Farm. Read on to find out more about this charming horse farm and its wonderful summer camp experience in the heart of Flemington, NJ, just one hour west of New York City.
Summer is the perfect time of year for artists to express themselves. Summer art camps allow children the opportunity to build confidence, enhance creativity and have fun. With its close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia, central New Jersey is home to a wealth of talented artists hoping to educate and inspire children of all ages. Here are a few summer camp options for parents looking to inspire their little Da Vinci during the long hot days of summer vacation. And to find out all the day camp options in NJ, check out our New Jersey Summer Day Camp Guide.
They're not going to be this age forever, so before they grow up and want to go to sleepaway camp with their BFFs, your preschoolers should get a chance to attend a fun summer camp of their own (think of it as a "training camp"). New Jersey is home to some wonderful day camps for the under-5 crowd. Check out these supervised, state-accredited fun in the sun camp options for your toddlers. And to find out all the day camp options in NJ, check out our New Jersey Summer Day Camp Guide.
With three year old twin boys, our criteria for summer outings have strict criteria: Family friendly amusement park? Caters to children 12 and under? Water rides? Lunch under $20? Friendly Staff? We opened up our NJ day trips guide and sorted through our options. With five checks off our list, we strapped the boys into their car seats and headed towards the Delaware Water Gap to the magical-sounding Land of Make Believe.
Seasickness runs in my family, but thankfully that little gift has passed me up. I love being out on the water (more than I like being in the water), so I love a good boat ride. So when the Classic Harbor Line came to my very own home town of Hoboken, I jumped at the chance to take a short cruise down the river and around the tip of Manhattan. Read on for all the info to hit the Hudson before summer's end!
Summertime means swimming–the kids cool off, get exercise, and are entertained all at once–triple bonus! While NJ abounds with beaches and lakes, many of us prefer the plain old comfort of a chlorine-enhanced, lifeguard-protected swimming pool. For you, the pool-lover, we’ve assembled a list of NJ swimming pool options—some public, some private, summer-only, year-round, indoor, outdoor....take your pick—and then, take the plunge!
Rodeos in New Jersey? While a state like Texas is usually associated with all things western, New Jersey families may be surprised to know that they can experience the “wild west” much like their Texan counterparts. Rodeos are alive and well here in the Garden State. In fact, many events can be found close to home and are cheap to watch. Strap on your best cowboy boots and check out some of these thrilling horse and rider shows.
Summer is not over yet! I don't care how many Back-to-School ads you spot (and how many times your kids groan), there are still a few weeks left of summer fun. Here's a list of family-friendly (and cool!) activities for the whole family during the 'dog days' of August in our very warm state of New Jersey. Enjoy the last few weeks of your lazy, hazy. crazy days of summer.
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