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2022 Summer Camp Guide - Toms River, Brick, Bayville + Beyond

All Your Summer Camp Fun

By Toms River Macaroni Kid June 6, 2022

Summer is fast approaching! Local camps and programs are available to help entertain, educate and exhaust your kids!  WOO HOO! If you are looking for an AWESOME local summer camp for your kids, our 2022 Summer Camp Guide should be your first stop! Click the name of any camp to be taken directly to their listing, complete with contact information, schedule, pricing. We have the scoop on the best summer camps and classes that will help shape your kids in a variety of positive ways. Be sure to tell them Toms River Macaroni Kid sent you. Register soon ... spots are filling up quickly!

Want some tips on choosing the right camp for your child? Here are Sue Cowdrick, Ring Around the Rosie Preschool Owner's, tips for Choosing a Summer Camp.

Featured Camps






Click on the logo of one of our FEATURED CAMPS to see a detailed listing of their summer camp and/or activity offerings

The Dance Centre  99 Flint Road SouthToms River (732) 349-1140


Some of what's to come this summer at The Dance Centre. More details to follow soon.
  • TDC World Tour

    Each day travel to somewhere new with fun songs, craft activities, dancing, singing, games & more. Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro, Hip Hop, and other styles will be sampled throughout the days.
    Register for more than 1 class and get a TDC Passport! (Ages 3-8) Themed days include: Columbia - Encanto, China – Mulan, France – Fancy Nancy, Hollywood – Disney’s Zombies & LOL Dolls, Hawaii – Moana, Brazil – Rio
  • Musical Theater Camp: Broadway vs. Hollywood

    Come one and all to learn about the differences and similarities between a Broadway performance and a Hollywood movie production. Specifically looking at the production “Cinderella”. Campers will learn choreography, songs, and acting techniques. The camp will end with a performance on the last night of camp.

Camps on Campus at Ocean County College


We are excited to offer another fantastic summer of educational, fun, and imaginative experiences for your child, with wonderful new additions to our schedule. Our staff and partners are offering enrichment camps designed around a wide variety of interests including sports, music, engineering, rocketry, and even YouTube streaming! Camps on Campus 2022 continues to offer courses for online classes through our partners at Black Rocket Productions, off campus opportunities at Eagle Ridge Golf Club, and features the return of many of your favorite camp sessions in-person with our OCC staff on our main campus. This summer will be the best one yet!


Legacy Gymnastics & Cheerleading 1876 Lakewood Rd Toms River (732) 929-2500



Peppermint Tree Child Development Center  1571 Partridge Street Toms River (732) 929-2500


Camp program includes: swimming daily in our on-site pools (weather permitting), a fun – filled program with varied recreational activities set in our park like grounds and air-conditioned building.  

Hands on activities include; science, arts & crafts, easel painting, ball games, gardening, daily themes, ample free-choice time during which children select their own activities. We offer Junior Camp for kids 2½ years through through 4 years as of 6/28/22, as well as Senior Camp for kids starting at 5 years old through 5th grade graduates as of 6/28/22. 

For more information, visit here.




Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore

Girl Scout Camp

Camp is calling- Choose your adventure!

Monday, June 20 - Friday, August 19, 2022

Going to camp is a big decision, now more than ever. At either of our Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore day camps, Camp Amity Acres (Waretown) or Camp Sacajawea (Farmingdale), you can feel at ease, knowing your daughter is well cared for, happy, learning and exploring the great outdoors! She’ll have the time of her life discovering the wonders of nature, trying new things, making friends and much more.


Our camps give girls the space to discover a strong sense of self, gain practical life skills, become resourceful problem solvers, and cultivate healthy relationships. Girl Scout Camp will always be a place where girls can:

  • Explore the great outdoors
  • Grow by trying new things
  • Build her problem-solving skills
  • Make awesome new friends
  • Be a leader

Camp Amity Acres and Camp Sacajawea are open to all girls, ages 3-15, and boys, ages 3-12, for an unforgettable summer. You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to join the fun, so bring a friend!

For information about camp or to learn about how to join. Volunteer, partner or donate to Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, visit GSFun.org or call (800) 785-2090.



Downtown Dance Academy 1204 Hooper Ave Toms River (732) 504-7095





Garden State Art Studio 2055 NJ-88 Brick (848) 207-8402


School of Rock - Brick458 Brick Blvd, Brick, NJ 08723 732-359-4002


Week-long music day camps with different options for kids ages 5-8, beginners ages 8-17, and experienced musicians ages 8-17. Camps run Monday-Friday with a performance on the final day.


  • July 11-15 - Rookies Camp - 10am-2pm - ages 5-8 
  • July 18-22 - Rock 101 Camp - 10am-3pm- ages 8-13 (no experience needed)
  • July 25-29 - Best of the 90's - 10am-4pm - ages 8-17 
  • Aug 1-5 - Rookies Camp 2 - 10am-2pm - ages 5-8
  • Aug 8-12 - Rock 101 Camp 2 - 10am-3pm - ages 8-13 (no experience needed)
  • Aug 15-19 - 21st Century Rock Camp - 10am-4pm - ages 8-17 

Smart Start Academy 1580 Lakewood Rd Toms River (732) 505-6300



Smart Start Academy summer day camp program is designed to enrich children in activities they enjoy. Theme weeks combined with sports, arts & crafts, music, visitors and field trips fill days with excitement and fun.

Our summer day camp program is designed to enrich children in activities they enjoy. Theme weeks combined with sports, arts & crafts, music, visitors and field trips fill days with excitement and fun. The program is uniquely designed for every age group. Schedules vary and are customizable:
1. From June (once school is out) through September (until school starts)
2. Open from 6:30AM to 6PM
3. Breakfast, Lunch and PM Snack are provided at no additional cost
4. Arts & Crafts
5. Music
6. Academic Enrichment
7. Sports Activities
8. Weekly Fun Trips and Visitors

To have your summer camp or kids activity program included in our Summer Camp & Activity Guide, email melissaw@macaronikid.com.