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Summer Camp at Cornerstone

A Summer Day Camp for ages 2 ½ to 6 years old.
Held at Cornerstone School
561 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ
(908) 277-4400

Summer Camp at Cornerstone School, Summit New Jersey


Summertime is a special time of discovery and adventure for children. Nature is in full bloom. Normal routines are on pause. 

That is why a STEAM based summer experience is the perfect way to spend a summer day. 

Designed by our teachers, every week is a new theme that promises lots of adventure, fun and learning.

We spend lots of time on our shaded playground enjoying all summer has to offer.

Led by our school year staff!

Our summer camp is particularly unique because every weekly theme has been carefully designed around a curriculum. Our teachers have put as much attention to detail into our summer program as they do to our school-year curriculum. And many of our teachers will be here over the summer! Special Guests will join us throughout summer camp!

Weeklong Adventures

Each week our camp theme will highlight experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math! Hands-on learning through making and tinkering will be our focus. Check out the descriptions and pick your weeks or joins us for the whole summer.  Pick your weeks and choose from three length of day schedules! Early drop off is available.


Please Contact Us if you have any questions.

Weekly Class Descriptions

Week 1

June 22-26
Junior Chefs!
Our chefs will learn about ingredients and discuss the changes that occur during the cooking process. Texture, consistency, and state of matter will all be observed as our chefs make a variety of kid-friendly foods.  Apple dumplings and fruit smoothies are consistently camp favorites and requested each year by our returning campers!


Week 2

June 29-July 2 (4 day week)
Red, White & Blue Week
Independence Day will be celebrated! Activities will include red, white, and blue art, creating our own firework pictures, flags, and a picnic! Reduced tuition this week, the camp is closed Friday, July 3rd in celebration of Independence Day. Big Jeff will be doing a sing-a-long on June 30th.


Week 3

July 6 - 10
Let's Explore the Beach! 
We all enjoy a day at the beach. Children love to play with sand. There are fascinated by how it moves, how it feels and how it is used. We will explore the physical properties of sand and all the ways sand is used in everyday life! We will create sand art on Friday!


Week 4

July 13-17
It is Not a Box
The favorite part of a young child’s gift is often the box!  We know children’s imagination can turn a box into anything. This week will allow for exploration of the unlimited ways a box is not a box! We will build, design and transform boxes into whatever out campers can imagine…

Eyes of the Wild will be here with their Animal Artists show! We will explore the creative side of animals and the ways animals build artistically.


Week 5

July 20-24
Water, Water, Everywhere!
Splashy fun is planned for this week! Campers will discover the many properties of water as they manipulate it with sponges, pipes, straws, and buckets! Experiments with volume, cause, and effect, and buoyancy will lead to some wet, wet fun! Bathing Suits are not needed but water shoes are helpful this week. Science Tellers will share their interactive science & storytelling entitled Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress.


Week 6

July 27-31
Music from Around the World
Our campers dance to the beat of their very own self-created instruments while simultaneously taking care of our environment by using recycled materials. Campers will immerse themselves in music from around the world. During this cultural exploration, they will discover how sound travels and investigate the effects of vibrations. We will dance, sing and create with music as our inspiration. Children’s Harpist, Karen Stern will share her talents with us this week!


Week 7

August 3-7
Storybook Engineering
This week our young campers will be solving design challenges that some of their favorite storybook characters face. How will we build a chair for Baby Bear that does not break? Can we create a squirrel-proof bird feeder? How does the wind move things?  Those are just a few of the problems our campers will work to solve. Cheryl, the Balloon Storyteller will be here to share The Frog and the Princess.


Week 8

August 10-14
Creepy Crawlers!
Most children are fascinated by insects’ colors, shapes, movements, and behaviors. Our campers will explore insect habitats; how they live and work together. How do they stay safe?  How do they help our environment? Snakes-n-Scales will be here with their Big Bug Party!


Week 9

August 17-21
Celebrating Summer!
A sampling of some of our favorite activities: water play, crafts, planets, insects and a make your own pizza party are a sample of what will happen our final week of camp. Cowboy Ronnie will join us on Monday for a sing-along!


Submit your application by March 13 for special Early Registration Tuition!*

*Early Registration Rates apply only to classes registered before March 13th.
Any classes registered after March 13 are not eligible for Early Registration Rates.

Please contact the school directly at (908) 277-4400 as there are limited spaces available.