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MONTCLAIR SUMMER CAMP · DATES: 6/21-8/27 · AGES: 4–12 · ADDRESS: Lacordaire Academy, 155 Lorraine Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043 · · 973.587.8420

Steve & Kate's

Montclair Summer Day Camp

Kids Take Charge

At Camp, kids take chances and take charge, shaping their day, their way. More choices and fewer expectations creates more possibilities, more self-trust and less self-doubt. 

Our adaptability works to our advantage. Right now we can’t quite operate as usual, but we’ve made the most of mandates and modifications so that kids can make moves (or movies, or magic monster mittens) that matter to them.

Fair And Flexible Fees

Buy any number of days (or weeks, due to pandemic procedures) without worrying you’ll lose what you don’t use. If plans un-plan or cancellations crop-up, we’ll always issue refunds for any unused Passes after the Camp session wraps for the season. It’s how our enrollment rolls with the punches.

New Format, Same Flex

Modifications are required for both registration and rollout of activities as we navigate pandemic protocols. Booking by week instead of by day, and moving through Camp in smaller pod-like “Squads” will feel different than past years. But, these adjustments are temporary (and for everyone’s safety) and won’t compromise our commitment to featuring fan favorite programming and issuing fair, automatic refunds.


What The Day Will Look Like

After registration, but before attending, campers select and sign up for an interest-based, pod-like group, called Squads. At Camp, they’ll gather with their fellow enthusiasts in indoor or outdoor spaces, to immerse themselves in activities or pursue projects with an emphasis that speaks to their tastes (or, in Sampler Squads, a little bit of everything!). Each Squad will have related go-to supplies and equipment, as well as general goodies for games and artistic freestyling. 

Campers will also have the opportunity to enjoy outdoor classes, socially distanced indoor and outdoor rec, performances, fan-favorites like Gameshow, gaga, and wacky inflatables, or cruise a circuit of rotating activities featuring Lego blocks, dynamic marble runs and more. All activities are available to every camper, no matter their age.

Our current Squad list looks a little like this: 

Interest-Based Squads

Campers sign up for these "mini-camps" within the camp before attending.


Stitching Society

Sewing with sewing machines, knitting, crochet, hand sewing and embroidery


Maker Crafts

Basic maker kits, fort building, digital drawing with a stylus, and Rexlace


Athletic Association

Sports, playground games, pillow polo, coneball, capture the flag, and obstacle courses


Sampler Squad

Tastes and tries of sewing machine projects, animation, coding/digital games, board games, Rexlace, game tables, and arcade favorites

Rotating Activities

These activities cruise through Squads for more chances to choose.


Food or Clay Activity

Campers can get their hands messy making something to eat or sculpting something to take home


Dynamic Marble Runs

Marble sports are the in-thing this year and campers can create their own raceways that twist, turn and send marbles flying down the track


Nintendo Switch™

When campers can't visit the camp Arcade, we bring it to them


Sewing machine and Basic Supplies

For Squads that don't specialize in sewing, this kit makes the rounds for campers who want to get crafty


Animation Stations

Campers create their own stop-motion movies and shorts with our custom Animation Stations. Kids will run the entire show from designing the sets & story, to editing the final project


Dominoes and LEGO

Building with blocks never goes out of style and doing it with your friends adds a whole other dimension

Classes, Specials, Water and Outdoor Play

Campers may choose to venture beyond their Squad and participate in socially distanced classes, performances and good ol' outdoor play. These will differ depending on location.


Special Daily Events

Performances such as a magician, a dance troupe or a stunt bicycle rider


Active Outdoor Classes

Possibilities include martial arts, yoga, and hip-hop dances


Inflatable Slip ‘n Slide

Our classic slip-and-slide with an inflated track and a splash pool at the end


Recreation Specials

A climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course, and other large active recreational equipment are all possible this summer


Online Workshops

Campers will be able to log-in to a variety of Online sessions throughout the day



This camper favorite involves dodging, striking, running and jumping a rubber playground ball in an octagonal walled pit



Our sites are staffed with kids’ number one fans, hailing from all kinds of backgrounds but with the common denominator being they’re all about our campers. Curious, compassionate and creative, both our year-round and seasonal teams are eager and equipped to give kids just the right amount of structure and guidance.

All staff members are at least 18 years old, are background checked, and are trained in CPR and First-Aid. Counselors will wear masks at all times and are trained on all COVID-19 best practices.


Lunch Is On Us

We provide lunch and snacks in alignment with the current state safety guidelines of our new normal. While more options will be added later, we know that we can provide caesar salad and sunbutter and jelly sandwiches daily, on top of campers' favorite item: pizza. Hot from ovens and in sealed boxes, we can get this item safely into kids' hands without worry. You can, of course, choose to pack something instead or as a supplement.

We’ll also offer an array of snacks for kids to nosh on throughout the day. All snacks will arrive to each squad pre-portioned. We’ll announce specific line-ups closer to the start of season, but rest assured, tummies will be full.


Daily Menu

V = Vegetarian, VV=Vegan, GF = Gluten Free, DF = Dairy Free, SF = Soy Free, EF = Egg Free

No items contain nuts or nut products. However, some may have been prepared in areas that also produce items with nuts.


Cheese Pizza (V)

Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (V)(EF)

Caesar Salad

Pasta Marinara from Amore Pizza by Jack Calandra - (VG,EF, SF, can be made GF and DF)


Cheese Pizza (V)

Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (V)(EF)

Caesar Salad 

Meatball sub from Amore Pizza by Jack Calandra (SF)


Cheese Pizza (V)

Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (V)(EF)

Caesar Salad

Mac 'n Cheese


Cheese Pizza (V)

Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (V)(EF)

Caesar Salad

Lightly breaded fried chicken sandwich with marinara from Amore Pizza by Jack Calandra (SF, can be made DF without parmigian cheese).


Cheese Pizza (V)

Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (V)(EF)

Caesar Salad

Chicken Strips & Fries


Flexible and Fair

For as long as COVID regulations require it, registration will be in weekly blocks, instead of by the day (which is our norm). So, please think about your plans in weekly increments. That being said, we know that things happen. If you do miss a day, we’ll still refund it automatically—COVID may impact flexibility, but it won’t impact what is fair. Fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm.

Day Pass

Registration will be in weekly blocks, instead of by the day (our norm). So, please think about your plans in weekly increments. That being said, we know that things happen. If you do unexpectedly miss a day, we’ll still refund it automatically at summer's end. Fair is fair.

$105 per day

Summer Pass

For anyone attending more than 30 days, consider our Summer Pass, with one fee that covers the entire summer. If you end up coming to camp less, worry not. We’ll add up what you would have paid at the Day Pass rate and refund the difference automatically at summer's end.

$3,150 per child

Steve & Kate’s also offers limited need-based financial aid to qualifying families. For more information please see our Financial Aid page.

Please be sure to read our Things to Know Before Coming to Camp page for important information including COVID safety procedures and pick-up & drop-off instructions.

Camp Basics

Dates & Times

June 21st - August 27th
*Closed July 5th
Mon. - Fri. 8:00am - 6:00pm


Lacordaire Academy
155 Lorraine Avenue,
Montclair, NJ 07043


In New Jersey, we welcome campers between the ages of 4-12

Contact Us

Online...for now

We want to meet you and your camper. Our directors work year-round and would love to help you learn more about our program and at the same time learn more about you and your camper. To keep everyone as safe as possible, we're encouraging families to email, call, or schedule a virtual hangout with their director.

Local Director


This will be Andrew's 7th year working with us! While he primarily runs summer camp in Montclair, he's also directed our Counselor At Home programs in both New Jersey and New York. In non-pandemic times, you can often find him working on camp at Trend Coffee shop, or hosting dinners with future camp families at Tinga.

This summer Andrew is looking forward to seeing campers and staff, and spending time in the community that he misses so much!

Still have questions? We’d love to chat and see how we can tailor camp to you! Get in touch with Andrew, your Montclair Director:

Call or text: 973-587-8420|

<b>Joe John </b></br> likes kids of all ages. Has 10 years in childcare, and his favorite movie is Ghost Busters.

Kind Words

Testimonials From Our Summer Camp in Montclair

As parents we loved the ease of drop off and pick up and the fact that the staff really seemed to know our child.

Ayana B.

(S&K parent)

Director was great..very friendly, open, responsive and always available for any questions/comments.

Talin N.

(S&K parent)

He had the BEST day thank you for providing a sense of normalcy for the first time since March!!!!!  He asked if he could come earlier tomorrow!


(S&K parent)

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Please Note

Really Important Camp Information

  • Additional state-required paperwork must be submitted for every child before their first day of day camp. Click here to complete New Jersey state- required forms before attending camp, as well as read the Paperwork FAQs. Please click the link for the Online Orientation below to find out more.
  • Due to COVID-19, pick-up and drop-off will look very different in 2020.  Please review this document for the details.
  • Squads will be “stable,” made up of 10-18 campers (depending on local regulations), and won’t mix with other groups on campus. Squads will be assigned consistent staff members, too. Squads will remain as stable as possible for the duration of camp. Squad equipment and materials will be sanitized throughout the day.
  • Staff and campers will have to complete a wellness survey and/or other screening to identify any potential health concerns upon arrival each day. 
  • You can expect the following at all locations: bathrooms cleaned between each group, equipment sanitized and disinfected before use each day, individual places to store camper belongings, and plenty of hand sanitizer, hand washing, and self-applied sunscreen to go around.
  • Check out our virtual camp orientation for details relevant to all of our camp locations, including how to check-in and check-out, what to bring (and not bring) and more.