At Wardlaw + Hartridge, campers can learn and explore while still having fun through an array of summer programs for students in prekindergarten through 12th grades. Each and every child receives personalized attention from the camp’s team of passionate, caring counselors—most of whom are former campers, current students or alumni.


Programs range from traditional day camps to specialty and sports camps and creative and performing arts programs. This summer’s expanded offerings will feature new sports and specialty camps including graphic design, moviemaking and photography, as well as performing arts programs for both middle and high school students.

“The beauty of these camps is that students aren’t tied down to one specialty— they’ll focus on their interests for part of the day, but then the rest of the day they can still enjoy a traditional camp experience. It’s really the best of both worlds,” says Chris Flores, director of auxiliary programs for Wardlaw + Hartridge. The schedule is designed so campers can mix-and-match different programs and create their own diverse and balanced summer experience.

Wardlaw + Hartridge aims to provide a safe environment for all children where they can develop a sense of independence while learning through hands-on creating, play and games.

The camp’s activities are based around weekly themes including art, games, music, cooking, trips or events and recreational and thinking games.


The hands-on approach is an extension of the educational model at Wardlaw + Hartridge, a co-educational college preparatory day school known for its small class sizes. “We believe the beauty of our camp is that kids are learning while having fun at the same time,” Flores says. “All of our activities are geared towards the whole person—we want to provide our campers with plenty of opportunities to be creative, build self-confidence and develop social skills.”

Camp is held on the school’s Edison campus, but campers also have opportunities to participate in weekly field trips and special events. Wardlaw + Hartridge is home to an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, two gymnasiums, acres of playing fields, art rooms, STEM rooms and classroom spaces.

Weekly sessions include freshly made hot lunches.

1295 Inman Ave., Edison