In the immortal words of Alice Cooper, “school’s out for suuuuuuummer!”
Well, almost. And every single kid in NJ is getting primed and ready to scream out that song in just a few weeks.
But after the initial moment of FREEDOM wears off, what’s the plan for June to September?!
Because while we are huge proponents of blissful downtime in the sunshine, we absolutely want to commit to at least a few down dog days of summer NOW.
What does that mean? YOGA CAMP!
Are you with us? We thought you would be!
So we did the research to find the best yoga camps for kids in NJ.
Grab a mini mat, sign up your little yogi, and get ready to turn vacation into a zen-cation.
Summer Fun Mini Camp at Firefly Yogis in Rumson for Ages 3 and up!
June 10 to 13
This is the camp for anyone who is out of school early. You can jump into an amazing camp at Firefly, offering a week of summer fun with time at the park, tie dye, beach bag decorating, and stretching! Please pack a nut-free snack and water. This camp will run from 9 to 11:30 AM each day.
Yoga and Art Camp at Bee You Yoga in Manasquan
Each camp runs for 4 days; this year Bee You Kids Yoga studio will be offering 8 weeks of summer camp for ages 3 – 15 years old.
June 24th and July 22nd (Ages 3-5)
July 1 and July 29th (Ages 4 – 6)
July 8 and August 5th (Ages 6-9)
August 12 (Ages 10+)
Through yoga and art children and tweens learn how to relax and interact in a nurturing and non-competitive environment. Yoga practice also increases flexibility, strength and muscle tone and helps children to develop space orientation, body awareness, balance and a sense of harmony.
In this camp, kids will enjoy a nurturing, supportive, non-competitive atmosphere. They will stretch and energize their bodies and minds, learn to express themselves creatively, practice working cooperatively in large and small groups, be introduced to activities they may have not tried before, learn mindfulness, self-calming techniques, relaxation, develop special friendships and MOST importantly, have loads of fun
Yoga & Art Camp at Firefly Yogis in Rumson (Ages 5 to 10)
June 24 to 27 and August 26 to 29
Campers will tap into their creativity through a variety of mixed-media art projects! Campers will create mindful art projects, have fun playing games, enjoy outdoor time and balance the day with some yoga and mindful movement!
Outer Space Engineering Camp at Firefly Yogis in Rumson (Ages 5 to 10)
July 1 to 3 and July 29 to August 1
Join us for this fun interactive camp where we will explore what it’s like to travel and live in space! Campers will have fun by designing, building and taking things apart. We’ll experiment with gravity, make their own moon dough, create constellations and the solar systems using unique materials. Each day will include a mindful meditation and stretch to start the day and plan our outer space adventure!
Brassy’s Lil’ Buddha Day Camp at Brassy Buddha in Westfield (Ages 4 to 6 and 7 to 9)
July: 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
August: 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22
Brassy’s Day camp is about being you and having fun doing it! Happening twice a week, on Tuesdays & Thursdays, Lil’ Buddha’s enjoy weekly themes and activities ranging from Yoga, Snacks/Lunch, Art, Games & More! Guaranteed to have a Brassy Time! Noting that safety is just as important as fun, all instructors have experience in both yoga and childcare. For more information or to register call Jody, our Kids Yoga Lead, at (347) 979-5982.
Kin Chi Teens at Kin Chi Yoga in Hazlet (Ages 11 to 15)
Every Wednesday from July 3 to August 28
Join Kin Chi for a weekly yoga and meditation class that will help you find your center, right in the middle of the summer!
Kid’s Yoga Fairy Camp at Yoga Peace Kula in Howell (Ages 4 to 8)
July 8 to 12
Join School teacher Mindie Sobrinski for a magical week of daily yoga classes followed by building your very own fairy house. Let imagination freely play, while enhancing flexibility, focus and fun.
Mad Scientist Camp at Firefly Yogis in Rumson (Ages 5 to 10)
July 8 to 11
Join us for a week of “mad science!” Campers will have fun with hands on science experiments like tie-dyeing and making are own slime! We will have a magnet challenge, build our own co2 hot air balloons, and create elephant toothpaste! Throughout the day, campers will be challenged to come up with their own mindful ideas and hypotheses about the “mad science.” Each experiment will be coupled with a creative yoga adventure and campers will learn unique ways to be mindful of all their daily activities!
Yoga & SUPER SLIME Camp at Bee You Yoga in Manasquan (Ages 10+)
July 15 to 19
Get ready to turn your summer upside-down in our Bee You Yoga acro yoga and art camp! AcroYoga is an opportunity for teens to be inspired to grow up playing! Our creative, inclusive class welcomes kids of all levels.
In this camp, kids will practice solo and partner yoga, partner flying, acrobatics, improvisational games, partner relaxation and massage. We focus on building relationships, refining communication, and celebrating every person’s whole unique self.
Yoga Camp for Athletes at Yoga Peace Kula in Howell (Ages 7 to 12)
July 15 to 19
Yoga for young athletes can be a great addition to a training regiment for basketball, baseball, football, volleyball and more. Build strength, enhance balance and increase flexibility. Integrate a variety of mind body practices to support the “mindful athlete” such as breath awareness, yoga-based movement and visualizations. Dani Gianelos is a yoga Instructor, School teacher, and youth coach who designed this program after seeing the need for our young athletes.
Forest Explorers Camp at Firefly Yogis in Rumson (Ages 5 to 10)
July 15 to 18 and August 12 to 15
Come on a nature adventure with us! Campers will explore and learn from the wilderness around us. We will design our own bugs and butterflies art and create weather experiments. Campers will have fun honoring nature by discovering different ways to take care of our Earth through recycled art projects and experiments all week! We will learn mindful ways to give back to our planet! EXPLORE, COLLECT, and DISCOVER with us this week!
Yoga and Art Camp at Trinity Wellness Emporium in Union Beach (Ages 3 to 5)
July 15 to July 18 and July 22-25
1017 Rt 36 #2 Union Beach, NJ (next to Lucky 7 deli)
Bring your littlest yogis to Trinity for yoga with crafting, mindful games, and mindful meditation. Please be sure to pack a snack and drink for your child!
Prehistoric Science Adventure Camp at Firefly Yogis in Rumson (Ages 5 to 10)
July 22 to 25 and August 19 to 22
Calling all paleontologists! We will have fun going back in time to explore the earth and sea during the time of the dinosaurs! During this week of camp children will make their own quicksand and fossils and hatch dinosaur eggs. We’ll also explore prehistoric sea creatures, have fun with erupting volcanoes and a dino dig! We will enjoy time outside and stretch our bodies as we go on a fun prehistoric yoga adventure learning new and different dinosaur poses!
Acro Yoga and Art at Trinity Wellness Emporium in Union Beach (Ages 9 and Up)
July 29 to August 1
1017 Rt 36 #2 Union Beach, NJ (next to Lucky 7 deli)
Get ready for summer fun, learning, friendship, and personal growth through yoga, crafting, mindful games, and mindful meditation. Please be sure to pack a snack and drink for your child!
Little Yogi’s Storybook Camp at Satsang Yoga in Westfield (Ages 4 to 6)
August 6 to 8
Each day instructors Lisa and Lyse feature a favorite story book and establish a theme. Lisa guides our little yogis on a yogic adventure that includes music, movement and games based on the theme. After Lyse joins with craft time as they create projects highlighting that theme. Kindness and Compassion are practiced as the work to build coordination and balance in a fun loving environment.
Music, Art, and Yoga Camp at Yoga Peace Kula in Howell (Ages 6 to 9)
August 5 to 9
This camp program will explore music, art, and yoga. Yoga increases flexibility and muscle tone while calming the body. Music stimulates different parts of the brain and touches the soul. Art builds fine motor skills and concentration while allowing for creativity. When done in a group setting, yoga, music, and art augments spatial awareness, self-awareness, and a sense of community. Each day we will practice yoga and mindfulness techniques, sing, dance, and play instruments, and create a yoga inspired craft. Most importantly, we will have FUN!
Join Jen Hardy-Wiessel a 20-year public school music teacher and 200-hour registered yoga teacher.
Camp Honor at Honor Yoga in North Brunswick (Ages 8 to 12)
August 19 to August 23
Camp Honor is a program that builds confidence, self-esteem and flexibility in a fun filled, non-competitive environment. Honor Campers will enjoy a variety of yoga poses, yoga games, music, storytelling and creative crafts to stimulate their mind, body and heart. Breathing techniques and visualization will create the balance of a traditional yoga practice of stillness in their busy little lives, self-discovery and fulfillment. Your camper will develop special friendships in their yoga community and go home feeling uplifted and relaxed. Camp Honor is a building block toward a happy, healthy life.
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