Summer at Willow

Learn something new and have fun doing it! Summer at Willow offers the ideal environment for children ages 3-13 to engage in fun, hands-on activities and creative pursuits. Kids discover new skills, expand interests and passions, and explore the outdoors, all on our 34-acre wooded campus in Gladstone, NJ. 

Program details: 

  • GRADES:  Campers entering PreK(ages 2.5-5) through Grade 8
  • TIME: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • COST: $300 per session, unless otherwise indicated.
Choose your weeks and programs below: 

Grades PreK/K

Birds, Butterflies & Tie-Dye: Inspired by the artist Alexander Calder, our little campers will collect natural materials on our beautiful campus and use them to craft mobiles, make fun math games, tie-dye and more! These projects will help campers develop fine motor skills, learn basic math skills, and most importantly, encourage team-building and creativity. Teacher: Maggie Grabko FULL!

Grades K-5

Mad Scientists: Learn about science through interactive, hands-on activities. Our Mad Scientist program turns children into junior scientists and guides them on a journey of exciting science adventures! Each day, following a theme, we will address different scientific concepts through engaging experiments and discussions. Daily themes include explosions, ooey gooey, and rainbows. Let your child roll up their sleeves and dive right in to a love of science! Teacher: Alexis Smith, Willow teacher

Grades K-2

Bugs & Biomimicry: While searching for creatures in Willow’s pond, stream, and meadow, learn about the incredible technology that bugs use to communicate, fly, hop, breathe, navigate, see…and so much more! Copy bug technology in fun, hands-on, and creative science projects to create useful inventions to help the world! Teacher: Marissa Mizeski, Willow science teacher

Grades K-2

Little Scholars Builders: Calling all inventors, creators, builders and designers! Come build some awesome creations with us! We will create our own designs and make structures using recyclable materials, Legos and many other interesting items. Skills necessary… none! Skills gained: communication, problem solving, reasoning, developing creativity, and teamwork.

Grades 3-8

Living Plate Kitchen Lab:

Sally Zeiner, Director of Outreach and Logistics is here to help! Contact her at (908) 470-9500 or via email

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