“I would certainly recommend Tessa’s Summer Camp! Tessa is an immense value – an asset to the Hoboken community, there really is nothing like it here.”
“We like the group setting for learning another language and also that the language learning is experiential, alongside learning other developmental skills. The environment is welcoming and staff dedicated and kind.”
“We would absolutely recommend Tessa’s Summer Camp! Our daughter has been loved and cared for, in addition, she has improved her Spanish, incorporating words, phrases and songs into her every day.” Maddie’s Family
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“Teaching languages at an early age is such a smart idea. I have met lots of nice families here and would definitely recommend Tessa.”
“The teachers are so caring and reinforce the children’s natural qualities. All personnel is very responsive, efficient and professional. My son has been happy to go to Tessa every morning.”
“Love the teachers and activities, content, curriculum and environment. Would definitely recommend!”
“Tessa are experts in language! My son has improved.”
“Connor has loved his classmates and his teachers. It’s been a fun and positive environment, with lots of music!”
Summer Camp Themes
Our Summer-Camp themes allow for varied fun and exploration. Our weekly themes also enable your child to join seamlessly at any time throughout our nine-week camp session.
Please see themes below.
CLASSIC RED WHITE AND BLUE
America the Beautiful – campers will study the country in which they live! Through traditional music, learning patriotic songs, games and square-dancing, campers will be ready to celebrate the birth of our country this Independence Day!
The Jurassic period has just started at Tessa! Your children will learn about different kinds of dinosaurs and go ‘digging’ in to find fossils. Campers will also learn to appreciate where in the world dinosaur fossils have been found and create works of art related to dinosaurs.
Come cool off with us while experiencing all things wet and also learning about the properties of water! Water games, water balloons, and much more…. Splash! Splash! Splash!
Welcome to Mexico City/Paris/Hong Kong! Campers will be learning about and celebrating the language ‘country’ through stories, photos, food, language, dance, and much more!
GREEN IT UP
Campers will nurture plants from bean to sprout! They will learn the science behind what makes plants grow and express themselves about making the world a greener place.
Van Gogh. Picasso. Seurat. Campers will learn about famous artists and styles of art and imitate the great masters while also getting the opportunity to create works of their own. Painting, drawing, dancing, and using digital technology! Fun!
TASTE IT, SMELL IT, FEEL IT
Campers will be exposed to many different sensory elements, from spices and grapefruit to shaving cream! They will learn the vocabulary to describe all the senses available to them and get to experiment with their senses.
BON APPETIT, LET’S EAT
Campers will become real little Chefs during this week! Your children will learn how to recognize different ingredients and how to use them in fun and yummy recipes. They’ll also be sensitized to healthy eating habits.
The big party is coming up! Students will learn dances and customs related to different cultures around the world. They will then throw a big party at the end of the week. Fiesta!
Sample Daily Schedule
Our Camp schedule includes as much outdoor time as possible. In addition to recess, some planned activities also take place outdoors. Outdoor time is in accordance with the teachers’ planning and weather permitting.