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Take advantage of MKA’s top-rate facilities while keeping your child close to home. We are happy to provide a personalized schedule for campers allowing them to explore their own interests. STAR Camp and JR STAR Camp have it all– sports, arts, dance, theater, swimming, science, computers—you name it! Pair these choices with caring, highly qualified instructors, and counselors, and your child will experience the summer of a lifetime.

Camp Schedule

Six, one-week sessions from the end of June to the beginning of August from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: camp will be closed on July 4 and 5.

Week 1: June 24-28
Week 2: July 1-3 *No camp on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 (Tuition will be prorated for the week.)
Week 3: July 8-12
Week 4: July 15-19
Week 5: July 22-26
Week 6: July 29-August 2


$725 per week includes tuition, lunch, snacks and, of course, ice pops!
Please note: Week 2 is $435 due to the July 4 holiday.

Performance Fridays

Weekly shows for campers at STAR Camp registered in the performing arts classes. Families will receive videos or links to videos each week.

Snacks and Lunch

Snacks are provided for all campers each day.

Breaking news! Lunch is returning to STAR Camp this summer! Each day your child will be able to choose from the following: a kid-friendly hot lunch that rotates daily, a bagel, or grilled cheese sandwich. If you choose to send your child to camp with lunch from home, please remember that we are a nut free camp!

Extended Day (optional)

We are happy to bring back Early Morning and Extended day options!

  • Early Morning: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. $100/week
  • After Care: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. $100/week
  • After Care: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. $200/week

Camp Fees

  • All fees are due with course registration.
  • Families with multiple campers will receive a $50 sibling discount at registration.
  • Registrations received after April 1 will require a $50 registration fee.
  • Refunds or credits due to illness or absence during camp will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • The camp reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or dismiss any camper if his or her conduct is detrimental to the well-being of the camp or of any other camper(s), and no refund or credit will be issued.
  • Please note that course offerings are subject to minimum enrollment and staff availability.

Camp Directory

STAR Camp Contacts
  • For general questions regarding STAR Camp, contact Ralph Pacifico, STAR Camp Director.
  • For STAR Camp schedule changes, questions and requests, contact Geena Pacifico, STAR Camp Assistant Director.
JR Star Camp Contacts
  • For general questions regarding JR STAR Camp, contact Amy Pacifico, JR STAR Camp Director.
  • For online registration inquiries, contact Emma Pacifico, JR STAR Camp Assistant Director.


Our private school facilities include:

  • Air conditioned rooms
  • Indoor pool renovated in summer 2023
  • Turf fields
  • Playgrounds
  • Science labs
  • Art rooms
  • High quality athletic facilities
  • Indoor gyms and a fitness center
  • Recently renovated dining halls and auditoriums
  • High tech computer programs with new Apple MacBook laptops

JR STAR Camp hosts campers entering grades Pre-K-2.  

JR STAR is located at the newly renovated Brookside School (224 Orange Road, Montclair), which has large air-conditioned rooms, a turf field, and an 8,000 square foot multi-purpose room. 

The newly renovated indoor pool is open and ready for STAR Camp this year!


STAR Camp hosts campers in grades 3-8.

STAR Camp is based at MKA’s Middle School Campus (201 Valley Road, Montclair), and campers have full access to a beautiful dance/gymnastics room, updated classrooms including an art, science and computer room, a gym, several fields, and a cafeteria. 


Please contact the camp office at 973-509-4871 during camp hours or email Ralph or Amy.

Meet Our Directors

Ralph and Amy Pacifico have been the directors of STAR Camp for the past 16 years. Together they have over 50 years of teaching and camp experience. Ralph is the director of Children’s Athletic and Sports Programming at the Primary School and coached Varsity Baseball for many years. He has been at Montclair Kimberley Academy for over 25 years. Amy taught elementary school in the West Orange Public School system for 30 years and has her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. She is now the Director of Extended Play and Enrichment Program at MKA. Together, Ralph and Amy are dedicated to providing an exceptional summer camp experience for all campers and their parents.

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