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100% Free Choice

No two Next Level days are the same. That means that campers get to choose what they want to do and when they want to do it!

If it’s sports they love, they can do it all day, every day. Or if they want a variety, then it’s there to choose. Additionally, camps offer weekly events like color war and the Olympics so the kids truly get the AMAZING experience of a traditional camp.

Younger campers ages 5 and 6 receive exposure to all of our activities but still do receive some choice.

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Timing is Everything

“We Help Goals Get Reached One Week At A Time”

Our sessions provide enrollment for full, half-day, or even flex passes: come on days that work for you!

You can select for one or more consecutive or non-consecutive weeks from late June to early August.

Please call and we can create a customized schedule that fits around your summer plans.

Become a Super Star!

“Building Character Is As Important As Developing Talent”

We believe character is the core of any superstar. Our camp allows campers to develop confidence, cooperation, fairness of play, and leadership in a safe, structured, and fun environment. 

We address these areas every day and we teach their importance on a daily basis.

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About the Owner

Ed Metzendorf, The Founder of Next Level Camps, is admittedly a camp geek who spent many memorable summers as a camper and counselor before spending three years as a Director at Westcoast Connection, where he created the sports and travel division.

In 2000, he caught the start-up wave with Bunk1.com, a summer camp technology company that helped camp directors with registration, administration, communication and back-office issues. While at Bunk1.com, Ed visited more than 200 camps across North America and was a frequent lecturer at camp conferences.

Ed lives in Westchester with his wife Beth and his two daughters, Kate and Julia.

Alex Morik has spent almost every summer since he was 17 in camp. Starting as a day camp counselor during his high school & college years, where he met his wife, to becoming a year-round camp professional for the past 15 years, Alex’s camp experience has covered a lifetime.

Before moving into the camping industry year-round, Alex taught High School math in NYC for several years and spent each summer as a camp administrator. Alex has coached and served on several youth sports boards in Tenafly

Alex was excited to join the Next Level team in January 2022 and to give each Next Level Camper an unmatched summer experience.

Alex lives in Bergen County, NJ with his wife Amy, and three children.

Jennifer Lenkowsky is excited to return to Next Level after spending the past three summers as the director of a day camp in Tenafly, NJ. In 2018, Jennifer launched and served as the director of Next Level’s first NJ camp located in Saddle River. And in her past life, Jennifer was a recruiter for 17 years helping some of the most prestigious companies in NYC with their staffing needs.

Jennifer has served on the board of USR Basketball.  Jen has also served as the Director of Events for City at Peace (a national children’s charity); and actively supports The Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Jen currently resides in Northern New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.

Believing that every child should experience camp, Jennifer is thrilled to come back to her roots and looks forward to spending her summer making memories with all her campers!