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14 Awesome Camps for Spring Break

Sign your crew up for one of these can't-miss programs throughout NJ.


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Courtesy of TopGolf

 

Looking for a great program that’ll keep the kids busy (and make sure they have lots of fun) during their time off? These camps are a great way to keep them busy if you have to work.

Zoo Camp at the Turtle Back Zoo

560 Northfield Ave., West Orange

973-731-5800 ext. 103; turtlebackzoo.com/zoo-camp

Get the scoop on animals and cultures from around the world, which she'll learn through discovery activities, science experiments and special animal experiences. Camp runs April 2-6 and kids can enroll for one day or attend all week. Registration information (including prices) will be made available to the public on Saturday, March 31 at 6 am.

Sensing STEAM! Spring Break Camp

952 Alexander Rd., Princeton Junction

973-731-5800; westwindsorarts.org

Ages 5-12 can see, touch, hear, feel and taste STEAM by participating in activities that stimulate the senses. They'll indulge in a week of STEAM-based art and activities meant to associate STEAM with fun. April 2-6 from 9 am-3 pm daily, $375 per kid for the week.

KidZone Camp at Topgolf

1013 Rte. 1, Edison

732-374-4097; topgolf.com

This three day half-day camp is perfect for teaching your 6-12 year-olds the components that make a great swing. They'll learn chipping, putting, etiquette and other tech skills needed to improve their game. Registration includes lunch. April 2-4 from 9 am-noon for $99-129/kid.

Spring Break Art Workshop at Express Yourself Studios

1877 Springfield Ave., Maplewood

973-763-5256; expressyourselfstudios.com

Artists-in-training ages 4 to 10 create paintings using a mix of mediums (acrylics, watercolor and pastels) and complete other projects using tons of materials, like clay and collages. April 2-20 from 9 am–noon. $200/week or $50/kid per day (sibling rate of $175/week, $45/kid per day).

Multi-Sports Camp at the Superdome

134 Hopper Ave., Waldwick

201-444-7660; superdomesports.com

Young athletes can burn off some energy playing soccer, kickball, whiffle ball, lacrosse and more. Plus, they reach new heights in an obstacle course and break up all the running around with arts and crafts and contests. Serious soccer players can choose soccer camp, which will stick exclusively to the technical, tactical and physical development of the sport. April 2-6 from 9 am–3 pm or 9 am-noon, $299 for the full week, $199 for a week of half-days.

Extreme Sports Camp at New Jersey Coastal

22 Madison Rd., Fairfield

5 Gardner Rd., Fairfield

973-521-5100; coastalsportsnj.com

This camp offers sports like basketball and soccer, with an emphasis on technique and improving tactical skills, but kids here can also try the camp’s extreme sports, like running inside a giant hamster ball, bubble soccer (played wearing a big plastic suit for sumo-style play), Nerf darts and archery tag (dodgeball with bows and foam arrows). There are also half-day, sports-specific camps for your rising star. April 2-6 for ages 7-14. Full day from 9 am–4 pm, $159 per kid for the full week, half-day from 9 am-noon or 1-4 pm, $109 per kid for the full week. Early drop-off and late pick-up available for $10/hour per kid. Lunch also available for purchase.

Nature Camp at the Tenafly Nature Center

313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly

201-568-6093; tenaflynaturecenter.com

Hike along the trails, complete nature-based crafts, share stories, play games, and meet some adorable animal ambassadors. The best part for parents? The camp’s super flexible—you can mix it up between half- and full-days. Two camps are available, divided by grade: Pre-K & K, grades 1st-5th. April 2-6, 9 am-3:30 pm (full days) and 9-12:30 pm or noon-3:30 pm, $325 for a week of full days; a week of half-days is $170; $75/daily; $45/half-day.

Bricks 4 Kidz Spring Break Camp

Locations in Montgomery, Robbinsville and South Brunswick

bricks4kidz.com

Sign him up for an academic S.T.E.M. or LEGO-themed camps that dive into everything tech-related. Build and program robots brick-by-brick before wrapping up the afternoon with other educational activities. Ages 4 and older. April 10 to 14. Full- and half-day options available. $120 per kid for half-day, $208 per kid for full day.

Summit YMCA

67 Maple St., Summit

908-273-3330; thesay.org

Your mini-me’s have a blast doing STEM activities, swimming, arts and crafts and field trips at this program that runs from April 9-20, 7 am to 6 pm. Ages 5–11.  $125 per kid.

Monroe Street Movement Space School Break Arts Camp

720 Monroe St., C-504, 5th Fl.

201-222-8033; movementspace.com

Tiny dancers ages 3 to 12 get to twirl and dance all afternoon at a studio that specializes in the arts. We're talking dance, theater, music, writing, storytelling, drawing, painting and sculpture. The focus of the program is to provide students with a well-rounded experience and exposure to the arts while nurturing individual confidence and expression. April 2-7, $65 per kid per half-day (9 am-3 pm), $85 per kid per full day (9 am-5 pm). Early drop off and late pick up are available, plus sibling discounts.

Spring Break at the Gagasphere

140 Franklin Tpke., Waldwick

201-445-2546; thegagasphere.com

Children ages 6-12 go crazy in this program (and burn off tons of energy!) at this North Jersey spot that keeps them moving. Your little monkey can jump, tumble and swing through obstacle courses and defy odds in tournament play. Tuesday, April 3 from 9 am to noon. $40 per child. 

TGA Premier Sports

Memorial Field, Park Ridge

201-375-7406; bergencounty.playtga.com

Athletes ages 6-14 can try their hand (and foot!) at a variety of sports, like golf, tennis, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, floor hockey, cheerleading and flag football. All skill levels are welcome, equipment will be provided and the kids will learn a thing or two about sportsmanship, perseverance and leadership. April 2-6, 9 am-3 pm (full day) for $200/kid, 9 am-noon (half-day) for $150/kid.

World Class Soccer Camp

The Arena, Paramus

201-261-3771; worldclasssoccer.com

It's time to sharpen those skills before the real work begins on the field this spring. These two weeks of camp are dedicated to developing the skills of players ages 6-14. There'll be skills and shooting competitions (prizes include soccer balls and clothing). Monday-Thursday, April 2-5, 9-12, 9 am-3 pm, $240/4 days, $75/day.

NJ Sports House Holiday Rec Camps

12 Wright Way, Oakland

201-749-6451; njsportshouse.com

It's a holiday of sports! Send your kids grades K-8 to the Sports House for a day of sports, activities and other fun. April 9-13, 9 am-3 pm (before and after care available), $40 per kid per day, $149 for full week.

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