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Holiday Break Camps Your Kids Will Love

From indoor rock climbing to robotics, these camps will keep the kids busy between Christmas and New Year’s.


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Brushes & Bisque

45 Broadway, Denville
973-627-6292
December 26-28

Children ages 5-12 can beat the winter blues with snacks, art projects, games, movies and more. Hours vary. $25/day.

Elite Climbing

67 Old Kings Hwy., Maple Shade
856-273-1370
December 27
10 am-3 pm

Your little climbers ages 6-13 can learn and improve their skills at Elite Climbing’s one-day camp. $45/per child, $35/sibling. Early drop off and late pick up is available.

The Gravity Vault

40 Watchung Ave., Chatham
973-701-7625
December 26-29
Noon-2 pm

Kids ages 5-13 of all ability levels are welcome to join The Gravity Vault’s indoor rock gym during winter break. $45/one day, $85/two days, $125/three days, $165/four days.

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center

247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Twp.
973-635-6629
December 27-29
9:30 am-noon

This winter, your kids ages 5-8 can get outside and explore. They’ll learn about winter wildlife and more. The kiddos can also enjoy walks, crafts, stories, games and activities. $16/per child per day.

Katz JCC

1301 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill
856-424-4444
December 26-29
10 am-4 pm

The JCC will watch your kids ages 5-12 while school’s on break. They’ll take trips to Altitude Trampoline Park, Sahara Sam’s and International Sports Center. $65/per day for members, $75/per day for non-members.

Kidville Montclair

516 Valley Rd., Montclair
973-826-0350
December 26-29
9 am-1 pm

Kiddos ages 2-8 can enjoy gym time, music and instrument play, stories, sing-alongs, art exploration and more. $40/day for members, $50/day for non-members.

L3 Academy

195 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge
973-783-8333
December 27-29
8:30 am-3 pm

Campers grades K-5 will learn foundational concepts in robotics, engineering and science. They’ll build their own robotics creation, play with logic puzzles and apply critical thinking in activities like an escape room. $85/per day.

Montclair Art Museum

3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair
973-746-5555
www.montclairartmuseum.com
December 27-29
9:30 am-3 pm

Your tweens ages 9-12 will learn how to code at this three day camp. Campers will learn basic computer science concepts like pixels, colors and digital space. They’ll also learn Java and apply logic and problem-solving skills to create interactive animations. $120/day for members, $320/3 days for members, $150/day for non-members, $350/3 days non-members.

Montclair Art Museum Pottery Camp

3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair
973-746-5555
www.montclairartmuseum.com
December 27-29
9:30 am-3 pm

The little ones ages 5-12 can try their hand at ceramic clay, colorful glazes and more. They’ll learn hand-building techniques and create objects to be fired in a kiln. $120/day for members, $320/3 days for members, $150/day for non-members, $350/3 days non-members. Or try the Mixed Media Mashup class for kids ages 5-8, or Comic Camp for ages 9-12.

NJ Sports House

12 Wright Way, Oakland
201-749-6451
December 27-29
9 am-3 pm

Kids in grades K-8 can sign up for this holiday rec camp—a day full of sports, activities and fun. Before and after care is available. $40/day.

Rhino Theatre Group

247 Wanaque Ave., Pompton Lakes
973-248-9491
December 26-29
10 am-4 pm

Mini-actors ages 7-14 can learn songs from current Broadway shows like Wicked, Hamilton, Newsies and more, and will end the week with a performance. He can spend the break learning songs, scenes and dances from his favorite shows. $400/child.

Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center

775 Talamini Rd., Bridgewater
908-443-9018
December 27-29
9 am-4 pm

Kids in grades K-6 can enjoy the Puppets Pizzazz variety show, full of singing and dancing. There’s also swim and gym time, games, arts and crafts and planned trips. $55/day for members, $60/day for non-members. Early drop off and late pick up are available.

Superdome

134 Hopper Ave., Waldwick
201-444-7660
December 26-29
9 am-noon or 9 am-3 pm

The Superdome offers two camps this holiday season: Soccer and All Sports. Choose between a half or full day, and let the kids run around with others their age. At All Sports they can play multiple sports including flag football, kickball, lacrosse and more. At Soccer Camp they can learn technical and tactical skills while developing physical movement. $259/4 full days, $169/4 half days.

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

68 Elm St., Summit
908-273-9121
December 26-29

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is hosting four-day art classes including Creative Kids Art Sampler, The All-Drawing Art Intensive, Teen Digital Photography and Get Your Art On! for kids ages ranging from 6-17. Get involved with a month’s worth of classes in just a week. Call for hours and prices.

Wayne YMCA Vacation Camp

1 Pike Dr., Wayne
973-595-0100
December 26-29
7 am-7 pm

Spend the holiday break swimming, playing games and sports, doing arts and crafts and more. This camp is for littles ones grades K-5 and a bagged lunch is required. $60/day for members, $75/non-members.

Westfield YMCA

220 Clark St., Westfield
908-301-9622 ext. 276
December 26-29

Winter break is the perfect time for your kiddos ages 3-12 to learn how to swim or dive. Call for hours and prices.

World Class Soccer

The Arena, Rte. 17, Paramus
201-261-3771
December 26-28
9 am-3 pm

Use the winter break to elevate her game (ages 6-14) with training for one vs. one, foot skills, speed and agility training and more. She can participate in skills and shooting competitions, soccer tennis and smaller games. $75/one day, $195/3 days.

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