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Holiday Break Camps Your Kids Will Love

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




Elite Climbing

67 Old Kings Hwy., Maple Shade
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 (8:30-10 am) and late pick up (3-4:30 pm) is available.

The Gravity Vault

40 Watchung Ave., Chatham; 973-701-7625; Dec. 26-28, noon-2 pm
1423 Clinton St., Hoboken; 201-740-1423; Dec. 26-28, 9 am-11 am or noon-2 pm
37 Kanes Ln., Middletown; 732-856-9599; Dec. 26-28 and 31, 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. Chatham: $45/one day, $85/two days, $125/three days; Hoboken: $50/session; Middletown: $45/one day, $85/two days, $125/three days, $165/four days. Call to reserve your spot.

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center

247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Twp.
December 26-28
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/kid per day.

Katz JCC

1301 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill
December 24, 26-28, 31
10 am-4 pm

The JCC will watch your kids grades K-6 while school’s on break. They’ll take trips to Dave & Buster’s, Sky Zone and more depending on their age. $65/per day for members, $75/per day for non-members. Before care (8-10 am) and aftercare (4-6 pm) are available.

Montclair Art Museum

3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair
December 26-28
9:30 am-3 pm

The little ones ages 6-12 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. Ages 9 and up can try wheel throwing. $100/day for members, $115/day for non-members. Or try the Mixed Media Mashup class, where kids can paint, draw, collage, sculpt and print to their heart’s desire. $85/day for members, $100/day for non-members.

NJ Sports House

12 Wright Way, Oakland
December 27-28
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
December 27
11 am-3 pm

Mini-actors ages can sign up for the Audition Techniques Workshop, a one day intensive course for ages 6-18 that’ll help your artists prep for their auditions. They’ll work on two audition songs alongside coaches. $80/kid.

Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center

775 Talamini Rd., Bridgewater
December 26-28
9 am-4 pm

Kids in grades K-6 can enjoy three different days: Clay Sculpting, where kids can paint and decorate a sculpture; Mary Poppins Returns, where kids can watch the PG movie; and The J’s Got Talent, where kids can join a karaoke DJ party. Each day includes time in the pool and gym, plus a special activity. $55/day for members, $60/day for non-members. Early drop off and late pick up are available.


134 Hopper Ave., Waldwick​
December 24, 26-28
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. $299/five full days, $199/five half days (prices determined by number of days).

TGA Premier Sports

348 Evelyn St., Paramus
December 26-28

9 am-noon

Head to The Players Club, where the ages 5-14 can practice their swing and putts on an indoor golf simulator facility. They'll play on various courses (like Pebble Beach) and compete for longest drive, closest to the pin and more.

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

68 Elm St., Summit
December 26-28

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is hosting art classes including Winter Wonderland Snowmen, Northern Lights in the Tree Tops, Holiday Ornaments and 3-D Marbled Snowflakes for kids ages ranging from 5-9, 10-12 and 13-17. Check website for hours and prices.

Wayne YMCA Vacation Camp

1 Pike Dr., Wayne
December 26-28
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. $55/day/after school participants, $65/day for facility members, $75/program members.

World Class Soccer

The Arena, Rte. 17, Paramus​
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, $150/two days $195/three days.

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