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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Camps in NJ

Kids off for MLK day? Sign them up for one these camps.


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Monday, January 15 is Martin Luther King Jr. day, and if your kids have the day off, there are plenty of camps in the Garden State to keep them busy. We’ve rounded up some awesome mini-camps below:

Cesar-Kai Academy

777 Walnut Ave., Cranford
908-967-6571
Full day, 8:30 am-4 pm
$55/person

This camp’s activities include karate classes, fun games, educational activities, arts and crafts and more.

Elite Climbing

67 Old Kings Hwy., Maple Shade
856-273-1370
Full day, 10 am-3 pm, before and after care available
Ages 6-13
$45/person, $35/sibling

This rock climbing camp is a great way for kids to develop climbing skills and knowledge. They’ll try top-roping, traversing and bouldering, and also participate in races, obstacle courses and a team building activity.

Fernbrook Education Center

142 Bordentown Georgetown Rd., Chesterfield
609-298-4028
Full day, 8:30 am-4 pm, before and after care available
$58/person

This camp has a variety of activities: making bird feeders, building snow forts, visiting farm animals, tapping maple sugar trees and more.

Hoop Heaven

Locations in Waldwick, Bridgewater and Whippany
732-271-4668
Full day or half day
Ages 6-14
$55/person

She can spend the day improving her basketball skills with drills, contests and games. Get her off the couch and onto the court for either a full day (9 am-3 pm) or half day (9 am-noon) at three different Hoop Heaven locations.

Katz JCC

1301 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill
856-424-4444
Full day, 10 am-4 pm, before and after care available
Grades K-6
$55/members, $65/guests

They’ll spend a day participating in fun activities, working on a community service project and swimming. Don’t forget your suit and towel.

NJ Sports House

12 Wright Way, Oakland
201-749-6451
Full day, 9 am-3 pm, before and after care available
Grades K-8
$40/person

Have them join the NJ Sports House’s holiday rec camp for a day of sports, activities and fun.

Schafer Sports

5 Graphics Dr., Ewing
609-393-5855
Full day, half day, before and after care available
Ages 3-12
Call for prices.

She can spend her Monday practicing gymnastics or soccer, sharpening her skills and learning the importance of teamwork.

Schiff Nature Preserve

339 Pleasant Valley Rd., Mendham
973-543-6004
Half day, 9 am-noon
Ages 6-12
$15/members, $20/non-members

Drop the kids off for a lesson on snow. Using outdoor exploration, crafts and games, kids can learn the science behind precipitation.

Superdome Sports

134 Hopper Ave., Waldwick
201-444-7660
Full day, half day
Ages 5-14
$79/full, $50 half day

She can choose from an all-sports camp or elite soccer camp, and if she wants to attend for a full (9 am-3 pm) or half day (9 am-noon). At the all-sports camp she can participate in flag football, lacrosse, kickball and other sports. At soccer camp, she can focus on technical, tactical and physical development.

US Sports Institute

Locations in Somerset, Union, Bergen and Morris County
732-563-2520
Full day or half day, free early drop off available
Ages 5-11
$45-75/person

He can choose from multi-sport (basketball, flag football, volleyball and more options) or soccer camp and compete with others his age. Full day (9 am-4 pm) and half day (9 am-12:30 pm) options are available.

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