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NJ Teachers Convention Camps

We found over 30 camps to keep the kids busy when public schools are closed on November 9 and 10.


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Courtesy of Hunterdon Art Museum

 

Keep the kids occupied while school’s closed November 9-10 for the NJEA Teachers’ Convention. 

Abrakadoodle Art Studio

Abrakadoodle’s art camp will be offering a Steam and Slime themed program for kids 3-12 in Bergen, Essex and Hudson county. The program offers half-day and full day programs that include a pizza lunch.
201-836-1160
Call for prices
Times vary

Art Buzz Kids

Spark his creativity and her imagination at Art Buzz's half-day camp. There'll be a themed painting and a craft-of-the-day.
Art Buzz Kids, a division of Wine & Design
75 North Main St., Milltown
732-354-4242
$30 per day
November 8-10; 9 am-noon

The Arts Council of Princeton

Try NJEA Mini Camps for classes like digital drawing and before/after care services for your younger artists.
Paul Robeson Center for the Arts
102 Witherspoon St., Princeton
609-924-8777
November 9 only

Berry Patch Early Learning Center

Kids grades K-5 can enjoys arts and crafts, games and educational activities with others their age.
1083 Rt. 523, Flemington
908-237-9200

Branchburg Sports Complex School’s Out Camp

Drop off your ages 5-13 kiddos for fun-filled activities like laser tag, arcade games, playmaze, batting cages and more.
47 Readington Rd., Branchburg
908-203-1600
$55/full day, $35/half day, early drop off and late pick up available
November 7-10; 9 am-4 pm

Cesar-Kai Academy

Camp activities include karate classes, fun games, educational activities, arts and crafts and more.
777 Walnut Ave., Cranford
908-967-6571

$55 per day
November 9-10; 8:30 am-4 pm

The Circus Place

Your kids can learn a variety of circus skills like juggling, wire walking, aerial skills, clowning, stilt walking and more.
6 Jill Ct., Hillsborough
908-829-3784
$60-75
November 9-10; 9 am-3 pm

Elite Climbing

This rock climbing mini camp is a great way for your kids ages 6-13 to spend the day developing climbing skills and knowledge. There'll be climbing races, obstacle courses and team building activities, too.
67 Old Kings Hwy., Maple Shade
856-273-1370
$45/day
November 9-10; 10 am-3 pm

Express Yourself Studios

Four- to 10-year-olds will boost their art skills in multiple mediums from acrylics to clay to watercolors.
1877 Springfield Ave., Maplewood
973-763-5256
$50/day per child, $45/day for two or more kids
November 9-10; 9 am-noon

Fairview Lake YMCA Camp

Kids grades 2-10 can enjoy two days of traditional sleepaway camp activities like hiking, archery, climbing, arts and crafts and more.
1035 Fairview Lake Rd., Newton
973-383-9282
$150 members, $200 non-members for both days
November 8-10; drop off November 8 from 7-9pm, pick up November 10 from 7-9 pm

Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center

This program is ideal for grades 1-6 and includes farm animal feeding, exploration, activities and journal time. Your kid scan go hiking, carve jack-o’-lanterns, take a hayride and enjoy more fun fall activities.
142 Bordentown Georgetown Rd., Columbus
609-298-4028
Check website for prices
November 9-10; 8:30 am-4 pm, early drop off and pick up available

Gone Paintin’

Your little artists can spend the morning at Turkey Camp, where they can create and personalize their own turkey.
14 Commerce St., Flemington
908-200-7809
$35 for class
November 10; 9 am-noon

Hoop Heaven

Get them off the couch and on the court at one of Hoop Heaven's three locations. There'll be skills, drills, contests and games.
Bridgewater, Waldwick and Whippany locations
732-271-4667, Bridgewater

201-251-4667, Waldwick
973-884-4667, Whippany
‚Äč$50/one day, $95/two days
November 9-10; 9 am-1 pm

Hunterdon Art Museum

The museum has five camps running during Teacher’s Convention. Kids age 6-10 can pick from sculptures to painting to pet-themed projects.
7 Lower Center St., Clinton
908-735-8415
Prices vary
November 9-10; times vary

JCC Abrams Camp

They can spend Friday climbing rock walls, crafting, learning archery and making new friends as they conquer the scavenger hunt and a slice of enjoy pizza.
148 Cedarville Rd., East Windsor
609-606-7070
$50-60
November 10; 9 am-4 pm

JCrew Vacation Camp

Each day includes lunch, pool time, gym time and a special activity like a visit from a magician and an interactive animal show.
775 Talamini Rd., Bridgewater
908-725-6994
$60/one day, $100/two days
November 9-10; 9 am-4 pm

JerZJump

Kids can enjoy unlimited bouncing time at JerZJump on Thursday and Friday. No reservation needed.
51 Stouts Ln., Monmouth Junction
732-438-5867
$11 per day
November 9-10; 11 am-4 pm

Lakeland Hills Family YMCA

Vacation camp explores STEM, arts and crafts, sports, games and more. Kids can participate in areas of their interest while meeting new friends.
The Community Church of Mountain Lakes
48 Briarcliff Rd., Mountain Lakes
973-334-2820
$25/day
November 9-10; times vary

L3 Academy

Encourage her mind with a STEM mini camp. Kids grades K-6 can escape an Egyptian tomb, build bridges and tunnels and solve mysteries.
195 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge
973-783-8333
$85/one day, $155/two days
November 9-10; 8:30 am-3 pm

Limitless

On Thursday, explore STEM activities—they can discover slime, and just how cool science can be through varying activities. On Friday, explore the arts. Kids will collaborate on group art projects while showing off their creativity with individual projects.
30 Righter Ave., Denville
973-448-7529
Call for prices
November 9-10; 9 am-3 pm

Monroe Street Movement Space School Break Arts Camp

Ages 3-12 are welcome to join the fall break arts camp, where they will learn about creative movement, dance, theater, music, storytelling, drawing and more.
720 Monroe St., Hoboken
201-222-8033
$65-85
November 9-10; 9 am-3 pm or 9 am-5 pm, early drop off and late pickup available

Montclair Art Museum

Campers can paint, draw, collage, sculpt, or print. Your kids can explore a variety of materials and techniques to create original works of art, inspired by the art in the gallery.
3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair
973-746-5555
$260 for both days
November 9-10; 9:30 am-3 pm

Pump It Up

He’ll let loose on this huge inflatable playground that has a ninja warrior course and bouncy houses. Kids ages 4 to 11 and 34 inches or taller can attend morning or afternoon sessions. Camp is only being offered at the Freehold, Randolph and Roselle Park locations.
Various locations
$25/half day, $40/full day, $8/per extra half-hour
Early drop-off and pickup available
November 9-10; 8:30 am-12:30 pm or 12:30-4:30 pm

Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Drop the kids (ages 5 to 8) off at Nature Detectives! on Thursday. They’ll venture through the gardens and woods hunting down clues left behind by resident wildlife. On Friday, Lost and Found! will teach the kids survival skills like how to read a map, use a compass and build a shelter.
165 Hobart Ave., Summit
908-273-8787
$60/per day for members, $75/non-members
November 9-10; 9 am-2 pm

Raritan Valley Community College

Check out RVCC's daytime classes for kids ages 6-14. Classes will be offered in science, virtual reality, coding, writing, cartooning, painting, sculpture and more.
118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg
908-526-1200
Prices vary
November 9-10; times vary

Schafer Sports Center

Your small athletes can try gymnastics or soccer camp and learn confidence, strength and teamwork skills. Call for more details.
5 Graphics Dr., Ewing Township
609-393-5855
November 9-10; 9 am-noon or 9 am-3:30 pm, early drop off and late pick up available

Schiff Nature Preserve

Drop off your kids age 6-12 for some exploratory fun in the forest and fields of Schiff Nature Center. Games, songs and other fun will be included.
339 Pleasant Valley Rd., Mendham
973-543-6004
November 9; 9 am-noon

ScienceSeeds

Each day is a different camp for kids age 6-14. On Thursday, join Exploring Natural Disasters and learn through experimentation. On Friday, join Surviving Natural Disasters for a day of fun hands-on projects that explore survival tips and tricks.
29 Emmons Dr., Princeton
609-759-1626
$95 per day
November 9 and 10; 9 am-3:30 pm

Seaton Hackney Stable Flex Camp

Your mini jockey will jump on the back of a horse and learn about barn management. The program’s casual structure allows campers ages 7 and up to interact with the horses.
440 South St., Morristown
973-644-3355
$65/half day, $99/day
November 9-10; 8 am-6 pm

TGA Premier Sports Golf Camp

Kids age 5-14 can enjoy playing golf using state-of-the-art indoor golf simulators at this half-day camp. Aside from playing various simulated courses, players can gain valuable instruction and skills.
348 Evelyn St., Paramus
201-375-7406
$125/person for both days
November 9-10; 9 am-noon

Turtle Back Zoo

Kids ages 5-10 will get up close and personal with animals, work on art and science projects, learn from master zoologists and more.
560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
973-731-5800
$85/day
November 9-10; 9 am-4 pm

US Sports Institute

Play a variety of sports at Multi Sports Camp, improve your skills at our Soccer Camp, refine your technique at Tennis Camp or develop your game at Basketball Camp. 
Locations include Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Cranford, East Brunswick, Florham Park, Leonia, Metuchen, Montclair, New Providence, Piscataway, Somerset, South Orange, Springfield Township, Warren, and Westfield.
732-563-2530
Prices range from $45-100
November 9-10; times vary by location

World Class Soccer Camp

Build the ball handling skills of your kids age 6-14. There will be skills and shooting competitions, and they’ll get a great workout.
The Arena, Paramus
859 Rt. 17, Paramus
201-261-3771
$80/one day, $140/two days
November 9-10; 9 am-3 pm

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