Spring Break is almost here and if you’re planning to stay home and need to keep the kids busy, there are plenty of spring break camps scheduled all over New Jersey. Whether they love animals, are athletic or are all about arts and crafts, here are some fun options for their week off from school:

Around the Corner Art Center

290 Mounts Corner Dr., Freehold Twp.
April 1-5, 22-23

Kids ages 5-12 can unleash their creativity by painting scenes of animals, hot air balloons and sailboats.

Arts Council of Princeton

102 Witherspoon St., Princeton
March 25-29

Camp is broken down by age group: Kindergarten and first graders can sign up for Moving & Making; grades 2-3 will learn from the artists themselves; and grades 4-5 will make sculptures out of cardboard

Branchburg Sports Complex

47 Readington Rd., Branchburg
April 1-5

Campers from kindergarten (they must be 5 by Oct. 1) to sixth grade can attend the School’s Out program, which has arcade games, batting cages, field sports, a GaGa pit, PlayMaze and boasts time in a multi-level 9,000-square-foot laser tag arena. Full- and half-day options are available.


Code Wiz Rutherford

310 Union Ave., Rutherford
April 15-19

These camps are for your little gamer, and include Gaming and Coding: Roblox, Minecraft, Game-Based Python and Python classes.

Dutch Total Soccer

300 Memorial Dr., Somerset
April 1-5

Join up for full-day camp where boys and girls ages 6-13 get to work alongside the pros to hone their soccer skills. Children will be divided into groups based on skill level.


Exceptional Explorers

277 Eisenhower Pkwy., Suite 12C, Livingston
April 1-5

Choose from a half-day morning session or full-day for the week where your kids can use the indoor playground, take part in an arts & crafts class and play board games with other children. Limited to kids who are 4 and can go to the bathroom on their own.

Gravity Vault

40 Watchung Ave., Chatham
April 1-5

Get your lil’ climbers out of the house and keep their minds and bodies moving with top-rope climbing, games and other activities that will help them boost their confidence and increase their strength. With multiple rock walls to scale, this camp is ideal for first-timers or experienced climbers. They can race to the top and maybe even try their hand at balancing on a slack line.

HealthBarn USA

1057 Hillcrest Rd., Ridgewood
March 25-29, April 15-19

HealthBarn USA’s holiday camps are for children ages 4-13 who love to cook, compost and go on nature hikes. Transform your kids into adventurous healthy eaters.

Lamb Camp

Misty Meadow Sheep Dairy, Petersburg
April 2-5

At this Cape May County farm you can raise your own lamb, caring for it, bottlefeeding it and cleaning it in one-hour sessions.

Montclair Community Farms

108 Orange Rd., Montclair
April 8-12

During Sweet Pea Spring Break, the week-long camp of outdoor exploration is designed for students in grades K-3, and will focus on getting students engaged in hands-on projects around the farm. Activities will include art projects using natural materials, investigations into farm jobs like beekeeping, cooking with local and seasonal foods, and more.

New Jersey Audubon

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville
April 1-5

Each themed day will be filled with super fun teacher/naturalist-led activities and adventures in the great outdoors for kids ages 6-9, and ages 10-14.

New Jersey State Museum

205 W. State St., Trenton
March 26-28, April 2-3

During the March sessions, kids will create spring flowers based on the art of Arthur B. Carles Jr., featured in the American Perspectives gallery. In April, learn how to recycle water bottles into wind wavers, Instead of throwing away empty water bottles, learn how to recycle them into colorful art for spring.

Oakland Recreation Sports Camp

Oakland Rec Complex, 24 Lawlor Dr., Oakland
April 15-19

If your kids love lots of sports, they won’t have to choose at this multi-sport camp that is held on half-day and full-day schedules.

Park Ridge Sports Camp

53 Park Ave., Park Ridge
April 15-19

Bring your kids to Memorial Field for one day or for the whole week and they’ll take part in a multi-sport camp.

Ridgewood Parks & Recreation: Spring Break Art Camp

The Stable, 259 N. Maple Ave., Ridgewood
March 25 and 27

During this two-day mini-camp, kids from Kindergarten to grade 3 will draw a gnome home, paint a birdhouse, sculpt clay birds and explore blow painting.

Ridgewood Parks & Recreation: Spring Break Golf Camp

Veterans Field, Corner of Linwood and Maple Avenues, Ridgewood
March 25-28

Kids will get the chance to learn the sport of golf in a safe environment. They will develop basic skills including stance, swing, putting, rules, scoring, etiquette and sportsmanship.

Rockin’ J Ranch 

236 N. Leipzig Ave., Egg Harbor City
April 1-5

Rockin’ J Ranch has brought a real cowboy lifestyle to South Jersey. Straight from Texas, Morgan McCracken Johnson and Brian Johnson teach western-style horse lessons to all ages and levels. Enjoy horse riding lessons, barrel and roping lessons, western experiences and walkabouts, pushing cows and more.

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center

575 Woodland Ave., Madison
March 29

Critter Camp is an educational experience for young animal advocates who love animals, want to learn more about them and about the role of animal shelters. Camp activities include guest speakers, both live and virtual, who will bring a variety of topics and animals for the campers to meet, shelter tours to observe adoptable animals, pet-related games and making animal enrichment crafts.



The Sports Factory

175 Beaverbrook Rd., Lincoln Park
April 1-4 and April 8-12

Indoor soccer camps are designed to help players improve their technical ability and understanding of the game in a fun and challenging environment. Skills include fundamental ball mastery techniques, dribbling, 1 vs. 1 tricks and turns, passing and control, shooting and finishing. Each day will have its own theme. There will be a theme-based activity, a challenge or competition, small-sided games, and even an arts break.

Superdome Sports

134 Hopper Ave., Waldwick
21-05 Morlot Ave., Fair Lawn
March 25-29, April 1-5

Choose from two camps for kids ages 5-14, Soccer or All Sports. At Soccer Camp, they’ll focus on technical, tactical and physical development with pro trainers. At All Sports Camp, kids can play multiple sports, like flag football, kickball and dodgeball, plus contests, raffles, arts and crafts and more.

TADA! Youth Theater

15 West 28th Street, New York
March 18-22, April 10, April 22-26

Your future Broadway star can try something new. They’ll spend the day learning vocals and choreography to a show-stopping musical number from a popular Broadway musical or movie. The Broadway 1-day camps include vocal training, dance technique, choreography and fun theater activities led by two professional NYC Teaching Artists.

Tenafly Nature Center

313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
March 29, April 1-5

When school’s out, the nature center will host two camps, one for grades 1-6 and another for Pre-K-K. Campers will hit the woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games, all while learning about the environment. Camp is completely outdoors, so activities may include hikes and visits with live animals.

TGA Premier Sports

Lawrenceville, 609-558-7342
Springfield, 732-835-8842
Oakland, 201-230-9502
March 25-28, April 8-11

Try one of TGA’s outdoor spring break camps in Bergen County. A tennis and golf camp will be offered through the Leonia Recreation Department for kids of any age. You can choose from half-day or full-day options for either sport; full-day campers will be served lunch. There will be a special Multi-Sport Camp held during the March dates at Veterans Field  in Ridgewood where kids will play golf, tennis, lacrosse, flag football, floor hockey, volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and cheerleading.

Torpedoes Soccer Club

Pulis Field, behind the Wyckoff YMCA, Spring Meadow Drive, Wyckoff
April 10-13

Players born from 2008-17 can practice at the outdoor turf facility so they can build their skills and enjoyment of soccer through drills and games. Children will be placed in age-appropriate groups. The curriculum will include fundamental ball mastery techniques, dribbling, 1-vs.-1 skills and turns, passing and control, shooting and finishing. You do not need to be a current Torpedoes travel soccer player to join.

Turtle Back Zoo

560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
March 27-28, April 2-4

With 200+ species representing animals from around the world, this is an interesting place for a spring break camp for ages 5-10. Kids love the Turtle Back Zoo for its treetop adventure course with zip lines. At camp, they will dive into animal and conservation-themed activities and games. They’ll also take part in behind-the-scenes visits, up-close animal encounters and science crafts.

Urban Sewciety

361 South Ave E. Ste 4 (2nd Fl), Westfield
March 26, March 28, April 1-5

Kids can sign up for any or all of the one-day workshops, including making a Taylor Swift ERAS house pillow, trendy hair bows, Itty Bitty pouches, a handy pouch and a water bottle holder.


West Windsor Arts Center

952 Alexander Rd., Princeton Junction
March 25-29

Budding artists will not only create paintings, sculptures and drawings, but each day will include a balance of outdoor time, recess and game time. Students will rotate between two teaching artists in the studio and art gallery each day so they can also practice movement and improv exercises, and socialize with friends their age.

World Class Soccer

The Soccer Coliseum, 1799 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck
March 29, April 2, April 3

Your kid can elevate their game in this short but powerful version of the yearly summer camp. Training will be in finishing, 1:1 play, foot skills, speed and agility. There will be small side games and skills competitions, plus daily prize giveaways. Open to boys and girls ages 6-14.

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