©ISTOCKPHOTO.COM / AZMANL

Arts Council of Princeton

102 Witherspoon St., Princeton

609-924-8777

Weeks of March 15, March 22, March 29, April 5

$250 members/$275 non-members for in-person

$150 members/$175 non-members for online classes

Spring into art with these wonderful five day a week art camps that focus on ceramics, drawing and painting. Children are grouped by age and you can select virtual on in-person classes.

Branchburg Sports Complex

47 Readington Rd., Branchburg
908-203-1600
March 29-April 5
$55/day

Campers ages 5-13 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. Hot lunch can be purchased for $6/day. Before care (8-9 am, $7/day) and aftercare (4-6 pm, $16/day) are available. Activities are indoors; the facility is more than 78,000 square feet and kids will social distance in predetermined groups.

Dutch Total Soccer

300 Memorial Dr., Somerset

732-748-4625

March 29-April 2

$295

Join up for full-day camp where boys and girls ages 6-14 get to work alongside the pros to hone their soccer skills. Children will be divided into groups based on skill level and camp runs from 9am-3pm.

Gravity Vault

107 Pleasant Ave., Upper Saddle River
201-934-7625
March 30-April 2
9-11 am, noon-2 pm
$60/session, $55/multiple

Get your lil’ climbers out of the house and keep their minds and bodies moving with top-rope climbing, games and other activities which 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

201-444-2955

Week of March 29 & week of April 5

Starting at $120

HealthBarn USA’s holiday camps are for children ages 5-12 who love to cook, compost and go on nature hikes. Transform your kids into adventurous healthy eaters at these weekly camps that run from 9am-3pm.

HudsonPLAY

189 Brunswick St., Jersey City

201-963-4671

Weeks of March 15, March 22, March 29 & April 5

$100/day, $400/full week

The Youth Fitness Day Camp for ages 4-12 will have your child playing on a ninja course, climbing rock walls, doing team challenges and arts and crafts. Camp is 9am-5pm. Siblings receive a 10% discount.

Hunterdon Art Museum

7 Lower Center St., Clinton
908-735-8415
dates in March-April; prices and times vary
*All classes and workshops will be virtual

Ages 6-10 can choose from six different classes, ranging from Draw, Paint, Sculpt, where kids learn to work with clay and paint; Sculpture Sampler, where they’ll design works using 3-D clay and plush; Animal Art, where young artists will draw and paint lifelike animals, and Nature’s Gallery, where they’ll experiment with printmaking, sculpting, painting and more.

Montclair Art Museum

3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair
973-746-5555
April 5-9; 9 am-3 pm
Prices range per class and days

At Mixed Media Mashup camp groups in ages 6-8 and 9-12 can use different materials and learn a variety of techniques to create their own masterpieces through painting, drawing, collaging, sculpting and printing after finding inspiration in the galleries $450 for members, $540 for non-members.

Porch Light Studio and Stage

555 Broad St., Glen Rock

March 29, March 30

$75 a day, $130 for both days

This two-day mini-camp for kids ages 5-10 offers the chance for budding thespians to try out improv, musical theater and acting in front of the camera. Sessions are half-day only and you can choose to do one or both days.

Superdome Sports

134 Hopper Ave., Waldwick
201-444-7660
April 5-9, 12-16; 9 am to noon 9 am to 1 pm
Prices vary

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. Kids are split into age groups and must wear masks when they’re not playing. There will be breaks for water and snacks. Half and full days available.

Tenafly Nature Center

313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
201-568-6093
April 2-9; 9 am-12:30 pm or 9 am-3:30 pm
$80/full day, $50/half

When school’s out, the nature center will host two camps, one for grades 1-2 and another for grades 3-6. 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. Kids must wear masks and be prepared for inclement weather because camp is held rain or shine. Full- and half-day options are available.

TGA Premier Sports

Locations in Lawrenceville 609-558-7342, Springfield  732-835-8842 and Oakland 201-230-9502

Weeks of March 29, April 5, April 12 & April 19

If your child is missing physical activity, try one of TGA’s outdoor spring break camps in Bergen county. From tennis and golf to multi-sport, you can choose half-day or full-day options for these week-long programs. See each program for more information on registration and pricing.

Turtle Back Zoo

560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
973-731-5800
March 30-April 1, 6-8; 9 am-4 pm
$90/day

The NJ zoo that’s consistently voted the favorite by readers in our annual Ultimate Bucket List for its 200+ species representing animals around the world will host a spring break camp for ages 5-10. Kids also love the Turtle Back Zoo for its treetop adventure course with zip lines. At spring break camp, kids 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

908-232-0600

March 29-April 2

$275

Half-day morning or afternoon sessions are available at this spring break sewing camp where kids can create clothing, pillows and more. Kids must take the begginer workshop or enroll in the the learn to sew camp in order to enroll in the more advanced level camp.

US Sports Institute

17 locations
732-563-2520
Dates, times and prices vary

Sporty kids ages 5-14 can choose from three different camps in Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset and Union counties. Choose from Multi-sport, where they can work on their game in ten different sports like soccer, basketball and lacrosse; Soccer, where they’ll develop technical and tactical skills along with sportsmanship, and Tennis, where they’ll hone everything from forehand to backhand and rallying to match play. Groups are separated by age and ability. Equipment’s provided, except for Tennis where players must bring their own racquets.

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

68 Elm St., Summit

908-273-9121

March 29-April 2

$340

Your child will delight in making artistic creations at this fun camp. Kids are broken up into groups by age with children ages 5-9 attending in the morning and tweens 10-12 in the afternoon.

Virtual Camps

Little Ivy Academy

660 East Glen Ave., Ridgewood

201-444-8400

March 29-April 2

See specific classes for pricing

Kids can join in for a range of STEAM/STEM projects– from beginner to advanced, as well as a variety of traditional & modern camp games and activities online @ AcademyOnline! Classes meet daily for 2 hours.

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center

575 Woodland Ave., Madison

973-377-2295

April 1 & April 2

$15

Kids will love these animal-oriented Zoom sessions. Programs run for 2 hours and are intended for kids ages 4-8 who are interested in animals. On April 1, they will host Tail-Waggers Thursday, while April 2 is reserved for Feline Friday.

West Windsor Arts Center

952 Alexander Rd., Princeton Junction
973-731-5800
March 29-April 2

9:30 am -12:30 pm
Weekly, Monday-Friday
$210 members, $234 Non-members
Daily rate: $46 members, $50 non-members

Spring Break Camp is online this year. Through Zoom, teaching artists will provide personal, meaningful and fun art content to keep your child engaged each day. A supply list will be sent to cover each day, which includes basic art supplies you should have at home, such as colored pencils and paper. Projects will include drawing, painting, sculpting activities and games. The student should have the supplies prepared and ready when class begins. If you do not have access to something listed, we can offer alternatives so your child can easily participate.# spring break camps