Spring Break is fast-approaching, so ask your kids now how they would like to spend their week off from school. Whether they love animals, are athletic or prefer arts and crafts, there are lots of options for the April break.
Around the Corner Art Center
290 Mounts Corner Dr., Freehold Twp.
From 10 am – 1 pm each day, kids will paint an acrylic painting on the schedule, but can stay until 1:30 pm if they would like to paint a wooden frame that matches their artwork. Great for kids ages 5-8 or 8-14. Options vary for day, including a space shuttle, Super Mario, forest scenery and various animals.
Arts Council of Princeton
102 Witherspoon St., Princeton
The Spring Break Children’s Art Studio offers Fiber Arts for kids in kindergarten and first grade; Meet the Artists for kids in grades 2 and 3; Paper Mache Masters for grades 4-5; and Clayful Days for sixth to eighth graders.
Branchburg Sports Complex
47 Readington Rd., Branchburg
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. Hot lunch can be purchased for $6/day.
Dutch Total Soccer
300 Memorial Dr., Somerset
April 3-7 and April 10-14
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.
277 Eisenhower Pkwy., Suite 12C, Livingston
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 school aged children 4 who are toilet independent.
40 Watchung Ave., Chatham
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.
1057 Hillcrest Rd., Ridgewood
April 3-7 and April 10-14
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.
St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center
575 Woodland Ave., Madison
April 6-7 and 13-14
Critter Camp is an educational experience for young animal advocates who love animals, enjoy learning more about them and about the role of the animal shelter. 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. April 6 and 13 are open to kids in grades 7 and 8, while the programs on April 7 and 14 are geared toward 4th-6th graders.
80 Scotts Corner Rd., Cranbury
April 11-12 or April 13-14
There are two different, two-day eco-themed excursions for 5-8-year-olds and 9-12-year-olds. You can sign up for both sessions.
The Sports Factory
175 Beaverbrook Rd., Lincoln Park
April 3-6 and April 10-14
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.
134 Hopper Ave., Waldwick
21-05 Morlot Ave., Fair Lawn
April 10-14 and April 17-21
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 27-31 and April 10-14
Your future Broadway star can try something new during this in-person week-long musical theater school break camp. Kids will write, rehearse and premiere an original mini-musical. Children, ages 4-11, attend camp Monday through Friday and will be divided into groups with ages 4-5 from 9 am – 1:30 pm and ages 6-11 from 9 am – 5 pm. Musical theater training, storytelling and lively theater games will be led by professional New York City teaching artists.
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
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
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.
Torpedoes Soccer Club
Pulis Field, behind the Wyckoff YMCA, Spring Meadow Drive, Wyckoff
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
April 4-6 and 11-13
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.
361 South Ave E. Ste 4 (2nd Fl), Westfield
April 3-7 and 10-14
This year’s theme is tie dye, where kids 7 and up will dye their own fabric and then use it for sewing projects all week. They’ll make a bucket hat, large zipper project bag and a personalized pillow using Chenille-it.
West Windsor Arts Center
952 Alexander Rd., Princeton Junction
April 7, 10-14
Teaching artists will provide personal, meaningful and fun art content to keep your child engaged each day. Projects will include drawing, painting, sculpting activities and games.
World Class Soccer
The Soccer Coliseum, 1799 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck
You 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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