President's Day Camps
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President’s Day is this Monday, February 17 and if your kids are off from school, don’t worry about scrambling for a babysitter—there are plenty of NJ President’s Day camps around the Garden State to keep ’em entertained.

Abrakadoodle Art Studio

53 Prospect Pl., Hillsdale
February 17, 9:15 am-noon or 2:45 pm

At this location, ages 4-10 can head to the School’s Out workshop for canvas painting, watercolor art, clay sculpting and more. $50-75. Half-day available.

Branchburg Sports Complex

47 Readington Rd., Branchburg
February 14 and 17; 9 am-4 pm

Campers get to go crazy with arcade games, laser tag (the arena is 9,000 square feet!), batting cages, a play maze the Ga Ga Pit and more. Preregistered rates are $35 per camper for half-days (9 am-noon or 1-4 pm) and $55 per camper for full-day. Early drop-off (8-9 am, $7)and late pickup are also available (4-6 pm, $16).

Camp Oakhurst Overnight Respite

11 Monmouth Rd., Oakhurst
February 17-21 for youth respite and autism respite

Give your special needs kid a much-needed vacay by sending them to this camp, equipped heated cabins and caring staff. Best part? If you qualify for respite, the state can cover part of the cost (or all).

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

324 Forest Dr. South, Short Hills
February 17-21, 9 am-12:30 or 3 pm

Does your little one love playing in the snow? Gear up for a wintry adventure through the arboretum and bird sanctuary at these NJ President’s Day camps. Campers will learn all about the winter season and how it affects nature and its inhabitants. Prices ranges from $55-75 per day and $250-350 per week.

Express Yourself Studios

1877 Springfield Ave., Maplewood
February 14 and 17-21, 9 am-noon

Do your kids ages 4-10 like to get creative? They can create their own works of art (worthy of the coveted fridge spot) using acrylics, watercolors, pastels and more. $50/day, $200 for full week.

Fernbrook Farms

142 Bordentown Georgetown Rd., Chesterfield Twp.
February 17-18, 8:30 am–4 pm

Children ages 6–11 years old can learn all about feeding animals, build bird feeders and explore the farm in this day-long program. Plus, they get to visit the farm animals, learn winter survival tips and then warm up by the fire once they’ve tapped trees to make maple syrup. $59 per child per day.

Jenkinson’s Aquarium

300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach
February 17, 8 am-1 pm

Is your kid an aspiring marine biologist? They’ll have a whale of a time getting a behind-the-scenes look at this beloved Jersey Shore aquarium’s Junior Keepers program. Employees will show them the ropes and introduce them to some land and sea critters. $80 per child. Ages 10-16 only.


30 Righter Ave., Denville
February 17-21, 9 am-3 pm 

This special needs winter camp will keep them busy with everything from the wizarding world to kingdoms and crafts and alien landscapes to the enchanted forest. $110/day.

President's Day Camps
Monroe Street Movement Space

Monroe Street Movement Space

720 Monroe St., C-504, 5th Floor, Hoboken
February 17, 9 am-3 or 5 pm

Creative types ages 3-12 will be inspired by a combo of arts such as dance, writing, music, drawing, theater and sculpture. Price ranges from $65-85. Early drop-off and late pickup available for an extra fee of $5-15.

Ninja Warrior Camp

266 Union St., Northvale
February 18-21, 9 am-noon or 3 pm

Is your little one obsessed with looking up Parkour videos? How about watching American Ninja Warrior? Kids ages 5-17 will rock climb, boulder and blaze through obstacle courses with the help of pros. Half-day pricing is $85, $400 for the week. Full day goes for $139 or $630 for all the week.

Professional Baseball Instruction

1300 Rte. 17 North, Ramsey (Ramsey Square Shopping Center)
201-760-8720 or 800-282-4638
February 17-21, 9 am-1 or 4 pm

Baseball players ages 6-13 can work on their skills including hitting, pitching, catching, base running, throwing and more. $59.99-69.99 half-day, $79.99-99.99 full day. Pro-rated plans are also available.

Pump It Up

Multiple locations
February 17, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (Blackwood, Marlton, Randolph)

February 17, 7-10 am or 10 am-1 pm or 1-6 pm (Freehold)
February 17, 11 am-1 pm (Hamilton)

She can spend the day jumping and laughing on inflatables at this super-flexible winter camp with half-day sessions, early drop-off and late pickup available. Times and prices vary by location. Registration is required. $30 for single session, $45 per day, $8 per extra 30 minutes.

Schafer Sports Center

5 Graphics Dr., Ewing Twp.
February 17, 9 am-3:30 pm or 9 am-noon

Kids ages 5 to 12 can choose between gymnastics and soccer to focus on at this special School’s Out camp. Call for pricing. Early drop-off (7:30 am) and late pickup (5:30 pm) are available.

Schiff Nature Preserve

339 Pleasant Valley Rd., Mendham
February 17, 9 am-noon

NJ President’s Day camps here are part of the School’s Out program called “Tracking Time.” It’ll take little naturalists on a hunt for animal tracks and signs, then work on crafts and play games indoors. Ages 6-12 will hike, craft and play games. $20-25.

Seaton Hackney Stables

440 South St., Morristown
Any day or half day, 8 am until close

SHS FlexCamp offers your mini equestrian plenty of options—she can ride two to three times throughout the day and learn about barn management. She’ll practice alongside instructors and get hands-on experience with the horses. Call for pricing.

President's Day Camps
Tenafly Nature Center

Tenafly Nature Center

313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
February 17-21, 9 am-3:30 pm

Bundle ’em up for some fun in the great outdoors. They’ll explore the trails, hike, make nature-themed crafts, play games and venture through both forest and pond ecosystems. $50/half day, $80/day, $215/five half days, $365/five full days.

TGA Indoor Golf Camps

The Players Club, 348 Evelyn St., Paramus
PGA Tour Superstore, 295 NJ-17 South, Paramus
February 17-18, 9 am-noon

Campers ages 5-12 will gain valuable instruction while playing fun games and competing on the simulator (closest to the pin, longest drive, etc). They’ll also play various golf courses over two days, including real ones like Pebble Beach and courses made for the simulator. $99/day.

TGA Multi-Sport Camp

Central Elementary School, 600 S. Maple Ave., Glen Rock
February 17-18, 8 am-3 or 6 pm

Ages 5-12 will focus on a variety of sports to promote teamwork, fitness and sportsmanship. The camp will explore on a variety of sports including: golf, tennis, volleyball, lacrosse, flag football, ultimate frisbee, cheer, floor hockey, soccer, wiffle ball and kickball. $99/day, $119/day.
Multiple locations
February 17-18, dates and times vary by camp


Mini athletes ages 5-14 can take their pick of multi-sport (Leonia, Mahwah, Springfield Twp.) or basketball (Cranford, New Providence) camps. They can have fun in casual scrimmages in multiple sports, or hone their skills in the sport-specific experiences. Prices range from $65-125; half- and full-day camps available, as well as early drop-off at select locations.