President's Day Camps
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President’s Day is this Monday, February 21f 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.

Branchburg Sports Complex

47 Readington Rd., Branchburg
908-203-1600
February 21; 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 Gaga Pit and more. Preregistered rates are $45 per camper for half-days (9 am-noon or 1-4 pm) and $65 per camper for full-day. Early drop-off (8-9 am, $10) and late pickup are also available (4-6 pm, $16).

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

324 Forest Dr. South, Short Hills
973-276-3587
February 21-25, 9 am-12 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 $65 per day and $295 per week.

Express Yourself Studios

1877 Springfield Ave., Maplewood
973-763-5256
February 18 and 21, 9 am-noon

Do your kids ages 6-11 like to get creative? They can create their own works of art (worthy of the coveted fridge spot) using acrylics, watercolors, pastels and more. $55/day, $110 for both.

Fernbrook Farms

142 Bordentown Georgetown Rd., Chesterfield Twp.
609-298-4028
February 18 & 21, 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. $66 per child per day.

Iron Peak Sports

137 Mountain View Rd., Hillsborough
908-758-2738
February 21, 9 am – 4 pm

Join for Iron Peak School’s Out Camps. Kids will experience a variety of activities, including climbing walls, ninja course, basketball and soccer, all making for a fun-filled, active day. Participants will be divides into age groups, 7-9 years old and 10-12 years old. Lunch will be provided and a $5 arcade game card is included with the option to add more value on site. $45/day, late pickup options available.

Jenkinson’s Aquarium

300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach
732-892-0600
February 21, 8 am-11 am

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. $75 per child. Ages 10-16 only.

Ninja Warrior Camp

266 Union St., Northvale
201-768-8600
February 21-25, 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 $75, $325 for the week. Full day goes for $120 or $550 for all the week.

Professional Baseball Instruction

1300 Rte. 17 North, Ramsey (Ramsey Square Shopping Center)
201-760-8720 or 800-282-4638
February 21-25, 9 am-2 pm

Baseball players ages 6-13 can work on their skills including hitting, pitching, catching, base running, throwing and more. $63.99 per day PBI members, $79.99 per day members. Pro-rated plans are also available.

Seaton Hackney Stables

440 South St., Morristown
973-644-3355
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.

Superdome Sports

134 Hopper Ave. Waldwick (Tues- Fri)
201-444-7660
21-05 Morlot Ave., Fair Lawn (Mon – Fri)
201-796-8000
February 21- 25

Soccer and multi-sport clinics take place on the various holidays and vacation weeks. Kids love to play sports when they are off from school and Holiday Clinics are a great way for them to spend the day! Superdome offers single days (full and half) and multiple days (full and half). Five full days/$299, 5 half-days/$229, single full day/$79, single half day/$59.

President's Day Camps
Tenafly Nature Center

Tenafly Nature Center

313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
201-568-6093
February 18-23, 9 am-3 pm full day; 9 am-12:30 pm half day or 12-3 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. $55/half day, $85/day.

TGA Indoor Golf Camps

The Players Club, 348 Evelyn St., Paramus
PGA Tour Superstore, 295 NJ-17 South, Paramus
201-375-7406
February 21-22, 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. $105/day.

TGA Multi-Sport Camp

Central Elementary School, 600 S. Maple Ave., Glen Rock
201-375-7406
February 21-22, 9 am-12 pm or 9 am – 3 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. $70/half day, $95/day.
Multiple locations
732-563-2520
February 21-22, dates and times vary by camp
Mini athletes ages 5-11 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 $90/half-day and $155/full-day camps available, as well as early drop-off at select locations.