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.
47 Readington Rd., Branchburg
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).
324 Forest Dr. South, Short Hills
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.
1877 Springfield Ave., Maplewood
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.
142 Bordentown Georgetown Rd., Chesterfield Twp.
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.
137 Mountain View Rd., Hillsborough
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.
300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach
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.
266 Union St., Northvale
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.
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.
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.
134 Hopper Ave. Waldwick (Tues- Fri)
21-05 Morlot Ave., Fair Lawn (Mon – Fri)
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.
313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
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.
The Players Club, 348 Evelyn St., Paramus
PGA Tour Superstore, 295 NJ-17 South, Paramus
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.
Central Elementary School, 600 S. Maple Ave., Glen Rock
February 21-22, 9 am-12 pm or 9 am – 3 pm