President’s Day is Monday, February 20. 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.
102 Witherspoon St., Princeton
The two-day camps are held Feb. 17 and 20. Kids in grades 4-5 can enroll in Animalia, where they will study both acrylic painting and sculpture with a focus on animals through art. Or, kids in grades 2-3 can explore the world of Alexander Calder.
47 Readington Rd., Branchburg
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.
Cricket’s Candy Creations, 200 Hudson St., New York
Make the Presidents Weekend super sweet for your kids. Children 4-7 can go to Jelly Bean Camp, while kids 8 and up can take part in Lollipop Camp. Candy Coaches will guide them through different candy crafts and games each day, which may include Candy Picture Frames, Sugar Shakers and more. Candy crafts help kids learn through play with sensory experiences, practicing fine motor skills, and traditional disciplines, such as art and mathematics.
324 Forest Dr. South, Short Hills
Does your little one love playing in the snow? Gear up for a wintry adventure through the arboretum and bird sanctuary. Campers will learn all about the winter season and how it affects nature and its inhabitants. Turtle Tots is for kids who are 4 up to kindergarten, or Explorers are for first and second graders.
1877 Springfield Ave., Maplewood
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.
142 Bordentown Georgetown Rd., Chesterfield Twp.
Each day of camp will be a new adventure! Kids in grades 1-6 (ages 6–11) will enjoy these winter days outside with friends while engaging with nature. The daily schedule of farm animal feeding, exploration, snack, and choice activities mirror the special Fernbrook Farms summer camp schedule but with seasonal winter activities.
137 Mountain View Rd., Hillsborough
Kids will experience a variety of activities, including climbing walls, ninja course, basketball and soccer, all making for a fun-filled, active day. Kids will be divided 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.
522 Broad St., Glen Rock
These 3-hour drop off mini camps are a fun way to keep your kids active and engaged when school is out. Join for action packed programing and activities including energizing games, exciting gymnastics, cool arts & crafts, and music that guarantees to keep them moving. As we emphasize physical development and personal success, kids have a blast and kiss boredom goodbye.
266 Union St., Northvale
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.
1300 Rte. 17 North, Ramsey (Ramsey Square Shopping Center)
201-760-8720 or 800-282-4638
Baseball players ages 6-13 can work on their skills including hitting, pitching, catching, base running, throwing and more.
440 South St., Morristown
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.
101 Corporate Dr., Mahwah
Spend the day at a jam-packed basketball camp. Warm up with stretches, practice at various skill stations, play a few games, shoot some free throws and compete in contests. Grades 1-8.
134 Hopper Ave. Waldwick
21-05 Morlot Ave., Fair Lawn
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).
15 W. 28 St., New York
212-252-1619, ext. 4
Aspiring actors ages 4-11 will write, rehearse and premiere an original mini-musical during school breaks: Feb. 20-24, March 27-31 and April 10-14. Musical theater training, storytelling and lively theater games keep the kids engaged while they make new friends. Themes include: It’s a MEOW-sical! I can’t—I have rehearsal! Pirates & Princesses! No autographs, please! Dramatic Dinosaurs! and So apparently, I’m dramatic! On the last day of class, friends and family are invited to attend the premiere of the campers’ original mini-musical.
313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
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. This weekend, first to sixth graders can take part in the Snapping Turtle Campsite, or kids in pre-K or kindergarten will go to the Chipmunk Campsite.
The Players Club, 348 Evelyn St., Paramus
PGA Tour Superstore, 295 NJ-17 South, Paramus
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.
Central Elementary School, 600 S. Maple Ave., Glen Rock
560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Wintertime at the zoo will wow your little animal lovers. Head to this NJ gem to find out what all the zoo’s residents do when it’s cold outside. The kids will get to tour the facilities and play games, too. Ages 5-10. Feb. 20 and 21 is Animal Acrobats – Frequent Fliers, Cool Climbers and Rapid Runners; the curriculum is different for each day.