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Monday, January 17 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. If your kids have the day off, there are plenty of camps in the Garden State that’ll keep them busy. Sign them up for one of these awesome mini-camps below:

Arts Council of Princeton

102 Witherspoon St., Princeton
9am – 3:30pm
$100/members, $125/non-members

Join Arts Council teaching artists in a day of immersion in artistic foundations. Explore drawing, watercolor and acrylic painting in the morning, and in the afternoon study sculpture through ceramics.

Essex County Environmental Center

621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland
973-228-8776
9:30 am-3:30 pm
$75

For ages 5-10. Look at winter habitats and how New Jersey nature survives the cold season! Children will explore the winter wetlands and do indoor activities that are both fun and educational. Provide your child with good footwear and outer wear so we can fully enjoy the seasonal discoveries.

Fernbrook Education Center

142 Bordentown Georgetown Rd., Chesterfield
609-298-4028
8:30 am-4 pm, full day; before and after care available
$66/person

The program is recommended for grades 1st-6th (ages 6–11) and participants may build snow forts, track animals in the snow (or mud), make winter bird feeders, learn winter wilderness survival skills, warm up near the fire, tap sugar maple trees to make syrup, investigate the winter pond, play camouflage (and other outdoor games), visit the farm animals and so much more!

Little Ivy Academy

660 East Glen Ave., Ridgewood
201-444-8400
9 am-3 pm, before and after care available
$95

Take a break from the ordinary as kids join their campmates in a range of STEAM/STEM projects– from beginner to advanced— as well as a variety of traditional & modern camp games and activities online @ AcademyOnline! and at onsite campuses near you. K-2nd grade will have fun creating animated stories while 3rd-5th graders will create their own robots or video games.

My Gym

522 Broad St., Glen Rock
201-444-4644
1:30-4:30 pm
$60/session, discounts for multiple camps

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.

STACK Sports

101 Corporate Dr., Mahwah
201-684-9190
9 am-3 pm
$75

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.

Superdome Sports

134 Hopper Ave., Waldwick
201-444-7660
9 am-3 pm, before and after care available
$79/full-day, $50 half-day

Kids can choose from either an all-sports or soccer camp, and if she wants to attend for a full (9 am-3 pm) or half day (9 am-noon). At the all-sports camp she can participate in flag football, lacrosse, kickball and other sports. At soccer camp, she can focus on technical, tactical and physical skills. Ages 5-14.

TGA Premier Sports

Locations in Paramus, Haworth, Glen Rock & River Edge
201-375-7406
Prices vary by location

Kids can join for golf camp, tennis camp or multi-sport camp on days off from school. TGA will keep your kids active and playing sports.

Turtle Back Zoo

560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
973-731-5800
9 am-4 pm
$90 

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.

US Sports Institute

Locations in Bergen and Union County
732-563-2520
9 am-4 pm, half-day available (9 am-12:30 pm)
$50-75/person

Go to Leonia for a full- or half-day of multisports camp, which will cover skills like sportsmanship and teamwork through handball, soccer, volleyball and more. Another full-day multisport camp is available in Springfield Twp. If your kid loves basketball, spend the day in Clark or Cranford working on everything from dribbling to defending. Ages 5-14.