Monday, January 16 is Dr. 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:

The Art Diner

18 Main St., Chester

On Monday, the studio will be open for extended hours. Choose your own project and make a customized piece of art. No registration is required so you can pop in when you’d like.

Essex County Environmental Center

621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland

Sign up your kids, ages 6-10, and they’ll get to 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

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.

Iron Peak Sports

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.

Little Ivy Academy

660 East Glen Ave., Ridgewood

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 and modern camp games and activities online @AcademyOnline! and at onsite campuses near you. Kids from kindergarten to second grade will have fun creating animated stories while third to fifth graders will create their own robots or video games.

My Gym

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.

Ninja Warrior Camp

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. 

STACK Sports

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.

Superdome Sports

134 Hopper Ave. Waldwick (Tues- Fri)
21-05 Morlot Ave., Fair Lawn (Mon – Fri)

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).

Tenafly Nature Center

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. Kids in grades 1-8 will be split up amongst different campsites.

TGA Premier Sports

Locations in Paramus, Haworth, Glen Rock & River Edge

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

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. January 16 is Predator vs. Prey – Survival of the Fittest.

US Sports Institute

Locations in Bergen and Union Counties

Go to Leonia for a full- or half-day of multi-sports 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.