Arts Council of Princeton

If the days off from school the first week of November surprised you, you’re not alone. Keep the kids occupied at these teachers convention camps while school’s closed November 4 and 5 for the NJEA Teachers Convention. Some camps are also offered on November 2 while school is closed for election day!

The Arts Council of Princeton
Paul Robeson Center for the Arts
102 Witherspoon St., Princeton
$150 for members, $175 non-members
NJEA Mini-Camp is happening November 4 & 5 while school’s out. Sessions run 9 am – 3:30 pm and are split into one group for ages 5-7 and another for ages 8-12. Arts Council teaching artists will guide campers through drawing, painting and ceramics projects in this immersive 2 day experience. All materials included.

Branchburg Sports Complex
47 Readington Rd., Branchburg
$65/full day, $45/half day, early drop off and late pick up available
9 am-4 pm, 9 am-noon or 1-4 pm
Drop off your ages 5-13 kiddos for the School’s Out! camps featuring fun-filled activities including games, field sports, GAGA, batting cages and the BSC PlayMaze! Campers will also have fun in the 9,000 square foot laser tag arena and the arcade.

Camp College
Mercer Community College, West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor
$99 for both days, add a boxed lunch for $15

Times vary by age group
The Camp College fall youth program has in-person and virtual learning adventures for children ages 8 – 14. The in-person learning adventures available include two courses from Black Rocket: Code Breakers, which teaches children the basics of HTML, Javascript and CSS through a series of fun web projects and design challenges and Minecraft Redstone Engineers, which moves children beyond simply playing Minecraft and develops the skills to become a true Redstone engineer.

Dutch Total Soccer
300 Memorial Dr., Somerset
$50 half day, 2-day program, $100 full day, 2-day program
Half day: 9:30am – 11:30 am, Full day 9 am – 3 pm
The programs are open to beginner, intermediate/travel, advanced & elite level players for are open boys & girls ages 6-14. Attendees will learn and master a variety of skills including foot work and moves, Dutch power shooting, 1v1 and Futsal basics.

Express Yourself Studios
1877 Springfield Ave., Maplewood
$110 for both convention days ($90 for sibling), $55 for one day ($50 for sibling)
9 am – 12 pm
Join for NJEA Convention Days Camp (November 4-5). Participants will create paintings using a mix of mediums (acrylics, watercolor, and pastels) and other projects using a myriad of materials (clay, printmaking & paper collages).

Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair
$250/members; $315/non-members
9 am-3 pm
A two-day in-person mini camp is split into groups — one for children ages 6-8 and another for ages 9-12. Students will experiment with a variety of art media and learn new techniques for self-expression in a fun and supportive atmosphere with other creative kids. Taught by the Museum’s professional art educators in small groups for personalized attention, it’s the perfect activity for young artists to enjoy this fall!

Ridgewood Basketball Camp
Ridgewood YMCA Outdoor Courts, 112 Oak St., Ridgewood
$75 a day
9 am – 12 pm
Boys and girls grades K-7 can join for camp November 3, 4 and 5. Sign up by the day.

School’s Out Program
Glen Rock Community School
600 Harristown Road, Glen Rock
9 am  – 12 pm or 9 am  – 3 pm
$75 half day, $99 full day

Offered November 4 & 5, this program will focus on a variety of sports, providing a wonderful, safe and affordable service for families who need care during school closings. Masks are required. Registration can also be done online

Superdome Sports
134 Hopper Ave., Waldwick, NJ 07463
Full day 9am – 3pm or half day 9am – 12pm
2 Full Days: $158, 2 Half Days $118,  1 Full Day: $79, 1 Half Day: $59
Athletes in training will love spending a day or two at soccer camp taught by skilled professionals.

TGA Multi-Sport Camp
Veteran’s Field, corner of Linwood Ave. & Maple Ave., Ridgewood
9am – 12pm or 9 am – 3 pm

$70 full day (non-resident $85), $50 half day (non-resident $65)
This multi-sport program on November 3 and November 5 is offered through Ridgewood Parks and Recreation. Space is limited and registration closes one week prior to camp.

TGA Premier Sports Golf Camp
$105/day, 9 am – 12 pm
TGA will be hosting single day golf camps at the Players Club (Paramus, NJ), an indoor golf simulator facility, on November 4 and 5. The 3-hour camp will consist of instruction, course play and some games/competitions.

US Sports Institute
Locations include Berkeley Heights, Bound Brook, Chatham, Clark, Cranford, Leonia, Montclair, South Orange, Springfield Twp., New Providence, Westfield, Piscataway Twp.
Prices and times vary by location
Play a variety of sports at Multi Sports Camp, improve your skills at our Soccer Camp, refine your technique at Tennis Camp or develop your game at Basketball Camp.

Multiple locations
Check with your local Y for school vacation camps. Ridgewood YMCA offers camp when school is out, 9 am – 6 pm and the Princeton YMCA offers its Y Zone program for kids in grades K-5. Fees and times vary by location.

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