If the days off from school in November surprised you, you’re not alone. Keep the kids occupied at these camps while school’s closed November 8 for Election Day and November 10 & 11 for the NJEA Teachers Convention.
The Arts Council of Princeton
Paul Robeson Center for the Arts
102 Witherspoon St., Princeton
$317 for members, $372.84 non-members
Camp is happening November 8, 10 & 11 while school’s out. Join Arts Council teaching artists in a 3-day immersion into art making. Learn proper care of materials and explore fiber art, pastel, pencil, watercolor, printmaking, ceramics and paper mache, and experiment with a variety of techniques in a few fun days off from school! Sessions run 9:15 am – 3:45 pm.
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 is offered November 9, 10 & 11.
Dutch Total Soccer
300 Memorial Dr., Somerset
$110 for 2-day program
There’s a full day soccer camp for ages 6-13 or for more advanced players, try the technical skills competition camp for kids 7-14. Attendees will master a variety of skills such as foot work and moves, Dutch power shooting, 1v1 & Futsal basics. Offered on November 10 & 11 from 9 am – 3 pm.
Express Yourself Studios
1877 Springfield Ave., Maplewood
$300 for the full week (sibling rate $275) Drop-In for a day $60 (Sibling Rate $55)
Convention Days $120 (sibling rate $110) Drop-In for a day $60 (Sibling Rate $55)
9 am – 12 pm
Join for Fall Break Mini Camp (Nov 7 – 11) or NJEA 2022 Convention Days (Nov 10 & 11). Kids ages 6-10 will create paintings using a mix of mediums (acrylics, watercolor, and pastels) and other projects using a myriad of materials (clay, printmaking & paper collages).
Iron Peak Sports & Events
137 Mountain View Rd., Hillsborough
Offered on Nov 8, 10 & 11, 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 and a $5 arcade game card will be provided.
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
$275; $250 for LSC members
Students in grades 2 – 5 can leap into LSC’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer” exhibition to join crime-fighting adventures, then meet red-footed tortoises, diamondback terrapins and more in the Science Center’s animal galleries. They’ll learn all about turtle and tortoise species—including conservation efforts—then use inspiration from the real animals to create their own hard-shelled hero. Offered Nov. 10 & 11, 9 am-4 pm.
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair
9 am-3 pm
A two-day in-person mini camp (November 10 & 11) 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!
The Sports Factory
175 Beaver Brook Rd, Lincoln Park
$65 for the day, $125 for both days
On November 10 & 11 TSF will host camp for ages 8-14. The camps are all designed to help players improve their technical ability and understanding of the game in a fun and challenging environment. They are the perfect place for any soccer enthusiast looking to improve their skills, work hard, make new friends and have fun.
134 Hopper Ave., Waldwick, NJ 07463
Full day 9 am – 3 pm 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 on Nov 10-11.
TGA Premier Sports Golf Camp
$60/half day, $90/full day
TGA will be hosting tennis and golf camps at Wood Park in Leonia on Nov 10 & 11. You can sign up for either half day option or the full day combo camp.
Torpedoes Soccer Camp
Pulis Field, located behind the Wyckoff YMCA (Spring Meadow Drive, Wyckoff)
$95 for two-day camp
This camp on Nov. 10 & 11 is designed to help develop each individual player, their skills and enjoyment of soccer through a series of drills and reinforced with fun games. You do not need to be a current Torpedoes travel soccer player to participate in the camp, it is open to any child born 2008-2017.
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.
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.