Columbus Day: What To Do With the Kids

Monday, Oct 03, 2011 12:15pm

Monday, October 10 is Columbus Day and Baristaville kids have off from school–except SOMA school kids, no day off for them. If you have to work, we’ve put together a list of vacation camp options:

Earth Skills One-day Camp
Who:
Kids in grades 2 – 4.
What: How did humans live when they had to rely only on their own woodland knowledge and skills to survive? Discover and learn during a hike in the wetlands, make clay pots, cord, fire-by-friction and more. Rubber boots provided.
Where: Essex County Environmental Center, Garibaldi Hall. 621A Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ.
When: Monday, October 10 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Cost: For information, call 973-228-8776.

Little Live Y’ers Vacation Camp
Who: Kids ages 3 – 6.
What: A day filled with fun activities: swimming, gym, arts and crafts and more!
Where: The Geyer Family YMCA, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Monday, October 10. Kids can be dropped off as early at 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Members – $47 a day / Non-members – $57 a day. In order to reserve a space for your child, payment and a registration form must be completed for each date attending. Please register within 3 business days prior to the program date. Registration received in less than 3 days prior to camp will be charged an additional $10 fee.
Download your registration form here. Call (973) 783-7640 for more information and to sign-up.

Live Y’ers Vacation Camp
Who: Kids in grades 1 – 8.
What: A day filled with fun activities.
Where: Montclair YMCA, 25 Park Street, Montclair,NJ, 07042.
When: Monday, October 10. Kids can be dropped off as early at 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Members – $47 a day / Non-members – $57 a day. In order to reserve a space for your child, payment and a registration form must be completed for each date attending. Please register within 3 business days prior to the program date. Registration received in less than 3 days prior to camp will be charged an additional $10 fee.
Call (973) 744-3400 for more information. Download your registration form here.

SDA Montclair Soccer Camp
Who: Ages 3 – 12.
What: Half and Full day soccer camp.
Where: SDA Montclair, 14 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ, 07042
When: Monday, October 10. Peanuts (ages 3 – 4) 9 am-10:30 am / Kickers (ages 5 – 8 years-old) Pro Training (ages 9 – 12) 9 am-12 pm $ /Full Day 9am-3pm (ages 5 – 12)
Cost: Peanuts $25 / Kickers & Pro Training $40 / Full Day $70. Register online here.

If you are lucky enough to have off too, check our Upcoming Events calendar, go pumpkin picking or enjoy one of these events:

Harvest Festival
Who:
All ages.
What: Fun-filled family day with pony rides, a petting zoo, pumpkin painting, a haunted house, crafts and more.
Where: Women’s Club of Glen Ridge, 219 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ.
When: Monday, October 10 from 11 am – 2 pm.
Cost: $14 each or $40 max per family.

Holiday Hike in Essex County Eagle Rock Reservation
Who:
Kids in kindergarten to fifth grade.
What: Don‘t just sit around on your day off from school – enjoy the great outdoors! Come hiking and learn about local parks and wildlife. These hikes have no agenda, so just come prepared to have fun! This is a great time to see birds of the field and forest. The hike will be led by New Jersey Audubon Environmental Educator Kelly Wenzel. This is a great time to look for migrating hawks.
Where: Meet at the Essex County Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial.
When: Monday, October 10 at 9:30 am.
Cost: $5 for NJAS members and $7 for non-members. Registration is required. For more information, call 973-226-6082

Kid’s Day: Columbus Day
Who:
All ages.
What: Looking for something fun to do on your child’s day off?  Join us at the Israel Crane house with period crafts, tours, games, and cooking.
Where: Montclair Historical Society, 108 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Monday, October 10 from 10 am – 12 pm.
Cost: $8/adult; $5 per child.

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