Send your little equestrian to horse camp this summer….even if he or she is just a wannabe equestrian and totally new to riding! Lots of New Jersey barns offer camps that not only teach riding skills, but horse grooming, tacking up and equipment care. Many of the horse camps also offer other traditional summer camp activities, such as swimming and arts/crafts, but if the sound of neighing is music to your ears, these are the camps for you!
It hasn't snowed yet, but ski resorts in New Jersey and vicinity are up and running! With a reservation for ski school in hand, NJ kids can begin to develop a lifelong love of skiing and snowboarding and possibly even cold weather. Here is an exciting selection of quality ski schools in the New Jersey area and some safety tips for skiing and snowboarding from respected professionals so you can load up the SUV and head out to the slopes with confidence!
Looking for a fun activity for a cold winter day? New Jersey has a variety of studios that offer make-and-take crafts for your little Picasso. Some are even drop-in spots, so spontaneous potters, glassmakers, and jewelers, take notice! However, patience is required as most art is not ‘taken” the day it’s made and pick up times vary according to studio. Remember, the best parts of make-and-take---no mess at home and a beautiful one-of-a-kind artifact made by your one-of-a-kind kid.
Now that the turkey has been stuffed, carved, and eaten, it’s time to look forward to Christmas. With Thanksgiving coming so late, the holiday season is already in full swing. New Jersey kids are so lucky; there are so many activities and events. The only problem is there isn’t enough time! Get your calendars out and choose something fun from these 25 best holiday 2013 activities.
Turkey trots and turkey races are a fun activity for Thanksgiving Day morning. Before you sit down to that delicious Thanksgiving meal, take the family out and trot like a turkey! Running is a sport everyone can participate in…it encourages health and fitness, can benefit a charity and doesn’t require great skill or practice. There are many “Turkey Trots” across the state of New Jersey, all of which are family friendly. Check out one close to you and burn some calories before you add more.
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