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Arts Council of Princeton


609-924-8777

The Arts Council of Princeton is a 37-year-old non-profit community arts organization whose mission is to nurture and support the visual, performing, and literary arts in the greater Princeton area.  Through its own programs and in partnership with other nonprofit organizations, artists, and arts educators, the Arts Council functions as a vital cultural center and seeks to enrich the cultural life of area residents of all ages and backgrounds.

Autumn Hill Reservation

North side of Herrontown Road West of its junction with Snowden Lane Princeton NJ 08540

609-688-2566


Color Me Mine

Princeton Shopping Center 301 N. Harrison Street Princeton NJ 08540

609-924-9442


Creative Kids Place

33 Railroad Place Hopewell NJ 08525

609-466-5437


French American School of Princeton


609-430-3001

The language immersion summer program is designed to give children entering Grades 1 thru 6 a chance to improve or learn French. Students are grouped according to both grade level and language proficiency. Each week session has a special theme; students will acquire language skills and cultural elements through various activities in a friendly and stimulating environment. All our teachers are French native speakers. Open to all, from non-French speaking to advanced students.

June 22 - June 26: Castles of France: Students will dive into French history and culture by discovering the most famous French castles: learning about life in a castle, creating various models and acquiring the vocabulary to speak about this amazing tour of France.

June 29 - July 3: Inspired by Nature: Students will participate in arts and crafts activities inspired by Nature and focus on their creativity to create a birdhouse, papier-mâché objects, paintings on wood, mobiles, etc.

Griggstown Canoe & Kayak Rental

1076 Canal Road Princeton NJ 08540

908.359.5970


Grounds for Sculpture

18 Fairgrounds Road Hamilton NJ

609-586-0616


Hoop Heaven Basketball Center

3E Chimney Rock Road Bridgewater NJ 08807

732-271-4667


     Basketball Camps     Summer Activities  

Hopewell Skatepark

Scotch Road (Next to the Hopewell Municipal Bldg) Pennington NJ 08534

609-737-3100


Howell Living History Farm

70 Wooden's Lane Lambertville NJ 08530

609-737-3299


Ice Land

6 Tennis Court Drive Hamilton NJ

609-588-6672


iD Tech Camps held at Princeton


888-709-TECH (8324)


Develop a mobile app, learn to code in C++/Java/iOS, create a video game, mod in Minecraft, or make a movie. Imaginations soar as ages 7-17 transform interests into projects of their own. Beginner to advanced students collaborate with friends and develop problem-solving and technical skills, gaining confidence and a competitive advantage. Weeklong day and overnight STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) summer programs held at 80 prestigious universities nationwide including Princeton, Seton Hall, Rider, Montclair, Stanford, and others. Fun, project-based learning in small classes (8:1 student to instructor ratio, guaranteed) led by tech-savvy staff. Accredited Continuing Education Units available. Also, 2-week, pre-college summer programs for teens held at iD Programming Academy (held at Princeton), iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy.

Kendall Park Roller Rink

State Route 27 Kendall Park NJ 08824

732-297-3003


Music Together Princeton Lab School


609-924-7801


The Music Together Princeton Lab School offers a special 6-week summer session for families will children age birth - 8. Our classes offer your family a chance to play, to make music, and to learn about your child's music development. Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. For more information about the Music Together program visit www.musictogetherprinceton.com.

Pine Creek Miniature Golf

394 Rt. 31 West Amwell NJ

609-466-3803


Pins and Needles


609-921-9075


Just around the corner from Palmer Square in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, Pins and Needles is a cozy hideaway for knitters and needlepointers alike. Pins and Needles carries a variety of wool, cotton, and novelty yarns, as well as a wide selection of books and needles. Your perfect project is right at your fingertips! Our staff can help you choose a project, find yarn, and even coach you through new or difficult stitches. Whether you're just starting your first scarf or you are an avid sweater knitter, this is the place to explore your love for knitting and fiber arts. We can special order from a number of vendors, as well as custom-paint a canvas that is just right for you. And when you're done with your project, bring it right back to us and we can send it off to be finished! Be sure to take a look at our seasonal class offerings and our upcoming events - get inspired for your next project!

     Hobby Stores     Needlepoint & Knitting     Summer Activities     Yarn  

Potter's Alley

23 West Delaware Avenue Pennington NJ 08534

609-818-0105


Quarry Swimming Club

Crusher Road Hopewell NJ 08525

609-466-0810


Rockville Climbing Center

200 Whitehead Road Hamilton NJ 08619

609-631-7625


Smudges and Strokes

First Presbyterian Church of Dutch Neck 154 South Mill Rd. Princeton Junction NJ 08550

917-331-7466


     Art Camps     Day Camps     Summer Activities  

Spruce Street Community Center

1040 Spruce Street Lawrence NJ 08648

609-695-6060


     Art Camps     Day Camps     Performing Arts Camps     Pre-school Camps     STEM     Summer Activities     Teen Travel Camps  

Terhune Orchards


609-924-2310


Terhune Orchards is a 200-acre, family owned farm in just outside of Princeton. The Mount family has owned and operated it since 1975. Terhune Orchards is noted for its fresh, wholesome fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs, growing 25 varieties of apples and over 35 different vegetable crops, Certified Organic and conventional. The farm store is stocked with homemade cookies, fruit breads, apple crisps, apple cider donuts and fresh squeezed apple cider. Take part in Pick-Your-Own offerings, farm festivals throughout the year and visit the barnyard of animals. Visit www.terhuneorchards.com to learn about education programs, Read & Pick series, school tours, farm camp, birthday parties and more! Gift baskets available and corporate and group event space! Terhune Orchards - enjoyed by young & old.

Open All Year, Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat & Sun 9am-5pm.

The Place To Bead

41 Witherspoon Street Princeton NJ 08540

609-921-8050


     Favors     Gifts     Jewelers     Kids Party Ideas     Summer Activities     Unique Activities  

YingHua International School


609-375-8015

YHIS-STARTALK Student Program offers FREE 3-week Intensive Chinese Immersion program to rising 3rd to 8th grade students at different proficiency level (Novice to Intermediate). From June 26 to July 14, 2017, 9 - 3:30 pm.

YingHua International School (YHIS) is the area’s oldest Chinese Immersion preschool and elementary school. YHIS is a candidate for International Baccalaureate World School and is accredited by the MSA-CESS. Not only do YingHua International School students become proficient in both English and Chinese, they develop positive cross-cultural attitudes while reaching a high level of academic achievement. In addition, our young learners benefit cognitively, exhibiting greater nonverbal problem-solving abilities and more flexible thinking than their one-language peers. YingHua International School students are well-prepared for any secondary school that they choose to attend. They are known to be inquisitive, confident, and self-motivated.

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