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Princeton NJ Family and Kids Guide

Focusing on resources that can make the most out of your family’s lives. Listings of schools, doctors, therapists, educational and domestic services. Tips and articles covering all aspects of parenting. Plus great ideas for family day trips, birthday parties, and outdoor fun.
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Princeton Day School


609.924.6700

Open Campus Day - October 16

Princeton Day School is the region's premier independent day school for students from PreK through Grade 12. Student-driven academics and demonstrable diversity, equity and inclusion practices fuel our mission to nurture the mind, body and character of each student. Depth of learning, skills acquisition and innovative problem-solving define our expertly facilitated programs and opportunities including the highly selective Science Research Experience Program, Jacobson Music Scholar Program, top Model UN, Energy & Climate Scholars and more. Outstanding athletics in a new LEED-certified 30,000+ sq. ft. athletic center. Learn more today at https://www.pds.org

     Preschools     Private Schools  

Princeton Soccer Academy


609-651-6932


PSA Princeton 2022 Summer Camp registration is now open, and we invite you to come and join us this summer! Our PSA Summer Camps have been specifically designed for players to experience an environment of development, education, and enjoyment during the summer months. These camps are for players already committed to the sport with unique themes each day keeping the action fast paced, exciting and FUN! At each of our specialist camps, our professional coaching staff will provide sessions and activities that allow the players to focus on all aspects of the game – technical development, attacking & defending, transitional play, decision making, and much more. By attending these camps, players can continue their development and love for the game this summer. Visit www.princetonsocceracademy.com/programs/psa-princeton for full camp offerings.

     Soccer     Sports Programs  

Sky Zone


609-587-5867

Sky Zone Hamilton is the Princeton-Mercer's Ultimate Destination! New in 2022, experience the Air Court, a full-court experience featuring Soccer & Basketball ,as well as, Boulder Ball, Little Ninja and a reimagined Ninja Warrior Course! Sky Zone Hamilton hosts birthday parties, group events, fundraising opportunities, and regular open jump. GLOW All Out every Friday & Saturday under our GLOW lights.

The Watershed Institute


609-737-3735

The Watershed Institute is focused on clean, safe, and healthy water in our region. We work to protect and restore our water and natural environment through activities, programs, advocacy, science, and conservation. Our LEED-Platinum certified Watershed Center is open daily and is free, featuring exhibits, live animals, and hands-on activities. We also offer hundreds of educational programs and events every year. The center is open to the public Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sat – Sun from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Our 10 miles of free hiking trails on 950-acres of the Watershed Reserve are open daily from dawn to dusk and include diverse terrain, including through forests, wetlands, meadows and farmlands.

Arts Council of Princeton


609-924-8777

The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) is our community's non-profit independent arts organization, established in 1967 with the belief that arts and art education are fundamental to a healthy society and enhance the quality of life for all residents. The ACP fulfills its mission of "Building Community through the Arts" by offering a wide range of arts education, public art, exhibitions, free outreach programs, community performances, and cultural events. The Arts Council provides free programming to everyone in our community, ensuring that all populations have access to the transformative power of creative self-expression. Learn more at artscouncilofprinceton.org and @artscouncilofprinceton on IG.

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, the farm store, 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.

     Farms and Orchards  

Photography by Jen Davis


609-439-1525


Let award-winning photographer Jen Davis capture your moment! Specializing in portrait and event photography, Jen has been photographing families, head shots and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs in a fun and fresh way for over a decade. Using a photojournalistic style mixed with high energy and fun, Jen’s images are artful, authentic and real - leaving clients with breathtaking memories that last a lifetime. Hobbyists are also welcome to learn from Jen through private photography lessons.

The Community Well


609-896-1212 X110

The Community Well is a community center based at The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, 2688 Main Street (Rte. 206) in the village of Lawrenceville. The center's mission is to develop community and to promote wellness of mind, body and spirit - and a sense of purpose. Accordingly, the Community Well provides educational and participatory programs/events/activities and serves as the home for an array of support groups. The Well also provides information regarding opportunities for service in the community and includes a counseling program, called The New Directions Center. All programs/groups are available to everyone in the community. Programs are offered in partnership with a variety of organizations and serve children and families, adults and Seniors. Activities include everything from musical offerings, fitness/recreation, art, mental health, cooking, healthy eating, adult and kids education programs and more.

The Jewish Center of Princeton


609-921-0100


The Jewish Center is a warm, welcoming community with the goal of guiding each person on their individual Jewish journey. Come join us for one of our many family programs – whether it is Jewish learning for children ages 3 and up or family holiday gatherings, there is something here for everyone! In addition to our weekly services, we offer family Shabbat programming on select days each month, a robust youth program, and monthly activities for families with young children. We offer a series of programs for parents who wish to explore Judaism on a variety of levels, from introduction to more advanced! Parents are invited to take an active role in their children’s Jewish education. Through participating in family and parent learning opportunities, we empower all caregivers to create a Jewish home that aligns with their Jewish identities. Parents are encouraged to join their children’s classes, whether they are on-line, in person, or on Shabbat. Let us guide you on your Jewish journey!

Tumbles Princeton


609-447-5437


Tumbles is a super fun learning playground with programs for kids that are based on developmental milestones and designed to help fight childhood obesity. Through gym classes, STEAM classes, a tumble zone and parties, we help shape the minds and bodies of children from 4 mos. to 12 yrs. We offer non-competitive programs that help inspire a love of physical activity, pique curiosity, build confidence, let kids grow at their own pace, and position children for healthier, happier lives from an early age.

Tumbles also offers half and full day camps! For 11 weeks this summer we’ll be offering camp (regular tumbles, gymnastics, ninja warrior, circus, field day, medieval times, pirate, sports, superhero and totally outrageous camp). We also offer Day Camp during all school holidays, Kids Nights Out, and Family Days throughout the year! Come for a free trial class (You must mention Princeton Online, a $40 VALUE) and check out all that Tumbles has to offer!

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