Need an enriching, fun place for your kids to go during the winter break days? We have a list to help you find the perfect place for your kids to enjoy their time off.
Alliance Fencing Academy
Winter is a pretty spectacular time and kids need to have fun during winter break, to blow off steam and stress. Our Winter Fencing Camps offer a unique introduction to a sport that is not constrained by physical size or prowess. Theses camps offered for ages 6-14 by Alliance Fencing Academy are an incredible opportunity for your children to have tremendous amounts of fun while learning skills that will last them a lifetime. Time: 9am-1pm. Locations: Houston Jan. 2-6, 2013, The Woodlands Dec. 26-30, 2012 and/or Jan. 2-6, 2013. Cost: $245/five days session or $55/daily. (713) 410-6655 www.alliance-fencing-academy.com
Art League Houston
Winter Camp provides children ages 5-12 with creative and fun ways to engage their imaginations through visual art activities. Each session is taught by one of Art League Houston’s outstanding teaching artists. As kids create art, they explore ideas, learn arts vocabulary, experiment with a variety of arts media, and most of all, they will have fun! Tuition PER 4-DAY SESSION per student is $130 member / $165 non-member. If your child attends both morning (9:00am-12:00pm) and afternoon (1:00-4:00pm) sessions, tuition is $250 member / $285 non-member. Price includes all supplies. Space is limited to 14 per session, so call us at 713-523-9530 today to reserve your spot!
Camp Imagymnation at Biron Gymnastics
Our FABULOUS Summer Camp is back this winter break. Come celebrate with floor games, arts and crafts, gymnastics, and much more! Sign up for one day or every day. Regular camp hours: 8:45 am-3:45 pm (early care from 7 am and late care until 6:15 pm is available at a nominal daily charge). Ages 5-12. Camps will run December 26, 27, 28 and January 2, 3, 4. Daily rate: $55.00 (Dec. 28th- $65.00 for field trip day). Six day discount: $285.00. www.birongym.com or call 281-497-6666.
The Health Museum
Want to blow stuff up? How about making some crystals, candy and ice cream? Join The Health Museum’s Mad Scientists camp for two weeks of fun, hands-on experiments! Junior Mad Scientist is designed for campers ages 5-9 and Mad Scientist is suited for campers ages 10-13. Camps meet daily 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Extended camp days available. Dec 26-28 and Jan 2-4. Ages 5-13. www.thehealthmuseum.org/camps
Love animals? Want to spend time with them? Want to learn more about them? This is the camp for you! For kids ages 8-12, we offer 6 full days of Critter Camp at the Houston SPCA! You can sign up for one or as many as you like. Dec.26-28 and also Jan. 2-4, 9:00 to 3:00 daily. (Sorry, we do not offer before or after-camp care) Camp is taking place at the Houston SPCA Annex 7007 Katy Rd, Houston, TX 77024. Visit www.houstonspca.org to register.
“Camp Zoofari” welcomes kids ages 4-12 wanting to explore the natural world, wildlife conservation and the animals that call the Houston Zoo home. This week-long day camp, held Dec. 27-28 & Jan 2-4, lets kids discover nature and zoo animals up close. Please visit www.houstonzoo.org/camp to register and view costs.
K2 Academy of Kids Sports
Get ready to have FUN at Santa’s Workshop Winter Camp! Activities include Gymnastics, Arts and Crafts, Open Gym, Zip-line, Sports Related Games and more! Ages 18mo.-13 and children are grouped according to age. December 26-28 & 31- Jan 2-4 & 7, 8. Call 281-655-7272 or visit www.k2academy.com for more information. 12603 Louetta Rd, Suite 114, Cypress, TX 77429.
Be a part of Kidventure’s Winter Camp. This 18-year tradition gives children the opportunity to experience unique winter activities and create lasting holiday memories. Choose the days that work with your holiday schedule or attend them all. Each camp day has been designed with a special theme, unique camp activities, and the opportunity for an avalanche of fun! The winter camps are held in convenient locations around Houston. To register and view more information on each camp location please visit www.kidventure.com or call 713-960-8989.
We offer programs that kids think are cool and parents know are smart — they balance loads of fun with a healthy dose of learning. Winter camp is held the last 2 weeks of the year. Join us for the whole camp, or drop in for as many days as you’d like. Visit www.kindercare.com to find a location near you!
The Little Gym
The Little Gyms of Houston will be holding Winter Camps this holiday season! Perfect for those kiddos who are home from school with too much pent-up energy! Kids three years and up will enjoy games, snacks, obstacle courses, and crafts. Call or visit our website for the details in regards to dates, times, and prices for a The Little Gym near you! Visit www.tlglittlegymoftexas.com or call 888-854-2955 for all the details.
Mad Science camps are fun, affordable and a great way to enjoy the holiday break. Each day is filled with awesome experiments, interactive and hands-on activities, and entertaining demonstrations. To find out about the winter camps offered for 3-12 year olds, please visit us at www.madscience.org/houston or call (713) 663-7623.
Main Street Theater
Our “play in a day” Turbo Camp is back: it’s our popular camp on fast-forward! In this camp, you can sign up for just one day—or every day. Starting at 9 a.m. with their best brainstorming, students will create an original play (plus all their props and costumes) to share with their classmates before carpool. Ages: 6 – 11, Jan. 2, 3, 4, 9am – 3:30pm. MST – Chelsea Market. Daily Fee: $60 ($50 if by Nov. 1). www.mainstreettheater.com or call (713) 524-9196.
Sam Houston Equestrian Center
Riders learn to care for their horses and equipment while enjoying the fun of riding. Beginners learn guiding and control. Experienced riders practice over ground poles. There will be a bareback day, a trail day and a horse show at the end of the week. Single days are available too. Camp weeks are Dec 24-Jan4. See our website www.LearnHorse.com for details and registration forms.
Space Center Houston
Space Center Houston offers exciting educational Day Camps for children of various ages that are out of this world! Campers will learn in a fun and unique environment where they can explore the wonders of space through hands on activities and one-of-a kind space exhibits. Days and times vary. Camps available for ages 4 -14. Please visit www.spacecenter.org for more details and costs.
TUTS – Humphreys School of Musical Theatre
Students rehearse songs, dances and scene excerpts from Broadway musicals in one day! Each day culminates in an informal showcase presentation for family and friends. Class material changes each day – take one, or take them all! For Ages 4-12. Dec 27, 28 and Jan 2, 3. Costs and times vary. Please visit www.tuts.com or call 713.558.2600.
USA Chess Camp
USA Chess Camp is offering day camps that are sure to be a unique experience your child will love! Accepting children of all ages and skill levels. We offer camps for chess and video game creation. Dec 26-28 at St. John’s School, 3360 West Alabama Gate #9, Houston. Jan 2-4 at St. Mark’s Episcopal School, 3816 Bellaire Blvd., Houston. www.usachess.com for more details and to register.
The YMCA offers a positive environment for kids to stay active and healthy during the winter break. The Y’s winter camp will have a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, indoor activities and a variety of sports for kids ages 6 – 15. Each YMCA has varying dates and times. Visit www.ymcahouston.org to register and find information on the YMCA nearest you.
Young Picasso Art Camp
Young Picassos Winter Art Camp will be filled with creativity and fun! Wacky Paper folding, Self-portrait collage, Warhol printmaking, 3-dimensional inspirations & much more all at our professional art studio. Join us for our Whimsical Winter Art Camp, December 27 & 28 and January 2, 3, & 4. Ages 6-10. 9a-12p. $245 per child and space is limited. Call 713-364-9214 to reserve your child’s spot today! Visit www.youngpicassoshouston.com for more information about our exciting and innovative program.