Holiday breaks. They’re the best right? Right? So, I’m not the only one who has concerns about how I’m going to get everything done with little ones under foot the whole time? Awesome.
Lucky for us, there are these things called winter break camps and they offer tons of great options for kids to have fun, learn new things, maybe make a few new friends in the process, and your happiness (and sanity) is an added bonus. Enjoy!
For more holiday fun including all the places to hear holiday music, watch holiday plays, cavort with holiday cheerfulness and just plain get in the holiday spirit visit the main page of our comprehensive 2016 Holiday Happenings Guide sponsored by Covenant Classical Schools and Daycares.
Though the camps take place at Huntsville City Schools, all children in Pre-K through 8th grades are invited to participate! Winter Wonderment is a ten-day camp during Winter Break that provides students with a hands-on, learning experience. This camp focuses on all elements of winter – from holidays and traditions, to the science behind creating snowflakes. Students will design, create, build, engage, and work together during this camp.
Alexander’s Martial Arts
We are offering a few camps during the break. It’s a full day of fun from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm and the kids have a blast including an opportunity to earn their first belt and break a board. Ages 5-12.
Bricks 4 Kidz
With both morning and afternoon camps that include themes like Star Wars, Minecraft, or both (plus dozens of other favorite themes in the popular Brick A Palooza camps), these camps are sure to please any Lego fan! Mom and dad will be happy too since they’ll have plenty of time to prepare for visitors. As a bonus, all campers take home a custom mini-figure at the end of the week! Ages 5+; early drop-off, late-stay, and early/late stay for the lunch hour are available for $10 per session.
Huntsville Ice Plex
Learn to ice skate this December! This camp is for ages 5 and up includes skate rental, instruction, and snack. This is a great opportunity for those wanting to learn how to skate! Registration is required; call 256-883-3773 for more information.
Little Gym of Huntsville
There is no such thing as the winter blues when you have The Little Gym Winter Camps to look forward to! Winter break camps are 3-hour themed adventures that include going on the search for Ice Crystal Castle as well as searching for the lost treasure on Blizzard Mountain! Camps include over two hours of Gym time as well as a themed craft and snack. All camps are open to potty-independent children ages 3-8 years old.
Dates/Times: Dec. 19-23 and Dec. 27-31
Cost: $25/day for members and $30/day for non-members; 10% off for siblings
Location: 3030 South Memorial Parkway, Huntsville, AL (map)
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The Matrix Gym
Join The Matrix us for their Annual Winter Camp! Your kids will have a blast making arts & crafts, doing gymnastics, enjoying CrossFit, “open gym” play time, movies, and so much more. A healthy daily snack is provided, and campers will need to bring a sack lunch. Available to potty-trained ages and up!
Date(s)/Times(s): Dec. 27-31 | 9AM-1PM
Cost: $135/week per camper (sibling discounts available) or $40/day
Location: 3228 Leeman Ferry Rd SW, Huntsville (map)
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Mind Gear Labs
MindGear Labs offers two-day camps in both morning and afternoon sessions during the holiday break this year that will put your brains to work holiday-style. Camps include exclusive Holiday 2D Design & Electronics Lab, as well as a Robotics Winter Olympiad and a Tardis Lab. Campers can also design and decorate their own holiday village house using a laser cutter in the Holiday Village camp!
During our Winter Break Camps, each child will create a new holiday themed painting every single day. In addition to traditional painting lessons, we will have holiday themed crafts including a cookie plate for Santa, ornament painting and handmade holiday cards. We will have snack time everyday, and children will have some great gifts for Grandma and Grandpa by the end of our camp!
YMCA – Hogan
This full-day camp, available in both 3- and 5-day camps on the Hogan YMCA campus and open to both members and non-members. Parents provide lunch & two snacks, and campers should bring a swimsuit and towel every day.There is a registration fee of $25 for members/$35 for non-members, per camp. Email Kimberly.Keeton@ymcahuntsville.org for more information
Date/Time: Dec. 19-23, 26-30 & Jan 2-4| 7AM-6PM
Cost: 3-day camps: $75 members/$100 non-members | 5-day camps: $110 members/$165 non-members | Jan. 2-4: $25 members/$35 non-members each day
Location: 130 Park Square Lane, Madison (map)
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YMCA – Southeast Huntsville
This year the Southeast YMCA is offering a 3-day camp during the Thanksgiving break, as well as 3- and 5-day options for campers during the Christmas break and day options for January 2 and 3. These camps are open to both members and non-members, and campers get to swim every day! There is a registration fee of $25 for members/$35 for non-members, per camp. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Date/Time: Thanksgiving: November 21-23, 7AM-6PM | Christmas: December 19-30, 7AM-6PM | Jan. 2 & 3, 7AM-6PM
Cost: 3-day camps: $75 members/$100 non-members | 5-day camps: $110 members/$165 non-members | Jan. 2 & 3: $26 members/$37 non-members each day
Location: 1000 Weatherly Road, Huntsville (map)
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