Kids’ Winter Break Camps and Programs

Kids’ Winter Break Camps and Programs

Looking to get your kids engaged — with science, art, physical activity or other interests — while they are out of school during winter break? Consider the following winter break camps and programs in the greater Cleveland/Akron area.

December 20-24
Camp Curiosity Winter Break Camp: Sphero. Get hands-on with technology as you tinker with BOLT, the most advanced coding robot ball Sphero has to offer. Endless opportunities to be creative and have fun while learning. Grades 4-8. Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, 216-694-2000, greatscience.com

December 20-31
Holiday Break Snowman Scavenger Hunt. Thirteen snowmen are playing hide-and-seek around the library and throwing snowballs at the staff. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mogadore Branch Library, 144 S. Cleveland Ave., 330-628-9228, akronlibrary.org

December 27-31
Camp Curiosity Winter Break Camp: Building Masters. Get creative with LEGO bricks while exploring science, technology, engineering, and math concepts in three dimensions. Experiment through dozens of play-based design challenges. Grades K-3. Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, 216-694-2000, greatscience.com

School’s Out Respite for Children with Special Needs. Designed to give campers a safe place to go on days they don’t have school, while parents/guardians/caregivers still have to work. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Akron YMCA Rotary Camp, 4460 Rex Lake Dr., Akron, gotcamp.org

December 28
Middle School Career Day at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.
Try hands-on activities to discover what you like about daily tasks. Meet aquarists, SCUBA diver and team members. Come for this half-day adventure and leave with information and career inspiration. 9 a.m.-noon. 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland, 216-862-8803, greaterclevelandaquarium.com

December 28-29
STEAMing Through the Holidays Mini-Camp. Day 1: Learn about Antarctica as we engineer and race penguin toboggans. Day 2: Engineer an avalanche mountain ride. 9 a.m. -noon. Western Reserve Academy, 115 College St., Hudson, challenge-island.com/summit-medina

Archery Mini Day Camp. Introductory-level archery program for youth ages 10-15 emphasizing safety, proper shooting form, and recreational target shooting. 10 a.m.-noon. Sippo Lake Park, Exploration Gateway, 5710-5712 12th St., Canton, 330-409-8096, starkparks.com

December 28-30
Winter Break Nature Camps. Children aged 6-10 years will get up-close views of local wildlife, try their hand at STEM-based science experiments, and explore the trails of Cleveland Metroparks. Campers will participate in activities that will foster their creativity and curiosity about nature. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 12:30-4 p.m.  South Chagrin Reservation, Look About Lodge, 37374 Miles Rd., Bentleyville, clevelandmetroparks.com

Do you have a winter break camp? Send your camp info to [email protected] to be added to the list. 

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