Winter Break Camps & Programs for Kids

Winter Break Camps & Programs for Kids

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Looking to get your kids out of the house and 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.

 

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center in Sandusky
Ongoing
Have a very merry holiday this year with a visit to Ghostly Manor Thrill Center in Sandusky. Every Wednesday features a $5 deal which includes a meet and greet with Santa Claus, roller skating, bounce houses, jungle gym and two slices of pizza and a drink. Pull up and park any night of the week and tune into 99.7 FM and enjoy the free, unbelievably magical Christmas Light Show. 3319 Milan Road, Sandusky, 419-626-4467, ghostlymanor.com

Winter Day Camp: Winter Trackers
December 20 
Kids ages 7-10 can enjoy this winter adventure with fun, hands-on experiences as they explore the park and look for signs of winter animals. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Liberty Park Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg, summitmetroparks.org

Make Believe Camp
December 20-January 3
Kids can explore the “Ballocity” three-story indoor playground, climbing the ropes course, conquering the rock wall, mastering the Ninja Wall, letting loose with bumper cars and more. Make Believe Parma, 8303 Day Drive, Parma. makebelieveparma.com/camp-2 

Jr. Lego Robotics Camp
December 21-22 & 28-29
Students (ages 5-8) will learn how to program computers to do their bidding. Lego Robotics for older kids (ages 8-11) combines Lego building, computer programming, design, team-work and problem-solving skills in a fun and challenging environment. Math Monkey of Cleveland, 26801 Miles Road, Cleveland, mathmonkeycleveland.com/winter-camps

Winter Break Camp
December 23-January 3 
Kids can spend their winter break enjoying gym games, swimming, rock wall climbing and much more. Ages 5-14. Bath, Stow and Green Health & Wellness Centers, myclevelandclinic.org

Winter Vacation Camp
December 23-January 3 
Come for jam-packed, J-Day Camps-style fun with swimming, gym time, arts and crafts, movies and a field trip to the Great Lakes Science Center. Mandell JCC of Cleveland, 26001 S. Woodland Road, Beachwood, mandeljcc.org

Winter Break at Winter Camp JCC
December 23-January 3 
Field trips, swimming, movies, arts, crafts, games and more. Shaw JCC of Akron, 750 White Pond Dr., Akron, shawjcc.org

Camp Curiosity
December 26-27 & 30-31, January 2-3 
Get the kids to put down their screens and gadgets over winter break with a hands-on, interactive Camp Curiosity science camp at Great Lakes Science Center. 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, 216-694-2000, greatscience.com

Winter Break Art Camp at Busy Bees Pottery
December 27
Busy Bees Winter Art Camp is a three- hour long camp where kids (age 5 and older) will create various art projects ranging from painted pottery to glass fusing to canvas painting.  They will learn new mediums and new techniques as they create fun winter and non-winter themed projects. 12/27 from 9 a.m.-noon; 12/30 from 9 a.m.-noon. 440-571-5201 mentor. mentor.busybeesart.com/workshops

Winter Break Camp
December 30-31, January 2-3 
Children ages 5-10 will explore the zoo, focusing on how active our animals are during the winter and what we do to keep them comfortable year round. Get-Close encounters with small animals, arts and crafts and conservation-themed games and stories. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, 216-635-3391, clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo

School Break Day Camp
December 30, January 2-3
Ages 7-14 enjoy mini art camps of Mixed Media Adventure, Figure Drawing and Paint Exploration. Half- or full-day sessions. Akron Art Works, 1720 Merriman Road, Studio A, Akron, akronartworks.com

Creative Play Days at Lake Erie Ink
December 30, January 2
Fire up your creativity over holiday break and attend a morning of activities. Cozy up for hot cocoa, writing and art. 9 a.m.-noon. Lake Erie Ink, 2843 Washington Blvd., Cleveland Hts., lakeerieink.org 

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