Ultimate Guide to Cincinnati Winter Break Camps

This holiday break, everyone deserves some peace on earth! So, when the kids get bored before or after all the fun, there are lots of exciting, challenging and educational winter camps available for all ages. Get your kids out of the house to enjoy new experiences and make lots of friends.

Our Ultimate Guide to Cincinnati Winter Break Camps features 13 awesome camps for kids in Cincinnati. Sign up soon; these camps fill up fast!

Bear Paddle Winter Camps
Bear Paddle’s Swim Camps are offered for beginner swimmers, all the way up to competitive swimmers seasonally throughout the year! What’s great about Swim Camps are they keep kids active during cold weather, keep them building momentum and prepare them for summer water activities. Bear Paddle’s Winter Swim Camp will run for three days (Dec. 26-28) and the cost is $67.50.

Cincinnati Museum Center
All throughout winter break, your child can explore science, technology, history and the arts through creative activities and games at Cincinnati Museum Center’s fun and educational Museum Camps. Museum Camps run from 9 am to 4 pm, and there is before and after care available. Winter Museum Camps are sold by the day. The cost is $55 per day for members $60 per day for non-members, plus an additional fee for before/after care. Register online or call the CMC at 513-287-7001.

Cincinnati Parks
Your child will enjoy Winter Break Day Camps by Cincinnati Parks on select dates in December and January. The camps run each day from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm and cost $30 per child/per camp. Registration required!

Cincinnati Sports Club
For children ages 3-12, enjoy holiday camps with tons of physical activity and exercise for your child through games, sports, swimming, and exciting challenges. With different theme days, the holiday camps and costs vary per membership and time. Register here.

Cincinnati Zoo
Register today for Winter Camp. This three-day long camp is for 4 year-olds through 6th graders and is offered during the last week in December. Winter Camp is three full days of camp and is the perfect activity for kids cooped up during winter break. Dates: Dec. 27, 30 & 31, 9 am-4 pm. Cost is $45/day for members and $50/day for non-members. Register for all three days and save!

Kids First Sports Center
Sign up for Holiday Camp A-Palooza! From Dec. 23-Jan. 3, kids can enjoy a new holiday theme each day of camp. They will love all the entertainment, sports and activities each day.

Mayerson JCC
When school is out, the J is in! Bring the kids for a fun day of swimming, sports, arts and crafts, and more! Don’t forget to pack a swimsuit, lunch and towel! This year’s Winter Break Camps are Dec. 20, 23, 24*, 26, 27, 30, 31* and Jan. 2& 3, 9:30 am-3:30 pm. (*Dec. 24 and 31, child care ends at 3:30 pm.) Register by the day; camp is $55/day for J members and $65/day for non-members. Check website for optional extended hours.

Silverlake the Family Place Winter Break Camp
Silverlake will be offering School Age and Early Childhood Day Camps Dec. 23, 27 and 30 for kids off of school for the Holiday. For more info, contact Whitney at [email protected].

The Art Spark
Winter Camps at The Art Spark are a special opportunity for your child to explore, create, brainstorm and build during their winter break! Each day offers a fresh new camp, with a different theme to stimulate imagination and foster your child’s development. Camp is for children ages 3-9.

TriHealth offers winter break camps at its Blue Ash Pavllion; keep an eye out for TriHealth’s Kids Camps this winter break!

University of Cincinnati
Rec Kids Winter Break Camp is back Jan. 2 and 3. This special camp includes indoor swimming, climbing, games, sports, arts and crafts and much more! Cost: members: $72/day/child and non-members: $84/day/child.

USA Ninja Challenge
Two Winter Break Camps: Dec. 23 and Dec. 27, 9 am-12 pm. Cost is $50/day per child. To enroll, call Steve Sharp at 513-739-5528.

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati school-age child care programs offer continuous care during school breaks, including snow days and Winter Break. In addition to the usual before-school and after-school activities, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati School Breaks and Snow Days programs offer a fun place for Cincy kids to spend their days off school!

Make it a happy holiday season for Cincinnati kids and parents with these awesome winter break camps!

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