It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. until your kids are bored before or after all the holiday fun. While they can’t go back to school, there are lots of fun, physically challenging and educational winter camps available. Your kids will love to get out of the house to enjoy tons of activities and make new friends. Plus, they will be begging to go to camp each day!
Here is a list of great winter break camps for kids in Cincinnati. Sign up soon… they fill up fast!
The Art Spark
From December 22-23 and 27-29, 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 and costs $50 per (half) day, per child.
Dec. 23 and Dec. 27-30, Big Shots is offering several sports camps for kids in grades K-8! Choose from a Multi-Sports Camp or a Sport-Specific Camp.
From December 19-23 and 26-30, your child will 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. The cost is $45 per day for Members $50 per day for non-Members.
Your child will enjoy Winter Break Day Camps by Cincinnati Parks from December 21-23 and 30. The camps run each day from 9:30am – 2:30pm; and for children in grades K-3. The fee is $25 per child/per camp.
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 run from December 19-23 and 26-30; and costs vary per membership and time.
Register today for Winter Camp. Get the kids into this great and informative four-day zoo camp for 4 year- olds to 6th graders. It is offered December 27-30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and the cost for Members is $175/ Non-Members is $190.
Register at gameonfitness.org now for Christmas Fitness Camp! Your children will enjoy two yoga classes (12/21 & 12/28) and two barre classes (12/22 & 12/29) from 9:45-10:15am for $28. Children can also register as a Drop-In into a class for $10/each.
Sign up for Holiday Camp A-Polooza! From December 19-23, 26-30 and January 2-4, kids will enjoy a new holiday theme each day of camp. They will love all the entertainment, sports and activities each day.
Topgolf’s Winter Break Academy is an exciting 4-day program (Dec. 27-30) that’s filled with all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know about the game of golf. The program is $99 per child and includes entry to the Academy, Topgolf Game Play and Golf Instruction and a Lifetime Membership Card.
Holiday Lazer Camp will be held from December 27-28. Register by December 20 for $69 for your child to have lots of fun over the holidays. This day camp runs 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day.
Winter Break Camps are offered from December 19-23 and 27-30 for children in grades K-6. Bring the kids for a fun day of swimming, sports, arts & crafts, and more!
Children ages 7-13 can enjoy climbing from December 19-23 and 26-30 from 9am-noon. Camp includes lots of climbing, games, crafts and other activities. Advance registration required. You can register by phone (513)733-0123, or in person. Cost is $25/day.
For five fun-filled days (12/19-23), kids will enjoy working alongside classmates learning to make a variety of dishes from around the world. They will learn the fundamentals such as basic knife skills, reading recipes and the importance of kitchen safety. The cost is $250 per child.
Rec Kids Winter Break Camp is from December 19-22. This special Winter Wonderland camp will include indoor swimming, climbing, games, sports, arts and crafts, and much more! Cost is Members: $136 per child and Non-Members: $160 per child.
The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati offers day-long programs during school breaks and snow days! Send your child for one day or one week at these locations.
So this holiday break, let everyone in the family enjoy some “peace on earth”!
Ainslie Gordon is a St. Louis, Missouri native and graduate of the University of Missouri’s Journalism School. Her career has focused on advertising, public relations and event planning. In 2011, Ainslie and her family moved to Cincinnati; and she became a stay-at-mom and founder of the blog, Modhousewife.
Additionally, she was a fashion/trends contributor on Fox 19 and Fox 2. Currently, Ainslie is the Marketing Director for Game On! Fitness. She is also a Girl Scout leader and enjoys volunteering throughout the community.