Winter Break Camps offer your kids a fun way to spend their break from school, many offering engaging activities in person or virtually, that will make your child's break memorable. We rounded up some fantastic options for Winter Break Camps for kids of all ages. Sign up soon! Many camps are limiting enrollment capacity this year.
Backyard Winter Wonderland Camp from the Saint Louis Zoo
Join the St. Louis Zoo for its winter break camp: Backyard Winter Wonderland. Through this virtual camp, which will engage your child with a mix of hands-on activities and live video interactions, participants will discover how animals survive and thrive in the wintertime. Children will enjoy virtually meeting and interacting with other campers and engaging camp counselors, fun, live video visits from popular animal habitats at the Zoo, including the Bird House, Big Cat Country, Penguin & Puffin Coast and the Charles H. Hoessle Herpetarium. Campers will also discover how different animals survive the seasons through migration, hibernation and remarkable adaptations, do make-at-home crafts and activities, including building a hibernation den, designing a winter animal and more.
Winter Wonderland Camp at the Saint Louis Zoo
And don't worry about supplies — they'll be sent directly to your home! After-camp activities include outdoor explorations in your own backyard or local park. Backyard Winter Wonderland Camp at the Saint Louis Zoo will be held Monday, December 28 through Thursday, December 31, 2020, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and is for children in first through fifth grades. Register by Monday, December 14! Learn more and register at stlzoo.org
Winter Camp Extravaganza at Miss Kelly's Gym
Miss Kelly's Gym offers non-competitive, theme-based Winter Break camps that provide children an opportunity for fitness, fun and total development – not to mention a fantastic way to beat the chilly weather! All camps are gymnastics-based and feature a new, exciting theme each day! Themes include Winter Wonderland, Holiday Goofy Games, Pajama Jam, Winter Camping, Dinosaur Ice Age, New Year's Beach Bash, and Pirate & Mermaid Adventure. Theme related activities include games, obstacle courses, arts & crafts, and lots of imagination! We offer flexible scheduling: You pick which camp days/times will work for your schedule. You can do as little as one day or as many as everyday.
Winter Break Camp at Miss Kelly's Gym
Camps will be held Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 through Friday, January 3, 2020. Camps will be held twice a day, mornings from 9 a.m. to noon and in the afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Miss Kelly's also offers a full-day option from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (just bring a sack lunch). Camps are for children ages 3-10 who are potty trained. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. Visit misskellysgym.com or call 314-439-1100 for further information and to reserve your spot. Cost for a single half-day is $30/ single full day is $60. Snacks and water are provided. Learn more and sign up at misskellysgym.com.
Winter Break Camp at Little Medical School: Calling All Future Doctors!
Winter Break Camp at Little Medical School lets your kids be a healthcare professional for a week! This STEM-focused camp has three sessions: Little Pharmacy School, Sports Medicine School and Little Nursing School. Camp is for ages 5 to 11 and will be held at the Little Medical School campus at 707 N. New Ballas Road. Each day — Monday, December 21 through Wednesday, December 23 — camp is held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Capacity is limited. Learn more and reserve your child's spot at littlemedicalschoool.com
Winter Break Camp at Little Medical School
Winter Break Workshops at Yucandu Art Studio
Let your kids have creative fun at Yucandu Art Studio over winter break! There will be three projects for each child to make using a variety of materials. Workshops are being held over three days — Monday, December 28 through Wednesday, December 30 — from 9 am. to 2 p.m. Participants should bring a sack lunch and a snack. Learn more and register at yucandu.com
Winter Break Workshops at Yucandu Art Studio
Winter Break Camp at the J
Spend winter break at the J! Children participate in a variety of activities that keep campers active and busy having fun throughout the day, including sports, arts & crafts, science, cooking, swimming and more. Winter Break Camp is for kids in grades kindergarten through 8 at the J in Chesterfield, and for kids in grades kindergarten through grade 5 at the J in Creve Coeur. COVID-19 protocols in place include appropriately distanced small groups, health screening of adult staff and campers, mask requirements and enhanced sanitation. For camp dates for each J location and to register online, go to jccstl.com
Wild Winter Camp at Babler State Park
Fill your child's Winter Break days with outdoor fun — BablerWiLD style! Campers at Wild Winter Camp will play outside finding fossils, building shelters, and practicing their best camouflage. They'll also take breaks to warm up inside with crafts, indoor "snowball" fights, games and lots more. Wild Winter Camp will be held December 28 through December 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up for all days or just the days you'd like! For kids in grades kindergarten through 5th. Learn more and register at prcommumnityed.com
Holiday Break Jump Start Clinics at Goldfish Swim School
Goldfish Swim School Holiday Break Jump Start Clinics
Looking for something for the kids to do between Christmas and New Year's Eve? The Holiday Jump Start Clinic at Goldfish Swim School offers hours to swim at conveniently scheduled times, mornings and afternoons. Your child could make a month of progress in a week's time! The Holiday Break Jump Start Clinic will be held December 28-31 at Goldfish Swim School in Warson Woods. Learn more at goldfishswimschool.com
Climbing Camps at Upper Limits Climbing Gym
Upper Limits Climbing Gyms are offering full and half-day Winter Break Youth Clinics for ages 7-15. Clinics introduce kids of all skill levels new rock climbing skills and knowledge of equipment and techniques. Clinics also include team-building activities, fun games, and general open climbing in the gym. Clinics are being held December 21-22, 23-24, 28-29 and 30-31 at Upper Limits locations in Chesterfield, Maryland Heights, and downtown St. Louis. Learn more and register at upperlimits.com and click on the "Youth Programs" tab.
Winter Break Climbing Clinics at Upper Limits Climbing Gym
A Very Merry Camp Des Peres and Winter Aqua Camp at The Lodge Des Peres
Join the camp counselors at The Lodge Des Peres for Winter Break Camp: A Very Merry Camp Des Peres. This three-day camp includes holiday crafts, like decorating a gingerbread house with Mrs. Claus, making ice cream and lots more winter magic. A Very Merry Camp Des Peres will be held from December 28-30 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Lodge is also offering Winter Aqua Camp in the afternoons and Lunch Bunch so that you can make it a full day of camp! Camps are for ages 5 to 10. Registration deadline is December 22. Learn more and register online at desperesmo.org
A Very Merry Camp Des Peres
Visit the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park and see a star show to experience the largest artificial sky in the Western Hemisphere. Star shows are lead LIVE by one of the Planetarium's educators, creating a new and tailored experience for every audience.
Grab a spot for Weekend Play Time by Reservation at Play Street Museum in St. Charles. Kids and families can explore the museum during these special weekend hours. Playtime will be by reservation only to limit the number of occupants in the building at one time. Play is offered in 90 minute sessions and occupancy will be limited during each session.
The Magic House is offering the opportunity to enjoy private playtime in a special exhibit area of The Magic House or MADE for Kids before opening to the public! You choose the location and up to 10 family members or friends to enjoy your private morning. Stay and play after in the rest of the museum. Reservations must be made in advance.