Winter Break Camps offer your kids a fun way to spend their break from school! They'll participate in engaging activities that will make their school break memorable. We rounded up some fantastic options for Winter Break Camps for kids of all ages. Sign up soon! Many camps fill fast.
Animal Acrobats Winter Break Camp from the Saint Louis Zoo
Whether it flies, crawls, slithers, swings, or swims, animals move around in incredible ways. Campers will spend this week playing fun games, making crafts, touring the Zoo and moving like the animals do. Join the Zoo for a week of hops, skips and jumps around the Zoo! Before and after-care is available.
This in-person winter break camp is for children in 1st through 5th grades. Animal Acrobats Camp at the Saint Louis Zoo is happening December 26-30. Learn more and register at stlzoo.org
Animal Acrobats Camp at the Saint Louis Zoo
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! Miss Kelly's offers flexible scheduling: You pick which camp days/times will work for your schedule. Sign up for one day or all week.
Winter Break Camp at Miss Kelly's Gym
Camps will be held Dec. 20, 2022, through December 30, 2022. 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 $40/ single full day is $80 for members. Non-members are welcome to attend at a slightly higher rate (please call 314-439-1100). Snacks and water are provided. Learn more and sign up at misskellysgym.com.
Winter Break Art Camps at COCA
Join COCA for winter break camps on December 21-22 for unique and fun arts learning experiences. You'll find favorites from COCA's popular Summer Arts Camps, all taught by COCA's faculty of amazing and experienced teaching artists. In-person camps are available for ages 5-10. For your convenience, camp registration is offered for both days (Wednesday and Thursday) or a la carte. Build your Winter Break any way you'd like. Each day of camp offers a new camp experience. All supplies are included in the camp price. Before and after-care is available. Tuition assistance is available.
Learn more and register at cocastl.org
Winter Break Camps at Little Medical School
Little Medical School - St. Louis is offering two Winter Break Camps this year - Little Doctor School Winter Camp and Little Wilderness Winter Camp, both at the Little Medical School campus in Creve Coeur. At Little Wilderness School, kids will explore the excitement of the wilderness. They'll learn how to handle poison ivy, hypothermia, tie a tourniquet, splint a broken leg, 20 uses for a bandana and more. At Little Doctor School, kids will explore the human optical system, the key part of the eye, explore the different parts of the ear and test their hearing, learn life-saving skills (CPR and Heimlich) and role-play emergency situations. Both camps are being held Dec. 26-30.
Capacity is limited for all camps. Learn more and reserve your child's spot at Little Doctor School Winter Camp here: littlemedicalschool.com
Learn more and reserve your child's spot at Little Wilderness School Winter Camp here: littlemedicalschoool.com
Winter Break Camps at Little Medical School
Winter Camps at Craft Alliance
Whether your young artist wants to sculpt with molten glass, learn to weave, or throw on the potter’s wheel, Craft Alliance has a camp for them. Their team of professional teaching artists know how to engage students with new skills while having fun. Winter Camps at Craft Alliance will be held at its new, expanded location in the Delmar Maker District, where they have updated, larger studio spaces to safely social distance and have fun learning a craft. Holiday camps provide young artists the outlet for exercising both critical and creative thinking through clay, fibers, metal, glass, and more. Our holiday camps are designed to engage youth in learning new and fun studio techniques by making amazing artworks. Winter Camps at Craft Alliance will be held December 27-29, 2022, and include camps that focus on fiber art, sculpture, wheel throwing, glass art, metalsmithing, printmaking and more. Learn more and register at craftalliance.org
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. After and before-care is available. To register online, go to jccstl.com
Winter Break Camp at YMCA Camp Lakewood
If your children love summer camp or have never been to camp before, they will have a blast at YMCA Camp Lakewood Winter Camp. It's full of fun and exciting activities such as a climbing tower, archery, arts & crafts, nature center, and more. And because it's winter, they'll have something even the summer campers don't have – winter activities. There are bobsled races, luge races, hockey and counselor curling. Snow or no snow, your child will have the coolest winter break story! For more information and to register, visit gwrymca.org/camp-lakewood or call 573-438-2155 or email [email protected]
Winter Break Camp at YMCA Camp Lakewood
Camp STLAG: Winter Break Camp at the St. Louis Artists Guild
Winter Camp at the St. Louis Artists Guild allows students to take art classes that develop their abilities and imaginations as they push themselves beyond what they knew they were capable of achieving. The STLAG offers 3-day sessions for Budding Artists (ages 6-9), Young Artists (ages 10-13) and Teen Intensives (ages 14+). Scholarships and sibling discounts are available. For more information and to register go to stlouisartistsguild.org.
Holiday Hoopla Winter Camp at The Lodge Des Peres
Winter Camp at The Lodge includes four days of classic camp games, holiday crafts and winter magic. This morning camp can be made into a full day by adding Lunch Bunch and Winter Aqua Camp to the day. Camp is open to residents and non-residents. The registration deadline is December 22.
Holiday Hoopla Winter Camp will be held December 27-30 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It's for ages 5-10. To learn more and sign up, go to desperesmo.org
Holiday Camps at Circus Harmony
Kids will flip over Holiday Camps at Circus Harmony! Learn circus skills and life skills. From trapeze to beginner acrobatics, to physical comedy and more, kids can run away with the circus and still be home for dinner. Camps will be held December 26-30 at City Museum. Camps are for ages 6-12 and are held from 9 a.m. to noon. To register, go to circusharmony.org/classes
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More than a million lights will illuminate some of the Missouri Botanical Garden's most iconic locations, walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels providing an explosion of visual magic, and traditional candlelight village displays, festive drinks, s'mores and great photo opportunities will delight crowds of all ages.
Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown featuring the IMAX with Laser. This state-of-the-art theater provides the sharpest images, unmatched sound quality and 40% greater color range than traditional theaters. The five-story, 80-foot-diameter dome will fill your entire field of vision providing a truly immersive experience.
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.