Winter Break Camps Offer School Break Fun for Your Kids

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.

Wildlife Celebration Camp from the Saint Louis Zoo

This holiday season discover how you can give back to wildlife all year long at the Saint Louis Zoo's Winter Break Camp: Wildlife Celebration. From pole to pole, from land to sea, the Zoo helps protect animals all over the world. Campers will explore the Zoo, and discover how they can help animals right from their homes! This in-person winter break camp is for children in first through fifth grades.

Winter Wonderland Camp at the Saint Louis Zoo

Wildlife Celebration Camp at the Saint Louis Zoo

Wildlife Celebration Camp at the Saint Louis Zoo will be held Monday, December 27 through Thursday, December 31, 2021, from 8:30 to 4 p.m. After-care is available from 4 to 6 p.m.

Learn more and register at


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 Monday, Dec. 20, 2021 through Friday, December 31, 2021. 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 or call 314-439-1100 for further information and to reserve your spot. Cost for a single half-day is $35/ single full day is $70 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


Gross Out Science Winter Break Camp from Mad Science of St. Louis

Miss Manners may not approve of this four-day camp, but your child definitely will! Gross Out Science Camp from Mad Science of St. Louis is a week of learning about gross body functions. Campers will learn about burping, boogers, excrement, gas, saliva, and germs. They'll also investigate brains, cells, hearts, organs and blood. But they won't stop there! Kids will make exploding "toothpaste," edible excrement and handmade ice cream and take home their own slimy "boogers" and kid's lab coat.

Gross Out Science Camp will be held Monday, Dec. 27 to Thursday, Dec. 30 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The Lodge Des Peres. This Winter Break Camp is for kids in kindergarten through grade 4, or ages 5-10. The registration deadline is Dec. 21. Add a half-day Winter Aqua Camp and lunch bunch and make it a full day of fun!

Learn more and register at

Gross Out Science Winter Break Camp from Mad Science

Winter Break Camps at Little Medical School

Little Medical School - St. Louis is offering three Winter Break Camps this year - First Aid & First Responders Camp, and Little Veterinarian School held at their campus in Creve Coeur, and Winter Break Little Vet Camp held at the Affton Community Center.  The First Aid & First Responders Camp is for ages 6-11 and will be held Monday-Friday, December 27-31 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Little Veterinarian School Winter Break Camp will be held Monday-Friday, December 27-31 from 1 to 4 p.m. and is for ages 6-12. Winter Break Little Vet Camp at the Affton Community Center will be held Monday-Wednesday, December 27-29 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is for ages 5-10.

Capacity is limited for all camps. Learn more and reserve your child's spot at

Winter Break Camps 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 27 through Wednesday, December 29 — from 9 am. to 2 p.m. Participants should bring a sack lunch and a snack. Learn more and register at

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. Camps will be held from 9 to 3 p.m. December 20-24 and December 27-31. After-care is available except for Dec. 24 & 31. Before-care is available for all camp dates. To register online, go to


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 or call 573-438-2155 or email [email protected]

Winter Break Camp at YMCA Camp Lakewood


Circus Holiday Camps from Circus Harmony

Circus Harmony will offer two Circus Holiday Camps for children ages 6 to 16 to get a taste of the circus by learning tumbling, juggling, aerial, and clowning skills. Camps will be held Dec. 20-23 and Dec. 27-30 with morning sessions from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and afternoon sessions from noon to 3 p.m. Camps are held at City Museum. Circus Harmony is also offering workshops throughout the month of December for children and adults. See all the options and register for Winter Break Camps at


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 22-23, 27-30 and January 3-4 at Upper Limits locations in Chesterfield, Maryland Heights, and downtown St. Louis. Learn more and register at


Winter Break Climbing Clinics at Upper Limits Climbing Gym


School's Out Winter Break Camp at Artscope

Artscope's single-day camps offer families flexibility and fun, creative options when school is out over Winter Break. Camps take place at Artscope's Cozy Cottage in Tower Grove Park and are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with before- and after-care options. Camps are for ages 5-12 and will be held December 22-24 and 27-31. Find more information and register at

Winter Break Camp at Artscope


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