If you’re looking for a fun camps for your kids the weeks around Christmas and New Years you’re in luck! Looks like there is something for every one!
Cooking ‘Round the World Winter Camp, Oakland & Alameda.
(Wed-Fri, Dec. 26-Jan 4th) Kids discover America’s deliciously different regions by cooking… and eating. Yum! Campers will go home with a binder of recipes, a new apron and perhaps a yearning for travel!
Camp Chrysalis Winter Snowboarding Camp, Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows. (transportation to and from Berkeley) Dec. 28-Jan 4
Kids age 12-17 spend a glorious week snowboarding, evenings are filled with environmental discussions, fun winter survival games, snowboarding video seminars, and movies all with hot cocoa, or course!
Kids Outdoor Club, San Francisco. Kids Outdoor Club is an active child’s paradise. With a new private gym secured year round, activities will be offered indoors and outdoors. Campers play sports, hike, climb trees, build dams, visit the police horse stables, tromp through the sand dunes of Ocean Beach, explore Land’s End and Sutro Baths and play games in the woods such as capture the flag. Our older campers also venture out on excursions in our popular Big White Van to nearby destinations.
Spring Down Equestrian Center, Portola Valley. Horseback Riding during the Holidays! They have two, one week sessions of camp scheduled during the Holiday Break. Campers will learn everything about horses from the hoof up: how to be safe around horses, how to groom and tack up, how horses think, taking care of horses….much, much more….and of course, how to ride!!
Spartan’s Sports Camp, Mountain View. Basketball players in 5th-8th Grade get to learn valuable skills from Mountain View High School coaches and alumni in this half-day camp. Shooting, ball-handling, and defense will be among the skills covered in a high-energy, fast paced environment. This is a great opportunity to tune-up prior to the winter youth basketball leagues.
Sarah’s Science: Inventor’s Workshop, Oakland and Berkeley locations. This is all about “Do-It-Yourself-Science”. Each day campers learn exciting science concepts they can use to design and create their own contraptions and gadgets. Kids will have fun while learning about the basics of energy, force and motion, electricity, magnetism, gravity and simple machines. In addition to creating cool contraptions and games, we’ll do fun art projects, play outdoors and watch science movies.
Monkey Business Camp, Berkeley. Winter camp will feature a variety of cooking & craft activities, like baking cornbread, sewing pillows, folding origami cranes, and making pretzels. There will also be lots of active fun outside or inside in the case of inclement weather—baseball, banana tag, medic (aka monkey ball), a scavenger hunt, and more to promote a sense of connectedness and community. The indoors will have board games, manipulatives (legos, marble race), costumes, and drawing materials.
Paye’s Place Sports Clinics & Camps, San Carlos. Sports clinics here teach and train good fundamentals of each sport — Basketball, baseball, soccer, football and volleyball clinics. Half-day and Full-day camps available for all the school holidays.
All Star Baseball, Santa Clara. Great for beginning and intermediate players. These camps emphasize individual skills with basic fundamentals, team play, and overall fitness while experiencing the joy of the game.
Also: Most of the YMCA’s are offering camps, as well as:
East Bay Dance Center not only has winter camps, there’s a sleep-over New Years Eve Party too!
School of Rock: Build Your Own Flying V Guitar! San Mateo.
One Martial Arts, San Francisco.
Trackers BAY, Oakland.
Bridges Rock Gym, El Cerrito.
Chris Babcock Art, San Francisco.
Art+Nature Camps, San Francisco.
Head over Heels, Emeryville.
Rainbow Chefs: Wintertime Treats, San Mateo.
Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics: Family Sewing Class, Berkeley.
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Do you know of a great camp that is not listed here? Leave a comment!