Keep the Kids Busy With These Fun Ideas for Winter Camps!

Fun Ideas for Winter Camps for Kids

Need to find a Camp for your Kids over Thanksgiving or the Winter Break?

updated for 2019

Having time off from school can be very hard on parents, especially working parents.

Here are some great options for winter camps for kids. These will keep them busy and be having fun all break long!

Now the question will be, which winter camp to choose?!

Thanksgiving Week Options

Cooking camps by My French Recipe

Your Petits Chefs will have lot of fun learning the basics of cooking: Scaling, mixing, kneading, baking, stirring, piping, and the best part, TASTING!

The camps are half day, everyday during school breaks. Kids will prepare savory and sweet dishes. The menu changes every day. They will leave with their own creations and feel very proud of themselves.

And yes! Kids will make Baguettes, Profiteroles, crepes and quiches.

Sign up today for fun cooking camps this winter!

My French Recipe Cooking Classes and Camps Plano TX

Infinite Bounds

Thanksgiving Camp for Kids

North Texas Performing Arts 

Plano, Fairview, Frisco

Perot Museum

Fall Discovery Camp

Dates: November 25th-27th (3 days)

Fall Discovery Camp is the place to be for kids who love to get hands-on with science! Your kids will have a blast this Thanksgiving Break exploring the and decoding mysteries from long ago!  Trained scientists who use the resources of our Museum to bring science to life in exciting, interactive ways that are sure to inspire your child!

o    PK— Dig It | Explore the caves of South Africa as you search for ancient artifacts under the guise as a cave explorer! Dig, craft and hunt for lost pottery, fossils and more in this action-packed journey to uncover mysteries from long ago. There are two sessions for this camp – AM camp is 9am-noon, and PM camp is 1-4pm.

o    K-4— Explorers: Mysteries Decoded | Come explore the unknown! Embark on an unforgettable quest and adventure as you excavate for lost fossils and artifacts in an archaeological dig site. Use ancient maps and tools to help you decode a series of puzzles and piece together the clues to solve long lost mysteries.


Pre-K: Member — $138
Pre-K: Non-Member — $150
K-4: Member — $195
K-4: Non-Member — $216

Camp at Perot Museum

YMCA of Plano, Frisco and McKinney

Shawnee Trail Elementary, 10701 Preston Vineyard Dr, Frisco, TX

Thanksgiving Break – November 25th, 26th, 27th

Hours: 7am – 6:30pm

Ages: 5 years old – 12 years old , Grades: Kinder – 5th

NOTE: Families can register their child on a daily basis.

Cost of Holiday Camp INCLUDES an on-site presenters as follows:

Frontiers of Flight on November 25
Creature Teacher on January 6
Perot Museum Fire and Ice Show on March 9

Member Rate: $30 per day per child 
Non Member Rate: $35 per day per child 

NOTE: Families can register their child on a daily basis.

*financial assistance is not available

They are also enrolling for Winter Sessions when school is out.

Check out these Camps over Winter Break

Powerkids Sports and Fitness – Powercamps

Shop Til You Drop

Dates: Dec 23 – Dec 27, Dec 30, Jan 3 and 6

Hours: 9am – 2pm or 4pm

Ages: 3 – 10

Pricing: $45 half day – $65 full day

Bring a lunch, a snack and a water bottle!
Join the non-stop action and fun: Sports skills, games, crafts, legos, creative play, tumbling, trampoline, yoga and more!

Register by email or call 972-922-1943

Power Kids Winter Break Camps Plano TX

Paint my Pottery Winter Camp

Dates: Dec 26 and 27, January 2 and 3

Hours: 10:00am – 2:00pm each day

Ages: 6 – 12

Pricing: Each 2 day camp is $100

Early registration by December 1st $75

Bring lunch or money for Food Court

Projects include pottery wheel, pottery painting, mosaics and glass fusing

Space is limited so call the studio to register at 972-371-8539

Paint my Pottery

Infinite Bounds

Dates: December 26 – 30, January 2-6

What to Expect: Over 10 trampolines, 50′ foam pit, 30′ air slide, gymnastics every day, popcorn and movies every day!

Winter Camp for Kids

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: $5 off when you mention PLANOMOMS

To sign up or get more info: call (972) 491-1916 or check out the Infinite Bounds website.

North Texas Performing Arts

Plano, Fairview, Frisco

When school is out, the theatre is open. Join them for camps this Winter break

Their creativity day camps are perfect for engaging young students in both the visual and performing arts. Older students can dive deeper into the theatre field of choice in Plano with specialty workshops in Acting and Tech Theatre. Or join the cast of our holiday break production in Fairview: Dystopia! The Hungry Maze Game of Divergent Death!

Creativity Camps (Grades K-5)

Check out their morning, afternoon, and full-day camps for K-5th grade during school district off-days. These day camps are themed around popular children’s stories and promote learning through creativity. Each day, students will actively bring a different story to life through visual and performing arts. Visual arts activities include painting, pottery, mixed media, cartooning, sculpture, drawing, collage, and printing. Performing arts activities include story dramatization, improvisation, theatre games, movement, and pantomime.

Full Day Session (9 am-5 pm) – $80/day
AM Session (9 am-12 pm) – $40/day
PM Session (1 pm-5 pm) – $50/day

Willow Bend Center of the Arts
Mon. Dec. 23 – The Land Of Oz
Mon. Dec. 30 – Batman, Wonder Woman and Friends
Tues. Dec. 31 – Under The Sea with Ariel & Sebastian
Thur. Jan. 2 – Nemo and Dory
Fri. Jan. 3 – Toy Stories with Buzz
Mon. Jan. 6 – Simba’s Safari Adventures

NTPA – Frisco
Mon. Dec. 23 – Gryffindor Games
Fri. Dec. 27 – Olaf’s Adventures
Thur. Jan. 2 – Alice’s Wonderful Wonderland
Fri. Jan. 3 – Aladdin and Genie Adventures

Fairview Youth Theatre
Mon. Dec. 23 – Harry Potter’s Winter Secrets
Fri. Dec. 27 – Elsa and her Frozen Adventures
Mon. Dec. 30 – Disney Winter Magic
Tues. Dec. 31 – Alice’s Winter Wonderland
Wed. Jan. 1 – Aladdin and Genie Adventures
Thur. Jan. 2 – Under the Sea Adventures
Fri. Jan. 3 – Harry Potter & Friends

Intro to Acting (Grades 4-8)

Students will develop the key skills and vocabulary of acting and performance. Students will learn basic acting techniques and exercises that prepare them to audition for and perform in any production.

Willow Bend Center of the Arts
Jan. 2-3, 1:00-5:00 PM – $160

Intro to Tech Theatre (Grades 5-12)

This class will cover the basic vocabulary of technical theater as well as explore the importance of technical theater in supporting the vision of the director. Lights, sound, stagecraft and house management are just a few topics that will be explored.

Willow Bend Center of the Arts
Dec. 30-31, 1:00-5:00 PM – $160

Winter Break Production (Grades 5-12)

Dystopia! The Hungry Maze Game of Divergent Death – Trapped against their will in a dystopian future, a group of teens must battle against emotionally sensitive guards, limited budgets, and the trigger-happy Gamemaster to be proclaimed the winner. When the odds are this absurdly bleak, it seems certain that only the main character will make it out alive — but first the contestants must decide who the main character is. A bloodthirsty send-up of reality TV and young adult fiction.

Fairview Youth Theatre
Mon-Fri, 10 am-6 pm, Dec. 30-Jan.3 – $325

NTPA Plano Frisco Fairview

Perot Museum

Winter Discovery Camp: December 30-31 & January 2-3 (4 days)

Activate their inner “maker”! Your child will learn practical STEM skills all while building and programing robots in fun, hands-on activities.

PK— Wee Bots | Get your gears moving! What is a robot and what does it do? Learn how robots move, sense, think and act. Program your own robot to overcome twisty obstacles and crafty challenges.

K-4— Robots, Robots, Robots | What makes a robot work? Discover how gears, electricity, and simple machines work to make robots move and manipulate objects. Get hands-on experience with robots such as Cubelets, Sphero and Ozobots. Test out different types of sensors and experiment with programming platforms while challenging your classmates to races or robot matches.

Pre-K: Member — $180
Pre-K: Non-Member — $200
K-4: Member — $260
K-4: Non-Member — $292
Before Care – $33
After Care – $33

YMCA Plano, Frisco & McKinney

Dates offered:

  • Winter Break – December 26th, 27th, January 2nd, 3rd, 6th

Hours: 7am – 6:30pm

Member Rate: $30 per day per child 
Non Member Rate: $35 per day per child 

*financial assistance is not available

Ages: 5 years old – 12 years old , Grades: Kinder – 5th

YMCA Winter camps

Other Options

PSA- Plano/Murphy/McKinney

Winter Camps include basketball, soccer, volleyball, weapons & light sabers, martial arts, science, and arts/crafts. They have so many to choose from and great options for working parents!

Check out their full listings of 2019 Winter Camps and learn how to register.

Adventure Kids Playcare

Adventure Kids Playcare is a great drop-in childcare and entertainment center for kids ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Kids will have a great time playing games, doing crafts and fun activities. Drop in any time and join the fun – Open 7 days a week.

Adventure Kids Playcare 4817 W. Park Blvd., Suite 830, Plano, TX 75093, Call 972-612-5400

Now that the kids are taken care of during the day, be sure and check out our Plano Moms Holiday Guide filled with fun family-friendly events to keep you entertained all season long!

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