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Fun Ideas for Winter Camps for Kids

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

updated for 2021

Having time off from school can be very hard on parents, especially when the weather is cooler. Here are some great options for winter camps for kids. These will keep them busy and having fun all break long!

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

Thanksgiving Week Options – November 2021

North Texas Performing Arts 

When school is out the theatre is open! Join NTPA over the holiday break for some dramatic fun!

All in-person camps are subject to current safety protocols. Masks are required for all.

Creativity Camps (Grades K-5)
Available as individual half-day or full-day
November 22-24

About Creativity Camps – Grades K-5
Check out our morning, afternoon, and full-day camps 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.

AM Session – 9 AM – 12 PM – $40
PM Session – 1 PM – 5 PM – $50
Full Day Session – 9 AM – 5 PM – $80

Monday, November 22 – Descendants

Tuesday, November 23 – Harry’s Wizarding World

Wednesday, November 24 – Thanksgiving with Snoopy and Friends

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Artivity Central

Thanksgiving Art Camps for Kids – Join Artivity Central Art Studio for some Fall/Thanksgiving-themed art-making!! Artists can choose from a variety of art stations which include pumpkin paint pours, fall-themed acrylic paintings, door hanger signs and more!

November 22 – 23

Ages 5 – 12

Cost $55 (includes supplies)

Monday November 22 – Ages 5 – 8, 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm

Tuesday November 23 – Ages 9 – 12, 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm

Artists can choose from a variety of mediums (including paints, pencils and pastels) to create their masterpieces while being inspired by the fall season.

Art camps will be held at Artivity Central’s art studio located in the artist’s residence in Plano. Address and further details will follow after registration.

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Dallas International School

THANKSGIVING CAMP

Grades K to 5

With its half-day (morning or afternoon) and full day options, the Thanksgiving Camp at Dallas International School is the camp for your children during the week of Thanksgiving.

Sports, art, cooking, chess and languages are some of the areas they will be able to explore.

Morning camps: 9:00 to 12:00  –  Afternoon camps: 12:30-3:30

Extended care: 7:30-9:00 / 3:30-6:00pm

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Flour Power Studios

Bring your Lil’ Chef over and you’ll pick up a newly self-confident child who will beg to cook dinner for you!  Your Lil’ Chef will create his or her own snacks and lunch and we’ll supply everything that he or she will need for an amazing week or day filled with newly developed life-long skills including math, science, reading and chemistry!

What’s included: All supplies, snacks and lunches!  Just bring your lil’ chef!

Studio Address:  1010 W. Exchange Prky, Suite 1150, Allen, TX

Camp hours 9:00am-4:00pm.  Drop off 8:30-9:00.   Extended care available, with drop off options at 8 am and pick up at 5 pm for additional cost.

Dates – October 25, November 22, 23                            

Pricing:                3 day: $249;                1 day: $89;                4 day: $299

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YMCA Holiday Camps

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Where: Frisco Family YMCA & McKinney Family YMCA

Dates: Thanksgiving Break – November 22 – 24

Hours: 7.30 am – 6 pm

Rates:

$35 per day per child 


Check out these Camps over Winter Break – December/January 2021/2022

Artivity Central – December 20, 21 & 22

The WINTER HOLIDAYS are right around the corner! It’s a perfect time to get together and create some awesome art for yourself, friends or family!  Artists can choose from a variety of art stations which include ornament paint pours, winter-themed acrylic paintings, gingerbread house, making your own customized cards and much more!

Winter Break Art Camps:

December 20: Ages 5 – 8 from 9 am – 12 pm; Ages 9 – 12 from 1 pm – 4 pm

December 21: Ages 5 – 8 from 9 am – 12 pm; Ages 9 – 12 from 1 pm – 4 pm

December 22: Ages 5 – 8 from 9 am – 12 pm; Ages 9 – 12 from 1 pm – 4 pm

Tuition $55 (including supplies)

Art camps will be held at Artivity Central’s art studio located in the artist’s residence in Plano, Texas.  Address and further details will follow after registration.

For more information, contact Julie Naamani @ 214-763-7330 or check out the FB page.

About Artivity/Julie Naamani:

Art classes are taught by Julie Naamani, a Plano-based artist-education. Mrs. Naamani has worked as a Plano ISD elementary art educator for the past ten years and is now the owner of Artivity Central Art Studio. Artivity Central provides the safe and encouraging environment where everyone can explore their creative potential!

“I believe that everyone is an artist and there are no mistakes in art, only opportunities.” – Julie Naamani, Artist/Educator, B.A., M.A., M.B.A., TAEA K-12 Art Ed. Certified

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North Texas Performing Arts

When school is out the theatre is open! Join NTPA over the holiday break for some dramatic fun!

All in-person camps are subject to current safety protocols. Masks are required for all.
Location: Willow Bend Center of the Arts, 6121 W. Park Blvd. B216, Plano, TX 75093
Full info and registration at: ntpa.org/fall-break-camps/

Creativity Camps (Grades K-5). Available as individual half-day or full-day.
December 20-22 & December 27-29

Intro To Acting (Grades 5-8)
December 28-30, 1 – 5 PM


Tech Track Intro To Technical Theatre Workshop (Grades 5-8)
December 28-30, 1 – 5 PM

About Creativity Camps – Grades K-5
Check out our morning, afternoon, and full-day camps 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.

AM Session – 9 AM – 12 PM – $40
PM Session – 1 PM – 5 PM – $50
Full Day Session – 9 AM – 5 PM – $80

Monday, December 20 – Olaf’s Winter Adventures

Tuesday, December 21 – Under the Sea with Ariel and Nemo

Wednesday, December 22 – Superman, Wonder Woman and their Super Friends

Monday, December 27 – Dorothy and Her Friends in Oz

Tuesday, December 28 – Belle and Her Beast

Wednesday, December 29 – Lilo and Stitch meet Moana

About Intro to Acting – Grades 5-8
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.

3-Day Session – $240
Mon. December 20 – Wed. December 22, 1 PM – 5 PM

About Tech Track – Intro to Technical Theatre – Grades 5-8
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.

3-Day Session – $240
Monday, December 28 – Wednesday, December 30, 1 PM – 5 PM

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Flour Power Studios

Bring your Lil’ Chef over and you’ll pick up a newly self-confident child who will beg to cook dinner for you!  Your Lil’ Chef will create his or her own snacks and lunch and we’ll supply everything that he or she will need for an amazing week or day filled with newly developed life-long skills including math, science, reading and chemistry!

What’s included: All supplies, snacks and lunches!  Just bring your lil’ chef!

Studio Address:  1010 W. Exchange Prky, Suite 1150, Allen, TX

Camp hours 9:00am-4:00pm.  Drop off 8:30-9:00.   Extended care available, with drop off options at 8 am and pick up at 5 pm for additional cost.

Dates – December 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 & January 3                           

Pricing:                3 day: $249;                1 day: $89;                4 day: $299

Holiday Camps

YMCA Holiday Camps

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Frisco Family YMCA & McKinney YMCA

December 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, & 29.

Hours: 7.30 am – 6 pm

Rate: $35 per day per child 


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Other Winter Camp Options that we love

AR Workshop Frisco  – They’re offering daytime classes over the holiday period!

Apex Center McKinney

The Heard Museum

Cathy’s Critter’s

Perot Museum

They always host fun STEM-themed Camps! Texas Dynamix Gymnastics formerly Infinite Bounds

Young Chef’s Academy Frisco

Metroplex Gymnastics

Code Ninjas McKinney & Murphy

The Treehouse at Craig Ranch Fitness

Bricks 4 Kidz

My Gym Frisco

Ninja Nation

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!

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.

Address: 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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