Planning for a staycation this April break? Check out these great local options for kids of all ages! From fun indoor sports and activities to outside play, New Canaan & Darien Moms has got you covered!

LITTLE ATHLETES GYMNASTICS CAMP
Ages 3-5, Boys & Girls
Half-Day Camp

 

FULL DAY SPORTS ACADEMY
Ages 5 – 13
Boys & Girls

 

NINJA & PARKOUR CAMP
Ages 5 – 13
Boys & Girls

 

FULL-DAY GYMNASTICS CAMP
Ages 5 – 13
Boys & Girls

 

FULL DAY SPORTS ACADEMY
Ages 5 – 13
Boys & Girls

 

AFTER CARE
Ages 5 – 13
4:00pm – 5:30pm

DATES: April 9th – 13th
PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

LITTLE ATHLETES GYMNASTICS CAMP
3 – 5 YEARS BOYS & GIRLS
8:45AM – 11:45AM MONDAY – FRIDAY
Little Athletes Gymnastics Camp supports each child’s natural love of movement and exploration.


FULL-DAY GYMNASTICS CAMP
5 – 13 YEARS BOYS & GIRLS
8:45AM – 3:45PM MONDAY – FRIDAY
At Chelsea Piers Gymnastics Camp, gymnasts of all levels, from beginners to advanced, experience the thrill of learning new skills and mastering old ones.


SPORTS ACADEMY
5 – 13 YEARS BOYS & GIRLS
8:45AM – 3:45PM MONDAY – FRIDAY
Looking for something to do while your child is off from school? Chelsea Piers offers an unparalleled sports experience that is both fun and enriching. Our creative curriculum utilizes all areas of our facility, packing the fun and excitement of our classes and camps into one amazing experience. Knowledgeable and experienced coaches teach and lead games such as soccer, basketball, baseball, floorball and much more.


HALF-DAY SOCCER CAMPS
6 – 15 YEARS BOYS & GIRLS
8:45AM – 11:45PM MONDAY – FRIDAY
SOCCER SKILLS CAMP
Soccer players of all levels hone their skills in Connecticut’s finest indoor soccer facility. Designed as an intensive training session, players in this camp focus on soccer skill development, field awareness and team play.


NINJA & PARKOUR CAMP
5 – 13 YEARS BOYS & GIRLS
8:45AM – 3:45PM MONDAY – FRIDAY
Our Ninja & Parkour Camp combines inspiration from the popular TV show American Ninja Warrior along with Parkour fundamentals and tricking. Campers train in the art of movement, face challenging obstacles, and learn safe flipping techniques from our experienced instructors. An exciting way to stay active, our camp is full of running, jumping, climbing, crawling, hanging swinging & balancing!


SCHOOL BREAK AFTER CARE
5 – 13 YEARS BOYS & GIRLS
4:00PM – 5:30PM MONDAY – FRIDAY
After Care is available for parents of full-day campers who need a little extra time at the end of the day. This program is a mix of activities that help campers wind down after a jam-packed day of sports, as well as enjoy some extra time in the trampoline room, at the rock wall or playing Gaga. An additional snack is provided approximately half-way through the session. Advance or day-of registration for the After Care option is available.

Need something fun and active for the kids to do over the Spring Break?
Join Children of the Sound SWIM ACADEMY
at Courtyard Marriott Location
Week 1: April 9, 11 and 12th
Week 2: April 16, 18, and 19th
(No Tuesday Academy)
Kids will swim, create crafts, play interactive games, and so much more…
Sessions Times:
9:00am – 11:00am
11:00am – 12:30pm
Come for 1 or BOTH sessions
1 session 50; 2 for $75
Bring a new friend to Swim Academy and Both Save $10
promo code: Buddy Discount
Register HERE or Email us HERE to Register (MUST pre-register)

April Vacation Camp (Ages 3 yrs. through 5th Grade)
@ YMCA Darien

April 9 – 13, 2018
9:00 am – 1:00 pm: 1/2 day Pre-school Only
9:00 am – 4:00 pm: Full day Pre-school through 5th Grade
Extended Care:
8:00 am – 9:00 am and/or 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Vacation camp is available for 3 years old through 5th grade. All participants must have a medical form on file.

Rates:
1/2 day
$60 per day – Members
$70 per day – Non-Members

Full Day
$80 per day – Members
$90 per day – Non-Members

Extended Care: $10 per hour

Please click here for additional information.

YMCA Darien
2420 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820

April Vacation Camp (Grades K through 6)
@ YMCA New Canaan

April 9, 2018 – April 13, 2018
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Spend your day off from school having fun with your friends at the Y! In vacation camp you will play in the gym do arts and crafts, have fun in the pool, and enjoy a special theme activity each day. Theme days include visits from magicians, Lego creations, remote control car racing, and inflatable obstacle courses.

Camp days meet at the Y from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Extended day options are also available in the morning (8:00 – 9:00 am) and the afternoon (5:00 – 6:00 pm). Please note that Vacation Camp will not run with less than 10 children.

Vacation Camp Fees
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Kids Unlimited Students- $65/day
Member- $80/day
Non-Member- $90/day

Extended Hours:
8:00-9:00 am & 5:00-6:00 pm
Kids Unlimited Students- FREE
Members & Non-Members- $10 per hour

Please click here for additional information or contact Suzy Pfeifer at 203-920-1649.

New Canaan YMCA
564 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840

Crickets April Vacation Program (Ages 2-6)
@ Darien Nature Center

April 9 – 13, 2018
Age 2: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Ages 3+: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Children ages 2-6 will enjoy this early spring vacation program. Exploring the trails, pond, brook and identifying what happens in the spring months to the landscapes, the children will also be creating nature crafts and enjoying the menagerie of animals in our zoo room.

Children should always come prepared for the weather, early spring can have a big range in temperatures. We will go outside!!!

AGE 3+ (9:30 am – 1:30 pm) 
Children must be 3 by December 31, 2014 and fully toilet trained.
Dates and Cost:
Mon-Fri (April 9-13) 4 days: $455
Mon/Tues/Wed (April 9-11) 3 days: $273
Thurs & Fri (April 12-13) 2 days: $182

AGE 2 (9:30 am – 11:30 am)
Children must be 2 by December 31, 2015 and need not be toilet trained.
Dates and Cost:
Mon-Fri (April 9-13) 4 days: $380
Mon/Tues/Wed (April 9-11) 3 days: $228
Thurs & Fri (April 12-13) 2 days: $152

Please click here to register.

Darien Nature Center
120 Brookside Road
Darien, CT 06820

Spring Fling Break Programs (Ages 3-5)
@ New Canaan Nature Center

April 11th, 12th & 13th
9:00am – 12:00pm
(Optional Lunch Bunch from 12:00pm – 1:00pm)

Spring has sprung at the nature center! Out of school and looking for some spring fun and adventure? Come on down the hill and join other enthusiastic kids as their expert staff guide you on a variety of seasonal adventures throughout the 40-acres of forests, fields, and ponds at NCNC. Partake in nature games, crafts & activities!

Members: $180/all three days
Non-Members: $225/all three days
Lunch Bunch $25 per day

Please click here to register.

New Canaan Nature Center
144 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT 06840

Silvermine School of Arts
School Break Kids Workshops
April 9th – 13th

Word or Name Design on Canvas or Artist Board (Ages: 6-10)
With instructor Marta Violette Kot

2 Sessions: Monday, Tuesday: April 9th & April 10th
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost $170

This workshop explores and combines graphic design and thematic art. Children will create a message incorporating artistic styles and a variety of painting and drawing materials. This may include acrylic, liquid watercolor, mosaic tiles, seashells, glitter dust, sand, oil pastel, more. All materials will be supplied. Students should bring a hearty peanut-free snack.

 

Watercolor Exploration and Still Life with Flowers on Canvas (Ages: 5-9)
With instructor Marta Violette Kot

1 Session: Wednesday, April 11th
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost $110

Children will be introduced to several ways artists have explored flowers using watercolor techniques. Children will be encouraged to explore demonstrated techniques while making new discoveries. They will learn about a variety of watercolor materials and create their own still life on canvas. All materials will be supplied.
Students should bring a hearty peanut-free snack.

 

Pet Portrait Painting on Canvas (Ages: 5-9)
With instructor Marta Violette Kot

1 Session: Thursday, April 12th
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost $110

Children will explore painting techniques and materials. They will create fun and loving portraits of very special pals. Included will be an introduction to how artists have portrayed animals in their artwork. Photos of favorite pets are encouraged! All materials will be supplied. Students should bring a hearty peanut-free snack.

 

Clay Friday: Mixed Media Mystery Meeting (Ages: 5-8)
With instructor Marta Violette Kot

1 Session: Friday, April 13th
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost: $110

Children will be introduced and encouraged to explore clay techniques. They will be guided in their development of a mystery project that will include a layering of a variety of materials. Children will need a sturdy box to transport their artwork home. All materials will be supplied. Students should bring a hearty peanut-free snack.

Please click here to register.

Silvermine Arts Center
1037 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, CT 06840

 

Coding and Robotics Camp (Ages 5-8)
@ Stepping Stones Museum

April 9 – 13, 2018
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Campers will participate in games, exhibit exploration as well as discover the basics of coding and robotics. 

Camp recommended for ages 5-8.

Camp runs each day from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Don’t need a full week? Sign up by the day!

Call for pricing and member/sibling discounts.
To register, call 203 899 0606, ext. 0

Please click here for more details.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children
303 West Avenue, Mathews Park
Norwalk, CT 06850

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