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Darien YMCA

Holiday Vacation Camp

The Darien YMCA will be offering Vacation Camp during the Holiday Break for children 3 years old thru 5th Grade. Activities include: swimming, crafts, outside play, gym, cooking, games and more.

December 27th, 28th and 29th

Times: 9:am – 1pm, 1/2 Day: Pre-school (Members: $60, Non-Members: $70)
9am – 4pm, Full Day: Pre-school thru 5th Grade (Members: $80, Non-Members: $90)
Extended Care: 8am – 9am and/or 4pm – 6pm ($10 per hour)

For more information, contact: Suzanne Richards at (203) 655-8228 x1331 |  [email protected]
or visit the site here

*ALSO* Saturday, Dec. 16th from 10am-4pm

Need some time to get your holiday shopping, wrapping or cleaning done without your children in tow? Let the Y staff entertain them for a few hours.

Ages: 3-10 years (fully potty trained). Please bring your own lunch during lunch time.
Members: $10/hr for 1 child or $14/hr for 2 or more children
Non-Members: $12/hr for 1 child or $16/hr for 2 or more children
Register at the YMCA front desk


Darien Nature Center

Snowbirds Holiday Program

December 18 – 21, 2017

Age 2: 9:30 am – 11:30 am Ages 3-6: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join us for this special holiday vacation program. Fun, fun, fun! We will be creating special holiday crafts, baking special goodies, exploring on the trails, searching for signs of winter animals in our woods and visiting our collection of animals in our zoo room. Children will have great stories to tell about all of their discoveries!

New Canaan Nature Center

Holiday Break Programs

December 19th – 21st

9:00am – 12:00pm
(Lunch Bunch from 12:00pm – 1:00pm)

Come on down the hill and join other enthusiastic kids as the New Canaan Nature Center expert staff lead a variety of wintry adventures throughout our 40-acre preserve and celebrate the holiday season in true NCNC fashion as nature intended.

Register for all three days and lunch bunch below or call (203) 966-9577 x1020 for more information.


Green Moon

School Break 2017 Workshops

Schools are OUT, Workshops are IN! Click below button for full schedule of classes December 18th-29th

Get Your Holiday ON!

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Silvermine School of Art

Holiday Break Kids Workshops

Seasonal Nature Study:
Clay, Printmaking, & Painting (Ages: 5-9)

3 Sessions · December 18 – December 20
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday · 9:00 am – 1:00 pm · $230

This three-day workshop will include an investigation of art materials and history in the making of works of art related to the natural world. Students will be offered a variety of materials to combine and explore while encouraged through ongoing one-on-one demonstrations. The school will provide all materials. Students should bring a hearty nut-free snack. 

LEGOS: Wood Sculpting and Painting (Ages: 5-9)

2 Sessions · December 21 – December 22

Thursday, Friday · 9:00 am – 1:00 pm · $170
This two-day Lego Studio exploration will include Lego play, sculpture building, and painting. Students will develop an understanding of Lego’s in new ways in their making of a sculptural work of art. This social gathering will include ongoing demonstrations and one-on-one support. All materials will be included. Students should bring a light nut-free snack and a sturdy large container to transport art object home.

To register: call the school office at 203.966.6668 x2 or
fax a registration form to 203.966.8570


Chelsea Piers

Preschool Half-Day Camp

December 26 – 29 & January 2 – 5 (AGES 3 – 5)
Allow your little athlete to experience the Field House’s dynamic sports programs during our School Break Camps. Gymnastics instruction is followed by other activities including rock climbing, arts & crafts, soccer and dance. Children must have turned 3 prior to attending camp and be fully toilet trained to participate.
$80/day (2 day min.)
$360 (5 days)

Chelsea Piers

Multi-Sport Full Day-Camp

December 26 – 29 & January 2 – 5 (AGES 5 – 12)
For young athletes who enjoy a wide variety of sports, the School Break Multi-Sport Camp is a dream come true! Basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball and European team handball headline the roster of sports offered at Multi-Sport Camp. Through spirited play and friendly competition, campers experience the thrill of sports and team play at Manhattan’s most exciting and comprehensive multi-sport camp.
$140/day (2 day min.)
$610/5 days

Chelsea Piers

Gymnastics Full-Day Camp

December 26 – 29 & January 2 – 5 (AGES 5 – 12)
School Break Gymnastics Camp offers gymnasts of all levels the chance to learn new skills while mastering old ones at New York City’s best gymnastics camp. Our experienced safety-certified staff works with children to identify individual strengths, teach proper technique and help campers reach their goals.
$140/day (2 day min.)
$610 (5 days)

High Rise Basketball

Holiday Break Camp

Our annual Winter Holiday Break camp is back and better than ever with both a boys-only and girls-only camp! Our boys camp will be held at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center for boys in grades 3-8 and feature games, drills, competitions and more. Our girls camp will be held at the High Rise Headquarters in Stamford for girls in grades 4-8 and feature the same fun activities! Whether you are looking to keep your skills sharp while on break, or just looking for a little holiday fun, High Rise Holiday Camps are the place to be!

Boys Holiday Break Camp

Dec 26th – 29th
Grades 3rd – 8th
8:30am – 12:30pm
Eastern Greenwich Civic Center
90 Harding Road Greenwich

Girls Holiday Break Camp
Dec 27th – 29th
Grades 4th – 8th
10am – 2:00pm
High Rise Headquarters
75 Third Street Stamford

My Gym, Stamford

Holiday Camp

Perfect for children 2.5 and up, this 3 hour drop off program includes games, sports and gymnastics, arts and crafts, snacktime, and rides on our famous zipline! Our camps are incredibly fun and super flexible: sign up for one, two, three, or more! These amazing camps book quickly, so schedule your child early!
Looking for the perfect opportunity to drop the kids while you shop for the holidays? Look no further than My Gym!
Saturday, 12/23, 9:00am-12:00pm
December Vacation Camp runs December 26 – December 29. Come to one or come to all!
Tuesday 12/26 – 12/29, 9:30am-12:30pm
Tuesday 12/26 – 12/28, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Camp is a great drop off opportunity! Snack is provided and potty training is not required! Reserve your child’s spot today by signing up below or calling 203.327.3496!

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