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2018 Winter Break Day Camps and Programs

2018 Winter Break Day Camps and Programs

School will be out:

  • December 25, 2017–January 1, 2018: Winter Recess (schools closed)
  • February 16–23, 2018: Midwinter Recess (schools closed)

What will your kids be doing? We found a few great options for both breaks which still have spots!

Programs for Both Breaks

Construction Kids

(Brooklyn Navy Yard)

Construction Kids is open for Winter Break! It’s not too early to start planning ahead for the holidays! One day builds on 12/26 – 12/29 and 1/2 – 1/5 2018. A different theme everyday. For builders ages 4 to 9.
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For kids as young as two, Juguemos a Cantar in Park Slope has mini camps with half-day, full-day and extended day options.


Brooklyn Robot Foundry

The Brooklyn Robot Foundry offers engineering skills and actual robot making full days for K-4th grade. Th

ey have programs at their Atlantic Avenue and South Slope locations during both winter breaks.



Brooklyn Acting Lab (BAL)

BAL offers “Play In A Day” single day (9-5) programs on (Dec 27th is Pirates & Penguins) each day when there is no school. These sound really fun and perfect if you want to pick and choose your days. Park Slope. K-4th Grade.

Join us on a new adventure each day as we work together to create a magical world where we solve problems, collaborate, create, and have tons of fun! Through music, outdoor play, dance, and visual art-making, we will develop a unique story and perform it in a “share” at the end of the day! We’ll make a PLAY in a Day!

Sign up for  one or multiple days. Each day is its own unique experience led by our incredible team of theatre artists!”

This one is in Manhattan, but it is unique so I thought I would add it. The Fashion Class offers sewing and fashion for kids 6-12 for a full-day program during both breaks.

Also in Manhattan, but close Asphalt Green (Battery Park City) 8:45-3:15. Traditional swimming and sports camp. Ages 4-12.

Propect Park Zoo: meet animals up close and explore animal habitats! Sounds fun. Ages K-10.




Winter Break Only

The Brooklyn Strategist (Downtown Brooklyn) explores strategic thinking using board and card games for kids aged 5-15. Full and half-day options.


President’s Week Only

Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) on 5th Ave in Park Slope offers all-day art programs for Kindergarten through 5th Grade. For each day of the President’s week they have a different cool theme.

Backpacks and Binoculars (Brooklyn Heights & Williamsburg) Takes kids on exciting excursions throughout all five boroughs. Ages PK-5th grade. Full Day, extended hours.


Barking Cat Studio

(Windsor Terrace) Art in the City President’s Day Week Mini Camp offers Brooklyn kids (6-11) four days of exhilarating fun and creative, amusing, thought-provoking visits to museums and places around the city. Extended day options.


The Textile Arts Center in Park Slope. Ages 5-11
9am-5pm. In these classes, students explore subjects such as weaving, sewing, embroidery, printing, felting and dyeing.


Geek Forest

(Williamsburg) Amazing sounding engineering camp with pick and choose themed days including several robotics and Minecraft activities. One day explores dinosaur fossils! 6-12 years.




*Disclaimer: All camps were independently selected by the editor for inclusion in this post, but some camps have also sponsored their listing after initial nomination.