Believe it or not, winter break is right around the corner so the time to plan is now! For some, it’s a time to travel and visit family but what do you do with your kids if you need to work? Fear not! The DMV has plenty of unique camp options for kids of all ages.
Photo: Adrenaline Studio
Are your kids full of adrenaline? Look no further than the Adrenaline Studio in Vienna to get the wiggles out during Winter break! Their Winter day camp is starting as early as December 18th. Your kids (ages 6-18) will enjoy Dance, Tumble and a Daily Craft! This is a fun and energetic place where children will learn, Hip Hop, Jazz, Pom, Break-Dance, and much more.
8466 Tyco Rd. (Vienna, Va)
SkateQuest Holiday Fun Camp
Talk about blades of glory! In addition to tons of free time on the ice for twirling and zipping around, campers learn how to play broomball, ice paint, and work together on an end-of-session ice skating show. Kids are grouped by ability level and ice interest (hockey or figure skating).
Online: FC Düren Niederau 08 Ja via flickr
The Soccer Dome is a 44,000 square-foot indoor sports complex in Howard County. MD. It contains two and a half playing fields of synthetic turf and is guaranteed to exhaust even the most energetic child this winter! Skilled coaches bring enthusiasm and excitement to this exuberant camp. Despite its name, this is not just a soccer zone! Different types of sports are taught and played making this the ultimate experience for your little lover of all sports.
7330 Montevideo Rd. (Jessup, Md)
Does your tween have a passion for fashion?! Developed by professional New York-based designers, Creative Youth teaches fashion design and sewing to budding designers ages 7-18, with a focus on self-esteem building, creativity and fun! Their Winter Camp runs from Dec. 26-29 where campers will sew, design and craft with us during their break!
4805 St. Elmo Ave. (Bethesda, Md)
Snow Safari Day Camp
Animal-loving tykes get an up close and personal look at lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!) during this camp hosted by the National Zoo. Campers split into groups—kindergartners and first graders are dubbed “Winter Wonders,” and second through fifth graders are the “Polar Opposites” crew. Each group goes in separate directions to explore the lives of animals around the park, plus get their hands dirty with craft projects and science experiments.
Winter Fun Days at DCJCC
After a day filled with indoor swimming, art classes, motion commotion (a soft, enclosed play space), and bowling, it will be hard to pull your winter camper away. But, boy, will she sleep good at night! And if all that doesn’t keep kiddo from jumping off your walls at home, the camp’s newest feature—a Gaga pit (an Israeli dodgeball-esque game played in an octagon-shaped arena)—should do the trick.
Drama Learning Center
Got a theater loving Star Wars fan?! The Drama Learning Center in Columbia, Md is running a K-6 Star Wars Hero Training Camp! Register for one day or the entire week. They’ll be focusing on a different dynamic duo, from the famous movies, each day. They’ll offer drama-themed fun, arts and crafts, and more! There will be a performances each day, where students will have an opportunity to show parents and friends what they learned. This is the ideal place for your budding Princess Leah or Luke Skywalker
9130 Red Branch Rd. (Columbia, Md)
Adventure Theatre MTC
Adventure Theatre MTC School’s Out Day Camp
If your little one is a natural born performer this is the camp for her. She’ll learn the ins and outs of the theater with a jam-packed day of activities —improv, games, character development (her crying on cue is about to get a whole lot stronger!). And on some days, campers (kindergartners to 5th graders) get to check out a main stage performance, like “The Twelve Days of Christmas.
Master Lee’s Martial Arts
Master Lee’s Martial Arts is dynamic, educational and most of all…fun! Especially in the winter, kids need a place where they can let off some energy, enjoy themselves and be active. During winter camp, each day includes a Taekwondo class led by one of Master Lee’s certified masters. Students follow a traditional and recognized Taekwondo program, and develop skills and endurance, while learning patience, respect, and self-control. After Taekwondo class, kids do arts & crafts, jump in a moon bounce, and watch an afternoon movie. There’s no way they’ll come home saying they’re bored!
20020 Ashbrook Commons Pl. (Ashburn, Va)
How does your kid beat winter break cabin fever? Tell us in the comments section below.
—Guiomar Ochoa and Ayren Jackson-Cannady
Photos courtesy of SkateQuest via Facebook, Smithsonian’s National Zoo via Flickr, Adventure Theatre MTC, HealthBarnUSA via Flickr, DCJCC, USAG Yonsang via Flickr