Cool Winter Camps for NYC Kids

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite camps to cover your winter recess child care needs. City kids can take to the stage, make some art, meet animals up close, dance, and so much more. Best of all though, they’ll have memory-making fun during their breaks from school.

HiArt!’s Arty Paradise

Whether at our light-filled studio in Chelsea or in Japan, HiArt! has planned the Happiest Holidays ever for 2017. HIArt!’s Arty Paradise runs from December 26-29 with Becky Brown leading workshops in Sol Lewitt, Elizabeth Murray and more! Little kids + adult stay for half day and kids K and up stay the whole day on their own. Big Kids’ yummy lunch always included (Moms never need to worry about preparing –  Hooray!). Full and half day Manga Madness options with Marlena Konglau will also be available. From ages 3-16!

Or, join Cyndie + Zoe for Shop til you Drop in Japan. Customized private tours, shopping days and manga lessons in the land of the rising sun from December 18- January 5. Phone for more information! 212-209-1552

TADA! Youth Theater Winter Camps

When school is out TADA! is in. Children, ages 4-14, can explore the world of acting, singing, and dancing in special 1-Day, 4-Day, or Week-Long Mini Camps that focus on the core elements of musical theater through theater games, comedic improvisation, and dramatic play.
Your rising star will master cool dance moves and sing their heart out while creating their own mini-musical based on the camp’s theme!
1-Day Camps – Ages 6-11 9:30am-5:30pm
Wednesday, December 27: Snowball Wars
Thursday, December 28: Melty the Snowman
Friday, December 29: Snowmageddon
Monday, January 15, 2018 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day): Dare to Dream
Friday, February 16: The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway
Monday, February 19 (Presidents’ Day): Inspire to Be
4-Day Camps – Ages 6-14 9:30am-4pm
January 2-5 (Ages 6-11): New Year, New Me!
February 20-23 (Ages 6-8 & 9-14): Let It Snow! 
Week-Long Mini Camp – Ages 4-5 9:30am-12pm
February 19-23: Let It Go!

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Central Park Zoo/Prospect Park Zoo Winter Camp

Don’t be left out in the cold! Send your animal lover to Central Park Zoo or Prospect Park Zoo Winter Camp!  Between December 26-29, your camper will get to explore animal diversity, visit our exhibits (and get to see our cold weather animals during their favorite time of the year!), participate in educational games and activities, and best of all, meet some of our animal ambassadors up close.
At Prospect Park Zoo, you can choose to have your camper attend single days or all four days. Each day campers will journey to a new region to discover the amazing ways animals adapt to life in exotic locations as they meet animals up close and explore animal habitats.
At Central Park Zoo, campers will explore the diversity around the animal kingdom. Investigating invertebrates and marveling at mammals is all part of the fun!
All of our zoos also offer a Mid-Winter Break Camp from February 19-23. Your campers can spend their break at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo or Queens Zoo!
Please visit our website or call us at 800.433.4149 for more information.

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Lucy Moses School Winter Arts Camp

February 20-23
This President’s Week, Lucy Moses School’s annual Winter Arts Camp returns with our unique, multi-arts experience for boys and girls. Led by Sean Hartley and other talented faculty, children will explore a single theme through four different media: drama, dance, music and visual art. The program culminates in a fun and informal final performance. Camp is perfect for ages 6-11 and occurs from Feb 20-23! Or sign up for our Summer Musical Theater Workshop! New York City’s only Summer Musical program that gives attendees the chance to perform original musicals, written just for them.
Lucy Moses School is New York City’s largest community music school and is conveniently located on the Upper West Side. We offer classes in music, dance, and theater as well as private music lessons. Students of all ages, from toddlers to boomers, at all levels of skill and experience are welcome!

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Vital Theatre Company Play-in-a-day

Monday, January 15, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Ages 5-9
This is the perfect experience for the child with a busy schedule but one weekday free. From 10am-3pm, campers rehearse a musical number while learning theatre skills. The day’s camp experience culminates in a performance at 2:30 pm for parents followed by a reception and autograph signing.

Ripley-Grier Studios
939 8th Ave at 56th St.
New York, NY

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