Cool Camps for Winter Break in Marin and Beyond

December 7, 2015

studio 4 artLooking for something fun for the kids to do over the upcoming winter break? Check out some of the great winter day camps here in Marin and San Francisco.

  • Studio 4 Art
    1133 Grant Avenue, Novato
    254 Shoreline Highway, Mill Valley

    (415) 596-5546
    Campers will have the choice of many different projects each day at December Fine Arts Camp. Popular events such as clay, sewing, cartooning, and painting will be highlighted, all tought by Studio 4 Art's professional artist teachers. The camps are December 21–24 and 28–31 and take place in Novato (ages 4–14) and Mill Valley (ages 4–8). A sibling discount is offered. For more info, visit
  • Rolling Hills Club
    351 San Andreas Drive, Novato
    (415) 897-2185

    Holiday Camp for ages 5–10 at the Rolling Hills Club will feature STEAM activities using common items, surprising materials, and imagination, as well as games, arts and crafts, sports, and swimming. Lunch and snack included. Camp takes place December 21–23 and 28–30 from 9 am–4 pm. $70 per day members, $80 guests. Extended care available. Holiday Junior camp fro ages 3–5 takes place December 22 and 29 from 9 am–1 pm. $50 per day members, $60 guests. For more info, visit their website.
  • Bay Area Discovery Museum Winter Break Camps
    557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito
    (415) 339-3900

    The BADM is offering two Winter Break Camps Inventing with Art December 21–23 and Shipwrecks and Treasure Hunts on December 28–30. Cost: Supporting Family Members: $290 per session; general: $315 per session. Note: no extended care available. For more info, visit
  • Marin JCC Winter Camp
    200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael
    (415) 444-8000

    The Osher Marin JCC is offering a winter camp from December 21–24 and December 28–January 1 from 9 am–4 pm for ages kindergarten–6th grade. Single day $80 members, $90 non-members. There also offer extended extended care: before care $10 per day and after care $20 per day. Camp offers arts and crafts, swimming, sports, music, and more—with some specialty camp surprises. For more info,
  • Marinwood Community Center Holiday Camp
    775 Miller Creek Road, San Rafael
    (415) 479-0775

    The Marinwood Community Center Holiday Camp will take place December 21–24 (no camp Friday, December 25), and December 28–31 (no camp on Friday, January 1) from 9 am–3 pm. This year's Holiday Camp will be separated into three age groups: ages 3–4 Camp Snowflake, ages 5–7 Camp Polar Bear and ages 8–12 Camp Blizzard. Camps will participate in separate activities including holiday games, cookie decorating, music, crafts, and sports. Cost: $150 residents, $170 non-residents. Drop-in is $45 a day. They also offer a before care from 8–9 am for $8 a day and after care from 3–5 pm $15 a day. For more info, vist
  • Mill Valley Community Center
    180 Camino Alto
    , Mill Valley
    (415) 383-1370

    Join an enthusiastic staff of trained recreation leaders for a lively and entertaining mix of activities, crafts, sports and winter surprises. Camp sessions take place December 21–23 and December 28–30. All camps run from 9:30 am–4 pm. Extended care is available before and after scheduled camp hours: 8–9:30 am and 4–6 pm. Cost varies depending on session. Extended care is $14 per day; weekly rates available, too. For more info, visit their website.
  • Zoo Camp at the San Francisco Zoo
    Great Highway at Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco
    (415) 753-8135

    At the San Francisco Zoo's wildly popular Zoo Camp, children ages 4 years through 5th grade will enjoy learning about how wildlife adapts to the challenges of winter. Week 1: December 21–24. Week 2: December 28–31. Pre-K/K camp takes place from 9 am–noon and costs $165 for Zoo members and $195 for non-members. Camp for grades 1–5 takes place from 9 am–4 pm and costs $230 for members, $260 non-members. Early drop-off and late pick-up available for an additional fee. For more info, visit
  • Winter Nature Camp at Wildcare
    76 Albert Park Lane, San Rafael
    (415) 453-1000 x12
    When winter makes its chilly debut, what do the wild animals do? Some like to snack, while others may nap. Many travel a long way and some adapt so they can stay. Get to know our animal friends and how they survive until the winter ends. Session 1: Nature Detectives, grades 2–3 for December 21–24 (4 days), 9 am–3 pm. Session 2: Nature Detectives, grades K–1 for December 28–31 (4 days), 9 am–3 pm. Cost: members $250, non-members $265. More info:
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