Winter Break Camps in Marin and Beyond
February 9, 2017Posted by pamela |
Looking 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 the Bay Area. All the camps listed below offer day camp or drop-in camps.
- Andrew's Day Camp
400 Tamal Plaza, Corte Madera
Ages: kindergarten and up
Andrew's Camp offers games, crafts, sports and more. Camps take place from 9 am–5 pm with extended care from 8–9 am and 5–6 pm. Bring lunch and snack. For more info,call (415) 446-8946 or visit their website.
- Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito
The BADM is offering a Winter Discovery Camp that focuses on learning through project-based, hands-on activities designed to intentionally boost creativity, STEM skills, and critical thinking. Camps hours: 9 am–2 pm; extended care from 2–4 pm (extended care $50/per day). For more info, call (415) 339-3900 or visit www.baykidsmuseum.org.
- N.Y. Broadway Training Programs
625 Arthur St., Novato High School
Broadway Camp includes classes in ballet, jazz, tap, theatre dance, hip hop, acting, voice, musical theatre, arts & crafts, fun & games, special events and workshops. Mini performance on the last hour on Friday. Pizza party. Daily snack. Register here. For more info, visit www.marissajoyganz.com.
- Camp Funderblast
Mill Valley & San Anselmo
Camp Funderblast is a fun, local day camp that helps kids thrive! Games, arts and crafts, gingerbread houses, gort making, story telling by the fire, and hot cocoa. Hours: 9am–4 pm. Extended care available from 8 am–6 pm. There is 2 locations: Scotts Valley and Homestead Valley. Register here. For more info, call (415) 843-1730 or visit their website.
- Charity and the JAMband Jamcamp
San Francisco, Outer Sunset
This camp invovles singing, dancing, practicing mindfulness and merry-making and learning about opening our hearts to the big world and all its inhabitants and create something special to share with others in our community that may be less fortunate. Hours: 9 am–4 pm. For more info, call (415) 425-0372or visit their website.
3040 Kerner Blvd.,San Rafael
Ages: 4 and up
Kids will learn gymnastics on floor, beam, bars, trampoline, and ault. We also have a tumble-trak, foam pit, climbing wall, ropes and rings. Will learn in groups of 8 students or less per coach, according to age and skill level. Hours: 9:30 am–1 pm. For more info, call (415) 482-8580visit www.gymworldmarin.net.
- I Made it! Glass Creations
1938 4th Street, San Rafael
A super fun camp where your camper will have a blast and come home with gorgeous art! Boys and girls alike love it! Just be prepared to hear with a smile…"I Made It!" Camp runs from Feb. 20–24, from 2–3:15 pm daily. Cost: $150 includes all materials. Register: Call 628-234-1005 or www.imadeitglass.com, and select the ski week button on the home page
- Marin JCC
200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael
Ages: kindergarten–6th grade
The Osher Marin JCC offers Winter Camp offers arts and crafts, swimming, sports, science, cooking, music, and more. Hours: 9 am–4 pm. Extended care is available for $10 per day in the morning and after care $20 for afternoons. For more info, call (415) 444-8000 or visit www.marinjcc.org.
- Marin Treks
Location: 1559 S. Novato Boulevard, Novato
Grades: TK–4th grade
Marin Treks half day camps take place from 10 am–1 pm. Actitivies include animal excitement, safe kitchen chemistry, microscope study, water activies, and more. For more info call (415) 250-0988 or visit their website.
- Marinwood Community Center
775 Miller Creek Road, San Rafael
Campers will spend their school break exploring the forest of Marinwood, playing lots of sports and games, and monkeying around on the playground. Mid-Winter Break Camp features three separate age groups; Camp Bunny Slope ages 3-4, Camp Snowshoe ages 5-7, and Camp Bobsled ages 8-12. Campers will participate in games and sports, arts and crafts, cone ball and playground time! Drop-in welcome. For more info, call (415) 479-0775 or vist www.marinwood.org.
- Mill Valley Community Center
180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley
Ages: 4 and up
Join an enthusiastic staff of trained recreation leaders for a lively and entertaining mix of activities, crafts, sports and winter surprises. Hours: 9:30 am–4 pm Extended care is available before and after scheduled camp hours: 8–9:30 am and 4–6 pm. For more info, call (415) 383-1370 or visit their website.
- Morning Star Farm
885 Sutro Avenue, Novato
Camps offer riding lessons, horse care, grooming & saddling each day and other horsey activities. Hours: 9 am–12:30 pm. For more info, call (415) 897-1633 or visit their website.
- MV Code Club
Greenbrae & Mill Valley
Ages: 1st–8th grade
MV Code Club teaches kids how to code, game development, web development and more. Hours: 9 am–3 pm. See their schedule of camps here. For more info, call www.mvcodeclub.com.
- Novato Gymnastics
950 Seventh Street, Novato
Kids will learn gymnastics skills, develop strenghth and flexibility, winter-themed crafts and more. Hours: 10 am–12:30 pm. For more info, call (415) 899-8279 or www.novatogymnastics.org.
- Pine Point Cooking School
This winter camp is dedicated to Greek, Middle Eastern, and North African cuisine. We work with fillo, boreks, tagines, flatbreads, and other ethnic dishes that we don't cook/eat everyday. Thursday will include a trip to the farmer's market and a Winter Pizza Challenge. Hours: 9:30 am–3:30 pm. For more info, call (415) 332-4352 or visit www.pinepointcooking.com.
- Play-Well Marin
216 Greenfield Avenue, San Anselmo
Ages: 5 and up
Play-Well Marin is offering some hands-on LEGO camps: Jedi Adventure Game, JediCraft Survival Game, Jedi Engineering, Intro to STEM with LEGO and many more. Hours:9:30 am–12:30 pm and 1:30–4:30 pm. For more info, call (415) 460-5210 or visit their website.
- Point Bonita YMCA
Marin Headlands, 981 Fort Barry, Sausalito
Ages: grades K–8
Camper will explore the outdoors, build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills and make lasting friendships and memories. Hours: 9 am–4 pm; extended care: 8–9 am and 4– 5:30 pm. For more info, call (415) 447-9692 or visit their website.
- Rolling Hills Club
351 San Andreas Drive, Novato
The Rolling Hills Club Holiday Camp will feature STEAM activities using common items, surprising materials, and imagination, as well as games, arts and crafts, sports, and swimming. Hours: 9 am–4 pm. Extended care available. For more info, call (415) 897-2185 or visit visit their website.
- Spalding Marine Center-Woodworking Program
Foot of Gate 5 Road, Sausalito
Ages: 8 and up
Our group of fun, safe and educational projects are a great way of encouraging kids to work with their hands and develop skills with basic woodworking tools. Students have the freedom to choose from an array of projects including a paddle, cutting board, toolbox, mallet, skateboard, toboggan sled and more. Hours: 9:30–3:30 pm. For more info, visit their webiste.
- Studio 4 Art
1133 Grant Avenue, Novato
254 Shoreline Highway, Mill Valley
Ages: 4 and up
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 and take place in Novato (ages 4–14) and Mill Valley (ages 4–8). A sibling discount is offered. For more info, call (415) 596-5546 or visit www.studio4art.net.
- Vilda Nature Camp
Fairfax & Sausalito
Vilda outdoor nature camp includes wilderness survival, archery, shelter making, crafts, storytelling, and much more. Hours: 9 am–3 pm. For more info, call (415) 747-4840 or visit their website.
- YMCA Camp Point Bonita
981 Fort Barry GGNRA, Sausalito
Ages: K-5th, 6th-8th
Ideal for working parents, out Mid-Winter Camp provides children with great experiences, led by trained, nurturing members of our team. It's all about discovery, as kids explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence and make lasting friendships and memories. We ask that each camper brings a bag lunch, and we will provide an afternoon snack. Register here. For more info, call (415) 447-9692 or visit their website.
Marin Parks & Recreation camps, classes and activities:
- Belvedere-Tiburon Recreation
- Corte Madera Parks & Recreation
- Fairfax FOCAS
- Homestead Valley Community Association
- Larkspur Recreation Department
- Marinwood Community Services District
- Mill Valley Community Center
- Novato Parks, Recreation & Community Services
- Pickleweed Park Commmunity Center & Library
- Ross Recreation Department
- San Anselmo Recreation Department
- San Rafael Recreation
- Sausalito Parks & Recreation
- Stinson Beach Community Center
- Strawberry Recreation District
- Tamalpias Community Center
- Terra Linda Community Center
Photo: Studio 4 Art