Winter Break Camps & Classes 4 Kids in Des Moines -

Winter Break Camps & Classes 4 Kids in Des Moines

Once all the presents have been unwrapped and the excitement has started to dwindle, we all face the inevitable quandary: What to do with the kids for the rest of winter break. Here are some ideas for keeping your kiddos entertained, whether it’s just for one day or all the way through to the New Year.

Winter Break Camp at Courage League Sports

Located at an indoor adaptive sports facility in Urbandale, Courage League Sports offers a Winter Break Camp for kids of all abilities. Holiday clinics offer a variety of large movement activities for toddlers to teenagers. Campers can participate in Bike Training, Merry Fit-Mas and mid-day field trips.

When: December 28th – 30th, 2015

Cost: Vary depending on number of days attending.  Start at $19 per day.

Ages: 3 – 18.

Winter Break Camp at Des Moines Art Center

Spend an exciting week with paint, clay, found objects and more at Des Moines Art Center’s Winter Break Art Camp. Campers have adventurous experiences looking at, talking about, and making art with a team of fun and creative educators and artists.  A number of classes are offered to kids and families of all skill levels.

When: December 28th – 31st, 2015

Cost: Tuition starts at $25.00 and varies depending on number of classes and campers attending.

Ages: 4-17.  Parent+Child and Family workshops are also offered.

Winter Break Camp at Living History Farms

Sign up for one day or every day of these history focused winter break camps at Living History Farms in Urbandale.  Kids can choose from themes like Iowa Statehood Day, Victorian Holidays, Celebrations Around the World and Flynn Family Camp.  All Camps run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day and the registration deadline is December 11th.

When:  December 28th – 31st, 2015

Cost: Costs vary by camp and number of days attended.  Camp costs start at $42.50/members and $50/non-members for one day and go up to $170/members and $200/non-members for all four days.

Ages: Grades 2-5.  All ages can attend Family Camp.

Winter Camps at Science Center of Iowa

Keep those brains active during winter break at the Science Center of Iowa Winter Camps. Kids will enjoy activities that encourage creative and analytical thinking with hands-on experiments. Camp themes include fossils, snow, SCI Adventures, stop-motion animation and more.

When: December 23rd and December 28th-30th, 2015

Cost: Half Day Camp Non-Members /$35 Members/$30; Full Day Camp Non-Members/$70 and

Ages: Pre-K – Grade 8.

Winter Break Workshops at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

For kids who love to get their hands dirty and discover new things, attending a Winter Break Workshop at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is the perfect choice. Each Workshop will explore gardening, the natural world and provide hands-on activities, so your little ones can put their green thumb to work over winter break.

When: December 28th – 31st, 2015

Cost: Members – Adult/Child pair – $10.50, additional child – $7.50; Nonmembers – Adult/Child pair – $18, additional child – $10

Ages: All ages.  Parents attend with child.

Winter Break Workshops at the Des Moines Playhouse

Have a budding thespian entertaining you daily? Sign ‘em up for a Winter Break Workshop at the Des Moines Playhouse.  Kids can learn make-up design in Make-Up 101; act out stories where everything is “frozen” at Winter Wonderland or Perform a Play in Three Days.

When: December 23rd and December 28th-30th, 2015

Cost: $45 Subscribers/$50 Non-Subscribers or $140 Subscribers/$155 Non-Subscribers

Ages: Grades 1-8.


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