Looking for something to do over February or April school vacation? There are many local options - from just one half day to full week programs! Know any more? Leave a comment and I will add it!
February Vacation Camps & April Vacation Camps
Girl Scout April Vacation Day Camp - Waltham & Plymouth (search programs for "vacation camp")
April 21-24 / 9am - 4pm
Ages: grades 1-8
Leventhal Sidman JCC in Newton
Mon - Fri / 8:15 - 6 available
$77/day members - $92/day nonmembers (program costs vary)
Newton Park & Rec Vacation Camps - A bunch of options available including Puddlestompers, Thundercat Sports Jam and FunTastic Field Trip days (Build a Bear, Chuck E Cheese, Children's Museum & More)
Feb 17-20th / 8:30 - 3:30
$45/day / $160 for 4 days (programs vary)
Wellesley Park & Rec Programs
all kinds of programs available
Arts & Crafts:
Blue Bunny - Dedham
Various arts & crafts classes offered during vacation weeks.
Danforth Museum - 123 Union Way, Framingham, MA 508-620-0937
Feb 17-19 & Feb 20
Ages: K - teens
Creative art workshops
$89 3 half days
The Kids Place - 33 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 781-444-2325
Feb 16-20, 2009 / 9:30-12:30
Ages: potty trained & up
Pick 1 or all 4 days
Projects, crafts, games, freeze dance, snack/slush, lunch ($3 for pizza)
1st Child $40 / day
2nd sibling $35 / day
3rd sibling $25 / day
4th sibling $20 / day
Create A Cook - Newton
Many half day cooking classes over school vacations
Mon - Fri
$325 for 5 half days
Needham Dance Theatre - 33 Chestnut Place, Needham MA 781-449-5585
Feb 16-20 & April 20-24 / 9am - noon
Jazz, Ballet, tumbling, crafts. Snack provided.
Sports / Gymnastics / Active:
Elite Basketball Training with Missy Traversi
April Vacation Camp - Girls Basketball Clinics@ Dover Sherborn Middle School
Tues - Fri, 9-12
Frozen Ropes Baseball / Softball Vacation Programs - 14 Tech Way, Natick, MA 508-653-ROPE
Feb 16-20 / 9am - noon OR 9 - 3:30 OR 12:30-3:30
$30 per 1/2 day
John Smith Soccer
Mon - Fri, Half & Full day options
Munchkin – Members - $80 per child, Non-members - $95 per child
Half day – Members - $ 100 per child, Non-members - $115 per child
Full Day – Members - $ 200 per child, Non-members - $215 per child
Kids U - 71 Fourth Ave, Needham, MA 781-444-8255
Feb 16-20, 2009 / 9:15 - 12:15 OR 1:15 - 4:15
Ages: 3 - 9 (must be potty trained)
Pick one or all 4 days
3 hours of structured play and learning -- activities will include gymnastics, cooking, martial arts, music, science, arts, hip hop dance, games, PlayQuad time, and much more! Snacks & drinks will be provided during each session.
$225 for the week or $50 per child/day (am or pm session)
10% discount for Kids U members
Mass Premier Soccer Camps
Feb 17-20 & Apr 20-24 / some half day, some 9-3
$110 half day / $195 full day
Camps in various Metrowest towns during school & summer vacations. Camps in Dover Sherborn during April vacation, June 22-26, July 13-17, Aug 3-7, Aug 10-14, & Aug 24-28.
Planet Gymnastics - 7 Strathmore Rd, Natick, MA
Feb 16-20 / 9am - 3pm
Gymnastic classes, open gym, snacks & arts & crafts. Bring your own lunch.
$70 for 1 day / $140 for 2 days / $190 for 3 days / $230 for 4 days / $270 for 5 days
Needham Park & Rec Programs
Many different programs available - mostly sports & half day. One program available until 3pm
Weston Ski Track Ski Lessons:
A three-day version of their ski series to get the kids outdoors for the snowy February school vacation week. The classes are one hour each day for three consecutive days: February 17, 18, 19, 2009. A single adult receives a free trail pass valid for the three class days when accompanied by the student. This course meets for three consecutive days at the same time (for example, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 1:30pm).
$59 incl. instruction and complimentary trail passes (student and 1 adult) valid anytime for 3 days.
$84.20 incl. instruction, 3-day trail pass (student and 1 adult), and 3 days of child's rentals.
Broadmoor / Mass Audubon Vacation Camps:
Use their Advanced Search of programs & select "School Vacation Week"
Typically from 9am - 3pm
Sign up for a single day or all four!
$200M; 220NM - 4 days, // $60M; 70NM - single day
Hale Reservation Vacation Camp
Feb 17 - 20, 2009 / 8:30 - 3:30 (3 days only)
Ages: Pre K - Grade 6
One day or all 3 days
Fire building and shelter building, Snow figures, Teambuilding and winter challenge, Winter scavenger hunt
$65 / day
Natick Community Organic Farm - 117 Eliot St, Natick, MA 508- 655- 2204
Feb 17 - 20 / 9am - noon OR 1-4pm
Experience the Farm in winter. Care for the animals, enjoy the warmth of the greenhouse, learn winter crafts, make yummy treats and explore winter inthe woods. You'll be part of the opening maple sugaring season. Help tap the sugar maples if the weather is right.
$145 nm / $130 m
The Center for the Arts in Natick - 145 Summer St, Natick, MA 508-647-0097
Feb 16-20 / 9am - 3pm (& April 20-24)
Single week, full-day vacation arts workshops are offered during both February and April school vacation weeks - see registration form for actual workshop programs, descriptions and schedule.
$295 nm / $275 m