Winter Break is fast approaching, and there are lots of great options for your kids! We've rounded up some of the best Chicago area Winter Break Camps, and you can find more in our full Winter Breaks Camps page! In addition to these suggesions, you'll find options for all types of winter break camps, including winter break art camps, theater camps, sports camps, music camps, and more!
Featured Winter Break Camps:
Taste Buds Kitchen: 'Tis the Season for Family Foodie Fun
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
Celebrate the season with cooking fun for the whole family in our festive Winter Wonderland kitchen! From Dec 1-22, bring your holiday cheer to one of our signature gingerbread house decorating workshops. We'll provide unlimited candy for endless decorating options, holiday tunes and homemade hot chocolate. Each registration includes one house per parent/child pair. Recommended for ages 2+! Kids ages 4-13 can beat the winter break blues by attending one of our hands-on cooking camps from Dec 23-Jan 3. Themes include Winter Mystery Basket and Cupcake & Cookie Challenge. As a kids kitchen by day and adult BYOB by night, TBK also offers adult workshops, private and corporate events and more!
Coding in a winter wonderverse...
Lincoln Park, Wilmette, Naperville
Welcome to Codeverse - the world's first fully interactive coding studio for kids ages 6-13. Join us for winter break day camp (January 2nd & 3rd) where kids build mobile games, create robot obstacle courses, 3D print and more at our award-winning, state-of-the-art studios! $150. Reserve your child's spot today! Learn more...
The Second City Training Center's Winter Break camps
1616 N Wells St., Chicago
The Second City Training Center's Winter Break camps are the perfect way to cut through the winter blues. Our skilled instructors get kids up and creating, making friends, and having a hilarious time! Using improv games and exercise, our instructors will teach your student the basic tenets of improv such as 'Yes And,' character, emotion, and object work with a curriculum designed specifically for the age of your student. Students will learn many soft skills that are valuable in any setting such as teamwork, active listing, and public speaking all while having a blast using their imagination to play improv games and create comedy scenes. Learn more...
Kids STEM Studio Winter Break camps
Chicago and Skokie
Kids STEM Studio will offer students in grades K to 6 a STEMulating Winter break camp. Our camps are aimed at inspiring kids to explore STEM with Hands on Technology and Engineering activities.Each day of camp includes 1/2 a day of technology and 1/2 a day of Hands-on Engineering. Campers get to take home their Engineering models. $80/day for Chicago; $70/day for Skokie.
Chicago Schedule: Week of 12/23 - 1/2 day of Minecraft Redstone and 1/2 day of Hands on Engineering Week of 12/30 - 1/2 day of Coding & Game Design and 1/2 day of Hands on Engineering.
Skokie Schedule: Week of 12/23 - 1/2 day of Coding & Game Design and 1/2 day of Hands on Engineering Week of 12/30 - 1/2 day of Minecraft Redstone and 1/2 day of Hands on Engineering. Learn more...
Winter Break ART Camp at The Paintbrush
2646 N. Halsted, Chicago
Spend winter break immersed in ART! Winter Break ART Camp at The Paintbrush will introduce your kids to artists from around the world through hands-on artists-inspired art projects. Each day your kids will come home with masterpieces that you will want to hang up and show off! Sign up for a single day or the whole break (Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays between December 23 and January 3). For art-loving kids ages 4-12. Learn more...
Emerald City Theatre Winter Camp
Make A Day Of It Camp at Wishcraft Workshop
Wishcraft Workshop, 3907 N Damen Ave., Chicago
December 26-27 and January 2-3 for ages 5-12. The only thing predictable in this art camp is the fun. Each camp offers a new theme, new skills and new friends. The day’s activities are planned to consider the enrolled campers who are then grouped by age-range and interests on the day of camp. Each day includes multiple art/craft/(machine- and hand-)sewing/building projects, mid-morning snack (provided, nut and/or gluten-free available) and fun+games. 9:00am-3:00pm (drop-off begins at 8:00am) $90/day. Crafternoons (After-Care) 3pm-6pm $25/day or $95/week for enrolled campers. Learn more...