Winter and Holiday Break Day Camps for Kids in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Need to keep your children entertained during the upcoming holiday break? Check out these great holiday break day camps for kids.

holiday break day camps for kids

Holiday break is approaching fast. While most kids look forward to a couple weeks with no homework, the time off can be tricky for parents who still need to go about their regular work routines between the holidays.

If you need child care during the break – or maybe just want your kids to beat cabin fever – there are fortunately plenty of local places gearing up for some super-fun day camps to help keep kids occupied.

Here are some of the holiday break kids camps for 2018-19 we found happening in metro Detroit and beyond.

Did we miss your kids’ favorite Christmas break camp? Tell us in the comments!

Ann Arbor Art Center

  • Address: 117 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-994-8004

This three-day holiday break Creativity Camp with a “Tropical Wonderland” theme is held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 2-4, 2019. Kids ages 8-12 will have fun designing a special keepsake box, artwork out of textiles and toys to take home. Camp is priced at $225. Pre- and post-camp care is also available for an additional fee.

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Ann Arbor Public Schools Rec & Ed

  • Address: 1515 S. Seventh St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-994-2300

Offers art, science and sports camps for ages 8-14. Price range $149-$189 depending on the camp and when you register. Extended care is available for ages 5-12.

Beverly Hills Club

  • Address: 31555 Southfield Road, Beverly Hills
  • Phone: 248-642-8500

Kids ages 5-plus are welcome to take part in fun, safe and supervised camps offering swimming, sports, games, crafts and more. Winter break camp dates Dec. 26-28, 2018 and mid-winter break camps offered Feb. 18-22, 2019.  Camp costs start at $43 for a half day, $55 for a full and varies based on number of days attending

Franklin Athletic Club

  • Address: 29350 Northwestern Highway, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-352-8000

The Winter Break Camp is offered 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 20-21, 26-28 and Jan. 2-4 and features swimming, sports, games and more for kids ages 3-12. Plus, a Tiny Tot Camp for ages 2-3. Regular camp runs $55-$75 a day. Tiny Tot Camp costs $60-$80 a day. Pre- and post-camp care is available for $10 a day.

Farmington Hills Costick Center

  • Address: 28600 11 Mile Road, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-473-1800

This winter day camp includes games, arts and crafts, swimming and special activities for ages 6-12. Offered 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 18-22, 2019. Cost is $130 for residents, $140  for non-residents. Extended care also available.

FlipSpot Gym

  • Address/phone: 500 E. 2nd St., Rochester (248-841-1163); 233 Kay Industrial Drive, Orion Township (248-340-0910)

Holiday break “Holiday Happenings” ninja camp is offered 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 27-28, 2018 and Jan. 2-3, 2019. Get your students in for just $30 if you register in advance. Add $5 for late registration. Open gym options, too.

Joe Dumars Fieldhouse 

  • Address: 45300 Mound Road, Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-731-3080

During the holidays, kids in grades 1-8 enjoy basketball camp and those in grades 6-9 try volleyball camp. Runs. Dec. 27-28 and Feb. 19-21. $90/two-day camp, $138/three-day camp.

Leslie Science & Nature Center

  • Address: 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-997-1553

Days Off Outdoors camps during the break include Mammal Madness on Dec. 31, Trails and Tales on Jan. 1, Winter Survival on Jan. 2, Food Web Frenzy on Jan. 3, Find Your Way on Jan. 4 and Nature Detectives on Jan. 21. Options in February, April and May, too. Good for grades K-5. Runs 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and costs $70 per child.

Troy Gymnastics

  • Address: 1600 W. Maple Road and 1921 Northwood Drive, Troy
  • Phone: 248-816-8496

Winter holiday break camps featuring gymnastics, trampolines and other fun activities are offered Dec. 26-28, 2018 and Jan. 2-4, 2019. Half days available for ages 3-12 and full days available for ages 4-12. Pricing is $35 per half day and $65 per full day. Must provide a change of clothes, snacks and lunch.


  • Address: Various locations throughout southeast Michigan.

Offers holiday break camps and mid-winter break activities that correspond with local school schedules. Activities include swimming, wall-climbing, crafts and more. Check with your local YMCA for details.

This post is updated annually.