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.
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.