by Maytal Wichman
This winter break keep your kids busy and active at one of the amazing camps in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Mamas has put together a great list for you to choose from.
Bija Kids Yoga Camp
Boys and girls ages 3-8 will enjoy yoga sessions, an arts & crafts project, music, freeplay and organic & healthy snacks and more at this fun yoga camp.
When: February 20-24th, 2012. Half day: 9-12pm; Full day: 9-3pm; Extended day: 8:15-6pm
Where: Bija Kids, 900 Fulton Street. Brooklyn, NY
How much: Half day: $55/day; $240/week. Full day: $100/day; $475/week. Extended day: $125/day; $550/week
For more information: www.bijakids.com or call (718) 483-4795 or by email email@example.com
Park Slope Mini Camp
The mini- camp is packed with fun outings to Brooklyn Gymnastics, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Fun Station, Bowling and Museum of Natural History. This is for kids pre-8th grade. Kids bring their own lunch.
When: February 20-24th, 2012. 8am-4pm.
Where: Park Slope Day Camp. 339 8th Street (corner of 6th Avenue), Brooklyn, NY
How much: $70 per day. (Add $23 if you want your kids to stay until 6:30). You must register your child for at least two days.
For more information: parkslopedaycamp.com or call (718) 788-7732
Super Soccer Stars Mini Camp
This fun camp is open to both boys and girls ages 2.5-5. The camp will feature soccer games and activities, arts and crafts and snacks.
When: February 21-24, 2012. 9:30-noon (ages 2.5-3 or ages 4-5)
Where: Super Soccer Stars, PS 282, 180 Sixth Avenue (at Lincoln Place), Brooklyn, NY 11217
How much: For the 9:30-noon sessions: $240/week
For more information: www.supersoccerstars.com or call (212) 877-7171
Aviator Sports Holiday Break Camp
Kids ages 3-15 will participate in ice skating, rock climbing, gymnastics, arts and crafts, group games, movies and more. Lunch and a light afternoon snack are included.
When: February 20-24, 2012, 9am-4pm (early arrival and late dismissal available)
Where: Aviator Sports, Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234
How much: $88/day; $320/week. Check website for detailed pricing.
For more information: aviatorsports.com or call (718) 758-7550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Recess Day Camp with NY City Explorers
Kids ages 5-10 will visit places the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, Central Park (which includes a snowman making contest), Sports Museum of America and more!
When: February 20-24, 2012. 8am-3:30pm. After-camp: 3:30-6pm.
Where: NY City Explorers, Pick up/drop off at alternating locations: (call/check website), 110 Schermerhorn Street or 186 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
How much: $100/day or $425/week. After-camp: $25/day
For more information: nycityexplorers.com or call (718) 797-3707
The Art Shack February Break Camp
Kids age 5-9 will be making sculptures, 2-D projects, ceramics and printmaking. They will also visit local artists as well. Children will play outside (weather permitting) and hot cocoa and a snack will be provided.
When: February 20-24th, 2012, 8:30-3pm (aftercamp available until 4)
Where: 384 Waverly (btwn Greene & Gates), Brooklyn, NY
How Much: $225/week.
For more information: www.artshackbrooklyn.com or call (917) 251-5327 or email email@example.com to make sure there is availability.
Construction Kids Vacation Camp
Children ages 5 until 4th grade will celebrate Presidents’ week by building the White House and a log cabin. They will also build personal construction projects that they can take home with them. New children will learn how to use a hammer and hand saws. There will also be some time spent outdoors, rain, snow or sun so children can bring sleds and boots.
When: February 21-24th, 2012, 9am-3pm (drop off at 8:40am). Extended day until 5pm.
Where: 495 Flatbush Avenue, Suite 201, Brooklyn, NY 11225
How Much: $375/week. An extra $20/day or $70/week for extended day.
For more information: www. constructionkids.com or call (646) 529-9402
Ms. J’s Gymnastics and Dance Holiday Camp
Kids 3-11 can participate in dance, gymnastics, arts and crafts and more. Kids must bring their own snack & lunch.
When: February 20-24th, 2012. Half day: 9-1pm; Full day: 9-3pm.
Where: Ms. J’s Gymnastics and Dance, 289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
How much: Half day: $65/day. Full day: $87/day. Two day minimum.
For more information: www.msjsgym.com or call (718) 218-7065
New York Transit Museum
New York Transit Museum will have two daily programs for kids of all ages.
When: February 21-24th, 2012, 11am and 2:30pm
Where: Located at corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn Heights, New York
For more information: www.mta.info/museum or call (718) 694-1792