There’s a lot out there for next week. For this post, I’m including the programs that will require a little commitment: you’ll need to register ahead, pay some money, and set aside a chunk of time. My 7-year-old has already rejected camp, dramatically insisting that she needs to relax from her oh-so-strenuous schedule. Huh.
There are plenty of other fun things to do that you can jump into next week, and I’ll be listing them later.
The Albany Institute of History & Art is having art making sessions Wednesday to Friday, with 6- to 8-year-olds from 9 am-12 pm and 9- to 13-year-olds from 1-4 pm. It’s $20 per session for non-members.
The Albany Art Room is hosting a wheel throwing class on Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10 am to 1 pm. This is for kids 10 and up who are brand-new to the pottery wheel or who have some experience. Cost is $135 + $25 for materials (your own 25 lb. of clay).
The Hyde Collection has an art program for kids in grades 2-6. It’s two days from 10 am to 12:30 pm, and it’s $30 per child for non-members.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy has an Animals in Art camp and a Circus Theatricks camp. There’s also a Teen Drawing & Painting camp. They’re all from 9 am to 4 pm and $285 altogether for non-members. Actually, the same circus camp is reference in the New York Theatre Institute’s programs as well–it says $250 total.
It’s a bit of a drive for us, but the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown has a 3-day Under the Big Top camp for kids ages 10-14.
The Hudson Valley Community College has a “Youth Theatre Workshop” for kids 7 to 14. It runs from 8 am to 4 pm and $215 for the week.
The Schenectady Museum’s From Here to There to Anywhere Camp has been canceled due to low enrollment.
The Children’s Museum of Science and Technology has a camp from 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday for kids 5 to 10, and it’s $55 a day for non-members. You can choose one day or all five (which will get a small discount).
Afrim’s is offering Action Camp and Go2Goal Soccer Camp. They’re for kids 8 and up, with full or half days. I couldn’t find a web page on the soccer-specific camp, but I did receive an email on it, so call if that’s what you’re interested in.
The Hudson Valley Community College has an “All Sports Camp” for kids 8 to 14. It runs from 8 am to 4 pm and $215 for the week.
World Class Gymnastics has a day camp for kids 6 and up. You can do just mornings or “full” days. The information is not on the website, so call them for details.
Guilderland Parks & Recreation is running a volleyball camp from for girls from Tuesday to Friday. Middle school girls go from 1-3 pm and high school girls from 3-5 pm. It’s $40.
Colonie Youth Center is running full-day camps at two elementary schools in North and South Colonie. They’re $40-43 per day and their open to non-Colonie residents.
The Guilderland YMCA has a Vacation Sports Camp for kids in K-6. It’s all day, $45/day for non-members.
Frozen Ropes in Albany has a baseball/softball camp for the week–you can do full or half days.
The Schenectady Ski School at Maple Ski Ridge has 90-minute lessons Monday-Friday. Cost is $145 for young beginners, including lift tickets, or $75 for more experienced skiiers–purchase lift tickets separately.
Albany Kid has more day camp programs for the week.
If any readers have attended one of these camps, I think we’d all love to hear whether your kids enjoyed them and if you think it was worth the time/money investment.
February 8, 2010 3 Comments