So, how bad do you think the storm’s going to be? The other day, J said, “January’s over–no more snow!” Yeah, sister. I wish. Anyway. . . .
Ah, February break. I’d much rather have an extra week of summer vacation, myself. Personally, I don’t think that they should offer a February break unless they’re willing to give us airplane tickets to someplace tropical. Well, we’ll make the best of it. At least this year we’re excited about trying to ski for a day or two. Maybe I should be joyful about more snow.
But of course, there are camps. Okay, I’m curious: do any of you do these camps? My children are always so excited at the prospect of a week away from school that they show no interest whatsoever in these camps. Are my children just particularly slothful? Or, if you do participate, is it in lieu of what would be daycare because the kids usually do school + daycare? Or do you homeschool and then enjoy a little rigid curriculum for a change of pace?
Here are some of the February break programs that I’ve heard about. These are generally camps or special programs that require a reservation and some money. Of course I’ll have the usual weekly listing once the week arrives, and hopefully there will be plenty of free drop-in activities around as well.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy has an Art Safari program for kids ages 6-11. It’s $200 for non-members, Monday-Friday. For the older set, there’s a Drawing, Painting & Pottery Workshop $270/non-member) or a multimedia design workshop for $255/non-member.
Afrim’s in Latham has Action Camps for ages 3-11. You can register for between 3 half days and 5 full days (with a range of prices). There’s also Jamaican Soccer Camp for ages 9-15, which is 9 am to noon each day with a cost of $125.
Albany Institute of History & Art has three days of Vacation Art Break from Tuesday through Thursday. Mornings are for 6- to 8-year-olds, and afternoons are for 9- to 11-year-olds. $20/class for non-members.
The Children’s Museum of Science & Technology has different activities each day for kids ages 5 to 11. It’s $50/day for non-members.
The Hyde Collection has Children’s Art Studio Vacation classes Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 12:30 pm. It’s for grades 2 to 6, and the fee is $30/non-member per 2-day session.
Clifton Park is running a camp for residents ages 5 to 11.
Tumbling Tykes: see details in comments below (it’s not on the website)
Anybody know of other February break camps? And anyone ever participated in one of these?
January 31, 2011 9 Comments