Presidents’ Day will soon be upon us and many schools in our area are closed for the entire week. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a guide to keep your kids busy for the duration of their February break: There are many sports, arts, and science camps to provide a week of fun, as well as day events for the whole family to enjoy, so make sure you sign your kids up early!
511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701
“School’s Out, Stars Are In!” is the motto at the Hudson River Museum this week, with free planetarium shows and educational programs to teach kids all about the relationship between the Earth, moon, and sun, as well as the stars and constellations that make up the night sky and more!
Hommocks Ice Rink
40 Hommocks Rd., Larchmont, NY 10538
Skate to your heart’s content with extended public ice skating hours at Hommocks’ Park Ice Rink in Mamaroneck. Public sessions will run from 11 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday during Presidents’ week. Admission fees vary with age and skate rental for an individual is $6.75 and group rental is $3.50 (residents get a slight discount).
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583
JCC of Mid-Westchester located in Scarsdale is offering multiple camp options depending on age. The camps are separated into the Early Childhood Camp for kids 2 to 5, All-Levels Swim Camp for ages 4 to 15, daily camp for grades K-5, and “Dancin’ and Prancin’ for preschool kids. Activities include arts and crafts, cooking, music, swimming, and more. Snacks are also provided for campers. Camps run from February 17 to 21 and start at 9 a.m.
130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle, NY 10801
The Rock Club located in New Rochelle is perfect for any kid who likes to climb. The mini camp gives parents the option of having their kids attend the whole week or single days. Kids are grouped by age for climbing, games, and more fun. It is suggested that parents register early online as the camp fills up quickly.
856 Main St., New Rochelle, NY 10801
A-Game Sports offers a multi-sport camp run by coaches in a safe environment for kids to enjoy. Activities range from relay races to kickball, art and crafts, and more. Kids are split into appropriate age groups. A-Game Sports also offers baseball & softball, basketball, and volleyball training camps. Extended hours are available until 3 or 5 p.m. where kids would join the multi-sport camp. The camps runs from February 17 to 21 starting at 9 a.m. with an extended pickup options for younger groups.
1 Westchester Park Drive, Harrison, NY 10604
Located in Harrison, LifeTime Athletic provides a well-rounded week of camps for kids ages 5 to 12. Options include sports like basketball and volleyball, rock climbing, swimming, and more. Each camp runs a full day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and costs $85.
380 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, NY 10523
914.592.2111 ext. 2
Sportime USA located in Elmsford is not focused solely on sports. This camp is like a mini amusement park for kids ages 5 and up. The Kids Drop-off Days allow unlimited use of laser tag, the climbing wall, XD Theater, bumper cars, soft adventure, an hour of video games, and more. Other special activities include arts and crafts, movie time, board games, and then some. Pizza, drinks, and snacks are also offered to campers. Trained staff is available to supervise for either half or full days. The schedule for a day typically starts around 9 a.m. and goes until 6 p.m. The camp will run from February 17 to 21. Call Jackie to sign up today; reservations are required.
155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY 10803
The Pelham Art Center is providing a Winter Break Camp for kids of various ages during Presidents’ Day Week. The workshops run from February 18 to 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Activities include a mix of art and movement for kids ages 3 to 7. Registration is required due to a limited amount of space.
51 Milton Road, Rye, NY 10580
The Rye Arts Center offers several February break art classes for any child that loves to be creative. The classes are broken down into age appropriate groups running from February 17 to 21. Classes include drawing and painting, ceramics, drama and dance, music and art, and even miniature-making!
175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham
The Picture House Regional Film Center is gearing up for an interactive program called Oscar Shorts for Kids, intended for students grades K-5 from February 17 to February 21 where campers will learn to write, direct, and produce their own short film each day. Grade K-2 and grade 3-5 groups meet daily at 9 a.m. Regular sessions ($60/day) run until noon, though extended hours ($90) are available until 2:30.
99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583
Explore nature at the Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale. A Nature Experience Camp is being offered from February 17 to 21. This program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for kids in grades K-1. Students will be able to explore a winter wonderland discovering hidden secrets in the forest. The day includes fun arts and crafts, games, and outdoor adventures. Be sure to bundle your kids up for all outdoor adventures, however the program will take place indoors on days with inclement weather. Campers must bring their own lunches, but nutritious snacks will be provided.
685 Weaver Street, Larchmont, NY 10583
Give your little outdoor scientist a place to explore at the Sheldrake Environmental Center in Larchmont. From February 17 to 21, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., children ages 3-5 will investigate the outdoors for signs of animal life. Kids will learn how animals and plants survive the cold and become snow detectives at the Presidents’ Week Camp. Nature-themed stories, crafts, and games will also be included in the daily schedule. Registration is open to both members and non-members online.
1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining, NY 10562
The Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining is offering a Winter Mini Camp for kids ages 4-5 and 6-12. From February 17 to 21, kids will enjoy a week of games, crafts, and outdoor activities. Be sure to dress your child appropriately for any weather. Kids in the younger age group stay from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., while the older age group stay from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a full day of activities. Full day campers should pack a lunch, but a snacks will be provided. Registration is available per day or for the whole session.
873 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580
The Rye Nature Center is providing daily workshops during Presidents’ week for any kid scientists. Starting February 18 until 21, each workshop has a different theme that will be explored including, cold climate societies, astronomy, maple sugaring, and magnetism! All workshops run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with printable registration forms online. Children should be dressed for hands-on, outdoor adventures. Children must also bring their own lunch.