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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!

Family Fun

Planetarium Shows at the Hudson River Museum

511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701
914.963.4550

“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!

Public Ice Skating

Hommocks Ice Rink 
40 Hommocks Rd., Larchmont, NY 10538
914.834.1069

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).

Sports Mini Camps

JCC of Mid-Westchester

999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583
914.472.3300

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.

Rock Climbing Mini Camp

130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle, NY 10801
914.633.7625

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.

A-Game Sports

856 Main St., New Rochelle, NY 10801
914.278.9477

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.

LifeTime Athletic

1 Westchester Park Drive, Harrison, NY 10604
914.290.5100

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.

A Mini Amusement Park at Sportime USA

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.

Arts Camps

The Pelham Art Center

155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY 10803
914.738.2525

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.

Art Classes at The Rye Arts Center

51 Milton Road, Rye, NY 10580
914.967.0700

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!

“Fresh Eyes on Film” at the Pelham Picture House

175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham
914.738.3161

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.

Science Mini Camps

Winter Discovery Camp at Greenburgh Nature Center

99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583
914.723.3470

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.

Animals, Games, and the Outdoors at Sheldrake

685 Weaver Street, Larchmont, NY 10583
914.834.1443

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.

Teatown Reservation’s Winter Mini Camp

1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining, NY 10562
914.762.2912

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.

Forestry 101 at The Rye Nature Center

873 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580
914.967.5150

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.