Avoid hearing “I’m bored” from your children this year when your child is off from school by signing them up for a fun and engaging camp. There are tons of DC, Maryland, and Arlington winter break camps that have exciting and enriching activities for children of all ages. Check out our list to find your child’s next favorite camp! Love what you see? You can find even more DMV-based educators on Sawyer!

DC & Arlington winter break camps

Cookology at Ballston Quarter

What does Cookology at Ballston Quarter offer? 

Cookology offers 2 winter break camps in Arlington: culinary bootcamp and baking bootcamp. Children will learn knife skills, soups, sauces, and dry and moist heat cooking before competing against one another in a Chopped-style mystery basket challenge. In the baking camp, children will learn how to bake pies, tarts, cheesecakes, no-bake desserts, cookies, and muffins. Then, they will compete in a Cupcake Wars style competition. Curious about the benefits of cooking with kids? Read our article to learn more!

What are the Cookology at Ballston Quarter winter camp dates?

  • Culinary bootcamp: December 27-31, 2021 from 9:30am-12:30pm EST
  • Baking bootcamp: December 27-31, 2021 from 1:00pm-4:30pm EST

What is the age range for Cookology at Ballston Quarter winter camp?

Ages 8-17

Where is Cookology at Ballston Quarter?

Ashton Heights, Arlington

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Stemtree of Ashburn

What does Stemtree of Ashburn offer? 

Children who participate in the Stemtree of Ashburn winter camp will receive individualized instruction in robotics, coding, science, electronics, and engineering. The hands-on activities give children autonomy to explore and the 1-on-1 attention helps them learn and grow during the camp. Robotics for kids is a great way to start or nurture their interest in STEM.

What is the Stemtree of Ashburn winter camp date?

December 20-31, 2021 (with 12/24 off) from 9:00am-3:00pm EST

What is the age range for Stemtree of Ashburn winter camp?

Ages 4-11

Where is Stemtree of Ashburn?

Ashburn, VA

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Bella Ballerina

What does Bella Ballerina offer? 

The Bella Ballerina winter camps are themed so that children can explore different parts of the Nutcracker each day. Besides dancing, they will also have the opportunity to create their own costumes and crafts to bring home. There are so many benefits of dance classes for kids, so this is a great option for your child during their time off from school!

What are the Bella Ballerina winter camp dates?

  • Winter camp 1: December 20-23, 2021 from 9:00am-12:30pm EST
  • Winter camp 2: December 27-30, 2021 from 9:00am-12:30pm EST

What is the age range for Bella Ballerina winter camp?

Ages 3-9

Where is Bella Ballerina?

Leesburg, VA

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DC Kids Makerspace

What does DC Kids Makerspace offer? 

During the week of December 27 to December 31, DC Kids Makerspace offers a different themed winter day camp. The first day is art camp, then children will do a day of science camp. The next day is a sensory STEAM day, where children can relax and create. On the fourth day, children will make art with resin. The final day will get them excited for the new year with art and vision boards. 

What are the DC Kids Makerspace winter camp dates?

December 27-30, 2021 from 9:00am-1:30pm EST

What is the age range for DC Kids Makerspace winter camp?

Ages 3-18+

Where is DC Kids Makerspace?

Northwest Washington, DC

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Sewfabulous Sewing School

What does Sewfabulous Sewing School offer? 

At the winter camp offered by Sewfabulous Sewing School, children learn to sew, construct garments, crochet, paint fabric, tie dye, make jewelry, and create fashion illustrations. Through a mix of structured and free time, children will have the opportunity to learn from scratch or advance their skills. Learn more about how teaching sewing to kids can benefit their development.

What are the Sewfabulous Sewing School winter camp dates?

December 20-30 (with no class on 12/24) from 8:00am to 5:00pm EST

What is the age range for Sewfabulous Sewing School winter camps?

Ages 7-16

Where is Sewfabulous Sewing School?

Pikesville, MD

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Masi Sports Academy

What does Masi Sports Academy offer? 

Children in the Masi Sports Academy winter camp will participate in a variety of outdoor and indoor activities like yoga, dance, sports, arts & crafts, and more. It’s a great way to get your child up and active over school break. Check out an article written by our learning & development specialist about the power of sports and teamwork for children.

What are the Masi Sports Academy winter camp dates?

December 27-30, 2021 from 9:00am-3:00pm

What is the age range for Masi Sports Academy winter camp?

Ages 5-10

Where is Masi Sports Academy?

Silver Spring, MD

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We hope this list of DC, Maryland, and Arlington winter break camps has helped you find a great set of activities for your child over the holidays. We have even more exciting activities from DMV-area providers on Sawyer so your child can develop new passions and explore their favorite subjects. Have a happy and fun winter break!

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