While your child might think that winter break is just for sleeping in and doing nothing, as a parent you probably have different ideas. Time off from school can still be enriching and fun as long as you know what to do. 

Lucky for you, there are some incredible Chicagoland educators who are offering great winter break camps so that your child can learn while having a blast and you can get some time back for yourself. Check out our list and you can explore even more exciting educators on Sawyer!

Winter break camps in Chicago

Small Gathering

What does Small Gathering offer? 

Small Gathering offers classes in process art, which helps children explore their creativity, build their self-confidence, and develop through sensory-based experiences. Children create mixed media art projects and learn about the different styles of art. Learn more about the benefits of art classes for kids in our article.

What are the Small Gathering winter camp dates?

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

What is the age range for Small Gathering winter camps?

Ages 4-8

Where is Small Gathering?

Lakeview, Chicago

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Hyde Park Neighborhood Club

What does Hyde Park Neighborhood Club offer? 

During their winter camp, children will explore winter-themed field trips, games, arts & crafts, and interactive activities. Their goal is to provide enriching and fun experiences for children to strengthen their community ties and grow into strong and healthy individuals. 

What is the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club winter camp date?

December 20-23, 2021 from 8:00am-4:00pm CST

What is the age range for Hyde Park Neighborhood Club winter camp?

Ages 5-14

Where is Hyde Park Neighborhood Club?

Hyde Park, Chicago

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NY Kids Club - Lincoln Park

What does NY Kids Club - Lincoln Park offer? 

In their time off from school, children at the winter break camp offered by NY Kids Club in Lincoln Park will have fun with a mix of enrichment, physical, intellectual, and social activities. It’s a great opportunity for children to have fun and learn while off from school.

What are the NY Kids Club - Lincoln Park winter camp dates?

  • Winter camp 1: December 20-23, 2021 from 9:00am-4:00pm CST
  • Winter camp 2: December 27-30, 2021 from 9:00am-4:00pm CST

What is the age range for NY Kids Club - Lincoln Park winter camp?

Ages 2.5-7

Where is NY Kids Club - Lincoln Park?

Lincoln Park, Chicago

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Oui Chef

What does Oui Chef offer? 

Oui Chef teaches cooking and baking skills to children in Chicago and online. During their winter break camp, children will learn how to bake gingerbread, different types of cookies, and other desserts. In addition, they will learn how to craft winter breakfasts, utilize herbs, and cook with cheese. Learn more about the benefits of cooking with kids in our article.

What are the Oui Chef winter camp dates?

  • Winter camp 1: December 20-23, 2021 from 9:00am-12:00pm CST
  • Winter camp 2: December 27-29, 2021 from 9:00am-12:00pm CST

What is the age range for Oui Chef winter camp?

Ages 6-12

Where is Oui Chef?

Lincoln Park, Chicago

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Unicoi Art Studio

What does Unicoi Art Studio offer? 

Children will have fun participating in interactive art classes exploring the season, holidays, pop culture, and more during the Unicoi Art Studio winter break camp. Sessions consist of a mix of free time and structured activities as children learn to create, build, and have fun.

What are the Unicoi Art Studio winter camp dates?

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

What is the age range for Unicoi Art Studio winter camp?

Ages 5-12

Where is Unicoi Art Studio?

Lakeview, Chicago

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Double J Riding Club

What does Double J Riding Club offer? 

This winter break camp combines interactive time with farm animals and arts & crafts! Children get to meet, care for, and cook for their favorite animals and then create a seasonal art project. These activities help teach responsibility to kids so they increase their self-confidence and independence. 

What are the Double J Riding Club winter camp dates?

  • Winter camp 1: December 20-23, 2021 from 10:00am-3:00pm CST
  • Winter camp 2: December 27-30, 2021 from 10:00am-3:00pm CST

What is the age range for Double J Riding Club winter camp?

Ages 4-12

Where is Double J Riding Club?

Countryside, IL

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We hope you are able to find a great winter break camp for your child using our list. We have even more exciting activities from Chicagoland 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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