Winter Camps

With several options in the Naperville area, kids have plenty to pick from when it comes to winter camps.

For the STEM loving elementary student, DuPage Children’s Museum holds two-day camps on Monday and Tuesday during the week of Christmas and the week of New Years.

“It’s extended learning, we certainly would hope that they get a little bit of an extra boost and love of science, and engineering by attending the camps,” said Chris Barry, Scholl Programs Manager at DuPage Children’s Museum.

The first session is focused on design and engineering, while the second is all about chemistry.

Each one costs $110 for members, or $125 for nonmembers and runs from nine am to one pm.

A longer day of camp is available at the Fry Family YMCA.

“Over the holidays sometimes parents are still working, so we offer full day activities that they can sign-up for either one, two, or three days a week,” said Judy Ellertson, Executive Director of the Fry Family YMCA.

For kindergarteners to eighth graders, camps run from nine am to four pm each day, but parents can opt to do the extended care option, which runs from seven am to six pm daily.

The Y also has camps available for three to five year olds, and Y members get a discount on all camp prices.

And kids of all ages can find something of interest with the Naperville Park District.

“The Naperville Park District has more than 20 winter break camps, it’s a great opportunity for families who aren’t traveling during the holiday break, for their kids to have fun. And we have winter break camps for kids in preschool all the way up to high school,” said Sameera Luthman, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Naperville Park District.

Offerings include courses in cooking, athletics and nature, and are held at various locations throughout Naperville.

The camps vary in length, price and days they occur based on the specific class.

Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.

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