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Winter Break Camp Fun!

A collection of cold weather camps for kids

The kids will be home over winter break yet again, which is wonderful. However, most parents don’t want their kids to spend the whole time in front of an iPad or a computer screen. Winter break camps are a great alternative, keeping kids happy and active.

Below is a list of a few area winter camps in the area that are worth checking out.

United Futbol Academy Norcross 2023 Winter Ball Mastery Camp

UFA Norcross Academy coaches invite all players born from 2009 to 2016 to sign up for their Winter Ball Mastery Camp.

This camp is a must for any player who relishes taking on defenders 1v1, twisting and turning to create scoring opportunities and wants to develop the confidence to be able to perform skillfully in games.

The camp is designed to develop:

  • Ball mastery and foot speed,
  • 1v1 moves to beat players,
  • Stop\Start moves to create space to pass, shoot and dribble, and
  • Turns and disguise to speed away from defenders.

Location: Summerour Middle School, 321 Price Pl., Norcross

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26

Time: 5-6:30 p.m.

Cost and deadline: $160 for all eight sessions. The deadline to register is December 31.

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YMCA Winter Break Day Camps

Spend school holidays at the Robert D. Fowler YMCA in Norcross. Y Holiday Camp is for ages 5 to 12. It offers a variety of activities for your child while they’re out of school for holiday break. Activities include arts and crafts, swimming in the heated pool, cooperative games, sports and team-building activities.

The Y offers a safe place for your child to have some fun, stay active and connect with new and old friends. Campers should bring at least two snacks, lunch, a refillable water bottle and swimwear. Participation requires a signed copy of the waiver and authorization.

Location: Robert D. Fowler YMCA, 5600 W. Jones Bridge Rd., Peachtree Corners

Dates: Dec. 19-23, Dec. 26-30 and Jan. 2-4. Campers are signed up for each day individually. YMCA membership is required.

Time: Camp is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., though early drop-off is available beginning at 7 a.m., and after-care is available until 6:30 p.m. at no extra charge.

Cost: Facility Metro Member Price is $40 per day. Standard Metro Member Price is $50 per day.

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Camp Kingfisher

Looking for a place to send your kids during school breaks? Look no further than Chattachoochee Nature Center! Camp Kingfisher offers an outdoor camp experience filled with hiking adventures, animal encounters and outdoor play on a 127-acre riverside campus. Campers learn about nature and start to understand the precious ecosystem of the Chattahoochee watershed with hands-on science education.

The camp is open to current Kindergarten-1st grade students (Broad Winged Hawk group), current 2nd grade-3rd grade students (Cooper’s Hawk group) and current 4th-6th grade students (Red Tailed Hawk group).

Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd. Roswell

Dates: Session 1: Dec. 19-23, Session 2: Dec. 27-30

Cost: Varies by camp, but Chattahoochee Nature Center members get a discount.

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Winter Safari Camp

There are some fun camp experiences planned at Zoo Atlanta.

Lights On! featuring the lanterns of IllumiNights, Dec. 19-23. Campers spend the week exploring animal adaptations in these larger-than-life creations as well as the real things. They will also create a glowing design to take home with them at the end of the week.

Let it Glow!, Dec. 26-30. From arachnids to mammals, fish and fireflies, campers will have a blast exploring how wild animals glow. Why and how do these amazing phenomena occur and why can’t we always see it? Campers will learn to create their very own glowing critter.

Wild Winter, Feb. 20-24. Campers explore the Zoo and learn about animals that are adapted to live in cold weather. They’ll gain a new appreciation for animal adaptations as they take part in hands-on science experiments that highlight colder climates.

Location: Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave, Atlanta

Dates: Dec. 19-23, Dec. 26-30 and Feb. 20-24

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Extended care is available for $15/day from 8-8:30 a.m. and 4:30-5 p.m. Must be purchased for the whole camp session; cannot be purchased for individual days.

Cost: $375 per session non-members, $300 for members.

To find out more, click on and search for Winter Safari Camp.

Children’s Theatre Winter Drama Camp

At Lionheart Theatre, something is fishy about the circus! The elephants are loose, the ropes are greased and an acrobat has fallen. Detective Alfredo is here to solve the mystery, but he is afraid of clowns.

Through a hilarious mystery, campers aged 8 to 17 years old will meet some quirky characters and enjoy being pulled into the wacky and wonderful world of the circus in this camp. Instructor Marla Krohn will lead them through the adventure.

Location: Lionheart Theatre,

Dates: December 26-30

Time: 12-3:30 p.m.

Cost: $175

Learn more about it at

Publix Apron’s Cooking School Juniors 3-day Winter Camp

Camp will teach kids ages 11 and 12 years old about fast food and how to make everyone’s favorites at home. It’s sure to taste better than anything found at fast-food joints!

The camp menu includes:

Day 1 — Burger Joint: Big Daddy Bacon Double Cheeseburger, Cuban-Style Crunch Burger, Tillamook Tater Tots, Caramel-Chocolate Macchiato Milkshakes

Day 2 — Winter Chicken Dinner (or Lunch): Chicken Tender Crunch Wrap, Key Lime Pie Milkshake, Katsu Chicken Sandwich, Waffle Cut Sweet Potato Fries with Banana Ketchup

Day 3 — Taco, Taco, Taco: Restaurant-style Queso Dip, Queso Birria-style Tacos, Blackened Mahi Tacos with Wasabi Slaw, Horchata

Location: Publix Aprons Cooking School, Alpharetta Commons, 4305 State Bridge Rd., Alpharetta

Dates: Dec. 26-28

Time: 2-4:30 p.m.

Cost $135

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