For most of us the winter break is the longest amount of time the kids are out of school (outside of summer) for the year.  If you don’t plan on hitting the road this December, here are a few options-by town-to keep the kiddos occupied:

(Sessions are defined as 12/21-23 or 12/28-31 or 31)

Organizer Town Name of Camp Cost Details  
McGraw YMCA Evanston “A Celebration of Diveristy” $65-$75/day Each day focusing on culture and traditions around the world Details
Evanston Actors Gymnasium Evanston Circus & Performing Arts Camp $399 both sessions; $75/day Students learn circus and aerial skills; juggling, tumbling, trapeze, tight-wire, stilts, drama, dance and more! Details
City of Evanston Evanston Winter Break Camps $66/session up to $226/session Includes general camps, sports camps, arts camps and a new one for preschools called “Let it Snow…or Not” Details
Glenview Park District Glenview Winter Break Camps $50/day – $86/day Including Hip Hop Camp, Sportz Camp, Art & Tennis camps! Details
The Grove Glenview Wonders of Winter Camp $20/day Every day experience a new topic about how animals and people lived and survived through winter. Only first session Details
The Athletico Center Glenview Skills Performance Training Camp $80/day for half day; $150/day for full day A fun soccer camp taught by former soccer pros.   Field skills taught all day & lunch is included Details
Noggin Builders Northbrook Winter Break Workshops $30-$45/day Every day is a new theme, including Radical Robots, Wheels & Wings, LEGO Adventures and more! Details
Camp Gan Isreal Northbrook GAN IZZY IN THE WINTER $50/day; $225/5days; $350/8days This Jewish camp offers a different theme or activity every day, including field trips and exciting adventures! No black out dates! Detail
Winnetka Community House Winnetka Cornflakes Camp $96/session Daily adventures include outdoor excursions, cooking classes, crafts and indoor play. Details
Winnetka Community House Winnetka Winter Break Camps $35/day up to $149/session Includes camps such as Snow Queen Ballerina Party, Chess Wizard Camp & Sports Camp Details
Botanical Gardens Glencoe Winter Break Camp $75/day Kids will investigate weather, explore seasonal adaptations of plants and animals, enjoy a visit to our Wonderland Express holiday exhibition, and dabble in art Details
Glencoe Park District Glencoe School Day Off Fun $47/day Each day is a new theme & kids will travel on field trips or stay at the Takiff Center for games, sports, ceramics, and more! Details
Wilmette Park District Wilmette Winter Break Camp $36/session up to $270/session Enjoy a general FULL day camp or select from a variety of niche camps such as archery, LEGO, Art, Tennis & Sports camps Details
Park District of Highland Park Highland Park Winter Break Fun $30-$45/day One day programs include Grin, Giggle & Gag; Blizzard Bash, Recycled Art & Around the World. Details
Flips Gymnastics Lake Forest Winter Break Camp $50/day or $170/session Join us for gymnastics, games, crafts, obstacle course,trampoline, pit play, snack, and fun! Details
Elawa Farm Lake Forest Kids in the Kitchen $45/day Only on 12/27. kids will be making stuffed burgers, inside out grilled cheese sandwiches, chocolate chip cookies in a bag and much more! This will be a hands-on class. Details
Lake Bluff Park District Lake Bluff Wonderful Winter for 2’s & 3’s $45/day For the younger tots, they will make cool crafts, sing, play and if the weather cooperates, some outdoor adventures will be had. Details