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Winter Break Camps Around Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

by Jill P



Winter Break starts in a few days for most of us! So, what do you do with the kids to keep them busy over the two weeks of Winter Break? Why not sign them up for one of the great Winter Break camps in our area.


Winter Break Camps


Sherman Lake YMCA is offering an overnight camp from December 29 -December 30 for kids in grades grades 2-10 with a separate program for the older campers. Some of the fun activities include archery, swimming, rock climbing, arts & crafts, games, sledding, winter fun, including overnight in their warm cozy cabins and 5 meals and snacks. Cost is $99.

Branch Gymnastics in Battle Creek is offering a number of camps from December 28-December 31. Must register by December 18 to participate. See their current flyer hereBranch Gymnastics Holiday Camps. Cost for 1/2 day camps are $25 for members and $35 for non-members.

Kalamazoo Nature Center is offering Winter Break Camps December 28-31. There are two targets ages groups for camp: Ages 4 & 5 is Half Day Camps and Grades 1-5 is Full Day Camps.

Camps geared toward kids ages 4 & 5 meets from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and the cost is $20 per day for members and $25 per day for non-members. Camps geared toward kids in grades 1-5 will have full day camp from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and the cost is $40 per day for members and $45 per day for non-members. Themes vary by day and activities include: stories, art, games, activities, journaling/observation time, and hikes.

4-H Camp Kidwell is offering both resident camp (ages 7-14) and day camp  (ages 4-14) opportunities. Some of the fun activities to do while at camp include: sledding, games, snow forts, cookie making, nature walks and more! Activities vary by date. Resident camp is  $85 per individual night and day camp is $55 per day.


Air Zoo is offering two sets of winter break camps from December 22 to December 30 (dates vary).

One camp is for kids preK-Kingdergarten plus an adult to attend as a chaperone. Cost is $25 per child and runs from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Fun themes include: Blast Off, Santa’s Toy Workshop, I Dig Dinos and Build It.

A second set of winter break camps are geared toward kids grades K-2 and grades 3-5. The themes include North Pole Mystery, Santa’s Toy Workshop, Imagination Station, and Ancient Adventures. Cost is $50 per child 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; K – 2nd grade & 3rd-5th grade. (See details on their website for aftercare and lunch info).

YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo

The YMCA of Kalamazoo is offering Winter Break Sports Camps at both of their locations: Portage and Maple Street Branches.

The Winter Break Sports Camps are for kids ages 5 – 12 and run December 21-23 and December 28-30 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. The cost is $31 for members per week and $46 for non-members per week. See flyers here- Maple Street Winter Break Flyer and Portage YMCA Winter Break Flyer.


More Options


While not a traditional camp, the Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo provides a little relief from the Winter Break boredom with their Alamo Kids’ Camp movies. Hey, who doesn’t love $1-$3 movies, right? See our Holiday Movie Event Guide for more details on what will be playing and when.

The Kalamazoo Public Library is offering Code Camp for kids ages 6-11 on December 28-30 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the KPL Central location. Activities include: programming, scripting, coding and problem solving.


Kingdom Sports offers Holiday Drop-In Soccer  for $5.00 on December 21, 23, 28, and 29 from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm at their location at 8151 Merchant Place Drive in Portage. Children 12 and under would need a parent to stay and supervise. (Indoor shoes only, no cleats).



Let us know if we’ve missed any of your favorite Winter Break Camps in the comment section below. Thanks! 





Jill P

Jill is a mom of a busy 8 year old son. KZOOkids.com was started in 2013 to showcase all of the great things to do in and around Kalamazoo. When not working the KZOOkids.com website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.


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