Winter break is great. It’s fun to have the kids home all day and it’s a nice chance for families to have some downtime together. But kids get bored and sometimes, parents’ work schedules don’t coincide with school vacations.

As of right now, at least three organizations are offering sports camps during the weeks that school is on break in Sonoma Valley.


Presentation School is hosting a winter break hoop camp run by the National Academy of Athletics in conjunction with St. Francis CYO basketball from Tuesday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Dec. 29. Mornings from 9 a.m. to noon and full days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuition is $130 for half days and $190 for full days (with discount for Presentation and St. Francis students). The camp is open to grades 3-5 and grades 6-8. The program is designed to help children have fun, learn skills and be ready for the upcoming basketball season. Register at or call 541-2365.


Sonoma Gymnastics is offering two winter break camps Dec. 26 to 29 and Jan. 2 to 5. The camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and extended care available upon request.

Call or go online to reserve a space at A day at camp includes lots of crafts, gymnastics, and overall fun! Day rates range (ages 4 and up) from $60-$70 and half day (ages 3.5 and up) from $30-$35.

Redwood Empire Gymnastics in Petaluma is offering a winter break camp on Dec. 27, 28 and 29, as well as on Jan. 2, 3, 4 and 5. The camps runs mornings from 9 a.m. to 12:30 pm and in the afternoons from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. You can sign up for one or both. The cost is $29-33 for half days and $51-$57 for full days. Pre and aftercare is available by appointment. Camp is for children 4.5 and older. Must be 5 to attend full-day camp. Register at 763-5010 to hold your spot.

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