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, and Sonoma Ecology Center is offering a nature camp.
Need some extra time to finish cleaning up after the holidays, or just want to get the kids out of the house over winter break? The Sonoma Ecology Center (SEC) has you covered at its Winter Day Camp, held at Jack London State Historic Park this year (as Sugarloaf is still closed due to the wildfires). On Wednesday, Dec. 27, SEC education staff will lead kids, ages 7 to 12, in a day of fun, learning and outdoor activity. The camp is based on SEC’s summer Creek Camp, with a nature hike, viewing the sun through solar scopes, and learning about the creatures of the park. Runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $45, or $35 for SEC members, Sugarloaf Park or Jack London State Park pass holders or for a second child from the same family.
Sign up at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3096390.
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 nationalacademyofathletics.com 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 sonomagymnasticsacademy.com/events/camps/. 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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