Parents, fear not: Some of the same local institutions that excel at summer camps rev up their programming over winter break as well.
Whether you work full-time, part-time, at-home, overnight, or whatever the case may be, these are great options for parents who need to — or want to — send their kids for at least one of the events listed below. In most cases, paying for single days is possible. These programs all have fun featured front and center — the childcare is just a bonus! Pack a sack lunch and send your child on his/her merry way.
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Camp is guaranteed to keep your child active, engaged, and physically fit over winter break! Your child will expand his/her knowledge in gymnastics and have fun with friends and our awesome camp staff. Each day will include gymnastics, games, free time in the gym, crafts, and movie time after lunch. Camp is taught by experienced, professional I-Power Gymnastics staff. For children ages 5-14 years. Camp runs from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with early drop-off and late pick up available. $55 per day.
Dates: Dec. 27-28 and Jan. 2-4
Location: I-Power Gymnastics, 215 S. Staley Road, Champaign
Building, creating, making and playing their way, your kids will have a blast! In an environment of freedom and flexibility, kids have the unique chance to explore their interests and build whatever they can imagine. A multitude of loose parts means that projects and play changes daily and that this is the most individualized camp in C-U.
Dates: Jan. 2-4
Location: Uni Primary School, 51 Gerty Dr., Champaign
Cost: Daily, $50 full day, $33 half day; Weekly, full days $135, half days $90
Campers will experience three programming initiatives: Singing in an a capella group led by qualified instructors; learning the ways of developing computer games and video games; and gaining insight into the worlds of sports broadcasting and broadcast journalism. For fourth through eighth grades.
Dates: Jan 3-4
Location: Academy High, 2302 Fox Dr., Champaign
For more information: website
Keep an eye on this list as we will add more opportunities as we hear of them (email us or leave below in the comments).