Winter break camps and winter classes
Here are our top picks for winter break camps in December 2022 and winter classes in Lee County:
All Aboard Preschool Camp
All Aboard Preschool is offering a Winter Camp in December. We will be offering field trips three times per week. The price is $50 per day or $135 per week. This price includes breakfast, lunch, and snack unless a bagged lunch is needed on the trip.
1918 SE Santa Barbara Place, Cape Coral
Alliance for the Arts
The Alliance for the Arts offers a variety of youth classes through the winter months. Class options include ArtPlay: Music (for ages 8 and older), Manga and Pizza (for ages 12-18), free Family Art Labs (3rd Saturday each month), Zentangle for the Seasons, Neurographica (for ages 13 +), Can Control 11 AM (ages 13-18), Rising Artists Experience-Mixed Media (for ages 5-9).
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Calusa Nature Center
School’s Out Camp: Constellations runs Dec. 26 – 30. The Big Dipper, Maui’s Fishhook, the Emu in the Sky, the Southern Cross … These constellations and more, light up our night sky, fascinating humans for thousands of years. This week, learn all about the stars, and make some constellations of your own! Ages: 7-14 • 8:30 am – 4 pm. CNCP Members: $200 and Non-Members $225. Limited space available.
3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers
Coast Elite Gymnastics Camp
Join us for some action packed fun at our Winter Break Camp! Trampoline, movies, crafts, games, bounce house and two full gymnastics classes a day! Regular hours from 9 am to 3 pm & Extended day is 7:30 am to 6 pm! We have camp days following Lee County School District schedule. Register for camp on our website! Space is limited. Bring a lunch and snacks! Give us a call today!
6360 Arc Way, Fort Myers
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
School Break camps are designed for students in grades K-5 when school is out. Simple Machines camp runs Dec. 22 – 23. Simple Machines engineering camp is focused on the six simple machines: wheel and axle, wedge, lever, screw, ramp, and pulley. Campers will engage in engineering challenges that relate to each simple machine. All activities demonstrate how each machine applies a mechanical advantage to make work easier. Designing the Future camp runs Dec. 27 – 30. In this design and innovation camp, campers will learn how to manage “the problem space” with an engineering design process. In addition to solving engineering challenges, campers will also learn simple computer aided design (CAD) and get to work with 3D printers and 3D pens. Register online.
2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Florida Repertory Theatre
Florida Rep Education is proud to offer a wide variety of performing arts classes for the community. These classes are designed for both beginners and serious young artists looking to continue to hone their craft. Classes are taught by working theatre professionals and class sizes are capped at 20 students to maximize individual attention. Classes for students ages 8-16 run for six-week sessions, while our Teen Programming is designed for busy schedules offering one-off master classes and events. Florida Rep’s Conservatory program is designed for young artists who want to pursue theatre. It offers young artists an introduction to the professional world with a real-life regional theatre experience providing a creative outlet that culminates with a professional of public performances.
Downtown Fort Myers
Gulf Coast Symphony
MusicWorks! is an El Sistema inspired music education initiative that was launched by the Gulf Coast Symphony in August 2015. MusicWorks! promotes positive social change through music, and empowers youth to develop a strong sense of personal identity and community through musical literacy in an effort to empower each child to achieve their full potential. All students in MusicWorks receive instrument instruction Monday through Friday, totaling 7.5 hours per week during the school year. Youth music programs (first grade through high school) include jazz youth ensemble, youth orchestra and beginning strings. After school and weekend programs are available (beginner to advanced levels), and new classes start Jan. 17. Scholarships are available.
Music and Arts Community Center, 13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers
Growing Room Camp
Join us for our Winter Break camp at Growing Room Child Development Center of Southwest Florida in Bonita Springs and Fort Myers. 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. is $220 per week. An all-in-one holiday camp featuring sports, arts and crafts, education, entertainment, nature and, of course, friends. Tuition is all-inclusive and pays for breakfast, lunch and snack, arts and crafts, music and games. Still accepting new campers at both locations.
25151 Bernwood Drive, Bonita Springs • 239-495-0045
8950 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers • 239-466-6646
IMAG History & Science Center
IMAG STEAM Camps are bringing science, technology, engineering, art, and math to life for campers. What’s more, campers also get to choose two clubs to attend (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) for specialized activities in smaller group settings. IMAG STEAM Camps are scheduled for the first week of the winter break Dec. 26 through Dec. 30, and the second week Jan. 2 through Jan. 6. During the first week of camps, clubs include Maverick’s Top Flight Club, New Year’s Party, Egyptian STEM Club, and Gingerbread Engineers Club. During the second week of camp, clubs include Winter Chemistry Club, Winter Physics and Engineering Club, Winter Snack Artists, and Winter FabLab Club. In addition to their clubs, campers also enjoy the museum, experience our live animal encounters, see science shows and a 3D movie, get up close with sea life in our Touch Tank, and much more.
2000 Cranford Ave., Fort Myers
www.theIMAG.org • 239-243-0043
Southern Starz Camp
Join us this holiday season at Southern Starz from Dec 22 through Jan 9th. Gymnastic camp for girls and adventure camp for boys is a great way to spend your days off school. We open each day at 7:30 am and camp runs until 3 pm with extended day until 6 pm. Campers will spend the day doing gymnastic, playing games and having fun. Each day ends with open gym. Daily and weekly rates available. Call me with any questions you may have & wishing you an Amazing Day!.
915 SE 14th Place, Cape Coral
Swimtastic swimming lessons are dedicated to providing a safe and attentive environment focusing on teaching lifelong swim skills for all ability levels! Don’t Fall Back, jump into Swimtastic Swim School. It is important to swim all year long to keep your swim skills strong. At Swimtastic we provide group and private lessons indoors all year long. Register online at www.swimtastic.com (or our mobile app) and we will see you at the pool.
Join us for a Winter Wonderland, Winter Day Camp at the Bonita Springs and Fort Myers YMCA from Dec. 26 – Jan 6th. Ages 5 (kindergarten) to 14 years and open from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. We’ve got lots of fun planned for break; Field Trips, Adventures in Art, Dance, Holiday Activities & A New Year’s Celebration..
27200 Kent Road, Bonita Springs
1360 Royal Palm Square Blvd.,