the busy mom's guide to preschools and activities for her busy little bee

9/30 & 10/9 No School Guide


Featured Vacation Day Camps

Darien YMCA, Darien: Activities include swimming, arts & crafts, outside play, gym, games, and more. 9am–1pm (pre-school only) or 9am-4pm (preschool to 5th grade). Extended care available! 1/2 Day Members: $70, Non-Members: $80. Full Day Members: $90, Non-Members: $100.

Toddlertime, New Canaan: School breaks at Toddlertime provide a fun-filled day for children and meet the needs of busy parents! Each day has a special theme: "Action Art" & "Everything Dough". Ages 2-7, 9am-12pm. Ages 3-7: $55. 2's: $60. Non-Toddlertime Students: $70.

Other Vacation Day Camps



YWCA: This program offers kids a full day of interesting activities! Make new friends or cultivate different interests or skills. Snacks are provided. Ages 3-12, 9am-3:30pm. *Note: YWCA membership is required for camp programs.



Tumble Jungle: Camp activities generally include trampoline time, zip-line rides, bounce houses galore, age-appropriate games, themed activities, recreational sports, crafts, and so much more. 9am-12pm. $45. Option to add on another hour of fun & lunch is available.

Pump It UpKids spend part of their day laughing, jumping, playing games, and part of their time creating art projects. Extended day options available! 8:30-12:30, 12:30-4:30, or 8:30-4:30. $30 per single session or $45 for 2 sessions. Early drop off/late pick up available!

JAMDo you believe in The Great Pumpkin? School is out but we are ready to JAM! Drop off your little pumpkins for seasonal crafts and a viewing of "It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown". 10/9, 2-4pm. Ages 4-11. $35/person; $20/sibling. Registration required.



Chelsea Piers: Little Athletes Gymnastics Camp supports each child's natural love of movement and exploration. A low camper-to-teacher ratio ensures personal attention and maximizes safety. Ages 3-5, 8:45-11:45am, Members: $63, Non-Members: $75.

Great PlaySuper Hero Day themed camp (9/30)! Ages 3-6, 12:30-3:00pm. Members: $36, Non-Members: $40. Email here to sign up & tell them Busy Little Bee sent you!

Mill River ParkCome join us when school’s out for a day filled with adventure and fun! Ages 4+, 9am-4pm, $65 (snack & lunch is included). Extended hours available.



Earthplace: Enjoy a day off with fun & educational themed activities. Extended day options available! Ages 3+, 9am-1pm or 9am-3pm, Members $63-$95 & Non Members $70-$105. Extended hours available!

SplatterBox: During Camp your kiddo will focus on age-appropriate projects working with watercolors, acrylics, collaging, pottery painting, fun games, circle time, science experiments, creative snacks & more! Ages 4+.

Two young boys on an indoor sports court, one with a basketball and one with a soccer ball, standing in the goalposts

Drop-In Scheduled Activities

Select "drop-in" (& any other search criteria you may have) on our homepage to browse a variety of regularly scheduled drop-in activities!

*As some schedules change on school vacation days, be sure to check individual program schedules before visiting!*


Special Events

As these vacation days get closer, visit our Event Calendar here for a full list of events happening during the days off!

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