February Vacation Camps

School’s out (whatever that means these days…) and it feels like there’s nowhere to go and nothing to do. But you’re wrong, there is! We’ve rounded up local programs offering camps and workshops to keep your kids busy over February break.

And for those of you who need some last-minute “get me out of the house” ideas, be sure to check out our Daily Itinerary and Events pages during the break.

Darien YMCA: February 12, 15, 19. Activities include swimming, crafts, outside play, gym, cooking, games and more. Ages 3+. 9am–1pm (preschoolers only) or 9am-4pm (preschoolers thru 5th grade). Extended care available: 8am-9am and/or 4pm-6pm. Half Day Members: $75, Non-Members: $85. Full Day Members: $95, Non-Members: $105. Extended Care: $10/hour.


Darien Nature Center: February 16-19. Get out of the long winter slump and spend the school recess outdoors! This nature education program will include seasonal activities like finding animal tracks, building snow forts, warming up around a campfire, and much more! Ages 2-7. 9:15am-11:45am (2’s only) or 9:45am-1:45pm (3+). 2 days: $155+, 4 days: $310+. *Membership is required for all vacation programs.


Fairfield YMCA: February 11, 12, 15. Participants will engage in organized play activities, sports programs, arts and crafts. Grades K-6. 8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm. Half Day Members: $40, Non-Members: $45. Full Day Members: $75, Non-Members: $80.

Happy Hands Art & Pottery: February 12, 15, 19. Kids will be introduced to the magic world of pottery. They will see their projects come to life through pottery painting, clay hand-building, canvas, mixed media, and more!​ Ages 4+. 9am-1pm. $65.


Action Art School: February 8-10, 15 (2 day minimum). Our Vacation Camp will give your kids the boost they need. Our camp offers your children a fun way to spend their free time, and it gives you that most precious commodity: free time for yourself! Ages 3.5-10. 10am-1:30pm. Extended care available: 9:30am drop off and/or 2pm pick up. $126+.

Greenwich YMCA: February 8-10, 15. Spend your day off from school having fun with your friends at the Y! Our Vacation Camp program offers tons of creative, engaging and fun choices of activities including arts & crafts, gym games, pool time, fitness classes and much more! 9am-12pm (3-5 year olds) & 9pm-4pm (5-12 year olds). Extended care available: 8am-9am and/or 4pm-5:30pm. Half Day Members: $35, Non-Members: $55. Full Day Members: $65, Non-Members: $85. Extended Care: Members: $10-$15, Non-Members: $15-$25.

New Canaan

Silvermine School of Art: February 12, 15-19. These fun and creative art jam sessions may include painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, exploring clay, collage, and more. Children will explore clay, watercolor, acrylics, tempera, ink, charcoal, artist pencils, oil pastels, as well as materials made of wood, foam, glass, canvas, beads, and paper. There will be exposure to works and stories of well-known artists, and instrumental music. Ages 5-11. 9am-12pm. $90+.

New Canaan YMCA: February 15-19. In vacation camp, we play in the gym, do arts and crafts, have fun in the pool, and enjoy a special theme activity each day. Theme days include visits from magicians, Lego creations, remote control car racing, and inflatable obstacle courses. Grades K-6. 9am–5pm. Extended care available: 8am-9am and/or 5pm-6pm. Members: $85, Non-Members: $100. Extended Care: $12/hour.


Tumble Jungle: February 11-12, 15-19. Activities include trampoline, zip line, bounce houses, games, recreational sports, crafts, and more. 9am-12pm. $45/day. Add on “Monkey Time” from 12pm-1pm for $15 (includes pizza)!


Chelsea Piers: February 8-12, 15-19. Pack all of the fun & excitement of summer camp into a school vacation day camp! Ages 5+. 8:45am-3:45pm. Members: $115/day, Non-Members: $135/day.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center: February 15 & 16. Spend your winter break outside! February can bring snow, maple syruping, and great winter birds! We’ll explore what’s happening outside in our forest and look for early signs of spring. Although we’ll have our own private classroom and bathroom, we’ll be outside as much as possible. Ages 4-9. 9:30am-12pm. Members: $30, Non-Members: $35.


Splatterbox: February 15-19. We’ll be painting every day and adding in a unique craft as well! Tie dye, slime, science, doughs & more. Ages 5-12 (ask about “almost 5s”). 10am-1pm or 1:30pm-4:30pm. $60/session.

Westport Weston YMCA: February 12, 15-19. Each day your child will enjoy swimming, gym time, a field trip or special event and other fun activities. Grades K-5. Drop-off is between 7:30am & 9:30am and pick-up is between 4pm & 6pm. Members: $95, Non-Members: $115.