Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone (although the leftovers still abound), we're looking ahead to holiday fun, like holiday crafty stuffs. But, for many of us, we will also be faced with needing to find some all-day holiday cheer for our kids whose schools or daycares will be closed. There are holiday camps, similar to summer camps, offered at larger institutions or community centers:
Children's Museum Camp runs from December 18 through 22, the full week before Christmas. Full-time care can run from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM, then there is additional aftercare offered until 5:30 PM.
Oregon Zoo offers 1/2-day camps for children ages 4 through Kindergarteners for $12-14 per day. Full-day sessions for children in grades 1 through 4 are $27-35 per day. Good animal winter fun!
Portland Parks & Rec offers Wild Winter Wonderland at the following community centers: Mt. Scott, Fulton Park, Matt Dishman, and East Portland. Another offering (which seems to be the same offering) is Winter Madness at Sellwood, Hillside, University Park, Southwest Community Center, Montavilla, St. Johns, and Peninsula. Some centers offer the whole week, others centers register day-by-day.
Do you have any other suggestions for finding holiday childcare or camp fun? Aisha writes:
Can anyone recommend a good day care for the Xmas break in the North/Northeast Portland area--my hubby's 7 year old is going to be with us on Christmas break at a last minute's notice and we both have to work. I have tons of recommendations in SE but nothing around our neck of the woods, any suggestions would be helpful and appreciated. Something like a winter break camp would be perfect--sports or art related in particular. Thanks for the help and have a great holiday!