San Diego Holiday Break Camp Options


When school’s out, camp’s in! Here’s a recap of some awesome holiday & seasonal camp offerings throughout San Diego!

Want to add your seasonal camp? Email [email protected]

plunge and play

Plunge and Play offers a premium day camp experience for kids ages 5 to 12 years old. Camp hours are 9am-3pm (unless otherwise noted) Early Drop off and late pick options available. Their activity-based camp is focused on themed days and weeks with plenty of fun activities in the pool and around Belmont Park.


SDMOMS20 for $20 OFF

Location: Plunge San Diego 3115 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego, CA 92109
Cost: $379 for full week / $129 per day / $25 per Hour (Extended Care Available)

playing with slime

Come join in on the fun at Thanksgiving Camp & Winter Camp at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center! They offer a variety of fun, hands on activities from creating delicious treats to crafting up a storm of possibilities All camps include sports, art, games and more, as well as swimming (weather permitting).

Extended Care Options:
AM Extended Care: 7:30am until 9:00am | PM Extended Care: 3:30pm until 5:30pm

2022 Winter Camp: Week 1: Grades K-7
Session 1: Monday- Friday, December 19 – 23, 2022 | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

2022 Winter Camp: Week 2: Grades K-7
Session 2: Monday- Friday, December 26 – 30, 2022 | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

See website for pricing on winter camps. 

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Positive Adventures

Positive Adventures is a “mobile” camp which means their drop off and pick up points vary during the week. Monday is in Mission Beach while Friday is in Torrey Pines. This keeps things fresh and exciting for the campers as it allows the group to surf in one area, kayak in another area, hike in another area, etc.

They want to take full advantage of everything San Diego has to offer in the outdoor space. Campers are always dropped off and collected at the same location on that given day. If they determine that the ocean and temps are too frigid (even with a wetsuit on) for their campers, then they will offer alternate activities that are “drier” and “warmer”.

Winter Camp 1: December 19th-23rd
Winter Camp 2: December 26th-30th
Winter Camp 3: January 2nd-6th

Drop off is at 9:00am. Pick up is at 3:00pm. Explorers (Ages 7-9) & Navigators (Ages 10-12)

Price: $565 per week


Seaside Arts Center

Join Seaside Arts Center for three exciting half-day morning sessions, as we dive into the world of abstract art. Students will begin by creating their own individual paintings which they will then chop up to make new and incredible works of art! Finished pieces will include an accordion book, hanging sculpture, and paper weaving. 

Winter Break Acting and Dance Camp

Join your friends at Seaside as we explore a Winter Wonderland of scenes, songs, and dance about wonder and the majesty of winter. Each day will include acting, singing, and dance classes. The week will conclude with a small performance for parents and families. (Ages K+)

  • December 19th – 23rd | 9am-12pm ($250 per child)
  • January 3rd – 6th | 9am-12pm ($200 per child)

G3 Kids

G3Kids Camps foster friendship, skills development, and happiness for your children. While they participate in various activities such as gymnastics, art, and beach days, their team ensures that your children are included and receiving specialized attention.

Holiday Break Camp Dates 

Get ready to jump into a fun-filled holiday at G3Kids! Team building, crafts, games and outdoor activities in the sun make for epic memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. Camp runs 9am-3pm for ages 3+.

Locations: Point Loma (Liberty Station), Pacific Beach and La Jolla UTC Mall

Winter Break Camp
Week One: December 19th – 23rd
Week Two: December 26th – 30th,
Week Three: January 2nd (Single Day)
MLK Day: January 16th & President’s Day: February 17th & 20th
Spring Break Camps: March 27th – March 31st


Phoenix Sports

Soccer, baseball, basketball, flag football, & exciting field games like capture the flag, 3-legged races, paper airplane races, and much more. Girls & Boys | Ages 3-10

Friday Day Camp: 9am-1pm (Every Friday) Ages 3-11 | 9am – 1pm 

Holiday Break Camp:
Week One: December 21st – 23rd and Week Two: December 26th – 30th

Location: Laguna Riviera Park, Kelly Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Full and half day options available.


Little Explorers Winter Camp 

Join the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum this winter for a week of exploring weather and the four seasons followed by a full week of discovering new ways to make music. This camp is perfect for all budding scientists and musicians who are ready for new challenges and problem solving. Campers will enjoy daily science and art activities from 9am-2pm.

Winter Break Week One: December 27th – 29th |  Non-members – $210 Members- $180
Winter Break Week Two: January 3rd – 6th | Non-members – $280 Members- $240

Location: San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, 320 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025



An action-packed schedule consisting of everything Ninja, Gymnastics, Team building, Arts n Crafts, Outdoor Fun and More!

KidWonder Camp is designed to give your child a great experience as they engage in American Ninja Warrior training, Gymnastics, Arts n Crafts, Capture the Flag, Team Building, Character Building and more.

Winter Break Camps: WINTER WONDERLAND CAMP DECEMBER 19-21 & 28-30 


Location: 4735 Point Loma Ave • San Diego, CA 92107


Paintbox Art Studio

With Paint Box Art Studio, Owner Jaimee fosters the same loving and supportive relationship between our students and art. Camps are themed each week. Half Day and Full Day Options Available. 

  • Holiday Camp Week 1: December 19th – 23rd
  • Holiday Camp Week 2: December 27th – 30th

Location:1101 Washington Pl, San Diego, CA 92103
$425, $90/day – full and half day options available

YMCA of San Diego County (YMCA)

While camp may look different this year at the YMCA, the fun, educational and energetic experience you’ve come to expect from our Y camps will remain the same. Children will enjoy a wide variety of activities for your child to explore, outdoor play, opportunity to make friends and peace of mind for working parents. Prices may vary depending on the camp.

Thanksgiving Camp: November 21st – 23rd
Winter Break Camps: Dates vary by location

Locations: 13 YMCA Camp Locations 

San Diego Gymnastics 

Available for ages 4 & up, camp includes gymnastics, parkour, crafts, open gym, snacks, outdoor play, and FUN! Camp hours are 9am-3pm and must enroll in full week, no single day options.  Kiddos currently enrolled at SDG receive 20% off!

October Break:  October 3rd – 7th, October 10th – 14th, October 24 – 28th

Turkey Day Camp: November 21st – 23rd 
Winter Break Week One: December 19th – 23rd, Week Two: December 26th – 30th and Week Three:  January 1st – 6th
Spring Break Camp: April 3rd – 7th & April 10th – 14th

Locations: Grossmont Center,  La Costa, Otay Mesa and Point Loma

Helen Woodward Animal Center Critter Camps

Come join Helen Woodward Animal Center and their animal ambassadors as we learn about how animals help us and the ways we can help animals during their Winter & Thanksgiving Break Camps. 

Each day includes hands-on animal encounters, cute crafts, awesome activities and the chance to connect with peers.Through hands-on interactions with a variety of species, as well as crafts, games, and activities, campers will discover compassion for various animal types and build amazing memories. See website for pricing and details. 

Thanksgiving Camp: November 21st – 23rd
Winter Camp Week One: December 19th – 23rd
Winter Camp Week Two: December 27th – 30th 

Coastal Roots “Farm” Camp

Teaching kids where food comes from, why it matters, and how they can help change the world. Coastal Roots Farm is thrilled to invite “Farmers-in-Training” entering grades K – 5 to experience shomrei adamah (farm chores), medah(science-based learning), omanut (arts and crafts), shirim (songs), and kef ba’teva (fun in nature) through the lens of Jewish tradition in our unique outdoor space. 

After School Programs Available

Thanksgiving Break Camp: November 21st – 23rd (Monday-Wednesday only)
Winter Break Camp: January 2nd-6th
Spring Break Camp: March 27th – April 7th (No Camp April 6)

Location: Coastal Roots Farm, 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA 92024

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego 

Their Thanksgiving & Winter Holiday Camps are a complete experience, and they offer activities such as arts & crafts, movies, computers, recreational activities and more. Awesome outdoor activities and the opportunity to make new friends and memorable experiences that will last a lifetime.

Thanksgiving Camp: November 21st – 23rd
Winter Break Camps: December 19-23 – All Branches (excluding below)
December 22-23 – Conrad Prebys Escondido Branch & Baker Branch & December 23 – Conrad Prebys Ramona Branch

Location: Find Your Club.


San Diego Junior Theatre

At Thanksgiving Camp & Winter Camp at the Junior Theatre elementary students are welcome to will enjoy rotating through classes in drama, music, dance and a specialty subject. Whether your child is used to the spotlight or new to the stage, Junior Theatre camps have something for everyone!

Thanksgiving Camp:
November 21st – 23rd

Winter Camp:
December 19th – 23rd, December 27th – 30th and January 3rd – 6th

San Diego Kroc Center

The Kroc Center provide programs that offer a variety of life-changing opportunities for people of all ages in the areas of sports, fitness, arts, education, and personal and spiritual enrichment. They offer traditional and speciality camp programs. 

Thanksgiving Camp:November 21-23
Winter Camp: December 19-23, December 27-30 and January 2-6, 2023

Regular Camp Hours: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday
Drop Off: 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM, Monday – Friday
Pick Up: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday
Location: 6845 University Ave, 92115 

San Diego Trail Company

When your kids are here, you’ll never hear “I’m bored.” What you will hear is how much fun they are having, how they have met so many new friends, and how excited they are about getting up tomorrow to do more cool things. Your children will ride, learn, create and play at the camps by San Diego Trail Company.

Thanksgiving Camp: November 21st – 23rd 
Winter Break December 19th – 23rd and December 26th – 30th
Poway Equestrian Center: 14875 Mina De Oro Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA

The Stronghold

The Stronghold offers fun day camps in Point Loma for Ages 5-12! Camp is held from 9AM-3PM From Self-Defense, Jiu Jitsu, Nerf, Laser Tag, Snowball Battles, Arts + Crafts and more, your child will have a blast hanging out with us! 

Winter Camps – December 19-23 ($375 for Stronghold guests, $300 for Stronghold students)

Location: 2176 Chatsworth Blvd (Across from Point Loma High School)

To register: call 858.722.0942 or visit us online at

San Diego Soccer Camp

Winter Camp: December 19th-22nd

Location: Rancho Bernardo Community Park

Time: 9am-12pm

Cost: $150

San Diego Surfing School

San Diego Surf School is the Best Surf Camps In San Diego, Southern California because of our passionate attention to detail so your experience matches our high standards every time. No matter your skill level, we work hard to find the best instructors with lifeguard and CPR certifications from all over the world to ensure that you master the fundamentals during your first surfing lesson.

Winter Camp:

  • Week 1: December 19th – 23rd
  • Week 2: December 26th – 30th
  • Half-Day A.M. Sessions Are From 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.($155)
  • Half-Day Mid-Day Sessions Are From 12:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.($145)
  • Full-Day A.M. Sessions Are From 9:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.($300)

Location: Pacific Beach

Little Fish Art Camp

If you have a teen or pre-teen that loves mangas, comic books, art and storytelling, check out Little Fish Art Camps. The camps are specialized, highly engaging experiences designed to inspire young artists.

Winter Camps:

December 19th – 23rd
December 26th – 30th

Time: 9a.m. – 3p.m.
Cost: $295

Location: 6822B El Cajon Blvd., San Diego

Camp Fire San Diego

Wholesome and fun camp experiences are what make Camp CaHiTo one of the most popular camps around. Activities include hiking, archery, arts and crafts, games, sports and more!  Ages 5-7, ages 8-10, ages 11-13 and 9th-12th grade.

Winter Camp Dates:

  • December 19th–22nd
  • December 27th–30th
  • January 3rd–6th

Time: Times vary
Cost: $288-$335 (See website for details)
Location: 3101 Balboa Dr., San Diego

Back 2 Rock

Whether you have a budding rock star (ages 4-7) or an intermediate band player (7+) this local Encinitas camp will be singing their tune. Your musical camper will learn to play and appreciate music at a whole new level. 

Winter Camp Dates:

  • December 27th–30th
  • January 3rd–6th

Location: 282 N. El Camino Real, Ste. C Encinitas

Keep checking back as we will be updating this list!!

Want to add your holiday camp or after-school program to this list? Email [email protected] 


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