San Diego Holiday Break Camp Options

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

From adventurous fall and turkey day camps to themed winter retreats, there’s something for everyone. So, whether your little ones are budding scientists, nature enthusiasts, or simply looking for an adventure, you’ll find a camp that suits their interests and keeps their school breaks both entertaining and educational. Let’s explore the top-notch camps that make San Diego’s holidays even more special for kids!

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

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Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center

Address: 4126 Executive Drive, San Diego, 92037
Phone: (858) 457-3030

Come join in on the fun at Thanksgiving Camp, Winter Camp and Holiday Break Camps 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

Presidents Day Camp:
February 16th & Monday, February 19th

Spring Break Camp: (More info coming soon)
April 1st-5th

See the website for pricing.

G3 Kids

G3Kids Point Loma, Pacific Beach and La Jolla UTC

Locations: Point Loma (Liberty Station), Pacific Beach and La Jolla UTC Mall
Phone: (858) 333-9009

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+. Extended care available for an additional fee.

MLK Day Camp:
January 15th

Presidents Day Camp:
February 16th & Monday, February 19th

Spring Break Camp:
April 1st – 5th

Memorial Break Camp:
May 27th

Hazel Mini Camp

Encore Creative Arts Camp

The Encore Event Center & Spark TV Studios: ​8283 Ronson Road, San Diego, 92111
Phone: (858) 652-3264

Encore Creative Arts & Enrichment Camp is focused on live, in-person camps where not only will kids use their minds but will interact and socialize. The Encore Event Center in Kearny Mesa is home to the camp and features over 25,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor spaces to give us plenty of space to distance as necessary while still allowing interaction in small groups, outdoor activities and different interesting spaces to keep them engaged after months of virtual interactions. Our dozens of staff members are also parents, educators, professionals, camp counselors, artists and kids at heart!

Full Day camps are weekdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM with additional Aftercare from 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM. Early drop off available.

Spring Break:
April 1st – 5th   |   $395

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Dynasty Dance Co.

Starlight Dance Studio: 6506 El Cajon Blvd ste h, San Diego, CA 92115
Phone: (619) 840-5753

Their unique school break camp curriculum provides STEAM-based activities that keep kids ages 5-12 engaged and active all day. From exploring the arts to science, educational enrichment, and physical movement, our fun promotes learning, and campers have a blast!

Presidents Day Camp:
February 16th & February 19th

Spring Break Camp:
March 25th – April 5th

Memorial Break Camp:
May 27th

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Little Explorers Spring Camp 

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum·320 N Broadway, San Diego, 92025

This spring San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is inviting budding naturalists for a whole week of outdoor exploration. Campers will enjoy learning about the Museum’s growing garden through daily art and science activities.

Spring Break Camp:
March 25th – 29th

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Seaside Arts Center

Seaside Arts Center:·11130 E Ocean Air Drive, Ste. C-105, San Diego, 92130
Phone: (858) 299-9038

Join us to DANCE, ACT & CREATE with all of your favorite Little Mermaid songs and characters. With Ariel, Sebastian and more, we’ll explore the magic in our hearts, learn to use our voices for good, and build empathy and compassion through the arts! The week will conclude with a small, in-studio performance for parents and families at 1:40 PM on Friday, April 5.
Open to students in Pre-K through Grade 5. Cost is $385/student. 10% off additional students in the same family. Students will need to bring a snack and lunch.
Spring Break Camp:
April 1st-5th

Phoenix Sports

Location: New Song Church – 3780 Pio Pico Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: (760) 587-7452

Phoenix Sports is the perfect backup when Carlsbad public schools are closed for winter, spring, or summer break. Learn about our engaging camp & childcare programs. Ages 3-10. Camp runs 8:30am-4pm with full and half day options.

Presidents Day Camp:
February 16th & Monday, February 19th

Spring Break Camp:
April 1st-5th

Memorial Break Camp:
May 27th

June Care

Location: A home near you!

If you are looking for an alternative to Winter Camps or just want an option to supplement your busy holiday schedule. With June Care’s community-based approach to childcare, you’ll be matched with local families who share your values and can offer the flexibility you need for a stress-free holiday season!

Holiday & Spring Camp: You choose the schedule based on your needs

Paintbox Art Studio

Location: 1101 Washington Pl, San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (858) 382-2696

Campers will work on 2 organized sew projects (kids will be able to insert their own flare, of course) and might just slime it up or do some cookie or Valentine decorating. Early drop off and late pick up are available and a week discount is available. Full Day: 9am-3pm $95 per child & Half Day: 9am- 12pm $50

Ski Week:
March 4th – 8th

KidWonder

Location: 5261 Linda Vista Road, San Diego 92110
Location: 333 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone: (619) 432-4120

An action-packed schedule consisting of everything Ninja, Gymnastics, Team building, Arts 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.

Presidents’ Day Camp (Linda Vista):
February 16th & 19th

Spring Break Camp (Linda Vista):
April 1st – 5th

Spring Break Camp (Encinitas)
March 25th-29th
April 1st – 5th

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 their child to explore, outdoor play, the opportunity to make friends, and peace of mind for working parents. Prices may vary depending on the camp.

MLK Day Camp: 
January 15th

Spring Break Camps:
April 1st – April 5th

Locations: 13 YMCA Camp Locations

San Diego Gymnastics 

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

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!

Spring Break Camp:

Otay Ranch & Grossmont Center: March 18th-22nd

Otay Ranch, Grossmont Center, La Costa: March 25th- 29th

Point Loma, Grossmont Center, La Costa, Mission Valley: April 1st-5th

La Costa & Rancho Bernardo: April 8th-12th

Helen Woodward Animal Center Critter Camps

Location:  6461 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Phone: 858-756-4117 ext. 318

Critter Camps gave kids in San Diego the chance to meet a variety of amazing animals while learning why all critters deserve compassion. Through hands-on interactions, crafts, and activities, children discovered how they could help create a more humane world. Ages Preschool- 6th Grade

February Critter Camp:
February 16th-23rd

Spring Break Camp:
March 23, 24, 30, 31 
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Coastal Roots “Farm” Camp

Location: Coastal Roots Farm, 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone: (760) 479-6505

Teaching kids where food comes from, why it matters, and how they can change the world. Spend school breaks on the Farm at Farm Camp! Welcome to Pre-K – 5th grade children of all backgrounds; at Farm Camp we explore the natural world, food system, and universally-meaningful Jewish values through cooking, crafts, and science experiments, visiting the chickens, harvesting farm-fresh snacks, singing, and more.

After-School Programs Available

Spring Break Camp:
March 25th-29th (Session 1) and April 1st-5th (Session 2)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego 

Location: Find Your Club
Phone: 

Discover BGCGSD Spring Break Day Camp, a perfect balance of excitement and education. We provide engaging STEM activities, creative arts and crafts, and a range of recreational fun. This camp offers an ideal opportunity for your child to make new friends, explore their interests, and create lasting memories during their Spring break.

Spring Break Camps Vary by Location:
Camps range from March 18th – April 12th 

San Diego Junior Theatre

Balboa Park·1650 El Prado Suite 208, San Diego, 92101
Phone: (619) 239-1311

School may be out, but theatre is in! Elementary students are welcome to join us for fun-filled days rotating through classes in drama, music, dance and a specialty subject (improv, stage combat, design, etc). Whether your child is used to the spotlight or new to the stage, Junior Theatre’s camps have something for everyone! Camp days are from 9am-3pm. A detailed informational letter will be sent out the week prior to camps. Students should bring a sack lunch and two snacks.

Spring Break Camp:
April 2nd-5th

April 8th-12th

 

San Diego Kroc Center

Location: 6845 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92115
Phone: (619) 269-1470

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 specialty camp programs.

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

MLK Day Camp: January 15th

Presidents Day Camp: February 16th & 19th

Spring Break Camp:
March 25-29
April 1-5

Fulcrum Surf Camp

Grandview Beach: 1700 Neptune Ave, San Diego, 92024

Our five day surfing experience is now offered during Thanksgiving Break! Perfect for those looking to gift the fun of surfing for the holiday season. Don’t worry, we have the warmest wetsuits on offer and as always a 2 to 1 ratio!

Foam surfboard and wetsuit are provided. 

Spring Break Camps:
March 25th – 29th , April 1st – 5th and April 8th – 12th

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!

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

Spring Break Camp:
March 25-29
April 1-5

To register: call 858.722.0942 or visit us online at thestrongholdsd.com/events

Back 2 Rock

Location: 282 N. El Camino Real, Ste. C Encinitas, CA
Phone:  (760) 840-5280

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. Camp runs 9:30am-1pm.

Mid-Winter Camp: February 12th – 16th, February 19th – 23rd

Spring Break Camp: April 1st – 5th

San Diego Surfing School

Location: 4850 Cass St, San Diego CA 92109
Phone: (858) 205-7683

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.

Fall / Winter / Holiday Camp Options Available from single day to five day camp options.

Location: Pacific Beach

Camp CaHiTo

Balboa Park:·3101 Balboa Drive, San Diego, 92101=
Phone: (619) 291-8985

Camp CaHiTo day camps in Balboa Park have various themes to choose from and different activities each day; activities include hiking, archery, arts and crafts, sports, singing, swimming and much more. Children must be at least 5-year’s old of age to attend Traditional Day Camps. Is your camper between the ages of 3-5? If so our Little Stars Program for campers under 5-year old is for them. 

  • January 15th – MLK: Amazing Day
  • February 16th – Friday Presidents: Amazing Day
  • February 19th – Presidents: Amazing Day
  • February 19th-23rd – February Break Week
  • March 4th-8th – Mid-Winter Break Week
  • March 25th-29th – Spring Week 1
  • April 1st-5th – Spring Week 2
    • Specialty Camps include Adventure Trek, Lego Craze, Art, Wacky Gross Science and Robotics
  • April 8th-12th – Spring Week 3
  • April 15th-19th – Spring Week 4

San Diego Animal Sanctuary And Farm 

Alpine:·5178 Japatul Spur, Alpine, CA 91901
Phone: (619) 320-4942

Shadow our experienced animal keepers for the entire day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the intimacy of your private group with up to 3 children. You will have the opportunity to help your keeper with their duties while interacting, at length, with all our animals. Something new is always happening at the Farm – no day is the same.

MLK Day Camp: January 15th

Their weekly camps run Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM.

  • 3-Day Week: $495 per week
    5-Day Week: $695 per week

Sew Inspired

Laura’s Sew Inspired Home Studio: 202 Aurora Ave, San Diego, 92078

Our 1-day Saturday camps are geared for NEVER-SEWN-BEFORE little seamsters and for our on-going creative guys and gals. 1-Day Camps $105 Please bring a lunch. We make a variety of seasonal projects for each and every camp! Bring a sack lunch!

MLK Day Camp: January 16th
Campers will be making fleece and flannel projects. $105

Presidents Day Camp: February 16 & 19th
Campers will be doing kids-easy-quilting/patchwork projects.  $105

3-Day Spring Break Camps: March 26th – 28th and April 2nd-4th
Campers will be making garments. $105

Little Fish Art Camp

Location: 6822B El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
Phone: (619) 356-1103

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. Ages 7-11. Camp runs 9am-3pm.

Spring Break Camp Info Coming Soon

STEM Camps at The Fleet

Your kids will experience exciting new adventures every day when they join our seasonal STEM Camps. They will have a unique opportunity to explore and learn about the fascinating world of science in a fun and engaging way. STEM Camps offer diverse and enriching experiences with various activities and programs.  Camp runs 9am-4pm.

Spring Break Camp Info Coming Soon!

East County Surf Soccer Club

East County Surf Fall & Winter Camps are designed for the benefit of all Staff, Players & Parents, and are open to all players from all clubs! Camp runs from 9am – 12:30pm.

Spring Break Camps: 

Session One: April 3rd – 6th
Santee Town Center Park: 550 Park Center Dr., Santee, Ca 92071

Session Two: April 10th – 14th
Hillsdale Middle School: 1301 Brabham St., El Cajon, CA 92019

APEX Parkour Kids Camps

Parkour Kids Camps are a great way to focus kids energy into FUN and FUNCTIONAL movements, while parents go to work or run errands. Parkour day camps are a great alternative to sitting around watching TV all day. Kids exercise and gain the valuable strength and mobility they need to live a safe and healthy life. Plus they get to make friends forever. Camp runs from 9am-3pm with early and late drop off options available for an additional fee.

MLK Day Camp:January 15th

Pricing: $350 for 4 or 5-Day Long Camps | $100 Daily Rate. $50 Non-Refundable Deposit due at Registration. 

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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