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California Winter Camps for Kids 2023-24

California Winter Camps for Kids 2023-24

Published: Nov. 17, 2023Updated: Jan. 4, 2024

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While school is out for winter break, you can fill your kids' days with fun activities and the chance to make friends at these winter camps throughout California! Some of the programs on this list specialize in social skills, STEM and robotics, performing arts, sports, and more, with options for day camps, sleepaway camps, and virtual programs. Check out our full list below, put together by the Undivided Research Team! (If you're looking for camps and programs specific to your area, reach out to learn about getting a custom research report.) There are fewer camps available than during summertime, so if you're interested in enrolling your child, be sure to reach out to the camp as soon as possible to see if it would be a good fit!

5 tips for finding a camp that accepts kids with disabilities

Bay Area

Educational and STEM


4000 Middlefield Road #D5
Palo Alto, CA
(650) 729-9882

Brainvyne is an “inclusive program and believes that all children should have access to quality educational programs.” They host many seasonal camps including a Holiday LEGO Camp. The camp includes exciting activities involving LEGO gears, axles, battery packs and LEGO robotics. Children are grouped by age and will learn the fundamentals of simple machines through play.

  • Type of camp: In-person day camp
  • Dates: December 26-29 and January 2-5
  • Age range: 4-11 years old
  • Cost: Half-day option for three days is $699, or three full days is $899 or $199 per full day.
  • Registration: Registration for camps can be done online.
  • 1:1 aides: Please call to discuss your child’s unique level of support needs to see if this camp would be a good fit for you.


Throughout the Bay Area

E-sports is an inclusive virtual sports program developing athletic skills and teamwork.

  • Type of camp: Virtual gaming
  • Dates: Ongoing, seasonal sports
  • Age range: 3 and up
  • Cost: Programs are free of charge.
  • Registration: Registration for camps can be done online.
  • 1:1 aides: Please email to discuss your child’s unique level of support needs to see if this camp would be a good fit for you.


Two locations in Los Altos and Belmont
(650) 384-0412

Kidizens is an “innovative educational environment that encourages collaborative and guided discovery of real-world concepts while role-playing and having fun in a universe built of LEGOs.” The organization's mission is to “cultivate creative, critical and civically responsible thinking that can be the foundational pillar of future learning in life.”

  • Type of camp: In-person day camp
  • Dates: Kidizen’s Winter Camps will be held between December 18, 2023 and January 5, 2024.
  • Age range: 6-14 years old
  • Cost: The cost of the camp is $560 for five-day camp and $450 for four-day camp. Camps have after care for an additional $35 per child.
  • Registration: Registration for camps can be done online.
  • 1:1 aides: Campers are grouped in pairs of two or three based on age. Please call to discuss your child’s unique level of support needs to see if this camp would be a good fit for you.

Tech Know How

Several locations in San Francisco, Peninsula, East Bay and South Bay
(650) 638-0500

Tech Know How holds camps on technology and computers, including Minecraft, Roblox, LEGOs, robotics, and game coding. The organization’s mission is to “provide children and teens with meaningful STEM education through projects they love.”

  • Type of camp: In-person day camp
  • Dates: Tech Know How has winter camps starting December 26, 2023.
  • Age range: 5–13 years old
  • Cost: The cost of the camp is $455 per week.
  • Registration: Registration for camps can be done online.
  • 1:1 aides: Please call to discuss your child’s unique level of support needs to see if this camp would be a good fit for you.

Zoo Camp: The San Francisco Zoological Society

Sloat Blvd., The Great Highway
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 753-7080

Campers learn about animals, habitats, biodiversity hotspots, and conservation efforts while exploring the different regions of the earth. Zoo Camp is known to be inclusive; lessons and activities are age appropriate and designed for multiple learning styles.

  • Type of camp: In-person day camp
  • Dates: December 26-29, 2023 and January 2-5, 2024
  • Age range: 4–17 years old
  • Cost: The cost of the camp is $480 per week.
  • Registration: Registration for camps can be done online.
  • 1:1 aides: Please call to discuss your child’s unique level of support needs to see if this camp would be a good fit for you.

Extracurricular Activities, Classes, and Camps

Friendship Circle Winter Camp

3921 Fabian Way #A023
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 858-6990

During this day camp, children and teenagers with disabilities will participate in winter crafts, put on puppet shows, visit a petting zoo, and spend time socializing with their teenage volunteer “buddies” and their peers.

  • Type of camp: In-person day camp
  • Dates: December 26–29, 2023, 9:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • Age range: 5–19 years old
  • Cost: $150 per day or $555 for all four days. If your family requires financial assistance, you can reach out to lauren@bayareafc.org.
  • Registration: Registration for camps can be done online.
  • 1:1 aides: Although the camp doesn’t provide aides, each camper will be paired with a volunteer buddy.

JCC Los Gatos: School Break Camps

14855 Oka Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 357-7416

Camp Shalom is a unique Jewish day camp experience open to all kids from ages 18 months to 16 years old. Each session involves activities including swimming, sports, crafts, dance, and music. Camp Shalom states, “We are a true community, creating unity from diversity, making unforgettable memories.”

  • Type of camp: In-person day camp
  • Dates: Camps will be held between December 18, 2023 and January 8, 2024.
  • Age range: Ages 5-12. Children age 18 months through kindergarten are part of the Katan Preschool program. Email katan@jvalley.org to connect with them regarding inclusive programming for young campers.
  • Cost: Five-day camp: $450 for members or $575 list pricing. Four-day camp: $360 for members or $460 list pricing. Single-day registration: $100 for members or $125 list pricing.
  • Registration: Registration for camps can be done online.
  • 1:1 aides: Please call to discuss your child’s unique level of support needs to see if this camp would be a good fit for you.

Open Mind School Winter Camps

1215 O'Brien Dr.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 260-3805

Open Minds Silicon Valley is a “servant leadership organization that takes a comprehensive, community-wide approach to meeting the needs of the whole child.” Open Minds operates its own school and serves students from preschool through high school. They have many programs including after-school programs, a social innovation lab, a fitness gym, and seasonal camps.

Open Minds Winter Camp’s purpose is to “ignite student imaginations, incorporate social and emotional and academic goals, all within hands-on activities in a thriving social environment.”

  • Type of camp: In-person day camp
  • Dates: Open Minds Winter Camps will be held between November 21 and December 28, 2023.
  • Age range: All ages
  • Cost: The cost of the camp is $135 per day.
  • Registration: Registration for camps can be done online.
  • 1:1 aides: The ratio of children to counselors is 8:1, with 1:1 available as needed. Please call to discuss your child’s unique level of support needs to see if this camp would be a good fit for you.

Steve & Kate’s Camp

58 W. Portal Ave. #800
San Francisco, CA 94127

Emeryville: (650) 264-7831

Palo Alto: (650) 265-4152

Petaluma: (707) 370-4220

While at Steve & Kate’s Camp, campers can choose from a variety of recreational activities, including sewing, playground games, tinkering, making stop-motion animations, and playing games. Although Steve & Kate’s Camp isn’t specifically designed for kids with disabilities, they’ve had many campers with disabilities participate and have a positive experience. They’re open to children bringing therapists or 1:1 aides to camp, so if that’s something you’re interested in, contact the camp first.

  • Type of camp: In-person day camp
  • Dates: The Emeryville camp takes place December 18–29, and both the Palo Alto camp and Petaluma camp take place December 26–January 5. They also host winter break camps in San Francisco and San Mateo, but both those camps are already full for 2023.
  • Age range: Pre-K through seventh grade
  • Cost: The cost of attending camp is $115 per day, and families can purchase as many day passes as they’d like. Lunch and snacks are included in the day pass price.
  • Registration: Registration for camps can be done online. Start by creating an account here.
  • 1:1 aides: Although Steve & Kate’s Camp doesn’t have 1:1 aides on staff, they’re open to families sending an aide with their child. Contact the camp location you’re interested in to discuss those details.

YMCA of Silicon Valley

(408) 351-6400

The YMCA of Silicon Valley hosts a variety of winter break camps designed to keep kids busy during time off from school. Most camps are hosted at schools in San Jose, but there are a few options in Gilroy and Mountain View. During each camp, kids will build new skills and have fun socializing with other campers.

  • Type of camp: In-person day camp
  • Dates: Dates vary depending on the location of your camp. There are options December 18–22, December 21–22, December 26–29, and January 2–5. See the full list of day camp options online here.
  • Age range: Most camps accept campers who are 4–12 years old. A few camps accept campers 4–13 years old.
  • Cost: $158.80–$360 depending on the duration of the camp you choose.
  • Registration: Registration for camps can be done online. You can find a list of camp options as well as links to register on this webpage.
  • 1:1 aides: Contact the YMCA to see about having an aide at your camp location.

Central California

Sleepaway Camps

Camping Unlimited: Camp Krem

45895 California Hwy 49
Ahwahnee, CA 93601
(510) 222-6662

Camping Unlimited provides recreational activities in a sleepaway camp setting for campers of all ages and abilities. Originally located in Boulder Creek, Camp Krem has relocated to Awahanee, CA. During the fall and winter, they offer weekend-long respite camps to give parents a chance to relax and let kids have some fun and independence away from home. For Thanksgiving, campers have the chance to participate in activities such as dancing and nature walks before sharing a holiday feast. During the Holiday camp, kids can decorate cookies and make seasonal crafts.

  • Type of camp: Weekend respite camp
  • Dates: Camp Krem is hosting a Holiday camp December 8–10, 2023.
  • Age range: Campers range in age from 8 to older adults depending on the length and type of sessions. Generally, all ages attend the same sessions, but cabins will be assigned to similar age groups as closely as possible.
  • Cost: The cost of the camp ranges $230–$450 per day depending on whether your camper needs a 1:1 or 1:3 supervision ratio.
  • Registration: Registration for the respite camps can be done online.

Los Angeles Area

Family and Sleepaway Camps

The Painted Turtle: Holiday Gathering

17000 Elizabeth Lake Rd.
PO Box 455
Lake Hughes, CA 93532
(661) 724-1550 Ext. 203
Camp Admissions Manager: Carlie Green

Founded by Paul Newman in 1999, the mission of The Painted Turtle is to provide an opportunity for kids with medical conditions to just be kids. Located just outside of Los Angeles in Lake Hughes, California, The Painted Turtle has served tens of thousands of children and families since opening in 2004. Their mission is to provide a year-round, life-changing environment for children and their families by allowing children to participate in an authentic camp experience, supporting their medical needs, and offering their families care, education, and respite. As a Medical Specialty Camp, they support campers with a wide range of diagnoses, including cerebral palsy. Their annual Holiday Gathering is a chance for kids to participate in some of their favorite camp activities such as singing, boating, woodshop, crafts, and fishing. If you’re attending, make sure to dress for winter weather!

United States Adaptive Recreation Center: Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Program

43101 Goldmine Drive
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 584-0269
Administrative Assistant: Shelly Egerer

The United States Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC) offers an adaptive outdoor activity experience for everyone to enjoy as a family. In the winter, USARC offers half-day and full-day adaptive ski and snowboard lessons at Bear Mountain Ski Resort. Kids benefit from 1:1 instruction and state-of-the-art adaptive equipment, including mono-skis, bi-skis, and outriggers. Both beginners and more advanced athletes are welcome.

  • Type of camp: Half-day or full-day lessons
  • Dates: December through March
  • Age range: All ages
  • Cost: $110 per person for a half-day lesson and $160 for a full-day lesson. Lift tickets are included in the price.
  • Registration: You can reserve a lesson online. USARC recommends making a reservation early because demand for lessons is high.

Camp Paivika: Camp Paivika @ Home

P.O. Box 3367
Crestline, CA 92325
(909) 338-1102 ext. 5003
Camp Director: Kelly Kunsek
Camper Services Coordinator: Tina Fraynd

For winter 2023, Camp Paivika is hosting Camp Paivika @ Home, in which programs “are planned to increase independence and confidence to try new things and to maximize opportunities for social development.” Programs include but are not limited to Crafts, Music, Dancing, Movie Nights, Special Events and Chat Groups.

  • Type of camp: Live virtual programming for children and adults with disabilities
  • Dates: Held during winter months; contact the camp for exact dates.
  • Age range: Children and adults with disabilities
  • Cost: $35 per month
  • Registration: You can reserve a spot by calling (909) 338-1102 ext. 5003. Space is limited, so call as soon as you can.

Educational and STEM

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles: Adventures in Nature

900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 763-3466

At the Natural History Museum, “camps use the research and collections of the museum as a jumping off point for exploration and adventure.” Winter break day programs are open for enrollment now as they “reveal the secrets of the museum.” Campers are able to explore a variety of fun topics from bugs to dinosaurs with developmentally appropriate and age-specific activities.

  • Format: In-person programs
  • Dates: January 2-3 or January 4-5, 2024
  • Age range: Kindergarten through eighth grade
  • Hours: 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $135 for members or $150 for non-members. Afternoon extended care (3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.) is available for $30.
  • Registration: Select Session and Registration online.
  • 1:1 aide: Contact the museum directly for more information.

Rolling Robots Holiday Camp

Several Locations in Southern California including Glendale, Rancho Palos Verdes, and West LA
(888) 762-6808

A group of aerospace engineers who love robots started Rolling Robots to give all kids the chance to discover their inner scientists. They have multiple locations and offer classes from beginner to advanced in robot-making, Minecraft, coding, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing. Online classes are available. In-person classes are offered in Palos Verde, Glendale, and West Los Angeles. No prior experience is necessary. Rolling Robots teaches children of all learning backgrounds the core concepts of STEM, robotics, and coding. They aim for six to eight students per instructor.

Rolling Robots offers winter camps around the Christmas and New Year holidays, spring camps when schools are on spring break, and Thanksgiving camps for Thanksgiving week.

  • Format: In-person and online programs
  • Dates: Holiday camps run December 26–29, 2023, and January 2–5, 2024.
  • Age range: 5–15 years old
  • Hours: Morning sessions run 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Afternoon sessions run 1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. Times may vary depending on the program for Thanksgiving and winter breaks.
  • Cost: In-person classes range depending on the program selected, from $329 to $399 per week.
  • Registration: Site-specific registration can be found on their schedule page.
  • 1:1 aide: Yes, 1:1 aides can be accommodated.

Social Skills

BLAST Programs

2512 Foothill Blvd.
La Crescenta, CA 91214
(818) 583-7134

BLAST is a safe learning space where children develop coping skills for stressful environments such as school or home. The owner, Katie Enney, Psy.D., is licensed by the Board of Psychology of the State of California. The staff consists of therapists working on hours toward their license, college students, and educators. Therapy takes place during play, with an emphasis on verbalizing feelings, maintaining friendships, handling frustration, following instructions, and working on impulse control. Their drop-in programs are for school holidays when childcare is needed or if children want a fun experience for a few hours. Morning and afternoon slots offer games and activities facilitated by their trained staff.

High school and young adult participants can join a leadership development program. They will be separate for most activities from younger participants (depending upon enrollment numbers) except to practice their leadership skills.

  • Format: In-person drop-in day programs and holiday camp
  • Ages: Kindergarten through transition age
  • Dates: Holiday camps for 2023 run November 20–22 and December 18 – January 5. Sign up for one day or all. Half-day and full-day options are available.
  • Cost: $75 for half day and $150 for full day.
  • Registration: To sign up, please contact their program development director, Thalia Sotelo.

Friendship Circle of Los Angeles

1952 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 280-0955
Program Director: Miriam Rav-Noy

Friendship Circle of Los Angeles seeks to serve Jewish youth with disabilities by connecting them with their peers, under the supervision of Jewish teens from the community and the support of their parents, by providing workshops and social events. FCLA offers a number of events and programs throughout the year, including two-week winter day camps, headquartered at their Los Angeles office. They provide a range of social and recreational opportunities through daily local trips and activities.

  • Type of camp: In-person day camp
  • Dates: Camp is scheduled for December 26, 2023 to January 5, 2024.
  • Hours: Camp runs Monday to Thursday 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. and Fridays 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Cost is still being finalized.
  • Registration: Prospective campers and their parents can register for FCLA on their website’s registration page. After this general registration, campers will have an intake meeting with the Program Director Miriam Rav-Noy, and an additional application process specifically for the winter camp can begin after that. Priority will be granted to prior camp attendees. Parents can email Miriam Rav-Noy for more information about beginning the process.
  • 1:1 aide: Each camper is partnered with a teen volunteer or buddy. FCLA does not provide a 1:1 aide; however, campers are welcome to attend camp with their own aide present as space allows.

Extracurricular Activities, Classes, and Camps

Adrian’s Place Santa Monica

1808 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 581-8101

Adrian’s Place is a community hub located in Santa Monica offering recreational, social, and academic programs tailored to meet individuals of all abilities. The facility is designed for program directors, activity instructors, tutors, and therapists to use as a convenient location to grow their programs. In addition, they offer parent and sibling support groups throughout each month, workshops, and pop-up classes. Programs currently offered include Basketball, Karate, Gross Motor Fitness, Guitar Lessons, Music/Jam Session, Group Dance Class, Voice/Guitar Lessons, and Yoga. Keep visiting their website as they are adding more programs and workshops.

Adrian’s Place offers a Winter Enrichment Camp, which includes activities that help campers work on “life skills, social skills, collaborative thinking, peer interaction, and problem solving.” Activities include cooking, sports, photography, field trips, and more!

  • Format: In-person classes
  • Dates: Classes are ongoing; see the Newsletter. Winter Enrichment Camp is December 18, 2023 through January 5, 2024
  • Ages: Varies by program. Winter Enrichment Camp is for ages 13-17 and 18+.
  • Cost: Varies depending on program or class. Winter Enrichment Camp is $140 per day or $700 per week.
  • Register: Choose a program here. Register for Winter Enrichment Camp here.
  • 1:1 aide: If an aide is helpful for your child, contact the specific program you are interested in signing up for to discuss further.

Camp Wildfolk

12020 Burbank Blvd.
Valley Village, CA 91607
(424) 341-5522

Camp Wildfolk Winter programs held at Valley Village create a space for community and connection through activities and group projects. They are thrilled to offer three weeks of winter fun at the Valley campus. There are two camp themes to choose from: Free Range Camp, which is a mini version of their Classic Program, and Mini Adventure Camp. ​​

  • Format: In-person day programs
  • Dates: December 18, 2023, to January 5, 2024
  • Hours: 9:00 a.m.—2:30 p.m. with extended day options available
  • Ages: Pre-K to fifth grade
  • Cost: $450 - $575 depending on the camp.
  • Registration: Register online here.
  • 1:1 aide: The camp is willing to allow a 1:1 aide. The approval is on a case-by-case basis. Call or email the camp to discuss your child’s needs.

Iverbe Day & Sports Camp

9854 National Blvd. #287
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 779-1952
Owner/Director: Marc Weiss

The Iverbe Sports Camp Program is designed to give campers the opportunity to experience a variety of different sports and activities in a positive, nurturing environment. Regardless of ability level, campers will receive individual and personal attention to help them achieve their best. Iverbe offers the Winter 2023-24 Day Camp at The Willows in Culver City highlighted below as well as sports camps for soccer, football, and baseball.

  • Format: In-person day camp
  • Dates: Session 1 is December 18–22, and Session 2 is December 26–29, 2023.
  • Age range: 4–13 years old
  • Hours: 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (varies with each camp); extended care hours are available.
  • Cost: Session 1 is $500; Session 2 is $400. Lunch is included.
  • Registration: Register online here.
  • 1:1 aide: Yes, 1:1 aides are permitted.

JAG Gymnastics

8640 Hayden Place
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 987-2886

JAG is accustomed to working with kids from 6 months to 18 years old with varying needs and skills. In addition to teaching gymnastics, their curriculum focuses on playground readiness, general athletic preparation for other sports, and character development. Their character-building program is based on the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

2023/24 Winter Camp registration is open now; you must register in advance, and space is limited. Pizza lunch is available on a daily basis for an additional $12 per day. All campers should bring a water bottle and any additional food/snacks for their day.

  • Format: In-person programs
  • Dates: December 18-23, December 26-29, January 2-5.
  • Age range: 5 and up
  • Hours: 9:00 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $211 per day
  • Registration: Register online here.
  • 1:1 aide: Yes, 1:1 aides can accompany a child.

Tumbleweed Winter Day Camp

1024 Hanley Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 472-7474
Owner/Director: Andy Kimmelman

Tumbleweed has been providing a place for kids to explore, play, and be unplugged from technology for more than 65 years. The camp is located on over 100 acres of beautiful space. Winter Camp is just like summer programming “only a little more intimate and a little too cool for swimming. Plus, they have some activities JUST for Winter Camp like America's Next Top Salsa Cooking Competition!”

While they do not offer transportation for Winter Camp, they do have a shuttle from Brentwood Science Magnet. The shuttle leaves the school at 9:00 a.m. and will drop off in the evenings at 4:30 p.m.

  • Format: In-person day camp
  • Dates: Camp will run December 18–January 5, and you can sign up for any or all weeks that you'd like. Registration is by week, Monday to Friday.
  • Age range: Pre-K to eighth grade
  • Hours: Camp is generally open 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $730-$830 depending on the week.
  • Registration: Register online here.
  • 1:1 aide: They do often have a handful of campers attending with aides. Tumbleweed shared that it's always individualized; they collaborate with each family as to whether they can meet their child's needs with or without an aide.

Orange County

Educational and STEM Camps


P.O. Box 81004
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 288-1486

Bionerds offers a variety of winter camps designed to help kids get excited about science. Each camp focuses on a specific theme, from the ocean to the human body to bioengineering. At each camp, participants do hands-on activities to make biology come to life. Although Bionerds camps are not specifically designed for children with disabilities, some staff members have experience working in special education. If you’re unsure about whether the camp is the best fit for your child, contact them directly to discuss accommodations.

  • Format: In-person programs
  • Location: Multiple locations throughout Orange County, including in Irvine, Newport Beach, and Orange. Find the full camp schedule online here.
  • Dates and times: Dates and times vary based on class and location. There are half-day camps that run 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. as well as full-day camps that run 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 5–12 years old
  • Cost: Costs vary depending on the camp you choose.
  • Registration: To register, choose a camp from the class schedule.
  • 1:1 aides: Contact Bionerds to discuss your child’s needs and the possibility of accommodating aides during camp.

Code Ninjas

Locations throughout California
(855) 446-4652

Code Ninjas is a nationwide franchise dedicated to providing fun and educational week-long computer programming and tech classes for kids. Summer curriculum has included classes such as 3D Design and Print, Jr. Adventures in Game Design, Stop Motion Animation, Become a YouTuber, Intro to Roblox Development, Jr. STEM Discoveries, Robotics with Lego, Modding With Minecraft, and more. Class availability varies by location.

  • Format: In-person programs
  • Location: Multiple locations throughout California. Find a camp near you and check out class schedules with their location finder.
  • Dates and times: Dates and times vary based on class and location. Most winter camps are half-day sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 5–15 years old
  • Cost: Camps range in price based on location. The cost can possibly be covered under social recreation through Regional Center.
  • Registration: Registration begins by selecting your preferred Code Ninjas facility and class through their website.
  • 1:1 aides: Code Ninjas recommends contacting your selected Code Ninjas center to discuss the needs of your child and the possibility of accommodating aides in the classroom.


Blue Line Arts Studio: Winter Break Camp

405 Vernon St #100
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 783-4117

Blue Line Arts is a regional cultural hub committed to “fostering impactful arts experiences. Through exhibitions, educational programming, and public arts initiatives, they support a full creative life for all.” They host a few winter classes and camps for children.

  • Format: In-person programs
  • Dates and times: Classes and camps are organized by age. They are hosted on December 16, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and January 2-5, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 5 to 18 years old
  • Cost: A one-day workshop costs $45 for non-members or $36 for members. Camps cost $144 for non-members or $196 for members.
  • Registration: To register, look at their event schedule here and choose “Register now.”
  • 1:1 aides: Blue Line Arts will allow 1:1 aides. They suggest that you put any accommodations needed for the child on the registration form so that the staff can be better prepared.

Effie Yeaw Nature Center: Winter Nature Camp

2850 San Lorenzo Way (off Tarshes Drive)
Carmichael CA 95608
(916) 876-4918

The Effie Yeaw Nature Center is dedicated to providing educational and interpretive programs and information about the natural environment, principally in the American River Parkway. The center hosts nature winter camps for students during school winter break. Each camp focuses on the natural world and includes lessons and crafts or other activities, and a hike. They encourage kids to dress appropriately for the weather (usually layers and a jacket) and to wear clothes that can get a bit dirty.

  • Format: In-person programs
  • Dates: Camps are organized by age. They run December 26-29, 2023, and January 2-5, 2024.
  • Hours: Camp hours are 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., except for Camp 5 which is 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 5–11 years old
  • Cost: The cost is $75 for non-members or $70 for members, except for Camp 5 which is $45 for non-members or $40 for members.
  • Registration: To register, choose a camp here.
  • 1:1 aides: Effie Nature Center will allow 1:1 aides during camp. They will do their best to accommodate each student. Please put any accommodation requests on the registration form. Note: Some of the hiking trails aren’t wheelchair accessible, but they will provide alternative activities if needed.



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