It’s almost here. THAT week of the year when the kids are home from school, the weather is dreary, and everyone begins bouncing off the proverbial walls. February Break for Fairfield Public Schools, as well as for all schools who follow the public school schedule, is 2/20-2/24. If your family is not travelling to somewhere to bask in the sun or ski in the mountains, you are probably now wondering what you are going to do with your kids so all involved can enjoy the week. Well, Fairfield being Fairfield, there are plenty of good options. Here are just a few that are definitely worth considering.
Connecticut Audubon Society Winter Break Nature Camp
For children in pre-K and grades K-3
February 21—24 from 9:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
Winter Break Lunch Bunch
For children in pre-K and grades K-3
February 21-24 from 12:30 p.m.—2 p.m.
We put on jackets, hats and mittens, but have you ever wondered how plants and animals survive all winter long? Explore the natural world of winter here at Connecticut Audubon Society’s Wildlife sanctuary. Find out who is sleeping and who is wide awake. This exciting and unique program includes live animals, craft-making and outdoor investigations. Winter attire required.
Single day fee: $36 CAS members; $48 Non-members. Four day series: $120 CAS members; $168 Non-members. Lunch Bunch: $10 per day.
For More Information: http://www.ctaudubon.org; 203-259-6305; 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT 06824
Fairfield Parks & Recreation Vacation Camps & Activities
Fairfield’s February Vacation Week is February 20th to 24th, 2012. Get out and enjoy our winter wonderland but when you’re ready to warm up with some indoor activities we have some fun programs your children will enjoy! Program details vary by age so please visit www. http://cal.fairfieldct.org for more information.
Vacation Camp – Grades 1 – 5
Paint, Draw & More Vacation Camp – Ages 5 – 9
Tech Stars Animation Movie Maker Camp – Ages 8 – 12
For More Information: http://cal.fairfieldct.org; 75 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield, CT 06824; 203.256.3191
Sportsplex at Fairfield February Vacation Camp
The Vacation Camp at the Sportsplex includes instructional camps at Fairfield Ice Academy, Carabiner’s Indoor Climbing, The Field House, Gymnastics and Cheerleading Academy, World Champion Taekwondo, First Person Sports, Fairfield Fencing Academy, and East Coast United Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Monday, February 20- Friday, February 24
Full Day: 9:00-3:30; $325/week or $80/day
Half Day: 9:00-12:00 or 12:30-3:30; $200/week or $45/half-day
For More Information: www.sportsplexatfairfield.com; 203.254.8399; 85 Mill Plain Rd. Fairfield, CT
World Champion Taekwondo Winter Camp 2012
World Champion Taekwondo at Sportsplex at Fairfield is offering a winter camp of martial arts training and much, much more. Activities will include soccer, volleyball, hockey, kickball, baseball, tennis, dodge ball, obstacle courses, and snow-permitting, sledding, and snowball fights with Master. Art will be included in the form of Korean Calligraphy. Learn how Taekwondo teaches kids to challenge themselves, mentally and physically, to higher levels!
Monday, February 20-Friday, February 24; 9:30 am-1:00 pm; $200/week for members or $250/week for non-members
For More Information: (203)319-1333; www.bigkick.com; 85 Mill Plain Road, Unit #W, Fairfield, CT 06824
Fairfield Ice Academy February Break Skating Camp
February 20-24, 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Come one down to the Fairfield Ice Academy this February Break to improve your ice skating skills and make some crafts! Our talented skating instructors will work with your children to help them develop their skating skills as well as build a sense of confidence on the ice. Learning tricks and engaging in games along the way is sure to make this a fun-filled week for all!
$175 per week; $45 per day
For More Information: Fairfield Ice Academy; 302.254.8399; email@example.com; 85 Mill Plain Rd., Fairfield
Winter Vacation Adventures at The Maritime Aquarium
Feb. 20-24, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ages 6 to 12
Kids ages 6 to 12 can keep busy over their winter school break with this fun exploration of our natural world.
Ages 6 to 9: One-day programs are offered, with a different themed topic each day, including “Wacky Water Fun,” “Marine Mammal Mania” and “Coastal Critters.” Sign up for one, some or all days. See the Aquarium’s web site – www.maritimeaquarium.org – for all the daily topics and activities. Cost is $85 per day, or $395 for all five days.
Ages 9 to 12: Older kids can participate in a five-day “Junior Marine Biologist” program. Activities include setting up and stocking an aquarium display, testing water chemistry, dissections and using microscopes to peer into Long Island Sound’s unseen marine life. Cost is $395.
No matter the child’s age, all programs run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pre-care, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., is also available for $15 per day or $65 for the week. Bring a bag lunch, a snack and an appetite for adventure. Advance registration is required. Call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.
For More Information: Maritime Aquarium; 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT; 203-852-0700 http://www.maritimeaquarium.org
February Recess Clinic at United Indoor Soccer
February 20-24, 2012
Morning: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Afternoon: 12:30 PM-3:30 PM
Full Day: 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
United Indoor Soccer is where kids sports come to life. Our February Recess Clinic is certain to put a smile in your kids face. All of our classes are designed to introduce your child to the world of sports. Since 1998, our focus has been our youth soccer program. With all our programs, we offer professional experienced coaches. Your child will learn through specialized games that allow the participants to develop their hand-eye coordination, balance and footwork. We work hard to build players physical, intellectual and emotional foundation. Our classes also focus on the importance of playing and interacting with peers so that young ones start to understand the importance of team work. One of our main curriculum points is to make certain that every class is kept fun and that the players fall in love with sports. We have made it our goal to provide a protected, safe and professional environment for all our participants.
For More Information: http://www.unitedindoorsoccer.com; 203.319.0087; 176 Linwood Avenue, Fairfield, CT
If you know of or are hosting an upcoming Winter Camp that we have neglected to list here, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to add you to our post!