Thanksgiving Camps to be thankful forPosted by Sarah W on October 31, 2012
Not to steal any thunder from Halloween, but since the stores have already usurped the Halloween décor for winter holiday goodies, it’s probably ok to start thinking about Thanksgiving. With all the planning and meal prep that goes into the holiday, things can tend to lean towards the stressful side of what should be a relaxing and much needed break.
SA Busy Kids has got a trick to ease the stress of the holiday break – check out our list of Thanksgiving Break Camps to keep your child active (and away from the marshmallow-covered yams) while the turkey cooks.
Monday & Tuesday, November 19-20
World Wide Soccer invites your child to practice some soccer skills and get in the sporty spirit this Thanksgiving. Players ages 3-5 can play as Mini Kickers from 9 am – 11 am, while players 6 – 14 have the option to play full or half-day camps. The Mini Kickers camp is $40, while a half-day for the older kids is $80 and a full-day is $100. Work on those soccer skills up while having fun playing scrimmages and games. Registration is available online or mail in a registration form to PO Box 17523, San Antonio, TX 78217. Contact Laurence O’Toole for more information at 210-332-2201 or email@example.com.
Monday – Wednesday, November 19 – 21
Take a swing at tennis at the NISD Annemarie Tennis Center over Thanksgiving break. Kids ages 8 and up at any skill level are welcome. Players will be grouped according to level once the camp begins. Instruction time runs from 11am – 12:30pm, and match play time goes from 12:30pm – 2pm. Register for one day for just $30 or come all three days for $85. Mail registration forms to 7001 Culebra Rd, San Antonio, TX 78238. For more information, call the tennis center at 210-706-7516.
Friday – Sunday, November 23-25
Your child can spend the holiday weekend on the court developing basketball skills and life skills with the Marie Ferdinand Basketball School of Excellence. This three-day holiday camp is ideal for 3rd – 8th graders, at the St. Pius Catholic School. Hours are 12pm – 4pm on Friday and Saturday, and 1pm – 5pm on Sunday. Early-bird registration is $90 and ends November 12. Registration after that is $100. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to reserve a spot. Mail payment and registration forms to PO Box 792, Converse, TX, 78109.
Friday, November 23
Get a few hours of shopping or football in while your kids play the day away at the Alamo Tot Sports Training Ground. Children ages 3 and up are invited to try their hand at different sports, enjoy open play, plus crafts and snacks at the all-day or half-day sessions. The all-day session lasts from 9 am – 4 pm (be sure to pack a lunch) and is $50 for members, $60 for non-members. The morning session is from 9am – 12pm, and the afternoon session is 1pm – 4pm. Half day sessions are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Register by calling 210-399-4861 and save time by filling out the registration form in advance.
Monday – Wednesday, November 19-21
Let your child get hands-on this Thanksgiving at the Artworks Art Studio. With half-day and full-day options, your child can experiment with drawing and painting on Monday, dress for a mess on Tuesday for sculpture making, and get radical with tie dye, beading, sewing, and more on Wednesday. A half-day session is $25 while a full day is $40. Registration is available online for both the Nacogdoches and Mainland locations.
Get the kids cooking this Thanksgiving at the Young Chefs Academy Mini-Camp. It’s a fun way to spend a holiday break crafting and creating a delicious masterpiece. Information on the camp is still ‘TBA’ but keep an eye out for the flavorful fun happening this Thanksgiving. For more information call 210-402-0023 or e-mail email@example.com.
Girls, Inc. hosts a holiday camp during the week of Thanksgiving, highlighting different activities and fun for girls. Specifics aren’t available yet, but if you are interested in finding out more about this year’s camp, contact Zelina Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 210-212-2517.
So, what’s on your family planner for Thanksgiving?