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Kids at last year’s February vacation camp at Beck’s Art Express in Nashua. Courtesy photo.




Vacation week is coming
Where to send the kids for February break

02/13/14



It’s time for February vacation. Check out the list of camps below for ideas of where to send your kids for a fun-filled break. 
 
Activity Day Camps
Concord YMCA
15 North State St., Concord, 228-9622, concordymca.org
What: Campers will enjoy sports activities, rock wall climbing, swimming, games and arts and crafts. There are even some field trips. 
Who: Kids in kindergarten to grade 6
When: Feb. 24 through Feb. 28, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Cost: $188 for the week or $50 per day; prices are cheaper for members
 
Concord Parks & Rec
14 Canterbury Road, Concord, 225-8690, concordnh.gov/recreation
What: Kids can spend their February vacation going on day trips, including to the Boston Museum of Science, Franklin Park Zoo, Space Center and ice skating. 
Who: Kids in grades 3 through 6
When: Feb. 24 through Feb. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Cost: $50 for non residents and $40 for residents daily
 
Merrimack YMCA
6 Henry Clay Dr., Merrimack, 881-7778, nmymca.org
What: Camps include swim time, fun science experiments, cooperative team-building games, sports, outdoor play and more. There are also before and after camp care hours for an extra cost.
Who: Kids ages 6 through 12
When: Feb. 24 through Feb. 28
Cost: $273 for the week or $66 for the day. Prices are cheaper if you are a member. 
 
Nashua YMCA 
24 Stadium Dr., Nashua, 882-2011, nmymca.org
What: Camps include swim time, fun science experiments, cooperative team building games, sports, outdoor play and more. There is also before and after camp care hours for an extra price.
Who: Kids ages 6 through 12
When: Feb. 24 through Feb. 28
Cost: $273 for the week or $66 for the day. Prices are cheaper if you are a member. 
 
Arts and Theater Camps
Beck’s Art Express
491 Amherst St., Nashua, 566-1393, admin@artsexpressnh.com, artsexpressnh.com
What: At Fabulous Fashionista, campers will learn all about the world of fashion and design. Campers will create fashion sketches on paper and create fun accessories and fashion items. Who: Kids ages 7 to 12 years old
When: Feb. 24 to Feb. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Cost: $100
 
Children’s Museum Art Camp
6 Washington St., Dover, 742-2002, childrens-museum.org
What: Kids will learn all about famous artists and create masterpieces of their own to bring home in a portfolio. Campers will learn about Picasso, Monet and Van Gogh. 
Who: Kids ages 5 through 9
When: Feb. 24 through Feb. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Cost: $120
 
Currier Museum of Art
180 Pearl St., Manchester, 669-6144 x122,  artcenter@currier.org, currier.org
What: Signs of Our Times! invites campers to create paintings, prints, collages and sculptures that explore the art of Robert Indiana.  
Who: Kids ages 5 to 14 years
When: Feb. 24 through Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Cost: $270 or $160
 
MoCo Arts
76 Railroad St., Keene, 357-2100, moco.org
What: Campers in the February vacation camp will learn to dance, act, sing, and create fun art projects built around a camp theme. This year’s theme is “Atlantis — Under the Sea.”
Who: Kids from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade
When: Feb. 24 through Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Call for pricing
 
Palace Theatre
80 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-5588, palacetheatre.org
What: Campers will be learning about all aspects of theater, including singing, dancing, acting, costumes, set painting, games and more. A production is set for at the end of each camp. 
Who: Kids in grades 2 through 8 
When: Feb. 24 through Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Cost: $225
 
Science Camp
Seacoast Science Center
570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye, 436-8043, seacoastsciencecenter.org
What: In Treks 4 Tots camp and the Seaside Safari camps, campers will learn about nature and how living in the world affects them. From exhibits to tide pools and some scavenger hunts, children will learn about different animals, such as polar bears, sharks and penguins. 
Who: Kids ages 3½ to 5 and grades 1 through 5
When: Feb. 17 through Feb. 21 and Feb. 24 through Feb. 28
Cost: $55 or $35 per day
 
Sports Camps
Play Ball
16 Industrial Way, Salem, 898-0332, goplayball.com 
What: Coed kids can attend any of the baseball pitching, softball pitching, baseball hitting, softball hitting, catching, rookie skills, baseball skills or softball skills camps or clinics. These camps after offered weekly for a day session in February. 
Who: Kids ages 5 to 18 years depending on the camp 
When: Visit online for February dates. Times run generally from 6 to 8 p.m 
Cost: $115
 
Splash Week at Nashua YMCA
24 Stadium Dr., Nashua, 882-2011nmymca.org
What: A mini series of swimming lessons during school break for kids. 
Who: Kids ages 3 to 5 and 6 to 12 
When: Feb. 24 through Feb. 28 from 9 to 9:30 a.m. for ages 3 to 5 and 9:30 to 10 a.m. for ages 6 to 12 
Cost: $40 or $20 if you are a member 
 
SportsZone
7 A St., Derry, 537-9663, nhsportszone.com 
What: Campers will get to play basketball, soccer, football, baseball, softball, pickleball, wiffle ball, kickball, dodgeball and handball. They also have access to the batting cages, the bouncy house, swimming pool and a slip n’ slide. 
Who: Kids ages 6 to 13
When: Feb. 24 through Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or half day options
Cost: $174 for full day, full week, $95 for half day, full week, or $35 daily
 
The Works
23 Works Way, Somersworth, 742-2163, theworkshealthclub.com
What: The Works Vacation Camp at the Wentworth Douglass Hospital Family Health and Fitness Center has day camps on all school holidays and throughout the winter. They invite kids to come and try basketball, volleyball, tumbling, floor hockey, dodgeball, swimming and other games. Bring a towel, a bathing suit, sneakers and some lunch and make sure to dress for outdoor fun, weather permitting. 
Who: Kids in kindergarten through grade 8 
When:  Feb. 24 through Feb. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Cost: Weekly price of $195
 
Tri-Star Gymnastics and Dance
66 Third St., Dover, 749-1234, tristargymnh.com
What: Campers will learn all about gymnastics and how to use the balance beam or use the bars. 
Who: Kids ages 5 through 13
When: Feb. 24 through Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with half-day options available
Cost: $135 for full day, full week, or $85 for half day, full week. Daily rates also.
 
Nature Camps
NH Audubon
Massabesic or McLane Center, 224-9909, nhaudubon.org 
What: February Fun Vacation Camp will allow kids to learn about nature during the winter months. There will be various outdoor excursions, either by foot or by snowshoes. Kids will learn through crafts, stories, live animals, songs and games. Kids will learn about birds, mammals, insects and reptiles. 
Who: Kids ages 6 to 12 years
When: Feb. 25 through Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Cost: $52 per day 
 
As seen in the February 13, 2014 issue of the Hippo.





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