2020 In-Person Winter Break Camps for Kids in York Region


In-person winter-break camps are not as easy to come by this year due to COVID, but they are out there. Here are some fun day camp options we’ve found in and around the York Region, where kids can improve their ice-skating skills, get creative juices flowing with an art camp, or stay active with gymnastics and martial arts.

Be sure to book now, as spaces are filling up quickly!

McMichael Gallery

Kids ages 7–12 can explore the galleries at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in the morning while they’re closed to the public and create new pieces every day in various mediums while discovering new techniques and painting styles.

December 28–31

Earthbound Kids

Adventure is on the menu at two winter break camps on the Earthbound Farm in Markham. Week one is the Saddle Club horseback riding camp, open to all levels (including beginners) ages 4–12. Week two is Treetop Camp, which includes pony rides, arts and crafts, sports, and farm/nature activities.

December 21–23 and 28-30

Ice Dreams

Kids can improve their skating skills at one- to six days of skating camp or private or semi-private lessons. Each session includes on-ice instruction and off-ice sports activities. You can opt for full-day or half-day camp, for any number of days during the break. Options for ages 2½—18.

December 21–23, 28–30 (per-day registration)
Full-day or half-day


At this gymnastics club for kids, learn real gymnastics skills using various apparatus: tumble trampoline, beam, bars, floor and vault, in a non-competitive environment. Each camp cohort is limited to eight children and the camp is for ages 6–10. Sign up at Gymalaya Vaughan or Gymalaya Newmarket.

December 21–23 and 29–30 (single-day registration available)

OMAC World Class Martial Arts 

Winter break camp programs allow kids to keep physically fit, make friends, and grow as individuals at this martial arts centre with locations in Vaughan.

December 21–23 and/or 29–31
1-day and 3-day options

Art One Academy

Young artists will create works of art using painting, drawing, sculpting, printmaking, collage, and mixed media, plus take part in yoga and creative movement programs. Kids are divided by age group (4–7 and 8–12). Sign up at Art One Academy Markham or Art One Academy Richmond Hill.

December 21, 22, 23, 29, 30
Full-day or half-day
Register for a single day or all 5 days

Air Riderz

Jump, jump, and jump some more at this trampoline sports winter-break camp. Play trampoline dodge ball and take part in climbing activities and free jump. Expect outdoor time and arts and crafts. Sign up at Air Riderz Aurora/Newmarket or Air Riderz Vaughan.

December 21–23 and/or 28–30
Full-day or half-day

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