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14 Camps For Mid-Winter Break In Brooklyn


Presidents’ week mid-winter recess is fast approaching. We’ve found 14 Brooklyn camps that still have spots available and are sure to be tons of fun.


Barking Cat Studio
216 Greenwood Avenue, Windsor Terrace, 718-686-1132
Ages 5-10
Artists use the city as inspiration. In the afternoon artists rejoin at the studio to relax with yoga.

Brooklyn Arts Exchange
421 5th Avenue, Park Slope, 718-832-0018
Artists can pick their specialty — theater, dance, circus, or music — to explore historical and modern aspects of art.

Creative Arts Studio
310 Atlantic Ave, Boerum Hill, 718-797-5600
Ages 5-13
The mid-winter program is four days, Tuesday to Friday, allowing for the family to have a long weekend get-away. Art and science meld beautifully, and during the week artists will take a field trip to the NY Hall of Science.

Spoke the Hub
748 Union Street, Park Slope, 718-408-3234
Ages 6-12
Campers will use the process of democracy to inspire their dance and art.

Textile Arts Center
505 Carroll Street, Gowanus, also in Manhattan, 718-369-0222
Ages 5-11
The Textile Arts Center offers day classes or a week-long program. Each weekday artists focus on a different textile craft. You can sign up for April break camps now as well.


Carmelo the Science Fellow
300 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill, 718-722-0000
Ages 5-11
Geologists unite! Recreate Earth’s many natural disasters: volcanoes! tornados! And unearth precious gems and fossils.

Brooklyn Robot Foundry
303 3rd Avenue, Gowanus, 347-762-6840
Ages 7-10
Last year campers created Frankenstein! The Robot Foundry insisted on calling it the less fearsome name of Rube Goldberg (check out the video above) but call it what you may, last year the machine took 72 steps! Perhaps this year’s scientists can top that?

Prospect Park Zoo
450 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Park, 718-399-7327
Ages 4-8
Mid-winter mini-camp is 2-days, and hands-on activities including live animal encounters, crafts, and more.


Juguemos a Cantar
357 6th Street, Park Slope, 917-453-1187
Ages 3-10
It’s likely that the only people who sign up for Juguemos mini-camp are already affiliated with the program, but don’t let that stop you. The best way to learn a language is full immersion. Half- and full-day camps are available.

Jewish Day Camps

Shorefront Y Day Camp
3300 Coney Island Avenue, Brighton Beach, 718-646-1444
Ages 5-12
Shorefront Y is offering a fun filled week of activities, or campers can attend just a single day. If your camper enjoys the week, sign up for the summer camp.


Aviator Sports
3159 Flatbush Avenue, Marine Park, 718-758-7500
Ages 3-15
Campers can register for one day or for a whole week of ice skating, dance, rock climbing, and more. Lunch and snack are included.

Urban Martial Arts
965 Coney Island Avenue, Ditmas Park, 718-287-5500
Ages 4 and up
This is the only camp that promotes their board-breaking contest. Other activities include a nerf gun war and dodge ball. Good old-fashioned fun!

Traditional Camps

Park Explorers
611 8th Avenue, Park Slope, 718-788-3620
Ages of 4-12
Campers can sign up by the day or for the week. They will enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, weather dependant.

The Park Slope Day Camp
339 8th Street, Park Slope, 718-788-7732
Grades Pre-K-6
Sign up for a special day or for the entire week. On Thursday, campers will visit New Victory Theater for a special presentation.

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