2020-2021 Winter Break Camps for Kids

Whether you’re looking to meet your childcare needs, or simply want a chance for your child to socialize, there are quite a few organizations offering winter break camps this year. Kids can get out of the house, engage in countless fun activities with friends, and enjoy their time off of school. Stretch their legs, learn a new game, and make new friends. Read on to find your little camper’s calling for winter break fun!  

photo courtesy of The Community House in Hinsdale

Winter Break Camps in Chicago’s West Suburbs

Breakaway Basketball Zoom Clinics

Breakaway Basketball Zoom Clinics
December 28, 29, 30, 2020
Kindergarten through 8th grade boys and girls are invited to attend these 3-day skills development sessions from your driveway, basement, or garage! Breakaway are the experts in basketball skills and game play.

Addison Park District Winter Break Day Camp
December 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30, 2020 | 7:00am – 6:00pm
Community Recreation Center
120 E. Oak Street
Addison, IL 60101
(630) 233-7275
Holiday games and activities, outdoor winter fun, and countless other ways to have fun with friends on your winter break. Enrollment is offered daily or weekly.

ActivKids Days Off Club
December 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30, 2020 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Simkus Recreation Center
849 W. Lies Road
Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 784-6100
Registration is offered daily for these fun-filled days. Games, sports, crafts, movies, and more.

May 2021 Family-Friendly Events

Double J Riding Club Winter Camps
December 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30, 2020 | Before- and after-care available
10545 W. 74th Street
Countryside, IL 60525
(708) 528-4674
This winter break, Double J Riding Club will be offering their Animal Adventure Camp.

Winter Break Camp at Flying High
Week 1: December 21–23, 2020; Week 2: December 28–30, 2020
5400 East Avenue
Countryside, IL 60525
(708) 352-3099
Two themed camp sessions are offered for kids ages 4–12. Camp runs from 8:00am – 3:00pm daily; half-day and extended care options are available.

Park District of Forest Park Winter Break Camp
December 2123, or 2830, 2020 | 7:30am 6:00pm
Roos Recreation Center
7329 W. Harrison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 866-7667
Enroll your school-aged children in 3 or 6 days worth of crafts, games, and activities.

The Community House Winter Break Camp
December 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30, 2020 | 7:00am – 3:30pm with additional hours available
415 W 8th Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-7500
Registration is offered daily, with a slight discount when all six days are purchased. Games, sports, crafts, STEM activities and cooking will fill your child’s day with fun.

Ivy League Kids Winter Break Camp
December 21, 2020 – January 8, 2021 (Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day) | times vary by location
Christ Community Church, Lemont
Mokena Recreation Center
Hope Lutheran Church, Shorewood
Pre-registration is required for these action-packed days! Fun-filled art projects, cooking, fitness, STEM, and more!

Family-Friendly Weekend Events: April 16–18 and Beyond

Naperville Park District’s Winter Break Camps
Sessions offered from December 21-30, 2020 | times vary
Fort Hill Activity Center
20 Fort Hill Drive
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 995-8900
Naperville Park District will be offering a gymnastics winter break camp at their Fort Hill location. 5 Star Soccer Camp will also be offered at River Woods Elementary School.

Oak Brook Park District Winter Break Camps
December 21 – 23 or 28 – 30, 2020 | times vary
1450 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 990-4233
Oak Brook Park District Winter Pee Wee Camp provides a well-rounded recreational experience for children 3-5 years old. Their Winter Playground Camp includes arts and crafts, games, and pool time for ages K-5.

Veterans Park District Winter Break Camps
December 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30, 2020 | times vary
44 W Golfview Drive
Northlake, IL 60164
(708) 343-5270
During the 2020-2021 winter break, Veterans Park District will be offering day camp, as well as sports-specific camps. Basketball, volleyball and baseball camps are held for school-aged children, with 4-6 year olds doing a Sports 101 camp.

Warrenville Park District’s Kris Kringle Camp
Weekly options for December 21 – 23 or 28 – 30, 2020 | 9:00am – 3:00pm with extended hours available
3S260 Warren Avenue
Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 393-7279
Holiday games, activities, crafts, sports and snacks will keep your kids engaged throughout their time in Kris Kringle Camp. Warrenville Park District is also offering Cyclone’s Youth Volleyball Winter Camp from December 28 – 30, 2020.

May 2021 Family-Friendly Events

My Gym Winter Camp (Wheaton)
Daily options for December 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30, 2020 | 9:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm
43 Danada Square East
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 221-0555
Active three-hour camps for ages 2.5–11 with games, sports, crafts, and more. Siblings receive a 20% discount.

Woodridge Park District Winter Wonder Camp
Daily options for December 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30, 2020 | Flexible between 7:00am – 6:00pm
Woodridge ARC
8201 S. Janes Avenue
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 353-3300
Kids in grades K–5 will play games, do crafts, play sports, and take field trips.

2020-2021 Winter Break Camps TBD

The following businesses and organizations offered winter break camps in the past, but have not published their plans for this year as of November 12, 2020. Check their websites or call for the most up-to-date information.

Looking for other ways to keep your kids entertained over winter break and beyond? Check out our guide to indoor fun for families!

About the Author

Katie Mayle
Katie is a mother of three children, ages 7, 5, and 2. A Joliet native, she and her husband moved back to his hometown of Naperville after the birth of their second daughter. Her three kids keep her family very active, and she is grateful for the countless indoor and outdoor opportunities available to families in the western suburbs. She looks forward to sharing family-friendly fun with the parents of young children.

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