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Mid-Winter Recess Planner

Mid-Winter Recess Planner

ACTIVITIES

Kids Day Off Special 
February 17 – 21
Saratoga Strike Zone
32 Ballston Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m.

Two hours of bowling, shoe rental, 2 slices of pizza, soda, bumper car ride and Ballocity usage for only $14 per person. 

Animal Tracking Hike 
February 17
Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Hosted by Wilton Wildlife Preserve, participants will meet at the library to learn about animal footprints and get snowshoes. We will walk to Congress Park and look for animal tracks. Registration is limited to 20 families, so register early! Pre-registration is required by calling the Library at 518-584-7860 option 3.

Nature Picture Frame Making 
February 18
Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park
80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 1 – 2 p.m.

Ages 5 and up. Join us at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park for a great nature craft that can be done during any season! We will use twigs, pine cones, and other materials found in nature to create our picture frames. Free admission. Preregistration required. To register visit www.wiltonpreserve.org. 

Kid’s Craft 
February 18
Moreau Lake State Park
605 Old Saratoga Rd, Gansevoort | 1 – 2 p.m.

Come join us for a free snake and turtle craft led by our friend’s group. Call the park office to register for this event, 518-793-0511.

Presidents’ Pets 
February 18
The Children’s Museum at Saratoga
69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs | 1:30 p.m.

Learn about pets owned by presidents with the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

The Amazing Library Race 
February 18
Saratoga Springs Public Library
Crawshaw Story Room 

49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Children in grades 4-6. This program requires 10 teams of 2 players each to complete 10 challenges at ten different Dewey Decimal stations throughout the library. Grab your friends, have some fun, and you may win a prize! Please indicate who your Teammate will be when you register. Registration opens four weeks prior to the date. Please register online, in-person, or by calling 518-584-7860, ext. 305.

Kids’ Day 
February 19
Saratoga Automobile Museum
110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This Kids Day will showcase local businesses, so come out and show your support for local businesses and a great local non-profit! Please note: Businesses are not selling products; they are providing fun for kids of all ages! There will be coffee, cocoa, and yummy things to snack on available. There will be some adorable live rabbits for the children to interact with,  a sewing project, a sensory game with prizes and hands on activity for the kids. Kids admission is free, and adults pay regular Museum admission ($8.50). 

Winter Nature Detectives 
February 19
Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park
80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 1 p.m.

An interactive walk on snowshoes. Learn the basics of animal tracking and why we only see certain animals in the winter. How do they survive? Children will become animals and use their senses to find food. This program is best for children ages 5 and up.  www.wiltonpreserve.org.

Electronic Wearable Art 
February 20
Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m.

Create your own unique wearable electronic art. Author and instructor, Kathy Ceceri will lead participants in the design process. For children in grades 3-6. Registration opens 4 weeks prior to the program date. Please register online, in-person, or by calling 518-584-7860, ext. 305

Winter Scavenger Hunt 
February 20
Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park
80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 1 p.m.

Children will learn to use their senses to explore the outdoors during winter by working to complete a nature scavenger hunt. This program is best for children ages 5 and up.  www.wiltonpreserve.org. 

Campfire Stories and Songs 
February 20
Saratoga Springs Public Library 
Dutcher Community Room 

49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Gather round the campfire for stories and songs, enjoy s’mores, make a few wintery crafts and play some games. Our Paws4Reading Pals will also be tenting with us! For children ages 4-12 and their parents or caregivers. No registration required.

GPS Scavenger Hunt 
February 21
Saratoga Spa State Park
Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m. 

Join Julie Curren, 4-H School Outreach Educator, for a fun filled morning learning the basics of GPS in order to participate in a scavenger hunt around the park! Call Alli Schweizer to register; 518-584-2000, ext. 116. $3 per person. A Garmin handheld device will be provided for the event. This event is appropriate for children ages 9+. Dress accordingly, this event is outdoors and requires walking.

DAY CAMPS

Ninjas Winter Break Camp 
February  17 – 21 
Saratoga Ninja Lab, 9 Stonebreak Rd., Malta

Monday-Friday: Half-day Session 9 a.m. - Noon
Ages 5-15. Ninjas will be put into groups of similar ability. Age-appropriate/specific drills will always be used, with a heightened emphasis on skill and long-term athlete development. Every child will be engaged and having fun, while building strength and self-confidence and finding their inner-ninja! Class ratio: 8:1. Max number of campers: 48. All coaches at The Ninja Lab are CPR certified and background screened. To register, visit the website www.saratoganinjalab.com. 

Winter Wilderness Adventure and Storytelling Camp 
February 17 – 19 
The Ndakinna Education Center
23 Middle Grove Rd., Greenfield Center

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Ages 6-8. Standard Level: $200, Donation Level: $275 This is three full days of both indoor and outdoor activities from shelter making and animal tracking to Native American games, crafts and storytelling. Dress for the outdoors and bring a bag lunch. To register visit www.ndakinnacenter.org 

Winter Wilderness Adventure Camp 
February 17 - 21
The Ndakinna Education Center
23 Middle Grove Rd., Greenfield Center

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Ages 9-12. Teen Camp: Ages 13-16.  Standard Level: $325, Donation Level: $375. Five days of indoor and outdoor winter activities from snowshoeing to animal tracking, shelter building, Native American games, basic winter survival and more. Dress for outdoor adventure (bring snowshoes if you have them). Bring a bag lunch.
To register, visit www.ndakinnacenter.org 

Imagination Rules 
February 17 – 21 
Saratoga Arts, The Arts Center
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. - Noon

Ages 5-7. Let your budding artist spend some time creating and making new friends where Imagination Rules! This half-day camp is just for younger artists ages 5-7, with projects and ideas geared specifically for their age group. NYS or BOCES certified teachers will help campers explore the world of art with materials that real artists use while learning about important artists that help inspire their projects. Campers typically create 4-6 masterpieces of their very own! A typical day includes two sessions dedicated to learning about and making art with a break at 10:15 a.m. for snack. Camp size is limited to 12 students. Cost for the week is $145 for members / $155 for not-yet-members. To register call 518-584-4132 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit saratoga-arts.org. 

Theater Camp 
February 17 - 21
Saratoga Arts, The Arts Center
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ages 6-14. All the world is a stage, and our full day theater camp celebrates every part of it! Campers will learn about and experience the collaborative nature of theater, exploring all the art forms required to bring a play to life. Together they will learn the basics of character development, stage directions and the basics of set and costume design as they work toward the performance of their play in our very own Dee Sarno Theater for family and friends at the end of the week. Camp size is limited to 15 students. $215 for members/ $230 for not-yet-members. To register call 518-584-4132 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Camp Creativity 
February 17 - 21 
Saratoga Arts, The Arts Center
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ages 8-14. A typical day includes four art-making sessions, a break for lunch and two snack breaks. Camp Creativity campers focus on the basics but are also introduced to advanced art concepts. Students will draw, paint and sculpt while they learn about perspective, composition and balance. Each week will end with an exhibition of works highlighting that week’s lessons and projects – friends and family of campers are invited to attend (4 p.m. Fridays). Camp size is limited to 15 students. $215 for members, $230 for not-yet-members. To register call 518-584-4132 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Drama Camp 
February 18 – 21
Malta Community Center
1 Bayberry Dr., Malta | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Ages 7-15. All February Break Drama Camp campers will be involved in character selection, costuming, acting and performing our work for invited guests the last day of class. Older actors will also learn backstage and stage management skills (if interested). Camp also includes theater games, crafts, acting skills and fun. This camp is headed by Malta’s Artistic Director Elyse Young. Call 518-899-4411 for additional information or register online at www.MaltaParksRec.com.

Go Kids Winter Break Camp 
February 18 – 21
Malta Community Center
One Bayberry Dr., Malta | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Ages 4-9. Go Kids Camp provides the perfect balance of games, sports, and traditional camp activities. Your child will be on the move, being creative, strengthening friendships and making memories! Full day, $150, half day $100. Only interested in a few days? We’ll prorate the price based on the days you attend. Please include the days you plan to attend in the comment section when you register. Campers should come prepared with comfortable clothing, a snack, lunch, water bottle and clothing to play outside. Gym shoes are required. To register, visit www.123gokids.com.

Empire State Aerosciences Museum Winter Break Programs 
February 18 – 21 
Empire State Aerosciences Museum 

250 Rudy Chase Dr., Glenville | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join us for an exciting week, during which we’ll offer classes and tours.  Classes will be offered each day:  Tuesday: History of Aviation, Wednesday: Space Flight, Thursday: Forces of Flight – How Planes Fly – Flight Simulators, Friday: Flight Simulators.  Classes are included with discounted admission. In addition, enjoy our one-of-a-kind exhibits and tremendous collection of historic aircraft.  Have fun and learn about planes!  The museum is located along Route 50 in Glenville at the Schenectady Airport.  For more information call 518-377-2191 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Olde Saratoga Farm Horse Camp 
February 17 - 19
Olde Saratoga Farms
522 Route 32 North, Schuylerville | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Ages 5 and up. This is a day camp designed for children of all ages 5 and up. It’s a safe and fun place for parents to bring their children to enjoy their school vacation, have safe horse experience while breathing fresh air, and running around being a kid. The children will experience country, farm life, animal husbandry, horse safety, riding protocols, playing in the hay tent, playing farm games, and making new friends. We are a liberty horse training facility learning ground control developing a bond an hierarchy making your horse experience more safe and enjoyable. You may call or text Gil at 518-577-0449 for questions, or to reserve your spot. Rates are $75/day. 

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