Thursday, 15 February 2018 18:19

Mid-Winter Recess Happenings

Mid-Winter Recess Happenings


Mid-Winter Horse Camp (3 days)
Olde Saratoga Farms, 
522 Route 32 North, Schuylerville 
February 21 – 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $75 - $225. Get a chance for some good ole farm fun and horse exposure. Children will learn horse safety and riding protocols, along with animal husbandry while having fun making friends in a safe family country environment. Rates $75/day. Call or text Gil at 518-577-0449 to register. 

Camp Creativity (age 8-14)
Saratoga Arts Council,
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
February 19 – 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Members: $210
Not-Yet-Members: $225
Our camp is a perfect way to get kids off the couch and creating. Our full day campers focus on the basics but are also introduced to advanced art concepts. Each camp ends with an exhibition of works highlighting lessons and projects – and friends and family of campers are invited to attend. Call: 518-584-4132. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Imagination Rules (age 5-7)
Saratoga Arts Council,
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
February 19 – 23, 9 a.m. – Noon
Members: $140
Not-Yet-Members: $150
This half-day camp allows younger artists to focus on the basics of art making while studying the styles and techniques of famous artists! Campers will complete 4-6 masterpieces, which they can show off at their very own exhibition at the end of the week. Call: 518-584-4132. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theater Camp (age 6-14)
Saratoga Arts Council,
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
February 19 – 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Members: $210
Not-Yet-Members: $225.
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. Together they will learn the basics of character development, stage directions, and 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. Call: 518-584-4132. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kids Beading Camp (Grades 2 – 5)
A Bead Just So,
114 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa
February 19 – 23, 9 – 11 a.m.
We have 8 spots available per day for this fun week of beading. Cost is $20 per day per child, with a two day sign up minimum. Sign up for all 5 days and receive a 10 precent discount. This price includes all materials and a daily snack. We’ll make a different project (or two!) each day including a memory wire necklace and bracelet, beaded snowflakes, a ladder bracelet, wish bracelets/anklets, a zigzag bracelet, beaded stars, and button bracelets! Call the shop now to reserve your child’s seat, 518-309-4070 (payment is required at time of registration).

Winter Wilderness Adventure & Storytelling Camp (age 6-8) 3 days
The Ndakinna Education Center,
23 Middle Grove Road, Greenfield Center | 518-583-9958
February 19 – 21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Standard Level: $175. Donation Level: $235. Run by Assistant Director Jesse Bruchac, this is three days 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.

Winter Wilderness Adventure Camp (ages 9-12) 5 days
The Ndakinna Education Center,
23 Middle Grove Road, Greenfield Center | 518-583-9958
February 19 – 23, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Standard Level: $275 Donation Level: $345 | Run by Director James Bruchac, this is four 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.

Martial Arts Camp (age 4 -12)
Cutting Edge Martial Arts,
175 Ballston Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 518-587-5501
February 19 – 23, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (early drop-off and late pick-up options available)
Members: $199.99 plus outings Non-Members: $225 plus outings
During our February Camp, we will play tons of fun games, run a martial arts class daily, go sledding as well as take a trip to Saratoga Strike Zone. We also will watch a movie or two, have recreation times during certain afternoons where campers can play air hockey, X-Box, or jump in our full-size indoor bounce house. Our camps are designed to be fun, complimenting the games with character education lessons and introductory martial arts instruction. 40 percent discount on a second family member.

Super Kids Quest (ages 3-8)
The Little Gym of Saratoga,
2110 Ellsworth Boulevard, Malta | 518-764-7726
February 19 – 23, 1 – 3 p.m.
Starting at $25 per camp day. Your child will spend three adventure-filled hours a day on an exciting quest. Each week revolves around an interactive learning theme with a different creative lesson plan that will keep your child engaged.

Camp with Go Kids (Grades K-3)
Malta Community Center,
One Bayberry Drive, Malta
February 20 – 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$145 per child per week. Come join Go Kids for a fun-filled day camp. Activities include games, art and crafts, sports and more. Campers should come prepared with comfortable clothing, snack, lunch, water bottle and clothing to play in the snow. Dry gym shoes are required. Contact Emmie Doin 518-878-6502 for more information. To Register: or call 518-415-2525.

Drama Camp (age 6 – 12)
Malta Community Center,
One Bayberry Drive, Malta | 518-899-4411
February 20 – 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$165 per week, Non-resident $182
Imaginative, dramatic and fun, camp activities include acting exercises, theater games, improv, vocal techniques, creative movement, character analysis, makeup, art projects and more. We will rehearse and present a short performance including costumes, set pieces, props, lights and sound at the end of the week on the Malta Community Center Stage. Instructor: Elyse Young.



Animal Tracking & Snowshoe Hike
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 
49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs
February 19, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
A Saratoga Reads Program - Join Environmental Educators from Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park on a family snowshoe hike in Congress Park. For children ages 5-12 accompanied by an adult. Meet in the Crawshaw Story Room to receive footprint identification cards and loaner snowshoes, courtesy of Wilton Wildlife. Please bring your own snowshoes if you have them. If there is no snow, we will hunt for mud tracks. Register in the Children’s Room or by calling 518-584-7860, ext 305.

Day Off Special – Saratoga Strike Zone
32 Ballston Ave., Saratoga Springs
February 19 – 23, 9 a.m.
Enjoy 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, 2 slices of pizza, sodas, bumper car ride and Ballocity usage for only $13 per person. Call 518-584-6460.

S.T.E.M. Vacation Club
The Children’s Museum at Saratoga
69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs
February 19 – 23, 1 p.m.
Free with museum admission. Visit for more information or call 518-584-5540.

Paint Your Own Tooth Fairy Jar

Creative Sparks and Balloonatics,
42 Phila St., Saratoga Springs
February 21, 10, 11 a.m. and Noon
Cost: $10. Dr. Nicole Byrne, DMD, Pediatric Dentistry is excited to announce we have partnered with Creative Sparks Art Studio. Together we are hosting a Paint Your Own Tooth Fairy Jar Event. Paint your tooth fairy jar, and enjoy dental friendly snacks and drinks. Our Tooth Fairies will be there to help decorate, provide dental education and encourage healthy habits. Space is limited.  Reservations and payment are required in advance; please call 518-226-6010.

Hike and Find Winter Bingo
Saratoga Spa State Park,
February 22, 11 a.m.
Enjoy a snowshoe hike around the Creekside Classroom and explore the park’s winter environment. Participants will go out in search of items on their bingo sheet while also learning more about the winter world around them. This program is for children ages 5 to 12 and is free. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000, ext. 111 to register.

Teddy Bear Sleepover 
Northshire Bookstore,
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 5 – 7 p.m.
Cost: $7 per Teddy (tickets required.)
Drop off a plush friend for a sleepover at the bookstore. While you’re here, enjoy snacks, activities, and a special story time with our booksellers at 5:30 or 6:30 p.m. Pajamas are encouraged. Our booksellers will watch to see what all the sneaky teddies get up to overnight and will share photographs of all the mischief on our Facebook page. Plush pickup is from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on February 23. Tickets are on sale. All proceeds to go to support Book angels. 

Kids’s Ice Fishing
Moreau Lake State Park,
605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort
February 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Come to Moreau for an ice fishing lesson. No equipment needed. Registration is necessary. Fees apply. Call 518-793-0511.

Tang Family Saturday – Spirally Sculptures
815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
February 24, 2 p.m. 
For ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult companion. Reservations are required – for additional information and reservations, call the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk at 518-580-8080. Free. 

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