It’s nearly time for Seattle area kids to take their winter break! If you still need to work, or the kids want something fun to do, check out these area Winter Break Camps!

Chess 4 Life
February 20 – 24
8:30am – 4:00pm
4540 Union Bay Place NE, Suite 208
Seattle, WA 98105

Open for kids from kindergarten through 8th grade, Chess4Life coaching team comes from all across the world to bring the best possible chess instruction in the Pacific Northwest. Located in Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Redmond and Tacoma, the instructors have an enthusiasm for teaching children chess, and teaching life skills and positive character traits through chess instruction. With half day and extended care (6:00pm) options, your child will enjoy a week of fun learning! Each day there are tournament games, topic specific instruction, puzzles and more. Register online or by phone. Cost: $275.

Seattle Public Theatre
February 21 – 25
9:00am – 12:00pm
Green Lake Bathhouse
7312 West Green Lake Dr N
Seattle, WA 98115

The Seattle Public Theater (SPT) Youth Program, in partnership with Teatro Zinzanni is offering mid-winter break theater camp to students in grades 3 – 5. Your kids will learn classic clowning, circus skills, mime, lazzi and character development–all these skills are great tools whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned actor. Practice your flexibility and have fun working in an ensemble. Kids also get a few master classes from world-famous professional circus performers! Register online or by phone. Cost: $120.

Hoopaholics Basketball Camp
February 21 – 24
9:00am – 12:00pm
Ballard High School
1418 NW 65th St
Seattle, WA 98117

Hoopaholics Midwinter break camp is an opportunity for boys and girls from 2nd through 8th grades to learn more about the game and have fun in a great environment. Players will learn and work on shooting, footwork, ball handling, triple threat, and will play in game situations. Players should bring water and a snack. Register online. Cost: $85.

February 20 -24
9:00am – 5:00pm
4711 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
206.938.0963 ext 102

Let your kids get their first taste of what musical theater is all about. Classes in Music, Dance, and Acting will be taught by area teaching artists, as well as Creative Dramatics and Arts and Crafts for kids, ages 8 – 12. Call to register. Cost: $300.

Pacific Science Center
February 20 -24
8:30am – 4:00pm
200 Second Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

Registration for February Break Camps in Seattle and Bellevue is currently available online and by phone. There are a variety of camps for kids in 1st through 8th grades. Topics include winter survival skills, nature hikes, learning about engines, wetlands and more. Go online for details. Camps range in cost from $125 – $300.