Where did this year go? Thanksgiving is practically here, and most kids have a week off at Thanksgiving and another three weeks off in December/January. We have a few short trips and some fun activities planned, but I can’t possibly take off an entire month! Luckily, we have a variety of Thanksgiving and Winter Break camps to choose from in Napa County. I am still compiling winter break camps and will share that soon but you’ve been asking about Thanksgiving Break camps, so here you go! I know how hard it is to piece everything together to find coverage for your kids — and something that’s a fun experience for them — so I hope this guide helps. If I’ve missed anything, please let me know and I’ll be happy to add it to our camp guide.. If I’ve missed anything, please let me know and I’ll be happy to add it to our camp guide.
THANKSGIVING BREAK CAMPS NOVEMBER 19-21
Little Rascals Thanksgiving Camp (ages 3-5)
Las Flores Community Center, Napa
8:30-11:30 am and 12:30-3 pm (two options)
If your little one likes to run and play, to laugh and have fun then they will LOVE the Little Rascals Thanksgiving drop-off camp. Based on the very successful Little Rascals preschool program and taught by the same incredible staff, the camp combines academics with physical fitness activities, art, music, science and the other things that make being a kid so much fun. This camp helps develop socialization, cooperation and play skills. Watch your child’s self-esteem, confidence and creativity blossom through singing, art, stories, imagination and active games. All Little Rascals must be potty trained. No “Pull-Ups” or diapers allowed. No parental participation is required.
Junior Farmers (ages 3-5) Note: one-day options available
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-12:30 pm (after care may be available)
This camp is full of playful, educational and safe activitie, designed to inspire a connection with and love of nature and the outdoors. Children will feed and care for the farm animals, get creative with arts and crafts, experience the garden through digging, planting and harvesting seasonal flowers and vegetables, laugh and smile during story and music time and explore freely in the natural open playspace known as the Grove.
Ninja Turkey Thanksgiving Camp (ages 5 and up)
Gymnastics Zone, Napa
9 am-3 pm (half-day and individual day options available)
This active camp is filled with obstacle courses, Ninja training, and free play as well as group games and special arts and crafts projects. Additional fee for drop-ins.
Life on the Farm (ages 5-9)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-3 pm
This camp is designed to immerse your child in the inner workings of a farm. Mornings are spent caring for farm animals, tending to the organic gardens, playing in the Grove, hiking in the oak woodlands and cooking fresh, healthy food (most of it from the ranch’s gardens). Daily chores like feeding the animals, milking the goats, gathering eggs from the chickens and mucking stalls are often kids’ favorite part of the day! Along with all the work comes plenty of time to play and explore, take a hike in Westwood Hills, create arts and crafts, build forts with friends and work on nature-based projects. As the day comes to an end, everyone joins together in the Grove to make music and share stories. Be certain you will have a dirty, tired child at the end of the day, who can’t wait to come back for more!
Turkey Camp (grades K-5)
Yountville Elementary School
7:30 am-5:30 pm
Campers can enjoy 1, 2 or 3 days of arts, crafts, games, sports, local walking trips and more. All campers must pre-register. Campers must currently be enrolled in K-5th grades all children from all schools are welcome.
FitKids Day Camps (ages 6-12) – Also 11/23
Synergy Wellness Center, Napa
8 am-3 pm (half-day option available)
Kids are invited to join in the fun at Synergy’s Holiday Day Camp. Each camp includes team sports, indoor and outdoor games, fitness activities, swimming and more.
Thanksgiving Camp (students grades 1-8)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley, American Canyon and Napa
7:30 am-6 pm
To utilize the day camps, all children and teens must have a current school year membership. Day camps are $10/day per member. Children need to be in at least first grade and at least 6 years old in order to be eligible for day camp programs at the Napa & American Canyon Clubhouses.
Prolific Prep Thanksgiving Camp (all grade levels)
Napa Christian Gymnasium, Napa
10 am-1 pm
All basketball drills will be conducted by Ryan Scott Sypkens, Jeremy Russottii, and Nate Marsing, as well as the Prolific Prep basketball players. Boys and girls are welcome, and players will be separated by age/skill level.
Cafeteria Kids Theater Camp (ages 7-13)
Details to come in the next few days (the team is busy with the production of Mary Poppins, which opens on November 2)
Thanksgiving Basketball Camp (ages 7-13)
Redwood Middle School, Napa
9 am-3 pm
If you like basketball, then you will love Thanksgiving Break Basketball Camp! This program is designed to make you a better basketball player while having tons of fun! Whether you are a beginner or advanced player, the drills taught at this camp will help you improve your game and confidence. Campers work on the core fundamentals of the game: footwork, passing, ball-handling, and defense. Participants will enjoy 3 days of fun challenges, games and daily competitions in a positive and energetic environment.
Connolly Ranch Stewards (ages 9-13)
Connolly Ranch, Napa
This behind-the-scenes perspective of Connolly Ranch and its natural history offers the opportunity for campers to work on conservation projects, build natural shelters, learn advanced farm chores, explore rarely used areas, hike in the hills, and discover the many lessons Connolly Ranch has to offer this age group.