Time sure flies…I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just two weeks away! Most kids have a week off at Thanksgiving and another three weeks off in December/January. We have an overnight in San Francisco, a short trip to the snow, and a few 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. My daughter will probably spend some time indoors at gymnastics camp, some time outdoors at Connolly Ranch, and maybe make some holiday gifts at Nimbus Arts. We have to figure it all out — and you probably do too, 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.

Thanksgiving Break Camps

November 20-21

Cafeteria Kids Theater Camp (ages 7-13)
Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center
9 am-noon
What are you thankful for? The Gratitude Games! Join Cafeteria Kids for its annual Thanksgiving Break Improv Workshop. There will be two mornings of traditional theater games, improv and laughs for all aspiring dramatic turkeys. Hop in for one or both days of pre-Thanksgiving day fun! Instructors Olivia Cowell and Aimée Guillot promise you will have a real “fowl” time. Gobble gobble.

November 20-22

Little Rascals Thanksgiving Camp (ages 3-5)
Little Rascals Preschool Classroom, 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) 

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.

Gymnastics Camp (ages 4-12) 

Gymnastics Zone, Napa 

8 am-4 pm (half-day and individual day options available)

This active camp is filled with tumbling on trampolines and tumbling floors, climbing on ropes, getting strong on bars balancing on balance beams and jumping into the foam pit. Camp days include structured gymnastics sessions as well as group games and special arts and crafts projects. Healthy snack and juice provided morning and afternoon. Campers need to bring their lunch. campers must be pre-registered, no drop-ins allowed.

Life on the Farm (ages 5-9) 

Connolly Ranch, Napa 

8:30 am-4 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) – 11/20-22 and 11/24
Synergy, 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 (grades 2-high school)
Napa Christian Gymnasium, Napa
10 am-2 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.

Thanksgiving Basketball Camp (ages 7-12)

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.

Basketball Camp (ages 8-14)

Community Center, American Canyon

9 am-3 pm

This 3-day coed basketball camp by National Academy of Athletics is designed to improve your confidence with basketball. Ball handling drills, shooting fundamentals, defense, passing, team concepts and many other skill based instructional programs will be combined with games and other small sided competitions. Come join our experienced staff and walk away a better player! This camp features a day filled with fun challenges, games and daily competitions in a positive and energetic environment.

Connolly Ranch Stewards (ages 9-13) 

Connolly Ranch, Napa 

8:30 am-4 pm

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.

Winter Break Camps

December 18-21

Holiday Gift Making Workshop (ages 6-13) 

Nimbus Arts, St. Helena
9 am-3 pm

Shhhhhh, mum’s the word! Campers will create a treasure trove of gifts for family and friends in this super holiday craft camp. Participants will make tree toppers, gobstoppers and lovely strings of shiny things to take home for your holiday celebrations. Expert crafters will work with your kids to make all sorts of nifty gifties using so much glue & glitter that clouds of sparkles will no doubt follow your children for days!

Reindeer Games Winter Comedy Camp 2017 (ages 7-13)
Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center Actors Lab, Napa
9 am-noon
‘Tis the season to be super ridiculous. Kick off your winter break in a funny way with four days of (cold) comedy at Cafeteria Kids Theater with instructors Aimée Guillot and Olivia Cowell. Mornings will include your favorite theater games, inprov, and sleigh loads of laughter. All Santa reindeers are welcome! And yes, Rudolph can join in too.

December 18-22

Junior Farmers (ages 3-5) 

Connolly Ranch, Napa 

8:30 am-12:30 pm (after care may be available)

See description under Thanksgiving Break Camps
Also December 26-29 and January 2-5

December 18-21 (ages 4-10) – December 18-21
Elf Camp
Pelosi Building, Napa
Participants will make a variety of special presents and cards sure to bring joy to loved ones. Bath salts for grandma, cookies for grandpa, photo gifts, seed bombs for the gardener in your family and more! Wrapped and ready to go.

Camp Ursa Major Winter Camp (ages 4-7th grade)
Redwood Middle School, Napa
9 am-4:30 pm
Kids will hike and enjoy the outdoors as weather permits, and be able to stay warm and dry indoors whenever we need to. Camp Ursa has all the favorite activities: archery, gaga, sports, art, crafts, teambuilding, lanyard-making, games, and much more! Give your campers a chance to explore,

Gymnastics Camp (ages 4-12) 

Gymnastics Zone, Napa 

8 am-4 pm (half-day and individual day options available)

See description under Thanksgiving Break Camps
Also, January 2-5


Life on the Farm (ages 5-9) 

Connolly Ranch, Napa 

8:30 am-4 pm
See description under Thanksgiving Break Camps
Also December 26-29 and January 2-5 

Winter Break Camp (K-5)

Yountville Elementary School
7:30 am-5:30 pm

See description under Thanksgiving Break Camps.
Also December 26-29 and January 2-5

Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley
Coolest Winter Break Camp (students grades 1-5) 


First Presbyterian Church of Napa, Napa 

8 am-6 pm

Discover the sights, sounds and special events in downtown Napa during this holiday season. This program is for the active day camper as it will take place all over downtown Napa. This week includes bowling, ice skating, cooking at The CIA @ Copia, arts and crafts at the library, a downtown art work and visits with Santa.
Session 2  is January 2-5

Hoop it Up Holiday Break Basketball Camp (ages 7-12)
Redwood Middle School, Napa

9 am-3 pm (half-day option available)
See description for Basketball Camp under Thanksgiving Break Camps.

Connolly Ranch Stewards (ages 9-13) 

Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-4 pm
See description under Thanksgiving Break Camps
Also December 26-29 and January 2-5 

December 19-21

Little Rascals Winter Break Camp (ages 3-5)
Little Rascals Preschool Classroom, Napa
8:30-11:30 am and 12:30-3 pm (two options)
See description under Thanksgiving Break Camps

December 26-29

Junior Farmers (ages 3-5) 

Connolly Ranch, Napa 

8:30 am-12:30 pm (after care may be available)

See description under Thanksgiving Break Camps
Also December 18-22 and January 2-5

Camp Ursa Major Winter Camp (ages 4-7th grade)
Redwood Middle School, Napa
9 am-4:30 pm
See description under December 18-22
Also December 18-22 and January 2-5

Life on the Farm (ages 5-9) 

Connolly Ranch, Napa 

8:30 am-4 pm

See description under Thanksgiving Break Camps
Also December 18-22 and January 2-5 

Connolly Ranch Stewards (ages 9-13) 

Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-4 pm 

See description under Thanksgiving Break Camps
Also December 18-22 and January 2-5 

December 27-29

Stories and Fables and Trolls Under Tables (ages 6-13)
Nimbus Arts, St. Helena
9 am-3 pm
In this 3-Day workshop, students will explore Aesop’s Fables, the delightful tales of Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm, and other strange and magical stories from around the world. Using clay, paint, plaster, and other arty mixed media, your little dwarves, elves, trolls, and fairies will bring these magical stories and their characters to life. Your young writers will also try their hand at creating and illustrating new strange and enchanting tales of their own.

January 2-5

Junior Farmers (ages 3-5) 

Connolly Ranch, Napa 

8:30 am-12:30 pm (after care may be available)

See description under Thanksgiving Break Camps

Also December 18-22 and 26-29

Gymnastics Camp (ages 4-12) 

Gymnastics Zone, Napa

8 am-4 pm (half-day and individual day options available)

See description under Thanksgiving Break Camps
Also December 18-22


Camp Ursa Major Winter Camp (ages 4-7th grade)
Redwood Middle School, Napa
9 am-4:30 pm
See description under December 18-22
Also December 18-22 and 26-29

Life on the Farm (ages 5-9) 

Connolly Ranch, Napa 

8:30 am-4 pm

See description under Thanksgiving Break Camps
Also December 18-22 and 26-29

New Years Ball Handling & Shooting Camp (ages 7-12)
Redwood Middle School, Napa
9 am-3 pm
See description for Basketball Camp under Thanksgiving Break Camps.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley
Coolest Winter Break Camp (students grades 1-5) 


First Presbyterian Church of Napa, Napa 

8 am-6 pm
Discover the sights, sounds and special events in downtown Napa during this holiday season. This program is for the active day camper as it will take place all over downtown Napa. this week, campers will tour the fire station and police station, go ice skating, taking a cooking class at CIA @ Copia and go on a scavenger hunt.
Session one is December 18-22

Connolly Ranch Stewards (ages 9-13) 

Connolly Ranch, Napa
8:30 am-4 pm 
See description under Thanksgiving Break Camps
Also December 18-22 and 26-29