Winter Break Camps in Pittsburgh

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It’s hard to believe that Winter Break is right around the corner and it will be 2018 before we know it! If you are starting to plan what your children are going to do during their time off from school, we’ve partnered with some great local organizations that are offering a variety of fantastic Winter Break Camps in Pittsburgh!


Location: Discovery Center in Bethel Park

Phone: 412-295-1545

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Dates: Tuesday, December 26th – Friday, December 29th 

Keep the kids busy during winter break with a 3-hour Snapology’s Winter Workshop. Workshops are designed to give kids a chance to get some energy out while engaging in super-fun STEM activities. Choose from the Science of Slime, Fidget Spinner Creation, Minecraft, Drone Commander, Star Wars, Superheroes, RoboPets or MegaMachines Robotics. See website for dates, times and age restrictions. Choose one workshop or choose them all. Sign up for the morning and afternoon workshops, pack a lunch and stay all day!

Gymkhana Gymnastics

Location: Point Breeze, Monroeville, Wexford & Bethel Park

Phone: 412-247-4800

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Dates: December 19-29, 2017

In order to avoid “cabin fever” over the break, sign up for one or all of our Ninja and/or Holiday camps!

Our campers (ages 3-12) experience a fun-filled variety of physical, social, and creative activities in our totally unique environment.

Holiday Camp activities will include Gymkhana’s fabulous developmental lesson plans, obstacle courses, parachute time, recreational games and activities, the zip line, the cargo net, crafts, and much more! Children must be potty trained.

Our Ninja camps are active programs inspired by the popular show. Each day will bring new challenges and obstacle courses for the students to test themselves physically, build strength, and most importantly, have fun!

Carnegie Science Center

Location: One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Phone: 412-237-1637

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Holiday Camps are a great way to add some science to your child’s school break! Campers will explore the museum, see a live theater show or science film, and participate in fun, hands-on science activities.

Exploring Space
Tues. Dec. 26
Travel through space as we explore our solar system, the galaxy, and beyond. Discover unique features of planets, the life cycle of stars, and much more in an “out of this world” day of fun!

Let’s Build It
Wed. Dec. 27
Become an engineer for a day as you design and build amazing structures. Combine creativity and science to make anything from roller coasters to simple machines.

Robot Challenge
Thurs. Dec. 28
Discover all of the amazing things robots can do, from exploring distant planets to playing sports. Program a robot with color, navigate through a maze, and explore endless possibilities with Cubelets.

Cool Chemistry
Fri. Dec. 29
Discover the science of solutions, explore the states of matter, and experiment with concoctions that foam, fizz, and even glow. You won’t believe the chemistry you can do with everyday materials!


National Aviary

Location: 700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Phone: 412-258-9439

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Spend a day of holiday fun with our penguins or our owls!

Holiday camps are a great way to stay active during the school break. Book the same camper for both camps and save $20. Register now!

2017 Holiday Owl Camp Sessions

  • Thursday, December 28, 9am-2pm, for ages 6-8
  • Saturday, December 30, 9am-2pm, for ages 9-12

2017 Holiday Penguin Camp Sessions

  • Wednesday, December 27, 9am-2pm, for ages 6-8
  • Friday, December 29, 9am-2pm, for ages 9-12

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