Winter Holiday Camps in Queens

After your family has stuffed their faces and unwrapped their presents it will be time to get the kids out of the house! Here are some really good holiday camps that can keep your kids occupied after Christmas.


Queens Zoo Winter Camp

The Queens Zoo is hosting an educational winter camp for children to learn about animals and nature. Games, crafts and other activities will introduce kids to the world of animals and the environment. Participants will learn how animals native to North and South America adapt to winter weather at animal presentations in the zoo’s education classroom.

Cost: $150

Age Group: 6-10 Years

When: Wednesday and Thursday, December 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m

Where: Queens Zoo or contact the zoo at or 718-271-7361 for info.


Winter Camp at Alley Pond

This year you can share your winter vacation with birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians while learning how these animals cope with the  season’s worst weather.

Cost: $21…yes that’s right, twenty one dollars

Age Groups: 3, 4 -5, ad 6 – 7

When: Tuesday, Dec 27th from 10:00 – 12:00 and December 27th- 28th from 10:00 –

Where: Alley Pond


WorldPlay Holiday Vacation Break Camp

Travel around the world at this cultrual camp in Queens. Countries include Germany, Mexico, France, Brazil, and more.

Cost: $65 per day or $300 per week

Age Group: PreK through 7th grade

When: December 26 thru December 30 from 8AM to 7PMAge Group:  PreK through 7th grade

Where: 7734 Austin Street, Forest Hills Gardens, NY

For more information visit their website or email  917.300.6109


Young Chefs Academy Winter Wonderland Village

Build a Winter Wonderland Village with an edible mountaintop village that campers will create in this three day event.  Besides preparing and tasting recipes each day, campers will take home their own edible examples along the way.

Cost: $199

Age Groups: kids & teens 7 & older

When: December 28th- 30th at various times

Where: 108-10 72nd Avenue, 2nd Floor, Forest Hills, NY 11375 – 718.268.0343


LIC Kids

Indoor Activities and movement storytelling theatre snacks and lunch and open play

Age Group: 2-4 years old for a half day and 4-9 years olds for a full day

Cost: $105 per half day – $135 per full day

When: December 26th – December 30th

Where: 5-02 50th Avenue, Long Island City