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Mid-Winter Recess Planner 2021

Mid-Winter Recess Planner 2021


Kids Day Off Special
February 15 – 19
Saratoga Strike Zone, 32 Ballston Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m.

Two hours of bowling, shoe rental, 2 slices of pizza, soda, bumper car ride and Ballocity usage for only $14 per person.

Winter Scavenger Hunt on Snowshoes
February 15
Camp Saratoga, 80 Scout Rd., Gansevoort | 11 a.m. – Noon
Inspired by the animals featured in the SaratogaReads! Jr book selection, join us on a Scavenger Hunt for animal tracks and other signs of winter at Camp Saratoga. Led by Environmental Educators from Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park. Meet in their main Parking Lot #1 and bring snowshoes if you have them. If not, there will be loaners you can borrow. Please dress for the weather as this event will be entirely outdoors. Register online or in the Children’s Room, or by calling 518-584-7860, ext. 305.

Nature Detectives Hike
Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Gansevoort | 1 p.m.
Go for a hike through the eyes of an animal. Children will become animals of the winter using our 5 senses and learn the basics of animal tracking. Remember, just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Are you successful enough to survive through the winter? Join us to find out! Registration is required, 518-450-0321.

Owl Prowl 
February 17 and 19
Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Gansevoort | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Participants ages 5 and older along with a parent or caregiver will assemble at the main parking lot of Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, learn owl calls, and then go for an Owl Prowl walk to listen for these nighttime predators. Please bring snowshoes if you have them, otherwise the Park will have loaners for your use. Please bring a flashlight and dress for the weather as this will be a totally outdoor experience. Register online or by calling the Children’s Room at 518-584-7860, ext. 305. Inspired by our Saratoga Reads Jr selection at the Saratoga Springs Public Library.

Animal Tracking 
February 18
Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 1 p.m.
Ages 5 and up. What better time to learn about animal tracks than after snowfall? Join our educators on the trails to learn basics of animal tracking. Registration required. 


Ninjas Winter Break Camp 
February 15 – 19 
Saratoga Ninja Lab, 9 Stonebreak Rd., Malta

Monday-Friday, Half-day Session | 9 a.m. - Noon
Ages 5-13. Ninjas will be put into groups of similar ability. Age-appropriate/specific drills will always be used, with a heightened emphasis on skill and long-term athlete development. Every child will be engaged and having fun, while building strength and self-confidence and finding their inner-ninja! Space is limited and masks are required. Please also pack a snack and water each day for your ninja. All coaches at The Ninja Lab are CPR certified and background screened. To register, visit 

Drama Camp 
February 16 – 19
Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Dr., Malta | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
February Break Drama Camp is now open to students ages 7-13. This exciting drama camp will include acting exercise, theater games, improvisation, vocal techniques, creative movement and dance, character analysis, art projects and more. Participants will rehearse a short stage performance that will include costumes, set pieces, props, lights and sound to be performed for invited guests on the last day of class. 7-13 years Tuesday-Friday 10 am – 3 pm February 16-19, 2020 Resident: $170, Non-Resident: $192. Call 518-899-4411 for additional information or register online at

Winter Wilderness Adventure and Storytelling Camp
February 15 – 16
The Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Rd., Greenfield Center | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ages 6-8 – Standard Level: $135, Donation Level: $185 Run by Assistant Director Jesse Bruchac, this is two full days of both indoor and outdoor activities from shelter making and animal tracking to Native American games, crafts and storytelling. Dress for the outdoors and bring a bag lunch. Due to Covid-19, this camp has been reduced to 2 days and participation is limited to 20 participants. Masks are required and all Covid-19 regulations followed. To register, visit 

Winter Wilderness Adventure Camp 
February 17 - 19
The Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Rd., Greenfield Center | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ages 9 - 13.  Standard Level: $195, Donation Level: $245. Run by Director James Bruchac, this is three days of indoor and outdoor winter activities from snowshoeing to animal tracking, shelter building, Native American games, basic winter survival and more. Dress for outdoor adventure (bring snowshoes if you have them). Bring a bag lunch. Due to Covid-19, this camp has been reduced to 3 days and participation is limited to 20 participants. Masks are required and all Covid-19 regulations followed.To register, visit 

Saratoga Arts February Break Camps
February 15-19 
Saratoga Arts, The Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Morning Studio: Wake Up and Draw | 9- 10 a.m. Recommended for ages 6-12. Cost is $112.50 members / $125 non-members. 

Tell Your Story: Playwriting & Performance | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Recommended for ages 9-14. $190 Members / $200 Non-Members
Art Break Sessions | 10 – 10:40 a.m. & 1 - 1:40 p.m. Recommended for ages 6-14. 5 Session Pass – $112.50 Members / $125 Non-Members
Pick Any 5 Sessions (additional sessions available as add ons). To register call 518-584-4132 or visit the website at 

Go Kids Winter Break Morning Movement
Looking to keep your kids active and interacting with their peers this Winter Break?  We have the perfect way to keep them moving with their friends! Our “Morning Movement” program offers indoor and outdoor options to keep them on the move. Programs are open for 3-5-year-olds and 6-9 year-olds. Outdoor Programs at the Saratoga State Park: ages 3 -5, (children must be potty trained) Feb. 16, 17 and 19, 10 -11: 30 a.m. Ages 6-9, Feb. 15 and 18, 10 a.m. -Noon. Indoor Program at Saratoga Methodist Church, 175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs - ages 3-5, Feb. 16-18, 10 a.m. – Noon. Ages 6-9, Feb. 19, 9 – 11:30 a.m. Sign up for one day or sign up for each day. Questions?  Contact Coach Emmie This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To register, visit

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