School breaks can be hard! You might be a working mama who needs to find childcare, or you might be a stay-at-home mom who needs to take care of other things (like Christmas shopping or self-care). Look no further–we have compiled the best kids’ childcare and camps for school-age kiddos for Thanksgiving Break of 2023!
Sedgwick County Zoo Wow Thanksgiving Safari
November 22, 8am-Noon
Drop the kids off for fun while you make last-minute holiday preparations! Kids will have the opportunity to learn about the Zoo’s animals in fun and innovative ways. Please dress for the weather. Closed-toe shoes are required. Grades 1–5, $17 members, $22 non-members
CityArts Art Camps
November 22, 9am-4pm
CityArts Art Camps are great for children 6-15 who have enjoy art and want to explore new mediums! Each day the students will work with a variety of art methods like drawing, painting, sculpture, clay, photography, printmaking and more. Wear clothes that you wouldn’t mind getting messy, snacks, lunch, a reusable water bottle and be ready to make new friends while learning about the arts. Camp runs from 9:00-4:00 with early drop-off beginning at 8:00 a.m. and late-pick up until 5:30 p.m. $40
Wichita YMCA Fall Break Club
The Greater Wichita YMCA’s Child Care and Camp Branch offers BREAK CLUB during longer, scheduled school closures. Parents can keep their schedules and kids can spend time with friends and peers with certified child care staff overseeing educational, fun, inclusive activities with a healthy breakfast and afternoon snack provided (kids must bring lunch daily). Any student 5-12-years-old, enrolled in Kindergarten and above at ANY school, can participate in BREAK CLUB at ANY location but advanced registration (including KEY Academy participants) is required.
The Art Park Kids’ Day Out at the Park
Nov. 20-22, half and full day option
Come have a fun, enriching experience during Kids Day Out! Children will get creative rotating between art and craft stations, have center time, play outside weather permitting, participate in PE class, dance, twirling and/or music theatre. A variety of art materials will be used each day; dress in clothes that can get messy, wear tennis shoes and sunscreen. Children under Kindergarten age MUST register for half day due to KDHE regulations. $30/$45