Are you looking for classes and activities for your kids to do while school is closed this month? There are many programs all over the city that offer music, theater and dance classes plus much more. Check out the list below for ideas! 

Portland Audubon

Courtesy Portland Audubon

Join Portland Audubon for November and Winter Break Day Camps to explore our Nature Sanctuary, a forested and frosty winter wonderland! Embark on outdoor adventures of animal ecology exploration, searching for signs and secrets that are only uncovered in the winter landscape, discover how animals adapt, survive and move through one of the most beautiful seasons, create beautiful nature-inspired art, and make new friends!


Little Kitchen Academy

Courtesy Little Kitchen Academy

Join the Little Kitchen Academy for winter break cooking camps! Your children will leave their kitchen excited about the ingredients, recipes and foods they have tried and feel empowered to prepare them at home for the family. Their Montessori-inspired environment is organized to support the growth and development of each child. Students learn at their own pace while they acquire practical life skills that foster independence, confidence and socialization.


Trackers Earth

Courtesy Trackers Earth

Join Trackers for Thanksgiving & Winter Break Camps! Their award-wining camps offer fantastic activities with outdoor adventure and hands-on crafts. Connect friends while learning with expert Teachers and Guides. Choose from winter wilderness survival, farming, fishing, theatre magic, role-playing games, archery, snowshoeing, blacksmithing and much more!


Northwest Children’s Theater

Courtesy NW Children’s Theater

Attend Northwest Children’s Theater’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry:
November 21–23 in NE & SE Portland
December 27–30 in Beaverton

Discover new fantastic beasts, learn how to cast spells and earn house points in this full-day camp!

Or, perform in a Playlab like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Stranger Things:
December 19–23 in NE & SE Portland
December 27–30 in Beaverton

Voted BEST Performing Arts Camp by PDX Parent readers in 2021 and 2022!

Class size is limited. PPE available. Rooms and equipment cleaned before and after each class.


One River School of Art + Design

Courtesy One River School of Art + Design

Art camps are here! One River School of Art + Design in Lake Oswego is holding kids’ art camps for grades K-12 from December 27-30, 2022. Camps range from One Artwork a Day where kiddos will make sculptures, drawings and paintings over the 4 day camp, to an intensive anatomy drawing camp for teens. Use promo code WINTERFUN50 for $50 off each camp! Check out our website for the full list of art camp offerings.


Vibe of Portland

Courtesy Vibe of Portland

Vibe offers affordable no school workshops and school break camps in NE and SE Portland. Nov 21-22, and Winter Wonderland or Pride Art camp during both weeks of winter break. Scholarships are available. Classes include Illustration and Character Design, Mixed Media, Natural Dyes and Fabrics, Musical Instrument Making, Printmaking. They also offer Pride Art Workshops and camps for LGBTQ+ youth. Skilled teachers use gentle guidance to allow students to express themselves through their art.


The Hangout

Courtesy The Hangout

The Hangout offers single day art camps from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., $50 dollar flat rate daily. The Hangout believes that art is for everyone! Kids should love their after school care/single day art classes and come home excited to talk to you about all the things they have created and learned. The Hangout’s staff are artists and educators dedicated to offering your child the freedom to make their own choices, explore new ideas, engage socially and learn and grow!

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