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Winter Break Camp

It's always a bit tricky to plan for winter/holiday break. Ijams has the perfect solution for kids ages 7-12!

2023 Winter Break Camp

Give your camper age 7-12 the ultimate beginning to their Winter Break with a two day camp experience on December 21-22 and open their eyes to the beauty and wonder of nature in the winter! Winter break campers will search for signs of animal activity in winter and celebrate the beginning winter by learning basic winter survival skills and winter ecology, with an emphasis on how plants, birds, and other animals use their unique adaptations and keen survival skills to endure the harsh conditions of winter months.

Winter break campers will engage in many of the following activities*.

  • Hiking

  • Searching for animal tracks and traces

  • Pond/creek exploration

  • Insect collection

  • Birdwatching 

  • Fire making & shelter building

  • Live animal presentations

  • Winter Solstice Celebration

  • Arts and crafts

  • And more!

* NOTE: Although Ijams staff try to include all of the above activities in camp, there will be some variation based on weather and other factors.


Ijams Winter Break Camp is open to children ages 7-12. While Ijams makes every attempt to group campers of similar ages, staff cannot guarantee that this will be the case. Depending on enrollment, the staff may choose to mix age groups in order to build community and encourage mentorship among campers. Camper groupings are always at the discretion of Ijams staff. If you have any concerns or questions about your child's ability to thrive in Ijams camp programs, please contact Youth Programs Manager Kylie Preston at


Regular hours for Ijams Winter Break Camp are Thursday, December 21, through Friday, December 22, 2023, 9 am-3 pm each day. 

The cost for this program is $120 for both days or $75 for one day of your choosing. Ijams members (Family level or higher) receive a 5% discount on all camp sessions and session options.

Camp fees include:

  • All camp activities

  • Use of all necessary recreation equipment

NOTE: Lunch is NOT provided by Ijams. All participants must bring a lunch and two snacks to camp each day.

Ijams also offers After Care sessions for Winter Break Camp.

  • After Care sessions are available for both days from 3-5 pm. The fee for After Care is $70 per person for both days, or $35 for one day. 

  • After Care sessions include both structured and self-guided activities.


NOTE: You are welcome to sign up for After Care in advance or let the staff know during drop-off that you need it.


Camp Specials

  • Ijams Member Discount: Current Ijams members receive a 5% discount per individual registration for all camp sessions and session options, including After Care. To take advantage of this discount, use coupon code Member at checkout during online registration. Membership must be at the Family level or higher and be current at the time of camp to take advantage of this discount (NOTE: If your membership is not current and you use this code, you will be billed to update your membership accordingly). Members are not eligible for two consecutive summers' worth of discounts for one annual membership (e.g., 2022 Nature Adventure Camp and 2023 Nature Adventure Camp).

  • Multi-Child Discount: When registering multiple campers, save $10 per session for each additional camper in the same household.

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