Summer Camp Guide

Send Your Kids to an East End Camp for Midwinter Break

Looking for some fun activities for your kids this winter vacation? Take a look at these exciting and educational weekday activities. Whether you’re searching for a full-day camp program or just a few special hours to enjoy with your child, here are four kids’ camps to try this winter vacation.

Bay Street Theater is offering a school vacation theater camp titled “My Life: The Musical.” The camp will take place from February 15–19 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. each day. The camp is for children ages 8–12, and it costs $425. This weeklong program gives kids a well-rounded experience of musical theater performance, including acting, singing and dance. Students will be taught the history of musical theater and will learn important performance skills through hands-on theater games and improvisations. They will also learn about songs and choreography, and are also given the freedom to create their own performances, if they desire. The week will conclude with a chance for each child to step into the spotlight in a show for family and friends on Bay Street’s Mainstage. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay Street in Sag Harbor. Call the office at 631-725-0818 or visit for more information.

For even more children’s theater on the East End, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is offering two winter camps this year, one for kids ages 5–7 called Cabaret Kids, and one for students ages 8–11, Tween Theatre Troupe Après Ski. Cabaret Kids is a half-day camp, February 15–19 from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Young campers will learn showtunes from favorite musicals such as The Sound of Music, Matilda, and The King and I. The kids will showcase all they’ve learned in a family and friends performance on Friday, February 19 at 11:30 a.m. Tuition is $300. The Tween Theatre troupe is a full-day camp, from 9am-3pm, February 15-19. Tweens will hone their acting skills as they perform an original skiing-themed play, written just for them by the West Hampton Beach Performing Arts Center Artistic Staff. The play will be performed on Friday, February 19 at 3 p.m. Tuition is $450. Visit for registration information, or bring registration forms to 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach.

Guild Hall is hosting vacation art classes for kids grades K-8. The classes take place Tuesday through Friday, February 16–19, from 10–11:30 a.m. Students will learn to create art projects inspired by the works in the Student Art Exhibition. Each day will feature the use of a different medium, from watercolor, to sculpture, to portrait. The cost is $10 per child per day, $9 for members children. While you’re there, check out the muses of the art class, part 1 of the Student Art Festival. Now in its 24th year, the Student Art Festival features over 3,000 pieces by local student artists from Bridgehampton to Montauk. The exhibit is open on Monday, Friday and Saturday from noon–5 p.m. Admission is free. 158 Main Street, East Hampton. Visit for more info, and to reserve your child’s place in art class.

For a weekday of family fun, visit the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead. Monday through Wednesday, stop by for the Shark Tank Talk and Feed program to learn about these predators of the deep, and watch them eat their lunch. On Tuesday, stop by for the Lost City of Atlantis Tank Talk. Wednesday will feature a Piranha Talk and Feed. Top off the week with a Penguin and Pajamas Family Sleepover. From Thursday night into Friday morning, join the adventure as you learn about the aquarium’s resident penguins. After dinner, unroll your sleeping bag and enjoy a screening of Happy Feet, then fall asleep to the gentle light of the fish tanks. The event will conclude with a continental breakfast. Aquarium tickets are $27.95 for adults, $21 for children. Children under the age of 2 are free. 431 east Main Street, Riverhead. Visit and call 631-208-9200 for more information.

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