It’s on the calendar and coming quick. The winter break for local schools is set to start February 15. Families not going away and those visiting for the week will be looking for what to do with the kids.
Recreation and theater programs abound in and around the Harbor, Southampton Youth Services (SYS), the East Hampton YMCA RECenter and Bay Street offering a full slate of activities to keep kids busy.
SYS on Majors Path has a 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. camp each day for those in kindergarten through sixth grade. There is a weekly $200 fee and a $45 a day drop-in rate. SYS is also offering an all-day karate camp for those ages four-and-up and a half-day squash camp for those ages nine-to-seventeen. More information is available online at sysinc.org or by calling 287-1511.
The RECenter also has an all-day camp, theirs running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for ages five to thirteen. Games, swimming and arts & crafts are part of the YMCA program; the cost is $60 for the first day and $55 each day thereafter.
For kids not so much into recreation, Stages is holding a camp at The Bay Street Theater, ages eight to twelve honing their acting skills from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Outside the village, The Parrish Art Museum has morning and afternoon sessions for artists four-and-up; L’Atelier 5 in Southampton is hosting an art camp, attendees coming in by age group; and the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC) has created a one-week camp for thespians ages five to eighteen, culminating in a performance of “Jack and the Beanstalk”.
More information on the Stages/Bay Street program can be found at baystreet.org or at 725-0818, extension 110. The Parrish program information is available at 283-2118; the L’Atelier 5 at 259-3898 and the WHBPAC at 288-2350.
Baseball, Golf & Strength Camps
There are kids that are very specific about likes and dislikes. Those five-to-thirteen that enjoy baseball can travel west to All-Pro Sports Academy in Bellport for a 10 a.m. to noon “Spring Training” camp.
Private pitching and hitting lessons are also available all week at the All-Pro facility, as are golf lessons from the Rich Jones Golf Academy (767-3444) and performance training for ages seven-and-up from Infiniti Sports (286-2414).
The All-Pro baseball coaches are planning to be back for their annual mid-August baseball camp in Mashashimuet Park. Details on that program will be available in mid-May. All-Pro can be reached at allprosportsacademy.com and 286-5144.