The Cobb County School District has scheduled a winter break for students from February 18-22. There are many fun and enriching camps and activities taking place during winter break in and around East Cobb. Check out the list below for some ideas.
CAMPS: FEBRUARY 18-21
Cobb Soccer Academy. Improve your skills, make new friends and have fun! Boys and Girls Kindergarten-8th welcome. Monday-Thursday: 9am -12noon. $100. Mt. Bethel Elementary School, 1210 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Coach Dietrich, 217-714-4308 or www.CobbSoccerAcademy.com.
Next Play 360 Gym Basketball Camp. Players will improve their shooting, passing, ball handling, scoring and footwork. Additionally, campers will have fun scrimmaging, participating in contest and playing Pickleball. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Campers will be grouped with players similar to their age and abilities. Camp will cover all aspects of the game. K-12. 7:30am-5pm. $225. Next Play 360 Gym, 3910 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-895-2005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sprayberry Soccer Winter Camp. Players get to train with the varsity team during winter break and will have the opportunity to play at halftime of the varsity game on Saturday, Feb. 23. Grades 6-8. 9am-12pm. $125. Lunch provided on Thursday. More info: 214-687-8950 or email@example.com.
CAMPS: FEBRUARY 18-22
Covenant Day Camp. Provided for children Kindergarten through 5th Grade. 9am-4pm, extended care: 7am-6pm. Camp fee is $25/day. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2881 Canton Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-422-5130.
D-Bat Winter Break Baseball and Softball Camp. Camp will cover all aspects of the game. Ages 5-12. 9am-2pm, extended camp options available from 8am-6pm. D-BAT Baseball & Softball Academy, 1666 Roswell Road, Building 300, Marietta. More info: 678-403-2632 or www.DBAtlanta.com.
Junior Lifeguard Class. This program is designed to give participants the foundation of knowledge and skills to be future lifeguards. Participants will learn life saving rescue techniques, be able to shadow lifeguards, learn about volunteer opportunities as a Junior Lifeguard at the Y and have fun! Course will include both in water and classroom sessions. Ages 11-15. $200. 9am-4pm. McCleskey YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-5991.
NinjaQuest Winter Camp. Spend time off from school learning the tricks and skills to Parkour and Ninja! Camp combines themed team games, ninja obstacle courses, parkour techniques, trampolines, warp walls, Bubble Sports and more! Ages 6+. 9am-1pm or 9am-4pm. $200/half day or $300/full day. Full week $70/full daily rate $50/half daily rate. NinjaQuest Fitness, 3910 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 678-384-6500 or ninjaquestfitness.com/camps.
Windy Hill Athletic Club Winter Sports Camp. Kids can get fit and have fun by participating in this sports camp that builds self-confidence, improves motor skills and encourages a healthy lifestyle. Pre- and post-camp options available. Ages 5-14. 9am-4pm. $200 (members); $300 (non-members). More info: 770-953-1100 or www.midtown.com/atlanta.
YMCA Dynamite Days Off Camp. Qualified counselors will lead activities that will help build your child’s self-confidence, strengthen their social skills, deepen their respect for others and build lasting relationships. 9am4pm with free before and early care; 7:30-9am & 4-6pm. Ages: 5-12. $40/day (members); $60/day (non-members). McCleskey YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-5991.
ACTIVITIES: FEBRUARY 18
Enchanted Woodland Trail. Fairies and gnomes have been busy building all new homes for the Enchanted Woodland Trail opening this winter. Whimsical works line the trails – slow down as you search for the fairy houses made from tiny natural objects. Until February 28. General Admission; $10/Adults; $7/ Seniors (Ages 65+) & Students (Ages 13-18); $6/Children (Ages 3-12); and, Free/Children 2 & under . Free to CNC Members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.
For the Birds. Get crafty and help migrating birds by making a pinecone bird feeder. Your bird feeder will help supply energy for the chilly winter months and long journey of migration. Take your birdfeeder home and add it to your backyard habitat. 11am. Included with general admission: general admission; $10/adults; $7/ seniors (ages 65+) & students (ages 13-18); $6/children (ages 3-12); and, free/children 2 & under free to CNC members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.
ACTIVITY: FEBRUARY 19
Teen Pop Culture Escape Room. How much do you know about past, present and future trends? Test your knowledge of Snap Chat, Binge Worthy TV, Emojis and Fake News to get through this escape room. You only have 45 minutes before you are stuck in a FAD and are so “last year.” Grades 6-12. 3-4pm. Free. Sewell Mill Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2711 or www.cobbcat.org.
ACTIVITIES: FEBRUARY 20
Preschool STEM with Cobb 4-H. Get out your lab coat and goggles because STEM for preschoolers is coming to the Mountain View Regional Library. Cobb 4-H STEM instructor, Kathleen McElroy, opens up the world of science to preschool children and their adults. Fun and hands-on, this series of interactive STEM workshops will peak preschool curiosity about the world around them. Each month has a different theme. Ages 3-5. 11-11:30am. Free; Registration required. Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-4964 or www.cobbcat.org.
Parachute Dance Party. Come dance and bounce the winter blues away! Fly away with creative parachute play. If you need a little down time, winter-themed crafts will bring out your inner artist. No registration required. Grades K-5. 1-2:30pm. Free. Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-4964 or www.cobbcat.org.
Disney Family Trivia. Who was Buzz’s best friend? Which princess uses her long blonde hair to escape her prison? What body part does Dumbo use to fly? Come dressed as your favorite Disney character and test your family’s Disney IQ at Sewell Mill Library’s family trivia. No registration required. Teams must consist of 2+ players (at least one child and one adult). All ages. 3-4pm. Free. Sewell Mill Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2711 or www.cobbcat.org.
ACTIVITIES: FEBRUARY 21
Winter Break Movie. Watch the first installment of How to Train Your Dragon in the Story Time Room. Hiccup, a misfit Viking teen befriends a dragon, despite his tribe’s beliefs and history of dragon slaying, in this adaptation of the children’s fantasy book by Cressida Cowell. Rated PG. Grades K-6. 2-4pm. Free. Sewell Mill Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2711 or www.cobbcat.org.
Wonderlab – Straw Rockets. Wonderlab is a space for children in grades K-2 to explore, create, and investigate! Are you up to the challenge of building a rocket with only a straw, rubber band, craft stick, paper and a paperclip? Test your rocket with target practice to see if it can escape the atmosphere. Tweak your design to achieve maximum results! Ages K-2. 3:30-4:30pm. Free; Registration required. Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta More info: 770-509-4964 or www.cobbcat.org.
ACTIVITY: FEBRUARY 22
Gritters Knitters. Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch or work with yarn in any way? If you would like to get together to craft, get inspired, and make new friends then this group is for you. All skill levels are welcome — the only requirement is your enthusiasm! Just bring your project and yourself to Gritters. 10am-1pm. Free. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2524.
ACTIVITY: FEBRUARY 23
Black History Month Parade. The Black History Month Parade celebrates the culture, heritage, history and accomplishments of Black/African American people in the United States and from across the world. The Black History Month Parade features marching bands, entertainers, dignitaries, civic groups, non-profits, celebrities, corporate groups, artistic expressionist, entertainment and fun for the whole family! 1-4pm. Hurt Park, 25 Courtland Street SE, Atlanta. More info: 404-478-7820 or www.blackhistorymonthparade.com.