The Cobb County School District has scheduled a winter break for students from February 17-21. A chilly week at home in the middle of the winter, with nothing to do, is many a parent’s worst nightmare. Keep everyone happy (and sane) by enrolling the kids in one of these entertaining day camps and/or activities in and around East Cobb. Check out the list below for some ideas.
CAMPS: FEBRUARY 17-20
Young Chefs Academy Culinary Camp. Campers experience the flavors of the season through an immersive culinary adventure empowering them to grow in their knowledge of the culinary arts and self-confidence. Ages 5-17. 9am-Noon. $59/day or $200 for all 4 days. Young Chefs Academy, 2769 Chastain Meadows Parkway,
Suite 95, Marietta. More info: 678-540-4806 or mariettaga. youngchefsacademy.com.
Champion Kids Camp. Open Play Camp – Art Camp from 1-3 pm with The PEA Studio (Monday – Friday) for an additional $15 per day. Ages 2 1⁄2 years and up. 9am-1pm. $40/ day or $110/3 days or $150/5 days (10% sibling discount). Champion Kids, 1465 Canton Road, Suite 100, Marietta. More info: 770-874-5200 or www.championkids.net.
CAMPS: FEBRUARY 17-21
Covenant Day Camp. Provided for children Kindergarten- 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/Softball Camp and All Sports Camp. Camps cover all aspects of the game/ sport. 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.DBatMarietta.com.
NinjaQuest Winter Camp. Spend time off from school learning the tricks and skills to Parkour and Ninja! Camp combines themed games, ninja obstacle courses, parkour techniques, trampolines and more. Ages 4+ half days. Ages 6+ full days. $70/full daily rate or $50/half daily rate. NinjaQuest Fitness, 3910 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 678-384-6500 or ninjaquestfitness.com.
CAMPS: FEBRUARY 18-21
Cobb Soccer Academy. Improve your skills, make new friends and have fun! Boys and Girls Kindergarten-8th grade welcome. Tuesday-Friday: 9am-Noon. $105. Mt. Bethel Elementary School, 1210 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: Coach Dietrich, 217-714-4308 or www.CobbSoccerAcademy.com.
ACTIVITIES: FEBRUARY 18
Fort Attack at Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center. Use your STEAM engineering skills to build an impenetrable fort at Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center. Attempt fort destruction with your homemade catapults. All supplies will be provided but if you have extra empty paper towel rolls bring them with you! No registration is required. Recommended for ages 6-12 and their adult caregiver. 1-2pm. Free. Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-4964 or www.cobbcat.org.
Winter Break Family Movie. Beat the Winter Break blues with Toy Story 4 (rated G, 100 minutes) at Gritters Library. Bring a snack and a comfy pillow or two. This event is for all ages (children, teens, adults). 2-4pm. Free. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2524 or www.cobbcat.org.
Tween STEAM: Bloxels. It’s Winter Break. Don’t just sit on the couch playing video games – design your own! This program will introduce you to Bloxels, a 13-bit game builder that helps you create the old-school video game of your dreams! STEAM programs teach us how to have fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Recommended for ages 9-12. 3-4pm. Registration Required. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 510-B, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2730 or www.cobbcat.org.
Wonderlab–Penguin Problems. Wonderlab is a space for children in grades K-2 to explore, create, and investigate! Penguins have adapted to live in a harsh climate. How do they stay warm in the cold and snow? Why does the ocean not totally freeze over which allows penguins to swim and catch food all winter? Learn answers to how penguins overcome these and other problems to live in their polar habitat. Intended for children in grades K-2 with a participating adult. 3:30-4:30pm. Registration Required. Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-4964 or www.cobbcat.org.
ACTIVITIES: FEBRUARY 19
Preschool STEM with Cobb 4-H : States of Matter. Get out your lab coat and goggles! Cobb 4-H STEM instructor, Kathleen McElroy, opens up the world of science to preschool children and their adults. Fun and hands-on, these interactive STEM workshops will peak preschoolers’ curiosity about the world around them. There will be two sessions at 10:15am and 11:15am. Free but, registration required. Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-4964 or www.cobbcat.org.
Tween Book Group: I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens. Join other tweens for a book discussion about an eleven-year-old growing up near Mount St. Helens. She knew at any time the volcano could erupt and devastate the entire town. Read about what life was like when the deadliest, destructive volcanic event happened in the United States in, “I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens” by Lauren Tarshis. Enjoy delicious snacks while discussing the book, then make a volcano of your own. Intended for ages 8-12 years old. Registration required. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2524 or www.cobbcat.org.
Kids Cursive. This program is for cursive beginners 8 years and up. Students will learn letters, practice their names, and play fun games to reinforce their skills! Cursive is a cumulative skill so attendance at additional sessions is encouraged. 5-6pm. All materials will be provided. Ages 8 and up and their adult caregiver. Free. Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/ East Cobb. More info: 770-509-4964 or www.cobbcat.org.\
ACTIVITIES: FEBRUARY 20
Spy School. The mission should choose to accept is to complete Spy School at Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center. In order to gain entrance into this elite training you will need the secret password to enter: Super Spy Silly Pants. You will learn to read coded messages, use invisible ink, and try out forensic finger printing! Are you up to the task of earning your Sewell Mill Spy Badge?
All supplies will be provided. No registration is required. Ages 6-12 and their adult caregiver. 11am-Noon. Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-4964 or www.cobbcat.org.
Teens: Nailed It! Hedgehog Edition. Are you an amateur or professional at book folding? Teens try your hand at book folding and decorating an adorable hedgehog
to see if you can Nail It! on Thursday, February 20th at 2 pm to see if you can Nail It! No registration is required. This program is for teens 13-17 years old. and their adult caregiver. 2-3pm. Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-4964 or www.cobbcat.org.
ACTIVITIES: FEBRUARY 20
Virtual Reality Pictionary. Play pictionary using Tilt Brush®, as seen on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Experience the world of Virtual Reality like never before. Intended for ages 9 and up. Free. Registration required. 2:30-4:30pm. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2524 or www.cobbcat.org.
Elephant & Piggie Party. In honor of Mo Willems’ February 11th birthday, his beloved friends, Gerald and Piggie, invite you for an afternoon of seriously silly fun. Celebrate with themed crafts, games and a photo booth. Intended for ages 4-8, and a participating adult. No registration required. Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-4964 or www.cobbcat.org.
ACTIVITIES: FEBRUARY 21
Toy Story 4. Join Buzz and Woody on their final adventure with friends old and new in Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 4. Bring your snacks and a blanket. This film is rated G and the program is for all ages and their adult caregiver. 11am- 12:30pm. Free. Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-4964 or www.cobbcat.org.