Vail Rec District offers KidZone Winter Break Camp for children
VAIL — For kids looking for activities during their winter school holiday, the Vail Recreation District will offer the KidZone Winter Break Camp from Friday to Jan. 5. The KidZone Winter Break Camp offers all-day activities for youth ages 5 to 12 and grades kindergarten through fifth. Participants can choose to join the fun for a single day or every day of the camp. The cost is $48 per day for non-Eagle County residents or $38 per day for residents. The schedule of activities is as follows:
Dec. 19: Ice skating at Dobson Ice Arena; Craft: gingerbread houses
Dec. 22: Gymnastics at Vail Gymnastics Center; Craft: snowman crafts
Dec. 23: Sledding, hotdogs and s’mores at the Vail Nature Center
Dec. 24: Holiday candy making at the Imagination Station; Craft: cork wreaths
Dec. 25: No Camp
Dec. 26: Swimming at Avon Recreation Center
Dec. 29: Winter carnival featuring a bounce house, ropes and more; Craft: make snow ice cream
Dec. 30: Outdoor parks and sledding; Craft: pottery painting
Dec. 31: Ice skating at Dobson Ice Arena; Craft: solar dye T-shirts
Jan. 1: No camp
Jan. 2: Nordic skiing and snowshoeing at the Vail Nordic Center; Craft: trinket boxes and para cord bracelets
Jan. 5: Outdoor snow games and disco party
Drop-off and pick-up takes place at Red Sandstone Elementary School between 7:30 and 9 a.m. and 4 and 5:30 p.m. Advance reservations and payment are required and are non-refundable. Call 970-479-2292. More information is available at http://www.vail rec.com/youth-activities.
Another fun vacation activity for families this holiday season is a visit to the VRD’s Imagination Station, located on the second floor of the Lionshead Welcome Center. A thoughtful play space for ages 2 to 12, the Imagination Stations features a flow water table to inspire experimental play; a play wall to integrate physical and cognitive learning; a light table and builder boards that inspire problem-solving; a hyperbolic funnel that models planetary motion; and a vet clinic where children can play doctor to the animals. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the cost is $5 per child; parents and children younger than age 2 are free.
Additionally, visitors who come during Children’s Art from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 23 and Dec. 30 will have an opportunity to be creative and messy. Kids in the Kitchen is also taking place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays and will teach young chefs fun cooking techniques that result in tasty treats.
For more information, call 970-479-2292 or visit http://www.vailrec.com.
Under the best possible scenario, it will be several years before Interstate 70 is expanded through East Vail. But some residents are concerned now.