The Westport Weston Family Y has scheduled a variety of special programs to keep kids occupied and having fun during the upcoming winter school break. Westport public schools will be closed Feb. 17 through 21; Weston schools are in recess on Feb. 17 and 18. The lineup includes:
Friday, Feb. 14 -- The vacation fun begins on with Teen Night, when the Y turns into a clubhouse for middle schoolers only. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., local sixth, seventh and eighth graders can enjoy basketball, swimming, Bingo, ping pong and other games, and karaoke. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members; snacks and beverages are available for an additional charge.
Monday, Feb. 17 -- the Family Y's popular "Hafaday" Swim Lesson Program for children ages 4 to 8 years old begins. Hours are from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. The children have a swim lesson and free swim, plus arts/crafts and gym time, with a snack in between. The cost is $270 for Y members, $295 for non-members.
Feb. 17 through Feb. 20 --Young dancers ages 3 to 5 will be leaping and twirling through the basics of ballet and jazz at Princess Dance Camp, to be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be a new princess theme each day, along with a craft project related to each special princess guest. Ballet and jazz shoes are preferred but not required. Children should bring a snack and drink. The fee is $200, and Y membership is not required.
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. -- Y members are invited to bring their children, ages 6 and up, to Perry Moody's popular Insanity workout.
Saturday, Feb. 22 -- local fourth and fifth graders are invited to finish up their school break at Youth Night at the Y. As with Teen Night, kids can swim, shoot hoops and play ping pong, Bingo and other games, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
With the Y's winter session youth classes on hiatus during the February school break, there will be additional open times for gym and swim at the Y.
Visit www.westporty.org for the current schedules as well as to register online for the Y's winter school break programs.