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Wednesday, Nov 21 2012 04:57 PM

Winter camps will keep the little ones busy

BY COURTENAY EDELHART Californian staff writer cedelhart@bakersfield.com

Your little one won't be walking in a winter wonderland while school is out over the holidays. He or she will be walking -- more likely running -- all over your freshly mopped floors trailing cookie crumbs and possibly blood, if there are siblings.

Save yourself!

Below, you'll find a list of places in town that will gladly babysit while you see to the business of cooking, cleaning and shopping; or merely indulge in a peaceful moment of quiet with a steaming mug of hot chocolate.

Don't thank us. Really. It's nothing.

American Kids Sports Center

Sports Camp, ages 4 and up (toddlers must be potty trained): Daily rates are $27 for 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m., $37 for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $7 for early drop-off, $7 for late pick-up, $5 for lunch. Dec. 26-Jan. 4 and Jan. 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day). Advance registration is required.

3622 Allen Road, in the northwest, 589-2100; and 4401 Ride St., in the southwest, 833-3986, aaog.com.

New Years Eve Pizza Party, age 3-13 (toddlers must be potty trained): Advance registration $35 for first child, $30 each additional. $10 walk-in fee for same-day registration. 6 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1.

3622 Allen Road, in the northwest, 589-2100, aaog.com.

Boys & Girls Clubs

Arts and crafts, sports. Ages 5-17.

7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 26-28 and Jan. 2-4. $30 registration fee, plus $100 for full-day or $60 half day for both weeks; or $60 full-day and $40 half-day for one week. Half-day is either 7 a.m. to noon or noon to 6 p.m.

Armstrong Youth Center, 801 Niles St. 325-3730; and Stockdale Club, 5207 Young St., 663-8733. www.bgclubsofkerncounty.org.
 

Bright Beginnings Learning Center

Arts and crafts, free play. Ages 5-12. 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 26-28 and Jan. 2-4. $29 per day or $245 for both weeks.

2906 Loma Linda Drive, northeast Bakersfield. 324-1253.

Kern County Museum

Around the World in Six Days Camp featuring crafts, gift making, cooking and science. Ages 4-12.

7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 26-28 and Jan. 2-4. Half-day pick-up by 1 p.m. $55 a week for members, $85 a week for nonmembers. Full-day $100 a week for members, $130 a week for nonmembers.

3801 Chester Ave., 852-5026, kcmuseum.org.

Moore's Art School

Painting, drawing and sculpture. Ages 5 and up. 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 26-28 and Jan. 2-4. $20 per class.

10205 Hurlingham Drive, 837-1037, mooresartschool.com.

Wasco Kids Club

Mentoring, arts and crafts, dance and other activities. Second grade and up. Free. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 29.

Veteran's Hall, 1202 Poplar Ave., Wasco. 758-3081.

If your organization is holding a winter camp, let us know and we'll add you to this list online as soon as possible. Provide the above details to cedelhart@bakersfield.com.

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