Wellington To Offer Winter Break Camps

It’s the season of giving, and if you do not want to give the children in your life another toy, or you’re not sure what to give a teenager, look no further than Wellington Parks and Recreation. Wellington will host three winter break camps that will keep children and teens active and educated over the holiday.

Miss Muriel is back with her TumbleKids Holiday Day Camp for children ages 3 to 6. Campers will enjoy tumbling, songs, stories, crafts, bubbles, parachute time and more. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Dec. 23, 24, 30 and 31 at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) and the cost is $50 for residents and $63 for non-residents. For camp details, contact Miss Muriel at (561) 758-0119 or tumbletotters@aol.com.

This year, Wellington has teamed up with Aerial Trapeze Academy, founded by Matthew Altbuch, a Wellington native and Florida State University graduate who has performed professionally with Jennifer Ladue in circuses and resorts worldwide, to bring the Arial Trapeze Academy to Wellington. Children will have the opportunity to work with circus professionals and put on a circus of their own. Circus Arts and Sports Day Camp is open to children ages 7 to 15 and will be held Dec. 30 through Jan. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no camp Jan. 1) at Village Park (11700 Pierson Road).

Children will learn listening skills, teamwork, trust, and enhanced confidence and self-esteem through physical activity. This camp includes flying trapeze and aerial acts (aerial cube, aerial silks, aerial hammock, hoop lyra, Spanish web, static trapeze and triple trapeze); ground acts (trampoline, hand-balancing, walking globes, juggling and clowning); sports (soccer, kickball, baseball, basketball, football, dodgeball and volleyball); costumes; make-up; and snacks. The cost is $225 for residents and $245 for non-residents. For info., call (561) 345-3217 or visit www.aerialtrapezeacademy.com.

This year, there will be a new Video Game Design Camp led by Michelle Carta. Students will learn how to design video game environments with a detailed introduction of UDK, the award-winning 3D game engine and professional toolset used in video game development, 3D rendering, digital films, and more. The camp will be held at the Wellington Community Center from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 30 and 31, and costs $120 for residents and $150 for non-residents. For details, contact Michelle Carta at (561) 602-4442 or michi1157@gmail.com.