Howard Magazine - Page 48 - School’s closed?

Howard Magazine
- Page 48
School’s closed?
Help your kids make the most out of a day off with CA’s School’s Out programs

By Tripp Laino

Sure, your kids can spend their days when school is closed playing hours of Madden or Minecraft. But why not get them away from their screens and take full advantage of the day off?

If you’re looking for a little bit more structure on days when Howard County public schools are closed, Columbia Association has quite a few options — so you can find a great fit whether your kids want to make art, be active, get in the pool or just have fun!

Check out some of the great ways to keep your kids occupied when schools are closed (not all programs are available on all closed dates; please check listings for schedules).

And there are even more options than what’s listed here. Other CA facilities — including Columbia Ice Rink, Columbia Skate Arena and Columbia SportsPark — may offer special hours on days when schools are closed.

Contact your favorite facility for more information!

If your kids are enrolled in School Age Services, try their School’s Closed Programs!

On most days when schools are scheduled to be closed, a program is offered at one consolidated location, rather than individual schools. Enrollment in these programs is available to School Age Services students only and available online.

Registration for full-day programs is required for all children planning to attend. Full-day programs are available to children in the Pre-K 4-year-old program through eighth grade. Children enrolled in the Pre-K 4-year-old program can only attend the Junior Club program.

Visit to see everything CA has to offer when Howard County schools are closed.