You’ve just gotten into a school groove, mornings are going great, homework is a cinch and now… you need to start planning for Fall Break. While it’s not coming up until early October, it will be here before you know it and camps fill up fast!
No worries. Rocket City Mom has your back with this list of great educational AND fun camps. Stay tuned for our full Fall Activity Guide coming out soon! #FallisHere[themify_box icon=”announcement” color=”lavender”]This year Fall Break is split between local school systems. Huntsville City, Madison County, and Limestone County’s Fall Break is October 8-12. Madison City’s is October 15-19. [/themify_box]
During Fall Break, students will engage in architectural challenges based on some of their favorite Halloween stories + traditions. This week-long unit is sure to spook students’ creativity and flair for design. Pre-K through 8th grade. Registration + De-Enrollment Deadline: October 3rd.
Alabama Kidnastics Fall Break Camp
Stay active over Fall Break with Alabama Kidnastics! Each day is filled with fun activities such as gymnastics, dance, volleyball, soccer, softball, basketball, fitness games, and arts & crafts. Space is limited, so register early! Ages Kindergarten through 12 years old.
Alexander’s Martial Arts
Combining martial arts, personal development, crafts, activities, field trips and more! This mini-version of Alexander’s summer program is perfect for kids who are looking to get some pent-up energy out during Fall Break. Kids will swim twice during the week, and have a day at the park (weather permitting). Ages 5-12.
Date(s): Oct. 8-12 or Oct. 15-19 | 7:30AM-5:30PM
Cost: $225 (includes the registration fee that covers tee shirt and uniform; discount available for Alexander’s members)
Location: 51 Nance Road, Madison (map)
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Your child will work his/her creativity and imagination while learning new art techniques and even exploring great master artists and their work. All supplies included, must bring lunch and a snack. Full day, half day, and before and after care available.
Get artistic this fall break! Each day campers will have time in the open studio, work on a project, and get some time outside (weather permitting). Campers should bring their own lunch. Ages 10 and under (and able to use the restroom independently).
Bricks 4 Kidz
Go LEGO crazy this fall break with morning or afternoon day camps at Bricks 4 Kidz! LEGO lovers will enjoy themes such as Batman, Star Wars, Ninjas, Super Heroes, Minecraft, Minions, Hogwarts, Jurassic Brickland and more. Open Play is available for early drop-off, late-stay, and early/late stay for the lunch hour! Grades K-8.
Burritt on the Mountain
Make fall break an exciting adventure when you join Burritt for Fall Nature Rangers Camp. During the week of October 8th -12th, kindergarten through 5th grade students will have a blast at our Autumn Adventures day camp. Each day, campers will be led by Burritt’s trained, CPR-certified staff. Our teacher to camper ratio of 1:15 ensures that your child receives individualized attention during these fun-filled days of autumn crafts, learning history, hiking, nature exploration, playing games, and more. To better fit busy families’ schedules, we offer three attendance options. Registrations and payment must be received by Tuesday, October 2nd.
Date(s)/Times(s): Oct. 8-12 | 9AM-2PM (early drop-off and extended day available, 7:45AM-5:30PM)
Cost: 5-day ($155/$165); 3-day ($93/$99); 2-day ($62/$66)
Location: 3101 Burritt Drive SE, Huntsville (map)
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Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre
Take a stroll down the yellow brick road in this Oz-theme based camp as students ages 5-15 work on different elements of theatre including acting, voice, movement, dance, musical theatre, and improvisation for a whole week of fun! Friday is Sharing Day – campers showcase their work to invited family and friends. Early registration discounts available, as well as before & after care.
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Campers will explore the Garden and all the magic it has to offer through its Myths & Magic Day Camp! Daily activities will include indoor and outdoor experiences (weather permitting). Your child can come all week or you can pick your days. Every camp has exciting hands-on activities including experiments, games, and crafts. Campers explore many different areas of the Garden through nature walks, free time in the Children’s Garden and organized physical education games in the afternoons. One afternoon snack is provided for full day camps, and students will need to provide a morning snack with drink and a lunch. Ages 6-13.
Date(s)/Times(s): Oct. 8-12 or 15-19 | 9AM-4:30PM (early drop-off available starting at 7:30AM)
Cost: $40/$50 per day or $180/$230 for the week (member/non-member)
Location: 4747 Bob Wallace Ave, Huntsville (map)
Phone: (256) 830-4104
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Huntsville Museum of Art
CREATE • EXPLORE • DISCOVER
New this Fall Break! Looking for something fun and creative to do during the week? Join us by taking a class today! All materials provided for the children’s classes. Museum gallery visits included for inspiration. All materials are provided for the children’s classes. There will be a snack break during each class session.
The Artist’s Studio: Drawing & Painting, Ages 5-8 and Ages 9-13
Explore basic painting and drawing tools. Learn about the fundamentals of color, shape and composition. Media include tempera, watercolor, pastel and colored pencil. Subject matter will include animals, still life, landscapes and people. Lots of FUN!
Date(s)/Times: October 9 or October 11| 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Cost: $25 Museum members, $40 non-members/day
Location: 300 Church Street SW (downtown Huntsville at Big Spring Park)
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Huntsville STEAM Works (formerly known as MindGear Labs – learn more in our post explaining the change right here!) is offering SIX different fun half-day camp options. Camp Harry Potter, Dungeons & Dragons, Escape Room Madness, Mad Science, Pixel Art with Minecraft, and Slime Time. For kids in grades K-8.
Date(s)/Times(s): October 8-12
9:00 AM- Noon – Escape Room, Mad Science, Pixel Art with Minecraft
1:00 PM-4:00 PM – Camp Harry Potter, Dungeons & Dragons, Slime Time
Games, daily themes, tumbling, arts and crafts, contests, and so much more! A healthy snack will provided by The Matrix every morning and participants must bring their own lunch/drink. All weeklong campers get a t-shirt! Ages 3 (potty trained) through 8th grade.
Register online or call for more information.
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center
If your child is looking for some out of this world fun then the Rocket Explorer Experience might be the answer! Campers will get to experiment with International Space Station science projects, learn rocketry principles by building and launching rockets, and gain an understanding of a day in the life of an astronaut. They’ll also get to draw and design a mission patch, explore museum activities, including museum exhibits and simulators like the Mars Climbing Wall and Space Shot, and learn how Huntsville took man to the moon! There will also be water activities (weather permitting). Ages 5-10.
Spirited art is the perfect day camp opportunity for your budding artist to release their creative juices over Fall Break! Kids will create a brand-new painting each day, and a craft or two each day. Weather permitting, we will also take advantage of the green space at Campus 805. Book before October 1st and save! Friday will be costume day – we will all be dressed in a fun costume and will be playing pumpkin related games, painting pumpkins and decorating and eating pumpkin cookies after our painting!
YMCA – Hogan
This full-day camp is on the Hogan YMCA campus and open to both members and non-members. Parents provide lunch & two snacks. There will be games, swimming and a field trip during this week. 3-day campers may pick the 3 days of their choice.
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