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. [sws_highlight hlcolor=”fbfac7″]Be sure to watch for the special discounts offered to RCM readers which we’ve highlighted in orange. [/sws_highlight] #FallisHere
To get the full 411 about all that is happening in and around the Tennessee Valley this fall including information on fall carnivals, festivals, plays, concerts, Trick/Trunk or Treating options, Halloween Parties, and more why not mosey on over to the full 2015 Fall Activity Guide. Then be sure to share the scoop with your friends so you’ll see familiar faces when you are out and about this fall season.
Creatures of the Cosmos powered by Afterschool Labs is a fall break camp jam-packed with learning and fun for pre-kindergarten – 8th grade students. During the camp, students will explore the characteristics of the real, the probable, and the imagined creatures of our universe through participation in hands-on experiments, real-world scenarios, and team-building competitions. By the end of the week, students will apply their knowledge of the living to create an inhabitable planet suitable for all creatures of the cosmos! To register your child and receive our special Rocket City Mom 10% off discount, follow these steps:
1. Visit huntsvilleafterschool.com
2. Click “Enroll Now”
3. Select “Fall Break Labs”
4. Select “Rocket City Mom” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section of the application form.
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. Two swimming and two field trip days included. Ages 5-12.
Bricks 4 Kidz
With camps based on themes as varied as Frozen, Minecraft, Superheros, Star Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Angry Birds and more, there is sure to be a camp your LEGO lover will enjoy this fall break. Offering morning and afternoon camps. Ages 5+. Register and pay for 5 camps and receive them each for $25 (no coupon needed) or print this coupon to receive $10 off one camp.
Burritt on the Mountain
Autumn Adventures Await! This October, don’t just take a fall break, take a fall adventure! Kindergarten – 5th grade students will have a blast discovering the colorful world of fall plants as they explore the forested site, make nature-based crafts and play new and favorite games.
They’ll also use animal-themed crafts and games to learn about animals’ lives and habitats. Campers enjoy lots of fresh air and open spaces as we hike our nature trails, explore the historic park, and play on our green space and outdoor playgrounds. Registration and payment must be received by Tuesday, September 29th. Mention Rocket City Mom during registration to receive the member price.
Date(s)/Times(s): Oct. 5-9 | 9AM-2PM (extended day available)
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
Through-out the week, students will work on different elements of theatre including acting, voice, movement, dance, musical theatre, improvisation and much more! Friday is Sharing Day! Campers showcase their work to invited family and friends! Before and after care available. Ages 5-15 years. Season subscribers receive a $5 discount, early-bird registrations (before Sept. 28) receive $5 discount.
Hampton Cove Preschool
Join us for a fall extension of all of the fun that we had during summer camp! Students will enjoy interactive and engaging activities, enjoy our three playgrounds, and spend the week gathering clues for the Friday Fun Day Scavenger Hunt. All meals and field trips included in tuition. Students in K-5th grade are welcome.
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Fueling Science: Campers, aged 6-13 yrs, will explore the world of science and nature with this hands-on, active camp. Activities include science experiments, nature walks, and time to enjoy the Garden during free play. Your child can come all week or you can pick your days. Early care is available from 7:30-8:45am for $5 a day or $20 for the week.
Come join in the FUN FUN FUN! Games, daily themes, tumbling, arts and crafts, contests, and much more. A healthy snack will provided every morning and all participants MUST bring their own lunch. Get signed up now to reserve your spot! It’s going to be the most fun you have ever had staying in Huntsville for Fall Break! Ages 3+ (potty trained).
MindGear Labs is welcoming fall with four brand new camps including Minecraft Time Traveler: Transylvania, Costume Camp, Wizard School, and Minecraft Player vs. Player (PVP Tournament). Click for full camp descriptions. Grades 3rd-8th.
Sci-Quest offers Morning and Afternoon Fall Break Camps. You can choose one or both. If your child is staying for both Morning and Afternoon Camps, lunch care is provided for free – just bring a sack lunch. Can’t come all week? Don’t worry, we offer a variety of different scheduling options to work with you. Choose one camp, one day or all week, it’s up to you. Early drop-off and late pick-up is also available for campers during Fall Break (7:30 – 9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m.). Members of Sci-Quest receive a 10% discount on all camps.
Space & Rocket Center
If your child is looking for some out of this world fun then Space Camp Day Camp might be the answer! Children ages 7 – 11* (* Use of simulators is subject to height and weight restrictions) can experience all the excitement of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center® at Day Camp. Crew trainers guide trainees through the past, present and future of flight or space exploration, using actual jets, shuttles and rockets as the backdrop. Before and aftercare is available at an additional cost.
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. You are able to pick the 3 days of your choice. If you haven’t registered for holiday camp or as part of our after school program, there is a one time registration fee of $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers.
YMCA – Southeast Huntsville
The Southeast YMCA is offering a Fall Break Camp both 3 Day and 5 Day come join the the FUN! Swimming, games, and crafts are just a few of the many activities! We will be offering a special half day camp on Thursday, Oct. 8, for 3 to 5 year olds. The cost is $12/$18 (member/non-member) and the camp is from 9am to 12:30pm. The theme is “Going on a Bear Hunt” spaces are limited to 12 children.
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