The countdown to Spring Break in Madison County has begun, and if you’re looking for a list of local kid’s camps and programs, you’re in the right place. There’s still time to sign up, but don’t delay – lots of these camps have a limited number of spaces available! Be sure to check out our other Spring-related events happening in Huntsville in our Spring Activity Guide.
Bug Juice Spring Break Camps at the YMCA
Both the Southeast Y and the Hogan Y are offering day camps during Spring Break. These camps consist of supervised, age-appropriate activities and care is provided from 7 AM – 6 PM. Kids Kindergarten through 8th grade can spend spring break at the YMCA swimming, playing games, making crafts, and going on local field trips.
Gold Mountain Adventure Camps
When: March 24-26, from 9AM-2PM: Mining Camp
March 27-28, from 9AM-2PM: Cherokee Camp
Where: Burritt On the Mountain (map)
Cost: Ranges from $62 – $155; price info here
More Info: www.burrittonthemountain.com | call Kelly at 256-518-3931
Make spring break more exciting than ever when you join Burritt for Gold Mountain Adventure! Kindergarten through 5th grade students will have a blast at our spring day camp. This year’s camp is inspired by Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, our special feature for 2014. Activities will center on the excitement of the 1829 gold rush in Georgia and Alabama. Campers will imagine what life was like for the miners who joined in the southern gold rush as they experience life as a settler at Gold Mountain. They will also learn about the Cherokee and other tribes whose land held this precious gold. Children will enjoy exploring our hiking trails as well as playing games and creating fun, unique crafts based on the camp’s theme. Each day campers will be supervised and led by our trained, CPR-certified staff. With Burritt’s famous combination of genuine fun, quality instruction, and active play, this is sure to be a spring break to remember!
Spring Break Space Day Camp
Kids ages 7-11 will love spending their break at one of the coolest places on the planet… no, the UNIVERSE! Activities include hands-on science experiments, science briefings, Mars activities, museum exploration and awesome simulators.
Sand-tastic Spring Break Camp
When: March 24-28, 9AM – 4:30PM
Where: Huntsville Botanical Gardens (map)
Cost: Members: $40/day or $180/week
Non-members: $50/day or $230/week
Early drop-off starting at 7:30AM is $5/day per child or $20/week
More Info: Call Misty at 256-837-4104 | www.hsvbg.org
From sand science to colored sand art, each day will be filled with activities both inside the classroom and out in the Garden too! See our sand sculpture exhibit as it’s constructed by a team of artists and create one of your own in our giant newly refurbished sand castle! Your child may come all week or you may pick your days. Space is limited in the camp and slots are sure to fill up fast. Prepay and reserve today! All materials provided; class size is limited.
Spring Break at Fantasy Playhouse
Not going out of town and and want to have some fun? Spend Your Spring Break With Fantasy! Enroll in the classes/workshops that Fantasy is offering during Spring Break for ages 5-Adult. You will learn about Shakespeare, go to a circus, or do a play in a day!
If your child is thinking about trying out karate but you’re not sure about making a full commitment, why not try out this Spring Break Karate Camp? Activities include indoor Nerf fun, roller skating, games, and two karate lessons a day! Camp starts at 7:30 am and pickup is at 5:30 pm. Ages 5 – 12.
Spring Break @ MindGear Labs
No laying around alone playing video games for your children! Keep those minds active with these uber-educational hands-on activities. There are four camps to choose from: Intro to Video Game Design (Grades 6-8); LEGO SumoBots (Grades 3-5); Minecraft: Mina, the Electric City (Grades 3-8); Planes, Trains, & More (Grades K-2). Register online or via phone.
My Spirited Art Spring Break Kids Classes
Is your little one a Picasso at heart? Why not try out a painting class at Spirited Art? SPECIAL: Pick 2 classes and receive 10% ($5) off or 20% ($15) off if you register for 3. Parents just need to enter KIDSPICK2 or KIDSPICK3 at check out.
Sci-Quest Science Camps
Your Little Einsteins and Mad Scientists will have a blast at these science camps offered at the new location of Sci-Quest! There’s a camp for students grades K-5th, and a list of options to choose from: Magic School Bus, kitchen experiments, Flights of Fancy, CSI, programming, and a science sample are all on the menu. Early drop-off and late pick-up available 7:30AM-5:30PM.
Soccer Camp with Rocket City United
Two age groups: 7-9 and 10-14. All participants receive free ticket to Rocket City United match for May 17 against Pensacola City.
LEGO Camp at Bricks4Kidz
What kid wouldn’t love to spend Spring Break playing with LEGOS all day? They can do just that at these two building camps for kids ages 5 and up.
Minecraft Camp: Experience the world of Minecraft with LEGO® bricks in this fun camp! Kids will start by crafting their shelters and some of the mobs, critters and tools using LEGO® bricks. Students will face new challenges each day, building models and crafting key elements from the popular Minecraft game. Each student takes home a minicreeper model.
Ninjago Camp: Find your full potential, Practice your spinjitzu moves and defeat Garmadon. Let Bricks4kidz take you on an epic journey into the deep secrets of Ninjago. Build your very own Bricks4kidz Spinjitzu spinners and battle others to be the last Ninja standing. Are you the true blue ninja? Use your Kantana in a challenge. Race the Ultra Sonic Racer. Experience the earth powers of Cole with the Bricks4kidz earthquake machine.
Spring Break Art Camp with HAL
When: March 24-28 from 10AM-2PM
Where: Huntsville Art League, Studio 103 at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment (map)
Cost: $150 members/$165 non-members, supplies included
More Info: www.huntsvilleartleague.org | 256-534-3860
Your kids will have a blast at this week-long camp offering lots of opportunities for your child to explore art techniques and famous artists. Campers will learn drawing, painting, printmaking, colored pencil, sculpture and more with an emphasis on fostering creative expression. Ages 6-12.
Kid’s Print Making Camp with Green Pea Press
One class or the whole week! Students ages 8-12 will create original works of art using professional printmaking methods and equipment in a hands-on learning environment. All participants will also be invited to exhibit their pieces in a special Youth Art Exhibit in the Lowe Mill galleries in May 2014! Visit their website for the daily camp schedule.
Spring Break Theatrical Arts Days
Each day will have the following planned components: Acting, Scene work, Monologues, Improvisation, as well as various dance components. Themed camp days include 80’s Day, Shakespeare & the Royal Court, Wizard of Oz, Disney Favorites, and Summer Fun.
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