You’ve finally gotten into some kind of school groove 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. For more fall fun, check out our 2020 Fall Activity Guide.
2020 Fall Break Camps
A.K. Starz Elite Fall Break Camp
Campers will enjoy enrichment activities like music, art, home economics, cultural crafts, Robotics coding and math/science hames, music (ukulele), gymnastics, Ninja Warrior, Nerf gun games, dance, sports and fitness games. Students need to bring a sack lunch, drink and snack each day. Ages 5-12.
Burritt Discovery on the Mountain
While not an official “camp” Burritt is offering plenty of fun during Fall Break with Discovery on the Mountain. Participants can choose from three different social distancing hikes/activities for students ages 5-12. All students need to wear a mask or bandana, bring their own water bottle, and apply sunscreen and/or bug spray before they arrive. The activities will be guided by our amazing CPR-certified Burritt educators and will include a craft.
Creepy Crawly Camp at Cook Museum
What’s the buzz all about? It’s creepy, crawly camp time! This camp is all about bugs and discovering the tiny world of insects and arthropods. Participants will see Live Animal Presentations, design insects, learn about their habitats, participate in games and crafts, and hear from the Museum’s Animal Care staff who take care of the live insects in the Exhibits. The camp sessions for participants ages 7-12 will learn how to pin insects. Join us for our Creepy Crawly Camp – filled with art, mini worlds, and creative fun!
Date(s)/Times(s): Monday, October 5, & Monday, October 12, 2020 from 10AM – 2PM
Cost: $39.99 (+ tax) per participant; $2 discount for Members
Location: 133 4th Avenue NE, Decatur (map)
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Huntsville Museum of Art
In this multi-media camp, learn about the fundamentals of art – color, shape and composition. Media include acrylic, tempera, watercolor, pastel, and colored pencil. Subject matter will include animals, still life, landscapes and people. The Education department will provide structure, fun and friends in a safe, stimulating environment. Museum gallery visits included for inspiration. For ages 5-10.
Huntsville STEAM Works
Huntsville STEAM Works is offering ten different fun half-day camp options that combine science, technology, engineering, math, and creativity including Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 3D Printing, Cardboard Wars, electronics, engineering, monsters, apocalypse survival, and more. Divided into age groups of K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.
The Matrix Gym
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. Half day and full day camps available. Ages 3 (potty trained) through 8th grade.
Date(s)/Times(s): Oct. 5-9 | 8AM-5PM Full Day or 8AM-12PM Half Day
Cost: $135/week or $45/day for Half Day | $175/week or $65/day for Full Day
Location: 3228 Leeman Ferry Road, Huntsville (map)
Phone: (256) 533-5599
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From wands and galaxies to magical creatures and everything in between, campers will create a brand-new painting and craft each day with a magic and fantasy theme! Snacks provided daily, and artists who attend all 5 days of camp will receive a FREE Spirited Art goodie bag. Space is limited to only 6 students, ages 5-12.
As an alternative to in-person camp, Spirited Art is also offering “To-Go Camp @ Home Kits” containing 5 days’ worth of projects! Kits are $105 each and will be available for pickup on Oct. 4th from 2-3PM. Reserve a Wild Zoo Camp @ Home Kit or an Out of This World Camp @ Home Kit!
Don’t worry about what your child will be doing during their school break anymore! Send them to the YMCA’s Day Camp, so that they can have a blast with their peers while being supervised by our exceptional staff. Camp is provided for kids in grades K through 6.
Date/Time: October 5-9, 7AM-6PM
Cost: 3-day camp $95/$120; 5-day camp $135/$185
Location: Hogan YMCA: 130 Park Square Lane, Madison (map) or Southeast YMCA: 1000 Weatherly Rd SE, Huntsville (map)
Phone: Hogan YMCA (256) 705-9622 | Southeast YMCA (256) 883-9622
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