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 October 4-, 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. There is even more Fall fun, in our 2021 Fall Activity Guide – be sure to check it out!
2021 Fall Break Camps
Alabama Kidnastics | Ages 5-12
Campers will enjoy enrichment activities like music, art, home economics, cultural crafts, Robotics coding and math/science hames, music, 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.
Nature Rangers: Autumn Adventures @Burritt | Grades K-5th
Make Fall Break even more exciting when you join Burritt for Nature Rangers Camp: Autumn Adventures. Led by CPR-certified staff, children will become adventurers from Day 1 as they learn about some flying and furry animals they usually see in the Fall.Campers will also cook, make an emergency hiking kit, and spend lots of time outdoors on Burritt’s beautiful nature trails and exploring the historic park! Kids will have a blast at this energizing day camp full of nature exploration, games, crafts and fun with friends. Please be sure to register your child for the correct section of camp based on their grade level. The teacher to camper ratio of 1:12 ensures that your child receives individualized attention throughout these fun-filled days. Covid guidelines will be followed. Deadline to register is September 28. Grades K-5th.
Date(s)/Times(s): October 4-8 | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, extended day options available
Cost: $165 for members; $195 for non-members
Location: 3101 Burritt Drive SE, Huntsville (map)
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Huntsville Botanical Garden | Grades 1st-6th
Join HBG for Autumn Adventures in the Garden! There is so much to investigate and discover in nature this time of year. We will fly into Tweetsville to get a bird’s-eye view on migration season, dig into how fall bulbs become spring flowers, discover why leaves change colors, and more. Get ready to explore and enjoy all things FALL! This camp is suitable for grades 1-6.
Huntsville Museum of Art | Ages 5-13
HMA is offering two art camps for Fall Break- one for ages 5-8 and the other for ages 9-13. In these multi-media camps, kids will 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.
Date(s)/Times: October 4-8 | 9am-12pm (half day)
Cost: $150 Museum members, $175 non-members/week
Location: 300 Church Street SW (downtown Huntsville at Big Spring Park)
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Huntsville Parks & Recreation | K-6th
Nine community recreation centers in Huntsville are offering school break camps for Huntsville City School students this Fall. Registration will open Sept. 13. Space is limited, and registration is first come, first served. First priority is given to current After-School Program participants. Camp includes morning and afternoon snacks, but parents must provide a daily packed lunch for their child.
Kidtopia | Ages 5+
For working parents who seek day care for their child, to children looking to add some fun to their fall break, Kidtopia’s unique Fall Break Day Camp is the perfect way for the kiddos to make the most of their break! Each day includes unique excursions including a trip to Tate Farms Pumpkin Patch, exploring local playgrounds, arts & craft activities, facility play including inflatables, an augmented rock wall, and so much more!
Date(s)/Time(s): October 4-8, 2021
Cost: $245 for the week or $75 per day
Location: 1372 Jordan Road Huntsville AL, 35811
Website | 256-715-1219
The Matrix Gym | Ages 3-8th Grade
Come join in the FUN FUN FUN! Games, daily themes, tumbling, arts and crafts, contests, and so much more! A healthy snack will provided by The Matrix 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) through 8th grade.
Date(s)/Times(s): Oct. 4-8 | 8AM-5PM Full Day or 8AM-12PM Half Day
Cost: $175/week | $175/week or $65/day for Full Day
Location: 3228 Leeman Ferry Road, Huntsville (map)
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Heart of the Valley YMCA: Madison & Huntsville
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-6 at the Madison location and grades K-8 at the Southeast location.
Date/Time: October 4-8, 7AM-6PM
Cost: $135 for members; $185 for non-members
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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Up A Creek Indoor Family Adventures: Madison & Huntsville | PreK-5th
If your kiddo loves daily field trips this is the camp for you! Plans for the week at Up A Creek Fall Break Camp include: a Lyon family farm trip, a visit to Go Far USA, explore local playgrounds, play at our new indoor play place and more! $5 lunch option and a free daily snack are included. Camp is provided for kids in grades Pre-K through 5th grade at both the Madison location and the Hampton Cove location.
Date/Time: October 4-8, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Cost: $245 per week, or $70 per day
Locations: 181 Hughes Road, Madison (map) or Hampton Cove: 5575 US-431, Brownsboro, (map)
Website & Phone: Madison 256-506-9212 | Hampton Cove: 256-393-4182
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