Sticking around for Spring Break this April? That doesn’t mean your kids still can’t do something extra special for the week, and allow you a bit of a well-deserved break, too. Find an awesome adventure for your child in the following list of unique camps you probably haven’t heard of yet. They’ll play with LEGOs, join a band, bake like a pro and more.


Explore the City
Kids can be tourists in their own town with the help of Backpacks and Binoculars. Instead of sticking to one classroom, they’ll venture out to somewhere new in the 5 boroughs each day from the Downtown Brooklyn location. Planned filed trips include a Brighton Beach Walking Tour, A visit to the Intrepid and an Extreme Animal Scavenger Hunt and Hike at Alley Pond Environmental Center.

Dates: April 14-21
Times: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., plus complimentary daycare until 6 p.m. if needed
Cost: $495/week, $375/3 days, $250/2 days
Ages: 5-10
More Info: Visit Backpacks and Binoculars for more info.

Play with LEGOs
At the Upper West Side’s RoboFun kindergarteners will play with LEGOs in ways you may never have imagined. Here, instead of building cool towers and towns, they’ll put together playful motorized creations as they learn concepts of Pre-Robotics.

Dates: April 14-18
Times: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $425
Ages: Kindergarten
More Info: Visit Robofun for more info.


Compete in the Olympics
Send your kid on a world tour at LIC Kids Camp in Queens. Each day they’ll explore the sports, art, music, dance, theater and culture of a different continent. Plus, they’ll burn off energy by competing in their own Olympic Games featuring gymnastics, soccer, basketball, swimming and diving.

Dates: April 14-22
Times: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 3 p.m., or 6 p.m.
Cost: $70-$135/day, $495-$595/week
Ages: 2-11
More Info: Visit LIC Kids for more info.


Join a Band
Does your kid play guitar, drums, bass, keys or sing? Then your rising rockstar can spend the week playing in a band at New York City Guitar School in Midtown. Besides rehearsing with a band, and playing a show for friends and family, kids will learn to create and edit music on a computer.

Dates: April 14-18
Times: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., plus 5 p.m. show on final day
Cost: $475 for week
Ages: 8-12
More Info: Visit NYC Guitar School for more info.


Get Ready for Cupcake Wars
Taste Buds Kitchen‘s half-day camp will teach your child to bake like the pros. Campers will learn everything from kneading dough for sticky cinnamon buns to creaming butter and sugar for cookies, with a new skill taught each day at the Chelsea cooking school.

Dates: April 14-18
Times: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $430 for week
Ages: 4-13
More Info: Visit Taste Buds Kitchen for more info.

Ride a Pony
Does your kid love horses? At Kensington Stables Pony Club, she can find out just what goes into caring for a horse and barn with hands-on activities. Of course, each day campers will enjoy a horseback riding lesson as well at the stable located near Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Horse-themed arts and crafts and games are also included.

Dates: April 14-18
Times: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $400
Ages: 6-11
More Info: Visit Kensington Stables Pony Club for more info.

What’s your child doing this Spring Break?

—Julie Seguss

Photos courtesy of  LIC Kids & Taste Buds Kitchen