Originally Published 3.02.2010

Not spending your seattle kids things to do during spring breakSpring Break in Hawaii, Palm Springs, or Disneyland? Don’t fret! There’s plenty of fun things to do with kids during spring break. Lots of local kid-friendly businesses from art schools to circus schools are hosting some fabulous Spring Break camps for kids of all ages. Whether you want half-day, full-day, just one day, or all week, there are tons of options available. You can even try a variety of camps to mix things up a bit. Some camps are even offered for two weeks to encompass the different Spring Breaks in the various school districts. All you need to do now is decide!

School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts, Seattle Spring Break Circus Camp How cool are you if you send your kiddo to circus camp? Instead of climbing your walls, they’ll be swinging through the air…with the greatest of ease.  Half day camps are available for ages 6-9 and Full Day is available for 10-16 year olds. Read more.

Thrive Art School, Seattle Both the Madison Valley and Ravenna locations of Thrive are offering Spring Break Camps for 5.5-8 year olds. (Theme TBA.) The 3-hour camps (9 a.m to 12 p.m) will focus on the wonders of the ocean via drawing, painting, and crafts. Students will reveal the week’s creations at an art show following the last day, at noon. Read more.

Horsemanship School Pony Camp I There are two Spring sessions of this beginning-level 2-hour camp designed specifically for the beginning or occasional rider—March 28 to April 1 and April 4-8.  Camp lasts from 10:00 am until noon and early registration is encouraged. Read more.

Pacific Science Center, Seattle Camps for Curious Minds has a variety of Spring Break camps available for young elementary-aged kids including Wetland Wonders (explore the wetlands, streams, and ponds of the Mercer ), Cool Science Investigations (learn the answers to interesting science questions), and Geocaching (seek out hidden treasures through geocaching). Read more.

Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle Zooper Day Camp At the zoo, campers will learn all the basic needs of the animals and how they’re met in the wild and at the zoo. We’re guessing the kids will be roaring like lions about this camp! Half day camps are available for 4-6 year olds and full day is available for 5-9 year olds. Read more.

Taproot Theatre, Seattle Spring Break Camps Taproot has two weeks of Spring Break camps for 4 – 18 year olds. The 4-6 year old set will have fun learning the building blocks of acting in order to create an original performance. Read more.

Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Spring Break Camps This theatre camp will help kids from Kindergarten up (divided into age-appropriate groups) get their drama out onstage!  The younger ones in Weeks A and B will learn all about Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytales, while kids in grades 2-6 will work with the uplifing play The Man Who Planted Trees and even get to visit nearby Olympic Scultpure Park. Extended care available too! Read more.

Arena Sports, Seattle & Redmond Sports Camp in Seattle & Redmond Kick it up a notch at Arena Sports. This fun soccer camp offers programs during spring break for Little Kickers as young as 3 to kids up to age 12 in Magnuson, SODO, and Redmond. Activities include soccer and games, arts and crafts, and inflatables. Full or half-day programs available. Read more.

Chess Academy Chess Camp for Boys and Girls Kids ages 5-11 will play lots of chess games, solve chess puzzles, and learn chess strategies. Beginners will learn all moves and rules to become comfortable with the game. Intermediate and advanced groups will work on improving strategies and growing as players. Camp lasts from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. April 18-22. Read more.

 NW Aerials, Kirkland Spring Camp The Gymnastics studio has two weeks of Spring Camp (come for one day or the whole week) including tumbling, games, crafts, inflatables, and ice cream sundaes! Camps are offered half or full day and are for ages 3 & up (potty-trained, required!) Read more.

IslandWood Spring Break Camp IslandWood is located on Bainbridge Island and offers several Spring Break Camps, with half and full-day options, from March 28-31. Kids who love active and creative outdoor experiences (pictured) will have a blast at the Make a Mess Art Half-Day Camp (9:00 am to noon or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm), or Fun in the Forest and Nature Sleuths Day Camps (9:00 am – 4:00 pm). For each camp, this is a family share time at the end of the week! Read More.

Stone Soup Theatre Spring Break Camps There are two Spring Break Camps to choose from at Stone Soup Theatre. At The Very Hungry Caterpillar camp, kids in grades K-3 will learn how to portray non-human characters on stage and put on an adaptation of the children’s book classic. With the Being Funny and Having Fun Onstage camp, kids in grades 4-8 will 10 minute plays using comedic timing, characterization, and physical comedy and end the class with a larger performance. Both camps last from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm from April 18-22. Read more.

Dizzy’s Bus Stop, Bellevue Spring Break Camp Kids ages 2-7 are welcome to join the Dizzy Bus for some Spring Break fun. You can choose from Regular Day or Extended Day hours, each with different prices). More info to come on company website in March. Read more.

My Gym, Bellevue My Gym Spring Camp This half-day camp is for potty-trained children and up (divided into appropriate age groups) and keeps kids moving with gymnastics, sports, games, story time, music, and crafts. Read more.

The Moon Paper Tent Magic Garden and Woodland Wonders Camps During these Moon Paper Tent’s camps, kids will  be able to dress up, participate in creative drama, make crafts, and listen to engaging, fun stories. Both camps are for ages 4 and up, and last 3 hours. (The Magic Garden Camp is from 9 a.m. – noon, and the Woodland Wonders Camp lasts from noon – 4 p.m.) Read more.

 

Orange Blossom Society in Redmond and The Nest in Woodinville will be posting information on their websites about spring break camps in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!


—Angie J. Ballas