If your kiddo needs entertainment beyond the living room this Spring Break, a fun camp may be in your future. Most camps offer the option of attending either the full week or just a few days. Whether you’re a working parent and need childcare coverage during the week, or you’re looking for some fun activities when school’s not in session the kids when school’s not in session, check out one of San Diego’s Spring Break camps.
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For the Imagination Kiddo: Kid Ventures
Whether you’re working the week of Spring Break or you just want to have some free-time, your kiddo will have a blast at Kid Ventures camp. Their creative camps engage all the senses with opportunities to develop gross motor skills, improve social interaction, and explore creative play. The kids love the activities, including adventure play, spring art projects, grass hair planters, KV car wash, scavenger hunts, and much more. Their small group sizes make this a great experience for first-time campers too!
When: Mar. 23 – Apr. 3 (Eastlake) and Apr. 6-10 (4S Ranch)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $65/day (members); $75/day (non-members) (Lunch is extra for $5/kiddo)
Ages: 3 – 8
4S Ranch Location
10760 Thornmint Rd.
San Diego, Ca 92127
851 Showroom Pl.
Chula Vista, Ca 91914
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For the Artist: Pachis Art Studio for Kids
If your kiddo loves to get creative and messy, art camp is the perfect way to occupy the time. Kids will explore art through paint, mixed media, and lean different ways to make and create. Beginners and seasoned artists are invited to participate. And don’t worry: Kids won’t be kept inside all day working. Outdoor time is included for kids to enjoy the park and the beautiful surroundings of Liberty Station, Point Loma.
When: Mar. 30 – Apr. 3 and Apr. 6 – 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $355-$395/week; $81-$90/day
Ages: 5 – 12
2820 Roosevelt Rd., Suite 102
San Diego, Ca 92106
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For the Laser Tag Player: AK Martial Arts Camp
Active kiddos can spend their Spring Break playing laser tag every day. Each day includes prizes, laser tag and other fun activities. There’s also a daily Hunt prizes for all who attend. The camp includes a pizza party lunch on Fridays.
When: Mar. 23 – 27; Mar. 31 – Apr. 3; Apr. 6 – 10; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages: 5 – 14
6120 Innovation Way
Bressi Ranch, Carlsbad
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For the Animal Lover: Animal Adventure Camp
If your kiddo is an animal lover, then sign them up for camp at the San Diego Humane Society. Kids will spend all day with their furry, scaly, and feather friends while learning about animal interactions. Campers will also make animal-themed crafts and play games. Little animal friends learn to develop respect and a positive attitude toward all living things.
When: Mar. 30 – Apr.3; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages: 5 – 13 years
5500 Gaines St.
San Diego Ca
Photo credit: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Facebook page
For the Young Scientist: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Camp
Young scientists will definitely want to check out the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s spring break camp. Kids will explore the mysteries of the ocean, what’s up in the air, the environment, the great outdoors, and extreme conditions. The Fleet camps are offered daily, or kids can learn something new each day by signing up for the entire week.
When: Mar. 01 – Apr. 3; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $50/day (members); $55/day (non-members)
Ages: 5 – 10 grade
Balboa Park, Ca
What are your plans for Spring Break? Are your kids attending camp?
— Leah R. Singer