The weather is warming up, so that means that spring break is just around the corner. For those parents who can’t take a whole week off work to spend going to the zoo, park, hunting for wildflowers or spring training games, we have a solution for you – spring break camps! The variety of offerings in spring break camps are so diverse, chances are you will find the perfect one to fit your child’s interests.
I s your child an animal lover? If so, they can enjoy a whole week spending quality time with shelter animals at the Arizona Animal Welfare League. If they think that they may want to be a veterinarian when they grow up, and are between the ages of 12 and 14, they can even learn first-hand what the job entails from a vet at the shelter.
Is your child a drama queen (or king)? Then a performing arts camp may be the perfect choice for them. They can sing, dance or act their way through the week and even give a performance at the end. Childsplay, Baker School of Music, Chandler Center for the Arts, East Valley Children’s Theatre and Valley Youth Theatre all offer camps. Who knows? Your child could be the next Emma Stone (she got her start at Valley Youth Theatre!).
Is your child a budding Olympian? Arizona Sunrays, Ultimate Gymnastics and Scottsdale Gymnastics offer camps that give your child gym time along with some time for games or arts & crafts.
Another camp that gets kids moving is the Kids That Rip! Skateboard Camp. Ages 5-15 can learn some “rad” moves as they maneuver the 7 sections of the skatepark. Or, if your child is interested in getting a different kind of “air time” check out Cosmic Kids Camp at the Challenger Space Center. This camp combines science, engineering and architecture with more than 100,000 LEGOS at their disposal.
As you can see, there are camps for any and all interests. Also, most of these places offer summer programs so if your child enjoyed their spring break camp, your worries about what they will be doing this summer are all taken care of!
For more spring break camps as well as events and activities to do this month, check out Raising Arizona Kids calendar.