Dear Moms & Dads,
This year, spring break for Leon County Schools is March 17th through 21st, with an additional no school day for teacher planning on March 24th. School breaks can be a great time to let your kids try something new and explore what their areas of interest are outside of their normal routine and responsibilities. If you’re looking for a camp for your kids to enjoy during their school break, here are details on a few local options. For what it may be worth to you, you’ll find a stamp of approval, ♥ , next to listings my own kids or friends’ kids have had great experiences with, and I’m happy to share more or answer questions if you’d like to reach out to me directly at vbdemeter@TallyConnection.com. Your feedback is welcome too. Comment below with additional listings and positive or negative remarks about these listings. Happy Spring Break!
Challenger Learning Center ♥
Kids in K through 5th grade have fun with science, enjoying a new and exciting theme each day. Check out the daily activities here. The cost per day is $40 and includes lunch and materials. The camp is from 9am to 4pm and extended care is available. Here are details for what’s happening each day of camp. Learn more and register.
Growing Room Child Development Centers ♥
Growing Room offers Spring Break camp for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Their Spring Break campers will enjoy field trips to places such as Skate World, AMC, Firefly Pottery, and MORE! In addition to the fun field trips, the children will benefit from many in center activities as well. Call 850-386-4769 or come in NOW to reserve your child’s spot! Spaces are limited.
Three Growing Room Child Development Centers to serve your children:
- Growing Room 1 at 2636 Centennial Place
- Growing Room 2 at 6266 Old Water Oak Rd.
- Growing Room 3 at 1271 Metropolitan Blvd.
The Gathering Place
Although not traditional “camps”, below are some fun offers of activities for your kids to enjoy at The Gathering Place over spring break. Get the complete details here.
- AGES 4-6 – “Wild West Treasure Hunt” – Grab your cowboy hat and boots for an Old West Adventure for child AND parent. Lunch is included. Cost is $15+tax for both
- AGES 7-10 – “African Adventure” – It’s 1932 and Professor Witherspoon has gone missing and his daughter needs your help in finding him. Lunch is included. Cost is $12.50+tax (Want to participate with your child? Add $5)
- AGES 11-16 – “Lost Treasure Hunt” – Act out your character and discover the clues to find a missing fortune. Dinner included. Cost is $15+tax
Martial Arts Fitness Academy
Martial Arts Fitness Academy camps are a great way for kids to learn how to demonstrate courtesy, discipline, integrity, focus, self control, self defense, board breaking and fitness training, all while having fun in a safe environment. The camp is March 17th through 21st and the cost for the week is $250. Learn more and register here.
Capital Region YMCA
Activities included in the Capital Region YMCA Day Camp program are as follows: indoor games and outdoor games, arts & crafts, computer lab time, guest speakers, songs and character development. Camp is available from 7:30am to 5:30pm each day of the school break and extended care is available. The cost per day is $35 for non-members and $135 for the full week for non-members. Applications are available at each local YMCA or you can register online.
Tallahassee Museum ♥
The Tallahassee Museum’s day camp programs are delivered by fun, experienced teachers and are complete with nature- and/or history-themed activities, crafts and games. Let your child explore the Museum’s beautiful 52-acre grounds, which includes a collection of animals native to Florida, a Discovery Center to inspire imagination, historic buildings that tell the stories of our region, nature trails, and an 1880s farmstead. Some camps also include zipline experiences on the Museum’s new Tree-to-Tree Adventures courses. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see day camp descriptions for the week fo spring break. Find details on age, cost and more here and register here.
Next Level ♥
Our week long camps combine unparalleled instruction with a fun and exciting atmosphere, which will leave your child with a renewed passion for the game. The camp location is Meridian Park at 4000 North Meridian Road and camp is daily from 9am to 4:30pm, March 17th through 21st. This camp is for kids age 5 to 13. The cost of camp is $195, with an early registration discounted rate of $150 for those registered by February 28th. Camp includes: Hitting Instruction, Pitching Instruction, Infield/Outfield Instruction Next Level Instruction, and Daily Games. Contact Next Level at 850.765.0364 or click here to register now.
Camp Spark – Igniting Knowledge! sessions are offered when students in Leon County are on school breaks for the winter holiday, spring break, and throughout the summer. The camp program is offered to 4 year old students through the 8th grade. Daily sessions are provided during spring break. Each day will offer campers the opportunity to explore science through creative play, experimentation, and inquiry based learning experiences. The sessions present age appropriate curriculum and are designed to provide students with engaging educational activities that are both informative and entertaining. MoLab, Inc.’s camp program makes science fun and links Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) concepts to the real-world. Campers explore the art of discovery! Daily sessions of Spring Camp Spark will take place on March 17 – 21 and March 24, 2014. The program will be located at SAIL High School at 2006 Jackson Bluff Road. Find all forms needed to register and complete details here. Contact Trish or Aimee for questions here.
During Spring Break Camp your children will enjoy all the classes regularly offered at ARTS in a fresh and fun environment. Our camp kids rotate through a variety of classes such as art, guitar, violin, music, piano, jazz, ballet, hip hop, freeze dance, drama, karate, and sewing with a fun mix of pottery painting, pretend play, puzzle making, lego building, and other fun group activities sandwiched inbetween. We ask that you send your children with a packed lunch and extra snacks as they are sure to be very active through out the day! We welcome campers (ages 4 – 12 years old) for the full week or on the drop-in basis at $47 per day! Feel free to complete the camp registration form or call, (850) 878-ARTS (2787), for further questions.
Cookies & Tea for Me! ♥
This year our spring break camp will feature Disney’s hit movie FROZEN! A Glitz n’ Dance event week offered jointly by Ni’Cole’s Performing Arts and Cookies & Tea for Me! The camp is Monday, March 17 through Thursday, March 20, from 9a.m. to 1:30p.m. and includes crafts, activities and a performance inspired by the movie, from children ages 3 to 11. Pizza lunch and snacks will be provided on performance day (Thursday). The cost is $150 per girl. Register for this camp and view information about other upcoming events and camps as well, here.
International Gold Gymnastics ♥
International Gold Gymnastics invites your child to join us for 6 exciting days of Spring Break Camp. Our camp provides daily gymnastics instruction, arts & crafts, field trips, and of course, games! Here’s the daily schedule:
|7:30 – 9:00 am||Drop off for all campers|
|9:30 – 10:00am||Snack (brought from home)|
|10:00 – 1:00 pm||Gymnastics, Arts & Crafts|
|1:00 pm||Pick-up for half day campers|
|1:00 – 2:00pm||Lunch for full day campers|
|2:00 – 4:00 pm||Field Trip/More Gym Time|
|4:00 – 5:00 pm||Snack (provided by IGG)/Games|
|5:00 – 5:30 pm||Pick-up for full day campers|
Call IGG at 850.894.8982 or find the registration form here.
Gallop’s Family Center
Gallops’s Family Center is now offering Spring Break Camp March 17 – March 21. The cost is $155 per student for the week, and the camp is from 7:15am to 7pm. You can sign up here and contact us for more information at 850.216.1212.
Firefly Pottery ♥
We will provide awesome artistic projects throughout the day! The variety of projects your child will have the opportunity to create here is almost endless. We provide: pottery, mosaics, glass, canvas and crafts in general. A week of camp from 9am to 3pm, March 17th through 21st for $225, as well as a day camp on March 24th from 9am to 3pm for $45. Find the camp registration form here and feel free to call us at 850.727.4986 for questions.
LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts
Take a week to explore the wonderful world of movies. You will get to explore how art plays a major role in your favorite movies. You will create your very own characters, stories, props, and sets. At the end of the week, we will have a special movie premiere party. Students will rotate through four different classes throughout the day, with a break between each. Perfect way to creatively spend your Spring Break! Learn more and register here.
Junior Golf Camp ♥
The fun starts here! Spring Break Junior Golf Camp is offered March 17th through March 20th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (drop off any time after 7:45; pick up no later than 1:00). The cost of the camp is $40 per day or $120 for all four days of camp. Campers will be divided by age in to groups as follows: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15.
• Interactive Instruction with SWGC Golf Professional Staff
• Range access with warm up games
• On Course Instruction
• Putting and Chipping Contests
• Skills Challenges
• Golf Tournament and Awards on Thursday
• Lunch Daily!
Registration due by Saturday, March 15th. Call 850.942.4653 to register. The Southwood Golf Course is located at 3750 Grove Park Drive.
Mason’s School of Music, Dance & Arts Afterschool ♥
Arts Adventures Camp – “Frozen” – In the Arts Adventures Music Camps, students participate in a variety of activities designed to teach drama, art, music and dance and culminate with a production on Friday. The camp’s activities and show are based on the “Frozen” theme and each student will learn lines, dances, songs and help make the backdrops for the show. Campers need to bring a lunch and two snacks Monday through Thursday. A pizza lunch is provided on Friday. Students will be transported to Lafayette Park for lunch. Click here for video clips of a song or dance from one of our end of the week shows. Ages: Kindergarten through 5th grade. Hours: 8:30am-5:30pm. Cost: $150 per child, $130 each sibling. Location: North East Location, 3384 Capital Circle NE. (A deposit of $40 per camper, per camp; or full cost of camp is due at registration. If registering online, please indicate which option you choose in the comment box on the online registration form, otherwise the deposit will be charged.) Call 850-412-0102 or Register Online.
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