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Spring Break Camps Around Philly and the Main Line

Need to work while your kids are out of school this spring? Try one of these options.

If you’re not able to vacation during spring break, what to do with your kids? Fortunately, plenty of museums, art centers, and other organizations around town offer break and day off camps. If you’re working, or just want to give your kids something interesting to do, here’s where they can spend some time.

BSD Code +Design Academy

March 24, 9 am  — 3:30 pm

March 27 — 31, 9 am  — 3:30 pm

1149 Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr

 

For those looking to have some computer fun on their days off, look into the camps that are being held at the BSD Code + Design Academy. They are offering full day camps that will explore Robotics, Coding, and 3D Games. The camp includes pizza and a T-shirt and is running on March 24, and from March 27 — 31. Register here.

The Handwork Studio

March 27 — 31, 9 am — 3 pm (full day), 9 am  — 1 pm (half day), or 1 — 3 pm (half day)

April 10 — 14, 9 am — 3 pm (full day), 9 am  — 1 pm (half day), or 1 — 3 pm (half day)

35 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth

 

Creative, project-based crafting is the name of the game at the Handwork Studio. Early care and aftercare is available at an additional cost. Call 610-660-9600 to register.

Riverbend Environmental Education Center

March 27 — 31, 9 am — 3:30 pm

April 10 — 14, 9 am — 3:30 pm

1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne

 

At Riverbend, focus on wilderness survival during spring break! Children will be engaged with real survival skills like starting fires and building shelters, all in the comfort of the local woods.  Before and aftercare is available! Upcoming dates are March 27 — 31 and April 10 — 14.

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

April 10 — 14 and May 16, 8 am  — 3 pm

8480 Hagy’s Mill Road, Philadelphia

 

Get your kids outside at one of the center’s day off camps, which are themed and focused on nature. Upcoming dates are April 10 — 14 and May 16.

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts

April 10 — 14, 9 am — 3 pm

5900A Greene St., Philadelphia

 

If your child harbors a secret desire to run off to the circus, this is the perfect camp for them! Kids can come for a day or the whole week, and spend time improving their strength and balance while having a blast.

Tyler Arboretum

April 10 — 12, 9 am — 3 pm

515 Painter Road, Media

 

Tyler Arboretum is hosting camps for children ages 6 — 9 years old on April 10 (Egg-cellent Eggs), April 11 (Art of Nature), and April 12 (Stream Safari). They’ll lead children on outdoor hikes, games, crafting, and more. There is also a camp for ages 10 — 13 on April 11 (Steam Safari.) Advance registration is required, and prices vary.

Philadelphia Rock Gyms

April 10 — 14 and April 17, 9 am — 3 pm (full day) or 9 am — noon (half day), noon — 3 pm (half day)

Valley Forge, Wyncote, Oaks, and East Falls locations

 

Switch up your child’s sitting at a desk all day routine to climbing walls! Make sure to check out the spring break climbing camps at the Philadelphia Rock Gyms.  They offer several different options at all their four convenient locations. Upcoming dates are April 10 — 14, and April 17.

Spring Break Academy Explorers Camp

April 10 — 14, 9 am — 4 pm

The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

 

Spend the day getting to know dinosaurs, bugs, and live animals at the Academy of Natural Sciences! You can sign your child up for the entire week or only a few days depending on which days they have off from school. Register here.

Independence Seaport Museum

April 10 — 14, 9 am — 4 pm

211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia

 

When you want your child to get a dose of education with their days off, the Independence Seaport Museum has it covered with day-off camps, including spring break. Your child will come home having learned a thing or two about boating, marine life, or the environment. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for nonmembers. Register here.

Elmwood Park Zoo

April 10 — 14 and April 17, 9 am — 4 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Sign your child up for one or all of the spring break camp dates available. Themes change daily and all center around different habitats and ecosystems around the world. This camp is $45 per day for members and $50 per day for nonmembers. Early drop off and late pickup are available at extra cost.

Arden Drama School

April 10 — 14, 9:30 am — 4:30 pm

40 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia

 

If you are looking for a way for your child to have some drama fun, Arden Drama School is offering something fun for you. They offer day workshops throughout the month, and during their time off. Join their camp for children in kindergarten through grade 12 April 10 — 14 where participants will create their own show!

Kehler’s Gymnastics 

April 10 — 14, 10 am — 3 pm

680 Parkway Dr., Broomall

 

Swing into the foam pit, climb the rock walls, play in the massive fun zone and much more during spring break camp at Kehler’s. Call 610-359-9999 to register your child. The cost of this camp is $24.99 per child per day.

The Center on Central

April 10 — 14 and April 17

24 W. Central Ave., Paoli

 

This creative arts camp is offered on days when children are out of school. Head to their official website for details and rates for specific days. This camp is best for children in ages K — 5, and they also offer summer camp!

Franklin Institute

April 10 — 14

April 17 — 21

222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia

If you are looking for some very fun and exciting science lessons, and experiments, the Franklin Institute is the place to be.  There are different and exciting themes offered each day at their School’s Out Camps; the kids will never get bored here! Spring break camps take place from April 10 — 14 and April 17 — 21.

Philly Art Center

Queen Village and Fairmount, Philadelphia

 

This is another great art-focused option. Send your child for a full or half day, with outside time (weather permitting) on the agenda, too. Full day camps are $72 and half day camps are $36. Aftercare is available.

Marple Sports Arena

April 10 — 14

611 Parkway Dr., Broomall

 

Let your kids enjoy an active break from school with rock climbing, skating, sports play, and arcade time at this spring break camp.

ZoomDance Camp

April 10 — 14

Major Moment Studio, 1624 South Street, Philadelphia

 

Children ages 3 — 6 are welcome at this day camp where moving and grooving is encouraged. You can sign up for one day or the whole week. Half day options as well as aftercare and before care are available.

 

Photograph courtesy of the Handwork Studio.

Jes@familyfocusmedia.com

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