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Main Line Spring Break Camps

Keep your kids active while they're on break with these great camps!

When is Spring Break this year? Ask a different school, and you’ll get a different answer. Easter is unusually late this year, so some schools adhere to that schedule, while others are staying the course with an earlier break. For families with multiple kids in different schools, this is no picnic—you only have so much PTO after all. If your kids have off but you don’t, here are some great options for break camps around town!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center

March 25—29, April 15—19 and 23—25, 9 am — 3:30 pm (extended care available)

Ages 4—11

Riverbend Environmental Education Center, 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne

 

Grounded in nature-based STEM education programs, children at Riverbend will enjoy hikes, outdoor exploration, crafts, science experiments and hands-on activities. The cost is $95 per day for non-members, with discounts for members and an additional fee for extended care. Campers can be registered on a per-day basis or by the week.

The Handwork Studio

March 25—29 and April 15—19, 9 am — 3 pm (morning and afternoon half days available)

Ages 5-12 for Handwork Camp; 9-15 for Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp

35 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth

 

Creative, project-based crafting is the name of the game at the Handwork Studio. Older kids can opt for a full day of fashion and machine sewing for $105; a full day of handwork camp is $95. Kids will leave with one or two completed projects. Early care and aftercare is available at an additional cost. Come for one day or the whole week.

Elmwood Park Zoo

April 15—22, 9 am—4 pm

Ages 6—13

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

From the Amazon rainforest to the wide open Great Plains of the United States, campers will explore habitats around the world while meeting some of the most iconic wildlife in person. Camp includes up-close animal encounters, team building activities, and STEM based projects. Camp is $55 per day, or $305 for all six. Member discounts apply.

Kehler’s Gymnastics 

April 15—19, 10 am — 3 pm (early drop-off available for extra cost)

Ages 3.5 — 13

680 Parkway Drive, 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 is $29.99 per day, or $135 for the week.

Philadelphia Rock Gyms

April 15–22, 9 am — 3 pm (half day and extended care available)

Ages 4 and up (Age 6 and up for full day)

122 Mill Road E-520, Oaks, and 255 Mt. Airy Road

 

Kids will spend the day learning bouldering and top rope skills, while also strengthening their problem solving, communication, and teamwork. Kids will also do team building exercises, arts and crafts, and even yoga to help with balance and body positioning. Choose from full day for $80 or half day til noon for $45. Extended care is also available for an additional $10 an hour. Philadelphia Rock Gyms have seasonal camps at all of their locations in the area, so check out their website for all the options.

Wayne Art Center

April 15—19, 9 am — 3:30 pm (half day available)

Ages 5 — 11

413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

Wayne Art Center’s School’s Out Art Camp offers fun, creative art activities to keep kids engaged and busy when school’s not in session. With flexible scheduling and new projects each day, you can register for one day or all five. Cost is $85 for each full day, or $45 per half-day.

Marple Sports Arena

April 15—22, 8 am — 4:30 pm (after care available until 5 pm)

Ages 4—13

611 Parkway Drive, Broomall

 

Let your kids enjoy an active break from school with rock climbing, skating, sports play, and arcade time at this fun center. The cost is $45 per day.

The Center on Central

April 15—19, 9 am — 4 pm (half-day and before and after care available)

Grades K—5

24 W. Central Ave., Paoli

 

This creative arts camp is offered on days when children are out of school. Kids will do arts and crafts project, as well as movement activities like yoga. It’s $75 for a full day, or $45 for half day. Sign up for one day or all five.

Young Sports

April 15—19, 9 am — 2:30 pm

Ages 2.5—8

133 Old Sugartown Road, Wayne

 

A full day of fun engaging your child physically, socially, and mentally in a controlled, indoor environment. Kids will engage in sports, games, team activities, crafts, and stories, as well as have the opportunity to craft their experience with “choice time” in the afternoon.

Sweet Mabel Studio

April 15—19, 9 am — noon

Ages 8—1541 N Narberth Ave., Narberth

Let your little artists explore their creativity with half-day sessions led by a professional artist. Cost is $225 for the week. Email sweetmabelstudio@gmail.com for more information and to register.

Tyler Arboretum

April 16 and 17, 9 am—4 pm

Ages 6–9

515 Painter Road, Media

 

Let the kids get outside and enjoy nature during these relaxed days. The April 16 camp will focus on frogs; the April 17 camp will explore the new Edible Garden, including making a snack from some of the veggies there. The cost per day is $45 for members and $60 for non-members.

Kitchen Wizards

April 15, 17, and 18; 10:30 am—1 pm

Ages 7—11

Belmont Hills Community Center, 50 Ashland Avenue, Belmont Hills

 

Let your little chefs indulge their passion and learn to make desserts from around the world. Cost is $140 for residents of Lower Merion Township, $150 for non-residents.

 

Gwyneth K. Shaw contributed to this report. Photograph courtesy of Elmwood Park Zoo.

Philadelphia Assistant Editor | Email tips to laura@familyfocus.org

1 COMMENT
  • Liz Frey March 28, 2019

    Philadelphia Rock Gym in Oaks has just expanded it’s spring break roster to include the days of April 23, 24, 25 & 26!

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