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Spring Break Camps Around the Main Line

Spring break is right around the corner, and the kids are off for a whole week. What to do?

School lets out for a seasonal switcheroo, but work and grown-up obligations never relent! How can you keep children engaged, active, and happy for a whole week while you continue adulting? Enrich your kids’ spring break, and keep your daily schedule intact with these great camps.

Riverbend Environmental Education Center, Gladwyne

Grounded in nature-based STEM education programs, Riverbend campers will enjoy hikes, outdoor exploration, crafts, science experiments and hands-on activities. For ages 4- 11. Weekdays 9 am to 3:30 pm. Extended day available at 8 am and until 6 pm.

March 23-27: Signs of Spring

April 6-10: Springtime Explorers

April 13-17: Springtime Explorers

Bonus! April 28: Primary Election Day 

The Handwork Studio, Narberth

There is nothing more hands-on than The Handwork Studio, where creative, project-based crafting is the name of the game. Kids will learn lasting skills to build on and make projects to take home. Younger kids can try fiber arts, while older ones can take a crack at fashion and machine sewing. For ages 5-12 (Fiber Arts) and 9-15 (Fashion and Machine Sewing.) Weekdays 9 am to 3 pm, or try a half-day. Early care and aftercare is available at 8 am and until 6 pm.

March 23 – 27

March 30 – April 3

April 6 – 10

April 13 – 17

Elmwood Park Zoo, Norristown

Schools Out Camp allows the exploration into the habits and daily lives of some of the zoo’s wildest residents. Daily activities include hands-on educational workshops, animal observations and meet-and-greets, crafts, and more! For ages 6-13. Weekdays 9 am to 4 pm. Extended care is available from 8 am and until 5 pm.

April 6 – 10

Kehler’s Gymnastics, Broomall

Kehler’s keeps the action rolling and the activities varied from each one-day camp to the next, so your kids will never be bored and will come home exhausted and happy. Gymnastics, karate, trampolines, ropes courses, games, and much more! Open for the business of fun daily, 10 am to 3 pm, with early 9 am drop-off available. For ages 3 1/2 to 13. Register early and enroll dates as needed.

Wayne Art Center, Wayne

Wayne Art Center offers School’s Out Art Camp and a world of creativity to explore. Try crafts, drama, clay, and more! For kids in grades K – 5. 9 am to 3:30 pm.

April 6-9

Marple Sports Arena, Broomall

At Marple Sports Arena School camp, kids enjoy such activities as skating, rock wall climbing, sports, Marple Mountain, arts-and-crafts, moon bounces and much more! Weekdays 8 am – 4:30 pm. For ages 4 – 13.

April 6 – 10

The Center on Central, Paoli

Creative Arts Campers will enjoy arts-and-crafts projects, as well as movement activities like yoga. Weekdays 9 am – 4 pm. Full day, half day, and extended day morning and afternoon options are available. 

April 6 – 10

Young Sports, Wayne

A sporty way to pass spring break! Kids will engage in sports, games, team activities, crafts, stories, Lego builds and more! Flexible start times starting at 8:30 with a full-day option ending at 3 pm. For ages 2 1/2 to 8.

April 6 – 10

Sweet Mabel Studio, Narberth

Half-day sessions taught by professional artists help your budding creator express through mixed media, mosaic, found object art, and so much more. For ages 8 to 15. 9 am to noon.

March 24 – 27

April 6 – 10

Laura Swartz and Gwyneth K. Shaw contributed to this piece.

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