Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring Break Camps through Boise Parks and Recreation


I did a bunch of research this week trying to find spring break camps for kids. Just as I was preparing my post I got this email from Amy over at the Boise Parks and Recreation. Wow, she's done a fabulous job putting this list together so I'm going to include her list here and add the other things that I found above this post.



ART CAMP – Kids age 6-12 will get hands-on experience with clay, watercolor, drawing, designing, sculpture and more in three-hour sessions! Camps meet from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. March 29-April 2 at Fort Boise Community Center . Cost is $72.12 for Boise City residents; $11.24 for non-residents. To register, see www.cityofboise.org/parks, call (208) 384-4486 or stop by Fort Boise Community Center , 700 Robbins Road.


CYCLING SAFETY – Cyclists age 9-12 will learn the laws and rules for riding on the road. Classroom instructional and actual riding will provide the proper techniques to be safe, visible and responsible. Camp is based out of Fort Boise Community Center , 700 Robbins Road and is co-sponsored by the Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association. The class meets from 1-3 p.m. March 29-31. Cost is is $33 for Boise City residents and $57.10 for non-residents. To register, see www.cityofboise.org/parks, call (208) 384-4486 or stop by Fort Boise Community Center , 700 Robbins Road.


MOUNTAIN BIKING -- Spend Spring Break exploring some of the single-track trails on the Boise Front! These half-day youth camps are offered March 29-April 2. Learn proper bike maintenance, equipment responsibility, technical skills, safety, sharing, respect and more! Camp is based out of Fort Boise Community Center , 700 Robbins Road and is co-sponsored by the Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association. Bikes are available. Kids age 9-12 will meet from 9 a.m.-noon; 6-8 year-olds from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $63 for Boise City residents; $97.10 for non-residents. To register, see www.cityofboise.org/parks, call (208) 384-4486 or stop by Fort Boise Community Center , 700 Robbins Road.


DRAMA CAMP – Thespians will love this unique and musical theater experience during Spring Break! Skits, musical production, improvisational activities, and basic theater knowledge are all part of this week-long camp for youth ages 9-12. Each participant needs to bring sack lunch, water bottle and a snack. There will be a mini performance on the last day of the camp. Camp will meet from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 29-April 2 at Whitney Community Center1, 1609 S. Owyhee St. Cost is $41 for Boise City Residents; $63 for non-residents. To register, see www.cityofboise.org/parks, call (208) 384-4486 or stop by Fort Boise Community Center , 700 Robbins Road.


GOLF CAMP – Tee up for five days of fun at Warm Springs Golf Course! This camp is designed to prepare youth to play golf on their own. Kids age 7-15 will learn full swings, short game, play and rules. Campers will take breaks with movies and down time too. Clubs are provided. Camp meets from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 29-April 2 at the golf course, 2495 Warm Springs Ave. Cost is $250. To register, call 343-5661.


GOIN’ WILD! -- Come explore the wonderfully wild world of animals at Zoo Boise. At these one-day camps, we offer a variety of games, crafts, hands-on science experiments, zoo tours, and an up-close animal encounter, students will explore animal wildlife. Open to youth in grades 1-3, each session meets from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the zoo. March 29 -- Herps! Reptiles & Amphibians

  • March 30 -- Feline Wonders: The Cats
  • March 31 -- Things with Wings
  • April 1 -- Beastly Behavior: Why do they do that?
  • April 2 -- Who Was Here? Animal Scene Investigations

Cost per person per day is $25 Boise City residents, $30 non-residents, $20 zoo members. To register, seewww.cityofboise.org/parks, call (208) 384-4486 or stop by Fort Boise Community Center , 700 Robbins Road .


LEARN TO SKATE CAMP – Beginners age 5-12 are invited to learn basic skating skills in this camp, which is taught by professional coaches. Open to boys and girls, “It’s Great to Skate” meets from 8:30-11:30 a.m. March 29-April 2 at Idaho IceWorld, 7072 S. Eisenman Road . In addition to skating instruction, campers will enjoy snacks, games and public skate sessions. Cost is $100. Registration deadline is March 27. Call 331-0044 for registration information.


HOCKEY CAMP – Boys and girls will learn basic hockey skating skills in this camp, which is taught by professional coaches. Camp meets from 8:30-11:30 a.m. March 29-April 2 at Idaho IceWorld, 7072 S. Eisenman Road . In addition to skating instruction, campers will enjoy snacks, games and public skate sessions. Cost is $100. Registration deadline is March 27. Call 331-0044 for registration information.


Youth scholarships are available. For more information, see www.cityofboise.org/parks or call them (208) 384-4486.

1 comment:

Idaho Crystal ADCD said...

This is a great list but I'm struggling with finding affordable, active stuff to do for my son who just turned 13. Since I also work, it's not an option for me to leave work to take him to a program that goes from 8 am to 10 am or some other partial day program.
Thank you for all your other awesome ideas for stuff to do together!