Thursday, March 18, 2010

"But do I have to camp?"



Lol, that's what the girl said this morning when I asked her if she'd ever want to be in a gymnastics camp. Camping to her means tents, camp fires, and sleeping over night. Here are a few more spring break camps I found online. It's time to start planning your week. Good luck.

MEGA FUN CHESS CAMP - for ages 4 - 12. Beginners welcome. Check out Vellotti's Chess Kids for more info. 713-2486

LEGO CAMP - for ages 4 - 10. Check out Vellotti's Chess Kids for more info. This looks really fun. 713-2486

HORSE BACK RIDING CAMP - ages 6 - 12. Check out Kaizen Farm's for more details. 888-0363

SKI LESSONS - Bogus Basin will be featuring a "buddy deal" during spring break. Have fun downhill skiing, snowboarding, nordic skiing, or snow shoeing. Also note the tubing hill will close on March 27th before spring break begins. 322-5100

COOKING CAMP - They didn't list ages, so I'm not sure. Check out Young Chefs Academy for their camp schedule and more info. 939-2550

MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP - for grades 1-5 and 6-12. Students will be performing Disney's High School Musical 2, jr. Sign up early to get 10.00 off camp fee. Their website doesn't have any details so just call Starlight Mountain Theatre at 342-2187 like I did.

ART CAMP - ages 7 - 12 at the Boise Art Museum.

There are so many more camps available that it's hard to post them all. I know NAMPA and CALDWELL also have their camps listed on their respective parks and recreation websites.

The YMCA is also a wonderful resource for kids' camps and adult classes. Pick up one of their schedule books at your local YMCA and you'll be astonished at how much they offer. You do not have to be a member of the Y to participate in their camps. You just pay a little bit more. Also, if you cannot afford a Y camp, you can apply for a membership and financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

If you're looking for a day care -ish place for spring break, CLUB KID- WINGS is an all day camp for kids age 5-14. See their website for more details or call 376-3641. Something similar to Wings would be TUMBLE TIME, located in West Boise, and BRONCO ELITE, located in downtown Boise and Caldwell. Bronco Elite offers gymnastics, indoor swimming, dance, sports instruction, arts & crafts, and field trips. Also, GEM STATE GYMNASTICS ACADEMY offers preschool, cheerleading, gymnastics, and swimming. Check out their website or call 853 -3220.

There are other fun places around town to explore if you are not interested in doing a camp. During the week of spring break, WAHOOZ FAMILY FUN ZONE is offering $5.00 off an adult fun pass and $3.00 off a child fun pass with the donation of a canned food item.

Also, the DISCOVERY CENTER has some fun things going on during spring break like Nano Day on Wednesday and Friday, Story and Activity Time on Wednesday at 10:30 am, and Firefighter Equipment stuff on Saturday.

We love going to the MK Nature Center, the Botanical Gardens, the Greenbelt, different parks when the weather is good. When the weather is not so good we love Rafiki, Monkey Bizness, Overland Park Cinemas, the Reel Theaters, bookstores and the library.

I know on one of the days during spring break we will be making a day trip. Since the girl is learning Idaho history this year, we will be making a trip to the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City, Oregon to see the Oregon Trail. I hope we survive the 2 hour drive. My kids don't do so well after 40 minutes. What are your plans for spring break?

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Is anyone else laughing that we are going to Oregon because the girl is studying Idaho history? Yeah, I'm funny sometimes. I guess we could go to the "Oregon Trail" that it is Idaho, but that would take all the fun out of a day trip to Oregon.