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Best spring break camps 2013 for New York City kids

Kids can keep busy during this year's spring break by building robots, making art and exploring local landmarks at one of these NYC spring break camps.

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    Best spring break camps 2013 for New York City kids

    Asphalt Green March Madness Camp

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    Best spring break camps 2013 for New York City kids

    Aviator Break Camps

  • Best spring break camps 2013 for New York City kids

    Bija Kids Camp

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    Best spring break camps 2013 for New York City kids

    Chelsea Piers Holiday Camps

  • Jodi's Gym

    Best spring break camps 2013 for New York City Kids

    Jodi's Gym Spring Break Camp

    Jodi's Gym
  • Best spring break camps 2013 for New York City kids

    LIC Kids Spring Swimming Sports Camp

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    Best spring break camps 2013 for New York City kids

    Ms J's Gymnastics and Dance

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    Best spring break camps 2013 for New York City kids

    Super Soccer Stars Kick It! Camp

Photograph: Courtesy of Asphalt Green

Best spring break camps 2013 for New York City kids

Asphalt Green March Madness Camp

Sports spring break camps

Asphalt Green March Madness Camp

  • Price band: 3/4

This Upper East Side sports hub certainly keeps the kids from turning into couch potatoes. Basketball, soccer, baseball, football, swimming, gymnastics and karate are just some of their options. Campers bring their own lunch, but snacks are provided. Mon Mar 18–Fri Mar 22, Mon Mar 25–Fri Mar 29 8:45am–3:15pm. Five days $500, one day $115. Ages 4 to 12. 

  1. 555 E 90th St, (between York and East End Aves)
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Aviator Break Camps

  • Price band: 2/4

Participants engage in a variety of athletic activities, including gymnastics, soccer, ice-skating, rock climbing and a sky jump, to name just a few. Camp runs Mon Mar 25–Tue Apr 2. Seven days $500, one day $88. Ages 3 to 15.

  1. Floyd Bennett Field, Hangar 5, 11234
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Bija Kids Camp

In addition to limbering up with yoga practice, little ones participate in eco-friendly art projects, prep and cook locally sourced, vegetarian lunch, partake in gardening and music sessions, and go on trips throughout Brooklyn. Camp runs Mon Mar 25–Tue Apr 2 9am–3pm (full day), 9am–noon (half day).One week $475 (full day), $240 (half day); one day $100 (full day), $55 (half day). Ages 3 to 8.

  1. 900 Fulton St, (between Washington and Waverly Aves), 11238
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Chelsea Piers Holiday Camps

  • Price band: 2/4

The massive recreational complex offers four different camps guaranteed to tire out even the most energetic kids.
*Multi-Sport Camp
Not only are basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball and handball on the agenda, but so are ice-skating, rock climbing and bowling. 8:45am–3:30pm. Pier 62. One day $135 (minimum of three days required). Ages 5 to 12.*Little Athletes Camp 
Tots tumble, roll and swing, and participate in soccer, art and dance. 9am–noon. Extended day options available for a fee.  Pier 62. Five days $360, one day $75 (minimum of two days required). Ages 3 to 5. Gymnastics Camp 
All the usual gymnastic activities, as well as rock climbing, are on tap. 8:45am--3:30pm. Pier 62. One day $135 (minimum of three days required). Ages 5 to 12.*Junior Golf Camp 
Aspiring golfers get individual instruction, play courses on full-swing simulators, and participate in putting games and golf contests. 8:30am–4pm. Extended day options available for a fee. Pier 59. Five days $575. Ages 6 to 16. *Urban Adventure Camp 
Daring teens can get their vacation thrill through rock climbing, ice skating, dance, indoor cycling and more. 8:45am–3:30pm. Extended day options available for a fee. Pier 60. Five days $590. Ages 12 to 16. Camps run Mon Mar 18–Fri Mar 22, Mon Mar 25–Fri Mar 29.

  1. W 23rd St, (at the Hudson River)
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Jodi's Gym Spring Break Camp

  • Price band: 2/4

Campers spend their days doing gymnastics, playing games, working on art projects and having fun with music.Mon Mar 18--Fri Mar 29, 10:15am–1:15pm. $100 per day, 10% discount when registering for three or more days. Ages 3 to 6. 

  1. 244 E 84th St, (between Second and Third Aves), 10028
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LIC Kids Spring Swimming Sports Camp

  • Price band: 1/4

Kids get a chance to exercise their minds and bodies with gymnastics, arts and crafts, soccer, music and tri-weekly swimming with Physique Swimming. Camp runs Mon Mar 25–Tue Apr 2, 9am­–6pm (full day), 9am­–3pm (half day), 9am–noon (for non-swimmers, ages 2 to 3). One week $595 (full day), $495 (half day), $60 per day (9am–noon). Ages 2 to 10.

  1. 5-02 50th Ave, (at 5th St)
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Ms J's Gymnastics and Dance

Campers will play games (such as hide-and-seek), gymnastics, go ziplining, jump on a big trampoline and work on arts and crafts. Kids also venture out to the park (weather permitting) before wrapping up with indoor activities such as building forts. Camp runs Mon Mar 25–Tue Apr 2, 9am—6pm, 9am–3pm, 9am–1pm, 1pm–3pm or 3pm–6pm. $45–$115 per day, depending on length of day.$5 registration fee for nonmembers. 
Ages 3 to 11.

  1. 289 Kent Ave, (between 1st and 2nd Sts)
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Super Soccer Stars Kick It! Camp

  • Price band: 2/4

Hope Solo wanna-bes work with coaches to hone their soccer skills. Your little football star will participate in soccer-themed games, as well as daily arts-and-crafts sessions. Older kids get four hours of soccer-technique instruction each day. Younger athletes can take part in the March Break Mini-Camp for ages 2 to 5. Camp runs Mon Mar 18­–Fri Mar 22, Mon Mar 25–Fri Mar 29 9am–1pm. $350–$395. Ages 6 to 12.

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