This is it—the final school recess (Mar 30–Apr 6) before the summer vacation grand finale. Your kids are going to want to spend their time off wisely, so take a peek at our roundup of spring break camps to see what works best for your crew.
Thanks to these fun and interactive course offerings, the whole gang will find something to love. What are you waiting for? The best spring break camps for kids in NYC will fill up if you don’t act quickly.
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Looking for more family fun while the kids are home from school? Tackle your checklist of things to do in spring, take a walk around these museums for kids in NYC and plan (or take) one of these fun family weekend getaways.
Spring break camps for kids 2018
This is certainly one way for your kids to keep their brains stimulated during spring break. Participants will spend the week learning what makes their favorite toys tick and how they can create awesome wearable gear and accesories. Children in the fifth and sixth grade will work on sodering techniques, discover how circuit boards work and explore other engineering skills during this electronic camp. Ages 10-12.
In this week-long spring break camp, children in the third and fourth grade will learn about the human body...with some true hands-on experience. Each day, campers will conduct fun (and perhaps slightly gross) experiments, including dissecting a sheep's brain and cow's eye. They'll come how with all sorts of interesting facts about how blood circulates and how food is digested. Hopefully they'll leave the gory details out of your dinner conversation. Ages 8–10.
This is one of NYC's spring break camps that promotes hands-on learning and fun experiences. Every day from Mar 30 through April 8 (except Easter on Apr 1), the Staten Island Children's Museum will offer special cooking classes, art workshops, holiday-themed activities and musical performances. All ages.
Kids get to be part of a team and make their own movie in a just one week at this creative camp. With guidance from experienced film technicians and teachers, the group works together to write a script, work with lights, cameras, sound equiment and even a green screen before piecing together their final product. Hardworking cinephiles get to munch on healthy snacks throughout the day, but must bring a bagged lunch. On day five, the kids show off their production to their family during a wrap party, which comes complete with popcorn. Ages 8–14.
With several unique offerings from the Intrepid Museum this spring break, kids are sure to find a program they'll love! They can opt to learn about the solar system (Mar 26–30) or take on a pilot's role from Apr 2–6 while discovering the basics of flight, navigation and aerodynamics. Ages 5–11.
You’ve probably visited the American Museum of Natural History with the whole clan, but your kids have never seen it quite like this! Youngsters at the museum’s popular spring break camps spend their vacation immersing themselves in the amazing exhibits and return home spewing facts about meteorology, evolution, the solar system and of course, dinosaurs. Ages 3–11.
Taste Buds Kitchen helps kids create scrumptious, sweet and savory dishes during the venue's spring break camps. Each participant will learn a new cuisine by participating in the Culinary Passport program, which is split up by age. Each night, your crew will be able to help with dinner and show you what they've learned. You can explore the world, starting with the foods served right at your dinner table. Ages 4–13.