Unlike the winter holidays which often keep kids inside, spring break allows for joyous—if sometimes muddy—outdoors exploration and play. Whether you’re looking for a camp that inspires them to build, play, learn, or just get their wiggles out, our region offers something for everyone.

capital medical centerAll camps run from April 4 – 8 unless specified. Check the Frequently Asked Questions page when registering for snack/meal requirements, equipment needs, or downloadable forms.

Build

*If the words LEGO and Minecraft cause your kids to go wild, combine them with S.T.E.M. principles thanks to Bricks 4 Kidz. Crafters aged 5-12 can choose either Mining and Crafting or Comic Book Creator. Camps are half day, either morning or afternoon, and cost $175. Register through Lacey Parks and Recreation’s website or by calling 360-753-8380.

*Whether building Handcrafted Toys or practicing to be Spy Kids, the Hands On Children’s Museum is the place to be for grades 1-4. There, campers can enjoy puppets, whirlygigs, jewelry, robots, periscopes, Morse Code, secret notes, and fingerprinting. Camps are $130 a week for members, $150 for guests. Register by calling 360-956-0818, ext. 103.

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The Hands On Children’s Museum offers full and half day camps for kids aged 3-grade 4. Photo courtesy: Hands On Children’s Museum.

*Join the South Sound YMCA for Just Build It! 6-12 year olds will construct everything from Minecraft-type buildings to toothpick bridges. Camp takes place at Tumwater Hill Elementary from 7:00 a.m. until 6.00 p.m. Register online, in person, or by calling 360-705-2642.

Play

*Looking for gymnastics fun? Alley Oop Gymnastics Center is offering a full-day camp of games and fun. Snacks are included, but campers bring a sack lunch. For ages 5-12, camps cost $300 for the entire week or $65 a day and run from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Prefer Ninja School instead? Their Ninja Zone camp is for ages 5-11. Call 360-956-1319 to register.

*The Lake Day Camp offers full-day, all inclusive fun for kids in grades 1-9 at the waterfront Black Lake Bible Camp. With extended hours from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., campers receive lunch, snacks, and all activities for $180. Register online or by calling 360-357-8425.

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The South Sound YMCA offers an array of camp options at locations across our area for kids aged 6-12. Photo courtesy: South Sound YMCA.

*The South Sound YMCA has several active opportunities for campers aged 6-12. All Sports Camp and H2WOW! will be held at the Downtown YMCA branch, while Centennial Elementary and Tumwater Hill Elementary will also host their own Sports Camps. All options run from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and cost varies by attendance. Register online, in person, or by calling 360-705-2642.

*Join the Fairy Tale Network with Olympia Family Theater. Campers ages 7-13 retell fairy tales…with a twist. Days run from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and camp costs $185 for the week. Partial scholarships are available. Register online or by calling 360-570-1638.

*Come join the first ACORNS Spring Break Camp. This outdoors-based nature school co-op offers an array of games and exploration from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Email acornsolympia@gmail.com to RSVP, register, or with questions.

Learn

*There’s no place like gnome on Spring Break, especially if you learn to sew your own at (re)fabulous. Kids 6½ through 11 can learn hand stitching at a half-day camp and will make fantastical creatures galore. Register online or by calling 360-489-1852. Camp is $140 for the week.

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Campers aged 5-13 can put on plays and explore the dramatic world of their imagination with the Olympia Family Theater. Photo courtesy: Olympia Family Theater.

*Spring Nature Camp and Pacific Northwest Adventurers camp are hosted by the South Sound YMCA. Nature Camp explores the outdoors, water management, and the delights of springtime. It takes place at the Briggs Community YMCA. Eco Champions can look forward to becoming a PNW Adventurer at Centennial Elementary. Protect wildlife, natural resources, and revel in all our region has to offer. Register online or by calling 360-705-2642.

Wee Ones

*Alley Oop Gymnastics Studio is offering a dinosaur-themed activity camp for ages 3-5. This half-day program costs $125 for the week or $30 a day. Call 360-956-1319 to register.

*Ages 3-Kindergarten can enjoy either morning or afternoon sessions of Hands On Children’s Museum fun. Be a Puddle Jumper in the morning or play Under the Big Top in the afternoon for $130 for museum members or $150 for guests. Register by calling 360-956-0818, ext. 103.

*Dramatic 5 and 6 year olds can join Olympia Family Theater’s Imagination Station April 4-7 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. For $75, they take an empty refrigerator box and turn it into the stuff dreams are made of. Register online or by calling 360-570-1638. Partial scholarships are available.

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