Best Spring Break Camps and Ideas 2017 Edition

It’s been a long winter. We spring forward this weekend and that means Spring Break is right around the corner. If you’re working through this break you are looking for a fun, interesting way for your children to spend their time off. We have just the right ideas to keep them busy and learning!

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Here’s our rundown on Spring Break camps and activities around Winnipeg.

FESTIVAL OF FOOLS

The Festival of Fools is free family event held at The Forks during the school spring break.

This 7 day free family festival features jugglers, clowns, acrobats, swinging trapeze and circus workshops and tons of hilarious shows! In addition to funding support from The Forks and the Winnipeg Arts Council, the WICF solicits donations at the event to both present the best in family entertainment and to keep the festival affordable for everyone!

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SKY ZONE WINNIPEG

Have an epic Spring Break at SkyCamp! Kids can have fun while staying active, with instructor-led activities like age-appropriate exercise and Ultimate Dodgeball. It’s easy and hassle-free for parents: Drop ’em off and they’ll make sure they have the best spring break ever.

Register NOW as this camp fills up quickly.

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Academy Lanes

Have a smashing good time this spring break with Academy Lanes’ All U Can Bowl from 10am to noon as well as from 4pm to 6pm on Monday through Friday next week! That’s right, just $7 each for up to 2 hours of bowling! Take a look at their specials page to see what else they have going on all week long!

Reserve your lanes today, it’s going to be a busy week!

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FortWhyte Alive’s Nature Day Camp

March 27 to March 31 | For ages 6 to 12

FortWhyte Alive Members: $45/day, Non-Members: $50/day

 

Nestled within city limits, FortWhyte Alive offers campers an unforgettable wilderness experience. Our forests, lakes, and trails are the perfect place to explore and discover nature, while enjoying a variety of fun activities, games and crafts each day! Ages 6–12. More details on camp themes and descriptions will be available near the end of February.

March 27: Bison Bison

Hike out to see our bison as they start to shed their winter coats. Get a birds eye view from the tree house where you’ll learn about how the bison were hunted and used by the Aboriginal Peoples. Practice your aim with the Atl Atl and see how fast you can be in a game of Run Bison Run!

March 28: Natural Navigators

Find the hidden spots of FortWhyte through orienteering and a forest-wide scavenger hunt. Learn to use natural indicators as well as compasses to navigate the woods.

March 29: Adventures in Anniu

Say goodbye to the snow in the language of Manitoba’s Northern people. Learn about Inuit lifestyle, try some of their traditional games and take home a Northern animal craft.

March 30: Beaky Birds

Compare the adaptations of different birds and learn what helps them meet their basic needs. ID some of Manitoba’s common birds and complete a bird survey of our forests. Take on the role of an owl in an outdoor game and finish off the day with a ‘beaky’ craft.

March 31: Caught in the Cold

Build shelters in the morning to use as your ‘home base’ for the day. Build a fire to keep you warm, track the animals nearby, and see if you can survive a game of predator vs. prey!

FortWhyte Farms’ Farm Day Camp

March 28 to March 31 | For ages 9 to 12

FortWhyte Alive Members: $45/day, Non-Members: $50/day

Join as at FortWhyte Farms and explore what happens on the farm as spring arrives. Activities will include cooking with farm fresh ingredients, tending the greenhouse, helping feed the pigs and collect eggs as well as camp games and crafts.

March 28:  All About Eggs

Spend a day learning about our free range chickens, collect their eggs and find out what dinosaurs have to do with farming!?  Help raise our baby chicks this Spring and experience the sights and smells of a real working farm, in the city.

March 29:  Buzz About Beekeeping 

Check out all the buzz at FortWhyte Farms and learn why bees are necessary to grow our food.  Explore ways to help protect bee habitats and check out a real-live bee colony making sweet honey.
 

March 30: The Plant Kingdom

Say goodbye to the snow and spend time in our solar greenhouse to engage with plants, soil and bug life!  Participants will learn how plants grow and why they are useful for human and animal health.
 

March 31: Urban Livestock

Experience how animals are raised for food in the city, all year long.  Spend time feeding, watering and caring for FortWhyte Farms livestock including pigs, rabbits, hens and baby chicks while learning about sustainable and humanely-raised food for all.

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Manitoba Theatre for Young People

MTYP spring break camp

Spring Break Full-Day Camp is five intense days spent working with theatre professionals, making new friends, and building a show from the ground up.  The energetic rehearsal process culminates in a large-group performance, presented on the last day of camp to an invited audience of family and friends.

Classes run from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily.  Student drop-off begins at 8:30 am and pick-up goes until 5:00 pm.

March 27 – 31, 2017 (registration fee included)

Story to Stage (SB5) (ages 5-6) $255

Story to Stage (SB1) (ages 7-8) $255

Story to Stage (SB2) (ages 9-10) $255

Story to Stage (SB3) (ages 11-12) $255

Musical Theatre (SMT4) (ages 9-12) $275

Visit here for more information. Registration must be phoned in.

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Saturday, March 25 to Sunday, April 2, 2017

Bring your family and join us in special activities taking place throughout spring break! Spring break programming starts Saturday, March 25 and ends Sunday, April 2, 2017. All activities and special events are included in the cost of admission.

Special offer: Kids 12 and under get in free from March 25 – April 2, 2017.

More information available on CMHR website.

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Michael’s Kids Club

Monday-Friday
10 AM to noon
$2 per project, supplies included
Ages 3 and up
Available at both stores in Winnipeg

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ASSINIBOINE ZOO CAMP

Snow, slush, showers, or sun, come to Assiniboine Park for some Spring Break fun! Our Spring Break Zoo Camp offers exciting educational and experiential activities for children.  Each day, we’ll introduce a new theme with interactive adventures that will have your child exploring many parts of Assiniboine Park and Zoo. You never know what spring break weather may bring – it could be our last chance for some winter fun or our first chance to step into spring. Sign your child up for the full week or single days.

WEEKLY FEE: $200.00 (non-members) | $180.00 + GST (members)

SINGLE DAY FEE: $45.00 + GST (non-members) | $40.50 + GST (members)

DROP-OFF: 8:00 – 9:00 am at the Zoo entrance (2595 Roblin Boulevard, west parking lot)

PICK-UP: 4:00 – 5:00 pm at the Zoo entrance (2595 Roblin Boulevard, west parking lot)

REGISTER ONLINE!

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WINNIPEG ART GALLERY

Monday, March 27 to Friday, March 31

Parents can sign up their kids (ages 6-12) for one day, a combination of days, or the whole week.

$50 for non-members/$45 for members, per day

Camp from 9am-4pm • Early drop-off/late pick-up from 8:30am-5pm

To register, click here

Get creative with a new theme every day! Campers will have fun experimenting with new art forms, playing active games, and seeing art in the galleries.

Monday • Animation Nation: Come to the WAG and explore some animation basics. Top off the day by watching mini movies you make!

Tuesday • Birds, Bees and Buds: The signs of spring are all around. Celebrate the season with nature-inspired art making!

Wednesday • Clay Day Yay: Do you like getting your hands dirty? Then this is the camp for you. Make a masterpiece with self-hardening clay and take it home the same day.

Thursday • Gallery Zoo: Did you know there are animals in the gallery? Come and see for yourself and capture your favorites by creating a piece of art.

Friday • Oodles of Doodles: Get down and get funky like a drawing monkey! Zany drawing activities all day long.

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MANITOBA MUSEUM

March 25 – April 2 • Open daily 10 am – 5 pm
Join us for a week of fun activities in our newly renovated and expanded Alloway Hall and the debut of a brand new Planetarium show!

  • Perfect Little Planet – We’ve got a brand new Planetarium show opening just in time for Spring Break!
  • Portraits of the North: Drawings by Gerald KuehlGet inspiration from our Portraits of the North exhibit and experiment with different drawing techniques at our portrait station.
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  • Crafts and hands-on activities – Create and decorate a miniature birch bark paper basket and decorate it with your own designs or create a Red River friendship bracelet.

 

  • Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre – Get up close to the live animal displays (Mon, Wed & Fri 1:00 – 4:00 pm)
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  • Take the 10 Things Challenge – Try and do all 10 activities at the Museum before the end of Spring Break including boarding the Nonsuch, exploring the Dino Dig and building a race car.
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  • Meet BMO the Bear (Tue & Thurs at 1:30 & 3:30)
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Have a safe and fun Spring Break!

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