The kids are off from school and that means you need a way to occupy their time for the week. Need some options for spring break fun, sans parents? Try snagging a spot in these Denver metro area camps.
March 15, 17; 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Kids will learn the skills, rules, good sportsmanship, and teamwork necessary to play a variety of sports. Age 8 and up. $69, $60 HRCA member. Southridge Recereation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch.
March 15 to 18, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
Not going anywhere for Spring Break? Stop by the Curtis Center for the Arts to create fun and unique hands-on art projects. Each day will feature a different art project and kids can pick which project they want to do. Ages 6-12. $25. Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 East Orchard Rd., Greenwood Village.
March 22 to 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kids connect with nature and science through hands-on activities and topics in Colorado ecosystems. Each day covers a different ecosystem, with a range of engaging activities including games, crafts, and live animal encounters. Full- and half-day camp options available. Ages 5-12. $30-$60 per day, $135-$265 for the full week. Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster.
March 22 to 26, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sign kids up for a day or weeklong camp experience in the garden. Campers will explore everything about the garden, from beneath the soil to the sky. Activities include games, art, and tasty garden snacks. $60 per day, $275 full week. A 10 percent early bird discount is available before March 15th. Growing Gardens, 1630 Hawthorn Ave., Boulder.
March 22 to 26 and March 29 to April 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If your child has ever dreamed of being on stage, this is the camp for them. Throughout the week, campers participate in theatrical activities including acting, improvisation, dance, music, and makeup, closing out camp with a final production for family and friends. Ages five to 10. $65 per day. Available at Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids locations in Boulder and Englewood.
March 25 to 26, 1 to 3 p.m. and 1 to 6 p.m.
Sign up middle school or high school students for a weeklong professional mentor program including lessons on equipment setup and use, mixing, scratching, production, and business. The course will culminate in a rooftop performance at the Museum of Boulder. Register online. $380, full and partial scholarships available for SNAP Card users. Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway, Boulder.
March 29 to April 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Drop kids off for a day of art making in The Craftsman & Apprentice studio for a week long Pirate Party. Workshops have a different art, craft, or DIY theme each day and include snacks and outdoor play time. Ages five to 11. $475. The Craftsman & Apprentice, 1325 E. 22nd Ave., Denver.
March 29 to April 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grow your mind, plant a new friend and dig into the Gardens with our week-long day camps. Each camp contains a variety of activities that allow you to discover the world of plants through art, science, gardening and outdoor exploration. Ages 6-12. Register online. $260 members, $290 non-members. Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street, 1007 York St., Denver., and Chatfield Farms, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton.
March 29 to 30, March 31 to April 1, and April 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
During these one and two-day mini camps, kids get an up-close look at the animals at the zoo. Themes include Twisted Tails (Kindergarten through first grade) and Fantastical Beasts (second grade through fifth grade). $57-$62 one day, $114-$124 two-day. Early and late care are available for an extra $5 each. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver.