Welcome to the Mail Tribune's annual guide to spring break camps. Spring break is the week of March 21-25 in most Rogue Valley public schools. The Phoenix-Talent district is out March 17-25. Many elementary and some middle schools have conferences, and no classes, the previous week. Central Point has cut Monday, March 28, because of budget constraints . Know of an organization offering a spring break camp that's not on this list? firstname.lastname@example.org">Drop us an e-mail.
Rogue Valley Family YMCA, 522 W. Sixth St., Medford, offers spring break camps from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 14-18 and March 21-25. Kids in kindergarten through sixth grade can attend sessions that include art, games, outdoor education, science and drama. A field trip will be scheduled on Wednesday of each week. The cost is $25 daily. Details: www.rvymca.org.
Medford Parks & Recreation offers a spring break camp from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, March 21-25 at Santo Community Center, 701 N. Columbus Ave., Medford. Kids 4-12 can attend sessions that include games, crafts, gym sports, jump houses and other activities. The cost is $79 for residents for five days or $59 for a three-day option, March 22-24 . For $10 extra, parents can extend hours to as early as 7:30 a.m. and as late as 6 p.m. Camps are staffed by trained recreation leaders, and the session is divided into three age groups. Details: www.playmedford.com or 541-774-2400.
Oregon Conservatory of Performing Arts, P.O. Box 1359, Medford, will offer a spring break camp from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 21 to 25 at Sacred Heart School, 431 Ivy St. Kids 6 to 12 can take part in instruction in acting, singing, modern dance, hip-hop dance, musical theater, clowning classes and more. The cost is $200 for the week. Registration is still open. Details: http://www.oregonconservatory.org, 541-776-9118 or email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org.
America's Best Kids of Medford offers a spring break day camp at the facility at 1914 Skypark Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 21, to Friday, March 25. Kids 5 to 12 take part in rock climbing, open gym, swimming, dancing and games. Cost is $40 for a day or $140 for the full camp. Optional extended care is available from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. for $15 or 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $25, or $5 per hour. ABK offers a separate camp for kids 3 to 5; it is from 8 to 11 a.m. or noon to 3 p.m. March 22-26 and includes crafts, sports and other activities, including water play. Cost is $20 for a day or $100 for the week. Details: www.abkfun.com or 541-245-0432.
Roller Odyssey offers a spring break day camp at the rink at 2425 South Pacific Highway, Medford, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 21-25. Kids 5 to 12 can take part in games and other activities at the camp, which includes breakfast, lunch, snack and quad skate rental. The fee is $100 for the week for one child, $95 per week per child for two children in a family and $90 per week per child for three or more. Details: www.sk8info.com.
Le Cirque Centre in Ashland offers a spring break circus arts camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, March 22-25, at its center at the Hersey Street Business Park, 280 E. Hersey, No. 12. The cost is $100. Campers 5 to 10 years old will learn unicycling, ball walking, rock climbing, aerial silk climbing, stilt walking and how to use bungees, the trapeze, spinning hoops, the trampoline and more. Details: email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-301-6804.
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum in Ashland offers a spring break camp from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21-25 at the museum at 1500 E. Main St. The cost is $175 for members and $200 for others. Parents can extend care until 4:30 p.m. by paying an extra $50. Kids in kindergarten through third grade will explore the science behind world records during the camp, taking on subjects such as the world's tallest person, the world's hairiest family and the world's longest fingernails. Register for camp by March 15. ScienceWorks also will be open to the public during spring break, with live science shows and hands-on activities. Details: 541-482-6767, email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org or www.scienceworksmuseum.org.
Ashland Family YMCA in Ashland offers a spring break day camp, a spring break sports camp and a spring break gym and swim camp March 21-25 at the Y at 540 YMCA Way, Ashland. The day camp for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes swimming, crafts, sports, games, cooking, field trips, songs and more and costs $22 for members and $27 for non-members daily, with extended care available from 3 to 6 p.m. for $6 daily. The sports camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon daily and includes an introduction to a variety of sports, and the gym and swim camp is from 1 to 4 p.m. daily and includes pool and gymnastics activities. Sports and gym and swim each cost $65 for members and $80 for the community for the week, and a supervised lunch time is available for children enrolled in both. Details: 541-482-9622, www.ashlandymca.org or e-mail email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coyote Trails School of Nature offers a spring break day camp for teens with special needs from 9 a.m. to noon daily March 21-25 at North Mountain Nature Park and Lithia Park. Licensed and highly-qualified special educators Kim Budd and Mary Ann Perry guide students in exploring nature and connecting with peers. The camp costs $150 for the week and the fee includes a T-shirt and daily, organic snack. Visit www.coyotetrails.org to register. Registering for the spring break day camp includes completing an application, submitting the fee, and meeting with one or both instructors prior to the start of camp. Details: 541-482-0513 and visit the website.