Looking for spring break ideas for your kids? Why not consider a spring break camp. Many Ashevillians consider summer camps each year, and if you don’t have plans to head to the beach, spring break camps are a great way to keep your kids active and away from the video games! Here is our guide to Spring Break Camps in and around #Asheville, North Carolina.
(We suggest visiting the camp website or calling to confirm dates, times, and availability!) Spring break is just around the corner! Get your camps booked now!
ABYSA, FUNdamentals Camp
9 a.m.-noon or 4 p.m. March 30-April 3
Ages 5-14. Games-centered teaching approach to soccer education. Campers organized by age group and skill level. Camp will use games, designed to build technical foundations for soccer skills. At John B. Lewis Soccer Complex at Azalea Park in East Asheville. $120 half-day; $205 for full day.
airbornegymnastics.org ; 697-0084;
Ages potty trained-12. Gymnastics activities and more. Half-day for potty trained children to age 12; full-day for ages 5-12. At 85 P.E.M. Drive, Hendersonville.
Art Buzz Kids
10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 31-April 4
Ages 6 and older. Spring into creativity by exploring drawing, painting and sculpture. Snack provided, bring lunch. At 640 Merrimon Ave. $150.
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 or 5:30 p.m. March 30-April 3 (extended care available)
Gymnastics and more. $20 per day/$80 per week half-days; $40 per day/$160 per week full day. At 50 Coxe Ave., Asheville. Extended care and sibling discounts available.
Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. March 30-April 3
Grades K-8. Campers will enjoy programmed activities, games, crafts, exercise, field trips and outdoor exploring. Linwood Crump Shiloh Center, 121 Shiloh Road, Asheville. $40. Register online at ashevillenc.gov/parks
Asheville Performing Arts Academy
Preschool-8th grade. Put on “Disney’s Aladdin Kids” in one week with a performance on Friday. $250. Runs 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with extended care available. At 210 Merrimon Ave., Asheville.
Bricks 4 Kidz
10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 30-April 1
Kindergartners and older. Build with Legos, make motorized models, do crafts and hae fun. Held in a party room at Asheville’s Fun Depot, 7 Roberts Road, Asheville. Register online. $35 per day.
Ages 4-13. Coed camp exposing kids to a variety of sports including soccer, lacrosse, softball, baseball, tennis and more. With arts and crafts, visit to WNC Nature Center and group games. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at WNC Nature Center pavilions, off Azalea Road in East Asheville. Early and late care available. $185 week ($160 each for two or more), $45 per day.
Colburn Earth Science Museum
Grades K-6. Runs March 26-29. Grade level and hours vary by day. Features themes like “Dinosaur Discovery,” “Rocks from Space” and more. Starts at $20 for members/$30 nonmembers. Reservations required. At museum, 2 S. Pack Square, downtown Asheville.
Earth Path Education
9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 30-April 3
Ages 7-14. Primitive Skills Camp includes deep nature connection, primitive skills, friction fire, edible and medicinal plants, leather work, survival shelters, nature awareness games, tracking. Sacred Mountain Sanctuary, Candler. $250. with sibling discount.
7 a.m.-6 p.m. March 30-April 3
Ages 4-11. Wide variety of fun keeping children physically and mentally engaged through indoor bounce house, field trips, swimming, nature hikes, sports, bowling, skating, team building games, gaming studios and more. At 46 Haywood St., Asheville. $25 registration fee, $125 week.
8 a.m.-1 or 6 p.m. March 30-April 10
Ages 3-12. Gymnastics, games, crafts, snack, outdoor activities, more. Half-day camp for ages 3-12, $17 per day; full day for ages 5-12, $34 per day. At 18 Legend Drive, Arden.
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 24-28 (Brevard/Pisgah Forest) and April 14-18 (Mills River/Fletcher/Arden/Asheville)
Rising grades 4-7. Campers will explore different ecosystems around WNC, learning animal habitats, aquatic ecosystems, geology, FBI! (fungus, bacteria and insects), weather and more. $295.
; 828-575-3000; [email protected]
9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 30-April 3
Ages 3-6 (must be potty trained). Creative lessons and opportunities to learn new skills, make friends, gain independence, boost self-esteem. Focus on stability and locomotion in team sports like soccer, baseball, tennis, football and hockey. At St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Preschool, 223 Hillside St., Asheville. $40 per day or $180 for full session.
Roots + Wings School of Art and Design
9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 30-April 3
Grades K-5. “Traversing the Globe: Folk Tales, Food and Fantastic Designs.” Explore the world as we travel far and wide this spring break. Students will work with many different art and design mediums to learn about various cultural traditions both near and far. Students will create original works of art, prepare food and dive into storytelling both individually and collaboratively. At R+W classrooms in The Cathedral of All Souls, Biltmore Village. $160.
Spectrum School of Fine Arts
[email protected]; 828-774-9510
9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 and 4-6 p.m. March 30-April 3
Grades 2-6. Spring Break for Creative Kids will engage creativity with art games and projects. Morning session is in-depth focus on acrylic painting; afternoon is papier mache sculpture. Includes field trips to artists’ studios in River Arts District. At Phil Mechanic Studios Building, 109 Roberts St., Asheville. $175 one session, $300 two sessions, $400 all day. Sibling discounts.
YMCA of WNC
ymcawnc.org ; 210-2273
Kindergarten to age 12. Camps based at Estes, Sand Hill-Venable, Oakley and Weaverville elementary schools; Black Mountain Primary School; and YMCA’s Beaverdam location in North Asheville. 7 a.m.6 p.m. Themed week with field trips, swimming, cooking projects, crafts, songs, group games, on-site enhancements, more. $155 with one-time $50 child/$75 family registration fee for new children. Cost is included in weekly fee for children registered in YMCA Afterschool.