Spring Break Camp Options

I can’t believe that spring break is only a couple of weeks out. This is the first year that my daughter has been in school that we are staying home for spring break (she is in third grade now). Since Easter falls during Spring Break this year which typically results in increased crowd levels we decided to go on vacation during my husband’s mid-winter break at University of Michigan.

When my daughter was in first grade, I would pick her up each day at her classroom. About a week before spring break she came running out of the classroom waving the flyer from Rec & Ed with the spring break camps.

“Mom, they have a Star Wars Camp! Can I go?”

Of course my answer was no, we’re going to Disney World. Her response,

“Awww, man”


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And I’m thinking, boy I could have saved a lot of money by sending you to Star Wars camp instead of taking you to Disney World and Universal Studios.

On our trip, she a Star Wars experience at Jedi Training Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I also signed her up for Star Wars Camp that summer. She loved Star Wars camp so much that she repeated it again last summer.

Peachy Fitness

Peachy Fitness is offering a spring break camp from Tuesday, April 7-Thursday, April 9. The camp will run from 9a-4p each day and costs $175. There is a $25 early registration discount and a $25 sibling discount.

Leslie Science and Nature Center

Leslie Science & Nature CenterLeslie Science & Nature Center is offering a week long spring break camp. The Spring Break Camp is Spring Awakening from April 6-10. Camp runs daily from 8:30a-3:30p and costs $255/child. LSNC Members receive a $5/child discount.

The Creature Conservancy

The Creature Conservancy offers spring break camp from Monday-Friday, April 6-10.

Each camp day runs from 8:30a-4p. Spring Break Camp at The Creature Conservancy costs $275 for the week.

Ann Arbor Rec & Ed

Ann Arbor Rec & Ed offers a number of camp options over mid-winter and spring break. They do not offer programs on the individual days off.

Spring break camps will be held at Tappan Middle School.

Ann Arbor Art Center

Ann Arbor Art Center is offering week long camps during mid-winter and spring break. Their camps are for ages 5-12 with groups for 5-7, 8-9, 10-12.

School Break Camps will be held from 9a-4p with pre-camp care available from 8-9a and post-camp care from 4-6p.

They are offering the following sessions:

GameStart School

GameStart School is offering a series of one-day workshops during the February break. The great thing about the GameStart classes is that they are available on a day by day basis which is great if you don’t need child care for every day. Each workshop runs from 9a-4p and costs $129. The workshops are for grades 3-8. Registration is available on the GameStart website.

  • Monday, April 6 – Minecraft Programming: Battle Wizards
  • Tuesday, April 7 – Five Nights at Freddy’s Programming
  • Wednesday, April 8 – Minecraft Modding 101
  • Thursday, April 9 – Roblox Programming
  • Friday, April 10 – Minecraft Server Building

Humane Society of Huron Valley

The Humane Society of Huron Valley will be running a Camp PAWS session over spring break. Camp PAWS is for kids ages 6-11. During Camp PAWS, campers will learn to care for and respect animal friends. Camp costs $255/child. Each camp day runs from 9a-4p.

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan

Girl Scouts are offering a travel/culture themed Spring Break camp at the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor office April 6-10. The daily themes are:

  • April 6 – Flying In to Spain
  • April 7 – On Our Way to Paris
  • April 8 – Traveling to Italy
  • April 9 – Taking Off to Tunisia
  • April 10 – Great Times In Greece

Drop-off is from 7:45-9a and pickup is from 5-6p. Registration is available by the day for as many sessions as you wish to join – $43/day. Registration is open to all Girl Scouts. The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 1. 

My daughter has attended Girl Scout Day Camp the last two years and has really enjoyed it. We definitely recommend Girl Scout camp to all Girls. 

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