It may be short and sweet compared to that steamy stretch of summer (oh, okay, here in Whatcom County it doesn’t often get heated before mid-July – you know what we mean), but spring break also calls for a bit of camping fun. Below are a few options to make that week off from school – which lands on this year’s calendar from March 31 through April 4 – just fly by.
Common Threads Farm works to connect young people with healthy food through hands-on experiences – including a 4-day camp over spring break from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Campers plant and tend vegetables, prepare delicious food straight from the garden, interact with farm animals, and learn through exploration and experimentation.
Recommended for kids ages 4 to 7 at a cost of $125; Common Threads also offers a need-based sliding scale tuition.
More details at www.commonthreadsfarm.org.
BellinghamART offers 3- and 4-day spring break camps for children and teens that encourage campers to use their creativity, learn new skills, and have a blast drawing, painting, and creating art. All materials and tools are provided as well as a daily snack.
Ages 4 & 5: Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., $85.
Ages 5 ½ to 8: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., $148.
Ages 8 to 12: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., $148.
Teens: Monday through Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., $148.
Registration forms and more information available at www.bellinghamart.com.
Bellingham’s Sportsplex offers its Youth Activities Camp Monday through Friday over spring break, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., for kids between 7 and 12 years old.
Kids will get to try a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including ice skating, soccer, rollerblading, flag football, chalk art, movies, board games, swimming, kickball, and more.
Camp costs are $35 per day or $135 per week and is limited to 40 children per day. Visit www.bellinghamsportsplex.com for more information.
For kindergartners through sixth graders, the YMCA of Whatcom County offers its popular Adventure Spring Camp, building each day around a combination of activities – swimming, climbing and much more – and field trips.
Drop-off begins at 7:00 a.m. and pick-up ends at 6:00 p.m., with a fun-packed day in between. Cost is $40 per day for YMCA Members and $45 per day for Program Members.
For more information, visit www.whatcomymca.org.
Hall of Fame Spring Break Baseball Camp
Baseball season is just around the corner and this year’s Hall of Fame Spring Baseball Camp will help improve your player’s skills.
The two-day boot camp, for players 6 to 12 years old, takes place at Sehome High School on Wednesday, April 2 and Thursday, April 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lead by local baseball coaching legends Gary Hatch, Jim Clem and Bill Calkins, along with selected area high school players, the camp focuses on warming up, pitching, hitting, fielding and – equally important – learning to compete with a great attitude.
The cost is $75, which includes a t-shirt. Visit Hall of Fame Camps for more information.
PDF link to registration form found here.
Spring Break Track Camp from the City of Bellingham
Organized through the City of Bellingham Parks & Recreation and led by coaches Tim Carlson, Kevin Ryan, Nic Castona and staff, Track Camp is three days that focus on different track disciplines, followed by a track meet on the fourth day.
For boys and girls from kindergarten through eighth grade, the camp costs $79 (and includes a t-shirt) and takes place at Civic Stadium from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday.
PDF link to registration form found here.
Advantage Basketball Camps offer an intensive 2- or 4-day camp experience for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 18. Ball-handling, dribbling and shooting are emphasized, while coach and staff also teach about self-esteem, teamwork and the value of working hard.
Held at Shuksan Middle School, this year’s Advantage Basketball Spring Break Camp runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, either March 31 and April 1or March 31 through April 3, depending on the level you choose. Costs range from $145 to $235. More information is available at Advantage Basketball Camps.