When schools are closed for spring break, there are plenty of things to do around Louisville:
But if parents need to head to the office, or kids simply want to spend a day with people their own age, there are spring break day camps, too. If this sounds like your family, rest assured there is a camp for every interest, from acting to zoology.
From Monday-Friday, campers meet animals and learn how to take care of a pet responsibly.
In addition to pet ownership, participants learn about animal-related careers, make toys and treats and create animal-related crafts. The camps are open to kids 6-12 years old, it's an opportunity to teach children the benefits of socializing with animals.
Designed for grades 1-3 or 4-5, the parkland camps give kids a chance to hike, see wildlife, discover fossils and explore the natural world. Camp hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Drop off begins at 8:30 a.m. and kids need to be picked up before 5 p.m. Visit the website to register.
With camps like Little Farmers, There’s No Body Like the Human Body and Four Seasons, there is a day at the Science Center for every kid. Camps are available for children in grades preK-6. Drop off is between 8-9 a.m. Pick-up is from 4-5 p.m. The Kentucky Science Center is centrally located on Main St.
There are various camps, some teach creative movement while others focus on the craft of acting. Each camp is set up as a half day, but if you are looking for a full day camp parents can sign up for a full day session which includes both half day camps. The camps are designed for students grades K-5.
An entertaining and educational program, kids aged 6-12 years old participate in activities, crafts and have one-on-one time with a few animal residents of the zoo. Campers are at the zoo from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and bring their own bag lunch and drink. Contact the Louisville Zoo for more information.
Different branches have different themed camps, but most are open to kids 5-14. Often there are activities, crafts, sports for the kids and time spent swimming. Most camps begin drop off at 7 a.m. and require kids to be picked up before 6 p.m.