For Albuquerque Public School students, the 2013 spring break runs from March 11 through March 15.
We make every effort to ensure the following information is accurate. However, always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location and other information.
The Albuquerque BioPark offers camps for kids that can be purchased daily or weekly. Each day focuses on one area of the park, with hands-on lessons focused on where kids are for that day. Days run from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The camps are for children aged 9 - 11, and geared toward fun as well as learning. The programs can earn Girl Scouts a badge. Classes take place rain or shine. Kids need to bring a lunch, water bottle, and arrive by 9:45 a.m. Register by calling (505) 848-7180.
Tuesday, March 12: Spring Wildlife Safari at the Zoo
Learn about the endangered species in New Mexico and around the world, get a Zoo Safari journal and create animal art.
Wednesday, March 13: Spring Water Journey at the Aquarium
Tour the aquarium and learn about the animals that live in the sea. Follow the Rio Grande through New Mexico, learn about tidepool creatures and more.
Thursday, March 14: Spring Green Connection at the Botanic Garden
Kids will be able to meet the Heritage Farm animals, learn about bugs, and create nature mosaics.
Friday, March 15: Spring Outdoor Adventure at Tingley Beach
Kids will learn about the bosque plants and animals, play games, and learn what they can do to help maintain bosque health.
When: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. daily.
Cost: $15 per child per day, or $50 for all four camps.
Explora offers camps for kids aged 5 - 12 from Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15. Kids spend the day exploring science, technology and art in an experiential, hands-on manner. Some classes are offered in Spanish.
Each day's program changes so kids don't repeat the same program. Classes cover areas such as math, the seasons, motion, drawing, motion, architecture, and more. Kids bring their own snacks, drinks and lunch. To register, call (505)224-8341 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Classes run from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. and kids get to visit and play with exhibits daily.
Cost: $60 per day for members, $80 for non-members.
The five day farm camp at the Rio Grande Community Farm has kids learning about planting, growing, harvesting and eating vegetables. Kids will work in the greenhouse, fields, and have arts and crafts. Games and fun are part of the mix. For kids ages 5 - 11.
When: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Rio Grande Community Farm
Liz Sanchez Horseback Riding Camp
Students learn the basics of riding and enjoy projects and art activities.
When: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., before and after care available at extra cost.
Where: 7622 Rio Grande NW
Cost: $85 per day, plus tax.
Striker Elite Soccer Camp
Soccer kids can polish their skills on shooting and learn specific strategies to help them score.
When: 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Where: ADO, Wyoming and Spain
Kids ages 6 - 11 will learn about improvisation as well as stage moves that make action scenes dynamic. They'll also get to create their own version of Harry Potter.
When: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. or half days mornings or afternoons.
Where: Sol Acting Academy, 5500 San Mateo, Suite 114
Cost: $250 for full days, $125 for morning or afternoon sessions.
Keshet Dance Camp
Kids can learn modern dance, hip hop, zumba and choreography at Keshet. Open to students of all levels.
When: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: 214 Coal SW
Cost: $220, or daily rate of $50. Extended hours package available.
YMCA of Central New Mexico
The Y has activities and trips for kids in grades K - 5. Current shot records are necessary for registration.
Camps are held at three Y locations:
Horn Family YMCA
4901 Indian School NE
Ventana Ranch Elementary
6801 Ventana Village Rd.
McLeod Mountainside YMCA
12500 Comanche NE
Cost: Weekly: $95 for members, $115 for non-members.
National Museum of Nuclear Science & History: Science is Everywhere Camps
Kids ages 6-10 or 8-12 can enroll for camps that offer the discovery of science in the natural world. Camps run March 11 - 15. Campers can be dropped off as early as 8 a.m. and picked up as late as 5 p.m. To register, call (505) 245-2137 x 103.
Monday, March 11: Survival City
Learn how to find your way around the woods, what plants to eat, and more.
Tuesday, March 12: Lotions and Potions
Learn how different ingredients combine to become foods, soaps, skin care products, insecticides and more. Learn to mix like a scientist.
Wednesday, March 13: Nanosize Me
Learn about the wonders of nanotechnology and material science.
Thursday, March 14: Color Me Curious
How do you separate and bend light? Find out about color theory and have fun with optics.
Friday, March 15: Roboquest
Learn how robots are used with the MindStorms system.
Monday, March 11: Going Green
Learn about the ways you can go green to help the environment.
Tuesday, March 12: Air Academy
Learn about aircraft and how they work.
Wednesday, March 13: Science of Art and Desgin
See how math and art intersect and learn how designers and builders create.
Thursday, March 14: Space Odyssey
Find out how things fly, learn about the planets and stars and more.
Friday, March 15: Myths Busted
Learn what it's like to be an engineer in this hands-on camp.
When: Camps run 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $50 for non-members, $45 for members, per daily camp.
Stone Age Climbing Gym
Kids aged 7 - 12 can learn the basics of climbing in a safe and supportive setting. The student to teacher ratio is 1:6, which gives each child lots of individual attention. Gear and equipment included in the price.
When: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., March 11, 13 and 15
Where: 4201 Yale NE
Cost: $89.95; save $10 if registered by March 1.
UNM Continuing Education Spring Day Camps
Kids aged 6-17 can enjoy camps that can focus on one subject or be mixed with different options for mornings or afternoons. Call Naomi at 277-0698 for more information. Lunch supervision is provided for campers who participate in morning and afternoon sessions. Camps run March 11 - 15.
Star Wars...The Movie Remake: A Spring Break Performance Challenge
Kids 6-12 or 6-8 can create a short movie version of Star Wars. Different sections are geared for different ages.
Time Travelers: Middle Ages
Children aged 9-12 will learn about the middle ages and the rules of court, jousting and more.
Young astronauts will spend time exploring the red planet.
Kids will make and perform with puppets and learn their history.
What Suits Your Style? Design Camp
Kids aged 9 - 12 can design a room or house and learn about architectural drawing and model building.
Lego NASA Space Camp
Kids aged 6 - 11 will build Lego models based on NASA space missions, and there will be a Star Wars theme.
Lego Camp: It's Your Ticket to Ride
Kids aged 6 - 10 will build and work with Lego bricks, and use gears, axles and motors to make them move.
Clay Creations Spring Break Camp
Kids aged 6 - 10 learn how to create their own clay art work.
Intro to Architecture Spring Break Camp
Kids aged 9 - 12 learn about the world of architecture and design.
Resume Boot Camp
Teens 14-17 can learn what it takes to create a resume to help get a summer job or internship.