Find a spring break camp for the young ones while they're out of school. Spring and summer breaks are a great time for kids to learn about science, and the following camps provide plenty of ways for them to get in some science fun.
For Albuquerque Public School students, the 2014 spring break runs April 14 - 18.
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The Albuquerque BioPark offers a variety of camps for kids aged 9-11. Spring break offers hands-on learning with games, stories and a chance to learn about science in the real world. Cost is $20 per child, or $70 for all four camps. Girl Scout badges can be earned through participating. Register by calling (505) 848-7180. Camps run April 15-18.
Spring Wildlife Safari
Go on a safari in the zoo, where you can watch sea lions dive, hear elephants rumble and search for critters who use camouflage.
When: April 15, 9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Spring Water Journey
Kids will learn about fresh and seawater creatures, and have close encounters with the touchpool animals.
When: April 16, 9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Spring Green Connection
Learn how plants are important for the web of life. Visit animals at the Heritage Farm and learn how bugs are a necessary part of the garden.
When: April 17, 9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Botanic Gardens
Spring Outdoor Adventure
Learn about the Rio Grande and the bosque while experiencing nature up close. Kids will learn what they can do to keep the bosque healthy.
When: April 18, 9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Tingley Beach
Explora offers camps for children 4-5 years and Kindergarteners - 12 years from Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18. Kids spend the day exploring science, technology and art in an experiential, hands-on manner. Before and after camp is available at a rate of $5 for each morning or afternoon.
4-5 Year Olds
Young explorers will investigate the exhibits, go outside and play and do science activities. Themes are water, air, color, patterns and communities and building. Class times are 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Kindergarten - 12 Years Old
Camps are broken out by age and over topics such as light, weights and measures, soil, design and water. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $60 per day for members or $80 for non-members.Kids bring their own snacks, drinks and lunch. To register, call (505) 224-8323 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The village of Los Ranchos has a farm camp for children K-5. For five days, kids will do yoga and learn about hte connection between healthy bodies and healthy food. They'll also get to eat the fruits of their labors with cooking activities.
When: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., April 14-18
Where: Los Ranchos Agri-Nature Center, 4920 Rio Grande NW
Cost: $250 per child; sibling discounts available.
Liz Sanchez Horseback Riding Camp
Students learn the basics of riding and enjoy projects and art activities.
When: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Extended hours 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: Heritage Hills Park, Harper and Ventura
Cost: $90 with no camp jersey, $105 with camp jersey.
Keshet Dance Camp
Kids 6-14 can learn modern dance, hip hop, zumba and choreography at Keshet. Open to students of all levels. Some partial scholarships are available.
When: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: 4121 Cutler NE
Cost: $195 for full week if paid before 3/10, $220 after. Daily rate is $50. Extended hours package available.
YMCA of Central New Mexico
The Y has activities and trips for kids in grades K - 5 April 14-18, 2014. 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 6-12 can enroll for camps that offer the discovery of science in the natural world. Camps run April 14-18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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, April 14: Roll, Drop, Bounce or Science of Magic
Learn about gravity and physics. Or learn about optical illusions and the science behind magic.
Tuesday, April 15: Grossology or Zap! Bang! Pow!
How does the body function, and what about those fluids? Learn about lots of gross stuff. Or learn about the explosive forces of engergy.
Wednesday, April 16: Skyscraper School or Rockets
Learn about the wonders of engineering and structures. Or construct your own rocket.
Thursday, April 17: Superhero Training Camp or Myths Busted
Learn about flying, x-ray vision, invisibility and more. Or be a myth buster!
Friday, April 18: Science of Sports or Eco Troopers
Learn the science behind your favorite sports. Or explore ways to keep the planet green.
When: Camps run 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $55 for non-members, $49.50 for members, per daily camp.
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 277-0077 for more information. Lunch supervision is provided for campers who participate in morning and afternoon sessions. Camps run April 14-18. There are also camps that take place at locations other than UNM Continuing Ed, such as yoga camp at High Desert Yoga.
LEGO Space Camp
LEGO Amusement Park Mania
It's a Hoot: All About Owls
Lights, Camera, Make a Movie
Intro to Architecture
Intro to Design
Make Your Case: Law Camp
Silversmithing and Jewelry Making
Energy Issues and Building Environments
3D Printers and Laser Cutting