What are you doing on your time off from school next week? Here are a few of our picks for fun things to do with the family around Marin County, the Bay Area, and Northern California during Spring Break. Enjoy!
Looking for something fun for the kids to do over the upcoming spring break? There are so many unique and fun camps available to choose from. Check out some of the great spring break camps here in Marin.
Art Attack!Spring Camp at Bay Area Discovery Museum
Sausalito April 8–11, 9 am–3 pm
The Art Attack camp is for ages 4–7 years and takes place April 8–11 (four days). Explore your artistic potential and express yourself through paint, sculpture, natural objects, recycled materials, messy art and more. Children will explore the artistic through our specialized open-ended child-directed process no matter how messy they may get! Cost: Supporting Members $375; general $400 per series. Location: 557 McReynolds Rd., Sausalito.For more info, visit www.baykidsmuseum.org.
Devil's Gulch Camp
Nicasio (pick-up/drop-off at San Rafael YMCA) April 8–12, 8 am–4:30 pm
In partnership with Devil's Gulch Educational Services, the Marin YMCA will be leading a spring break camp in Nicasio for grades 2–8. Kids will have the opportunity to learn about farming, animal care, sustainable living and outdoor skills. The actual working farm will provide an experience for campers to garden, go fishing and enjoy other outdoor activities. The campers will meet at the YMCA at 8 am. The bus will leave the Marin YMCA at 8:15 am. and return to the YMCA at 4:30. Pre- and post-camp are not available. Fee: Facility Member $400 and Program Member $430. For more info or to register, visit www.ymcasf.org/marin.
Are you still looking for a fun Spring Break camp for your child? Marinwood Recreation Department in San Rafael offers an exciting Spring Break Camp with lots of fun hands-on and outdoor fun for ages 3–12 April 9–13.
The camp is divided into two age groups: Camp Grasshopper for ages 3–4, Camp Cricket for ages 5-7 and Camp Dragonfly for ages 8–12. Campers will participate in separate activities including arts, crafts, sports, group games, swimming and much more. The camp counselors are dedicated to providing a safe and fun environment for children to interact, meet new friends and participate in exciting recreation and activities.
The one-week camp is Monday–Friday from 9 am–3 pm. The cost is $160 for residents and $180 for non-residents. Before care is available from 8–9 am ($25 per week or $7 per day drop-in) and after care is available from 3–5 pm ($50 per week or $14 per day drop-in). Drop-in $40 a day. Camp goers need to bring a sack lunch, two snacks, water, swim suit, towel and sunblock to camp daily. There's a sibling discount is for full week registrations too.
Spend some time at sea this summer! Call of the Sea, an educational non-profit based in Sausalito, is offering a Voyage Camp designed for students ages 12–18 to take part in three- and five-day summer sea voyages to explore the waters of the San Francisco Bay and Beyond!
These three-and five-day overnight seagoing adventures challenge and teach teenagers the ways of the ocean. Under the guidance of a professional captain and crew, students learn to sail a classic sailing vessel as a team. Dependent on weather, wind and tide instead of social pressures and electronic entertainment, they gain an appreciation and respect for the ocean environment. All participants will learn steering, navigating, standing watch, and helping in the galley as students become one with the rhythm of a ship at sea.