2018 Spring Break Camps

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DAVIDSON COUNTY

ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER

800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville
615-862-5160 | adventuresci.org/camps
April 2 – 6; 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Grades K – 6
$50 per day (members), $60 per day (non-members)
The Color of Science Spring Break Camp explores how the world suddenly fills with color each spring; how animals use and see colors; and more. Camps feature educational crafts, science demonstrations and full-dome shows in Sudekum Planetarium.

CHEEKWOOD ONE-DAY CAMPS

1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville
615-356-8000 | cheekwood.org
March 28 – April 4; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages 5 – 12
$85 per day
Kids can enjoy a different theme each day. They will experience drawing, painting, sculpting, exploring the gardens and more. The first day camp offering on Wednesday, March 28 focuses on science and nature. Campers will discover nature and plant science through exploration and investigations across the gardens.

LITTLE ART HOUSE

2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville
615-933-9644 | littlearthousenashville.com
March 19 – 23 (Grades K – 2; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; $45 per day, $40 per day for full week)
April 2 – 4 (Grades 2 – 5; 1 – 4 p.m.; $45 per day/$40 per day for all three)
April 2 – 4 (Grades 6 – 12; 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; $60 per day/$50 per day for all three)
Grade K – 2 camp features art projects spanning multiple mediums including collage, watercolor, tempura paint and oil pastel. Subject matter will come from classic books, artists and art movements.

Grades 2 – 5 will explore drawing and painting. Grades 6 – 12 can partake in a Portfolio Building Camp where students will work with multiple mediums and subject matters to strengthen technical skills while finding their artistic voice.

MAKE A MARK CENTER

March 19 – 23 (Nashville)
April 2 – 6 (Hermitage)
See Wilson County Listing

NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE

25 Middleton St., Nashville
615-254-9103 | nashvillect.org
March 26 – 30 & April 2 – 6; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages 4 – 11
$235
Kids can embrace the stage in four age groups: 4 – 5 (Drama Makers), 6 – 7 (Fairy Tale Frenzy), 8 – 10 (Myths & Legends) and 11 – 15 (Acting).

NASHVILLE ZOO

3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville
615-833-1534 | nashvillezoo.org
April 2 – 6; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages 7 – 9
$225 members, $250 non-members
Animal Mythbusters camp explore tons of animal myths like pigs being dirty, bats are blind and frogs give you warts. Investigate during a week of experiments, zoo hikes, hands-on activities and up-close animal encounters.

STREET THEATRE CAMP

6723 Charlotte Pike, Nashville
615-554-7414 | streettheatrecompany.org
April 2 – 6; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages 5 – 16
$200
Spend the week singing, dancing, play writing and starring in a show!

RUTHERFORD COUNTY

DISCOVERY CENTER AT MURFREE SPRING

502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro
615-890-2300 | explorethedc.org
March 26 – 30; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Grades K – 4
$40 non-members, $35 members per day; early/late care available for $5 per day
Learn all about the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineeering, Arts, Math) in our toys. Each day focuses on a different toy and the STEAM features hidden in them. Toys include Little Red Wagon (Monday), Dot and Dash (Tuesday), All Things Nerf (Wednesday), Crayola Creations (Thursday) and Etch-A-Sketch (Friday).

HARRIS RIDING ACADEMY

4024 Barfield Crescent Road, Murfreesboro
615-556-7370 | harrisridingacademy.com
March 26 – 30; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages 6+
$45 per half day, $80 per full day (discount for entire week)
Horseback riding fun, equine interaction, arts and crafts, and more.

PATTERSON PARK COMMUNITY CENTER

521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro
615-893-7439 | cellis@murfreesborotn.gov | murfreesborotn.gov/parks
March 26 – 29; 12 – 4 p.m.
Ages 8 – 13
FREE Admission
First Shot Skills Academy focuses on sports, character building and cultural arts.

THE WILDERNESS STATION

697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro
615-217-3017 | murfreesborotn.gov/parks
March 26 – 30
All ages
FREE admission
Participate in the Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt. Pick up a list at the Wilderness Station then hit the trails and garden area to find 10 “wonders” of spring. Take digital photos and return to the station. Find all 10 and get a prize.

Tuesday, March 27 is Spring Break Fun Day for ages 7 – 10. The program takes place from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and features live animals, nature walks, games and crafts. Cost is $5, and you must register in advance.

SUMNER COUNTY

GYMINI ATHLETICS

332 Freehill Road, Hendersonville
615-824-4644 | gyminiathletics.com
March 26 – 30; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages 5+
$15 half day, $25 full day
Participate in age-appropriate games and activities at different stations.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY

FRANKLIN RECREATION COMPLEX

1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin
615-790-5719 | wcparksandrec.com
Registration code #10972 (Superhero)
Registration code #10973 (Nature)
March 26 – 30; 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Superhero), 12 – 3 p.m. (Nature)
Ages 5 – 12
$180 each camp

Mr. Bond’s Science Guys hosts both a Superhero Camp and a Nature Camp. The Superhero crowd will learn about the science of magnetic power, web throwing, laser eyes and ice powers. Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite heroes. Nature campers will explore nature and learn about biomes, animals and the earth using the Giant Dymaxion Map, embarking on scavenger hunts and more.

LET IT SHINE

1892 General George Patton Drive, Franklin
615-369-3547 | lisgym.com
March 26 – 29; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages 12 & younger
$45 per day
Get active on the trampolines, tumble track, obstacle course and more.

MAKE A MARK CENTER

March 26 – 30: See Wilson County Listing

OWL’S HILL NATURE SANCTUARY

545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood
615-370-4672 | owlshill.org
March 26 – 30; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages 5 – 12
$65 per day, $270 for the week
The Exploratopia camp encourages kids to explore a world of wonder where nature is the guide. Discover crayfish in the creek, meet the owls, hike the woods and more.

 

 

 

 

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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