Spring Camps


March 16-20 ART CAMP @ MOCA Join MOCA Jacksonville educators for a dynamic art-making experience this spring break. Each class includes a tour followed by art projects based on the artist studied that day. Children in grades K-5 will learn about contemporary art and grow their visual vocabulary. Daily camp themes include March 16: All about Picasso; March 17: Contemporary realism; March 18: Rauschenberg to Oldenburg; March 19: Urban art and March 20: WHITE. 366-6911 [email protected]

March 19 IMAGINATION PLAYGROUND Families are invited to the unveiling of the goodies stored inside Imagination Playground. Bring your family and friends and let the kids create, explore, discover, and wonder at Hemming Park’s newest attraction for kids. In addition to the Imagination Playground fun, kids will have an opportunity to create a community mosaic RouxArt near the stage closest to City Hall, hula hooping, face painting. yoga classes and more. Friends of Hemming Park 515-5098, www.hemmingpark.org

March 16-20 MOSH DISCOVERY SPRING BREAK This fun-filled week of camp explores the world of pirates, treasure and sunken ships. Campers will create their own pirate personas, learn about recovered treasure, and separate pirate facts from fiction. MOSH’s exhibit Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure will bring learning to life for campers. Museum of Science and History 396-6674 www.mosh.org

March 16 – 20 CULTURAL CENTER @ PONTE VEDRA ART CAMP Young artists ages 4-8 are encouraged to express their imagination using real artist’s materials and guidance from our creative and talented art instructors.  Supplies and snack included, bring a brown bag lunch. Monday’s Theme: Mud Pie Monday; Tuesday’s Theme: Amazing Animal Art; Wednesday’s Theme: Super, Duper Comic Characters; Thursday’s Theme: Bugs, Butterflies and Birds; Friday’s Theme: Beach Bash. CCPV 280-0614 www.ccpvb.org

March 16 and 18 CULTURAL CENTER @ PONTE VEDRA ART SPRING WORKSHOP These workshops are for the young artist or art enthusiast ages 9-16 to experience working with real arts materials in a professional studio setting. These one day workshops are a great platform for kids to understand the art making process. Monday’s Theme: ALL ABOUT PAINTING Learn different painting styles like impressionism and realism while using professional art materials in this one day painting workshop Wednesday’s Theme: ALL ABOUT DRAWING In this one day workshop our talented instructor will introduce different drawing techniques, including comic book sketching and figure drawing. CCPVB 280-0614, www.ccpvb.org


March 16 – 20 JAX SURF & PADDLE SPRING BREAK The Jacksonville Surf and Paddle Camp is a fun and safe way to advance a child’s surfing skills, ocean knowledge, and comfort in the water. Camp is open to ages 6-16 and will break into groups depending on age and skill. Intermediate level surfers are welcome as well as beginners. After completing our five-day surf camp, your child will have learned how to have fun surfing, safely, paddling, navigate the surf zone, and of course stand up on a board. Our surf camp is also a great place for you to hang out on the beach with your child if you choose. Spring camp will be held at our shop location at Orange Street and 1st St in Neptune Beach. 435-7873, www.jacksonvillesurfandpaddle.com

March 16-20 SALTWATER COWGIRLS ALL-GIRL SURF CAMP Students will learn how to carry a surfboard, body positioning while on the board, paddling, how to catch a wave, and ultimately standing and riding. Safety is our highest priority.  Lengthy instruction is given on land prior to students entering the water. We emphasize board control and ocean-awareness to fully prepare the students for their surfing experience. Instructors are in the water at every moment to offer assistance and ensure student safety throughout camp.  238-4718, [email protected]

March 16-20 DONOVAN DARIUS FOOTBALL CAMP This Spring Break Football Camp Experience was designed to increase performance, reduce injury, and improve technique as your athlete prepares to be in the best physical and mental shape. It is our goal to take each athlete’s game and performance to the next level. This camp is for Football players who also play soccer, lacrosse, and baseball.  Athletes will master their speed and agility techniques, offensive skills through the several catching stations, defensive skills through the several “Lock Down” defending stations and compete in 7 on 7 teams and in timed obstacle courses and races. Athletes will also  hear a message on leadership development in his character discussion. Camp is held at various practice locations. 290-3320, www.dariusnextleveltraining.com

March 16-20 JU SOCCER CAMP Spring Break Camp provides an excellent opportunity for all players between the ages of 6-13 to be instructed by the JU men’s soccer staff and players where participants will be evaluated in all phases of the game: Technique, Tactical Awareness, Intelligence, Speed of Play, and Personality. Campers will also enjoy competitive games that will be played during camp. This camp is designed to accommodate players of all skill sets, no matter what skill level they may be at. Meals included in the price. Jacksonville University Practice Facility 256-7351, [email protected]

March 16 – 20 GYMINATORS Activities for ages 3.5 to 18 include vault, bars, beam, floor, trampoline, dance, cheer, relays, crafts, games and watching Olympic gymnastics videos. All kids will be put into groups according to their age and skill level.  Children can bring a lunch. Snacks and drinks supplied.  Kid friendly, hot lunches are provided at an additional charge of only $4.00 per day. 388-5533, www.gyminators.com

March 16 – 20 KARATE ARTS BLACKLIGHT Spring Break Camp at Karate Arts is more than just fun, it’s a positive experience with activities like basketball, sports, gladiator games, karate class, blacklight, ninja skills, and arts and crafts. Campers have access to a playground, soccer field, and a beautiful campus. Single day camps are available. 722-0110,www.karateartsflorida.com

March 16-20 CHAMPIONS GYMNASTICS CLUB SPRING BREAK This camp is the perfect solution for families seeking a stimulating and nurturing environment for their children during spring break. Champions camps are filled with exciting activities including gymnastics, relay games, rock climbing wall, arts and crafts, foam pit, bounce house and more. 732-6040, [email protected]

March 16 – 20 TNT GYMNASTIC SPRING CAMP Campers ages 4 – 13 years. Campers will spend the week doing gymnastics, crafts, games, challenging fitness skills, and having fun. 998-8681, www.tntgymfit.com


March 16 – 20 HAPPY ACRES RANCH All the traditional activities of summer camp in a single week including football, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, horseback riding, gardening, wood working, building, nature, shuffle board, side walk games, scooters, scavenger hunts, capture the flag and more. 725-1410, www.happyacresranch.com

March 16 – 20 PUMP IT UP SPRING BREAK Jumping, jumping and more jumping! Organized activities for kids 5-12 include tie-dye, princess and knight day, snow with the snowman and snow queen, pirate adevnetures and boot camp training with moon blasters. Camp also includes snacks, crafts and movies. 646-1441, www.pumpitupparty.com


March 16 – 20 JACKSONVILLE ZOO CAMP The is camp is designed for kids ages 5-12 with different activities geared specifically toward their age group to make learning fun! Spring Shell-ebration explores the fascinating world of herpetology through art, songs, and stories for kids ages 5-6. Each day, campers will meet and learn about new animals, from turtles and tortoises to frogs, snakes and more. Scale Tales explores fact v.s fiction in the animal kingdom for 7-9 year olds. Is it true that snakes are slimy? What’s the difference between poison and venom? Can touching a frog or toad really give you warts? Each day campers will meet new animals as they take an in-depth look at some of the most common stories and questions we have about some of our favorite, but often misunderstood, animal friends. Kids ages 10-12 will explore A Week in the Life of a Herpetology Keeper, learning how keepers handle venomous snakes, train alligators and more. Campers will meet fascinating animals as we take a look at all the different aspects of a herpetology keeper’s job. 757-4463, www.jacksonvillezoo.org

March 16 – 20 ST. AUGUSTINE ALLIGATOR FARM SPRING CAMP Two half-day programs for various age groups. “Ruckus in the Rookery” is for kids currently in kindergarten  through grade 5. Walk, waddle, swim or run to this feathery, fun-filled camp. Conduct feather and beak experiments, make bird feeders and more. Campers will become “bird brainiacs” as they spot native birds in our natural Florida rookery.  “Herp, Herp, Hooray!” is designed for kids currently in grades 2-5.  Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians. These two groups of critters may share a common category, but there are many fascinating differences. Campers will meet snakes, lizards, frogs, toads, and more as we explore the fantastic world of herps. 824-3337, www.alligatorfarm.com

March 16 – 20 LEGO ROBOTICS SPRING BREAK CAMP Let the blossoms of LEGO Robotics sprout out in the young minds this spring. Kids ages 4-13 can experience the wonders of buildling with Legos including a catapuly, technic bridge, candy dispender, spirograph and household items. 704-7046, www.shivafitness.org

March 16 – March 20 PRACHEE ARTS & STUDIO SPRING BREAK The camp will include various educational activities like math, science, public speaking, and writing. Kids ages 5-11 will also be able to explore their artistic talents by doing painting, arts, and crafts. Kids will also have fun in the way of movies and popcorn. 866-9901, www.pracheearts.com

March 16 – 20 YES YOU CANVAS SPRING DAY CAMP Paint with your child or just watch as they create a masterpiece of their own. Paintings take about one hour. Fuller classes may last up to 90 minutes. Everyone leaves with a finished painting on stretched artist’s canvas.  Parents must stay with your kids under 18. Adults who accompany kids only pay if they are painting their own canvases, but all children who come to a class must be individually registered to paint. 993-9047 www.yesyoucanvas.com

March 16-20 SEASIDE PLAYGARDEN Come enjoy a wonderful Spring by the seaside! Seaside Playgarden’s Spring Camp will be an exploratory celebration of the season for kids 3-7. We’ll be enjoying fun, spring-themed crafts as well as kite flying and sand castle building at the beach. We will have a variety of healthy snacks that your child will help prepare. Bring a healthy ‘nut-free’ lunch and a water bottle. Jacksonville Beach,

247-1314, www.seasideplaygarden.org

March 16-20 SPRING BREAK ON THE FARM Campers ages 5 and up will have the opportunity to garden as well as work with animals like goats, horses, sheep, rabbits, chickens, pigs and more.  Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack are included. 647-5265, www.celestialfarms.org



March 16 – 20 SPRING BREAK BEAUTY CAMP Your child should be interested in this type of learning experience. Campers ages 10-15 will learn the art of making, felted soap, liquid soap, lip balms, body lotion, bath bombs, body powder, salt/sugar scrubs, dream mist, natural bug spray and packaging information. 543-8296, www.pvsoap.com

March 16 – 20 THEATRE JAX BREAK-A-LEG SPRING CAMP School might be out, but TJ is OPEN! Spring Break-a-Leg is modeled after Theatre Jacksonville’s successful Summer Camp and perfect for any budding performer, K-5th grade in age. Campers will enjoy Acting, Dance, and Music classes designed around a fun theme with a showcase performance at the end of the week. 396-4425, www.theatrejax.com

March 16-19 SESSIONS MODELING STUDIO SPRING CAMP Spring Break Modeling Camps for Children and Teens offers exciting instruction on Runway Modeling, Makeup News, Fashion Photography, New Hairstyles, Social Etiquette & Television Commercials. The studio features a 525 ft. runway, in-house photo studio, salon, makeup room, and State-of-the-art Teaching Facility. Camp concludes with a photo session and fashion show. 292-4366, www.sessionsmodeling.com/spring break

March 17 – 19 ST. AUGUSTINE LIGHTHOUSE & MUSEUM CAMP Campers in kindergarten through grade 5 will experience a guided tour through history in the nation’s Oldest City. See what these early European settlers saw through drawings made 400 years ago and create some of your own pictures of our environment. Learn how French scientist Augustin Fresnel used science to make a tiny light source travel 19 to 25 miles and use the same science to create your own kaleidoscope. Discover British sailor lingo used here in St. Augustine when it was the 14th British colony and learn the different parts of a boat. Then make your own boat. Experiment with steam engine technology and create your own tourism postcards and advertisements. 829-0745, www.staugustinelighthouse.org


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