March Break is just around the corner and while it gives students a much-needed respite, it almost certainly means more work for parents. Luckily, Simcoe County has tons of day camps available all week long to make sure your little ones have plenty of fun during their week holiday.
MacLaren Arts Centre
Get those creative juices flowing at MacLaren Arts Centre’s March Break Mash-Up camp. Kids 6 to 11 will make original art projects in sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, and more. This camp takes place from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday to Friday and costs $280 for the week with options for additional before and aftercare.
Barrie Kempettes Gymnastics Club
Barrie Kempettes Gymnastics Club is making it easy for your kids to stay active over March Break with their day camps. Days will be filled with crafts, games, and of course, gymnastics!
This camp is for kids in JK and up and is $53/session.
Talk Is Free Theatre
To be at camp? Or not to be at camp? That is the question.
Actually, it’s not a question at all, of course, you should be at Talk Is Free Theatre’s Camp! This week-long camp will teach kids improvisation, character building, and scene study with fun activities.
The camp costs $190 and runs from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with additional before and after care options.
Simcoe County Museum
Simcoe County Museum is hosting themed days through the week of March Break. You can enroll your kids for the days that interest them the most or for the whole week.
Themes for March Break Camps 2023 include:
- Ticket To Ride: Kids will get to try exotic food and see the sites as they travel around the world.
- Great White North: Kids will learn about Northern Canada and some of its unique places.
- Game Of Champions: Campers will play past camp favourites like giant board games, catch a Tiger’s Tail, and more …
- It’s Maple Time: Kids will learn all about maple syrup, visit the historic sugar shack and make their own maple treats.
- Sole Survivor: Campers will compete in teams to test both their brains and brawn.
Snow Valley Ski Resort
Whether they already love the slopes or haven’t been on a hill a day in their life, Snow Valley Ski Resort is offering a day camp for kids ages 3 to 14 to learn and have some fun in the snow. Prices vary depending on lunch options, equipment rentals, and lift ticket options (such as being a season pass holder already).
Vertical Zone offers an awesome experience for all ages and skill levels, with no previous jumping experience required.
Kids will enjoy trampolining, pit and airbag time, obstacle courses, and cooperative games. There will even be a special guest.
Be sure to pack them a bottle of water, lunch, and some nut-free snacks too. Kids can be registered for single days or the whole week with additional before and after care available for an additional cost.
The Tiffin Conservation Centre will also be hosting March Break camps for kids 5 to 12. From March 13 to 17, kids will learn about how they are connected and why we rely on our environment.
Activities include outdoor exploration, STEM activities, shelter building, animal tracking & bird watching, winter games & crafts, and more.
Make sure to dress in layers. While kids will have breaks and lunch indoors, it’s most definitely an outdoor camp! Camp runs from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM for $46 a day with before and after care provided for an additional cost.
Barrie Colts Hockey Camp
If your kids already know the basics but want to learn more, the Barrie Colts Hockey Camp is the perfect way for them to up their game while having a whole lot of fun. Kids will train, meet Colts players, watch them practice, and get a tour of the dressing rooms.
Hockey Camp is for kids 7 to 12. You can sign your kids up for either Monday, Tuesday, or both, and lunch is included for $99.99 per day. This camp runs from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
Hardwood Ski And Bike
March Break Madness is returning to Hardwood Ski And Bike this March Break. Kids will enjoy a day of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, and more.
Each day is $65 and includes snowshoes, lunch, tickets, and snacks.
Wye Marsh is located on 3,000 acres of Provincially Significant Wetlands and woodlands, which means there’s lots to see and do. Kids will get to cross-country ski and snowshoe, see a working sugar shack, learn how to build a shelter, visit the birds of prey, and more.
Themes for this year’s camp include:
- Wild Detectives
- Where Birding Begins
- Wet n’ Scaly
- Wilderness Survival
- Sweetwater Harvest
Camp is $250 for the week ($17 if you’re a member), open to kids 6 to 12, and runs from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Scanlon Creek Nature Centre
Celebrate the last week of winter with March Break Camp with the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. Kids 4 to 12 will learn how to kicksled, track wildlife, use technology in nature and so much more.
Camp is $275 for the week and runs from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Dinoland in Tottenham runs all March Break long from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with before and after care available.
Designed for children 4+, your kids will enjoy lots of fun activities, crafts, and playtime in a giant indoor playground. And we really do mean giant – the whole space is 12,000 sq ft with a 2,400 sq ft play structure and tons of other fun things to do.
Drop-in times are also available for families looking to play but not attend camp.