Spring Break in Westchester
Spring break in Westchester (April 11-15) is just around the corner and it’s time to make some plans. Working parents who want to sign their kids up for spring break camp in Westchester can choose from a range of weekly camps — from active to artsy. And families should take advantage of the warming days to spend some quality time together. Check out our picks for spring break in Westchester to make the week off from school fun for the whole family.
Westchester Family Activities During Spring Break
The no-homework week is a perfect time for some local family fun. For example, take some cute pictures of your kids with the Easter Bunny, who is coming to Cross County Center in Yonkers from March 25 to April 16.
You could also take the kids to a free visit at a Westchester museum, or maybe your family prefers bowling and mini golf. Monster Mini-Golf in Yonker’s Ridge Hill Mall features 18 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, arcade games and two lanes of miniature bowling, along with custom artwork, animated props and an interactive DJ.
Little ones might like to play pirate at Yonkers’ LEGOland Discovery Center’s “The Hunt for the Golden Treasure” (March 18 to April 29). Or take the family on a short drive north to Legoland New York in Goshen— an outdoor theme park on more than 150-acres in the foothills of the Catskills.
Active Camps for Spring Break in Westchester
Sign up your little athletes for tennis camp and/or rock-climbing camp at Pinebrook Fitness in New Rochelle, where the New Rochelle Racquet Club Camp hosts three tennis camps. Red Ball Camp uses modified courts and equipment to help kids build confidence in their game. Junior Development Camp is for the beginner to intermediate player, and includes challenging drills, color war, target hits and team competitions. Tournament Training Camp is for the more advanced player and focuses on strategy training with on-court problem-solving and decision-making skills. The Rock Club’s indoor rock-climbing camp for spring breakers has both morning and afternoon sessions that include crate-stacking, games and lots of climbing to build self-confidence and team working skills.
ROAMFurther Athletics’ Spring Break Parkour/Ninja Camp in Mount Kisco is for children ages 5-13. The full-day, high-energy camp includes 90-minute blocks of activities including obstacle courses, trampolines, airbags, climbing and more. (Kids can also sign up for select blocks of activity.)
Spring break campers at the Greenburgh Nature Center will watch and learn as spring blooms around them. During mornings throughout the week, kids welcome back the perennial flowers, migratory birds, wood frogs, chipmunks, and insects while they engage with the center’s live animal collection, explore the pond, hike the forest trails and play nature games.
The Rye YMCA is hosting several camps during spring break: The all-day Fun Club for kids in grades K-6 features sports, games, arts & crafts, nature, STEM and special events. There’s also a multi-sport Vacation Club (ages 5-11), where instructors will focus on skill development and fundamentals during game play. Mornings and afternoon sessions are available, along with extended care. And the American Red Cross Lifeguard Class for teens teaches rescue skills and effective techniques for water emergencies.
Artsy Camps for Spring Break in Westchester
Artistree Performing Arts in Mamaroneck will host “Page to Stage” Camp (for preK-9th grade kids) featuring songs and scenes from shows including Willy Wonka and Matilda. The camp culminates in an outdoor performance for friends and family.
The Picture House in Pelham will bring poems to the screen during their week-long spring break camp. Under the guidance of professional film educators, kids in grades K–2 and 3–5 will learn movie-making techniques, show off their acting skills and use their imaginations to create short films inspired by the work of poets including Shel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss, Lewis Carroll and others.
The Play Group Theater’s Spring Break Encanto Camp will teach campers the songs, dances, story and magic of Encanto. The program is open to kids ages 9-12, and runs Monday-Thursday, from 10 am to 2 pm, with a performance on Friday.
NORY STEAMS’s innovative, project-based programming immerses children in hands-on STEAM-education. During their full-day spring break camp in Hartsdale, kids (ages 5-9) will learn how to program a robot, build a circuit and have fun while learning.
Spring break is a great opportunity to spend some time with the kids, but it’s also a challenge to keep them busy — so don’t forget to sign them up for spring break camps in Westchester.
And while you’re at it, sign them up for summer camp in Westchester!