[note] This Spring Break Camp Guide is brought to you by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.


Cultivate the creativity of your budding artists at Spring Break Art Camp at the KIA’s Kirk Newman Art School. Full and half day camps for grades 1-6. The students will check out the galleries for inspiration and head to the studios to create their own works of art in a variety of mediums with professional artist-instructors.   [/note]


by Leslie P 



Is your family planning a “staycation” during Spring Break? If you aren’t heading towards warmer climates, don’t worry, there are plenty of Spring Break Camps to keep your children active and engaged during their time off. We have compiled a list of opportunities in the area, ranging from full-week camps, single days or half-days. Some even offer financial aid or additional child care.

Plus, stay tuned for our Ultimate Spring Break Planning Guide coming out soon!




Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Make room at home for more art from your budding Pablo Picasso or Georgia O’Keeffe. Half- and full-day Spring Break Art Camp for grades 1-6. They’ll check out the galleries for inspiration and head to the studios to create their own works of art in a variety of mediums. Grubby dress encouraged and remember that members enjoy class and camp discounts.  

For information and to register, click here.



Apple Tree / Gilden Woods

Join Apple Tree / Gilden Woods For a Week of School-Age Spring Break Fun!


  • Exciting field trips to local attractions
  • Crafts, music, and games
  • Laughter, friendship, and fun
  • Healthy breakfast, lunch, and snack included daily
  •  Call the Program Director at the location nearest you to register.

Contact Information:

For information, please click here.


Air Zoo

If your child is interested in science, math, and technology, check out the Air Zoo Spring Break Day Camps. The Air Zoo is offering two separate days of camps with topics of “Exciting Ecology” on April 7th and “Cool Chemical Connections” on April 9th. The sessions are open for kids in grades kindergarten through sixth. Financial aid and before-camp and after-camp child care is available.

For information, pricing, financial aid applications and links to register, please click here.



Kalamazoo Civic Theater

Organizing a musical in only five days? Sounds ambitious, but The Kalamazoo Civic Theater is up for the challenge during their week-long Spring Break Camp! Children in grades kindergarten through ninth can sign up to be a part of the unique experience. Classes are held every day during the week of spring break, April 6th through April 10th, with the final performances being held at 5:30 pm on that Friday. Extended care options are available.

For information, pricing and links to register, click here.



Kalamazoo Nature Center

For the child who enjoys exploring and learning about nature, the Kalamazoo Nature Center is offering a Spring Break Camp for children ages four through fifth grade. Each day covers a different interactive topic. Topics include Creepy Crawly, Wild Life Explorers and Scaly and Slimy, among others.

For information, pricing and links to register, click here.



Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation

The Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Spring Break Mini-Camp for four days beginning Monday, April 6th. Children age five to 12 can sign up for fun activities such as arts and crafts, creative writing, story time, reading, chess and even the chance to go on field trips! Classes are held at the Youth Development Center. Registration is limited.

To register, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 269-337-8191 or stop into their office at 251 Mills Street in Kalamazoo.

For information, pricing and links to register, click here.


Kalamazoo Book Arts Center

The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center is offering single classes the Monday through Thursday of spring break week. Your child can attend single days or attend the full week and put together a book of what they have created all week long. Your child will have the opportunity to learn different printing and decorating techniques and even improve their poetry writing skills. The Monday through Thursday topics are poetry, paste painting, multi-color foam printing and book binding. Scholarships are available.

Click here for information and to register. 



YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo

Mini Sports Camps

What better way to burn off that winter cabin fever than with a Mini-Sports Camp? The Maple and Portage Branch Centers are offering Spring Break Mini-Sports Camps for boys and girls ages five to 12. The sessions will run from 8:00 am to Noon. Campers will play a variety of sports and games every day, including basketball, baseball, soccer, flag football, floor hockey and much, much more.  Please bring a swimsuit, towel and snack every day. Campers will have the opportunity to swim each day at camp.

For pricing, additional information and links to register, click here or contact:

Pete Jameyson at Maple
269-345-9622 ext. 152

Don Seibert at Portage
269-324-9622 ext. 423

Spring Break Day Camp

Maple Branch YMCA from April 6 – 10.

  • 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Ages: Kindergarten – 6th Grade

We have a full week of fun planned at the Y during KPS Spring Break.  Come for one day or come for the whole week!  Each day will be filled with games, outdoor activities, art projects, swimming and more! $45/day, $200 for the whole week, & discount for multiple children.

Children need to bring everyday:

  • Healthy morning snack and lunch (we will provide a healthy afternoon snack)
  • Water bottle (no soda please)
  • Suit and towel for swimming
  • Appropriate outdoor wear

Contact Information:

Child Care Office
269-345-9622 ext. 167


Hope your kids have a great time at one of these awesome Spring Break Camps.


Stay tuned for our SUMMER Camp Guide coming soon!




By | 2015-03-11T11:11:53+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Parent resources|2 Comments

About the Author:

Leslie is passionate about promoting everything the Kalamazoo area has to offer. A mother of two, she enjoys reading mystery novels, trying out new recipes and browsing Pinterest for new ideas.


  1. Emily March 14, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Thank you! I was looking for something fun for my older kids to do over spring break!

  2. Jill P March 26, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Thanks for your comment Emily! I hope you found a camp that would work out for your kids.

    Jill, KZOOkids.com

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