Metro Atlanta kids eagerly look forward to spring break each year, but for parents it can mean a disruption of their normal routine and responsibilities. And kids may end up whining that familiar refrain – "I'm bored!" – or spend too much time glued to a screen.
Fortunately, several metro Atlanta businesses and organizations are coming to the rescue by offering Spring Break camps. Instead of having your child bouncing off the walls or vegging out all day, keep them happily entertained with a camp that's geared to his or her interests.
Check out the following five spring break camps offered in Atlanta this year:
Address: Trees Atlanta TreeHouse (The Stove Works Building), 112 Krog St. NE, Suite 7, Atlanta
What's offered: Kids in first through sixth grade explore the outdoors with local field trips, hands-on activities and a bike trip on the Beltline.
When: 8 am.-3 p.m. April 2-6 daily. Optional care is offered before and after camp for an additional fee.
Cost: $65 per day or $295 per week with the promo code JTK5DAYS. Bike rentals are $35, to be paid at registration. Before care is $15 a day, and after care is $20 a day. A $5 daily discount for before and after care is offered if you prepay.
Address: 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta
What's offered: Children ages 5-11 can learn about and have up-close experiences with the animals and participate in science-based investigations.
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 2-6 with regular drop-off starting at 8:30 a.m. and regular pick up ending at 4:30 p.m. Extended care is available starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $70 daily and $340 weekly for non-members and $56 daily and $270 weekly for members. Extended care is $10 per day.
Address: 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta
What's offered: Professional teaching artists lead an exploration of different collecting areas each day, and campers can create their own art. Separate sessions are held for first- and second-graders, third- and fourth-graders and fifth- and sixth-graders.
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 2-6 with aftercare offered from 4-6 p.m.
Cost: $300 a week for members, $400 a week for non-members and $50 a week for aftercare.
Address: 1315 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.
What's offered: Kids use design thinking and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art/design and math) skills to problem-solve. Half-day camps are offered for grades K-2, 4-7 and 4-10, with topics including Design Like an Engineer: Project Playground 2.0 and Game Design.
When: 9 a.m.-12:30 April 2-6, with a different subject and varying age groups
Cost: Varies depending on the class - $60 for members, $70 for non-members; $65 for members, $75 for non-members; and $70 for members and $80 for non-members
The Peach Pit Spring Break Camps
Address: 1017 Collier Road, Atlanta and 2152 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Brookhaven
What's offered: Kids age 2-16 get active using a variety of gymnastics equipment as well as dance studios and a loose foam pit. They'll also get to rock climb at Atlanta Rocks and Blackburn Park.
When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 2-6
Cost: $60 per day, and you'll also need to pay a membership fee of $45 for the first child and $20 for additional children.
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