The kids are out of school for an entire week or more, and parents all across the Oklahoma City metro area are trying to come up with entertaining activities for Spring Break. Here are a few ideas of events, activities and camps around OKC for the kids on Spring Break 2014.
The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman holds "Spring Break Escape" each year. The 2014 version runs from March 17-21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Activities include crafts, auditorium shows, storytelling, scavenger hunts and more, and it's free with museum admission.
The Oklahoma City Thunder hosts a youth basketball camp from March 19-21 (9 a.m. to noon). Open to boys and girls ages 5-16, the camp focuses on the fundamentals of basketball, along with an emphasis on key character lessons of teamwork, sportsmanship and respect. The camp is $175. Register at thunder.nba.com.
The Oklahoma Children's Theatre has a Spring Break Camp each year for kids from 5 years and older. The 2014 camp runs from March 17-21 and costs $150. The theatre camp gives kids the opportunity to participate in fun activities such as music, magic and more. In addition, the week ends with a big Friday theatrical performance.
From March 17-21, Science Museum Oklahoma presents "Did You Ever?" camps where where children enjoy the fun of science. Call (405) 602-37-60 for more information. Running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and open to students in grades 1-6, camps cost $235 per student for members and $250 per student for non-members.
The Oklahoma City Parks department is offering two camps in 2014, both from March 17-21. First, there's a Performing Arts Day Camp for kids ages 6 to 16. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, there is acting, singing and dancing at a cost of $90 per participant. Call (405) 841-2412 to register.
For those 6 to 14 years of age, the city has Recreation Day Camp from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. at multiple parks around the metro. The camp includes sports, arts & crafts activities, field trips and more at a cost of just $25. Register by calling (405) 297-2211.
From March 17-21, popular party entertainment company Extreme Animals will be at the Moore Community Center for a special Spring Break camp. Kids ages 4-17 can get up close and personal with endangered species, cuddle a baby kangaroo, cringe at the creepy crawlers and more each day from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $100 per camper, and registration is available by calling (405) 793-5090.