Guide to Spring Break Activities in Colorado Springs

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So, you are staying in the Colorado Springs area for Spring Break this year?  Us too!  I actually love staying local, because in this stage of motherhood, a week without the hustle and bustle of school and extra activities means a slight break for me and my hubby.  I do want to keep the kids busy though, and Spring in Southern Colorado holds lots of potential (weather pending of course!).  Here is a guide to help you navigate your Spring Break no matter the weather.

Outdoor Activities or Day Trips

Indoor Activities

March Spring Break Tinkering

Where: Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Dates/Times: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 to Saturday, March 26, 2016 10:00 am- 4:00pm

Details:  The Space Foundation Discovery Center is preparing to spend spring break with the public by exploring science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) in a week filled with “tinkering” activities.A variety of activities are planned which are appropriate for children ages 4-8 with an adult helper and ages 9-17 on their own. Each day of the event will provide a new hands-on activity to engage students in the STEAM subjects.

Cost: $10.00 Adult, $4.50 Children (4-17), $1.00 Children (2 to 3 – Under age 2 free)  Check their website for Military Rates!

Day Camp or Class requiring pre-registration

CityROCK Spring Break Camp

Where: CityROCK Climbing Center, 21 North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Dates/Times: March 21 – 25, 2016 9:00 AM– 12:00 PM

Details: If you have a child that loves to climb (on anything), then this is the camp.  You will need to pack a snack for your child and make sure they have athletic shoes on for the morning adventure!

Ages: 4 – 12
Cost: $54/daily, $49 pre-registration (until March 18th), $229/week

For more information or to register, visit their website HERE.


Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Spring Break Camps

Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Dates/Times: March 21 – 25, 2016,  9:00 AM– 12:00 PM for Half Day, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM for Full Day

Details: Each day focuses on a different topic.  There are three age groups to register kids for: 4-5 yr olds (half day), 5-7 yr olds (full day) and 8-11 yr olds (full day).  Choose one day or all of the days!

Ages: 4 – 11
Cost: Half Day – Members $45.25 per child per day, Non-members $60.25 per child per day

For more information or to register, visit their website HERE.


Camp Whiskers & Wags

Where: Humane Society Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbot Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Dates/Times: March 21 – 25, 2016,  9:00 AM– 12:00 PM for Half Day, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM for Full Day

Details: One day camps for a variety of age groups.  Campers will be introduced to a variety of animals around the shelter, design toys and treats for shelter animals, enjoy games and activities, visit with critters, and have LOTS of fun.  Campers will need to bring their own lunch.

Ages: 5-13
Cost: $45

For more information or to register, visit their website HERE.


The Art of Being a Child in Nature

Where: Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Dates/Times: March 21 – 25, 2016,  9:00 AM– 3:00 PM

Details Through daily outdoor activities, songs, games, crafts, hikes, and embracing children’s universal passions to build forts, sneak, and play unstructured in the woods, nature campers connect to the outdoors, and science naturally comes along for the ride.

Ages: Children in 1st – 5th grades
Cost: $130 for members, $140 for non-members

For more information or to register, visit their website HERE or call Maria at 719-520-6972.


Bemis School of Art

Where: Fine Art Center’s Bemis School of Art, 818 Pelham Pl, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Dates/Times: Various Classes on different days and times

Details: Nurture your budding artist with Spring Break Workshops at the FAC’s Bemis School of Art. With a variety of classes to choose from for ages 6 and up, you are bound to have an enriching, art filled week full of fun!

Ages: All ages
Cost: varies by class

For more information or to register, visit their website HERE.


Academy of Children’s Theatre

Where: Academy of Children’s Theatre, 2314 Vickers Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Dates/Times: March 21-25, 2016 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Details: During this fun-filled week, students will develop their acting skills through direct teaching, exciting improvisations, and preparing a play or musical theatre selections. On Friday, all the camps will come together to present their productions for friends and family!

Ages: 6-13
Cost: $225

For more information or to register, visit their website HERE.


VillaKids Camp Days

Where: VillaSport Athletic Club & Spa, 5904 Prairie Schooner Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80923

Dates/Times: March 16-April 1, 2016 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Details: Champion themed days to keep your child active and learn teamwork skills.  These days will definitely be fun filled.  We love the fact that at VillaKids, there are constantly new and exciting activities for the kids.

Ages: 5-12
Cost: On or before March 5: members $36, non-members $44 per day // On or before March 12: members $45, non-members $54 per day // After March 12: members $54, non-members $65 per day

For more information or to register, visit their website HERE.


Snow & Ice Adventure Camp

Where: Rocky Mountain Camp near the Craggs Campground in the Pike National Forest

Dates/Times: March 21-March 25, 2016 // 5 day residential camp

Details: Join Catamount Institute for a five-day residential camp featuring a great mix of adventure and educational activities that will teach snow science, safety, and serious winter fun.

Ages: 11-14
Cost: $575 – Includes meals, equipment, and fun!  Price will vary if you own your own skis or snowboard. See registration for price.

For more information or to register, visit their website HERE.


We would love to hear what you are planning for your 2016 Spring Break…

Comment below!

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Tonya grew up in Iowa and attended the University of Northern Iowa, where she majored in Health Promotion (the degree you choose when you know are meant to make an impact but you don’t know exactly how) After graduating in 2003, her adventurous spirit lead her to pack up her little car and move to Colorado Springs. Her heart was easily won by the beautiful landscape, the amazing weather, colorful Aspen trees, and the fabulous people in this city. In 2008, she married her love and best friend, Ryan. They added two amazing boys to the family…Landon (2009) and Kellan (2011). After a rewarding career as a Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and a sales representative for Pfizer, her heart desired more time with her boys. In 2011, she became a work from home mom, focusing on her very busy boys full time and her health and wellness coaching business part time! Her passion as a mom includes building legos, trips to the zoo, family hikes, fishing, and camping. Her passion as a health coach is helping people see their potential, reach goals, and lead a healthy lifestyle. In her spare time (what is that again??), she loves working out, running, and reading. Her favorite things to do with her handsome hubby include riding bikes downtown Colorado Springs for date nights, hiking the incline, trying new (exotic) foods, spending time with great (adult) friends, and trying craft beers (inspired of course by her husband!).