Register Now for JCC Parks and Recreation Spring Break Camps

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The deadline to register for one of James City County's Spring Break Camps is April 1. (Courtesy James City County Parks and Recreation)
The deadline to register for one of James City County’s Spring Break Camps is April 1. (Courtesy James City County Parks and Recreation)

Local parents panicking about what to do with their kids for Spring Break can sign them up now for one of James City County’s Spring Break camps.

Historic Triangle public school kids will be out of school between April 4 and 8, and JCC Parks and Recreation is offering a variety of camps ranging in topic from general interest to arts and sports to coincide with that week.

James City County has split its general interest Spring Break program into two age groups – ages 5-10 and 10-14 – and both versions of the camp are packed with fun trips, games and activities.

While the younger group of campers will enjoy trips to the Movie Tavern, Ft. Eustis’ Aquatic Center and Richmond’s Roller Dome, older kids and teens will get to try their hands at mini-golfing, laser tag and bowling.

Both basic Spring Break programs run between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. They are $35 a day for non-residents or $30 a day for residents of James City County and the City of Williamsburg.

In addition to these two general camps, James City County is also offering up a slew of special interest camps.

Kids ages 5-10 can sign-up for the five-day Spring Break Art Escape camp, during which they will explore using different mediums like charcoal, watercolors and clay to develop their artistic talents. This camp is $125 for James City County and City of Williamsburg residents, $130 for everyone else.

Horse enthusiasts ages 9 and up can attend the three-day Horse Care Camp, where they will learn the ins and outs of the daily stable routine and participate in group riding lessons at Stonehouse Stables. This camp is $185 for James City County and City of Williamsburg residents, $190 for everyone else.

The Amazing Designs camp for kids ages 10-13 offers up a chance to create kaleidoscopic, 3-D and optical illusion art designs. This camp is $90 for James City County and City of Williamsburg residents, $95 for everyone else.

James City County is also offering four sports camps this year. As in past years, kids can sign up now for soccer camp and basketball camp, or they can opt for one of two new options: a free, one-day baseball/softball clinic or “Sk8 Camp,” a new weeklong half-day camp where kids can learn how to do ollies, kick flips and nose grinds.

Hours for camps vary and some require a packed lunch or specific attire, so click here for more information about any of the camps.

Registration for all programs is accepted online or by phone at 757-259-4200. The deadline for registration is April 1, and discounts are available for qualified residents based on total income.