Sure, there are many summer camp options available in Northern Virginia — too many to count. Did you know there are spring break camps now, too? The options range from camps for young sports stars to chefs to dancers to musicians to engineers and more.
Fairfax County Park Authority
With multiple options for ages 3-14, the Fairfax County Parks Authority has pages of spring break camp possibilities. For the younger crowd, there are Princess Party Dance Camp and Superhero Dance Camp options. The Green Kids in a Colorful World Camp has kids create green crafts and learn more about the environment. Older children can try gymnastics and other sports-related camps, music, and acting camps. There’s even a choice for budding veterinarians. Multiple locations around Fairfax County
At NoVa Ninja, kids can take part in American Ninja Warrior training and other obstacle courses, fitness, games, crafts, and more. Programs are available for children 6 and older. There are still spots for the spring break camp that runs April 3-7. 21531 Blackwood Ct., Ste. 110, Sterling; 20099 Ashbrook Pl., Ste. 145, Ashburn
Seasons of Carlyle House
From 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. April 3-7, campers learn about the seasons and what would happens in nature at Carlyle House. Campers also learn what colonial children and their families would do during the changing seasons. Crafts and games will supplement the learning. 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria
The Transformational Education Adventure Center (T.E.A. Center) offers a spring break camp that begins at 7 a.m. daily and includes activities built around a theme for the day, such as yoga, writing, leadership training, the arts, entrepreneurship, and more. Campers can enjoy lunch with friends and the occasional movie with an ice cream social. Around 3:15 p.m. campers have a snack and practice mindfulness and yoga then go back to learning. 1491 Chain Bridge Rd., Ste. 200, McLean; 1493 Chain Bridge Rd., Ste. 100, McLean
Encore Stage & Studio
Encore’s spring break is inspired by favorite movies and stories. Campers are welcome to enroll all week or do á la carte sessions. Kids discover the world of theatre through the movies Luca, Trolls, Onward, and Shrek. One day is devoted to the theme of pirates and fairies. 3701 Lorcom Ln., Arlington
Misty Brae Farm
If you have a child interested in horses, consider Misty Brae Farm’s spring break camp for ages 6 to 16. The camp is for both beginners and advanced riders. Students will learn hands-on instruction in horsemanship and riding. Interactive training will help with balance, coordination, posture, confidence, and stability on the horse. There will be arts and crafts and educational games. 40295 New Rd., Aldie
Children’s Science Center Lab
Campers are welcome at one or all of the science center’s spring break sessions. They run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children in grades 1 through 5 and are STEM-themed. Specific camp themes include a slime lab, gross science lab, and an escape room. 11948 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax
City of Alexandria
Alexandria offers options for campers with varying interests. There are camps for tennis, skateboarding, and soccer, as well as chess, dance, acting, and cooking. There’s even a week to learn parkour. Multiple locations
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