Unplug your kids’ electronics and get them off the couch with these awesome Spring Break Camps.

If a drive to the coast is not on your radar this Spring Break, then perhaps a week-long camp is just the thing to keep your child entertained and engaged. Local museums and organizations are hosting  budget-friendly camps for kids of all ages. Some events are FREE, so don’t miss out! Here’s a sampling to get you going.

The Witte – Spring Break Adventure Camp | Monday, March 10 – Friday, March 14
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for Grades 1 -2  and Grades 3 – 5
210-347-1910210-347-1910
Full Week: $230 non-members/ $180 members | Daily: $55 non-members/ $45 members
“Alien Worlds and Androids” theme – Each day kids explore a new them through a variety of activities (robots, rockets, space, aliens and build a bot challenge).

San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) – Lights, Camera, Action  – A Free Family Fun Day
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | 1 – 6 p.m.
210-978-8100210-978-8100
Free entrance for kids ages 12 and under from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
210-978-810Kids Kids March March 11: Kids will create theatrical portraits, enjoy theater performances, dress in period costumes and enjoy early American crafts.
To see other events planned during the week, click HERE. ** SAMA admission is always free for children 12 years and younger.

McNay Art Museum – Spring Break Family Days:  Love Is All You Need!
Tuesday, March 11 – Wedneday, March 12 | 2 – 4 p.m. and Thursday, March 13 | 2 – 6 p.m.
210-824-5368210-824-5368
Free admission during the event times. Themed activities will include making a “love” sculpture, buttons with stamps, stencil sculpture and writing pop poetry. On Thursday, kids can participate in a push-card derby.

Magik Theatre Spring Break Camp
Monday, March 10 – Friday, March 14 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Extended care available)
210.227-2751210.227-2751
$305 per child. A 10% discount is available for families registering more than one child.
Camp is ideal for kids ages 3 – 17 years old. Age-appropriate classes introduce theater elements with fun dramatic play. For more details about each class, click HERE.

San Antonio Children’s Museum Spring Break Camps
Monday, March 10 – Friday, March 14 | 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  (Extended care available)
210-212-4153210-212-4153
$225 members / $250 non-members
Engineering activities include designing and building boats, windmills, and bridges. Children will also learn some basic construction of simple machines using Legos.

YMCA of Greater San Antonio Spring Break Camps
Monday, March 10 – Friday, March 14 | 7 a.m. – 6:30 pm
210-246-9600210-246-9600
Full Week: $135 | Daily: $35
Structured activities keep kids engaged all day. Camps locations vary — call your nearest YMCA site for more details.

Girls Inc. of San Antonio Spring Break Camp
Monday, March 10 – Friday, March 14 | 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (1209 S. St. Mary’s, 78210)
210- 212-2510210- 212-2510
Cost is $125 per girl (*Scholarships available for those who qualify)
Fun, educationally-rich activities are mission-focused. Open to all girls ages 8 – 12 years old.

San Antonio Botanical Garden
Monday, March 10 – Friday, March | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
210-207-3250210-207-3250
Cost is $160 non-members / $144 members
Ideal for children ages 6-8. Daily activities will include pond dipping, bird watching, crafts, games and other great activities.

Martinez Street Women’s Center – Girls Got Game Sports Camp
Monday, March 10 – Wednesday, March 12 |
210-534-6628210-534-6628
FREE
Ideal for girls in 4th – 8th Grade. Girls will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of health and fitness workshops in a safe, girl-centered environment. Healthy snacks and lunch provided each day.  ** Organizations have the option to collaborate during the camp on March 12 only.

Gemini Ink Young Writers Spring Break Camp
Monday, March 10 – Friday, March 14 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Saturday, March 15 from 9 a.m. – Noon
210-734-9673210-734-9673
Cost is $150. The camp is ideal for youth ages 8 – 12 years old. Limited seating.
Using themed walks, exercises in your “Look Book,” and group activities, campers will expand their ability to observe and tell stories. Drawing from nature and the city’s buildings, youth will map, write, walk, look, and question.

UTSA Interactive Technology Education Center (iTEC) STEM Spring Break Camps
Monday, March 10 – Friday, March 14 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
210-458-5081210-458-5081
Cost is $80 per day/ Aftercare cost is $5 per day (from 4 – 5:30 p.m.).
STEM-fused camps are ideal for children in Grades K – 2nd, 3rd – 5th and 6th – 8th. Camps cover forensics, robotics, and biomedical engineering.

The First Tee of Greater San Antonio – Spring Break Camp
Monday, March 10 – Friday, March 14 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
210-736-9592210-736-9592
Cost is $299 per child ($25 discount if more than 2) with limited scholarship
Campers will learn and develop basic golf skills: grip, stance, posture, putting, chipping, pitching and the full swing. Camp also helps kids develop important character skills: social skills, goal setting and staying calm when trying new things. Camp fee also pays for membership for the entire year.

*****Don’t forget about your San Antonio Public Library! Branch activities are always FREE and age-approriate. Topics and themes vary according to branches. Fun activities scheduled during Spring Break include Robots in Motion, Eclectic Electric, Cute Baby Animals – Share-A-Thon, Meme Generator Day and Photo Booth Extravaganza, Cube Music and much, much more! For more details, click HERE.

Photo Courtesy: McNay Art Museum/ The Witte Museum