Looking for something to occupy the kids during Spring Break? Here are a few activities being offered during Spring Break in Las Cruces, taking place during the week of March 21 – 25, 2022.
Five-Day Spring Break Camp
The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department kicks things off with a five-day Spring Break camp for children from kindergarten through fifth grade. Meerscheidt Recreation Center is the place to be for enjoyable and dynamic fun indoors and out, with hands-on activities, crafts, and active games. The camp runs from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25 and there is no cost, though there may be costs associated with the field trips the children attend. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Space is limited and registration ends Thursday, March 10, so act now! It can be completed online, or during regular business hours at the Parks & Recreation Department administrative office, Meerscheidt Recreation Center, the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, and the Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center. For more information, call 575-541-2550.
Learn All About Plants
The City of Las Cruces Museum System will also host a Spring Break Camp for kids at the Museum of Nature and Science, March 21 – 25, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. This one will focus on native plants, with children using their observational skills to study plant life cycles, as well as learning about the traditional uses of native plants, painting the scenery of the world around them, and tracking the routes of plant and agriculture distribution. Registration continues through Saturday, March 12 and the cost is $20. For more information email [email protected] or call 575-522-3120.
Virtual Art Classes
For those who aren’t comfortable letting their kids leave the house, The Las Cruces Art Museum is hosting virtual art classes on Zoom, March 21, 23, and 25. Included in the program will be drawing and painting, for ages 6 – 10, from 10 to 11 a.m., and for ages 10-13, from 12 to 1 p.m.; and Kids Clay, for ages 10 -13, from 10 to 11 a.m., and for ages 6-10, from 12 to 1 p.m. Each program explores the basics of the craft while allowing children to explore different techniques in creating finished works of art. Cost is $20 and supply kits can be picked up at the Museum of Art, Tuesday – Saturday, March 15 – 19, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, visit the website, or call 575-528-3330.
And finally, for something completely different, Gym Magic Kids is hosting a Nickelodeon Camp for ages 6-12, Monday, March 21 – Friday, March 25, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bringing fun from the 90s television network to campers, games based on some of your favorites shows include Are You Afraid of the Dark hide-and-seek, and Double Dare challenges that are both physical and mental. For extra fun, a post-camp hour from 3 – 4 p.m. includes Legends of the Hidden Temple, which tests knowledge, mobility, and the ability to think quickly, in order to take home a grand prize. The cost is $225, plus an extra $5 a day for post-camp activities. For more information, including more about the Nickelodeon-themed activities, visit the website, or call 575-523-1616.
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