2021 Spring Break Camps, Pandemic Style

Remember back before the COVID-19 pandemic, when Spring Break was exactly that–an actual break? Since becoming a mom, I have realized that this week off in March is typically anything but. In fact, if my daughter has time off from school these days, I’m scrambling to plan a packed schedule of activities just to keep her off a screen. That’s unfortunately become her default form of entertainment as an only child ever since we went on lockdown last year. This was all before local camps came back, thank goodness! 

I originally became hip to the concept of Spring Break camp a few years back. Knowing how helpful it would be to me and other families, I dove head first into researching the many South Florida camp options. Whether your son or daughter is into gymnastics, sewing, science, art, water sports—you name it, I probably have a great local recommendation for you. Because this year I am prioritizing my work and some self-care, I’ll be taking back a little bit of the B-R-E-A-K in Spring Break. I can’t wait to send my kid to one of these amazing (and safe) week-long camps!

NOTE: All of the below camp options provide temperature checks and encourage social distancing and mask-wearing indoors. 

Twisters

If your child, age 5+, LOVES climbing, jumping, running and flipping, then they will have a BLAST at Twisters Boca Raton or American Twisters in Coconut Creek (pictured above). Registration includes gymnastics instruction, arts & crafts, movie time, fun and games! My daughter informed me that there’s also a fair amount of open play during the day. 

In addition to spring break and summer camp, Twisters offers many “fun days” throughout the school year during holiday breaks and teacher work days! It’s an air-conditioned lifesaver!

Petite Designers

Offering both full and half day options for children ages 6+, Petite Designers Sewing & Fashion Design School gives sewing enthusiasts the opportunity to make accessories, pillows, stuffed animals, doll clothes and more during Spring Break. The week culminates with a Friday fashion show where each camper can share what they made during the week on a real runway! 

Petite Designers Sewing Camp is perfect for beginners as well as kids with a sewing background. Their talented, dedicated instructors guide kids with different levels of experience in a safe and friendly environment.

CWS Water Sports Camp

If your goal is to have your child outdoors as much as possible during Spring Break, why not let them spend their vacation in the water? At CWS Camps, campers ages 5+ are provided with a variety of water sports instruction including wakeboarding, knee boarding, water skiing, tubing, fishing, surfing and snorkeling. It’s one very Florida way to stay cool for the week!


Michelle Olson-Rogers is a mom of one and the founder of Modern Boca Mom, a lifestyle website for the stylish & modern South Florida Mommy. She can also be found on Instagram at @modernbocamom.