Spring Break Camps In & Around Jacksonville

It’s almost time for spring break! And whatever your plans, there are spring break camps in and around Jacksonville to meet them. Whether you need a daily drop-in, or to book a full week, you are sure to find something that fits your family’s needs! Here are a few of JMB’s favorites for 2019.


Bach to Rock

March 11-15, March 18-22 | Ages 7-17

For Spring Break this year, Bach to Rock is offering several options. Rock Band is designed for students of all levels and is taught by experienced musicians using the B2R method. Students are placed in a band according to their age and skill level, with a focus on ensemble playing, teamwork and achievement of musical objectives. Weekly sessions conclude with a public performance and the recording of their own CD. Glee Club is inspired by the television show, and students will learn fun vocal exercises, singing in harmony, and cool choreography. Lessons include reading music, intonation, listening skills, rhythm, and healthy vocal technique, and weekly sessions conclude with a public performance and the recording of their own CD.

Cost: $249 for Rock Band or B2R Glee Club / $349 for Rock Band and B2R Glee Club

Champions Gymnastics

March 11-15 | 8:00am – 3:-00pm

Champions provide the perfect solution for families seeking a stimulating and nurturing environment for their children during the holiday break. Champions camps are filled with exciting activities including gymnastics, relay games, rope climbing challenges, arts and crafts, foam pit, bounce house and more!

Their instructors ensure every camper has the most fun and safe experience possible and plenty of opportunities to make friends. Campers will have the opportunity to grow their flexibility, strength, fitness, and character, while learning gymnastics skills on floor, bars, beam, vault and more.

Creative Me Art Studio

March 11 – 15 |  9:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm

March 18-22 | 9:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm

The Creative Me! Camp Program promotes exploration and discovery of the art world. To help foster that growth they give their students the opportunity to think outside the box while working on their teacher-guided art projects. Your child’s week at camp will be centered around a specific art theme. Within that theme, they will explore a variety of age-appropriate materials and hands-on processes, while having a great time! Just have your child wear old clothes and bring a small snack!

Ages 5+,  participants will complete 2 small or 1 large “Make & Take” art project(s). Don’t forget to bring a small non-messy snack and a water bottle for break time. Cost is $35 per session, per student.

Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra

March 18-22 | 9:00am – 2:00pm

Spend the day or the entire holiday break creating original artwork with talented art instructors. Kids ages 4-8 and 9-14 can have fun with daily or week-long camps and workshops. Artists will need to prepare to get messy and dress accordingly, with closed-toed shoes. A snack will be provided, and artists will need to bring a nut-free lunch.

First Coast YMCA

Dates vary in March by county | 6:30am – 6:00pm

Head to the YMCA for fun games and activities that are sure to keep kids having fun and learning along the way. They will have the opportunity to make new friends and engage in indoor and outdoor activities in a safe, positive environment.

School’s Out Camp is available on most school holidays and teacher planning days. Dates, times and prices vary by location. Plus, you can sign up for any number of days. Both members and non-members are welcome to attend, so invite your friends. Register today at a YMCA near you!

Activities include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Team sports
  • Games
  • Science experiments

And more!Cost: Pricing may be available for the entire week and varies by camp location. Daily rates are also available at some locations.

Happy Acres Ranch

March 16-March 23, March 29-April 8

You won’t want to miss Spring Break Camp at Happy Acres Ranch! Spring Break Camp is a perfect way to spend your vacation from school or preview Summer Camp for a week if you are thinking about coming to camp this summer. They accept all children in kindergarten through 13 years old. Typical activities including all the traditional activities of Summer Camp, including football, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, horseback riding, gardening, woodworking, building, nature, shuffleboard, sidewalk games, scooters, scavenger hunts, capture the flag and many more.

Cost: $50 registration fee; $175 for the first child for a full week, and $25 for each additional child.

Iron Diamond Sports

March 11-15, March 18-22 | 9:00am – 3:00pm, with extended day options available

Iron Diamond Sports specializes in the enhancement of athletic performance through sport-specific comprehensive training. Boys and girls ages 6-14 can practice their skills on the diamond, with camp topics covering hitting, throwing, fielding, pitching, catching, and more. There will also be games and prizes, and a pizza party to wrap up the week!

Cost: $225 for the full week, with a $25 discount before January 31 / $60 for a single day

Jacksonville Humane Society

March 13-22 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

Children in grades K-8 are invited to spend Spring Break with the animals at the Jacksonville Humane Society! Choose from two different sessions and register your child for one day, two days, or three days. Those who register for all three days will receive a savings of $25. Spring Break campers will learn what it means to be a friend to the animals and how to help pets at home, in the community, and in shelters. We’ll spend time interacting with and training dogs and cats, making crafts and treats for our four-legged pals, playing games, and so much more!


Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

March 11-15 | 9:00am -4:00pm (extended care available)

It’s time to come out of hibernation! Spring Camp is back and ready to help your campers shake off the winter by exploring new life at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Spring means bright flowers, cheery bird song, and baby animals – and camp means amazing activities, keeper chats, and Animal Ambassador encounters. Combine the two for an unforgettable week of fun!

Cost: Pricing and registration information coming soon.

Jax Surf & Paddle

March 11-15 | Morning, Afternoon, and All Day sessions available

Campers will be separated into groups based on age and skill, with all skill levels welcome. Lesson plans include learning how to surf and improving current surfing skill set, with demonstrations and lots of practice. Campers will learn about ocean safety, correct stance, pop-ups, proper paddle technique, entering/exiting the ocean, standing up, riding, and falling. Other activities throughout the week might also include paddleboarding, yoga & stretching, relay races, beach sports, races, exercise, and classroom style whiteboard sessions. Five-day camp graduates will receive a goody bag and pizza party at the end of the week.

Cost: Half-day: $210 / Full-day: $350; Single half-day drop-in: $50 per day / Single full-day drop-in: $100 per day

Jewish Community Alliance JCAtion Days

March 11-22 | 7:30am – 6:00pm

When school is closed for the day, send your children to the JCA! They’ll experience a wide range of activities including sports, arts, crafts, cooking and more. Their experienced and caring staff will guide your child through a fun and stimulating day away from school in a safe and nurturing environment.

Cost: $46 per day for members / $55 per day for non-members


Daily | M-Th, 7:30am – 10:00pm; F: 7:30am – 12:00am; Sat: 10:00am – 12:00am; Sun: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

When school is out, check your kids into KidPark! The staff is trained and certified to provide for your children a safe, fun center to play in! Kids can explore the Creation Station, Activity Area, Mountain of Energy, Theater, Sport Court, and Blue Crew!

Cost: First child is $8.50 per hour, two siblings are $12.50 per hour, and each additional child is another $3 per hour.


Winter break, spring break, summer break — whew. When school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide your children with a safe and supportive environment that’s focused on fun.

Many KinderCare centers welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times, and they’ll make sure they have a blast. In any given week, kids in their programs might be exploring circus science, diving into the world of marine mammals, or making up their very own version of a mixed-up fairy tale. In other words, boredom isn’t a thing there — and friendships and laughter are guaranteed.

MOCA Jacksonville

March 11-15 | 9:00am – 1:00pm, half-day / 9:00am – 5:00pm, full-day

MOCA Jacksonville provides half-day and full-day sessions for kindergarten through fifth-grade students during spring break. Experienced art educators teach a variety of media and skills while providing the contemporary art history context for each project. Daily themes include Tall Tales, Micro-Macro, Fibers & Textiles, Observing Nature, and Turn Back Time.

Cost: $25 per day for half-day camp / $50 per day for full-day camp

My Gym

March 11-15 | 8:30am – 5:30pm

At camp, your child will not only be having the time of their lives in their state-of-the-art facility with award-winning programs, but they will also be enriched by creative crafts and entertained by their AMAZING staff. Prices include a hot meal for each session, so no need to pack a lunch – they take care of everything!

MOSH | Museum of Science and History

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade Camp: March 11 – March 15 | 9am to 3pm

Rollie Robots & Crazy Coasters!

Looking for something exciting to do this Spring Break? Spring into Science at MOSH! Campers will get to drive rolling robots, construct the wildest roller coasters that they can imagine, and learn amazing engineering skills!

3rd – 5th Grade Camp: March 11 – March 15 | 9am to 3pm

Robots & Roller Coasters!

Looking for something exciting to do this Spring Break? Spring into Science at MOSH! Campers will get to program robots to explore a gigantic map of Mars, construct crazy roller coasters, and take a field trip to Sally Corps, a local STEM Lab!

Cost: $164 for MOSH Members / $205 for Non-Members

MOSH One Day Fun Camp, Kindergarten – 2nd Grade: Friday, March 22 | 9am – 3pm

Be a Scientist!

Learn what it takes to be a scientist! Practice the scientific method while using MOSH’s unique scientific equipment and seeing how our educators bring science to life in the JEA Science Theater.

MOSH One Day Fun Camp, 3rd – 5th Grade: Friday, March 22 | 9am – 3pm

Citizen Science

Ever wondered what it takes to be a scientist? It’s simpler than you might think! Hear from MOSH’s educators about the power of inquiry as a learning tool. Practice inquiry-based learning as you try hands-on experiments and more!

Cost: $48 for MOSH Members / $60 for Non-Members (extended care available)

North Florida Gymnastics

March 22, April 19 and 22 | 8:00am – 6:00pm

Kids can tumble and play all day at North Florida Gymnastics! Kids will rotate through gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading, an inflatable obstacle course, foam pit, trampoline, games, group activities, movies, arts and crafts, and more! Morning and afternoon snacks are provided.

Cost: $45 per day / $35 for half day

Shiva Robotics Academy

March 11-15 for Duval County, March 18-22 for St. John’s, Clay, Nassau, and Putnam Counties | 9:00am – 3:00pm, with extended day options available

Shiva Robotics Academy is an educational institution that teaches kids about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through various hands-on activities. Kids will love five days of LEGO-themed activities, including animatronics, smart vehicles, humanoids, and spirographs!

Cost: $375 – $525 for full session / $60 – $100 for single day

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park

March 18-22 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

Your kids will get to go wild about animals as campers explore the wild side of animal behaviors. How do animals hunt, hide and survive using their special skills? What does it take to survive a life on the wild side? Campers will become behavioral biologists and use their keen observation skills to learn the ins and outs of animal behavior. Lunch, a snack, and a camp t-shirt included.

Cost: $225 for members / $250 for non-members

Theatre Jacksonville

March 11-15 | 8:30am – 5:30pm

Theatre Jacksonville’s Spring Break Camps offer great fun for students on their annual Spring Break holiday from school. During each of the 1-week sessions, our campers will get a chance to explore, be challenged, create, and express themselves in a fun and safe learning environment. With crafts, movies, games, theatre exercises and so much more, they will be kept engaged, entertained and inspired.

Cost: $320 per student, per week

The Playgarden

March 11-15 | 9:00am – 1:00pm

Kids ages 3-7 will enjoy a wonderful spring at the Playgarden! This a time for exploratory celebration! They’ll enjoy fun, spring-themed crafts, kite flying and sand castle building at the beach. Staff will provide a snack and supplies; campers will need to bring a healthy lunch.

Cost: $200 for the week, with a $50 non-refundable deposit to be applied towards tuition.

The Little Gym of Orange Park

Spring Break | Ages 3-12

Day camp for kids at The Little Gym of Orange Park is as great as youʼd imagine! Held during vacation times when schoolʼs not in session, their Fleming Island seasonal camps combine physical activity, gymnastics, and games with arts, crafts, and special LEGO® DUPLO® and LEGO® Juniors building activities for giggle-filled relief from the winter doldrums.

TNT Gymnastics

March 11-15, April 19 and 22 | 9:00am – 3:00pm

Concerned about your kids spending their Spring Break week in front of the TV? Let them come to TNT where they can spend their week having a ton of fun in an exciting, active camp environment. Your child will spend the week doing gymnastics, crafts, games, challenging fitness skills, and (most importantly) having fun! Kids will need to bring their own lunch and snacks.

Surf Camp Cote

March 11-15, March 18-22, April 19-20 |8:30am -11:30am

Learn how to surf at Surf Camp Cote! Small classes with one-on-one learning!

We Rock the Spectrum

March 11-15 | 9:00am – 1:00pm

Spring Break camp sensory style!

Cost : $50 / Session, 15 Campers per day ONLY!

Check out our Family Directory for our comprehensive list by location!

Cassy Fiano-Chesser
Cassy Fiano-Chesser is a Jacksonville native and mom to six kids. Her husband is a Marine Corps veteran and Purple Heart recipient. She works from home as a blogger and a freelance writer, and they currently live in the Argyle area of Jacksonville. Benjamin is their oldest, born in 2011, and he loves being a big brother. Wyatt was born in 2012, and he has Down syndrome. Ivy came next, in 2013, followed by Clara, born in 2015, who is a diva-with-a-capital-D. Rounding out the brood is Felicity, born in 2017, and Lilly, born in 2007. They love discovering things to do on the First Coast and going on family adventures, as well as cheering on the Jumbo Shrimp and the Icemen.


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