Spring Break Staycation: Kid-Friendly Activities and Camps in Arlington
By Office of Communication
Posted on February 21, 2020, February 21, 2020

Kids play dodgeball at spring break camp

You don't have to travel to make the most of spring break. The City of Arlington and its partners have a full calendar of fun events. Whether you're looking for a day camp or quick activities, there's something for everyone. Take a look at the options below and start planning now.

Arlington Public Library 

The Arlington Public Library has a full week of special events planned along with its normal lineup of activities. Click here for a full calendar.  

Create Studio: For Families

Ages: Birth - 12 years old
Location: George W. Hawkes Downtown Branch
Saturday, March 7, 1-5 p.m. 
Monday, March 9, 3-5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10, 2-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11, 2-3:30 p.m. 
Friday, March 13, 4-5:30 p.m.

Ready. Set. CREATE! Bring the whole family to create with a room of recycled materials and supplies. 

Discover Day

Ages: 5-12 years old
Location: George W. Hawkes Downtown Library
Monday, March 9, 3-5 p.m.

Bring your curiosity, imagination and hunger to explore as we enjoy STEAM-based activities for the whole family. 

Stop-Motion Movie Making

Ages: 9-12 years old
Location: Southeast Branch 
Tuesday, March 10, 1:30-3 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11, 1:30-3 p.m.

We’ll write, build and record movies using LEGO StoryStarter kits and STEAM skills in this two-day camp. 

Sewing Camp

Ages: 9-18 years old
Location: George W. Hawkes Downtown Library
Tuesday, March 10 - Thursday, March 12, 2-3:30 p.m.

Learn how to use sewing machines and make a project. Spots are first-come, first served.

On March 10, please come to our Maker Space up to 30 minutes early to reserve your spot for all three days.

Family Crafternoon 

All ages
Location: Northeast Branch Library
Thursday, March 12, 2:30-4 p.m.

Take the entire family for a fun, seasonal craft. 

Arlington Parks & Recreation

Whether you're looking for a day of various activities or interested in learning a new sport, Arlington Parks & Recreation has something for the entire family to enjoy. 

There will be full-day spring break camps at:

The camps are $35 per week. 

There are also children's camps planned at the Arlington Tennis Center. 

And if your child is interested in cooking, Dottie Lynn Recreation Center is also offering a Cooking 101 Mini Camp. 

Salvation Army YET Center 

The Salvation Army's Youth Education Town is offering a week of activities for children, no matter if they've been to the Center before.

The day camp will be available from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Registration is $45 for a family's first child, $35 for the second and $20 for each additional child. (This amount may be slightly higher based on income.)

To register, call 817-860-1836.

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