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Spring Break activities for kids

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Savannah Auble and the art she created at Scribbles and Giggles (Photo courtesy of E. Auble)

Savannah Auble and the art she created at Scribbles and Giggles. (Photo courtesy of E. Auble)

By Nick Walden / Towns Correspondent

With just over a week left in this month before Spring Break is upon us, have you figured out how to keep your kids occupied? For most kids Spring Break is a time to relax and get a much needed break from school, but for many parents it can be a much more hectic period. Numerous families have parents working which can be difficult when children are not able to be left unsupervised.

Along with finding something to fill up the hours of the day, it is also important for many parents that their child is active in both body and mind which makes some of the local camp activities an ideal choice.

For most students in Rohnert Park and Cotati, Spring Break is the week of March 17. For children at Evergreen Elementary in the year-round program however, it lasts an additional week until Friday, March 28. Penngrove Elementary school also has a two-week break that runs from March 14 to March 28.


Spring Break activities in Rohnert Park and Cotati:

Boys and Girls Club of Rohnert Park will host a Spring Break Camp for ages 6 to 18. The camp will run from March 17 to March 21. Camp days are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and they feature a variety of activities. They provide  an afternoon snack and ask that lunches be brought. There is a $10 registration fee and it is $25 a day or $75 for the week. 7450 Santa Barbara Drive. 795-0139.

RP Gymnastics Spring Break Camp is for kids ages 4 and up that are completely bathroom independent. The camp will run from March 17 to March 24 with half-day and full-day options that are from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or until 3 p.m. along with an additional hour before and after available as wake-up or wind-down time. Rates are $35 per day for half-day and $50 for a full day. 320 Professional Drive #150. 585-9377.

Scribbles and Giggles Spring Art Adventure Camp is for ages 4 to 14 and features drawing, painting and more. They will offer two camps, one for each week of break. Camps are either from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with extended care available. All materials are included. The cost is $200 to $300 per camp or daily rates of $45 to $65 with discounts available for multiple camps or workshops and siblings. 5435 Snyder Lane. 285-2002.

Schultz Museum Spring Break Classes are a little north of Rohnert Park but is one of the view local options. They offer various classes for kids grade 1 to 6 each day including drawing and iPad game design. Classes are from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m. from Monday, March 17 to Friday, March 21 with Thursday being the exception with camp from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees are $25 to $64. 1835 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. 284-1263.


Non-camp Activities:

Pump It Up in Cotati offers Open Jump sessions during the week which can be a great way to burn off energy. Sessions are for kids of all ages at a cost of $7 per child. Sessions are Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday to Friday from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Monday to Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 374 Blodgett St. Ste 1. 794-9533.

Cal Skate has a Spring Break Session on Monday, March 17 from 12 to 5 p.m. for only $7 admission and $3 quad or $ inline rental. They also offer afternoon skate times from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with Friday afternoon skate running from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Afternoon skate prices vary from $2 on Tuesday to $5 or $6 on the other days.

Know of any camps or activities we missed? Tell us in the comments!

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Nick Walden is our Rohnert Park + Cotati correspondent.
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