March Break Survival Guide
Believe it or not, the endless winter vortex we’ve been looping in this season has spun into March.
And lo and behold, it’s March Break and you’re scrambling a little.
Relax, we’ve got you covered.
Last-minute March Break Day Camps
You’re not totally screwed! There are still day camps with space next week. Here are some of them:
Kiwanis Club – Both K-Club locations have space available at their camps for kids from grades one to eight. COST: $7/day.
Miles and Nadal Kelly Youth Centre, 101 Spruce Street (Gerrard and Parliament), 416-925-2243 x30, email@example.com
T.P. Loblaw Site at St. Mary Catholic School, 20 Portugal Square (Bathurst and Richmond), 416-925-2243 x40, firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts Express – Kids can spend their March Break exploring dance, song and visual arts – camps for kids ages three to 10 years old. COST: $50.00/ day – 1/2 day mornings, 9-12 p.m OR: $75.00/ day 9-4 p.m.
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School (Royal York and Bloor), 32 Montgomery Drive, 416-239-3093, email@example.com
University of Toronto Mad Science Camp – Got burgeoning scientists at home? Send them to the Machine Maniacs camp, for kids six to 12 years old. COST: $240 / week.
Blythwood Road Baptist Church, 80 Blythwood Rd. (Yonge and Lawrence), 416-630-5282, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Centre for Information and Community Services has a camp where kids can explore arts in every form, from theatre, music, crafts and give kids some much-needed indoor and outdoor exercise. COST: $55/day + $15 for extended care.
YMCA of Greater Toronto – It’s fun to do March Break at the Y! Camps are located at fitness centres or at “club” locations at various schools across the city, for ages four to nine. COST: $185- 200/ week
YMCA of Greater Toronto, 647-439-6611, email@example.com
Remember, your best move is to embrace winter sports. Here’s your last opportunity for some cold weather fun.
GRAB YOUR SNOWSHOES!
Have you tried it? It’s hilarious and fun. The Humber Arboretum hosts family snowshoeing for ages four and up.
Family Snowshoeing, Sat, March 8, 1:30 – 3 p.m. COST: $10/person (includes the cost of snowshoe rental). Register in advance: 416-675-5009.
GRAB YOUR SKATES!
Our fair city’s 11 outdoor ice rinks will be open throughout the March Break. Or check out the rinks at Evergreen Brick Works or even The Shops at Don Mills.
Evergreen Brick Works, 650 Bayview Ave, 11 – 4 p.m., 416-596-1495.
Skating at the Oval, The Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Rd., 416-447-6087 ext 4.
There’s no shortage of things to do inside during March Break. Here are a few things off the beaten path:
SAGO SAGO MARCH BREAK PLAY DATE
Let your kids check out the latest iPad and iPhone apps created by Sago Sago.
THE MILLER AND HIS WIFE
Take the kids to a puppet adaptation of two folk stories that examine power, bullying and trickery.
The Miller and His Wife, March 6 – 15, Theatre Passe Muraille BackSpace, 16 Ryerson, 416-504-7529, $20.
HOT WHEELS, CLUE TAKE OVER THE AGO
The Hot Wheels Track Builder Challenge hits the Kids’ Gallery, while a giant game of Clue (!!) takes over the entire AGO (meet in Walker Court).
Art Gallery of Ontario, March 8 -16. 317 Dundas St. West, 416-979-6648, $11 – 19.50, under 5 free.