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April School Vacation Week Camps and Programs 2017

Here are  April  school vacation  week camps and programs 2016! on the South Shore   Please let us know of any camps or multi day programs on our facebook pageApril vacation week camps& program south shore boston.     If you are looking for individual activities over April vacation check back soon!

South Shore Natural Science Center Norwell April Vacation Camp

$35 per day Members, $40 per day Nonmembers, $20 per day Extended Day

Now is your chance to be a scientist. Join us as we investigate, measure, question, and use scientific tools. How can we measure the wind? Where do crystals come from? What lives in the pond? Each day we will discover a different science to answer these questions and more. Dress for the weather as each day will include outdoor exploration as well as hands-on activities and experiments.

Tuesday April 18: Biologist

Wednesday April 19: Meteorologist

Thursday April 20: Geologist

Friday April 21: Water Ecologist (includes a visit to Jacob’s Pond)

Stardust Gym East Bridgewater Spring Vacation Program

APRIL 18th, 19th AND/OR 20th (Tues., Wed. &/or Thurs.) from 9am to 1pm
Children are to bring their own lunch.
The cost is $40/day per child -or- $105 for 3 consecutive days.
Download the Stardust Gym Vacation Program Registration PDF Form

Your kids, ages 4 and up, will enjoy open gym time on the rock wall, the trapeze swing with the foam pit and the air tumble trak, along with playing sports, games, gymnastics, obstacle courses, arts and crafts and more. We supply the snack, you supply the lunch.

Simply call or email to sign up. Please tell us your child(ren)’s name(s), age(s) and the day(s) they will be coming. Print out the registration form and either mail it in or bring to camp.

New Bedford Buttonwood zoo Spring zoo crew

The Most Extreme: Eaters
Who doesn’t love food? Join us as we explore some of nature’s most extreme eaters. Do you have what it takes to make the top 10?
Cost: $40/day for Zoo Member; $45/day for Non-member
Ages: 6-10 year-olds (20 children max /10 children minimum)
Dates: April 18, 19, 20, 21 (daily registration)
Time: 9am – 4pm


NRT teacher naturalists as they explore the cycles of nature! From rock cycles to life cycles, all of nature’s changes will be explored. Arts and crafts, songs, hikes, and other hands-on activities will be the highlight of your April vacation week! Join NRT, get outside this spring, and explore the fascinating cycles found in nature.

Activities take place both inside and outside, so come prepared to have fun in any outdoor weather conditions.
Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited. Vacation programs often fill well before they are scheduled, so don’t be left out this April- register today!

Dates: April 18, 19, and 20, 2017
Session A: 9am – 1 pm
Session B: 9 am – 3pm

South Shore YMCA

SACC April  SCHOOL VACATION PROGRAM School Vacation programs at the South Shore YMCA enable kids to enjoy a variety of fun, safe, and challenging activities during the week of April school vacation. Families can be assured of a caring environment where children receive excellent supervision, quality programming, and lasting memories.


Capron Zoo Attleboro  Zoocademy

April 17, 18, 20, 21, 2017
9 AM – 3 PM
for ages 10-13
Keeper Kapers
Monday, April 17
Once again, Capron Park Zoo is offering this perennial fun favorite. Kids will get “down and dirty” as they a bit more about what it takes to be a zoo keeper

*This program includes behind the scenes adventures

Think Like A Zoologist
Tuesday, April 18
Track down the animal that is causing damage and destruction to a grove of Amazonian trees. In this adventure, participants will use logic and science to identify the strange marauder

*This program includes behind the scenes adventures

Thursday, April 20
In this introduction to how vets care for their wild charges. Kids will have the chance to work through the steps to disgnose some of Capron Park Zoo’s favortie residents.
*This program includes behind the scenes adventures

Mystery Day
Friday, April 21
This day with a schedule the kids will have the chance to help create will be filled with behind the scenes activities and other fun “ed-ventures”!


Plymouth Center for the Arts  April vacation camp 

Get Your Art On! Art Camp! Art Exploration and Fun for Kids and Teens 7-16!

Please note this camp runs from 9-3 for 5 days: April 18-22 during Spring School Vacation.

Campers provide their own lunch, snack and beverage.

February School Vacation Week Camps and Programs 2017

Here are February vacation camps and programs 2017 If you are looking for individual activities over February vacation with day by day calendar

February School Vacation Week Camps and Programs 2017

South Shore Natural Science Center Norwell

February 20-24

9:00 am – 12:30 pm. Extended Day until 2:30 pm

Ages 6-10

$35 per day for Members, $40 per day for Nonmembers, $20 per day for extended day

Nature is filled with engineers.  The best tools or designs are often inspired by nature. How does a bird’s nest differ from a beaver’s dam? What does an animal need to fly? Can you build a tool to mimic a whale’s mouth? Each day we will create, build, and test our designs while looking at nature for inspiration. Dress for the weather as each day will include outdoor exploration as well as hands-on activities and experiments.

Monday:  Bird Shelters (Children staying for Extended Day will see the Eyes on Owls show)
Tuesday:  Biomimicry
Wednesday: Mammal Shelters
Thursday: Flight
Friday: Feeding Frenzy

Stardust Gym East Bridgewater  Winter Vacation Program


Your kids, ages 4 and up, will enjoy open gym time on the rock wall, the trapeze
swing with the foam pit and the air tumble trak, along with playing
sports, games, gymnastics, obstacle courses, arts and
crafts and more. We supply the snack, you supply the lunch.The cost is $40/day per child or $105 for 3 consecutive days

New Bedford Buttonwood zoo winter zoo crew

Winter Survival
What does it take to survive the winter? Would you be able to endure the cold and snow? Or would you rather sleep away the dark days? Join us as we explore how animals overcome the winter weather.
Cost: $40/day for Zoo Member; $45/day for Non-member
Ages: 6-10 year olds; 20 children max / 10 children minimum
Dates: February 21, 22, 23, 24 (daily registration)Cody Meets World 2
Time: 9am – 4pm

Rockland Youth Commission during February Vacation!

Full Day:
Bring your snacks & lunch (please try to avoid peanut products)
Backpacks/Bags should be clearly marked and include nutritious snacks, lunch and drinks.
Dress according to the activity of the day. SNEAKERS ONLY! We spend free time in the gym playing games.

**This program runs Tuesday-Friday**

You have the option to attend all 4 days or single days.

Program Content: Activities planned will include arts & crafts, contests, games, movies and special events listed below:
Tuesday: A day of gym games and activities pizza for lunch.
Wednesday: Rockland’s own Magician, David Oliver special performance!
Thursday: Trip to Lazergate- Fall River.
Friday: Trip to Launch, Norwood.

NRT Sheep Pasture Easton  February Vacation Program

February Vacation Program 2017

Theme: Winter Wings!
February 21-23th, 2017

Choose Session A or B:
Session A 9:00 am-1:00 pm
$75/member $100/non-member
Session B: 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
$150/member $175/non-member

Join the NRT naturalists for a fun-filled learning adventure this winter season. This vacation program will let us take a look at some of the birds we can see in winter an their adaptations! Program will be indoors and outdoors, and participants should come prepared to be outside in winter weather. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required, and space will be limited.

Mass Audubon’s North River Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield

It may be winter, but that won’t keep us indoors! At Mass Audubon’s North River Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield, the February Vacation adventures will highlight the outdoor joys only winter can provide. Winter beachcombing, searching for animal tracks in the snow, crafts, games, and fireside s’mores are just some of the activities that will keep your kids energized, entertained, and even educated about how plants and animals weather the cold.

Weymouth Club  Tennis, Fitness, & Arts Vacation Programs and Summer Camp

February 20th-24th

South shore Theater Camp  Quincy

February 20-24
9 am – 3pm
(extended day available 3-5pm)
This class is great for all skill levels, whether you are new to theatre or have experience on the stage. Students spend day 1 focusing on technique of auditioning. Students then spend the days working on three different scenes, learning how to focus on character and building the scene. Throughout the week students will make their own props with the help of our teen interns, & learn musical theatre choreography. Students will present scene work on Friday Feb. 24th!

North River Art Society Art Camp 

This week will be full of fun activities and awesome art projects. Painting, drawing, 3D and more! Flexible sign up – spend a day or two with us, or join us for the entire week! Bring a snack. For ages 6-9 with Marion Carlson. 9:30am-12:30pm each day. Flexible sign-up – spend a day or 2 with us or an entire week. Fee: $35 per day or $150 for the 5 day week.
Visit the weblink for registration and information.

A full week of water based exploration and activities, with plenty of hands on play! Children will build and take home a LEGO Technic Hydroplane.

Children should bring a peanut-free lunch.

Cost: $100 members;
$120 nonmembers
Pre-registration required.

10 Plus Memory Making Experience Gifts for Kids South Shore Boston 2016

The 365 things South Shore Gift Them Experiences guide offers you great ideas for hassle-free gifts for kids with gifts that give back through unforgettable experiences.. Are aunt, uncles, grandparents looking asking what to give you kids, tell them give a gift experience instead of toy or a game.10 plus Memory Making  Experience Gifts for Kids South Shore Boston 2016

Here are some great idea around Boston that you can do for gift experiences for the kids

Children Museum Memberships

South Shore Children’s Museum in Hanover starting at $99  also check out their premium membership Children’s Museums’ Reciprocal Network

Easton’s Children Museum basic membership for a family of 4 starts at $125

Both local children’s museum belong to Association of Children’s Museums’ Reciprocal Network which includes discounts admission to Boston Children’s Museum.

Zoo Memberships

Both  Buttonwood Zoo in New Bedford  and Capron Zoo in Attleboro  have  family members starting at $70   plus it has a reciprocal  agreement with the Museum of Science

Science Center Memberships–

South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell has a family membership starting at $65  (Full SSYMCA Members are now Science Center Members.)

Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuaries  has family memberships starting at $65.  Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Daniel Webster, North River , Moose  Hill.

Theater Tickets

The South Shore always has great local theater like the Company theater in Norwell which will be performing    Sister Act and the Little Mermaid  in  2017.  You can also check out  Blue Man Group which is a great show for teens and tweens

Big Shows

Disney on Ice Treasure Trove will be over Christmas Vacation and   Follow your heart Disney on ice show at the TD Graden

Monster Jam will be back in the area in January

The Hot Nick Show  Paw Patrol  will be visiting Rhode Island in January  and Boston in March

Another great kid show will be coming live in April The Wild Kratt Brothers 



Sports Tickets

The Brockton Rox announce their new mini-plan packages and benefits for the 2016 season . They offer great summer fun.  The Harem Globetrotters are coming in  March to the Garden.

Also tickets to one of our great sports team Boston Bruins , Boston Celtics  Red Sox  Patriots  Providence Bruins

Local Attraction Tickets or Season Passes  

Edaville USA ThomasLand  Carver MA

A season pass pays for itself after just 3 visits. If your family loves spending time at Edaville consider this pass to save! Passes are good for the entire season and include full access to the park.

Canobie Lake Park Salem NH

Canobie’s Holiday Sale is going on NOW thru 12/31  Buy as many 2017 all-day tickets as you want and SAVE $10.00 off summer prices!

StoryLand  Glen NH

Make life long memories with a trip to Story Land!


LegoLand  Discovery Center  Boston  

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston is a LEGO World full of color, creativity and fun for children aged 3-10 and their families. This indoor attraction, featuring a range of educational and interactive experiences, will inspire imaginations with 2 LEGO rides, hands on LEGO build and play experiences, a 4D cinema, and even Boston area landmarks brought to life made completely out of LEGO bricks

Local Hotel Stays

Great Wolf Lodge Fitchburg

The heart and soul of Great Wolf Lodge New England is its more than 68,000-square-foot indoor water park. Splashy rides such as the Howlin’ Tornado—an enclosed water slide that shoots you through a six-story funnel—and a zero-depth-entry wave pool with 3-foot swells surround the park’s iconic hub: a four-story treehouse with a gigantic tipping bucket. Younger kids will have a blast on the water slides and gentle spray features of Whooping Hollow and Cub Paw Pool.

John Carver Inn  Plymouth

Escape with your family to America’s Hometown and the John Carver Inn & Spa. Discover the rich history, beautiful waterfront and exciting attractions that Plymouth has to offer. But sightseeing is just the beginning of your package… our spectacularPilgrim Cove Indoor Theme Pool is fun for all! You’ll be whisked through a giant replica of the Mayflower, down the 80′ waterslide into the refreshing pool adorned with splashing waterfalls and water cannons. The relaxing island whirlpool is set in a replica of Plymouth Rock and is accessed by a bridge over the waterfalls below. Two saunas and fitness room complete the fun. The kids will love our new Game Room too. Included in your package, a dinner allowance for you to savor 

Cape Codder Hotel Hyannis

Make a splash in our spectacular Indoor Wave Pool, treat yourselves to Mother-Daughter pedicures in our Beach Plum Spa, roast marshmallows by the bonfire, enjoy a movie under the stars and go ahead, play with your food at dinner! They’re only young once…before you know it they’ll be off with their friends, so make the most of this precious time and escape with us…they’ll thank you for years to come!

Seacrest Falmouth

Local Art & Crafts

Grab a gift certificate to some local arts  & craft shops  Claychicks  in  Plymouth, South Shore Pottery in Abington  Liz Boston Art Studios in Weymouth

Local Jump Gym

Another fun activity that helps kids stay active.

SkyZone Kingston   Give a great experience instead! Purchase a $30 Sky Zone Kingston gift card and get a bonus 30 minute jump pass and pair of SkySocks. Purchase at the park or online (with FREE shipping!):

Children’s World in Canton has a 1 month membership for $30  there is a 1 year commitment


TimberLanes bowling in Abington  has a great deal for bowling for 6 for only $29!   South Shore Country Club in Hingham a dealing for 4 for $17


Local Art & Crafts

Grab a gift certificate to some local arts  & craft shops  Claychicks  in  Plymouth, South Shore Pottery in Abington , Kept Creations in Whitman

Quincy ArtsFest 2016

The 19th annual Quincy ArtsFest will be Saturday September 17th and Sunday September 18th 10am-4pm  at Adams Field.   Moms Shopping Survey Earn Amazon gift card and moreQuincy ArtsFest 2016 fall fun

The ArtsFest is by far one of the best free family oriented art shows in and around Boston and the South Shore. Plenty of Kids activities, and family entertainment! Music and more! Artwork is available for purchase,as well as crafts and jewelry. Art Raffles are available as well. The ArtsFest offers a juried and members’ show featuring over 500 pieces of artwork and photography presented by some of the most talented artists in the area.


Our juried photography show boasts black & white, color, digitally altered, and digitally painted photographs. Our photography exhibit features many fine photographers, including members of the South Shore Camera Club. The new category, Fabulous Fakes will be an exciting added attraction this year! The ArtsFest presents two days of entertainment. Our Young Artist show is one of the most popular exhibits for young artists around the South Shore. The exhibit features work from children in grades K – 12.
Adams Field, Vietnam Veterans Dr, Quincy, MA 02170

AC. Moore Summer Fun Wednesdays Free Crafts 2016

Make sure to stop by A.C. MOORE FOR SUMMER FUN WEDNESDAYS for all kinds of Free craft activities! Craft sessions are each Wednesday from 1-3 PM  June 29th thru August  10th   and crafts include Tie Dye, Decorate a cookie, Sun owl catcher.

This would be a great activity for the kids this Summer, and the best part is that it’s Free! It’s nice to get out of the house, but also to do a craft elsewhere and keep the house mess free!




A.C. Moore

544 West Gate Drive
Brockton, MA 02301
Ph: (508) 683-0329

Dedham Mall
346 Providence Hwy
Dedham, MA 02026
Ph: (781) 301-6221

Patriot Place
360 Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA 02035
Ph: (774) 300-8656