Spring Break 2017 Camps, Classes, Workshop & More for Kids in Toledo


Spring break is just around the corner! And for some families Spring Break 2017 means they will finally be taking that trip to Disney World, or perhaps, going on that all-inclusive cruise. Meanwhile other families are planning on packing up the car and hitting the open road for a good old-fashioned family road trip. While there are still others, like our family, who will be rocking the classic staycation! And let me tell you, Toledo has us covered when it comes to fun family friendly activities this Spring Break, in fact one word comes to mind, Bravo….Bravo Toledo!

Here is a list of Spring Break Camps, Classes, Workshops, & More:

Toledo Botanical Gardens


Toledo Zoo & Aquarium Spring Break Camps: Spring Break Junior Zoo Keeper



Your child can be a Zookeeper for the day and explore how Zookeepers take care of the zoo’s amazing animal collections. Behind the scenes tours, keeper meet and greets, and hands on husbandry make this camp a must for animal lovers.  All camps run 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, and children can sign up for just one or more.  This is a great way to be active during a school break.  Participants must be ages 11-12 years.

TUES • 3/28, 4/4, 4/18      WED • 3/29, 4/5, 4/19      THURS • 3/30, 4/6, 4/20

Members: $45 per day   Non-members: $50 per day

Click on link to register: https://etickets.toledozoo.org/Info.aspx?EventID=16  


Toledo Zoo & Aquarium: Spring Break Camp


Looking for something fun to do over Spring Break? Your child can join the Toledo Zoo at Spring Break Camp!  They will experience non-stop fun with exciting exhibit tours, amazing animal visitors, cool crafts and goofy games.  All camps run 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, and children can sign up for just one or more.  This is a great way to be active during a school break.   Participants must be ages 5-10 years.

Swing Into Spring

It’s all about Monkeys and Apes in this camp! From langurs to lemurs to orangutans learn about some of our most charismatic animals in the zoo.

TUES • 3/28       TUES • 4/4      TUES • 4/18

What’s on the Menu?

Animals eat a variety of foods.  Follow the food chain to discover what’s on each animals menu.

WED • 3/29     WED • 4/4    WED • 4/19

Tadpoles, Chicks and Kids

Everyone loves animal babies! Join us for a full day of learning how these babies grow and change!

THURS • 3/30       THURS • 4/6      THURS • 4/20

Members: $40 per day           Non-members: $45 per day

Duration 6 hours

Prices range from $40.00 to $45.00

Click on link to register: https://etickets.toledozoo.org/Info.aspx?EventID=16


Children Theatre Workshop: Spring Break 2017 Workshops


All classes are held at CTW. All students will need to bring a packed lunch.

Theatre Workshop for Ages 7-9

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017   9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017   9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017   9:00 am-3:00 pm

Teacher: TBD

Workshop fee: $30

Minimum: 6 students   Maximum: 15 students

Workshop description: Students will spend the day playing theatre games and practicing acting, design, and improvisation.

Click on link to register: http://ctwtoledo.org/springbreak2017/


Theatre Workshop for Ages 10-14

  • Thursday, March 30, 2017   9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 6, 2017   9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017   9:00-3:00 pm

Teacher: TBD

Workshop fee: $30

Minimum: 6 students   Maximum: 15 students

Workshop description: Students will spend the day playing theatre games and practicing acting, design, and improvisation.

Click on link to register: http://ctwtoledo.org/springbreak2017/



4-H Camp Palmer: Supercamp 2017


April 21st-23rd, 2017

They offer this program to youth for one reason: for kids to truly have FUN!

By this they mean they want kids to feel needed and accepted in a group; to give them a sense of importance, and the opportunity for achievement.

Their goal is to enhance the self-concept of each camper by:

  • Introducing each youth to experiences that encourage making new friends
  • Providing group activities which promote the development of group participation, cooperation, and citizenship
  • Offering sessions such as nature, drama, dance, outdoor recreation, folk games, team challenge, singing, canoeing, archery, crafts, and Pride Sessions, to meet the needs of each camper
  • Providing a highly qualified, well-trained (not to mention fun-loving) adult and counselor staff

For more information and to register click on the link: http://www.supercamp.org/services.html



577 Foundation: YOUTH AND FAMILY CLASSES (though not a camp there are some great classes being offered in March/April)


  • YOUTH POTTERY: 3rd-5th grds
  • DRAWING FUN WITH MR. PICASSO: 2nd-7th grds
  • FAMILY POTTERY: 1st-12th grd w/adult
  • MUSICAL JAMBOREE: 2-4 yr olds & adult
  • PARTNERS IN FUN-CATERPILLARS: 3-4 yr olds w/adult ($5)
  • PARTNERS IN FUN-DRAGON: 3-4 yr olds w/adult ($5)
  • PARTNERS IN FUN-ST. PATRICKS: 3-4 yr olds w/adult ($5)

For a description of each class, dates, & registration click on link: http://www.577foundation.org/takeaclass.asp


Springtime Geocache Egg Hunt


(Ages 5-17)  4-15-17 1:00 PM   Oak Openings Preserve

You’ve never hunted eggs like this before! Hop into the spring spirit as you search through the park for hidden eggs with the help of a GPS unit. No geocaching experience necessary; GPS units will be provided. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Register all participants ages 5-17; adult chaperones do not need to register.

Click on link to register: http://reservations.metroparkstoledo.com/programs/index.shtml?id=56064&sid=785164.8210&uid


NorthWest Ohio River Runners Meeting: A Kayak Group Open to the Public  


4/18/17 @ 6:30 PM   Wildwood Preserve  Room: Metroparks Hall Patio

This month the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach part 2 of 2 paddle sport safety classes. The class is free. Join the NorthWest Ohio River Runners (NWORR) kayak and canoe enthusiasts for their off-season winter meetings. Their mission is, “to inform, teach, and share in the fun and safety of the sport, for individuals and families in northwest Ohio and across the country.”


Story Time in the Manor House: Birds!


4/19/17 (Ages 3-5)   10:30 AM   Wildwood Preserve Park

Flying overhead or digging in the ground, take flight with us as we explore the world of birds! We’ll meet in the Manor House Library for some bird stories and crafts before taking a short hike out into the looking for our feathered friends. Register participating children only.

Click on link to register: http://reservations.metroparkstoledo.com/programs/index.shtml?id=55946&sid=785164.8210&uid


Try it! Bouldering: (Ages 9 -17)  


4/19/17 @ 6:30 PM   Blue Creek Conservation Area

Youth ages 9-17 years boulder through time to get a grip on what 400 million year old fossils look like! Basic bouldering styles and safety will be introduced followed by an up close and personal lesson about the life forms that created the limestone wall you traverse. Wear comfortable clothes and hard soled shoes and dress for the weather.

Click on link to register: http://reservations.metroparkstoledo.com/programs/index.shtml?id=56221&sid=785164.8210&uid


Click with Nature Walk: 7-13 years 

Girl Idea Holds Travel Retro Spring Camera Old 

4/22/17 @ 10:00 AM   Pearson  Park

Spring is here! Capture how nature comes back to life using a camera. Practice your photographic skills and observed some amazing seasonal changes. Bring your camera or borrow one, as there will be limited number of cameras available. Please bring your own SD card.

Click on link to register: http://reservations.metroparkstoledo.com/programs/index.shtml?id=56071&sid=785164.8210&uid


Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry


Friday, April 14, 2017 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ Toledo Heights Branch (Upstairs Meeting Room)

Our Friends from the Toledo Local Section of the American Chemical Society bring hands-on chemistry fun and activities to solve some mysteries you’ve always wondered about.


Epic Teen Movie Club: Jurassic World



Saturday, April 15, 2017  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM @ Sylvania Branch Library (Meeting Room)

Who doesn’t love a good movie and popcorn with friends? Join us at Sylvania Branch for a movie club just for teens. Popcorn and soda will be provided. Movies are rated PG-13, and parent attendance is required for children under 13. No registration is required


National Library Week with the Toledo Ballet


Saturday, April 15, 2017 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM @ Main Library (Wintergarden)

Celebrate National Library Week with the Toledo Ballet @ Main Library! Catch a sneak peek of the Toledo Ballet’s latest original production Tale of Grimm… and meet the characters as you have never seen them before. Toledo Ballet dancers delve into the bizarre and fantastical world of the Grimm Brothers with this unique modern twist on Grimm’s Fairy Tales, bringing our 21st century social media and screen-obsessed lifestyle to these stories.




Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM @ King Road Branch Library  (Meeting Room A&B)

Test your balance as you walk across a tight rope suspended off the ground. Presented by the Toledo Metroparks.


Earth Day Party at the Middlegrounds Metropark!


Thursday, April 20, 2017 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM @ Locke Branch Library  (Outdoors)

Come join Metroparks and Toledo Lucas County Public Libraries in Earth Day Celebrations! Find out how you can protect our local natural resources and join in this family-friendly event for all ages- including nature walks, games, and nature-focused activities at the new Middlegrounds Metropark.

Know of additional fun events/happenings going on during Spring Break? Please share…add info to comments and when possible please include a link, it makes it easier for readers, thank you.

No matter what you decide to do this Spring Break stay safe & have fun!!!

Cheers, loves! xo Kat




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4 Comments on “Spring Break 2017 Camps, Classes, Workshop & More for Kids in Toledo”

  1. Carla
    February 23, 2017 at 10:19 pm #

    Thank you for the information! I think my son would love the zoo camps!

    • February 24, 2017 at 7:52 pm #

      My pleasure! Zoo camps are my kiddos favs!! The zoo does a fabulous job with their camps…highly recommend all their programs! Cheers to a safe & fun Spring Break, love!

  2. February 24, 2017 at 6:07 am #

    I kinda wish zoos offered zoo keeper camps for adults :p I want to do it!

    • February 24, 2017 at 7:50 pm #

      Ikr!?! I would be right there with ya! My oldest participated in their Junior Zoo Keeper camp last summer and it was AH-mazing!! She loved it!! They should totally offer an adult option!

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