Spring Break is March 20-24 for most Northwest Arkansas schools. We’ll be updating our Guide as new information becomes available, so check back!
FYI, the Summer Camps & Activities Guide is publishing next month on nwaMotherlode! If you’d like to see your camp in the “featured” section of Summer Guide, let us know! Contact Gwen and Shannon at mamas@nwaMotherlode.com — or call us at 479-409-0424 — for more information and pricing.
Featured Spring Break Camps/Activities for NWA Kids:
CCC’s Spring Break camps, March 20-24, will celebrate art around the world. Throughout the week students will explore art in a variety of cultures and be inspired to create beautiful works of art using paints, pastels, and clay.
Campers will make colorful Aztec rain sticks and take part in the ancient tradition of sculpting Caddo head pots out of red clay. Inspiration will also come from Japanese cherry blossoms, New Zealand koru plants, and the cave art of France. Projects are designed to maximize the fun for campers of all ages. Community Creative camps will fill quickly, so early registration is recommended.
The fee is $20/day (RAC membership is required and early registration is recommended because space is limited. For students Kindergarten-7th grade) Each day will bring new activities or field trips and each will have ample supervision. The fee includes morning and afternoon snacks as well as lunch.
RAC is a DHS licensed childcare facility and is Better Beginnings certified so you’ll feel good about your leaving your kids to have fun there.
Activities will include: Skating, Bowling, Movies, Chuck E. Cheese’s, and the UofA Agriculture Department will stop by to visit campers.
Camp Theme: Under the Big Top. The Amazeum is turning into a circus for Spring Break. From jaw-dropping acts to delicious carnival foods, ringmasters will show you the ropes as you find your place under the big top.
Explore the science behind this mysterious world of wonder and discover the imagination, creativity, and STEAM principles used to create a spectacular show. *Advanced registration and payment required.
Camp runs from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. March 20-24.
- Register here for Spring Break Camp ages 6-8 years
- Register here for Spring Break Camp ages 9-11 years
Parents and kids can enjoy special events all Spring Break week in addition to the extended public hours. Ice Rink hours will run from Noon-8pm & Indoor Pool hours will be Noon-7:45pm.
Monday – Spring Break Kickoff The whole family will enjoy an afternoon of inflatables and games in the gymnasium, as well as the entire afternoon to swim and ice skate. Location: Gymnasium Cost: $3 per person
Tuesday – Beach Party Dress up in beach attire and prepare for a day in the water. Ice skating and open basketball will also coincide with the beach party. Time: Noon-8 pm Location: Pool Cost: $3 per person
Wednesday – Open gym time for toddlers with little activities Little tikes will have a chance to roam the gymnasium to explore different age-appropriate activities designed with their age-group in mind. Ice skating and open basketball will also coincide with the beach party. Time: Noon-8 pm Location: Gymnasium Cost: $3 per person
Thursday – Block Party (evening family festivities in plaza) Camp War Eagle will host an evening block party with games and activities for families with children of all ages. Ice skating, swimming, and open basketball will be open all afternoon (noon-8 pm). Time: 5-7 pm Location: Outdoor plaza Cost: Free (block party); all access wristband just $3 per person.
Friday – Frozen Friday with special guest princesses Ice skate with the princesses from the Disney favorite, Frozen. Kids can enjoy crafts, hot chocolate, and other winter-themed activities. Open swimming and gym time will coincide with the public ice session. Time: Princesses and activities from Noon-2 pm (public sessions from 12-8 pm) Time: Princesses and activities from Noon-2 pm (public sessions from 12-8 pm) Location: Ice rink Cost: $3 per person
BONUS Saturday – Pools, Gym, and Ice will all be open to the public from Noon-8, (ice and gym Noon-10 pm) with the $3 all-access wristband still in effect.
BONUS Sunday – Pools, Gym, and Ice will all be open to the public from 2:00-4:45 pm with the $3 all-access wristband still in effect. Spring Break
Family Movie Marathon Free Movie Screenings: Bring the entire family for a FREE movie every day beginning at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. Monday: Up Tuesday: The Emperor’s New Groove Wednesday: Big Hero 6 Thursday: The Lego Movie Friday: Frozen For more details on special activities planned, visit www.thejonescenter.net/spring-break-week or call The Jones Center information desk at 479-756-8090 ext. 2100.
Community Creative Center, Fayetteville (see above)
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville
Art Live Theatre, Springdale
Paper & Thread Studio, Fayetteville
Terra Studios, Fayetteville
Rogers Activity Center (see above)
Fayetteville Athletic Club Camp
Bentonville: Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball Fastpitch
The Jones Center (see above)
Scott Family Amazeum (see above) Camp Bentonville: Lego, Worlds of Amusement
Arts Live Theatre
Spring Break Activities/Events
Fayetteville Public Library: Movies every day at 2 p.m., March 20-24
Springdale Public Library: Monday, Friday: Crafts at 11 am, movies at 2 pm / Tuesday & Thursday: Crafts at 11 am / Wednesday: Movie at 2 pm, March 20 – 24
Springdale Public Library: Casey at the Bat! Wednesday, March 22, 11 a.m., Library Gallery. Come hear Phil Elson, “The Voice of Razorback Baseball and Women’s Basketball”, present Casey at the Bat. He’ll also answer questions and talk about the history of baseball. A simple craft project will be available.
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Kite Festival, Eureka Springs, March 25
Local Spring Break spots to visit
Hiking, Devil’s Den
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Hobbs State Park
Click here for more information on local getaways & places to visit over Spring Break. Click here for a list of hiking trail options.