How will you spend your spring break? I know the kids will run around outside, ride bikes, play video games, and sleep in, but at some point the parents might want (need?) a few structured activities. Or perhaps your work schedule doesn’t give you the week off like the school corporations give the kids. Either way, here are our top suggestions for things to do during your Terre Haute and Vigo County Spring Break. Put this guide to good use, and make this year’s spring break staycation the best one yet!
In 2019, our featured Spring Break is the free skating event at Skate World hosted by our partner, Mental Health America.
Clay County and Vigo County Spring Break Camps and Classes
Camp Navigate’s Spring Break Camp will focus on spreading kindness to others and our environment. March March 25-Friday, March 29 from 7:30 a.m.-5″30 p.m. for kindergarten through 6th grade. $105 per student for the week. Please send a packed lunch. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Field trip to Fowler Park on March 28th!
Spring Break at the Vigo County YMCA offers youth, grades K – 6, fun and unique experiences with an opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests, and create memories that last a lifetime. Camp is offered from 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM at the Vigo County YMCA during Spring Break and Fall Break from Vigo County schools. Breakfast will be provided, children will need to bring a sack lunch. Children will need to wear tennis/athletic shoes and outdoor clothing. Please print child’s name on camp items. Cost: Vigo County YMCA $100 for members/$125 for non members for the week. Financial assistance is available to those in need! Fill out an application at the YMCA front desk.
Spring Break at the Clay County YMCA is for boys and girls in grades K-8 and is offered March 25-29 from 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Members pay $90 and nonmembers pay $105. Breakfast will be provided, and children will need to bring a sack lunch. Children will need to wear tennis/athletic shoes and bring extra clothing. Please pack a coat for outside play. Financial assistance is available to qualifying families. This is also the time to sign up for soccer at the Clay County YMCA! Ages 4-14 are welcome to play, grow, and learn at the YMCA youth soccer league.
The Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club welcomes members to the club from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on March 25-29. Please bring a lunch. A hot meal will be provided at 4 p.m. There will also be space for basketball camp for two separate groups (kindergarten to 4th grade and 4th grade to 8th grade).
Into baseball? Join the West Vigo Vikings Baseball camp! March 25-March 27 (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) from 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m at the West Vigo High School auxiliary gym. $30. Practice defense, throwing, hitting, and play a baseball game every day!
From 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m on Monday through Friday, kindergarteners up through 5th graders can join the CASY Spring Break Day Camp. A fun-filled week of educational and recreational activities including environmental discovery, arts, literacy, health & wellness, and more! $50/child. Open to youth in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Camp Griffin Spring Break Day Camp will provide bike riding clinics, structured rides, hikes, educational content, and fun games and activities all week at the bike park. Ages 8-14. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. $25 per day or $90 for the full week. Registration by March 22. At the Parks office at 155 Oak St. Call 812-462-3392 for more info and to register.
Summer Camp Guide Submission
We are busying working on our GIGANTIC summer camp guide! We’ll start publishing and promoting in March with the biggest push in April. Camp coordinators, that means now’s the time to send us your camp info!
Special Spring Break Events for Terre Haute and Vigo County
Drop into the museum for hands-on science at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Soar through outer space this spring break! Explore various topics from our planet Earth to deep within the solar system with hands-on activities and experiments. Included with admission. This is “drop-in” style, so come anytime during the hours listed. March 26 – 30. 11am – 3pm.
Pop into the West Branch of the Vigo County Public Library to enjoy special spring break fun!
- Monday: Poetry Picnic 1p – 3p. Explore different forms of poetry at this drop-in event for kids inspired by Adrian Matejka’s The Big Smoke, our Big Read selection this year. Snacks will be available.
- Tuesday: Building with Strawbees 1p – 2p. Bring out the Inventor in you and start creating huge projects with Strawbees. Experiment with different materials. Combine pieces to create hinges, movable joints or whatever you can imagine. Mother Goose on the Loose from 11a – 11:30a.
- Wednesday: Printing with Pancakes 1p – 4p. ThePancakeBot returns to West once again. Create your design on a computer, then watch as ThePancakeBot prints it as a deliciously edible pancake.
- Thursday: Sing Break Trivia 4p – 5p. General knowledge trivia for all ages. Come alone or as a team.
- Friday: Super Mario Escape Room 1p – 3p. Do you have what it takes to outsmart Bowser? Work with your team to interpret clues and solve puzzles to escape Bowser’s Castle before it’s too late. Registration is required – please call 812-235-2121. Ages 10 and up.
Fri March 22 or Sat March 23. 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Learning Lab Arctic Adventures at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Bundle up for the final session as we venture to the North and South Poles. Explore the types of animals that live in these extreme climates such as whales, polar bears, penguins, and narwhals. Members: $10, non-Members: $15.
Sat March 23 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. A Gardeners’ Gathering at Wabash Valley Fairgrounds. Join us for our annual education and exhibit day! Vendors will be selling gardening supplies and plants! Admission is $1 per person (children under 12 are free) or a canned good which will be donated to local food banks.
Sat March 23. 8:00 p.m. Wabashiki Full Moon/Night Ride. Bike the Wabashiki Trail with our Griffin Bike Park Manager and VCPRD Natural Resource Programmer on an adventurous 10-mile fundraising ride through the river bottoms. Snacks and water provided while supplies last. Payment will be accepted onsite with cash only, please.
March 24-29. Watch Children’s Theater of Terre Haute perform Mary Poppins.
Mon March 25 and Tues March 26. Drug-free event at Skate World on March 25th from 12 – 3 pm and March 26th from 4pm to 7pm with Mental Health America.
Tues March 26. 10:00 a.m. Tot Time: Counting Up Spring at Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Spring is here! Dig in and discover all that your tot can count and sort this spring. Early numeracy opportunities provide a strong support for future endeavors with math, science, and literacy. Ages 2-5 and their caregiver. Included with admission.
Tues March 26. 1:00 p.m. Building with Strawbees at Vigo County Public Library-West. Ages 5-11: Bring out the inventor in you and start creating huge projects with Strawbees. Experiment with different materials. Combine pieces to create hinges, movable joints or whatever you can imagine.
Tues March 26. 9:30 a.m. Story Time Tuesday at Chick-fil-A Terre Haute. Join us every Tuesday from 9:30-10:30am for an hour of stories and activities. All kids 12 and under who participate can enjoy Chick-n-Minis on us!
Fri March 29- Sun March 31. Zorah Shrine Circus at Vigo County Fairgrounds.
Fri March 29. Registration deadline for free “Strengthening Families” program. Strengthening Families Program is a free program consisting of seven, two-hour sessions. During the first hour, parents and youth meet separately with facilitators. During the second hour, parents and youth meet as a family. Topics covered include: peer pressure resistance, reducing stress, finding our family values, better communication skills, problem solving, goal setting and understanding each other better. Join Purdue Extension Educators on April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6 and 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Vigo County Public Library in the Youth Services Program room. Dinner is provided and begins at 5:30 PM.
Sun March 31. 2:00 p.m. Big Read Finale at Vigo County Public Library. Celebrate the closing of another successful Big Read program with refreshments, live music and a car show.
Sundays 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Supper at the Center at West Vigo Community Center. Bring the family to this FREE Community Dinner.
Spring Break painting, crafts, and watercolor classes at Charm School. More info coming soon.
Want to add a short road trip to your spring break plans?
The Sports Legends Experience (read about it here) at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis was named one of the top ten museum experiences of 2018!
Spring break is a great time to visit a state park. Check out Brown County State Park and Lieber State Recreation Area (with Cataract Falls).
You can get into the Field Museum in Chicago for FREE with your Terre Haute Children’s museum pass! Read more HERE.
Want to make a splash? Plenty of people from Terre Haute will trek to French Lick for Big Splash Adventure over Spring Break. Read all about it HERE.