From art camp to Lego mania, Bellingham Alive! uncovers some of the coolest local spring break activities in Whatcom and Skagit for kids ages 3 and up.  

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Whatcom County

Common Threads Farm Camp Ages 5-8

Common Threads Farm works to connect young people with healthy food through hands-on experiences—including a 4-day camp over spring break. Campers plant and tend vegetables, prepare delicious food straight from the garden, interact with farm animals, and learn through exploration and experimentation.

When: April 4 – 7 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Price: $135 (need-based sliding scale tuition available)

Location: WWU Outback Farm, 516 High St., Bellingham

Contact: 360.927.1590 |


BellinghamART Ages 5-13

BellinghamART offers 3- and 4-day spring break camps for children and teens that encourage campers to use their creativity, learn new skills, and have a blast drawing, painting, and creating art. All materials and tools are provided as well as a daily snack.

When: April 5 – 8 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Price: $180

Location: 1701 Ellis St. #203, Bellingham

Contact: 360.738.8379 |


 Spring Scavenger Hunt All ages

Fairhaven Toy Garden is hosting a scavenger hunt this spring break. This family fun event will have you and your loved ones running around Fairhaven looking for clues and collecting stamps from participating businesses.

When: April 5 | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Price: Free

Location:  Historic Fairhaven

Contact: 360.714.8552 |


Jansen Art Center  Ages 5-13

Kids: Do Art! at Lynden Jansen Art Center this Spring break. Workshops include, three days of art, theater, music, dance and other activities. This workshop is intended to get kids involved in their community, explore their creative side, and ultimately have fun!

When: April 7 – April 9 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Location: Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden

Contact: 360.354.3600 |

YMCA Adventure Spring Camp Ages 5-13

The YMCA of Whatcom County hosts its popular Adventure Spring Camp for K – 6 kids. Spring into action with a combination of activities like swimming, climbing, field trips, and more.

When: April 4 – 8 | Drop-off begins at 7:00 a.m. and pick-up ends at 6:00 p.m.

Price: $40 per day for YMCA Members and $45 per day for Program Members.

Location: 1256 N. State St., Bellingham

Contact: 360.733.8630 |


Super Hero Camp Ages 3-12

It’s time to ditch your secret identity and grab your cape and spandex because Mt. Baker Gymnastics is hosting Super Hero Camp this spring break! This is an action-packed camp is for kids who are ready to fly higher than Superman and swing farther than Spidey.

When: April 6 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Price: $30 for members and $35 for non-members

Location: 1635 S Walnut St., Bellingham

Contact: 360.757.7565 |


Skagit County

Pirate Treasure Hunt Ages 3+

Ahoy Matey! It’s treasure hunting time down at the Skagit Children Museum and we want you to join in on the hunt. For two hours, kids of all ages will enjoy crafting pirate-inspired items to help them on their quest for treasure.

When: April 4 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Price: $20

Location: 550 Cascade Mall Dr., Burlington

Contact: 360.757.8888 |


Splash  Ages 3-12

Make sure you have your goggles and flippers because it time for SPLASH at the Skagit YMCA.  SPLASH is a 4-day program for non-swimmers who want to learn how to be safer in and around water. This camp is a great introduction to the basics of water comfort and safety. Registration begins March 2nd.

When: April 4 – April 8 | 3:45 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Price: Members: free  & Program Members: $10

Location: Skagit YMCA, 215 E Fulton St. Mount Vernon

Contact: 360.336.9622|


Fairies in the Forest Ages 5+

It’s time to get creative and channel your inner fairy, during the two day Fairies in the Forest experience. Children will be able to use materials from the outdoors to build fairy houses, wands, and many more magical items in this whimsical camp. Children do not have to be accompanied by an adult if they are able to toilet independently.

*Before and After Camp Care is available: 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. until 4 p.m

When:  April 7- 8 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Price: $30 per child

Location: 550 Cascade Mall Dr., Burlington, WA

Contact: 360. 757.8888 |


Lego Mania 2  Ages 6 +

Prepare for an awesome adventure with Lego Mania Two at the Skagit Children’s Museum! During this two hour adventure you will build your own mini Lego set to take home, have an epic building challenge, and play some fun Lego games! Price includes Lego mini set. Check out Skagit Children’s Museum for more camps this spring break.

Time: April 5 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Price: $25 per child

Location: 550 Cascade Mall Dr., Burlington

Contact: 360. 757.8888 |