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March Break 2020

There are so many great events happening in New Brunswick for March Break.  This list is mainly for the Saint John and surrounding Area.

To kick off your March Break you can head to the Algonquin Resortin St. Andrews, just a short 1-hour drive from Saint John. This is an amazing historic hotel to visit for a staycation. For March Break they have 2 themed weekends and events throughout the week.  You can fine more details here.

If the weather is mild over March Break (here’s hoping!) you may want to check out the wooden playground at the Vincent Massey Elementary School at 166 Frederick Street while in St. Andrews.
 
Also in St. Andrews,  you’ll find the Huntsman Marine Science Centre / Fundy Discovery Aquarium. They are open Saturday, February 29th to Sunday, March 8th, 10am to 5pm. Admission for children is FREE when accompanied by a paying adult!
In addition to drop-in visits, the Aquarium is offering an afternoon hands on program for children age 5 to 11 Monday, March 2 to Friday, March 6. Programs run 1pm to 3pm daily. Each day will include interactions with live marine creatures, fun crafts and educational games.  Registration is required, program is $15 for members and $18 for non-members. Theme schedule and registration can be found here.
 

 

Daily / Week long camps

Located in Quispamsis, Fundy Gymnastics is offering full day and half day Recreational Gymnastics March Break Camps for girls and boys age 5 – 14 years.   Their goal is to provide a safe, fun-learning environment that utilizes gymnastics as a medium for motor skill development, strength training, flexibility, enhancement and positive child development. Camp is open to the the newest beginner to the maturing competitive gymnast. In addition to the gymnastics opportunities, the camp will provide arts and crafts, team games, movies and much more! Full-Day Option: $175 or Half-Day Option: $125.   For online registration, please visit Fundy Gymnastics here.

Also in Quispamsis, SKY Athletics All-Star Cheerleading and Tumbling is offering March Break Camp for children age 4 – 12. Y They have a flexible schedule where you can register for just mornings ($75+tax), just afternoons ($75+tax) or the full week ($135+tax). Registration for all the SKY Athletic March Break Camps can be completed online.

Another awesome gymnastics camp is happening in Grand Bay with Ascension Acrobatics where your child has the opportunity to do an entire session worth of gymnastics and trampoline instruction in just one week! Children will enjoy both Gymnastics and Trampoline, plus games, crafts, and a pajama party. Price $172.50 (NBGA Members) ($25 extra NBGA Insurance fee for new registrants ) Only 20 spots available. REGISTER ONLINE at www.ascensionacro.com. Located on the Westfield Road, just before Sobeys in Grand Bay.

KV Oasis Youth Centre is hosting STEAM Camp for children age 5-9 and Art Camp for children age 7-12. Cost is $175 for the week, to register email DEV@kvoasis.com.

The Canada Games Aquatic Centre is offering March Break Day Camps for children age 5 – 12 featuring daily swim lessons by a certified instructor. Your child will participate in fun-filled activities each day, from building a cardboard boat to sail the pool, to science projects to experiencing a variety of aquatic sports. Cost: $45 day or $125 for the week. If you want to go swimming without enrolling in the day camp, you can! Ultimate Swims are running Monday, Wednesday and Friday of March Break from 1pm-3pm.

FREE March Break fun is happening at the Carleton Community Centre sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Saint John.. This Westside community centre will be open each day from 1 – 5pm . There are only 40 spaces open for the FREE program. Click here for the Full schedule. 

If acting, musical theatre, and dance are what catches your child attention, check out InterAction School of Performing Arts located in Uptown Saint John. Camp runs from 9am – 4pm. $40/day or $185/week.  For more information check out their website here.

Oasis Trampoline Park is offering full day entertainment for March Break Camps this year. Including daily activities such as crafts and experiments, team building. and of course trampoline time!  Registration fee is $180/week or  $45/day. For more information please visit https://oasistrampolinepark.com/ 

In Grand Bay the River Valley Community Centre is hosting March Break camp that includes, skating, arts and crafts for children age 4-12. Cost $100. For more information please visit them on FB Here.

The YMCA of Great Saint John is hosting  day camps at 8 convenient locations that promise fun filled days for your kids. Camp runs from March 2nd – 6th for kids ages 5-12. Hours are from 7:30 – 6:00 pm. Locations:
– Millidgeville Community Centre, Saint John Regional Y, Early Learning Centre, Westside St. Marks Church, St. George Magaguadavic Place, Irving Oil Field House.  Forest Glen Community Centre,  Quispamsis Community Centre (qplex)  Register online at: https://saintjohny.ymca.ca/Programs/Camps/March-Break-Day-Camp

Encore Dance Academy  in Saint John and Urban Dance Company March Break Camp on the Westside of Saint John are both hosting March Break Day camps.

Basketball fan at home?

Summer Jam Basketball Camps provide kids with a fun and positive environment where they can learn basketball skills and grow as young athletes. Register today so your child gets to be part of the March Break Experience. Camp is being held at Harbour View High School March 2-6, 9am – 4pm. Camp is open to children ages 6-11 (or turned 12 this year). Cost $150 for one camper, $270 for two and $390 for three from the same family. To register email jimpalmer@summerjambasketball.com

East Coast Basketball Academy is offering a 1 day “Skills & Workout” camp at the Rothesay Netherwood School March 6th Juniors (age 9-12), March 7th Seniors (age 13-16) . Space is limited to 30 players for each camp, Total Cost: $65.  Click here for more information.

Two Rivers Athletics is hosting Spring Break Camp March 2nd to 6th for children age 5-18 at Bayside Middle School. Price: $200/week or $50/daily drop-in, plus tax. To register your player or to get more information, go to their FB page or website. Price: $200/week or $50/daily drop-in, plus HST

Rothesay Netherwood School (RNS) has two camps happening over March Break, STEAM activities and Sports Camp. Each day campers will be involved in a number of different activities both inside and outside. Camp swag, 2 snacks and a healthy lunch is included in the registration. Age: S.T.E.A.M. Camp – Campers in Grades 1-6,  Multisport Camp – Campers in Grades K-6. Check out www.rns.cc/camps for all the details and to register. Price $210

Hampton Bible Camp is hosting Junior Blast Winter Retreat for children age 7-12. February 28 to March 1st. Campers stay in the main lodge, enjoy a  mix of indoor and outdoor activities, and home cooked meals. Price $75.

Enjoy the great outdoors and learn a new skill at an overnight Camp. Snider Mountain Ranch (outside of Sussex) is also hosting a March Break Camp March 1st – 4th for children age 8 – 13.  Cost $225. Click here for more info.

Love to ski or snowboard?
Poley Mountain March Break Camps are 3 days long and sessions are for first timers to experts and available for those 3 years to adult for skiing and from 7 years to adult for snowboarding. Registration is required.

Crabbe Mountain is also offering ski and snowboard camps. March 2nd & 3rd or March 4th & 5th. Programs for children age 6-12 and all skill levels.

Library Programs
The Saint John Free Public Library is busy over March Break with Toddler Time, Story Time and movies.  Here you can find the schedule for the Uptown LibraryEast Branch and West Branch.  If you can’t make it to a scheduled event, it’s open for drop in all day. It’s a great place to visit for some quiet time. Tables are always set up with a craft, coloring sheets and books. KV Library is also an awesome place to visit.

Free Public Skating.
Did you know that all public skating in Saint John arenas are free of charge? It sure is!  To view the public skating schedule for the Saint John arenas, Rothesay / Quispamsis, Hampton, Grand Bay, Sussex and Fredericton & Moncton please check out this post on the Network of Moms Facebook Page.

Special Events.

Join Camp Glenburn for a fun afternoon of winter activities and a big spaghetti dinner February 29th. Tickets are now on sale! Buy yours here.

The Saint John Seadogs have 2 home games over March Break.  Dates: March 1st and 7th. For online tickets, visit the Harbour Station Box Office online or in person.

Saint John- Wildlife Festival – Meet the Animals! will be at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre, Thursday March 5th – to Sunday March 8th 10am – 5pm you can visit. Hosted by Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo Admission is $14.50 per person, after fourth person in a group, each additional person is $10. Children children 2 and under are FREE.

Have a child who’s almost mature enough to stay home alone or interested in taking the babysitters course? KV Oasis Youth Centre and First Aid Medicare partnering up to here to help them make the transition safely.  Babysitters Course is being held March 6th for youth age 12- 14. Home Alone Course on March 7th is for youth age 10-12.  Email dev@kvoasis.com to register, view their FB Post here.

YMCA of Greater Saint John is offering an  advanced aquatics certification program over the March Break at the Saint John Regional Y!  For more info on course offerings click here.

Sciencefest Hosted by River Valley Community Center and Let’s Talk Science UNB Saint John takes place  Tuesday, March 6 – 8 PM at the Grand Bay rink.  Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/213686556346621/

Dance Party at the Grand Bay Centrum Thursday, March 5, 6 – 9 pm. Event Details: facebook.com/events/808767609628384/

Kids Eat Free – If you wanted to grab lunch while out and about, don’t forget to take a look at where Kids Eat Free!

If you have friends with children, please share so they don’t miss out on the fun. Keep checking back as post will be updated once more events are published.

Happy March Break!

P.S. If you’re a mom and not already a member of the local Facebook group Network of Moms, I invite you to check us out. We have a great group of supportive moms where you can ask questions and lean on other moms for support and encouragement regardless if your kids are newborn, toddlers, school aged or teens. Join the group and maybe even meet some new mom friends. Dads are important too, did you know they have their very own 100% dad group? They sure do, it’s called Network of Dads.

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