Spring Break Camps and Childcare in Champaign-Urbana
For many, spring break isn’t a break at all — just another week of the year when the kids aren’t in school.
If you’re looking for spring break childcare there are a bunch of options in town, mostly for children of elementary age. So what did we do? We made a list! All of these options are for March 16-20, 2020, unless noted otherwise.
Looking for more activities during the week off of school? Make sure to check out calendar for family friendly activities, presented by CIBM Bank.
We also have a list of Summer Camps in the Champaign-Urbana area — Spring Break means school will be out before you know it!
Everything below is subject to availability; call ahead to sign up or register.
Kick back and spend your spring break exploring, going on field trips, playing games, and making crafts! Bring a lunch and water bottle daily, and remember to dress for mess. Morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Camp drop-off begins at 7:30 a.m. and scheduled activities begin by 9 a.m.
Dates: March 16-20, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Ages Served: 5-13
Location: Phillips Recreation Center, Urbana
For more information: website
Champaign Park District is your child’s destination for positive, educational, and productive programs when school is out. Fee includes supplies, equipment, morning snack, and field trips. Children should bring a sack lunch, water bottle, and afternoon snack. No peanut products, please.
Dates: Douglass Community Center-Spring Break: Space Edition: March 12-20
Leonhard Recreation Center-Spring Explorers: March 12-20
Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation Spring Break: March 16-20
Ages Served: CPD: Kindergarten-fifth grade; CUSR: 5-22
Location(s): Douglass Community Center, Leonhard Recreation Center, and Brookens Administrative Center
When school isn’t in session for winter break, spring break, holidays, or district in-service, the Y is your most convenient child care alternative. Schools out days curriculum includes supervised free play, interactive group games, rock climbing, crafts, swimming, and indoor/outdoor physical exercise. Due to the staff and student ratios upheld by the YMCA, participation in YMCA schools’ out days requires advanced registration.
Dates: March 12-13, March 16-20
Ages: Kindergarten-sixth grade
Location: Stephens Family YMCA, Champaign
CGA will be offering an all-day Spring Break Camp March 16-20. Families are welcome to sign up for one day or all five. Activities will include gymnastics instruction, games, arts & craft projects, obstacle courses, movies and more! This camp is intended for all skill levels of gymnastics.
Parents will need to send their children with a bag lunch. A mid-morning snack will be provided by CGA.
Dates: March 16-20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Drop off 8:30-9 a.m.; pick up 4-4:30 p.m.)
Ages: 4 years old through fifth grade
Location: Champaign Gymnastics Academy, 219 S. Mattis Ave.
For more information: email Ashley Lebeau at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Orpheum Children’s Science Museum will be hosting day camps during spring break March 16-20. Each day will have two camps filled with curriculum based activities and museum fun, one for kindergarten-2nd grade and the other for second through fifth grade. Each day will also feature its own unique theme including Dino Days, Mad Scientist, Superpowers, Robotics, and more! Full details and registration can be found at www.orpheumkids.com/camps.
Dates: March 16-20
Ages Served: Kindergarten-fifth grade
For more information: website
Children will enjoy sports, crafts, games and more! Snacks are provided; optional lunch is included upon request.
Dates: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., March 16-20
Location: Savoy Recreation Center, 402 Graham Dr.
For more information: https://www.savoy.illinois.gov/recreation
Your whole-family, Spring Break solution is here! $305/child for the week, including Saturday! This rate includes 50 hours of child-care, meals and snacks; YOU reserve the hours that work best for family. Open from 6:30 AM to 9 PM Monday through Thursday, and until 10 PM on Friday and Saturday (open at 9 AM on Saturday).
Dates: Monday, March 16 – Saturday, March 21
Ages served: 12 months to 12 years
Location: Lodgic Kids Camp (1807 S. Neil St., Champaign)